The Legend of Johnny Lingo

When a storm washes a canoe bearing an infant boy ashore upon a small South Pacific island, he is at first well-received as a gift from the heavens, even to the point of the tribal chief adopting him as a successor. However, with time as hardships are blamed upon Tama (as he is named), he is finally outcast to live with the poorest people on the island, Mahana and her drunken father. Mahana is considered homely and undesirable, but Tama feels differently, so when he is old enough to build a craft to sail away, he vows to return for her one day. A lucky stroke brings him to land upon the island of the legendary Johnny Lingo, the wealthiest trader in the islands, and after years of service to him, Tama has learned much about life and himself as he dreams of honoring his pledge to Mahana.


Domestic (100%)
Summary Details
DistributorInnovation Film Group (IFG)
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63 theaters
Running Time1 hr 31 min
GenresAction Adventure Family
In Release491 days/70 weeks
Widest Release63 theaters


DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Aug 29, 2003Friday38$39,000--63$619$39,0001
Aug 30, 2003Saturday42$41,000+5.1%-63$650$80,0002
Aug 31, 2003Sunday44$30,000-26.8%-63$476$109,8683
Sep 1, 2003
Labor Day
Sep 2, 2003Tuesday36$10,000-86.1%-63$158$191,9065
Sep 3, 2003Wednesday38$7,000-30%-63$111$198,9066
Sep 4, 2003Thursday36$8,000+14.3%-63$126$207,4617
Jan 9, 2004Friday30$43,010--30$1,433$1,017,703134
Jan 10, 2004Saturday28$107,150+149.1%-30$3,571$1,124,853135
Jan 11, 2004Sunday25$109,314+2%-30$3,643$1,234,167136