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Snake and Mongoose (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $152,223Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,695,400 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $221,728 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,917,128
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  7. Trailer

Synopsis

In nature, the snake and mongoose are the deadliest of enemies-genetically encoded to eternally fight to the death without mercy. Beginning in the 1960's, the nature of that dynamic was strategically and expertly applied to the historic rivalry between Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen in the most unlikely of venues-a "minor" sport struggling for attention on dusty drag-racing strips at tracks across the country. There, Prudhomme, the Snake, and McEwen, the Mongoo$e, did, in fact, compete aggressively for dominance in the nascent sport of drag racing. Racing aficionados probably know that much of the story by now. But, what if that rivalry spawned something more than victories and defeats? What if it created a unique and unlikely friendship out of the smoke of battle? What if Snake and Mongoo$e were quietly the closest of friends even as their rivalry intensified? What if they shared the joy and pain of life when they were not busy competing? What if their mutual respect, racing nerve, thirst for fame and compensation, and their desire to advance their thrilling, but extremely dangerous, sport brought them together as something more than mere rivals? What if a perfect storm of conditions transformed their competition into something greater-a blood kinship that enabled them to team up in order to revolutionize an entire industry?

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 9th, 2013 (Limited) by Rocky Mountain Pictures
Video Release: April 8th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for smoking throughout and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2283, 7/31/2013)
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Auto Racing, Professional Rivalry, Biography, Archive Footage, Dysfunctional Family, Cancer
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Entertainment Universe, Rhino Films, National Hot Rod Association
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,139 $18,386 Sep 27, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,561 $20,936 Sep 20, 2013 45
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,944 $12,089 Aug 16, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,167 $20,254 Aug 9, 2013 3

Cast

   Don "The Snake" Prudhomme
   Tom "The Mongoo$e" McEwen
   Lynn Prudhomme
   Judy McEwen
Tim Blake Nelson    Mike McAllister
Fred Dryer    Ed Donovan
Noah Wyle    Art Spear
John Heard    Wally Parks
Leonardo Nam    Roland Leong
Ian Ziering    Keith Black

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Alan Paradise
Producer    Robin Broidy
Producer    Stephen Nemeth
Executive Producer    Elliott Broidy
Executive Producer    Alan Paradise
Executive Producer    Gunter Schaldach
Executive Producer    Jesse Williams
Production Designer    John Mott
Editor    Richard Halsey
Composer    Gary Barlough
Director of Photography    John Bailey
Location sfx Recordist    Justin Van Hout

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 8th, 2014

April 6th, 2014

It is a busy week on the home market with five wide releases / films that expanded wide among the new releases. This includes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which is dominating the chart with four of the top six new releases. Of those four releases, the 3D Combo Pack is the best deal. August: Osage County earned a couple of Oscar nominations, which should help it sell well, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack isn't quite Pick of the Week material. There are some other releases that are definitely worth picking up, for smaller target audiences. I Am Divine on DVD should please fans of the character, but I'm not sure there's enough of them out there to give it Pick of the Week. Finally, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace on DVD is a must have for young girls, and quite a few young boys, but the appeal isn't wide enough justify being a Pick of the Week. In the end, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on 3D Combo Pack is the safest choice. More...

Per Theater Chart: IMAX out of this World

August 15th, 2013

IMAX movies have incredible legs and can bounce back in the $10,000 club years and years after their first release. Space Station jumped into first place with an average of $30,602 in one theater. In a World was the best new release with an average of $23,514 in three theaters. It is going to expand and we will have a contest starting on Friday to celebrate. Snake and Mongoose was close behind with $20,254 in its lone theater. Blue Jasmine continues to expand and it is now playing in 119 theaters. However, its average remains very strong at $19,709 and it will undoubtedly continue to expand. The Spectacular Now expanded from 4 to 19 theaters, while its average fell to $14,045. This is still strong enough to suggest further expansion and it should reach its first major milestone shortly. Chennai Express broke records for a Bollywood film playing in 196 theaters, while its per theater average was $11,329. That's an incredible start. More...

Weekend Estimates: Elysium Leads Pack of Openers

August 11th, 2013

The waning days of the Summer season are seeing a glut of films as distributors try to find one last hit. Four films opened in wide release this weekend and, even though they played to quite different demographics, they will ultimately all fall somewhat short of expectations (or, more accurately, hopes). Topping the pack will be Elysium, which is expected to earn $30.5 million by Sunday evening -- a solid enough performance, but not enough to make a serious dent in its $120 million production budget. Good legs and an impressive international run will be needed for this one to turn a profit. We're the Millers will land in second place for the weekend with about $26.5 million, but will arguably have had a better start, with $38 million earned in total since it opened on Wednesday (not to mention a much lower production cost). Planes will be third with $22.5 million or so, which is OK for a film that was originally destined for a direct-to-video release. The real bomb of the weekend is Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, with $14.6 million expected Friday to Sunday and $23.5 million in total over five days. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/09 57 $20,254   1 $20,254   $20,254 3
2013/08/16 68 $12,089 -40% 2 $6,045   $41,011 10
2013/09/20 61 $20,936   12 $1,745   $129,269 45
2013/09/27 56 $18,386 -12% 14 $1,313   $152,223 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/09 62 $28,922   1 $28,922   $28,922 7

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/13/20141830,227 30,227$426,095$426,0951

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