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The Great Wall (2016)

The Great Wall
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,620,000Details
International Box Office $244,590,873Details
Worldwide Box Office $269,210,873
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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.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

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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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence.
(Rating bulletin 2445 (Cert #50707), 10/5/2016)
Running Time: 104 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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Keywords: Ancient China, Monster, Song Dynasty, Escape, Visual Effects
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures, Atlas Entertainment
Production Countries: China,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic Sunday 1,238 $5,561,650 Feb 19, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic February Weekend 111 $18,469,620 Feb 17, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 945 $18,469,620 Feb 17, 2017 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 518 3.14 Feb 17, 2017 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,889 31.9% Feb 17, 2017 3
Widest Opening Weekend 459 3,325 Feb 17, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic February Day 244 $7,023,720 Feb 18, 2017 2
Biggest Domestic Saturday 1,634 $7,023,720 Feb 18, 2017 2
Biggest Domestic Friday 1,504 $5,884,250 Feb 17, 2017 1
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,641 $24,620,000 Feb 17, 2017 0


   William Garin
   Commander Lin Mae
   Pero Tovar
   General Shao
   Commander Wu/Tiger
   Peng Yong/Cadet Bear Corps
   Commander Chen/Eagle Corps
   The Emperor
   Imperial Guard
   Commander Deng/Deer Corps
   Strategist Wang

Production and Technical Credits

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

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...

Weekend Estimates: Lego Batman Pieces Together Second Weekend Win

February 19th, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie will secure another weekend at the top of the box office chart thanks to a modest 35% drop from its opening, and soft openings for all the new wide releases. The animated adventure will make $34.2 million over three days, and is expected to earn about $45 million when the President’s Day holiday numbers are added in. It will pass $100 million at the domestic box office tomorrow. More...

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

There are three wide releases coming out this week, but none of them are expected to challenge for top spot. Although, there could be an interesting race between the two biggest releases, Fist Fight and The Great Wall. Sadly, this is because both have seen their box office potential fall over the past week. A Cure for Wellness never really had much box office potential. This will leave The Lego Batman Movie with an easy win over the Presidents’ Day long weekend, while we should have five films earning more than $10 million over the three-day portion of the weekend. This weekend last year, there were also three wide releases that struggled at the box office leaving Deadpool with an easy win. The Lego Batman Movie won’t match Deadpool at the top, but 2017 has much better depth, so that should help keep the year-over-year race close. More...

The Great Wall Trailer

February 10th, 2017

Historical action adventure starring Matt Damon, directed by Zhang Yimou, opens February 17 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Contest: Be Prepared to Fight

February 10th, 2017

Fist Fight

Next week there are three wide releases: A Cure for Wellness, Fist Fight, and The Great Wall. A Cure for Wellness was never expected to compete for top spot, but The Great Wall was supposed to be a contender. That’s not going to happen. Its box office potential has tanked and it looks like Fist Fight will easily be the best of the week. As such, it is the only real choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Fist Fight.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Note: It is a long weekend, but we only use the three-day, Friday through Sunday box office for this contest.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

International Box Office: Rogue’s Threepeat to Tenth Place on 2016 Worldwide Chart

January 5th, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story added $45.8 million in 55 markets to its running tally, which now sits at $350.0 million internationally and $775.0 million worldwide. By the end of Sunday, the film was already in tenth place for the year and while it is not doing as well internationally as it is domestically, it is still on pace to hit fifth place by as early as this weekend. Its biggest market is the U.K., where it has pulled in $64.4 million, but the U.K. might not stay on top for long, because the film opens in China this weekend. More...

