Shine a Light

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,505,267Details
International Box Office $10,268,084
Worldwide Box Office $15,773,351
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,755,508 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,755,508
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer
  8. Buy

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
86% - Certified Fresh
Audience
74% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: April 4th, 2008 (IMAX) by Paramount Pictures
April 4th, 2008 (Limited) by Paramount Vantage
Video Release: July 29th, 2008 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for some language
Keywords: Musicians, IMAX: DMR, Rock 'n' Roll
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

DVD Sales - Harold and Kumar Escape to the Home Market

New releases dominated the sales chart this week, taking 5 of the top 6 spots. This included the new number one film, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, which sold 406,000 units for $9.49 million consumer spending. More...

DVD Releases for August 5, 2008

Another week, another list of lackluster first-run releases. Sadly, there's very little else to back it up. In fact, the only release that was even a contender for DVD Pick of the Week was The Counterfeiters, with both DVD and the Blu-ray worthy of that honor. More...

DVD Releases for July 29, 2008 - Part II

Another slow week without a single first run release that was a must have, or even a contender for DVD Pick of the Week. Granted, many will find Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay worth picking up, but it is not a top-notch release. There are also a couple of special edition releases that are easily worth picking up: Dark City - Director's Cut - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and WarGames - 25th Anniversary Edition. But the best of the best, and the DVD Pick of the Week is Stargate - Continuum - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. But I am also giving an honorable mention to Two Fat Ladies - Buy from Amazon. On a side note, it is another week where we had to split the list into two due to the size. Part I can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for July 22, 2008 - Part II

Wow. Another week without a single first-run release that struck me as worth picking up. This really is the slowest time of the year for DVD releases. That said, there were a number of other releases that caught my attention, including a couple of TV on DVD releases and a couple of classics from Criterion. The latter include Vampyr - Buy from Amazon and High and Low - Buy from Amazon while the former include Robot Chicken - Star Wars - Buy from Amazon and Spaced - The Complete Series - Buy from Amazon. It would be virtually impossible for me to narrow it down to one selection, but Vampyr - Buy from Amazon is the better Criterion release and Spaced - The Complete Series - Buy from Amazon is the better TV on DVD release. As with last week, there were so many spotlight reviews that this week's list had to be split into two. Part One can be found here. More...

Iron Man the Wise Choice to Top Per Theater Chart

Not only did Iron Man remain on top of the weekend box office chart, it also topped the per theater chart with an average of $12,452. The only other film to top $10,000 was Surfwise, which did it with $10,304 in one theater. More...

Yangtze is not Up the Creek on the Per Theater Chart

The Canadian documentary, Up the Yangtze, led the way on the per theater chart this week scoring $15,851 in its lone theater. Holly was just a tiny percent behind with $15,687, also in one theater. The final resident of the $10,000 club was Roman de Gare, which earned an average of $12,742 in two theaters. More...

All Quiet on the Per Theater Front

No film was able to top $10,000 on the per theater chart this past weekend. The Visitor came the closest with an average of $9,250 in 18 theaters. More...

Visitor Looking for a Long Stay on the Per Theater Chart

The Visitor opened in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $21,622 in 4 theaters, which bodes very well for this Friday's expansion. Young @ Heart scored second place with an average of $12,734 over the weekend and $15,558 from Wednesday to Sunday. The final film in the $10,000 club was Flight of the Red Balloon, which was down 32% to $11,959. The closest film to $10,000 that didn't make was Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour with $8,424, which is that film's best per theater average since its second week of release. More...

21 on a Winning Streak

It was a softer than expected weekend at the box office, and expectations were no strong to begin with. Overall the box office brought in $95 million, which was down 11% from last year. More importantly, it was down a staggering 23% from the same weekend last year. Even worse, 2008 is now behind 2007's pace $2.24 billion to $2.28 billion. More...

Blueberries Take Flight on the Per Theater Chart

Flight of the Red Balloon rose to the top of the Per Theater Chart this week scoring an average or $17,611 in its two theaters. The only other film to reach the $10,000 mark was My Blueberry Nights with an average of $12,358 in six theaters. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of April 4, 2008

Only 11 movies on this week's list, and nearly half of them had no site for the North American release. This made it rather dull reviewing the sites this week, but it did give me a chance to waste an hour or so playing Seashell Shuffle on Nim's Island's Official Site. But despite the addictive nature of that game, the winner of the Weekly Website Award was Leatherheads - Official Site. More...

