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He Named Me Malala (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,668,936Details
International Box Office $1,665,280Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,334,216
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $855,933 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $855,933
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

A portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 2nd, 2015 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
International Releases: October 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
October 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Austria)
October 29th, 2015 (Wide) (Denmark)
November 5th, 2015 (Wide) (Bahrain)
November 5th, 2015 (Wide) (Iraq)
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Video Release: December 15th, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements involving disturbing images and threats.
(Rating bulletin 2378, 6/17/2015)
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Participant Media, Fox Searchlight Pictures, National Geographic Entertainment, Parkes+Macdonald Productions, Little Room
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,852 $1,024 Dec 18, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,470 $6,943 Dec 11, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,795 $8,227 Dec 4, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,609 $3,897 Nov 27, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,224 $16,132 Nov 20, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,151 $36,079 Nov 13, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,100 $68,406 Nov 6, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,563 $73,540 Oct 30, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,445 $164,228 Oct 23, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,444 $329,917 Oct 16, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,413 $708,599 Oct 9, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,641 $61,808 Oct 2, 2015 3

Cast

Malala Yousafzai    Herself
Ziauddin Yousafzai    Himself
Toor Pekai Yousafzai    Herself
Khushal Khan Yousafzai    Himself
Atal Khan Yousafzai    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Davis Guggenheim
Producer    Walter Parkes
Producer    Laurie MacDonald
Executive Producer    Mohamed Al Mubarak
Executive Producer    Michael Garin
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Shannon Dill
Editor    Greg Finton
Editor    Brian Johnson, Jr.
Editor    Brad Fuller
Director of Photography    Erich Roland
Composer    Thomas Newman
Music Supervisor    John Houlihan
Supervising Sound Editor    Skip Lievsay
Animation-Animation Designer    Jason Carpenter
Animation-Animation Producer    Irene Kotlarz
Associate Producer    David Diliberto
Associate Producer    Shiza Shahid
Production Supervisor    Sarah Regan
Line Producer    Shannon Dill
Animation Supervisor    Jason Carpenter
Animation    Song E. Kim
Animation    Sean Buckelew
Sound Mixer    Paul Rusnak
Sound Designer    Joel Dougherty
Music Editor    Bill Bernstein
Dialogue Editor    Susan Dubek

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Home Market Releases for December 15th, 2015

December 14th, 2015

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It is a strange week on the home market, as there are four first-run releases coming out, all of which were sequels. That's a lot. However, only one of them wasn't a box office disappointment, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Additionally, there's very little depth here. On the plus side, it did give me an excuse to talk about some good releases that might otherwise have fallen between the cracks, like the Top Spin DVD. That said, the Rogue Nation Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Feeling the Love

November 5th, 2015

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October 21st, 2015

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Per Theater Chart: Malala and Mars

October 8th, 2015

He Named Me Malala

Only two films were in the $10,000 club this weekend. He Named Me Malala led the way with an average of $15,221 in four theaters, which is very strong for a documentary. The film's reviews are only good, but the appeal here is Malala Yousafzai and I don't think moviegoers are too upset that the film is a little shallow. The Martian was close behind with an average of $14,176. More...

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October 4th, 2015

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Limited and VOD Releases: Shanghaied

