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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,721,524Details
International Box Office $23,225,846Details
Worldwide Box Office $24,947,370
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Synopsis

Told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 11th, 2016 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
November 18th, 2016 (Expands Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: November 9th, 2016 (Wide) (Cambodia)
November 9th, 2016 (Wide) (Philippines)
November 10th, 2016 (Wide), released as Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (China)
November 10th, 2016 (Wide) (Malaysia)
November 10th, 2016 (Wide) (Singapore)
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MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, some war violence, sexual content, and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2445 (Cert #49736), 10/5/2016)
Running Time: 110 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Hacksaw Ridge
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Keywords: War, Iraq War, Returning Soldiers, 3-D, 3-D - Shot in 3-D
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Film4, Ink Factory, Studio 8, Tri-Star Pictures, LStar Capital, Bona Film Group, Marc Platt Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,880 $28,560 Dec 2, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,779 $204,551 Nov 25, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,272 $901,062 Nov 18, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,974 $114,129 Nov 11, 2016 3

Cast

   Billy Lynn
Kristen Stewart    Kathryn
Chris Tucker    Albert
Garrett Hedlund    Dime
Vin Diesel    Shroom
Steve Martin    Norm
Arturo Castro    Mango
Mason Lee    Foo
Brian Bradley    Lodis
Beau Knapp    Crack
Ismael Cruz Cordova    Holliday
Barney Harris    Sykes
Makenzie Leigh    Faison
Ben Platt    Josh
Bruce McKinnon    Billy’s Father
Deirdre Lovejoy    Billy’s Mother
Laura Wheale    Billy’s Sister
Richard Allen Daniel    Major Mac
Randy Gonzalez    Hector
Tim Blake Nelson    Wayne
Tom McNulty    Reporter
Markina Brown    Reporter
Eric Kan    Reporter
Dana Barrett    Reporter
Richard Sherman    Football Player
J.J. Watt    Football Player
Christopher Cook    Roadie Foreman
Lee McLamb    Billy’s Nephew
Currin McLamb    Billy’s Nephew
Austin McLamb    Billy’s Nephew
Matthew Barnes    Travis
Kristin Erickson    Travis’s Girlfriend
Brad Mills    Travis’ Friend
Genevieve Adams    Stage Manager
David Ramsey    Field Manager
Holly Anne Morris    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Alan Gilmer    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Andy Glen    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Bo Mitchell    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Brandin Jenkins    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Chesta Drake    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Cooper Andrews    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Katie Deal    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Tatom Pender    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Katrina Pettiford    Kelly
Erin Moore    Michelle
Elizabeth Chestang    Beyoncé
Kellie Pickler    National Anthem Singer
Marc Innis    Pushy Halftime Dancer
Fajer Kaisi    Interpreter
Khalid Sadiki    Iraqi Boy
Mbarek Ben Amr    Iraqi Boy
Mohammed Ettaghlaoui    Iraqi Boy
Moustapha El Airiji    Iraqi Boy
Ayoub Bnini    Iraqi Boy
Ayoub Smaili    Iraqi Boy
Ismaili Alaoui    Iraqi Daughters
Souad Chaoui    Iraqi Daughters
Antonio Badrani    Iraqi Father
Badia Obaid    Iraqi Grandmother
Abdellah Sadiki    Iraqi Son
Abderahmane Naji    Iraqi Son
Mansour Badri    Iraqi Uncle
Azim Ganem Rizk    Waleed (Hand-To-Hand Insurgent)
Jay Peterson    Rude Fan
Jay D. Kacho    Norm’s Exec
Zaydun Khalaf    Shopkeeper
Gregalan Williams    Raise N’ Praise Preacher

