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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,041,540Details
International Box Office $23,967,116Details
Worldwide Box Office $33,008,656
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

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.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
67% - Fresh
Audience
64% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 9th, 2012 (Limited) by CBS Films
International Releases: April 5th, 2012 (Wide) (Australia)
April 6th, 2012 (Wide) (Sweden)
April 12th, 2012 (Wide) (Thailand)
April 13th, 2012 (Wide) (Norway)
April 19th, 2012 (Wide) (Croatia)
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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)
Running Time: 111 minutes
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Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Culture Clash, Romance, Political
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: BBC Films, Lionsgate, UK Film Council, Kudos Films, Davis Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Cast

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

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
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

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 17th, 2012

July 17th, 2012

It's broken record time. As is usual for this time of year, it is a slow week on the home market. There are two first run releases coming out, Lockout and The Three Stooges, but neither film was a box office hit. On the other hand, there are a number of catalogue titles (Singin' In the Rain); limited releases (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen); and TV on DVD releases (Sanctuary: The Complete Fourth Season). All three of those releases are contenders for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with Leverage: Season Four. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 10th, 2012

July 9th, 2012

Like last week, it's another really slow week on the home market. Unlike last week, there is at least one first run release coming out. American Reunion should lead the way in terms of sales, but given its reviews and its box office struggles, it won't be a major player. As for the best new release, there are a few interesting titles, like Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series (Deluxe Edition). But in the end I went with Adventure Time: Complete First Season is the release I'm most looking forward to seeing. (The screener is late, but I will get to the review ASAP after it arrives.) More...

Weekend Estimates: Hunger Games Wins for Fourth Weekend

April 15th, 2012

The Hunger Games will enjoy a fourth straight weekend at the top of the box office chart, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With a $21.5 million weekend, the film moves to about $337 million in total, by far the biggest hit of 2012 so far. The Three Stooges and The Cabin in the Woods will both post decent openings, with $17.1 million and $14.85 million respectively, but neither has broken out of their core demographics enough for a win. More...

Per Theater Chart: Damsels in Delight

April 10th, 2012

Damsels in Distress topped the per theater chart with an average of $14,647 in four theaters. This suggests some potential to expand, although it is too soon to tell if the film will earn some measure of mainstream success. Bully slipped to second place with an average of $12,292 in six theaters, but it should expand now that it has been given a PG-13 rating. We Have a Pope surprised with an average of $10,456 in three theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Bullying is No Game

April 4th, 2012

The ratings controversy didn't hurt Bully, which topped the per theater chart with an average of $23,294 in five theaters. It is always difficult for a documentary to expand significantly, but this start will certainly help. The overall box office leader, The Hunger Games, was next with an average of $14,153 in more than 4,000 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hunger Games Continues Chart Domination

April 1st, 2012

Celebrations will continue at Lionsgate this weekend, as The Hunger Games continues its dominant run at the box office, dropping a creditable 60% in its second weekend in release to $61.1 million. That will be the 7th-best second weekend of all time, and take it past $250 million in 10 days. It also tops the combined box office of this weekend's second- and third-placed films: Wrath of the Titans and Mirror Mirror will both debut with respectable figures, $34.2 million and $19 million respectively, but neither film looks likely to end up making significant amounts of money. More...

Games Redeem Per Theater Chart

March 27th, 2012

There were only two films in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart, but the number one film was massive. The Hunger Games not only took top spot on the overall chart, but it earned an average of $36,871, which was more than double its nearest competitor. Second place went to The Raid: Redemption with an average of $15,270 in 14 theaters. This suggests some potential for expansion, while it should reach at least one major milestone before its theatrical run is done. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hunger Games Smashes Records with $155 Million Debut

March 25th, 2012

Lionsgate has reported a $155 million estimated opening weekend for The Hunger Games: a record for the studio, for a non-sequel, for March, and the 3rd-best weekend of all time. In fact, it's already Lionsgate's top-grossing film of all time, beating Fahrenheit 9/11's actual $119 million and inflation-adjusted $151 million in just three days. With an A CinemaScore and a more diverse audience than the Twilight franchise, the film will almost certainly top Summit's best performance (the $300 million earned by Eclipse), but for now the studio will have plenty to celebrate about this weekend alone. More...

Weekend Estimates: 21 Jumps to Top of Chart

March 18th, 2012

The industry will enjoy another solid weekend at the box office thanks to a healthy debut by 21 Jump Street, which will ride very positive reviews to about $35 million, according to Sony's Sunday estimate. Unfortunately, that probably won't be quite enough to give 2012 another win over 2011 -- somewhat surprisingly, because Limitless topped the chart last year with only $18.9 million, but the five movies that topped $10 million compared to three this year gives last year the edge. More...

Footnote Dreaming of Success on the Per Theater Chart

March 13th, 2012

Footnote led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $23,764 in two theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was right behind with an average of $21,018, also in two theaters. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was playing in a lot more theaters, but it managed an average of $12,550 in 18 theaters. Even more impressively, it saw growth from Friday to Sunday of 85%, which is amazing for a new release. This bodes very well for its long term potential. Finally, the overall box office leader, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, rounded out the $10,000 club with an average of $10,370. More...

