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Patriots Day (2016)

Patriots’ Day
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,847,386Details
International Box Office $1,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $18,347,386
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In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauriers, Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese and nurse Carol Saunders this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 21st, 2016 (Limited) by Lionsgate
January 13th, 2017 (Expands Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: January 6th, 2017 (Wide) (Lithuania)
January 12th, 2017 (Wide) (Netherlands)
MPAA Rating: R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2454 (Cert 50760), 12/7/2016)
Running Time: 130 minutes
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Keywords: Boston, Terrorism, 2010s, Track and Field, Marathon Running, First Responders
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: CBS Films, Lionsgate, Closest to the Hole, Leverage, Bluegrass Films, Hutch Parker
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 182 $11,613,765 Jan 13, 2017 26
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 250 $11,613,765 Jan 13, 2017 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,322 $104,803 Jan 6, 2017 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,380 $147,820 Dec 30, 2016 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,680 $161,306 Dec 23, 2016 5


   Sgt. Tommy Saunders
Kevin Bacon    Richard DesLauriers
John Goodman    Ed Davis
J.K. Simmons    Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese
Michelle Monaghan    Carol Saunders
Jimmy O. Yang    Dun Meng
Vincent Curatola    Mayor Thomas Menino
Alex Wolff    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Melissa Benoist    Katherine Russell
Themo Melikidze    Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Michael Beach    Governor Deval Patrick
Rachel Brosnahan    Jessica Kensky
Christopher O’Shea    Patrick Downes
Jake Picking    Officer Sean Collier
Khandi Alexander    Interrogator
Lana Condor    Li
James Colby    Superintendent Billy Evans

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Peter Berg
Screenwriter    Matt Cook
Screenwriter    Joshua Zetumer
Story by    Peter Berg
Story by    Matt Cook
Story by    Paul Tamasy
Story by    Eric Johnson
Producer    Mark Wahlberg
Producer    Scott Stuber
Producer    Stephen Levinson
Producer    Michael Radutzky
Producer    Hutch Parker
Producer    Dylan Clark
Producer    Dorothy Aufiero
Executive Producer    Nicholas Nesbitt
Executive Producer    Eric Johnson
Executive Producer    Paul Tamasy
Executive Producer    Dan Wilson
Executive Producer    John Logan Pierson
Executive Producer    Louis G. Friedman
Director of Photography    Tobias Schliessler
Production Designer    Tom Duffield
Editor    Colby Parker, Jr
Editor    Gabriel Fleming
Costume Designer    Virginia B. Johnson
Composer    Trent Reznor
Composer    Atticus Ross
Casting Director    Sheila Jaffe

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hidden Figures Really Helps the Box Office with $27.51 million

January 18th, 2017

Hidden Figures

As expected, Hidden Figures remained in first place as the box office was dominated by holdovers. The best of the new releases / wide expansions was The Bye Bye Man, which earned fifth place with $15.20 million. On the positive side, while there was only one film to earn more than $20 million over the weekend, there were seven that earned $10 million or more. That’s really good depth. It’s good enough for an 8.5% increase from last weekend reaching $149 million. However, this is still 10% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 is behind 2016 by 15% at $562 million to $659 million, but again, it is way too soon to make any predictions. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hidden Figures wins MLK Weekend

January 15th, 2017

Hidden Figures

A pile-up at the box office this weekend will leave a crush of new releases behind Hidden Figures and La La Land, which remain the top two films at the box office. Hidden Figures will be down just 10% (in part thanks to expanded distribution) to $20.45 million, for $54.8 million in total, as of Sunday evening. Fox is projecting a $25.3 million 4-day weekend for the film. La La Land is even more impressive, growing its box office by 43% and moving from fifth to second on the chart with $14.5 million, and $74.1 million to date. It’s record-breaking performance at the Golden Globes has clearly lifted it to another level with audiences. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Is Patriots Day Going Bye Bye with $560,000?

January 13th, 2017

Patriots Day

Patriots Day earned $560,000 from 2,000 theaters during its Thursday previews. This is less than half of what Hidden Figures made last week. Worse still, Patriots Day’s target audience should be more likely to go see a film’s previews than Hidden Figures’ target audience would be. That said, it is still a holiday weekend and it should bounce back over the next few days. I think it will miss our predictions, but it should come close with about $19 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Patriots Win the Weekend? Or Will Hidden Remain Up Front?

