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Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,979Details
International Box Office $2,270,325Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,320,304
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $63,363 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $63,363
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

The miraculous story of the legendary soccer player’s rise to glory from a young boy, to the 17 year old who scored the winning goal in Brazil’s first ever World Cup victory in 1958. From a life full of disadvantages and an impoverished youth in Brazil, Pelé used his unorthodox yet authentic style of play and his unbeatable spirit to overcome all odds, find greatness and inspire a country that he changed forever.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 11,653 $49,979
All Time International Box Office 4,880 $2,270,325
All Time Worldwide Box Office 8,692 $2,320,304
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,518 $49,979

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 13th, 2016 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: May 26th, 2016 (Wide), released as Pelé (Italy)
July 22nd, 2016 (Limited), released as Pelé: O Nascimento de uma Lenda (Portugal)
July 29th, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
September 30th, 2016 (Wide), released as Pele: Bir Efsanenin Doğuşu (Turkey)
December 30th, 2016 (Wide) (Spain)
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Video Release: September 20th, 2016 by IFC Video
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some smoking and language.
(Rating bulletin 2420 (Cert #50184), 4/13/2016)
Running Time: 107 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Goal! The Dream Begins
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Keywords: Soccer, Slums / Shantytown, Brazil, 1950s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment, Seine Pictures, Legends 10
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 7,895 $5,453 May 27, 2016 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,381 $5,453 May 27, 2016 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,169 $496 May 27, 2016 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 7,664 $17,123 May 20, 2016 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,985 $17,123 May 20, 2016 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,548 $901 May 20, 2016 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,873 $7,226 May 13, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,915 $7,226 May 13, 2016 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,957 $2,409 May 13, 2016 3
Theater Average Limited Release 16,010 $2,409 May 13, 2016 3
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release 637 $2,409 May 13, 2016 3
Never Wide Domestic 5,504 $49,979 May 13, 2016 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 8,971 $49,979 May 13, 2016 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,904 16 May 13, 2016 0

Cast

   Dondinho
Mariana Nunes    Celeste
Diego Boneta    Jose
Vincent D'Onofrio    Coach Feola
Rodrigo Santoro    Brazilian Announcer
Kevin De Paula Rosa    Dico (15-17 years old)
Leonardo Lima Carvalho    Dico (9 years old)
Nathan Alves Rosseto    Thiago (9 years old)
Rafael Henrique De Souza Reuther    Yuri (10 years old)
Marcus Vinicius Cerqueira De Souza    Fofinho (10 years old)

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Jeff Zimbalist
Screenwriter    Michael Zimbalist
Producer    Brian Grazer
Producer    Colin Wilson
Producer    Ivan Orlic
Producer    Kim Roth
Executive Producer    Michael Rosenberg
Director of Photography    Matthew Libatique
Composer    AR Rahman

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/13 68 $7,226   3 $2,409   $7,226 3
2016/05/20 53 $17,123 +137% 19 $901   $27,312 10
2016/05/27 56 $5,453 -68% 11 $496   $40,073 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/13 74 $10,189   3 $3,396   $10,189 7
2016/05/20 54 $24,431 +140% 19 $1,286   $34,620 14
2016/05/27 62 $10,664 -56% 11 $969   $45,684 21
2016/06/03 73 $4,695 -56% 7 $671   $49,979 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Italy 5/26/2016 $618,347 0 0 0 $2,139,775 6/29/2016
Portugal 7/22/2016 $3,061 7 8 15 $6,210 8/3/2016
Russia (CIS) 7/29/2016 $49,089 202 202 392 $90,698 8/10/2016
Spain 12/30/2016 $5,294 29 29 39 $13,042 1/17/2017
Turkey 9/30/2016 $10,001 60 60 73 $20,600 10/12/2016
 
International Total$2,270,325 1/17/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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