Lord of War

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,149,632Details
International Box Office $36,288,095
Worldwide Box Office $60,437,727
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
61% - Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$42,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2005 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: January 17th, 2006 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, drug use, language and sexuality
Keywords: Child Soldier, Voiceover/Narration, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Mid-Life Crisis, Blood Diamonds, Arms Dealer
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Cast

   Yuri Orlov
Jared Leto    Vitaly Orlov
Bridget Moynahan    Ava Fontaine
Ian Holm    Simeon Weisz
Eamonn Walker    Baptiste Senior
Sammi Rotibi    Baptiste Junior
Ethan Hawke    Valentine
Donald Sutherland    Colonel Oliver Southern

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Cinematographer    Amir Mokri

International Details - Da Vinci Sinks Poseidon

Last minute updates in weekend numbers showed that it was The Da Vinci Code and not Poseidon grabbing the final spot in the top five. It was an exceedingly close race with the former film topping the latter by less than $3000 both with $5.68 million. The Da Vinci Code earned its box office on 4352 screens in 57 markets while Poseidon needed just 3584 in 48. On the other hand, their running tallies are worlds apart with The Da Vinci Code leading $507.68 million to $94.72 million. That film became just the 12th film to cross $500 million internationally and is less than $20 million from overtaking Finding Nemo for 10th place on the international charts. More...

DVD Releases for June 27, 2006

It's an absolutely horrid week for DVD releases with six or seven contenders for DVD Pick of the Week, I have no idea how I'm going to afford to buy them all. But I will buy them all. Oh yes, I will buy them all. While the latest Masters of Horror collection was high on my list, as was Why We Fight - Buy from Amazon and Imagine Me & You - Buy from Amazon, (but for widely different reasons), I went with the criminally underrated Yellowbeard - Buy from Amazon as my DVD Pick of the Week. Maybe one day it will get the Special Edition treatment it so richly deserves. More...

Trio of New Openings Push Casanova Higher on International Charts

Casanova opened in several major markets more than doubling its screen count, and that helped it climb to sixth place over the weekend. Its best market was Italy where the film came in third place with $1.05 million on 243 screens over the weekend and $1.14 million in total while it also managed a third place finish during a very close race in Spain with $919,000 on 250 screens. Its other major market debut was the U.K., but there it had to settle for fifth with $959,000 on 351 screens. Overall the film made $5.17 million on 1699 screens in 18 markets for an international total of just $11.68 million so far. More...

Flightplan Comes out on Top

For the second week in a row, Flightplan lead the way on the rental charts taking in $8.22 million in DVD rentals. That was down just 15% from its opening, which pushed its total to $18.07 million so far. More...

Flightplan Soars to the Top of the Home Market

Flightplan was the clear winner on this week's home market charts taking first on the rental charts with $9.66 million and also finishing first in sales, (as usual, no sales numbers were released). More...

Lord Battles to the Top

Lord of War won the weekly race on the rental charts, taking in $7.40 million, or just over 30% of what it earned during its theatrical release. More...

International Round-up: Dick and Jane\'s Fun has Just Begun

A few more markets helped Fun with Dick and Jane remain flat last weekend at the international box office with $5.25 million on 1,458 screens in 18 markets for an early total of $18.09 million. Its best market was Mexico where it opened in first place with $1.87 million on 418 screens while in Germany the film added $1.47 million on 478 screens for a two-week total of $4.39 million. The film's biggest running total still came from Australia, where the film has managed $7.39 million after three weeks, including $710,000 over this past weekend. More...

DVD Releases for January 17, 2006

It is a deceptively slow week for DVD releases. There are five wide releases coming out tomorrow, if you are willing to stretch the definition of wide a little bit, but of those five films only one earned a Tomatometer reading of above 50%, while the other four combined couldn't score that high. So it comes as no surprise that the DVD Pick of the Week came from the TV on DVD category as Titus - The Complete Third Season was clearly the best of the bunch, although Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room - Buy from Amazon and Junebug - Buy from Amazon are also worth checking out. More...

Clown has Kingly Run in South Korea

The King and the Clown did something most films in South Korea can't, it showed strong legs. In fact, in grew by 22% to $5.76 million on 369 screens over the weekend and $16.82 million in total. More...

