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The Founder (2016)

The Founder
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,785,273Details
International Box Office $5,447,525Details
Worldwide Box Office $18,232,798
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

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.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 4,283 $12,785,273
All Time International Box Office 4,002 $5,447,525
All Time Worldwide Box Office 4,555 $18,232,798

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
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)
January 13th, 2017 (Wide) (Italy)
January 20th, 2017 (Wide), released as Zakladateľ (Slovakia)
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Video Release: April 4th, 2017 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: FilmNation Entertainment, The Combine, Weinstein Company, Faliro House Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 1,981 $1,859 Apr 21, 2017 114
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,200 $2,618 Apr 14, 2017 107
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,042 $7,648 Apr 7, 2017 100
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,903 $23,081 Mar 31, 2017 93
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 2,022 $29,902 Mar 24, 2017 86
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 2,057 $47,120 Mar 17, 2017 79
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 2,315 $49,242 Mar 10, 2017 72
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 2,395 $68,251 Mar 3, 2017 65
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,873 $170,082 Feb 24, 2017 58
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,419 $412,293 Feb 17, 2017 51
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,404 $723,998 Feb 10, 2017 44
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,323 $1,433,671 Feb 3, 2017 37
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,212 $2,606,832 Jan 27, 2017 30
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,424 $3,404,102 Jan 20, 2017 23
Never No. 1 Domestic 2,714 $12,785,273 Dec 31, 2016 0

Cast

   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

Director   
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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/01/20 11 $3,404,102   1,115 $3,053   $3,405,368 23
2017/01/27 12 $2,606,832 -23% 1,115 $2,338   $7,433,899 30
2017/02/03 13 $1,433,671 -45% 936 $1,532   $9,830,476 37
2017/02/10 18 $723,998 -50% 454 $1,595   $11,205,243 44
2017/02/17 23 $412,293 -43% 253 $1,630   $11,950,877 51
2017/02/24 29 $170,082 -59% 161 $1,056   $12,335,857 58
2017/03/03 36 $68,251 -60% 78 $875   $12,486,794 65
2017/03/10 40 $49,242 -28% 57 $864   $12,573,736 72
2017/03/17 40 $47,120 -4% 102 $462   $12,651,424 79
2017/03/24 47 $29,902 -37% 57 $525   $12,710,444 86
2017/03/31 48 $23,081 -23% 31 $745   $12,751,693 93
2017/04/07 66 $7,648 -67% 25 $306   $12,773,856 100
2017/04/14 72 $2,618 -66% 10 $262   $12,780,714 107
2017/04/21 76 $1,859 -29% 8 $232   $12,785,093 114

