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Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $538,690Details
International Box Office $3,183,298Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,721,988
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,072,082 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $549,717 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,621,799
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

In this inspirational true story, Machine Gun Preacher is about Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children. Gerard Butler delivers a searing performance as Childers, the impassioned founder of the Angels of East Africa rescue organization in Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster's moving story of violence and redemption.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
29% - Rotten
Audience
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 23rd, 2011 (Limited) by Relativity
International Releases: March 30th, 2012 (Wide) (Nigeria)
April 7th, 2012 (Wide) (Philippines)
April 19th, 2012 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
May 24th, 2012 (Wide) (South Korea)
June 28th, 2012 (Wide) (Peru)
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Video Release: June 5th, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violent content including disturbing images, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2171, 5/11/2011)
Running Time: 123 minutes
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Keywords: Religious, Gangs, War, Orphan, Rescue, Kidnap, Warlord, Biography, Inspired by a True Story, Child Soldier
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Virgin, Safady Entertainment, Apparatus, GG Filmz, 1984 PDC, Mpower Pictures, ITS Capital, Merlina Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,142 $4,247 Nov 25, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,659 $3,514 Nov 18, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,352 $2,101 Nov 11, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,225 $7,426 Nov 4, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,406 $12,647 Oct 28, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,278 $31,779 Oct 21, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,323 $56,848 Oct 14, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,250 $112,566 Oct 7, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,865 $84,732 Sep 30, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,059 $45,130 Sep 23, 2011 3

Cast

   Sam Childers
Michelle Monaghan    Lynn
Michael Shannon    Donnie
Kathy Baker    Daisy
Souleymane Sy Savane    Deng
Madeline Carroll    Paige

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Marc Forster
Screenwriter    Jason Keller
Producer    Craig Chapman
Producer    Gary Safady
Producer    Robbie Brenner
Producer    Deborah Giarratana
Executive Producer    Gerard Butler
Executive Producer    Michael Corso
Executive Producer    Kyle Dean Jackson
Executive Producer    Myles Nestel
Executive Producer    Louise Rosner
Executive Producer    Adi Shankar
Executive Producer    Alan Siegel
Executive Producer    Spencer Silna
Executive Producer    Brad Simpson
Song Writer    Chris Cornell

Blu-ray Sales: John Carter Acts Up

June 20th, 2012

New releases dominated the Blu-ray sales chart just as much as it did the DVD sales chart. Two Blu-rays, John Carter and Act of Valor topped the list. John Carter led the way in terms of units with 965,000 units / $19.30 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was just shy of 60%. The film is still going to lose money, but its high definition run should at least cut the loses a bit. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases Get into the Act

June 18th, 2012

New releases dominated the DVD sales chart this week earning the top five spots. They also placed five more DVDs in the top twenty. Act of Valor led the way with 703,000 units / $11.94 million, which is a surprisingly strong start. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 5th, 2012

June 5th, 2012

While summer is usually the slowest time of the year on the home market, this week is fantastic with a lot of prime releases, including first-run, TV on DVD releases, classics and limited releases. Unfortunately, the largest single category is, "Screener is Late". You will see that phrase countless times on this list. (Perhaps it's because last week was a short week due to Memorial Day.) It is especially hard to select a Pick of the Week, because I don't like handing out that title when the screener is late. There are a few likely candidates, including Burn Notice: The Complete Fifth Season, Yellow Submarine on Blu-ray, but I went with Tomboy on DVD. More...

Awards Season: Globes Reward Artistic Intent

December 16th, 2011

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the Awards Season picture started to look a whole lot clearer. The Artist led the way with six nominations, while The Descendents and The Help were right behind with five apiece. More...

Per Theater Chart: What a Weekend!

September 27th, 2011

Weekend earned nearly perfect reviews, but I'm still surprised by its box office strength as it earned $27,245 in one theater during its opening weekend of release. The Man Nobody Knew was next with $15,411, also in one theater. Machine Gun Preacher also topped expectations with an average of $11,283 in four theaters, but its reviews suggest it won't last long. Pearl Jam Twenty earned an average of $10,245 in ten theaters over the weekend, and including the special showing it had earlier in the week, it already has close to $400,000. More...

