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Circumstance (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $454,121Details
International Box Office $504,857Details
Worldwide Box Office $958,978
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Set in contemporary Iran in the unseen world of Iranian youth culture, filled with underground parties, sex, drugs and defiance, CIRCUMSTANCE is the story of two vivacious young girls -- wealthy Atafeh and orphaned Shireen -- discovering their burgeoning sexuality and, like 16 year-old girls anywhere, struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
67% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$900,000
Domestic Releases: August 26th, 2011 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
International Releases: August 24th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: December 13th, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, language and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2175, 6/8/2011)
Running Time: 107 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Religious, Addiction, Narcotics, LGBT, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Marakesh Films, Participant Media
Production Countries: Islamic Republic of Iran,
Lebanon,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,137 $2,843 Dec 9, 2011 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,282 $3,960 Dec 2, 2011 101
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,605 $432 Nov 18, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,705 $1,543 Nov 11, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,867 $3,061 Nov 4, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,940 $5,659 Oct 28, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,092 $9,074 Oct 21, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,186 $16,515 Oct 14, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,715 $16,163 Oct 7, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,046 $20,387 Sep 30, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,214 $32,802 Sep 23, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,412 $48,841 Sep 16, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,795 $55,536 Sep 9, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,693 $36,764 Sep 2, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,040 $43,318 Aug 26, 2011 3

Cast

   Atafeh
   Shireen
Reza Sixo Safai    Mehran

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Maryam Keshavarz
Producer    Maryam Keshavarz
Producer    Karin Chein
Producer    Melissa M. Lee
Co-Producer    Antonin Dedet
Director of Photography    Brian Rigney Hubbard
Editor    Andrea Chignoli
Composer    Gingger Shankar
Executive Producer    Christina Won

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 13th, 2011

December 12th, 2011

It is a surprisingly strong week on the home market with two $100 million hits, Kung Fu Panda 2 on Blu-ray Combo Pack or Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Blu-ray, both of which are contenders for pick of the week. There are also several smaller releases that are also contenders for that title like The Guild: Season Five on DVD. But in the end, I gave that honor to Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame on Blu-ray. More...

Awards Season: Early Nods Speak Volumes

November 30th, 2011

As it does every year, Independent Spirit Award nominations kick off the unofficial start of Awards Season. This year there were two films that topped the list of nominations: The Artist and Take Shelter. Both of those films earned five nominations, but they weren't the only films to be singled out. More...

Per Theater Chart: Weather Dampens Specialty Releases

August 30th, 2011

Normally I disregard weather effects on the box office; after all, even big storms generally only affect a small fraction of the population of the domestic market. However, Irene caused theaters in New York City to be closed for Saturday and Sunday, which had a huge impact on limited releases and none of the new ones reached that $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Red State did earn that much in its lone theater over the weekend, while the closest any new release came was Higher Ground with an average of $7,165 in three theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Help Top Again as Storm Batters Box Office

August 28th, 2011

With many East Coast theaters closed on Saturday and Sunday thanks to Hurricane Irene, and a weak selection of new movies in the first place, this is shaping up to be one of the worst weekends of 2011. In fact, it could end up as the worst, depending on how Sunday's business works out. There's a lot of uncertainty in this week's estimates because of incomplete reports for Saturday and the unknown impact of the storm in the North East. One thing seems certain, though: The Help will top the chart again. It is expected to earn another $14.3 million, according to Disney, for a total of $96.6 million. It is still enjoying the best per theater average in the top ten, so it will stay in theaters for a while. More...

Few Limited Releases are Looking Bright

August 26th, 2011

While there are many limited releases coming out this week, very few of them are earning good reviews. It could be a bad week on the per theater chart. Higher Ground has the best shot at success, but Circumstance could do well. Meanwhile, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil opens On Demand today before hitting theaters next month and coming out on DVD and Blu-ray in November. It looks awesome and I can't wait to see it. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/26 50 $43,318   7 $6,188   $43,318 3
2011/09/02 59 $36,764 -15% 11 $3,342   $104,076 10
2011/09/09 52 $55,536 +51% 23 $2,415   $182,114 17
2011/09/16 53 $48,841 -12% 31 $1,576   $254,466 24
2011/09/23 55 $32,802 -33% 29 $1,131   $310,251 31
2011/09/30 62 $20,387 -38% 23 $886   $345,723 38
2011/10/07 69 $16,163 -21% 16 $1,010   $371,963 45
2011/10/14 75 $16,515 +2% 19 $869   $400,160 52
2011/10/21 82 $9,074 -45% 10 $907   $418,893 59
2011/10/28 86 $5,659 -38% 7 $808   $429,405 66
2011/11/04 91 $3,061 -46% 5 $612   $436,345 73
2011/11/11 101 $1,543 -50% 5 $309   $439,958 80
2011/11/18 101 $432 -72% 2 $216   $441,404 87
2011/12/02 77 $3,960   2 $1,980   $445,789 101
2011/12/09 78 $2,843 -28% 1 $2,843   $452,602 108

