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Carlos (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $145,526Details
International Box Office $11,476Details
Worldwide Box Office $157,002
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Synopsis

A myth in his own lifetime, Carlos is a central figure in the history of international terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s, from pro-Palestinian activism to the Japanese Red Army. He was at once both a figure of the extreme left and an opportunistic mercenary in the pay of powerful Middle Eastern secret services. He formed his own organization, based it behind the Iron Curtain and was active during the final years of the Cold War. This film is the story of a revolutionary internationalist, both manipulator and manipulated, carried along by the currents of contemporary history and his own folly. We follow him to the end of his road, relegated to Sudan where the Islamic dictatorship, after having protected him, handed him over to French authorities. A contradictory character, as violent as the times he embodies, Carlos is also an enigma. That is what we set out to resolve, at least partially. The film CARLOS has been made based on historical and ournalistic documentary research. That said, the life of Carlos includes significant uncharted periods, and thus is the subject of controversy. This film is then, above all, a dramatization etracing two decades in the life of one of the most notorious international terrorists of our time.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 10,239 $145,526
All Time International Box Office 8,442 $11,476
All Time Worldwide Box Office 12,831 $157,002
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 3,375 $145,526

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 15th, 2010 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: June 15th, 2012 (Wide) (Mexico)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 123 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Terrorism, TV Mini-Series, Foreign Language
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Angoa Intl, Procirep, CNC, BETV, Monde, TV5, Cinecinema, StudioCanal, Egoli Tossell Film, Film En Stock
Production Countries: Germany

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 2,737 $3,074 Jan 14, 2011 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,141 $3,074 Jan 14, 2011 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 678 $1,025 Jan 14, 2011 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,071 $3,239 Jan 7, 2011 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,273 $3,239 Jan 7, 2011 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,186 $648 Jan 7, 2011 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,634 $2,170 Dec 31, 2010 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,579 $2,170 Dec 31, 2010 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 783 $1,085 Dec 31, 2010 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,008 $2,574 Dec 24, 2010 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,691 $2,574 Dec 24, 2010 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 698 $1,287 Dec 24, 2010 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,426 $2,601 Dec 17, 2010 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,855 $2,601 Dec 17, 2010 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,891 $520 Dec 17, 2010 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 5,169 $1,192 Dec 10, 2010 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,313 $1,192 Dec 10, 2010 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,305 $397 Dec 10, 2010 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,167 $3,473 Dec 3, 2010 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,081 $3,473 Dec 3, 2010 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 710 $1,737 Dec 3, 2010 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,568 $4,533 Nov 26, 2010 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,177 $4,533 Nov 26, 2010 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,137 $1,511 Nov 26, 2010 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,940 $5,802 Nov 19, 2010 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,275 $5,802 Nov 19, 2010 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,444 $1,451 Nov 19, 2010 38
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,868 $7,931 Nov 5, 2010 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,666 $7,931 Nov 5, 2010 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,142 $2,644 Nov 5, 2010 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 7,192 $13,367 Oct 29, 2010 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,741 $13,367 Oct 29, 2010 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,008 $2,228 Oct 29, 2010 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,971 $32,012 Oct 22, 2010 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,352 $32,012 Oct 22, 2010 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,536 $4,573 Oct 22, 2010 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,279 $20,006 Oct 15, 2010 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,379 $20,006 Oct 15, 2010 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,415 $10,003 Oct 15, 2010 3
Theater Average Limited Release 2,298 $10,003 Oct 15, 2010 3
Top 2010 Theater Average Limited Release 112 $10,003 Oct 15, 2010 3
Never Wide Domestic 4,156 $145,526 Oct 15, 2010 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 7,666 $145,526 Oct 15, 2010 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,732 5 Oct 15, 2010 0

Cast

   Carlos the Jackel
Alexander Scheer    Johannes Weinrich
Nora von Waldstatten    Magdalena Kopp
Christoph Bach    Hans-Joachim Klein
Ahmad Kaabour    Wadie Haddad
Fadi Abi Samra   
Rodney El-Haddad   
Julia Hummer    Gabriele Kröcher-Tiedemann
Rami Farah    Joseph
Zeid Hamdan    10
Talal El-Jurdi    Kamal al-Issawi
Aljoscha Stadelmann   

