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A Poem Is a Naked Person (2015)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $96,592Details
International Box Office $182Details
Worldwide Box Office $96,774
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $91,055 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $91,055
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Synopsis

A Poem Is a Naked Person presents the beloved singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell as filmed by documentarian Les Blank between 1972 and 1974. Blank’s camera lets us into the world of Russell and his friends and fellow artists in and around his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, capturing intimate, off-the-cuff moments and combining them with mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing live. This singular film about an artist and his community never got an official theatrical release and has attained legendary status. Now, after more than forty years, it can finally be seen and heard in all its rough beauty.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,201-11,300) 11,205 $96,592
All Time International Box Office (Rank 11,501-11,600) 11,539 $182
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,001-15,100) 15,029 $96,774
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,080 $96,592

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 1st, 2015 (Limited) by Janus Films
International Releases: July 8th, 2016 (Limited), released as A Poem is a Naked Person (United Kingdom)
Video Release: March 29th, 2016 by Criterion
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Rock 'n' Roll, Biography, Delayed Release, Posthumous Release, Family Affair, Development Hell, Musicians
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Skyhill Films
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Leon Russell    Himself

Interviewee(s)

Jim Franklin    Himself
George Jones    Himself
Willie Nelson    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Leon Russell    Producer
Denny Cordell    Producer
Harrod Blank    Executive Producer
Les Blank    Editor
Les Blank    Director of Photography
Maureen Gosling    Assistant Editor
Maureen Gosling    Sound Recordist

Per Theater Chart: Amy Earns an A

July 8th, 2015

Amy

Only one film was in the $10,000 club this week. Amy earned an average of $37,083 in six theaters. That's amazing for a documentary, but this genre rarely expands truly wide. Let's see what happens next weekend and maybe I will be proven wrong. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Have Faith in Limited Releases

July 3rd, 2015

Jimmy's Hall

There are a few limited releases on this week's list that are earning overwhelming positive reviews, but they are all documentaries. Documentaries rarely have breakout success, but Amy is the one with the best shot. Jimmy's Hall is the best of the rest and while I don't think it will expand wide, it should be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/07/03 61 $5,526   1 $5,526   $9,518 1
2015/07/10 53 $15,070 +173% 4 $3,768   $31,617 2
2015/07/17 98 $362 -98% 1 $362   $54,599 3
2015/07/24 101 $366 +1% 1 $366   $57,904 4
2015/07/31 70 $5,285 +1,344% 2 $2,643   $63,717 5
2015/08/07 53 $22,706 +330% 5 $4,541   $87,185 6
2015/08/14 87 $1,770 -92% 1 $1,770   $92,459 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/06/26 89 $3,992   1 $3,992   $3,992 1
2015/07/03 62 $12,555 +215% 2 $6,278   $16,547 2
2015/07/10 47 $37,187 +196% 5 $7,437   $53,734 3
2015/07/17 81 $3,301 -91% 3 $1,100   $57,538 4
2015/07/24 110 $894 -73% 1 $894   $58,432 5
2015/07/31 75 $6,047 +576% 1 $6,047   $64,479 6
2015/08/07 62 $26,210 +333% 4 $6,553   $90,689 7
2015/08/14 85 $3,970 -85% 2 $1,985   $94,659 8
2015/08/21 102 $1,933 -51% 1 $1,933   $96,592 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 7/8/2016 $182 2 2 2 $182 7/14/2016
 
International Total$182 7/14/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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