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Born to Be Blue (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $755,153Details
International Box Office $699,104Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,454,257
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $308,534 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $308,534
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 4th, 2016 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: June 3rd, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
July 29th, 2016 (Wide), released as Born to be Blue (United Kingdom)
Video Release: July 26th, 2016 by IFC Video
MPAA Rating: R for drug use, language, some sexuality and brief violence.
(Rating bulletin 2416 (Cert #50348), 3/16/2016)
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: 1960s, Musicians, 1980s, Jazz, Romance, Character POV shot, Hitchhiker, California, Narcotics, Non-Chronological, Nightclub, Addiction, Epilogue
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: New Real Films, Lumanity, Black Hangar Studio, Productivity Media, K5 International, Telefilm Canada, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Entertainment One
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Theater Average 4th Weekend 65 $15,395 Mar 25, 2016 24
Top 2016 Theater Average 76 $15,395 Mar 25, 2016 24

Leading Cast

   Chet Baker

Supporting Cast

Carmen Ejogo    Elaine/Jane
Callum Keith Rennie    Dick Bock
Tony Nappo    Officer Reid
Dan Lett    Danny Friedman
Janet Laine Green    Vera Baker
Stephen McHattie    Chesney Baker Sr.
Kedar Brown    Miles Davis
Kevin Hanchard    Dizzy Gilespie
Tony Nardi    Nicholas

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Robert Budreau    Screenwriter
Robert Budreau    Producer
Jennifer Jonas    Producer
Leonard Farlinger    Producer
Jake Seal    Producer
William Santor    Executive Producer
John Hills    Executive Producer
Andrew Chang-Sang    Executive Producer
Adam Moryto    Executive Producer
Gurpreet Chandhoke    Executive Producer
Stefan Jacobs    Executive Producer
Terry Bird    Executive Producer
Mark Slone    Executive Producer
Patrick Roy    Executive Producer
Christina Kubacki    Executive Producer
Steve Cosens    Director of Photography
David Freeman    Editor
David Braid    Original Score and Jazz Arrangement by
Todor Kobakov    Score Composer
Steve London    Score Composer
Aidan Leroux    Production Designer
Anne Dixon    Costume Designer
Nancy Klopper    Casting Director
Jason Knight    Casting Director
John Buchan    Casting Director
David Hayman    Music Supervisor

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March 30th, 2016

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March 27th, 2016

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Limited and VOD Releases: Feeling Blue

March 25th, 2016

Born to Be Blue

It is a relatively good week for limited releases with a few films earning stunning reviews. This includes Born to be Blue, which I think has the best shot at mainstream success. April and the Extraordinary World and Mia madre also have a chance at doing well in limited release. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/03/04 66 $14,069   23 $612   $14,069 1
2016/03/11 59 $22,879 +63% 2 $11,440   $40,386 2
2016/03/18 63 $18,799 -18% 9 $2,089   $69,734 3
2016/03/25 45 $46,184 +146% 3 $15,395   $191,311 4
2016/04/01 62 $15,041 -67% 13 $1,157   $152,288 5
2016/04/15 75 $3,312   79 $42   $410,423 7
2016/04/22 37 $51,655 +1,460% 74 $698   $594,205 8
2016/04/29 47 $30,622 -41% 45 $680   $662,587 9
2016/05/06 49 $21,911 -28% 31 $707   $699,806 10
2016/05/13 56 $13,028 -41% 17 $766   $729,948 11
2016/05/20 78 $3,356 -74% 14 $240   $744,426 12
2016/05/27 60 $4,214 +26% 7 $602   $748,640 13
2016/06/03 73 $1,835 -56% 5 $367   $753,486 14

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/03/04 66 $17,507   23 $761   $17,507 1
2016/03/11 60 $33,428 +91% 2 $16,714   $50,935 2
2016/03/18 63 $26,015 -22% 9 $2,891   $76,950 3
2016/03/25 46 $68,177 +162% 12 $5,681   $145,127 4
2016/04/01 35 $115,083 +69% 13 $8,853   $260,210 5
2016/04/08 31 $146,901 +28% 45 $3,264   $407,111 6
2016/04/15 28 $135,439 -8% 79 $1,714   $542,550 7
2016/04/22 34 $89,415 -34% 72 $1,242   $631,965 8
2016/04/29 48 $45,930 -49% 44 $1,044   $677,895 9
2016/05/06 51 $38,025 -17% 32 $1,188   $715,920 10
2016/05/13 54 $24,150 -36% 16 $1,509   $741,070 11
2016/05/20 86 $3,356 -86% 14 $240   $744,426 12
2016/05/27 68 $7,225 +115% 7 $1,032   $751,651 13
2016/06/03 76 $3,502 -52% 5 $700   $755,153 14

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 6/3/2016 $6,213 8 147 374 $645,597 8/18/2016
United Kingdom 7/29/2016 $10,632 4 10 35 $53,507 9/7/2016
 
International Total$699,104 9/7/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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