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Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016)

Harry Benson: Shoot First
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,092Details
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Charts the illustrious career of the renowned photographer who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles, having been assigned to cover their inaugural trip to the United States in 1964. With unprecedented “behind the scenes” access, Benson captured some of the most vibrant and intimate portraits ever taken of the most popular band in history. His extensive portfolio includes iconic images of Winston Churchill, Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali, Greta Garbo, Michael Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, and his work has appeared in publications including Life, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Now 86, workaholic Benson has no intention of stopping.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,501-13,600) 13,559 $18,092
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,501-18,600) 18,534 $18,092
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,001 $18,092

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 9th, 2016 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, 1960s, Photography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Magnolia Pictures, Quixotic Endevors
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Harry Benson    Himself


Alec Baldwin    Himself
Donald Trump    Himself
Gigi Benson    Herself
Carl Bernstein    Himself
Henry Kissinger    Himself
Wendy Benson    Herself
James L. Brooks    Himself
Betty Buckley    Herself
Bryant Gumbel    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Justin Bare    Screenwriter
Matthew Miele    Screenwriter
Justin Bare    Producer
Gigi Benson    Producer
Heather Silverman    Producer
Matthew Miele    Executive Producer
Stephen McCarthy    Co-Executive Producer
Clive Gershon    Co-Executive Producer
Justin Bare    Director of Photography
Heather Silverman    Editor
Michael Weismann    Co-Producer
Alex Gittleson    Associate Producer
Victoria Mele    Associate Producer
Patrick Oliver    Music Supervisor
Mario Grigorov    Composer

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December 13th, 2016

La La Land

La La Land dominated the per theater chart with an average of $176,221 in five theaters. This is not only the best of the year, it is the second best ever for a live-action film, behind just The Grand Budapest Hotel average of $202,792 in four theaters. Jackie was well back with an average of $18,933 in 26 theaters. Had La La Land not come out this weekend, this would have been big news. Now it might get lost in the crowd. Lion remained in the $10,000 club for the third weekend in a row with an average of $11,224 in 15 theaters. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Will La La Land Some Oscars?

December 9th, 2016

La La Land

I problably could have cut this list down to one film, La La Land, because it is the only film on this week’s list with a realistic chance at expanding significantly. In fact, given its reviews and its buzz, it has a realistic chance at earning Oscar glory. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/09 61 $4,798   3 $1,599   $4,798 1
2016/12/16 65 $1,846 -62% 6 $308   $8,231 2
2016/12/23 58 $352 -81% 2 $176   $9,855 3
2016/12/30 62 $977 +178% 3 $326   $11,398 4
2017/01/06 57 $1,833 +88% 5 $367   $15,552 5
2017/01/13 60 $828 -55% 3 $276   $16,668 6
2017/01/20 68 $655 -21% 3 $218   $17,839 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/09 65 $6,385   4 $1,596   $6,385 1
2016/12/16 73 $3,118 -51% 6 $520   $9,503 2
2016/12/23 78 $918 -71% 2 $459   $10,421 3
2016/12/30 60 $3,298 +259% 5 $660   $13,719 4
2017/01/06 52 $2,121 -36% 6 $354   $15,840 5
2017/01/13 56 $1,344 -37% 5 $269   $17,184 6
2017/01/20 68 $908 -32% 3 $303   $18,092 7

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