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The History of Future Folk (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,646Details
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The (possibly exaggerated) origin story of the real life alien bluegrass band, Future Folk, that has been charming NYC audiences with their live act for the better part of a decade. When a comet threatens to destroy their planet, the citizens of Hondo enlist their most decorated soldier, General Trius, to search for a new home planet- and wipe out the current inhabitants with a flesh-eating virus. After landing somewhere near Brooklyn, General Trius wanders into a megastore to unleash the terror... when he's suddenly enchanted by a strange and mystical human invention known as "music." They don't have music on Hondo, and since it's the best thing he’s ever heard, General Trius immediately abandons his mission to eradicate the human race, assumes the name Bill, starts a family, and launches a one-alien bluegrass act in a tiny bar owned by Larry. Years later, his peaceful life is disrupted when the Hondonians send a bumbling assassin named Kevin to get the mission back on track. Although subduing Kevin is no challenge for the great General Trius, the Hondonians have no intention of calling off their plan to eliminate mankind, so Bill and Kevin must join forces to save Hondo, prevent an intergalactic takeover of Earth, and hopefully get some bigger gigs for the universe’s first Hondonian bluegrass duo: Future Folk!


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
94% - Fresh
85% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 31st, 2013 (Limited) by Variance Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Alien Invasion, Friendly Alien on Earth, Folk Music, Musicians, Hitmen, Big Break
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Maida Vale Films, Dig it Audio, Beach House Music
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,492 $176 Jul 26, 2013 59
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,985 $1,951 Jul 12, 2013 45
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,322 $259 Jun 21, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,654 $1,535 Jun 14, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,606 $2,148 Jun 7, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,173 $5,775 May 31, 2013 3


   General Trius
Julie Ann Emery    Holly
April Hernandez Castillo    Carmen
Onata Aprile    Wren
Dee Snider    Larry

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    J. Anderson Mitchell
Producer    Jeremy Kipp Walker
Producer    Jon Bulette
Producer    Andrew Goldman
Producer    Smokey Nelson
Executive Producer    Tom Efinger
Executive Producer    Timothy Williams
Executive Producer    Ben Browning
Co-Producer    Cindy Tolan
Co-Producer    Anu Schwartz
Future Folk band and characters creator    Nils D'Aulaire
Future Folk band and characters creator    Jay Klaitz
Cinematographer    Martin Matiasek
Production Designer    Anu Schwartz
Editor    Nick Paley
Editor    Jeremy Kipp Walker
Visual Effects Supervisor    Ivan Guerrero
Composer    Timothy Williams
Costume Designer    Stephani Lewis
Choreography    Jennifer Schermund
Casting Director    Cindy Tolan
Casting Director    Adam Caldwell

Per Theater Chart: Hannah Finished North of East

June 5th, 2013

Hannah Arendt earned first place on the per theater chart with $31,270 in one theater. That was well ahead of the second-place film, The East, which earned an average of $19,258 in four theaters. The Kings of Summer also opened in four theaters and it earned a per theater average of $14,741. Before Midnight expanded into 31 theaters earning an average of $13,042. It should still expand further and it will have no problem getting to a major milestone or two... or more likely three or four major milestones. Now You See Me earned a surprise second place on the overall chart, while it just managed to reach the $10,000 club on the per theater chart with $10,002. If it were playing in just one additional theater and earned the same overall box office, it would have missed the $10,000 mark. More...

Limited Release: Future of Limited Releases

May 31st, 2013

There are a few new releases that could do well in limited release, including The East, which has an excellent pedigree, but its reviews are only good and not great. Hannah Arendt has perfect reviews and it is a subject that is just made for the art house circuit. However, I'm most interested in seeing The History of Future Folk, which is too bizarre to really describe. There are also four Canadian films coming out this week, including one, American Mary, that is playing in Canada and the States. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/31 56 $5,775   1 $5,775   $5,775 3
2013/06/07 77 $2,148 -63% 1 $2,148   $8,721 10
2013/06/14 81 $1,535 -29% 2 $768   $11,275 17
2013/06/21 98 $259 -83% 1 $259   $12,323 24
2013/07/12 58 $1,951   2 $976   $15,366 45
2013/07/26 94 $176   1 $176   $15,943 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/31 68 $6,573   1 $6,573   $6,573 7
2013/06/07 88 $3,167 -52% 1 $3,167   $9,740 14
2013/06/14 86 $2,324 -27% 2 $1,162   $12,064 21
2013/06/21 99 $440 -81% 1 $440   $12,504 28
2013/07/12 70 $2,352   2 $1,176   $14,675 49
2013/07/26 88 $176   1 $176   $15,943 63
2013/08/09 98 $710   1 $710   $17,054 77
2013/08/16 94 $592 -17% 2 $296   $17,646 84

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