News ID: 231843
Published: 0537 GMT September 26, 2018

Farhadi's 'Everybody Knows' ticks to third in Spanish box office

Farhadi's 'Everybody Knows' ticks to third in Spanish box office

With sales reaching $959,000 in the first week of screening in Spain, the Spanish-language psychological thriller 'Everybody Knows', directed by two-time Oscar winner Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, became the third top film in the Spanish box office.

The film, starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin, went on screen in 240 movie theaters across Spain from September 14. It brought in $959,000 from box office sales, ISNA wrote.

Farhadi's latest flick ranked third after 'The Nun' by Corin Hardy and 'Predator' by John McTiernan with sales of $1.75 million and $1.16 million respectively.

The Spanish film opened the 71st Cannes festival and experienced its first international screening.

2018 Cannes opener had international screenings in Germany, France, Uruguay, Slovenia, Argentina, Spain and Russia. It will be screened in Italy from November 8.

Screening rights for 'Everybody Knows' have been also sold to countries including Austria, Japan, China, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and Serbia. Countries in the Balkans, Scandinavia and Latin America have also acquired screening rights.

The film is the story of Oscar-winning Penélope Cruz as a mother (Carolina) who travels with her family from Buenos Aires back to her small hometown outside Madrid, Spain, for a celebration. The family's trip is plagued by unexpected events that threaten to tear apart relations among the loved ones.


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