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The Great Wall (2016)

The Great Wall
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $45,157,105Details
International Box Office $286,618,661Details
Worldwide Box Office $331,775,766
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Synopsis

Between courage and fear. Between monsters and men. A wall stands that must never fall. The story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world's most iconic structure. When a mercenary warrior is imprisoned within The Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of our world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts, intent on devouring the world, besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront this unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1701-1800) 1,752 $45,157,105
All Time International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 192 $286,618,661
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 341 $331,775,766

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$150,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 17th, 2017 (Wide) by Universal
International Releases: December 15th, 2016 (Wide) (China)
December 29th, 2016 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
December 29th, 2016 (Wide) (Thailand)
December 30th, 2016 (Wide) (Czech Republic)
December 30th, 2016 (Wide) (Malaysia)
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Video Release: May 9th, 2017 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence.
(Rating bulletin 2445 (Cert #50707), 10/5/2016)
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Ancient China, Monster, Song Dynasty, Escape, Visual Effects
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures, Atlas Entertainment
Production Countries: China,
United States

Cast

   William Garin
   Commander Lin Mae
   Pero Tovar
   Ballard
   General Shao
   Commander Wu/Tiger
   Peng Yong/Cadet Bear Corps
   Commander Chen/Eagle Corps
   The Emperor
   Shen
   Imperial Guard
   Commander Deng/Deer Corps
   Strategist Wang
Ryan Zheng    Shen
Chen Xuedong    Commander of the Imperial Guard
Gengxin Lin    Commander Chen of the Eagle Troop

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Carlo Bernard
Screenwriter    Doug Miro
Screenwriter    Tony Gilroy
Story by    Max Brooks
Story by    Marshall Herskovitz
Story by    Edward Zwick
Producer    Thomas Tull
Producer    Charles Roven
Producer    Jon Jashni
Producer    Peter Loehr
Executive Producer    Jillian Share
Executive Producer    Alex Gartner
Executive Producer    E. Bennett Walsh
Executive Producer    La Peikang
Executive Producer    Zhang Zhao
Co-Producer    Alex Hedlund
Co-Producer    Eric Hedayat
Editor    Mary Jo Markey
Editor    Craig Wood
Director of Photography    Stuart Dryburgh
Director of Photography    Zhao Xiaoding

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Home Market Releases for May 9th, 2017

May 10th, 2017

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Weekend Predictions: Will Moviegoers Get Out to the Theater This Weekend?

February 23rd, 2017

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There are three films opening wide this weekend, which is a surprise. The buzz for Collide and Rock Dog are so quiet that I’m surprised they are playing in more than 2,000 theaters and I will be equally surprised if they open above the Mendoza Line by averaging more than $2,000 per theater. On the other hand, Get Out has nearly 100 reviews and its Tomatometer Score is 100% positive. It could be a surprise smash hit. Then again... It could be another Keanu. If that happens, The Lego Batman Movie will earn its third first-place finish in a row. That’s would be bad news for the overall box office. This weekend last year there were a similar selection of new releases. Gods of Egypt struggled while the other two new releases bombed, and only Deadpool saved the box office. If Get Out matches Deadpool’s total weekend of $31 million this time last year, I will be so happy. I don’t think it will happen, but it could be close. More...

International Box Office: Grey Enters the Black with $276.2 million Worldwide

February 23rd, 2017

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Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Can’t Scale the Great Wall of Batman

February 22nd, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

As expected, The Lego Batman Movie easily won the weekend box office race with $32.66 million over the weekend and $42.74 million including Monday. The biggest new release of the week was The Great Wall, which earned $18.47 million / $21.51 million during its opening weekend. Overall, the box office slumped by 21% from last weekend at $145 million. This is still 4.5% higher than the same weekend last year. Unfortunately, due to the misalignment in holidays, 2017 still lost ground over the full week. In fact, it is now a full $100 million behind 2016’s pace at $1.53 billion to $1.63 million. It is still too early to really tell where 2017 will end up, but we could really use some big wins right about now. More...

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February 19th, 2017

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Thursday Night Previews: Wall’s Start is Far from Great with just $970,000

February 17th, 2017

The Great Wall

The first numbers for the weekend are in and they are not looking good. The Great Wall earned just $970,000 during its midnight previews, which is significantly less than half of what John Wick: Chapter Two managed just last weekend. Granted, John Wick: Chapter Two was a sequel and those tend to get off to faster starts, while The Great Wall has a Holiday to help boost its legs. On the other hand, The Great Wall’s reviews are much, much worse. We were only predicting just under $19 million during the four-day weekend. We are keeping that for now, but we might have to adjust it lower tomorrow. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Wall be Great? Does Fist have any Fight?

