GET ON UP

(2014)

Run time: 2h 18min |  Biography, Music, Drama | Released: August 1, 2014 (USA)

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James Brown (Chadwick Boseman) was born in extreme poverty in 1933 South Carolina and survived abandonment, abuse and jail to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He joined a gospel group as a teenager, but the jazz and blues along the "chitlin' circuit" became his springboard to fame. Although his backup musicians came and went, Brown retained the ability to mesmerize audiences with his music, signature moves and sexual energy.

Director: Tate Taylor

Writer(s): Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth 

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd

BOX OFFICE

Estimated budget:

$30 million

U.S. Box office:

$30,703,100

Foreign Box office:

$2,745,871

Worldwide Sales:

$33,448,971 

Widest Release:

2,469 Theaters