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Who is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,975Details
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A portrait of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history. The film combines interviews with Nilsson’s family, friends and colleagues—including Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Robin Williams, Micky Dolenz and Yoko Ono—with archival footage, home movies, and excerpts from a recently-discovered oral autobiography. The film delves into Nilsson’s artistic process, his spirited relationship with John Lennon, and the addictions that haunted him in and outside the studio—as well as the peace he found as a devoted husband and father.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,809 $30,975
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,501-17,600) 17,591 $30,975
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,377 $30,975

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 10th, 2010 (Limited) by Lorber Films
Video Release: October 26th, 2010 by Lorber Films Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Musicians
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: LSL Prods
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Harry Nilsson    Himself


Dick Smothers    Himself
Annie Nilsson    Herself
Eric Idle    Himself
Tom Smothers    Himself
Stanley Dorfman    Himself
Beau Nilsson    Himself
Jimmy Webb    Himself
Yoko Ono    Himself
Al Kooper    Himself
Diane Nilsson    Herself
Micky Dolenz    Himself
Ringo Starr    Himself
Paul Williams    Himself
Olivia Nilsson    Herself
Rick Jarrad    Himself
Van Dyke Parks    Himself
Terry Gilliam    Himself
Richard Perry    Himself
Robin Williams    Himself
Randy Newman    Himself
Una Nilsson    Herself
Brian Wilson    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

David Leaf    Producer
John Scheinfeld    Producer
Lee Blackman    Executive Producer
Peter S. Lynch II    Co-Producer
John Scheinfeld    Screenwriter

Awards Season: WGA Sticks to the Letter of the Law

January 4th, 2011

WGA nominations were announced this week, and there were some strange results, as the guild is sticking to their rules, which resulted in a number of possible Oscar contenders being ruled ineligible. That said, of the non-documentary films, only one hasn't picked up a single nomination previously, so it is hard to say this list is too out there. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 26th, 2010

October 25th, 2010

Not exactly a busy week on the home market, as the biggest box office hit making its debut this week is Sex and the City 2, which I think is fair to call a disappointment at the box office. That doesn't mean there are no DVDs / Blu-rays that are worth picking up, including Winter's Bone on Blu-ray, which is this week's Pick of the Week. More...

Romantics Love the Per Theater Chart

September 14th, 2010

There were just a ton of films to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart over the weekend, led by The Romantics with an average of $22,764 in two theaters. However, with its reviews, it probably won't last long. Heartbreak opened in second place with an average of $17,543 in three theaters, but it will likely have better legs. Ahead of Time and My Dog Tulip were neck-and-neck with $12,790 and $12,648 respectively. Finally, Dabangg opened with more than $600,000 in 62 theaters for an average of $10,131. More...

Expecting Big Things from Limited Releases

September 10th, 2010

It's a busy week with a dozen limited releases on the list, and this includes a few opening in more than a dozen theaters. Considering how weak the Tomatometer Scores are for a lot of these films, I'm not expecting great things. Hopefully one or two will score breakout success, but odds are it will be an off week. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/09/10 92 $6,078   1 $6,078   $6,078 1
2010/09/17 84 $7,563 +24% 2 $3,782   $17,138 2
2010/09/24 116 $1,525 -80% 1 $1,525   $23,928 3
2010/10/01 111 $2,264 +48% 3 $755   $28,200 4
2010/10/08 124 $694 -69% 2 $347   $29,804 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/09/10 91 $9,575   1 $9,575   $9,575 1
2010/09/17 85 $12,828 +34% 2 $6,414   $22,403 2
2010/09/24 110 $3,533 -72% 1 $3,533   $25,936 3
2010/10/01 111 $3,174 -10% 3 $1,058   $29,110 4
2010/10/08 115 $1,873 -41% 3 $624   $30,975 5

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