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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $66,661,095Details
International Box Office $52,851,676
Worldwide Box Office $119,512,771
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $18,130,072 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $18,130,072
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
73% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$75,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 21st, 2007 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: April 22nd, 2008 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong language, nudity/sexual content and some drug use
Running Time: 97 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Cinderella Man
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Keywords: War, Secret Agent
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Relativity Media, Participant Media, Universal Pictures, Playtone
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,041 $68,385 Feb 29, 2008 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,929 $112,035 Feb 22, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,626 $214,180 Feb 15, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,525 $359,340 Feb 8, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,702 $486,380 Feb 1, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,671 $931,685 Jan 25, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,485 $1,967,160 Jan 18, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,136 $4,129,720 Jan 11, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 764 $8,106,250 Jan 4, 2008 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 784 $50,581,100 Jan 4, 2008 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 811 $12,012,360 Dec 28, 2007 10
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 265 $12,012,360 Dec 28, 2007 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,872 $9,656,250 Dec 21, 2007 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,426 2,575 Dec 21, 2007 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 223 3.46 Dec 21, 2007 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 271 28.9% Dec 21, 2007 1

Cast

   Charlie Wilson
   Joanne Herring
   Gust Avrakotos
Amy Adams    Bonnie
Ned Beatty    Doc Long
Emily Blunt    Jane Liddle
Spencer Garrett    Congressional Staffer
Shiri Appleby    Jailbait
Rachel Nichols    Suzanne
Om Puri    President Zia
Ken Stott    Zvi
John Slattery    Cravely
Denis O'Hare    Harold Holt
Jud Tylor    Crystal Lee
Peter Gerety    Larry Liddle
Brian Markinson    Paul Brown
Christopher Denham    Mike Vickers
Tracy Phillips    Belly Dancer
Wynn Everett    Charlie's Angel
Mary Bonner Baker    Charlie's Angel

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Based on the Book By    George Crile
Screenwriter    Aaron Sorkin
Producer    Tom Hanks
Producer    Gary Goetzman
Executive Producer    Celia Costas
Executive Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Composer    James Newton Howard
Costume Designer    Albert Wolsky
Co-Producer    Mike Haley
Visual Effects Supervisor    Richard Edlund
Editor    John Bloom
Editor    Antonia Van Drimmelen
Production Designer    Victor Kempster
Director of Photography    Stephen Goldblatt
Supervising Art Director    Bradford Ricker
Supervising Art Director    Marco Trentini
Art Director    Maria Teresa Barbasso
Set Designer    Joshua Lusby
Set Decorator    Nancy Haigh
Sound    Petur Hliddal
Supervising Sound Editor    Ron Bochar
Re-recording Mixer    Lee Dichter
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bochar
Second Unit Director    Antoine L. Douaihy
Second Unit Camera    Trevor Coop
Casting    Ellen Lewis

International Details - Narnia is Prince of the International Charts

May 25th, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian opened in second place on the international charts with $23.31 million on 3037 screens in 12 markets giving it the best per screen average on this week's list. The film only opened in three major markets, but it finished first in all of them. This includes Russia where it managed $6.73 million on 735 screens and Mexico where it earned $6.27 million on 842 and in both cases it opened significantly higher than the original. On the other hand, while it managed first place in South Korea, its opening of $3.42 million on 670 screens over the weekend and a total of $3.90 million is significantly lower than the originals opening of $3.94 million on 262 screens over three days and $5.22 million in total. Next up for the film is its debut in Japan this weekend, while it has major openings all the way till late August. More...

DVD Rentals - Zero Releases Top 27

May 12th, 2008

There were five new releases to reach the top 30 on the rental chart this week, including the overall leader, 27 Dresses. That film started its home market run with in $7.35 million in rentals, which was as expected, given its domestic box office. More...

DVD Sales - Cloverfield Claws its Way to the Top

May 5th, 2008

There were only a handful of new releases to chart this week, but we did have a new number one seller. Cloverfield started its home market run with $16.64 million in revenue from 1.04 million units sold. More...

