He Named Me Malala Movie Info:.
After the Taliban tries to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges as a leading advocate for children’s rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
A look at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.
Initial release: October 2, 2015 (USA).
Director: Davis Guggenheim.
Running time: 1h 28m.
Music composed by: Thomas Newman.
Producers: Davis Guggenheim, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald.
He Named Me Malala opened theatrically in the United States on October 2, 2015 and earned $60,884 in its opening weekend, ranking number 43 in the United States box office. The following week the film expanded from 4 to 446 screens, earning an estimated $685,000. As of October 25, 2015, the film’s domestic total stands at $1,978,146. The film began its international rollout on October 22 in Germany where it grossed $29,880 fin 71 screens for a 25th place spot. It opened Austria a day later, where it debuted with $4,765 from 11 screens. As of October 25, 2015, the film’s domestic total stands at $1,978,146 and the international total is $34,644, giving the film a worldwide gross of $2,012,790.
The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 69% based on 62 reviews, with an average rating of 6.7/10. The site’s consensus reads, “He Named Me Malala spotlights a worthy subject, but without the focus her story deserves.” On Metacritic, the film has a score of 61 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. The film received two Women’s Image Network Awards nominations, including Best Documentary and Best Producer.