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A Hologram for the King (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,212,494Details
International Box Office $3,543,877Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,756,371
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $915,247 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $219,530 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,134,777
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Cultures collide when an American businessman is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver and a beautiful Saudi doctor.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 22nd, 2016 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
International Releases: April 22nd, 2016 (Wide), released as Kral İçin Hologram (Turkey)
May 5th, 2016 (Wide), released as Negócio das Arábias (Portugal)
May 13th, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
May 20th, 2016 (Wide), released as A Hologram For The King (United Kingdom)
June 9th, 2016 (Wide) (Mexico)
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Video Release: August 9th, 2016 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2418 (Cert #50361), 3/30/2016)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions, Saban Films, Playtone, X Filme Creative Pool, LLC Primeredian Entertainment, Vingt Deux Heures Vingt Deux, WS Filmproduktion, Silver Reel Entertainment, Fabrica de Cine, Lotus Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,573 $5,810 Jul 1, 2016 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,752 $8,839 Jun 24, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,959 $12,076 Jun 17, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,511 $10,280 Jun 10, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,828 $14,341 Jun 3, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,971 $24,092 May 27, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,679 $63,876 May 20, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,196 $235,056 May 13, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,157 $508,778 May 6, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,235 $943,775 Apr 29, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,507 $1,138,578 Apr 22, 2016 3

Cast

   Alan Clay
Alexander Black    Yousef
Sarita Choudhury    Zahra
Sidse Babett Knudsen    Hanne
Ben Whishaw    Dave
Tom Skerritt    Ron
David Menkin    Brad
Tracey Fairaway    Kit
Dhaffer L'Abidine    Hassan
Jay Abdo    Dr. Hadad

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Tom Tykwer
Producer    Uwe Schott
Producer    Arcadiy Golubovich
Producer    Tim O'Hair
Producer    Gary Goetzman
Producer    Stefan Arndt
Executive Producer    Steven Shareshian
Executive Producer    Gaston Pavlovich
Executive Producer    Claudia Bluemhuber
Executive Producer    Irene Gall
Executive Producer    Gero Bauknecht
Executive Producer    Jim Seibel
Executive Producer    Bill Johnson
Executive Producer    Shervin Pishevar
Co-Executive Producer    Matthew Malek
Co-Producer    Leonard Glowinski
Based on the Novel By    Dave Eggers
Production Manager    Miki Emmrich
Line Producer    Marcus Loges
Casting Director    Michelle Guish
Casting Director    Gaby Kester
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman
Sound Mixer    Roland Winke
Re-recording Mixer    Matthias Lempert
Supervising Sound Editor    Frank Kruse
Director of Photography    Frank Griebe
Production Designer    Uli Hanisch
Editor    Alexander Berner
Make-up and Hair Designer    Daniel Parker
Make-up and Hair Designer    Heike Merker
Costume Designer    Pierre-Yves Gayraud
Visual Effects Supervisor    Robert Pinnow
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dominik Trimborn
Composer    Johnny Klimek
Composer    Tom Tykwer

Home Market Releases for August 9th, 2016

August 8th, 2016

Sweet Bean

It is a really slow week on the top with only a couple of main releases worth being a contender for Pick of the Week: Supergirl: Season 1 and Sweet Bean on DVD. The Nice Guys would also be a contender, but it is only coming out on Video on Demand this week and it is worth waiting for the Blu-ray Combo Pack. With only two real choices, Sweet Bean is my Pick of the Week. More...

Theater Averages: Weiner Wins Weekend Race with $16,835

May 25th, 2016

Weiner

Weiner earned first place on the theater average chart, which is terrible news for me, because there are so many immature puns that I want to be using right now. The film earned an average of $16,835 in five theaters, which is fantastic for a documentary. The Lobster was right behind with an average of $16,212 in 24 theaters during its second week of release. The film has already hit $1 million in total and has plenty of room to grow. Maggie's Plan was next with an average of $12,662 in five theaters. It has a shot at expanding significantly, but it likely won't expand truly wide. Love and Friendship remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,911. Its better than expected theatrical run appears to have pushed back its VOD release. More...

