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Boy (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $256,211Details
International Box Office $492,081Details
Worldwide Box Office $748,292
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  5. Video Sales
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

The year is 1984, and on the rural East Coast of New Zealand "Thriller” is changing kids' lives. Inspired by the Oscar nominated Two Cars, One Night, BOY is the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson. Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy’s other her, his father, Alamein, is the subject of Boy’s fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson. In reality he’s "in the can for robbery." When Alamein returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, fine his own potential and learn to et along without the hero he had been hoping for.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,501-9,600) 9,554 $256,211
All Time International Box Office (Rank 6,501-6,600) 6,559 $492,081
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,701-10,800) 10,768 $748,292
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,816 $256,211

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 2nd, 2012 (Limited) by Paladin
International Releases: January 29th, 2016 (Wide) (Poland)
February 25th, 2016 (Wide) (Slovakia)
Video Release: July 9th, 2013 by Kino Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Directing Yourself, Unnamed Character, Dysfunctional Family, Life on the Outside
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Whenua Films, Unison Films
Production Countries: New Zealand

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 88 $10,622 Mar 2, 2012 3

Cast

   Boy
Te Aho Eketone-Whitu    Rocky
Taika Waititi    Alamein

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Taika Waititi
Director   
Producer    Ainsley Gardiner
Producer    Cliff Curtis
Producer    Emanuel Michael
Co-Producer    Mita Merata
Associate Producer    Richard Fletcher
Director of Photography    Adam Clark
Editor    Chris Plummer
Composer    The Phoenix Foundation
Production Designer    Shayne Radford
Make-up and Hair Designer    Danelle Satherley
Costume Designer    Amanda Neale
Casting Director    Tina Cleary

Per Theater Chart is Feeling Green

March 7th, 2012

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax was surprisingly strong during its opening and that helped it win the race on top of the per theater chart with an average of $18,830. The only other two films in the $10,000 club, Being Flynn and Boy, were neck-and-neck at $10,998 and $10,622 respectively. More...

Weekend Estimates: Huge Weekend for Lorax Keeps Box Office on Track

March 4th, 2012

Universal will be celebrating this weekend as their good year gets a whole lot better thanks to the estimated $70 million opening of The Lorax. While not a record for March (a mark held firmly by Alice in Wonderland with $116 million), that will be enough for either second or third on the all time March openers list, basically level with 300's debut in 2007. Given its $65 million - $70 million production budget, the film will be a huge boost for the studio's animation arm. It also means that this weekend will be about 25% ahead of the same weekend last year. More...

Limited Releases Look to Earn a Billion Dollars

March 2nd, 2012

It's quite a busy week in terms of limited releases with nine films on this week's list. There are a couple that are earning very strong reviews, like Boy and Last Days Here. There are also a couple opening wider than the average limited release, like Paan Singh Tomar and Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. Unfortunately, the widest release of the week, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, is also earning some of the weakest reviews of the week. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/02 60 $21,244   2 $10,622   $21,244 3
2012/03/09 70 $17,506 -18% 4 $4,377   $44,049 10
2012/03/16 65 $21,070 +20% 7 $3,010   $72,184 17
2012/03/23 62 $15,569 -26% 7 $2,224   $92,767 24
2012/03/30 66 $16,851 +8% 9 $1,872   $115,443 31
2012/04/06 53 $19,836 +18% 13 $1,526   $142,408 38
2012/04/13 59 $20,970 +6% 5 $4,194   $173,463 45
2012/04/20 73 $9,628 -54% 14 $688   $190,285 52
2012/04/27 76 $13,288 +38% 9 $1,476   $208,815 59
2012/05/04 80 $6,053 -54% 8 $757   $221,386 66
2012/05/11 71 $9,316 +54% 6 $1,553   $234,841 73
2012/05/18 72 $4,835 -48% 5 $967   $242,008 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/02 62 $26,543   2 $13,272   $26,543 7
2012/03/09 69 $24,601 -7% 4 $6,150   $51,114 14
2012/03/16 63 $25,994 +6% 7 $3,713   $77,108 21
2012/03/23 64 $21,484 -17% 7 $3,069   $98,592 28
2012/03/30 66 $23,980 +12% 9 $2,664   $122,572 35
2012/04/06 63 $29,921 +25% 13 $2,302   $152,493 42
2012/04/13 63 $28,164 -6% 18 $1,565   $180,657 49
2012/04/20 76 $14,870 -47% 14 $1,062   $195,527 56
2012/04/27 72 $19,806 +33% 9 $2,201   $215,333 63
2012/05/04 73 $10,192 -49% 9 $1,132   $225,525 70
2012/05/11 69 $11,648 +14% 6 $1,941   $237,173 77
2012/06/15 87 $1,888   4 $472   $255,179 112
2012/06/22 96 $1,032 -45% 3 $344   $256,211 119

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Poland 1/29/2016 $0 0 76 76 $469,234 2/17/2016
Slovakia 2/25/2016 $22,670 21 21 21 $22,670 6/9/2016
 
Rest of World $177
 
International Total$492,081 6/9/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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