Head Hopes to Finish on Top

April starts of with a... with a... well, it starts this week. We have three wide releases this week, but none seem destined for greatness. In fact, it's a limited release that might have the most exciting box office result of the week, even if it doesn't reach the top ten. On the other end, there should at least be a logjam at the top, giving box office watchers something to talk about. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - October 7, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Case 39, Inkheart, Four Christmases and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 26, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Valkyrie, The International, The Spirit and more! More...

Movie Website Updates for August 19 - August 25, 2007

After a few busy weeks in a row, there was a total collapse in the number of sites on this week's list. Not only are there only a couple dozen sites this week, nearly half of them are films that are coming out this week and most of those had no updates to report. This leaves us with no sites that are award-worthy, and precious few that have to potential to make it there in the coming weeks. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 1st - July 7, 2007

The list returns to its normal busy self, in fact, we have several sites making their first appearance this weekend. In addition, there were a couple of older sites that saw massive updates, including this week's winner, Charlie Bartlett - Official Site. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 3, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - May 6, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Fido, Shine a Light, Wild West Comedy Show and more. More...

Cast

Mick Jagger    Himself
Keith Richards    Himself
Charlie Watts    Himself
Ronnie Wood    Himself
Christina Aguilera    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Martin Scorsese

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/04/04 14 $451,042   276 $1,634   $451,042 1
2008/04/05 - $620,380 +38% 276 $2,248   $1,071,422 2
2008/04/06 - $416,659 -33% 276 $1,510   $1,488,081 3
2008/04/07 - $104,858 -75% 276 $380   $1,592,939 4
2008/04/08 - $108,193 +3% 276 $392   $1,701,132 5
2008/04/09 - $114,956 +6% 276 $417   $1,816,088 6
2008/04/10 - $110,873 -4% 276 $402   $1,926,961 7
2008/04/11 17 $229,486 +107% 277 $828   $2,156,447 8
2008/04/12 13 $472,364 +106% 277 $1,705   $2,628,811 9
2008/04/13 15 $258,619 -45% 277 $934   $2,887,430 10
2008/04/14 - $70,685 -73% 277 $255   $2,958,115 11
2008/04/15 - $73,947 +5% 277 $267   $3,032,062 12
2008/04/16 15 $75,368 +2% 277 $272   $3,107,430 13
2008/04/17 15 $80,613 +7% 277 $291   $3,188,043 14
2008/04/18 - $144,846 +80% 220 $658   $3,332,889 15
2008/04/19 - $261,757 +81% 220 $1,190   $3,594,646 16
2008/04/20 - $161,330 -38% 220 $733   $3,755,976 17
2008/04/21 - $55,905 -65% 220 $254   $3,811,881 18
2008/04/22 - $53,192 -5% 220 $242   $3,865,073 19
2008/04/23 - $56,734 +7% 220 $258   $3,921,807 20
2008/04/24 - $59,056 +4% 220 $268   $3,980,863 21
2008/04/25 - $101,344 +72% 218 $465   $4,082,207 22
2008/04/26 - $207,274 +105% 218 $951   $4,289,481 23
2008/04/27 - $117,339 -43% 218 $538   $4,406,820 24
2008/04/28 - $37,236 -68% 218 $171   $4,444,056 25
2008/04/29 - $37,499 +1% 218 $172   $4,481,555 26
