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The Fog of War (2003)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,198,566Details
International Box Office $1,035,349Details
Worldwide Box Office $5,233,915
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 6,039 $4,198,566
All Time International Box Office 5,734 $1,035,349
All Time Worldwide Box Office 7,307 $5,233,915
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 613 $4,198,566

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 19th, 2003 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: May 11th, 2004 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Fog of War, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Keywords: Vietnam War, War
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 729 $5,104 May 14, 2004 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 300 $5,104 May 14, 2004 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 459 $567 May 14, 2004 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 545 $28,145 May 7, 2004 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 156 $28,145 May 7, 2004 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 371 $828 May 7, 2004 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 696 $22,081 Apr 30, 2004 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 203 $22,081 Apr 30, 2004 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 528 $669 Apr 30, 2004 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 795 $27,347 Apr 23, 2004 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 212 $27,347 Apr 23, 2004 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 549 $720 Apr 23, 2004 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 851 $36,803 Apr 16, 2004 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 203 $36,803 Apr 16, 2004 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 517 $876 Apr 16, 2004 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 904 $51,459 Apr 9, 2004 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 194 $51,459 Apr 9, 2004 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 377 $1,170 Apr 9, 2004 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 972 $72,036 Apr 2, 2004 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 194 $72,036 Apr 2, 2004 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 460 $1,143 Apr 2, 2004 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 948 $101,831 Mar 26, 2004 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 177 $101,831 Mar 26, 2004 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 460 $1,198 Mar 26, 2004 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 865 $155,451 Mar 19, 2004 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 159 $155,451 Mar 19, 2004 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 592 $1,110 Mar 19, 2004 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 631 $279,029 Mar 12, 2004 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 111 $279,029 Mar 12, 2004 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 476 $1,361 Mar 12, 2004 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 480 $434,162 Mar 5, 2004 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 88 $434,162 Mar 5, 2004 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 386 $1,663 Mar 5, 2004 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 885 $286,643 Feb 27, 2004 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 154 $286,643 Feb 27, 2004 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 363 $1,826 Feb 27, 2004 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,385 $209,030 Feb 20, 2004 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 250 $209,030 Feb 20, 2004 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 80 $3,801 Feb 20, 2004 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,674 $210,091 Feb 13, 2004 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 311 $210,091 Feb 13, 2004 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 60 $4,470 Feb 13, 2004 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,951 $226,025 Feb 6, 2004 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 361 $226,025 Feb 6, 2004 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 60 $5,256 Feb 6, 2004 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,637 $183,365 Jan 30, 2004 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 495 $183,365 Jan 30, 2004 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 89 $4,956 Jan 30, 2004 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 3,401 $155,826 Jan 23, 2004 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 659 $155,826 Jan 23, 2004 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 26 $9,166 Jan 23, 2004 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 4,666 $69,998 Jan 16, 2004 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,127 $69,998 Jan 16, 2004 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 76 $7,778 Jan 16, 2004 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 5,354 $59,973 Jan 9, 2004 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,418 $59,973 Jan 9, 2004 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 103 $8,568 Jan 9, 2004 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 5,586 $81,427 Jan 2, 2004 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,360 $81,427 Jan 2, 2004 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 76 $13,571 Jan 2, 2004 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,349 $58,137 Dec 26, 2003 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,799 $58,137 Dec 26, 2003 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 361 $11,627 Dec 26, 2003 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 7,265 $41,449 Dec 19, 2003 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,416 $41,449 Dec 19, 2003 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 867 $13,816 Dec 19, 2003 3
Theater Average Limited Release 1,271 $13,816 Dec 19, 2003 3
Top 2003 Theater Average Limited Release 59 $13,816 Dec 19, 2003 3
Never Wide Domestic 746 $4,198,566 Dec 19, 2003 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,089 $4,198,566 Dec 19, 2003 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 430 258 Dec 19, 2003 0

DVD Releases for May 11, 2004

May 10th, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. It was a strange week for DVD releases, whilere there are 18 releases on the list, fully half of them are TV on DVD and most of the rest of older films. Only two new releases, The Fog of War - Buy from Amazon and In America - Buy from Amazon are on my rental list. And none are on my to buy list. More...

Bill Battles to the Top of the Per Theatre Charts

April 21st, 2004

No film could make $10,000 per theatre this weekend and that's the third time in four weeks that's happened. In top spot was Kill Bill: Volume 2 with an average of $8,450 in 2,971. There were a few There were several holdovers on the list, including Robot Stories, which has been in release for more than two months. More...

It's a Sign of the Apocalypse, I Hope

March 17th, 2004

The reality-TV game show-esque film Games People Play came in first on the Per Theatre Average charts. It earned, well maybe not earned but made $12,346 in its lone theatre over the weekend. More...

Oscars Boost Box Office of Several Films

March 8th, 2004

With its 11 Oscar wins and huge jump in theatre count, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King should have had the largest post-Oscar jump at the box office. And while in raw dollars it did, it was the lesser known The Barbarian Invasions that had the biggest percent jump. The Canadian film and winner of Best Foreign Language Film jumped more than 137% at the box office. Its per theatre average also jumped by nearly 40%, compared to the nearly 20% drop by Return of the King. More...

Passions Saves the Box Office

March 3rd, 2004

There's was not much in the way of good news this week, and what little there was was due to a single movie. The Passion of the Christ topped the per theatre chart and was the only film to top $10,000 per theatre taking in $27,554. More...

