Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,041,540Details
International Box Office $22,214,833
Worldwide Box Office $31,256,373
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Synopsis

When Britain's leading fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheikh's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert, he immediately thinks the project is both absurd and unachievable. But when the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a "good will" story, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.

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Movie Details

Theatrical Release: March 9th, 2012 (Limited) by CBS Films
Video Release: July 17th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and sexual content, and brief language.
(Rating bulletin 2205, 1/11/2012)
Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Culture Clash, Romance, Political
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

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Cast

Ewan McGregor    Dr. Alfred Jones
Emily Blunt    Harriet
Amr Waked    Sheikh Muhammed
Kristin Scott Thomas    Patricia Maxwell
Tom Mison    Capt. Robert Mayers

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Lasse Hallstrom
Screenwriter    Simon Beaufoy
Novel    Paul Torday
Producer    Paul Webster
Executive Producer    Jamie Laurenson
Executive Producer    Paula Jalfon
Executive Producer    Zygi Kamasa
Executive Producer    Guy Avshalom
Executive Producer    Stephen Garrett
Co-Executive Producer    Samuel Hadida
Co-Executive Producer    Victor Hadida
Co-Producer    Nicky Kentish-Barnes
Director of Photography    Terry Stacey
Production Designer    Michael Carlin
Editor    Lisa Gunning
Composer    Dario Marianelli
Costume Designer    Julian Day
Make-up and Hair Designer    Naomi Donne
Sound Mixer    Peter Lindsay
Casting By    Fiona Weir
First Assistant Director    Matthew Penry-Davey
Second Assistant Director    Olivia Lloyd

