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Timbuktu (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,076,075Details
International Box Office $4,529,426Details
Worldwide Box Office $5,605,501
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $103,281 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $37,515 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $140,796
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family had been spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu, but when their destiny changes abruptly, Kidane must face the new laws of the foreign occupants.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 28th, 2015 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group
International Releases: December 11th, 2014 (Wide) (Germany)
February 6th, 2015 (Wide) (Spain)
February 12th, 2015 (Wide) (Italy)
March 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Netherlands)
May 29th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
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Video Release: June 23rd, 2015 by Cohen Media Group
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2349, 11/19/2014)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Africa, Muslims, Orthodox Religion, Bigotry, Womens Rights
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Les Films du Worso, Dune Vision, Arches Films, Arte France Cinema, Orange Studio, Canal Plus
Production Countries: France,
Mauritania

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,729 $3,996 May 22, 2015 117
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,159 $2,461 Apr 24, 2015 89
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,216 $11,205 Apr 10, 2015 75
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,119 $43,557 Mar 27, 2015 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,312 $54,612 Mar 20, 2015 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,746 $57,633 Mar 13, 2015 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,167 $63,600 Mar 6, 2015 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,419 $88,021 Feb 27, 2015 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,716 $119,000 Feb 20, 2015 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,274 $108,429 Feb 13, 2015 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,960 $78,544 Feb 6, 2015 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,926 $50,000 Jan 30, 2015 5

Cast

   Kidane
Toulou Kiki    Satima
Abel Jafri    Abdelkrim
Fatoumata Diawara    Fatou
Hichem Yacoubi    Jihadist
Kettly Noel    Zabou
   Issan
   Toya
Adel Mahmoud Cherif    Imam
Salem Dendou    Chief Jihadist

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Abderrahmane Sissako
Screenwriter    Kessen Tall
Producer    Abderrahmane Sissako
Producer    Sylvie Pialat
Executive Producer    Kessen Tall
Production Designer    Sebastien Birchler
Editor    Nadia Ben Rachid
Composer    Amine Bouhafa
Director of Photography    Sofiane El Fani
Sound Mixer    Philippe Welsh
Sound Mixer    Roman Dymny
Sound Mixer    Thierry Delor
First Assistant Director    Demba Dieye
Set Decorator    Sebastien Birchler
Costume Designer    Ami Sow

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

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Home Market Releases for June 23rd, 2015

June 23rd, 2015

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As I've mentioned countless times in the past, the summer is the worst time of year for the home market. Outside of an occasional spring hit, there's very little worth talking about. It's much too late for last year's holiday hits, it's much too early for the summer blockbusters, and there are not even a lot of TV on DVD releases to pick up the slack. However, as bad as the average is, this week is much, much worse. There are no first-run releases of note. There's no real limited releases, TV on DVD releases, or classics coming out either. I had nothing to review this week. The top contender for Pick of the Week is Ex Machina, which is only coming out on Video on Demand. It's that slow on the home market. The other two contenders are Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro on Blu-ray and Timbuktu on Blu-ray. More...

Per Theater Chart: Future for Timbuktu Is Bright

February 3rd, 2015

Timbuktu poster

Timbuktu was the only film in the $10,000 club this weekend earning an estimated average of $12,500 in four theaters. Running Man came close with an average of $9,246 in 20 theaters. Impressively, Game Of Thrones: The IMAX Experience earned 15th place on the overall chart with $1.46 million in just over 200 theaters for an average of $7,142. This is enough to expect this to happen again, but I don't know if it will be a regular thing. More...

Weekend Estimates: American Sniper Wins Super Bowl Weekend

February 1st, 2015

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With only some relatively lightweight competition, American Sniper will cruise to another weekend win, with Warner Bros. projecting a $31.85m weekend, down 51% from last weekend thanks to an expected steep decline on Super Bowl Sunday. Without the big football game, the film would most likely be down closer to 40% in its third weekend in limited release. More...

Limited Release: Oscars are the Star of the Week

January 30th, 2015

Timbuktu poster

The list is a little shorter than usual, not because there are few limited releases coming out this week, but because we have a spotlight review for one of them. So to keep things a little more manageable, I'm going to focus on films that are either earning great reviews, or that earned some pre-release buzz. Speaking of great reviews, Timbuktu is living up to its Oscar nomination with 97% positive reviews. Also coming out this week are the Oscar Nominated Shorts, so fans of short films should rush out to theaters. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/30 50 $50,000   4 $12,500   $58,106 5
2015/02/06 44 $78,544 +57% 14 $5,610   $154,585 12
2015/02/13 37 $108,429 +38% 33 $3,286   $295,041 19
2015/02/20 37 $119,000 +10% 53 $2,245   $485,440 26
2015/02/27 42 $88,021 -26% 51 $1,726   $633,074 33
2015/03/06 48 $63,600 -28% 36 $1,767   $742,638 40
2015/03/13 47 $57,633 -9% 38 $1,517   $824,900 47
2015/03/20 47 $54,612 -5% 48 $1,138   $907,080 54
2015/03/27 44 $43,557 -20% 28 $1,556   $979,618 61
2015/04/10 66 $11,205   16 $700   $1,040,427 75
2015/04/24 93 $2,461   6 $410   $1,058,061 89
2015/05/22 69 $3,996   4 $999   $1,074,583 117

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/23 75 $8,106   2 $4,053   $8,106 2
2015/01/30 48 $67,935 +738% 4 $16,984   $76,041 9
2015/02/06 41 $106,693 +57% 14 $7,621   $186,611 16
2015/02/13 36 $179,829 +69% 33 $5,449   $366,440 23
2015/02/20 38 $182,491 +1% 53 $3,443   $526,902 30
2015/02/27 41 $133,985 -27% 56 $2,393   $679,038 37
2015/03/06 47 $93,218 -30% 40 $2,330   $766,965 44
2015/03/13 47 $84,872 -9% 38 $2,233   $852,139 51
2015/03/20 41 $83,232 -2% 48 $1,734   $935,700 58
2015/03/27 44 $63,782 -23% 34 $1,876   $999,843 65
2015/04/03 55 $31,504 -51% 24 $1,313   $1,029,104 72
2015/04/10 63 $16,747 -47% 18 $930   $1,045,851 79
2015/04/17 69 $9,748 -42% 5 $1,950   $1,055,599 86
2015/04/24 84 $7,121 -27% 6 $1,187   $1,062,720 93
2015/05/08 88 $1,416   3 $472   $1,069,343 107
2015/05/15 95 $1,244 -12% 1 $1,244   $1,070,587 114
2015/05/22 79 $5,488 +341% 4 $1,372   $1,076,075 121

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Germany 12/11/2014 $0 0 2 6 $152,939 10/20/2015
Italy 2/12/2015 $0 0 1 2 $128,892 10/20/2015
Netherlands 3/26/2015 $0 0 16 32 $134,032 6/26/2015
Spain 2/6/2015 $0 0 1 3 $408,448 10/6/2015
Taiwan 6/5/2015 $0 0 1 1 $13,934 7/1/2015
United Kingdom 5/29/2015 $0 0 22 59 $472,304 10/13/2015
 
Rest of World $3,218,877
 
International Total$4,529,426 10/20/2015

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