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Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,776Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $8,142 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $8,142
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Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna’s. That means being at the mercy of “Popper”, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her “truancy tax”, keeping her out of St.Ds. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila’s world is destroyed. Her only options are to run or fight... and Mi'gMaq don't run.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 24th, 2014 (Limited) by Monterey Media
Video Release: November 25th, 2014 by Monterey Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence, drug use, language, sexual references and graphic nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2340, 9/17/2014)
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: Native Americans, Coming of Age, Narcotics, Culture Clash, 1970s, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Life on the Outside, Bad Teachers, Revenge
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Prospector Films
Production Countries: United States

Supporting Cast

Kawennahere Devery Jacobs*    Alia
Glen Gould    Joseph
Mark A. Krupa*    Popper
Brandon Oakes    Burner
Roseanne Supernault    Anna
Arthur Holden    Priest
Katie Nolan    Tammy
Kent McQuaid    Milch
Cody Bird    Sholo
Nathan Alexis Slota    Angus

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Production and Technical Credits

Jeff Barnaby    Screenwriter
John Christou    Producer
Aisling Chin-Yee    Producer
Justine Whyte    Executive Producer
Jeff Barnaby    Editor
Mathieu Belanger    Editor
Joe Barrucco    Composer
Michel St. Martin    Director of Photography
Shervin Shoghian    Visual Effects Supervisor
Elisabeth Williams    Production Designer
Anie Fisette    Costume Designer
Rene Haynes    Casting Director
Vera Miller    Casting Director
Rosina Bucci    Casting Director

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 25th, 2014

November 25th, 2014

It is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which means there are only a few days before Black Friday, which is one of the busiest shopping days of the season. At first glance, this might seem like a great day to release a DVD or Blu-ray; however, the massive sales will instead overshadow anything that comes out this week. This explains why there are so few interesting releases. The biggest release of the week is The Expendables 3 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, but it might be so bad it killed the franchise. The best release is Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Turkey Day Collection (XXXI), which is the Pick of the Week. We also have a Puck of the Week for Rhymes for Young Ghouls on DVD, a Canadian film that deserves a wider audience. More...

Per Theater Chart: Birdman Still Soars

October 28th, 2014

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Despite growing its theater count to 50, Birdman was able to remain in top spot on the per theater chart with a powerful average of $27,593. Next up was CitizenFour, which was really close behind with an average of $25,264 in five theaters. This is excellent for a documentary, but as a documentary, it's chances of expanding significantly are limited. Laggies will likely expand somewhat after opening with an average of $14,828, also in five theaters. It has a much more mainstream appeal, so it if does expand, it could do well. Then again, this is never an easy strategy and I'm sure the studio will be happy with a strong home market run. Force Majeure was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,655 in two theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Lagging Behind the Competition

October 24th, 2014

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Last weekend, Birdman opened with Oscar-worthy reviews and it wasn't the only film that was expected to be a hit at the box office. This weekend, there are no such films. CitizenFour and Force Majeure are both earning Oscar buzz, but one's a documentary and the other is a foreign-language film, so neither are likely to expand significantly. This leaves Laggies as the film with the loudest buzz, even if its reviews suggest it might not thrive in limited release. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/24 114 $141   2 $71   $141 1
2014/10/31 106 $164 +16% 2 $82   $380 2
2014/11/07 104 $250 +52% 1 $250   $789 3
2014/11/14 94 $92 -63% 1 $92   $1,294 4
2014/11/21 90 $50 -46% 1 $50   $1,386 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/24 109 $636   4 $159   $636 1
2014/10/31 106 $383 -40% 4 $96   $1,019 2
2014/11/07 93 $555 +45% 2 $278   $1,574 3
2014/11/14 96 $134 -76% 1 $134   $1,336 4
2014/11/21 91 $110 -18% 1 $110   $1,776 5

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