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Desert Dancer (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $155,271Details
International Box Office $168,947Details
Worldwide Box Office $324,218
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Synopsis

Set in Iran, this true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afshin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,401-10,500) 10,433 $155,271
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,058 $168,947
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,601-12,700) 12,651 $324,218
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,473 $155,271

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 10th, 2015 (Limited) by Relativity
April 17th, 2015 (Expands Wide) by Relativity
International Releases: July 3rd, 2014 (Wide) (Germany)
August 14th, 2015 (Wide) (Spain)
April 22nd, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: July 14th, 2015 by Relativity Media
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug material and violence.
(Rating bulletin 2357, 1/21/2015)
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Iran, Dancing, Government Corruption, Religious, Political, Rebellion, 2000s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: CrossDay Productions, May 13 Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Leading Cast

   Elaheh
   Afshin Ghaffarian

Supporting Cast

Tom Cullen    Ardi
Makram Khoury    Mehdi
Gabriel Senior    Young Afshin
Khalid Benchegra    Teacher
Nazanin Boniadi    Parisa
Abdellatif Chaouki    Lecturer
Marama Corlett    Mona
Bamshad Abedi-Amin    Mehran
Daniel Bass    Bijan
Neet Mohan    Naser
Sam Kordbacheh    Cyrus
Fadoua Lahlou    Elaheh's Mother
Inen Nuiga    Young Elaheh
Simon Kassianides    Sattar
Davood Ghadami    Basij Leader
Hamza Kadri    Elaheh's addict friend
Richard David Caine    Trinculo
Tolga Safer    Stephano
Bethan Hanks    Ariel
Alex Claus    Minder
Omid Gholami    Minder 2
Dana Haqjoo    Passport Officer
William Conacher    Dialect Coach

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Jon Croker    Screenwriter
Pippa Cross    Producer
Fabiola Beracasa    Producer
Izabella Miko    Producer
Luis Astorquia    Producer
Sarah Arison    Executive Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh    Executive Producer
Tucker Tooley    Executive Producer
Jason Beckman    Executive Producer
Sally Greene    Executive Producer
Rodika Zmikhnovskaya    Executive Producer
Jeremy Cowdrey    Executive Producer
Marina Fuentes Arredonda    Executive Producer
Mohammed Al Turki    Executive Producer
Hamza Talhouni    Executive Producer
Norman Merry    Executive Producer
Peter Hampden    Executive Producer
Rick Porras    Executive Producer
Nigel Thomas    Executive Producer
Parisa Dunn    Co-Producer
Olly Robinson    Co-Producer
Akram Khan    Choreography
Benjamin Wallfisch    Composer
Carlos Catalan    Director of Photography
Chris Gill    Editor
Celia Haining    Editor
Shahram Karimi    Production Designer
Louise Stjernsward    Costume Designer
Sophie Slotover    Make up
Manuel Puro    Casting Director
Iain Cooke    Music Supervisor
Ian Neil    Music Supervisor
Bia Oliveira    Associate Producer
Olly Robinson    1st Assistant Director
Sarah Macfarlane    2nd Assistant Director
Liz West    Script Supervisor
Ben Shepherd    Visual Effects Supervisor
Paul Driver    Visual Effects Producer
Andy Shelley    Supervising Sound Editor
Stephen Griffiths    Supervising Sound Editor
Robert Farr    ADR & Re-recording Mixer
Blair Jollands    Sound Effects Editor
Benjamin Wallfisch    Music Producer

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/04/10 45 $40,763   23 $1,772   $40,763 1
2015/04/17 50 $27,074 -34% 27 $1,003   $86,153 2
2015/04/24 59 $17,112 -37% 36 $475   $119,689 3
2015/05/01 59 $7,638 -55% 18 $424   $137,077 4
2015/05/08 76 $2,750 -64% 7 $393   $143,653 5
2015/05/15 91 $536 -81% 9 $60   $146,157 6
2015/05/22 67 $4,906 +815% 7 $701   $152,033 7

