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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Murder on the Orient Express
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,728,362Details
International Box Office $96,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $148,228,362
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What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. It is the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,556 $51,728,362
All Time International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 849 $96,500,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,025 $148,228,362
All Time Domestic Box Office for Remake Movies 86 $51,728,362
All Time International Box Office for Remake Movies 34 $96,500,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Remake Movies 48 $148,228,362

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 10th, 2017 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: November 3rd, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
November 9th, 2017 (Wide), released as Mord im Orient Express (Germany)
November 10th, 2017 (Wide), released as Murder On The Orient Express (Australia)
November 10th, 2017 (Wide) (China)
November 10th, 2017 (Wide), released as Vražda v Orient expresu (Czech Republic)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2495 (Cert #51021), 9/27/2017)
Running Time: 114 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Sting
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Keywords: Trains, Murder Mystery, Remake, Ensemble, Surprise Twist, 1930s, Directing Yourself
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Films, Kinberg Genre, 20th Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 587 $51,728,362 Nov 17, 2017 10
Top Drama Weekend Domestic 44 $28,681,472 Nov 10, 2017 3
Top Historical Fiction Weekend Domestic 43 $28,681,472 Nov 10, 2017 3
Top Remake Weekend Domestic 38 $28,681,472 Nov 10, 2017 3
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 25 $28,681,472 Nov 10, 2017 3
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 39 $28,876,143 Nov 10, 2017 3
Veterans Day (Opening, 3-Day) 14 $28,681,472 Nov 10, 2017 3
Veterans Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 20 $28,876,143 Nov 10, 2017 3


   Hercule Poirot
   Pilar Estravados
   Gerhard Hardman
   Princess Natalia Dragomiroff
   Edward Ratchett
   Hector MacQueen
   Dr. Arbuthnot
   Mrs. Caroline Hubbard
   Mary Debenham
Derek Jacobi    Edward Henry Masterman
Lucy Boynton    Countess Elena Andrenyi
Sergei Polunin    Count Rudolph Andrenyi
Tom Bateman    M. Bouc
Olivia Colman    Hildegarde Schmidt
Manuel Garcia Rulfo    Biniamino Marquez
Marwan Kenzari    Pierre Michel
Miranda Raison    Sonia Armstrong

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Michael Green
Based on the novel by    Agatha Christie
Producer    Mark Gordon
Producer    Simon Kinberg
Producer    Ridley Scott
Producer    Kenneth Branagh
Producer    Judy Hofflund
Producer    Michael Schaefer
Executive Producer    Aditya Sood
Executive Producer    Matthew Jenkins
Executive Producer    James Pritchard
Executive Producer    Hilary Strong
Director of Photography    Haris Zambarloukos
Production Designer    Jim Clay
Editor    Mick Audsley
Costume Designer    Alexandra Byrne
Composer    Patrick Doyle
Make-up and Hair Designer    Carol Hemming

Friday Estimates: Justice Prevails on Friday with $38.8 Million, but the DCEU in Peril

November 18th, 2017

Justice League

As predicted, Justice League dominated the Friday box office chart, earning four times its nearest competitor. However, it only managed $38.8 million on Friday, which is well below expectations. In fact, tracking has been dropping and the film is now widely expected to open with less than $100 million over the weekend, making it the only film in the DCEU to fail to reach the century mark during its opening weekend. There are a number of reasons why this film is struggling. Firstly, except for Wonder Woman, no film in the franchise has earned good reviews and mainstream audiences may have given up on the franchise. Secondly, the troubled production meant a lot of people who were part of the target audience, but not hardcore D.C. Comics fans, are taking a wait-and-see approach here. Since its reviews are bad, these people are staying home. Its CinemaScore is just a B plus, so it won’t have great legs going forward. Finally, there’s Thor: Ragnarok. That film is proving to be stronger than expected competition, as it started faster and is holding up better than most similar films. I think Warner Bros. is going to have to rethink the entire DCEU before going forward. Aquaman is already in post-production and Wonder Woman 2 is definitely going forward. After that, I’m not sure what films will or will not be made. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Justice Reign at the Box Office?

