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Sound City (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $422,853Details
International Box Office $98,328
Worldwide Box Office $521,181
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Deep in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses, was rock n' roll's best kept secret: Sound City. America's greatest unsung recording studio was a bit of a dump, but had three things going for it: a wonderful group of people in charge, miraculous acoustics, and a one-of-a-kind recording console, the Neve. As its legend grew, seminal bands and artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine and Nirvana all came out to put magic to 2" tape. To get a sense of how important Sound City was to music, you only have to look at the albums that were recorded there. Neil Young's After the Gold Rush. Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. Nirvana's Nevermind. Weezer's Pinkerton. Tom Petty. Johnny Cash. Rage Against the Machine. Rick Springfield. Ratt. REO Speedwagon. Barry Manilow. Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grateful Dead, Nine Inch Nails... the list just goes on and on. Directed by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana) and featuring interviews and performances from the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock's greatest albums at the studio, Sound City doesn't just tell the story of this real life rock n' roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music as Grohl gathers some of rock's biggest artists to collaborate on new music. Using Sound City's legendary analog console, together these artists create musical miracles in a digital world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
100% - Certified Fresh
Audience
90% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 2013 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 238 $422,853
Top 2013 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 98 $422,853
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 23,505 $1,667
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 41,058 $828
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 29,163 $1,312
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 43,261 $756
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 34,933 $1,051
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 59,198 $270
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 45,211 $697
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 37,930 $937
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 8,849 $3,928
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 43,716 $741
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 40,379 $851
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 27,900 $1,382
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 41,764 $804
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 30,841 $1,230
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 53,413 $458
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 35,570 $1,024
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 44,290 $724
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 38,930 $901
All Time Worldwide Box Office 11,002 $521,181
All Time International Box Office 7,270 $98,328
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,433 $438,453
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 8,395 $438,453
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 2,265 $422,853
All Time Domestic Box Office for Based on Real Life Events Movies 687 $422,853
All Time Domestic Box Office by First-Time Directors 1,667 $422,853
All Time Domestic Box Office 8,769 $422,853

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 31st, 2013 (Special Engagement) by Variance Films
February 1st, 2013 (Limited) by Variance Films
Video Release: January 29th, 2013 by RCA
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 107 minutes
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Keywords: Music Industry, Rock 'n' Roll, Musicians
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Therapy Content, Diamond Docs
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 47th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 96 $1,230 Dec 20, 2013 325
Biggest 47th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 26 $1,230 Dec 20, 2013 325
Highest Theater Average 47th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 14 $1,230 Dec 20, 2013 325
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 658 $270 Jul 26, 2013 178
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 394 $270 Jul 26, 2013 178
Highest Theater Average 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 375 $270 Jul 26, 2013 178
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,362 $916 Jun 14, 2013 136
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 723 $916 Jun 14, 2013 136
Highest Theater Average 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 675 $458 Jun 14, 2013 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,519 $1,312 Jun 7, 2013 129
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 754 $1,312 Jun 7, 2013 129
Highest Theater Average 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 232 $1,312 Jun 7, 2013 129
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,047 $1,393 May 24, 2013 115
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 981 $1,393 May 24, 2013 115
Highest Theater Average 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 714 $697 May 24, 2013 115
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,491 $2,411 May 10, 2013 101
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,093 $2,411 May 10, 2013 101
Highest Theater Average 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 782 $804 May 10, 2013 101
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,321 $1,701 Apr 26, 2013 87
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,498 $1,701 Apr 26, 2013 87
Highest Theater Average 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 903 $851 Apr 26, 2013 87
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,922 $3,024 Apr 12, 2013 73
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,621 $3,024 Apr 12, 2013 73
Highest Theater Average 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,303 $756 Apr 12, 2013 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,354 $2,894 Apr 5, 2013 66
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,798 $2,894 Apr 5, 2013 66
Highest Theater Average 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,538 $724 Apr 5, 2013 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,385 $6,146 Mar 29, 2013 59
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,627 $6,146 Mar 29, 2013 59
Highest Theater Average 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,215 $1,024 Mar 29, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,462 $1,801 Mar 22, 2013 52
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,346 $1,801 Mar 22, 2013 52
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,629 $901 Mar 22, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,211 $8,156 Mar 15, 2013 45
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,880 $8,156 Mar 15, 2013 45
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,176 $741 Mar 15, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,306 $15,758 Mar 8, 2013 38
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,743 $15,758 Mar 8, 2013 38
Highest Theater Average 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,941 $1,051 Mar 8, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,075 $10,762 Mar 1, 2013 31
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,190 $10,762 Mar 1, 2013 31
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,618 $828 Mar 1, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,371 $15,924 Feb 22, 2013 24
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,239 $15,924 Feb 22, 2013 24
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,873 $937 Feb 22, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,720 $23,486 Feb 15, 2013 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,322 $23,486 Feb 15, 2013 17
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,867 $1,382 Feb 15, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,963 $31,675 Feb 8, 2013 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,354 $31,675 Feb 8, 2013 10
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,576 $1,667 Feb 8, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,671 $62,842 Feb 1, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,895 $62,842 Feb 1, 2013 3
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,746 $3,928 Feb 1, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 322 $3,928 Feb 1, 2013 3
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 2,812 $422,853 Jan 29, 2013 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 6,320 $422,853 Jan 29, 2013 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 1,369 34 Jan 29, 2013 0

