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The Founder (2016)

The Founder
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $2,292,024Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,292,024
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The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Highest Grossing Movies Worldwide 8,635 $2,292,024

Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 31st, 2016 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Weinstein Co.
January 20th, 2017 (Wide) by Weinstein Co.
International Releases: November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide), released as Founder, The (New Zealand)
January 5th, 2017 (Wide) (Netherlands)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2420 (Cert #50383), 4/13/2016)
Running Time: 115 minutes
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Keywords: Food, Restaurants, Biography, Relationships Gone Wrong, Entrepreneur, Epilogue
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: FilmNation Entertainment, The Combine, Weinstein Company, Faliro House Productions
Production Countries: United States


   Ray Kroc
Nick Offerman    Dick McDonald
John Carroll Lynch    Mac McDonald
Linda Cardellini    Joan Smith
Patrick Wilson    Rollie Smith
B.J. Novak    Harry Sonneborn
Laura Dern    Ethel Kroc
Justin Randell Brooke    Fred Turner
Kate Kneeland    June Martino
Griff Furst    Jim Zien
Wilbur Fitzgerald    Jerry Cullen
David DeVries    Jack Horford
Andrew Benator    Leonard
Cara Mantella    Myra Rosenblatt
Randall Taylor    Owner (Ed’s Drive-In)
Lacey King    CarHop Girl (Ed’s Drive-In)
Jeremy Madden    Dennis
Rebecca Ray    CarHop Girl (Joe’s Drive-In)
Adam Rosenberg    Employee (San Bernardino)
Jacinte Blankenship    Woman (San Bernandino)
Charles Green    Loan Officer #1
David Marshall Silverman    Loan Officer #2
Mike Pniewski    Harvey Peltz
Catherine Dyer    Mrs. Horford
Susan Williams    Mrs. Cullen
Franco Castan    Art Wolodarsky
Kenny Alfonso    Kroc Corporate Lawyer
Kabby Borders    Cheerleader #1
Valeri Rogers    Cheerleader #2
Nicolette Goetz    Cheerleader #2
Lauren Denham    Cheerleader #3
Abbey Ferrell    Cheerleader #4
Mathias Alvarez    Photographer
Victor McCay    Kroc Divorce Lawyer
Steve Coulter    Doctor Reeves
Ric Reitz    Will Davis (LA Times Reporter)
Joy Glover Walters    Mother (San Bernandino)
Makabe Ganey    Little Boy
Jody Thompson    Customer (Schaumburg)
Chris Greene    Grand Opening Customer
Conrad Whitaker    Limo Driver
Afemo Omilami    Mr. Merriman
Josh Henry    Waiter
Kim Banta    Bingo Caller
Devon Ogden    Gorgeous Blonde
Gerald L. Duckworth    Owner (Joe’s Drive-In)
Jen Cohn    Female Passenger

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Robert D. Siegel
Producer    Jeremy Renner
Producer    Don Handfield
Producer    Aaron Ryder
Executive Producer    Glen Basner
Executive Producer    Alison Cohen
Executive Producer    Karen Lunder
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    David Glasser
Executive Producer    Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Director of Photography    John Schwartzman
Production Designer    Michael Corenblith
Editor    Robert Frazen
Costume Designer    Daniel Orlandi
Composer    Carter Burwell
Co-Producer    Michael Sledd
Casting Director    Ronna Kress
Unit Production Manager    Parry Creedon
First Assistant Director    Philip Hardage
Second Assistant Director    Amir R. Khan
Production Supervisor    Lauren M. Heath
Set Decorator    Susan Benjamin
Art Director    DG Moody
Set Designer    Yolande Thame
Set Designer    John Thigpen
Costume Supervisor    Derek Sullivan
Costume Supervisor    Virginia Burton
Sound Mixer    Aron Siegel
Script Supervisor    Katherine Steets
Location Manager    Andrew Ullman
Make up    Kimberly Jones
Make up    Mi Young
Hairstylist    Michael White
Hairstylist    Lawrence Davis
Special Effects Coordinator    Caius Man
Stunt Coordinator    Jennifer Badger

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

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December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Which Releases will Make some Noise?

December 30th, 2016


The last weekend of the year is also the last chance for Oscar contenders to qualify for the Oscars. Two of the three films on this week’s list are absolutely Oscar-bait. Paterson has a better shot at Awards Season glory than The Founder does, but The Founder has a wide expansion planned for January, so it will likely do better at the box office. Meanwhile, the third film, Ocean Waves, is earning the best reviews and is a must see for fans of Studio Ghibli. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 11/25/2016 $654,211 270 270 940 $1,987,423 1/12/2017
Netherlands 1/5/2017 $87,376 64 64 64 $154,216 1/12/2017
New Zealand 11/25/2016 $62,902 81 81 242 $150,385 12/12/2016
International Total$2,292,024 1/12/2017

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