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Amira & Sam (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,848Details
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Amira & Sam follows Sam, an army veteran adapting back to civilian life after a lengthy tour overseas. Upon reuniting with his unit's former Iraqi translator in New York City, he meets Amira, his war buddy's niece; suspicious of soldiers, she wants nothing to do with him. However, when Amira runs into immigration trouble, Sam offers to keep her safe at his apartment. After a rocky start, their unlikely friendship starts to blossom into something more. Meanwhile, Sam's cousin Charlie offers him a lucrative opportunity at his hedge fund, helping to secure wealthy veterans as new clients. However, all is not as it seems, and Amira and Sam soon find themselves faced with mounting obstacles in order to stay together.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
75% - Fresh
70% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 30th, 2015 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
Video Release: January 27th, 2015 by Drafthouse
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, War, Afghanistan War, Iraq War, Returning Soldiers, Romance, Immigration, Interracial Romance, New York City, New York, Muslims, Arabs
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Five by Eight
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,764 $1,023 Mar 6, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,653 $132 Feb 27, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,205 $522 Feb 20, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,322 $2,745 Feb 13, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,164 $3,756 Feb 6, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,574 $15,535 Jan 30, 2015 3


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Paul Wesley    Charlie
Laith Nakli    Bassam
David Rasche    Jack
Ross Marquand    Greg
Taylor Wilcox    Claire
Alexandra O'Halleran    Jen
Rasha Zamamiri    Veiled Woman
Sean Mullin    Stand-Up Comedian

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Sean Mullin
Producer    Terry Leonard
Producer    Erich Lochner
Producer    Matt Miller
Co-Producer    T.R. Boyce, Jr.
Co-Producer    Julian Robinson
Co-Producer    Sean Mullin
Co-Producer    Michael Connors
Executive Producer    Meg Montagnino-Jarrett
Executive Producer    James Ponsoldt
Executive Producer    Peter Sobiloff
Co-Executive Producer    Patrick Callahan
Co-Executive Producer    Fred Sherrill
Cinematographer    Daniel Vecchione
Editor    Julian Robinson
Production Designer    Sara K. White
Costume Designer    Donna Maloney
Composer    Heather McIntosh
Music Supervisor    Abe Bradshaw
Casting Director    Billy Hopkins

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 5th, 2015

May 6th, 2015


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February 3rd, 2015

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/30 60 $15,535   9 $1,726   $15,535 3
2015/02/06 82 $3,756 -76% 6 $626   $23,652 10
2015/02/13 83 $2,745 -27% 3 $915   $27,823 17
2015/02/20 83 $522 -81% 2 $261   $30,497 24
2015/02/27 94 $132 -75% 1 $132   $30,825 31
2015/03/06 90 $1,023 +675% 2 $512   $31,848 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/30 60 $19,896   9 $2,211   $19,896 7
2015/02/06 81 $5,183 -74% 7 $740   $25,078 14
2015/02/13 83 $4,897 -6% 7 $700   $29,975 21
2015/02/20 96 $718 -85% 3 $239   $30,693 28
2015/02/27 110 $132 -82% 1 $132   $30,825 35

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