The Railway Man

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,438,438Details
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Synopsis

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.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
66% - Fresh
Audience
70% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: April 11th, 2014 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: August 12th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing prisoner of war violence.
(Rating bulletin 2315, 3/26/2014)
Keywords: Biography, World War II, POW, Tortured for Information, War Crimes
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

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Cast

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
2014/04/16 - $7,008 -3% 4 $1,752   $81,699 6
2014/04/17 - $6,451 -8% 4 $1,613   $88,150 7
2014/04/18 - $49,153 +662% 26 $1,891   $137,303 8
2014/04/19 - $75,017 +53% 26 $2,885   $212,320 9
2014/04/20 - $40,082 -47% 26 $1,542   $252,402 10
2014/04/21 - $16,293 -59% 26 $627   $268,695 11
2014/04/22 - $15,962 -2% 26 $614   $284,657 12
2014/04/23 - $16,324 +2% 26 $628   $300,981 13
2014/04/24 - $15,858 -3% 26 $610   $316,839 14
2014/04/25 16 $155,141 +878% 156 $994   $471,980 15
2014/04/26 16 $265,552 +71% 156 $1,702   $737,532 16
2014/04/27 16 $157,759 -41% 156 $1,011   $895,291 17
2014/04/28 16 $51,383 -67% 156 $329   $946,674 18
2014/04/29 16 $63,807 +24% 156 $409   $1,010,481 19
2014/04/30 16 $61,341 -4% 156 $393   $1,071,822 20
2014/05/01 16 $54,976 -10% 156 $352   $1,126,798 21
2014/05/02 - $134,459 +145% 164 $820   $1,261,257 22
2014/05/03 - $230,166 +71% 164 $1,403   $1,491,423 23
2014/05/04 - $137,931 -40% 164 $841   $1,629,354 24
2014/05/05 - $42,767 -69% 164 $261   $1,672,121 25
2014/05/06 - $52,517 +23% 164 $320   $1,724,638 26
2014/05/07 - $51,384 -2% 164 $313   $1,776,022 27
2014/05/08 - $46,774 -9% 164 $285   $1,822,796 28
2014/05/09 - $121,327 +159% 181 $670   $1,944,123 29
2014/05/10 - $195,836 +61% 181 $1,082   $2,139,959 30
2014/05/11 - $120,481 -38% 181 $666   $2,260,440 31
2014/05/12 - $38,303 -68% 181 $212   $2,298,743 32
2014/05/13 16 $51,510 +34% 181 $285   $2,350,253 33
2014/05/14 - $46,955 -9% 181 $259   $2,397,208 34
2014/05/15 16 $47,170 n/c 181 $261   $2,444,378 35
2014/05/16 - $87,225 +85% 183 $477   $2,531,603 36
2014/05/17 - $135,549 +55% 183 $741   $2,667,152 37
2014/05/18 - $82,794 -39% 183 $452   $2,749,946 38
2014/05/19 - $34,626 -58% 183 $189   $2,784,572 39
2014/05/20 - $36,860 +6% 183 $201   $2,821,432 40
2014/05/21 - $33,350 -10% 183 $182   $2,854,782 41
2014/05/22 - $36,611 +10% 183 $200   $2,891,393 42
2014/05/23 16 $152,555 +317% 600 $254   $3,043,948 43
2014/05/24 16 $213,733 +40% 600 $356   $3,257,681 44
2014/05/25 16 $185,655 -13% 600 $309   $3,443,336 45
2014/05/26 16 $177,562 -4% 600 $296   $3,620,898 46
2014/05/27 14 $76,574 -57% 600 $128   $3,697,472 47
2014/05/28 14 $72,028 -6% 600 $120   $3,769,500 48
2014/05/29 15 $62,029 -14% 600 $103   $3,831,529 49
