Sound City

Sound City poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $422,853Details
International Box Office $98,328
Worldwide Box Office $521,181
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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
89% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: 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
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

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    Dave Grohl
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

Daily Box Office Performance

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

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

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