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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $655,871Details
International Box Office $657,143
Worldwide Box Office $1,313,014
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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 26th, 2009 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: March 9th, 2010 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Keywords: Foreign Language
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,169 $93 Nov 20, 2009 150
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,149 $2,528 Nov 6, 2009 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,355 $2,370 Oct 30, 2009 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,529 $3,339 Oct 23, 2009 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,607 $5,960 Oct 16, 2009 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,646 $255 Oct 9, 2009 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,845 $640 Oct 2, 2009 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,066 $1,158 Sep 25, 2009 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,406 $1,184 Sep 18, 2009 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,851 $1,024 Sep 11, 2009 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,106 $1,896 Sep 4, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,544 $1,679 Aug 28, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,594 $4,015 Aug 21, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,902 $5,009 Aug 14, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,971 $11,268 Aug 7, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,930 $25,512 Jul 31, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,962 $46,862 Jul 24, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,109 $73,582 Jul 17, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,898 $52,165 Jul 10, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,008 $74,441 Jul 3, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,962 $115,053 Jun 26, 2009 3

Cast

   Zahra
James Caviezel    Freidoune Sahebjam
Parviz Sayyad    Hashem
David Diaan    Ebrahim
Ali Pourtash    Mullah
Noor al Taher    Kataneh
Haya al Taher    Malaka
Khalid Khan    Warden
Mozhan Marno    Soraya
Vida Ghahremani    Mrs. Massoud
Shima Poorsadeghi    Second Woman
Farzaneh Yazdani    Bita
Salti Hasan    Mrs. Hashem
Laila Qutub    Mehri
Mizyed Azrai    Reza
Talal Nabil Morcos    Kamran
Abdullah Shaheen    Mohsen
Vachik Mangassarian    Morteza Ramazani
Shukreyeh Thijeel    Mourning Women
Fadela Rashem    Mourning Women
Sabiha Faleh    Mourning Women
Zoro Shaswar    Ali's Friends
Jalal Zadhaley    Ali's Friends
Arash Kaftoesian    Ali's Friends
Yousef Shwieyhat    Ringmaster
Rami Hamati    Circus Boys
Fadi Hamati    Cricus Boys
Asa'ad Arada    Monkey Man
Zeid Al-Yasoufy    Circus Drummer
Niayeh Fekni    Servant Girl
Yasha Kate    Servant Girl
Prasanna Puwanarajah    Revolutionary Guard
Yahya Hussein    Mohammed

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    John Debney
Screenwriter    Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh
Screenwriter    Cyrus Nowrasteh

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 9th, 2010

March 9th, 2010

We have a pair of Awards Season players coming out this week. I was supposed to review both Precious and Up in the Air, but they ran out of screeners for the latter. Because of that, it is hard for me to say which one is more deserving of the Pick of the Week honors, so I'm going to award that title to both of them. That said, while the DVD and the Blu-ray for Precious are worth picking up, the Up in the Air Blu-ray is too expensive compared to the DVD. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Stoning of Soraya M.

March 8th, 2010

The Stoning of Soraya M. opened in limited release in late June. Based on a true story that is both powerful and disturbing, it is the kind of movie that could do well in limited release, but is far too extreme for mainstream appeal. The film had further obstacles in its way, including a theater count that was too high, a Tomatometer Score that was too low, and an opening weekend the same as The Hurt Locker (which as you've probably heard was the big winner at last night's Oscars). It didn't do that badly at the box office, but it also never truly found an audience. Perhaps it is better suited to the home market? More...

Hurt and Revenge Rise on the Per Theater Chart

June 30th, 2009

The Hurt Locker did something most films about the Iraq War have not been able to do: succeed at the box office. During its opening weekend it earned close to $150,000 in just four theaters for an average of $36,338. The overall number one film, Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen, managed second place with an average of $25,736, and nearly double that since Wednesday. Meanwhile, last week's number one film on the per theater average, Whatever Works, landed in third with $10,280. More...

Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of June 26th, 2009

June 28th, 2009

For a weekend that features what could be the biggest movie of the year, the list of movie websites is merely average. Then again, I've noticed this trend for a few years that movie websites have stagnated in quality. I blame Running Scared. The website was so popular, that it crashed the server, but the movie itself bombed. It was at this point that I believe studios realized that having a popular website doesn't mean a movie will be a hit. Since then, the amount of effort put into websites has dropped off with more sites featuring less sound and animation; even sites for wide releases are rather cookie cutter at the moment lacking interactivity or creativity. This is part of the reason why I'm strongly considering phasing out this column. There's very few sites worth writing about, and it would give me more time to concentrate on reviewing DVDs, which takes up a considerable amount of my time already. I haven't finalized my decision, so if you have any thoughts, e-mail me. More...