DVD Rentals - Cloverfield goes to War

May 5th, 2008

Cloverfield landed on top of the rental charts leading a group of five new releases with $7.52 million in rentals. More...

DVD Releases for April 22, 2008

April 21st, 2008

It's a slow week by nearly every measure: big releases, overall quality, overall quantity, spotlight reviews, etc. This is great news for me since recently a package arrived with several DVDs, all of which were late. I'm not quite completely caught up, but I am very close. As for this week's releases, there were only a handful of releases that were even in contention for DVD Pick of the Week. Both The Savages - DVD and The Orphanage - DVD or Blu-ray earned excellent reviews, but their home market releases were only average. Cloverfield - DVD wasn't as good a movie, but the DVD had the best combination of movie quality and special features. The specter of a Blu-ray release notwithstanding, it is the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

International Details - International Auds Meet the Spartans

March 9th, 2008

Meet the Spartans made its first major push into the international market this past weekend earning sixth place with $7.94 million on 1653 screens in 14 markets for an early total of $12.90 million. Its biggest opening came in Germany where it scored second place with $3.01 million on 304 screens, however, it earned first place in both Mexico with $1.35 million on 543 screens and in Australia with $1.29 million on 211 screens. On the other hand, it fell by 59% during its second weekend in Russia pulling in $526,000 on 275 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.27 million after two. More...

International Details - Juno Heads North

March 2nd, 2008

Juno nearly climbed into the top five with $7.08 million on 1745 screens in 25 markets for a total of $39.17 million. This includes a surprise first place opening in Brazil with $808,000 on 146 screens over the weekend and $1.26 million in total. On the other hand, it struggled in South Korea with $222,000 on 203 screens over the weekend and $283,000 in total. As for holdovers, the film was down just 7% in Mexico to $454,000 on 150 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $1.37 million while it added $2.11 million on 368 screens in the U.K. for a total of $13.41 million there. More...

International Details - Juno Jumps Up the Charts

February 17th, 2008

Thanks to an opening in the U.K., Juno shoot up the charts nearly reaching the top five with $8.28 million on 1111 screens in 15 markets for a still early total $17.15 million. In the U.K. the film placed second with $3.91 million on 363 screens, but had the best per screen average in the top 10 there. It also opened in France scoring sixth place with $1.22 million on 149 screens, which gave it the second best per screen average in the top ten there. Meanwhile in Spain the film grew by 5% to $1.03 million on 170 screens over the weekend and a total of $2.34 million after two. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Supporting Acting Roles

February 17th, 2008

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role. More...

International Details - Still Treasured

February 10th, 2008

National Treasure: The Book of Secrets slipped out of the top five, again, earning $6.94 million on 2702 screens in 34 markets for a total of $169.62 million. This includes a first place finish in Germany with $3.42 million on 641 screens for a total of $10.03 million after two there. The film opens in the U.K. this weekend and should have little trouble reaching $200 million before long. More...

International Details - That's Amore!

February 4th, 2008

The Italian movie, Scusa Ma Ti Chiamo Amore, opened in first place in Italy with $7.55 million on 491 screens, which was more than double its nearest competition. More...

International Details - International Treasure

January 27th, 2008

National Treasure: The Book of Secrets fell from second to sixth, but it was relatively close with $8.37 million on 3883 screens in 36 markets for a total of $143.30 million. Even if the film had no more markets left to open in, it would reach $150 million and beyond. However, it has yet to open in Germany, the U.K., and France and should top its domestic total before it is done. More...

Awards Season - No Shortage of Love for Country or Blood

January 22nd, 2008

The Oscar nominations were announced today and there is no shortage of contenders. In fact, with no real juggernaut to deal with, the competition is more up in the air that most years. More...

International Details - Some Enchanted Weekend

January 20th, 2008

Enchanted fell out of the top five but still had a very impressive weekend box office adding $8.12 million on 4348 screens in 43 markets for a total of $151.50 million. This includes a fifth place opening in South Korea where the film earned $1.08 million on 322 screens over the weekend and $1.34 million in total. Meanwhile it also earned fifth place in the U.K. with $1.59 million on 472 screens over the weekend for a total of $29.46 million after a month of release. Its chances at $200 million internationally depend heavily on its run in Japan staring mid-March, but $300 million worldwide is all but assured now. More...

