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El Ardor (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,572Details
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When fires sweep through the rainforest near their property along the Parana River, a poor tobacco-farming family goes on high alert. The head of the family, João, correctly suspects the fire is a result of slash-and-burn tactics by ruthless land-grabbers intent on acquiring the farm he shares with his lovely daughter, Vânia, and her partner, Jara. Help arrives in the form of Kaí, an enigmatic man, bearing indigenous tattoos who comes out of the jungle with the grace of a jaguar. But the violence of the land-grabbers’ assault catches Kaí and the farm dwellers off guard. In short order, the men shoot Jara and force João to sign over his land just before killing him and kidnapping Vânia. Undetected by the assailants, Kaí goes on the offensive. Using his animal-like abilities, he rescues Vânia, retrieves the bogus bill of sale and thwarts a counter-attack by the now-reinforced band of mercenaries—all without taking a life. But with the hornet’s nest now stirred, Kaí, Vânia and Jara must decide how far they will go to preserve the farm and their vanishing way of life.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 12,975 $18,572
All Time Worldwide Box Office 16,154 $18,572
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,601 $18,572
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 4,021 $18,572
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 4,312 $18,572

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 17th, 2015 (Limited) by Strand
Video Release: July 14th, 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, some gruesome images and a scene of sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2364, 3/11/2015)
Running Time: 100 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Dead Man's Burden
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Keywords: Panama, Land Developer, Corporate Malfeasance, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Jungle, Kidnap, Rescue, Life on a Farm, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Magma Cine, Participant Media, Canana, Bananeira Films, Manny Films, Telefe
Production Countries: Argentina,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 10,251 $764 Jul 24, 2015 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,347 $764 Jul 24, 2015 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,421 $255 Jul 24, 2015 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,876 $13,726 Jul 17, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,939 $13,726 Jul 17, 2015 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,620 $807 Jul 17, 2015 3
Theater Average Limited Release 41,959 $807 Jul 17, 2015 3
Top 2015 Theater Average Limited Release 1,567 $807 Jul 17, 2015 3
Never Wide Domestic 6,770 $18,572 Jul 14, 2015 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 10,223 $18,572 Jul 14, 2015 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 5,215 0 Jul 14, 2015 0


Claudio Tolcachir    Tarquinho
Chico Diaz    Joao
Jorge Sesan    Tulio
Julian Tello    Vando
Lautaro Vilo    Jara
Ivan Steinhardt    Man without Revolver

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Pablo Fendrik
Producer    Gael Garcia Bernal
Producer    Juan Pablo Gugliotta
Producer    Nathalia Videla Pena
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Jonathan King
Executive Producer    Pablo Cruz
Executive Producer    Axel Kuschevatzky
Executive Producer    Vania Catani

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/17 59 $13,726   17 $807   $13,726 3
2015/07/24 98 $764 -94% 3 $255   $18,572 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/17 61 $17,808   17 $1,048   $17,808 7

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