|Mystery of the Nile, celebrates its 5th anniversary still in theaters with more than 9,5 million viewers and $52 million box office.
Present in more than 26 countries, Mystery of the Nile has traveled all over the world with an accumulated box office of $52.475.000. Around 110 IMAX® theaters out of 557 have showed Mystery of the Nile with great success in attendance, on top of the list the Hemisferic in Valencia with 556.000 people, followed by Mexico City and La Géode in Paris with 268.635 and 248.616 respectively.
About 30 Giant Screen Theaters worldwide (Shanghai, Durban, Paris, Valencia, Copenhagen, The Hague and Memphis, amongst many others) are exhibiting this groundbreaking film that has become one of the most prestigious and successful productions in the Giant Screen industry. The Hemisferic in Valencia and the IMAX in Speyer have run the film continuously since 2005.
Mystery of the Nile was released in February 2005 simultaneously in more than 10 major cities around the world such as Berlin, New York, New Jersey, Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid or Paris; and topped the box office charts becoming the highest grossing giant screen film released in 2005 taking in $16.7 million worldwide.
Mystery of the Nile is a breathtaking adventure documenting one of the greatest expeditions in modern times—the first full descent of the world’s greatest and deadliest river, the Blue Nile, from source to sea; crossing Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Written and directed by award-winning documentarian Jordi Llompart, it is an Orbita Max production in co-production with MacGillivray Freeman Films, the leading Giant Screen firm in the US responsible for successful titles such as Everest, Dolphins or Coral Reef Adventure.
The same year of its release, the film was honored with three GSTA Film Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack and a Special Achievement In Filmmaking award. Also in 2005 Mystery of the Nile received the Grand Prize, the Youth Prize, and the Public’s Choice Prize at the 11th annual La Géode Film Festival in Paris; and was distinguished by the Spanish Geographic Society “for accomplishing the first complete descent of the Blue Nile”. In 2008, Mystery of the Nile completed its prize collection by receiving three Film Awards at the Special Science Film Week Festival in Shanghai: Film of Outstanding Content, Film of the Outstanding Sound and Best-received Film in Dome.