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In the Valley of Elah (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,777,741Details
International Box Office $17,711,409
Worldwide Box Office $24,489,150
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,850,808 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,850,808
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$23,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 14th, 2007 (Limited) by Warner Bros.
September 21st, 2007 (Expands Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: February 19th, 2008 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for violent and disturbing content, language and some sexuality/nudity
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Warner Independent Pictures, Nala Films, Summit Entertainment, Samuels Media, BlackFriar's Bridge
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 965 $330 Feb 15, 2008 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 752 $4,649 Feb 8, 2008 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,129 $1,250 Feb 1, 2008 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,481 $375 Jan 25, 2008 136
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,713 $1,606 Jan 11, 2008 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,367 $158 Jan 4, 2008 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,700 $100 Dec 28, 2007 108
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,562 $4,273 Dec 14, 2007 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,077 $3,033 Dec 7, 2007 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,392 $3,583 Nov 30, 2007 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,891 $3,095 Nov 23, 2007 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,155 $4,195 Nov 16, 2007 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,174 $8,290 Nov 9, 2007 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,004 $22,313 Nov 2, 2007 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,068 $39,938 Oct 26, 2007 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,962 $79,310 Oct 19, 2007 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,053 $412,826 Oct 12, 2007 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,642 $1,338,190 Oct 5, 2007 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,200 $1,512,310 Sep 28, 2007 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,023 $1,266,869 Sep 21, 2007 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,823 $133,557 Sep 14, 2007 3

Cast

   Hank Deerfield
   Detective Emily Sanders
Susan Sarandon    Joan Deerfield
Frances Fisher    Evie
James Franco    Sergeant Dan Carnelli
Jonathan Tucker    Mike Deerfield
Wes Chatham    Cpl. Penning
Jake McLaughlin    Spc. Gordon Bonner
Mehcad Brooks    Spc. Ennis Long
Rick Gonzalez    Phone Technician
Wayne Duvall    Detective Nugent
Victor Wolf    Private Robert Ortiez
Brent Briscoe    Detective Hodge
Jason Patric    Lt. Kirklander
Barry Corbin    Arnold Bickman
Josh Brolin    Chief Buchwald
Greg Serrano    Detective Manny Nunez
Devin Brochu    David Sanders
Zoe Kazan    Angie
Glenn Taranto    Detective Wayne
Jennifer Siebel Newsome    Jodie
Joseph Bertot    School Janitor
Loren Haynes    Police Photographer
Babak Tafti    Iraqi Prisoner
Sean Huze    Captain Jim Osher
Jack Merrill    Medical Examiner
Kathy Lamkin    Chicken Shack Manager
David Doty    Truck Parts Salesman
Pab Schwendimann    Pussy's Bouncer
Josh Meyer    Joseph R. Millard
Arron Shiver    Cop
Jo Harvey Allen    Jo Anne
Chris Browning    Checker Box Bartender
David House    Morgue Officer
Matt Page    Guard
Pierre Barrera    TD's Bartender
Mike Hatfield    Jo Anne's Husband
James Haggis    Soccer Ball Player
Randall Adams    New Recruit
Hans Steckly    Corporal Steckly

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Paul Haggis
Story by    Mark Boal
Story by    Paul Haggis
Producer    Paul Haggis
Producer    Laurence Becsey
Producer    Patrick Wachsberger
Producer    Steven Samuels
Producer    Darlene Caamano Loquet
Executive Producer    Emilio Diez Barroso
Executive Producer    Bob Hayward
Executive Producer    David Garrett
Executive Producer    Erik Feig
Executive Producer    James Holt
Executive Producer    Stan Wlodkowski
Director of Photography    Roger Deakins
Production Designer    Laurence Bennett
Editor    Jo Francis
Costume Designer    Lisa Jensen
Composer    Mark Isham
Casting Director    Sarah Halley Finn
Casting Director    Randi Hiller
Co-Producer    Dana Maksimovich
Co-Producer    Deborah Rennard
Associate Producer    Gregory Gettas
Line Producer    Karim Abouobayd
Assistant Director    Artist Robinson
Production Manager    Hafid Balafrej
Production Supervisor    David Price
Production Supervisor    Anne Johns
Art Director    Greg Hooper
Art Director    Menouer Samiri
Set Decorator    Linda Sutton-Doll
Costume Supervisor    Daniela Moore
Costume Supervisor    Gary Lane
Sound Mixer    William Sarokin
Sound Mixer    Christian Joyce
Re-recording Mixer    Marc Fishman
Re-recording Mixer    Tony Lamberti
Additional Re recording mixer    Michael Minkler
Supervising Sound Editor    Wylie Stateman
Sound Effects Editor    Stephen Robinson
Sound Effects Editor    Bryan Bowen
Sound Effects Editor    Peter Zinda
Sound Designer    Scott Martin Gershin
Supervising Dialogue Editor    Becky Sullivan
Dialogue Editor    Michael Hertlein
Music Editor    Jennifer Nash
Make up    Tarra Day
Make up    Lisa Blair Leonard
Make up    Polly Earnshaw
Hairstylist    Jennifer Bell
Hairstylist    Joann Stafford-Chaney
Hairstylist    Zoe Tahir
Special Make-up Effects    Matthew W. Mungle
Additional Casting    Jo Edna Boldin
Stunt Coordinator    Bobby Burns
Stunt Coordinator    Cedric Proust

