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Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (2016)

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $106,986Details
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Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, and George Furth’s much ballyhooed reverse chronology musical Merrily We Roll Along closed after just 16 performances in 1981 but gradually assumed legend status. A film that focuses on the original cast members, then and now, and the special place this experience holds in their memories.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,001-11,100) 11,083 $106,986
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,201-15,300) 15,277 $106,986
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,965 $106,986

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2016 (Limited) by Abramorama Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Theater Actor, Theater, 1980s, Archive Footage
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Atlas Media Group, Allright Productions
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Stephen Sondheim    Himself
Hal Prince*    Himself
Jason Alexander    Himself
Mandy Patinkin    Himself
Adam Guettel    Himself
Frank Rich    Himself
Tonya Pinkins    Herself
Jim Walton    Himself
Lonny Price    Himself
Ann Morrison    Herself

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Ted Schillinger    Screenwriter
Kitt Lavoie    Screenwriter
Lonny Price    Screenwriter
Bruce David Klein    Producer
Lonny Price    Producer
Kitt Lavoie    Producer
Ted Schillinger    Producer
Scott Rudin    Executive Producer
Eli Bush    Executive Producer

Theater Averages: Manchester is Something to Sea, Earns $64,125

November 23rd, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $64,125 in four theaters. That isn’t the best average we’ve seen this year, but it is fourth place for a 2016 release. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them earned first place on the overall chart and second place with $17,954 on this chart. Nocturnal Animals earned an average of $13,315 in 37 theaters. That’s an impressive average considering how wide it was playing. Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened earned an average of $11,745 in two theaters. Meanwhile, the re-release of Daughters of the Dust was the final film in the $10,000 club earning $10,842 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fantastic Beasts Makes Fantastic-ish $75 Million

November 20th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is doing everything Warner Bros. could have wished for this weekend, posting a lively $75 million opening in the US, hitting $143.3 million internationally for a global opening over $200 million, and getting a A CinemaScore that should give it positive word of mouth going into Thanksgiving. For a franchise reboot, that’s a lot of reasons to be happy, although its opening is well below the openings enjoyed by the original Harry Potter franchise. The worst of those, Chamber of Secrets, opened with $88 million over three days (Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince both technically had slower weekends than Chamber of Secrets, but both of them opened on Wednesday, and they still did over $75 million Friday–Sunday). More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases Need Some Animal Magnetism

November 18th, 2016

Girls und Panzer The FILM

There are few films on this week’s list, but most of them are earning good reviews. Two of them, Manchester by the Sea and Nocturnal Animals, are also earning Oscar buzz and I wouldn’t be surprised of both did very well on the per theater average chart. On the other hand, I’m interested in seeing Girls und Panzer The FILM. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/18 52 $23,490   2 $11,745   $23,490 1
2016/11/25 50 $17,358 -26% 3 $5,786   $52,654 2
2016/12/02 57 $8,086 -53% 3 $2,695   $70,890 3
2016/12/09 56 $6,982 -14% 5 $1,396   $82,646 4
2016/12/16 52 $5,606 -20% 7 $801   $93,050 5
2016/12/30 60 $1,820   2 $910   $102,233 7
2017/01/06 60 $1,038 -43% 4 $260   $104,005 8
2017/01/13 52 $2,581 +149% 2 $1,291   $106,986 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/18 55 $35,296   2 $17,648   $35,296 1
2016/11/25 51 $27,508 -22% 3 $9,169   $62,804 2
2016/12/02 60 $12,860 -53% 3 $4,287   $75,664 3
2016/12/09 57 $11,780 -8% 5 $2,356   $87,444 4
2016/12/16 56 $11,433 -3% 7 $1,633   $98,877 5
2016/12/23 74 $1,536 -87% 2 $768   $100,413 6
2016/12/30 63 $2,554 +66% 2 $1,277   $102,967 7
2017/01/06 55 $1,438 -44% 4 $360   $104,405 8

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