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Catch a Fire


The Numbers Rating: 8.00 (1 votes) Rate it - Rating Details
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76% - Fresh
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,299,773
International Box Office$1,400,000
Worldwide Box Office$5,699,773
For full financial breakdown, please contact our research team.
Production Budget:$14,000,000
Theatrical Release: October 27th, 2006 (Wide) by Focus Features
Video Release: January 30th, 2007 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material involving torture and abuse, violence and brief language.
Keywords: Terrorism
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Budget Source:Interview with Philip Noyce
Running Time:101 minutes

Synopsis

Shot on location in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Mozambique, this political thriller is based on the real-life story of Patrick Chamusso. The film takes place in South Africa, spanning from the country's turbulent and divided years in the 1980s to the present day. Patrick (played by Derek Luke) is an oil refinery employee and soccer player who is apolitical - until he and his wife are brutalized by government-sanctioned terror squads. Shocked into action, Patrick reorients his sense of self and purpose. Even as policeman Nic Vos (Academy Award winner Tim Robbins) further insinuates himself into the lives of Patrick and his family, Patrick becomes a rebel fighter and political operative, staging daring solo attacks against the brutal apartheid regime. Change must and will come, not only for South Africa but also for Patrick, Nic, and those closest to them.

Cast

Tim Robbins    Nic Vos
Derek Luke    Patrick Chamusso
Bonnie Henna    Precious
Robert Hobbs    SB policeman
Marius Weyers    Police Brigadier

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Phillip Noyce

Weekend Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/10/27 12 $2,026,997   1,306 $1,552   $2,026,997 3
2006/11/03 17 $1,041,028 -49% 1,306 $797   $3,667,587 10
2006/11/10 31 $176,800 -83% 184 $961   $4,209,479 17
2006/11/17 48 $30,428 -83% 41 $742   $4,291,965 24

Daily Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/10/27 - $620,000   1,305 $475   $620,000 1
2006/10/28 12 $870,000 +40% 1,305 $667   $1,500,000 2
2006/10/29 13 $510,000 -41% 1,305 $391   $2,026,997 3

Worldwide Weekly Chart Record

DateRank Gross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal Gross
2006-11-02 30 $2,626,559   1,306 $2,011 $2,626,559
2006-11-09 38 $1,406,120 -46.47% 1,306 $1,077 $4,032,679