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Guidance (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,194Details
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David Gold, 36, a pathologically immature former child actor, has never been able to get over high school. Today, he was just diagnosed with skin cancer and got fired from the last acting gig he could get. Desperate for money and with nothing else to lose, he fakes his resume, and gets a job as a high school guidance counsellor. The students of Grusin High love him - it might be because he drinks and smokes with them. But this is just the beginning of his downward spiral. When he meets Jabrielle, a teenaged outcast who's just as screwed up as he is, he might learn that in the company of teenagers, sometimes you can go too far, especially when it comes to committing a ridiculous crime.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
88% - Fresh
60% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 21st, 2015 (Limited) by Strand
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Child Star, Fired, Teachers, Delayed Adulthood, Cancer, Addiction, Bad Role Models, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Edyson Entertianment, Telefilm Canada
Production Countries: Canada

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,116 $156 Sep 25, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,677 $101 Sep 18, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,360 $182 Sep 11, 2015 24
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,545 $2,362 Aug 28, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,654 $1,554 Aug 21, 2015 3


   David Gold
Zahra Bentham    Jabrielle
Kevin Hanchard    Principal Newman
Alex Ozerov    Ghost
Tracey Hoyt    Brenda
Eleanor Zichy    Rhonda
Laytrel McMullen    Nisha
Emily Piggford    Alexondria the Goth
Jane Moffat    Ms. Simms
Alexandria Benoit    Lisa

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Pat Mills
Producer    Alyson Richards
Producer    Mike Macmillan
Executive Producer    Ed Gernon
Executive Producer    Alyson Richards
Composer    Joseph Murray
Composer    Lodewijk Vos
Production Designer    Zosia Mackenzie
Editor    Bryan Atkinson
Director of Photography    Daniel Grant

Per Theater Chart: Grandma's Road Trip to Success

August 26th, 2015


Grandma led all of the new releases, both in terms of reviews and in terms of per theater average. The film opened with $116,000 in four theaters for an average of $28,885. There was a very tight race for second place between The Quay Brothers in 35MM ($16,955 in one theater) and Learning to Drive ($16.504 in four theaters). More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Autumn Years and Oscar Glory

August 21st, 2015


It might not be a good week for limited releases overall, but we do have a potential Oscar nominee opening this week. Grandma is not only earning the best reviews of the week, but Lily Tomlin is earning some early Awards Season buzz. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/21 91 $1,554   2 $777   $1,554 3
2015/08/28 84 $2,362 +52% 1 $2,362   $3,150 10
2015/09/11 103 $182   1 $182   $3,871 24
2015/09/18 109 $101 -45% 1 $101   $4,070 31
2015/09/25 110 $156 +54% 2 $78   $4,226 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/21 97 $2,362   2 $1,181   $2,362 7
2015/08/28 90 $2,901 +23% 2 $1,451   $5,263 14
2015/09/11 109 $280   1 $280   $3,969 28
2015/09/18 112 $293 +5% 1 $293   $5,556 35
2015/09/25 115 $638 +118% 2 $319   $6,194 42

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