Theater Averages: Civil War Sets Yearly Mark with $42,390

May 10th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War not only had the best theater average of the weekend, but it also had the best theater average for any film released in 2016. Its average of $42,390 was just ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while Midnight Special remains the best average for a limited release this year. Other films in the $10,000 club this week include A Bigger Splash, which earned an average of $22,884 in five theaters over the weekend for an average of $27,697 from Wednesday through Sunday. Eva Hesse saw its average rise 8% to $13,816, but it did open on a Wednesday last week, so that likely depressed its weekend numbers last week. Dheepan just made it into the $10,000 club with an average of $10,125 in two theaters. More...

Theater Averages: Fang has Teeth with $14,506

May 3rd, 2016

The Family Fang

The Family Fang led the way on the theater average chart with $14,506 in one theater. This is the last time we will talk about this film's box office numbers, because it opens on VOD this Friday, thus ending its chances of box office success. Then again, clearly VOD is more important to a limited release than the theatrical box office is. The Man Who Knew Infinity was next with an average of $13,388 in six theaters. That's good, but likely not good enough to expand significantly. Eva Hesse was playing in just one theater earning $12,780 over the weekend and $17,912 from Wednesday through Sunday. The Jungle Book made the $10,000 club for the third weekend in a row with an average of $10,818. More...

Theater Averages: The Jungle Book Meddles with the Limited Releases

April 26th, 2016

The Meddler

It wasn't a great week for new limited releases, which left a holdover / wide release on top of the theater average chart. The Jungle Book led the way with an average of $15,278. The only other film in the $10,000 was The Meddler, which opened with an average of $14,256 in four theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Jungle Sets 2016 Sophomore Record with $61.54 Million

April 26th, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War

Both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War were a little weaker than predicted over the weekend. The Jungle Book was still able to earn the biggest sophomore weekend of 2016 at $61.54 million. For The Huntsman: Winter's War, it was a disappointing $19.45 million. Overall, the box office fell 28% to $128 million. However, this was still 32% more than the same weekend last year. Unfortunately, next weekend is going to be damn awful in the year-over-year comparison, because of a misalignment in the weekend. Year-to-date, 2016 has earned $3.37 million, putting it ahead of last year's pace by 8.5% or $260 million. More...

Weekend Estimates: Jungle Book Brushes Off Huntsman

April 24th, 2016

The Jungle Book

What in theory should have been a battle at the box office has turned into a rout this weekend, with The Jungle Book set to earn $60 million, according to Disney’s Sunday morning estimate, and The Huntsman: Winter’s War limping into second place with $20.1 million, per Universal. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Plenty of Tales that Need to be Told

April 22nd, 2016

Tale of Tales

There are several limited releases on this week's list, including three that have a shot at earning a spot in the top ten. However, the best-reviewed releases are among the smaller releases: Tale of Tales and The Meddler included. However, if you don't want to go out, Holidays is good bet on Video on Demand. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Jungle Leave Huntsman Out in the Cold?

