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Tanna (2015)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,711Details
International Box Office $64,250Details
Worldwide Box Office $69,961
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Set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors intent on killing them. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
81% - Fresh
91% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2016 (Limited) by Lightyear Entertainment
International Releases: November 6th, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
March 10th, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Australian Aboriginals, Cross-Culture Romance, Culture Clash, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Screen Australia, Contact Film, Film Victoria
Production Countries: Australia,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,153 $5,711 Sep 16, 2016 3


Marceline Rofit    Selin
Chief Charlie Kahla    Chief Charlie
Albi Nangia    Grandfather & Shaman
Lingai Kowla    Father
Dadwa Mungau    Grandmother
Linette Yowayin    Mother
Kapan Cook    Kapan Cook
Chief Mungau Yokay    Peacemaking Chief
Chief Mikum Tainakou    Imedin Chief

Production and Technical Credits

Cultural Director   
Screenwriter    Bentley Dean
Screenwriter    Martin Butler
Screenwriter    John Collee
Producer    Martin Butler
Producer    Bentley Dean
Producer    Carolyn Johnson
Location Producer    Janita Suter
Cinematographer    Bentley Dean
Editor    Tania Nehme
Sound Designer    Emma Bortignon
Composer    Antony Partos

Theater Averages: Yerevan Highlight of Dark Weekend with an Average of $9,748

September 21st, 2016

3 Weeks in Yerevan

No films made it into the $10,000 club this past weekend, but 3 Weeks in Yerevan came really close with an average of $9,748 in three theaters. Another film, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, did well with an average of $7,322 in 85 theaters. Sort of. In addition to playing in 85 theaters, there were another 80 theaters that had one-time showings over the weekend, which is why its total haul for the weekend is $771,153. I really hope having a mixed of regular showings and one-time screenings doesn’t catch on, because it makes our job of tracking box office numbers more confusing. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Waiting All Week for Limited Releases

September 16th, 2016

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, The Working Years

There are almost 30 films opening in limited release this week, so obviously I won’t have time talk about all of them. I won’t have time to talk about half of them. The two films that stand out in this crowd are The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, The Working Years and Miss Stevens. Both are earning great reviews, but the former is a documentary and the latter debuts on VOD on Tuesday, so neither has a great shot at box office success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/16 86 $5,711   2 $2,856   $5,711 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/16 - $1,988   2 $994   $1,988 1
2016/09/17 - $2,097 +5% 2 $1,049   $4,085 2
2016/09/18 - $1,626 -22% 2 $813   $5,711 3

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 11/6/2015 $0 0 6 25 $50,553 6/8/2016
Netherlands 3/10/2016 $13,697 23 23 23 $13,697 6/9/2016
International Total$64,250 6/9/2016

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