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Listen Up Philip (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $200,126Details
International Box Office $13,946Details
Worldwide Box Office $214,072
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $48,781 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $48,781
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A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject - himself.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,101-10,200) 10,196 $200,126
All Time International Box Office (Rank 10,701-10,800) 10,796 $13,946
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,901-14,000) 13,977 $214,072
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,251 $200,126

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 17th, 2014 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
International Releases: April 2nd, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: March 10th, 2015 by Cinedigm
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Keywords: Writing and Writers, Relationships Gone Wrong, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Washington Square Films, Sailor Bear
Production Countries: United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   Philip Lewis Friedman
   Ashley Kane
   Melanie Zimmerman
   Yvette Dussart
   Ike Zimmerman

Supporting Cast

Dree Hemingway    Emily
Jess Weixler    Holly Kane
Keith Poulson    Josh Fawn
Kate Lyn Shiel    Nancy
Yusef Bulos    Norm

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Production and Technical Credits

Alex Ross Perry    Screenwriter
Katie Stern    Producer
Joshua Blum    Producer
Toby Halbrooks    Producer
James M. Johnston    Producer
David Lowery    Producer
Christos V. Konstantakopoulos    Executive Producer
Michaela McKee    Co-Producer
Robert Greene    Editor
Keegan DeWitt    Composer
Susan Shopmaker    Casting Director
Lois Drabkin    Casting Director
Scott Kuzio    Production Designer
Amanda Ford    Costume Designer
Sean Price Williams    Director of Photography

Per Theater Chart: Bird is the Word, and that Word is Awards Season

October 21st, 2014

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Birdman debuted in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an amazing average of $106,099. This is the best per theater average since The Grand Budapest Hotel opened with just over $200,000 for its per theater average. It wasn't the only film in the $10,000 club, as Dear White People opened with an average of $31,633 in eleven theaters. The Tale of Princess Kaguya was surprisingly strong during its opening weekend earning an average of $18,305 in three theaters. God the Father earned $15,037 in one theater. The final film in the $10,000 club was Listen Up Philip, which earned an average of $11,642 in two theaters. Diplomacy might have made it in the $10,000 club if it opened on Friday. However, it opened on Wednesday earning $8,518 in one theater over the weekend for a total opening of $12,750. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fury an Unspectacular First

October 19th, 2014

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Fury will top the box office chart this weekend with a solid, but unspectacular, $23.5 million, according to Sony’s Sunday morning estimate. Pre-weekend projections had the film closer to $30 million, and with an $80 million price tag, and Brad Pitt starring, the film is really underperforming at this point. By way of comparison, Gone Girl opened with $37.5 million three weeks ago. Fury will need really good legs, or a really strong performance overseas, to post a profit. More...

Limited Releases: Bird is the Word

October 17th, 2014

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It's an excellent week for limited releases with several films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. This includes a couple that are also earning really loud buzz. Of these, Birdman is probably going to win the weekend race on the Per Theater Chart, while Dear White People should also be a hit. Diplomacy, Housebound, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and others also deserve to find audiences, but not all will do so for various reasons (wrong genre, opening in Video on Demand, etc.). More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/17 61 $23,284   2 $11,642   $23,284 1
2014/10/24 49 $58,850 +153% 20 $2,943   $91,655 2
2014/10/31 56 $30,466 -48% 30 $1,016   $137,566 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/17 64 $32,805   2 $16,403   $32,805 1
2014/10/24 51 $74,295 +126% 23 $3,230   $107,100 2
2014/10/31 55 $42,993 -42% 32 $1,344   $150,093 3
2014/11/07 59 $19,130 -56% 27 $709   $169,223 4
2014/11/14 70 $8,412 -56% 15 $561   $177,635 5
2014/11/21 75 $2,802 -67% 7 $400   $180,437 6
2014/11/28 98 $487 -83% 2 $244   $180,924 7
2014/12/05 72 $4,924 +911% 4 $1,231   $185,848 8
2014/12/12 83 $1,713 -65% 4 $428   $187,561 9
2014/12/19 81 $925 -46% 3 $308   $188,486 10
2015/01/02 94 $625   3 $208   $189,111 12
2015/01/09 91 $1,379 +121% 4 $345   $190,490 13
2015/01/16 76 $6,202 +350% 3 $2,067   $196,692 14
2015/01/23 83 $3,434 -45% 5 $687   $200,126 15

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 4/2/2015 $8,013 2 2 6 $13,946 5/21/2015
International Total$13,946 5/21/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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