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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,602,376Details
International Box Office $30,055,565
Worldwide Box Office $63,657,941
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $45,136,320 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $45,136,320
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  1. Summary
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


The story revolves around the World War II battle over Iwo Jima and the effect this historic battle had on those surviving.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
73% - Certified Fresh
69% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$53,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 20th, 2006 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: February 6th, 2007 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of graphic war violence and carnage, and for language.
Running Time: 132 minutes
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Keywords: World War II, Historical Battles, War
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Malpaso Productions, DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment
Production Countries: Iceland,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,321 $53,757 Dec 8, 2006 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,265 $95,257 Dec 1, 2006 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,677 $309,265 Nov 24, 2006 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,428 $819,575 Nov 17, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,627 $2,811,575 Nov 10, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,638 $4,419,657 Nov 3, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,757 $6,346,856 Oct 27, 2006 10
Biggest October Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 254 $10,245,190 Oct 20, 2006 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,756 $10,245,190 Oct 20, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,375 1,876 Oct 20, 2006 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,113 2.90 Oct 20, 2006 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,272 34.5% Oct 20, 2006 1


   John Bradley
   Rene Gagnon
   Ira Hayes
John Benjamin Hickey    Keyes Beech
John Slattery    Bud Gurber
Barry Pepper    Mike Strank
Jamie Bell    Ralph "Iggy" Ignatowski
Paul Walker    Hank Hansen
Robert Patrick    Colonel Chandler Johnson
Neal McDonough    Captain Severance
Melanie Lynskey    Pauline Harnois
Thomas McCarthy    James Bradley
Chris Bauer    Commandant Vandegrift
Judith Ivey    Belle Block
Myra Turley    Madeline Evelley
Joseph Cross    Franklin Sousley
Benjamin Walker    Harlon Block
Alessandro Mastrobuono    Lindberg
Scott Reeves    Lundsford
Stark Sands    Gust
George Grizzard    John Bradley
Harve Presnell    Dave Severance
George Hearn    Walter Gust
Len Cariou    Mr. Beech
Christopher Curry    Ed Block
Bubba Lewis    Belle's Young Son
Beth Grant    Mother Gagnon
Connie Ray    Mrs. Sousley
Ann Dowd    Mrs. Strank
Mary Beth Peil    Mrs. Bradley
David Patrick Kelly    President Truman
Jon Polito    Borough President
Ned Eisenberg    Joe Rosenthal
Gordon Clapp    General "Howlin' Mad" Smith
Michael Cumpsty    Secretary Forrestal
V.J. Foster    Major on Plane
Kirk B.R. Woller    Bill Genaust
Tom Verica    Lieutenant Pennel
Jason Gray-Stanford    Lieutenant Schrier
Matt Huffman    Lieutenant Bell
David Hornsby    Louis Lowery
Brian Kimmet    Sergeant Boots Thomas
David Rasche    Senator
Tom Mason    John Tennack
Patrick Dollaghan    Businessman
James Newman    Local Politician
Steven M. Porter    Tourist
Dale Waddington Horowitz    Tourist's Wife
Lennie Loftin    Justice of the Peace
David Clennon    White House Official
Mark Thomason    Military Censor
Oliver Davis    Young James Bradley
Sean Moran    Waiter
Lisa Dodson    Iggy's Mother
John Nielsen    Senator Boyd
Jon Kellam    Senator Haddigan
Ron Fassler    Senator Robson
John Henry Canavan    Jailer
Donn Emerson    Navy Lieutenant on Plane
Jayma Mays    Nurse in Hawaii
Yukari Black    Tokyo Rose
John Hoogenakker    Funeral Home Employee
Barry Sigismondi    Police Sergeant
William Charlton    Bartender
Beth Tapper    Bar Car Beauty
Shannon Gayle    Bar Car Beauty
Jim Cantafio    Reporter (in LA)
Mark Colson    Reporter (in LA)
Danny McCarthy    Reporter (in Chicago)
Patrick New    Reporter (in Chicago)
James Horan    Reporter (in NYC)
Michael Canavan    Reporter at Hansen's
Erica Grant    Secretary
Silas Weir-Mitchell    Lab Tech
George Cambio    Lab Tech
David S. Brooks    Sergeant A Company
Johann Johannson    Sergeant on Beach
Martin Delaney    Marine at Cave
Daniel Forcey    Marine on Beach
Bjorgvin Franz Gislason    Impaled Marine
Darrin Ingolfsson    Wounded Marine
Hilmar Gudjonsson    Wounded Marine
Jeremy Merrill    Marine in Shellhole
Jeremiah Bitsui    Young Indian
John Maloney    Pilot
Dick Skip Evans    Pilot
Karl Gulledge    Pilot

