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Syngue sabour, pierre de patience (2013)

The Patience Stone
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $148,408Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $129,155 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $129,155
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In a country torn apart by war, Afghanistan or elsewhere... A young woman in her thirties watches over her older husband in a decrepit room. A bullet in the neck has reduced him to a comatose state. He has been abandoned by his fellow combatants and even by his own brothers. One day, the woman’s vigil changes. She begins to speak truth to her silent husband, telling him about her childhood, her suffering, her frustrations, her loneliness, her dreams, desires, and secrets. After years of living under his control, with no voice of her own, she says things she could never have spoken before, even though they have been married for ten years.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: 2013 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as The Patience Stone
Video Release: March 11th, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Syngue sabour
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, some violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2259, 2/13/2013)
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Keywords: Muslims, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, Unnamed Character, War, Poverty, Sex Crimes, Coma
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: The Film
Production Countries: Afghanistan,
United Kingdom


   The Woman
Hamidrez Javdan    The Man
Hassina Burgan    The Aunt
Massi Mrowat    The Young Soldier

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Michael Gentile
Adapted From His Novel    Atiq Rahimi
Screenwriter    Atiq Rahimi
Screenwriter    Jean-Claude Carriere
Co-Producer    Gerhard Meixner
Co-Producer    Roman Paul
Associate Producer    Lauraine Heftler
Line Producer    Philippe Gautier
Composer    Max Richter
Editor    Herve de Luze
Sound    Dana Farzanehpour
Sound    Noemi Hampel
Sound    Lars Ginzel
Production Designer    Erwin Prib
Director of Photography    Thierry Arbogast
Executive Producer    Hani Farsi
Casting Director    Aziza Marzak

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 11th, 2014

March 10th, 2014

If you look over at, the best-selling new release of the week is The Book Thief. This film made just over $20 million at the box office, which is amazing for a limited release. However, it is still a limited release on top of the new releases. That tells you how slow this week is on the home market. Fortunately, last Friday The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and I'm including it on this week's list as well. There are a number of other releases that are worth picking up, including The Patience Stone on DVD, In Fear on DVD, and Inside Llewyn Davis on Blu-ray. However, while there is some competition, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/16 78 $6,987   2 $3,494   $9,361 5
2013/08/23 68 $6,232 -11% 4 $1,558   $19,862 12
2013/09/06 73 $8,809   11 $801   $77,726 26
2013/09/13 69 $8,632 -2% 7 $1,233   $90,294 33
2013/09/20 73 $12,320 +43% 15 $821   $106,410 40
2013/09/27 80 $3,544 -71% 9 $394   $115,632 47
2013/10/04 78 $5,420 +53% 16 $339   $122,905 54
2013/10/11 77 $3,860 -29% 20 $193   $130,060 61
2013/10/18 93 $2,814 -27% 8 $352   $136,167 68
2013/11/22 85 $615   3 $205   $148,408 103

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