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jean-Christophe Castelli
Based on the novel by    Ben Fountain
Producer    Ang Lee
Producer    Stephen Cornwell
Producer    Rhodri Thomas
Producer    Simon Cornwell
Executive Producer    Brian Bell
Executive Producer    Jeff Robinov
Executive Producer    Guo Guangchang
Executive Producer    Ben Waisbren
Director of Photography    John Toll
Editor    Tim Squyres
Composer    Mychael Danna
Composer    Jeff Danna
Costume Designer    Joseph G. Aulisi
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman
Stunt Coordinator    J.J. Perry
Unit Production Manager    Brian Bell
First Assistant Director    Richard Styles
Second Assistant Director    Eric Lasko
Technical Supervisor    Ben Gervais
Co-Producer    Frank Murray
Associate Producer    Alexei Boltho
Associate Producer    Simon Cornwell
Associate Producer    Ben Fountain
Associate Producer    David Kosse
Associate Producer    David Lee
Art Director    Kim Jennings
Art Director    Thomas Minton
Set Decorator    Elizabeth Keenan
Script Supervisor    Mary Bailey
Visual Effects Producer    Leslie Hough
Costume Supervisor    J. Kevin Draves
Costume Supervisor    Bryan Mathison
Make up    Luisa Abel
Make up    Jay Wejebe
Hairstylist    Kelvin Trahan
Hairstylist    Rita Troy
Special Effects Coordinator    Russell Tyrrell
Location Manager    Ronnie Kupferwasser
Location Manager    Tony Holley
Additional Art Direction    Robert Pyzocha
Assistant Art Director    Erica Hohf
Set Designer    Ryan Heck
Set Designer    Nithya Shrinivasan
Set Designer    Rob Nagy
Still Photographer    Mary Cybriwsky
Casting Associate    Harrison Nesbit
Casting Associate    Leeba Zakharov
First Assistant Editor    Andrew Leven
Assistant Editor    Lucian Johnston
Assistant Editor    Joe Binford Jr
Post-Production Supervisor    Jennifer Lane
Post-Production Supervisor    Catherine Farrell
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bartlett
Re-recording Mixer    D.M. Hemphill
Supervising Sound Editor    Eugene Gearty
Sound Designer    Eugene Gearty
Dialogue Editor    Alexa Zimmerman
Dialogue Editor    Roland Vajs
Music Editor    Jennifer Dunnington
Music Editor    Christopher Brooks
Score Mixer    Brad Haehnel
Visual Effects Supervisor    Mark O. Forker
Visual Effects Supervisor    Alex Lemke
Visual Effects Supervisor    Michael Huber
Visual Effects Producer    Eric J Robertson
Visual Effects Producer    Jo Hughes

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 32 $114,129   2 $57,065   $114,129 3
2016/11/18 14 $901,062 +690% 1,176 $766   $1,057,673 10
2016/11/25 27 $204,551 -77% 1,176 $174   $1,587,116 17
2016/12/02 44 $28,560 -86% 75 $381   $1,721,524 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 - $56,404   2 $28,202   $56,404 1
2016/11/12 - $35,409 -37% 2 $17,705   $91,813 2
2016/11/13 - $22,316 -37% 2 $11,158   $114,129 3
2016/11/14 - $10,260 -54% 2 $5,130   $124,389 4
2016/11/15 - $9,929 -3% 2 $4,965   $134,318 5
2016/11/16 - $14,148 +42% 2 $7,074   $148,466 6
2016/11/17 - $8,145 -42% 2 $4,073   $156,611 7
2016/11/18 12 $352,475 +4,228% 1,176 $300   $509,086 8
2016/11/19 15 $335,824 -5% 1,176 $286   $844,910 9
2016/11/20 15 $212,763 -37% 1,176 $181   $1,057,673 10
2016/11/21 14 $100,119 -53% 1,176 $85   $1,157,792 11
2016/11/22 14 $107,932 +8% 1,176 $92   $1,265,724 12
2016/11/23 - $54,832 -49% 1,176 $47   $1,320,556 13
2016/11/24 - $62,009 +13% 1,176 $53   $1,382,565 14
2016/11/25 - $73,558 +19% 1,176 $63   $1,456,123 15
2016/11/26 - $78,059 +6% 1,176 $66   $1,534,182 16
2016/11/27 - $52,934 -32% 1,176 $45   $1,587,116 17
2016/11/28 - $24,185 -54% 1,176 $21   $1,611,301 18
2016/11/29 - $31,790 +31% 1,176 $27   $1,643,091 19
2016/11/30 - $28,817 -9% 1,176 $25   $1,671,908 20
2016/12/01 - $21,056 -27% 1,176 $18   $1,692,964 21
2016/12/02 - $9,248 -56% 75 $123   $1,702,212 22
2016/12/03 - $11,863 +28% 75 $158   $1,714,075 23
2016/12/04 - $7,449 -37% 75 $99   $1,721,524 24

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 33 $156,611   2 $78,306   $156,611 7
2016/11/18 18 $1,225,954 +683% 1,176 $1,042   $1,382,565 14
2016/11/25 22 $310,399 -75% 1,176 $264   $1,692,964 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 11/25/2016 $45,864 57 57 106 $77,606 12/5/2016
Cambodia 11/9/2016 $4,007 21 21 25 $5,186 11/22/2016
China 11/10/2016 $11,600,000 61608 61608 71380 $22,560,000 12/7/2016
Curacao 11/24/2016 $411 2 2 3 $651 12/6/2016
India 11/11/2016 $24,691 57 57 62 $45,223 11/29/2016
Indonesia 11/11/2016 $113,585 127 127 153 $160,243 12/6/2016
Jamaica 11/23/2016 $883 3 3 4 $1,509 12/6/2016
Malaysia 11/10/2016 $64,244 83 83 202 $119,261 11/29/2016
Pakistan 11/11/2016 $1,772 12 12 12 $1,772 11/14/2016
Philippines 11/9/2016 $47,417 106 106 111 $57,315 11/22/2016
Singapore 11/10/2016 $91,263 18 18 36 $154,871 12/6/2016
Thailand 11/24/2016 $23,421 45 45 59 $35,947 12/6/2016
Trinidad 11/23/2016 $4,575 10 10 14 $6,262 12/6/2016
 
International Total$23,225,846 12/7/2016

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