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The Weird World of Blowfly (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,062Details
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72-year-old Clarence Reid could be your cranky grandfather—until he puts on his gold-spangled superhero costume and becomes his alter ego, “Blowfly”… and starts singing some of the raunchiest tunes you’ve ever heard in your life. Reid began his career as a lynchpin of the esteemed Miami soul scene, where he wrote Top-10 songs for Betty Wright, Gwen McCrae, and KC & The Sunshine Band. But his insanely profane recordings as “Blowfly” have shocked audiences for over forty-five years, and include what may well be the world’s first rap song, recorded in 1965.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 14,596 $3,062
All Time Worldwide Box Office 17,932 $3,062
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 6,880 $3,062

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2011 (Limited) by Variance Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Musicians, Music Industry, Hip Hop and Rap, Rhythm and Blues
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Special Theory Film
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 10,364 $402 Sep 23, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,457 $402 Sep 23, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,206 $402 Sep 23, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 11,939 $1,036 Sep 16, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,933 $1,036 Sep 16, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,325 $1,036 Sep 16, 2011 3
Theater Average Limited Release 35,436 $1,036 Sep 16, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 1,821 $1,036 Sep 16, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 8,364 $3,062 Sep 16, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 11,642 $3,062 Sep 16, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 4,289 0 Sep 16, 2011 0


Clarence Reid    Himself
Tom Bowker    Himself
Otto Van Schirach    Himself
Die Arzte    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Jonathan Furmanski
Editor    Cy Christiansen
Supervising Sound Editor    Eric Offin
Re-recording Mixer    Eric Offin
Sound Editor    Jeff Formosa
Music Supervisor    Doug Bernheim

Per Theater Chart: Restlessly Waiting for Awards Season

September 21st, 2011

Restless won the race to the top of the per theater chart with $15,467 in its lone theater. However, given its reviews, I don't think the word of mouth will be there to help it expand. The Lion King was second with an average of $12,941. The Mill and the Cross was the only other film to cross $10,000 at $11,354 over the weekend and $15,443 from Wednesday through Sunday. More...

Limited Releases are Feeling Restless

September 16th, 2011

Not a lot of limited releases with breakout potential on this week's list. My Afternoons With Margueritte might be tops on the per theater chart this week, but even it is does so, odds are it won't expand dramatically after that. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/16 119 $1,036   1 $1,036   $1,036 3
2011/09/23 132 $402 -61% 1 $402   $1,721 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/16 124 $1,319   1 $1,319   $1,319 7
2011/09/23 120 $636 -52% 1 $636   $1,956 14
2011/09/30 117 $877 +38% 1 $877   $2,833 21
2011/10/14 127 $229   1 $229   $3,062 35

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