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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,200,046Details
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Synopsis

A documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. Having released five gold and platinum selling albums within eight years, A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history, and regarded as iconic pioneers of hip hop. The band's sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group's innovative musical stylings never seems to diminish. A hard-core fan himself, Rapaport sets out on tour with A Tribe Called Quest in 2008, when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country, almost ten years after the release of their last album, The Love Movement.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,601-7,700) 7,682 $1,200,046
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,295 $1,200,046
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,437 $1,200,046
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,571 $1,200,046
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,007 $1,200,046

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 8th, 2011 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: October 18th, 2011 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2171, 5/11/2011)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Hip Hop and Rap, Musicians, Directing Yourself, Music Industry
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Rival Pictures, State Street Pictures, Om Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Top 2011 Theater Average 30 $27,996 Jul 8, 2011 3

Cast

Q-Tip    Himself
Phife Dawg    Himself
Ali Shaheed Muhammad    Himself
Jarobi White    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Edward Parks
Producer    Frank Mele
Producer    Michael Rapaport
Producer    Eric Matthies
Producer    Robert Benavides
Producer    Debra Koffler

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January 22nd, 2012

Producers Guild of America handed out the winners tonight and instead of solidifying Oscar prospects, they might have opened things up a bit more. At least in my mind there are more questions than answers after tonight. So what nominees took home the awards? More...

Awards Season: PGAs Build Consensus

January 4th, 2012

The nominees for this year's Producers Guild of America were announced and there were not a lot of surprises. For instance, nine of the ten nominees for Theatrical Motion Pictures also earned Golden Globe Nominations for either Best Drama or Best Musical / Comedy. Four of the five Animated films also did the same. It does make the Awards Season picture a lot clearer going forward, but it makes coming up with something to say much harder. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 18th, 2011

October 18th, 2011

It should be a relatively good week in terms of DVD and Blu-ray sales with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides leading the way. However, it's not a particularly deep week in terms of home market releases. Nor is it really strong when it comes to contenders for Pick of the Week. Degrassi: Season Ten is in competition, but in the end I went with Robotech: The Complete Series. More...

Per Theater Chart: Senna Races to the Top

August 16th, 2011

Senna easily won the race to the top of the per theater chart with an average of $36,749 in two theaters. The next best was way back, as CornerStore earned $12,743 in its lone theater. The only other film in the $10,000 club was The Help at $10,278. More...

Per Theater Chart: Life at the Top

July 12th, 2011

Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest opened in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $27,996 in four theaters, which was the best per theater average in more than a month. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness was relatively close behind with $20,247 in its lone theater. Transformers: Dark of the Moon was the only holdover to reach $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $11,469. More...

Weekend Estimates: Transformers Unbeaten by Zookeeper, Horrible Bosses

July 10th, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon became the highest-grossing movie of the year so far, according to Paramount's Sunday estimate. Its total gross of $261 million is a comfortable $11 million ahead of The Hangover 2, which itself passed $250 million this weekend. While it couldn't come close to topping the chart, Horrible Bosses had a good weekend, earning a shade over $28 million and beating Zookeeper for 2nd place. The Kevin James comedy, meanwhile, posted a decent $21 million. More...

Project: Limited Release

July 8th, 2011

After a few weeks of very impressive performances on the limited release front earlier in the summer, there hasn't been as much success lately. It is unlikely this week will produce a major hit, but there are a couple documentaries that deserve to be seen. Project Nim and Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest are both earning Oscar-worthy reviews and I wouldn't be shocked if one or both are on the short-list at the end of the year. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/07/08 31 $111,982   4 $27,996   $111,982 1
2011/07/15 30 $137,747 +23% 22 $6,261   $294,270 2
2011/07/22 33 $145,256 +5% 54 $2,690   $595,728 3
2011/07/29 35 $117,549 -19% 43 $2,734   $791,600 4
2011/08/05 44 $77,477 -34% 38 $2,039   $941,286 5
2011/08/12 50 $55,356 -29% 35 $1,582   $1,039,442 6
2011/08/19 62 $29,304 -47% 34 $862   $1,101,399 7
2011/08/26 75 $7,785 -73% 10 $779   $1,127,448 8
2011/09/02 87 $7,698 -1% 9 $855   $1,141,655 9
2011/09/09 86 $7,329 -5% 16 $458   $1,154,503 10
2011/09/16 77 $9,657 +32% 20 $483   $1,170,397 11
2011/09/23 95 $4,646 -52% 12 $387   $1,182,335 12
2011/09/30 113 $774 -83% 4 $194   $1,190,369 13
2011/10/07 117 $810 +5% 2 $405   $1,192,106 14
2011/10/14 119 $896 +11% 4 $224   $1,193,212 15
2011/10/21 132 $292 -67% 4 $73   $1,195,168 16
2011/10/28 113 $630 +116% 2 $315   $1,197,553 17
2011/11/04 111 $680 +8% 3 $227   $1,199,236 18
2011/11/11 108 $430 -37% 2 $215   $1,200,046 19

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/05 82 $2,390   9 $266   $1,144,045 60

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/07/08 33 $156,523   4 $39,131   $156,523 1
2011/07/15 30 $293,949 +88% 22 $13,361   $450,472 2
2011/07/22 35 $223,579 -24% 54 $4,140   $674,051 3
2011/07/29 35 $189,758 -15% 43 $4,413   $863,809 4
2011/08/05 44 $120,277 -37% 38 $3,165   $984,086 5
2011/08/12 48 $88,009 -27% 35 $2,515   $1,072,095 6
2011/08/19 58 $47,568 -46% 34 $1,399   $1,119,663 7
2011/08/26 75 $14,294 -70% 10 $1,429   $1,133,957 8
2011/09/02 83 $13,217 -8% 9 $1,469   $1,147,174 9
2011/09/09 81 $13,566 +3% 16 $848   $1,160,740 10
2011/09/16 74 $16,949 +25% 20 $847   $1,177,689 11
2011/09/23 76 $11,906 -30% 12 $992   $1,189,595 12
2011/09/30 110 $1,701 -86% 4 $425   $1,191,296 13
2011/10/07 114 $1,020 -40% 2 $510   $1,192,316 14
2011/10/14 107 $2,560 +151% 4 $640   $1,194,876 15
2011/10/21 102 $2,047 -20% 4 $512   $1,196,923 16
2011/10/28 104 $1,633 -20% 2 $817   $1,198,556 17
2011/11/04 109 $1,060 -35% 3 $353   $1,199,616 18

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