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Musical Chairs (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,478Details
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Set against the exciting backdrop of competitive ballroom dancing, MUSICAL CHAIRS is about Armando a Bronx-bred Latino who aspires to be a dancer but whose only way in is as handyman at a Manhattan dance studio, and Mia, an Upper East Side princess who is the studio's star performer. Though worlds apart, their shared passion for dance promises to bring them together until a tragic accident changes Mia's life forever, and she finds herself wheelchair-bound at a rehab facility, with her dreams of a dance career shattered. Fortunately, Armando has enough dreams for both of them and, when he hears about a wheelchair ballroom dance competition that will soon be held in NY, he sees a way to return something to Mia that she thinks is lost forever. At first she is reluctant--wheelchair dancing, though highly popular overseas, is something she never even knew existed. But, with the help of several other patients at the rehab center, Armando organizes an intense training program that will bring them all center stage and in the spotlight. The prize is irrelevant; what they really stand to win back is their zest for life.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 12,277 $31,478
All Time Worldwide Box Office 15,342 $31,478
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,024 $31,478

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 23rd, 2012 (Limited) by Paladin
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, some sexual material and a brief drug reference.
(Rating bulletin 2209, 2/8/2012)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Dancing, Hispanic, Confined to a Wheelchair, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Dream Dance Films, LLC
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 8,286 $528 Apr 13, 2012 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,944 $528 Apr 13, 2012 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,552 $528 Apr 13, 2012 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,544 $2,224 Apr 6, 2012 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,964 $2,224 Apr 6, 2012 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,101 $556 Apr 6, 2012 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,182 $10,625 Mar 30, 2012 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,458 $10,625 Mar 30, 2012 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,596 $885 Mar 30, 2012 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,533 $9,092 Mar 23, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,577 $9,092 Mar 23, 2012 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,383 $1,010 Mar 23, 2012 3
Theater Average Limited Release 36,176 $1,010 Mar 23, 2012 3
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 1,443 $1,010 Mar 23, 2012 3
Never Wide Domestic 6,094 $31,478 Mar 23, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,563 $31,478 Mar 23, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 3,369 3 Mar 23, 2012 0


E.J. Bonilla    Armando
Pricilla Lopez    Isabel
Jaime Tirelli    Bernard
Laverne Cox    Chantelle
Nelson Landrieu    Wilfredo
Auti Angel    Nicky
Jerome Preston Bates    Jimmy
Angelic Zambrana    Rosa

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Marty Madden
Producer    Janet Carrus
Producer    Joey Dedio
Producer    Brian Herskowitz
Producer    Marty Madden
Executive Producer    Jamin O'Brien
Executive Producer    Susan Seidelman
Co-Executive Producer    Debbie Margolis-Horwitz
Co-Executive Producer    Jacqueline K. Papier
Co-Producer    Mario L. Baeza
Co-Producer    Mareo Mukes
Director of Photography    Stephen Kazmierski
Production Designer    Susan Block
Editor    Keiko Deguchi
Composer    Mario Grigorov

Games Redeem Per Theater Chart

March 27th, 2012

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Limited Releases are Feeling Blue

March 23rd, 2012

After last week's strange list of limited releases, which included three films playing in more than 200 theaters, this week's list is a lot more typical. In fact, there's only one film placing in more than a handful of theaters. That film is The Deep Blue Sea, which is also earning some of the best reviews and should be the biggest hit, at least in raw dollars. I'm not sure how well it will do on the per theater chart. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/23 68 $9,092   9 $1,010   $9,092 3
2012/03/30 71 $10,625 +17% 12 $885   $23,766 10
2012/04/06 76 $2,224 -79% 4 $556   $29,876 17
2012/04/13 102 $528 -76% 1 $528   $31,316 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/23 66 $13,141   9 $1,460   $13,141 7
2012/03/30 70 $14,511 +10% 12 $1,209   $27,652 14
2012/04/06 89 $3,136 -78% 4 $784   $30,788 21
2012/04/13 103 $690 -78% 1 $690   $31,478 28

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