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Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead (2017)

Long Strange Trip
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $351,957Details
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The 30-year odyssey of the Grateful Dead was the most unlikely success story in rock ’n’ roll history. Famously averse to publicity and seemingly incapable of recording radio-friendly hits, they flouted music-industry convention by giving their live music away to a global network of tape traders and becoming the highest-grossing concert act in America through word of mouth alone.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 25th, 2017 (Special Engagement) by Abramorama Films
May 26th, 2017 (Limited) by Abramorama Films
MPAA Rating: R for drug content throughout, language and some graphic nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2471 (Cert #50912), 4/12/2017)
Running Time: 241 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Archive Footage, On Tour, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockumentary
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Amazon Studios, Double E Pictures, Aoma Sunshine Films, Sikelia Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2017 Theater Average 54 $21,739 May 26, 2017 4


Dennis McNally    Himself
Barbara “Brigid” Meier*    Herself
Alan Trist    Himself
Bob Weir    Himself
Phil Lesh    Himself
Bill Kreutzmann    Himself
Mickey Hart    Himself
Sam Cutler    Himself
Joe Smith    Himself
Donna Jean Godchaux    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Eric Eisner    Producer
Nick Koskoff    Producer
Alex Blavatnik    Producer
Ken Dornstein    Producer
Justin Kreutzmann    Producer
Martin Scorsese    Executive Producer
Emma Tillinger Koskoff    Executive Producer
Rick Yorn    Executive Producer
Thomas J. Mangan IV    Executive Producer
Alicia Sams    Executive Producer
Phil Lesh    Executive Producer
Mickey Hart    Executive Producer
Bill Kreutzmann    Executive Producer
Andy Heller    Executive Producer
Sandy Heller    Executive Producer
Trixie Garcia    Co-Executive Producer
Bernard Cahill    Co-Executive Producer
Nelson Hume    Director of Photography
Keith Fraase    Editor
John Walter    Editor

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May 28th, 2017

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is dominating proceedings at the box office this weekend, with Disney projecting an opening of $62.2 million for three days, and $76.6 million over the complete Memorial Day holiday weekend. As I’ve said a few times this year, any other studio would kill for numbers like those, but this marks the third straight decline in the franchise’s fortunes. Dead Man’s Chest had the best opening for any Pirates film, with $135.6 million in 2006; At World’s End did $114.7 million over Memorial Day weekend in 2007; and then On Stranger Tides delivered a $90.2-million debut, also over Memorial Day weekend in 2011. With this kind of start, Dead Men will struggle to deliver $200 million domestically, although its international performance will help make up the numbers. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Strange List this Week

May 26th, 2017

Long Strange Trip

A few films on this week’s list are earning 100% positive reviews. This includes Long Strange Trip, the Grateful Dead rockumentary. Despite these reviews, I would suggest waiting a week to see it on Video on Demand. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/05/26 33 $43,478   2 $21,739   $346,527 1

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/05/25 8 $261,572   50 $5,231   $261,572 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/05/19 27 $261,572   50 $5,231   $261,572 2
2017/05/26 35 $63,234 -76% 54 $1,171   $351,957 3

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