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Incendies (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,857,096Details
International Box Office $9,181,247Details
Worldwide Box Office $16,038,343
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Synopsis

When notary Lebel sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan to read them their mother Nawal's will, the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes - one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn't know existed. In this enigmatic inheritance, Jeanne sees the key to Nawal's retreat into unexplained silence during the final weeks of her life. She immediately decides to go to the Middle East to dig into a family history of which she knows next to nothing. Simon is unmoved by their mother's posthumous mind games. However, the love he has for his sister is strong, and he soon joins her in combing their ancestral homeland in search of a Nawal who is very different from the mother they knew. With Lebel's help, the twins piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate as well as the courage of an exceptional woman. An adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad's hit play, INCENDIES is a deeply moving story that brings the extremism and violence of today's world to a starkly personal level, delivering a powerful and poetic testament to the uncanny power of the will to survive.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
92% - Certified Fresh
Audience
92% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,800,000
Domestic Releases: September 17th, 2010 (Limited) (Quebec) (Canada)
April 22nd, 2011 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: September 17th, 2010 (Limited) (Quebec) (Canada)
June 28th, 2012 (Wide) (United Arab Emirates)
Video Release: September 13th, 2011 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some strong violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2155, 1/19/2011)
Running Time: 130 minutes
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Keywords: Twins, Foreign Language, Inheritance, Culture Clash, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Micro_Scope, TS Prods, Phi Group, Telefilm Canada, Sodec, Mini-treaty Canada-France, Radio-Canada Television, Cogeco Program Development Fund, Super Ecran, The Movie Network, CNC
Production Countries: Canada,
France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 54th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 72 $769 Sep 23, 2011 374
Biggest 53rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 74 $1,464 Sep 16, 2011 367
Biggest 52nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 54 $5,652 Sep 9, 2011 360
Biggest 51st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 45 $9,983 Sep 2, 2011 353
Biggest 50th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 44 $11,971 Aug 26, 2011 346
Biggest 49th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 55 $7,408 Aug 19, 2011 339
Biggest 48th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 60 $10,315 Aug 12, 2011 332
Biggest 47th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 54 $19,287 Aug 5, 2011 325
Biggest 44th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 47 $35,410 Jul 15, 2011 304
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,682 $20,217 Jul 29, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,617 $40,361 Jul 22, 2011 94
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,206 $35,703 Jul 8, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,295 $48,388 Jul 1, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,350 $69,996 Jun 24, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,472 $88,127 Jun 17, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,452 $132,144 Jun 10, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,652 $175,488 Jun 3, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,120 $199,060 May 27, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,770 $186,834 May 20, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,617 $134,910 May 13, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,742 $62,456 May 6, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,082 $69,154 Apr 29, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,647 $61,552 Apr 22, 2011 3

Cast

Lubna Azabal    Nawal Marwan
   Jeanne Marwan
Maxim Gaudette    Simon Marwan
Remy Girard    Notary Jean Lebel

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Story Creator    Wajdi Mouawad
Producer    Luc Dery
Producer    Kim McCraw

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 13th, 2011

September 13th, 2011

It is an incredibly busy week on the home market with several major releases, including Thor on Blu-ray, as well as Star Wars The Complete Saga, which comes out this Friday. Unfortunately, neither of the screeners have arrived yet, so it is hard to tell if they are pick of the week material. I figured Star Wars would easily take that honor, but the changes made have pissed off enough people that I think it's best that I hold off making a judgment till after it arrives. After spending way too long trying to pick between the two, I'm going with Degrassi: Season Ten, Part Two instead. More...

Per Theater Chart: Beginners Begins Big but can't Top Tree

June 7th, 2011

The Tree of Life held onto top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $30,915 in 20 theaters. It will undoubtedly expand further. Beginners was right behind with an average of $28,268 in five theaters. Midnight in Paris continues to shine with an average of $18,843 in 147 theaters. It has a planned semi-wide expansion this weekend, so this is very likely the last time it will top $10,000 on the per theater chart, but it will continue to hit milestones. X-Men: First Class earned first place on the overall box office chart and fourth place on the per theater chart with $15,134. Submarine managed to top $10,000 on the per theater chart, but it was close with and average of $10,458 in four theaters. More...

Evil is Profitable on the Per Theater Chart

April 26th, 2011

Evil Bong 3D earned $19,315 in its lone theater to lead the way on the per theater chart, and clearly I've slipped into an alternate dimension. Actually, I'm very happy with this film's success, as it's distributed by Full Moon Features, the same company that released Puppetmaster and countless other low-budget films I've been a fan of. Second place went to The Double Hour with $14,990, which is less than 1% lower than its opening weekend. Madea's Big Happy Family was the only wide release to reach the $10,000 mark, and it was close at $10,957. There is one confusing release, Incendies, which earned over $60,000 in 13 theaters, if you include Canada. However, if you just look at its U.S. opening, it earned $50,679 in 3 theaters for an average of $16,893, which is much more impressive. More...

