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The Weird World of Blowfly (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,062Details
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72-year-old Clarence Reid could be your cranky grandfather—until he puts on his gold-spangled superhero costume and becomes his alter ego, “Blowfly”… and starts singing some of the raunchiest tunes you’ve ever heard in your life. Reid began his career as a lynchpin of the esteemed Miami soul scene, where he wrote Top-10 songs for Betty Wright, Gwen McCrae, and KC & The Sunshine Band. But his insanely profane recordings as “Blowfly” have shocked audiences for over forty-five years, and include what may well be the world’s first rap song, recorded in 1965.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,301-15,400) 15,351 $3,062
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 21,301-21,400) 21,367 $3,062
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,403 $3,062

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2011 (Limited) by Variance Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Musicians, Music Industry, Hip Hop and Rap, Rhythm and Blues
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Special Theory Film
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Clarence Reid    Himself


Tom Bowker    Himself
Otto Van Schirach    Himself
Die Arzte    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Jonathan Furmanski    Producer
Cy Christiansen    Editor
Eric Offin    Supervising Sound Editor
Eric Offin    Re-recording Mixer
Jeff Formosa    Sound Editor
Doug Bernheim    Music Supervisor

Per Theater Chart: Restlessly Waiting for Awards Season

September 21st, 2011

Restless won the race to the top of the per theater chart with $15,467 in its lone theater. However, given its reviews, I don't think the word of mouth will be there to help it expand. The Lion King was second with an average of $12,941. The Mill and the Cross was the only other film to cross $10,000 at $11,354 over the weekend and $15,443 from Wednesday through Sunday. More...

Limited Releases are Feeling Restless

September 16th, 2011

Not a lot of limited releases with breakout potential on this week's list. My Afternoons With Margueritte might be tops on the per theater chart this week, but even it is does so, odds are it won't expand dramatically after that. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/16 119 $1,036   1 $1,036   $1,036 1
2011/09/23 132 $402 -61% 1 $402   $1,721 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/16 124 $1,319   1 $1,319   $1,319 1
2011/09/23 120 $636 -52% 1 $636   $1,956 2
2011/09/30 117 $877 +38% 1 $877   $2,833 3
2011/10/14 127 $229   1 $229   $3,062 5

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