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Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $199,274Details
International Box Office $5,660Details
Worldwide Box Office $204,934
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $74,553 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $14,034 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $88,587
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A reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid New York tale explores the chaotic forty year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and artist Noriko Shinohara.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 16th, 2013 (Limited) by Radius
Video Release: February 4th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for nude art images.
(Rating bulletin 2280, 7/10/2013)
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Artists, Autumn Years, Comeback, Modern Art
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Cine Mosaic, Little Magic Films, San Francisco Film Society, Tribeca Film Institute, Jerome Foundation, Cinereach Films, IFP, Film Society of Lincoln Center
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Ushio Shinohara    Himself
Alexander Kukai Shinohara    Himself
Noriko Shinohara    Herself


Robert H. Harvey    Himself
Zachary Heinzerling    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Zachary Heinzerling    Producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher    Producer
Patrick Burns    Producer
Sierra Pettengill    Producer
Kiki Miyake    Executive Producer
Yasuaki Shimizu    Composer
Zachary Heinzerling    Director of Photography

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February 15th, 2014

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 4th, 2014

February 3rd, 2014

It's another slow week on the home market. There are five or so first run releases, but the biggest box office was earned by Free Birds, which earned $55 million. Fortunately, while there are no box office hits, there are some high quality releases, led by Dallas Buyers Club. Unfortunately, the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack has so few extras that I'm convinced a special edition is on its way, so it isn't a Pick of the Week contender. So what are the Pick of the Week contenders this week? First there's Cutie and the Boxer on DVD or Blu-ray. Second there's ... Cutie and the Boxer is the Pick of the Week. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

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2014 Awards Season: DGA: Telling Stories about Documentaries

January 14th, 2014

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The Directors Guild of America finished its theatrical nominations yesterday with the Documentary category. I'm of two minds with the list of nominees. On the one hand, I feel like I should be surprised, because a number of documentaries thought to be Oscar favorites were left off the list. On the other hand, they've been left off the list a number of times. I think it is time to rethink who is and is not an Oscar favorite. More...

Per Theater Chart: IMAX Shines Like the Son

August 21st, 2013

Space Station remained in first place on the per theater chart, again with $30,602. The film has made $2 million so far this year and it seems likely it will last long enough to get to $100 million in total, eventually. You Will Be My Son was next with $15,301 in one theater. Surprisingly Austenland made the $10,000 club. Given its reviews and its genre, earning its per theater average of $10,166 in four theaters is surprisingly high. Blue Jasmine rounded out the $10,000 club with $10,005. It is already playing in 229 theaters and it will expand more. More...

Saintly Limited Releases

August 16th, 2013

There are not a lot of limited release this week and only two of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Cutie and the Boxer is earning the best reviews, but it is a documentary, so its potential to expand is limited. Ain't Them Bodies Saints' reviews are not as good, but good enough to suggest it will find an audience in theaters. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/08/16 61 $21,098   3 $7,033   $21,098 1
2013/08/23 48 $28,658 +36% 12 $2,388   $61,056 2
2013/08/30 56 $23,518 -18% 12 $1,960   $101,334 3
2013/09/06 84 $6,268 -73% 7 $895   $124,387 4
2014/01/03 65 $815   1 $815   $125,382 21
2014/01/10 71 $370 -55% 1 $370   $142,652 22
2014/01/17 - $1,050 +184% 2 $525   $190,427 23
2014/01/24 64 $320 -70% 1 $320   $20,135 24
2014/01/31 77 $1,015 +217% 2 $508   $192,047 25
2014/02/07 74 $500 -51% 2 $250   $193,000 26
2014/02/14 77 $853 +71% 6 $142   $194,227 27
2014/02/21 88 $535 -37% 5 $107   $195,545 28
2014/03/07 95 $315   2 $158   $199,045 30
2014/03/14 96 $229 -27% 2 $115   $199,274 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/08/16 58 $32,398   3 $10,799   $32,398 1
2013/08/23 48 $45,418 +40% 12 $3,785   $77,816 2
2013/08/30 55 $40,303 -11% 12 $3,359   $118,119 3
2013/11/29 82 $180   1 $180   $124,567 16
2014/01/03 47 $17,715   1 $17,715   $142,282 21
2014/01/10 65 $700 -96% 1 $700   $142,982 22
2014/01/24 67 $402   1 $402   $190,829 24
2014/02/14 75 $1,636   6 $273   $195,010 27

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