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Nas: Time is Illmatic (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $164,540Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $130,372 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $130,372
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Twenty years after the release of Nas's groundbreaking debut album 'Illmatic,' NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences - from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City - and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,401-10,500) 10,452 $164,540
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,401-14,500) 14,463 $164,540

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 1st, 2014 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
Video Release: February 3rd, 2015 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 74 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Illa Films, Balance of Extremes, Wisdombody, Inc.
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Nas    Himself


Jabari "Jungle" Jones*    Himself
Olu Dara    Himself
Alicia Keys    Herself
Swizz Beatz    Himself
Q- Tip    Himself
Busta Rhymes    Himself
Fab 5 Freddy    Himself
Pharrell Williams    Himself
Large Professor    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Erik Parker    Screenwriter
one9    Producer
Erik Parker    Producer
Anthony Saleh    Producer
Martha Diaz    Associate Producer
Frank Larson    Director of Photography
one9    Editor
David Zieff    Editor
John Kane    Editor
B. Satz    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/10 72 $15,650   12 $1,304   $151,366 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/03 57 $35,424   2 $17,712   $135,716 2
2014/10/10 69 $22,306 -37% 13 $1,716   $158,022 3
2014/10/17 92 $4,249 -81% 4 $1,062   $162,271 4
2014/10/24 105 $1,038 -76% 2 $519   $163,309 5
2014/10/31 97 $1,231 +19% 1 $1,231   $164,540 6

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