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The Rocket (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $56,823Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $39,481 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $39,481
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

The Rocket is set in contemporary Laos and tells the story of a boy named Ahlo who is believed to be a bearer of bad luck and is therefore blamed for a string of disasters - including his mother's death. When his family loses their home and is forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia and her eccentric uncle Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine habit and an unbridled love for James Brown. Struggling to hang onto his father's trust, Ahlo leads his family, Purple and Kia through a land scarred by war in search of a new home. But bad luck seems to follow Ahlo, and in a last plea to prove he's not cursed, Ahlo builds a giant explosive rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: The Rocket Festival.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 10th, 2014 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Video Release: April 29th, 2014 by Kino Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Road Trip, Underdog, Superstition, Troubled Pregnancy or Miscarriage
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Red Lamp Films
Production Countries: Australia,
Lao People’s Democratic Republic,
Thailand

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,296 $377 Apr 11, 2014 94
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,829 $1,123 Mar 28, 2014 80
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,680 $3,419 Feb 21, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,939 $497 Feb 14, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,033 $1,808 Feb 7, 2014 31
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,675 $1,387 Jan 24, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,131 $3,775 Jan 17, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,514 $4,621 Jan 10, 2014 3

Cast

   Ahlo
Thep Phongam    Purple
Loungnam Kaosainam    Kia
Bunsri Yindi    Taitok
Sumrit Warin    Toma
Alice Keohavong    Mali

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Kim Mordaunt
Producer    Sylvia Wilcznski
Associate Producer    Pauline Phayvanh
Executive Producer    Bridget Ikin
Director of Photography    Andrew Commis
Editor    Nick Meyers
Casting Director    Raweeporn Jungmeier
Production Designer    Pete Baxter
Composer    Caitlin Yeo
Sound Designer    Sam Petty
Sound Designer    Brooke Trezise
Associate Producer    Greg Cobain
Associate Producer    Mutita Na Songkla
Executive Producer    Michael Wrenn
Executive Producer    David McFarland
Executive Producer    Triphet Rookachat

Limited Releases: Rocket, Man.

January 10th, 2014

The Rocket poster

It's a relatively busy week for new releases, but sadly, almost none of them are earning overall positive reviews. Banshee Chapter is one exception, but it is the wrong genre for limited release. On the other hand, The Rocket is earning the best reviews and it is the kind of film that can thrive in limited release. Perhaps it can be an early year success story. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/10 54 $4,621   2 $2,311   $4,621 3
2014/01/17 54 $3,775 -18% 5 $755   $11,180 10
2014/01/24 59 $1,387 -63% 5 $277   $18,392 17
2014/02/07 63 $1,808   4 $452   $20,612 31
2014/02/14 83 $497 -73% 2 $249   $22,716 38
2014/02/21 70 $3,419 +588% 6 $570   $26,458 45
2014/03/28 88 $1,123   7 $160   $47,294 80
2014/04/11 100 $377   3 $126   $53,772 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/14 - $288   1 $288   $56,823 248

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/10 48 $7,405   2 $3,703   $7,405 7
2014/01/17 46 $9,600 +30% 5 $1,920   $17,005 14
2014/01/24 62 $1,724 -82% 5 $345   $18,392 21
2014/01/31 74 $75 -96% 1 $75   $18,804 28
2014/02/07 62 $3,415 +4,453% 4 $854   $22,219 35
2014/02/14 78 $820 -76% 2 $410   $23,039 42
2014/02/21 70 $5,476 +568% 6 $913   $28,515 49
2014/02/28 73 $3,076 -44% 7 $439   $33,900 56
2014/03/07 67 $12,271 +299% 6 $2,045   $46,171 63
2014/03/28 83 $2,808   7 $401   $52,172 84
2014/04/11 73 $1,186   3 $395   $53,772 98
2014/04/18 83 $539 -55% 2 $270   $54,311 105
2014/06/27 110 $464   1 $464   $55,889 175

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