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City of Ghosts (2017)

City of Ghosts
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $128,015Details
International Box Office $72,416Details
Worldwide Box Office $200,431
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Follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 7th, 2017 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: May 21st, 2017 (Wide) (South Korea)
July 21st, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
September 22nd, 2017 (Wide) (Netherlands)
Video Release: September 26th, 2017 by Broad Green
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2475 (Cert #51048), 5/10/2017)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Terrorism, Undercover, Fugitive / On the Run, Investigative Journalist, Exile, Syria, Civil War
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: A&E Indiefilms, Our Time Projects
Production Countries: United States

Production and Technical Credits

Matthew Heineman    Producer
Matthew Heineman    Cinematographer
Matthew Heineman    Editor
Matthew Hamachek    Editor
Pax Wassermann    Editor
H. Scott Salinas    Composer
Jackson Greenberg    Composer
Alex Gibney    Executive Producer
Molly Thompson    Executive Producer

2017 Awards Season: DGA Winners

February 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Directors Guild of America Awards were handed out this weekend and two of the three categories could be good omens come Oscar night. To be more accurate, it sets up an interesting two-way race on Oscar night. More...

2017 Awards Season: DGA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

Get Out

Directors Guild of America is one of those awards groups that spread out their nominations, but the last of them were announced today. There are some pleasant surprises and what is possibly the biggest shock of Awards Season so far. The only film to earn two nominations was Get Out. More...

2017 Awards Season: BAFTA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

The Shape of Water

The BAFTA nominations were announced and this time The Shape of Water led the way with 12 nominations. The same films appear on many of the lists of nominees, but so far no one film has come to dominate the list. This makes it interesting, to say the least. There’s a good chance no one film will win the majority of prestige awards and that multiple films will have lots of reason to celebrate on February 18th when the awards are handed out. More...

2017 Awards Season: PGA Nominations

January 5th, 2018

Wonder Woman

The Producers Guild of America finally finished announcing their nominations. (They spread out their announcements for reasons I’ve never quite understood.) It is a strange year for the PGAs, as there was a tie resulting in 11 films being nominated for the top prize. More...

Home Market Releases for October 3rd, 2017

October 3rd, 2017

Goon: Last of the Enforcers

It is not a great week for home market releases. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the biggest release of the week, but it is far from the best. As for the Pick of the Week contenders, they are all horror themed. Cult of Chucky is surprisingly good, especially for a franchise that’s lasted seven installments. Don't Torture A Duckling is a giallo film, and an important one in its director’s career. Up next is iZombie: Season Three, which is amazing, but it is always on the edge of being canceled. Finally, there's Vampyr: Criterion Collection Blu-ray. In the end, I went with the Don't Torture A Duckling: Special Edition as the Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Goon: Last of the Enforcers Blu-ray Combo Pack earned Puck of the Week, for the best Canadian release. More...

Home Market Releases for September 26th, 2017

September 27th, 2017

HYOUKA: Part Two

Transformers: The Last Knight is the biggest release of the week and it has scared away a lot of the competition, but it’s garbage and should be avoided. There are no big releases that are pick of the week contenders, but some smaller ones fit the bill, including David Lynch: The Art Life: The Criterion Collection, HYOUKA: Part Two, and Shameless: The Complete Seventh Season. All are amazing and worth checking out, but none have many extras, so it is up to the role of the dice to determine the Pick of the Week. ... And it’s HYOUKA. More...

Theater Averages: Spider-Man has Storybook $26,915 Opening

July 11th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

There was a really close race on the theater chart this week with Spider-Man: Homecoming topping A Ghost Story $26,915 to $26,008. The only other film to top $10,000 was The Big Sick, which earned an average of $10,971 in 326 theaters. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Stories from the City

July 7th, 2017

City of Ghosts

There are only eight announced limited release films this week, and only two of them have more than ten reviews: City of Ghosts and A Ghost Story. Another film, Swim Team, only has seven reviews, but all seven are positive. However, two of those three films are documentaries, which leaves A Ghost Story as the only film with a real shot at box office success. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/07/07 49 $13,601   2 $6,801   $13,601 1
2017/07/14 37 $23,188 +70% 11 $2,108   $43,061 2
2017/07/21 40 $20,981 -10% 18 $1,166   $75,866 3
2017/07/28 48 $12,674 -40% 18 $704   $101,635 4
2017/08/04 65 $4,048 -68% 13 $311   $113,494 5
2017/08/11 91 $1,004 -75% 11 $91   $118,242 6
2017/08/18 90 $1,197 +19% 12 $100   $121,261 7
2017/08/25 93 $1,334 +11% 9 $148   $124,490 8
2017/09/01 101 $1,402 +5% 6 $234   $127,125 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/07/07 49 $19,873   2 $9,937   $19,873 1
2017/07/14 41 $35,012 +76% 11 $3,183   $54,885 2
2017/07/21 38 $34,076 -3% 18 $1,893   $88,961 3
2017/07/28 50 $20,485 -40% 18 $1,138   $109,446 4
2017/08/04 60 $7,792 -62% 13 $599   $117,238 5
2017/08/11 86 $2,826 -64% 9 $314   $120,064 6
2017/08/18 86 $2,540 -10% 11 $231   $123,156 7
2017/08/25 94 $2,323 -9% 11 $211   $125,723 8
2017/09/01 100 $2,259 -3% 6 $377   $128,015 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Netherlands 9/22/2017 $9,939 18 18 18 $12,748 9/25/2017
South Korea 5/21/2017 $308 1 1 1 $308 5/25/2017
United Kingdom 7/21/2017 $16,886 14 14 41 $59,360 9/28/2017
International Total$72,416 9/28/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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