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/04/10 - $13,476   23 $586   $13,476 1
2015/04/11 - $16,910 +25% 23 $735   $30,386 2
2015/04/12 - $10,377 -39% 23 $451   $40,763 3
2015/04/13 - $4,822 -54% 23 $210   $45,585 4
2015/04/14 - $4,310 -11% 23 $187   $49,895 5
2015/04/15 - $4,474 +4% 23 $195   $54,369 6
2015/04/16 - $4,710 +5% 23 $205   $59,079 7
2015/04/17 - $6,634 +41% 27 $246   $65,713 8
2015/04/18 - $10,493 +58% 27 $389   $76,206 9
2015/04/19 - $9,947 -5% 27 $368   $86,153 10
2015/04/20 - $3,211 -68% 27 $119   $89,364 11
2015/04/21 - $4,715 +47% 27 $175   $94,079 12
2015/04/22 - $4,121 -13% 27 $153   $98,200 13
2015/04/23 - $4,377 +6% 27 $162   $102,577 14
2015/04/24 - $4,477 +2% 36 $124   $107,054 15
2015/04/25 - $7,613 +70% 36 $211   $114,667 16
2015/04/26 - $5,022 -34% 36 $140   $119,689 17
2015/04/27 - $2,198 -56% 36 $61   $121,887 18
2015/04/28 - $2,251 +2% 36 $63   $124,138 19
2015/04/29 - $2,645 +18% 36 $73   $126,783 20
2015/04/30 - $2,656 n/c 36 $74   $129,439 21
2015/05/01 - $2,231 -16% 18 $124   $131,670 22
2015/05/02 - $2,461 +10% 18 $137   $134,131 23
2015/05/03 - $2,946 +20% 18 $164   $137,077 24
2015/05/04 - $725 -75% 18 $40   $137,802 25
2015/05/05 - $1,079 +49% 18 $60   $138,881 26
2015/05/06 - $981 -9% 18 $55   $139,862 27
2015/05/07 - $1,041 +6% 18 $58   $140,903 28
2015/05/08 - $816 -22% 7 $117   $141,719 29
2015/05/09 - $1,073 +31% 7 $153   $142,792 30
2015/05/10 - $861 -20% 7 $123   $143,653 31
2015/05/11 - $369 -57% 8 $46   $144,022 32
2015/05/12 - $538 +46% 8 $67   $144,560 33
2015/05/13 - $452 -16% 8 $57   $145,012 34
2015/05/14 - $609 +35% 8 $76   $145,621 35
2015/05/15 - $168 -72% 9 $19   $145,789 36
2015/05/16 - $130 -23% 9 $14   $145,919 37
2015/05/17 - $238 +83% 9 $26   $146,157 38
2015/05/18 - $24 -90% 9 $3   $146,181 39
2015/05/19 - $32 +33% 9 $4   $146,213 40
2015/05/20 - $24 -25% 9 $3   $146,416 41
2015/05/21 - $711 +2,863% 11 $65   $147,127 42
2015/05/22 - $1,079 +52% 7 $154   $148,206 43
2015/05/23 - $1,921 +78% 7 $274   $150,127 44
2015/05/24 - $1,906 -1% 7 $272   $152,033 45
2015/05/25 - $1,459 -23% 7 $208   $153,492 46
2015/05/26 - $553 -62% 7 $79   $154,045 47
2015/05/27 - $709 +28% 7 $101   $154,754 48
2015/05/28 - $517 -27% 7 $74   $155,271 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/04/10 46 $59,079   23 $2,569   $59,079 1
2015/04/17 47 $43,498 -26% 27 $1,611   $102,577 2
2015/04/24 58 $26,862 -38% 36 $746   $129,439 3
2015/05/01 61 $11,464 -57% 18 $637   $140,903 4
2015/05/08 75 $4,718 -59% 8 $590   $145,621 5
2015/05/15 92 $1,506 -68% 11 $137   $147,127 6
2015/05/22 74 $8,144 +441% 7 $1,163   $155,271 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Germany 7/3/2014 $0 0 46 125 $128,937 12/17/2015
Spain 8/14/2015 $0 0 1 6 $37,030 6/9/2016
United Kingdom 4/22/2016 $2,869 2 2 2 $2,869 6/9/2016
 
Rest of World $111
 
International Total$168,947 6/9/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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