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Goon (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,164,911Details
International Box Office $2,853,692Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,018,603
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,843,694 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,564,845 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $4,408,539
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Not content with his job as a bouncer at a local Beantown bar and a bit of an embarrassment to his accomplished family, Doug Glatt dreams of the kind of success enjoyed by minor league hockey goon Ross Rhea. When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a bloody fist fight that Doug easily wins, the coach of the Halifax Highlanders sees potential in this mammoth sized man who is only hampered by his lack of any hockey playing ability and his brother’s old figure skates. Standing up to the taunts of the other players, Doug manages to join the team, and with the encouragement of his hockey obsessed best friend quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he’ll have the opportunity to face off against Ross "The Boss" Rhea and perhaps finally land a girlfriend. Now - all he needs is to learn how to skate.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 24th, 2012 (Limited) by Alliance Films (Canada)
March 30th, 2012 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures
International Releases: February 24th, 2012 (Limited) (Canada)
May 4th, 2012 (Wide) (Latvia)
Video Release: May 25th, 2012 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2202, 12/14/2011)
Running Time: 90 minutes
Franchise: Goon
Comparisons: vs. 21 Jump Street
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Keywords: Hockey, Dysfunctional Family, Romance, Big Break, Inspired by a True Story, LGBT, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Delayed Adulthood, Intertitle, Religious, Gratuitous Cameos, Non-Chronological, Epilogue, Scene in End Credits
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Myriad Pictures, DCP Productions, Caramel Film, Inferno, No Trace Camping
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Doug Glatt

Supporting Cast

Alison Pill    Eva
Liev Schreiber    Ross Rhea
Eugene Levy    Dr. Glatt
Marc-Andre Grondin    Xavier LaFlamme
Kim Coates    Ronnie Hortense
Nicholas Campbell    Rollie Hortense
Jay Baruchel    Pat

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

Production and Technical Credits

David Gross    Producer
Don Carmody    Producer
Jay Baruchel    Producer
Jay Baruchel    Screenwriter
Ian Dimmerman    Producer
Andre Rouleau    Producer
Jesse Shapira    Executive Producer
Mark Slone    Executive Producer
Evan Goldberg    Screenwriter
Bobby Shore    Director of Photography
Reginald Harkema    Editor
Gord Wilding    Production Designer
Heather Neale    Costume Designer

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December 15th, 2012

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Blu-ray Sales: True to Form

June 13th, 2012

True Blood: Season Four led all new releases and earned top spot on the Blu-ray sales chart. During its first week of release, it sold 369,000 units and generated $12.93 million in revenue. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 34%, which is low for the format as a whole, but very strong for a TV on DVD release. More...

DVD Sales: Truth Wins Out

June 12th, 2012

True Blood was the only major release on this week's DVD sales chart crushing newcomers and holdovers alike. It sold 717,000 units / $21.52 million during its opening week, which is fantastic for a TV on DVD release. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 29th, 2012

May 28th, 2012

It likely won't be a strong week on the home market. There's only one prime release, True Blood on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. It is an excellent show and the Blu-ray is a clear contender for Pick of the Week, but as a TV on DVD release, I doubt it will sell as many units as the average first-run theatrical release sells. The biggest first run release is Man on a Ledge, but it did so poorly in theaters that I doubt it will have a real impact on the home market. True Blood isn't the only contender for Pick of the Week. Goon's Blu-ray Combo Pack is on that list. The price of the Combo Pack dropped since my review went online and at $15, it is the Pick of the Week, or should I say Puck of the Week. Also of note, Degrassi: Season 11, Part 1 - Buy from Amazon would also be a contender for Pick of the Week, but the full season set will likely be significantly cheaper on a price-per-minute basis. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Goon

May 27th, 2012

There are a lot of people who described Goon as the best hockey movie since Slap Shot. Although it is not all that impressive when you look into it, as there haven't been a whole lot of hockey movies made in the past 35 years. Only one of them, Miracle, is both well-known and earned good reviews. (The Rocket is the best hockey movie of the last three decades, but very few people have seen it.) On the other hand, Goon certainly has a lot more in common with Slap Shot, but can it live up to that film's legacy? And is the DVD or Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

Per Theater Chart: Bullying is No Game

April 4th, 2012

The ratings controversy didn't hurt Bully, which topped the per theater chart with an average of $23,294 in five theaters. It is always difficult for a documentary to expand significantly, but this start will certainly help. The overall box office leader, The Hunger Games, was next with an average of $14,153 in more than 4,000 theaters. More...

