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Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $54,529Details
International Box Office $37,870Details
Worldwide Box Office $92,399
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $110,094 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $110,094
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Upon returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo and his devoted houseboy Ugwu in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises even herself when she falls in love with Richard, an English writer. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life seem to loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
51% - Rotten
Audience
36% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 16th, 2014 (Limited) by Monterey Media
International Releases: April 26th, 2014 (Limited), released as Half Of A Yellow Sun (New Zealand)
Video Release: July 29th, 2014 by Monterey Video
MPAA Rating: R for some violence and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2317, 4/9/2014)
Running Time: 113 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, Civil War, Political, Twins, Interracial Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Slate Films, Ealing Metro International, Lipsync Productions, Kachifo
Production Countries: Nigeria

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,596 $576 Aug 8, 2014 87
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,459 $5,161 Jul 11, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,933 $208 Jul 4, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,392 $562 Jun 27, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,022 $4,513 Jun 20, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,067 $1,672 Jun 13, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,310 $200 Jun 6, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,194 $3,198 May 30, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,157 $9,668 May 23, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,444 $4,843 May 16, 2014 3

Cast

   Olanna
   Odenigbo
Anika Noni Rose    Kainene
Joseph Mawle    Richard
John Boyega    Ugwu
Onyeka Onwenu    Odenigbo's Mother
Genevieve Nnaji    Miss Adebayo
Hakeem Kae-Kazim    Captain Dutse
Babou Ceesay    Okeoma
Susan Wokoma    Amala

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Andrea Calderwood
Screenwriter    Biyi Bandele
Story Creator    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Executive Producer    Yewande Sadiku
Executive Producer    Muhtar Bakare
Executive Producer    Gail Egan
Executive Producer    Norman Merry
Executive Producer    Peter Hampden
Associate Producer    Sandra Mbanefo Obiago
Executive in Charge of Production    Alan J. Wands
Director of Photography    John de Borman
Production Designer    Andrew McAlpine
Editor    Chris Gill
Composer    Ben Onono
Composer    Paul Thomson
Costume Designer    Jo Katsaras
Make-up and Hair Designer    Sharon Martin
Casting Director    Jina Jay

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/16 65 $4,843   1 $4,843   $4,843 3
2014/05/23 58 $9,668 +100% 6 $1,611   $17,102 10
2014/05/30 70 $3,198 -67% 6 $533   $23,168 17
2014/06/06 100 $200 -94% 2 $100   $25,666 24
2014/06/13 93 $1,672 +736% 4 $418   $27,855 31
2014/06/20 80 $4,513 +170% 3 $1,504   $32,452 38
2014/06/27 107 $562 -88% 4 $141   $37,126 45
2014/07/04 101 $208 -63% 1 $208   $38,617 52
2014/07/11 70 $5,161 +2,381% 4 $1,290   $44,765 59
2014/08/08 97 $576   1 $576   $53,645 87

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/16 60 $7,434   1 $7,434   $7,434 7
2014/05/23 60 $12,353 +66% 6 $2,059   $19,970 14
2014/05/30 68 $5,679 -54% 6 $947   $25,466 21
2014/06/06 101 $717 -87% 4 $179   $26,183 28
2014/06/13 96 $1,756 +145% 4 $439   $27,939 35
2014/06/20 74 $8,625 +391% 4 $2,156   $36,564 42
2014/06/27 99 $1,845 -79% 7 $264   $38,409 49
2014/07/04 93 $1,195 -35% 3 $398   $39,604 56
2014/07/11 68 $7,583 +535% 5 $1,517   $47,487 63
2014/07/18 102 $333 -96% 1 $333   $47,884 70
2014/08/01 80 $5,185   2 $2,593   $53,069 84
2015/01/09 101 $126   1 $126   $54,529 245

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
New Zealand 4/26/2014 $0 0 3 3 $37,870 1/8/2016
 
International Total$37,870 1/8/2016

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