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Fuocoammare (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $120,933Details
International Box Office $102,253Details
Worldwide Box Office $223,186
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Samuele is twelve and lives on an island in the Mediterranean, far away from the mainland. Like all boys of his age he does not always enjoy going to school. He would much rather climb the rocks by the shore, play with his slingshot or mooch about the port. But his home is not like other islands. For years, it has been the destination of men, women and children trying to make the crossing from Africa in boats that are far too small and decrepit. The island is Lampedusa which has become a metaphor for the flight of refugees to Europe, the hopes, hardship and fate of hundreds of thousands of emigrants. These people long for peace, freedom and happiness and yet so often only their dead bodies are pulled out of the water. Thus, every day the inhabitants of Lampedusa are bearing witness to the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our times.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10501-10600) 10,544 $120,933
All Time International Box Office (Rank 7501-7600) 7,538 $102,253
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12501-12600) 12,527 $223,186
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3601-3700) 3,605 $120,933

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 21st, 2016 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as Fire at Sea
International Releases: June 10th, 2016 (Limited), released as Fire at Sea (United Kingdom)
October 6th, 2016 (Limited) (Netherlands)
October 14th, 2016 (Wide), released as Fogo no Mar (Portugal)
October 14th, 2016 (Wide), released as Fuego en el mar (Spain)
Video Release: March 21st, 2017 by Kino Lorber, released as Fire at Sea
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Keywords: On a Boat, Refugee, Agitprop, Italy, Mediterranean Sea, Civil War
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 21 Uno Film, Istituto Luce Cinecitta, Stemal Entertainment, RAI Cinema, Les Films d'Ici, ARTE France
Production Countries: France,


Pietro Bartolo    Himself
Samuele Puccilo    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Gianfranco Rosi
Producer    Donatella Palermo
Producer    Gianfranco Rosi
Producer    Serge Lalou
Producer    Camille Laemle
Producer    Roberto Ciccutto
Producer    Paolo Del Brocco
Producer    Martine Saada
Producer    Olivier Pere
Editor    Jacopo Quadri
Director of Photography    Gianfranco Rosi
Sound Designer    Stefano Grosso
Assistant Director    Giuseppe Del Volgo
Production Manager    Fabrizio Federico

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/21 70 $11,906   2 $5,953   $11,906 3
2016/10/28 69 $7,255 -39% 5 $1,451   $36,984 10
2016/11/04 71 $3,442 -53% 3 $1,147   $48,289 17
2016/11/11 82 $1,866 -46% 2 $933   $55,489 24
2016/11/18 79 $1,742 -7% 2 $871   $58,857 31
2016/12/02 113 $438   3 $146   $62,029 45
2017/03/10 79 $798   3 $266   $114,047 143
2017/03/17 86 $346 -57% 1 $346   $114,535 150

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/21 69 $20,728   3 $6,909   $29,729 7
2016/10/28 63 $15,118 -27% 7 $2,160   $44,847 14
2016/11/04 66 $8,776 -42% 5 $1,755   $53,623 21
2016/11/11 88 $3,492 -60% 3 $1,164   $57,115 28
2016/11/18 79 $3,750 +7% 2 $1,875   $60,865 35
2016/11/25 117 $726 -81% 1 $726   $61,591 42
2016/12/02 127 $494 -32% 3 $165   $62,085 49
2016/12/09 73 $4,334 +777% 5 $867   $66,419 56
2017/02/24 69 $1,043   2 $522   $112,295 133
2017/03/03 75 $954 -9% 3 $318   $113,249 140
2017/03/10 72 $940 -1% 4 $235   $114,189 147
2017/03/17 82 $346 -63% 1 $346   $114,535 154
2017/03/24 75 $628 +82% 1 $628   $115,163 161
2017/03/31 68 $3,429 +446% 3 $1,143   $118,592 168
2017/04/07 73 $2,341 -32% 3 $780   $120,933 175

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Netherlands 10/6/2016 $21,869 27 27 51 $52,996 10/18/2016
Portugal 10/14/2016 $1,801 2 3 6 $6,332 4/7/2017
Spain 10/14/2016 $12,784 30 30 48 $24,117 10/27/2016
United Kingdom 6/10/2016 $18,808 15 15 15 $18,808 6/23/2016
International Total$102,253 4/7/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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