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Sympathy for Delicious (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,826Details
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Synopsis

This inspired and unusual film tells the story of Dean Dwyer, also known as Delicious D, an up-and-coming DJ on the underground music scene in Los Angeles. When a motorcycle accident leaves Dean paralyzed, he abandons his turntables for a wheelchair as his once promising career disappears before his eyes. Forced to live out of his car on skid row, Dean begins his descent into depression when he meets Father Joe Roselli, a passionate young priest. Father Joe introduces Dean to the world of faith-healing, an unlikely way for him to begin his quest to walk again. He soon discovers that he possesses the otherworldly power to heal people, but in an odd twist of fate, he is utterly unable to heal himself. Despite Father Joe's warnings, Dean angrily decides to use his newfound gift for fame and fortune. He joins a rock band led by charismatic front man The Stain with bassist Ariel, and manager Nina Hogue. But his newfound notoriety is unable to cure the hurt that encompasses his life. To find true healing, Dean must ultimately confront his worst demons and come to terms with his own humanity.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
29% - Rotten
Audience
39% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 29th, 2011 (Limited) by Maya Releasing
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some drug content and nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2172, 5/18/2011)
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Musicians, Medical and Hospitals, Psychics, Religious, Rags to Riches
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Corner Store Entertainment, Super Crispy Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,846 $1,381 May 6, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,342 $9,448 Apr 29, 2011 3

Cast

Mark Ruffalo    Father Joe Roselli
   Dean "Delicious D" Dwyer
   Ariel
   The Stain
Laura Linney    Nina Hogue

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Mark Ruffalo
Producer    Christopher Thornton
Screenwriter    Christopher Thornton
Producer    Andrea Sperling
Producer    Matt Weaver
Producer    Scott Prisand
Costume Designer    Erin Benach
Editor    Pete Beaudreau
Production Designer    Michael Grasley
Cinematographer    Chris Norr

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/29 72 $9,448   2 $4,724   $9,448 3
2011/05/06 111 $1,381 -85% 2 $691   $13,114 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/29 - $2,109   2 $1,055   $2,109 1
2011/04/30 - $4,029 +91% 2 $2,015   $6,138 2
2011/05/01 - $3,310 -18% 2 $1,655   $9,448 3
2011/05/02 - $720 -78% 2 $360   $10,168 4
2011/05/03 - $553 -23% 2 $277   $10,721 5
2011/05/04 - $490 -11% 2 $245   $11,211 6
2011/05/05 - $522 +7% 2 $261   $11,733 7
2011/05/06 - $437 -16% 2 $219   $12,170 8
2011/05/07 - $561 +28% 2 $281   $12,731 9
2011/05/08 - $383 -32% 2 $192   $13,114 10
2011/05/09 - $142 -63% 2 $71   $13,256 11
2011/05/10 - $217 +53% 2 $109   $13,473 12
2011/05/11 - $209 -4% 2 $105   $13,682 13
2011/05/12 - $144 -31% 2 $72   $13,826 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/29 78 $11,733   2 $5,867   $11,733 7
2011/05/06 113 $2,093 -82% 2 $1,047   $13,826 14

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