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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $46,380Details
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Synopsis

This documentary film investigates the life of legendary beat author William S. Burroughs. Born the heir of the Burroughs’ adding machine estate, he struggled throughout life with addictions, control systems and self. He was forced to deal with the tragedy of killing his wife and the repercussions of neglecting his son. His novel, Naked Lunch, was one of the last books to be banned by the U.S. Government.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
87% - Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 17th, 2010 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Writing and Writers, Biography, Addiction, Narcotics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Yonilizer Prods, BulletProof Film
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,780 $1,294 Feb 4, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,486 $493 Jan 28, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,013 $5,298 Jan 21, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,916 $2,057 Jan 14, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,848 $398 Jan 7, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,540 $185 Dec 31, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,041 $226 Dec 24, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,179 $1,229 Dec 17, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,188 $476 Dec 10, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,494 $1,932 Dec 3, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,839 $5,220 Nov 26, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,941 $6,510 Nov 19, 2010 3

Cast

William S. Burroughs    Himself
Allen Ginsberg    Himself
Regina Weinreich    Herself
Patti Smith    Herself
Amiri Baraka    Herself
John Waters    Himself
Peter Weller    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Yony Leyser
Co-Producer    Carmine Cervi
Co-Producer    Ilko Davidov
Director   
Screenwriter    Yony Leyser

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 15th, 2011

February 14th, 2011

It's another really slow week for DVD / Blu-ray releases with a total of one first run release of note. There are a few other smaller releases, as well as catalog titles, etc., The biggest release of the week is also arguably the best, Unstoppable on Blu-ray. And while the release date is bizarre, Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol on Blu-ray is also worth picking up. Also of note is Despicable Me, which came out a couple months ago, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack just arrived last week. More...

Harry Potter Tops Another Chart

November 23rd, 2010

The overall box office leader, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, also led the way on the per theater chart, pulling in an average of $30,307 in more than 4000 theaters. Last week's winner, Tiny Furniture, was a distant second place, with $16,384 in one theater. Made in Dagenham opened with a disappointing average of $12,521 in three theaters. This should be enough to expand somewhat, but its chances of earning a significant measure of mainstream success took a hit over the weekend. White Material was right behind with an average of $11,538, also in three theaters. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/11/19 69 $6,510   1 $6,510   $10,612 3
2010/11/26 76 $5,220 -20% 2 $2,610   $20,635 10
2010/12/03 94 $1,932 -63% 2 $966   $25,969 17
2010/12/10 109 $476 -75% 1 $476   $28,000 24
2010/12/17 88 $1,229 +158% 2 $615   $30,248 31
2010/12/24 89 $226 -82% 1 $226   $31,389 38
2010/12/31 98 $185 -18% 1 $185   $32,608 45
2011/01/07 91 $398 +115% 1 $398   $33,290 52
2011/01/14 85 $2,057 +417% 2 $1,029   $36,374 59
2011/01/21 67 $5,298 +158% 4 $1,325   $42,436 66
2011/01/28 97 $493 -91% 2 $247   $45,016 73
2011/02/04 89 $1,294 +162% 1 $1,294   $46,380 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/11/12 91 $4,102   1 $4,102   $4,102 0
2010/11/19 72 $11,313 +176% 1 $11,313   $15,415 7
2010/11/26 76 $8,622 -24% 2 $4,311   $24,037 14
2010/12/03 88 $3,495 -59% 2 $1,748   $27,532 21
2010/12/10 103 $1,487 -57% 1 $1,487   $29,019 28
2010/12/17 92 $2,144 +44% 2 $1,072   $31,163 35
2010/12/24 90 $1,260 -41% 2 $630   $32,423 42
2010/12/31 98 $469 -63% 1 $469   $32,892 49
2011/01/07 86 $1,425 +204% 1 $1,425   $34,317 56
2011/01/14 90 $2,848 +100% 2 $1,424   $37,165 63
2011/01/21 71 $7,358 +158% 4 $1,840   $44,523 70
2011/01/28 97 $563 -92% 2 $282   $45,086 77
2011/02/04 97 $1,294 +130% 1 $1,294   $46,380 84

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