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/01/20 11 $1,004,576   1,115 $901   $1,005,842 21
2017/01/21 11 $1,572,540 +57% 1,115 $1,410   $2,578,382 22
2017/01/22 10 $826,986 -47% 1,115 $742   $3,405,368 23
2017/01/23 8 $351,794 -57% 1,115 $316   $3,757,162 24
2017/01/24 9 $460,596 +31% 1,115 $413   $4,217,758 25
2017/01/25 9 $315,478 -32% 1,115 $283   $4,533,236 26
2017/01/26 8 $293,831 -7% 1,115 $264   $4,827,067 27
2017/01/27 12 $696,609 +137% 1,115 $625   $5,523,676 28
2017/01/28 12 $1,167,199 +68% 1,115 $1,047   $6,690,875 29
2017/01/29 12 $743,024 -36% 1,115 $666   $7,433,899 30
2017/01/30 10 $209,703 -72% 1,115 $188   $7,643,602 31
2017/01/31 10 $314,614 +50% 1,115 $282   $7,958,216 32
2017/02/01 11 $223,879 -29% 1,115 $201   $8,182,095 33
2017/02/02 11 $214,710 -4% 1,115 $193   $8,396,805 34
2017/02/03 13 $445,867 +108% 936 $476   $8,842,672 35
2017/02/04 13 $763,749 +71% 936 $816   $9,606,421 36
2017/02/05 15 $224,055 -71% 936 $239   $9,830,476 37
2017/02/06 13 $150,842 -33% 936 $161   $9,981,318 38
2017/02/07 13 $212,010 +41% 936 $227   $10,193,328 39
2017/02/08 13 $154,603 -27% 936 $165   $10,347,931 40
2017/02/09 12 $133,314 -14% 936 $142   $10,481,245 41
2017/02/10 - $188,858 +42% 454 $416   $10,670,103 42
2017/02/11 - $339,277 +80% 454 $747   $11,009,380 43
2017/02/12 - $195,863 -42% 454 $431   $11,205,243 44
2017/02/13 - $66,129 -66% 454 $146   $11,271,372 45
2017/02/14 - $134,369 +103% 454 $296   $11,405,741 46
2017/02/15 - $71,457 -47% 454 $157   $11,477,198 47
2017/02/16 - $61,386 -14% 454 $135   $11,538,584 48
2017/02/17 - $97,456 +59% 253 $385   $11,636,040 49
2017/02/18 - $182,155 +87% 253 $720   $11,818,195 50
2017/02/19 - $132,682 -27% 253 $524   $11,950,877 51
2017/02/20 - $77,859 -41% 253 $308   $12,028,736 52
2017/02/21 - $49,739 -36% 253 $197   $12,078,475 53
2017/02/22 - $52,711 +6% 253 $208   $12,131,186 54
2017/02/23 - $34,589 -34% 253 $137   $12,165,775 55
2017/02/24 - $46,535 +35% 161 $289   $12,212,310 56
2017/02/25 - $78,890 +70% 161 $490   $12,291,200 57
2017/02/26 - $44,657 -43% 161 $277   $12,335,857 58
2017/02/27 - $17,956 -60% 161 $112   $12,353,813 59
2017/02/28 - $26,704 +49% 161 $166   $12,380,517 60
2017/03/01 - $20,880 -22% 161 $130   $12,401,397 61
2017/03/02 - $17,146 -18% 161 $106   $12,418,543 62
2017/03/03 - $20,212 +18% 78 $259   $12,438,755 63
2017/03/04 - $29,285 +45% 78 $375   $12,468,040 64
2017/03/05 - $18,754 -36% 78 $240   $12,486,794 65
2017/03/06 - $7,658 -59% 78 $98   $12,494,452 66
2017/03/07 - $12,035 +57% 78 $154   $12,506,487 67
2017/03/08 - $9,225 -23% 78 $118   $12,515,712 68
2017/03/09 - $8,782 -5% 78 $113   $12,524,494 69
2017/03/10 - $12,683 +44% 57 $223   $12,537,177 70
2017/03/11 - $22,142 +75% 57 $388   $12,559,319 71
2017/03/12 - $14,417 -35% 57 $253   $12,573,736 72
2017/03/13 - $8,135 -44% 57 $143   $12,581,871 73
2017/03/14 - $7,514 -8% 57 $132   $12,589,385 74
2017/03/15 - $6,899 -8% 57 $121   $12,596,284 75
2017/03/16 - $8,020 +16% 57 $141   $12,604,304 76
2017/03/17 - $12,060 +50% 102 $118   $12,616,364 77
2017/03/18 - $21,837 +81% 102 $214   $12,638,201 78
2017/03/19 - $13,223 -39% 102 $130   $12,651,424 79
2017/03/20 - $5,116 -61% 102 $50   $12,656,540 80
2017/03/21 - $9,285 +81% 102 $91   $12,665,825 81
2017/03/22 - $7,364 -21% 102 $72   $12,673,189 82
2017/03/23 - $7,353 n/c 102 $72   $12,680,542 83
2017/03/24 - $8,775 +19% 57 $154   $12,689,317 84
2017/03/25 - $13,679 +56% 57 $240   $12,702,996 85
2017/03/26 - $7,448 -46% 57 $131   $12,710,444 86
2017/03/27 - $3,332 -55% 57 $58   $12,713,776 87
2017/03/28 - $5,153 +55% 57 $90   $12,718,929 88
2017/03/29 - $5,616 +9% 57 $99   $12,724,545 89
2017/03/30 - $4,067 -28% 57 $71   $12,728,612 90
2017/03/31 - $7,407 +82% 31 $239   $12,736,019 91
2017/04/01 - $10,818 +46% 31 $349   $12,746,837 92
2017/04/02 - $4,856 -55% 31 $157   $12,751,693 93
2017/04/03 - $1,497 -69% 31 $48   $12,753,190 94
2017/04/04 - $2,781 +86% 31 $90   $12,755,971 95
2017/04/05 - $2,054 -26% 31 $66   $12,758,025 96
2017/04/06 - $8,183 +298% 31 $264   $12,766,208 97
2017/04/07 - $1,587 -81% 25 $63   $12,767,795 98
2017/04/08 - $4,323 +172% 25 $173   $12,772,118 99
2017/04/09 - $1,738 -60% 25 $70   $12,773,856 100
2017/04/10 - $1,015 -42% 25 $41   $12,774,871 101
2017/04/11 - $1,163 +15% 25 $47   $12,776,034 102
2017/04/12 - $869 -25% 25 $35   $12,776,903 103
2017/04/13 - $1,193 +37% 25 $48   $12,778,096 104
2017/04/14 - $962 -19% 10 $96   $12,779,058 105
2017/04/15 - $1,129 +17% 10 $113   $12,780,187 106
2017/04/16 - $527 -53% 10 $53   $12,780,714 107
2017/04/17 - $860 +63% 10 $86   $12,781,574 108
2017/04/18 - $703 -18% 10 $70   $12,782,277 109
2017/04/19 - $468 -33% 10 $47   $12,782,745 110
2017/04/20 - $489 +4% 10 $49   $12,783,234 111
2017/04/21 - $676 +38% 8 $85   $12,783,910 112
2017/04/22 - $870 +29% 8 $109   $12,784,780 113
2017/04/23 - $313 -64% 8 $39   $12,785,093 114
2017/04/24 - $180 -42% 8 $23   $12,785,273 115

