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The Color Wheel (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,266Details
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JR is an increasingly transient aspiring news-anchor, who forces her disappointing younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover’s apartment. Problem is, these grown up kids do not get along, and are both too obnoxious to know better. Chaos and calamity are not far behind her beat up Honda Accord. Too bad that nobody else in the world can stand either of them. Not Colin’s neglectful girlfriend, nor JR’s former high school friends, nor strangers they clash with at pretty much every step of their hopeless and increasingly infuriating voyage of frustration, failure and jerks. It can only be a matter of time before JR and Colin arrive at the strangest and most unsettling of resolutions and put to rest their decades of animosity, half-baked sibling rivalry and endless bickering.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 18th, 2012 (Limited) by APD/Cinema Conservancy
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 83 minutes
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Road Trip, Dysfunctional Family, Retro Black and White, Incest, Bigotry
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Dorset Films
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Bob Byington    Professor Neil Chadwick
Kate Byington    Julia
Anna Bak-Kvapil    Kim Thompson
Ry Russo-Young    Zoe
Alex Ross Perry    Colin
Craig Butta    Norton the Bully
C. Mason Wells    Chris "Wheels" Locke
Roy Thomas    Motel Cleck

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Production and Technical Credits

Alex Ross Perry    Screenwriter
Alex Ross Perry    Producer
Carlen Altman    Screenwriter
Bob Byington    Co-Producer
Drew Brooke    Associate Producer
David Hirsch    Associate Producer
Steven Kaplan    Associate Producer
Sean Price Williams    Camera
Alex Ross Perry    Editor
Preston Spurlock    Composer
Adam Grass    Sound Recording
Anna Bak-Kvapil    Production Designer
John Bosch    Sound Mixer

Awards Season: Silver Linings for Limited Releases

November 28th, 2012

The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/05/18 75 $3,884   2 $1,942   $3,884 1
2012/05/25 71 $812 -79% 1 $812   $6,702 2
2012/06/01 105 $850 +5% 3 $283   $8,316 3
2012/06/08 104 $890 +5% 1 $890   $10,593 4
2012/06/22 87 $1,192   2 $596   $12,400 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/05/18 63 $5,890   2 $2,945   $5,890 1
2012/05/25 71 $1,576 -73% 3 $525   $7,466 2
2012/06/01 95 $2,237 +42% 3 $746   $9,703 3
2012/06/08 105 $1,505 -33% 1 $1,505   $11,208 4
2012/06/22 88 $2,058   2 $1,029   $13,266 6

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