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The Brass Teapot (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,997Details
International Box Office $406,736Details
Worldwide Box Office $413,733
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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...


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 13,943 $6,997
All Time International Box Office 6,487 $406,736
All Time Worldwide Box Office 11,435 $413,733
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 6,404 $6,997
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 4,230 $6,997
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,933 $406,736
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 3,294 $413,733

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$900,000
Domestic Releases: April 5th, 2013 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures
International Releases: April 4th, 2013 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
June 19th, 2014 (Wide) (Peru)
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
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Wish Granters, Jewish, Fired, Rags to Riches
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
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 9,937 $1,421 Apr 12, 2013 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,067 $1,421 Apr 12, 2013 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,804 $711 Apr 12, 2013 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,679 $4,468 Apr 5, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,703 $4,468 Apr 5, 2013 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,130 $2,234 Apr 5, 2013 3
Theater Average Limited Release 17,421 $2,234 Apr 5, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 583 $2,234 Apr 5, 2013 3
Never Wide Domestic 7,720 $6,997 Apr 5, 2013 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 11,121 $6,997 Apr 5, 2013 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 4,408 0 Apr 5, 2013 0


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 Schlossman
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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

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

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/05 93 $5,222   2 $2,611   $5,222 7
2013/04/12 98 $1,775 -66% 2 $888   $6,997 14

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