One Missed Film

January 4th, 2008

With only one new release this weekend, and a sub-par one at that, holdovers will dominate the box office this weekend, just like they dominated the box office last weekend. The same group of holdovers might dominate the box office next weekend as well. 2008 is starting off really slow. More...

Treasure Tarnished but is Still Golden

January 2nd, 2008

2007 ended on a high note. Whole not every film was able to meet expectations, there was a trio of films that hit milestones, either just before the weekend, on the weekend, or just after the weekend ended. Overall the box office added $186 million over the weekend, which was up 16% from last weekend. More importantly, it was up 15% from the same weekend last year given 2007 a total box office of $9.68 billion, which was 4% more than 2006 and 2% more than 2004's record. Ticket sales, on the other hand, was flat down less than 0.1% from last year and this is the fourth down year out of five for this vital stat. More...

Trying to End on a High

December 28th, 2007

It's the final weekend of 2007 and, like most years, there are no wide releases to deal with. However, there are three films that opened wide on Christmas Day, as well as five films from the weekend, and two others from the weekend before that. All in all, there's plenty to discuss. More...

Box Office Treasure over Christmas

December 27th, 2007

Over five days, 8 wide releases debuted in theaters, which is an insane amount of competition. It comes as no surprise that only a couple excelled while almost half failed to find a real audience. Overall the three-day weekend brought in $160 million, which is within a rounding error of last weekend. Comparing it to last year, on the other hand, is moot since December 24th landed on the weekend, and it is one of the worst days at the box office. Without that issue, 2007 was up by 34% from 2006, but that is a misleading number. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of December 21, 2007

December 22nd, 2007

There's a big list of wide releases this week and that means there is a big list of big sites. There are three that stand out, but only one, National Treasure: Book of Secrets - Official Site, that can be given the Weekly Website Award. More...

A Treasure-trove of Wide Releases

December 20th, 2007

The weekend before Christmas sees five films opening in wide release, by varying degrees. We have has a record-setting holdover and a surprisingly strong kids film to deal with, not to mention the three films opening on Christmas day. This will make for a very, very crowded marketplace and it is hard to imagine all films earning a place with moviegoers. However, figuring out which films will be squeezed out is very difficult. More...

Award Season - Globes Spread the Love Around

December 13th, 2007

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, but there were no truly dominate films out of the 14 theatrical categories. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - December 2, 2007

December 2nd, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Shutter, Midnight Meat Train, The Punisher: War Zone and more! More...

2007 Preview: December

December 1st, 2007

It's been a while since we went into the final month of the year on such a down note. Since mid-September the box office has been down on a year-to-year comparison every weekend but two. There is some good news, including a competitive Oscar race and a strong group of films aiming for box office glory. While there are no films that appear to be heading for the monster hits territory, there are also no films that look like outright bombs. (Although a couple would be there if it weren't for the holidays.) Every week at least one Oscar contender and one box office giant are being released. This means that every weekend there is at least one film that should hit $100 million, or more. If five or more can reach that milestone, 2007 will set the record for most $100 million films in a year. More...

Cast Updates - November 22, 2007

November 22nd, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Angels & Demons, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Pinkville and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - October 15, 2006

