Moonage Daydream, BMG and Stay Nation’s David Bowie documentary, has grossed greater than $12m this yr on the field workplace

Moonage Daydream has been named the biggest-grossing documentary film of 2022 in any class, producing over $12.2 million this yr globally on the field workplace.

In keeping with worldwide figures produced by BoxOfficeMojo, Moonage Daydream , which was launched in September, has taken greater than eight instances the amount of cash on the field workplace because the No.2 documentary film of this yr, 2000 Mules ($1.465m).

That result’s an particularly candy one for music firm BMG, which co-produced Moonage Daydream alongside Live Nation Productions.

5 years in the past, BMG made a strategic expansion into music-themed filmmaking, opting to develop properties internally (and with companions) slightly 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: Keep in mind My Title, the Joan Jett documentary, Dangerous StatusRudeboy: 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 to this point.

BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch, who served as Government Producer of the film, responded to the movie topping 2022’s world documentary field workplace chart, saying: “That is unbelievable information. To emerge with the largest-grossing documentary in any class, not simply music, is a big endorsement of our resolution to construct a movies unit in-house slightly 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 return.”

Hartwig Masuch, BMG in 2019

“This reveals the BMG method can ship not simply in music publishing and information however in movie too. There may be much more to return.”

Hartwig Masuch, BMG

BMG and Stay Nation Productions – the chief producers and financiers of the movie – licensed US distribution rights for Moonage Daydream to Neon with Universal Leisure Worldwide dealing with the film outdoors the US. North America cable and streaming rights have been licensed to HBO Max.

Moonage Daydream attracts extensively on Bowie’s 1970 to 1977 tune catalog during which BMG has a 25% stake – together with the likes of Modifications, 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 Stay Nation Productions; Invoice Zysblat, Tom Cyrana, Aisha Cohen, and Eileen D’Arcy for RZO; Billy Gerber, and Debra Eisenstadt. The function 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 degree. 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 inventive achievement can be a industrial success.”

Different BMG-made movies launched this yr included Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex which made its world premiere on the famend Tribeca Movie Pageant 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

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