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Nas: Time is Illmatic (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $164,540Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $96,465 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $96,465
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Twenty years after the release of Nas's groundbreaking debut album 'Illmatic,' NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences - from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City - and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
100% - Fresh
84% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 1st, 2014 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
Video Release: February 3rd, 2015 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 74 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Illa Films, Balance of Extremes, Wisdombody, Inc.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,653 $15,650 Oct 10, 2014 12


Nas    Himself
Jabari Jones    Himself
Olu Dara    Himself
Alicia Keys    Herself
Swizz Beatz    Himself
Q- Tip    Himself
Busta Rhymes    Himself
Fab 5 Freddy    Himself
Pharrell Williams    Himself
Large Professor    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Erik Parker
Producer    one9
Producer    Erik Parker
Producer    Anthony Saleh
Associate Producer    Martha Diaz
Director of Photography    Frank Larson
Editor    one9
Editor    David Zieff
Editor    John Kane
Composer    B. Satz

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/10 72 $15,650   12 $1,304   $151,366 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/03 57 $35,424   2 $17,712   $135,716 9
2014/10/10 69 $22,306 -37% 13 $1,716   $158,022 16
2014/10/17 92 $4,249 -81% 4 $1,062   $162,271 23
2014/10/24 105 $1,038 -76% 2 $519   $163,309 30
2014/10/31 97 $1,231 +19% 1 $1,231   $164,540 37

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