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Sembene! (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,059Details
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Synopsis

In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. SEMBENE! tells the unbelievable true story of the father of African cinema, the self- taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a 50-year battle to return African stories to Africans. SEMBENE! is told through the experiences of the man who knew him best, colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo, using rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of exclusive materials. A true-life epic, SEMBENE! follows an ordinary man who transforms himself into a fearless spokesperson for the marginalized, becoming a hero to millions. After a startling fall from grace, can Sembene reinvent himself once more?

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,901-13,000) 12,933 $28,059
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,301-17,400) 17,358 $28,059

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 13th, 2015 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Movie Director, Movie Business, Africa, Archive Footage
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Impact Partners, New Mexico Media Partners, SNE Partners, Joaquim Duarte Gomes, Just Films, Ford Foundation
Production Countries: Senegal,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Theater Average 13th Weekend 20 $9,272 Jan 29, 2016 87

Documentary Subject(s)

Ousmane Sembene    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
   Director
Samba Gadjigo    Screenwriter
Jason Silverman    Screenwriter
Samba Gadjigo    Producer
Jason Silverman    Producer
Dan Cogan    Executive Producer
William T. Conway    Executive Producer
Andy Pinkes    Executive Producer
Ricardo Acosta    Editor
Edwina White    Animation
Ken Myhr    Composer
Chris Jonas    Additional Music
Matt Cohn*    Associate Editor

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/01/29 54 $9,272   1 $9,272   $21,384 13
2016/02/05 82 $519 -94% 1 $519   $22,124 14
2016/02/12 90 $220 -58% 1 $220   $22,549 15
2016/02/19 96 $484 +120% 1 $484   $24,091 16
2016/03/11 93 $1,240   2 $620   $25,947 18
2016/05/27 75 $1,895   1 $1,895   $28,059 29

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/11/13 97 $2,326   1 $2,326   $2,326 2
2015/11/20 98 $724 -69% 1 $724   $3,050 3
2015/11/27 85 $1,290 +78% 2 $645   $10,945 4
2016/01/29 61 $9,493   1 $9,493   $21,605 13
2016/02/05 87 $724 -92% 1 $724   $22,329 14
2016/02/12 89 $1,278 +77% 3 $426   $23,607 15
2016/02/19 97 $1,100 -14% 2 $550   $24,707 16
2016/03/11 104 $1,457   2 $729   $26,164 18
2016/05/27 90 $1,895   1 $1,895   $28,059 29

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