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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,282Details
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Ricky is a 13-year-old boy with autism. Mariana, Ricky’s mother, is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, who works long days cleaning houses while Ricky, deeply imaginative but painfully isolated, struggles to cope. They live in Rockaway Beach, Queens along with Ricky’s rebellious older sister, Carla, and semi-absent father, Ricardo Sr. Carla doesn’t pick Ricky up from school one day and, as he walks home alone, he is scolded by Mariana over the phone. Blocking out his mother’s anger, he is swooned by a mysterious dragon illustration into the subway. This marks the beginning of the young boy’s odyssey of self-discovery, where his confrontation with the bizarre, indifferent world of the subway pushes him to interact with the world. Meanwhile, Mariana’s search brings her out into her neighborhood in new ways. She forms a new relationship with the beach and befriends a shopkeeper who knows her son. As days pass with no sign of Ricky and an impending hurricane, the divisions that the family has tried to ignore are brought to light.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
90% - Fresh
63% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 23rd, 2014 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Autism, Immigration, Hispanic, Extreme Weather, Missing Person
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: How Follows What, See Think Films, Mssng Peces
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,815 $7,000 May 23, 2014 3


Azul Zorrilla    Carla
Marsha Stephanie Blake    Carmen
Tenoch Huerta    Ricardo Sr.
Kevin Bewersdorf    Jaret

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Rose Licter-Marck
Screenwriter    Micah Bloomberg
Story Creator    Rose Licter-Marck
Producer    Andrew Neel
Producer    Veronica Nickel
Producer    Dave Saltzman
Producer    Craig Shilowich
Executive Producer    Greg Stewart
Executive Producer    Henry Kasdon
Production Designer    Sara K. White
Photography    Adam Jandrup
Photography    Ethan Palmer
Editor    Talia Barrett
Casting Director    Eleonore Hendricks
Casting Director    Susan Shopmaker

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

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The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.


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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/23 61 $7,000   1 $7,000   $7,000 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/23 63 $7,796   1 $7,796   $7,796 7
2014/05/30 81 $2,144 -72% 1 $2,144   $9,940 14
2014/06/06 98 $1,131 -47% 1 $1,131   $11,070 21
2014/07/18 91 $2,612   3 $871   $13,682 63
2014/07/25 102 $1,202 -54% 2 $601   $15,884 70
2014/08/29 93 $1,398   2 $699   $17,282 105

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