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Our Man in Tehran (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,573Details
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In this new documentary, the story of the "Canadian Caper" is told by the man who knows it best: Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans in his official residence and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran. Based on Robert Wright's book, the film uncovers new information and adds valuable context, including an historical overview of Iran, interviews with the rescued Americans, former Prime Minister Joe Clark, ex-CIA officer Tony Mendez, and many others.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
83% - Fresh
85% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 15th, 2015 (Limited) by First Run Features
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Iran, 1970s, Hostage, C.I.A., Escape, Political, Fugitive / On the Run, Revolution
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Rhombus Media, Film House
Production Countries: Canada

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,067 $423 Jul 31, 2015 80
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,382 $177 May 22, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,619 $1,640 May 15, 2015 3


Ken Taylor    Himself
Dorian Joe Clark    Himself
Tony Mendez    Himself
Bob Anders    Himself
William Daugherty    Himself
Carole Jerome    Herself
Flora MacDonald    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Larry Weinstein
Producer    Niv Fichman
Producer    Drew Taylor
Screenwriter    Drew Taylor
Screenwriter    Robin Wright
Based on the Book By    Robert Wright
Executive Producer    Elena Semikina
Executive Producer    Noah Segal
Executive Producer    Vito Ierullo
Composer    Asher Lenz
Composer    Stephen Skratt
Editor    Steve Weslak
Director of Photography    John Minh Tran

Per Theater Chart: Perfect Dreams

May 20th, 2015

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Pitch Perfect 2 opened in first place on the overall chart and matched that on the per theater chart earning an average of $19,930. I'll See You in My Dreams placed second with an average of $16,447 in three theaters. Its reviews suggest it has at least some potential to expand. Pather Panchali was the only holdover in the $10,000 club with $14,793 in its lone theater during its second week of release. Mad Max: Fury Road earned an average of $12,271. It is not that common that we have two wide releases in the $10,000 club. Every Secret Thing was the final film in the $10,000 with $11,083 in one theater. More...

Limited Releases: Good and Slow

May 15th, 2015

Good Kill

This week's list of limited releases is shorter than usual, as I needed to get the home market numbers done. On the other hand, there are only six or so films earning great reviews and / or any amount of buzz, so there's not much you are missing. Good Kill could be the biggest hit, at least for a week before it goes to Video on Demand. Others, like Slow West, are already playing on Video on Demand. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/05/15 82 $1,640   1 $1,640   $1,640 3
2015/05/22 95 $177 -89% 1 $177   $2,378 10
2015/07/31 90 $423   1 $423   $3,623 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/05/15 88 $2,156   1 $2,156   $2,156 7
2015/05/22 110 $222 -90% 1 $222   $2,378 14
2015/06/26 111 $84   1 $84   $2,462 49
2015/07/17 107 $738   1 $738   $3,200 70
2015/07/31 91 $2,373   3 $791   $5,573 84

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