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Entertainment (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,506Details
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Synopsis

A broken, aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters.

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 13th, 2015 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: November 13th, 2015 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, crude sexual material, a disturbing image and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2378, 6/17/2015)
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Stand-Up Comedy, Desert
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Jagjaguwar, Nomadic Independence Pictures, Made Bed Productions, Arts+Labor, Autumn Productions, Epic Pictures Group, Complex Corporation, Magnolia Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   The Comedian

Supporting Cast

John C. Reilly    Cousin John
Tye Sheridan    Eddie the Opener
Amy Seimetz    Woman in Bar
Lotte Verbeek    The Chromotherapist
Michael Cera    Tommy
Mike Hickey    The Heckler
Annabella Lwin    Airplane Tour Guide
Lawrence Michael Levine    Heckler Voice
Craig Holland    Oil Field Tour Guide

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Rick Alverson    Screenwriter
Gregg Turkington    Screenwriter
Tim Heidecker    Screenwriter
Ryan Zacarias    Producer
Ryan Lough    Producer
George Rush    Producer
Brooke Bernard    Producer
Patrick Hibler    Producer
Alex Lipschultz    Producer
Lorenzo Hagerman    Director of Photography
Michael Taylor    Editor
Bart Mangrum    Production Designer
Gene Park    Sound Designer
Bobby Donne    Composer
Chris Swanson    Music Supervisor
Sig De Miguel    Casting Director
Stephen Vincent    Casting Director
Elizabeth Warn    Costume Designer

Per Theater Chart: James Can't Take the Spotlight

November 17th, 2015

James White

There was only one new release in the $10,000 club and it had to settle for third place on the per theater chart. This left Spotlight in first place with an average of $22,561 in 60 theaters. This is a great result for a film expanding from five to 60 theaters. Brooklyn also expanded, going from five theaters to 23 theaters, while its per theater average remained strong with an average of $20,868. James White was the only new release in the $10,000 club debuting with $12,007 in its lone theater. More...

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November 11th, 2015

Man Up

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/11/13 71 $5,132   2 $2,566   $5,132 1
2015/11/20 61 $10,650 +108% 8 $1,331   $19,945 2
2015/11/27 75 $1,018 -90% 3 $339   $23,461 3
2015/12/04 68 $4,001 +293% 9 $445   $28,530 4
2015/12/11 71 $2,014 -50% 7 $288   $31,744 5
2015/12/18 55 $6,919 +244% 3 $2,306   $39,460 6
2015/12/25 68 $104 -98% 1 $104   $39,800 7
2016/01/01 79 $64 -38% 1 $64   $39,864 8
2016/01/08 67 $4,280 +6,588% 1 $4,280   $44,242 9
2016/01/15 55 $6,684 +56% 3 $2,228   $55,506 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/11/13 74 $7,800   2 $3,900   $7,800 1
2015/11/20 65 $14,643 +88% 8 $1,830   $22,443 2
2015/11/27 79 $2,086 -86% 4 $522   $24,529 3
2015/12/04 72 $5,201 +149% 9 $578   $29,730 4
2015/12/11 73 $2,811 -46% 7 $402   $32,541 5
2015/12/18 55 $7,155 +155% 3 $2,385   $39,696 6
2015/12/25 78 $104 -99% 1 $104   $39,800 7
2016/01/01 83 $162 +56% 2 $81   $39,962 8
2016/01/08 62 $8,860 +5,369% 1 $8,860   $48,822 9
2016/01/15 61 $6,684 -25% 3 $2,228   $55,506 10

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