Body of Lies

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $39,394,666Details
International Box Office $69,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $108,394,666
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $23,066,183 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $23,066,183
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer
  8. Buy

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
54% - Rotten
Audience
62% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$67,500,000
Theatrical Release: October 10th, 2008 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: February 17th, 2009 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence including some torture, and for language throughout.
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Warner Bros.

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There were only three new releases to reach the top 30 this past week on the rental chart, and only one of those reached the top five. This left Body of Lies in first place, again close to 20% ahead of the second place film, Changeling. More...

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Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio    Roger Ferris
Russell Crowe    Ed Hoffman
Mark Strong    Hani Salaam
Golshifteh Farahani    Aisha
Oscar Isaac    Bassam
Simon McBurney    Garland
Alon Aboutboul    Al-Saleem
Vince Colosimo    Skip
Ali Suliman    Omar Sadiki
Kais Nashif    Mustafa Karami
Michael Gaston    Holiday
Mehdi Nebbou    Nizar
Jameel Khoury    Marwan
Lubna Azabal    Aisha's Sister Cala
Ghali Benlafkih    Aisha's Nephew Rowley
Youssef Srondy    Aishia's Nephew Yousef
Ali Khalil    Zayed Ibishi
Giannina Facio    Hoffman's Wife
Chase Edmunds    Hoffman's Son Timmy
Morgan A. Vick    Hoffman's Daughter
Michael Stuhlbarg    Ferris' Attorney
Sherif Eltayeb    Executioner
David Ganly    Doctor at Qatar Military Base
Bijan Daneshmand    Amman Clinic Docotor
Houda Zbit    Hani's Wife
Omar Berdouni    Al-Saleem's Lieutenant
Richard DeMayo    Tony
Clara Khoury    Bassam's Wife
Abdu Rahim Kashmir    Safe House Jihadist
Sami Samir    Taxi Driver - Syrian Border
Xanthe Elbrick    Manchester News Reporter
Ali Alvi    Manchester Bomber
Zef Balbona    Manchester Bomber
Vedant Gokhale    Manchester Bomber
Ran Nikfam    Amsterdam Bomber
Albert Twanmo    Japanese Tourist Husband with Camera
Ellie K. Wang    Japanese Tourist Wife
Allen Lidkey    Medic in Helicopter
Drif Said    Turkish Engineer/Explosive Expert
Zakaria Atifi    Al-Masri
William Meredith    Soldier in Qatar
Howard W. Overshown    Predator Room Captain
Kathy Brady    Predator Room Captain
Quentin Mare    Predator Operator Langley
Matt Gulbranson    Predator Operator Langley
Jill Wolsey    Soccor Mom
Annabelle Wallis    Hani's Girlfriend in Bar

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Ridley Scott
Producer    Ridley Scott
Producer    Donald DeLine
Screenwriter    William Monahan
Based on the novel "Body of Lies"    David Ignatius
Executive Producer    Michael Costigan
Executive Producer    Charles J.D. Schlissel
Director of Photography    Alexander Witt
Production Designer    Arthur Max
Editor    Pietro Scalia
Composer    Marc Streitenfeld
Costume Designer    Janty Yates
Line Producer    Zak Alaoui
Assistant Director    Peter Kohn
Assistant Director    Ahmed Hatimi
Unit Production Manager    L. Dean Jones, Jr.
Unit Production Manager    Charles J.D. Schlissel
Production Manager    Lucio Trentini
Supervising Art Director    Marco Trentini
Supervising Art Director    Peter Hampton
Supervising Art Director    Charley Beal
Art Director    Alexandro M. Santucci
Art Director    Rob Cowper
Art Director    Hunju Kim
Set Decorator    Sonja Klaus
Set Decorator    Nancy Nye
Additional Photography    John Marzano
Additional Photography    David Nowell
Costume Supervisor    Clare Spragge
Costume Designer    Abdelkarim Akallach
Costume Supervisor    Maurizio Torti
Costume Designer    Mark A. Peterson
Editor    Billy Rich
Sound Mixer    Richard Van Dyke
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Minkler
Re-recording Mixer    Bob Beemer
Supervising Sound Editor    Per Halberg
Supervising Sound Editor    Karen Baker Landers
Sound Effects Editor    Christopher Assells
Sound Effects Editor    Dino R. Dimuro
Sound Effects Editor    Dan Hegeman
Sound Effects Editor    Peter Staubli
Dialogue Editor    Christopher W. Hogan
Dialogue Editor    Frederick H. Stahly
Music Editor    Del Spiva
Head Makeup    Don Kozma
Key Makeup    Bernadette Mazur
Hairstylist    Audrey L. Anzures
Special Make-up Effects    Simon Rose
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman
Casting Director    Jina Jay
Stunt Coordinator    G. A. Aguilar