Limited Releases are Not Hurting for Theaters

June 26th, 2009

There are only half-a-dozen limited releases on this week's list, but half of them are opening in more than a dozen theaters. Opening in more theaters is not always good for a limited release, and this could be the case this week. Of the film's on this week's list, The Hurt Locker has the best reviews and the best chance at finding an audience. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/06/26 32 $115,053   27 $4,261   $115,053 3
2009/07/03 35 $74,441 -35% 25 $2,978   $248,974 10
2009/07/10 41 $52,165 -30% 25 $2,087   $338,691 17
2009/07/17 34 $73,582 +41% 34 $2,164   $435,505 24
2009/07/24 42 $46,862 -36% 30 $1,562   $519,730 31
2009/07/31 55 $25,512 -46% 20 $1,276   $572,066 38
2009/08/07 67 $11,268 -56% 12 $939   $598,669 45
2009/08/14 76 $5,009 -56% 8 $626   $610,243 52
2009/08/21 87 $4,015 -20% 9 $446   $616,575 59
2009/08/28 104 $1,679 -58% 4 $420   $621,676 66
2009/09/04 95 $1,896 +13% 5 $379   $624,270 73
2009/09/11 112 $1,024 -46% 3 $341   $626,544 80
2009/09/18 114 $1,184 +16% 4 $296   $629,826 87
2009/09/25 115 $1,158 -2% 3 $386   $631,233 94
2009/10/02 120 $640 -45% 3 $213   $632,643 101
2009/10/09 131 $255 -60% 1 $255   $633,422 108
2009/10/16 90 $5,960 +2,237% 4 $1,490   $640,120 115
2009/10/23 98 $3,339 -44% 4 $835   $646,264 122
2009/10/30 107 $2,370 -29% 5 $474   $649,935 129
2009/11/06 95 $2,528 +7% 5 $506   $654,205 136
2009/11/20 127 $93   1 $93   $655,647 150