April 21st, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War

It's a bad week for new releases, as The Jungle Book is widely expected to dominate the box office. The only truly wide release is The Huntsman: Winter's War, but its reviews are simply terrible. There are also three films opening in select theaters and one of them should earn a spot in the top ten. They only need a little more than $1 million to do so. This weekend last year, the only true wide release was The Age of Adaline, which opened with $13 million on its way to becoming a midlevel hit. The Huntsman could double that opening, but it won't have the same legs. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/04/22 11 $1,138,578   401 $2,839   $1,138,578 3
2016/04/29 12 $943,775 -17% 523 $1,805   $2,565,189 10
2016/05/06 13 $508,778 -46% 406 $1,253   $3,431,087 17
2016/05/13 20 $235,056 -54% 346 $679   $3,873,977 24
2016/05/20 37 $63,876 -73% 138 $463   $4,054,488 31
2016/05/27 42 $24,092 -62% 38 $634   $4,113,179 38
2016/06/03 43 $14,341 -40% 26 $552   $4,143,441 45
2016/06/10 54 $10,280 -28% 17 $605   $4,164,366 52
2016/06/17 51 $12,076 +17% 16 $755   $4,183,421 59
2016/06/24 55 $8,839 -27% 14 $631   $4,198,180 66
2016/07/01 61 $5,810 -34% 6 $968   $4,209,005 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/04/22 10 $379,157   401 $946   $379,157 1
2016/04/23 10 $481,451 +27% 401 $1,201   $860,608 2
2016/04/24 13 $277,970 -42% 401 $693   $1,138,578 3
2016/04/25 10 $104,972 -62% 401 $262   $1,243,550 4
2016/04/26 10 $154,300 +47% 401 $385   $1,397,850 5
2016/04/27 10 $117,629 -24% 401 $293   $1,515,479 6
2016/04/28 10 $105,935 -10% 401 $264   $1,621,414 7
2016/04/29 13 $274,788 +159% 523 $525   $1,896,202 8
2016/04/30 13 $412,231 +50% 523 $788   $2,308,433 9
2016/05/01 12 $256,756 -38% 523 $491   $2,565,189 10
2016/05/02 12 $81,252 -68% 523 $155   $2,646,441 11
2016/05/03 13 $110,112 +36% 523 $211   $2,756,553 12
2016/05/04 14 $91,404 -17% 523 $175   $2,847,957 13
2016/05/05 10 $74,352 -19% 523 $142   $2,922,309 14
2016/05/06 12 $135,669 +82% 406 $334   $3,057,978 15
2016/05/07 13 $208,921 +54% 406 $515   $3,266,899 16
2016/05/08 13 $164,188 -21% 406 $404   $3,431,087 17
2016/05/09 14 $45,782 -72% 406 $113   $3,476,869 18
2016/05/10 13 $67,588 +48% 406 $166   $3,544,457 19
2016/05/11 13 $50,668 -25% 406 $125   $3,595,125 20
2016/05/12 14 $43,796 -14% 406 $108   $3,638,921 21
2016/05/13 - $61,835 +41% 346 $179   $3,700,756 22
2016/05/14 - $107,713 +74% 346 $311   $3,808,469 23
2016/05/15 - $65,508 -39% 346 $189   $3,873,977 24
2016/05/16 - $25,936 -60% 346 $75   $3,899,913 25
2016/05/17 - $35,512 +37% 346 $103   $3,935,425 26
2016/05/18 - $28,049 -21% 346 $81   $3,963,474 27
2016/05/19 - $27,138 -3% 346 $78   $3,990,612 28
2016/05/20 - $17,490 -36% 138 $127   $4,008,102 29
2016/05/21 - $29,438 +68% 138 $213   $4,037,540 30
2016/05/22 - $16,948 -42% 138 $123   $4,054,488 31
2016/05/23 - $8,282 -51% 138 $60   $4,062,770 32
2016/05/24 - $8,657 +5% 138 $63   $4,071,427 33
2016/05/25 - $10,222 +18% 138 $74   $4,081,649 34
2016/05/26 - $7,438 -27% 138 $54   $4,089,087 35
2016/05/27 - $6,699 -10% 38 $176   $4,095,786 36
2016/05/28 - $8,861 +32% 38 $233   $4,104,647 37
2016/05/29 - $8,532 -4% 38 $225   $4,113,179 38
2016/05/30 - $5,521 -35% 38 $145   $4,118,700 39
