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The Promise (2017)

The Promise
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,624,018Details
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Empires fall, love survives. When Michael, a brilliant medical student, meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris, a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 5,674 $5,624,018
All Time Worldwide Box Office 7,179 $5,624,018

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$90,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 21st, 2017 (Wide) by Open Road
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material including war atrocities, violence and disturbing images, and for some sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2443 (Cert #50604), 9/21/2016)
Running Time: 134 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Hacksaw Ridge
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Keywords: Genocide, Love Triangle, Investigative Journalist, Refugee, World War I, Ottoman Empire, 1910s, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Survival Pictures, Mike Medavoy Productions
Production Countries: Spain,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 3,269 $4,095,718 Apr 21, 2017 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,191 2.84 Apr 21, 2017 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,160 35.2% Apr 21, 2017 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,932 2,251 Apr 21, 2017 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,791 $5,624,018 Apr 21, 2017 0


   Christopher Myers
Daniel Gimenez Cacho    Reverend Dikran Antreassian
Shohreh Aghdashloo    Marta Boghosian
Marwan Kenzari    Emre Ogan
Angela Sarafyan    Maral
Rade Serbedzija    Mayor
Tom Hollander    Garin
Igal Naor    Mesrob
Numan Acar    Mustafa
Milene Mayer Gutierrez    Yeva
Tamer Hassan    Faruk Pasha
Alicia Borrachero    Lena
Abel Folk    Harut
Jean Reno    Admiral Fournet
James Cromwell    Ambassador Morgenthau
Kevork Malikyan    Vartan Boghosian
Lucia Zorrilla    Tamar
Roman Mitichyan    Van
Carlos Miranda    Aaron Village Elder
Armin Amiri    Captain Ali
Stewart Scudamore    Ismet Ogan
Andrew Tarbet    Pastor Merril
Aharon Ipalé    Dr. Nazim
Masis Kouyoumdjian    Armenian Priest
Shnorhk Sargsyan    Komitas
Ali El Aziz    Turkish Car Driver
Aaron Neil    Talaat Pasha
Ames Chanos    General Zyniker
Anthony Rotsa    Ahmet the Student
Paul Portelli    Angry Mob Man #1
Jean Marc Valente    Angry Mob Man #2
Julian Villagran    Armenian Soldier
Juanan Moreno    Armenian Laborer
Marco Khan    Burly Nightwatchman
Stephen Buhagiar    Ferry Porter
Nacho Aldeguer    Gulhane Party Guest
Juan Portillo    Injured Armenian
Simon Andreu    Old Peasant Woman
Mariona Casanovas    Old Peasant Woman
Mario Tardon    Prison Officer in Charge
Pau Colera    Railway Sergeant
Pedro Reyes    Senior Conscription Officer
David Lifschitz    Conscription Officer
Mario Opinato    Armenian Hotel Manager
Rick Zingale    Turkish Merchant in Bazaar
Nicolas Lori    University Lecturer
Carlos Olalla    Surgeon
Joe Depasquale    Constantinople Night Watchman
Vic Tablian    Cattle Car Old Man
Marta Navarro    Pera Belly Dancer
Enya Dunne    Turkish Little Girl
Azzdine Benaji    Turkish Boy Patient
Alain Hernandez    Turkish Telegraph Officer
Said Taibi    Turkish Officer at Party #1
David Fernandez Fabu    Turkish Officer at Party #2
Markus Oberhauser    German Aide-De-Camp
Alex Van Der Meeberg    German Officer at Party
Ayoub El Hilali    Ahmet Companion #1
Jonas Berami    Ahmet Companion #2
Luis Callejo    Turkish Intelligence Officer
Gayane Asilbekyan    Fearful Armenian Woman
Osman Soykut    Deputy Governor Mazhar
Mariette Matoosian    Harut’s Wife
Jonathan Pyatt    Morgenthau’s Aide
Ara Malikian    Wedding Violinist
Aren Shaheenian    Funeral Priest
Paul Roig    Lookout Kid
Teresa Abarca    Nightclub Dancer
Derek Esrailian    Armenian Boy at Betrothal #1
Andrew Esrailian    Armenian Boy at Betrothal #2
Michael Stahl-David    Brad
Celine Dayan-Bonilla    Maid of Honor
Sandy Dell    Mother of the Groom
Louis Branco    Older Orphan
John Ressos    Older Orphan
Alfredo Montez    Older Orphan
Stefan Alexander    Older Orphan
Jason Carubia    Older Orphan
Ariana Tirelli    Older Orphan
Alana Kyriak    Older Orphan
Christina Carroll    Older Orphan
Rafael Reyes    Older Orphan
Esmeralda Frias    Older Orphan
Dzmitry Patuk    Older Orphan
Christophe Morabito    Older Orphan
Christine Duke    Older Orphan
Amanda Tenenzapf    Older Orphan