October 15th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Jumper, Kung Fu Panda, Charlie Wilson's War and more. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/12/21 4 $9,656,250   2,575 $3,750   $9,656,250 3
2007/12/28 4 $12,012,360 +24% 2,575 $4,665   $34,750,790 10
2008/01/04 6 $8,106,250 -33% 2,594 $3,125   $52,552,540 17
2008/01/11 11 $4,129,720 -49% 2,408 $1,715   $59,353,790 24
2008/01/18 15 $1,967,160 -52% 1,352 $1,455   $62,814,670 31
2008/01/25 21 $931,685 -53% 605 $1,540   $64,665,340 38
2008/02/01 25 $486,380 -48% 412 $1,181   $65,430,200 45
2008/02/08 31 $359,340 -26% 318 $1,130   $65,978,840 52
2008/02/15 34 $214,180 -40% 180 $1,190   $66,319,900 59
2008/02/22 40 $112,035 -48% 135 $830   $66,528,215 66
2008/02/29 48 $68,385 -39% 97 $705   $66,636,385 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/12/21 5 $2,793,875   2,575 $1,085   $2,793,875 1
2007/12/22 4 $3,695,125 +32% 2,575 $1,435   $6,489,000 2
2007/12/23 4 $3,167,250 -14% 2,575 $1,230   $9,656,250 3
2007/12/24 4 $1,957,305 -38% 2,575 $760   $11,613,555 4
2007/12/25 5 $4,338,875 +122% 2,575 $1,685   $15,952,430 5
2007/12/26 5 $3,720,875 -14% 2,575 $1,445   $19,673,305 6
2007/12/27 4 $3,065,125 -18% 2,575 $1,190   $22,738,430 7
2007/12/28 4 $3,926,875 +28% 2,575 $1,525   $26,665,305 8
2007/12/29 4 $4,377,485 +11% 2,575 $1,700   $31,042,790 9
2007/12/30 4 $3,708,000 -15% 2,575 $1,440   $34,750,790 10
2007/12/31 4 $3,914,055 +6% 2,575 $1,520   $38,664,845 11
2008/01/01 5 $3,038,465 -22% 2,575 $1,180   $41,703,310 12
2008/01/02 7 $1,441,995 -53% 2,575 $560   $43,145,305 13
2008/01/03 7 $1,300,985 -10% 2,575 $505   $44,446,290 14
2008/01/04 7 $2,568,060 +97% 2,594 $990   $47,014,350 15
2008/01/05 6 $3,566,750 +39% 2,594 $1,375   $50,581,100 16
2008/01/06 6 $1,971,440 -45% 2,594 $760   $52,552,540 17
2008/01/07 7 $571,125 -71% 2,594 $220   $53,123,665 18
2008/01/08 5 $725,985 +27% 2,594 $280   $53,849,650 19
2008/01/09 5 $700,425 -4% 2,594 $270   $54,550,075 20
2008/01/10 5 $673,995 -4% 2,594 $260   $55,224,070 21
2008/01/11 9 $1,348,480 +100% 2,406 $560   $56,572,550 22
2008/01/12 10 $1,854,160 +38% 2,406 $771   $58,426,710 23
2008/01/13 11 $927,080 -50% 2,406 $385   $59,353,790 24
2008/01/14 9 $361,200 -61% 2,408 $150   $59,714,990 25
2008/01/15 8 $385,775 +7% 2,408 $160   $60,100,765 26
2008/01/16 8 $373,240 -3% 2,408 $155   $60,474,005 27
2008/01/17 9 $373,505 n/c 2,408 $155   $60,847,510 28
2008/01/21 19 $392,065   1,352 $290   $63,206,735 32
2008/01/22 - $169,505 -57% 1,352 $125   $63,376,240 33
2008/01/23 - $175,430 +3% 1,352 $130   $63,551,670 34
2008/01/24 - $181,985 +4% 1,352 $135   $63,733,655 35
2008/01/25 - $238,975 +31% 605 $395   $63,972,630 36
2008/01/26 - $453,585 +90% 605 $750   $64,426,215 37
2008/01/27 - $239,125 -47% 605 $395   $64,665,340 38
2008/01/28 - $69,575 -71% 605 $115   $64,734,915 39
2008/01/29 - $69,860 n/c 605 $115   $64,804,775 40
2008/01/30 - $72,495 +4% 605 $120   $64,877,270 41
