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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $528,731Details
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2011, Lahore. At a café a Pakistani man named Changez tells Bobby, an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking his fortune on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a smart and gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica. But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez’s dream soon begins to slip into nightmare: he is transformed from a well-educated, upwardly mobile businessman to a scapegoat and perceived enemy. Taking us through the culturally rich and beguiling worlds of New York, Lahore and Istanbul, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a story about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
54% - Rotten
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 26th, 2013 (Limited) by IFC Films
Video Release: August 27th, 2013 by Mpi Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language, some violence and brief sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2245, 10/17/2012)
Running Time: 128 minutes
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Keywords: Immigration, Wall Street, Hostage, Investigative Journalist, Non-Chronological, Terrorism, 9/11, Falsely Accused
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,148 $851 Jul 26, 2013 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,307 $1,711 Jul 19, 2013 87
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,996 $11,230 Jun 7, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,041 $22,522 May 31, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,725 $61,160 May 24, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,210 $67,242 May 17, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,610 $73,819 May 10, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,864 $86,225 May 3, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,599 $30,920 Apr 26, 2013 3


   Bobby Lincoln
   Jim Cross
Om Puri    Abu
Shabana Azmi    Shabana Azmi
Martin Donovan    Ludlow Cooper
Meesha Shafi    Bina
Haluk Bilginer    Nazmi Kemal
Nelson Ellis    Wainwright

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    William Wheeler
Screen Story/Author    Mohsin Hamid
Screen Story    Ami Boghani
Producer    Lydia Pilcher
Executive Producer    Hani Farsi
Co-Producer    Ami Boghani
Co-Producer    Anadil Hossain
Director of Photography    Declan Quinn
Production Designer    Michael Carlin
Editor    Shimit Amin
Composer    Michael Andrews
Costume Designer    Arjun Bhasin
Casting Director    Cindy Tolan

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 27th, 2013

August 26th, 2013

It's a terrible week on the home market. There's not a lot in terms of top sellers, although The Great Gatsby should lead the way. The only first-run release is Pain and Gain, which will likely not sell a lot on the home market. There are a few TV on DVD releases to fill in the gaps, like The Walking Dead or Elementary; however, by the end of the first page of new releases on, we run into filler. As for Pick of the Week, the best is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on Blu-ray Combo Pack. I'm still waiting for the screener, but it is such a good movie and it is slow week that it is still Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Mud Reluctantly Leads the Way

April 30th, 2013

While there were two films in the $10,000 club this week, Kon-Tiki and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, one could argue Mud had the best opening on the per theater chart this past weekend. Kon-Tiki earned an average of $11,084 in two theaters, while The Reluctant Fundamentalist earned an average of $10,307 in three. However, Mud earned an average of $6,103 while playing in 363 theaters. It missed the top ten by just $160,000. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pain's Gainful Weekend

April 28th, 2013

With the Summer movie season effectively starting with the first weekend of May these days, the last weekend of April is the last chance for lesser-budgeted movies to grab some of the spotlight. This year, the movie that can hold its head up highest, at least for a few days, is Pain & Gain, which is projected to open in first place with a respectable $20 million, just $6 million less than its reported production budget. Another film that will post an excellent start is Mud, which will most likely just miss out on the top 10, but will pull in about $2.2 million from just 363 theaters for Roadside Attractions, and end with a theater average of $6,000 -- basically the same as Pain & Gain. Both films will be wiped out by Iron Man 3 when it opens on Thursday. The Summer's first behemoth has already picked up $195.3 million internationally. More...

Limited Releases: Clear as Mud

April 26th, 2013

There are not a huge number of limited releases opening this weekend, but there are a few that might thrive in limited release. This includes Mud, the widest limited release of the week, and also the best-reviewed. Add in a great cast, and the film might not collapse under the weight of its theater count. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/26 51 $30,920   3 $10,307   $30,920 3
2013/05/03 30 $86,225 +179% 35 $2,464   $129,979 10
2013/05/10 32 $73,819 -14% 46 $1,605   $244,277 17
2013/05/17 34 $67,242 -9% 58 $1,159   $348,273 24
2013/05/24 34 $61,160 -9% 51 $1,199   $440,863 31
2013/05/31 37 $22,522 -63% 29 $777   $497,916 38
2013/06/07 53 $11,230 -50% 21 $535   $519,535 45
2013/07/19 91 $1,711   2 $856   $526,985 87
2013/07/26 84 $851 -50% 2 $426   $527,836 94

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/26 50 $43,754   3 $14,585   $43,754 7
2013/05/03 30 $126,704 +190% 35 $3,620   $170,458 14
2013/05/10 33 $110,573 -13% 46 $2,404   $281,031 21
2013/05/17 33 $98,672 -11% 58 $1,701   $379,703 28
2013/05/24 32 $95,691 -3% 50 $1,914   $475,394 35
2013/05/31 38 $32,911 -66% 29 $1,135   $508,305 42
2013/06/07 58 $20,426 -38% 21 $973   $528,731 49
2013/06/28 41 $5,739   2 $2,870   $525,274 70

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