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Inxeba (2017)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $29,963Details
International Box Office $24,911Details
Worldwide Box Office $54,874
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An exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker, is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognizes the nature of Xolani’s relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,868 $29,963
All Time International Box Office (Rank 10,401-10,500) 10,420 $24,911
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,501-16,600) 16,540 $54,874
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,431 $29,963

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 16th, 2017 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as The Wound
International Releases: December 15th, 2017 (Wide), released as La Herida (Spain)
February 9th, 2018 (Wide), released as The Wound (Australia)
April 27th, 2018 (Wide), released as The Wound (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Africa, South Africa, Coming of Age, LGBT, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Urucu Media, Riva Filmproduktion, Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte, ZDF, Oak Motion Pictures, Cool Take Pictures, Deuxieme Ligne Pictures, Sampek Productions, Edition Salzgeber
Production Countries: France,
South Africa

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Bongile Mantsai    Vija
Niza Jay Ncoyini    Kwanda
Thobani Mseleni    Bablo
Gamelihle Bovana    Initiate
Halalisani Bradley Cebekhulu    Initiate
Inga Qwede    Initiate
Sibabalwe Ngqayana    Initiate
Siphosethu Ngcetane    Initiate

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Production and Technical Credits

John Trengrove    Screenwriter
Thando Mgqolozana    Screenwriter
Malusi Bengu    Screenwriter
Paul Ozgur    Director of Photography
Bobby Cardoso    Production Designer
Solly Sithole    Production Designer
Lehasa Molloyi    Costume Designer
Cait Pansegrouw    Casting Director
Matthew Swanepoel    Editor
Matthew James    Sound Designer
João Orecchia    Composer
Elias Ribeiro    Producer
Cait Pansegrouw    Producer
Michael Eckelt    Co-Producer
Claudia Tronnier    Co-Producer
Olaf Grunert    Co-Producer
Trent    Co-Producer
Batana Vundla    Co-Producer
Marie Dubas    Co-Producer
Eric Lagesse    Co-Producer
Bjorn Koll    Co-Producer
Bianca Isaac    Co-Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/08/18 75 $2,920   1 $2,920   $19,737 1
2017/08/25 87 $1,898 -35% 1 $1,898   $23,857 2
2017/09/08 100 $998   1 $998   $26,591 4
2017/09/15 112 $238 -76% 1 $238   $27,327 5
2017/09/29 113 $147   1 $147   $27,534 7
2017/10/06 77 $2,429 +1,552% 2 $1,215   $29,963 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/08/11 58 $16,817   1 $16,817   $16,817 1
2017/08/18 75 $5,142 -69% 1 $5,142   $21,959 2
2017/08/25 87 $3,634 -29% 1 $3,634   $25,593 3
2017/09/08 100 $1,496   1 $1,496   $27,089 5
2017/09/15 116 $298 -80% 1 $298   $27,387 6

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 2/9/2018 $1,993 3 3 6 $4,606 2/22/2018
Spain 12/15/2017 $8,687 16 16 16 $8,687 12/22/2017
United Kingdom 4/27/2018 $11,618 13 13 13 $11,618 5/21/2018
International Total$24,911 5/21/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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