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High Strung (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $53,447Details
International Box Office $1,007,129Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,060,576
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Ruby Adams is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. Johnnie Blackwell is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately clash but can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls that come with competing in New York City. With the help of a dynamic dance crew called The SwitchSteps, Ruby and Johnnie must find a way to save Ruby’s scholarship and keep Johnnie from being deported.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,001-12,100) 12,039 $53,447
All Time International Box Office (Rank 6,701-6,800) 6,720 $1,007,129
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,001-11,100) 11,075 $1,060,576
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,749 $53,447

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 8th, 2016 (Limited) by Paladin
International Releases: April 8th, 2016 (Wide) (Lithuania)
April 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Singapore)
April 15th, 2016 (Wide) (South Africa)
August 5th, 2016 (Wide), released as High Strung - Ao Ritmo do Sonho (Portugal)
August 19th, 2016 (Wide), released as New York Academy (Italy)
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Video Release: April 26th, 2016 by The Orchard
MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements and mild language.
(Rating bulletin 2405 (Cert #50197), 12/23/2015)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Ballet, Hip Hop and Rap, Dancing
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Riviera Films, Sforzando
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Paul Freeman    Kramrovsky
Jane Seymour    Oxsana
Richard Southgate    Kyle
Sonoya Mizuno    Jazzy
Anabel Kutay    April
Marcus E. Mitchell    Hayward
John Silver    Krispy
Ian Eastwood    Rik

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Production and Technical Credits

Janeen Damian    Screenwriter
Michael Damian    Screenwriter
Michael Damian    Producer
Janeen Damian    Producer
Dave Scott    Executive Producer
JoJami Tyler    Executive Producer
Eric Tyler    Executive Producer
Alex Walton    Executive Producer
Amy Krell    Co-Producer
Viorel Sergovici    Director of Photography
Mihai Dorobantu    Production Designer
Michael Damian    Editor
Janeen Damian    Editor
Peter Cabadahagen    Editor
Byron Speight    Editor
Nathan Lanier    Composer
Dave Scott    Choreography
Ioana Covalcic    Costume Designer
Carolyn McLeod    Casting Director

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Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Italy 8/19/2016 $382,194 0 0 0 $894,387 9/6/2016
Lithuania 4/8/2016 $15,188 13 238 412 $43,586 6/9/2016
Portugal 8/5/2016 $9,239 13 13 29 $22,578 8/25/2016
Singapore 4/14/2016 $14,857 9 9 9 $14,857 6/9/2016
South Africa 4/15/2016 $20,183 30 30 30 $20,183 6/9/2016
South Korea 12/21/2017 $0 0 67 67 $11,538 1/17/2018
International Total$1,007,129 1/17/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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