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Ballplayer: Pelotero (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,689Details
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This documentary, narrated by John Leguizamo and executive produced by Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, is a never before seen look inside the world of Major League Baseball (MLB) training camps in the Dominican Republic. Miguel Angel and Jean Carlos are two of the top prospects and they are both about to turn 16, which means they can be signed to an MLB farm team and ultimately move up to the majors. BALLPLAYER: PELOTERO filmmakers Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin and Jonathan Paley take you inside this never before seen world for an up close and personal look at the cost of the American dream.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,301-12,400) 12,335 $44,689
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,201-17,300) 17,284 $44,689
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,901-5,000) 4,985 $44,689

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Strand
Video Release: September 4th, 2012 by Strand Home, released as Ballplayer Pelotero
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 73 minutes
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Keywords: Baseball, Voiceover/Narration, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Coming of Age, Big Break, Hispanic
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Makuhari Media, Guagua Productions, Endeavor Films
Production Countries: United States


John Leguizamo    Narrator


Miguel Angel Sano    Himself
Jean Carlos Batista    Himself
Astin Jacobo    Himself
Vasillo 'Moreno' Tejeda    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Bobby Valentine    Executive Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/07/13 50 $20,628   10 $2,063   $20,628 1
2012/07/20 66 $5,784 -72% 5 $1,157   $35,865 2
2012/07/27 80 $1,986 -66% 4 $497   $40,634 3
2012/08/24 90 $1,777   2 $889   $43,337 7
2012/09/07 101 $459   2 $230   $44,689 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/07/13 50 $30,081   10 $3,008   $30,081 1
2012/07/20 64 $8,567 -72% 5 $1,713   $38,648 2
2012/07/27 75 $2,912 -66% 4 $728   $41,560 3
2012/08/24 89 $2,670   2 $1,335   $44,230 7
2012/09/07 102 $459   2 $230   $44,689 9

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