October 2nd, 2015

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/02 43 $61,808   4 $15,452   $61,808 3
2015/10/09 14 $708,599 +1,046% 446 $1,589   $797,689 10
2015/10/16 21 $329,917 -53% 477 $692   $1,534,046 17
2015/10/23 27 $164,228 -50% 140 $1,173   $1,978,146 24
2015/10/30 38 $73,540 -55% 83 $886   $2,219,340 31
2015/11/06 39 $68,406 -7% 57 $1,200   $2,433,853 38
2015/11/13 48 $36,079 -47% 33 $1,093   $2,543,183 45
2015/11/20 55 $16,132 -55% 25 $645   $2,603,380 52
2015/11/27 62 $3,897 -76% 10 $390   $2,626,019 59
2015/12/04 58 $8,227 +111% 10 $823   $2,642,899 66
2015/12/11 58 $6,943 -16% 11 $631   $2,657,366 73
2015/12/18 74 $1,024 -85% 3 $341   $2,667,455 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/02 - $28,422   4 $7,106   $28,422 1
2015/10/03 - $18,210 -36% 4 $4,553   $46,632 2
2015/10/04 - $15,176 -17% 4 $3,794   $61,808 3
2015/10/05 - $4,436 -71% 4 $1,109   $66,244 4
2015/10/06 - $6,619 +49% 4 $1,655   $72,863 5
2015/10/07 - $10,261 +55% 4 $2,565   $83,124 6
2015/10/08 - $5,966 -42% 4 $1,492   $89,090 7
2015/10/09 14 $236,528 +3,865% 446 $530   $325,618 8
2015/10/10 14 $253,139 +7% 446 $568   $578,757 9
2015/10/11 14 $218,932 -14% 446 $491   $797,689 10
2015/10/12 14 $97,715 -55% 446 $219   $895,404 11
2015/10/13 14 $93,791 -4% 446 $210   $989,195 12
2015/10/14 12 $118,665 +27% 446 $266   $1,107,860 13
2015/10/15 12 $96,269 -19% 446 $216   $1,204,129 14
2015/10/16 - $148,836 +55% 477 $312   $1,352,965 15
2015/10/17 - $100,541 -32% 477 $211   $1,453,506 16
2015/10/18 - $80,540 -20% 477 $169   $1,534,046 17
2015/10/19 - $68,695 -15% 477 $144   $1,602,741 18
2015/10/20 - $69,375 +1% 477 $145   $1,672,116 19
2015/10/21 - $66,699 -4% 477 $140   $1,738,815 20
2015/10/22 - $75,103 +13% 477 $157   $1,813,918 21
2015/10/23 - $103,943 +38% 140 $742   $1,917,861 22
2015/10/24 - $32,294 -69% 140 $231   $1,950,155 23
2015/10/25 - $27,991 -13% 140 $200   $1,978,146 24
2015/10/26 - $24,059 -14% 140 $172   $2,002,205 25
2015/10/27 - $42,750 +78% 140 $305   $2,044,955 26
2015/10/28 - $47,102 +10% 140 $336   $2,092,057 27
2015/10/29 - $53,743 +14% 140 $384   $2,145,800 28
2015/10/30 - $42,885 -20% 140 $306   $2,188,685 29
2015/10/31 - $11,234 -74% 83 $135   $2,199,919 30
2015/11/01 - $19,421 +73% 83 $234   $2,219,340 31
2015/11/02 - $21,442 +10% 83 $258   $2,240,782 32
2015/11/03 - $28,843 +35% 83 $348   $2,269,625 33
2015/11/04 - $38,104 +32% 83 $459   $2,307,729 34
2015/11/05 - $57,718 +51% 83 $695   $2,365,447 35
2015/11/06 - $51,442 -11% 57 $902   $2,416,889 36
2015/11/07 - $8,815 -83% 57 $155   $2,425,704 37
2015/11/08 - $8,149 -8% 57 $143   $2,433,853 38
2015/11/09 - $11,112 +36% 57 $195   $2,444,965 39
2015/11/10 - $32,394 +192% 57 $568   $2,477,359 40
2015/11/11 - $11,524 -64% 57 $202   $2,488,883 41
2015/11/12 - $18,221 +58% 57 $320   $2,507,104 42
2015/11/13 - $30,813 +69% 33 $934   $2,537,917 43
2015/11/14 - $3,448 -89% 33 $104   $2,541,365 44
2015/11/15 - $1,818 -47% 33 $55   $2,543,183 45
2015/11/16 - $5,277 +190% 33 $160   $2,548,460 46
2015/11/17 - $9,442 +79% 33 $286   $2,557,902 47
2015/11/18 - $12,764 +35% 33 $387   $2,570,666 48
2015/11/19 - $16,582 +30% 33 $502   $2,587,248 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/02 39 $89,090   4 $22,273   $89,090 7
2015/10/09 14 $1,115,039 +1,152% 446 $2,500   $1,204,129 14
2015/10/16 20 $609,789 -45% 477 $1,278   $1,813,918 21
2015/10/23 23 $331,882 -46% 140 $2,371   $2,145,800 28
2015/10/30 30 $219,647 -34% 83 $2,646   $2,365,447 35
2015/11/06 36 $141,657 -36% 57 $2,485   $2,507,104 42
2015/11/13 44 $80,144 -43% 33 $2,429   $2,587,248 49
2015/11/20 52 $34,874 -56% 25 $1,395   $2,622,122 56
2015/11/27 56 $12,550 -64% 10 $1,255   $2,634,672 63
2015/12/04 57 $15,751 +26% 10 $1,575   $2,650,423 70
2015/12/11 51 $16,008 +2% 11 $1,455   $2,666,431 77
2015/12/18 66 $2,505 -84% 3 $835   $2,668,936 84

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 12/10/2015 $21,492 16 16 31 $39,041 3/15/2016
Australia 11/13/2015 $37,850 38 50 200 $177,392 6/9/2016
Austria 10/23/2015 $4,765 11 11 45 $61,913 3/8/2016
Bahrain 11/5/2015 $0 0 1 1 $3,234 11/17/2015
Belgium 12/9/2015 $1,926 5 9 23 $10,766 9/5/2016
Brazil 11/19/2015 $17,855 16 19 51 $47,086 6/9/2016
Chile 11/12/2015 $7,353 11 11 16 $11,260 11/25/2015
Denmark 10/29/2015 $0 0 10 10 $27,332 11/10/2015
Germany 10/22/2015 $29,880 71 71 132 $60,224 11/3/2015
Iraq 11/5/2015 $629 2 2 2 $629 11/10/2015
Italy 11/5/2015 $13,372 24 24 88 $205,563 6/9/2016
Kuwait 11/5/2015 $11,005 5 5 5 $11,005 11/10/2015
Lebanon 11/5/2015 $1,776 1 1 2 $2,718 11/17/2015
Mexico 11/13/2015 $0 0 29 29 $53,603 11/25/2015
New Zealand 11/6/2015 $4,675 9 10 51 $24,606 6/9/2016
Oman 11/5/2015 $3,444 6 6 6 $3,444 11/10/2015
Peru 12/24/2015 $0 0 1 1 $10,574 1/13/2016
Qatar 11/5/2015 $2,924 4 4 4 $2,924 11/10/2015
Spain 11/6/2015 $6,767 25 25 49 $20,323 6/9/2016
United Arab Emirates 11/5/2015 $28,181 21 21 25 $45,506 12/21/2015
United Kingdom 11/6/2015 $153,393 203 203 332 $352,206 6/9/2016
 
Rest of World $493,931
 
International Total$1,665,280 9/5/2016

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