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The Kingdom (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $47,467,250Details
International Box Office $39,042,352
Worldwide Box Office $86,509,602
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $35,697,485 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $828,391 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $36,525,876
Further financial details...

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


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
51% - Rotten
76% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$72,500,000
Domestic Releases: September 28th, 2007 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: December 26th, 2007 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Kingdom, The
MPAA Rating: R for intense sequences of graphic brutal violence, and for language
Running Time: 111 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Red Dawn
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Keywords: Terrorism, Prologue, Animated Sequences
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,284 $33,875 Nov 23, 2007 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,706 $102,025 Nov 16, 2007 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,499 $201,685 Nov 9, 2007 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,298 $451,125 Nov 2, 2007 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,979 $1,232,210 Oct 26, 2007 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,899 $2,326,630 Oct 19, 2007 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,563 $4,608,025 Oct 12, 2007 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,072 $9,722,940 Oct 5, 2007 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,016 $17,135,055 Sep 28, 2007 3
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 64 $17,135,055 Sep 28, 2007 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,131 2,793 Sep 28, 2007 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,625 $6,926,640 Sep 29, 2007 2
Biggest September Day at the Domestic Box Office 117 $6,926,640 Sep 29, 2007 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,451 $5,963,055 Sep 28, 2007 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,212 2.87 Sep 28, 2007 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,385 34.8% Sep 28, 2007 1


   Ronald Fluery
Chris Cooper    Grant Sykes
   Janet Mayes
Jason Bateman    Adam Leavitt
Jeremy Piven    Damon Schmidt
Danny Huston    Gideon Young
Richard Jenkins    Robert Grace
Ashraf Barhom    Colonel Faris Al Ghazi
Ali Suliman    Sgt. Haytham
Kyle Chandler    Francis Manner
Frances Fisher    Elaine Flowers
Ashley Scott    Janine Ripon
Anna Deavere Smith    Maricella Canvesio
Tim McGraw    Aaron Jackson
Kelly AuCoin    Ellis Leach
Minka Kelly    Miss Ross
Amy Hunter    Lyla Fleury
T.J. Burnett    Kevin Fleury
Omar Berdouni    Prince Ahmed Bin Khaled
Raad Rawi    Prince Thamer
Mahmoud Said    General Al Abdulmalik
Hezi Saddik    Abu Hamza
Uri Gavriel    Izz Al Din
Nick Faltas    Haytham's Father
Ahmed Badran    35 Year-Old Son
Elie Georges El-Khoury    15 Year-Old Grandson
Tom Bresnahan    Rex Burr
Yasmine Hanani    Aunt
Trevor St. John    Earl Ripon
Sarah Hunley    Maddy Ripon
Brody Tardy    Teddy Manner
Hope Fogle    Mick
Sidney Ortiz    LuLu
Noah Pittenger    Classmate
Damian Foster    Haytham Driver
Kevin Brief    Range Rover Driver
Brian Mahoney    Pitcher
Martin Foxwell    Man at Game
Kavita Parbhakar    Mom at Game
Hrach Titizian    Suicide Bomber
Munthir Salih    Suicide Bomber
Merik Tadros    Reporter
Sean Donnellan    Reporter
Richard Klein    FBI Agent
John Paul Castorena    FBI Agent
Antonio Evans    FBI Agent
Maryellen Aviano    FBI Agent
Markus Flanagan    FBI Agent
Brian Gehl    Stud in Bar
Ali Abboud    Irate Guard
David Brown    Man at Hotel
Firas Salloum    Airport SANG Officer
Anthony Batarse    Inner-Circle
Nabeel Kort    Police Officer
Shant Demirjian    Police Officer
Assad Mohamed    Bombsite Investigator
Yaser Alamoodi    Bombsite Worker
Haider Almosawi    Bombsite Worker
Saleem Hassan Erakat    Bombsite Worker
Jasim Tahir    Tank Gunner
Maitham Al-Zubfidy    Main Gate Guard
Alawi Al-Bidery    Machine Gunner
Albara Awad    Humvee Gunner
Gino Salvano    Special Forces Officer
Waleed Alsadi    Guard at Gate
Mohammed Mohammed    Internet Teenager
Fouad Al-Hamedany    Internet Teenager
Ahmed Al-Ibrahim    Game Player
Yunus Hassan    Game Player
Charbel Touma    Game Player
Anthony Salibi    Game Player
Bassam O. Saeed    Al Ghazi Aid
Hasan Chaudhry    Al Ghazi Runner
Nick Hermz    Passport Officer
Eyad Elbitar    Kidnapper
Sala Baker    Kidnapper
Kasem Al-Tamimi    Elderly Man
Damian Hajjar    Suweidi Resident
Mario Mercado II    Suweidi Resident
Gaith Al-Jaberi    Al Ghazi's Son

