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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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,805 $1,294 Feb 4, 2011 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,746 $1,294 Feb 4, 2011 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 580 $1,294 Feb 4, 2011 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,512 $493 Jan 28, 2011 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,151 $493 Jan 28, 2011 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,140 $247 Jan 28, 2011 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,036 $5,298 Jan 21, 2011 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,517 $5,298 Jan 21, 2011 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 749 $1,325 Jan 21, 2011 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,957 $2,057 Jan 14, 2011 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,123 $2,057 Jan 14, 2011 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,205 $1,029 Jan 14, 2011 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,899 $398 Jan 7, 2011 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,742 $398 Jan 7, 2011 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,471 $398 Jan 7, 2011 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 6,586 $185 Dec 31, 2010 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 3,096 $185 Dec 31, 2010 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 3,046 $185 Dec 31, 2010 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 7,096 $226 Dec 24, 2010 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 3,314 $226 Dec 24, 2010 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 3,244 $226 Dec 24, 2010 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 7,236 $1,229 Dec 17, 2010 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,222 $1,229 Dec 17, 2010 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,948 $615 Dec 17, 2010 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 8,249 $476 Dec 10, 2010 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,927 $476 Dec 10, 2010 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,615 $476 Dec 10, 2010 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,556 $1,932 Dec 3, 2010 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,993 $1,932 Dec 3, 2010 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,451 $966 Dec 3, 2010 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,907 $5,220 Nov 26, 2010 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,133 $5,220 Nov 26, 2010 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,654 $2,610 Nov 26, 2010 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,007 $6,510 Nov 19, 2010 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,056 $6,510 Nov 19, 2010 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,403 $6,510 Nov 19, 2010 3
Theater Average Limited Release 4,455 $6,510 Nov 19, 2010 3
Top 2010 Theater Average Limited Release 213 $6,510 Nov 19, 2010 3
Never Wide Domestic 5,585 $46,380 Nov 17, 2010 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,046 $46,380 Nov 17, 2010 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 3,224 3 Nov 17, 2010 0

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...

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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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