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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,496,130Details
International Box Office $40,990Details
Worldwide Box Office $9,537,120
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Goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
77% - Certified Fresh
68% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 3rd, 2016 (Wide) by Universal
International Releases: August 26th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: August 16th, 2016 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some graphic nudity, language throughout, sexual content and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2415 (Cert 50316), 3/9/2016)
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Pop Music, Music Industry, Spoof, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Gratuitous Cameos, Comeback, Boy Band, Saturday Night Live, Mockumentary
Source:Based on Web Series
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Perfect World Pictures, Apatow Productions, Lonely Island
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,902 $169,140 Jun 17, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,743 $1,678,730 Jun 10, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,021 $4,698,715 Jun 3, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,816 2,311 Jun 3, 2016 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 2,108 2.64 Jun 3, 2016 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,415 37.8% Jun 3, 2016 1


Sarah Silverman    Paula
Tim Meadows    Harry
Maya Rudolph    Deborah
Joan Cusack    Tilly
Imogen Poots    Ashley
Chris Redd    Hunter
Edgar Blackmon    Eddie
James Buckley    Sponge
Evan Fine    10-Year Old Conner
Maxwell Jenkins    10-Year Old Owen
Elliott Smith    10-Year Old Lawrence
Ahmir Questlove Thompson    Himself/The Roots
Carrie Underwood    Herself
Nasir Jones    Himself
Usher Raymond    Himself
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson    Himself
Nicholas Azarian    Quirky Kid
Ringo Starr    Himself
Simon Cowell    Himself
Adam Levine    Himself
Akon    Himself
Mariah Carey    Herself
Ashley Moore    Sarah (Personal Assistant)
Danny Strong    Perspective Manipulator
Alecia Moore    Herself
Big Boy    Himself
Khaled Mohamed Khaled    Himself
A$AP Rocky    Himself
Kevin Nealon    Gary Sikes (Label Photographer)
Mario Lopez    Himself
Patricia Schaffer    Upset Homeowner
James Hegarty    Angry Appliance Fan
Walker William Borba    Angry Vlogger
Will Arnett    Main CMZ Reporter
Chelsea Peretti    Brunette CMZ Reporter
Mike Birbiglia    Blonde CMZ Reporter
Eric Andre    Dreadlocked CMZ Reporter
Bill Hader    Zippy
Joanna Newsome    Steam Punk Doctor
Jonah Goldstein    Steam Punk Doctor
Andre Hyland    Lame Ass Dude
Mike Winfield    Hunter's DJ/Hypeman
Brian Joseph Burton    Himself
RZA    Himself
Chester Tam    Club DJ
T.I. Tip Harris    Himself
Pharrell Williams    Himself
Seal    Himself
Paul Scheer    Wolf Handler
Adrien Finkel    Angry Fan
Christine Krumme    Angry Fan
Ben Newell    Angry Fan
Joy Lanceta    Angry Fan
Walter Jones    Angry Fan
Keith Love    Angry Fan
Alison Sluiter    Angry Fan
Isis Brown    Angry Fan
Jimmy Fallon    Himself
Win Butler    Himself
Regine Chassagne    Herself
Steve Higgins    Himself
Derek Mears    Limo Driver
Alison Hermine Rich    Crazy Fan
Martin Sheen    Himself
Will Forte    Bagpipe Player
Marielle Heller    Documentary Crew Member
Snoop Dogg    Himself
Ithamar Enriquez    Stage Manager
Liz Cackowski    Poppies Producer
Michael Bolton    Himself
Damon Bryson    The Roots
Kirk Douglas    The Roots
James Kamal Gray    The Roots
Dave Guy    The Roots
Mark Kelley    The Roots
James Poyser    The Roots
Ian Hendrickson-Smith    The Roots
Tariq Trotter    The Roots
Frank Walker    The Roots

