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The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,242Details
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Mardi Gras, drag balls and politics? Where else could these elements come together but in New Orleans? Interweaving archival footage and contemporary interviews in the tradition of films such as “Paris is Burning” and “The Cockettes”, this film charts the evolution of the gay Mardi Gras krewe scene over the decades, illuminating the ways in which its emergence was a seminal factor in the cause of gay liberation in the South.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 14,562 $3,242
All Time Worldwide Box Office 17,873 $3,242
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 6,853 $3,242

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 7th, 2011 (Limited) by First Run Features, released as The Sons of Tenessee Williams
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 75 minutes
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Keywords: LGBT, Cross-Dressing, Bigotry, Discrimination, Mardi Gras
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Wolfhouse Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 10,304 $533 Oct 14, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,404 $533 Oct 14, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,040 $533 Oct 14, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 11,764 $1,492 Oct 7, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,764 $1,492 Oct 7, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,861 $1,492 Oct 7, 2011 3
Theater Average Limited Release 26,156 $1,492 Oct 7, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 1,305 $1,492 Oct 7, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 8,331 $3,242 Oct 7, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 11,608 $3,242 Oct 7, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 4,580 0 Oct 7, 2011 0


George Roth    Himself
Don Stratton    Himself
Jimmy Keyes    Himself
Mike Moreau    Himself
John Henry Bogie    Himself
Albert Carey    Himself
Tracy Hendrix    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Tim Wolff
Screenwriter    Tim Wolff
Editor    Tim Wolff
Cinematographer    Eric Adkins

Limited Releases and Going to Hell and Back

October 7th, 2011

There are quite a few releases on this week's list that are opening with stronger buzz than the average limited release manages. However, none of the higher profile films are earning better than average reviews. Maybe one of them will be able to ride the buzz to a strong opening weekend before word-of-mouth catches up to them, but there's also a chance none of them will attract a sizable audience over the weekend. There are two films earning perfect review at the moment, Hell and Back Again and Flying Monsters 3D, but that might not be enough for either to find an audience, since they are both documentaries. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/07 107 $1,492   1 $1,492   $1,492 3
2011/10/14 123 $533 -64% 1 $533   $2,852 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/07 107 $2,319   1 $2,319   $2,319 7
2011/10/14 118 $923 -60% 1 $923   $3,242 14

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