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Sonny (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,639Details
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Nicolas Cage makes an affecting directorial debut with the story of a young man, Sonny, who returns home to New Orleans after military service with the hope of starting a new life, but he quickly discovers that his mother, Jewel, has other plans for him. Jewel is a French Quarter madam weighed down by her fading looks and desperation. Sonny is her only hope for survival and she is anxious for him to reprise his roll as her star prostitute despite his resistance. When she notices Sonny's attraction to her fresh new girl, Carol, Jewel takes the opportunity to undermine Sonny's desire to "go square." He learns that the persuasions of a mother, a beautiful girl and easy money in the Big Easy can cloud even the best intentions. - Gold Circle Films


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 13,033 $17,639
All Time Worldwide Box Office 16,222 $17,639
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,651 $17,639
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 4,032 $17,639
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 4,323 $17,639

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 27th, 2002 (Limited)
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, language, some drug use and violence
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Gold Circle Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,477 $17,639 Dec 27, 2002 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,556 $17,639 Dec 27, 2002 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,480 $2,940 Dec 27, 2002 3
Theater Average Limited Release 12,728 $2,940 Dec 27, 2002 3
Top 2002 Theater Average Limited Release 764 $2,940 Dec 27, 2002 3
Never Wide Domestic 6,824 $17,639 Dec 27, 2002 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 10,273 $17,639 Dec 27, 2002 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 5,297 0 Dec 27, 2002 0


James Franco    Sonny
Brenda Blethyn    Jewel
Mena Suvari    Carol
Scott Caan    Jesse
Nicolas Cage    Acid Yellow
Seymour Cassel    Frank Waxman
Josie Davis    Gretchen
Harry Dean Stanton    Henry
Brenda Vaccaro   

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Clint Mansell

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/12/27 62 $17,639   6 $2,940   $17,639 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/12/27 67 $17,639   6 $2,940   $17,639 7

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