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/09 - $57,890   18 $3,216   $57,890 1
2012/03/10 - $107,297 +85% 18 $5,961   $165,187 2
2012/03/11 - $60,707 -43% 18 $3,373   $225,894 3
2012/03/12 - $18,890 -69% 18 $1,049   $244,784 4
2012/03/13 - $22,848 +21% 18 $1,269   $267,632 5
2012/03/14 - $20,224 -11% 18 $1,124   $287,856 6
2012/03/15 - $20,544 +2% 18 $1,141   $308,400 7
2012/03/16 - $120,444 +486% 62 $1,943   $428,844 8
2012/03/17 - $211,741 +76% 62 $3,415   $640,585 9
2012/03/18 - $128,351 -39% 62 $2,070   $768,936 10
2012/03/19 - $35,790 -72% 62 $577   $804,726 11
2012/03/20 - $48,512 +36% 62 $782   $853,238 12
2012/03/21 - $35,810 -26% 62 $578   $889,048 13
2012/03/22 - $37,152 +4% 62 $599   $926,200 14
2012/03/23 17 $170,447 +359% 124 $1,375   $1,096,647 15
2012/03/24 16 $338,675 +99% 124 $2,731   $1,435,322 16
2012/03/25 15 $193,480 -43% 124 $1,560   $1,628,802 17
2012/03/26 15 $59,938 -69% 124 $483   $1,688,740 18
2012/03/27 15 $75,698 +26% 124 $610   $1,764,438 19
2012/03/28 15 $66,198 -13% 124 $534   $1,830,636 20
2012/03/29 15 $66,343 n/c 124 $535   $1,896,979 21
2012/03/30 7 $344,691 +420% 483 $714   $2,241,670 22
2012/03/31 7 $592,307 +72% 483 $1,226   $2,833,977 23
2012/04/01 7 $335,645 -43% 483 $695   $3,169,622 24
2012/04/02 8 $100,704 -70% 483 $208   $3,270,326 25
2012/04/03 7 $139,831 +39% 483 $290   $3,410,157 26
2012/04/04 8 $126,249 -10% 483 $261   $3,536,406 27
2012/04/05 10 $127,595 +1% 483 $264   $3,664,001 28
2012/04/06 8 $323,032 +153% 524 $616   $3,987,033 29
2012/04/07 8 $422,953 +31% 524 $807   $4,409,986 30
2012/04/08 8 $246,443 -42% 524 $470   $4,656,429 31
2012/04/09 9 $116,789 -53% 524 $223   $4,773,218 32
2012/04/10 8 $138,606 +19% 524 $265   $4,911,824 33
2012/04/11 8 $136,283 -2% 524 $260   $5,048,107 34
2012/04/12 8 $128,284 -6% 524 $245   $5,176,391 35
2012/04/13 - $254,863 +99% 435 $586   $5,431,254 36
2012/04/14 - $418,900 +64% 435 $963   $5,850,154 37
2012/04/15 - $214,783 -49% 435 $494   $6,064,937 38
2012/04/16 - $67,719 -68% 435 $156   $6,132,656 39
2012/04/17 11 $82,873 +22% 435 $191   $6,215,529 40
2012/04/18 11 $89,401 +8% 435 $206   $6,304,930 41
2012/04/19 11 $83,819 -6% 435 $193   $6,388,749 42
2012/04/20 14 $175,641 +110% 446 $394   $6,564,390 43
2012/04/21 14 $326,488 +86% 446 $732   $6,890,878 44
2012/04/22 15 $186,336 -43% 446 $418   $7,077,214 45
2012/04/23 - $57,052 -69% 446 $128   $7,134,266 46
2012/04/24 - $71,668 +26% 446 $161   $7,205,934 47
2012/04/25 - $68,225 -5% 446 $153   $7,274,159 48
2012/04/26 - $76,169 +12% 446 $171   $7,350,328 49
2012/04/27 - $114,375 +50% 335 $341   $7,464,703 50
2012/04/28 - $209,940 +84% 335 $627   $7,674,643 51
2012/04/29 - $103,203 -51% 335 $308   $7,777,846 52
2012/04/30 - $36,189 -65% 335 $108   $7,814,035 53
2012/05/01 - $51,464 +42% 335 $154   $7,865,499 54
2012/05/02 - $46,071 -10% 335 $138   $7,911,570 55
2012/05/03 - $47,422 +3% 335 $142   $7,958,992 56
2012/05/04 - $74,429 +57% 247 $301   $8,033,421 57
2012/05/05 - $126,091 +69% 247 $510   $8,159,512 58
2012/05/06 - $65,687 -48% 247 $266   $8,225,199 59
2012/05/07 - $26,884 -59% 247 $109   $8,252,083 60
2012/05/08 - $33,473 +25% 247 $136   $8,285,556 61
2012/05/09 - $33,756 +1% 247 $137   $8,319,312 62
2012/05/10 - $33,914 n/c 247 $137   $8,353,226 63
2012/05/11 - $47,204 +39% 200 $236   $8,400,430 64
2012/05/12 - $77,724 +65% 200 $389   $8,478,154 65
2012/05/13 - $63,838 -18% 200 $319   $8,541,992 66
2012/05/14 - $22,038 -65% 200 $110   $8,564,030 67
2012/05/15 - $23,935 +9% 200 $120   $8,587,965 68
2012/05/16 - $19,836 -17% 200 $99   $8,607,801 69
2012/05/17 - $18,435 -7% 200 $92   $8,626,236 70
2012/05/18 - $25,870 +40% 134 $193   $8,652,106 71
2012/05/19 - $41,955 +62% 134 $313   $8,694,061 72
2012/05/20 - $26,976 -36% 134 $201   $8,721,037 73
2012/05/21 - $17,171 -36% 134 $128   $8,738,208 74
2012/05/22 - $12,700 -26% 134 $95   $8,750,908 75
2012/05/23 - $13,554 +7% 134 $101   $8,764,462 76
2012/05/24 - $16,373 +21% 134 $122   $8,780,835 77
2012/05/25 - $21,437 +31% 87 $246   $8,802,272 78
2012/05/26 - $33,682 +57% 87 $387   $8,835,954 79
2012/05/27 - $30,024 -11% 87 $345   $8,865,978 80
2012/05/28 - $23,291 -22% 87 $268   $8,889,269 81
2012/05/29 - $13,007 -44% 87 $150   $8,902,276 82
2012/05/30 - $64,072 +393% 87 $736   $8,966,348 83
2012/05/31 - $9,875 -85% 87 $114   $8,976,223 84
2012/06/01 - $13,341 +35% 60 $222   $8,989,564 85
2012/06/02 - $23,005 +72% 60 $383   $9,012,569 86
2012/06/03 - $12,538 -45% 60 $209   $9,025,107 87
2012/06/04 - $4,986 -60% 60 $83   $9,030,093 88
2012/06/05 - $5,085 +2% 60 $85   $9,035,178 89
2012/06/06 - $6,362 +25% 60 $106   $9,041,540 90

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/09 27 $225,894   18 $12,550   $225,894 3
2012/03/16 22 $460,536 +104% 62 $7,428   $768,936 10
2012/03/23 16 $702,602 +53% 124 $5,666   $1,628,802 17
2012/03/30 7 $1,272,643 +81% 483 $2,635   $3,169,622 24
2012/04/06 8 $992,428 -22% 524 $1,894   $4,656,429 31
2012/04/13 12 $888,546 -10% 435 $2,043   $6,064,937 38
2012/04/20 14 $688,465 -23% 446 $1,544   $7,077,214 45
2012/04/27 19 $427,518 -38% 335 $1,276   $7,777,846 52
2012/05/04 21 $266,207 -38% 247 $1,078   $8,225,199 59
2012/05/11 25 $188,766 -29% 200 $944   $8,541,992 66
2012/05/18 28 $94,801 -50% 134 $707   $8,721,037 73
2012/05/25 31 $85,143 -10% 87 $979   $8,865,978 80
2012/06/01 41 $48,884 -43% 60 $815   $9,025,107 87

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