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Finding Fela! (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $120,980Details
International Box Office $2,882Details
Worldwide Box Office $123,862
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,369 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,352 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,721
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

The story of Fela Kuti’s life, his music, and his social and political importance. This look at the man who created Afrobeat (a fusion of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms, Funk, Highlife, and psychedelic rock) shows Mr. Kuti’s fight against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. With his audacious music and a great deal of courage, Fela Kuti helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria, promoted Pan Africanist politics to the entire world and became an inspiration in the global fight for the rights of all oppressed people.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
58% - Rotten
Audience
70% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 1st, 2014 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
International Releases: February 12th, 2016 (Wide) (Mexico)
Video Release: January 13th, 2015 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 119 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Musicians, Music Industry, Jazz, World Music, Fusion Music, Political, Nigeria
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Jigsaw Productions, Knitting Factory Entertainment, OkayPlayer, OkayAfrica
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,722 $34,471 Aug 22, 2014 24

Cast

Fela Kuti    Himself
Femi Kuti    Himself
Seun Kuti    Himself
Jim Lewis    Himself
Lemi Ghariokwu    Himself
Michael Veal    Himself
John Darnton    Himself
J.K Braimah    Himself
Tony Allen    Himself
Okwechime Abdul    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Alex Gibney
Producer    Jack Gulick
Executive Producer    Ruth Hendel
Executive Producer    Stephen Hendel
Co-Producer    Alison Ellwood
Post Supervisor    James Salkind
Director of Photography    Maryse Alberti
Editor    Lindy Jankura
Composer    Fela Kuti

Limited Releases: Call in the Calvary

August 1st, 2014

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There are an even dozen films on this week's list, but only Calvary is earning good reviews and strong buzz. Hopefully this will translate into ticket sales, or it will likely be a very bad week for limited releases. There are also a couple of documentaries that could do well in limited release, Finding Fela! and Rich Hill, but neither has the potential for breakout success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/22 50 $34,471   11 $3,134   $80,146 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/08 58 $23,100   6 $3,850   $45,675 14
2014/08/22 59 $17,905   10 $1,791   $98,051 28
2014/08/29 79 $9,817 -45% 9 $1,091   $107,868 35
2014/09/05 87 $2,012 -80% 2 $1,006   $109,880 42
2014/09/12 91 $2,587 +29% 4 $647   $112,467 49
2014/09/19 94 $2,222 -14% 5 $444   $114,689 56
2014/09/26 111 $395 -82% 1 $395   $115,084 63
2014/10/03 100 $1,448 +267% 2 $724   $116,532 70
2014/10/10 92 $1,871 +29% 4 $468   $118,403 77
2014/10/17 105 $711 -62% 4 $178   $119,114 84
2014/11/14 90 $884   3 $295   $120,198 112
2014/11/28 100 $174   1 $174   $120,372 126
2014/12/26 84 $54   1 $54   $120,426 154
2015/01/16 95 $378   1 $378   $120,804 175
2015/01/30 98 $55   1 $55   $120,859 189
2015/02/20 102 $121   1 $121   $120,980 210

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Mexico 2/12/2016 $442 1 1 2 $2,882 6/9/2016
 
International Total$2,882 6/9/2016

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