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The Forgiveness of Blood (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $122,593Details
International Box Office $102,294Details
Worldwide Box Office $224,887
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Nik is a carefree teenager in a small town with a crush on the school beauty and ambitions to start his own internet café. His world is suddenly up-ended when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that leaves a fellow villager murdered. According to a centuries-old code of law, this entitles the dead man’s family to take the life of a male from Nik’s family as retribution. His uncle in jail and his father in hiding, Nik is the prime target and confined to the home while his younger sister Rudina is forced to leave school and take over their father’s business.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
72% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 24th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: August 10th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
August 29th, 2012 (Wide) (Italy)
Video Release: October 16th, 2012 by Criterion, released as The Forgivness of Blood
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 109 minutes
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Keywords: First Love, Coming of Age, Revenge, Fugitive / On the Run, Life in a Small Town
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Fandango Portobello, Artists Public Domain, Cinereach Films, Lissus Media, Journeyman Pictures
Production Countries: Albania,
Denmark,
Italy,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,608 $1,076 Apr 13, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,684 $3,400 Apr 6, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,225 $3,113 Mar 30, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,376 $6,348 Mar 23, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,901 $6,928 Mar 16, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,725 $22,061 Mar 9, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,539 $17,816 Mar 2, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,791 $26,724 Feb 24, 2012 3

Cast

   Nik
   Rudina
Refet Abazi    Mark
Ilre Vinca Celaj    Drita
Cun Lajci    Ded

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Joshua Marston
Producer    Paul Mezey
Screenwriter    Andamion Murataj
Co-Producer    Andamion Murataj
Executive Producer    Janine Gold
Executive Producer    Eric Abraham
Executive Producer    Domenico Procacci
Executive Producer    Hunter Gray
Executive Producer    Tyler Brodie
Co-Producer    Gwen Bialic
Associate Producer    Andrew Goldman
Director of Photography    Rob Hardy
Production Designer    Tommaso Ortino
Editor    Malcolm Jamieson
Composer    Leonardo Heiblum
Composer    Jacobo Lieberman
Costume Designer    Emir Turkeshi

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 16th, 2012

October 16th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is coming out, which made more than $200 million domestically and should sell quite well on the home market. On the other hand, the second biggest first run release is That's My Boy, which failed to make an impact at the box office. There is also a flood of weaker releases, secondary Blu-ray releases, and Christmas releases, much of which I would consider filler. The signal to noise ratio is a little off. As for the best releases of the week, there are some great TV on DVD releases like Mad Men: Season Five and Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2. There are also some limited releases, like Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray Combo Pack and even some Direct-to-DVD releases, like Excision on Blu-ray. All of these were contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Mad Men: Season Five for Pick of the week, while Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2 earned Puck of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart is Getting Bloody

February 28th, 2012

It was another slow week on the per theater chart with no film topping $10,000. The closest any film got was The Forgiveness of Blood with an average of $8,908 in three theaters. Goon's opening is also worth noting, as it made $1.27 million in 258 theaters in Canada. It is very rare for a Canadian film to open in more than a handful of theaters, while opening with more than $1 million almost never happens. It would be nice if the film could replicate this success in the States, but it is monstrously unlikely. More...

Limited Releases: Goon Looks to Ice Competition

February 24th, 2012

After a couple weeks of Oscar nominated films coming out in limited release, it is literally Oscar week. Fans of art house films will likely be distracted with award ceremonies, so it is no real surprise that there are not that many limited releases. The film I'm most interested in seeing is Goon, but if you don't live in Canada, you will have to wait till the 30th of March to see it. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/24 63 $26,724   3 $8,908   $26,724 3
2012/03/02 64 $17,816 -33% 6 $2,969   $53,167 10
2012/03/09 65 $22,061 +24% 12 $1,838   $81,378 17
2012/03/16 76 $6,928 -69% 9 $770   $96,784 24
2012/03/23 73 $6,348 -8% 9 $705   $106,651 31
2012/03/30 86 $3,113 -51% 6 $519   $113,518 38
2012/04/06 70 $3,400 +9% 9 $378   $119,683 45
2012/04/13 99 $1,076 -68% 5 $215   $121,783 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/24 64 $35,351   3 $11,784   $35,351 7
2012/03/02 64 $23,966 -32% 6 $3,994   $59,317 14
2012/03/09 68 $30,539 +27% 12 $2,545   $89,856 21
2012/03/16 74 $10,447 -66% 9 $1,161   $100,303 28
2012/03/23 73 $10,102 -3% 9 $1,122   $110,405 35
2012/03/30 77 $5,878 -42% 6 $980   $116,283 42
2012/04/06 82 $4,424 -25% 9 $492   $120,707 49
2012/04/13 96 $1,886 -57% 5 $377   $122,593 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Italy 8/29/2012 $11,875 22 22 30 $22,249 12/11/2015
United Kingdom 8/10/2012 $2,274 5 6 11 $7,655 12/11/2015
 
Rest of World $72,390
 
International Total$102,294 12/11/2015

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