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Snowden (2015)

Snowden
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,587,519Details
International Box Office $12,721,176Details
Worldwide Box Office $34,308,695
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Synopsis

Reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
63% - Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2016 (Wide) by Open Road
International Releases: December 30th, 2015 (Wide) (France)
January 7th, 2016 (Wide) (Germany)
September 16th, 2016 (Limited), released as Snowdon (Australia)
September 16th, 2016 (Wide), released as Сноудън (Bulgaria)
September 16th, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
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MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality/nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2437 (Cert #50106), 8/10/2016)
Running Time: 134 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Hacksaw Ridge
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Keywords: NSA, Fugitive / On the Run, Biography, 2010s
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Open Road Films, Endgame Entertainment, Wild Bunch, TG Media, Moritz Borman, Kopeloff
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,037 $47,346 Nov 11, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,166 $64,506 Nov 4, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,465 $77,278 Oct 28, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,277 $169,546 Oct 21, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,333 $307,742 Oct 14, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,203 $743,170 Oct 7, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,878 $1,966,630 Sep 30, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,517 $4,056,229 Sep 23, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,177 $8,000,058 Sep 16, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,672 2,443 Sep 16, 2016 3

Cast

   Edward Snowden
   Lindsay Mills
Melissa Leo    Laura Poitras
Zachary Quinto    Glenn Greenwald
Tom Wilkinson    Ewen MacAskill
Scott Eastwood    Trevor James
Logan Marshall-Green    Male Drone Pilot
Timothy Olyphant    CIA Agent Geneva
Ben Schnetzer    Gabriel Sol
Lakeith Lee Stanfield    Patrick Haynes
Rhys Ifans    Corbin O'Brian
Nicolas Cage    Hank Forrester
Joely Richardson    Janine Gibson
Jaymes Butler    Robinson
Robert Firth    Dr. Stilwell
Christy Meyers    Dr. Laurel

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Kieran Fitzgerald
Screenwriter    Oliver Stone
Based on the Guardian book by    Luke Harding
Based upon the book 'The Time of the Octopus' by    Anatoly Kucherena
Producer    Moritz Borman
Producer    Eric Kopeloff
Producer    Philip Schulz-Deyle
Producer    Fernando Sulichin
Executive Producer    Michael Bassick
Executive Producer    Christopher Woodrow
Executive Producer    Bahman Naraghi
Executive Producer    Jose Ibanez
Executive Producer    Max Arvelaiz
Executive Producer    Tom Ortenberg
Executive Producer    Peter Lawson
Executive Producer    James D. Stern
Executive Producer    Douglas Hansen
Director of Photography    Anthony Dod Mantle
Production Designer    Mark Tildesley
Editor    Alex Marquez
Editor    Lee Percy
Costume Designer    Bina Daigeler
Executive Music Producer    Budd Carr
Composer    Craig Armstrong
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Lucy Bevan

Weekend Wrap-Up: Magnificent Wins Weekend with $34.70 million, but Box Office Slump Continues

September 27th, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

Is it time to panic? Not yet, but we are definitely getting concerned. The overall box office was soft due to the weaker than expected openings of The Magnificent Seven and Storks. Neither bombed exactly, but they weren’t particular strong either. The overall box office rose 16% from last weekend, but was down 25% from this weekend last year. Ouch. You usually only see that large a change in the year-over-year comparison when there is a misalignment in holidays. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 dropped to 6.3% or $490 million at $8.35 billion to $7.86 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases be Magnificent?

September 22nd, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

It is a perfect weekend at the box office, as there are only two wide releases and there are almost no crossover audiences between them. The Magnificent Seven is a remake of a remake and its solid, but not spectacular. Storks is a digitally animated kids movie that is earning mixed reviews, but that’s fine for a kids movie. Those two movies will likely earn more than the rest of the box office combined pulls in. This is both good news and bad news, as it is a combination of their strength and the rest of the box office’s weakness that is the cause. This weekend last year, Hotel Transylvania 2 debuted with $48 million, which is the record for a September weekend. I think The Magnificent Seven will top that, while Storks will double the second place film, The Intern. Unfortunately, last year there were three other films that earned more than $10 million, while this year there will be only one. 2016 is better on top, but 2015 had better depth. Perhaps 2016 will still come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison, but I don't think it will quite make it. More...

