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Bang! The Bert Berns Story (2017)

Bang! The Bert Berns Story
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,300Details
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Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of. His hits include “Twist and Shout”, “Hang On Sloopy”, “Here Comes The Night” and “Piece Of My Heart.” He helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made. Filmmaker Brett Berns brings his late father's story to the screen through interviews with those who knew him best and rare performance footage.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,901-12,000) 11,901 $59,300
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,401-16,500) 16,401 $59,300
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,629 $59,300

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 26th, 2017 (Limited) by Abramorama Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Rock 'n' Roll, Musicians, 1960s, Archive Footage, Rockumentary
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Abramorama, HTCN
Production Countries: Ireland,
United Kingdom,
United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Bert Berns    Himself


Paul McCartney    Himself
Van Morrison    Himself
Solomon Burke    Himself
Keith Richards    Himself
Ben E. King    Himself
Wilson Pickett    Himself
Ronald Isley    Himself
Cissy Houston    Herself
Brenda Reid    Herself
Betty Harris    Herself
Mike Stoller    Himself
Doug Morris    Himself
Jeff Barry    Himself
Ellie Greenwich    Herself
Andrew Loog Oldham    Himself
Carmine “Wassel” DeNoia*    Himself
Ilene Berns    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Michael B. Borofsky    Producer
Sidney Ganis    Executive Producer
Brooks Arthur    Producer
Leo Feroleto    Producer
Araby Patch    Producer
Christina Keating    Producer
Michael Perlman    Producer
Cassandra Berns    Producer
Aaron Medick    Director of Photography
Gilbert Gil    Director of Photography
Bob Sarles    Editor
Christina Keating    Story Editor
Barry Goldberg    Composer
Joel Selvin    Animation Director
Craig Spirko    Second Unit Director
Betsy Hammer    Associate Producer
James Warren    Associate Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/28 70 $3,923   1 $3,923   $8,571 1
2017/05/05 68 $5,258 +34% 2 $2,629   $16,725 2
2017/05/12 72 $4,617 -12% 4 $1,154   $24,277 3
2017/05/19 - $4,660 +1% 2 $2,330   $31,767 4
2017/05/26 65 $5,628 +21% 3 $1,876   $39,585 5
2017/06/02 68 $3,182 -43% 4 $796   $55,152 6
2017/06/09 76 $1,243 -61% 2 $622   $59,300 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/28 69 $6,715   1 $6,715   $11,467 2
2017/05/05 65 $8,192 +22% 2 $4,096   $19,659 3
2017/05/12 72 $7,437 -9% 4 $1,859   $27,096 4
2017/05/19 65 $6,749 -9% 2 $3,375   $33,856 5
2017/05/26 52 $18,114 +168% 5 $3,623   $51,970 6
2017/06/02 68 $6,087 -66% 4 $1,522   $58,057 7

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