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/26 - $17,294   7 $2,471   $17,294 1
2011/08/27 - $14,181 -18% 7 $2,026   $31,475 2
2011/08/28 - $11,843 -16% 7 $1,692   $43,318 3
2011/08/29 - $5,668 -52% 7 $810   $48,986 4
2011/08/30 - $6,739 +19% 7 $963   $55,725 5
2011/08/31 - $5,756 -15% 7 $822   $61,481 6
2011/09/01 - $5,831 +1% 7 $833   $67,312 7
2011/09/02 - $10,841 +86% 11 $986   $78,153 8
2011/09/03 - $13,970 +29% 11 $1,270   $92,123 9
2011/09/04 - $11,953 -14% 11 $1,087   $104,076 10
2011/09/05 60 $10,313 -14% 11 $938   $114,389 11
2011/09/06 - $3,885 -62% 11 $353   $118,274 12
2011/09/07 - $4,788 +23% 11 $435   $123,062 13
2011/09/08 - $3,516 -27% 11 $320   $126,578 14
2011/09/09 - $17,124 +387% 23 $745   $143,702 15
2011/09/10 - $22,151 +29% 23 $963   $165,853 16
2011/09/11 - $16,261 -27% 23 $707   $182,114 17
2011/09/12 - $5,248 -68% 23 $228   $187,362 18
2011/09/13 - $6,436 +23% 23 $280   $193,798 19
2011/09/14 - $6,278 -2% 23 $273   $200,076 20
2011/09/15 - $5,549 -12% 23 $241   $205,625 21
2011/09/16 - $14,596 +163% 31 $471   $220,221 22
2011/09/17 - $20,422 +40% 31 $659   $240,643 23
2011/09/18 - $13,823 -32% 31 $446   $254,466 24
2011/09/19 - $4,648 -66% 31 $150   $259,114 25
2011/09/20 - $6,035 +30% 31 $195   $265,149 26
2011/09/21 - $6,371 +6% 31 $206   $271,520 27
2011/09/22 - $5,929 -7% 31 $191   $277,449 28
2011/09/23 - $9,217 +55% 29 $318   $286,666 29
2011/09/24 - $14,222 +54% 29 $490   $300,888 30
2011/09/25 - $9,363 -34% 29 $323   $310,251 31
2011/09/26 - $3,071 -67% 29 $106   $313,322 32
2011/09/27 - $3,140 +2% 29 $108   $316,462 33
2011/09/28 - $3,982 +27% 29 $137   $320,444 34
2011/09/29 - $4,892 +23% 29 $169   $325,336 35
2011/09/30 - $5,906 +21% 23 $257   $331,242 36
2011/10/01 - $8,121 +38% 23 $353   $339,363 37
2011/10/02 - $6,360 -22% 23 $277   $345,723 38
2011/10/03 - $2,518 -60% 23 $109   $348,241 39
2011/10/04 - $2,090 -17% 23 $91   $350,331 40
2011/10/05 - $2,529 +21% 23 $110   $352,860 41
2011/10/06 - $2,940 +16% 23 $128   $355,800 42
2011/10/07 - $4,501 +53% 18 $250   $360,301 43
2011/10/08 - $6,018 +34% 18 $334   $366,319 44
2011/10/09 - $5,644 -6% 18 $314   $371,963 45
2011/10/10 - $3,751 -34% 18 $208   $375,714 46
2011/10/11 - $2,538 -32% 18 $141   $378,252 47
2011/10/12 - $2,422 -5% 18 $135   $380,674 48
2011/10/13 - $2,971 +23% 18 $165   $383,645 49
2011/10/14 - $5,587 +88% 19 $294   $389,232 50
2011/10/15 - $6,084 +9% 19 $320   $395,316 51
2011/10/16 - $4,844 -20% 19 $255   $400,160 52
2011/10/17 - $1,812 -63% 19 $95   $401,972 53
2011/10/18 - $2,704 +49% 19 $142   $404,676 54
2011/10/19 - $2,872 +6% 19 $151   $407,548 55
2011/10/20 - $2,271 -21% 19 $120   $409,819 56
2011/10/21 - $2,349 +3% 10 $235   $412,168 57
2011/10/22 - $3,559 +52% 10 $356   $415,727 58
2011/10/23 - $3,166 -11% 10 $317   $418,893 59
2011/10/24 - $823 -74% 10 $82   $419,716 60
2011/10/25 - $1,581 +92% 10 $158   $421,297 61
2011/10/26 - $1,017 -36% 10 $102   $422,314 62
2011/10/27 - $1,432 +41% 10 $143   $423,746 63
2011/10/28 - $1,525 +6% 7 $218   $425,271 64
2011/10/29 - $2,507 +64% 7 $358   $427,778 65
2011/10/30 - $1,627 -35% 7 $232   $429,405 66
2011/10/31 - $635 -61% 7 $91   $430,040 67
2011/11/01 - $1,130 +78% 7 $161   $431,170 68
2011/11/02 - $977 -14% 7 $140   $432,147 69
2011/11/03 - $1,137 +16% 7 $162   $433,284 70
2011/11/04 - $1,044 -8% 5 $209   $434,328 71
2011/11/05 - $1,119 +7% 5 $224   $435,447 72
2011/11/06 - $898 -20% 5 $180   $436,345 73
2011/11/07 - $450 -50% 5 $90   $436,795 74
2011/11/08 - $600 +33% 5 $120   $437,395 75
2011/11/09 - $298 -50% 5 $60   $437,693 76
2011/11/10 - $722 +142% 5 $144   $438,415 77
2011/11/11 - $507 -30% 5 $101   $438,922 78
2011/11/12 - $500 -1% 5 $100   $439,422 79
2011/11/13 - $536 +7% 5 $107   $439,958 80
2011/11/14 - $184 -66% 5 $37   $440,142 81
2011/11/15 - $260 +41% 5 $52   $440,402 82
2011/11/16 - $216 -17% 5 $43   $440,618 83
2011/11/17 - $354 +64% 5 $71   $440,972 84
2011/11/18 - $55 -84% 2 $28   $441,027 85
2011/11/19 - $94 +71% 2 $47   $441,121 86
2011/11/20 - $283 +201% 2 $142   $441,404 87
2011/11/21 - $90 -68% 2 $45   $441,494 88
2011/11/22 - $119 +32% 2 $60   $441,613 89
2011/11/23 - $111 -7% 2 $56   $441,724 90
2011/11/24 - $105 -5% 2 $53   $441,829 91
2011/12/02 - $1,320   2 $660   $443,149 99
2011/12/03 - $1,320 n/c 2 $660   $444,469 100
2011/12/04 - $1,320 n/c 2 $660   $445,789 101
2011/12/05 - $1,712 +30% 3 $571   $447,501 102
2011/12/06 - $1,665 -3% 2 $833   $449,166 103
2011/12/08 - $593   1 $593   $449,759 105
2011/12/09 - $671 +13% 1 $671   $450,430 106
2011/12/10 - $1,031 +54% 1 $1,031   $451,461 107
2011/12/11 - $1,141 +11% 1 $1,141   $452,602 108
2011/12/12 - $334 -71% 1 $334   $452,936 109
2011/12/13 - $352 +5% 1 $352   $453,288 110
2011/12/14 - $633 +80% 1 $633   $453,921 111
2011/12/15 - $200 -68% 1 $200   $454,121 112