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Clint Eastwood
Producer    Steven Spielberg
Producer    Robert Lorenz
Screenwriter    William Broyles Jr.
Screenwriter    Paul Haggis
Based on the book "Flags of our Fathers"    James Bradley
Based on the book "Flags of our Fathers"    Ron Powers
Director of Photography    Tom Stern
Production Designer    Henry Bumstead
Editor    Joel Cox
Costume Designer    Deborah Hopper
Co-Producer    Tim Moore
Assistant Director    Donald Murphy
Second Unit Director    Michael Owens
Unit Production Manager    Tim Moore
Production Manager (Iceland)    Leifur B. Dagfinnsson
Art Director    Jack G. Taylor, Jr
Art Director (Iceland)    Adrian Gorton
Set Decorator    Richard Goddard
Set Decorator (Chicago)    Alan Hicks
Second Unit Photography    Richard Bowen
Costume Supervisor    Mitchell Kenney
Costume Supervisor    Nancy McArdle
Costume Supervisor (Chicago)    Jennifer Jobst
Production Sound Mixer    Walt Martin
Re-recording Mixer    John Reitz
Re-recording Mixer    Dave Campbell
Re-recording Mixer    Gregg Rudloff
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Pederson
Supervising Sound Editor    Alan Robert Murray
Co-Supervising Sound Editor    Bub Asman
Sound Effects Editor    Jay Jennings
Sound Effects Editor    Jason King
Sound Effects Editor    Charles Maynes
Sound Designer    Steve Ticknor
Supervising Dialogue Editor    Dave Arnold
Dialogue Editor    Lucy Coldsnow
Dialogue Editor    Gloria D'Alessandro
Dialogue Editor    Ulrika Akander
Dialogue Editor    Jim Matheny
Music Editor    Don Harris
Department Head Makeup    Tania McComas
Department Head Hairstylist    Carol A. O'Connell
Special Make-up Effects    Christien Tinsley
Special Effects Makeup (Iceland)    Stefan Jorgen Agustsson
Composer    Clint Eastwood
Casting Director    Phyllis Huffman
Casting (Chicago)    Jane Alderman
Stunt Coordinator    Buddy Van Horn

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January 23rd, 2007

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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
2006/10/20 3 $10,245,190   1,876 $5,461   $10,245,190 3
2006/10/27 4 $6,346,856 -38% 2,190 $2,898   $19,923,069 10
2006/11/03 7 $4,419,657 -30% 2,375 $1,861   $26,550,769 17
2006/11/10 11 $2,811,575 -36% 1,963 $1,432   $30,950,950 24
2006/11/17 16 $819,575 -71% 1,049 $781   $32,670,358 31
2006/11/24 22 $309,265 -62% 362 $854   $33,306,143 38
2006/12/01 31 $95,257 -69% 204 $467   $33,479,810 45
2006/12/08 38 $53,757 -44% 142 $379   $33,574,332 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/10/20 3 $3,529,984   1,876 $1,882   $3,529,984 1
2006/10/21 3 $4,010,196 +14% 1,876 $2,138   $7,540,180 2
2006/10/22 3 $2,705,010 -33% 1,876 $1,442   $10,245,190 3
2006/10/23 3 $889,652 -67% 1,876 $474   $11,134,842 4
2006/10/24 3 $876,663 -1% 1,876 $467   $12,011,505 5
2006/10/25 3 $798,918 -9% 1,876 $426   $12,810,423 6
2006/10/26 3 $763,230 -4% 1,876 $407   $13,576,213 7
2006/10/27 4 $1,880,335 +146% 2,190 $859   $15,456,548 8
2006/10/28 4 $2,847,407 +51% 2,190 $1,300   $18,303,955 9
2006/10/29 5 $1,619,114 -43% 2,190 $739   $19,923,069 10
2006/10/30 4 $483,315 -70% 2,190 $221   $20,406,384 11
2006/10/31 4 $610,907 +26% 2,190 $279   $21,017,291 12
2006/11/01 4 $555,490 -9% 2,190 $254   $21,572,781 13
2006/11/02 4 $558,331 +1% 2,190 $255   $22,131,112 14
2006/11/03 7 $1,318,679 +136% 2,375 $555   $23,449,791 15
2006/11/04 7 $2,013,168 +53% 2,375 $848   $25,462,959 16
2006/11/05 7 $1,087,810 -46% 2,375 $458   $26,550,769 17
2006/11/06 7 $366,338 -66% 2,375 $154   $26,917,107 18
2006/11/07 7 $426,531 +16% 2,375 $180   $27,343,638 19
2006/11/08 7 $383,509 -10% 2,375 $161   $27,727,147 20
2006/11/09 7 $412,228 +7% 2,375 $174   $28,139,375 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/10/20 3 $13,576,213   1,876 $7,237   $13,576,213 7
2006/10/27 4 $8,554,899 -37% 2,190 $3,906   $22,131,112 14
2006/11/03 7 $6,008,263 -30% 2,375 $2,530   $28,139,375 21
2006/11/10 12 $3,711,408 -38% 1,963 $1,891   $31,850,783 28
2006/11/17 21 $1,146,095 -69% 1,049 $1,093   $32,996,878 35
2006/11/24 21 $387,675 -66% 362 $1,071   $33,384,553 42
2006/12/01 32 $136,022 -65% 204 $667   $33,520,575 49
2006/12/08 40 $81,801 -40% 142 $576   $33,602,376 56

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/11/200721,013,101 1,013,101$17,212,586$17,212,5861
2/18/20075746,394-26% 1,759,495$13,323,133$30,535,7192
2/25/20079197,134-74% 1,956,629$3,546,441$34,082,1603
3/4/200715112,480-43% 2,069,109$2,023,515$36,105,6754
3/11/20072081,872-27% 2,150,981$1,472,877$37,578,5525
3/18/20072266,427-19% 2,217,408$1,195,022$38,773,5746
3/25/20072062,470-6% 2,279,878$1,123,835$39,897,4097

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