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Cooties (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $60,058Details
International Box Office $520,953Details
Worldwide Box Office $581,011
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A mysterious virus hits a small Illinois town affecting only the prepubescent population, transforming them into violent, feral little monsters. The virus centralizes in the town's elementary school, and quickly the infected students have the teaching staff under siege, acting out deadly revenge fantasies with an eerie sense of childlike glee. Finally, the teachers band together, led by a hapless substitute who grew up in the town, realizing they must do the unthinkable if they hope to survive.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 18th, 2015 (Limited) by Lionsgate
International Releases: September 18th, 2015 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
September 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Philippines)
September 24th, 2015 (Wide) (Malaysia)
September 24th, 2015 (Wide) (Thailand)
September 24th, 2015 (Wide) (Ukraine)
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Video Release: September 18th, 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for horror violence and gore, language including sexual references, and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2353, 12/17/2014)
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Epidemic, Scary Kids, Romance, Food, Elementary School, Slow Motion Scene, Parricide, Scene in End Credits, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Horror Comedy
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: SpectreVision, Glacier Films, Maple Leaf Capital
Production Countries: United States

Lead Ensemble Members


Supporting Cast

Ian Brennan    Vice Principal
Cooper Roth    Patriot
Miles Elliot    Dink
Morgan Lily    Tamra
Sunny May Allison    Shelley
Armani Jackson    Calvin
Peter Kwong    Mr. Hatachi
Kate Flannery    Charman
Matt Jones    Sheriff Dave
Rebecca Marshall    Emily
Jake Brennan    Lincoln
Mark Christopher Lawrence    Mr. Pederson
Aiden Lovecamp    Racer
Lauren Stovall    Moon
Jared Breeze    Safety Helmet Boy
Angela Bullock    Rhonda
Nikita Ager    Patriot's Mom
Elizabeth Bogush    Crying Mother
Boni Yanagisawa    Miss Nash
Lauren Katz    Mrs. Gordon
Brian Henderson    Mr. Henderson
Tammie Baird    Mrs. Birk
Ashley Miller    Tricycle Girl
Chloe Rose    Cootie Kid

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Leigh Whannell    Screenwriter
Ian Brennan    Screenwriter
Ian Brennan    Story by
Leigh Whannell    Story by
Josh C. Waller    Story by
Daniel Noah    Producer
Josh C. Waller    Producer
Elijah Wood    Producer
Steven Schneider    Producer
Georgy Malkov    Producer
Tove Christensen    Producer
Ian Brennan    Executive Producer
Leigh Whannell    Executive Producer
Gevond Andreasyan    Executive Producer
Sarik Andreasyan    Executive Producer
Hayden Christensen    Executive Producer
Seth William Meier    Executive Producer
Vladimir Poliakov    Executive Producer
Ryan Farhoudi    Co-Producer
Doug Brown    Co-Producer
Spencer Medof    Co-Producer
Lyle Vincent    Director of Photography
Thomas William Hallbauer    Production Designer
Kreng*    Composer
Brett W. Bachman    Editor
Gina Scarnati    Costume Designer
Terri Taylor    Casting Director
Justin Raleigh    Special Makeup Effects Designed and Created by
Zsolt Magyar    Sound Mixer
Jasmine Garnet    Art Director
Ali Matilla    Set Decorator
Eleanor Sabaduquia    Make up
Liz Mendoza    Make up
Danielle Noe    Special Make-up Effects
Kelly Golden    Special Make-up Effects
Yesim "Shimmy" Osman*    Hairstylist
Diane Durant    Script Supervisor
Josh Hakian    Special Effects Coordinator
Todd Tucker    Second Unit Director
Chris J. Russo    Post-Production Supervisor
Jeffery Alan Jones    Supervising Sound Editor
Ando Johnson    Sound Editor
Matt Howard    Sound Editor
Eloisa Diaz    Sound Editor
Patrick Garrison    Dialogue Editor
James Washington    Dialogue Editor
Jeffery Alan Jones    Re-recording Mixer
Joe DiValerio    Visual Effects Supervisor
Matt Berberi    Stunt Coordinator

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/09/18 62 $33,031   29 $1,139   $33,031 1
2015/09/25 73 $7,545 -77% 20 $377   $55,749 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/09/18 60 $48,204   29 $1,662   $48,204 1
2015/09/25 75 $11,854 -75% 20 $593   $60,058 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Malaysia 9/24/2015 $22,321 40 40 62 $38,019 10/6/2015
Peru 12/31/2015 $105,388 85 85 124 $232,920 1/26/2016
Philippines 9/23/2015 $5,381 40 40 40 $5,381 9/30/2015
Russia (CIS) 9/18/2015 $113,995 695 695 695 $113,995 9/22/2015
Singapore 12/10/2015 $3,293 1 1 2 $7,407 12/21/2015
Taiwan 10/2/2015 $0 0 1 1 $6,463 10/13/2015
Thailand 9/24/2015 $57,024 62 62 82 $91,323 10/6/2015
Ukraine 9/24/2015 $6,072 44 44 88 $11,699 10/13/2015
United Arab Emirates 10/8/2015 $13,746 11 11 11 $13,746 10/13/2015
International Total$520,953 1/26/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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