Weekend Estimates: Lion King Just Holds Off Moneyball and Dolphin Tale

September 25th, 2011

In a surprisingly strong weekend for September, The Lion King will enjoy a second weekend at the top of the chart, although only by a narrow margin over new entries Moneyball and Dolphin Tale. Disney's animated classic will take in about $22 million this weekend, and now looks set to pass $400 million in lifetime domestic box office before its theatrical run is over, and it has a shot at topping Spider-Man to take a place in the all-time top 10. More...

Thunder Soul and the other Limited Releases Try to Make Some Noise

September 23rd, 2011

It's another week without a lot of limited releases that seem destined for box office success. There are a few films that earned a bit of advanced buzz, but very few of those are earning good reviews. There are two films that are currently earning 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes: Thunder Soul and Weekend. But both might have trouble finding an audience either because they are opening in too many theaters, or because the subject matter makes them a niche film. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 50 $45,130   4 $11,283   $45,130 3
2011/09/30 39 $84,732 +88% 33 $2,568   $142,931 10
2011/10/07 31 $112,566 +33% 93 $1,210   $291,198 17
2011/10/14 43 $56,848 -49% 43 $1,322   $412,994 24
2011/10/21 55 $31,779 -44% 25 $1,271   $476,078 31
2011/10/28 72 $12,647 -60% 13 $973   $505,361 38
2011/11/04 77 $7,426 -41% 12 $619   $520,504 45
2011/11/11 93 $2,101 -72% 12 $175   $526,848 52
2011/11/18 83 $3,514 +67% 19 $185   $531,595 59
2011/11/25 76 $4,247 +21% 9 $472   $537,580 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 - $10,330   4 $2,583   $10,330 1
2011/09/24 - $21,228 +105% 4 $5,307   $31,558 2
2011/09/25 - $13,572 -36% 4 $3,393   $45,130 3
2011/09/26 - $3,030 -78% 4 $758   $48,160 4
2011/09/27 - $3,210 +6% 4 $803   $51,370 5
2011/09/28 - $3,248 +1% 4 $812   $54,618 6
2011/09/29 - $3,581 +10% 4 $895   $58,199 7
2011/09/30 - $25,530 +613% 33 $774   $83,729 8
2011/10/01 - $33,887 +33% 33 $1,027   $117,616 9
2011/10/02 - $25,315 -25% 33 $767   $142,931 10
2011/10/03 - $8,852 -65% 33 $268   $151,783 11
2011/10/04 - $8,678 -2% 33 $263   $160,461 12
2011/10/05 - $9,486 +9% 33 $287   $169,947 13
2011/10/06 - $8,685 -8% 33 $263   $178,632 14
2011/10/07 - $31,823 +266% 93 $342   $210,455 15
2011/10/08 - $46,208 +45% 93 $497   $256,663 16
2011/10/09 - $34,535 -25% 93 $371   $291,198 17
2011/10/10 - $18,624 -46% 93 $200   $309,822 18
2011/10/11 - $15,343 -18% 93 $165   $325,165 19
2011/10/12 - $15,755 +3% 93 $169   $340,920 20
2011/10/13 - $15,226 -3% 93 $164   $356,146 21
2011/10/14 - $17,214 +13% 43 $400   $373,360 22
2011/10/15 - $22,350 +30% 43 $520   $395,710 23
2011/10/16 - $17,284 -23% 43 $402   $412,994 24
2011/10/17 - $7,104 -59% 43 $165   $420,098 25
2011/10/18 - $8,882 +25% 43 $207   $428,980 26
2011/10/19 - $7,452 -16% 43 $173   $436,432 27
2011/10/20 - $7,867 +6% 43 $183   $444,299 28
2011/10/21 - $9,222 +17% 25 $369   $453,521 29
2011/10/22 - $12,809 +39% 25 $512   $466,330 30
