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Catch a Fire (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,299,773Details
International Box Office $1,482,425Details
Worldwide Box Office $5,782,198
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  5. Video Sales
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,101-6,200) 6,181 $4,299,773
All Time International Box Office (Rank 6,101-6,200) 6,185 $1,482,425
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,601-7,700) 7,601 $5,782,198

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$14,000,000
Domestic Releases: 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.
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Keywords: Terrorism
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Working Title Films

Leading Cast

   Nic Vos
   Patrick Chamusso

Supporting Cast

Bonnie Henna    Precious


Robert Hobbs    SB policeman
Marius Weyers    Police Brigadier

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Production and Technical Credits


Open on Fire on the Home Market

February 10th, 2007

Open Season led a large group of new releases this week, at least on the sales chart. On the rental chart it had to settle for a close second behind The Marine $6.32 million to $6.00 million. More...

DVD Releases for January 30, 2007

January 29th, 2007

I'm still waiting for the first "Must Have" DVD of the year (the first one of those doesn't show up until mid-February), but at least there are more that nearly make the grade this week than so far this year. Flyboys - Collector's Edition is better than the reviews would indicate, as long as you are in the right frame of mind. Lucky Louie - The Complete First Season is a great show but a little demented for a mainstream audience, and the same can be said for Viva Pedro - Pedro Almodovar Classics Collection - Buy from Amazon. But in the end I went with Red Doors - Buy from Amazon as the DVD Pick of the Week. Perhaps an unexpected choice, but it's a movie that should be seen by more. More...


November 7th, 2006

To call this weekend unpredictable is an understatement as there was a surprise number one film and records fell. But despite this, the overall market was only mixed. Sure, week-to-week the box office was up roughly 24% from last weekend, but Halloween tends to depress the box office, even when it doesn't hit on the weekend. Compared to the same weekend last year, the $130 million total box office was 4% lower. More...

Halloween Fails to Shock at Box Office

October 31st, 2006

The final weekend before Halloween was as predictable as they come with every film in the top five finishing within a rounding error of expectations. Even the weekly and year to date comparisons were dull -- down 2% week-to-week but up 2% from the same weekend last year -- hardly noteworthy changes. But I guess no surprises are better than bad surprises. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 21 - October 27, 2006

October 28th, 2006

There was a good selection of sites this week in terms of updates, but unlike last week there were fewer contenders for the Weekly Website Award. That's not to say Let's Go to Prison - Official Site didn't deserve to win, it just had a lot less competition than it would have had if it launched last week. More...

Will This be the Last We See of Saw?

October 27th, 2006

There's only one true wide release of the week, Saw III. But it has a small chance of earning more this weekend than all four wide releases earned last weekend. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7 - October 13, 2006

October 14th, 2006

With more and more Oscar contenders getting ready to start their theatrical runs, it is fitting that a satire of such films, For Your Consideration - Official Site, takes home the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 30 - October 6, 2006

October 7th, 2006

Good week for websites, but most were smaller updates or new sites with just a few features. Two sites, Happy Feet - Official Site and The Prestige - Official Site, stood out above the crowd, but both will need a few more update to take home the Weekly Website Award. More...

2006 Preview: October

October 1st, 2006

It's October, that means there's more hits, more Oscar hopefuls, and more horror films being released. But more importantly, it means September is over. September seemed weaker than normal in terms of top box office draws, but even though October is bound to produce more hits, the box office potential still seems soft. I only see one $100 million movie, but a least a few more might come within striking distance. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 5 - August 11

August 11th, 2006

The torrid pace of website updates continues with more than 30 films on this week's list. There were a few sites that really caught my eye, but it was Trust the Man - Official Site and its interactive map of New York City and its more than 2 dozen clips that won the Weekly Website Award. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

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

Daily Box Office Performance

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/10/27 13 $2,626,559   1,306 $2,011   $2,626,559 1
2006/11/03 17 $1,406,120 -46% 1,306 $1,077   $4,032,679 2
2006/11/10 33 $228,858 -84% 184 $1,244   $4,261,537 3
2006/11/17 57 $38,236 -83% 41 $933   $4,299,773 4

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