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Tchoupitoulas (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,375Details
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In sync with innovative instincts they demonstrated in their first feature 45365, Bill and Turner Ross' Tchoupitoulas takes the term documentary to mean, primarily, the documenting of an experience - a distinct time and a place and the people that inhabit it. No interviews, no voiceover; just the evocation of an existence and the feelings it conjures. Three young brothers take a secret sunset journey across a river to a pleasure island that's always been forbidden to them. As such, the narrative conceit of Tchoupitoulas is as timeless as a fairy tale. But through the eyes of our juvenile protagonists, we experience an impressionistic immersion into this beguiling kaleidoscope of dancers, musicians, hustlers, drag queens, and revelers that parade through the lamp-lit streets between Rampart and the river. While the kids can only glance at the glittery surface, the camera follows the melodies that emanate from these corridors to admit us to the cabarets, into the dark alleyways, next to the barflies, behind the curtains, and on the bandstand with the people who make this place their audience, their stage, their home. The Rosses capture the fleeting moments of an enduring experience in one of the world’s most unique cities.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 12,917 $19,375
All Time Worldwide Box Office 16,049 $19,375
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,550 $19,375

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 7th, 2012 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Strippers / Stripping, One Night, Musicians, Jazz
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Ross Film
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,664 $4,420 Jan 4, 2013 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,692 $4,420 Jan 4, 2013 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,554 $884 Jan 4, 2013 31
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 9,835 $1,774 Dec 14, 2012 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,970 $1,774 Dec 14, 2012 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,582 $887 Dec 14, 2012 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 11,443 $2,379 Dec 7, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,443 $2,379 Dec 7, 2012 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,009 $2,379 Dec 7, 2012 3
Theater Average Limited Release 16,284 $2,379 Dec 7, 2012 3
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 590 $2,379 Dec 7, 2012 3
Never Wide Domestic 6,714 $19,375 Dec 7, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 10,162 $19,375 Dec 7, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,755 5 Dec 7, 2012 0


William Zanders    Himself
Bryan Zanders    Himself
Kentrell Zanders    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Bill Ross
Producer    Turner Ross
Cinematographer    Bill Ross
Cinematographer    Turner Ross
Sound Editor    Bill Ross
Sound Editor    Turner Ross
Executive Producer    Michael Gottwald
Executive Producer    Dan Janvey
Executive Producer    Josh Penn
Sound Editor    Lawrence Everson
Music Supervisor    Joe Rudge

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December 11th, 2012

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/07 89 $2,379   1 $2,379   $2,379 3
2012/12/14 85 $1,774 -25% 2 $887   $5,551 10
2013/01/04 67 $4,420   5 $884   $10,431 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/07 90 $3,777   1 $3,777   $3,777 7
2012/12/14 93 $2,234 -41% 2 $1,117   $6,011 14
2013/01/04 70 $5,123   5 $1,025   $11,134 35
2013/01/11 65 $6,151 +20% 6 $1,025   $17,285 42
2013/01/18 69 $2,090 -66% 4 $523   $19,375 49

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