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Beasts of No Nation (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $90,777Details
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In West Africa, the life of young Agu is disrupted when his father is slaughtered in a civil war and he is inscripted as a child soldier into a mercenary unit led by the sadistic Commandant.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,301-11,400) 11,345 $90,777
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,901-16,000) 15,932 $90,777
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,177 $90,777

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 16th, 2015 (Limited) by Bleecker Street
Video Release: October 16th, 2015
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 137 minutes
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Keywords: Africa, Civil War, Child Soldier, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Netflix, Participant Media, Red Crown, Levantine Films, New Balloon, Mutressa Movies, Primary Productions, Parlaiment of Owls
Production Countries: United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   Supreme Commander Dada Goodblood

Supporting Cast

Kobina Amissah Sam    Father
Ama Abebrese    Mother
Francis Weddey    Big Brother
Grace Nortey    Old Witch Woman
Emmanuel Affadzi    Dike

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Cary Joji Fukinaga*    Screenwriter
Uzodinma Iweala's    Based on the novel by
Amy Kaufman    Producer
Cary Joji Fukinaga*    Producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg    Producer
Riva Marker    Producer
Daniel Crown    Producer
Idris Elba    Producer
Jeff Skoll    Executive Producer
Jonathan King    Executive Producer
Bill Benenson    Executive Producer
Laura Bickford    Executive Producer
Fiona Druckenmiller    Executive Producer
Jamal Daniel    Executive Producer
Donna Gigliotti    Executive Producer
Ted Sarandos    Executive Producer
Pauline Fischer    Executive Producer
Sarah Bowen    Executive Producer
Elizabeth Koch    Executive Producer
Kristina Kendall    Executive Producer
Nnamdi Asomugha    Executive Producer
Elika Portnoy    Executive Producer
Peter Pastorelli    Executive Producer
Uzodinma Iweala's    Executive Producer
Tommee May    Executive Producer
Cary Joji Fukinaga*    Director of Photography
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen    Editor
Pete Beaudreau    Editor
Jenny Eagan    Costume Designer
Inbal Weinberg    Production Designer
Dan Romer    Composer
Tracy McKnight    Music Supervisor
Harrison Nesbit    Casting Director
Geoffrey Patterson    Sound Mixer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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January 31st, 2016


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2015 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 15th, 2016

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2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

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2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 10th, 2015


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2015 Awards Season: SAG Nominations

December 9th, 2015


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2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015


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Per Theater Chart: Very Little Room at the Top

October 21st, 2015


Room was in a close race for top spot on the per theater with last week's winner, but it came out on top with an average of $29,575 in four theaters. Steve Jobs was right behind with an average of $25,212 in 60. This film is going to expand wide this weekend and could lead the weekend. The Assassin earned an average of $11,973 in four theaters, which is strong for a foreign-language film. Meanwhile, Truth was right behind with an average of $11,039 in six. More...

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October 18th, 2015


A slightly-softer-than-expected (but still good) opening for Goosebumps will be enough to take the film to the top of the box office chart this weekend, according to studio projections released on Sunday morning. Sony expects the family horror adventure to come in with $23.5 million on opening weekend, which is a solid enough start, and sets the film up for a good run, helped by strong reviews and Halloween coming up in a couple of weeks. The Martian will land in second with a projected $21.5 million as of this morning, a slightly steeper-than-expected 42% decline from last weekend, and a total to date around $144 million. In general, we’re looking at quite a few steep drops from last weekend thanks to an unfavorable comparison with the Columbus Day long weekend and a batch of new releases. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Make Room for Limited Releases

October 16th, 2015


It is a fantastic week for limited releases with a number of movies in various genres that are earning impressive reviews / loud buzz. There's documentaries (All Things Must Pass and A Ballerina's Tale); horror (Tales of Halloween); action (The Assassin); and even a potential Oscar winner (Room). More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/10/16 40 $51,003   31 $1,645   $51,003 1
2015/10/23 59 $13,572 -73% 21 $646   $83,861 2

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/16 - $17,108   31 $552   $17,108 1
2015/10/17 - $20,916 +22% 31 $675   $38,024 2
2015/10/18 - $12,979 -38% 31 $419   $51,003 3
2015/10/19 - $5,155 -60% 31 $166   $56,158 4
2015/10/20 - $4,124 -20% 31 $133   $60,282 5
2015/10/21 - $4,382 +6% 31 $141   $64,664 6
2015/10/22 - $5,625 +28% 31 $181   $70,289 7

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/10/16 43 $70,289   31 $2,267   $70,289 1
2015/10/23 60 $20,488 -71% 21 $976   $90,777 2

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