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Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,002,261Details
International Box Office $1,590,171Details
Worldwide Box Office $8,592,432
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,047,753 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $399,833 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,447,586
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine. In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy, now coaching the opposition. But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability – both on and off the campaign trail – Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers. “Our Brand is Crisis” reveals the cynical machinations and private battles of world-class political consultants for whom nothing is sacred and winning is all that matters.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$28,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 30th, 2015 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: November 19th, 2015 (Wide) (Portugal)
November 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Bolivia)
November 27th, 2015 (Wide) (Taiwan)
December 10th, 2015 (Wide) (Israel)
January 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Singapore)
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Video Release: January 19th, 2016 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2393, 9/30/2015)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Source:Based on Movie
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Participant Media, Warner Bros., Smokehouse Pictures, RatPac Entertainment, Dune Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,914 $12,343 Dec 11, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,241 $16,239 Dec 4, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,535 $4,748 Nov 27, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,422 $14,201 Nov 20, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,804 $200,169 Nov 13, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,918 $1,424,033 Nov 6, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,569 $3,249,242 Oct 30, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,962 2,202 Oct 30, 2015 3

Cast

   Jane
   Pat Candy
Anthony Mackie    Ben
Joaquim de Almeida    Castillo
Ann Dowd    Nell
Scoot McNairy    Buckley
Zoe Kazan    LeBlanc
Dominic Flores    Hugo
Reynaldo Pacheco    Eddie
Louis Arcella    Rivera
Octavio Gomez Berrios    Pepe
Luis Chavez    Abraham
Azucena Diaz    Claudia-Talk Show Host
Damian Delgado    Velasco
Nina Leon    Rivera Reporter
Luis Usey    Rivera Reporter
Luis Guevara    Focus Group Moderator
Olga Gamboa    Focus Group Moderator
Edgar Arreola    Demonstration Chant Leader
Carmela Zumbado    Female American Reporter
Casiano Ancalle    Campesino Leader
James Castillo Collantes    Policeman
Manuel A. Diaz Lozada    Policeman
Eric Suriano    Senior Staff-Flak Catcher
Ruth Pineda    Castillo Spot Girl
Martina Griffin    Castillo Spot Mother
Esterlina Garcia    Senior Staff Translator
Daniel Rildo Sanchez    Rally Speaker
Tilda Del Toro    Presidential Secretary
Stuart Besser    U.S. Ambassador
Arian Juarez    Talk Show Tap Dancer
Osvaldo Fernandez    Jail Policeman
Carlos Rodriguez    TV Presenter
Mariana Alvarez    TV Presenter
Nancy Castro    TV Presenter
Gonzalo Inchausty    Focus Group Member
Fabiola M. Revilla    Focus Group Member
Axel Landivar    Focus Group Member
William Poquiviqui    Cameraman
Ricardo Vargas    Campaign Worker
Pedro Ivan Bonilla Vazquez    Demonstration Worker
Nair Kuzmik    Assistant Camerawoman
Dan Hewitt Owens    American IMF Man
Eric Tyrone Smith    American IMF Man
Adam Fiorentino    IMF Representative
Mary Kim Hoang    Spanish Sign Language Interpreter
Jennifer Esquivel Gutierrez    El Alto Bar Girl
Jacco Velarde    Singer
Juan Lima Rodriguez    Singer
Oscar R. Valdez    Singer
Martha Aldrich    Female Assistant (Llama Owner)
Washington Debrito    Castillo Senior Staff
Eduardo Morales    Lautaro Mendez
Erick Chavarria    Devil Mask Man

