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The Past is a Grotesque Animal (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,056Details
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A look at an artist—Kevin Barnes, frontman of the endlessly versatile indie pop band Of Montreal—whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him, family and bandmates alike, he’s forced to reconsider the future of the band, begging the question—is this really worth it?


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 12,878 $20,056
All Time Worldwide Box Office 16,004 $20,056

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$100,000
Domestic Releases: June 19th, 2014 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Singers, Pop Music, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Oscilloscope Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

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Never Wide Domestic 6,676 $20,056 Jun 19, 2014 0


Kevin Barnes    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Jason Miller
Producer    Andrew Napier
Executive Producer    Matt Lunsford
Executive Producer    Seth Hubbard
Composer    Of Montreal
Editor    Jason Miller
Editor    Andrew Napier

Limited Releases: Every Third Person Should See a Limited Release

June 20th, 2014

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There are a dozen limited releases on this week's list, including five films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Unfortunately, I don't think any of them will be monster hits. There's a Code Black, documentary, which is a genre that rarely finds breakout success. There's Coherence, a high concept Sci-fi movie that will likely be too out there to find an audience. Norte, the End of History, a four-hour foreign-language film, which will reduce its target demographic and the number of screenings that can be shown. A Summer Tale, a French film from 1996, which is making its theatrical debut. And finally Venus and Fur, which is probably going to be the biggest limited release hit of the weekend, but I really doubt it will expand wide enough to find a measure of mainstream success. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

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Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/20 71 $10,755   10 $1,076   $16,039 8
2014/06/27 91 $4,017 -63% 6 $670   $20,056 15

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