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Tanna (2015)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,711Details
International Box Office $73,200Details
Worldwide Box Office $78,911
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Set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors intent on killing them. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,701-14,800) 14,798 $5,711
All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,401-9,500) 9,496 $73,200
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,801-15,900) 15,859 $78,911
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,001-7,100) 7,026 $5,711

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2016 (Limited) by Lightyear Entertainment
International Releases: November 6th, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
March 10th, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
February 17th, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Australian Aboriginals, Cross-Culture Romance, Culture Clash, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Screen Australia, Contact Film, Film Victoria
Production Countries: Australia,

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Marceline Rofit    Selin
Chief Charlie Kahla    Chief Charlie
Albi Nangia    Grandfather & Shaman
Lingai Kowla    Father
Dadwa Mungau    Grandmother
Linette Yowayin    Mother
Kapan Cook    Kapan Cook
Chief Mungau Yokay    Peacemaking Chief
Chief Mikum Tainakou    Imedin Chief

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Production and Technical Credits

   Cultural Director
Bentley Dean    Screenwriter
Martin Butler    Screenwriter
John Collee    Screenwriter
Martin Butler    Producer
Bentley Dean    Producer
Carolyn Johnson    Producer
Janita Suter    Location Producer
Bentley Dean    Cinematographer
Tania Michel Nehme*    Editor
Emma Bortignon    Sound Designer
Antony Partos    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/09/16 88 $5,711   2 $2,856   $5,711 1

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/16 - $1,988   2 $994   $1,988 1
2016/09/17 - $2,097 +5% 2 $1,049   $4,085 2
2016/09/18 - $1,626 -22% 2 $813   $5,711 3

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 11/6/2015 $0 0 6 30 $58,737 3/20/2017
Netherlands 3/10/2016 $13,697 23 23 23 $13,697 6/9/2016
United Kingdom 2/17/2017 $766 2 2 2 $766 2/22/2017
International Total$73,200 3/20/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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