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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,496,130Details
International Box Office $40,990Details
Worldwide Box Office $9,537,120
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $455,719 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,206,867 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,662,586
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Goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 3rd, 2016 (Wide) by Universal
International Releases: August 26th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: August 16th, 2016 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some graphic nudity, language throughout, sexual content and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2415 (Cert #50316), 3/9/2016)
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Pop Music, Music Industry, Spoof, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Gratuitous Cameos, Comeback, Boy Band, Saturday Night Live, Mockumentary
Source:Based on Web Series
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Perfect World Pictures, Apatow Productions, Lonely Island
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Sarah Silverman    Paula
Tim Meadows    Harry
Maya Rudolph    Deborah
Joan Cusack    Tilly
Imogen Poots    Ashley
Chris Redd    Hunter
Edgar Blackmon    Eddie
James Buckley    Sponge
Evan Fine    10-Year Old Conner
Maxwell Jenkins    10-Year Old Owen
Elliott Smith    10-Year Old Lawrence
Nicholas Azarian    Quirky Kid
Ashley Moore    Sarah (Personal Assistant)
Danny Strong    Perspective Manipulator
Kevin Nealon    Gary Sikes (Label Photographer)
Patricia Schaffer    Upset Homeowner
James Hegarty    Angry Appliance Fan
Walker William Borba    Angry Vlogger
Will Arnett    Main CMZ Reporter
Chelsea Peretti    Brunette CMZ Reporter
Mike Birbiglia    Blonde CMZ Reporter
Eric Andre    Dreadlocked CMZ Reporter
Joanna Newsome    Steam Punk Doctor
Jonah Goldstein    Steam Punk Doctor
Andre Hyland    Lame Ass Dude
Mike Winfield    Hunter's DJ/Hypeman
Chester Tam    Club DJ
Paul Scheer    Wolf Handler
Adrien Finkel    Angry Fan
Christine Krumme    Angry Fan
Ben Newell    Angry Fan
Joy Lanceta    Angry Fan
Walter Jones    Angry Fan
Keith Love    Angry Fan
Alison Sluiter    Angry Fan
Isis Brown    Angry Fan
Derek Mears    Limo Driver
Alison Hermine Rich    Crazy Fan
Will Forte    Bagpipe Player
Marielle Heller    Documentary Crew Member
Ithamar Enriquez    Stage Manager
Liz Cackowski    Poppies Producer
Damon Bryson    The Roots
Kirk Douglas    The Roots
James Kamal Gray    The Roots
Dave Guy    The Roots
Mark Kelley    The Roots
James Poyser    The Roots
Ian Hendrickson-Smith    The Roots
Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter*    The Roots
Frank Walker    The Roots


Ahmir Questlove Thompson    Himself/The Roots
Carrie Underwood    Herself
Nas*    Himself
Usher Raymond    Himself
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson    Himself
Ringo Starr    Himself
Simon Cowell    Himself
Adam Levine    Himself
Akon    Himself
Mariah Carey    Herself
Alecia Moore    Herself
Big Boy    Himself
Khaled "DJ Khaled" Khaled*    Himself
A$AP Rocky    Himself
Mario Lopez    Himself
Bill Hader    Zippy
Danger Mouse*    Himself
RZA    Himself
T.I.*    Himself
Pharrell Williams    Himself
Seal    Himself
Jimmy Fallon    Himself
Win Butler    Himself
Regine Chassagne    Herself
Steve Higgins    Himself
Martin Sheen    Himself
Snoop Dogg    Himself
Michael Bolton    Himself

