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American: The Bill Hicks Story (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $174,796Details
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Synopsis

If you ask today’s top comedians who their influences were, you’ll find the same names popping up repeatedly. Lenny Bruce, Don Rickles, Richard Pryor… and Bill Hicks. The legendary Texan outlaw comic was, and still is, an inspiration to millions. Bill’s rebellious and exhilarating comedy left no stone unturned, and his profound observations on America were a life-changing experience for many who saw him. The story of a son, a brother, and a friend, this film is told “in the round” by the family and peers who knew Hicks best, mixing in photographs that animate the scenes of his rollercoaster life with rare and previously unseen footage of his blistering comedy shows. It covers his precocious teenage years, his dark years of addiction, and goes all the way through his untimely death at 32.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,223 $174,796
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,501-13,600) 13,548 $174,796
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,320 $174,796

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 8th, 2011 (Limited) by Variance Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Performing Arts, Voiceover/Narration, Terminal Illness, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 2 Entertain, Halflife Films/Jackamo Television
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Cast

Bill Hicks    Himself
Kevin Booth    Himself
John Farneti    Himself
Lynn Hicks    Herself
Steve Hicks    Himself
Andy Huggins    Himself
David Johndrow    Himself
James Ladmirault    Himself
Dwight Slade    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Paul Thomas
Producer    Matt Harlock
Director   
Editor    Matt Harlock
Director   
Editor    Paul Thomas

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/04/08 83 $5,872   1 $5,872   $5,872 1
2011/04/15 67 $12,056 +105% 5 $2,411   $21,581 2
2011/04/22 66 $16,441 +36% 11 $1,495   $46,204 3
2011/04/29 70 $10,142 -38% 7 $1,449   $65,759 4
2011/05/06 92 $4,063 -60% 4 $1,016   $75,621 5
2011/05/13 112 $1,807 -56% 3 $602   $78,653 6
2011/05/20 108 $1,178 -35% 1 $1,178   $80,767 7
2011/05/27 100 $759 -36% 2 $380   $82,374 8
2011/06/03 83 $2,529 +233% 2 $1,265   $85,745 9
2011/06/10 92 $2,217 -12% 2 $1,109   $90,275 10
2011/12/16 95 $432   1 $432   $174,796 37

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/30 96 $41   2 $21   $82,415 53

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/04/08 82 $9,525   1 $9,525   $9,525 1
2011/04/15 67 $20,238 +112% 5 $4,048   $29,763 2
2011/04/22 62 $25,854 +28% 11 $2,350   $55,617 3
2011/04/29 71 $15,941 -38% 7 $2,277   $71,558 4
2011/05/06 94 $5,288 -67% 4 $1,322   $76,846 5
2011/05/13 111 $2,743 -48% 3 $914   $79,589 6
2011/05/20 116 $2,026 -26% 1 $2,026   $81,615 7
2011/05/27 101 $1,605 -21% 2 $803   $83,220 8
2011/06/03 83 $4,842 +202% 2 $2,421   $88,058 9
2011/06/10 97 $2,531 -48% 2 $1,266   $90,589 10
2011/06/24 117 $285   1 $285   $90,874 12
2011/12/16 90 $452   1 $452   $91,326 37
2012/01/13 93 $908   1 $908   $92,234 41

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