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The Bang Bang Club (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $124,791Details
International Box Office $13,265Details
Worldwide Box Office $138,056
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The Bang Bang Club is the true story of four young combat photographers - Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Kevin Carter, and Ken Oosterbroek - bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. In 1994, they risked their lives to tell the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post-Apartheid South Africa, and exposed the plight of a nation to the international community through their courage under fire and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalism. This intense period of civil war produced their best work but cost a heavy price, as the group's fearless dedication and willingness to push the limits of journalistic ethics brought about both their greatest professional achievements and also their most profound personal tragedies. Based on the book The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War by Marinovich and Silva, this gripping film explores the thrills, danger, and moral ambiguity associated with representing war, and features stellar performances from Ryan Phillippe, Neels Van Jaarsveld, Frank Rautenbach, and Taylor Kitsch as the heroic young journalists who risk their lives for their cause and their craft.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 6th, 2011 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
International Releases: January 17th, 2013 (Wide) (United Arab Emirates)
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2168, 4/20/2011)
Running Time: 109 minutes
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Keywords: News, Biography, Mental Illness, Bigotry, Political, War, Photography
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Foundry Films, Out of Africa Entertainment, Telefilm Canada, Astral Media, Harold Greenberg Fund, Ontario Media Development Corporation, South Africa Department of Trade and Industry, Rogers Telefund
Production Countries: Canada,
South Africa

Lead Ensemble Members

   Greg Marinovich
   Kevin Carter
   Robin Comley
   João Silva
   Ken Oosterbroek

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Production and Technical Credits

Steven Silver    Screenwriter
Lance Samuels    Producer
Daniel Iron    Producer
Adam Friedlander    Producer
Ronald Sanders    Editor
Miroslaw Baszak    Director of Photography
Emelia Weavind    Production Designer
Kweku Mandela Amuah    Executive Producer
Laszlo Barna    Executive Producer
Neil Tabatznik    Executive Producer
Patrice Theroux    Executive Producer
Chris Ouwinga    Executive Producer
Omar Carrim    Executive Producer
Ahmed Omar Carrim    Executive Producer
Lal Bahrwaney    Executive Producer
Dr. Kwame Amuah    Executive Producer
Jannie Van Wyk    Executive Producer
Darryn Welch    Executive Producer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 16th, 2011

August 16th, 2011

It's a deceptively busy week, as there are several significant releases hitting the home market on Tuesday. However, most of these are wide releases that flopped, to one degree or another. In fact, one of the best selling releases of the week is Jane Eyre, an early success story in limited release. When a limited release could conceivably lead the way in sales... well, that's a sure sign of weakness in the overall market. As for the best release of the week, that would have to go to The Big Lebowski Limited Edition Blu-ray Digibook. The latest season of Dexter would come close, but while the show is great, the releases are not Pick of the Week material. More...

Blame Canada for the number of Limited Releases

April 22nd, 2011

It's a busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen films on this week's list, including a very large Canadian contingent. There are two films opening in limited release in Canada, two Canadian films opening in limited release in the United States, and another where the characters are on a road trip to Canada. One of these films, Incendies, is the best bet for the weekend, while POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is also worth checking out. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/05/06 65 $21,945   9 $2,438   $21,945 1
2011/06/10 87 $3,215   7 $459   $122,216 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/05/06 71 $21,945   9 $2,438   $21,945 1
2011/06/10 84 $5,790   7 $827   $124,791 6

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Arab Emirates 1/17/2013 $13,265 8 8 8 $13,265 12/14/2015
International Total$13,265 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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