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The Art of the Steal (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $61,446Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $198,459 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $86,880 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $285,339
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  8. Trailer


Crunch Calhoun, a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky. Reassembling the old team, Crunch comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another far riskier plan devised by Nicky. They fail to realize each other's separate agendas when their plan goes awry in this con comedy about honor, revenge and the bonds of brotherhood.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 14th, 2014 (Limited) by RADiUS-TWC
Video Release: May 6th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout including some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2298, 11/13/2013)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Heist, One Last Job, Religious, Daredevil, No Honor Among Thieves, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Forgery
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Darius Films
Production Countries: Canada

Lead Ensemble Members

   Crunch Calhoun
   Francie Tobin
   Guy de Cornet
   Interpol Agent Bick
   Samuel Winter
   Nicky Calhoun

Supporting Cast

Devon Bostick    Ponch
Elle Downs    Female Border Guard
Camilla Scott    Olga Something-Long

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Jonathan Sobol    Screenwriter
Nicholas Tabarrok    Nicholas D. Tabarrok
Jeff Sackman    Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein    Executive Producer
Mark Slone    Executive Producer
Noah Segal    Executive Producer
Matthew Davies    Production Designer
Geoff Ashenhurst    Editor
Grayson Matthews    Composer
Adam Swica    Director of Photography

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 6th, 2014

May 6th, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Grand Still the Grandest of Them All

March 19th, 2014

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Limited Releases: Will Bad Words bring Good News?

March 14th, 2014

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There could be as many as two-dozen limited releases opening this week, which is insane. That's so many that I'm going to have to limit the ones I talk about to those that I can easily find release dates and / or theater listings for on official sites. (I should really do this every week, because too many times I talk about a film opening in limited release, only to never hear about the movie again.) The competition is overwhelming, but there are a few that rise above the crowd. Veronica Mars is opening wider than any other film and its reviews are pretty good. On the other hand, it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its box office numbers might be really weak. Bad Words is only opening in six theaters tonight, but since it already has a wide expansion planned for the 28th, one could say it is the biggest release of the week. There are several other films on this week's list that could find an audience (Enemy, Exposed, On My Way, etc.) but the competition will likely prove to be too much. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/03/14 50 $39,670   60 $661   $39,670 1
2014/03/21 75 $3,930 -90% 15 $262   $61,446 2

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/14 - $13,195   60 $220   $13,195 1
2014/03/15 - $15,795 +20% 60 $263   $28,990 2
2014/03/16 - $11,013 -30% 60 $184   $40,003 3
2014/03/17 - $3,903 -65% 60 $65   $43,906 4
2014/03/18 - $5,077 +30% 60 $85   $48,983 5
2014/03/19 - $5,170 +2% 60 $86   $54,153 6
2014/03/20 - $3,363 -35% 60 $56   $57,516 7

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/03/14 47 $57,516   60 $959   $57,516 1

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