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/06/26 - $34,275   27 $1,269   $34,275 1
2009/06/27 - $46,192 +35% 27 $1,711   $80,467 2
2009/06/28 - $34,586 -25% 27 $1,281   $115,053 3
2009/06/29 - $12,300 -64% 27 $456   $127,353 4
2009/06/30 - $14,454 +18% 27 $535   $141,807 5
2009/07/01 - $13,922 -4% 27 $516   $155,729 6
2009/07/02 - $18,804 +35% 27 $696   $174,533 7
2009/07/03 - $28,769 +53% 25 $1,151   $203,302 8
2009/07/04 - $20,101 -30% 25 $804   $223,403 9
2009/07/05 - $25,571 +27% 25 $1,023   $248,974 10
2009/07/06 - $8,938 -65% 25 $358   $257,912 11
2009/07/07 - $8,480 -5% 25 $339   $266,392 12
2009/07/08 - $10,088 +19% 25 $404   $276,480 13
2009/07/09 - $10,046 n/c 25 $402   $286,526 14
2009/07/10 - $13,698 +36% 25 $548   $300,224 15
2009/07/11 - $21,165 +55% 25 $847   $321,389 16
2009/07/12 - $17,302 -18% 25 $692   $338,691 17
2009/07/13 - $5,717 -67% 25 $229   $344,408 18
2009/07/14 - $6,170 +8% 25 $247   $350,578 19
2009/07/15 - $5,526 -10% 25 $221   $356,104 20
2009/07/16 - $5,816 +5% 25 $233   $361,923 21
2009/07/17 - $20,837 +258% 34 $613   $382,760 22
2009/07/18 - $29,740 +43% 34 $875   $412,500 23
2009/07/19 - $23,005 -23% 34 $677   $435,505 24
2009/07/20 - $8,677 -62% 34 $255   $444,182 25
2009/07/21 - $9,198 +6% 34 $271   $453,380 26
2009/07/22 - $9,301 +1% 34 $274   $462,681 27
2009/07/23 - $10,187 +10% 34 $300   $472,868 28
2009/07/24 - $12,339 +21% 30 $411   $485,207 29
2009/07/25 - $18,461 +50% 30 $615   $503,668 30
2009/07/26 - $16,062 -13% 30 $535   $519,730 31
2009/07/30 - $7,500   30 $250   $546,554 35
2009/07/31 - $7,119 -5% 22 $324   $553,673 36
2009/08/01 - $10,795 +52% 22 $491   $564,468 37
2009/08/02 - $7,923 -27% 22 $360   $572,391 38
2009/08/03 - $3,566 -55% 22 $162   $575,957 39
2009/08/04 - $3,947 +11% 22 $179   $579,904 40
2009/08/05 - $3,710 -6% 22 $169   $583,614 41
2009/08/06 - $3,787 +2% 22 $172   $587,401 42
2009/08/07 - $2,588 -32% 11 $235   $589,989 43
2009/08/08 - $5,159 +99% 11 $469   $595,148 44
2009/08/09 - $3,521 -32% 11 $320   $598,669 45
2009/08/10 - $1,639 -53% 11 $149   $600,308 46
2009/08/11 - $1,670 +2% 11 $152   $601,978 47
2009/08/12 - $1,428 -14% 11 $130   $603,406 48
2009/08/13 - $1,828 +28% 11 $166   $605,234 49
2009/08/14 - $1,167 -36% 8 $146   $606,401 50
2009/08/15 - $1,997 +71% 8 $250   $608,398 51
2009/08/16 - $1,845 -8% 8 $231   $610,243 52
2009/08/17 - $608 -67% 8 $76   $610,851 53
2009/08/18 - $554 -9% 8 $69   $611,405 54
2009/08/19 - $539 -3% 8 $67   $611,944 55
2009/08/20 - $616 +14% 8 $77   $612,560 56
2009/08/21 - $1,111 +80% 9 $123   $613,671 57
2009/08/22 - $1,646 +48% 9 $183   $615,317 58
2009/08/23 - $1,258 -24% 9 $140   $616,575 59
2009/08/24 - $898 -29% 9 $100   $617,473 60
2009/08/25 - $987 +10% 9 $110   $618,460 61
2009/08/26 - $852 -14% 9 $95   $619,312 62
2009/08/27 - $685 -20% 9 $76   $619,997 63
2009/08/28 - $413 -40% 3 $138   $620,410 64
2009/08/29 - $758 +84% 3 $253   $621,168 65
2009/08/30 - $508 -33% 3 $169   $621,676 66
2009/08/31 - $65 -87% 3 $22   $621,741 67
2009/09/01 - $157 +142% 3 $52   $621,898 68
2009/09/02 - $222 +41% 3 $74   $622,120 69
2009/09/03 - $254 +14% 3 $85   $622,374 70
2009/09/04 - $463 +82% 5 $93   $622,837 71
2009/09/05 - $708 +53% 5 $142   $623,545 72
2009/09/06 - $725 +2% 5 $145   $624,270 73
2009/09/07 77 $698 -4% 5 $140   $624,968 74
2009/09/08 - $142 -80% 5 $28   $625,110 75
2009/09/09 - $247 +74% 5 $49   $625,357 76
2009/09/10 - $163 -34% 5 $33   $625,520 77
2009/09/11 - $293 +80% 3 $98   $625,813 78
2009/09/12 - $335 +14% 3 $112   $626,148 79
2009/09/13 - $396 +18% 3 $132   $626,544 80
2009/09/14 - $163 -59% 3 $54   $626,707 81
2009/09/15 - $612 +275% 3 $204   $627,319 82
2009/09/16 - $899 +47% 3 $300   $628,218 83
2009/09/17 - $424 -53% 3 $141   $628,642 84
2009/09/18 - $219 -48% 4 $55   $628,861 85
2009/09/19 - $841 +284% 4 $210   $629,702 86
2009/09/20 - $124 -85% 4 $31   $629,826 87
2009/09/21 - $53 -57% 4 $13   $629,879 88
2009/09/22 - $48 -9% 4 $12   $629,927 89
2009/09/23 - $121 +152% 4 $30   $630,048 90
2009/09/24 - $27 -78% 4 $7   $630,075 91
2009/09/25 - $456 +1,589% 3 $152   $630,531 92
2009/09/26 - $462 +1% 3 $154   $630,993 93
2009/09/27 - $240 -48% 3 $80   $631,233 94
2009/09/28 - $196 -18% 3 $65   $631,429 95
2009/09/29 - $146 -26% 3 $49   $631,575 96
2009/09/30 - $142 -3% 3 $47   $631,717 97
2009/10/01 - $286 +101% 3 $95   $632,003 98
2009/10/02 - $126 -56% 3 $42   $632,129 99
2009/10/03 - $256 +103% 3 $85   $632,385 100
2009/10/04 - $269 +5% 3 $90   $632,654 101
2009/10/05 - $76 -72% 3 $25   $632,730 102
2009/10/06 - $229 +201% 3 $76   $632,959 103
2009/10/07 - $133 -42% 3 $44   $633,092 104
2009/10/08 - $75 -44% 3 $25   $633,167 105
2009/10/09 - $61 -19% 2 $31   $633,228 106
2009/10/10 - $101 +66% 2 $51   $633,329 107
2009/10/11 - $93 -8% 2 $47   $633,422 108
2009/10/12 - $77 -17% 2 $39   $633,499 109
2009/10/13 - $58 -25% 2 $29   $633,557 110
2009/10/14 - $57 -2% 2 $29   $633,614 111
2009/10/15 - $546 +858% 3 $182   $634,160 112
2009/10/16 - $1,664 +205% 4 $416   $635,824 113
2009/10/17 - $2,182 +31% 4 $546   $638,006 114
2009/10/18 - $2,114 -3% 4 $529   $640,120 115
2009/10/19 - $1,226 -42% 4 $307   $641,346 116
2009/10/20 - $378 -69% 4 $95   $641,724 117
2009/10/21 - $566 +50% 4 $142   $642,290 118
2009/10/22 - $635 +12% 4 $159   $642,925 119
2009/10/23 - $462 -27% 4 $116   $643,387 120
2009/10/24 - $1,346 +191% 4 $337   $644,733 121
2009/10/25 - $1,531 +14% 4 $383   $646,264 122
2009/10/26 - $225 -85% 4 $56   $646,489 123
2009/10/27 - $421 +87% 4 $105   $646,910 124
2009/10/28 - $344 -18% 4 $86   $647,254 125
2009/10/29 - $311 -10% 4 $78   $647,565 126
2009/10/30 - $661 +113% 4 $165   $648,226 127
2009/10/31 - $694 +5% 5 $139   $648,920 128
2009/11/01 - $1,015 +46% 5 $203   $649,935 129
2009/11/02 - $148 -85% 5 $30   $650,083 130
2009/11/03 - $405 +174% 5 $81   $650,488 131
2009/11/04 - $465 +15% 4 $116   $650,953 132
2009/11/05 - $464 n/c 3 $155   $651,417 133
2009/11/06 - $769 +66% 5 $154   $652,186 134
2009/11/07 - $766 n/c 5 $153   $652,952 135
2009/11/08 - $993 +30% 5 $199   $653,945 136
2009/11/09 - $374 -62% 5 $75   $654,319 137
2009/11/10 - $249 -33% 5 $50   $654,568 138
2009/11/11 - $726 +192% 5 $145   $655,294 139
2009/11/22 - $93   1 $93   $655,647 150
2009/11/23 - $99 +6% 1 $99   $655,746 151
2009/11/24 - $125 +26% 1 $125   $655,871 152

