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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,396Details
International Box Office $8,350Details
Worldwide Box Office $20,746
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Aspiring rock star Joby Taylor has wanted nothing more than to "make it", having flirted with fame but never crossed over into true success. In the midst of a low period in his life, he agrees to sign divorce papers with his estranged wife in order to see money from the sale of their home, only to discover that by signing the papers, he will forfeit all custody of his six-year-old daughter, Ellen. With a good-natured lawyer unable to make headway in reversing the decision, and a girlfriend that represents an era of his life that he might be ready to graduate from, Joby negotiates a visit with his daughter to explore whether he is able to walk away from his child, and whether it might be too late for reconciliation.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,001-14,100) 14,002 $12,396
All Time International Box Office (Rank 11,201-11,300) 11,206 $8,350
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,201-18,300) 18,285 $20,746
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,368 $12,396

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 5th, 2012 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
International Releases: December 5th, 2012 (Wide) (Belgium)
February 15th, 2013 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Musicians, Music Industry, Children Dealing with Divorce
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Tribeca Film, American Express, Deerjen, Soandbrad
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Joby Taylor
   Shaylena Mandigo

Supporting Cast

Jon Heder    Fred Butler
Jena Malone    Susan
Margarita Levieva    Claire Taylor
Dakota Johnson    Cindy
Julian Gamble    Mr. Hamilton

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Production and Technical Credits

Jóhann Jóhannsson    Composer
Sig De Miguel    Casting Director
Stephen Vincent    Casting Director
So Yong Kim    Editor
Bradley Rust Gray    Editor
Ryan Smith    Production Designer
Reed Morano    Director of Photography
Paul Dano    Executive Producer
Jonathan Vinnik    Executive Producer
Michael Clofine    Executive Producer
Dave Berlin    Executive Producer
Rui Costa Reis    Executive Producer
Jen Gatien    Producer
Bradley Rust Gray    Producer
So Yong Kim    Screenwriter

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September 12th, 2012

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Limited Releases: Girls' Night Out

September 7th, 2012

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/09/07 81 $6,100   1 $6,100   $7,282 1

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/09/07 85 $5,792   1 $5,792   $6,874 2
2012/09/14 89 $3,297 -43% 2 $1,649   $10,171 3
2012/09/21 110 $284 -91% 1 $284   $10,455 4
2012/09/28 114 $187 -34% 1 $187   $10,642 5
2012/10/19 100 $1,542   3 $514   $12,184 8
2012/10/26 108 $212 -86% 1 $212   $12,396 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Belgium 12/5/2012 $1,519 3 4 7 $2,923 12/12/2015
United Kingdom 2/15/2013 $5,427 4 4 4 $5,427 12/14/2015
International Total$8,350 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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