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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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  8. Trailer

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

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,692 $3,074 Jan 14, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,025 $3,239 Jan 7, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,569 $2,170 Dec 31, 2010 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,943 $2,574 Dec 24, 2010 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,354 $2,601 Dec 17, 2010 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,075 $1,192 Dec 10, 2010 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,078 $3,473 Dec 3, 2010 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,469 $4,533 Nov 26, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,836 $5,802 Nov 19, 2010 38
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,736 $7,931 Nov 5, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,054 $13,367 Oct 29, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,829 $32,012 Oct 22, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,131 $20,006 Oct 15, 2010 3

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...

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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

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Mexico 6/15/2012 $0 0 4 16 $11,476 12/11/2015
 
International Total$11,476 12/11/2015

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