Weekend Estimates: Sully Beats Trio of New Releases

September 18th, 2016

Sully

As expected, this weekend’s three new wide releases couldn’t budge Sully from the top of the chart with the Tom Hanks/Clint Eastwood drama down a very respectable 37% in its second weekend to $22 million, for a total of $70.5 million to date. Two films, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby both had aspirations to challenge Sully for the title, but had to settle for second and third place. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Blair Witch Spooks the Box Office with $765,000

September 16th, 2016

Blair Witch

Blair Witch led the way during Thursday’s previews with $765,000. This is well short of the horror films we had during the summer, including The Shallows at $1.33 million and Lights Out at $1.8 million. Then again, it isn’t really fair to compare previews during summer when a lot of the target audience doesn’t have to go to school the next day. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of horror films that come out in September and previews like this have only been ubiquitous for the past few years. I think it is a good sign, but I’m not sure. Maybe if moviegoers like it more than critics do, the film will be a hit. More...

Weekend Predictions: Baby vs. Witch

September 15th, 2016

Bridget Jones’s Baby

There are three wide releases this week, plus another that could sneak into the top ten. Two of the three new releases, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, are expected to do well. On the other hand, Snowden is only going to reach the top five due to the lack of competition. Meanwhile, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise is a faith-based concert film. It could reach the top five, or it could miss the Mendoza Line. There’s no way to predict its box office potential. Despite the number of new releases, Sully is expected to remain in top spot thanks to its reviews and target demographic. This weekend last year, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials led the way with just over $30 million. It is likely no film will make that this year, while the depth is a mixed bag, so it looks like 2016 will lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2016 Preview: September

September 1st, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top. More...

