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Sembene! (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,059Details
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Synopsis

In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. SEMBENE! tells the unbelievable true story of the father of African cinema, the self- taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a 50-year battle to return African stories to Africans. SEMBENE! is told through the experiences of the man who knew him best, colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo, using rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of exclusive materials. A true-life epic, SEMBENE! follows an ordinary man who transforms himself into a fearless spokesperson for the marginalized, becoming a hero to millions. After a startling fall from grace, can Sembene reinvent himself once more?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
95% - Fresh
Audience
50% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 13th, 2015 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Impact Partners, New Mexico Media Partners, SNE Partners, Joaquim Duarte Gomes, Just Films, Ford Foundation
Production Countries: Senegal,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 315 $1,895 May 27, 2016 199
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,771 $1,240 Mar 11, 2016 122
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,592 $484 Feb 19, 2016 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,997 $220 Feb 12, 2016 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,242 $519 Feb 5, 2016 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,552 $9,272 Jan 29, 2016 87

Cast

Ousmane Sembene    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Samba Gadjigo
Screenwriter    Jason Silverman
Producer    Samba Gadjigo
Producer    Jason Silverman
Executive Producer    Dan Cogan
Executive Producer    William T. Conway
Executive Producer    Andy Pinkes
Editor    Ricardo Acosta
Animation    Edwina White
Composer    Ken Myhr
Additional Music    Chris Jonas
Associate Editor    Matthew Cohn

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/29 54 $9,272   1 $9,272   $21,384 87
2016/02/05 82 $519 -94% 1 $519   $22,124 94
2016/02/12 90 $220 -58% 1 $220   $22,549 101
2016/02/19 95 $484 +120% 1 $484   $24,091 108
2016/03/11 93 $1,240   2 $620   $25,947 122
2016/05/27 75 $1,895   1 $1,895   $28,059 199

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/11/13 97 $2,326   1 $2,326   $2,326 14
2015/11/20 98 $724 -69% 1 $724   $3,050 21
2015/11/27 85 $1,290 +78% 2 $645   $10,945 28
2016/01/29 61 $9,493   1 $9,493   $21,605 91
2016/02/05 85 $724 -92% 1 $724   $22,329 98
2016/02/12 89 $1,278 +77% 3 $426   $23,607 105
2016/02/19 97 $1,100 -14% 2 $550   $24,707 112
2016/03/11 104 $1,457   2 $729   $26,164 126
2016/05/27 90 $1,895   1 $1,895   $28,059 203

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