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Breaking a Monster (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,212Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $5,686 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $5,686
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  8. Trailer


The three members of band Unlocking the Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing a blend of heavy metal and speed punk in Times Square—often drawing substantial crowds. They take on a manager: a 70-year-old industry veteran. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a 1.8 million dollar record deal and a precarious initiation into the music industry. Anything feels possible, and in some moments the band can almost feel the eyes of the world gazing upon them. The boys are coming of age, not only as they make the leap to being professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and take their first steps into the complexities of adulthood. The accelerated breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,101-15,200) 15,103 $4,212
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,501-20,600) 20,585 $4,212
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,201-7,300) 7,204 $4,212

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 24th, 2016 (Limited) by Abramorama Films
Video Release: October 11th, 2016 by RLJ
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Music Industry, Coming of Age, Rock 'n' Roll
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Abramorama, Black Label Media, SeeThink Films
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Malcolm Brickhouse    Himself/Vocals/Guitar
Alec Atkins    Himself/Bass
Jarad Dawkins    Himself/Drums

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Production and Technical Credits

Tom Davis    Producer
Molly Smith    Producer
Thad Luckinbill    Producer
Trent Luckinbill    Producer
J. Axel Holl    Executive Producer
Andrew Neel    Executive Producer
Alan Sacks    Executive Producer
Ellen H. Schwartz    Executive Producer
Luke Meyer    Screenwriter
Brad Turner    Screenwriter
Brad Turner    Editor
Ethan Palmer    Cinematographer
Hillary Spera    Cinematographer
Unlocking the Truth*    Composer
Unlocking the Truth*    Composer
Unlocking the Truth*    Composer

Home Market Releases for October 11th, 2016

October 11th, 2016


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June 24th, 2016

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/24 83 $1,302   1 $1,302   $1,302 1
2016/07/01 77 $998 -23% 1 $998   $3,088 2
2016/07/15 91 $500   1 $500   $4,212 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/24 93 $2,090   1 $2,090   $2,090 1
2016/07/01 96 $1,622 -22% 1 $1,622   $3,712 2

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