DVD Releases for March 11, 2008

March 11th, 2008

A rather slow week for new releases, which is good because three DVDs arrived late last week and I was able to get caught up on spotlight reviews. (Actually, I'm not completely caught up as at least one failed to show up in time for this week.) As for the DVD Pick of the Week, the obvious choice would seem to be No Country for Old Men, but the lackluster DVD just screams double-dip and in the end I went with Stargate - Ark of Truth - Buy from Amazon instead. More...

DVD Sales - Ganging Up on the Competition

March 3rd, 2008

There were a number of new releases to chart this week, including the new number one, American Gangster, which sold 2.63 million units for $44.54 million in revenue. After one week, it is already the best selling DVD of the year. This isn't surprising as the film was the first $100 million hit to be released on the home market this year, but is an impressive start nonetheless. More...

DVD Rentals - All-American Release

March 3rd, 2008

New releases dominated the rental charts taking three of the top five spots, as well as five of the top ten and the best of the best was American Gangster with $9.67 million during its opening week. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Lead Acting Roles

February 21st, 2008

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Female Actor in a Lead Role and Best Male Actor in a Lead Role. More...

DVD Releases for February 19, 2008

February 19th, 2008

With the Oscars less than a week away, we have a few Oscar contenders on this week's list. However, for DVD Pick of the Week I've made what many might consider a weird choice and went with Walker - Criterion Collection - Buy from Amazon. More...

Awards Season - No Shortage of Love for Country or Blood

January 22nd, 2008

The Oscar nominations were announced today and there is no shortage of contenders. In fact, with no real juggernaut to deal with, the competition is more up in the air that most years. More...

Clayton Gives Clooney a Great Start on the Per Theater Chart

October 9th, 2007

As has been the case for the past few weeks, we had a limited release with a monster start. This time it was Michael Clayton and its $700,000 opening in just 15 theaters for an average of $47,994; this bodes very well for the film's wide expansion this weekend. Second place went to the re-release of Blade Runner, which earned just under $90,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $44,575; this bodes very well for the sales of the Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition, which comes out this December on DVD, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD. Last week's winner, The Darjeeling Limited, showed strong resilience in the face of expansion, earning an average of $29,559 during its first full weekend. The same can be said of Lust, Caution as the film went from a single theater to 17 while averaging $21,342. Finally, Finishing the Game was a surprise entrant into the $10,000 club with $11,903 in its lone theater. More...

Nothing Limited About the Per Theater Chart

October 2nd, 2007

The Darjeeling Limited was the top pick for limited releases over the weekend, earning nearly $140,000 in just two theaters for an average of $67,469. This is the best opening for a Wes Anderson film since The Royal Tenenbaums, at least in terms of raw dollars, and this film still earned a better average. Second place went to Lust, Caution with $63,918, which is one of the best averages we've seen all year. Into the Wild performed marvelously during its expansion this past weekend, earning an average of $19,135 in 33 theaters. On the other hand, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford fell nearly 40% without any expansion; it still earned an average of $18,470 in five theaters, but I was expecting more given its start. Finally, Itty Bitty Titty Committee opened with $11,505 in its lone theater. More...

Per Theater Chart Goes Wild

September 25th, 2007

Into the Wild took top prize on the per theater chart earning an average of $53,110 in four theaters. The only other film to top $10,000 was The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford with nearly $150,000 in 5 theaters for an average of $29,562. More...

Promise Kept on Per Theater Chart

September 18th, 2007

While no wide release cracked $5000 on the per theater chart, three limited released topped $10,000, two by massive margins. This was led by possible Oscar contender, Eastern Promises, which pulled in an impressive $550,000 in 15 theaters for an average of $36,473. Meanwhile, Across the Universe opened in more theaters, 23, but to a smaller average, $29,034. Finally, In the Valley of Elah managed an average of $14,840 in 9. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 9 - September 15, 2007

September 16th, 2007

A stronger week for website than we've seen in a few weeks, including the launch of a potential fall blockbuster. However, that site is mostly marked coming soon allowing Elizabeth - The Golden Age - Official Site to take the Weekly Website Award this week. More...

Few Limited Releases Show Promise

September 14th, 2007

Dozen films on this week's list, but only Eastern Promises has a clear shot at mainstream success. A couple others might do well on the art house circuit, while most won't find an audience till the home market, if that. More...

Cast Updates - August 23, 2007

August 23rd, 2007

This week's round of new cast information contains updates for Day Zero, The Fighter, He's Just Not That Into You and more! More...

