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Thunder Soul (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $143,986Details
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Synopsis

THUNDER SOUL follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old 'Prof,' their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school's struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
100% - Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 23rd, 2011 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
MPAA Rating: PG for brief language and momentary historical smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2155, 1/19/2011)
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Funk, Voiceover/Narration, Inspirational Teacher, High School Reunions, Epilogue, Jazz, Biography, Funeral Reunions
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Snoot Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,558 $279 Dec 2, 2011 73
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,074 $165 Oct 28, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,242 $1,052 Oct 21, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,893 $6,997 Oct 14, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,313 $34,440 Oct 7, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,622 $16,538 Sep 30, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,889 $51,260 Sep 23, 2011 3

Cast

Conrad O. Johnson    Himself
Reginald Rollins    Himself
Craig Baldwin    Himself
Bruce Middleton    Himself
Gaila Mitchell    Herself
Craig Green    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Keith Calder
Producer    Mark Landsman
Producer    Jessica Wu
Director of Photography    Sandra Chandler
Editor    Claire Didier
Sound Editor    Andy Hay
Music Supervisor    Jim Black
Music Supervisor    Gabe Hilfer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 31st, 2012

January 31st, 2012

It's kind of an unusual week on the home market with five first run releases coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. However, all five films missed expectations in one degree or another. Some were outright bombs by anyone's definition, while others were expected to struggle to find a large audience, just not by as much as they did. That is not to say they were all bad movies. In fact one of them, Drive, has done quite well during Awards Season and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is a contender for Pick of the Week. Its main competition is To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition, which is also coming out on a Blu-ray Combo Pack. It's a coin toss, but I'm going with the latter over the former. More...

Featured DVD Review: Thunder Soul

January 31st, 2012

Thunder Soul opened in limited release in September, but missed the Mendoza line during its opening weekend. However, it was playing in 35 theaters, which is about 30 theaters more than a limited release of this type should attempt. So did it fail to find an audience because its opening was too ambitious? Or was it destined to struggle at the box office. More...

Per Theater Chart: What a Weekend!

September 27th, 2011

Weekend earned nearly perfect reviews, but I'm still surprised by its box office strength as it earned $27,245 in one theater during its opening weekend of release. The Man Nobody Knew was next with $15,411, also in one theater. Machine Gun Preacher also topped expectations with an average of $11,283 in four theaters, but its reviews suggest it won't last long. Pearl Jam Twenty earned an average of $10,245 in ten theaters over the weekend, and including the special showing it had earlier in the week, it already has close to $400,000. More...

Thunder Soul and the other Limited Releases Try to Make Some Noise

September 23rd, 2011

It's another week without a lot of limited releases that seem destined for box office success. There are a few films that earned a bit of advanced buzz, but very few of those are earning good reviews. There are two films that are currently earning 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes: Thunder Soul and Weekend. But both might have trouble finding an audience either because they are opening in too many theaters, or because the subject matter makes them a niche film. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 48 $51,260   35 $1,465   $51,260 3
2011/09/30 68 $16,538 -68% 13 $1,272   $81,390 10
2011/10/07 54 $34,440 +108% 37 $931   $120,651 17
2011/10/14 86 $6,997 -80% 12 $583   $139,602 24
2011/10/21 116 $1,052 -85% 4 $263   $143,041 31
2011/10/28 123 $165 -84% 4 $41   $143,568 38
2011/12/02 97 $279   1 $279   $143,986 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 - $19,866   35 $568   $19,866 1
2011/09/24 - $19,417 -2% 35 $555   $39,283 2
2011/09/25 - $11,977 -38% 35 $342   $51,260 3
2011/09/26 - $3,271 -73% 35 $93   $54,531 4
2011/09/27 - $3,285 n/c 35 $94   $57,816 5
2011/09/28 - $2,901 -12% 35 $83   $60,717 6
2011/09/29 - $4,135 +43% 35 $118   $64,852 7
2011/09/30 - $4,877 +18% 13 $375   $69,729 8
2011/10/01 - $7,183 +47% 13 $553   $76,912 9
2011/10/02 - $4,478 -38% 13 $344   $81,390 10
2011/10/03 - $1,039 -77% 13 $80   $82,429 11
2011/10/04 - $1,546 +49% 13 $119   $83,975 12
2011/10/05 - $979 -37% 13 $75   $84,954 13
2011/10/06 - $1,257 +28% 13 $97   $86,211 14
2011/10/07 - $10,546 +739% 37 $285   $96,757 15
2011/10/08 - $14,372 +36% 37 $388   $111,129 16
2011/10/09 - $9,522 -34% 37 $257   $120,651 17
2011/10/10 - $4,821 -49% 37 $130   $125,472 18
2011/10/11 - $2,263 -53% 37 $61   $127,735 19
2011/10/12 - $2,056 -9% 37 $56   $129,791 20
2011/10/13 - $2,814 +37% 37 $76   $132,605 21
2011/10/14 - $2,011 -29% 12 $168   $134,616 22
2011/10/15 - $3,182 +58% 12 $265   $137,798 23
2011/10/16 - $1,804 -43% 12 $150   $139,602 24
2011/10/17 - $477 -74% 12 $40   $140,079 25
2011/10/18 - $642 +35% 12 $54   $140,721 26
2011/10/19 - $665 +4% 12 $55   $141,386 27
2011/10/20 - $603 -9% 12 $50   $141,989 28
2011/10/21 - $235 -61% 4 $59   $142,224 29
2011/10/22 - $412 +75% 4 $103   $142,636 30
2011/10/23 - $405 -2% 4 $101   $143,041 31
2011/10/24 - $88 -78% 4 $22   $143,129 32
2011/10/25 - $149 +69% 4 $37   $143,278 33
2011/10/26 - $74 -50% 4 $19   $143,352 34
2011/10/27 - $51 -31% 4 $13   $143,403 35
2011/10/28 - $32 -37% 4 $8   $143,435 36
2011/10/29 - $93 +191% 4 $23   $143,528 37
2011/10/30 - $40 -57% 4 $10   $143,568 38
2011/10/31 - $56 +40% 4 $14   $143,624 39
2011/11/01 - $25 -55% 4 $6   $143,649 40
2011/11/02 - $6 -76% 4 $2   $143,655 41
2011/11/03 - $52 +767% 4 $13   $143,707 42
2011/12/03 - $279   1 $279   $143,986 72

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 47 $64,852   35 $1,853   $64,852 7
2011/09/30 68 $21,359 -67% 13 $1,643   $86,211 14
2011/10/07 54 $46,394 +117% 37 $1,254   $132,605 21
2011/10/14 83 $9,384 -80% 12 $782   $141,989 28
2011/10/21 109 $1,414 -85% 4 $354   $143,403 35
2011/10/28 118 $304 -79% 4 $76   $143,707 42

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