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The Good Heart (2010)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,930Details
International Box Office $320,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $340,930
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Jacques is the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas, a homeless young man who has already given up on life. In the hopes of keeping his legacy alive, Jacques deems Lucas is a fitting heir and takes him under his wing, schooling him in the male-centric laws of his alcoholic clubhouse: no new customers, no fraternizing with customers and, absolutely no women. Lucas is a quick study, but their friendship is put to the test when the distraught and beautiful April shows up at the bar seeking shelter, and Lucas insists they help her out.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,800,000
Domestic Releases: April 30th, 2010 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
MPAA Rating: R or language and a disturbing image.
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: France,

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Isild Le Besco   

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/04/30 84 $5,955   5 $1,191   $5,955 1
2010/05/07 100 $2,587 -57% 4 $647   $12,165 2
2010/05/14 91 $2,691 +4% 6 $449   $16,325 3
2010/05/21 99 $1,440 -46% 4 $360   $19,959 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/04/30 84 $9,578   5 $1,916   $9,578 1
2010/05/07 94 $4,056 -58% 4 $1,014   $13,634 2
2010/05/14 88 $4,885 +20% 6 $814   $18,519 3
2010/05/21 97 $2,411 -51% 4 $603   $20,930 4

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