The Cup

While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat disrupted by soccer fever, the chief instigator being a young student, the soccer enthusiast Orgyen. Prevented by various circumstances from seeing the Cup finals on television in a nearby village, Orgyen sets out to organize the rental of a TV set for the monastery. The enterprise becomes a test of solidarity, resourcefulness and friendship for the students, while the Lama, head of the monastery, contemplates the challenges of teaching the word of Buddha in a rapidly changing world.


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Summary Details
DistributorFine Line Features
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4 theaters
Running Time1 hr 33 min
GenresComedy Sport
In Release339 days/48 weeks
Widest Release42 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jan 28-3058$35,179-4-$8,794$35,1791
Feb 11-1356$77,853-12-$6,487$175,3963
Feb 18-21
Presidents' Day wknd
Feb 25-2743$107,097-35-$3,059$436,0185
Mar 3-544$96,597-9.8%34-1$2,841$568,8596
Mar 10-1242$96,195-0.4%42+8$2,290$695,9737
Mar 17-1951$70,768-26.4%39-3$1,814$801,1658
Mar 24-2656$51,615-27.1%36-3$1,433$878,3739
Mar 31-Apr 260$35,340-31.5%30-6$1,178$931,48210
Apr 7-958$35,062-0.8%30-$1,168$980,58711
Apr 14-1659$31,907-9%35+5$911$1,027,00912