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Goon (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,164,911Details
International Box Office $2,853,692Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,018,603
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,522,501 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,421,192 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,943,693
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Not content with his job as a bouncer at a local Beantown bar and a bit of an embarrassment to his accomplished family, Doug Glatt dreams of the kind of success enjoyed by minor league hockey goon Ross Rhea. When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a bloody fist fight that Doug easily wins, the coach of the Halifax Highlanders sees potential in this mammoth sized man who is only hampered by his lack of any hockey playing ability and his brotherís old figure skates. Standing up to the taunts of the other players, Doug manages to join the team, and with the encouragement of his hockey obsessed best friend quickly becomes a rising star. Soon heíll have the opportunity to face off against Ross "The Boss" Rhea and perhaps finally land a girlfriend. Now - all he needs is to learn how to skate.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
82% - Certified Fresh
70% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 30th, 2012 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures
International Releases: February 24th, 2012 (Limited) (Canada)
May 4th, 2012 (Wide) (Latvia)
Video Release: May 25th, 2012 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2202, 12/14/2011)
Running Time: 90 minutes
Franchise: Goon
Comparisons: vs. 21 Jump Street
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Keywords: Scene in End Credits, Epilogue, Non-Chronological, Gratuitous Cameos, Religious, Intertitle, Delayed Adulthood, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, LGBT, Inspired by a True Story, Big Break, Romance, Dysfunctional Family, Hockey
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Myriad Pictures, DCP Productions, Caramel Film, Inferno, No Trace Camping
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,449 $807 May 18, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,816 $10,432 May 11, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,279 $8,927 May 4, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,352 $15,572 Apr 27, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,171 $7,100 Apr 20, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,542 $8,193 Apr 13, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,594 $17,541 Apr 6, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,304 $49,076 Mar 30, 2012 38
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,290 $750,000 Mar 2, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,364 $1,270,000 Feb 24, 2012 3


   Doug Glatt
Alison Pill    Eva
Liev Schreiber    Ross Rhea
Eugene Levy    Dr. Glatt
Marc-Andre Grondin    Xavier LaFlamme
Kim Coates    Ronnie Hortense
Nicholas Campbell    Rollie Hortense
Jay Baruchel    Pat

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    David Gross
Producer    Don Carmody
Producer    Jay Baruchel
Screenwriter    Jay Baruchel
Producer    Ian Dimmerman
Producer    Andre Rouleau
Executive Producer    Jesse Shapira
Executive Producer    Mark Slone
Screenwriter    Evan Goldberg
Director of Photography    Bobby Shore
Editor    Reginald Harkema
Production Designer    Gord Wilding
Costume Designer    Heather Neale

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 15th, 2012

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and we are getting to the crunch time for gift shopping. After checking out first run releases and franchise box sets in Part I and TV on DVD releases in Part II, this week we look at limited releases, classics, and foreign films. Some are pretty obvious choices, as we had a few limited releases that broke into the mainstream during their theatrical releases, but there are also a few more films that slipped beneath the radar the last time around. The biggest of these is... More...

Blu-ray Sales: True to Form

June 13th, 2012

True Blood: Season Four led all new releases and earned top spot on the Blu-ray sales chart. During its first week of release, it sold 369,000 units and generated $12.93 million in revenue. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 34%, which is low for the format as a whole, but very strong for a TV on DVD release. More...

DVD Sales: Truth Wins Out

June 12th, 2012

True Blood was the only major release on this week's DVD sales chart crushing newcomers and holdovers alike. It sold 717,000 units / $21.52 million during its opening week, which is fantastic for a TV on DVD release. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 29th, 2012

May 28th, 2012

It likely won't be a strong week on the home market. There's only one prime release, True Blood on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. It is an excellent show and the Blu-ray is a clear contender for Pick of the Week, but as a TV on DVD release, I doubt it will sell as many units as the average first-run theatrical release sells. The biggest first run release is Man on a Ledge, but it did so poorly in theaters that I doubt it will have a real impact on the home market. True Blood isn't the only contender for Pick of the Week. Goon's Blu-ray Combo Pack is on that list. The price of the Combo Pack dropped since my review went online and at $15, it is the Pick of the Week, or should I say Puck of the Week. Also of note, Degrassi: Season 11, Part 1 - Buy from Amazon would also be a contender for Pick of the Week, but the full season set will likely be significantly cheaper on a price-per-minute basis. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Goon

May 27th, 2012

There are a lot of people who described Goon as the best hockey movie since Slap Shot. Although it is not all that impressive when you look into it, as there haven't been a whole lot of hockey movies made in the past 35 years. Only one of them, Miracle, is both well-known and earned good reviews. (The Rocket is the best hockey movie of the last three decades, but very few people have seen it.) On the other hand, Goon certainly has a lot more in common with Slap Shot, but can it live up to that film's legacy? And is the DVD or Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

Per Theater Chart: Bullying is No Game

April 4th, 2012

The ratings controversy didn't hurt Bully, which topped the per theater chart with an average of $23,294 in five theaters. It is always difficult for a documentary to expand significantly, but this start will certainly help. The overall box office leader, The Hunger Games, was next with an average of $14,153 in more than 4,000 theaters. More...

