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Half Nelson


The Numbers Rating: 3.00 (1 votes) Rate it - Rating Details
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90% - Fresh
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,697,938
International Box Office$1,919,003
Worldwide Box Office$4,616,941
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales: $1,538,323 Weekly Breakdown
For full financial breakdown, please contact our research team.
Theatrical Release: August 11th, 2006 (Limited) by ThinkFilm
Video Release: February 13th, 2007 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for drug content throughout, language and some sexuality
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a young inner-city junior high school teacher whose ideals wither and die in the face of reality. Day after day in his shabby Brooklyn classroom, he somehow finds the energy to inspire his 13 and 14-year-olds to examine everything from civil rights to the Civil War with a new enthusiasm. Rejecting the standard curriculum in favor of an edgier approach, Dan teaches his students how change works on both a historical and personal scale and how to think for themselves.

Though Dan is brilliant, dynamic, and in control in the classroom, he spends his time outside school on the edge of consciousness. His disappointments and disillusionment have led to a serious drug habit. He juggles his hangovers and his homework, keeping his lives separated, until one of his troubled students, Drey (Shareeka Epps), catches him getting high after school.

From this awkward beginning, Dan and Drey stumble into an unexpected friendship. Despite the differences in their ages and situations, they are both at an important intersection. Depending on which way they turn and which choices they make their lives will change.

Cast

Ryan Gosling    Dan
Anthony Mackie    Frank
Jay O. Sanders    Russ
Shareeka Epps    Drey

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Ryan Fleck

Weekend Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/08/11 49 $53,983   2 $26,992   $53,983 3
2006/08/18 51 $56,264 +4% 3 $18,755   $147,246 10
2006/08/25 34 $210,762 +275% 21 $10,036   $389,972 17
2006/09/01 33 $233,863 +11% 36 $6,496   $724,640 24
2006/09/08 32 $226,840 -3% 63 $3,601   $1,070,302 31
2006/09/15 30 $279,112 +23% 86 $3,245   $1,441,944 38
2006/09/22 28 $290,708 +4% 105 $2,769   $1,838,817 45
2006/09/29 28 $232,823 -20% 105 $2,217   $2,175,988 52
2006/10/06 37 $122,180 -48% 99 $1,234   $2,378,723 59
2006/10/13 48 $75,295 -38% 80 $941   $2,506,509 66
2006/10/20 51 $48,666 -35% 61 $798   $2,591,047 73
2006/10/27 64 $20,515 -58% 38 $540   $2,639,124 80
2006/11/03 87 $6,288 -69% 16 $393   $2,653,746 87
2006/11/10 72 $10,995 +75% 12 $916   $2,667,944 94
2006/11/17 70 $6,766 -38% 9 $752   $2,680,659 101
2006/11/24 88 $2,434 -64% 5 $487   $2,684,452 108
2006/12/01 107 $489 -80% 1 $489   $2,687,199 115
2006/12/08 73 $5,488 +1,022% 5 $1,098   $2,694,973 122

Daily Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/09/04 35 $63,800   36 $1,772   $788,440 25

Worldwide Weekly Chart Record

DateRank Gross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal Gross
2006-08-17 67 $90,982   2 $45,491 $90,982
2006-08-24 70 $88,288 -2.96% 3 $29,429 $179,210
2006-08-31 59 $311,567 +252.90% 21 $14,837 $490,777
2006-09-07 59 $352,685 +13.20% 36 $9,797 $843,462
2006-09-14 52 $319,370 -9.45% 63 $5,069 $1,162,832
2006-09-21 59 $385,277 +20.64% 86 $4,480 $1,548,109
2006-09-28 64 $395,056 +2.54% 105 $3,762 $1,943,165
2006-10-05 61 $313,378 -20.68% 105 $2,985 $2,256,543
2006-10-12 64 $174,671 -44.26% 99 $1,764 $2,431,214
2006-10-19 61 $111,167 -36.36% 80 $1,390 $2,542,381
2006-10-26 70 $76,228 -31.43% 61 $1,250 $2,618,609
2006-11-02 75 $28,849 -62.15% 38 $759 $2,647,458
2006-11-09 78 $9,491 -67.10% 16 $593 $2,656,949