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/06/26 34 $174,533   27 $6,464   $174,533 7
2009/07/03 36 $111,993 -36% 25 $4,480   $286,526 14
2009/07/10 43 $75,397 -33% 25 $3,016   $361,923 21
2009/07/17 34 $110,945 +47% 34 $3,263   $472,868 28
2009/07/24 46 $73,686 -34% 30 $2,456   $546,554 35
2009/07/31 55 $40,847 -45% 22 $1,857   $587,401 42
2009/08/07 65 $17,833 -56% 12 $1,486   $605,234 49
2009/08/14 82 $7,326 -59% 8 $916   $612,560 56
2009/08/21 83 $7,437 +2% 9 $826   $619,997 63
2009/08/28 101 $2,377 -68% 4 $594   $622,374 70
2009/09/04 97 $3,146 +32% 5 $629   $625,520 77
2009/09/11 105 $3,122 -1% 3 $1,041   $628,642 84
2009/09/18 118 $1,433 -54% 4 $358   $630,075 91
2009/09/25 117 $1,928 +35% 3 $643   $632,003 98
2009/10/02 118 $1,164 -40% 3 $388   $633,167 105
2009/10/09 131 $993 -15% 1 $993   $634,160 112
2009/10/16 91 $8,765 +783% 4 $2,191   $642,925 119
2009/10/23 101 $4,640 -47% 3 $1,547   $647,565 126
2009/10/30 105 $4,112 -11% 5 $822   $651,677 133
2009/11/06 98 $3,877 -6% 5 $775   $655,554 140
2009/11/20 134 $317   1 $317   $655,871 154

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