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Andy Samberg
Screenwriter    Akiva Schaffer
Screenwriter    Jorma Taccone
Producer    Akiva Schaffer
Producer    Jorma Taccone
Producer    Andy Sandberg
Producer    Judd Apatow
Producer    Rodney Rothman
Executive Producer    Morgan Sackett
Production Designer    Jon Billington
Editor    Jamie Gross
Editor    Craig Alpert
Composer    Matthew Compton
Director of Photography    Brandon Trost
Co-Producer    Amanda Glaze
Costume Designer    Sophie de Rakoff
Music Supervisor    Randall Poster
Music Supervisor    George Drakoulias
Casting Director    Allison Jones
Unit Production Manager    David Hyman
First Assistant Director    Steve Day
Second Assistant Director    Ryan Craig
Additional Editor    Zene Baker
Associate Producer    Adrien Finkel
Art Director    Ramsey Avery
Assistant Art Director    Erin Magill
Assistant Art Director    Kiel Gookin
Set Decorator    Lori Mazuer
Set Designer    Josh Lusby
Sound Mixer    Steve Nelson
Costume Supervisor    Carolyn Dessert Lauterio
Make up    Autumn Butler
Make up    Elizabeth Hoel-Chang
Hairstylist    Patricia Dehaney
Hairstylist    Joy Zapata
Script Supervisor    Shannon Kenny
Location Manager    Kei Rowan-Young
Special Effects Coordinator    Ron Trost
Casting Associate    Benjamin Harris
Casting Assistant    Peter Kousakis
Post-Production Supervisor    Lisa Rodgers
Supervising Sound Editor    George Anderson
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Paterson
Re-recording Mixer    Tony Lamberti
First Assistant Editor    David Berman
First Assistant Editor    Jim Carretta
Assistant Editor    Greg Hollander
Assistant Editor    Michael Webber
Assistant Editor    Joe Dickerson
Dialogue Editor    Joe Schiff
Dialogue Editor    Alison Fisher
Foley Mixer    Jack Heeren
Foley Mixer    Don White
Music Editor    Will Kaplan
Additional Music Editor    Sam Zeines
Additional Music Editor    Dominic Certo
Score Mixer    Matthew Compton
Visual Effects Supervisor    David Niednagel
Visual Effects Producer    Daniel Brimer

Home Market Releases for September 13th, 2016

September 12th, 2016

The Transformers: The Movie

This week, the biggest hit of the year so far, Captain America: Civil War, comes out. It is also one of the best and the Blu-ray is a contender for Pick of the Week. Unfortunately, the screener is late and I don’t like awarding Pick of the Week to a release where I’m still waiting on the Blu-ray. The rest of the contenders are smaller films, including The Bloodstained Butterfly, which arrived late. Part of me wants to give the title to The Transformers: The Movie, but while I plan to buy the Blu-ray, I understand that Nostalgia has a lot to with that. ... Oh what the hell, doing it. The Transformers: The Movie is the Pick of the Week. More...

Home Market Releases for August 16th, 2016

August 16th, 2016

The Fits

There are a lot of releases on this week’s list, but most of them are like The Angry Birds Movie on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 4K Combo Pack. They are good, but not good enough to be a Pick of the Week contender. The best new release is The Fits, but it is only coming out on Video on Demand. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Conjuring Conquers Competition with $40.41 million

June 14th, 2016

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist

As anticipated, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist led the weekend box office with ease pulling in $40.41 million. The second place film, Warcraft, earned 40% less. Now You See Me 2 only managed third place and it will need a lot of help to break even. The overall box office was $152 million, which is 13% more than last weekend. However, it was also more than $100 million less than this weekend last year. Normally a 44% collapse like this only happens when there is a misalignment in holidays. In this case, it's because of Jurassic World. 2016 is still ahead of 2015 by a substantial margin at $4.76 billion to $4.54 billion. 2016's lead is now 4.8%, more than a full percentage point lower than it was this time last week, but hopefully Finding Dory will help prevent a similar descent this week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Turtles Open First, but Isn't Powerful with a $35.32 Million Opening

June 7th, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Two of the three new wide releases failed to make much of an impact at the box office over the weekend. This includes the overall number one film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. It earned $35.32 million during its opening weekend, which isn't as bad as some feared, but it is also well below its predecessor's opening. Me Before You did very well in a counter-programming role with $18.72 million. Finally, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping barely topped the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office earned $133 million, which is 19% lower than last weekend, but that is an acceptable post-holiday decline. Compared to last year, the box office this year was lower, but by less than 0.1%. Year-to-date, 2016's lead has grown to $250 million or 5.9% at $4.56 billion to $4.30 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Turtles Power to $35.25 Million Debut

