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In Film Nist (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,706Details
International Box Office $4,483Details
Worldwide Box Office $42,189
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This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his sentence - six years in prison and a 20 year ban from filmmaking - Panahi is seen talking to his family and lawyer on the phone, discussing his plight with Mirtahmasb and reflecting on the meaning of the art of filmmaking.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,501-12,600) 12,572 $37,706
All Time International Box Office (Rank 12,001-12,100) 12,003 $4,483
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,301-17,400) 17,396 $42,189
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,173 $37,706

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 2nd, 2012 (Limited) by Palisades, released as This Is Not a Film
International Releases: October 19th, 2012 (Wide) (Mexico)
Video Release: March 12th, 2013 by Palisades Tartan
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 78 minutes
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Movie Business, Prison, Censorship
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Countries: Islamic Republic of Iran

Documentary Subject(s)

Jafar Panahi    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Jafar Panahi    Cinematographer
Mojtaba Mirtahmasb    Cinematographer

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

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March 7th, 2012

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax was surprisingly strong during its opening and that helped it win the race on top of the per theater chart with an average of $18,830. The only other two films in the $10,000 club, Being Flynn and Boy, were neck-and-neck at $10,998 and $10,622 respectively. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/02 70 $12,608   5 $2,522   $12,608 1
2012/03/09 76 $7,638 -39% 2 $3,819   $30,451 2
2012/03/23 91 $920   1 $920   $37,706 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/02 67 $22,813   5 $4,563   $22,813 2
2012/03/09 77 $13,973 -39% 2 $6,987   $36,786 3
2012/03/23 97 $920   1 $920   $37,706 5

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Mexico 10/19/2012 $857 4 4 13 $4,483 12/12/2015
International Total$4,483 12/12/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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