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Who is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,975Details
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A portrait of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history. The film combines interviews with Nilsson’s family, friends and colleagues—including Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Robin Williams, Micky Dolenz and Yoko Ono—with archival footage, home movies, and excerpts from a recently-discovered oral autobiography. The film delves into Nilsson’s artistic process, his spirited relationship with John Lennon, and the addictions that haunted him in and outside the studio—as well as the peace he found as a devoted husband and father.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 10th, 2010 (Limited) by Lorber Films
Video Release: October 26th, 2010 by Lorber Films Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Musicians
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: LSL Prods
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,416 $694 Oct 8, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,641 $2,264 Oct 1, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,659 $1,525 Sep 24, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,465 $7,563 Sep 17, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,080 $6,078 Sep 10, 2010 3


Harry Nilsson    Himself
Jimmy Webb    Himself
Micky Dolenz    Himself
Rick Jarrad    Himself
Richard Perry    Himself
Una Nilsson    Herself
Annie Nilsson    Herself
Stanley Dorfman    Himself
Al Kooper    Himself
Paul Williams    Himself
Terry Gilliam    Himself
Randy Newman    Himself
Dick Smothers    Himself
Tom Smothers    Himself
Yoko Ono    Himself
Ringo Starr    Himself
Van Dyke Parks    Himself
Robin Williams    Himself
Brian Wilson    Himself
Eric Idle    Himself
Beau Nilsson    Himself
Diane Nilsson    Herself
Olivia Nilsson    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    David Leaf
Producer    John Scheinfeld
Executive Producer    Lee Blackman
Co-Producer    Peter S. Lynch II
Screenwriter    John Scheinfeld

Awards Season: WGA Sticks to the Letter of the Law

January 4th, 2011

WGA nominations were announced this week, and there were some strange results, as the guild is sticking to their rules, which resulted in a number of possible Oscar contenders being ruled ineligible. That said, of the non-documentary films, only one hasn't picked up a single nomination previously, so it is hard to say this list is too out there. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 26th, 2010

October 25th, 2010

Not exactly a busy week on the home market, as the biggest box office hit making its debut this week is Sex and the City 2, which I think is fair to call a disappointment at the box office. That doesn't mean there are no DVDs / Blu-rays that are worth picking up, including Winter's Bone on Blu-ray, which is this week's Pick of the Week. More...

Romantics Love the Per Theater Chart

September 14th, 2010

There were just a ton of films to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart over the weekend, led by The Romantics with an average of $22,764 in two theaters. However, with its reviews, it probably won't last long. Heartbreak opened in second place with an average of $17,543 in three theaters, but it will likely have better legs. Ahead of Time and My Dog Tulip were neck-and-neck with $12,790 and $12,648 respectively. Finally, Dabangg opened with more than $600,000 in 62 theaters for an average of $10,131. More...

Expecting Big Things from Limited Releases

September 10th, 2010

It's a busy week with a dozen limited releases on the list, and this includes a few opening in more than a dozen theaters. Considering how weak the Tomatometer Scores are for a lot of these films, I'm not expecting great things. Hopefully one or two will score breakout success, but odds are it will be an off week. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/10 92 $6,078   1 $6,078   $6,078 3
2010/09/17 84 $7,563 +24% 2 $3,782   $17,138 10
2010/09/24 116 $1,525 -80% 1 $1,525   $23,928 17
2010/10/01 110 $2,264 +48% 3 $755   $28,200 24
2010/10/08 123 $694 -69% 2 $347   $29,804 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/10 91 $9,575   1 $9,575   $9,575 7
2010/09/17 85 $12,828 +34% 2 $6,414   $22,403 14
2010/09/24 110 $3,533 -72% 1 $3,533   $25,936 21
2010/10/01 111 $3,174 -10% 3 $1,058   $29,110 28
2010/10/08 115 $1,873 -41% 3 $624   $30,975 35

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