Brooklyn Castle

Brooklyn Castle poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $219,407Details
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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

The stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories. Ironically, the biggest obstacle thrust upon them arises not from other competitors but from recessionary budget cuts to all the extracurricular activities at their school. Brooklyn Castle shows how these kids' dedication to chess magnifies their belief in what is possible for their lives. After all, if they can master the world’s most difficult game, what can't they do?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 19th, 2012 (Limited) by Producers Distribution Agency
Video Release: June 4th, 2013 by Millennium Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2241, 9/19/2012)
Running Time: 102 minutes
Keywords: Intellectual Pursuits, Coming of Age, African-American, Chess
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Chicken and Egg Pictures, Rescued Media

Cast

Justus Williams    Himself
Rochelle Ballantyne    Herself
Pobo Efekoro    Himself
Alexis Paredes    Himself
Patrick Johnston    Himself
Elizabeth Spiegel    Herself
John Galvin    Himself
Fred Rubino    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Katie Dellamaggiore
Producer    Nelson Dellamaggiore
Producer    Brian Schulz
Director of Photography    Brian Schulz
Editor    Nelson Dellamaggiore
Executive Producer    Geoff Gibson
Executive Producer    Robert McLellan
Executive Producer    Julie Parker Benello
Executive Producer    Wendy Ettinger
Executive Producer    Judith Helfand
Co-Executive Producer    Neal Flaherty
Composer    B. Satz
Consulting Editor    Mary Manhardt
Associate Producer    Elliot Neff
Associate Producer    Raphael Neff

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 4th, 2013

It's a typical summer week on the home market with a good mix of first run releases and some summer TV shows coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. There are certainly some releases that are worth picking up, but nothing that will set sell records. Overall, it is solid, but unspectacular. There were a few contenders for Pick of the Week. Breaking Bad: Season Five on DVD or Blu-ray, but it is a split-season release and I'm not happy with the price-per-minute. By comparons, The Newsroom: Season One, which comes out next week, is nearly twice as long but only 25% more money. Brooklyn Castle is another contender; however, while its DVD is certainly worth picking up, I'm not sure it will have wide enough appeal. In the end, I went with Warm Bodies. It may seem like a strange choice, but it is still one of the best wide releases of the year and the DVD and the Blu-ray are loaded with extras. More...

Per Theater Chart: Awards Season is In Session

The Sessions was one of two films to top $10,000 over the weekend on the Per Theater Chart. It managed an average of $28,367 in four theaters. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie - Part 1: Beginnings / Part 2: Eternal earned an average of $12,468 in five theaters. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/19 60 $18,761   2 $9,381   $18,761 3
2012/10/26 51 $26,628 +42% 8 $3,329   $50,500 10
2012/11/02 51 $27,068 +2% 13 $2,082   $87,199 17
2012/11/09 56 $17,445 -36% 11 $1,586   $114,808 24
2012/11/16 53 $17,422 n/c 9 $1,936   $138,464 31
2012/11/23 59 $16,004 -8% 8 $2,001   $162,906 38
2012/11/30 71 $6,131 -62% 4 $1,533   $175,971 45
2012/12/07 75 $5,490 -10% 4 $1,373   $183,733 52
2012/12/14 90 $1,356 -75% 2 $678   $186,690 59
2012/12/21 67 $3,383 +149% 2 $1,692   $190,896 66
2012/12/28 56 $2,179 -36% 2 $1,090   $194,426 73
2013/01/04 80 $1,241 -43% 2 $621   $198,664 80
2013/01/11 77 $2,183 +76% 2 $1,092   $203,023 87
2013/01/18 58 $3,875 +78% 3 $1,292   $207,712 94
2013/01/25 73 $1,928 -50% 1 $1,928   $211,328 101
2013/02/15 75 $2,812   3 $937   $216,098 122
2013/03/01 82 $3,074   1 $3,074   $219,407 136

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