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Matthew Michael Carnahan
Producer    Michael Mann
Producer    Scott Stuber
Executive Producer    Mary Parent
Executive Producer    Steven Saeta
Executive Producer    Sarah Aubrey
Executive Producer    John Cameron
Director of Photography    Mauro Fiore
Production Designer    Tom Duffield
Editor    Kevin Stitt
Editor    Colby Parker, Jr
Costume Designer    Susan Matheson
Composer    Danny Elfman
Co-Producer    K.C. Hodenfield
Associate Producer    Maria Williams
Assistant Director    K.C. Hodenfield
Second Unit Director    Phil Neilson
Production Manager    Steven Saeta
Production Manager    Leigh Clarke
Production Supervisor    Robert West
Production Supervisor    Stephanie Antosca
Supervising Art Director    Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr.
Art Director    A. Todd Holland
Art Director    Karen Wakefield
Set Decorator    Ron Reiss
Second Unit Camera    Paul Hughen
Costume Supervisor    Mark Peterson
Costume Supervisor    Dana Hart
Sound Mixer    Willie D. Burton
Re-recording Mixer    Gregory King
Re-recording Mixer    Rick Kline
Supervising Sound Editor    Gregory King
Supervising Sound Editor    Darren King
Sound Designer    Yann Delpuech
Sound Designer    Shaughnessy Pancho Hare
Dialogue Editor    Joel Shyrack
Music Editor    Bill Abbott
Music Editor    Shie Rozow
Make up    Bill Myer
Hairstylist    Roxie Hodenfield
Hairstylist    Melissa Forney
Music Supervisor    Kathy Nelson
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey
Casting Director    Cathy Sandrich
Casting Director    Kate Dowd
Casting Director    Bruria Albeck
Stunt Coordinator    Keith Woulard

DVD Releases for November 26, 2008 - Part I

November 25th, 2008

Strange week. There are a dozen spotlight reviews on the list this week, but only one is for a DVD coming out this week. Ten are for DVDs that arrived late, and one spotlight review is actually early. As for this week's releases, there are not that many that seem like must-haves and none rise to the level of a DVD Pick of the Week. If I were to choose the best release found below, it's WALL-E, which came out last week. But even then I would chose the Blu-ray I reviewed last week over the DVD. Despite the lack of a top tier release, there were still more than enough that it was necessary to split the list into two parts. Part two can be found here. More...

DVD Rentals - Yuma on Track

January 21st, 2008

Just as it did on the sales chart, 3:10 to Yuma was the best on the rental charts. It was part of a group of six new releases to chart, and pulled in $10.76 million during its first week of release. More...

DVD Sales - Shopping Season is Officially Over

January 14th, 2008

Not a single DVD sold a million units or more this week, but there were three new releases to reach the top five on this week's sales chart. This includes Resident Evil: Extinction, which sold 856,000 units to place first with opening week revenue of $16.03 million. More...

DVD Rentals - Going to War

January 14th, 2008

New releases were few and far between on the rental chart this week, but War did top the charts with $11.78 million. More...

DVD Sales - Simpsons Secure Second Win

January 7th, 2008

Since most new releases were released on Sunday, it comes as no real surprise that The Simpsons Movie remained in first place on this week's DVD sales chart. This time around, the film sold 1.05 million units for a two-week total of 3.81 million units while it generated $16.84 million in revenue for a total of $64.98 million. This is a very good start, but lower than expected after its phenomenal theatrical debut. More...

DVD Rentals - Traffic Jam at the Top

January 7th, 2008

For most of the year, it was hard to find a single rental to earn $10 million during the week. This week we have four such films. This includes the 'new release' of Rush Hour 3, which actually came out on Sunday and appeared on last week's list as well. This week it pulled in $11.85 million in rentals for a total of $18.20 million so far. More...

