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Red Hook Summer (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $338,803Details
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RED HOOK SUMMER tells the story of Flik Royale, a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the housing projects of Red Hook. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot as Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert Flik into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather's constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Flik's summer appears to be a total disaster--until he meets Chazz Morningstar, a pretty girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn. Through her love and the love of his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he'd ever imagined.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 10th, 2012 (Limited) by Variance/40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks
Video Release: December 18th, 2012 by Image Entertainment Video
MPAA Rating: R for brief violence, language and a disturbing situation.
(Rating bulletin 2233, 7/25/2012)
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Keywords: African-American, Religious, Coming of Age, Romance, First Love, Culture Clash
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Forty Acres and a Mule
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,649 $1,390 Nov 16, 2012 101
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,188 $1,608 Oct 19, 2012 73
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,206 $949 Oct 5, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,128 $3,592 Sep 28, 2012 52
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,584 $9,953 Sep 14, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,400 $27,837 Sep 7, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,420 $52,859 Aug 31, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,557 $79,944 Aug 24, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,258 $23,280 Aug 17, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,235 $40,070 Aug 10, 2012 3


   Da Good Bishop Enoch Rouse
   Flik Royale
   Chazz Morningstar
Nate Parker    Box
Thomas Jefferson Byrd    Deacon Zee

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    James McBride
Screenwriter    Spike Lee
Producer    Spike Lee
Co-Producer    James McBride
Cinematographer    Kerwin Devonish
Editor    Mye Mee Na
Production Designer    Sarah Frank
Composer    Bruce Hornsby
Song Writer    Judith Hill

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 18th, 2012

December 16th, 2012

It's the last week before Christmas, which means it is the last chance for last minute gifts. There are a number of first-run releases coming out this week, some of which are not coming out till Friday, or even next Monday. There are also quite a few limited releases and TV on DVD releases hitting the home market this week. However, none of these were big hits and very few earned strong praise from critics. That doesn't mean there are none that are worth picking up. In fact, we have a trio of contenders for Pick of the Week. Shameless: The Complete Second Season on DVD or Blu-ray; Pitch Perfect on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack; and Arbitrage on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close call, but in the end I went with Arbitrage. Also coming out this week is Rush: 2012 - CD and Blu-ray in a Deluxe Edition or Super Deluxe Edition, which is a clear winner of Puck of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: 2 Days 2 Strong

August 15th, 2012

2 Days in New York led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $11,971 in two theaters. This is well below its predecessor and it likely won't have the same legs either. The re-release of Max and the Junkman earned $11,264 in its lone theater. The overall number one film, The Bourne Legacy, cracked the $10,000 club with an average of $10,185. Red Hook Summer was right behind with an average of $10,018 in four theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Bourne and Campaign Knock Out Batman

August 12th, 2012

After another lengthy run for the country's number one film, we will have a new top movie this weekend thanks to a strong debut for The Bourne Legacy, which will beat The Dark Knight Rises after Batman spent three weekends atop the chart. Universal is predicting that their franchise reboot will pick up about $40.3 million this weekend, somewhat behind The Bourne Legacy's $69.2 million debut, but very creditable for movie that takes the franchise in a new direction. Even better for the overall market, The Campaign is predicted to post $27.4 million for Warner Bros., which will be enough for second place. More...

Two Days of Limited Releases

August 10th, 2012

It is a pretty busy week for limited releases, but not a good week. There are several films earning good reviews, but only one of them is earning great reviews. That film is The Green Wave, but its box office chances are limited, because political documentaries rarely find large audiences, especially when the subject matter isn't connected to most audiences here. I'm most interested in Cosmopolis, but while it debuts in Vancouver tonight, Americans will have to wait a week to see it. On the other end of the scale, there are not as many films earning 80% positive films as there are films earning less than 20% positive reviews. On a side note, one of the best-reviewed release this week is Total Recall, which is coming out at the Film Forum tonight. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/10 48 $40,070   4 $10,018   $40,070 3
2012/08/17 56 $23,280 -42% 9 $2,587   $78,273 10
2012/08/24 44 $79,944 +243% 29 $2,757   $168,685 17
2012/08/31 52 $52,859 -34% 41 $1,289   $245,106 24
2012/09/07 57 $27,837 -47% 29 $960   $300,458 31
2012/09/14 72 $9,953 -64% 13 $766   $318,173 38
2012/09/28 88 $3,592   6 $599   $331,025 52
2012/10/05 94 $949 -74% 3 $316   $333,199 59
2012/10/19 90 $1,608   3 $536   $336,855 73
2012/11/16 88 $1,390   2 $695   $338,803 101

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/10 47 $54,993   4 $13,748   $54,993 7
2012/08/17 58 $33,721 -39% 9 $3,747   $88,714 14
2012/08/24 47 $103,533 +207% 29 $3,570   $192,247 21
2012/08/31 52 $80,374 -22% 41 $1,960   $272,621 28
2012/09/07 59 $35,599 -56% 29 $1,228   $308,220 35
2012/09/14 70 $13,881 -61% 13 $1,068   $322,101 42
2012/09/28 93 $4,817   6 $803   $332,250 56
2012/10/05 94 $1,379 -71% 3 $460   $333,629 63
2012/10/19 97 $2,166   3 $722   $337,413 77
2012/11/16 96 $1,390   2 $695   $338,803 105

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