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Brooklyn Castle (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $219,407Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 19th, 2012 (Limited) by Producers Distribution Agency
Video Release: June 4th, 2013 by Alchemy
MPAA Rating: PG for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2241, 9/19/2012)
Running Time: 102 minutes
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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
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,087 $3,074 Mar 1, 2013 136
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,560 $2,812 Feb 15, 2013 122
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,515 $1,928 Jan 25, 2013 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,566 $3,875 Jan 18, 2013 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,163 $2,183 Jan 11, 2013 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,726 $1,241 Jan 4, 2013 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,967 $2,179 Dec 28, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,176 $3,383 Dec 21, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,954 $1,356 Dec 14, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,756 $5,490 Dec 7, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,247 $6,131 Nov 30, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,154 $16,004 Nov 23, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,589 $17,422 Nov 16, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,144 $17,445 Nov 9, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,403 $27,068 Nov 2, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,943 $26,628 Oct 26, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,112 $18,761 Oct 19, 2012 3

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

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

October 23rd, 2012

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...

Weekend Estimates: Paranormal Activity Continues Halloween Tradition

October 21st, 2012

After five years of Saw, and a hand-over period of a couple of years, the Paranormal Activity franchise has come to dominate the brief Halloween movie season. Showing that horror moviegoers may be more tradition-bound than any other category of film fans, Paranormal Activity 4 is set for a healthy opening this weekend, with Paramount projecting at total of $30.4 million by the end of the weekend. That's down quite a bit from the $50 million-plus debut of Paranormal Activity 3 last year, and the franchise does look like it is losing some momentum. With production budgets around $5 million, and relatively modest marketing costs, however, the studio will earn a healthy profit from this release and has, predictably, announced Paranormal Activity 5 will go into production early next year for release in October. More...

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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 74 $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

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/19 65 $24,872   2 $12,436   $24,872 7
2012/10/26 54 $36,261 +46% 8 $4,533   $60,133 14
2012/11/02 54 $37,232 +3% 13 $2,864   $97,363 21
2012/11/09 57 $23,679 -36% 11 $2,153   $121,042 28
2012/11/16 59 $26,156 +10% 9 $2,906   $147,198 35
2012/11/23 62 $22,938 -12% 8 $2,867   $169,840 42
2012/11/30 74 $8,403 -63% 4 $2,101   $178,243 49
2012/12/07 81 $7,091 -16% 4 $1,773   $185,334 56
2012/12/14 94 $2,179 -69% 2 $1,090   $187,513 63
2012/12/21 60 $3,529 +62% 2 $1,765   $192,247 70
2012/12/28 60 $5,176 +47% 2 $2,588   $197,423 77
2013/01/04 78 $3,417 -34% 2 $1,709   $200,840 84
2013/01/11 75 $2,997 -12% 2 $1,499   $203,837 91
2013/01/18 61 $5,558 +85% 3 $1,853   $209,395 98
2013/01/25 75 $3,619 -35% 1 $3,619   $213,019 105
2013/02/15 78 $3,259   3 $1,086   $216,333 126
2013/03/01 85 $3,074   1 $3,074   $219,407 140

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