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God Bless America (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $122,550Details
International Box Office $804,082Details
Worldwide Box Office $926,632
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  5. Video Sales
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of American culture. Divorced, recently fired, and possibly terminally ill, Frank truly has nothing left to live for. But instead of taking his own life, he buys a gun and decides to take out his frustration on the cruelest, stupidest, most intolerant people he can imagine—starting with some particularly odious reality television stars. Frank finds an unusual accomplice in a high-school student named Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. Together they embark on a nationwide assault on our country’s most irritating celebrities…

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 11th, 2012 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures
International Releases: July 4th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
August 30th, 2012 (Wide) (Netherlands)
November 15th, 2012 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: July 3rd, 2012 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language including some sexual sequences.
(Rating bulletin 2209, 2/8/2012)
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Terminal Illness, Serial Killer, Reality TV, Road Trip, Spoiled Child, Revenge, Spree Killer, Fantasy Sequence, Voiceover/Narration, Political, Religious, Bigotry, Vigilante
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Darko Entertainment, Magnet Films, Jerkschool Productions, Sean McKittrick
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,982 $1,704 Jul 6, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,053 $3,863 Jun 29, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,688 $3,322 Jun 22, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,376 $2,255 Jun 15, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,511 $4,868 Jun 8, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,666 $9,547 Jun 1, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,263 $10,970 May 25, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,834 $13,464 May 18, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,764 $27,308 May 11, 2012 3

Cast

   Frank
   Roxy
Melinda Page Hamilton    Alison
Mackenzie Brooke Smith    Ava
Rich McDonald    Brad
Maddie Hasson    Chloe
Larry Miller    Chloe's Dad
Dorie Barton    Chloe's Mom

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Bobcat Goldthwait
Director   
Producer    Sean McKittrick
Producer    Jeff Culotte
Executive Producer    Edward H. Hamm Jr.
Executive Producer    Richard Kelly
Co-Producer    Sarah de Sa Rego
Co-Producer    Jim Goldthwait
Co-Producer    Jason Stewart

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 3rd, 2012

July 4th, 2012

After a run of several good weeks, it is a complete disaster on the home market this week. The best selling first run release will be... nothing. This is because there is no first run release coming out this week. According to Amazon.com, the best selling new release of the week is Midsomer Murders: Set 20, while the top ten is dominated by limited releases and Blu-ray catalogue titles. This makes choosing a Pick of the Week difficult, because there are so few prime releases. Rocko's Modern Life: Season Three is on the short list for contenders, as is The Hunter on Blu-ray. But in the end, I went with God Bless America on either DVD or Blu-ray. It's a great movie and there's a surprising number of extras on the DVD. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: God Bless America

July 3rd, 2012

God Bless America had a lot of pre-release buzz, certainly more than most Indie films have. However, its reviews were only good and not great, while it struggled at the box office. Its box office numbers were not helped by its Video on Demand premiere weeks earlier. Now that it is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray, will it find a more receptive audience? Or was it too much hype and not enough substance? More...

Per Theater Chart: New Releases Are Overshadowed

May 15th, 2012

No new releases managed to earn a spot in the $10,000 club on this week's per theater chart. That doesn't mean it was empty, as The Avengers remained potent with an average of $23,696 during its second weekend of release. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was arguably even more impressive, as it expanded into more than 150 additional theaters, but its per theater average only fell to $15,012. It did well enough to grab eighth place overall, and with this average, it will certainly expand more. On the other hand, the best new release was Dark Shadows with an average of $7,906. This is good, but not great. The best limited release was Girl in Progress. That was was playing in more than 300 theaters and managed an average of $4,298. That's a good start, but I don't think it will expand greatly. More...

God Bless Limited Releases

May 10th, 2012

God Bless America is one of four limited releases opening in more than ten theaters this weekend, but of those four films, it is the only one earning overall positive reviews. In fact, it is one of only four films on this week's list earning overall positive reviews. The others are I Wish, Nobody Else But You, and Sleepless Night, all three of which are foreign language films, which tends to limit box office potential. Hopefully one will have breakout success, otherwise, new releases might not show a lot of strength on the per theater chart this week. More...

2012 Preview: May

May 1st, 2012

There's good news / bad news going forward into May. First the bad news, April was really weak. It was weak compared to the previous month and weak compared to last year. For the first time all year, we had losses for a month on the year-over-year comparison. As for the good news... it could have been worse? Maybe there wasn't good news with regards to April, but there is certainly good news going forward. Every weekend in May has at least one film with the potential to hit $100 million, while there are a couple that could hit $200 million, and one that, pie in the sky, could reach $400 million. That one film is The Avengers, or as it is officially called, Marvel's The Avengers. I guess they don't want people reminded of the 1998 TV adaptation. While there are four films that should reach $100 million, there are only three other films opening wide, maybe two, maybe four. (More sources have Chernobyl Diaries opening wide than in limited release, but it is not a sure thing either way. Meanwhile, the opposite is true for LOL.) Additionally, there are a couple films opening in limited release this month with a real potential to expand wide: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and God Bless America. By comparison, last year had no film reach $300 million, but it had five films reach $100 million. If we are going to earn the win this year, we need strength from the top. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/05/11 55 $27,308   14 $1,951   $27,308 3
2012/05/18 58 $13,464 -51% 15 $898   $55,659 10
2012/05/25 49 $10,970 -19% 15 $731   $77,065 17
2012/06/01 68 $9,547 -13% 11 $868   $91,684 24
2012/06/08 77 $4,868 -49% 9 $541   $102,338 31
2012/06/15 85 $2,255 -54% 7 $322   $107,661 38
2012/06/22 80 $3,322 +47% 5 $664   $111,672 45
2012/06/29 69 $3,863 +16% 8 $483   $117,190 52
2012/07/06 80 $1,704 -56% 4 $426   $122,029 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/05/11 55 $42,195   14 $3,014   $42,195 7
2012/05/18 50 $23,900 -43% 15 $1,593   $66,095 14
2012/05/25 53 $16,042 -33% 15 $1,069   $82,137 21
2012/06/01 66 $15,333 -4% 11 $1,394   $97,470 28
2012/06/08 84 $4,868 -68% 9 $541   $105,406 35
2012/06/15 81 $2,944 -40% 7 $421   $108,350 42
2012/06/22 81 $4,977 +69% 5 $995   $113,327 49
2012/06/29 73 $6,998 +41% 8 $875   $120,325 56
2012/07/06 80 $2,225 -68% 4 $556   $122,550 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 11/15/2012 $1,926 1 1 1 $1,926 12/12/2015
Netherlands 8/30/2012 $12,578 6 6 6 $46,346 12/11/2015
United Kingdom 7/4/2012 $4,528 2 2 2 $9,280 12/10/2015
 
Rest of World $746,530
 
International Total$804,082 12/12/2015

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