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The Rocket (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $56,823Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $42,422 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $42,422
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

The Rocket is set in contemporary Laos and tells the story of a boy named Ahlo who is believed to be a bearer of bad luck and is therefore blamed for a string of disasters - including his mother's death. When his family loses their home and is forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia and her eccentric uncle Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine habit and an unbridled love for James Brown. Struggling to hang onto his father's trust, Ahlo leads his family, Purple and Kia through a land scarred by war in search of a new home. But bad luck seems to follow Ahlo, and in a last plea to prove he's not cursed, Ahlo builds a giant explosive rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: The Rocket Festival.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,801-11,900) 11,820 $56,823
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,601-15,700) 15,681 $56,823
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,592 $56,823

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 10th, 2014 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Video Release: April 29th, 2014 by Kino Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Road Trip, Underdog, Superstition, Troubled Pregnancy or Miscarriage
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Red Lamp Films
Production Countries: Australia,
Lao People’s Democratic Republic,
Thailand

Leading Cast

   Ahlo

Supporting Cast

Thep Phongam    Purple
Loungnam Kaosainam    Kia
Bunsri Yindi    Taitok
Sumrit Warin    Toma
Alice Keohavong    Mali

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Kim Mordaunt    Screenwriter
Sylvia Wilcznski    Producer
Pauline Phayvanh    Associate Producer
Bridget Ikin    Executive Producer
Andrew Commis    Director of Photography
Nick Meyers    Editor
Raweeporn Jungmeier    Casting Director
Pete Baxter    Production Designer
Caitlin Yeo    Composer
Sam Petty    Sound Designer
Brooke Trezise    Sound Designer
Greg Cobain    Associate Producer
Mutita Na Songkla    Associate Producer
Michael Wrenn    Executive Producer
David McFarland    Executive Producer
Triphet Rookachat    Executive Producer

Limited Releases: Rocket, Man.

January 10th, 2014

The Rocket poster

It's a relatively busy week for new releases, but sadly, almost none of them are earning overall positive reviews. Banshee Chapter is one exception, but it is the wrong genre for limited release. On the other hand, The Rocket is earning the best reviews and it is the kind of film that can thrive in limited release. Perhaps it can be an early year success story. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/01/10 55 $4,621   2 $2,311   $4,621 1
2014/01/17 54 $3,775 -18% 5 $755   $11,180 2
2014/01/24 59 $1,387 -63% 5 $277   $18,392 3
2014/02/07 63 $1,808   4 $452   $20,612 5
2014/02/14 83 $497 -73% 2 $249   $22,716 6
2014/02/21 70 $3,419 +588% 6 $570   $26,458 7
2014/03/28 88 $1,123   7 $160   $47,294 12
2014/04/11 100 $377   3 $126   $53,772 14

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/14 - $288   1 $288   $56,823 248

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/01/10 49 $7,405   2 $3,703   $7,405 1
2014/01/17 46 $9,600 +30% 5 $1,920   $17,005 2
2014/01/24 62 $1,724 -82% 5 $345   $18,392 3
2014/01/31 74 $75 -96% 1 $75   $18,804 4
2014/02/07 62 $3,415 +4,453% 4 $854   $22,219 5
2014/02/14 78 $820 -76% 2 $410   $23,039 6
2014/02/21 70 $5,476 +568% 6 $913   $28,515 7
2014/02/28 73 $3,076 -44% 7 $439   $33,900 8
2014/03/07 67 $12,271 +299% 6 $2,045   $46,171 9
2014/03/28 83 $2,808   7 $401   $52,172 12
2014/04/11 73 $1,186   3 $395   $53,772 14
2014/04/18 83 $539 -55% 2 $270   $54,311 15
2014/06/27 110 $464   1 $464   $55,889 25

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