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Sonny (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,639Details
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Nicolas Cage makes an affecting directorial debut with the story of a young man, Sonny, who returns home to New Orleans after military service with the hope of starting a new life, but he quickly discovers that his mother, Jewel, has other plans for him. Jewel is a French Quarter madam weighed down by her fading looks and desperation. Sonny is her only hope for survival and she is anxious for him to reprise his roll as her star prostitute despite his resistance. When she notices Sonny's attraction to her fresh new girl, Carol, Jewel takes the opportunity to undermine Sonny's desire to "go square." He learns that the persuasions of a mother, a beautiful girl and easy money in the Big Easy can cloud even the best intentions. - Gold Circle Films


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 27th, 2002 (Limited)
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, language, some drug use and violence
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Gold Circle Films
Production Countries: United States

Supporting Cast

Nicolas Cage    Acid Yellow
Harry Dean Stanton    Henry


Seymour Cassel    Frank Waxman
Josie Davis    Gretchen
James Franco    Sonny
Brenda Blethyn    Jewel
Brenda Vaccaro   
Mena Suvari    Carol
Scott Caan    Jesse

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Production and Technical Credits

Clint Mansell    Composer

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2002/12/27 61 $17,639   6 $2,940   $17,639 1

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2002/12/27 67 $17,639   6 $2,940   $17,639 1

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