International Box Office: Rogue One Takes Down Fantastic Beasts with $135.5 million

December 20th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story started its international run where everyone expected it to start, in first place. It earned $135.5 million in 54 markets during its opening weekend, which is a mixed result. Hear me out, the film did manage the best opening of 2016 in a dozen markets, including a quartet of major markets: France ($10.0 million); Germany ($12.5 million); Spain ($4.5 million); and the U.K. ($21.59 million). However, it also missed expectations in the same number of major markets: Brazil ($5.3 million); Italy ($3.22 million); Mexico ($5.1 million); and Russia ($5.76 million). Other major market openings for the film include Australia ($10.77 million) and Japan ($7.9 million). So “mixed” in this case means “one of the biggest releases of the year, but not a The Force Awakens-level phenomenon". In a more direct comparison, the film earned just over half of what The Force Awakens opened with in these markets. If the film has the same legs, then it will finish with close to $600 million internationally and over $1 billion worldwide. More...

The Hollars Trailer

August 1st, 2016

Ensemble comedy directed by, and starring John Krasinski, with Anna Kendrick, Sharlto Copley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Charlie Day, Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins opens August 26 ... Full Movie Details.

John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother's illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high-school rival and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York. More...

The Great Wall Trailer

July 28th, 2016

Action movie starring Matt Damon, directed by Zhang Yimou opens February 17, 2017 ... Full Movie Details. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/17 3 $18,469,620   3,325 $5,555   $18,469,620 3

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 2/16/2017 $569,407 150 150 150 $744,460 2/23/2017
Australia 2/17/2017 $2,266,711 370 370 370 $2,382,547 2/21/2017
Austria 1/13/2017 $221,146 45 47 179 $497,410 2/23/2017
Belgium 1/20/2017 $228,756 77 77 270 $690,941 2/23/2017
Bulgaria 1/27/2017 $26,532 0 0 0 $353,822 2/17/2017
China 12/15/2016 $60,860,000 105306 105306 228876 $170,230,000 2/11/2017
Colombia 2/16/2017 $674,413 200 200 200 $872,200 2/23/2017
Croatia 2/16/2017 $46,486 26 26 26 $60,040 2/23/2017
Czech Republic 12/30/2016 $6,099 12 119 314 $415,811 2/15/2017
Denmark 2/16/2017 $235,834 47 47 47 $295,077 2/23/2017
Finland 1/6/2017 $98,765 93 93 250 $220,832 2/23/2017
France 1/13/2017 $2,396,625 376 387 1607 $6,410,546 2/23/2017
Germany 1/13/2017 $2,136,973 497 497 1984 $5,321,608 2/23/2017
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 67 248 $904,137 2/23/2017
Israel 2/16/2017 $152,994 23 23 23 $197,137 2/23/2017
Lithuania 2/17/2017 $41,700 105 105 105 $45,204 2/21/2017
Malaysia 12/30/2016 $1,371,243 134 134 574 $3,563,380 2/23/2017
Mexico 2/3/2017 $2,507,798 0 0 0 $6,911,517 2/22/2017
Netherlands 2/3/2017 $565,448 85 90 261 $1,472,988 2/23/2017
New Zealand 2/17/2017 $328,863 75 75 75 $338,721 2/20/2017
Norway 2/17/2017 $185,648 105 105 105 $242,789 2/23/2017
Peru 2/16/2017 $612,140 92 92 92 $899,220 2/23/2017
Philippines 1/27/2017 $1,305,777 175 175 350 $2,102,476 2/23/2017
Poland 1/13/2017 $316,077 92 92 339 $975,121 2/23/2017
Portugal 2/16/2017 $286,934 74 74 74 $409,683 2/23/2017
Russia (CIS) 2/16/2017 $4,180,291 1228 1228 1228 $5,004,529 2/22/2017
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 $227,616 113 113 113 $292,485 2/23/2017
South Korea 1/17/2017 $0 0 585 585 $3,416,904 2/23/2017
Spain 2/17/2017 $1,871,402 309 309 309 $2,308,451 2/23/2017
Sweden 2/17/2017 $338,779 154 154 154 $449,562 2/23/2017
Switzerland 1/11/2017 $305,307 60 60 162 $665,291 2/23/2017
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 $409,137 239 249 795 $1,483,742 2/4/2017
United Kingdom 2/17/2017 $2,046,378 459 459 459 $2,046,378 2/22/2017
Rest of World $10,955,228
International Total$244,590,873 2/23/2017

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