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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)

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Domestic Box Office $62,684Details
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From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability - and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including ANIMAL HOUSE and NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION, launching dozens of huge careers on the way. Director Tirola tells the story of its rise and fall through fresh, candid interviews with its key staff, and illustrated with hundreds of outrageous images from the mag itself (along with never-seen interview footage from the magazine's prime). The film gives fans of the Lampoon a unique inside look at a magazine that dared to think what no one was thinking, but wished they had.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,801-11,900) 11,803 $62,684
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,201-16,300) 16,262 $62,684
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,547 $62,684

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 25th, 2015 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: September 25th, 2015 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: 1970s, 1980s, Magazine, Publishing Industry, Radio Industry, Movie Business, Rags to Riches, Riches to Rags, TV Industry, Writing and Writers, Narcotics, Addiction, Depression, Mental Illness, Accidental Death, 1960s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 4th Row Films, Passion Pictures, History Films, Sky Atlantic
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States


Judd Apatow    Himself
Kevin Bacon    Himself
Richard Belzer    Himself
Chevy Chase    Himself
Beverly D'Angelo    Herself
John Goodman    Himself
Christopher Guest    Himself
Al Jean    Himself
John Landis    Himself
Tim Matheson    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Douglas Tirola    Producer
Susan Bedusa    Producer
Mark Monroe    Screenwriter
Douglas Tirola    Screenwriter
Molly Thompson    Executive Producer
Dirk Hoogstra    Executive Producer
John Battsek    Executive Producer
Celia Taylor    Executive Producer
Danielle Rosen    Co-Producer
Joseph Krings    Editor
G. Jesse Martinez    Editor

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/09/25 81 $5,254   1 $5,254   $5,254 1
2015/10/02 81 $6,842 +30% 4 $1,711   $14,686 2
2015/10/09 62 $16,890 +147% 22 $768   $36,527 3
2015/10/16 76 $4,382 -74% 19 $231   $50,580 4
2015/10/23 72 $3,477 -21% 8 $435   $57,484 5
2015/10/30 87 $850 -76% 3 $283   $59,774 6
2015/11/06 104 $344 -60% 3 $115   $60,269 7
2015/11/13 101 $241 -30% 3 $80   $61,547 8
2015/11/20 95 $494 +105% 3 $165   $62,684 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/09/25 83 $7,844   1 $7,844   $7,844 1
2015/10/02 81 $11,793 +50% 4 $2,948   $19,637 2
2015/10/09 56 $26,561 +125% 22 $1,207   $46,198 3
2015/10/16 82 $7,809 -71% 19 $411   $54,007 4
2015/10/23 78 $4,917 -37% 8 $615   $58,924 5
2015/10/30 103 $1,001 -80% 3 $334   $59,925 6
2015/11/06 101 $1,381 +38% 4 $345   $61,306 7
2015/11/13 104 $884 -36% 5 $177   $62,190 8
2015/11/20 100 $470 -47% 3 $157   $62,660 9

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