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Fuocoammare (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $61,591Details
International Box Office $99,854Details
Worldwide Box Office $161,445
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  8. Trailer


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.


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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)
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,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,049 $1,742 Nov 18, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,699 $1,866 Nov 11, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,125 $3,442 Nov 4, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,477 $7,255 Oct 28, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,962 $11,906 Oct 21, 2016 3


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

Theater Averages: Moonlight Shines Bright With $100,519

October 25th, 2016


Moonlight not only earned the best theater average of the weekend at $100,519 in four theaters, but it had the best average for any film that opened in 2016. It wasn’t the only film to do well this week, as Michael Moore in TrumpLand earned an average of $25,100 in two theaters. The Handmaiden pulled in an average of $18,426 in five theaters, while the re-release of Tanpopo earned $16,410 in one. We are still not done, as the overall number one film, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, earned an average of $12,611. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Handmade Limited Releases

October 21st, 2016

The Handmaiden

Several films coming out this week are earning nearly unanimously positive reviews. This includes a few documentaries, but also a couple of narrative films that have a shot at some box office success. Moonlight is clearly aiming to win awards and it might do so. The Handmaiden should help grow Chan-wook Park’s fanbase here. More...

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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 70 $3,442 -53% 3 $1,147   $48,289 17
2016/11/11 80 $1,866 -46% 2 $933   $55,489 24
2016/11/18 77 $1,742 -7% 2 $871   $58,857 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/21 68 $20,728   3 $6,909   $29,729 7
2016/10/28 62 $15,118 -27% 7 $2,160   $44,847 14
2016/11/04 64 $8,776 -42% 5 $1,755   $53,623 21
2016/11/11 84 $3,492 -60% 3 $1,164   $57,115 28
2016/11/18 73 $3,750 +7% 2 $1,875   $60,865 35
2016/11/25 74 $726 -81% 1 $726   $61,591 42

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 5 $3,933 10/27/2016
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$99,854 10/27/2016

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