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Paul Williams Still Alive (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,691Details
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  4. Video Sales
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  7. Trailer

Synopsis

He won Grammys and an Academy Award; wrote many #1 songs from Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen" to the Carpenter's "We've Only Just Begun" as well as Kermit the Frog's biggest hit, "The Rainbow Connection"; starred in a Brian DePalma movie; put out his own hit records and albums; was a guest on The Tonight Show fifty times; and is the president of ASCAP... and you might not have heard of him. In the 1970's, Paul Williams was the singer / actor / songwriter that emotional, alienated teenage boys all over the world wanted to be, a sex symbol before MTV, when sex symbols could be 5"2 and sing songs about loneliness with the Muppets. One of those boys was Steve Kessler, a chubby kid from Queens. Thirty years later, Kessler discovered something amazing: Paul Williams didn't die. And no one had ever tried to make a documentary about him. A wistful musical journey that will re-introduce a new generation to Williams' soulful classics, "Paul Williams: Still Alive" is the charmingly self-narrated story of Stephen Kessler's lifelong obsession with the former superstar-and what happens when the nostalgic filmmaker finally catches up with him.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
97% - Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 1st, 2012 (Limited) by Abramorama Films
Video Release: February 5th, 2013 by Virgil Films and Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug references and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2224, 5/23/2012)
Running Time: 84 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Music Industry, Performing Arts, Movie Business, Gratuitous Cameos, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 3W Films, Mambo Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,438 $1,676 Jul 27, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,183 $1,187 Jul 20, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,985 $370 Jul 13, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,333 $811 Jul 6, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,396 $3,142 Jun 29, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,341 $10,052 Jun 22, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,349 $2,855 Jun 15, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,033 $6,116 Jun 8, 2012 3

Cast

Paul Williams    Himself
Stephen Kessler    Himself
Mariana Williams    Herself
Chris Caswell    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Stephen Kessler
Producer    Stephen Kessler
Producer    Jim Czarnecki
Producer    Mike Williams
Producer    David Zieff
Executive Producer    Robert Cohen
Executive Producer    Lesa Lakin
Executive Producer    Alicia Van Couvering

Per Theater Chart: Moon Shines Over Wide Releases

June 12th, 2012

For the third weekend in a row, Moonrise Kingdom remained the top film on the per theater chart with an average of $16,247. Again, most limited releases would kill to have an opening week per theater average that high while playing in only a couple theaters. Moonrise Kingdom did it in its third weekend of release while playing in nearly 100 theaters. To call it a success is an understatement. Prometheus finished in second place with $15,032, while the overall box office leader, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, was right behind with an average of $14,166. Dark Horse opened with $13,551 in its lone theater. Safety Not Guaranteed opened in ninety theaters, which is a little high for a limited release, but it still earned an impressive average of $10,862. More...

Limited Releases: Success Not Guaranteed

June 8th, 2012

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, including quite a few that earned some pre-release buzz: Bel Ami, Dark Horse, Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding, Lola Versus, and Safety Not Guarenteed. Unfortunately, only the last one is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Hopefully it will perform well enough that it can escape the art house circuit and earn some measure of mainstream success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 72 $6,116   1 $6,116   $6,116 3
2012/06/15 78 $2,855 -53% 2 $1,428   $10,449 10
2012/06/22 63 $10,052 +252% 2 $5,026   $22,274 17
2012/06/29 70 $3,142 -69% 2 $1,571   $30,615 24
2012/07/06 88 $811 -74% 1 $811   $32,697 31
2012/07/13 88 $370 -54% 1 $370   $33,120 38
2012/07/20 81 $1,187 +221% 1 $1,187   $35,190 45
2012/07/27 84 $1,676 +41% 2 $838   $37,649 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 75 $7,594   1 $7,594   $7,594 14
2012/06/15 74 $4,618 -39% 2 $2,309   $12,212 21
2012/06/22 70 $15,250 +230% 2 $7,625   $27,472 28
2012/06/29 76 $4,413 -71% 2 $2,207   $31,886 35
2012/07/06 86 $864 -80% 1 $864   $32,750 42
2012/07/13 85 $1,253 +45% 1 $1,253   $34,003 49
2012/07/20 79 $1,970 +57% 1 $1,970   $35,973 56
2012/07/27 77 $2,718 +38% 2 $1,359   $38,691 63

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