Moonage Daydream has been named the biggest-grossing documentary film of 2022 in any class, producing over $12.2 million this 12 months globally on the field workplace.
In line with worldwide figures produced by BoxOfficeMojo, Moonage Daydream , which was launched in September, has taken greater than eight occasions the sum of money on the field workplace because the No.2 documentary film of this 12 months, 2000 Mules ($1.465m).
That result’s an particularly candy one for music firm BMG, which co-produced Moonage Daydream alongside Dwell Nation Productions.
5 years in the past, BMG made a strategic growth into music-themed filmmaking, opting to develop properties internally (and with companions) moderately than buying a film manufacturing firm.
Since then, BMG has made and launched music docs together with DIO: Dreamers By no means Die, David Crosby: Bear in mind My Identify, the Joan Jett documentary, Dangerous Status; Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Data; and Echo In The Canyon.
However Moonage Daydream, directed by Brett Morgen, is BMG’s greatest monetary success within the movie world thus far.
BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch, who served as Government Producer of the film, responded to the movie topping 2022’s international documentary field workplace chart, saying: “That is unimaginable information. To emerge with the largest-grossing documentary in any class, not simply music, is a big endorsement of our determination to construct a movies unit in-house moderately than to amass.
“It reveals the BMG method can ship not simply in music publishing and information however in movie too. There may be much more to come back.”
“This reveals the BMG method can ship not simply in music publishing and information however in movie too. There may be much more to come back.”
Hartwig Masuch, BMG
BMG and Dwell Nation Productions – the manager producers and financiers of the movie – licensed US distribution rights for Moonage Daydream to Neon with Common Leisure Worldwide dealing with the film exterior the US. North America cable and streaming rights have been licensed to HBO Max.
Moonage Daydream attracts extensively on Bowie’s 1970 to 1977 music catalog wherein BMG has a 25% stake – together with the likes of Adjustments, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, The Jean Genie, All The Younger Dudes, Life on Mars, Insurgent Insurgent, Fame, Younger Individuals, and Golden Years.
The film was written, directed, edited, and produced by Brett Morgen. Government Producers are Hartwig Masuch, Kathy Rivkin Daum, and Justus Haerder for BMG; Michael Rapino, Heather Parry, and Ryan Kroft for Dwell Nation Productions; Invoice Zysblat, Tom Cyrana, Aisha Cohen, and Eileen D’Arcy for RZO; Billy Gerber, and Debra Eisenstadt. The characteristic is a Public Street Productions movie.
Bowie’s long-time collaborator and good friend Tony Visconti served because the movie’s music producer.
EVP International Repertoire Fred Casimir stated, “Moonage Daydream elevates the artwork of the music documentary to a brand new stage. Brett Morgen doesn’t merely depict Bowie and his music, he embodies it visually to create a brand new immersive expertise. It’s nice to see that such a artistic achievement may also be a industrial success.”
Different BMG-made movies launched this 12 months included Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex which made its world premiere on the famend Tribeca Movie Competition in New York in Might.
In 2021, BMG revealed it had partnered with Pulse and Quickfire Movies and multi-Platinum, two-time BRIT Award-winning, Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi for his upcoming debut feature-length documentary movie.Music Enterprise Worldwide