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Forushande (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,402,067Details
International Box Office $2,497,993Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,900,060
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $153,746 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $34,776 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $188,522
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After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,958 $2,402,067
All Time International Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,475 $2,497,993
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,901-8,000) 7,947 $4,900,060
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 989 $2,402,067

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 27th, 2017 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group, released as The Salesman
International Releases: September 22nd, 2016 (Limited), released as The Salesman (Australia)
December 8th, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
December 23rd, 2016 (Wide), released as O Vendedor (Portugal)
January 5th, 2017 (Wide), released as Il cliente (Italy)
January 13th, 2017 (Wide), released as Komivojažierius (Lithuania)
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Video Release: May 2nd, 2017 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as The Salesman
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image.
(Rating bulletin 2449 (Cert #50761), 11/2/2016)
Running Time: 125 minutes
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Keywords: Theater, Theater Actor, Prostitution, Sex Crimes, Mistaken Identity, Relationships Gone Wrong, Iran, Revenge, PTSD, Infidelity, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Islamic Republic of Iran

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2017 Theater Average 47 $23,693 Jan 27, 2017 3

Production and Technical Credits


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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/01/27 45 $71,078   3 $23,693   $71,078 1
2017/02/10 28 $242,252   65 $3,727   $705,239 3
2017/03/10 27 $170,202   105 $1,621   $2,050,205 7
2017/03/17 32 $96,769 -43% 75 $1,290   $2,207,494 8
2017/03/24 43 $46,905 -52% 35 $1,340   $2,295,989 9
2017/03/31 45 $30,220 -36% 37 $817   $2,348,507 10
2017/04/14 57 $11,067   16 $692   $2,402,067 12

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/22 - $28,881   94 $307   $1,223,387 27

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/03/17 32 $138,359   75 $1,845   $2,249,084 8

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 9/22/2016 $0 0 26 180 $320,963 8/7/2017
Bulgaria 9/15/2017 $0 0 0 0 $686 9/27/2017
Italy 1/5/2017 $241,928 0 0 0 $829,392 2/9/2017
Lithuania 1/13/2017 $1,245 8 8 8 $1,245 1/26/2017
Netherlands 12/8/2016 $28,902 21 21 42 $77,039 12/21/2016
New Zealand 4/7/2017 $17,470 13 19 119 $97,644 5/30/2017
Poland 4/21/2017 $64,478 0 0 0 $187,443 6/3/2018
Portugal 12/23/2016 $3,969 8 10 25 $28,703 3/16/2017
South Korea 5/11/2017 $0 0 53 88 $73,910 6/21/2017
Spain 3/3/2017 $146,100 82 105 432 $722,073 6/2/2017
Turkey 1/27/2017 $10,064 9 11 29 $48,357 2/28/2017
United Kingdom 3/17/2017 $110,538 58 58 58 $110,538 3/23/2017
International Total$2,497,993 6/3/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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