DVD Rentals - No New Release can Top Ultimate

December 31st, 2007

There were 12 new releases to chart this week, including 6 in the top ten alone; however, The Bourne Ultimatum remained in first place with $12.76 million in rentals for the week and $28.20 million in total. More...

Award Season - SAG Follows the Script - SAG Nominations

December 23rd, 2007

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced this week, but again there were no clear front runners for the six theatrical categories. More...

DVD Releases for December 18, 2007

December 18th, 2007

Another deceptively weak week for DVDs. Sure, there appear to be plenty to choose from, but it feels like half the top 20 are Blade Runner releases. In fact, one of the two DVD Picks of the Week are for that movie. For those who are big fans of Blade Runner, grab the Four-Disc Collector's Edition - DVD, or 5-Disc Collector's Edition - Blu-Ray or 5-Disc Collector's Edition - HD-DVD if you can. (Given the choice between those last two, pick 5-Disc Collector's Edition - Blu-Ray.) For those who are huge fans of Blade Runner, and I mean stupid level fans of the movie, grab 5-Disc Ultimate Edition - DVD, 5-Disc Ultimate Edition - Blu-Ray, or 5-Disc Ultimate Edition - HD-DVD. But good luck, I pre-ordered mine months ago and there are reports they are sold out in many places. The second DVD Pick of the Week goes to The Simpsons Movie - Blu-Ray. The light extras are disappointing, but that transfer is immaculate. More...

International Details - Bee Movie is Buzzing Internationally

December 9th, 2007

Bee Movie returned to the charts in sixth place with $6.71 million on 1288 screens in 11 markets for an early international total of $19.43 million after a month of release. This includes a pair of first place debuts in Spain and Mexico. In the former it earned $2.81 million on 421 screens while in the latter is earned $2.60 million on 389 screens. While Spain is the larger marker, I thought the family friendly nature of Mexico would give it the edge. Even so, there are great openings for the film. More...

International Details - Lions are more like Lambs

December 3rd, 2007

Lions for Lambs climbed a spot to sixth place with $4.34 million on 2453 screens in 53 markets for a total of $25.97 million, while only managing $1 million or more in one market this past weekend, ($1.40 million on 390 screens during its sixth place debut in France). It opens in Italy later this month and Japan in the spring of '08, but there's almost no chance the film will show a profit at this point. Normally one movie losing money isn't a big issue because the studio can rely on one or two monster hits to pay for their misses, (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix made enough money to pay for the entire budgets of half-a-dozen misses for Warner Bros. this year, and that's before the home market). However, United Artists is a newly relauched studio and they don't have a war chest built up from past victories. Stumbling out of the gate like this hurts. More...

International Details - Surf's Time is Not Up

November 11th, 2007

Surf's Up grew by 77% in France adding $3.44 million on 628 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.36 million in total. This growth was due to the Toussaint holiday while it was enough to lift the film's weekend box office to $5.84 million on 1996 screens in 32 markets for a total of $72.34 million. The film has yet to open in Scandinavia as well as Japan and should hit $100 million internationally before it is done, which is significantly more than the $58.87 million it earned domestically, but not enough to show a profit just yet. More...

International Details - Orphans Still Strong

November 4th, 2007

The Orphanage may have fallen out of the top five internationally, but it remained the top draw in Spain with $4.11 million on 373 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $20.78 million. This is more than Ratatouille has earned in that market after three months of release and equivalent to $200 to $300 million here. It won't make $200 to $300 million here, in fact, it might not make $20 million here. It all depends on how well it does with critics and award committees. More...

International Details - Superbad Neither Super Nor Bad

October 28th, 2007

Superbad climbed into sixth place with $4.26 million on 1836 screens in 27 markets for a total of $31.79 million. Most of that growth came from Spain where the film debuted in second place with $2.24 million on 350 screens while it also opened in Brazil with $511,000 on 192 screens. The film doesn't have many major markets left to open in, but it has already earned more than most comparable films do during their entire run. More...