Limited Releases Fighting Mad

March 30th, 2012

There are a number of films opening in limited release this week, including a few documentaries. The biggest of these is Bully, which earned a boost in its publicity thanks to a ratings fight with the MPAA. The Island President is another documentary worth checking out. Meanwhile, Goon makes its theatrical debut in the States and it deserves to find an audience south of the border. More...

Per Theater Chart is Feeling Green

March 7th, 2012

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax was surprisingly strong during its opening and that helped it win the race on top of the per theater chart with an average of $18,830. The only other two films in the $10,000 club, Being Flynn and Boy, were neck-and-neck at $10,998 and $10,622 respectively. More...

Per Theater Chart is Getting Bloody

February 28th, 2012

It was another slow week on the per theater chart with no film topping $10,000. The closest any film got was The Forgiveness of Blood with an average of $8,908 in three theaters. Goon's opening is also worth noting, as it made $1.27 million in 258 theaters in Canada. It is very rare for a Canadian film to open in more than a handful of theaters, while opening with more than $1 million almost never happens. It would be nice if the film could replicate this success in the States, but it is monstrously unlikely. More...

Weekend Estimates: Act of Valor Scores Strong Win

February 26th, 2012

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Limited Releases: Goon Looks to Ice Competition

February 24th, 2012

After a couple weeks of Oscar nominated films coming out in limited release, it is literally Oscar week. Fans of art house films will likely be distracted with award ceremonies, so it is no real surprise that there are not that many limited releases. The film I'm most interested in seeing is Goon, but if you don't live in Canada, you will have to wait till the 30th of March to see it. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/02/24 17 $1,270,000   258 $4,922   $1,270,000 1
2012/03/02 21 $750,000 -41% 262 $2,863   $2,669,000 2
2012/03/30 48 $49,076   31 $1,583   $4,049,110 6
2012/04/06 55 $17,541 -64% 16 $1,096   $4,088,686 7
2012/04/13 72 $8,193 -53% 16 $512   $4,107,659 8
2012/04/20 76 $7,100 -13% 16 $444   $4,118,608 9
2012/04/27 71 $15,572 +119% 23 $677   $4,139,305 10
2012/05/04 71 $8,927 -43% 16 $558   $4,151,179 11
2012/05/11 70 $10,432 +17% 11 $948   $4,163,238 12
2012/05/18 105 $807 -92% 4 $202   $4,164,527 13

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/02/24 17 $1,919,000   258 $7,438   $1,919,000 1
2012/03/30 48 $71,111   31 $2,294   $4,071,145 6
2012/04/06 65 $28,321 -60% 16 $1,770   $4,099,466 7
2012/04/13 73 $12,042 -57% 16 $753   $4,111,508 8
2012/04/20 78 $12,225 +2% 16 $764   $4,123,733 9
2012/04/27 75 $18,519 +51% 23 $805   $4,142,252 10
2012/05/04 70 $10,554 -43% 16 $660   $4,152,806 11
2012/05/11 71 $10,914 +3% 11 $992   $4,163,720 12
2012/05/18 85 $1,191 -89% 4 $298   $4,164,911 13

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Canada 2/24/2012 $0 0 0 0 $0
Latvia 5/4/2012 $825 1 1 1 $825 12/6/2015
Rest of World $2,852,867
International Total$2,853,692 12/6/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/3/20121545,043 45,043$628,350$628,3502

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/3/2012720,263 20,263$404,848$404,8482

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