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A Poem Is a Naked Person (2015)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $96,592Details
International Box Office $182Details
Worldwide Box Office $96,774
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $35,570 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $35,570
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

A Poem Is a Naked Person presents the beloved singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell as filmed by documentarian Les Blank between 1972 and 1974. Blank’s camera lets us into the world of Russell and his friends and fellow artists in and around his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, capturing intimate, off-the-cuff moments and combining them with mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing live. This singular film about an artist and his community never got an official theatrical release and has attained legendary status. Now, after more than forty years, it can finally be seen and heard in all its rough beauty.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 1st, 2015 (Limited) by Janus Films
International Releases: July 8th, 2016 (Limited), released as A Poem is a Naked Person (United Kingdom)
Video Release: March 29th, 2016 by Criterion
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Rock 'n' Roll, Biography, Delayed Release, Posthumous Release, Family Affair, Development Hell, Musicians
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Skyhill Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,012 $1,770 Aug 14, 2015 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,018 $22,706 Aug 7, 2015 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,468 $5,285 Jul 31, 2015 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,242 $366 Jul 24, 2015 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,084 $362 Jul 17, 2015 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,724 $15,070 Jul 10, 2015 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,223 $5,526 Jul 3, 2015 5

Cast

Leon Russell    Himself
Jim Franklin    Himself
George Jones    Himself
Willie Nelson    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Leon Russell
Producer    Denny Cordell
Executive Producer    Harrod Blank
Editor    Les Blank
Director of Photography    Les Blank
Assistant Editor    Maureen Gosling
Sound Recordist    Maureen Gosling

Per Theater Chart: Amy Earns an A

July 8th, 2015

Amy

Only one film was in the $10,000 club this week. Amy earned an average of $37,083 in six theaters. That's amazing for a documentary, but this genre rarely expands truly wide. Let's see what happens next weekend and maybe I will be proven wrong. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Have Faith in Limited Releases

July 3rd, 2015

Jimmy's Hall

There are a few limited releases on this week's list that are earning overwhelming positive reviews, but they are all documentaries. Documentaries rarely have breakout success, but Amy is the one with the best shot. Jimmy's Hall is the best of the rest and while I don't think it will expand wide, it should be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/03 61 $5,526   1 $5,526   $9,518 5
2015/07/10 53 $15,070 +173% 4 $3,768   $31,617 12
2015/07/17 98 $362 -98% 1 $362   $54,599 19
2015/07/24 101 $366 +1% 1 $366   $57,904 26
2015/07/31 70 $5,285 +1,344% 2 $2,643   $63,717 33
2015/08/07 53 $22,706 +330% 5 $4,541   $87,185 40
2015/08/14 87 $1,770 -92% 1 $1,770   $92,459 47

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/26 89 $3,992   1 $3,992   $3,992 2
2015/07/03 62 $12,555 +215% 2 $6,278   $16,547 9
2015/07/10 47 $37,187 +196% 5 $7,437   $53,734 16
2015/07/17 81 $3,301 -91% 3 $1,100   $57,538 23
2015/07/24 110 $894 -73% 1 $894   $58,432 30
2015/07/31 75 $6,047 +576% 1 $6,047   $64,479 37
2015/08/07 62 $26,210 +333% 4 $6,553   $90,689 44
2015/08/14 85 $3,970 -85% 2 $1,985   $94,659 51
2015/08/21 102 $1,933 -51% 1 $1,933   $96,592 58

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 7/8/2016 $182 2 2 2 $182 7/14/2016
 
International Total$182 7/14/2016

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