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
2016/09/16 4 $8,000,058   2,443 $3,275   $8,000,058 3
2016/09/23 5 $4,056,229 -49% 2,443 $1,660   $15,050,455 10
2016/09/30 10 $1,966,630 -52% 1,821 $1,080   $18,666,877 17
2016/10/07 14 $743,170 -62% 1,821 $408   $20,206,248 24
2016/10/14 22 $307,742 -59% 343 $897   $20,900,709 31
2016/10/21 29 $169,546 -45% 156 $1,087   $21,204,796 38
2016/10/28 42 $77,278 -54% 87 $888   $21,371,709 45
2016/11/04 39 $64,506 -17% 115 $561   $21,480,133 52
2016/11/11 44 $47,346 -27% 83 $570   $21,562,346 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/16 4 $3,046,669   2,443 $1,247   $3,046,669 1
2016/09/17 4 $3,036,435 n/c 2,443 $1,243   $6,083,104 2
2016/09/18 4 $1,916,954 -37% 2,443 $785   $8,000,058 3
2016/09/19 3 $728,443 -62% 2,443 $298   $8,728,501 4
2016/09/20 3 $1,034,389 +42% 2,443 $423   $9,762,890 5
2016/09/21 3 $662,009 -36% 2,443 $271   $10,424,899 6
2016/09/22 3 $569,327 -14% 2,443 $233   $10,994,226 7
2016/09/23 6 $1,215,896 +114% 2,443 $498   $12,210,122 8
2016/09/24 6 $1,775,208 +46% 2,443 $727   $13,985,330 9
2016/09/25 5 $1,065,125 -40% 2,443 $436   $15,050,455 10
2016/09/26 6 $316,472 -70% 2,443 $130   $15,366,927 11
2016/09/27 5 $582,308 +84% 2,443 $238   $15,949,235 12
2016/09/28 5 $407,615 -30% 2,443 $167   $16,356,850 13
2016/09/29 5 $343,397 -16% 2,443 $141   $16,700,247 14
2016/09/30 10 $550,045 +60% 1,821 $302   $17,250,292 15
2016/10/01 11 $896,573 +63% 1,821 $492   $18,146,865 16
2016/10/02 10 $520,012 -42% 1,821 $286   $18,666,877 17
2016/10/03 10 $197,605 -62% 1,821 $109   $18,864,482 18
2016/10/04 10 $248,793 +26% 1,821 $137   $19,113,275 19
2016/10/05 9 $189,083 -24% 1,821 $104   $19,302,358 20
2016/10/06 10 $160,720 -15% 1,821 $88   $19,463,078 21
2016/10/07 14 $201,472 +25% 1,821 $111   $19,664,550 22
2016/10/08 14 $336,458 +67% 1,821 $185   $20,001,008 23
2016/10/09 14 $205,240 -39% 1,821 $113   $20,206,248 24
2016/10/10 14 $129,301 -37% 1,821 $71   $20,335,549 25
2016/10/11 14 $107,320 -17% 1,821 $59   $20,442,869 26
2016/10/12 15 $79,417 -26% 1,821 $44   $20,522,286 27
2016/10/13 14 $70,681 -11% 1,821 $39   $20,592,967 28
2016/10/14 - $81,977 +16% 343 $239   $20,674,944 29
2016/10/15 - $132,803 +62% 343 $387   $20,807,747 30
2016/10/16 - $92,962 -30% 343 $271   $20,900,709 31
2016/10/17 - $30,678 -67% 343 $89   $20,931,387 32
2016/10/18 - $47,245 +54% 343 $138   $20,978,632 33
2016/10/19 - $26,457 -44% 343 $77   $21,005,089 34
2016/10/20 - $30,161 +14% 343 $88   $21,035,250 35
2016/10/21 - $47,439 +57% 156 $304   $21,082,689 36
2016/10/22 - $78,274 +65% 156 $502   $21,160,963 37
2016/10/23 - $43,833 -44% 156 $281   $21,204,796 38
2016/10/24 - $17,971 -59% 156 $115   $21,222,767 39
2016/10/25 - $30,371 +69% 156 $195   $21,253,138 40
2016/10/26 - $20,045 -34% 156 $128   $21,273,183 41
2016/10/27 - $21,248 +6% 156 $136   $21,294,431 42
2016/10/28 - $21,044 -1% 87 $242   $21,315,475 43
2016/10/29 - $34,512 +64% 87 $397   $21,349,987 44
2016/10/30 - $21,722 -37% 87 $250   $21,371,709 45
2016/10/31 - $11,295 -48% 87 $130   $21,383,004 46
2016/11/01 - $13,667 +21% 87 $157   $21,396,671 47
2016/11/02 - $9,977 -27% 87 $115   $21,406,648 48
2016/11/03 - $8,979 -10% 87 $103   $21,415,627 49
2016/11/04 - $17,962 +100% 115 $156   $21,433,589 50
2016/11/05 - $29,458 +64% 115 $256   $21,463,047 51
2016/11/06 - $17,086 -42% 115 $149   $21,480,133 52
2016/11/07 - $7,176 -58% 115 $62   $21,487,309 53
2016/11/08 - $9,616 +34% 115 $84   $21,496,925 54
2016/11/09 - $7,500 -22% 115 $65   $21,504,425 55
2016/11/10 - $10,575 +41% 115 $92   $21,515,000 56
2016/11/11 - $16,465 +56% 83 $198   $21,531,465 57
2016/11/12 - $19,923 +21% 83 $240   $21,551,388 58
2016/11/13 - $10,958 -45% 83 $132   $21,562,346 59
2016/11/14 - $5,041 -54% 83 $61   $21,567,387 60
2016/11/15 - $8,317 +65% 83 $100   $21,575,704 61
2016/11/16 - $5,905 -29% 83 $71   $21,581,609 62
2016/11/17 - $5,910 n/c 83 $71   $21,587,519 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/16 4 $10,994,226   2,443 $4,500   $10,994,226 7
2016/09/23 5 $5,706,021 -48% 2,443 $2,336   $16,700,247 14
2016/09/30 10 $2,762,831 -52% 1,821 $1,517   $19,463,078 21
2016/10/07 14 $1,129,889 -59% 1,821 $620   $20,592,967 28
2016/10/14 22 $442,283 -61% 343 $1,289   $21,035,250 35
2016/10/21 28 $259,181 -41% 156 $1,661   $21,294,431 42
2016/10/28 39 $121,196 -53% 87 $1,393   $21,415,627 49
2016/11/04 39 $99,373 -18% 115 $864   $21,515,000 56
2016/11/11 44 $72,519 -27% 83 $874   $21,587,519 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 9/16/2016 $40,474 66 98 429 $1,245,930 10/31/2016
Bulgaria 9/16/2016 $24,371 0 0 0 $156,807 12/1/2016
Czech Republic 11/11/2016 $11,947 31 31 54 $29,832 11/30/2016
France 12/30/2015 $0 0 0 0 $0
Germany 1/7/2016 $0 0 0 0 $0
Italy 11/27/2016 $719,075 0 0 0 $720,130 11/30/2016
Lithuania 9/23/2016 $11,978 61 61 81 $26,235 10/13/2016
Netherlands 11/10/2016 $133,525 44 44 130 $340,253 11/29/2016
Portugal 9/23/2016 $86,556 27 27 129 $342,793 12/1/2016
Russia (CIS) 9/16/2016 $515,161 654 654 1499 $1,114,848 10/12/2016
Slovakia 11/11/2016 $23,350 33 33 75 $69,365 12/1/2016
Slovenia 9/23/2016 $10,577 10 10 60 $50,488 11/23/2016
Spain 10/14/2016 $191,112 223 223 506 $547,629 11/18/2016
 
Rest of World $8,076,866
 
International Total$12,721,176 12/1/2016

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