February 16th, 2017

The Great Wall

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The Great Wall Trailer

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Contest: Be Prepared to Fight

February 10th, 2017

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/17 3 $18,469,620   3,325 $5,555   $18,469,620 3
2017/02/24 4 $9,125,960 -51% 3,328 $2,742   $34,831,600 10
2017/03/03 8 $3,627,020 -60% 2,314 $1,567   $41,388,325 17
2017/03/10 13 $1,264,920 -65% 1,592 $795   $43,836,005 24
2017/03/17 23 $300,055 -76% 439 $683   $44,757,695 31
2017/03/24 36 $95,135 -68% 158 $602   $45,009,415 38
2017/03/31 38 $66,865 -30% 104 $643   $45,125,480 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/17 3 $5,884,250   3,325 $1,770   $5,884,250 1
2017/02/18 3 $7,023,720 +19% 3,325 $2,112   $12,907,970 2
2017/02/19 2 $5,561,650 -21% 3,325 $1,673   $18,469,620 3
2017/02/20 2 $3,038,870 -45% 3,325 $914   $21,508,490 4
2017/02/21 2 $1,899,080 -38% 3,325 $571   $23,407,570 5
2017/02/22 4 $1,212,430 -36% 3,325 $365   $24,620,000 6
2017/02/23 4 $1,085,640 -10% 3,325 $327   $25,705,640 7
2017/02/24 5 $2,357,680 +117% 3,328 $708   $28,063,320 8
2017/02/25 4 $4,089,000 +73% 3,328 $1,229   $32,152,320 9
2017/02/26 4 $2,679,280 -34% 3,328 $805   $34,831,600 10
2017/02/27 4 $702,615 -74% 3,328 $211   $35,534,215 11
2017/02/28 4 $1,038,600 +48% 3,328 $312   $36,572,815 12
2017/03/01 4 $675,420 -35% 3,328 $203   $37,248,235 13
2017/03/02 5 $513,070 -24% 3,328 $154   $37,761,305 14
2017/03/03 9 $925,230 +80% 2,314 $400   $38,686,535 15
2017/03/04 8 $1,620,825 +75% 2,314 $700   $40,307,360 16
2017/03/05 6 $1,080,965 -33% 2,314 $467   $41,388,325 17
2017/03/06 8 $273,060 -75% 2,314 $118   $41,661,385 18
2017/03/07 7 $416,265 +52% 2,314 $180   $42,077,650 19
2017/03/08 8 $271,710 -35% 2,314 $117   $42,349,360 20
2017/03/09 10 $221,725 -18% 2,314 $96   $42,571,085 21
2017/03/10 14 $327,080 +48% 1,592 $205   $42,898,165 22
2017/03/11 14 $551,040 +68% 1,592 $346   $43,449,205 23
2017/03/12 11 $386,800 -30% 1,592 $243   $43,836,005 24
2017/03/13 12 $149,315 -61% 1,592 $94   $43,985,320 25
2017/03/14 10 $206,060 +38% 1,592 $129   $44,191,380 26
2017/03/15 12 $156,485 -24% 1,592 $98   $44,347,865 27
2017/03/16 14 $109,775 -30% 1,592 $69   $44,457,640 28
2017/03/17 - $78,535 -28% 439 $179   $44,536,175 29
2017/03/18 - $136,470 +74% 439 $311   $44,672,645 30
2017/03/19 - $85,050 -38% 439 $194   $44,757,695 31
2017/03/20 - $35,955 -58% 439 $82   $44,793,650 32
2017/03/21 - $56,640 +58% 439 $129   $44,850,290 33
2017/03/22 - $37,145 -34% 439 $85   $44,887,435 34
2017/03/23 - $26,845 -28% 439 $61   $44,914,280 35
2017/03/24 - $26,335 -2% 158 $167   $44,940,615 36
2017/03/25 - $41,790 +59% 158 $264   $44,982,405 37
2017/03/26 - $27,010 -35% 158 $171   $45,009,415 38
2017/03/27 - $10,120 -63% 158 $64   $45,019,535 39
2017/03/28 - $14,855 +47% 158 $94   $45,034,390 40
2017/03/29 - $12,775 -14% 158 $81   $45,047,165 41
2017/03/30 - $11,450 -10% 158 $72   $45,058,615 42
2017/03/31 - $20,405 +78% 104 $196   $45,079,020 43
2017/04/01 - $28,240 +38% 104 $272   $45,107,260 44
2017/04/02 - $18,220 -35% 104 $175   $45,125,480 45
2017/04/03 - $7,950 -56% 104 $76   $45,133,430 46
2017/04/04 - $9,345 +18% 104 $90   $45,142,775 47
2017/04/05 - $7,315 -22% 104 $70   $45,150,090 48
