The Brass Teapot

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,997Details
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John and Alice live in small town America - 20s, married, very much in love, and broke. Once voted “most likely to succeed,” Alice struggles to make ends meet while her friends enjoy the good life. Her husband John, neurotic and riddled with phobias, just wants to get the bills paid. But an accident leads them to a roadside antique shop where Alice is spontaneously drawn to a mysterious brass teapot. It isn’t long before they realize that this is no ordinary teapot and that perhaps they have found the answer to all of their financial woes...


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
33% - Rotten
51% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$900,000
Domestic Releases: April 5th, 2013 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures
Video Release: June 18th, 2013 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, some sexual content, language and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2251, 12/5/2012)
Running Time: 101 minutes
Keywords: Rags to Riches, Fired, Jewish, Wish Granters, Video-on-Demand Premiere
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Queen Nefertari Productions, TF1 International, Atlantic Pictures, Laundry Films, Magnolia Pictures, Northern Lights Films


Alexis Bledel    Payton
Alia Shawkat    Louise
Bobby Moynihan    Chuck
Stephen Park    Dr. Ling
Debra Monk    Trudy
Billy Magnussen    Arnie

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Tim Macy
Story Creator    Ramaa Mosley
Story Creator    Tim Macy
Producer    Kirk Roos
Producer    Darren Goldberg
Producer    James Graves
Producer    Ramaa Mosley
Executive Producer    Diane Nabatoff
Executive Producer    P. Jennifer Dana
Executive Producer    Mandy Gray
Executive Producer    Erik Rommesmo
Executive Producer    Jeff Schl Ossman
Executive Producer    Anthony Gudas
Executive Producer    Michael Corso
Executive Producer    Lanre Idewu
Executive Producer    Cynthia Stafford
Director of Photography    Peter Simonite
Production Designer    Elizabeth Jones
Composer    Ryan Folsey
Music Supervisor    Linda Cohen
Costume Designer    Malgosia Turzanska
Casting    Laura Rosenthal
Casting    Maribeth Fox
Casting    Jody Angsteich

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 18th, 2013

June 18th, 2013

It's another typical summer week on the home market. That is to say, it's a bad week on the home market. There are several first-run releases, the biggest of which was Jack the Giant Killer, which bombed at the box office. There are some limited releases that help the overall quality, but it is still a bad week. As far as Pick of the Week candidates go, Quartet on DVD or Blu-ray is the best choice. One could argue it is the only choice, but there are three Criterion Collection releases that are worth checking out, as well as some horror films, both old and new, that should please genre fans. On a side note, there are six Disney Channel releases on this week's list. That's a little strange. More...

Per Theater Chart: Moviegoers are put in a Trace

April 9th, 2013

The buzz certainly helped Trance, as it earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $32,786 in four theaters. This is not quite as good as Danny Boyle's previous two limited releases, but if it doesn't reach at least one major milestone, I would be shocked. Upstream Color rode the best reviews of the week to second place with $28,649 in its lone theater. The Company You Keep was right behind with an average of $26,344 in five theaters. Mixed reviews will likely hold down its potential to expand. The Place Beyond the Pines was the only holdover to reach the $10,000 mark. It expanded to 30 theaters, but still managed an impressive average of $23,446. More...

Limited Releases: Are Any Limited Releases Worth Keeping?

April 5th, 2013

As usual, there is an eclectic mix of limited releases, including some that have earned some advance buzz, like Trance and The Company You Keep, which should help them at the box office. The best reviewed film of the week is Upstream Color, but it is probably too weird to thrive outside of the art house circuit. It might be too weird to thrive within the art house circuit. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/05 85 $4,468   2 $2,234   $4,468 3
2013/04/12 91 $1,421 -68% 2 $711   $6,643 10

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