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Paul Williams Still Alive (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,691Details
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He won Grammys and an Academy Award; wrote many #1 songs from Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen" to the Carpenter's "We've Only Just Begun" as well as Kermit the Frog's biggest hit, "The Rainbow Connection"; starred in a Brian DePalma movie; put out his own hit records and albums; was a guest on The Tonight Show fifty times; and is the president of ASCAP... and you might not have heard of him. In the 1970's, Paul Williams was the singer / actor / songwriter that emotional, alienated teenage boys all over the world wanted to be, a sex symbol before MTV, when sex symbols could be 5"2 and sing songs about loneliness with the Muppets. One of those boys was Steve Kessler, a chubby kid from Queens. Thirty years later, Kessler discovered something amazing: Paul Williams didn't die. And no one had ever tried to make a documentary about him. A wistful musical journey that will re-introduce a new generation to Williams' soulful classics, "Paul Williams: Still Alive" is the charmingly self-narrated story of Stephen Kessler's lifelong obsession with the former superstar-and what happens when the nostalgic filmmaker finally catches up with him.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,401-12,500) 12,498 $38,691
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,101-17,200) 17,200 $38,691

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 1st, 2012 (Limited) by Abramorama Films
Video Release: February 5th, 2013 by Virgil Films and Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug references and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2224, 5/23/2012)
Running Time: 84 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Music Industry, Performing Arts, Movie Business, Gratuitous Cameos, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 3W Films, Mambo Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Paul Williams    Himself


Stephen Kessler    Himself
Mariana Williams    Herself
Chris Caswell    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Stephen Kessler    Screenwriter
Stephen Kessler    Producer
Jim Czarnecki    Producer
Mike Williams    Producer
David Zieff    Producer
Robert Cohen    Executive Producer
Lesa Lakin    Executive Producer
Alicia Van Couvering    Executive Producer

Per Theater Chart: Moon Shines Over Wide Releases

June 12th, 2012

For the third weekend in a row, Moonrise Kingdom remained the top film on the per theater chart with an average of $16,247. Again, most limited releases would kill to have an opening week per theater average that high while playing in only a couple theaters. Moonrise Kingdom did it in its third weekend of release while playing in nearly 100 theaters. To call it a success is an understatement. Prometheus finished in second place with $15,032, while the overall box office leader, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, was right behind with an average of $14,166. Dark Horse opened with $13,551 in its lone theater. Safety Not Guaranteed opened in ninety theaters, which is a little high for a limited release, but it still earned an impressive average of $10,862. More...

Limited Releases: Success Not Guaranteed

June 8th, 2012

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, including quite a few that earned some pre-release buzz: Bel Ami, Dark Horse, Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding, Lola Versus, and Safety Not Guarenteed. Unfortunately, only the last one is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Hopefully it will perform well enough that it can escape the art house circuit and earn some measure of mainstream success. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/06/08 72 $6,116   1 $6,116   $6,116 1
2012/06/15 78 $2,855 -53% 2 $1,428   $10,449 2
2012/06/22 63 $10,052 +252% 2 $5,026   $22,274 3
2012/06/29 70 $3,142 -69% 2 $1,571   $30,615 4
2012/07/06 88 $811 -74% 1 $811   $32,697 5
2012/07/13 88 $370 -54% 1 $370   $33,120 6
2012/07/20 81 $1,187 +221% 1 $1,187   $35,190 7
2012/07/27 84 $1,676 +41% 2 $838   $37,649 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/06/08 75 $7,594   1 $7,594   $7,594 2
2012/06/15 74 $4,618 -39% 2 $2,309   $12,212 3
2012/06/22 70 $15,250 +230% 2 $7,625   $27,472 4
2012/06/29 76 $4,413 -71% 2 $2,207   $31,886 5
2012/07/06 86 $864 -80% 1 $864   $32,750 6
2012/07/13 85 $1,253 +45% 1 $1,253   $34,003 7
2012/07/20 79 $1,970 +57% 1 $1,970   $35,973 8
2012/07/27 77 $2,718 +38% 2 $1,359   $38,691 9

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