November 16th, 2017

Justice League

Justice League is hoping to be the biggest hit of the month, but two things could get in the way of that goal. Firstly, Thor: Ragnarok got off to a faster than expected start. Secondly, Justice League’s reviews are significantly weaker. There are two other films coming out this week, The Star and Wonder, both of whom are simply hoping not to be lost in a crowded marketplace. This crowded marketplace should help 2017 end its slump against 2016. This weekend last year, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opened in first place with just under $75 million, while there were three other films that earned between $10 million and $20 million. This year, Justice League should top $100 million with ease, while Thor: Ragnarok will earn more than $25 million. The top two films this year should do better than the top five films from last year and that should lead to 2017 earning a comfortable win over 2016 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Thor Threepeats with $75.9 million and Overtakes The Dark World

November 15th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

For the third weekend in a row, Thor: Ragnarok dominated the international chart, earning $75.9 million in 56 markets for totals of $438.5 internationally and $650.6 million worldwide. The film fell 59% during its second weekend in China, but this is actually much better than average for the market. It added $21.71 million this past weekend, pushing its running tally to $95.51 million after just two weeks of release in that market. The film held up even better in the U.K., where it dipped just 33% to $4.05 million in 569 theaters for a three-week total of $34.07 million. Its next biggest international market was South Korea, where it has earned $31.07 million, including $3.53 million on 856 screens this past weekend. The film already has more worldwide than either of the previous Thor films earned in total. It has entered the top ten in the MCU and it is on pace to enter the top five on that chart before its done. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Thor Rocks On with $57.08 million, but Weekend Box Office still Suffers

November 14th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok led the weekend chart and actually beat our prediction by a small degree with $57.08 million. The two new releases, Daddy’s Home 2 and Murder on the Orient Express, also beat expectations. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to help the overall box office, as it fell 16% from last weekend to $151 million over the weekend. This is 4.9% lower than the same weekend last year. 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 at $8.98 billion to $9.46 billion. 2017 is 5.1% or $480 million behind last year’s pace and I’ll be happy if we can cut that deficit in half by the end of the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Daddies Sneak into Second Place; Thor Solid in Second Week

November 12th, 2017

Daddy’s Home 2

Thor: Ragnarok maintains a firm hold on top spot at the domestic and international box office this weekend, with a respectable decline of 54% at home taking it to $56.6 million for the weekend and $211.6 million to date. With another $75.9 million internationally, for a total of $438.5 million overseas, Ragnarok will pass $650 million worldwide today. That makes it the most successful Thor film already, and it seems like it should retain decent traction into the holidays, even with Justice League coming out next weekend. More...

Friday Estimates: Thor Tops Chart with $18.28 million, Race for Second Place Demands Attention

November 11th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

As predicted, Thor: Ragnarok easily won on Friday with $18.28 million. This is 61% lower than its opening Friday, which is better than most blockbusters manage. It also puts it on pace for $56 million during its sophomore stint, which is exactly on track with my prediction. Meanwhile, Disney’s share of the film’s worldwide box office is already above the film’s $180 million production budget, so profitability is all but guaranteed. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Murder Doesn’t Quite Kill the Competition with $1.6 million

November 10th, 2017

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express pulled in $1.6 million during its previews lat night. In order to match our $27 million prediction, it will need a multiplier of just under 17. By comparison, The Girl on the Train, which is another murder mystery movie with a train in it, earned a multiplier of almost exactly 20 with $1.23 million in previews and an opening weekend of $24.54 million. Murder on the Orient Express also earned better reviews, which would suggest longer legs. On the other hand, it had louder buzz, which tends to result in a more front-loaded box office. We will have a better idea tomorrow when Friday’s estimates are in. More...

Weekend Predictions: Thor Looks to Dominate Newcomers

November 9th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

After last week’s debut, Thor: Ragnarok should have no trouble repeating in first place, but we do have two new releases that should be in a battle for second. Murder on the Orient Express had a strong opening in the U.K. and that bodes well for its opening this weekend. On the other hand, Daddy’s Home 2’s box office potential is moving in the other direction. As I started writing this, there were still no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. This weekend last year, Doctor Strange led the way with $42.97 million. Thor: Ragnarok should top that by around $10 million. Likewise, this week’s new releases should top last year’s new releases. However, last year had a lot better depth. Last year, every film in the top ten earned more than $3 million. This year, I’m not sure the fifth place film will earn more than $3 million. I fear 2017 will lose yet again in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: With $428.7 million, Ragnarok Races to Catch up to Thor

