From left: Screenshots from “Vespiary”, “Confiscation”, “The Elephant King” and “Lottery”
From left: Screenshots from “Vespiary”, “Confiscation”, “The Elephant King” and “Lottery”
Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Norouz Screenings Gross $12m

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Norouz Screenings Gross $12m

The six feature films and one animated movie, which have been screened since a week before the beginning of the Iranian New Year (started March 21), have grossed $12 million at the box office after about 50 days and are approaching the end of their screening.
Appealing to different tastes, the movies cover various genres, including action, thriller, comedy, drama and adventure.
On top of the box office table sits “Confiscation”, the debut directorial work of actor Mehran Ahmadi, which has so far taken in over $3.1 million.
A comedy, the flick has popular comedian Reza Attaran in the lead role. Houman Seyyedi, Babak Hamidian and Ahmadi are also in the cast.
The film, based in the 1970s, is the story of a SAVAK (Iran’s security service before the 1979 Islamic Revolution) member (played by Attaran) who is involved in many adventures and challenges.
Second best-seller of the year so far is “Lottery” directed by Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian which has earned over $2.7 million.


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