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Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2014)

Rhymes for Young Ghouls poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,776Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $5,411 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,411
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Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna’s. That means being at the mercy of “Popper”, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her “truancy tax”, keeping her out of St.Ds. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila’s world is destroyed. Her only options are to run or fight... and Mi'gMaq don't run.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
80% - Fresh
77% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 24th, 2014 (Limited) by Monterey Media
Video Release: November 25th, 2014 by Monterey Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence, drug use, language, sexual references and graphic nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2340, 9/17/2014)
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: Native Americans, Coming of Age, Narcotics, Culture Clash, 1970s, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Life on the Outside, Bad Teachers, Revenge
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Prospector Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,607 $50 Nov 21, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,306 $92 Nov 14, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,086 $250 Nov 7, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,313 $164 Oct 31, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 12,116 $141 Oct 24, 2014 3


Devery Jacobs    Alia
Glen Gould    Joseph
Mark Anthony Krupa    Popper
Brandon Oakes    Burner
Roseanne Supernault    Anna
Arthur Holden    Priest
Katie Nolan    Tammy
Kent McQuaid    Milch
Cody Bird    Sholo
Nathan Alexis Slota    Angus

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jeff Barnaby
Producer    John Christou
Producer    Aisling Chin-Yee
Executive Producer    Justine Whyte
Editor    Jeff Barnaby
Editor    Mathieu Belanger
Composer    Joe Barrucco
Director of Photography    Michel St. Martin
Visual Effects Supervisor    Shervin Shoghian
Production Designer    Elisabeth Williams
Costume Designer    Anie Fisette
Casting Director    Rene Haynes
Casting Director    Vera Miller
Casting Director    Rosina Bucci

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 25th, 2014

November 25th, 2014

It is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which means there are only a few days before Black Friday, which is one of the busiest shopping days of the season. At first glance, this might seem like a great day to release a DVD or Blu-ray; however, the massive sales will instead overshadow anything that comes out this week. This explains why there are so few interesting releases. The biggest release of the week is The Expendables 3 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, but it might be so bad it killed the franchise. The best release is Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Turkey Day Collection (XXXI), which is the Pick of the Week. We also have a Puck of the Week for Rhymes for Young Ghouls on DVD, a Canadian film that deserves a wider audience. More...

Per Theater Chart: Birdman Still Soars

October 28th, 2014

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Despite growing its theater count to 50, Birdman was able to remain in top spot on the per theater chart with a powerful average of $27,593. Next up was CitizenFour, which was really close behind with an average of $25,264 in five theaters. This is excellent for a documentary, but as a documentary, it's chances of expanding significantly are limited. Laggies will likely expand somewhat after opening with an average of $14,828, also in five theaters. It has a much more mainstream appeal, so it if does expand, it could do well. Then again, this is never an easy strategy and I'm sure the studio will be happy with a strong home market run. Force Majeure was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,655 in two theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Lagging Behind the Competition

October 24th, 2014

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Last weekend, Birdman opened with Oscar-worthy reviews and it wasn't the only film that was expected to be a hit at the box office. This weekend, there are no such films. CitizenFour and Force Majeure are both earning Oscar buzz, but one's a documentary and the other is a foreign-language film, so neither are likely to expand significantly. This leaves Laggies as the film with the loudest buzz, even if its reviews suggest it might not thrive in limited release. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/24 114 $141   2 $71   $141 3
2014/10/31 106 $164 +16% 2 $82   $380 10
2014/11/07 104 $250 +52% 1 $250   $789 17
2014/11/14 94 $92 -63% 1 $92   $1,294 24
2014/11/21 90 $50 -46% 1 $50   $1,386 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/24 109 $636   4 $159   $636 7
2014/10/31 106 $383 -40% 4 $96   $1,019 14
2014/11/07 93 $555 +45% 2 $278   $1,574 21
2014/11/14 96 $134 -76% 1 $134   $1,336 28
2014/11/21 90 $110 -18% 1 $110   $1,776 35

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