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MOOZ-lum (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $362,239Details
International Box Office $10,000
Worldwide Box Office $372,239
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Synopsis

MOOZ-lum is the story of a black family within the first large generation of Muslims born and raised in this country and the trials and tribulations faced while practicing Islamic faith in American Society. The story is told through the eyes of Tariq Mahdi, a young man born and raised in a Muslim household along with his younger sister Taqua by their father Hassan and mother Safiyah. Hassan is determined to send Tariq to an Islamic school to learn the Quran, which Safiyah strongly objects to. When Hassan’s strict beliefs become too much for Safiyah’s liberal nature, she decides that she wants a divorce. Little do Tariq and Taqua know, the terms of the divorce are Tariq is to live with their father and Taqua with their mother. After the divorce, Hassan fulfills his plans for Tariq and sends him off to an Islamic boarding school. Six years later, Tariq is a freshman in college living back in the area he grew up. Having been at the Islamic boarding school and under the strict environment laid out by his father, Tariq wants nothing to do with his Islamic past. Since the divorce, Taqua has not seen Tariq very often and their relationship has drifted apart. She decides to reach out to him and attempt to rebuild their once strong relationship. Upon reuniting, she realizes that Tariq’s attitude about Islam has been heavily affected by his time at the school and with their father, so she tries to open him up to different ways of viewing his beliefs and incorporating his faith into society. Unknown to Tariq, his college experience is going to be beyond just academic enrichment. Taqua starts spending time with him on campus and opening him up to new experiences. His roommate, Hamza, is an Arab Muslim who also tries to reach out and connect with him but Tariq constantly tries to avoid him. He also has interactions with a professor who challenges the students to think broadly about religion and world views, but the professor has to deal with the political ramifications from the dean of the department who is constantly trying to hold him down. Just as Tariq begins to grow as a person and open up to new ideas about his faith, the attacks on the World Trade Center take place. Immediately, the view of Muslims in America changes and some people begin to act on their anti-Islamic feelings. Their campus becomes an environment surrounded by violence and hate crimes. At that moment, Tariq must make many critical decisions with his life, from dealing with a Muslim/Christian relationship he has with a young lady named Ayanna, trying to deal with the views of Islam that he knows while separating it from the ones created by 9/11, all while trying to protect Taqua from the dangers building on campus due to that tragic day.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,500,000
Domestic Releases: February 11th, 2011 (Limited) by Peace Film LLC
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material and some violent content.
(Rating bulletin 2152, 12/22/2010)
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Culture Clash, College, Religious, Terrorism, 9/11
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Q Prods, Ameena Sky Media, Deep Blue Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,459 $4,974 Mar 25, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,024 $4,494 Mar 18, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,313 $6,914 Mar 11, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,899 $27,511 Mar 4, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,878 $53,169 Feb 25, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,316 $54,735 Feb 18, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,773 $139,832 Feb 11, 2011 3

Cast

   Tariq Mahdi
   Safiyah Mahdi
Roger Guenveur Smith    Hassan Mahdi
Danny Glover    Dean Francis
Summer Bishil    Iman
Dorian Missick    Professor Jamal
Kimberley Drummond    Taqua Mahdi

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Dana Offenbach
Producer    Samad Davis
Executive Producer    Dana J. Wright
Executive Producer    Danny Rodriguez
Co-Producer    James J. Yi
Co-Producer    Eddie Rubin
Co-Producer    Danny Mooney
Co-Producer    Julia Morgan
Director   
Screenwriter    Qasim Basir

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 14th, 2011

June 13th, 2011

It's actually a rather busy week for DVD / Blu-ray releases, at least for the summertime, with four first run releases coming out. Granted, those four films averaged just 21% positive reviews, so it is certainly a matter of quantity over quality. Unfortunately, the quantity of first run releases appears to have scared away quality alternatives and there are not a lot of top notch releases. There are a few that are with picking up, some of which are for limited audiences, but as far as Pick of the Week contenders go, there are none. However, True Blood: Season Three arrived late, and I'm giving the Pick of the Week honor to the Blu-ray. More...

Limited Releases are Pure Poetry

February 11th, 2011

For the past several weeks, the Oscars have scared off a lot of competition for art house crowds. However, this week not only do we have Oscar Shorts opening, there are several films earning award-worthy reviews. My only concern is that there are so many strong choices, some of them will fall between the cracks and won't find the audience they deserve. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/11 37 $139,832   11 $12,712   $139,832 3
2011/02/18 45 $54,735 -61% 17 $3,220   $214,135 10
2011/02/25 48 $53,169 -3% 25 $2,127   $284,571 17
2011/03/04 56 $27,511 -48% 20 $1,376   $330,048 24
2011/03/11 77 $6,914 -75% 7 $988   $346,836 31
2011/03/18 88 $4,494 -35% 6 $749   $355,330 38
2011/03/25 91 $4,974 +11% 6 $829   $362,239 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/11 38 $159,400   11 $14,491   $159,400 7
2011/02/18 49 $72,002 -55% 17 $4,235   $231,402 14
2011/02/25 49 $71,135 -1% 25 $2,845   $302,537 21
2011/03/04 56 $37,385 -47% 20 $1,869   $339,922 28
2011/03/11 77 $10,914 -71% 7 $1,559   $350,836 35
2011/03/18 93 $6,429 -41% 6 $1,072   $357,265 42

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