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Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $510,334Details
International Box Office $135,888Details
Worldwide Box Office $646,222
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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with NEW YORK magazine calling the event "a marvel of pure craft" and TIME magazine lamenting "we may never dance again." SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS is both a narrative film documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,801-8,900) 8,874 $510,334
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,901-9,000) 8,909 $135,888
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,901-12,000) 11,972 $646,222

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 18th, 2012 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
International Releases: September 7th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: October 9th, 2012 by Oscilloscope Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Pulse Films
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

James Murphy    Himself
Pat Mahoney    Himself
Nancy Whang    Herself
Al Doyle    Himself
Gavin Russom    Himself
Tyler Pope    Himself


Matt Thornley    Himself
Keith Wood    Himself
Chuck Klosterman    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Lucas Ochoa    Producer
Thomas Benski    Producer
James Murphy    Producer
Keith Wood    Executive Producer
Christine Vachon    Executive Producer
Terry Felgate    Co-Executive Producer
Randall Poster    Co-Executive Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/07/27 50 $23,417   15 $1,561   $453,609 2
2012/08/03 60 $8,092 -65% 6 $1,349   $493,354 3
2012/08/10 77 $4,880 -40% 8 $610   $505,154 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/18 11 $345,000   160 $2,156   $345,000 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/07/13 27 $430,192   161 $2,672   $430,192 1
2012/07/27 45 $55,070   27 $2,040   $485,262 3
2012/08/03 63 $15,012 -73% 10 $1,501   $500,274 4
2012/08/10 66 $10,060 -33% 10 $1,006   $510,334 5

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 9/7/2012 $15,122 9 9 11 $118,773 12/11/2015
Rest of World $17,115
International Total$135,888 12/11/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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