Jon is a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins a maverick pop band led by the enigmatic Frank—a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head—and his terrifying sidekick Clara. It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.
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||August 15th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures|
||October 17th, 2014 (Wide) (Portugal)
August 27th, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
September 4th, 2015 (Wide) (Austria)
October 31st, 2017 (Wide) (South Korea)
||December 9th, 2014 by Magnolia Home Entertainment|
||R for language and some sexual content.|
(Rating bulletin 2330, 7/9/2014)
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||Musicians, Music Industry, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration, Mental Illness, Depression, Suicide Attempt, Suicide, Songwriter, Inspired by a True Story|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
||Element Pictures, Runaway Fridge, Film 4, BFI, Protagonist Pictures, Irish Film Board|
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December 9th, 2014
It is a very shallow week on the home market. Granted, Guardians of the Galaxy is coming out this week on DVD or 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack and it would be a clear contender for Pick of the Week even on the busiest of week. However, after that, there is a sharp decline in quality. Calvary and Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead are two very different movies, but both are contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end, I went with Guardians of the Galaxy as the Pick of the Week.
December 8th, 2014
Frank is a film that is very much an art house film. It earned incredible reviews and earned a spot in the $10,000 club during its opening weekend. However, when it tried to expand, it went nowhere. Is it truly limited to art house aficionados? Or will a wider audience appreciate it on the home market?
August 19th, 2014
The Trip to Italy led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $26,841 in three theaters during its opening weekend. The Admiral: Roaring Currents earned an average of $17,517 in 30 theaters during its second weekend of release. By this time next week, it will be at over $1 million in total. Frank was the final member of the $10,000 club with an opening of $16,056 in its lone theater.
August 17th, 2014
Three lackluster debuts have allowed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy to keep the top two spots at the box office this weekend. Turtles will be down a fairly modest 57% in its second weekend for $28.4 million, and $117.6 million in total after two weekends. Guardians will be down 41% in its third weekend for a total of $222 million, and will remain on track to become the highest-grossing film of the Summer. Things look much less pretty for the openers.
August 15th, 2014
As the summer blockbuster season ends, there are a few limited releases that are actually fairly strong. Perhaps they are hoping to take advantage of the lull in blockbusters, or perhaps they are hoping to get a jump on Awards Season. Regardless why they picked this weekend to open, Abuse of Weakness, Frank, and The Trip to Italy all have a chance to thrive in the art house circuit.
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