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/10 3 $4,382,221   2,710 $1,617   $4,382,221 1
2008/10/11 3 $5,123,649 +17% 2,710 $1,891   $9,505,870 2
2008/10/12 3 $3,378,546 -34% 2,710 $1,247   $12,884,416 3
2008/10/13 2 $1,634,369 -52% 2,710 $603   $14,518,785 4
2008/10/14 1 $1,144,389 -30% 2,710 $422   $15,663,174 5
2008/10/15 1 $939,144 -18% 2,710 $347   $16,602,318 6
2008/10/16 1 $998,351 +6% 2,710 $368   $17,600,669 7
2008/10/17 5 $2,201,455 +121% 2,714 $811   $19,802,124 8
2008/10/18 6 $2,949,948 +34% 2,714 $1,087   $22,752,072 9
2008/10/19 5 $1,672,856 -43% 2,714 $616   $24,424,928 10
2008/10/20 4 $564,413 -66% 2,714 $208   $24,989,341 11
2008/10/21 4 $668,142 +18% 2,714 $246   $25,657,483 12
2008/10/22 4 $596,414 -11% 2,714 $220   $26,253,897 13
2008/10/23 4 $571,067 -4% 2,714 $210   $26,824,964 14
2008/10/24 9 $1,271,693 +123% 2,150 $591   $28,096,657 15
2008/10/25 9 $1,782,035 +40% 2,150 $829   $29,878,692 16
2008/10/26 9 $1,010,760 -43% 2,150 $470   $30,889,452 17
2008/10/27 8 $311,234 -69% 2,150 $145   $31,200,686 18
2008/10/28 7 $384,121 +23% 2,150 $179   $31,584,807 19
2008/10/29 7 $331,484 -14% 2,150 $154   $31,916,291 20
2008/10/30 6 $330,376 n/c 2,150 $154   $32,246,667 21
2008/10/31 11 $536,619 +62% 1,414 $380   $32,783,286 22
2008/11/01 12 $1,136,508 +112% 1,414 $804   $33,919,794 23
2008/11/02 12 $631,221 -44% 1,414 $446   $34,551,015 24
2008/11/03 13 $196,362 -69% 1,414 $139   $34,747,377 25
2008/11/04 11 $219,186 +12% 1,414 $155   $34,966,563 26
2008/11/05 11 $223,153 +2% 1,414 $158   $35,189,716 27
2008/11/06 11 $224,039 n/c 1,414 $158   $35,413,755 28
2008/11/07 14 $437,307 +95% 850 $514   $35,851,062 29
2008/11/08 13 $711,413 +63% 850 $837   $36,562,475 30
2008/11/09 14 $388,499 -45% 850 $457   $36,950,974 31
2008/11/10 13 $167,291 -57% 850 $197   $37,118,265 32
2008/11/11 13 $225,089 +35% 850 $265   $37,343,354 33
2008/11/12 12 $117,447 -48% 850 $138   $37,460,801 34
2008/11/13 13 $111,445 -5% 850 $131   $37,572,246 35
2008/11/14 14 $206,813 +86% 625 $331   $37,779,059 36
2008/11/15 14 $305,066 +48% 625 $488   $38,084,125 37
2008/11/16 14 $162,616 -47% 625 $260   $38,246,741 38
2008/11/17 14 $52,405 -68% 625 $84   $38,299,146 39
2008/11/18 14 $64,982 +24% 625 $104   $38,364,128 40
2008/11/19 14 $61,259 -6% 625 $98   $38,425,387 41
2008/11/20 13 $58,912 -4% 625 $94   $38,484,299 42
2008/11/21 - $71,511 +21% 225 $318   $38,555,810 43
2008/11/22 - $111,308 +56% 225 $495   $38,667,118 44
2008/11/23 - $61,439 -45% 225 $273   $38,728,557 45
2008/11/24 - $25,334 -59% 625 $41   $38,753,891 46
2008/11/25 - $31,921 +26% 225 $142   $38,785,812 47
2008/11/26 - $14,046 -56% 106 $133   $38,799,858 48
2008/11/27 - $15,450 +10% 106 $146   $38,815,308 49
2008/11/28 - $28,794 +86% 80 $360   $38,844,102 50
2008/11/29 - $36,588 +27% 80 $457   $38,880,690 51
2008/11/30 - $19,562 -47% 80 $245   $38,900,252 52
2008/12/01 - $8,217 -58% 80 $103   $38,908,469 53
2008/12/02 - $7,724 -6% 80 $97   $38,916,193 54
2008/12/03 - $8,496 +10% 80 $106   $38,924,689 55
2008/12/04 - $8,247 -3% 80 $103   $38,932,936 56
2008/12/05 - $11,671 +42% 44 $265   $38,944,607 57
2008/12/06 - $15,849 +36% 44 $360   $38,960,456 58
2008/12/07 - $9,923 -37% 44 $226   $38,970,379 59
2008/12/08 - $4,877 -51% 44 $111   $38,975,256 60
2008/12/09 - $5,144 +5% 44 $117   $38,980,400 61
2008/12/10 - $4,939 -4% 44 $112   $38,985,339 62
2008/12/11 - $6,038 +22% 44 $137   $38,991,377 63
2008/12/12 - $6,804 +13% 37 $184   $38,998,181 64
2008/12/13 - $10,991 +62% 37 $297   $39,009,172 65
2008/12/14 - $6,381 -42% 37 $172   $39,015,553 66
2008/12/15 - $3,903 -39% 37 $105   $39,019,456 67
2008/12/16 - $4,371 +12% 37 $118   $39,023,827 68
2008/12/17 - $3,997 -9% 37 $108   $39,027,824 69
2008/12/18 - $4,237 +6% 37 $115   $39,032,061 70
2008/12/19 - $2,992 -29% 24 $125   $39,035,053 71
2008/12/20 - $4,748 +59% 24 $198   $39,039,801 72
2008/12/21 - $3,651 -23% 24 $152   $39,043,452 73
2008/12/22 - $2,337 -36% 24 $97   $39,045,789 74
2008/12/23 - $2,547 +9% 24 $106   $39,048,336 75
2008/12/24 - $1,376 -46% 182 $8   $39,049,712 76
2008/12/25 - $15,292 +1,011% 182 $84   $39,065,004 77
2008/12/26 - $29,454 +93% 182 $162   $39,094,458 78
2008/12/27 - $34,374 +17% 182 $189   $39,128,832 79
2008/12/28 - $26,803 -22% 182 $147   $39,155,635 80
2008/12/29 - $16,886 -37% 182 $93   $39,172,521 81
2008/12/30 - $17,392 +3% 182 $96   $39,189,913 82
2008/12/31 - $13,670 -21% 182 $75   $39,203,583 83
2009/01/01 - $30,179 +121% 182 $166   $39,233,762 84
2009/01/02 - $28,761 -5% 182 $158   $39,262,523 85
2009/01/03 - $32,898 +14% 182 $181   $39,295,421 86
2009/01/04 - $19,964 -39% 182 $110   $39,315,385 87
2009/01/05 - $8,126 -59% 182 $45   $39,323,511 88
2009/01/06 - $8,979 +10% 182 $49   $39,332,490 89
2009/01/07 - $8,863 -1% 182 $49   $39,341,353 90
2009/01/08 - $7,534 -15% 182 $41   $39,348,887 91
2009/01/09 - $9,725 +29% 85 $114   $39,358,612 92
2009/01/10 - $13,079 +34% 85 $154   $39,371,691 93
2009/01/11 - $8,751 -33% 85 $103   $39,380,442 94
2009/01/12 - $3,238 -63% 85 $38   $39,383,680 95
2009/01/13 - $3,756 +16% 85 $44   $39,387,436 96
2009/01/14 - $3,493 -7% 85 $41   $39,390,929 97
2009/01/15 - $3,737 +7% 85 $44   $39,394,666 98

