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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 (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,086 $4,198,566
All Time International Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,926 $1,035,349
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,419 $5,233,915
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 601-700) 622 $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 12th Weekend Limited Release 88 $434,162 Mar 5, 2004 80
Top 2003 Theater Average Limited Release 59 $13,816 Dec 19, 2003 3

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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