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/26 51 $67,312   7 $9,616   $67,312 7
2011/09/02 59 $59,266 -12% 11 $5,388   $126,578 14
2011/09/09 52 $79,047 +33% 23 $3,437   $205,625 21
2011/09/16 52 $71,824 -9% 31 $2,317   $277,449 28
2011/09/23 52 $47,887 -33% 29 $1,651   $325,336 35
2011/09/30 63 $30,464 -36% 23 $1,325   $355,800 42
2011/10/07 65 $27,845 -9% 18 $1,547   $383,645 49
2011/10/14 69 $26,174 -6% 19 $1,378   $409,819 56
2011/10/21 75 $13,927 -47% 10 $1,393   $423,746 63
2011/10/28 80 $9,538 -32% 7 $1,363   $433,284 70
2011/11/04 87 $5,131 -46% 5 $1,026   $438,415 77
2011/11/11 93 $2,557 -50% 5 $511   $440,972 84
2011/11/18 99 $857 -66% 2 $429   $441,829 91
2011/12/02 70 $7,930   3 $2,643   $449,759 105
2011/12/09 73 $4,362 -45% 1 $4,362   $454,121 112

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 8/24/2012 $2,952 1 3 4 $6,879 12/11/2015
 
Rest of World $497,978
 
International Total$504,857 12/11/2015

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