1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the chicken man, and the landlord, Tyrone is desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and local Army base recruits into his juke joint, away from Touissant's, the rival joint across the way. His plan to hire a guitar legend go awry and Tyrone is forced to take drastic action in a final scheme to save the club.


Domestic (49.2%)
Summary Details
DistributorEmerging Pictures
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4 theaters
Running Time2 hr 4 min
GenresCrime Drama History Music Musical
In Release370 days/52 weeks
Widest Release26 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Dec 28-3061$9,863-4-$2,465$9,8631
Dec 28-Jan 1, 2008
New Year's long wknd
Jan 4-660$7,376-25.2%4-$1,844$23,1532
Jan 11-1375$4,076-44.7%2-2$2,038$30,3943
Jan 18-2057$18,140+345%26+24$697$50,2764
Jan 18-21
MLK wknd
Jan 25-2783$5,947-67.2%5-21$1,189$65,3905
Feb 1-356$21,972+269.5%10+5$2,197$88,7936
Feb 8-1058$33,903+54.3%19+9$1,784$124,0377
Feb 15-1767$18,673-44.9%17-2$1,098$157,7688
Feb 22-2475$12,099-35.2%14-3$864$174,2649
Feb 29-Mar 275$16,543+36.7%11-3$1,503$195,66810
Mar 7-976$12,683-23.3%13+2$975$214,66011
Mar 14-1678$10,860-14.4%8-5$1,357$233,90512
Mar 21-2382$7,051-35.1%6-2$1,175$245,14313
Mar 28-3098$6,375-9.6%7+1$910$255,17414
Apr 4-6107$4,017-37%4-3$1,004$259,19115
Apr 11-13123$1,150-71.4%1-3$1,150$260,35016
Apr 18-20123$856-25.6%1-$856$261,20617
Apr 25-27122$1,467+71.4%1-$1,467$262,67318
May 2-4130$548-62.6%1-$548$263,22119
May 9-11119$1,618+195.3%1-$1,618$264,84020
May 16-18124$749-53.7%1-$749$265,58921
May 23-25112$698-6.8%1-$698$266,28722
May 23-26
Memorial Day wknd
May 30-Jun 1120$717+2.7%1-$717$267,21923
Jun 6-8122$251-65%1-$251$267,47024
Jun 13-15124$160-36.3%1-$160$267,63025
Jun 20-22122$250+56.2%1-$250$267,88026