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The Dark Horse (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $61,505Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $43,338 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $43,338
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

A portrait of a man searching for the courage to lead, despite his struggles with mental illness. Genesis “Gen” Potini is a brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion who finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 11,353 $61,505
All Time Worldwide Box Office 14,205 $61,505
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,272 $61,505
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 3,605 $61,505
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 3,940 $61,505

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 1st, 2016 (Limited) by Broad Green Pictures
Video Release: July 12th, 2016 by Broad Green
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2396, 10/21/2015)
Running Time: 124 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Chess, Maori, New Zealand
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Broad Green Pictures, Four Knights, New Zealand Film Commission, NZOnAir, Arama Pictures, Seville International
Production Countries: New Zealand

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,722 $3,892 Apr 29, 2016 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,754 $3,892 Apr 29, 2016 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,703 $778 Apr 29, 2016 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,830 $8,330 Apr 22, 2016 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,636 $8,330 Apr 22, 2016 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,524 $1,190 Apr 22, 2016 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,967 $17,414 Apr 15, 2016 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,535 $17,414 Apr 15, 2016 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,486 $1,741 Apr 15, 2016 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,702 $6,400 Apr 8, 2016 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,943 $6,400 Apr 8, 2016 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,095 $2,133 Apr 8, 2016 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,601 $8,487 Apr 1, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,655 $8,487 Apr 1, 2016 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,560 $4,244 Apr 1, 2016 3
Theater Average Limited Release 8,009 $4,244 Apr 1, 2016 3
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release 344 $4,244 Apr 1, 2016 3
Never Wide Domestic 5,221 $61,505 Apr 1, 2016 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 8,694 $61,505 Apr 1, 2016 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,444 8 Apr 1, 2016 0

Cast

   Genesis Potini
James Rollerston    Mana
Andrew Grainger    Clive
Kirk Torrance    Noble
Miriama McDowell    Sandy
Barry TeHira    Mutt
James Napier Robertson    Dave
Xavier Horan    Jedi
Wayne Hapi    Ariki
Lyel Timu    Rangimarie

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    James Napier Robertson
Producer    Tom Hern
Executive Producer    Timothy White
Executive Producer    Cliff Curtis
Co-Producer    Jim Marbrook
Cinematographer    Denson Baker
Production Designer    Kim Sinclair
Editor    Peter Roberts
Casting Director    Yvette Reid
Casting Director    Mike Dwyer
Casting Director    Matt Dwyer
Composer    Dana Lund
Costume Designer    Kristin Seth

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/04/01 67 $8,487   2 $4,244   $8,487 3
2016/04/08 66 $6,400 -25% 3 $2,133   $18,326 10
2016/04/15 54 $17,414 +172% 10 $1,741   $37,906 17
2016/04/22 65 $8,330 -52% 7 $1,190   $53,667 24
2016/04/29 74 $3,892 -53% 5 $778   $61,505 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/04/01 67 $11,926   2 $5,963   $11,926 7
2016/04/08 74 $8,566 -28% 3 $2,855   $20,492 14
2016/04/15 58 $24,845 +190% 10 $2,485   $45,337 21
2016/04/22 69 $12,276 -51% 7 $1,754   $57,613 28

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