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Fuocoammare (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $120,933Details
International Box Office $104,354Details
Worldwide Box Office $225,287
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $59,454 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $15,276 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $74,730
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  1. Summary
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Samuele is twelve and lives on an island in the Mediterranean, far away from the mainland. Like all boys of his age he does not always enjoy going to school. He would much rather climb the rocks by the shore, play with his slingshot or mooch about the port. But his home is not like other islands. For years, it has been the destination of men, women and children trying to make the crossing from Africa in boats that are far too small and decrepit. The island is Lampedusa which has become a metaphor for the flight of refugees to Europe, the hopes, hardship and fate of hundreds of thousands of emigrants. These people long for peace, freedom and happiness and yet so often only their dead bodies are pulled out of the water. Thus, every day the inhabitants of Lampedusa are bearing witness to the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our times.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,801-10,900) 10,857 $120,933
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,701-8,800) 8,705 $104,354
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,501-13,600) 13,546 $225,287
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,787 $120,933

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 21st, 2016 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as Fire at Sea
International Releases: June 10th, 2016 (Limited), released as Fire at Sea (United Kingdom)
October 6th, 2016 (Limited) (Netherlands)
October 14th, 2016 (Wide), released as Fogo no Mar (Portugal)
October 14th, 2016 (Wide), released as Fuego en el mar (Spain)
May 19th, 2017 (Wide), released as Fire At Sea (Australia)
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Video Release: March 21st, 2017 by Kino Lorber, released as Fire at Sea
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Keywords: On a Boat, Refugee, Agitprop, Italy, Mediterranean Sea, Civil War
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 21 Uno Film, Istituto Luce Cinecitta, Stemal Entertainment, RAI Cinema, Les Films d'Ici, ARTE France
Production Countries: France,

Documentary Subject(s)

Pietro Bartolo    Himself
Samuele Puccilo    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Gianfranco Rosi    Screenwriter
Donatella Palermo    Producer
Gianfranco Rosi    Producer
Serge Lalou    Producer
Camille Laemle    Producer
Roberto Ciccutto    Producer
Paolo Del Brocco    Producer
Martine Saada    Producer
Olivier Pere    Producer
Jacopo Quadri    Editor
Gianfranco Rosi    Director of Photography
Stefano Grosso    Sound Designer
Giuseppe Del Volgo    Assistant Director
Fabrizio Federico    Production Manager

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March 21st, 2017


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2016 - Awards Season - And the Oscar Goes to... La La Land Moonlight!

February 26th, 2017


It’s Oscar night and we were live blogging the show. Read on the the highlights of what turned out to be a crazy night. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations - Final Look

February 26th, 2017

La La Land

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2016 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Feature-Length Documentary

February 9th, 2017

O.J.: Made in America

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2016 Awards Season: Oscar Nominations

January 24th, 2017

La La Land

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at 5:18 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, it’s a boring year for nominations with very few surprises worth talking about, especially in the biggest categories. Leading the way was La La Land with 14 nominations, tying the record. More...

Theater Averages: Moonlight Shines Bright With $100,519

October 25th, 2016


Moonlight not only earned the best theater average of the weekend at $100,519 in four theaters, but it had the best average for any film that opened in 2016. It wasn’t the only film to do well this week, as Michael Moore in TrumpLand earned an average of $25,100 in two theaters. The Handmaiden pulled in an average of $18,426 in five theaters, while the re-release of Tanpopo earned $16,410 in one. We are still not done, as the overall number one film, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, earned an average of $12,611. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Handmade Limited Releases

October 21st, 2016

The Handmaiden

Several films coming out this week are earning nearly unanimously positive reviews. This includes a few documentaries, but also a couple of narrative films that have a shot at some box office success. Moonlight is clearly aiming to win awards and it might do so. The Handmaiden should help grow Chan-wook Park’s fanbase here. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/21 70 $11,906   2 $5,953   $11,906 1
2016/10/28 69 $7,255 -39% 5 $1,451   $36,984 2
2016/11/04 71 $3,442 -53% 3 $1,147   $48,289 3
2016/11/11 82 $1,866 -46% 2 $933   $55,489 4
2016/11/18 79 $1,742 -7% 2 $871   $58,857 5
2016/12/02 113 $438   3 $146   $62,029 7
2017/03/10 79 $798   3 $266   $114,047 21
2017/03/17 86 $346 -57% 1 $346   $114,535 22

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/21 69 $20,728   3 $6,909   $29,729 1
2016/10/28 63 $15,118 -27% 7 $2,160   $44,847 2
2016/11/04 66 $8,776 -42% 5 $1,755   $53,623 3
2016/11/11 88 $3,492 -60% 3 $1,164   $57,115 4
2016/11/18 79 $3,750 +7% 2 $1,875   $60,865 5
2016/11/25 117 $726 -81% 1 $726   $61,591 6
2016/12/02 127 $494 -32% 3 $165   $62,085 7
2016/12/09 73 $4,334 +777% 5 $867   $66,419 8
2017/02/24 71 $1,043   2 $522   $112,295 19
2017/03/03 78 $954 -9% 3 $318   $113,249 20
2017/03/10 73 $940 -1% 4 $235   $114,189 21
2017/03/17 83 $346 -63% 1 $346   $114,535 22
2017/03/24 76 $628 +82% 1 $628   $115,163 23
2017/03/31 68 $3,429 +446% 3 $1,143   $118,592 24
2017/04/07 74 $2,341 -32% 3 $780   $120,933 25

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 5/19/2017 $0 0 4 4 $2,101 6/27/2017
Netherlands 10/6/2016 $21,869 27 27 51 $52,996 10/18/2016
Portugal 10/14/2016 $1,801 2 3 6 $6,332 4/7/2017
Spain 10/14/2016 $12,784 30 30 48 $24,117 10/27/2016
United Kingdom 6/10/2016 $18,808 15 15 15 $18,808 6/23/2016
International Total$104,354 6/27/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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