He was the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. But before all that, Chuck Wepner was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed overnight when, in 1975, he was chosen to take on The Greatest in a highly publicized title match. It’s the beginning of a wild through the exhilarating highs and humbling lows of sudden fame—but what happens when your fifteen minutes in the spotlight are up?
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|All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,401-9,500)
|All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,401-9,500)
|All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,601-12,700)
|All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700)
|All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 3,201-3,300)
|All Time International Box Office for R Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500)
|All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 3,601-3,700)
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||May 5th, 2017 (Limited) by IFC Films|
||June 8th, 2017 (Wide), released as The Bleeder (Netherlands)
July 14th, 2017 (Wide), released as The Bleeder (Portugal)
||August 15th, 2017 by Paramount Home Video|
||R for language throughout, drug use, sexuality/nudity and some bloody images.|
(Rating bulletin 2433 (Cert #50550), 7/13/2016)
||vs. Rocky V|
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||Boxing, Romance, New Jersey, Screenplay Written By the Star, 1970s, Movie Business, Screenwriters, Inspired by a True Story|
|Source:||Based on Real Life Events|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
||Campbell Grobman Films, Tollin Productions|
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August 16th, 2017
Alien: Covenant is the biggest release on this week’s list, but the franchise is off its peak and has been for a long time. As for Pick of the Week contenders, there are not a lot of them. If I were to stretch the definition, Food Wars: Season One is great, if you are into that subgenre of Anime. Descendants 2 is arguably better than the original, but the DVD isn’t going to really appeal to those outside the target audience. That leaves The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 50th Anniversary Blu-ray as the clear winner for Pick of the Week.
May 10th, 2017
Not only did Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 earn first place on the weekend box office chart, it was also the top film on the theater average chart earning an average of $33,704. This is the fourth best result of the year so far, second best for a wide release. (Beauty and the Beast is still the best of the year with an average of $41,508.) Second place went to the re-release of Stalker with $20,540 in its lone theater. The Lovers was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $16,572 in four theaters.
May 7th, 2017
It’s the first weekend in May, and that means it’s time for another installment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Two years ago Avengers: Age of Ultron blasted out the gates with $191 million. Last year, Captain America: Civil War debuted with $179 million. And now, this weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will launch with a shade over $145 million, according to Disney’s Sunday morning estimate. The steady decline in opening numbers for those three films raises a few questions about the long-term future of the franchise, but there is no universe in which $145 million isn’t a great performance.
May 5th, 2017
It is one of those weeks where it is hard to find a film with high box office potential. Last Men in Aleppo is the best movie, but as a documentary, it likely won’t expand significantly. Chuck has a great cast, but it’s reviews are merely good. Maybe The Lovers will do the best.
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