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Cheap Thrills (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,424Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $121,398 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $92,564 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $213,962
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Craig is a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend. The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a wealthy stranger along with his mysterious wife. The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple’s twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,901-12,000) 11,915 $59,424
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,701-16,800) 16,727 $59,424
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,640 $59,424

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$100,000
Domestic Releases: March 21st, 2014 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
Video Release: May 27th, 2014 by New Video Group
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Poverty, Evicted, Gambling, Strippers / Stripping, New Parents, Fired, Heist, Revenge, Life on the Outside, Narcotics, Infidelity, Waking Up in an Unknown Location, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Dares, Horror Comedy
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Snowfort Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Amanda Fuller    Craig's Wife

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Production and Technical Credits

Trent Haaga    Screenwriter
David Chirchirillo    Screenwriter
Travis Stevens    Producer
Gabriel Cowan    Producer
John Suits    Producer
Curtis Raines    Executive Producer
Gena Wilbur    Executive Producer
Jonathan Schurgin    Executive Producer
Sebastian Wintero    Director of Photography
Andrew Wheeler    Director of Photography
Mads Heldtberg    Composer
Brody Gusar    Editor
Danielle Aufiero    Casting Director
Amber Horn    Casting Director
Kelsey Stengle    Costume Designer
Melisa Jusufi    Production Designer
Joe Barrucco    Sound Designer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 17th, 2014

June 17th, 2014

It's a good week / bad week on the home market. There are several releases coming out this week that are absolutely worth picking up. But there are also several of these where I'm still waiting for screeners to arrive, some of which are contenders for Pick of the Week, like The Grand Budapest Hotel or House of Cards. Other potential Pick of the Week contenders include Ernest and Celestine on Blu-ray Combo Pack and The LEGO Movie on Blu-ray Combo Pack. It was literally a coin toss and Ernest and Celestine won. Meanwhile, No Clue on DVD wins the Puck of the Week, for the best Canadian release of the week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Cheap Thrills

June 14th, 2014

Cheap Thrills came out in theaters and on Video on Demand in March and it did well during its opening weekend, but its legs were really short. Normally this would suggest poor word-of-mouth, but the reviews were excellent. Then again, it is a black comedy, which is a hard genre to market. Now that it is out on the home market, will it perform better? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 27th, 2014

May 26th, 2014

While summer time is a great time for theatrical releases, it is a terrible time on the home market. This week, there are nearly no first-run releases, and the one that came out, Endless Love, earned terrible reviews and failed to find an audience in theaters. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of other releases to make up for the lack of first-run releases. There are some catalog releases, like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which is coming out on Blu-ray. There are also some summer shows coming out on DVD ahead of the premiere of the latest season, like Suits: Season Three. There's not much in the way of contenders for Pick of the Week. Cheap Thrills is one such contender, but I'm still waiting for the DVD or the Blu-ray screener to arrive. This leaves Journey to the West on Blu-ray as the only choice for Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Thrills are Not Cheap But Grand Still Rules

March 25th, 2014

Cheap Thrills poster

The Grand Budapest Hotel expanded once again, but still managed to lead the way on the per theater chart with an average of $22,329 in 304 theaters. The overall number one film, Divergent, was in second place on the per theater chart with an average of $13,874. Rob the Mob was right behind with $13,833 in its lone theater. Jodorowsky's Dune opened in three theaters earning an average of $12,006. God's Not Dead was the big surprise of the weekend with an average of $11,852 in 780 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Diverse Winners at the Box Office

March 23rd, 2014

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Once more, the Summit division of Lionsgate is showing the rest of the industry how to successfully bring a Young Adult novel to the screen, with Divergent delivering an impressive $56 million on its opening weekend. While that's a long, long way short of the $152.5 million posted by The Hunger Games on its debut, it is in the same ballpark as the $69.6 million enjoyed by Twilight when it came out in 2008, in spite of being from a book with a smaller fanbase. It's also the second-biggest weekend of the year so far after The LEGO Movie, and bodes well for an impressive final tally, and sequels to come.

But that's not the only piece of good news on a weekend where the theme is diversity. More...

Limited Releases: Thrilling or Just Cheap?

March 21st, 2014

Cheap Thrills poster

There are quite a few limited releases this week, including Nymphomaniac: Volume 1, which is earning the loudest buzz. Its reviews are great, but not as strong as the buzz, plus it has been playing on Video on Demand. The best reviews go to Cheap Thrills (Reviews) and Jodorowsky's Dune (Reviews). Hopefully both films will find an audience this weekend, but limited release is a rough go even with the best reviews. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/03/21 58 $18,638   2 $9,319   $18,638 1
2014/03/28 63 $9,133 -51% 7 $1,305   $32,679 2
2014/04/04 73 $8,733 -4% 18 $485   $45,699 3
2014/04/11 81 $4,224 -52% 10 $422   $53,682 4
2014/04/18 87 $1,004 -76% 5 $201   $57,961 5
2014/05/02 87 $293   1 $293   $59,114 7
2014/05/09 113 $155 -47% 2 $78   $59,379 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/03/21 55 $23,547   2 $11,774   $23,547 1
2014/03/28 64 $13,419 -43% 8 $1,677   $36,966 2
2014/04/04 66 $12,493 -7% 18 $694   $49,458 3
2014/04/11 62 $7,499 -40% 12 $625   $56,957 4
2014/04/18 78 $1,864 -75% 7 $266   $58,821 5
2014/05/02 98 $403   2 $202   $59,224 7
2014/05/09 111 $200 -50% 2 $100   $59,424 8

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