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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


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
23% - Rotten
42% - Spilled

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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

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Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,346 $17,639 Dec 27, 2002 3


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

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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 68 $17,639   6 $2,940   $17,639 7

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