2017/04/06 - $7,015 -4% 104 $67   $45,157,105 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/17 3 $25,705,640   3,325 $7,731   $25,705,640 7
2017/02/24 4 $12,055,665 -53% 3,328 $3,622   $37,761,305 14
2017/03/03 9 $4,809,780 -60% 2,314 $2,079   $42,571,085 21
2017/03/10 13 $1,886,555 -61% 1,592 $1,185   $44,457,640 28
2017/03/17 22 $456,640 -76% 439 $1,040   $44,914,280 35
2017/03/24 34 $144,335 -68% 158 $914   $45,058,615 42
2017/03/31 35 $98,490 -32% 104 $947   $45,157,105 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 2/16/2017 $569,407 150 150 389 $1,586,679 4/5/2017
Australia 2/17/2017 $2,266,711 370 370 1235 $5,506,004 4/13/2017
Austria 1/13/2017 $221,146 45 47 184 $500,383 3/16/2017
Belgium 1/20/2017 $228,756 77 77 289 $727,816 3/9/2017
Brazil 2/23/2017 $316,582 389 526 1648 $8,600,683 4/12/2017
Bulgaria 1/27/2017 $26,532 0 0 0 $578,207 4/6/2017
Chile 2/23/2017 $282,880 60 60 169 $656,542 3/21/2017
China 12/15/2016 $60,860,000 105306 105306 228876 $170,590,000 3/11/2017
Colombia 2/16/2017 $674,413 200 200 597 $1,929,314 3/21/2017
Croatia 2/16/2017 $46,486 26 26 82 $113,004 4/5/2017
Czech Republic 12/30/2016 $6,099 12 119 314 $415,811 2/15/2017
Denmark 2/16/2017 $235,834 47 50 137 $447,746 3/16/2017
Finland 1/6/2017 $98,765 93 93 250 $220,832 2/23/2017
France 1/13/2017 $2,396,625 376 387 1652 $6,524,812 3/16/2017
Germany 1/13/2017 $2,136,973 497 497 2075 $5,374,056 4/20/2017
Greece 1/5/2017 $649,828 68 68 151 $972,038 2/23/2017
Hong Kong 12/29/2016 $909,655 42 42 147 $1,843,621 1/25/2017
Hungary 1/5/2017 $371,024 54 67 264 $919,066 3/21/2017
Israel 2/16/2017 $152,994 23 29 139 $455,880 4/12/2017
Italy 2/22/2017 $1,397,075 0 317 558 $3,240,276 4/5/2017
Japan 4/14/2017 $1,125,643 188 258 778 $2,893,161 5/19/2017
Lithuania 2/17/2017 $41,700 105 105 218 $108,092 3/21/2017
Malaysia 12/30/2016 $1,371,243 134 134 578 $3,565,678 3/9/2017
Mexico 2/3/2017 $2,507,798 0 274 410 $8,122,069 3/28/2017
Netherlands 2/3/2017 $565,448 85 90 577 $2,209,330 4/20/2017
New Zealand 2/17/2017 $328,863 75 75 374 $793,942 4/5/2017
Norway 2/17/2017 $185,648 105 105 181 $433,756 3/21/2017
Panama 2/23/2017 $65,079 181 181 414 $1,004,537 3/28/2017
Peru 2/16/2017 $612,140 92 92 331 $2,019,385 3/28/2017
Philippines 1/27/2017 $1,305,777 175 175 355 $2,111,820 3/16/2017
Poland 1/13/2017 $316,077 92 92 356 $983,139 4/5/2017
Portugal 2/16/2017 $286,934 74 74 292 $1,007,332 4/7/2017
Russia (CIS) 2/16/2017 $4,180,291 1228 1228 3912 $10,746,339 4/12/2017
Singapore 12/30/2016 $1,304,487 53 53 193 $2,508,821 2/23/2017
Slovakia 1/6/2017 $88,570 56 56 139 $169,618 2/3/2017
Slovenia 1/5/2017 $19,917 9 9 47 $74,412 2/23/2017
South Africa 2/17/2017 $227,616 113 113 439 $799,827 4/20/2017
South Korea 1/17/2017 $0 0 585 945 $3,894,771 4/5/2017
Spain 2/17/2017 $1,890,018 392 402 1651 $4,987,978 4/27/2017
Sweden 2/17/2017 $338,779 154 154 369 $1,028,781 4/12/2017
Switzerland 1/11/2017 $305,307 60 60 172 $682,933 3/21/2017
Taiwan 12/30/2016 $1,538,822 104 108 407 $4,002,518 2/15/2017
Thailand 12/29/2016 $796,096 129 129 366 $1,839,608 2/1/2017
Turkey 12/30/2016 $409,137 239 242 788 $1,483,742 2/4/2017
United Kingdom 2/17/2017 $2,046,378 459 459 1646 $5,645,017 4/12/2017
Venezuela 2/24/2017 $78,641 73 73 291 $472,458 4/20/2017
 
Rest of World $11,826,827
 
International Total$286,618,661 5/19/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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