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The Punk Singer (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $121,418Details
International Box Office $23,258
Worldwide Box Office $144,676
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A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
89% - Certified Fresh
82% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 29th, 2013 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Singers, Musicians, Political, Biography, Punk Rock, Intertitle, Crowdfunding, Voiceover/Narration, Strippers / Stripping, Hagiography, Medical and Hospitals
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: IFC Films, Opening Band Films, Long Shot Factory, Bird in the Hand
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,927 $2,014 Jan 10, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,995 $4,528 Jan 3, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,654 $3,592 Dec 27, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,258 $3,868 Dec 20, 2013 24
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,144 $24,566 Dec 6, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,853 $24,729 Nov 29, 2013 3


Kathleen Hanna    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Gwen Bialic
Producer    Rachel Dengiz
Producer    Erin Owens
Producer    Alan Oxman
Producer    Tamra Davis
Editor    Bo Mehrad
Editor    Jessica Hernandez

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 25th, 2014

March 25th, 2014

It is a good, but very shallow week on the home market. The Wolf of Wall Street is leading the pack, with the Blu-ray Combo Pack earning first place and DVD earning second. This is a $100 million hit and a multi-Oscar nominee, so it is not surprising it is earning the top two spots. On the other hand, third place currently belongs to Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! on DVD. That's a real sign that it is a shallow week. That's not to say some of the smaller releases are not worth picking up. Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIX is certainly a contender for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with The Wolf of Wall Street. On a side note, Continuum: Season 2 on Blu-ray earned the Puck of the Week, for Best Canadian Release. More...

Featured DVD Review: The Punk Singer

March 24th, 2014

The Punk Singer was made in 2010 and focuses on Kathleen Hanna, who is not only a punk singer, but a lot more and helped influence a movement. At least she did till she left the spotlight in 2005. Do we get enough insights into her work? And will the documentary appeal to a wider audience? More...

Per Theater Chart: Mandela Sprints to the Top

December 4th, 2013

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom poster

Mandela Long Walk to Freedom earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $21,071 in four theaters. However, its reviews are only good, not great, and it likely won't have great legs. Frozen and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were neck and neck with averages of $18,009 and $17,819 respectively. More...

Limited Releases: Long Walk to Success

November 29th, 2013

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom poster

It's not a good week on the limited release front. There's only a couple of films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews: Cousin Jules and The Punk Singer. The former just screams art house and has little hope of finding mainstream audiences. The latter might do better, but it still will be limited to the art house circuit. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has the most mainstream appeal, but its reviews are only good and not great. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/29 44 $24,729   3 $8,243   $24,729 3
2013/12/06 39 $24,566 -1% 16 $1,535   $61,959 10
2013/12/20 41 $3,868   15 $258   $65,827 24
2013/12/27 53 $3,592 -7% 10 $359   $108,289 31
2014/01/03 53 $4,528 +26% 13 $348   $115,814 38
2014/01/10 62 $2,014 -56% 7 $288   $121,418 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/29 38 $37,393   3 $12,464   $37,393 7
2013/12/06 39 $39,505 +6% 19 $2,079   $76,898 14
2013/12/20 48 $6,888   16 $431   $104,697 28
2013/12/27 50 $6,589 -4% 10 $659   $111,286 35
2014/01/03 51 $8,118 +23% 13 $624   $119,404 42

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