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Andy Samberg    Screenwriter
Akiva Schaffer    Screenwriter
Jorma Taccone    Screenwriter
Akiva Schaffer    Producer
Jorma Taccone    Producer
Andy Sandberg    Producer
Judd Apatow    Producer
Rodney Rothman    Producer
Morgan Sackett    Executive Producer
Jon Billington    Production Designer
Jamie Gross    Editor
Craig Alpert    Editor
Matthew Compton    Composer
Brandon Trost    Director of Photography
Amanda Glaze    Co-Producer
Sophie de Rakoff    Costume Designer
Randall Poster    Music Supervisor
George Drakoulias    Music Supervisor
Allison Jones    Casting Director
David Hyman    Unit Production Manager
Steve Day    First Assistant Director
Ryan Craig    Second Assistant Director
Zene Baker    Additional Editor
Adrien Finkel    Associate Producer
Ramsey Avery    Art Director
Erin Magill    Assistant Art Director
Kiel Gookin    Assistant Art Director
Lori Mazuer    Set Decorator
Joshua Lusby    Set Designer
Steve Nelson    Sound Mixer
Carolyn Dessert Lauterio    Costume Supervisor
Autumn Butler    Make up
Elizabeth Hoel-Chang    Make up
Patricia Dehaney    Hairstylist
Joy Zapata    Hairstylist
Shannon Kenny    Script Supervisor
Kei Rowan-Young    Location Manager
Ron Trost    Special Effects Coordinator
Benjamin Harris    Casting Associate
Peter Kousakis    Casting Assistant
Lisa Rodgers    Post-Production Supervisor
George Anderson    Supervising Sound Editor
Mark Paterson    Re-recording Mixer
Tony Lamberti    Re-recording Mixer
David Berman    First Assistant Editor
Jim Carretta    First Assistant Editor
Greg Hollander    Assistant Editor
Michael Webber    Assistant Editor
Joe Dickerson    Assistant Editor
Joe Schiff    Dialogue Editor
Alison Fisher    Dialogue Editor
Jack Heeren    Foley Mixer
Don White    Foley Mixer
Will Kaplan    Music Editor
Sam Zeines    Additional Music Editor
Dominic Certo    Additional Music Editor
Matthew Compton    Score Mixer
David Niednagel    Visual Effects Supervisor
Daniel Brimer    Visual Effects Producer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Home Market Releases for September 13th, 2016

September 12th, 2016

The Transformers: The Movie

This week, the biggest hit of the year so far, Captain America: Civil War, comes out. It is also one of the best and the Blu-ray is a contender for Pick of the Week. Unfortunately, the screener is late and I don’t like awarding Pick of the Week to a release where I’m still waiting on the Blu-ray. The rest of the contenders are smaller films, including The Bloodstained Butterfly, which arrived late. Part of me wants to give the title to The Transformers: The Movie, but while I plan to buy the Blu-ray, I understand that Nostalgia has a lot to with that. ... Oh what the hell, doing it. The Transformers: The Movie is the Pick of the Week. More...

Home Market Releases for August 16th, 2016

August 16th, 2016

The Fits

There are a lot of releases on this week’s list, but most of them are like The Angry Birds Movie on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 4K Combo Pack. They are good, but not good enough to be a Pick of the Week contender. The best new release is The Fits, but it is only coming out on Video on Demand. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Conjuring Conquers Competition with $40.41 million

June 14th, 2016

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist

As anticipated, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist led the weekend box office with ease pulling in $40.41 million. The second place film, Warcraft, earned 40% less. Now You See Me 2 only managed third place and it will need a lot of help to break even. The overall box office was $152 million, which is 13% more than last weekend. However, it was also more than $100 million less than this weekend last year. Normally a 44% collapse like this only happens when there is a misalignment in holidays. In this case, it's because of Jurassic World. 2016 is still ahead of 2015 by a substantial margin at $4.76 billion to $4.54 billion. 2016's lead is now 4.8%, more than a full percentage point lower than it was this time last week, but hopefully Finding Dory will help prevent a similar descent this week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Turtles Open First, but Isn't Powerful with a $35.32 Million Opening

June 7th, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Two of the three new wide releases failed to make much of an impact at the box office over the weekend. This includes the overall number one film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. It earned $35.32 million during its opening weekend, which isn't as bad as some feared, but it is also well below its predecessor's opening. Me Before You did very well in a counter-programming role with $18.72 million. Finally, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping barely topped the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office earned $133 million, which is 19% lower than last weekend, but that is an acceptable post-holiday decline. Compared to last year, the box office this year was lower, but by less than 0.1%. Year-to-date, 2016's lead has grown to $250 million or 5.9% at $4.56 billion to $4.30 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Turtles Power to $35.25 Million Debut

