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Four Lions (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $310,007Details
International Box Office $2,126,104Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,436,111
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, Four Lions is a comic tour de force; it shows that-while terrorism is about ideology-it can also be about idiots.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
79% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,750,000
Domestic Releases: November 5th, 2010 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
International Releases: August 17th, 2012 (Wide) (Poland)
Video Release: March 8th, 2011 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, including some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2140, 9/29/2010)
Running Time: 97 minutes
Comparisons: vs. 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
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Keywords: Terrorism, Political, Religious
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Warp Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,655 $2,083 Mar 4, 2011 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,920 $2,070 Feb 25, 2011 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,277 $1,909 Feb 18, 2011 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,657 $1,301 Feb 11, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,808 $2,254 Feb 4, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,701 $6,777 Jan 28, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,039 $7,404 Jan 21, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,302 $9,507 Jan 14, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,561 $11,998 Jan 7, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,005 $11,309 Dec 31, 2010 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,031 $4,011 Dec 24, 2010 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,345 $6,208 Dec 17, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,354 $13,709 Dec 10, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,901 $13,105 Dec 3, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,234 $18,412 Nov 26, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,623 $25,031 Nov 19, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,666 $40,153 Nov 12, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,167 $41,512 Nov 5, 2010 3

Cast

   Omar
Arsher Ali    Hassan
   Barry
   Waj
   Faisal
Benedict Cumberbatch    Ed
Julia Davis    Alice
Craig Parkinson    Matt
Preeya Kalidas    Sophia
Wasim Zakir    Ahmed
Mohammad Aqil    Nabil

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Mark Herbert
Producer    Derrin Schlesinger
Executive Producer    Carole Baraton
Executive Producer    Peter Carlton
Executive Producer    Will Clarke
Executive Producer    Caroline Leddy
Executive Producer    Angus Aynsley
Executive Producer    Mark Findlay
Executive Producer    Alex Marshall
Director   
Screenwriter    Chris Morris
Screenwriter    Jesse Armstrong
Screenwriter    Sam Bain

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 15th, 2011

March 14th, 2011

Another exhaustingly slow week. It seems like forever since there was a week with two or more top-tier releases. There is one film that was a hit both at the box office and with critics, The Fighter, while most of the rest failed to succeed in both areas and during a normal week many would have not even been worth mentioning. That said, The Fighter would have been a contender for Pick of the Week even if the competition was stronger than average and the DVD or the Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is worth grabbing. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Four Lions

March 13th, 2011

Four Lions is a black comedy about Islamic terrorists. I'm not surprised it had trouble finding a distributor here. In fact, I'm a little surprised it did as well as it did in limited release earning just over $300,000. Obviously, given the subject matter, this is not a film for everyone. But will it at least appeal to those who enjoy British humor? Or is it too out there even for that niche market? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 8th, 2011

March 7th, 2011

Another incredibly slow week with very few releases that could be considered top tier. None of the first-run releases are really worth picking up for most people, but there are a couple smaller releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week. This includes Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XX, but in the end I gave that honor to Inside Job on either DVD or Blu-ray. More...

127 is Number One on Per Theater Chart

November 9th, 2010

There were a few limited releases to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. 127 Hours lead the way with an impressive average of $66,213 in four theaters. Fair*Game was well back with $14,154, but it opened in 46 theaters, so this is a much better indicator of its chances to expand. The overall box office leader, MegaMind, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,668, but the second place film, Due Date, came very close with an average of $9,743. More...

Limited Releases Are Better Than Fair

November 5th, 2010

After weeks of waiting for the flood of Awards Season hopefuls to finally come out, it appears the wait is over with no less than three releases that could be vying for Oscars on February 27th of next year. Client 9, 127 Hours, and Fair*Game could all be in contention that night, while the latter two could be competing against each other. On the other hand, the competition could hurt at the box office. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/11/05 45 $41,512   8 $5,189   $41,512 3
2010/11/12 45 $40,153 -3% 14 $2,868   $100,117 10
2010/11/19 47 $25,031 -38% 14 $1,788   $139,096 17
2010/11/26 52 $18,412 -26% 7 $2,630   $170,285 24
2010/12/03 58 $13,105 -29% 9 $1,456   $183,390 31
2010/12/10 54 $13,709 +5% 13 $1,055   $202,802 38
2010/12/17 59 $6,208 -55% 12 $517   $216,503 45
2010/12/24 61 $4,011 -35% 8 $501   $224,972 52
2010/12/31 57 $11,309 +182% 18 $628   $242,136 59
2011/01/07 56 $11,998 +6% 11 $1,091   $260,707 66
2011/01/14 61 $9,507 -21% 13 $731   $273,317 73
2011/01/21 58 $7,404 -22% 9 $823   $284,748 80
2011/01/28 62 $6,777 -8% 8 $847   $294,125 87
2011/02/04 80 $2,254 -67% 6 $376   $298,701 94
2011/02/11 93 $1,301 -42% 3 $434   $301,527 101
2011/02/18 91 $1,909 +47% 6 $318   $303,824 108
2011/02/25 86 $2,070 +8% 1 $2,070   $306,686 115
2011/03/04 96 $2,083 +1% 2 $1,042   $308,769 122

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/11/24 - $3,599   7 $514   $148,633 20
2010/11/25 - $3,240 -10% 7 $463   $151,873 21
2011/01/17 59 $1,491   13 $115   $274,808 74
2011/02/21 86 $313   6 $52   $304,137 109

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/11/05 46 $59,964   8 $7,496   $59,964 7
2010/11/12 45 $54,101 -10% 14 $3,864   $114,065 14
2010/11/19 54 $37,808 -30% 14 $2,701   $151,873 21
2010/11/26 60 $18,412 -51% 7 $2,630   $170,285 28
2010/12/03 59 $18,808 +2% 9 $2,090   $189,093 35
2010/12/10 54 $21,202 +13% 13 $1,631   $210,295 42
2010/12/17 63 $10,666 -50% 12 $889   $220,961 49
2010/12/24 61 $9,866 -8% 8 $1,233   $230,827 56
2010/12/31 58 $17,882 +81% 18 $993   $248,709 63
2011/01/07 57 $15,101 -16% 11 $1,373   $263,810 70
2011/01/14 65 $10,998 -27% 13 $846   $277,344 77
2011/01/21 62 $10,004 -9% 9 $1,112   $287,348 84
2011/01/28 63 $9,099 -9% 8 $1,137   $296,447 91
2011/02/04 78 $3,779 -58% 6 $630   $300,226 98
2011/02/11 94 $1,689 -55% 3 $563   $301,915 105
2011/02/18 94 $2,701 +60% 6 $450   $304,616 112
2011/02/25 92 $2,070 -23% 1 $2,070   $306,686 119
2011/03/04 95 $3,321 +60% 2 $1,661   $310,007 126

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Poland 8/17/2012 $5,067 8 8 8 $5,067 12/11/2015
 
Rest of World $2,121,037
 
International Total$2,126,104 12/11/2015

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