2016/05/31 - $3,490 -37% 38 $92   $4,122,190 40
2016/06/01 - $3,818 +9% 38 $100   $4,126,008 41
2016/06/02 - $3,092 -19% 38 $81   $4,129,100 42
2016/06/03 - $3,598 +16% 27 $133   $4,132,698 43
2016/06/04 - $6,190 +72% 27 $229   $4,138,888 44
2016/06/05 - $4,553 -26% 27 $169   $4,143,441 45
2016/06/06 - $1,763 -61% 27 $65   $4,145,204 46
2016/06/07 - $2,574 +46% 27 $95   $4,147,778 47
2016/06/08 - $2,907 +13% 27 $108   $4,150,685 48
2016/06/09 - $3,401 +17% 27 $126   $4,154,086 49
2016/06/10 - $2,289 -33% 17 $135   $4,156,375 50
2016/06/11 - $4,972 +117% 17 $292   $4,161,347 51
2016/06/12 - $3,019 -39% 17 $178   $4,164,366 52
2016/06/13 - $2,149 -29% 17 $126   $4,166,515 53
2016/06/14 - $1,724 -20% 17 $101   $4,168,239 54
2016/06/15 - $2,184 +27% 17 $128   $4,170,423 55
2016/06/16 - $922 -58% 17 $54   $4,171,345 56
2016/06/17 - $3,319 +260% 16 $207   $4,174,664 57
2016/06/18 - $3,505 +6% 16 $219   $4,178,169 58
2016/06/19 - $5,252 +50% 16 $328   $4,183,421 59
2016/06/20 - $1,387 -74% 16 $87   $4,184,808 60
2016/06/21 - $2,321 +67% 16 $145   $4,187,129 61
2016/06/22 - $1,318 -43% 16 $82   $4,188,447 62
2016/06/23 - $894 -32% 16 $56   $4,189,341 63
2016/06/24 - $2,785 +212% 14 $199   $4,192,126 64
2016/06/25 - $3,271 +17% 14 $234   $4,195,397 65
2016/06/26 - $2,783 -15% 14 $199   $4,198,180 66
2016/06/27 - $1,456 -48% 14 $104   $4,199,636 67
2016/06/28 - $1,303 -11% 14 $93   $4,200,939 68
2016/06/29 - $1,523 +17% 14 $109   $4,202,462 69
2016/06/30 - $730 -52% 14 $52   $4,203,195 70
2016/07/01 - $1,431 +96% 6 $239   $4,204,626 71
2016/07/02 - $2,222 +55% 6 $370   $4,206,848 72
2016/07/03 - $2,157 -3% 6 $360   $4,209,005 73
2016/07/04 - $1,324 -39% 6 $221   $4,210,329 74
2016/07/05 - $650 -51% 6 $108   $4,210,979 75
2016/07/06 - $798 +23% 6 $133   $4,211,777 76
2016/07/07 - $717 -10% 6 $120   $4,212,494 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/04/22 11 $1,621,414   401 $4,043   $1,621,414 7
2016/04/29 13 $1,300,895 -20% 523 $2,487   $2,922,309 14
2016/05/06 13 $716,612 -45% 406 $1,765   $3,638,921 21
2016/05/13 21 $351,691 -51% 346 $1,016   $3,990,612 28
2016/05/20 37 $98,475 -72% 138 $714   $4,089,087 35
2016/05/27 43 $40,013 -59% 38 $1,053   $4,129,100 42
2016/06/03 41 $24,986 -38% 27 $925   $4,154,086 49
2016/06/10 56 $17,259 -31% 17 $1,015   $4,171,345 56
2016/06/17 54 $17,996 +4% 16 $1,125   $4,189,341 63
2016/06/24 60 $13,854 -23% 14 $990   $4,203,195 70
2016/07/01 66 $9,299 -33% 6 $1,550   $4,212,494 77

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 7/29/2016 $14,734 6 6 11 $22,406 8/8/2016
Czech Republic 11/18/2016 $11,796 47 47 47 $11,835 11/24/2016
Lithuania 6/24/2016 $6,642 79 79 103 $30,109 8/9/2016
Mexico 6/9/2016 $311,304 0 0 0 $580,855 6/21/2016
Netherlands 6/16/2016 $60,074 40 42 218 $266,287 7/26/2016
Portugal 5/5/2016 $76,766 57 57 145 $170,153 6/9/2016
Russia (CIS) 5/13/2016 $202,330 447 447 523 $406,344 6/1/2016
Spain 7/1/2016 $250,976 166 166 435 $622,565 8/5/2016
Turkey 4/22/2016 $49,898 86 86 161 $367,446 5/20/2016
United Kingdom 5/20/2016 $549,723 374 374 775 $1,065,877 8/3/2016
 
International Total$3,543,877 11/24/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/14/20161237,705 37,705$488,657$488,6571
8/28/20162410,445 57,257$134,114$740,7973

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