June 5th, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will top the box office chart this weekend with a respectable $35.25 million, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The weekend as a whole is looking fairly ordinary though, thanks in large part to the muted debuts of X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass last weekend, and their predictably-steep post-Memorial-Day declines. Apocalypse is off 66% this weekend to $22.325 million and $116.5 million in total. Alice will eke out $10.7 million or so for a two-week total of $50.8 million. Overall, the market will be down about 1% from the same weekend last year, and 20% below the comparable weekend from 2014. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Me, Me, Me

June 3rd, 2016

Me Before You

Oh no. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows earned the best Thursday night previews, but did so with just $2 million. That's a mere fraction of the $4.5 million Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and could spell real trouble for the film's box office chances. The reviews are a little better than its predecessor's reviews were, but it is also a sequel and those tend to have shorter legs. It might struggle to top $30 million and that means first place isn't a sure thing anymore. More...

Weekend Predictions: Throwing Shade on the New Releases

June 2nd, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

It's one of those weekends where the bigger the release is, the worse its reviews are. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is the only film expected to top $100 million domestically and its reviews are just 31% positive. Me Before You is expected to be a midlevel hit, but its reviews have slipped to 47% positive. Meanwhile, most analysts think Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping will bomb, but its reviews are by far the best at 81% positive. This weekend last year, Spy opened with just under $30 million. Out of the Shadows should top that, while both years have similar depth. Hopefully 2016 will win the year-over-year comparison. More...

2016 Preview: June

June 1st, 2016

Finding Dory

May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand. More...

Contest: Turtle Power

May 26th, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Next week is the first weekend of June and there are three wide releases opening that week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Me Before You, and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. The TMNT is the only film that has a shot at being a $100 million hit. There's a chance it will make more during its opening weekend than the combined totals of the other two films. It is the only real choice for the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number forTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Confirmation on Blu-ray, plus a randomly selected previously reviewed movie.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize, consisting of two previously reviewed movies. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win another Frankenprize, consisting of two previously reviewed movies.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/03 8 $4,698,715   2,311 $2,033   $4,698,715 3
2016/06/10 13 $1,678,730 -64% 2,313 $726   $8,310,010 10
2016/06/17 22 $169,140 -90% 211 $802   $9,393,835 17

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/03 7 $1,776,590   2,311 $769   $1,776,590 1
2016/06/04 9 $1,706,715 -4% 2,311 $739   $3,483,305 2
2016/06/05 9 $1,215,410 -29% 2,311 $526   $4,698,715 3
2016/06/06 9 $523,585 -57% 2,311 $227   $5,222,300 4
2016/06/07 9 $604,595 +15% 2,311 $262   $5,826,895 5
2016/06/08 9 $426,620 -29% 2,311 $185   $6,253,515 6
2016/06/09 8 $377,765 -11% 2,311 $163   $6,631,280 7
2016/06/10 13 $494,570 +31% 2,313 $214   $7,125,850 8
2016/06/11 13 $728,335 +47% 2,313 $315   $7,854,185 9
2016/06/12 13 $455,825 -37% 2,313 $197   $8,310,010 10
2016/06/13 12 $235,065 -48% 2,313 $102   $8,545,075 11
2016/06/14 12 $308,560 +31% 2,313 $133   $8,853,635 12
2016/06/15 13 $248,905 -19% 2,313 $108   $9,102,540 13
2016/06/16 14 $122,155 -51% 2,313 $53   $9,224,695 14
2016/06/17 - $57,015 -53% 211 $270   $9,281,710 15
2016/06/18 - $70,095 +23% 211 $332   $9,351,805 16
2016/06/19 - $42,030 -40% 211 $199   $9,393,835 17
2016/06/20 - $29,355 -30% 211 $139   $9,423,190 18
2016/06/21 - $29,880 +2% 211 $142   $9,453,070 19
2016/06/22 - $26,155 -12% 211 $124   $9,479,225 20
2016/06/23 - $16,905 -35% 211 $80   $9,496,130 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/03 9 $6,631,280   2,311 $2,869   $6,631,280 7
2016/06/10 13 $2,593,415 -61% 2,313 $1,121   $9,224,695 14
2016/06/17 23 $271,435 -90% 211 $1,286   $9,496,130 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 8/26/2016 $40,990 101 101 101 $40,990 9/1/2016
International Total$40,990 9/1/2016

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