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Samba (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $151,530Details
International Box Office $5,671,138Details
Worldwide Box Office $5,822,668
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $27,344 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $27,344
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

When Samba, an undocumented kitchen worker, is suddenly ordered to leave France, he enlists the help of Alice, an emotionally vulnerable immigration advocate with little experience but plenty of heart. As the immigrant aspiring chef and the burned-out corporate executive tentatively explore an unexpected bond, they inspire each other to reinvent themselves in this vibrant comedy full of tender humor and heartfelt optimism.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
60% - Fresh
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 24th, 2015 (Limited) by Entertainment One
International Releases: April 2nd, 2014 (Wide) (Australia)
February 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
February 27th, 2015 (Wide) (Spain)
March 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Portugal)
April 3rd, 2015 (Wide) (Iceland)
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Video Release: January 19th, 2016 by Broad Green
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2371, 4/26/2015)
Running Time: 119 minutes
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Keywords: Immigration, Afro-French, Chef, Food
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Quad Films, Ten Films, Gaumont, TF1 Film Productions, Chaocorp
Production Countries: France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,019 $1,875 Aug 21, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,643 $10,068 Aug 14, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,598 $25,664 Aug 7, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,702 $39,041 Jul 31, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,897 $24,588 Jul 24, 2015 3

Cast

   Samba
   Alice
   Wilson
   Manu
Issaka Sawadogo    Jonas Karanoto
Helene Vincent    Marcelle
Liya Kebede    Magali
Youngar Fall    Lamouna
Christiane Millet    Madeleine
Jacqueline Jehanneuf    Maggy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Olivier Nakache
Screenwriter    Eric Toledano
Based on the Novel "Samba pour la France" by    Delphine Coulin
Producer    Nicolas Duval Adassovksy
Producer    Yann Zenou
Producer    Laurent Zeitoun
Production Designer    Nicolas de Boiscuille
Editor    Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Per Theater Chart: Phoenix Reborn

July 28th, 2015

Phoenix

None of the wide releases earned a spot in the $10,000 club, but at least we had a couple of limited releases that found their way there. The number one film was Phoenix with an average of $15,148 in two theaters. Samba was next with an average of $12,294, also in two theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ant-Man Defeats Poor Pixels

July 26th, 2015

Pixels

Three new wide releases and three returning movies that are still pulling in good crowds will produce a box office chart with no knock-out winner this weekend. That’s in large part thanks to a disappointing debut from Pixels. The Adam Sandler/Kevin James-comedy/adventure-Ghostbusters/wannabe will earn about $24 million this weekend, according to Sony’s Sunday estimate. That puts it in danger of not even earning back its marketing budget domestically, let alone starting to recover the $88 million production budget. It also means that Ant-Man will top the charts for a second weekend. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Exorcising Your Options

July 24th, 2015

The Vatican Tapes

Every once and a while, I feel the need to apologize for the pun in the headline. This is one of those weeks. It is also one of those weeks where I can't find a limited release that has a good chance at earning some mainstream success. Unexpected is the biggest release, but its reviews suggest it will do better on Video on Demand than in theaters. There are a few documentaries that might do well on the art house circuit, but it is unlikely that any have what it takes to find mainstream success. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/24 53 $24,588   2 $12,294   $24,588 3
2015/07/31 43 $39,041 +59% 22 $1,775   $71,909 10
2015/08/07 52 $25,664 -34% 27 $951   $117,001 17
2015/08/14 66 $10,068 -61% 12 $839   $141,006 24
2015/08/21 89 $1,875 -81% 4 $469   $149,805 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/24 57 $32,868   2 $16,434   $32,868 7
2015/07/31 47 $58,469 +78% 22 $2,658   $91,337 14
2015/08/07 51 $39,601 -32% 27 $1,467   $130,938 21
2015/08/14 63 $16,992 -57% 12 $1,416   $147,930 28
2015/08/21 91 $3,600 -79% 4 $900   $151,530 35

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 4/2/2014 $0 0 29 169 $425,011 7/20/2015
Brazil 7/9/2015 $0 0 19 27 $537,097 10/13/2015
Colombia 11/5/2015 $0 0 4 4 $57,015 12/1/2015
Germany 2/26/2015 $0 0 2 10 $2,434,309 10/20/2015
Iceland 4/3/2015 $4,511 1 2 3 $4,390 7/7/2015
Italy 4/23/2015 $0 0 1 1 $1,772,383 10/20/2015
Lithuania 4/3/2015 $0 0 7 7 $1,146 6/26/2015
Mexico 10/23/2015 $0 0 33 45 $162,071 6/9/2016
New Zealand 4/9/2015 $0 0 23 50 $108,724 6/9/2015
Portugal 3/26/2015 $0 0 35 35 $150,156 11/16/2015
Spain 2/27/2015 $0 0 50 50 $18,836 6/26/2015
 
International Total$5,671,138 6/9/2016

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