International Top Five - Second Helping for Ratatouille

October 17th, 2007

Ratatouille remained in top spot with $21.07 million on 3721 screens in 39 markets for a total of $271.85 million. This includes a dominating first place, $9.08 million opening on 503 screens in the U.K. This was nearly twice as much as Cars debuted with in that market, but only half as much as The Incredibles. Meanwhile in Germany, the film was down 45% to $6.46 million for the weekend and $20.40 million in total. This is already more than Cars made in total in that market and is about a week away from also topping The Incredibles final figure of $24.22 million. Its best market is still France where it has made $64.76 million, just a hair below the $64.78 million Finding Nemo made in that market meaning Ratatouille has already become the all-time highest grossing Pixar movie in France. More...

International Details - Heartbreak for the Kid

October 14th, 2007

The Heartbreak Kid missed the top five by less than $20,000 over the weekend earning $5.74 million on 819 screens in 4 markets during its opening weekend on the international charts. This includes openings in to major markets including the U.K. where it opened in first place with $2.52 million on 409 screens, but this was still a disappointing debut, much like it was domestically. Conversely, the film opened in second place in Russia with $2.31 million on 360 screens, but this is a much better performance compared to the overall box office size of the marketplace. More...

September-Like Numbers at the Box Office

October 8th, 2007

September was predictable almost to the point of boredom. However, October got off to a rather shocking, near record-breaking start. Granted, these weren't records that studios want to break, with the overall box office fell 7% from last weekend to just $84 million. Worse yet, that was 24% lower than the same weekend last year. More...

Heartbreak at the Box Office

October 4th, 2007

September may be over, but the box office isn't exactly heating up. There are three wide releases this week (or two, depending on your definition of wide), but only one has a shot at any real box office success. And even that is rather subdued given the film's pedigree. I don't expect things to be significantly different next weekend, or the weekend after that. In fact, the next true hit doesn't come till November. More...

Going as Planned

October 1st, 2007

Well, that was predictable. Nearly every film finished the weekend within $1 million of Thursday's predictions, and the one that missed the mark by the biggest margin was still off by just $3 million. On the one hand, I'm happy our predictions were accurate. On the other hand, it makes it difficult to find something interesting to add. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 23 - September 29, 2007

September 29th, 2007

Another slow week, but at least we have a clear contender for the Weekly Website Award. That site is The Kingdom - Official Site, which combines all the usual features with a good mix of extras as well as enough sound and animation to keep surfers interested. More...

Game Over for September

September 27th, 2007

September ends with little fanfare, but there are a couple of films that should be battling for first place. So while no movie really has a shot at superstardom, the race for first should at least be fun to watch. That said, the overall box office appears weak and will likely not keep pace with last year, making it two weekends in the row of year-to-year declines. Hardly reason to panic after the strong winning streak, but something to watch. More...

Will Audiences be Brave Enough to Check out the New Releases?

September 13th, 2007

The September slump continues as none of the three wide releases look all that promising. The best of the bunch, The Brave One, is earning only average reviews, and we could have not a single film topping 50% positive. More...

2007 Preview: September

September 1st, 2007

After a record-breaking summer, we come to the worst month of the year. There are a few films that look promising, but for the most part the month is filled with projects that should probably never been given the greenlight to begin with. September is a dumping ground for failed projects, and like most similar times of the year, it is crowded with 20 movies that at least have a shot at opening or expanding wide over a period of just four weeks. Five new releases a week is far too many, even if they were all high quality at least half will fail just due to the competition. 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...

Movie Website Updates for July 22 - July 28, 2007

July 29th, 2007

Server upgrades went... less smoothly than anticipated, which delayed this column, but at least there are a huge number of sites to check out. Many of these sites are making their first appearance on the list while quite a few are making their last appearance. Unfortunately, while it's a big list, there are not many that are even close to being award worthy at the moment. 30 Days of Night - Official Site comes the closest, but I'm waiting for the missing features to be added before I make that decision. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - February 11, 2007

February 11th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Indiana Jones 4, The Mummy 3, Hellboy 2 and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 6 - January 12, 2007

