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A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)

A Tale of Love and Darkness
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $572,212Details
International Box Office $25,901Details
Worldwide Box Office $598,113
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Synopsis

A film based on Amos Oz’s memories of growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with his parents; his the academic father, Arieh, and his dreamy, imaginative mother, Fania. They were one of many Jewish families who moved to Palestine from Europe during the 1930s and 1940s to escape persecution. Arieh was cautiously hopeful for the future. But Fania wanted much more. The terror of the war and the running had been followed by the tedium of everyday life, which weighed heavily on Fania’s spirit. Unhappy in her marriage and intellectually stifled, to cheer herself, and to entertain 10-year-old Amos, she would make up stories of adventures, treks across the desert. Amos was enraptured while she read him poetry and explained to him about words and language in a way that would influence his writing his entire life. When the independence didn’t bring with it the renewed sense of life that Fania had hoped for, she slips into solitude and sadness. Unable to help her, Amos must say good-bye before he is ready. As he witnesses the birth of a nation, he must come to terms with his own new beginning.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 8,444 $572,212
All Time International Box Office 8,233 $25,901
All Time Worldwide Box Office 10,944 $598,113
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 2,009 $572,212

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 19th, 2016 (Limited) by Focus World
International Releases: September 6th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
Video Release: December 20th, 2016 by Focus Features
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic content and some disturbing violent images.
(Rating bulletin 2425 (Cert #50356), 5/18/2016)
Running Time: 98 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Rabin, The Last Day
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Israeli Palestinian Conflict, Israel, Writing and Writers, Dream Sequence, Actors Making Their Directorial Debut
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Movie Plus, Ram Bergman Productions, Keshet, Avi Chai, Israel Film Fund, Pais , Yehoshua Rabinovich Tel-Aviv Foundation for the Arts, Leon Recanati Foundation, Cultural Administration, Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport, Israel Film Council, Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund
Production Countries: Israel,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,222 $8,312 Sep 30, 2016 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,874 $8,312 Sep 30, 2016 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,795 $396 Sep 30, 2016 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,351 $15,210 Sep 23, 2016 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,767 $15,210 Sep 23, 2016 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,205 $895 Sep 23, 2016 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,536 $24,982 Sep 16, 2016 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,731 $24,982 Sep 16, 2016 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,732 $757 Sep 16, 2016 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 5,348 $60,410 Sep 9, 2016 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,413 $60,410 Sep 9, 2016 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,889 $944 Sep 9, 2016 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 5,222 $127,475 Sep 2, 2016 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,075 $127,475 Sep 2, 2016 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,285 $1,931 Sep 2, 2016 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,649 $115,058 Aug 26, 2016 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,207 $115,058 Aug 26, 2016 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,601 $4,425 Aug 26, 2016 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 7,412 $37,170 Aug 19, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,554 $37,170 Aug 19, 2016 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 501 $18,585 Aug 19, 2016 3
Theater Average Limited Release 694 $18,585 Aug 19, 2016 3
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release 38 $18,585 Aug 19, 2016 3
Never Wide Domestic 2,497 $572,212 Aug 19, 2016 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 6,028 $572,212 Aug 19, 2016 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,006 64 Aug 19, 2016 0

Cast

   Fania Oz
Gilad Kahana    Arieh Oz
Amir Tessler    Amos
Makram Khoury    Halawani
Shira Haas   
Neta Riskin   
Moni Moshonov    Old Amos

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Natalie Portman
Based on the novel by    Amos Oz
Producer    Ram Bergman
Producer    David Mandil
Executive Producer    Nicolas Chartier
Executive Producer    Allison Shearmur
Director of Photography    Slawomir Idziak
Editor    Andrew Mondshein
Production Designer    Arad Sawat
Composer    Nicholas Britell
Costume Designer    Li Alembik

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August 24th, 2016

A Tale of Love and Darkness

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August 21st, 2016

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Three even-matched debutants proved to be no match for the incumbents at the box office this weekend, with Suicide Squad taking a third straight victory at the box office with $20.71 million, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning projection. Sausage Party stays in second with $15.3 million, and that leaves the new entrants in 3rd, 4th and 5th. This was a weekend where diversity isn’t the problem, but novelty is. More...

