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Tchoupitoulas (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,375Details
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In sync with innovative instincts they demonstrated in their first feature 45365, Bill and Turner Ross' Tchoupitoulas takes the term documentary to mean, primarily, the documenting of an experience - a distinct time and a place and the people that inhabit it. No interviews, no voiceover; just the evocation of an existence and the feelings it conjures. Three young brothers take a secret sunset journey across a river to a pleasure island that's always been forbidden to them. As such, the narrative conceit of Tchoupitoulas is as timeless as a fairy tale. But through the eyes of our juvenile protagonists, we experience an impressionistic immersion into this beguiling kaleidoscope of dancers, musicians, hustlers, drag queens, and revelers that parade through the lamp-lit streets between Rampart and the river. While the kids can only glance at the glittery surface, the camera follows the melodies that emanate from these corridors to admit us to the cabarets, into the dark alleyways, next to the barflies, behind the curtains, and on the bandstand with the people who make this place their audience, their stage, their home. The Rosses capture the fleeting moments of an enduring experience in one of the world’s most unique cities.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,401-13,500) 13,466 $19,375
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,301-18,400) 18,381 $19,375
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,921 $19,375

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 7th, 2012 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Strippers / Stripping, One Night, Musicians, Jazz
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Ross Film
Production Countries: United States


William Zanders    Himself
Bryan Zanders    Himself
Kentrell Zanders    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Bill Ross    Producer
Turner Ross    Producer
Bill Ross    Cinematographer
Turner Ross    Cinematographer
Bill Ross    Sound Editor
Turner Ross    Sound Editor
Michael Gottwald    Executive Producer
Dan Janvey    Executive Producer
Josh Penn    Executive Producer
Lawrence Everson    Sound Editor
Joe Rudge    Music Supervisor

Per Theater Chart: Hyde Hits it Out of the Park

December 11th, 2012

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/12/07 89 $2,379   1 $2,379   $2,379 1
2012/12/14 84 $1,774 -25% 2 $887   $5,551 2
2013/01/04 67 $4,420   5 $884   $10,431 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/12/07 90 $3,777   1 $3,777   $3,777 1
2012/12/14 93 $2,234 -41% 2 $1,117   $6,011 2
2013/01/04 70 $5,123   5 $1,025   $11,134 5
2013/01/11 65 $6,151 +20% 6 $1,025   $17,285 6
2013/01/18 69 $2,090 -66% 4 $523   $19,375 7

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