January 13th, 2007

A slow week, but that's not surprising. The movie industry is seasonal with peaks and valleys throughout the year. With movie websites, there tends to be the same peaks and valleys, just a few months earlier. (The same is true for DVDs, just a few months later.) While there are a few sites on this week's list that show promise, there are none that are really award-worthy. 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
2007/09/28 2 $17,135,055   2,793 $6,135   $17,135,055 3
2007/10/05 3 $9,722,940 -43% 2,802 $3,470   $31,746,270 10
2007/10/12 7 $4,608,025 -53% 2,836 $1,625   $39,996,300 17
2007/10/19 13 $2,326,630 -50% 1,730 $1,345   $43,897,695 24
2007/10/26 18 $1,232,210 -47% 1,053 $1,170   $45,951,010 31
2007/11/02 21 $451,125 -63% 458 $985   $46,844,125 38
2007/11/09 30 $201,685 -55% 209 $965   $47,205,930 45
2007/11/16 34 $102,025 -49% 136 $750   $47,390,410 52
2007/11/23 49 $33,875 -67% 82 $413   $47,456,450 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/28 2 $5,963,055   2,792 $2,136   $5,963,055 1
2007/09/29 2 $6,926,640 +16% 2,792 $2,481   $12,889,695 2
2007/09/30 2 $4,245,360 -39% 2,792 $1,521   $17,135,055 3
2007/10/01 1 $1,312,710 -69% 2,793 $470   $18,447,765 4
2007/10/02 1 $1,382,535 +5% 2,793 $495   $19,830,300 5
2007/10/03 1 $1,116,905 -19% 2,793 $400   $20,947,205 6
2007/10/04 1 $1,076,125 -4% 2,793 $385   $22,023,330 7
2007/10/05 3 $2,886,060 +168% 2,796 $1,032   $24,909,390 8
2007/10/06 3 $4,006,860 +39% 2,796 $1,433   $28,916,250 9
2007/10/07 3 $2,830,020 -29% 2,796 $1,012   $31,746,270 10
2007/10/08 3 $1,330,955 -53% 2,802 $475   $33,077,225 11
2007/10/09 2 $826,590 -38% 2,802 $295   $33,903,815 12
2007/10/10 2 $756,125 -9% 2,802 $270   $34,659,940 13
2007/10/11 2 $728,335 -4% 2,802 $260   $35,388,275 14
2007/10/12 7 $1,374,985 +89% 2,835 $485   $36,763,260 15
2007/10/13 7 $2,041,920 +49% 2,835 $720   $38,805,180 16
2007/10/14 7 $1,191,120 -42% 2,835 $420   $39,996,300 17
2007/10/15 7 $397,040 -67% 2,802 $142   $40,393,340 18
2007/10/16 7 $410,445 +3% 2,802 $146   $40,803,785 19
2007/10/17 7 $383,125 -7% 2,802 $137   $41,186,910 20
2007/10/18 7 $390,000 +2% 2,802 $139   $41,576,000 21
2007/10/19 - $720,000 +85% 1,732 $416   $42,296,000 22

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/28 2 $22,023,330   2,793 $7,885   $22,023,330 7
2007/10/05 3 $13,364,945 -39% 2,802 $4,770   $35,388,275 14
2007/10/12 7 $6,182,790 -54% 2,836 $2,180   $41,571,065 21
2007/10/19 13 $3,147,735 -49% 1,730 $1,820   $44,718,800 28
2007/10/26 17 $1,674,200 -47% 1,053 $1,590   $46,393,000 35
2007/11/02 21 $611,245 -63% 458 $1,335   $47,004,245 42
2007/11/09 30 $284,140 -54% 209 $1,360   $47,288,385 49
2007/11/16 41 $134,190 -53% 136 $987   $47,422,575 56
2007/11/23 51 $44,675 -67% 77 $580   $47,467,250 63

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/30/20073855,518 855,518$16,477,277$16,477,2771
1/6/20084302,636-65% 1,158,154$6,004,298$22,481,5752
1/13/20089115,063-62% 1,273,217$2,346,135$24,827,7093
1/20/2008793,338-19% 1,366,555$1,880,761$26,708,4704
1/27/20081453,113-43% 1,419,668$1,093,066$27,801,5365
2/3/20081752,642-1% 1,472,310$887,018$28,688,5536
2/10/20081940,123-24% 1,512,433$797,645$29,486,1997
2/24/20082931,817 1,578,787$508,754$30,685,3479

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/16/20091910,335 10,335$133,939$133,93986
10/4/2009717,321 44,066$224,476$571,08293

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