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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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Synopsis

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.

Metrics

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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
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Special Theory Film
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,242 $402 Sep 23, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,812 $1,036 Sep 16, 2011 3

Cast

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

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Jonathan Furmanski
Director   
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...

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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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