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Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $116,476Details
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Born in South East London the same week the Nazis began bombing, Ginger Baker’s first memory was running after a train that carried his father off to death in WWII. From his music to his life, at the expense of family and fortune, Ginger would never be left behind on the tracks again. Though best known for his work with Eric Clapton in Cream and Blind Faith, the world’s greatest drummer did not hit his stride until years later in 1972 when he drove the first Range Rover ever produced from London to Nigeria in pursuit of the African rhythms and musical icon, Fela Kuti. There he found his Mecca of drumming, introducing the African beat and “world music” to the West, years before any other musicians in the field. Unfortunately, Ginger’s African glory days were short-lived as he found himself looking down the barrel of a Nigerian officer’s machine gun. Signaling his departure from the continent and the loss of his fortune, Ginger returned to England where a pattern of divorces, self-destruction, and countless groundbreaking musical works continue on to Italy, California, Colorado, and current day South Africa where he lives inside a fortified compound with his 29-year-old internet bride and 39 polo ponies.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,901-11,000) 10,948 $116,476
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,001-15,100) 15,072 $116,476
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,858 $116,476

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 30th, 2012 (Limited) by SnagFilms
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Musicians, Rock 'n' Roll, Addiction
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Insurgent Media, Pugilist at Rest
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Ginger Baker    Himself


Eric Clapton    Himself
Steve Winwood    Himself
Charlie Watts    Himself
Mickey Hart    Himself
Carlos Santana    Himself
Max Weinberg    Himself
Chad Smith    Himself
Femi Kuti    Himself
Neal Peart    Himself
Simon Kirks    Himself
Marky Ramone    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Jay Bulger    Screenwriter
Andrew S. Karsch    Producer
Fisher Stevens    Producer
Julie Goldman    Executive Producer
David Bell    Animation Director
Joe Scarpulla    Animation Art Director
Joe Scarpulla    Animator
Eric Robbins    Director of Photography
Abhay Sofsky    Editor

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/11/30 62 $12,195   1 $12,195   $12,195 1
2012/12/07 68 $10,349 -15% 1 $10,349   $36,548 2
2012/12/14 70 $4,414 -57% 1 $4,414   $45,252 3
2012/12/21 74 $822 -81% 1 $822   $50,750 4
2012/12/28 61 $608 -26% 1 $608   $52,467 5
2013/01/04 89 $284 -53% 1 $284   $53,371 6
2013/01/25 53 $25,798   15 $1,720   $79,706 9
2013/02/01 69 $7,001 -73% 7 $1,000   $100,140 10
2013/02/08 71 $2,935 -58% 3 $978   $106,914 11
2013/02/15 88 $661 -77% 2 $331   $109,406 12
2013/02/22 78 $2,445 +270% 1 $2,445   $112,248 13
2013/03/01 88 $1,742 -29% 1 $1,742   $114,271 14
2013/03/08 93 $924 -47% 1 $924   $116,476 15

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/11/30 62 $21,446   1 $21,446   $21,446 1
2012/12/07 72 $16,239 -24% 1 $16,239   $40,838 2
2012/12/14 74 $7,386 -55% 1 $7,386   $49,928 3
2012/12/21 64 $1,931 -74% 1 $1,931   $51,859 4
2012/12/28 71 $1,228 -36% 1 $1,228   $53,087 5
2013/01/04 89 $821 -33% 1 $821   $53,908 6
2013/01/25 54 $39,231   15 $2,615   $93,139 9
2013/02/01 65 $10,840 -72% 7 $1,549   $103,979 10
2013/02/08 75 $4,766 -56% 3 $1,589   $108,745 11
2013/02/15 79 $2,445 -49% 2 $1,223   $111,190 12
2013/02/22 84 $2,726 +11% 2 $1,363   $112,529 13
2013/03/01 86 $3,023 +11% 1 $3,023   $115,552 14
2013/03/08 92 $924 -69% 1 $924   $116,476 15

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