2008/01/31 - $66,550 -8% 605 $110   $64,943,820 42
2008/02/01 - $144,335 +117% 412 $350   $65,088,155 43
2008/02/02 - $271,920 +88% 412 $660   $65,360,075 44
2008/02/03 - $70,125 -74% 412 $170   $65,430,200 45
2008/02/04 - $45,320 -35% 412 $110   $65,475,520 46
2008/02/05 - $45,225 n/c 412 $110   $65,520,745 47
2008/02/06 - $45,195 n/c 412 $110   $65,565,940 48
2008/02/07 - $53,560 +19% 412 $130   $65,619,500 49
2008/02/08 - $98,580 +84% 318 $310   $65,718,080 50
2008/02/09 - $173,310 +76% 318 $545   $65,891,390 51
2008/02/10 - $87,450 -50% 318 $275   $65,978,840 52
2008/02/11 - $27,030 -69% 318 $85   $66,005,870 53
2008/02/12 - $30,210 +12% 318 $95   $66,036,080 54
2008/02/13 - $31,795 +5% 318 $100   $66,067,875 55
2008/02/14 - $37,845 +19% 318 $119   $66,105,720 56
2008/02/15 - $53,085 +40% 180 $295   $66,158,805 57
2008/02/16 - $95,405 +80% 180 $530   $66,254,210 58
2008/02/17 - $65,690 -31% 180 $365   $66,319,900 59
2008/02/18 32 $41,375 -37% 180 $230   $66,361,275 60
2008/02/19 - $18,025 -56% 180 $100   $66,379,300 61
2008/02/20 - $17,995 n/c 180 $100   $66,397,295 62
2008/02/21 - $18,885 +5% 180 $105   $66,416,180 63
2008/02/22 - $32,385 +71% 135 $240   $66,448,565 64
2008/02/23 - $57,375 +77% 135 $425   $66,505,940 65
2008/02/24 - $22,275 -61% 135 $165   $66,528,215 66
2008/02/25 - $8,775 -61% 135 $65   $66,536,990 67
2008/02/26 - $9,425 +7% 135 $70   $66,546,415 68
2008/02/27 - $10,800 +15% 135 $80   $66,557,215 69
2008/02/28 - $10,785 n/c 135 $80   $66,568,000 70
2008/02/29 - $17,460 +62% 97 $180   $66,585,460 71
2008/03/01 - $34,435 +97% 97 $355   $66,619,895 72
2008/03/02 - $16,490 -52% 97 $170   $66,636,385 73
2008/03/03 - $5,335 -68% 97 $55   $66,641,720 74
2008/03/04 - $6,790 +27% 97 $70   $66,648,510 75
2008/03/05 - $6,305 -7% 97 $65   $66,654,815 76
2008/03/06 - $6,280 n/c 97 $65   $66,661,095 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/12/21 4 $22,738,430   2,575 $8,830   $22,738,430 7
2007/12/28 4 $21,707,860 -5% 2,575 $8,430   $44,446,290 14
2008/01/04 6 $10,777,780 -50% 2,594 $4,155   $55,224,070 21
2008/01/11 10 $5,623,440 -48% 2,408 $2,335   $60,847,510 28
2008/01/18 17 $2,886,145 -49% 1,352 $2,135   $63,733,655 35
2008/01/25 21 $1,210,165 -58% 605 $2,000   $64,943,820 42
2008/02/01 26 $675,680 -44% 412 $1,640   $65,619,500 49
2008/02/08 33 $486,220 -28% 318 $1,529   $66,105,720 56
2008/02/15 33 $310,460 -36% 180 $1,725   $66,416,180 63
2008/02/22 42 $151,820 -51% 135 $1,125   $66,568,000 70
2008/02/29 49 $93,095 -39% 97 $960   $66,661,095 77

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/27/20083401,693 401,693$6,848,625$6,848,6251
5/4/20086166,273-59% 567,966$3,137,572$9,986,1962
5/11/2008999,091-40% 667,057$1,683,556$11,669,7523
5/18/20081960,578-39% 727,635$1,049,211$12,718,9634
5/25/20082541,322-32% 768,957$715,697$13,434,6605
6/1/20082634,356-17% 803,313$589,126$14,023,7876

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