Weekend Estimates: Carter Disaster Gives Weekend to Lorax

March 11th, 2012

Although John Carter's opening won't be as bad as the direst predictions, an anemic $30.6 million debut will condemn the film to the record books for all the wrong reasons and (in spite of good international numbers) almost certainly cause a write-down for Disney. Or more immediate embarrassment, the film will fail to win the weekend, coming in second to The Lorax, which is set to post $39.1 million in its second weekend, according to Universal's estimate. That combination of two $30 million plus films will give 2012 another weekend win over last year. More...

Friends with Limited Releases

March 9th, 2012

There are plenty of limited releases on this week's list, including a couple that earned some strong pre-release buzz. One of these, Friends with Kids is opening in close to 400 theaters, which is a huge amount for a limited release. It will certainly be the biggest limited release at the box office, but I'm not sure how well it will do on the per theater chart. There are a few films earning amazing reviews, including Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Footnote, and Sound of Noise. I'm not sure any have what it takes to expand significantly, but hopefully at least one of them will find a receptive audience in limited release. More...

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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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/09 27 $308,400   18 $17,133   $308,400 7
2012/03/16 23 $617,800 +100% 62 $9,965   $926,200 14
2012/03/23 15 $970,779 +57% 124 $7,829   $1,896,979 21
2012/03/30 8 $1,767,022 +82% 483 $3,658   $3,664,001 28
2012/04/06 8 $1,512,390 -14% 524 $2,886   $5,176,391 35
2012/04/13 12 $1,212,358 -20% 435 $2,787   $6,388,749 42
2012/04/20 15 $961,579 -21% 446 $2,156   $7,350,328 49
2012/04/27 19 $608,664 -37% 335 $1,817   $7,958,992 56
2012/05/04 20 $394,234 -35% 247 $1,596   $8,353,226 63
2012/05/11 25 $273,010 -31% 200 $1,365   $8,626,236 70
2012/05/18 27 $154,599 -43% 134 $1,154   $8,780,835 77
2012/05/25 26 $195,388 +26% 87 $2,246   $8,976,223 84
2012/06/01 42 $65,317 -67% 60 $1,089   $9,041,540 91

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 6/21/2012 $72,982 24 24 25 $108,163 12/10/2015
Australia 4/5/2012 $0 0 91 731 $4,276,220 12/10/2015
Austria 5/17/2012 $43,432 58 58 217 $284,948 12/11/2015
Belgium 5/9/2012 $33,999 14 14 82 $142,496 12/11/2015
Bolivia 8/23/2012 $7,784 5 5 12 $16,556 12/11/2015
Brazil 6/15/2012 $76,512 48 48 85 $158,720 12/11/2015
Bulgaria 6/15/2012 $6,596 8 8 63 $44,199 12/12/2015
Chile 9/20/2012 $24,914 8 8 16 $37,936 12/12/2015
Colombia 8/24/2012 $28,428 13 13 33 $65,996 12/11/2015
Croatia 4/19/2012 $0 0 3 6 $14,215 12/6/2015
Czech Republic 5/3/2012 $0 0 13 39 $62,203 12/10/2015
Denmark 5/31/2012 $46,277 37 37 94 $141,798 12/10/2015
Egypt 1/9/2013 $2,087 2 2 5 $3,202 12/14/2015
Finland 5/25/2012 $24,385 45 45 142 $162,285 12/10/2015
France 6/6/2012 $241,793 101 101 101 $241,793 12/10/2015
Germany 5/17/2012 $400,884 170 181 635 $1,896,320 12/11/2015
Greece 7/5/2012 $87,435 6 6 22 $226,160 12/11/2015
Hong Kong 6/14/2012 $39,180 6 6 19 $85,051 12/11/2015
Iceland 5/25/2012 $752 1 1 2 $1,427 12/10/2015
Italy 5/18/2012 $306,623 197 197 436 $646,467 12/10/2015
Kenya 7/13/2012 $732 3 3 5 $3,154 12/11/2015
Latvia 5/4/2012 $3,906 1 1 4 $11,870 12/10/2015
Malaysia 7/26/2012 $8,192 3 3 18 $25,284 12/11/2015
Mexico 6/15/2012 $79,312 51 51 122 $251,357 12/11/2015
Netherlands 5/3/2012 $58,509 26 26 69 $170,192 12/10/2015
New Zealand 5/17/2012 $169,171 42 50 389 $1,048,907 12/11/2015
Norway 4/13/2012 $0 0 12 21 $90,741 12/6/2015
Peru 7/12/2012 $46,666 15 15 35 $109,247 12/11/2015
Poland 4/20/2012 $0 0 76 76 $246,428 12/6/2015
Portugal 5/24/2012 $28,172 15 15 47 $99,152 12/11/2015
Slovakia 5/31/2012 $9,390 8 11 19 $19,469 12/10/2015
South Africa 4/26/2012 $71,698 24 24 24 $71,698 12/6/2015
Spain 4/20/2012 $0 0 213 1068 $2,809,322 12/11/2015
Sweden 4/6/2012 $0 0 26 26 $288,306 12/6/2015
Switzerland 5/17/2012 $146,603 32 32 70 $529,797 12/11/2015
Thailand 4/12/2012 $0 0 1 1 $84,349 12/6/2015
United Arab Emirates 6/14/2012 $32,880 14 14 14 $43,863 12/10/2015
United Kingdom 4/20/2012 $0 0 417 1417 $9,428,458 12/11/2015
Uruguay 8/31/2012 $6,047 3 3 8 $14,503 12/11/2015
Vietnam 5/4/2012 $4,864 4 4 4 $4,864 12/6/2015
 
International Total$23,967,116 12/14/2015

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