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De Palma (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $165,237Details
International Box Office $2,805Details
Worldwide Box Office $168,042
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One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma’s career started in the 60s and has included such acclaimed and diverse films as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito’s Way, and Mission: Impossible. In this lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary, directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage in a personal and candid discussion with De Palma, exploring not only his life and work but also his singular approach to the craft of filmmaking and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business, from his early days as the bad boy of New Hollywood to his more recent years as a respected veteran of the field. In the end, what emerges is a funny, honest, and incisive portrait of a truly one-of-a-kind artist, and an exhilarating behind-the-scenes look at the last 50 years of the film industry through the eyes of someone who has truly seen it all.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 10th, 2016 (Limited) by A24
International Releases: September 23rd, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: September 13th, 2016 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violent images, graphic nudity, sexual content and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2405 (Cert #50190), 12/23/2015)
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Keywords: Screenwriters, Movie Maker, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Empire Ward Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Brian De Palma    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Noah Baumbach    Producer
Jake Paltrow    Producer
Scott Rudin    Executive Producer
Eli Bush    Executive Producer
Lauren Minnerath    Editor
Matthew Mayer    Editor
Paul Hsu    Sound Designer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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June 15th, 2016


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June 12th, 2016

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June 10th, 2016

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/10 42 $30,355   3 $10,118   $30,355 1
2016/06/17 35 $35,794 +18% 19 $1,884   $79,555 2
2016/06/24 49 $15,981 -55% 19 $841   $121,639 3
2016/07/01 62 $5,010 -69% 15 $334   $139,431 4
2016/07/08 74 $2,827 -44% 11 $257   $146,297 5
2016/07/15 69 $3,978 +41% 13 $306   $154,456 6
2016/07/22 80 $1,587 -60% 2 $794   $160,919 7
2016/07/29 84 $1,078 -32% 4 $270   $163,359 8

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/10 - $11,252   3 $3,751   $11,252 1
2016/06/11 - $10,891 -3% 3 $3,630   $22,143 2
2016/06/12 - $8,212 -25% 3 $2,737   $30,355 3

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/10 44 $43,761   3 $14,587   $43,761 1
2016/06/17 35 $61,897 +41% 19 $3,258   $105,658 2
2016/06/24 49 $28,763 -54% 19 $1,514   $134,421 3
2016/07/01 67 $9,049 -69% 15 $603   $143,470 4
2016/07/08 73 $7,008 -23% 11 $637   $150,478 5
2016/07/15 71 $8,854 +26% 13 $681   $159,332 6
2016/07/22 93 $2,949 -67% 2 $1,475   $162,281 7
2016/07/29 87 $2,956 n/c 4 $739   $165,237 8

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 9/23/2016 $2,805 4 4 4 $2,805 9/28/2016
International Total$2,805 9/28/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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