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I Smile Back (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $58,738Details
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Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next activity. However, just beneath the façade lie depression and disillusionment that send her careening into a secret world of reckless compulsion. Only very real danger will force her to face the painful root of her destructiveness and its crumbling effect on those she loves.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 23rd, 2015 (Limited) by Broad Green Pictures
Video Release: November 6th, 2015 by Broad Green
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, substance abuse/disturbing behavior, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2389, 9/2/2015)
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Addiction, Sex Addiction, Dysfunctional Family, Infidelity, Non-Chronological, Narcotics, Mental Illness, Prescription Drug Abuse, Drug Overdose
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Koppelman, Levien, Oscar Crosby Films, Film House Germany, Broad Green Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Laney Brooks

Supporting Cast

Josh Charles    Bruce Brooks
Thomas Sadoski    Donny
Mia Barron    Susan
Skylar Gaertner    Eli Brooks
Shayne Coleman    Janey Brooks
Kristin Griffith    Nurse Pauline
Chris Sarandon    Roger
Terry Kinney    Dr. Page
Nick Taylor    Guard

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Production and Technical Credits

Paige Dylan    Screenwriter
Amy Kopperlman    Screenwriter
Amy Kopperlman    Based on the Book by
Brian Koppleman    Producer
David Levien    Producer
Mike Harrop    Producer
Richard Arlook    Producer
Skip Klintworth    Executive Producer
Jens Meurer    Executive Producer
Christian Angermayer    Executive Producer
Eric Lin    Director of Photography
Brandon Tonner-Connolly    Production Designer
Tamara Meem    Editor
Zack Ryan    Composer
Dave Golden    Music Supervisor
Robert Hein    Supervising Sound Editor
Avy Kaufman    Casting Director

2015 Awards Season: SAG Nominations

December 9th, 2015


The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced today and there are at least a few surprises to talk about. Trumbo led the way with three nominations, but there were six films with two nods apiece. Six!


Per Theater Chart: Suffragette Voted Top Film on Per Theater Chart

October 27th, 2015


Suffragette started its potential Oscar-run earning first place on the per theater chart with an average of $19,056 in four theaters. That suggests room to grow, but perhaps not enough to expand truly wide. It will need to last in theaters long enough for Awards Season nominations to be announced and if it can do well then, it will boost its box office chances. Heart of a Dog was next with an opening of $13,893 in one theater. Room was the only holdover in the $10,000 club earning an average of $10,856 in 23 theaters. It will earn some measure of mainstream success, but unless Brie Larson earns some major Awards Season nominations, it won't expand truly wide. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Vote for the Best Limited Release

October 23rd, 2015


There's quite a few strong limited releases on this week's list, including Suffragette, which is earning by far the loudest buzz. Its reviews are good, but not great. On the other hand, Difret's reviews are great, but it has far less mainstream appeal. Bone Tomahawk has the potential to become a cult favorite, but it is playing on Video on Demand, so it likely won't make an impact at the box office. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/10/23 56 $15,758   2 $7,879   $15,758 1
2015/10/30 63 $9,754 -38% 7 $1,393   $31,311 2
2015/11/06 60 $11,442 +17% 18 $636   $50,092 3
2015/11/13 88 $1,383 -88% 4 $346   $57,678 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/10/23 57 $21,557   2 $10,779   $21,557 1
2015/10/30 65 $17,093 -21% 7 $2,442   $38,650 2
2015/11/06 67 $17,645 +3% 18 $980   $56,295 3
2015/11/13 95 $2,443 -86% 4 $611   $58,738 4

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