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The Forgiveness of Blood (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $122,593Details
International Box Office $102,294Details
Worldwide Box Office $224,887
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Nik is a carefree teenager in a small town with a crush on the school beauty and ambitions to start his own internet café. His world is suddenly up-ended when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that leaves a fellow villager murdered. According to a centuries-old code of law, this entitles the dead man’s family to take the life of a male from Nik’s family as retribution. His uncle in jail and his father in hiding, Nik is the prime target and confined to the home while his younger sister Rudina is forced to leave school and take over their father’s business.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,801-10,900) 10,879 $122,593
All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,101-9,200) 9,175 $102,294
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,901-14,000) 13,922 $224,887
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,798 $122,593

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 24th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: August 10th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
August 29th, 2012 (Wide) (Italy)
Video Release: October 16th, 2012 by Criterion, released as The Forgivness of Blood
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 109 minutes
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Keywords: First Love, Coming of Age, Revenge, Fugitive / On the Run, Life in a Small Town
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Fandango Portobello, Artists Public Domain, Cinereach Films, Lissus Media, Journeyman Pictures
Production Countries: Albania,
United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Refet Abazi    Mark
Ilre Vinca Celaj    Drita
Cun Lajci    Ded

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Production and Technical Credits

Joshua Marston    Screenwriter
Paul Mezey    Producer
Andamion Murataj    Screenwriter
Andamion Murataj    Co-Producer
Janine Gold    Executive Producer
Eric Abraham    Executive Producer
Domenico Procacci    Executive Producer
Hunter Gray    Executive Producer
Tyler Brodie    Executive Producer
Gwen Bialic    Co-Producer
Andrew Goldman    Associate Producer
Rob Hardy    Director of Photography
Tommaso Ortino    Production Designer
Malcolm Jamieson    Editor
Leonardo Heiblum    Composer
Jacobo Lieberman    Composer
Emir Turkeshi    Costume Designer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 16th, 2012

October 16th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is coming out, which made more than $200 million domestically and should sell quite well on the home market. On the other hand, the second biggest first run release is That's My Boy, which failed to make an impact at the box office. There is also a flood of weaker releases, secondary Blu-ray releases, and Christmas releases, much of which I would consider filler. The signal to noise ratio is a little off. As for the best releases of the week, there are some great TV on DVD releases like Mad Men: Season Five and Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2. There are also some limited releases, like Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray Combo Pack and even some Direct-to-DVD releases, like Excision on Blu-ray. All of these were contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Mad Men: Season Five for Pick of the week, while Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2 earned Puck of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart is Getting Bloody

February 28th, 2012

It was another slow week on the per theater chart with no film topping $10,000. The closest any film got was The Forgiveness of Blood with an average of $8,908 in three theaters. Goon's opening is also worth noting, as it made $1.27 million in 258 theaters in Canada. It is very rare for a Canadian film to open in more than a handful of theaters, while opening with more than $1 million almost never happens. It would be nice if the film could replicate this success in the States, but it is monstrously unlikely. More...

Limited Releases: Goon Looks to Ice Competition

February 24th, 2012

After a couple weeks of Oscar nominated films coming out in limited release, it is literally Oscar week. Fans of art house films will likely be distracted with award ceremonies, so it is no real surprise that there are not that many limited releases. The film I'm most interested in seeing is Goon, but if you don't live in Canada, you will have to wait till the 30th of March to see it. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/02/24 63 $26,724   3 $8,908   $26,724 1
2012/03/02 64 $17,816 -33% 6 $2,969   $53,167 2
2012/03/09 65 $22,061 +24% 12 $1,838   $81,378 3
2012/03/16 76 $6,928 -69% 9 $770   $96,784 4
2012/03/23 73 $6,348 -8% 9 $705   $106,651 5
2012/03/30 86 $3,113 -51% 6 $519   $113,518 6
2012/04/06 70 $3,400 +9% 9 $378   $119,683 7
2012/04/13 99 $1,076 -68% 5 $215   $121,783 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/02/24 64 $35,351   3 $11,784   $35,351 1
2012/03/02 64 $23,966 -32% 6 $3,994   $59,317 2
2012/03/09 68 $30,539 +27% 12 $2,545   $89,856 3
2012/03/16 75 $10,447 -66% 9 $1,161   $100,303 4
2012/03/23 73 $10,102 -3% 9 $1,122   $110,405 5
2012/03/30 77 $5,878 -42% 6 $980   $116,283 6
2012/04/06 82 $4,424 -25% 9 $492   $120,707 7
2012/04/13 96 $1,886 -57% 5 $377   $122,593 8

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Italy 8/29/2012 $11,875 22 22 30 $22,249 12/11/2015
United Kingdom 8/10/2012 $2,274 5 6 11 $7,655 12/11/2015
Rest of World $72,390
International Total$102,294 12/11/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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