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On the Road (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $720,828Details
International Box Office $8,543,723
Worldwide Box Office $9,264,551
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $800,370 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $229,274 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,029,644
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  7. Trailer


Sal Paradise is a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty, a free-spirited, fearless, fast talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou. Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of “it”—the pure essence of experience.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
43% - Rotten
34% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 21st, 2012 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by IFC Films
March 22nd, 2013 (Limited) by IFC Films
Video Release: August 6th, 2013 by Mpi Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, drug use and language.
(Rating bulletin 2240, 9/11/2012)
Running Time: 125 minutes
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Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Autobiographical, Inspired by a True Story, Sexual Fetishism, Non-Chronological, Gratuitous Cameos, LGBT, Writing and Writers, Life on the Outside, Road Trip
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Jerry Leider Company, Vanguard Films, Film 4
Production Countries: Brazil,


   Dean Moriarty / Neal Cassady
   Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouac
   Marylou / LuAnne Henderson
   Jane / Joan Vollmer
   Ed Dunkle / Al Hinkle
   Carlo Marx / Allen Ginsberg
   Terry / Bea Franco
Marie-Ginette Guay    Ma Paradise
   Galatea Dunkle / Helen Hinkle
Kirsten Dunst    Camille / Carolyn Cassady
   Old Bull Lee / William S. Burroughs

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jose Rivera
Based on the novel    Jack Kerouac
Producer    Nathanael Karmitz
Producer    Charles Gilibert
Producer    Rebecca Yeldham
Producer    Roman Coppola
Executive Producer    Francis Ford Coppola
Executive Producer    John Williams
Executive Producer    Jerry Leider
Executive Producer    Tessa Ross
Executive Producer    Arpad Busson
Associate Producer    Peter Cavaney
Associate Producer    Marin Karmitz
Director of Photography    Eric Gautier
Production Designer    Carlos Conti
Composer    Gustavo Santaolalla
Costume Designer    Danny Glicker
Casting    David Rubin
Casting    Richard Hicks
Editor    Francois Gedigier
Re-recording Mixer    Patrick Rousseau
Re-recording Mixer    Jean-Paul Hurier
Music Supervisor    Lynn Fainchtein
Co-Executive Producer    Michael Zakin
Line Producer    Benjamin Hess
1st Assistant Director    Myron Hoffert

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 6th, 2013

August 7th, 2013

Like it usually is during the summer, this week is rather soft on home market. Granted, there is one wide release that did very well at the box office, Oblivion, plus a couple of limited releases that did well to earn a serious measure of mainstream success, The Place Beyond the Pines and Mud. However, there are also some releases in the top twenty that are definitely filler. Usually, once you reach exercise videos, there's nothing worth talking about. Of course, if I used that rule this week, there would be almost nothing on this week's list. Mud is likely the best release and the DVD or Blu-ray is worth picking up, but I'm still waiting for the screener to review and I hate awarding something Pick of the Week if the screener is late. Because of this, I'm going with another late release, Burn Notice: Season Six, as Pick of the Week. It arrived more than a month late, but it was worth the wait. More...

Limited Releases: Shining Like Sapphires

March 22nd, 2013

Do sapphires shine? Regardless of the accuracy of the headline, The Sapphires is leading the limited releases in terms of box office potential. Nearly perfect reviews and good buzz is certainly helping out. However, Gimme the Loot has actually perfect reviews and it might also find a receptive audience in limited release. Starbuck's reviews are not as good, but the Canadian film has already been remade in Hollywood, so clearly someone thinks the story has potential with mainstream audiences. More...

Per Theater Chart: Zero to $1 million in Nine Days

January 3rd, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty shot up to the top of the per theater chart with averages of $83,430 during its opening weekend and $63,283 during its sophomore stint. Expanding truly wide is virtually guaranteed. Amour was well back with an average of $20,005 over the past weekend and $22,755 during its opening weekend. The Impossible rose 27% to $12,172 in 15 theaters. This is a great sign and while its reviews are too low to be a major contender during Awards Season, it should still do well enough to expand significantly, but probably not truly wide. The final film in the $10,000 club was Django Unchained, which opened with an average of $10,008. More...

Limited Releases: Awards Season Contenders Shine Bright

December 20th, 2012

There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list; however, there are three films that have already found some Awards Season success, plus a couple others that are earning great reviews. Of the Awards Season hopefuls, Zero Dark Thirty is poised to earn the best per theater average, but it likely won't be the only success story over the weekend. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/21 38 $39,550   4 $9,888   $39,550 3
2013/01/04 50 $21,223   6 $3,537   $139,363 17
2013/03/22 38 $102,445   42 $2,439   $256,695 94
2013/03/29 34 $118,389 +16% 77 $1,538   $428,155 101
2013/04/05 35 $107,570 -9% 107 $1,005   $594,612 108
2013/04/12 53 $35,616 -67% 64 $557   $677,133 115
2013/04/19 70 $13,083 -63% 33 $396   $705,921 122
2013/04/26 81 $4,830 -63% 17 $284   $717,753 129

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/21 40 $69,885   4 $17,471   $69,885 7
2012/12/28 0 $48,255 -31% 4 $12,064   $118,140 18
2013/01/04 49 $36,110 -25% 4 $9,028   $154,250 21
2013/03/22 40 $155,516   42 $3,703   $309,766 98
2013/03/29 35 $177,276 +14% 77 $2,302   $487,042 105
2013/04/05 36 $154,475 -13% 107 $1,444   $641,517 112
2013/04/12 52 $51,321 -67% 64 $802   $692,838 119
2013/04/19 70 $20,085 -61% 33 $609   $712,923 126
2013/04/26 77 $7,905 -61% 17 $465   $720,828 133

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/11/2013185,830 5,830$99,982$99,9821

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