2014/06/02 - $26,988   496 $54   $4,076,459 53
2014/06/03 - $36,998 +37% 496 $75   $4,113,457 54
2014/06/04 - $33,515 -9% 496 $68   $4,146,972 55
2014/06/05 - $31,835 -5% 496 $64   $4,178,807 56
2014/06/06 - $15,587 -51% 177 $88   $4,194,394 57
2014/06/07 - $20,715 +33% 177 $117   $4,215,109 58
2014/06/08 - $17,789 -14% 177 $101   $4,232,898 59
2014/06/09 - $9,346 -47% 177 $53   $4,242,244 60
2014/06/10 - $14,303 +53% 177 $81   $4,256,547 61
2014/06/11 - $13,360 -7% 177 $75   $4,269,907 62
2014/06/12 - $11,779 -12% 177 $67   $4,281,686 63
2014/06/13 - $8,103 -31% 50 $162   $4,289,789 64
2014/06/14 - $11,142 +38% 50 $223   $4,300,931 65
2014/06/15 - $6,062 -46% 50 $121   $4,306,993 66
2014/06/16 - $3,165 -48% 50 $63   $4,310,158 67
2014/06/17 - $5,647 +78% 50 $113   $4,315,805 68
2014/06/18 - $5,278 -7% 50 $106   $4,321,083 69
2014/06/19 - $5,527 +5% 50 $111   $4,326,610 70
2014/06/20 - $10,932 +98% 84 $130   $4,337,542 71
2014/06/21 - $14,483 +32% 84 $172   $4,352,025 72
2014/06/22 - $9,660 -33% 84 $115   $4,361,685 73
2014/06/23 - $7,251 -25% 84 $86   $4,368,936 74
2014/06/24 - $7,927 +9% 84 $94   $4,376,863 75
2014/06/25 - $7,723 -3% 84 $92   $4,384,586 76
2014/06/26 - $6,323 -18% 84 $75   $4,390,909 77
2014/06/27 - $4,282 -32% 38 $113   $4,395,191 78
2014/06/28 - $7,312 +71% 38 $192   $4,402,503 79
2014/06/29 - $4,955 -32% 38 $130   $4,407,458 80
2014/06/30 - $3,176 -36% 38 $84   $4,410,634 81
2014/07/01 - $2,457 -23% 38 $65   $4,413,091 82
2014/07/02 - $2,338 -5% 38 $62   $4,415,429 83
2014/07/03 - $2,890 +24% 14 $206   $4,418,319 84
2014/07/04 - $2,224 -23% 14 $159   $4,420,543 85
2014/07/05 - $3,084 +39% 14 $220   $4,423,627 86
2014/07/06 - $1,678 -46% 14 $120   $4,425,305 87
2014/07/07 - $1,463 -13% 14 $105   $4,426,768 88
2014/07/08 - $1,623 +11% 14 $116   $4,428,391 89
2014/07/09 - $1,634 +1% 14 $117   $4,430,025 90
2014/07/10 - $1,774 +9% 14 $127   $4,431,799 91
2014/07/11 - $566 -68% 11 $51   $4,432,365 92
2014/07/12 - $1,454 +157% 11 $132   $4,433,819 93
2014/07/13 - $1,264 -13% 11 $115   $4,435,083 94
2014/07/14 - $561 -56% 11 $51   $4,435,644 95
2014/07/15 - $840 +50% 11 $76   $4,436,484 96
2014/07/16 - $1,012 +20% 11 $92   $4,437,496 97
2014/07/17 - $942 -7% 11 $86   $4,438,438 98

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/11 56 $18,078   4 $4,520   $18,078 3
2014/04/18 29 $164,252 +809% 26 $6,317   $252,402 10
2014/04/25 16 $578,452 +252% 156 $3,708   $895,291 17
2014/05/02 17 $502,556 -13% 164 $3,064   $1,629,354 24
2014/05/09 20 $437,644 -13% 181 $2,418   $2,260,440 31
2014/05/16 21 $305,568 -30% 183 $1,670   $2,749,946 38
2014/05/23 17 $551,943 +81% 600 $920   $3,443,336 45
2014/05/30 22 $217,942 -61% 496 $439   $4,049,471 52
2014/06/06 35 $54,091 -75% 177 $306   $4,232,898 59
2014/06/13 48 $25,307 -53% 50 $506   $4,306,993 66
2014/06/20 44 $35,075 +39% 84 $418   $4,361,685 73
2014/06/27 61 $16,549 -53% 38 $436   $4,407,458 80
2014/07/04 68 $6,986 -58% 14 $499   $4,425,305 87

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