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August 19th, 2016

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/19 47 $37,170   2 $18,585   $37,170 3
2016/08/26 38 $115,058 +210% 26 $4,425   $166,265 10
2016/09/02 39 $127,475 +11% 66 $1,931   $343,142 17
2016/09/09 43 $60,410 -53% 64 $944   $477,869 24
2016/09/16 57 $24,982 -59% 33 $757   $527,918 31
2016/09/23 58 $15,210 -39% 17 $895   $553,557 38
2016/09/30 70 $8,312 -45% 21 $396   $569,381 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/19 - $9,852   2 $4,926   $9,852 1
2016/08/20 - $15,766 +60% 2 $7,883   $25,618 2
2016/08/21 - $11,552 -27% 2 $5,776   $37,170 3
2016/08/22 - $3,248 -72% 2 $1,624   $40,418 4
2016/08/23 - $3,630 +12% 2 $1,815   $44,048 5
2016/08/24 - $3,968 +9% 2 $1,984   $48,016 6
2016/08/25 - $3,191 -20% 2 $1,596   $51,207 7
2016/08/26 - $25,079 +686% 26 $965   $76,286 8
2016/08/27 - $54,593 +118% 26 $2,100   $130,879 9
2016/08/28 - $35,386 -35% 26 $1,361   $166,265 10
2016/08/29 - $11,645 -67% 26 $448   $177,910 11
2016/08/30 - $13,513 +16% 26 $520   $191,423 12
2016/08/31 - $12,269 -9% 26 $472   $203,692 13
2016/09/01 - $11,975 -2% 26 $461   $215,667 14
2016/09/02 - $23,456 +96% 66 $355   $239,123 15
2016/09/03 - $57,300 +144% 66 $868   $296,423 16
2016/09/04 - $46,719 -18% 66 $708   $343,142 17
2016/09/05 - $41,705 -11% 66 $632   $384,847 18
2016/09/06 - $11,614 -72% 66 $176   $396,461 19
2016/09/07 - $11,243 -3% 66 $170   $407,704 20
2016/09/08 - $9,755 -13% 66 $148   $417,459 21
2016/09/09 - $10,761 +10% 64 $168   $428,220 22
2016/09/10 - $31,213 +190% 64 $488   $459,433 23
2016/09/11 - $18,436 -41% 64 $288   $477,869 24
2016/09/12 - $5,441 -70% 64 $85   $483,310 25
2016/09/13 - $7,660 +41% 64 $120   $490,970 26
2016/09/14 - $5,908 -23% 64 $92   $496,878 27
2016/09/15 - $6,058 +3% 64 $95   $502,936 28
2016/09/16 - $4,686 -23% 33 $142   $507,622 29
2016/09/17 - $12,671 +170% 33 $384   $520,293 30
2016/09/18 - $7,625 -40% 33 $231   $527,918 31
2016/09/19 - $2,919 -62% 33 $88   $530,837 32
2016/09/20 - $3,109 +7% 33 $94   $533,946 33
2016/09/21 - $2,206 -29% 33 $67   $536,152 34
2016/09/22 - $2,195 n/c 33 $67   $538,347 35
2016/09/23 - $3,297 +50% 17 $194   $541,644 36
2016/09/24 - $7,910 +140% 17 $465   $549,554 37
2016/09/25 - $4,003 -49% 17 $235   $553,557 38
2016/09/26 - $1,100 -73% 17 $65   $554,657 39
2016/09/27 - $2,438 +122% 17 $143   $557,095 40
2016/09/28 - $2,093 -14% 17 $123   $559,188 41
2016/09/29 - $1,881 -10% 17 $111   $561,069 42
2016/09/30 - $2,042 +9% 21 $97   $563,111 43
2016/10/01 - $4,647 +128% 21 $221   $567,758 44
2016/10/02 - $1,623 -65% 21 $77   $569,381 45
2016/10/03 - $532 -67% 21 $25   $569,913 46
2016/10/04 - $703 +32% 21 $33   $570,616 47
2016/10/05 - $830 +18% 21 $40   $571,446 48
2016/10/06 - $766 -8% 21 $36   $572,212 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/19 49 $51,207   2 $25,604   $51,207 7
2016/08/26 40 $164,460 +221% 26 $6,325   $215,667 14
2016/09/02 39 $201,792 +23% 66 $3,057   $417,459 21
2016/09/09 43 $85,477 -58% 64 $1,336   $502,936 28
2016/09/16 59 $35,411 -59% 33 $1,073   $538,347 35
2016/09/23 59 $22,722 -36% 17 $1,337   $561,069 42
2016/09/30 79 $11,143 -51% 21 $531   $572,212 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 9/6/2016 $0 0 0 0 $25,901 9/16/2016
 
International Total$25,901 9/16/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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