January 12th, 2017

Patriots Day

Six films are opening or expanding this weekend, which have a shot at the top ten. However, only one of them, Patriots Day, has a real shot at first place. In fact, it might be the only “new” film in the top five. The biggest wide release of the week is Monster Trucks, which is opening in 2,800 theaters. I didn’t see that coming. [Ed.: The final announced theater count for Monster Trucks is an even more impressive 3,119] Meanwhile, Sleepless is only opening in 1,800 theaters, while Silence is expanding into 750 theaters. We still haven’t mentioned all of the new films. As for holdovers, Hidden Figures has a real shot at first place, while La La Land should get a boost from its Awards Season success. This weekend last year, Ride Along 2 opened with just over $35 million over the three-day weekend. There’s no film that will match that figure during the four-day weekend. On the positive side, there were only four films that earned more than $10 million during the three-day weekend and this year we should have five. That’s not enough to win in the year-over-year competition. It likely won’t even be close. More...

Contest: Blood Oath: Winning Announcement

January 12th, 2017

Underworld: Blood Wars

The winners of our Blood Oath contest contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Underworld: Blood Wars’s opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: The New Year has a Patriotic Start

January 10th, 2017

Patriots Day

The theater average chart was dominated by holdovers, as is the norm this time of year. The top film was Patriots Day with an average of $14,972 in seven theaters. This bodes very well for its wide expansion next weekend. 20th Century Women is becoming a sleeper hit earning an average of $13,047 in ten theaters. This is one of those films that should be earning more Awards Season buzz, but I fear it has slipped between the cracks. Toni Erdmann and Paterson were neck-and-neck with averages of $10,472 and $10,205 respectively. More...

Contest: Ultimate Prize

January 5th, 2017

Patriots Day

Next weekend, six films are opening or expanding wide, sort of. Six films opening or expanding wide is far too many for one weekend and it looks like two of the three expansions will only be semi-wide, while two of the three wide releases will open barely wide. This leaves Patriots Day and Sleepless as the only two real contenders for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. I’m going with Patriots Day even though it is technically expanding wide, because it has the clear advantage at the box office. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Patriots Day.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Ultimate Legacy on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a previously reviewed movie. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven’t won, or haven’t won recently, and they will also win a previously-reviewed movie.

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

Theater Averages: Hidden Stands Out with Average of $34,329

January 4th, 2017

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures rose to first place during its first full weekend of release with an average of $34,329 in 25 theaters. It already has more than $2 million and it expands wide on Friday. 20th Century Women was next with an average of $27,800 in four theaters. It isn’t a major player during Awards Season, but it is picking up enough nominations to help it stick around in theaters. Patriots Day was down just 8% earning an average of $21,117 in seven theaters. Last week’s winner, Silence, fell to an average of $20,827 in four theaters. If it has a similar drop next week, it will put its wide release in jeopardy. The best limited release of the week was Paterson, which earned an average of $17,334 in four theaters. Toni Erdmann earned an average of $14,000 in three theaters during its first full week of release. La La Land continues to expand, but remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,738. The overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was next with an average of $11,934, while the second place film, Sing, was right behind with an average of $10,647. More...

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Theater Averages: Silence Speaks Volumes with an Average of $32,720

December 28th, 2016


Silence scored first place on the theater average chart earning an average of $32,720 in four theaters. Patriots Day was next with an average of $23,044 in seven theaters. Most impressively, Hidden Figures earned an average of $20,620 in 25 theaters, in just one day. The final film in the $10,000 club was the overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with an average of $15,404. More...

Thursday Box Office: Rogue One Bounces Back with $16.77 million, while most New Releases Tumble

December 23rd, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story grew by 12% to $16.77 million on Thursday for a first-week total of $222.00 million. This shows that it was hit by new releases on Wednesday, at least a little bit. It is impossible to compare this day to The Force Awakens, because this day in its run was Christmas Eve. For the record though, The Force Awakens fell by 28% to $27.40 million on that day and had pulled in $390.86 million during the same time period. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Which Releases will Make some Noise?

