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Hit So Hard (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,025Details
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When Nirvana burst onto the scene in 1991, the music they played spoke directly to an angry and disenfranchised generation. Grunge took over MTV and radio overnight...but just three years later, the drug-related deaths of several musicians and the suicide of Kurt Cobain closed the books on an all too brief era. Patty Schemel, the acclaimed drummer for Courtney Love's seminal rock band Hole, was in the middle of all of it. The openly gay woman who always felt different never dreamed she would be in a multi-platinum band, touring with legends...or that, thanks to drug addiction, she could lose it all. Given a video camera just before Hole's infamous Live Through This world tour, Patty filmed everything the shows, the parties, and startlingly intimate footage of Kurt and Courtney. This footage has never been seen... until now. Not just an all-access backstage pass to the music that shaped a generation, HIT SO HARD is a harrowing tale of overnight success, the cost of addiction, and ultimately, recovery and redemption.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,601-12,700) 12,678 $34,025
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,401-17,500) 17,433 $34,025
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,263 $34,025

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Variance Films
Video Release: June 5th, 2012 by Well Go USA Video, released as Hit so Hard
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Narcotics, Addiction, Suicide, Music Industry, Big Break, Split Screen, LGBT
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Ebersole Hughes Company, Tight Ship Productions
Production Countries: United States


Patty Schemel    Herself
Courtney Love    Herself
Melissa Auf Der Mar    Herself
Eric Erlandson    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

P. David Ebersole    Editor
Todd Hughes    Producer
Christina Soletti    Producer
Roddy Bottom    Composer
P. David Ebersole    Screenwriter
Todd Hughes    Screenwriter
Heather Bendler    Associate Producer
Julianna Brannum    Associate Producer
Brad Lovett    Associate Producer
Dan Snow    Associate Producer
Larra Anderson    Cinematographer
Mark Putnam    Cinematographer
John Tanzer    Cinematographer

Per Theater Chart: The Here and Now

April 18th, 2012

No film topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. The film that came closest was Here with $7,927 in its lone theater. This does suggest some potential to expand, but it is quite low for the number one film. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hunger Games Wins for Fourth Weekend

April 15th, 2012

The Hunger Games will enjoy a fourth straight weekend at the top of the box office chart, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With a $21.5 million weekend, the film moves to about $337 million in total, by far the biggest hit of 2012 so far. The Three Stooges and The Cabin in the Woods will both post decent openings, with $17.1 million and $14.85 million respectively, but neither has broken out of their core demographics enough for a win. More...

Will Limited Releases Earn a Perfect Score or Get Detention?

April 13th, 2012

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, but few of them are earning overall positive reviews. In fact, only Monsieur Lazhar and Post Mortem are earning reviews above 80% positive, although Here is close to that mark. Additionally, the PG-13 cut of Bully is also coming out this week and it should be the biggest hit out of all of the limited releases. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/13 79 $4,740   1 $4,740   $4,740 1
2012/04/27 91 $3,174   1 $3,174   $15,358 3
2012/05/04 85 $4,212 +33% 4 $1,053   $20,032 4
2012/05/18 104 $859   3 $286   $25,376 6
2012/05/25 61 $2,478 +188% 3 $826   $28,419 7
2012/06/08 100 $1,132   2 $566   $30,402 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/13 78 $7,103   1 $7,103   $7,103 1
2012/04/20 87 $5,081 -28% 2 $2,541   $12,184 2
2012/04/27 86 $3,636 -28% 1 $3,636   $15,820 3
2012/05/04 83 $6,037 +66% 4 $1,509   $21,857 4
2012/05/11 98 $2,660 -56% 4 $665   $24,517 5
2012/05/18 84 $1,424 -46% 3 $475   $25,941 6
2012/05/25 64 $3,329 +134% 3 $1,110   $29,270 7
2012/06/08 96 $1,951   2 $976   $31,221 9
2012/08/31 84 $2,804   1 $2,804   $34,025 21

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