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The Letters (2015)

Letters The poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,647,416Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,063,907 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,063,907
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Synopsis

Mother Teresa, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is considered one of the greatest humanitarians of modern times. Her selfless commitment changed hearts, lives and inspired millions throughout the world. This film, as told through personal letters she wrote over the last 40 years of her life, reveal a troubled and vulnerable woman who grew to feel an isolation and an abandonment by God. The story is told from the point of view of a Vatican priest charged with the task of investigating acts and events following her death. He recounts her life’s work, her political oppression, her religious zeal and her unbreakable spirit.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 4th, 2015 (Wide) by Freestyle Releasing
Video Release: March 22nd, 2016 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material including some images of human suffering.
(Rating bulletin 2301, 12/11/2013)
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: CinemaWest, Riead Productions Corporation, Big Screen V, LTD.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,907 $259 Jan 22, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,813 $2,586 Jan 15, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,951 $5,011 Jan 8, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,490 $5,037 Jan 1, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,534 $2,562 Dec 25, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,427 $9,130 Dec 18, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,848 $328,020 Dec 11, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,721 $700,683 Dec 4, 2015 3

Cast

   Mother Teresa
Rutger Hauer    Father Benjamin Praagh
Max von Sydow    Father Celeste van Exem
Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal    Mother General
Tilotama Shome    Kavitha Singh
Vijay Maurya    Majaraj Singh
Vivek Gomber    Ashwani Sharma
Deepak Dadhwal    Nicholas Gomes
Mark Bennington    Graham Widdecombe
Greg Heffernan    Nathan Beresford

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    William Riead
Producer    Lisa L Call
Screenwriter    William Riead
Executive Producer    Corky Barton
Executive Producer    Rick DeLano
Co-Producer    Cornel Daeir
Editor    Olaf Kallstrom
Director of Photography    Jack N. Green
Composer    Ciaran Hope

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December 15th, 2015

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December 6th, 2015

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December 3rd, 2015

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/04 16 $700,683   886 $791   $700,683 3
2015/12/11 19 $328,020 -53% 779 $421   $1,389,764 10
2015/12/18 52 $9,130 -97% 16 $571   $1,612,130 17
2015/12/25 58 $2,562 -72% 7 $366   $1,623,119 24
2016/01/01 60 $5,037 +97% 6 $840   $1,632,464 31
2016/01/08 63 $5,011 -1% 5 $1,002   $1,640,388 38
2016/01/15 67 $2,586 -48% 5 $517   $1,644,721 45
2016/01/22 77 $259 -90% 2 $130   $1,646,574 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/04 15 $246,492   886 $278   $246,492 1
2015/12/05 - $245,935 n/c 886 $278   $492,427 2
2015/12/06 15 $208,256 -15% 886 $235   $700,683 3
2015/12/07 15 $82,759 -60% 886 $93   $783,442 4
2015/12/08 15 $107,258 +30% 886 $121   $890,700 5
2015/12/09 14 $89,696 -16% 886 $101   $980,396 6
2015/12/10 14 $81,348 -9% 886 $92   $1,061,744 7
2015/12/11 - $98,140 +21% 779 $126   $1,159,884 8
2015/12/12 - $120,128 +22% 779 $154   $1,280,012 9
2015/12/13 - $109,752 -9% 779 $141   $1,389,764 10
2015/12/14 - $53,391 -51% 779 $69   $1,443,155 11
2015/12/15 15 $61,761 +16% 779 $79   $1,504,916 12
2015/12/16 - $56,285 -9% 779 $72   $1,561,201 13
2015/12/17 - $41,799 -26% 779 $54   $1,603,000 14
2015/12/18 - $3,070 -93% 16 $192   $1,606,070 15
2015/12/19 - $2,827 -8% 16 $177   $1,608,897 16
2015/12/20 - $3,233 +14% 16 $202   $1,612,130 17
2015/12/21 - $2,572 -20% 16 $161   $1,614,702 18
2015/12/22 - $2,672 +4% 16 $167   $1,617,374 19
2015/12/23 - $2,031 -24% 16 $127   $1,619,405 20
2015/12/24 - $1,152 -43% 16 $72   $1,620,557 21
2015/12/25 - $724 -37% 7 $103   $1,621,281 22
2015/12/26 - $1,059 +46% 7 $151   $1,622,340 23
2015/12/27 - $779 -26% 7 $111   $1,623,119 24
2015/12/28 - $908 +17% 7 $130   $1,624,027 25
2015/12/29 - $1,300 +43% 7 $186   $1,625,327 26
2015/12/30 - $1,478 +14% 7 $211   $1,626,805 27
2015/12/31 - $622 -58% 7 $89   $1,627,427 28
2016/01/01 - $1,879 +202% 6 $313   $1,629,306 29
2016/01/02 - $1,621 -14% 6 $270   $1,630,927 30
2016/01/03 - $1,537 -5% 6 $256   $1,632,464 31
2016/01/04 - $485 -68% 6 $81   $1,632,949 32
2016/01/05 - $692 +43% 6 $115   $1,633,641 33
2016/01/06 - $1,013 +46% 6 $169   $1,634,654 34
2016/01/07 - $723 -29% 6 $121   $1,635,377 35
2016/01/08 - $879 +22% 5 $176   $1,636,256 36
2016/01/09 - $2,125 +142% 5 $425   $1,638,381 37
2016/01/10 - $2,007 -6% 5 $401   $1,640,388 38
2016/01/11 - $487 -76% 5 $97   $1,640,875 39
2016/01/12 - $413 -15% 5 $83   $1,641,288 40
2016/01/13 - $576 +39% 5 $115   $1,641,864 41
2016/01/14 - $271 -53% 5 $54   $1,642,135 42
2016/01/15 - $467 +72% 5 $93   $1,642,602 43
2016/01/16 - $979 +110% 5 $196   $1,643,581 44
2016/01/17 - $1,140 +16% 5 $228   $1,644,721 45
2016/01/18 - $944 -17% 5 $189   $1,645,665 46
2016/01/19 - $203 -78% 5 $41   $1,645,868 47
2016/01/20 - $410 +102% 5 $82   $1,646,278 48
2016/01/21 - $37 -91% 5 $7   $1,646,315 49
2016/01/22 - $73 +97% 2 $37   $1,646,388 50
2016/01/23 - $131 +79% 2 $66   $1,646,519 51
2016/01/24 - $55 -58% 2 $28   $1,646,574 52
2016/01/25 - $25 -55% 2 $13   $1,646,599 53
2016/01/26 - $756 +2,924% 2 $378   $1,647,355 54
2016/01/27 - $33 -96% 2 $17   $1,647,388 55
2016/01/28 - $28 -15% 2 $14   $1,647,416 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/04 16 $1,061,744   886 $1,198   $1,061,744 7
2015/12/11 18 $541,256 -49% 779 $695   $1,603,000 14
2015/12/18 49 $17,557 -97% 16 $1,097   $1,620,557 21
2015/12/25 59 $6,870 -61% 7 $981   $1,627,427 28
2016/01/01 58 $7,950 +16% 6 $1,325   $1,635,377 35
2016/01/08 65 $6,758 -15% 5 $1,352   $1,642,135 42
2016/01/15 70 $4,180 -38% 5 $836   $1,646,315 49
2016/01/22 80 $1,101 -74% 2 $551   $1,647,416 56

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