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Musical Chairs (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,478Details
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Set against the exciting backdrop of competitive ballroom dancing, MUSICAL CHAIRS is about Armando a Bronx-bred Latino who aspires to be a dancer but whose only way in is as handyman at a Manhattan dance studio, and Mia, an Upper East Side princess who is the studio's star performer. Though worlds apart, their shared passion for dance promises to bring them together until a tragic accident changes Mia's life forever, and she finds herself wheelchair-bound at a rehab facility, with her dreams of a dance career shattered. Fortunately, Armando has enough dreams for both of them and, when he hears about a wheelchair ballroom dance competition that will soon be held in NY, he sees a way to return something to Mia that she thinks is lost forever. At first she is reluctant--wheelchair dancing, though highly popular overseas, is something she never even knew existed. But, with the help of several other patients at the rehab center, Armando organizes an intense training program that will bring them all center stage and in the spotlight. The prize is irrelevant; what they really stand to win back is their zest for life.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,701-12,800) 12,777 $31,478
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,501-17,600) 17,540 $31,478
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,351 $31,478

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 23rd, 2012 (Limited) by Paladin
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, some sexual material and a brief drug reference.
(Rating bulletin 2209, 2/8/2012)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Dancing, Hispanic, Confined to a Wheelchair, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Dream Dance Films, LLC
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

E.J. Bonilla    Armando
Jaime Tirelli    Bernard
Laverne Cox    Chantelle
Nelson Landrieu    Wilfredo
Auti Angel    Nicky
Jerome Preston Bates    Jimmy
Angelic Zambrana    Rosa

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Production and Technical Credits

Marty Madden    Screenwriter
Janet Carrus    Producer
Joey Dedio    Producer
Brian Herskowitz    Producer
Marty Madden    Producer
Jamin O'Brien    Executive Producer
Susan Seidelman    Executive Producer
Debbie Margolis-Horwitz    Co-Executive Producer
Jacqueline K. Papier    Co-Executive Producer
Mario L. Baeza    Co-Producer
Mareo Mukes    Co-Producer
Stephen Kazmierski    Director of Photography
Susan Block    Production Designer
Keiko Deguchi    Editor
Mario Grigorov    Composer

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March 23rd, 2012

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/23 68 $9,092   9 $1,010   $9,092 1
2012/03/30 71 $10,625 +17% 12 $885   $23,766 2
2012/04/06 76 $2,224 -79% 4 $556   $29,876 3
2012/04/13 102 $528 -76% 1 $528   $31,316 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/23 66 $13,141   9 $1,460   $13,141 1
2012/03/30 70 $14,511 +10% 12 $1,209   $27,652 2
2012/04/06 89 $3,136 -78% 4 $784   $30,788 3
2012/04/13 103 $690 -78% 1 $690   $31,478 4

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