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The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,477,002Details
International Box Office $802,957Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,279,959
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Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe Rutherford. Set in 1976 San Francisco, the film begins at the crossroads of the fading hippie movement and the dawn of punk rock. News commentary of the Patty Hearst trial echoes in the background, as Minnie’s young eyes soak in a drug-laden city in transition—where teenage rebellion and adult responsibility clash in characters lost and longing. Minnie’s hard-partying mother and absent father have left her rudderless. She first finds solace in Monroe’s seductive smile, and then on the backstreets of the city by the bay. Minnie emerges defiant—taking command of her sexuality and drawing on her newfound creative talents to reveal truths in the kind of intimate and vivid detail that can only be found in the pages of a teenage girl's diary.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 7th, 2015 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: August 7th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
September 24th, 2015 (Limited), released as Diary of a Teenage Girl (Australia)
October 21st, 2015 (Wide) (Belgium)
October 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (South Africa)
November 19th, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
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Video Release: January 5th, 2016 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, drug use, language and drinking - all involving teens.
(Rating bulletin 2375, 5/27/2015)
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Loss Of Virginity, Coming of Age, Artists, San Francisco, 1970s, Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Dysfunctional Family, Animated Sequences, Infidelity, Sex Crimes, Sexual Awakening, LGBT, Hallucinations, Narcotics, Autobiographical, Actors Making Their Directorial Debut, Love Triangle, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Caviar, Cold Iron Pictures, Archer Gray Productions
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Minnie Goetze
   Charlotte Goetze

Supporting Cast

Christopher Meloni    Pascal
Margarita Levieva    Tabatha
Austin Lyon    Ricky
Miranda Bailey    Andrea
Giovanni Miller    High School Classmate
Samantha Hyde    High School Student
Natalie Stephany Aguilar    Classmate/School Girl
Drew Benda    Dive Bar Patron
Davy Clements    Arnie
Robert Cure    Bartender
Charles Lewis III    Cool English Teacher
Carole Morey    Student
Alex Szoenyi    Comic Book Store Patron
Shruti Tewari    Charlotte's Friend
Tuesday Thomas    Prostitutie
Mike Whitaker    Bar Patron
Steven Wiig    Streetcar Rider
Yvonne Zarathustra    Bar Patron
Madeleine Waters    Kimmie

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Production and Technical Credits

Marielle Heller    Screenwriter
Phoebe Gloekner    Based on the graphic novel by
Anne Carey    Producer
Bert Hamelinck    Producer
Madeline Samit    Producer
Miranda Bailey    Producer
Michael Sagol    Executive Producer
Amanda Marshall    Executive Producer
Jorma Taccone    Executive Producer
Amy Nauiokas    Executive Producer
Debbie Brubaker    Co-Producer
Brandon Trost    Director of Photography
Jonah Markowitz    Production Designer
Marie-Helene Dozo    Editor
Koen Timmerman    Editor
Carmen Grande    Costume Designer
Sara Gunnarsdottir    Animation
Nate Heller    Composer
Howard Paar    Music Supervisor
Nina Henninger    Casting Director

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/08/07 37 $52,334   4 $13,084   $52,334 1
2015/08/14 34 $107,052 +105% 22 $4,866   $189,446 2
2015/08/21 31 $170,821 +60% 69 $2,476   $330,207 3
2015/08/28 24 $393,153 +130% 795 $495   $723,360 4
2015/09/04 38 $152,320 -61% 255 $597   $1,235,668 5
2015/09/11 49 $55,184 -64% 69 $800   $1,388,790 6
2015/09/18 64 $24,402 -56% 25 $976   $1,433,459 7
2015/09/25 69 $11,983 -51% 25 $479   $1,453,254 8
2015/10/02 84 $5,885 -51% 8 $736   $1,464,284 9
2015/10/09 77 $5,046 -14% 11 $459   $1,471,799 10
2015/10/16 83 $1,890 -63% 7 $270   $1,475,910 11
2015/10/23 98 $229 -88% 1 $229   $1,477,002 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/08/07 38 $82,394   4 $20,599   $82,394 1
2015/08/14 34 $162,277 +97% 22 $7,376   $244,671 2
2015/08/21 31 $255,410 +57% 69 $3,702   $500,081 3
2015/08/28 25 $583,267 +128% 795 $734   $1,083,348 4
2015/09/04 36 $250,258 -57% 255 $981   $1,333,606 5
2015/09/11 49 $75,451 -70% 69 $1,093   $1,409,057 6
2015/09/18 66 $32,214 -57% 25 $1,289   $1,441,271 7
2015/09/25 70 $17,128 -47% 18 $952   $1,458,399 8
2015/10/02 86 $8,354 -51% 8 $1,044   $1,466,753 9
2015/10/09 76 $7,267 -13% 11 $661   $1,474,020 10
2015/10/16 94 $2,753 -62% 7 $393   $1,476,773 11

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 9/24/2015 $14,490 10 10 40 $78,203 12/16/2015
Belgium 10/21/2015 $0 0 9 24 $24,465 11/17/2015
Germany 11/19/2015 $5,189 100 100 128 $61,306 6/9/2016
Mexico 12/17/2015 $1,260 2 2 4 $2,985 12/29/2015
Peru 1/7/2016 $865 1 1 1 $865 1/13/2016
Poland 4/15/2016 $959 5 5 5 $959 4/19/2016
Portugal 3/24/2016 $4,437 10 10 22 $10,462 6/9/2016
South Africa 10/23/2015 $2,032 5 5 15 $8,548 11/17/2015
Spain 11/27/2015 $7,302 12 12 20 $17,942 12/29/2015
Sweden 12/4/2015 $11,833 24 24 54 $39,922 9/5/2016
United Kingdom 8/7/2015 $125,576 80 80 165 $443,733 10/13/2015
Rest of World $113,567
International Total$802,957 9/5/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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