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/10 3 $12,884,416   2,710 $4,754   $12,884,416 3
2008/10/17 6 $6,824,259 -47% 2,714 $2,514   $24,424,928 10
2008/10/24 9 $4,064,488 -40% 2,150 $1,890   $30,889,452 17
2008/10/31 12 $2,304,348 -43% 1,414 $1,630   $34,551,015 24
2008/11/07 14 $1,537,219 -33% 850 $1,808   $36,950,974 31
2008/11/14 15 $674,495 -56% 625 $1,079   $38,246,741 38
2008/11/21 23 $244,258 -64% 225 $1,086   $38,728,557 45
2008/11/28 36 $84,944 -65% 80 $1,062   $38,900,252 52
2008/12/05 42 $37,443 -56% 44 $851   $38,970,379 59
2008/12/12 48 $24,176 -35% 37 $653   $39,015,553 66
2008/12/19 54 $11,391 -53% 24 $475   $39,043,452 73
2008/12/26 36 $90,631 +696% 182 $498   $39,155,635 80
2009/01/02 37 $81,623 -10% 182 $448   $39,315,385 87
2009/01/09 50 $31,555 -61% 85 $371   $39,380,442 94

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/22/20093406,111 406,111$7,245,020$7,245,0201
3/1/20093241,522-41% 647,633$4,869,011$12,114,0312
3/8/2009694,951-61% 742,584$1,904,518$14,018,5493
3/15/20091364,102-32% 806,686$1,285,457$15,304,0064
3/22/20092235,206-45% 841,892$710,348$16,014,3545
3/29/20092238,899+10% 880,791$786,460$16,800,8146
4/5/20092831,140-20% 911,931$628,094$17,428,9077

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