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Grant Heslov
Producer    George Clooney
Screenwriter    Peter Straughan
Story Suggested by the Documentary by    Rachel Boynton
Executive Producer    Sandra Bullock
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Jonathan King
Executive Producer    Stuart Besser
Director of Photography    Tim Orr
Production Designer    Richard A. Wright
Editor    Colin Patton
Composer    David Wingo
Music Supervisor    Gabe Hilfer
Music Supervisor    Devoe Yates
Costume Designer    Jenny Eagan
Casting Director    Alexa L. Fogel
Unit Production Manager    Stuart Besser
Unit Production Manager    Robin Le Chanu
Unit Production Manager    Alissa M. Kantrow
First Assistant Director    Courtenay Miles
Second Assistant Director    Paul Schneider
Art Director    Kelly Curley
Set Decorator    Maggie Martin
Art Director-Assistant Art Director    Chris Craine
Set Designer    Dave Kelsey
Additional Photography-Still Photographer    Patti Perret
Sound Mixer    Christopher Gebert
Script Supervisor    Brooke Satrazemis
Costume Supervisor    Emily Egge
Costume Supervisor    Deborah Cha Blevins
Make up    Stacy B. Kelly
Make up    Aimee Stuit
Hairstylist    Tony Ward
Hairstylist    J. Adam Gaeta
Post-Production Supervisor    Erica Frauman
First Assistant Editor    Traci Duran
Second Assistant Editor    Charlie B. Spaht
Supervising Sound Editor    William Files
Supervising Sound Editor    Joel Dougherty
Dialogue Editor    Russ Farmarco
Dialogue Editor    Susan Dudeck
Sound Effects Editor    Warren Hendriks
Sound Effects Editor    David Grimaldi
Re-recording Mixer    Joel Dougherty
Re-recording Mixer    Tim LeBlanc
Re-recording Mixer    William Files
Music Editor    Jay B. Richardson
Stunt Coordinator    Lance Gilbert
Stunt Coordinator    Andy Dylan
Stunt Coordinator    Steven Ritzi
Stunt Coordinator    Mickey Giacomazzi
Stunt Coordinator    Luis Raul Alcocer
Stunt Coordinator    Eddie J. Fernandez

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Contest: Crisis Management: Winning Announcement