November 9th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

As expected, Thor: Ragnarok remained in first place on the international chart dominating the competition with $151.4 million in 55 markets during its second weekend of release for a two-week total of $306.0 million internationally and $428.7 million worldwide. After just two weeks of release, the film is within striking distance of the original Thor at the worldwide box office and by this time next week, it might surpass The Dark World. As for this past weekend’s highlights, the box office was led by China, where it earned first place with $53.42 million over the weekend for a total opening of $54.53 million. This is the biggest November opening in that market and the biggest total for a Thor film. It had to settle for second place in Mexico, but was still impressive with $7.34 million over the weekend for a total opening of $10.52 million. It also did well in Germany with $5.5 million over the weekend for a total opening of $8.9 million, which is 70% higher than Doctor Strange’s opening there last year. The best holdover came from South Korea, where it was down 47% to $6.39 million on 1,047 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $25.88 million. The only market left to open in is Trinidad, but even with no major markets, the film will have no trouble getting to $500 million internationally and $800 million worldwide. More...

Contest: Home for the Holidays

November 2nd, 2017

Daddy’s Home 2

Next weekend, there are two wide releases, Daddy’s Home 2 and Murder on the Orient Express, both have a shot at $100 million, but both are expected to come up short. Even if both films earned the same amount in the end, Daddy’s Home 2 should still open faster, because of its target demographic. Therefore, Daddy’s Home 2 is the better choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening three-day weekend box office number for Daddy’s Home 2.

We are continuing our Christmas contest for as long as I have supplies to mail out prizes, at which time the contest ends for good. The last of our winners will either get a Christmas present or a lump of coal. The present will include a couple of movies, TV shows, maybe some kids DVDs, etc., while the lump of coal will be the last of my HD-DVD titles, while they last, as well as something from the prize pool.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize, as described above. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven’t won, or haven’t won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don’t delay! More...

2017 Preview: November

November 1st, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point. More...

Murder on the Orient Express Trailer

June 2nd, 2017

Murder mystery with an ensemble cast led by Kenneth Branagh opens November 10 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/11/10 3 $28,681,472   3,341 $8,585   $28,681,472 1
2017/11/17 5 $13,800,000 -52% 3,354 $4,114   $51,728,362 2

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/11/10 3 $10,733,814   3,341 $3,213   $10,733,814 1
2017/11/11 3 $10,844,113 +1% 3,341 $3,246   $21,577,927 2
2017/11/12 3 $7,103,545 -34% 3,341 $2,126   $28,681,472 3
2017/11/13 2 $2,337,347 -67% 3,341 $700   $31,018,819 4
2017/11/14 2 $3,101,928 +33% 3,341 $928   $34,120,747 5
2017/11/15 2 $2,018,135 -35% 3,341 $604   $36,138,882 6
2017/11/16 2 $1,789,480 -11% 3,341 $536   $37,928,362 7
2017/11/17 4 $4,075,000 +128% 3,354 $1,215   $42,003,362 8
2017/11/18 4 $5,885,000 +44% 3,354 $1,755   $47,888,362 9
2017/11/19 4 $3,840,000 -35% 3,354 $1,145   $51,728,362 10

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/11/10 2 $37,928,362   3,341 $11,352   $37,928,362 1

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 11/10/2017 $2,962,057 334 334 334 $2,962,057 11/16/2017
China 11/10/2017 $19,050,000 68542 68542 82558 $30,260,000 11/20/2017
Czech Republic 11/10/2017 $322,032 143 143 143 $322,032 11/15/2017
Germany 11/9/2017 $2,541,137 420 420 420 $2,541,137 11/16/2017
Mexico 11/10/2017 $1,123,407 0 0 0 $1,123,407 11/15/2017
Netherlands 11/10/2017 $1,056,012 122 122 122 $1,056,012 11/13/2017
New Zealand 11/10/2017 $550,117 110 110 110 $565,665 11/13/2017
Portugal 11/10/2017 $253,924 51 51 51 $253,924 11/16/2017
Russia (CIS) 11/10/2017 $6,112,161 1135 1135 1135 $6,112,161 11/15/2017
Slovakia 11/10/2017 $182,478 68 68 68 $182,478 11/15/2017
South Korea 11/17/2017 $0 0 0 0 $1,439 11/18/2017
Turkey 11/10/2017 $231,665 111 111 111 $231,665 11/13/2017
United Kingdom 11/3/2017 $6,514,569 618 642 1260 $17,059,873 11/15/2017
Rest of World $33,828,150
International Total$96,500,000 11/20/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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