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Armadillo (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,566Details
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Armadillo is an active military base, used to support tactical operations in Helmand, Afghanistan. It houses a mixture of 170 Danish and British soldiers in the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force), who are responsible for providing security to the surrounding area and eliminating any Taliban insurgency. Following a group of Danish soldiers stationed at Armadillo through an entire tour of duty, filmmaker Janus Metz creates an portrait of the reality of military life on the front lines—with unprecedented access to the soldiers both in the camp and in the field. Documenting both the boredom and horror of warfare, Metz shows us the soldiers playing video games and laughing at pornography, struggling to communicate with unhappy civilians, and brutally killing a group of Taliban soldiers who are found hiding in a trench. The film avoids judgments for or against the war, and instead shows the soldiers struggling to maintain their humanity in a world filled with violence.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
90% - Certified Fresh
81% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 15th, 2011 (Limited) by Lorber Films
Video Release: October 18th, 2011 by Kino Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Afghanistan War, 9/11, War, Foreign Language
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Fridthjof Film
Production Countries: Denmark

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,985 $146 Jun 3, 2011 52
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,166 $255 Apr 29, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,784 $1,630 Apr 22, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,758 $3,958 Apr 15, 2011 3

Production and Technical Credits

Story Creator    Kasper Torsting
Producer    Ronnie Fridthjof
Producer    Sara Stockmann
Co-Producer    Magnus Gretten
Co-Producer    Lennart Strom
Cinematographer    Lars Skree
Editor    Per K. Kirkegaard
Sound Designer    Rasmus Winther Jensen
Composer    Uno Helmersson

Rio and Hour Double-Team the Per Theater Chart

April 19th, 2011

The Double Hour earned top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,123 in two theaters. The only other film to crack the $10,000 mark was the overall box office leader, Rio, with an average of $10,250. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/15 84 $3,958   1 $3,958   $3,958 3
2011/04/22 103 $1,630 -59% 1 $1,630   $7,882 10
2011/04/29 111 $255 -84% 1 $255   $10,006 17
2011/06/03 111 $146   1 $146   $10,347 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/15 87 $6,252   1 $6,252   $6,252 7
2011/04/22 99 $3,499 -44% 1 $3,499   $9,751 14
2011/04/29 114 $450 -87% 1 $450   $10,201 21
2011/06/03 118 $226   1 $226   $10,427 56
2011/08/19 137 $168   1 $168   $14,566 133

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