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The Act of Killing (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $486,919Details
International Box Office $14,370Details
Worldwide Box Office $501,289
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $871,967 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $282,765 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,154,732
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Synopsis

This chilling and inventive documentary examines a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. When the Indonesian government was overthrown in 1965, small-time gangster Anwar Congo and his friends went from selling movie tickets on the black market to leading anti-communist death squads in the mass murder of over a million people. Anwar boasts of killing hundreds with his own hands, but he's lived in his country with impunity ever since. When approached to make a film about their role in the genocide, Anwar and his friends eagerly comply-but their idea of being in a movie is not to provide reflective testimony, but to dance their way through musical numbers, twist arms in film noir gangster scenes, and gallop across the prairies as yodeling cowboys. A cinematic fever dream, The Act of Killing presents a gripping conflict between moral imagination and moral catastrophe.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,701-8,800) 8,755 $486,919
All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,301-9,400) 9,353 $14,370
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,601-11,700) 11,621 $501,289
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,211 $486,919

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 19th, 2013 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
International Releases: April 10th, 2013 (Wide) (France)
November 14th, 2013 (Wide) (Germany)
February 11th, 2016 (Wide) (Thailand)
Video Release: January 7th, 2014 by New Video Group
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 115 minutes
Franchise: The Act of Killing
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Keywords: Government Corruption, Genocide, War Crimes, Cross-Dressing, Political, Performing Arts
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Final Cut For Real, Spring Films LTD, Media Programme of the European Union
Production Countries: Denmark,
Norway,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 17 $27,450 Jul 19, 2013 3

Cast

Anwar Congo    Himself
Herman Koto    Himself
Ibrahim Sinik    Himself
Sakhyan Asmara    Himself
Adi Zulkadry    Himself
Safit Pardede    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Signe Byrge Sorensen
Producer    Jorem ten Brink
Producer    Anne Kohncke
Producer    Michael Uwemedimo
Producer    Joshua Oppenheimer
Producer    Christine Cynn
Executive Producer    Werner Herzog
Executive Producer    Errol Morris
Editor    Niels Pagh Andersen
Editor    Janus Billeskov Jansen
Editor    Mariko Montpetit
Editor    Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
Editor    Ariadna Fatjo-Vilas Mestre
Composer    Elin Oyen Vister
Director of Photography    Carlos Mariano Arango de Montis

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/07/19 49 $27,450   1 $27,450   $27,450 1
2013/07/26 45 $41,671 +52% 3 $13,890   $84,015 2
2013/08/02 45 $50,240 +21% 17 $2,955   $159,621 3
2013/08/09 49 $38,537 -23% 26 $1,482   $239,259 4
2013/08/16 45 $44,250 +15% 29 $1,526   $312,240 5
2013/08/23 61 $12,787 -71% 15 $852   $354,242 6
2013/08/30 64 $9,732 -24% 15 $649   $375,876 7
2013/09/06 88 $4,894 -50% 13 $376   $391,532 8
2013/09/13 58 $22,468 +359% 19 $1,183   $419,939 9
2013/09/20 90 $2,185 -90% 11 $199   $431,835 10
2013/09/27 90 $2,216 +1% 10 $222   $438,055 11
2013/10/04 107 $443 -80% 4 $111   $441,205 12
2013/10/11 97 $441 n/c 4 $110   $443,203 13
2013/10/18 111 $517 +17% 2 $259   $445,092 14
2013/10/25 95 $64 -88% 1 $64   $446,179 15
2013/11/08 84 $1,315   2 $658   $447,494 17
2013/11/15 69 $2,313 +76% 2 $1,157   $449,918 18
2013/11/22 84 $637 -72% 2 $319   $450,827 19
2013/11/29 79 $324 -49% 1 $324   $451,157 20
2014/01/03 64 $1,945   4 $486   $461,777 25
2014/01/10 65 $893 -54% 4 $223   $464,518 26
2014/01/17 65 $945 +6% 2 $473   $465,682 27
2014/01/24 62 $575 -39% 1 $575   $469,214 28
2014/01/31 80 $971 +69% 3 $324   $473,457 29
2014/02/07 57 $3,612 +272% 20 $181   $479,581 30
2014/02/14 74 $1,657 -54% 2 $829   $482,713 31
2014/02/21 83 $867 -48% 3 $289   $483,863 32
2014/02/28 92 $57 -93% 1 $57   $484,221 33

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/07/19 48 $42,344   2 $21,172   $42,344 1
2013/07/26 45 $67,037 +58% 4 $16,759   $109,381 2
2013/08/02 47 $91,341 +36% 19 $4,807   $200,722 3
2013/08/09 50 $67,268 -26% 26 $2,587   $267,990 4
2013/08/16 43 $73,465 +9% 29 $2,533   $341,455 5
2013/08/23 58 $24,689 -66% 17 $1,452   $366,144 6
2013/08/30 63 $20,494 -17% 16 $1,281   $386,638 7
2013/09/06 69 $10,833 -47% 16 $677   $397,471 8
2013/09/13 - $32,179 +197% 21 $1,532   $429,650 9
2013/09/20 76 $6,189 -81% 14 $442   $435,839 10
2013/09/27 80 $4,923 -20% 12 $410   $440,762 11
2013/10/04 101 $1,251 -75% 6 $209   $442,762 12
2013/10/11 100 $1,813 +45% 4 $453   $444,575 13
2013/10/18 82 $1,540 -15% 3 $513   $446,115 14
2013/11/08 73 $1,425   2 $713   $447,604 17
2013/11/15 69 $2,586 +81% 2 $1,293   $450,190 18
2013/11/22 82 $643 -75% 2 $322   $450,833 19
2013/11/29 75 $642 n/c 2 $321   $451,475 20
2013/12/06 54 $5,415 +743% 5 $1,083   $456,890 21
2013/12/13 67 $1,058 -80% 2 $529   $457,948 22
2013/12/27 59 $1,113   2 $557   $459,061 24
2014/01/03 58 $3,793 +241% 6 $632   $463,625 25
2014/01/10 61 $1,112 -71% 4 $278   $464,737 26
2014/01/17 55 $3,902 +251% 3 $1,301   $468,639 27
2014/01/24 58 $3,847 -1% 5 $769   $472,486 28
2014/01/31 62 $3,483 -9% 4 $871   $475,969 29
2014/02/07 59 $5,087 +46% 22 $231   $481,056 30
2014/02/14 73 $1,940 -62% 4 $485   $482,996 31
2014/02/21 85 $1,168 -40% 4 $292   $484,164 32
2014/02/28 82 $1,120 -4% 1 $1,120   $485,284 33
2014/03/07 87 $1,438 +28% 5 $288   $486,722 34
2014/03/14 85 $198 -86% 2 $99   $486,919 35

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
France 4/10/2013 $10,320 3 3 3 $10,320 12/14/2015
Germany 11/14/2013 $0 0 1 2 $440 10/20/2015
Thailand 2/11/2016 $2,107 2 2 3 $3,610 6/9/2016
 
International Total$14,370 6/9/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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