November 5th, 2015

Our Brand is Crisis

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November 2nd, 2015

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Our Brand is Crisis

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Our Brand is Crisis

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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
2015/10/30 8 $3,249,242   2,202 $1,476   $3,249,242 3
2015/11/06 11 $1,424,033 -56% 2,202 $647   $5,924,665 10
2015/11/13 25 $200,169 -86% 501 $400   $6,837,183 17
2015/11/20 57 $14,201 -93% 50 $284   $6,946,093 24
2015/11/27 61 $4,748 -67% 48 $99   $6,956,227 31
2015/12/04 51 $16,239 +242% 88 $185   $6,975,149 38
2015/12/11 50 $12,343 -24% 48 $257   $6,998,324 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/30 8 $1,120,809   2,202 $509   $1,120,809 1
2015/10/31 9 $1,260,523 +12% 2,202 $572   $2,381,332 2
2015/11/01 7 $857,101 -32% 2,202 $389   $3,238,433 3
2015/11/02 7 $293,414 -66% 2,202 $133   $3,531,847 4
2015/11/03 7 $437,186 +49% 2,202 $199   $3,969,033 5
2015/11/04 7 $286,542 -34% 2,202 $130   $4,255,575 6
2015/11/05 8 $245,057 -14% 2,202 $111   $4,500,632 7
2015/11/06 11 $451,728 +84% 2,202 $205   $4,952,360 8
2015/11/07 11 $631,793 +40% 2,202 $287   $5,584,153 9
2015/11/08 11 $340,512 -46% 2,202 $155   $5,924,665 10
2015/11/09 10 $136,204 -60% 2,202 $62   $6,060,869 11
2015/11/10 10 $214,548 +58% 2,202 $97   $6,275,417 12
2015/11/11 10 $227,420 +6% 2,202 $103   $6,502,837 13
2015/11/12 11 $134,177 -41% 2,202 $61   $6,637,014 14
2015/11/13 - $62,708 -53% 501 $125   $6,699,722 15
2015/11/14 - $87,923 +40% 501 $175   $6,787,645 16
2015/11/15 - $49,538 -44% 501 $99   $6,837,183 17
2015/11/16 - $20,805 -58% 501 $42   $6,857,988 18
2015/11/17 - $30,167 +45% 501 $60   $6,888,155 19
2015/11/18 - $23,832 -21% 501 $48   $6,911,987 20
2015/11/19 - $19,905 -16% 501 $40   $6,931,892 21
2015/11/20 - $4,739 -76% 50 $95   $6,936,631 22
2015/11/21 - $6,004 +27% 50 $120   $6,942,635 23
2015/11/22 - $3,458 -42% 50 $69   $6,946,093 24
2015/11/23 - $1,694 -51% 50 $34   $6,947,787 25
2015/11/24 - $1,897 +12% 50 $38   $6,949,684 26
2015/11/25 - $902 -52% 48 $19   $6,950,586 27
2015/11/26 - $893 -1% 48 $19   $6,951,479 28
2015/11/27 - $1,500 +68% 48 $31   $6,952,979 29
2015/11/28 - $1,846 +23% 48 $38   $6,954,825 30
2015/11/29 - $1,402 -24% 48 $29   $6,956,227 31
2015/11/30 - $644 -54% 48 $13   $6,956,871 32
2015/12/01 - $856 +33% 48 $18   $6,957,727 33
2015/12/02 - $650 -24% 48 $14   $6,958,377 34
2015/12/03 - $533 -18% 48 $11   $6,958,910 35
2015/12/04 - $5,422 +917% 88 $62   $6,964,332 36
2015/12/05 - $6,364 +17% 88 $72   $6,970,696 37
2015/12/06 - $4,453 -30% 88 $51   $6,975,149 38
2015/12/07 - $2,003 -55% 88 $23   $6,977,152 39
2015/12/08 - $3,404 +70% 88 $39   $6,980,556 40
2015/12/09 - $2,621 -23% 88 $30   $6,983,177 41
2015/12/10 - $2,804 +7% 88 $32   $6,985,981 42
2015/12/11 - $3,723 +33% 48 $78   $6,989,704 43
2015/12/12 - $4,992 +34% 48 $104   $6,994,696 44
2015/12/13 - $3,628 -27% 48 $76   $6,998,324 45
2015/12/14 - $977 -73% 48 $20   $6,999,301 46
2015/12/15 - $1,006 +3% 48 $21   $7,000,307 47
2015/12/16 - $1,177 +17% 48 $25   $7,001,484 48
2015/12/17 - $777 -34% 48 $16   $7,002,261 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/30 9 $4,500,632   2,202 $2,044   $4,500,632 7
2015/11/06 11 $2,136,382 -53% 2,202 $970   $6,637,014 14
2015/11/13 25 $294,878 -86% 501 $589   $6,931,892 21
2015/11/20 61 $19,587 -93% 48 $408   $6,951,479 28
2015/11/27 64 $7,431 -62% 48 $155   $6,958,910 35
2015/12/04 49 $27,071 +264% 88 $308   $6,985,981 42
2015/12/11 50 $16,280 -40% 48 $339   $7,002,261 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Austria 1/22/2016 $3,251 6 6 11 $6,687 6/9/2016
Bolivia 11/26/2015 $33,859 10 11 35 $114,527 1/5/2016
Germany 1/21/2016 $22,317 57 57 57 $22,317 6/9/2016
Hong Kong 1/21/2016 $28,731 14 14 22 $41,928 6/9/2016
Iraq 1/21/2016 $618 1 1 1 $618 1/26/2016
Israel 12/10/2015 $29,272 13 13 26 $40,666 12/21/2015
Kuwait 1/21/2016 $32,659 7 7 7 $32,659 1/26/2016
Lebanon 1/21/2016 $9,994 3 3 5 $29,034 2/2/2016
Portugal 11/19/2015 $27,496 24 24 75 $85,170 12/16/2015
Singapore 1/14/2016 $20,470 9 10 21 $38,448 6/9/2016
Taiwan 11/27/2015 $352,220 83 83 234 $1,007,501 9/5/2016
United Arab Emirates 1/21/2016 $69,029 28 28 29 $94,453 2/2/2016
United Kingdom 1/22/2016 $39,667 119 119 133 $76,163 6/9/2016
 
International Total$1,590,171 9/5/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/7/20161131,443 31,443$412,847$412,8473

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