Blame Canada for the number of Limited Releases

April 22nd, 2011

It's a busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen films on this week's list, including a very large Canadian contingent. There are two films opening in limited release in Canada, two Canadian films opening in limited release in the United States, and another where the characters are on a road trip to Canada. One of these films, Incendies, is the best bet for the weekend, while POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is also worth checking out. More...

Awards Season: Oscars Offer a Truly Regal Performance

January 25th, 2011

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, thus ending months of speculation. Along with a (very) few surprises, the list of nominees is mostly a case of Deja Vu. Leading the way, as it has so often this year, was The King's Speech, with 12 nominations, including six in seven of the most prestigious categories (Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and the four acting categories). But it was far from the only multi-nominated film on the list. More...

Limited Releases Looking for the Way to the Top Ten

January 21st, 2011

There are a large number of limited releases this week, including a few that are opening in a large number of theaters. One might even sneak its way into the top ten, as The Way Back is opening in more than 600 theaters. It is also possible that we could have an Oscar winner on this week's list, as Incendies is on the short list of nine films up for Best Foreign Language Film. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/22 46 $61,552   14 $4,397   $4,742,974 3
2011/04/29 44 $69,154 +12% 19 $3,640   $4,846,257 10
2011/05/06 47 $62,456 -10% 11 $5,678   $4,947,949 17
2011/05/13 35 $134,910 +116% 33 $4,088   $5,115,931 24
2011/05/20 31 $186,834 +38% 59 $3,167   $5,302,765 31
2011/05/27 24 $199,060 +7% 72 $2,765   $5,571,825 38
2011/06/03 22 $175,488 -12% 90 $1,950   $5,862,864 45
2011/06/10 24 $132,144 -25% 85 $1,555   $6,071,675 52
2011/06/17 31 $88,127 -33% 66 $1,335   $6,219,129 59
2011/06/24 34 $69,996 -21% 62 $1,129   $6,341,891 66
2011/07/01 39 $48,388 -31% 42 $1,152   $6,439,989 73
2011/07/08 44 $35,703 -26% 32 $1,116   $6,597,650 80
2011/07/15 48 $35,410 -1% 38 $932   $6,650,165 304
2011/07/22 48 $40,361 +14% 29 $1,392   $6,708,359 94
2011/07/29 59 $20,217 -50% 22 $919   $6,747,435 101
2011/08/05 65 $19,287 -5% 15 $1,286   $6,779,975 325
2011/08/12 75 $10,315 -47% 11 $938   $6,798,890 332
2011/08/19 79 $7,408 -28% 4 $1,852   $6,812,160 339
2011/08/26 70 $11,971 +62% 8 $1,496   $6,828,593 346
2011/09/02 83 $9,983 -17% 8 $1,248   $6,841,323 353
2011/09/09 91 $5,652 -43% 6 $942   $6,852,647 360
2011/09/16 114 $1,464 -74% 6 $244   $6,856,127 367
2011/09/23 125 $769 -47% 5 $154   $6,857,096 374

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/30 21 $60,860   72 $845   $949,428 39
2011/07/04 35 $13,309   42 $317   $6,439,989 74
2011/09/05 83 $2,308   8 $289   $6,843,631 354

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/22 45 $95,681   13 $7,360   $4,777,103 224
2011/04/29 51 $69,154 -28% 19 $3,640   $4,846,257 231
2011/05/06 46 $95,528 +38% 11 $8,684   $4,981,021 238
2011/05/13 43 $134,910 +41% 33 $4,088   $5,115,931 245
2011/05/20 33 $256,834 +90% 59 $4,353   $5,372,765 252
2011/05/27 24 $314,611 +22% 72 $4,370   $5,687,376 259
2011/06/03 24 $252,155 -20% 90 $2,802   $5,939,531 266
2011/06/10 27 $191,471 -24% 85 $2,253   $6,131,002 273
2011/06/17 31 $140,893 -26% 66 $2,135   $6,271,895 280
2011/06/24 34 $119,706 -15% 62 $1,931   $6,391,601 287
2011/07/01 33 $170,346 +42% 42 $4,056   $6,561,947 294
2011/07/08 45 $52,808 -69% 32 $1,650   $6,614,755 301
2011/07/15 49 $53,243 +1% 38 $1,401   $6,667,998 308
2011/07/22 49 $59,220 +11% 29 $2,042   $6,727,218 315
2011/07/29 59 $33,470 -43% 22 $1,521   $6,760,688 322
2011/08/05 65 $27,887 -17% 15 $1,859   $6,788,575 329
2011/08/12 73 $16,177 -42% 11 $1,471   $6,804,752 336
2011/08/19 78 $11,870 -27% 4 $2,968   $6,816,622 343
2011/08/26 72 $14,718 +24% 8 $1,840   $6,831,340 350
2011/09/02 82 $15,655 +6% 8 $1,957   $6,846,995 357
2011/09/09 92 $7,668 -51% 6 $1,278   $6,854,663 364
2011/09/16 119 $1,664 -78% 6 $277   $6,856,327 371

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Canada 9/17/2010 $0 0 0 0 $0
United Arab Emirates 6/28/2012 $6,187 5 5 5 $6,187 12/10/2015
 
Rest of World $9,175,060
 
International Total$9,181,247 12/10/2015

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