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Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $510,334Details
International Box Office $118,773Details
Worldwide Box Office $629,107
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  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with NEW YORK magazine calling the event "a marvel of pure craft" and TIME magazine lamenting "we may never dance again." SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS is both a narrative film documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
88% - Fresh
84% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 18th, 2012 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
International Releases: September 7th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: October 9th, 2012 by Oscilloscope Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Pulse Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,103 $4,880 Aug 10, 2012 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,485 $8,092 Aug 3, 2012 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,196 $23,417 Jul 27, 2012 12


James Murphy    Himself
Pat Mahoney    Himself
Nancy Whang    Herself
Al Doyle    Himself
Gavin Russom    Himself
Tyler Pope    Himself
Matt Thornley    Himself
Keith Wood    Himself
Chuck Klosterman    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Lucas Ochoa
Producer    Thomas Benski
Producer    James Murphy
Executive Producer    Keith Wood
Executive Producer    Christine Vachon
Co-Executive Producer    Terry Felgate
Co-Executive Producer    Randall Poster

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 9th, 2012

October 8th, 2012

It is a soft week for new releases with only Prometheus looking strong. The film has earned polarizing reviews, so while many will like it, it's probably best to rent the DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack instead of buying outright. There are some TV on DVD releases and limited releases coming out this week, but you have to look to the catalogue Blu-rays coming out this week that are contenders for Pick of the Week. E.T. The Extraterrestrial, hasn't arrived yet, but its Anniversary Edition Blu-ray could be the best film on this week's list. However, Dial M for Murder in 3D is also a contender. 3D is still a niche market, so E.T. is the best bet for Pick of the Week. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/27 50 $23,417   15 $1,561   $453,609 12
2012/08/03 60 $8,092 -65% 6 $1,349   $493,354 19
2012/08/10 77 $4,880 -40% 8 $610   $505,154 26

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/18 11 $345,000   160 $2,156   $345,000 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/13 27 $430,192   161 $2,672   $430,192 2
2012/07/27 45 $55,070   27 $2,040   $485,262 16
2012/08/03 63 $15,012 -73% 10 $1,501   $500,274 23
2012/08/10 66 $10,060 -33% 10 $1,006   $510,334 30

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 9/7/2012 $15,122 9 9 11 $118,773 12/11/2015
International Total$118,773 12/11/2015

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