Limited Releases Fighting Mad

March 30th, 2012

There are a number of films opening in limited release this week, including a few documentaries. The biggest of these is Bully, which earned a boost in its publicity thanks to a ratings fight with the MPAA. The Island President is another documentary worth checking out. Meanwhile, Goon makes its theatrical debut in the States and it deserves to find an audience south of the border. More...

Per Theater Chart is Feeling Green

March 7th, 2012

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax was surprisingly strong during its opening and that helped it win the race on top of the per theater chart with an average of $18,830. The only other two films in the $10,000 club, Being Flynn and Boy, were neck-and-neck at $10,998 and $10,622 respectively. More...

Per Theater Chart is Getting Bloody

February 28th, 2012

It was another slow week on the per theater chart with no film topping $10,000. The closest any film got was The Forgiveness of Blood with an average of $8,908 in three theaters. Goon's opening is also worth noting, as it made $1.27 million in 258 theaters in Canada. It is very rare for a Canadian film to open in more than a handful of theaters, while opening with more than $1 million almost never happens. It would be nice if the film could replicate this success in the States, but it is monstrously unlikely. More...

Weekend Estimates: Act of Valor Scores Strong Win

February 26th, 2012

This weekend's box office charts will feature two hits and two misses, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Very much in the hit column, and leading the weekend overall, is Act of Valor, a reality-tinged actioner from Relativity that is set to open with around $24.7 million, which is on the high end of expectations. With a $13 million acquisition cost and $30 million committed to marketing, Relativity should see a profit from the film after several recent misses. In second place, Tyler Perry's Good Deeds will pick up around $16 million for the weekend, which is on the low side for Perry -- in fact it will most likely be his worst opening weekend ever -- but will still earn money in the end thanks to a low production and marketing budget. More...

Limited Releases: Goon Looks to Ice Competition

February 24th, 2012

After a couple weeks of Oscar nominated films coming out in limited release, it is literally Oscar week. Fans of art house films will likely be distracted with award ceremonies, so it is no real surprise that there are not that many limited releases. The film I'm most interested in seeing is Goon, but if you don't live in Canada, you will have to wait till the 30th of March to see it. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/24 17 $1,270,000   258 $4,922   $1,270,000 3
2012/03/02 21 $750,000 -41% 262 $2,863   $2,669,000 10
2012/03/30 48 $49,076   31 $1,583   $4,049,110 38
2012/04/06 55 $17,541 -64% 16 $1,096   $4,088,686 45
2012/04/13 72 $8,193 -53% 16 $512   $4,107,659 52
2012/04/20 76 $7,100 -13% 16 $444   $4,118,608 59
2012/04/27 71 $15,572 +119% 23 $677   $4,139,305 66
2012/05/04 71 $8,927 -43% 16 $558   $4,151,179 73
2012/05/11 70 $10,432 +17% 11 $948   $4,163,238 80
2012/05/18 105 $807 -92% 4 $202   $4,164,527 87

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/24 17 $1,919,000   258 $7,438   $1,919,000 7
2012/03/30 48 $71,111   31 $2,294   $4,071,145 1
2012/04/06 65 $28,321 -60% 16 $1,770   $4,099,466 8
2012/04/13 73 $12,042 -57% 16 $753   $4,111,508 15
2012/04/20 78 $12,225 +2% 16 $764   $4,123,733 22
2012/04/27 75 $18,519 +51% 23 $805   $4,142,252 70
2012/05/04 70 $10,554 -43% 16 $660   $4,152,806 42
2012/05/11 71 $10,914 +3% 11 $992   $4,163,720 49
2012/05/18 85 $1,191 -89% 4 $298   $4,164,911 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Canada 2/24/2012 $0 0 0 0 $0
Latvia 5/4/2012 $825 1 1 1 $825 12/6/2015
Rest of World $2,852,867
International Total$2,853,692 12/6/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/3/20121545,043 45,043$628,350$628,3502

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/3/2012720,263 20,263$404,848$404,8482

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