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Ya Tayr El Tayer (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $320,031Details
Worldwide Box Office $320,031
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $6,763 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $6,763
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Gaza. Synonymous to so many with conflict, destruction and despair but to Mohammed Assaf, and his sister Nour, Gaza is their home and their playground. It’s where they, along with their best friends Ahmad and Omar, play music, football and dare to dream big. Their band might play on second hand, beaten up instruments but their ambitions are sky-high. For Mohammed and Nour, nothing less than playing the world famous Cairo Opera Hall will do. It might take them a lifetime to get there but, as Mohammed will find out, some dreams are worth living for.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,040 $320,031
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,201-13,300) 13,225 $320,031

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 27th, 2016 (Limited) by Adopt Films, released as The Idol
International Releases: April 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Italy)
June 2nd, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
June 3rd, 2016 (Wide) (Spain)
August 12th, 2016 (Limited), released as The Idol (United Kingdom)
April 7th, 2017 (Wide), released as O Ídolo - A Força de Acreditar (Portugal)
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Video Release: October 25th, 2016 by Adopt Films, released as The Idol
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Arabs, Death of a Sibling, Singers, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Doha Film Institute, The Netherlands Film Fund, Seville International, Mezza Terra Media, Fortress Film Clinic, Rawabi, Cactus World Films, Full Moon Productions, 3, Majdal Films, Keyfilm, September Film, Enjaaz, Dubai Film Market Initiative
Production Countries: Occupied Palestinian Territory

Leading Cast

   Young Mohammad Assaf

Supporting Cast

Ahmad Qassim    Young Ahmad
Abdalkarim Abubaraka    Young Omar
Tawfeek Barhom    Mohammad Assaf
Dima Awawdeh    Amal
Nadine Labaki    Shadia
Ashraf Barhom    Smuggler
Ali Suliman    Said
Ahmed Al Rokh    Omar

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Production and Technical Credits

Hany Abu-Assad    Screenwriter
Sameh Zoabi    Screenwriter
Ali Jaafar    Producer
Amira Diab    Producer
Tiziana Sousou    Executive Producer
Hamed Mokhtar    Executive Producer
Bashar Masri    Executive Producer
Badr Jafar    Executive Producer
Sassan Ahsani    Executive Producer

Limited and VOD Releases: Below Average Releases

May 27th, 2016

The Ones Below

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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
Italy 4/14/2016 $60,503 72 72 72 $60,503 6/9/2016
Netherlands 6/2/2016 $15,014 31 32 119 $114,183 6/28/2016
Portugal 4/7/2017 $200 4 4 4 $200 4/14/2017
South Korea 8/18/2017 $5,370 13 13 13 $17,297 9/29/2017
Spain 6/3/2016 $56,693 106 106 200 $93,921 6/16/2016
United Kingdom 8/12/2016 $25,682 5 5 11 $33,927 9/1/2016
International Total$320,031 9/29/2017

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Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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