Not Quite Like Heaven

Just Like Heaven dipped at the box office falling out of the top five with $4.53 million on 1609 screens in 30 markets over the weekend for an early total of $18.04 million internationally. Its best opening was in Belgium where it debuted in second place with $252,000 on 40 screens over the weekend and $290,000 in total. It also had debuts in Holland with $139,000 on 57 screens over the weekend and $167,000 overall, and in Greece with $116,000 on 24 and Norway with $113,000 on 26. Holdovers include Germany where the film dropped 24% to $890,000 on 273 screens for a total of $2.41 million so far, while in Spain the film fell 39% to 718,000 on 200 screens for a two-week total of $3.09 million. More...

International Details: Flightplan has Bumpy Landing

Flightplan fell out of the top five with $5.13 million on 2,430 screens in 38 markets for a total of $94.65 million on the international scene. It did fall from second to sixth on this week's charts, but it should still reach $100 million by this time next week. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it remained in second place with $2.14 million on 416 screens for a two-week total of $6.59 million. More...

Her Shoes Fall out of Fashion

Here's this week's round-up of international box office numbers.

In Her Shoes fell out of the top five this week with $3.95 million on 2,050 screens in 23 markets for a $30.60 million international box office. The film held up amazingly well in Spain, dropping just 8% to $810,000 on 290 screens, but it wasn't as fortunate in France where it lost more than half its opening, earning $400,000 on 293 screens, falling out of the top ten in the process. It suffered a similar fate during its third weekend in the U.K. where it was down 55% to $736,000 on 268 screens, but the film already has $7.06 million there, which is better than its domestic run if you take into account the relative sizes of the two markets. More...

Zorro Leaves its Mark

The Legend of Zorro fell from second to sixth this week and because of that its quest from $100 million internationally took a serious hit. Over the weekend the film pulled in $4.20 million on 4062 screens in 62 markets for a running tally of $80.73 million. In France the film fell 57% to $1.01 million over the weekend and $14.80 million during its four-week run while it had a similar drop-off in Spain where it was down 56% to $475,000 over the weekend and $9.10 million in total. The box office was less kind in Russia, (down 68% to $136,000); Germany, (down 70% to $232,000) and the U.K., (down 83% to $120,000). More...

Corpse Bridesmaid

The Corpse Bride missed the top five by the narrowest of narrow margins losing out to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit $5.50 million to $5.45 million. The film earned its $5.45 million on 2586 screens in 28 markets pushing its total to $53.4 million total at the international box office. In South Korea the film fell 43% to $753,000 on 114 screens, which is better than average for the market. And the film is also doing well in Italy adding $764,000 on 268 screens to its $2.67 million running tally there, $700,000 in France for a $8 million box office, and $462,000 in Japan for a $7.0 million box office. More...

Chicken\'s Little Start on the International Scene is Lucrative

Chicken Little started its international run with day-and-date debuts in 9 markets earning $5.54 million on 900 screens, just missing the top five in the process. Its best market was kid-friendly Mexico with $3.1 million on 600 screens, which is about on par with its opening domestically. On the other hand, the film broke records in Malaysia with $477,000 on 40 screens. Other results include a first place debuts in Russia with $1.1 million on 197 screens and in Taiwan with $463,000 on 18 screens, (including previews). More...

Zorro Steals the Show

With The Legend of Zorro earning a nearly worldwide release this past weekend, and the imminent release of another juggernaut, there was little room for other releases this weekend on the international scene. More...

Surprise Twist on the International Charts

Oliver Twist opened in two major markets over the weekend, placing second in both France with $2.4 million on 547 screens and Italy with $1.3 million on 301 screens. Other markets include $360,000 in the U.K. for a $3.6 million total there and $140,000 in Poland for $1.1 million. Add it up and you have $4.2 million for the weekend and $9.6 million in total. More...

Box Office Far from Heavenly

The box office this weekend can best be described as mixed. No film beat expectations by a really significant margin and most of the new films struggled, pushing the overall box office down 2.2% from last week. On the other hand, the box office was up 7.9% from last year, which is the more important number at this point. Year-to-date 2005 has brought in $6.239 billion in ticket sales, which is 7% behind the same time period of 2004, but the gap is closing and with a strong final quarter 2005 may avoid a drop-off. More...

