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The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

The Childhood of a Leader
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $213,358Details
Worldwide Box Office $213,358
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $62,960 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $62,960
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Set amidst the turmoil of World War I and its aftermath, it follows the young son of an American diplomat living in France as he learns to manipulate the adults around him—a monstrous coming of age that ominously parallels the rising tide of Fascism in Europe.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,401-8,500) 8,453 $213,358
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,001-14,100) 14,006 $213,358

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 22nd, 2016 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: August 19th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (Portugal)
Video Release: November 22nd, 2016 by IFC Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: World War I, Coming of Age, Dysfunctional Family, Fascism, Unnamed Character, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Unanimous Entertainment, Scope Pictures, Bow & Arrow, Scion Films, Bron Capital Partners, Crystal Wealth, Mact Productions, Filmteam, Studio L’Equipe
Production Countries: France,
United Kingdom

Leading Cast

   The Mother
   Charles The Leader
   The Father

Supporting Cast

Stacy Martin    The Teacher
Yolande Moreau    The Maid
Tom Sweet    The Boy (Prescott)
Jacques Boudet    The Priest
Sophie Curtis    Laura
Rebecca Dayan    Edith
Michael Epp    Economist

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Production and Technical Credits

Mona Fastvold    Screenwriter
Chris Coen    Producer
Ron Curtis    Producer
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre    Producer
Helena Danielsson    Producer
Istvan Major    Producer
Mona Fastvold    Producer
Matthew Perniciaro    Executive Producer
Michael Sherman    Executive Producer
Lol Crawley    Director of Photography

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November 23rd, 2016


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Home Market Releases for November 22nd, 2016

November 21st, 2016


This is the Tuesday before Black Friday / Cyber Monday. It is the last chance for a home market release to come out before one of the most important shopping weekends of the year. However, it also means the new releases coming out have to compete with massive sales and they will tend to get lost in the crowd. Overall, this is a negative for the new releases, which explains why there are not many big titles. The biggest release of the week is Kubo and the Two Strings, which is also one of the best. If you don’t have any of the Laika films, then the Box Set is easily worth picking up. However, I’m giving the Pick of the Week title to Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXVII, because I’m a huge fanboy.


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July 22nd, 2016

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Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Portugal 11/25/2016 $1,987 3 3 6 $3,900 12/8/2016
United Kingdom 8/19/2016 $68,721 23 33 120 $209,458 11/23/2016
International Total$213,358 12/8/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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