December 23rd, 2016


There are a number of limited releases coming out this week spread from Wednesday through Sunday. This includes several that are aiming for Awards Season glory: 20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Silence, and others. There might be too many great films on this week's list, which means some will not live up to their box office potential. More...

Wednesday Box Office: Rogue Wins with $14.97 million, but Sing Hits the High Note with $11.01 million

December 22nd, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

As expected, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story led the way on Wednesday. It fell 15% to $14.97 million on Wednesday for a 6-day total of $204.23 million. By comparison, The Force Awakens rose 2% to $38.02 million on Wednesday for a six-day total of $363.46 million; however, it didn’t have to deal with three wide releases. In fact, it’s only “new” competition was the semi-wide expansion of The Big Short. Comparing the two movies’ daily numbers will get less illuminating until we get past Boxing Day, because the misalignment in the holidays will be playing a major role in the day-to-day changes. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 24 $161,306   7 $23,044   $256,718 5
2016/12/30 25 $147,820 -8% 7 $21,117   $628,789 12
2017/01/06 29 $104,803 -29% 7 $14,972   $870,217 19
2017/01/13 6 $11,613,765 +10,982% 3,120 $3,722   $12,537,847 26

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/21 - $64,644   7 $9,235   $64,644 1
2016/12/22 - $30,768 -52% 7 $4,395   $95,412 2
2016/12/23 - $52,577 +71% 7 $7,511   $147,989 3
2016/12/24 - $34,336 -35% 7 $4,905   $182,325 4
2016/12/25 - $74,393 +117% 7 $10,628   $256,718 5
2016/12/26 - $75,753 +2% 7 $10,822   $332,471 6
2016/12/27 - $49,946 -34% 7 $7,135   $382,417 7
2016/12/28 - $50,994 +2% 7 $7,285   $433,411 8
2016/12/29 - $47,558 -7% 7 $6,794   $480,969 9
2016/12/30 - $48,862 +3% 7 $6,980   $529,831 10
2016/12/31 - $36,724 -25% 7 $5,246   $566,555 11
2017/01/01 - $62,234 +69% 7 $8,891   $628,789 12
2017/01/02 - $60,459 -3% 7 $8,637   $689,248 13
2017/01/03 - $24,583 -59% 7 $3,512   $713,831 14
2017/01/04 - $27,920 +14% 7 $3,989   $741,751 15
2017/01/05 - $23,663 -15% 7 $3,380   $765,414 16
2017/01/06 - $37,890 +60% 7 $5,413   $803,304 17
2017/01/07 - $36,989 -2% 7 $5,284   $840,293 18
2017/01/08 - $29,924 -19% 7 $4,275   $870,217 19
2017/01/09 - $11,594 -61% 7 $1,656   $881,811 20
2017/01/10 - $16,886 +46% 7 $2,412   $898,697 21
2017/01/11 - $14,109 -16% 7 $2,016   $912,806 22
2017/01/12 - $11,276 -20% 7 $1,611   $924,082 23
2017/01/13 3 $4,137,288 +36,591% 3,120 $1,326   $5,061,370 24
2017/01/14 7 $4,351,636 +5% 3,120 $1,395   $9,413,006 25
2017/01/15 7 $3,124,841 -28% 3,120 $1,002   $12,537,847 26
2017/01/16 6 $2,139,619 -32% 3,120 $686   $14,677,466 27
2017/01/17 4 $1,305,756 -39% 3,120 $419   $15,983,222 28
2017/01/18 4 $864,164 -34% 3,120 $277   $16,847,386 29

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/16 37 $95,412   7 $13,630   $95,412 2
2016/12/23 24 $385,557 +304% 7 $55,080   $480,969 9
2016/12/30 24 $284,445 -26% 7 $40,635   $765,414 16
2017/01/06 28 $158,668 -44% 7 $22,667   $924,082 23

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Lithuania 1/6/2017 $11,806 63 63 63 $11,806 1/13/2017
Netherlands 1/12/2017 $219,410 80 80 80 $244,390 1/19/2017
Rest of World $1,243,804
International Total$1,500,000 1/19/2017

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