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    George Swicord
Screenwriter    Robin Swicord
Producer    Mike Medavoy
Producer    Eric Esrailian
Producer    William Horberg
Executive Producer    Kirk Kerkorian
Executive Producer    Ralph Winter
Executive Producer    Denise O'Dell
Executive Producer    Mark Albela
Executive Producer    Patricia L. Glaser
Executive Producer    Sheri Sani
Executive Producer    Dan Taylor
Executive Producer    Anthony Mandekic
Director of Photography    Javier Aguirresarobe
Production Designer    Benjamin Fernandez
Editor    Steven Rosenblum
Costume Designer    Pierre-Yves Gayraud
Composer    Gabriel Yared
Visual Effects Supervisor    Mark Russell
Co-Producer    Edward McGurn
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman
Casting Director    John Hubbard
Casting Director    Ros Hubbard
Casting Director    Camilla Valentine Isola
Unit Production Manager    Salvador Yague
Unit Production Manager    Ralph Winter
First Assistant Director    Lee Cleary
Second Assistant Director    David Arnold
Second Unit Director    Paul Jennings
Stunt Coordinator    Paul Jennings
Supervising Stunt Coordinator    Jordi Casares
Stunt Coordinator    Lee Morrison
Associate Producer    Alison Beckett
Associate Producer    Ian Bedford
Associate Producer    Carla Garapedian
Post-Production Supervisor    Alison Beckett
Supervising Art Director    Didac Bono
Art Director    Alejandro Fernandez
Art Director    Oscar Sempere
Art Director    Gabriel Liste
Script Supervisor    Renee Foley Burke
Sound Mixer    Peter Glossop
Special Effects Supervisor    Pau Costa
Special Effects Coordinator    Teresa Costa
Supervising Location Manager    Felix Rosell
Location Manager    Juanan Clemente
Location Manager    Ricardo Ferrari
Set Decorator    Pilar Revuelta
Costume Supervisor    Bettina Seifert
Costume Supervisor    Cristina Sopena
Make up    Ailbhe Lemass
Production Manager    Mercedes Barbod
Production Manager    Pilar Amer Fuster
Second Assistant Director    Jairo Murray
Associate Editor    Cindy Thornton
First Assistant Editor    Timothy Donovan
First Assistant Editor    Agustin Serna
Visual Effects Producer    Monette Dubin
Visual Effects Producer    Sarah Dowland
Supervising Sound Editor    Philip Stockton
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul Hsu
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Fleischman
Re-recording Mixer    Paul Hsu
Music Editor    Suzana Peric
Score Producer    David Menke
Score Recordist    Nick Wollage
Score Mixer    Peter Cobbin
Score Mixer    Kirsty Whalley

Weekend Wrap-Up: Furious Slows and New Releases Stall, Leaving Box Office short by $60 million

April 25th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

As expected, The Fate of the Furious dominated the weekend box office chart. It held up a little better than expected with $38.41 million over the weekend; however, this was still over 60% lower than its opening weekend and the overall weekend fell over $60 million or 36% from last weekend for a total of $107 million. A lot of the blame can be pushed onto the new releases, as none of them earned a spot in the top five. Born in China was the best of the new releases earning sixth place with $4.79 million. Year-over-year, 2017 was 16% lower than 2016, but fortunately, 2017 still has an impressive $200 million lead over 2016 at $3.53 billion to $3.33 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Big Decline, Big Win for Fate of the Furious

April 23rd, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

A decline of 61% compared to its opening weekend still leaves The Fate of the Furious the big winner at the box office this weekend, with the five new wide releases combined making less than half the $38.7 million it will earn on its second weekend, according to Universal’s weekend estimate. The film’s domestic gross will end the weekend at about $163.6 million. As of last night, it has reached $636.3 million internationally, and it should end the weekend with $752.4 million overseas, for a global total of $916 million as of Sunday. $327.4 million of that will have come from China, where Fate is clocking up another $67 million this weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Very Forgettable

April 20th, 2017

Free Fire

Late April is one of the traditional dumping grounds and this week is truly living down to that reputation. There are five new releases that have at least a shot at the top ten, but none of them have a shot at becoming midlevel hits. Unforgettable is the widest new release of the week and will likely be the biggest hit, but it very likely won’t be the best. Free Fire and Born in China are in a close battle for the best reviews for the week. Meanwhile, The Promise and Phoenix Forgotten are just hoping to avoid opening below the Mendoza Line. I think earning a theater average above $2,000 is overly optimistic for either film. There’s a lot of competition, but nearly all of it is terrible, so The Fate of the Furious will have no trouble repeating in first place. Furthermore, both The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast will likely remain in the top five, meaning there’s not a lot of room for the other films. This weekend last year, The Jungle Book earned just over $60 million over the weekend, while The Huntsman: Winter’s War opened with close to $20 million. There’s no way 2017 will be able to match this one-two punch. More...

Contest: Forget About It

April 13th, 2017

La La Land

April is a mess. When I starting writing the April preview I identified nine films that I was not 100% sure were going to open truly wide. While writing the preview, one was pulled from the schedule and since then, two were downgraded to semi-wide or lower. Next weekend, Born in China is opening semi-wide, The Promise is right on the razor’s edge between semi-wide and truly wide, while we still don’t have an estimate for Free Fire. This leaves Unforgettable as the only confirmed truly wide release of the week. Because of this, it is the only choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Unforgettable.

Our April Fools contests continue this week. Two of our winners will win La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, while one will be chosen at random to be the fool and receive an HD-DVD release. The Blu-ray Combo Pack doesn’t come out until the 25th, but the film is already out on Video on Demand.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be a potential winner of La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be a potential winner of La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will be the final potential winner of La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize.

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

2017 Preview: April

April 1st, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016. More...

The Promise Trailer

March 20th, 2017

Historical drama starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, and Christian Bale opens April 21 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/21 9 $4,095,718   2,251 $1,820   $4,095,718 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/21 6 $1,441,951   2,251 $641   $1,441,951 1
2017/04/22 9 $1,542,888 +7% 2,251 $685   $2,984,839 2
2017/04/23 9 $1,110,879 -28% 2,251 $494   $4,095,718 3
2017/04/24 4 $446,412 -60% 2,251 $198   $4,542,130 4
2017/04/25 8 $455,340 +2% 2,251 $202   $4,997,470 5
2017/04/26 8 $364,272 -20% 2,251 $162   $5,361,742 6
2017/04/27 8 $262,276 -28% 2,251 $117   $5,624,018 7

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/21 9 $5,624,018   2,251 $2,498   $5,624,018 7

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