(2001 Re-release)

An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against harsh Nature in Nepal's Dolpo. When his son dies returning from Tibet's salt lakes, Tinle blames Karma, his son's friend, refuses to give Karma his blessing as the new chief, and organizes a rival caravan to take the salt to lower Nepal to trade for grain. He, a few old men, his son's widow, his grandson, and his second son, a monk, set out on the arduous journey. Fearing storms, Karma has led his caravan out of the village before the auspicious day ordained by the lamas. Tinle's group catches Karma's before the final pass; the two stubborn men lock wills with Tinle's grandson watching.


Domestic (12.5%)
Summary Details
DistributorKino International
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Release DateMar 30, 2001
Running Time1 hr 48 min
In Release277 days/39 weeks
Widest Release34 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Apr 20-2260$21,881-7-$3,125$144,4744
Apr 27-2957$35,774+63.5%9+2$3,974$189,6475
May 4-657$30,123-15.8%10+1$3,012$232,8576
May 11-1353$38,029+26.2%16+6$2,376$285,8337
Jun 1-353$36,452-15-$2,430$482,17510
Jun 8-1047$41,713+14.4%18+3$2,317$540,52011
Jun 15-1738$52,650+26.2%22+4$2,393$617,87112
Jun 22-2428$90,278+71.5%30+8$3,009$740,71413
Jun 29-Jul 131$76,390-15.4%30-$2,546$863,82014
Jul 6-833$83,201+8.9%31+1$2,683$1,001,40615
Jul 13-1536$55,177-33.7%27-4$2,043$1,098,91416
Jul 20-2244$48,061-12.9%24-3$2,002$1,183,62517
Jul 27-2941$65,157+35.6%26+2$2,506$1,279,64718
Aug 3-547$45,440-30.3%21-5$2,163$1,363,80019
Aug 10-1242$80,101+76.3%29+8$2,762$1,473,55120
Aug 17-1943$62,158-22.4%28-1$2,219$1,584,83921
Aug 24-2644$66,129+6.4%34+6$1,944$1,688,09122
Aug 31-Sep 3
Labor Day wknd
Sep 7-959$43,846-32-$1,370$1,862,02024
Sep 14-1660$37,700-14%28-4$1,346$1,932,00225
Sep 28-3057$53,344-34-$1,568$2,062,17827
Oct 5-759$36,084-32.4%33-1$1,093$2,120,83928
Oct 12-1453$39,111+8.4%32-1$1,222$2,196,69529
Oct 19-2162$25,124-35.8%15-17$1,674$2,241,15630