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/01/20 9 $4,825,801   1,115 $4,328   $4,827,067 27
2017/01/27 12 $3,569,738 -26% 1,115 $3,202   $8,396,805 34
2017/02/03 14 $2,084,440 -42% 936 $2,227   $10,481,245 41
2017/02/10 19 $1,057,339 -49% 454 $2,329   $11,538,584 48
2017/02/17 23 $627,191 -41% 253 $2,479   $12,165,775 55
2017/02/24 29 $252,768 -60% 161 $1,570   $12,418,543 62
2017/03/03 36 $105,951 -58% 78 $1,358   $12,524,494 69
2017/03/10 36 $79,810 -25% 57 $1,400   $12,604,304 76
2017/03/17 38 $76,238 -4% 102 $747   $12,680,542 83
2017/03/24 45 $48,070 -37% 57 $843   $12,728,612 90
2017/03/31 46 $37,596 -22% 31 $1,213   $12,766,208 97
2017/04/07 61 $11,888 -68% 25 $476   $12,778,096 104
2017/04/14 67 $5,138 -57% 10 $514   $12,783,234 111

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 11/25/2016 $654,211 270 270 940 $1,987,423 1/12/2017
Czech Republic 1/27/2017 $18,626 29 36 79 $53,031 2/15/2017
Italy 1/13/2017 $788,074 0 0 0 $1,950,448 2/9/2017
Mexico 3/17/2017 $190,021 0 0 0 $190,021 4/26/2017
Netherlands 1/5/2017 $87,376 64 64 205 $251,866 2/2/2017
New Zealand 11/25/2016 $62,902 81 81 242 $150,385 12/12/2016
Portugal 3/17/2017 $15,541 28 28 62 $44,818 4/14/2017
Slovakia 1/20/2017 $17,649 43 43 73 $49,720 2/24/2017
South Korea 3/5/2017 $335 1 279 280 $177,883 4/26/2017
Spain 3/10/2017 $151,303 154 154 323 $303,941 4/7/2017
United Kingdom 2/17/2017 $287,989 181 181 181 $287,989 2/22/2017
 
International Total$5,447,525 4/26/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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