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Farhadi’s ‘Salesman’ Grosses $10m Globally

Farhadi’s ‘Salesman’ Grosses $10m Globally
Farhadi’s ‘Salesman’ Grosses $10m Globally

Global sales of the Iranian Oscar winning film ‘The Salesman’ have crossed $10 million.

After winning two awards in Cannes Film Festival last May, the film was released in Iran and became the all-time bestseller in the country taking in $4.2 million at the box-office, ISNA reported.

Winning some more international awards, Asghar Farhadi’s latest work added the Oscar for the best foreign language film in the 89th Academy Awards in February to its collection of prizes and drew worldwide attention.

Distributed in the US by Cohen Media Group since January 27, the film has grossed $2.3 million. It is currently on screen in 115 cinemas.

Having been released in 18 other countries, the film has so far earned $3.9 million. Among the foreign countries (minus the US), France comes in first in terms of sales with $1.84 million followed by Italy ($828,000), Spain ($564,000), Greece ($224,000) and the UK ($110,000).

Thus, the total sale of ‘The Salesman’, in Iran, US and 18 countries has crossed $10 million, a rare achievement for a production from Iran. Although, Iranian movies have collected several prestigious international awards in recent years, they have not been able to enter the international market yet.

‘The Past’ another movie by Farhadi currently holds the record for the best global sale for an Iranian film. It earned $10.6 million worldwide in 2014.

‘The Salesman’ is to be released in six more countries including Denmark, Hong Kong, Poland and Japan and therefore will soon break the record of ‘The Past’ to grab the title of bestseller movie from Iran both domestically and overseas.


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