Heavenly Box Office

It's another busy weekend at the box office with three films opening wide (although one of those film is getting a sub-2,000 theatre opening). Assuming the box office can maintain most of the momentum created since Labor Day weekend, we should see another strong year-to-year growth and that's much needed good news. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 9 - September 15

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2005 Preview: September

September is the prime dumping ground for movie studios, where the films that just didn't work get ditched to die an undignified death. So why are there no less than five movies opening wide that look like they should be reasonably good? Either the studios are trying to counteract the poor reputation September has, or I have really bad taste in movies.

This month is very difficult to predict for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fluidity of the release schedule with several films on the bubble for wide releases. In fact, there are almost as many films that may or may not open wide in September than there are films with a solid release schedule. Predicting what a film will earn without knowing if it will open wide is tricky because you have to figure out how much it would earn if it opens wide, how much it will earn if it goes the limited route, and what are the odds it will open wide versus a limited release. This resulting weighted average is lower than a similar prediction for a movie that is known to be opening wide, which makes the month look even worse that it otherwise would. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 26 - September 1

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Movie Website Updates for August 19 - August 25

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Corpse Bride - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 29 - August 4

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Movie Website Updates for July 15 - July 21

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Official Site. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/09/16 3 $3,131,489   2,814 $1,113   $3,131,489 1
2005/09/17 3 $3,802,177 +21% 2,814 $1,351   $6,933,666 2
2005/09/18 3 $2,456,478 -35% 2,814 $873   $9,390,144 3
2005/09/19 3 $787,105 -68% 2,814 $280   $10,177,249 4
2005/09/20 3 $832,072 +6% 2,814 $296   $11,009,321 5
2005/09/21 3 $673,293 -19% 2,814 $239   $11,682,614 6
2005/09/22 3 $664,530 -1% 2,814 $236   $12,347,144 7
2005/09/23 6 $1,459,203 +120% 2,814 $519   $13,806,347 8
2005/09/24 6 $2,146,444 +47% 2,814 $763   $15,952,791 9
2005/09/25 6 $1,429,259 -33% 2,814 $508   $17,382,050 10
2005/09/26 5 $478,546 -67% 2,814 $170   $17,860,596 11
2005/09/27 5 $459,164 -4% 2,814 $163   $18,319,760 12
2005/09/28 4 $425,193 -7% 2,814 $151   $18,744,953 13
2005/09/29 4 $435,531 +2% 2,814 $155   $19,180,484 14
2005/09/30 11 $706,751 +62% 2,125 $333   $19,887,235 15
2005/10/01 11 $1,049,119 +48% 2,125 $494   $20,936,354 16
2005/10/02 11 $706,283 -33% 2,125 $332   $21,642,637 17
2005/10/03 10 $234,874 -67% 2,125 $111   $21,877,511 18
2005/10/04 10 $256,552 +9% 2,125 $121   $22,134,063 19
2005/10/05 10 $225,959 -12% 2,125 $106   $22,360,022 20
2005/10/06 10 $235,955 +4% 2,125 $111   $22,595,977 21
2005/10/10 18 $110,977   550 $202   $23,387,720 25

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/09/16 3 $9,390,144   2,814 $3,337   $9,390,144 3
2005/09/23 6 $5,034,906 -46% 2,814 $1,789   $17,382,050 10
2005/09/30 11 $2,462,153 -51% 2,125 $1,159   $21,642,637 17
2005/10/07 18 $680,766 -72% 550 $1,238   $23,276,743 24
2005/10/14 28 $225,867 -67% 194 $1,164   $23,820,517 31
2005/10/21 43 $116,316 -49% 88 $1,322   $24,033,036 38
2005/10/28 55 $43,693 -62% 45 $971   $24,127,895 45

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/12/200619106,419 1,116,146$2,231,936$23,058,7384
2/19/20062367,432-37% 1,183,578$1,479,053$24,537,7915
2/26/20062367,432n/c1,251,010$1,489,276$26,027,0686
9/2/20073033,343 1,465,710$383,058$30,028,72485

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