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Shake Hands with the Devil (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $594Details
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In 100 days—between April 6 and July 16, 1994—an estimated 800,000 men, women and children were brutally killed in the obscure African country of Rwanda. The victims—many horrifically hacked to death with machetes—were Tutsi, and moderate Hutus who supported them. One man was tasked by the United Nations with ensuring that peace was maintained in Rwanda—Canadian Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire. But unsupported by U.N. headquarters and its Security Council far away in New York, Dallaire and his handful of soldiers were incapable of stopping the genocide.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 15,099 $594
All Time Worldwide Box Office 18,651 $594
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 7,301 $594
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 4,534 $594
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 4,788 $594

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 29th, 2010 (Limited) by Regent Releasing (LA; Nov 12 in NY)
MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing violent images and brief strong language.
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: War, War Crimes
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Barna-Alper, DHX Media, Head Gear Films
Production Countries: Canada

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 9,275 $250 Nov 12, 2010 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,628 $250 Nov 12, 2010 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,549 $250 Nov 12, 2010 17
Theater Average Limited Release 60,170 $250 Nov 12, 2010 17
Top 2010 Theater Average Limited Release 3,389 $250 Nov 12, 2010 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 10,527 $116 Nov 5, 2010 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,592 $116 Nov 5, 2010 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,563 $116 Nov 5, 2010 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 12,295 $86 Oct 29, 2010 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 7,266 $86 Oct 29, 2010 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 7,257 $86 Oct 29, 2010 3
Never Wide Domestic 8,845 $594 Oct 29, 2010 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 12,106 $594 Oct 29, 2010 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 5,786 0 Oct 29, 2010 0


   Lt. Gen. Romero Dallaire
Owen Lebakeng Sejake    Brig. Gen. Henry Anyidoho
James Gallanders    Maj. Brent Beardsley
Odile Katesi Gakire    Prime Minister Agathe
Michel Mongeau    Col. Luc Marchal
John Sibi-Okumu    Jacques-Roger Booh Booh
Robert Lalonde    Gen. Maurice Baril
Tom McCamus    Maj. Phil Lancaster
Akin Omotoso    Maj. Gen. Paul Kagame
Michel Ange Nzojibwami    Col. Theoneste Bagosara
Jean-Hugues Anglade    Bernard Kouchner
Deborah Kara Unger    Emma Baker

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Michael Donovan
Story Creator    Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire
Producer    Michael Donovan
Producer    Laszlo Barna
Executive Producer    David Reckziegel
Executive Producer    Martin Katz
Executive Producer    Steven Silver
Executive Producer    Neil Tabatznik
Co-Producer    Floyd Kane
Co-Producer    Margaret O'Brien
Co-Executive Producer    Phil Hunt
Co-Executive Producer    Compton Ross
Co-Executive Producer    Sunmin Park

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/29 119 $86   1 $86   $86 3
2010/11/05 118 $116 +35% 1 $116   $323 10
2010/11/12 119 $250 +116% 1 $250   $594 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/29 123 $207   1 $207   $207 7
2010/11/05 126 $137 -34% 1 $137   $344 14
2010/11/12 119 $250 +82% 1 $250   $594 21

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