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The Playroom (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,964Details
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Set in the suburbs during the 1970s, the story unfolds like a dream wrapped around a family drama, one in which all members of the Cantwell family struggle to find their way in a rapidly changing world. Maggie is a vulnerable yet tempestuous teenager who acts as big sister and surrogate mother to her three younger siblings. Upstairs in the attic she tells them fantastical stories, but only to mask what is happening downstairs. As her hard-drinking parents, Martin and Donna, entertain guests, Maggie grapples with their flawed choices and is thrust into a world she might not be ready for.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,801-14,900) 14,803 $5,964
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,501-20,600) 20,592 $5,964

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 8th, 2013 (Limited) by Freestyle Releasing
Video Release: February 8th, 2013 by Freestyle Digital Media
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 83 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Loss Of Virginity, One Night, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: One Mind
Production Countries: United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   Martin Cantwell
   Donna Cantwell
   Maggie Cantwell
   Clark Knotts
   Janie Cantwell
   Christian Cantwell
   Sam Cantwell
   Nadia Knotts

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Production and Technical Credits

Gretchen Dyer    Screenwriter
Stephen Dyer    Producer
Angie Meyer    Producer
Don Stokes    Executive Producer
Lawrence Mattis    Executive Producer
Michael Coleman    Editor
Bruce Richardson    Composer
Russell Blair    Director of Photography

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February 8th, 2013

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/04/05 86 $3,900   12 $325   $3,900 9

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/05 - $1,219   12 $102   $1,219 57
2013/04/06 - $1,624 +33% 12 $135   $2,843 58
2013/04/07 - $1,057 -35% 12 $88   $3,900 59
2013/04/08 - $395 -63% 12 $33   $4,295 60
2013/04/09 - $581 +47% 12 $48   $4,876 61
2013/04/10 - $423 -27% 12 $35   $5,299 62
2013/04/11 - $665 +57% 12 $55   $5,964 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/04/05 91 $5,964   12 $497   $5,964 9

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