Movie Website Updates for August 12 - August 18, 2007

August 18th, 2007

Busy week with more than 30 sites featured on the list. However, none really stand our as award-worthy; in fact, most only stand because of a lack of style. Hopefully as the fall season progresses and we near the holidays, we will get bigger and better sites launching. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - July 22, 2007

July 21st, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Big Stan, Valkyrie, Monsters vs. Aliens and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - February 18, 2007

February 18th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Miss Potter, DOA: Dead or Alive, Lions for Lambs and more. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/14 35 $133,557   9 $14,840   $133,557 3
2007/09/21 17 $1,266,869 +849% 317 $3,996   $1,449,030 10
2007/09/28 14 $1,512,310 +19% 762 $1,985   $3,438,958 17
2007/10/05 15 $1,338,190 -12% 978 $1,368   $5,354,603 24
2007/10/12 28 $412,826 -69% 725 $569   $6,324,571 31
2007/10/19 48 $79,310 -81% 125 $634   $6,585,535 38
2007/10/26 58 $39,938 -50% 64 $624   $6,662,308 45
2007/11/02 58 $22,313 -44% 30 $744   $6,704,576 52
2007/11/09 79 $8,290 -63% 27 $307   $6,723,264 59
2007/11/16 82 $4,195 -49% 13 $323   $6,739,157 66
2007/11/23 82 $3,095 -26% 8 $387   $6,746,449 73
2007/11/30 74 $3,583 +16% 5 $717   $6,752,233 80
2007/12/07 85 $3,033 -15% 7 $433   $6,757,493 87
2007/12/14 72 $4,273 +41% 5 $855   $6,763,856 94
2007/12/28 72 $100   3 $33   $6,765,023 108
2008/01/04 85 $158 +58% 2 $79   $6,765,181 115
2008/01/11 79 $1,606 +916% 4 $402   $6,766,924 122
2008/01/25 105 $375   1 $375   $6,768,102 136
2008/02/01 97 $1,250 +233% 4 $313   $6,769,577 143
2008/02/08 79 $4,649 +272% 9 $517   $6,775,540 150
2008/02/15 99 $330 -93% 3 $110   $6,777,468 157

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/24 12 $114,390   317 $361   $1,563,420 11
2007/09/25 12 $123,871 +8% 317 $391   $1,687,291 12
2007/09/26 12 $122,778 -1% 317 $387   $1,810,069 13
2007/09/27 12 $116,579 -5% 317 $368   $1,926,648 14
2007/10/01 12 $139,612   762 $183   $3,578,570 18
2007/10/02 11 $161,364 +16% 762 $212   $3,739,934 19
2007/10/03 10 $144,261 -11% 762 $189   $3,884,195 20
2007/10/04 11 $132,218 -8% 762 $174   $4,016,413 21
2007/10/19 - $23,263   125 $186   $6,529,488 36
2007/10/20 - $36,386 +56% 125 $291   $6,565,874 37
2007/10/21 - $19,661 -46% 125 $157   $6,585,535 38
2007/10/22 - $8,460 -57% 125 $68   $6,593,995 39
2007/10/23 - $9,441 +12% 125 $76   $6,603,436 40
2007/10/24 - $9,780 +4% 125 $78   $6,613,216 41
2008/02/18 83 $121   3 $40   $6,777,589 158

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/14 35 $182,161   9 $20,240   $182,161 7
2007/09/21 17 $1,744,487 +858% 317 $5,503   $1,926,648 14
2007/09/28 14 $2,089,765 +20% 762 $2,742   $4,016,413 21
2007/10/05 15 $1,895,332 -9% 978 $1,938   $5,911,745 28
2007/10/12 28 $594,480 -69% 725 $820   $6,506,225 35
2007/10/19 48 $116,145 -80% 125 $929   $6,622,370 42
2007/10/26 55 $59,893 -48% 64 $936   $6,682,263 49
2007/11/02 58 $32,711 -45% 30 $1,090   $6,714,974 56
2007/11/09 70 $19,988 -39% 27 $740   $6,734,962 63
2007/11/16 80 $8,392 -58% 13 $646   $6,743,354 70
2007/11/23 78 $5,296 -37% 8 $662   $6,748,650 77
2007/11/30 76 $5,810 +10% 5 $1,162   $6,754,460 84
2007/12/07 86 $5,123 -12% 7 $732   $6,759,583 91
2007/12/14 75 $4,880 -5% 5 $976   $6,764,463 98
2007/12/28 90 $100   3 $33   $6,765,023 112
2008/01/04 85 $295 +195% 2 $148   $6,765,318 119
2008/01/11 77 $2,409 +717% 4 $602   $6,767,727 126
2008/01/25 101 $600   1 $600   $6,768,327 140
2008/02/01 85 $2,564 +327% 4 $641   $6,770,891 147
2008/02/08 81 $6,247 +144% 9 $694   $6,777,138 154
2008/02/15 99 $603 -90% 3 $201   $6,777,741 161

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/24/20081478,043 78,043$1,430,528$1,430,5281

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