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The Bad Kids (2016)

The Bad Kids
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,226Details
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Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance. An observational documentary that chronicles one extraordinary principal’s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system deemed lost causes. Employing a vérité approach during a year at the school, the film follows Principal Vonda Viland as she coaches three at risk teens—a new father who can’t support his family, a young woman grappling with sexual abuse, and an angry young man from an unstable home—through the traumas and obstacles that rob them of their spirit and threaten their goal of a high school diploma.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,701-14,800) 14,724 $6,226
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,001-20,100) 20,083 $6,226
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,967 $6,226

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 16th, 2016 (Limited) by FilmRise
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Inspirational Teacher, Poverty, High School, Addiction, Cinema Verite
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: FilmRise, Low Key Pictures, Filmmaker Fund
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Vonda Viland    Herself/Principal

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Production and Technical Credits

Keith Fulton    Producer
Lou Pepe*    Director of Photography
Jacob Bricca    Editor
Mary Lampson    Editor
Jacaszek    Composer
Ted Dintersmith    Executive Producer
Donna Gruneich    Executive Producer
Kevin Gruneich    Executive Producer
Ari Ioannides    Executive Producer
Christine Ioannides    Executive Producer
Molly O'Brien    Co-Producer
Nancy Blachman    Associate Producer
Anne O'Shea    Associate Producer
Brian Quattrini    Associate Producer

Theater Averages: Rogue Rules Theater Average Chart with $37,306

December 20th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $37,306. This wasn’t that far above the second place film, Fences, which earned an average of $32,366. Meanwhile, last week’s winner, La La Land, was pushed into third place with an average of $20,510. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

December 16th, 2016


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story scared away most wide releases and limited releases. That’s not to say there is nothing on this week’s list worth checking out. In fact, Fences was bumped up a week before its wide expansion on Christmas day. That is the only film on this list likely to have any presence at the box office. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/16 66 $1,564   1 $1,564   $1,564 1
2016/12/23 60 $308 -80% 1 $308   $2,461 2
2017/01/06 68 $428   1 $428   $3,405 4
2017/01/13 57 $1,513 +254% 6 $252   $5,876 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/16 78 $2,153   1 $2,153   $2,153 1
2016/12/23 80 $824 -62% 1 $824   $2,977 2
2017/01/06 56 $1,386   1 $1,386   $4,363 4
2017/01/13 54 $1,863 +34% 6 $311   $6,226 5

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