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Daniel Leconte
Executive Producer    Raphael Cohen
Co-Producer    Jens Meurer
Director   
Screenwriter    Olivier Assayas
Screenwriter    Dan Franck
Story Creator    Daniel Leconte

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 27th, 2011

September 27th, 2011

It's another incredibly busy week on the home market with over 400 new releases on Amazon.com. However, again there were only a few that were worth mentioning with a whole lot of filler. The biggest release of the week is Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Blu-ray, but it doesn't come out till Friday. Looking at some of the other top selling releases and it's clear how weak the selection is. There's a stand-up comedy DVD, a couple catalog titles being released on Blu-ray, Anime, a couple TV on DVD releases, and the first DVD release of Adventure Time. Adventure Time on DVD? Pick of the Week. More...

Nothing Comes Before Hereafter on the Per Theater Chart

October 19th, 2010

Clint Eastwood's latest film, Hereafter, topped the per theater chart over the weekend with an impressive average of $36,720 in six theaters. It expands wide on Friday, so this fast start was important. The overall box office leader, Jackass 3D, was well back in second place with an average of $16,343, but that's amazing for this type of movie and this time of year. Vision managed $11,406 in its lone theater, while Carlos opened with an average of $10,003 in two theaters, which is literally one ticket away from missing the $10,000 mark. More...

Limited Releases have Conviction

October 15th, 2010

It looks like we are getting closer and closer to Awards Season with two Oscar potential films coming out this week. At least there are two films that look like they were made to win Oscars. I'm not sure either has what it takes. Other limited releases include two films opening in several hundred theaters, both of which could struggle. There should be at least a couple to find some measure of mainstream success, but I'm unwilling to bet which films those will be. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/15 58 $20,006   2 $10,003   $20,006 3
2010/10/22 49 $32,012 +60% 7 $4,573   $60,139 10
2010/10/29 62 $13,367 -58% 6 $2,228   $81,279 17
2010/11/05 77 $7,931 -41% 3 $2,644   $97,737 24
2010/11/19 74 $5,802   4 $1,451   $108,793 38
2010/11/26 78 $4,533 -22% 3 $1,511   $115,335 45
2010/12/03 84 $3,473 -23% 2 $1,737   $120,559 52
2010/12/10 100 $1,192 -66% 3 $397   $124,648 59
2010/12/17 72 $2,601 +118% 5 $520   $126,551 66
2010/12/24 66 $2,574 -1% 2 $1,287   $130,807 73
2010/12/31 80 $2,170 -16% 2 $1,085   $135,526 80
2011/01/07 75 $3,239 +49% 5 $648   $140,760 87
2011/01/14 80 $3,074 -5% 3 $1,025   $144,618 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/17 73 $500   3 $167   $145,118 95

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/15 59 $28,122   2 $14,061   $28,122 7
2010/10/22 51 $39,785 +41% 7 $5,684   $67,912 14
2010/10/29 60 $21,894 -45% 6 $3,649   $89,806 21
2010/11/05 80 $11,409 -48% 3 $3,803   $101,215 28
2010/11/19 81 $7,811   4 $1,953   $110,802 42
2010/11/26 81 $6,284 -20% 3 $2,095   $117,086 49
2010/12/03 80 $5,770 -8% 2 $2,885   $122,856 56
2010/12/10 112 $1,094 -81% 3 $365   $123,950 63
2010/12/17 78 $4,283 +291% 5 $857   $128,233 70
2010/12/24 72 $5,123 +20% 2 $2,562   $133,356 77
2010/12/31 77 $4,165 -19% 2 $2,083   $137,521 84
2011/01/07 76 $4,023 -3% 5 $805   $141,544 91
2011/01/14 83 $3,982 -1% 3 $1,327   $145,526 98

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