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Palo Alto (2014)

Palo Alto poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $767,732Details
International Box Office $388,577Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,156,309
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $364,399 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $364,399
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Shy, sensitive April is the class virgin—a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. Teddy is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B., and Teddy performs community service for a DUI—secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection—Fred seduces Emily, a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high-school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred’s escalating recklessness spirals into chaos.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
72% - Certified Fresh
Audience
49% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 9th, 2014 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
International Releases: July 9th, 2014 (Wide) (Belgium)
Video Release: September 9th, 2014 by Peace Arch Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and pervasive language - all involving teens.
(Rating bulletin 2315, 3/26/2014)
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Romance, First Love, Love Triangle, Ensemble, Community Service, Screenplay Written By the Star
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: James Franco, Rabbit Bandini Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,834 $5,681 Jun 27, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,026 $10,360 Jun 20, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,688 $35,080 Jun 13, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,958 $47,282 Jun 6, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,959 $89,310 May 30, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,205 $120,223 May 23, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,652 $106,194 May 16, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,610 $63,461 May 9, 2014 3

Cast

James Franco    Mr. B
   April
   Teddy
Nat Wolff    Fred
Zoe Levin    Emily
   Mitch
Keegan Allen    Skull
Val Kilmer    Stewart
Olivia Crocicchia    Chrissy
Claudia Levy    Shauna

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Gia Coppola
Story Creator    James Franco
Producer    Sebastian Pardo
Producer    Adriana Rotaru
Producer    Miles Levy
Producer    Vince Jolivette
Director of Photography    Autumn Cheyenne Durald
Editor    Leo Scott
Production Designer    Sara Jamieson
Composer    Devonte Hynes
Composer    Robert Schwartzman
Costume Designer    Courtney Hoffman
Sound Designer    Richard Beggs

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 9th, 2014

September 9th, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Eat It Up

May 14th, 2014

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It was a good week on the per theater chart with five films in the $10,000 club, led by Chef with an average of $34,160 in six theaters, which is the third best opening average of the year so far. Palo Alto was well back, but was still strong earning an average of $15,865 in four theaters. The overall box office leader, Neighbors, was next with an average of $14,954. There were also a couple of holdovers in the $10,000 club, which is impressive. Ida held on strong earning an average of $12,223 in seven theaters, with room to keep growing. Belle expanded from 4 theaters to 45 theaters, but still managed an average of $10,825. By this time next week, it will have reached its first major milestone, with more to come. More...

Weekend Estimates: Neighbors Tops $50 Million

May 11th, 2014

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Comedy triumphs at the box office this weekend, with Neighbors posting an impressive $51 million, according to Universal’s Sunday morning estimate. That’s the 16th-biggest opening ever for a comedy film (depending somewhat on one’s definition of what constitutes a comedy), and comparable to the debut of Ted (which made $54 million in 2012). It’s also easily Seth Rogen’s best weekend, ahead of the $33.5 million debut for The Green Hornet, and Zac Efron’s best, beating High School Musical: Senior Year. More...

Limited Releases: What's Cooking?

May 9th, 2014

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There are a number of limited releases coming out this week that are earning strong buzz and good reviews. Some of the films that have reviews that are strong enough to suggest box office success are Palo Alto and The Double, as well as two documentaries, Fed Up and Llyn Foulkes One Man Band. However, the film with the best combination of buzz and reviews is Chef. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/09 43 $63,461   4 $15,865   $63,461 3
2014/05/16 34 $106,194 +67% 36 $2,950   $199,359 10
2014/05/23 32 $120,223 +13% 42 $2,862   $382,946 17
2014/05/30 30 $89,310 -26% 57 $1,567   $510,886 24
2014/06/06 37 $47,282 -47% 54 $876   $612,548 31
2014/06/13 43 $35,080 -26% 53 $662   $692,139 38
2014/06/20 64 $10,360 -70% 20 $518   $731,821 45
2014/06/27 76 $5,681 -45% 9 $631   $750,112 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/09 43 $93,165   4 $23,291   $93,165 7
2014/05/16 31 $169,558 +82% 36 $4,710   $262,723 14
2014/05/23 30 $159,033 -6% 42 $3,787   $421,576 21
2014/05/30 29 $143,690 -10% 72 $1,996   $565,266 28
2014/06/06 37 $91,793 -36% 54 $1,700   $657,059 35
2014/06/13 41 $64,402 -30% 53 $1,215   $721,461 42
2014/06/20 54 $22,970 -64% 20 $1,149   $744,431 49
2014/06/27 79 $8,128 -65% 9 $903   $752,559 56
2014/07/04 85 $3,538 -56% 4 $885   $756,097 63
2014/07/11 75 $3,645 +3% 5 $729   $759,742 70
2014/07/18 92 $2,061 -43% 5 $412   $761,803 77
2014/07/25 103 $1,118 -46% 3 $373   $762,921 84
2014/08/01 94 $1,502 +34% 3 $501   $764,423 91
2014/08/08 98 $638 -58% 2 $319   $765,061 98
2014/08/15 84 $1,150 +80% 2 $575   $766,211 105
2014/08/29 96 $583   2 $292   $766,794 119
2014/09/05 93 $938 +61% 2 $469   $767,732 126

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Belgium 7/9/2014 $10,669 4 4 7 $20,894 12/17/2015
 
Rest of World $367,683
 
International Total$388,577 12/17/2015

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