2011/10/23 - $9,748 -24% 25 $390   $476,078 31
2011/10/24 - $3,597 -63% 25 $144   $479,675 32
2011/10/25 - $4,662 +30% 25 $186   $484,337 33
2011/10/26 - $4,021 -14% 25 $161   $488,358 34
2011/10/27 - $4,356 +8% 25 $174   $492,714 35
2011/10/28 - $3,940 -10% 13 $303   $496,654 36
2011/10/29 - $4,889 +24% 13 $376   $501,543 37
2011/10/30 - $3,818 -22% 13 $294   $505,361 38
2011/10/31 - $1,504 -61% 13 $116   $506,865 39
2011/11/01 - $2,056 +37% 13 $158   $508,921 40
2011/11/02 - $1,553 -24% 13 $119   $510,474 41
2011/11/03 - $2,604 +68% 13 $200   $513,078 42
2011/11/04 - $2,141 -18% 12 $178   $515,219 43
2011/11/05 - $3,037 +42% 12 $253   $518,256 44
2011/11/06 - $2,248 -26% 12 $187   $520,504 45
2011/11/07 - $825 -63% 12 $69   $521,329 46
2011/11/08 - $1,260 +53% 12 $105   $522,589 47
2011/11/09 - $872 -31% 12 $73   $523,461 48
2011/11/10 - $1,286 +47% 12 $107   $524,747 49
2011/11/11 - $801 -38% 12 $67   $525,548 50
2011/11/12 - $818 +2% 12 $68   $526,366 51
2011/11/13 - $482 -41% 12 $40   $526,848 52
2011/11/14 - $230 -52% 12 $19   $527,078 53
2011/11/15 - $296 +29% 12 $25   $527,374 54
2011/11/16 - $357 +21% 12 $30   $527,731 55
2011/11/17 - $350 -2% 12 $29   $528,081 56
2011/11/18 - $855 +144% 19 $45   $528,936 57
2011/11/19 - $1,353 +58% 19 $71   $530,289 58
2011/11/20 - $1,306 -3% 19 $69   $531,595 59
2011/11/21 - $278 -79% 19 $15   $531,873 60
2011/11/22 - $399 +44% 19 $21   $532,272 61
2011/11/23 - $540 +35% 9 $60   $532,812 62
2011/11/24 - $521 -4% 9 $58   $533,333 63
2011/11/25 - $1,307 +151% 9 $145   $534,640 64
2011/11/26 - $1,543 +18% 9 $171   $536,183 65
2011/11/27 - $1,397 -9% 9 $155   $537,580 66
2011/11/28 - $180 -87% 9 $20   $537,760 67
2011/11/29 - $336 +87% 9 $37   $538,096 68
2011/11/30 - $380 +13% 9 $42   $538,476 69
2011/12/01 - $214 -44% 9 $24   $538,690 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 48 $58,199   4 $14,550   $58,199 7
2011/09/30 39 $120,433 +107% 33 $3,649   $178,632 14
2011/10/07 31 $177,514 +47% 93 $1,909   $356,146 21
2011/10/14 42 $88,153 -50% 43 $2,050   $444,299 28
2011/10/21 50 $48,415 -45% 25 $1,937   $492,714 35
2011/10/28 68 $20,364 -58% 13 $1,566   $513,078 42
2011/11/04 75 $11,669 -43% 12 $972   $524,747 49
2011/11/11 88 $3,334 -71% 12 $278   $528,081 56
2011/11/18 85 $5,252 +58% 19 $276   $533,333 63
2011/11/25 75 $5,357 +2% 9 $595   $538,690 70

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Ecuador 12/21/2012 $5,834 7 7 13 $17,962 12/13/2015
Hong Kong 4/19/2012 $0 0 8 9 $112,734 12/6/2015
Nigeria 3/30/2012 $0 0 3 5 $20,325 12/6/2015
Peru 6/28/2012 $36,726 20 20 39 $82,997 12/11/2015
Philippines 4/7/2012 $0 0 1 1 $505,908 12/6/2015
South Korea 5/24/2012 $70,961 140 140 140 $150,625 12/10/2015
Venezuela 1/4/2013 $53,933 9 11 51 $197,949 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $2,094,798
 
International Total$3,183,298 12/14/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/10/20121348,220 48,220$867,478$867,4781
6/17/20122917,943-63% 66,163$358,322$1,225,8002

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/10/20121212,222 12,222$258,015$258,0151

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