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The Girl (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,048Details
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For two years Ashley Colton, a rough, ragged beauty in her mid-twenties, has walked a tightrope, trying to prove that she is fit to be a mother and regain custody of her son. She has survived on a series of minimum wage jobs and endured the probing scrutiny of home visits from Social Services. Cynical and embittered, she is convinced her son was taken because she is poor, and she carries a class rage that is difficult to control. But while Ashley sees herself as a victim, we see a woman who has lost her child because she is not ready to be a mother. A surprise visit from her father, a truck driver living in Mexico, brings Ashley back into a turbulent and unresolved relationship. On a trip to Nuevo Laredo, she discovers that her father is smuggling immigrants across the border. Suddenly, in the vast, unforgiving landscape of south Texas, Ashley glimpses a solution to her problems and is lured by the prospect of easy money into the role of a coyote. Her improvised plan quickly goes awry, and Ashley finds herself stranded with a young girl whose mother disappeared in the late night river crossing. Failing in her attempts to abandon the girl, she begins a journey in search of the girl’s missing mother. Together with the girl, Ashley travels through the borderlands of Nuevo Laredo and along the banks of the Rio Grande, retracing the steps of the immigrant journey. When she finally learns that the girl’s mother drowned, Ashley decides to bring the girl back to her village in southern Mexico. Along the way, she discovers something unexpected, something she didn’t even know she had – her own mothering instinct.


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30% - Rotten
53% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 8th, 2013 (Limited) by Brainstorm Media
Video Release: July 2nd, 2013 by Virgil Films and Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material including violence/disturbing images, and for language and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2253, 12/19/2012)
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Foster Family, Immigration, Human-Trafficking, Single Parent, Poverty, Child Neglect, Dysfunctional Family, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Goldcrest Films, Cinereach Films, Lulu Producciones, Journeyman Pictures, Axiom Films, Bonita Films, Sin Sentido Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,087 $1,487 Apr 5, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,494 $2,604 Mar 29, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,257 $2,745 Mar 22, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,515 $6,871 Mar 15, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,059 $11,165 Mar 8, 2013 3


Will Patton    Tommy
Geoffrey Rivas    Manager
Austin Wayne West    Georgie
Annalee Jefferies    Gloria
Giovanna Zacarias    Enriqueta
Luci Christian    Sally
Harold Torres    Isidro
Javier Zaragoza    Felix
Abel Lopez Marroquin    Pancho
Angeles Cruz    Rosa’s Mother
Raul Castillo    Border Agent
Hanne Jimenez Turcott    Waitress
Heber Garnica    Car Wash Man
Joaquin Maldonado Bolaños    Cheko
Palemon Olmedo    Jesus Antonio
Magdalena Heredia    Migrant Mother
Angel Alonso    Prayer Man
Luis Fernando Pena    Beto
Octavio Manuel Corres Pombo    Paco
Wagive Turcott Fiat    Caretaker
Isabel Cruz Daza    Edith
Ivonne Cruz Daza    Cecilia
Jose Carlos Rodriguez Gutierrez    Police Official
Liliana Alberto    Ofelia
Isabel Sanchez Lara    Grandmother

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    David Riker
Producer    Paul Mezey
Executive Producer    Philipp Engelhorn
Executive Producer    Nick Quested
Line Producer    Becky Glupczynski
Line Producer    Rafael Cuevo
Co-Producer    Douglas Cummins
Co-Producer    Christian Valdelievre
Co-Producer    Tania Zarak
Director of Photography    Martin Boege
Production Designer    Salvador Parra
Costume Designer    Mariestela Fernandez
Editor    Malcolm Jamieson
Editor    Stephanie Ahn
Composer    Jacobo Lieberman
Composer    Leonardo Heiblum
Casting    Cindy Tolan
Casting    Vicky Boone
Casting    Alejandro Reza
Casting    Hanne Jimenez Turcott

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 2nd, 2013

July 2nd, 2013

It is a terrible week for new releases on the home market with nearly nothing worth talking about. It was so bad, I pushed back the column one more day so I could review Todd and The Book Of Pure Evil: Season 2, just so I would have a contender for Pick of the Week. 56 Up is the best new release of the week, but demand will be split between the DVD and the franchise box set. More...

Per Theater Chart: Somebody Up There Likes These Films

March 13th, 2013

There were a trio of films to top the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Somebody Up There Likes Me earned first place with $34,362 in its one theater. The overall number one film, Oz the Great and Powerful, earned second place with an average of $20,223 in nearly 4,000 theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was The We and the I, which managed $10,774 in one theater. More...

Limited Releases: Death of Limited Releases

March 8th, 2013

Last week, the film with the most buzz was Stoker, but it only had good not great reviews. It still started very well at the box office, thanks in part to the buzz. This week, the film with the most buzz is The ABCs of Death; however, its reviews are really bad. There are some films earning great reviews, like Electrick Children, but none have really loud buzz. Maybe there will be a surprise hit, but it could be a slow week for limited releases. There are also two Canadian films opening this week, Hit 'n Strum and Ferocious. Check the First Weekend Club for more details. More...

Any Day is a Good Day for Limited Releases

December 14th, 2012

It is another busy week for limited releases, including some that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Unfortunately, like it usually is at this time of year, unless a limited release is earning Oscar buzz, it is very unlikely to find an audience in limited release. Any Day Now is the film I have the highest hopes for, but even for a film with 88% positive reviews, it will be a challenge. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/08 71 $11,165   2 $5,583   $11,165 3
2013/03/15 75 $6,871 -38% 7 $982   $21,595 10
2013/03/22 95 $2,745 -60% 7 $392   $27,130 17
2013/03/29 99 $2,604 -5% 4 $651   $31,634 24
2013/04/05 100 $1,487 -43% 3 $496   $34,192 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/25 - $655   7 $94   $27,022 18
2013/03/26 - $722 +10% 7 $103   $27,744 19
2013/03/27 - $343 -52% 7 $49   $28,087 20
2013/03/28 - $180 -48% 7 $26   $28,267 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/08 75 $14,724   2 $7,362   $14,724 7
2013/03/15 76 $9,661 -34% 7 $1,380   $24,385 14
2013/03/22 96 $4,645 -52% 7 $664   $29,030 21
2013/03/29 98 $3,675 -21% 4 $919   $32,705 28
2013/04/05 100 $2,343 -36% 3 $781   $35,048 35

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