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California Solo (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,518Details
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LACHLAN MacALDONICH is former Britpop rocker who has settled into a comfortably numb existence in farm country just outside Los Angeles. By day, he works on an organic farm and travels regularly to the city’s farmers' markets to sell produce. By night, he retreats to his crummy apartment to record "Flame-Outs," his podcast that recounts the tragic deaths of great musicians. The only spark in his humdrum existence is BEAU, a lovely struggling actress and amateur chef who frequents the Silver Lake farmers' market. One night, Lachlan gets pulled over for a DUI, a charge that dredges up his past drug offense and threatens him with deportation. Lachlan's only hope of staying in the U.S. is proving that his removal would cause "extreme hardship" to a U.S. citizen spouse or relative. Lachlan contacts his estranged ex-wife and daughter, raising past demons that he must finally confront.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
67% - Fresh
54% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 30th, 2012 (Limited) by Strand
Video Release: March 5th, 2013 by Strand Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Immigration, Musicians
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Zambry Films, Syncopated Films, Harp Productions, Cherry Sky Films, Whitewater Films
Production Countries: United States


Alexia Rasmussen    Beau
Danny Masterson    Paul
A. Martinez    Warren
Kathleen Wilhoite    Catherine
Michael Des Barres    Wendell
Savannah Lathem    Arianwen

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Marshall Lewy
Producer    Mynette Louie
Co-Producer    Ross Giranrd
Line Producer    Matthew Medlin
Director of Photography    James Jackson
Editor    Alex Jablonski
Production Designer    Eric James Archer
Costume Designer    Cynthia Ann Summers
Composer    T. Griffin
Music Supervisor    Joe Rudge
Song Writer    Adam Franklin
Song Writer    Violens

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 5th, 2013

March 5th, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: New Releases are a Little Rusty

December 4th, 2012

It was a rather slow week on the per theater chart with only two films topping the $10,000 mark, and none of them were massive hits. Rust and Bone rose to first place with an average of $12,369 in two theaters. It rose to top spot thanks to a miniscule 9% drop-off. The only other member of the $10,000 club was Beware of Mr. Baker, which was right behind with $12,195 in its lone theater. More...

Addicted to Limited Releases

November 30th, 2012

There are not a lot of films on this week's list, but there are a couple that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Both California Solo and Dragon are earning more than 80% positive reviews and hopefully one or both will find success in limited release. Also opening this week is Talaash and it could be an interesting film to keep an eye on, as Bollywood films are slowly becoming more mainstream. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/30 78 $3,412   1 $3,412   $3,412 3
2012/12/07 75 $5,008 +47% 2 $2,504   $9,246 10
2012/12/14 96 $853 -83% 2 $427   $10,911 17
2012/12/21 73 $1,007 +18% 1 $1,007   $12,464 24
2013/01/11 81 $1,566   1 $1,566   $14,518 45

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/30 85 $4,238   1 $4,238   $4,238 7
2012/12/07 83 $5,820 +37% 2 $2,910   $10,058 14
2012/12/14 100 $1,399 -76% 2 $700   $11,457 21
2012/12/21 66 $1,495 +7% 1 $1,495   $12,952 28
2013/01/11 80 $1,566   1 $1,566   $14,518 49

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