June 5th, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will top the box office chart this weekend with a respectable $35.25 million, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The weekend as a whole is looking fairly ordinary though, thanks in large part to the muted debuts of X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass last weekend, and their predictably-steep post-Memorial-Day declines. Apocalypse is off 66% this weekend to $22.325 million and $116.5 million in total. Alice will eke out $10.7 million or so for a two-week total of $50.8 million. Overall, the market will be down about 1% from the same weekend last year, and 20% below the comparable weekend from 2014. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Me, Me, Me

June 3rd, 2016

Me Before You

Oh no. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows earned the best Thursday night previews, but did so with just $2 million. That's a mere fraction of the $4.5 million Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and could spell real trouble for the film's box office chances. The reviews are a little better than its predecessor's reviews were, but it is also a sequel and those tend to have shorter legs. It might struggle to top $30 million and that means first place isn't a sure thing anymore. More...

Weekend Predictions: Throwing Shade on the New Releases

June 2nd, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

It's one of those weekends where the bigger the release is, the worse its reviews are. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is the only film expected to top $100 million domestically and its reviews are just 31% positive. Me Before You is expected to be a midlevel hit, but its reviews have slipped to 47% positive. Meanwhile, most analysts think Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping will bomb, but its reviews are by far the best at 81% positive. This weekend last year, Spy opened with just under $30 million. Out of the Shadows should top that, while both years have similar depth. Hopefully 2016 will win the year-over-year comparison. More...

2016 Preview: June

June 1st, 2016

Finding Dory

May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand. More...

Contest: Turtle Power

May 26th, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Next week is the first weekend of June and there are three wide releases opening that week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Me Before You, and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. The TMNT is the only film that has a shot at being a $100 million hit. There's a chance it will make more during its opening weekend than the combined totals of the other two films. It is the only real choice for the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number forTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Confirmation on Blu-ray, plus a randomly selected previously reviewed movie.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize, consisting of two previously reviewed movies. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win another Frankenprize, consisting of two previously reviewed movies.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/03 8 $4,698,715   2,311 $2,033   $4,698,715 1
2016/06/10 13 $1,678,730 -64% 2,313 $726   $8,310,010 2
2016/06/17 22 $169,140 -90% 211 $802   $9,393,835 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/03 7 $1,776,590   2,311 $769   $1,776,590 1
2016/06/04 9 $1,706,715 -4% 2,311 $739   $3,483,305 2
2016/06/05 9 $1,215,410 -29% 2,311 $526   $4,698,715 3
2016/06/06 9 $523,585 -57% 2,311 $227   $5,222,300 4
2016/06/07 9 $604,595 +15% 2,311 $262   $5,826,895 5
2016/06/08 9 $426,620 -29% 2,311 $185   $6,253,515 6
2016/06/09 8 $377,765 -11% 2,311 $163   $6,631,280 7
2016/06/10 13 $494,570 +31% 2,313 $214   $7,125,850 8
2016/06/11 13 $728,335 +47% 2,313 $315   $7,854,185 9
2016/06/12 13 $455,825 -37% 2,313 $197   $8,310,010 10
2016/06/13 12 $235,065 -48% 2,313 $102   $8,545,075 11
2016/06/14 12 $308,560 +31% 2,313 $133   $8,853,635 12
2016/06/15 13 $248,905 -19% 2,313 $108   $9,102,540 13
2016/06/16 14 $122,155 -51% 2,313 $53   $9,224,695 14
2016/06/17 - $57,015 -53% 211 $270   $9,281,710 15
2016/06/18 - $70,095 +23% 211 $332   $9,351,805 16
2016/06/19 - $42,030 -40% 211 $199   $9,393,835 17
2016/06/20 - $29,355 -30% 211 $139   $9,423,190 18
2016/06/21 - $29,880 +2% 211 $142   $9,453,070 19
2016/06/22 - $26,155 -12% 211 $124   $9,479,225 20
2016/06/23 - $16,905 -35% 211 $80   $9,496,130 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/03 9 $6,631,280   2,311 $2,869   $6,631,280 1
2016/06/10 13 $2,593,415 -61% 2,313 $1,121   $9,224,695 2
2016/06/17 23 $271,435 -90% 211 $1,286   $9,496,130 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 8/26/2016 $40,990 101 101 101 $40,990 9/1/2016
International Total$40,990 9/1/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/18/20161015,833 15,833$316,497$316,4975

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