Cast

Neil Young    Himself
Tom Petty    Himself
Stevie Nicks    Herself
Trent Reznor    Himself
Rick Rubin    Himself
Mick Fleetwood    Himself
Lars Ulrich    Himself
John Fogerty    Himself
Jim Keitner    Himself
Rick Springfield    Himself
Josh Homme    Himself
Frank Black    Himself
Pat Smear    Himself
Barry Manilow    Himself
Lindsey Buckingham    Herself
Lee Ving    Himself
Krist Novoselic    Himself
Paul McCartney    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Mark Monroe
Story Creator    Dave Grohl
Producer    John Ramsay
Producer    James A. Rota
Producer    Dave Grohl
Executive Producer    John Silva
Executive Producer    John Cutliffe
Executive Producer    Gaby Skolnek
Executive Producer    Kristen Welsh
Editor    Paul Crowder
Director of Photography    Jessica Young

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/01 44 $62,842   16 $3,928   $183,356 3
2013/02/08 51 $31,675 -50% 19 $1,667   $245,110 10
2013/02/15 57 $23,486 -26% 17 $1,382   $286,583 17
2013/02/22 62 $15,924 -32% 17 $937   $314,110 24
2013/03/01 67 $10,762 -32% 13 $828   $334,058 31
2013/03/08 65 $15,758 +46% 15 $1,051   $354,733 38
2013/03/15 72 $8,156 -48% 11 $741   $370,401 45
2013/03/22 99 $1,801 -78% 2 $901   $377,098 52
2013/03/29 87 $6,146 +241% 6 $1,024   $384,148 59
2013/04/05 90 $2,894 -53% 4 $724   $391,161 66
2013/04/12 88 $3,024 +4% 4 $756   $398,205 73
2013/04/26 96 $1,701   2 $851   $404,635 87
2013/05/10 91 $2,411   3 $804   $411,322 101
2013/05/24 87 $1,393   2 $697   $414,933 115
2013/06/07 84 $1,312   1 $1,312   $416,624 129
2013/06/14 87 $916 -30% 2 $458   $417,540 136
2013/07/26 93 $270   1 $270   $419,361 178
2013/12/20 51 $1,230   1 $1,230   $422,417 325

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/01/31 - $120,514   50 $2,410   $120,514 367

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/01/25 41 $120,514   50 $2,410   $120,514 367
2013/02/01 43 $92,921 -23% 16 $5,808   $213,435 374
2013/02/08 55 $49,662 -47% 19 $2,614   $263,097 381
2013/02/15 56 $35,089 -29% 17 $2,064   $298,186 388
2013/02/22 63 $25,110 -28% 17 $1,477   $323,296 28
2013/03/01 71 $15,679 -38% 13 $1,206   $338,975 35
2013/03/08 66 $23,270 +48% 15 $1,551   $362,245 42
2013/03/15 71 $13,052 -44% 11 $1,187   $375,297 49
2013/03/22 103 $2,705 -79% 2 $1,353   $378,002 56
2013/03/29 86 $10,265 +279% 6 $1,711   $388,267 63
2013/04/05 86 $6,914 -33% 9 $768   $395,181 70
2013/04/12 89 $4,525 -35% 4 $1,131   $399,706 77
2013/04/19 99 $3,228 -29% 5 $646   $402,934 84
2013/04/26 89 $4,102 +27% 3 $1,367   $407,036 91
2013/05/03 114 $1,875 -54% 2 $938   $408,911 98
2013/05/10 93 $3,694 +97% 4 $924   $412,605 105
2013/05/24 94 $1,393   2 $697   $414,933 119
2013/06/07 98 $1,312   1 $1,312   $416,624 133
2013/06/14 84 $2,640 +101% 3 $880   $419,264 140
2013/07/26 80 $953   1 $953   $420,044 182
2013/08/16 92 $1,143   2 $572   $421,187 203
2013/12/20 60 $1,230   1 $1,230   $422,417 329
2013/12/27 64 $436 -65% 1 $436   $422,853 336

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