The Railway Man

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $74,691Details
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Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.


Rotten Tomatoes
68% - Fresh
74% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: April 11th, 2014 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing prisoner of war violence.
(Rating bulletin 2315, 3/26/2014)
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

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Colin Firth    Eric Lomax
Nicole Kidman    Patti Lomax
Jeremy Irvine    Young Eric Lomax
Stellen Skarsgard    Finlay
Sam Reid    Young Finlay
Tanroh Ishida    Young Nagase Takashi
Hiroyuki Sanada    Nagase Takashi

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Jonathan Teplitzky
Producer    Andy Paterson
Producer    Chris Brown
Producer    Bill Curbishley
Screenwriter    Frank Cottrell Boyce
Story Creator    Eric Lomax
Executive Producer    Claudia Bluemhuber
Executive Producer    Ian Hutchinson
Executive Producer    Zygi Kamasa
Executive Producer    Nick Manzi

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/11 - $18,078   4 $4,520   $18,078 1
2014/04/12 - $26,530 +47% 4 $6,633   $44,608 2
2014/04/13 - $17,237 -35% 4 $4,309   $61,845 3
2014/04/14 - $5,642 -67% 4 $1,411   $67,487 4
2014/04/15 - $7,204 +28% 4 $1,801   $74,691 5

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/11 58 $18,078   4 $4,520   $18,078 3

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