2008/04/30 - $45,281 +21% 218 $208   $4,526,836 27
2008/05/01 - $41,506 -8% 218 $190   $4,568,342 28
2008/05/02 - $67,507 +63% 142 $475   $4,635,849 29
2008/05/03 - $138,413 +105% 142 $975   $4,774,262 30
2008/05/04 - $72,086 -48% 142 $508   $4,846,348 31
2008/05/05 - $23,900 -67% 142 $168   $4,870,248 32
2008/05/06 - $25,706 +8% 142 $181   $4,895,954 33
2008/05/07 - $32,639 +27% 142 $230   $4,928,593 34
2008/05/08 - $32,513 n/c 142 $229   $4,961,106 35
2008/05/09 - $15,083 -54% 61 $247   $4,976,189 36
2008/05/10 - $36,025 +139% 61 $591   $5,012,214 37
2008/05/11 - $19,348 -46% 61 $317   $5,031,562 38
2008/05/12 - $5,980 -69% 61 $98   $5,037,542 39
2008/05/13 - $5,955 n/c 61 $98   $5,043,497 40
2008/05/14 - $8,313 +40% 61 $136   $5,051,810 41
2008/05/15 - $6,632 -20% 61 $109   $5,058,442 42
2008/05/16 - $16,471 +148% 40 $412   $5,074,913 43
2008/05/17 - $29,731 +81% 40 $743   $5,104,644 44
2008/05/18 - $13,264 -55% 40 $332   $5,117,908 45
2008/05/19 - $5,327 -60% 40 $133   $5,123,235 46
2008/05/20 - $6,638 +25% 40 $166   $5,129,873 47
2008/05/21 - $6,297 -5% 40 $157   $5,136,170 48
2008/05/22 - $7,768 +23% 40 $194   $5,143,938 49
2008/05/23 - $17,719 +128% 38 $466   $5,161,657 50
2008/05/24 - $33,737 +90% 38 $888   $5,195,394 51
2008/05/25 - $20,383 -40% 38 $536   $5,215,777 52
2008/05/26 47 $7,671 -62% 38 $202   $5,223,448 53
2008/05/27 - $5,284 -31% 38 $139   $5,228,732 54
2008/05/28 - $6,576 +24% 38 $173   $5,235,308 55
2008/05/29 - $7,305 +11% 38 $192   $5,242,613 56
2008/05/30 - $9,618 +32% 17 $566   $5,252,231 57
2008/05/31 - $18,876 +96% 17 $1,110   $5,271,107 58
2008/06/01 - $7,966 -58% 17 $469   $5,279,073 59
2008/06/02 - $2,346 -71% 17 $138   $5,281,419 60
2008/06/03 - $3,325 +42% 17 $196   $5,284,744 61
2008/06/04 - $3,995 +20% 17 $235   $5,288,739 62
2008/06/05 - $4,306 +8% 17 $253   $5,293,045 63
2008/06/06 - $6,275 +46% 22 $285   $5,299,320 64
2008/06/07 - $10,366 +65% 22 $471   $5,309,686 65
2008/06/08 - $5,737 -45% 22 $261   $5,315,423 66
2008/06/09 - $2,565 -55% 22 $117   $5,317,988 67
2008/06/10 - $3,176 +24% 22 $144   $5,321,164 68
2008/06/11 - $3,469 +9% 22 $158   $5,324,633 69
2008/06/12 - $3,797 +9% 22 $173   $5,328,430 70
2008/06/13 - $7,434 +96% 62 $120   $5,335,864 71
2008/06/14 - $11,447 +54% 62 $185   $5,347,311 72
2008/06/15 - $8,065 -30% 62 $130   $5,355,376 73
2008/06/16 - $4,817 -40% 62 $78   $5,360,193 74
2008/06/17 - $2,821 -41% 62 $46   $5,363,014 75
2008/06/18 - $4,456 +58% 62 $72   $5,367,470 76
2008/06/19 - $4,159 -7% 62 $67   $5,371,629 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/04/04 15 $1,488,081   276 $5,392   $1,488,081 3
2008/04/11 16 $960,469 -35% 277 $3,467   $2,887,430 10
2008/04/18 18 $567,933 -41% 220 $2,582   $3,755,976 17
2008/04/25 17 $425,957 -25% 218 $1,954   $4,406,820 24
2008/05/02 20 $278,006 -35% 142 $1,958   $4,846,348 31
2008/05/09 38 $70,456 -75% 61 $1,155   $5,031,562 38
2008/05/16 43 $59,466 -16% 40 $1,487   $5,117,908 45
2008/05/23 34 $71,839 +21% 38 $1,891   $5,215,777 52
2008/05/30 43 $36,460 -49% 17 $2,145   $5,279,073 59
2008/06/06 55 $22,378 -39% 22 $1,017   $5,315,423 66
2008/06/13 48 $26,946 +20% 62 $435   $5,355,376 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/3/20081350,498 50,498$958,957$958,9571

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