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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,282Details
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Ricky is a 13-year-old boy with autism. Mariana, Ricky’s mother, is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, who works long days cleaning houses while Ricky, deeply imaginative but painfully isolated, struggles to cope. They live in Rockaway Beach, Queens along with Ricky’s rebellious older sister, Carla, and semi-absent father, Ricardo Sr. Carla doesn’t pick Ricky up from school one day and, as he walks home alone, he is scolded by Mariana over the phone. Blocking out his mother’s anger, he is swooned by a mysterious dragon illustration into the subway. This marks the beginning of the young boy’s odyssey of self-discovery, where his confrontation with the bizarre, indifferent world of the subway pushes him to interact with the world. Meanwhile, Mariana’s search brings her out into her neighborhood in new ways. She forms a new relationship with the beach and befriends a shopkeeper who knows her son. As days pass with no sign of Ricky and an impending hurricane, the divisions that the family has tried to ignore are brought to light.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,601-13,700) 13,607 $17,282
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,501-18,600) 18,573 $17,282
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,043 $17,282

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 23rd, 2014 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Autism, Immigration, Hispanic, Extreme Weather, Missing Person
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: How Follows What, See Think Films, Mssng Peces
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Azul Zorrilla    Carla
Marsha Stephanie Blake    Carmen
Tenoch Huerta Mejia*    Ricardo Sr.
Kevin Bewersdorf    Jaret

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Production and Technical Credits

Rose Licter-Marck    Screenwriter
Micah Bloomberg    Screenwriter
Rose Licter-Marck    Story Creator
Andrew Neel    Producer
Veronica Nickel    Producer
Dave Saltzman    Producer
Craig Shilowich    Producer
Greg Stewart    Executive Producer
Henry Kasdon    Executive Producer
Sara K. White    Production Designer
Adam Jandrup    Photography
Ethan Palmer    Photography
Talia Barrett    Editor
Eleonore Hendricks    Casting Director
Susan Shopmaker    Casting Director

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

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The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.


Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/05/23 61 $7,000   1 $7,000   $7,000 1

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/05/23 63 $7,796   1 $7,796   $7,796 1
2014/05/30 81 $2,144 -72% 1 $2,144   $9,940 2
2014/06/06 98 $1,131 -47% 1 $1,131   $11,070 3
2014/07/18 91 $2,612   3 $871   $13,682 9
2014/07/25 102 $1,202 -54% 2 $601   $15,884 10
2014/08/29 93 $1,398   2 $699   $17,282 15

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