20 Feet From Stardom

Twenty Feet From Stardom poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,946,250Details
International Box Office $946,216
Worldwide Box Office $5,892,466
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,635,656 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $264,855 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,900,511
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Synopsis

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. The true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. The film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, the film includes interviews with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting. However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
99% - Certified Fresh
Audience
82% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: June 14th, 2013 (Limited) by RADiUS-TWC
Video Release: January 14th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for strong language and sexual material.
(Rating bulletin 2269, 4/24/2013)
Keywords: Musicians, Singers, Music Industry
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

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Cast

Darlene Love    Herself
Merry Clayton    Herself
Lisa Fischer    Herself
Judith Hill    Herself
Tata Vega    Herself
Bruce Springsteen    Himself
Stevie Wonder    Himself
Martha Wash    Herself
Vaneese Thomas    Herself
Rose Stone    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Morgan Neville
Producer    Gil Friesen
Producer    Caitrin Rogers
Supervising Film Editor    Douglas Blush
Editor    Jason Zeldes
Editor    Kevin Klauber
Associate Producer    Caryn Capotosto
Cinematographer    Nicola B. Marsh
Cinematographer    Graham Willoughby
Executive Producer    George Conrades
Executive Producer    Art Bilger
Executive Producer    Peter Morton
Executive Producer    Joel S. Ehrenkranz

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/14 35 $54,596   3 $18,199   $54,596 3
2013/06/21 33 $64,464 +18% 6 $10,744   $149,191 10
2013/06/28 22 $232,313 +260% 44 $5,280   $415,192 17
2013/07/19 20 $397,335   135 $2,943   $2,425,321 38
2013/07/26 21 $370,518 -7% 147 $2,521   $3,002,769 45
2013/08/02 24 $297,406 -20% 135 $2,203   $3,493,735 52
2013/08/09 27 $194,228 -35% 112 $1,734   $3,851,512 59
2013/08/16 34 $121,064 -38% 95 $1,274   $4,083,809 66
2013/08/23 40 $85,998 -29% 70 $1,229   $4,245,286 73
2013/08/30 48 $83,009 -3% 58 $1,431   $4,376,720 80
2013/09/06 53 $52,293 -37% 53 $987   $4,488,665 87
2013/09/27 53 $21,745   30 $725   $4,651,659 108
2013/10/18 75 $7,881   17 $464   $4,698,376 129
2013/10/25 64 $9,054 +15% 12 $755   $4,713,488 136
2013/11/08 68 $5,079   4 $1,270   $4,752,537 150
2013/11/22 61 $5,308   7 $758   $4,770,417 164
2013/11/29 62 $2,608 -51% 6 $435   $4,774,371 171
2013/12/27 - $4,223   8 $528   $4,813,485 199
2014/01/03 57 $3,345 -21% 5 $669   $4,821,266 206
2014/01/10 60 $3,326 -1% 8 $416   $4,831,668 213
2014/01/17 - $1,201 -64% 3 $400   $4,834,567 220
2014/01/31 75 $1,060   3 $353   $4,837,142 234
2014/02/07 60 $2,900 +174% 7 $414   $4,842,000 241
2014/02/14 53 $12,606 +335% 16 $788   $4,856,685 248
2014/02/21 62 $8,115 -36% 12 $676   $4,868,577 255
2014/03/07 58 $25,263   55 $459   $4,908,798 269
2014/03/14 68 $9,853 -61% 18 $547   $4,929,609 276
2014/03/21 89 $2,362 -76% 7 $337   $4,935,167 283
2014/03/28 79 $1,628 -31% 4 $407   $4,936,795 290
2014/04/04 101 $154 -91% 1 $154   $4,940,783 297
2014/04/11 99 $480 +212% 1 $480   $4,941,263 304
2014/04/18 93 $150 -69% 1 $150   $4,941,727 311
2014/04/25 103 $887 +491% 1 $887   $4,943,114 318
2014/05/02 77 $1,756 +98% 2 $878   $4,944,889 325
2014/05/09 112 $250 -86% 1 $250   $4,945,139 332
2014/05/16 92 $220 -12% 1 $220   $4,945,359 339
2014/05/23 89 $332 +51% 2 $166   $4,945,604 346
2014/05/30 92 $125 -62% 1 $125   $4,945,910 353
2014/06/06 97 $250 +100% 1 $250   $4,946,160 360
2014/06/13 114 $90 -64% 1 $90   $4,946,250 367

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