Lost Independence

March 1st, 2004

The Oscars weren't the only award celebration held over the weekend as the IFP Independent Spirit Awards were also handed out. Lost in Translation was the big winner but plenty of other talent was rewarded. More...

Lording over the Oscars

February 29th, 2004

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King swept all the categories it was nominated for in winning a record-equaling 11 Oscars earlier this evening. Here is a list of the winners with reactions to be posted tomorrow. More...

They Couldn't have Dreamt of a Better Opening

February 12th, 2004

It's obvious The Dreamers wasn't hampered by its NC-17 rating. Not only is its per theatre average of $28,526 the best of the week, it was the best this year beating Big Fish by more than $8,000. More...

King Oscar, Lord of the Nominations

January 27th, 2004

Nominations for the 76the Annual Academy Awards were announced today. As always, here is a list of the nominations, plus reactions below. More...

No Small Fry

January 6th, 2004

In an unusual turn of events, Big Fish saw its per theatre average jump this weekend to $20,356 in 125 theatres. This bodes very well for this Friday when it expands into more than 2000 theatres. Next weekend it may no longer be on top on the per theatre average chart, but should place well on the top five overall. More...

Monster Opening

December 30th, 2003

Three of the four movies that broke $10,000 per theatre last week also accomplished that feat this week. However, it was a new comer that took top spot. Monster earned over $100,000 since it opened on Christmas day and it had a weekend average of $21,708, which was more than $5000 above its nearest competitor. More...

Fish Remains Big on the Per Theatre Charts

December 23rd, 2003

Taking top spot on the Per Theatre Charts in consecutive weeks is not an easy task, but that's just what Big Fish did this week. And it did it by keeping nearly 80% of its premiere audience landing at $27,440 per theatre. Add in a few awards / nominations and an early January wide release and it could add up to box office hit. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/12/19 45 $41,449   3 $13,816   $41,449 3
2003/12/26 50 $58,137 +40% 5 $11,627   $134,118 10
2004/01/02 45 $81,427 +40% 6 $13,571   $276,427 17
2004/01/09 50 $59,973 -26% 7 $8,568   $373,342 24
2004/01/16 46 $69,998 +17% 9 $7,778   $476,839 31
2004/01/23 37 $155,826 +123% 17 $9,166   $677,152 38
2004/01/30 32 $183,365 +18% 37 $4,956   $918,372 45
2004/02/06 30 $226,025 +23% 43 $5,256   $1,228,408 52
2004/02/13 34 $210,091 -7% 47 $4,470   $1,527,294 59
2004/02/20 36 $209,030 -1% 55 $3,801   $1,867,838 66
2004/02/27 29 $286,643 +37% 157 $1,826   $2,249,523 73
2004/03/05 19 $434,162 +51% 261 $1,663   $2,850,932 80
2004/03/12 25 $279,029 -36% 205 $1,361   $3,314,317 87
2004/03/19 34 $155,451 -44% 140 $1,110   $3,599,247 94
2004/03/26 37 $101,831 -34% 85 $1,198   $3,788,233 101
2004/04/02 43 $72,036 -29% 63 $1,143   $3,905,848 108
2004/04/09 50 $51,459 -29% 44 $1,170   $3,998,564 115
2004/04/16 50 $36,803 -28% 42 $876   $4,052,471 122
2004/04/23 61 $27,347 -26% 38 $720   $4,099,735 129
2004/04/30 73 $22,081 -19% 33 $669   $4,140,344 136
2004/05/07 59 $28,145 +27% 34 $828   $4,176,016 143
2004/05/14 112 $5,104 -82% 9 $567   $4,193,943 150

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/01/19 41 $23,703   9 $2,634   $500,542 32
2004/02/16 33 $48,531   47 $1,033   $1,575,825 60

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/12/19 44 $75,981   3 $25,327   $75,981 7
2003/12/26 53 $119,019 +57% 5 $23,804   $195,000 14
2004/01/02 47 $118,369 -1% 6 $19,728   $313,369 21
2004/01/09 50 $93,472 -21% 7 $13,353   $406,841 28
2004/01/16 47 $114,485 +22% 9 $12,721   $521,326 35
2004/01/23 34 $213,681 +87% 17 $12,569   $735,007 42
2004/01/30 31 $267,376 +25% 37 $7,226   $1,002,383 49
2004/02/06 30 $314,820 +18% 43 $7,321   $1,317,203 56
2004/02/13 34 $341,605 +9% 47 $7,268   $1,658,808 63
2004/02/20 35 $304,072 -11% 55 $5,529   $1,962,880 70
2004/02/27 26 $453,890 +49% 157 $2,891   $2,416,770 77
2004/03/05 19 $618,518 +36% 261 $2,370   $3,035,288 84
2004/03/12 25 $408,508 -34% 205 $1,993   $3,443,796 91
2004/03/19 31 $242,606 -41% 140 $1,733   $3,686,402 98
2004/03/26 38 $147,410 -39% 85 $1,734   $3,833,812 105
2004/04/02 42 $113,293 -23% 63 $1,798   $3,947,105 112
2004/04/09 47 $68,563 -39% 44 $1,558   $4,015,668 119
2004/04/16 46 $56,720 -17% 42 $1,350   $4,072,388 126
2004/04/23 57 $45,875 -19% 38 $1,207   $4,118,263 133
2004/04/30 70 $29,608 -35% 33 $897   $4,147,871 140
2004/05/07 61 $40,968 +38% 34 $1,205   $4,188,839 147
2004/05/14 103 $9,727 -76% 9 $1,081   $4,198,566 154

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