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The Brass Teapot (2013)

The Brass Teapot poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,997Details
International Box Office $406,736Details
Worldwide Box Office $413,733
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John and Alice live in small town America - 20s, married, very much in love, and broke. Once voted “most likely to succeed,” Alice struggles to make ends meet while her friends enjoy the good life. Her husband John, neurotic and riddled with phobias, just wants to get the bills paid. But an accident leads them to a roadside antique shop where Alice is spontaneously drawn to a mysterious brass teapot. It isn’t long before they realize that this is no ordinary teapot and that perhaps they have found the answer to all of their financial woes...


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$900,000
Domestic Releases: April 5th, 2013 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures
International Releases: April 4th, 2013 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
June 19th, 2014 (Wide) (Peru)
Video Release: June 18th, 2013 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, some sexual content, language and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2251, 12/5/2012)
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Wish Granters, Jewish, Fired, Rags to Riches
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Queen Nefertari Productions, TF1 International, Atlantic Pictures, Laundry Films, Magnolia Pictures, Northern Lights Films
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Alexis Bledel    Payton
Alia Shawkat    Louise
Bobby Moynihan    Chuck
Stephen Park    Dr. Ling
Debra Monk    Trudy
Billy Magnussen    Arnie

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Production and Technical Credits

Tim Macy    Screenwriter
Ramaa Mosley    Story Creator
Tim Macy    Story Creator
Kirk Roos    Producer
Darren Goldberg    Producer
James Graves    Producer
Ramaa Mosley    Producer
Diane Nabatoff    Executive Producer
P. Jennifer Dana    Executive Producer
Mandy Gray    Executive Producer
Erik Rommesmo    Executive Producer
Jeff Schlossman    Executive Producer
Anthony Gudas    Executive Producer
Michael Corso    Executive Producer
Lanre Idewu    Executive Producer
Cynthia Stafford    Executive Producer
Peter Simonite    Director of Photography
Elizabeth Jones    Production Designer
Ryan Folsey    Composer
Linda Cohen    Music Supervisor
Malgosia Turzanska    Costume Designer
Laura Rosenthal    Casting
Maribeth Fox    Casting
Jody Angsteich    Casting

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 18th, 2013

June 18th, 2013

It's another typical summer week on the home market. That is to say, it's a bad week on the home market. There are several first-run releases, the biggest of which was Jack the Giant Killer, which bombed at the box office. There are some limited releases that help the overall quality, but it is still a bad week. As far as Pick of the Week candidates go, Quartet on DVD or Blu-ray is the best choice. One could argue it is the only choice, but there are three Criterion Collection releases that are worth checking out, as well as some horror films, both old and new, that should please genre fans. On a side note, there are six Disney Channel releases on this week's list. That's a little strange. More...

Per Theater Chart: Moviegoers are put in a Trace

April 9th, 2013

The buzz certainly helped Trance, as it earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $32,786 in four theaters. This is not quite as good as Danny Boyle's previous two limited releases, but if it doesn't reach at least one major milestone, I would be shocked. Upstream Color rode the best reviews of the week to second place with $28,649 in its lone theater. The Company You Keep was right behind with an average of $26,344 in five theaters. Mixed reviews will likely hold down its potential to expand. The Place Beyond the Pines was the only holdover to reach the $10,000 mark. It expanded to 30 theaters, but still managed an impressive average of $23,446. More...

Limited Releases: Are Any Limited Releases Worth Keeping?

April 5th, 2013

As usual, there is an eclectic mix of limited releases, including some that have earned some advance buzz, like Trance and The Company You Keep, which should help them at the box office. The best reviewed film of the week is Upstream Color, but it is probably too weird to thrive outside of the art house circuit. It might be too weird to thrive within the art house circuit. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/04/05 85 $4,468   2 $2,234   $4,468 1
2013/04/12 91 $1,421 -68% 2 $711   $6,643 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/04/05 93 $5,222   2 $2,611   $5,222 1
2013/04/12 98 $1,775 -66% 2 $888   $6,997 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Peru 6/19/2014 $0 0 5 5 $43,941 12/15/2015
Russia (CIS) 4/4/2013 $221,822 92 92 160 $362,795 12/14/2015
International Total$406,736 12/15/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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