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Queen of the Desert (2015)

Queen of the Desert
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $1,552,072Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,552,072
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $34,069 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $16,161 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $50,230
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The true story of a trailblazing woman who found freedom in the faraway world of the Middle East. Gertrude Bell chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer, and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time International Box Office (Rank 6,101-6,200) 6,124 $1,552,072
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,299 $1,552,072

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$36,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 14th, 2017 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: September 3rd, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
September 11th, 2015 (Wide) (Austria)
March 31st, 2016 (Wide) (Iraq)
March 31st, 2016 (Wide) (Lebanon)
March 31st, 2016 (Wide) (United Arab Emirates)
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Video Release: September 26th, 2017 by Shout Factory
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief nudity and some thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2399 (Cert #49467), 11/11/2015)
PG-13 for brief nudity and some thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2457 (Cert #49467), 1/4/2017)
Running Time: 127 minutes
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Keywords: 1890s, Explorer, Politicians, Cartography, Persia, Female empowerment, Woman in a Male Dominated Profession, Development Hell, Delayed Release, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: IFC Films, 120dB Films, Palmyra Films, Benaroya Pictures, Elevated
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Gertrude Bell

Supporting Cast

James Franco    Henry Cadogan
Damian Lewis    Richard Wylie
Jay Abdo    Fattuh
Robert Pattinson    T.E. Lawrence
Jenny Agutter    Florance Bell
David Calder    Hugh Bell
Christopher Fulford    Winston Churchill
Nick Waring    Sir Mark Sykes
Holly Earl    Florence Lascelles

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Production and Technical Credits

Werner Herzog    Screenwriter
Nick N. Raslan    Producer
Michael Benaroya    Producer
Cassian Elwes    Producer
D. Todd Shepherd    Executive Producer
Shelley Madison    Executive Producer
Jonathan Debin    Executive Producer
Cathy Geusaldo    Executive Producer
Ben Sachs    Executive Producer
James Lejsek    Executive Producer
Stephen Hays    Executive Producer
Peter Graham    Executive Producer
Peter Zeitlinger    Director of Photography
Joe Bini    Editor
Klaus Badelt    Composer
Ulrich Bergfelder*    Production Designer
Michele Clapton    Costume Designer
Beth Charkham    Casting Director
Shannon Makhanian    Casting Director

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Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 6/3/2016 $73,169 71 71 244 $255,435 7/25/2016
Austria 9/11/2015 $11,974 17 17 55 $49,372 10/20/2015
Germany 9/3/2015 $294,544 158 158 661 $952,631 11/3/2015
Iraq 3/31/2016 $1,087 2 2 2 $1,087 4/5/2016
Lebanon 3/31/2016 $13,674 6 6 9 $24,526 4/19/2016
Poland 4/8/2016 $0 0 0 0 $76,576 6/2/2018
Portugal 6/10/2016 $23,335 17 17 61 $72,711 7/22/2016
Slovenia 5/4/2016 $2,072 4 4 20 $20,671 6/9/2016
Turkey 5/6/2016 $27,145 57 57 94 $71,007 5/27/2016
United Arab Emirates 3/31/2016 $17,260 9 9 10 $28,056 4/12/2016
International Total$1,552,072 6/2/2018

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