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Backwards (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $61,465Details
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BACKWARDS, a sports romance following a fiercely competitive rower who fails to make the Olympic boat, takes a coaching job at a school where her boss is also her ex-boyfriend, and struggles to adjust to life off the race course.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,801-11,900) 11,838 $61,465
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,301-16,400) 16,321 $61,465
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,576 $61,465

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 21st, 2012 (Limited) by Dada Films
Video Release: December 11th, 2012 by Phase 4 Films Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language.
(Rating bulletin 2232, 7/17/2012)
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Miscellaneous Sports, Water Sports, Miscellaneous Racing, Olympics, Dysfunctional Family, Workaholic, Inspirational Coach, Inspirational Sports
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 13th Night Productions, Dada Films
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Abigail Brooks

Supporting Cast

Glenn Morshower    Coach Spriklin
Margaret Colin    Dianne Brooks
David Alan Basche    Cox
Alexander Metz    Hannah
Meredith Apfelbaum    Susan
Alysia Reiner    Meghan
Wynn Everett    Reba
Ellis Walding    Preston

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Production and Technical Credits

Sarah Megan Thomas    Producer
Sarah Megan Thomas    Screenwriter
James Van Der Beek    Associate Producer
Harlan Bosmajian    Cinematographer
Stephanie Holbrook    Casting Director
Sarah Megan Thomas    Executive Producer
David Hoffman    Co-Producer
Tony Schneider    Co-Producer
Katie McNabb    Co-Producer
Brian David Cange    Co-Producer
Alysia Reiner    Associate Producer
Frank Thomas    Associate Producer
Brian David Cange    Line Producer

Per Theater Chart Perks Up

September 25th, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower easily topped the per theater chart with an average of $57,090 in four theaters. This combined with its 81% positive reviews suggests a potential for significant expansion and long legs. Diana Vreeland - The Eye Has to Travel was also strong with an average of $21,233. This is an excellent start, but documentaries rarely expand significantly beyond the art house circuit. Occupy Unmasked just managed to top $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $10,238 in four theaters. More...

Limited Releases: The Perks of Being a Limited Release

September 21st, 2012

It's another busy week for limited releases. However, of the nine films on this week's list, only two of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, and both of them are documentaries. There is one film that is earning great reviews and is also generating a lot of buzz, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. If that film isn't the biggest hit on this week's list, I would be shocked. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/09/21 63 $23,190   5 $4,638   $23,190 1
2012/09/28 68 $17,050 -26% 9 $1,894   $50,885 2
2012/10/05 78 $3,645 -79% 1 $3,645   $61,465 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/09/21 63 $33,835   5 $6,767   $33,835 1
2012/09/28 71 $23,804 -30% 9 $2,645   $57,639 2
2012/10/05 85 $3,645 -85% 1 $3,645   $61,465 3

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