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The Bad Kids (2016)

The Bad Kids
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,226Details
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Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance. An observational documentary that chronicles one extraordinary principal’s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system deemed lost causes. Employing a vérité approach during a year at the school, the film follows Principal Vonda Viland as she coaches three at risk teens—a new father who can’t support his family, a young woman grappling with sexual abuse, and an angry young man from an unstable home—through the traumas and obstacles that rob them of their spirit and threaten their goal of a high school diploma.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 16th, 2016 (Limited) by FilmRise
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Inspirational Teacher, Poverty, High School, Addiction, Cinema Verite
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: FilmRise, Low Key Pictures, Filmmaker Fund
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,150 $1,513 Jan 13, 2017 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,247 $428 Jan 6, 2017 24
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,338 $308 Dec 23, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,652 $1,564 Dec 16, 2016 3


Vonda Viland    Herself/Principal

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Keith Fulton
Director of Photography    Louis Pepe
Editor    Jacob Bricca
Editor    Mary Lampson
Composer    Jacaszek
Executive Producer    Ted Dintersmith
Executive Producer    Donna Gruneich
Executive Producer    Kevin Gruneich
Executive Producer    Ari Ioannides
Executive Producer    Christine Ioannides
Co-Producer    Molly O'Brien
Associate Producer    Nancy Blachman
Associate Producer    Anne O'Shea
Associate Producer    Brian Quattrini

Theater Averages: Rogue Rules Theater Average Chart with $37,306

December 20th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $37,306. This wasn’t that far above the second place film, Fences, which earned an average of $32,366. Meanwhile, last week’s winner, La La Land, was pushed into third place with an average of $20,510. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

December 16th, 2016


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story scared away most wide releases and limited releases. That’s not to say there is nothing on this week’s list worth checking out. In fact, Fences was bumped up a week before its wide expansion on Christmas day. That is the only film on this list likely to have any presence at the box office. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/16 66 $1,564   1 $1,564   $1,564 3
2016/12/23 59 $308 -80% 1 $308   $2,461 10
2017/01/06 67 $428   1 $428   $3,405 24
2017/01/13 54 $1,513 +254% 6 $252   $5,876 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/16 77 $2,153   1 $2,153   $2,153 7
2016/12/23 79 $824 -62% 1 $824   $2,977 14
2017/01/06 55 $1,386   1 $1,386   $4,363 28
2017/01/13 50 $1,863 +34% 6 $311   $6,226 35

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