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God the Father (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $109,508Details
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God The Father...takes us on the untold personal journey of Michael Franzese, a young and charismatic Capo in the Colombo Crime family during the 1980‘s-90‘s and whose notorious father, Sonny Franzese was also a renowned Underboss. Following in his father’s footsteps, in the mid-1980s, Fortune Magazine named Franzese as number #18 on its list of the "Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses". According to a Federal report, Franzese made more money for a crime family than anyone since Chicago Outfit boss, Al Capone.A revelation that Michael’s own father went along with a contract hit on his life, Michael’s love for his wife and children and the realization his own life was heading the same way as every other mob guy that came before him...straight to ST. JOHNS Cemetery in NYC, Michael took the decision to leave the ‘Life’. An act previously thought impossible...Michael Franzese publicly walked away from the Colombo family and organized crime. During his time in prison, Michael discovered the Bible. Devouring its contents Michael found parallels between the Good Book’s teachings and his experiences in the ‘Life’ which translated into Michael developing his own unique religious perspective and faith. A faith that is directly responsible for his still being alive today.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 14th, 2014 (Limited) by Rocky Mountain Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for violent images.
(Rating bulletin 2342, 10/1/2014)
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Organized Crime, Mafia, Father's Footsteps, Dysfunctional Family, Going Legit, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Religious, 1980s, 1990s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Bomar Ltd
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,953 $11,701 Nov 14, 2014 34
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,507 $12,008 Nov 7, 2014 27
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,869 $52,587 Oct 31, 2014 20
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,596 $15,037 Oct 17, 2014 6


Michael Franzese    Himself
Tom Benedict Knight    Himself
Amanda Fernandez Stevens    Herself
Bashar Rahal    Himself
George Georgiou    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Galit McCord
Story Creator    Michael Franzese
Story Creator    Moshe Diamant
Producer    Moshe Diamant
Producer    Michael Franzese
Executive Producer    Bobby Ranghelov
Executive Producer    Amit Gicelter
Director of Photography    Vilmos Zsigmond
Editor    Kostadin Kostadinov-Fozzie
Production Designer    Arta Tozzi
Costume Designer    Adriyana Naydenova
Composer    David Holden
Casting Director    Sue Jones

Per Theater Chart: Bird is the Word, and that Word is Awards Season

October 21st, 2014

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Birdman debuted in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an amazing average of $106,099. This is the best per theater average since The Grand Budapest Hotel opened with just over $200,000 for its per theater average. It wasn't the only film in the $10,000 club, as Dear White People opened with an average of $31,633 in eleven theaters. The Tale of Princess Kaguya was surprisingly strong during its opening weekend earning an average of $18,305 in three theaters. God the Father earned $15,037 in one theater. The final film in the $10,000 club was Listen Up Philip, which earned an average of $11,642 in two theaters. Diplomacy might have made it in the $10,000 club if it opened on Friday. However, it opened on Wednesday earning $8,518 in one theater over the weekend for a total opening of $12,750. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fury an Unspectacular First

October 19th, 2014

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Fury will top the box office chart this weekend with a solid, but unspectacular, $23.5 million, according to Sony’s Sunday morning estimate. Pre-weekend projections had the film closer to $30 million, and with an $80 million price tag, and Brad Pitt starring, the film is really underperforming at this point. By way of comparison, Gone Girl opened with $37.5 million three weeks ago. Fury will need really good legs, or a really strong performance overseas, to post a profit. More...

Limited Releases: Bird is the Word

October 17th, 2014

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It's an excellent week for limited releases with several films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. This includes a couple that are also earning really loud buzz. Of these, Birdman is probably going to win the weekend race on the Per Theater Chart, while Dear White People should also be a hit. Diplomacy, Housebound, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and others also deserve to find audiences, but not all will do so for various reasons (wrong genre, opening in Video on Demand, etc.). More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 69 $15,037   1 $15,037   $15,037 6
2014/10/31 47 $52,587   15 $3,506   $67,814 20
2014/11/07 59 $12,008 -77% 12 $1,001   $94,025 27
2014/11/14 60 $11,701 -3% 6 $1,950   $109,508 34

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/31 49 $66,790   15 $4,453   $82,017 24

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