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W. (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,534,493Details
International Box Office $3,041,285
Worldwide Box Office $28,575,778
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,291,096 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,291,096
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W. takes viewers through Bush's eventful life--his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush's decision to invade Iraq.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
59% - Rotten
Audience
42% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,100,000
Domestic Releases: October 17th, 2008 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: February 10th, 2009 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language including sexual references, some alcohol abuse, smoking and brief disturbing war images
Running Time: 129 minutes
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Keywords: Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Moritz Borman, Ixtlan Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,756 $56,678 Nov 28, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,541 $131,523 Nov 21, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,971 $444,210 Nov 14, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,831 $1,120,600 Nov 7, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,630 $2,384,386 Oct 31, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,129 $5,088,249 Oct 24, 2008 10
Biggest October Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 249 $10,505,668 Oct 17, 2008 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,734 $10,505,668 Oct 17, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,185 2,030 Oct 17, 2008 3

Cast

   George W. Bush Jr.
James Cromwell    George Sr.
Elizabeth Banks    Laura Bush
Ellen Burstyn    Barbara Bush
Scott Glenn    Donald Rumsfeld
Thandie Newton    Condoleezza Rice
Jeffrey Wright    General Colin Powell
Ioan Gruffudd    Tony Blair
Toby Jones    Karl Rove
Richard Dreyfuss    Dick Cheney
Stacy Keach    Earle Hudd
Bruce McGill    George Tenet
Noah Wyle    Don Evans
Dennis Boutsikaris    Paul Wolfowitz
Michael Gaston    Gen. Tommy Franks
Brent Sexton    Joe O'Neill
Paul Rae    Kent Hance
Rob Corddry    Ari Fleischer
Marley Shelton    Fran
Colin Hanks    Speechwriter #1
Jason Ritter    Jeb Bush
Wes Chatham    Fraternity Enforcer
Jesse Bradford    Fraternity President
Sean Stone    Fraternity Pledge
Ben Mayer    Fraternity Pledge
Juan Gabriel Pareja    Oil Wroker
Shea Lewis    Oil Rig Driller
Randal Reeder    Oil Rig Foreman
Litt Martin    1971 Houston Oilman
James Ron Parker    1971 Houston Oilman
Keenan Harrison Brand    Marvin Bush
Bryan Massey    Skeeter
Bill Jenkins    Jim Sale
Jonathan Breck    Corn Dog
Jennifer Sipes    Suzie Evans
Jonna Juul-Hansen    Jan O'Neill
David Born    Texas Debate Moderator
John Buffalo Mailer    Speechwriter
James Martin Kelly    NSC Official
William Lanier    Resort Waiter
Gregory Alan-Williams    Evangelical Minister
Jon Davis    1988 Campaign Aide
Andrew Sensenig    Texas Reporter
Gabriela Ostos    Texas Reporter
Lisa Fairchild    Texas Reporter
Paul T. Taylor    Texas Reporter
Halley Rachel    Park Bench Voter
Ronan Summers    CIA Official
John Neisler    Cheney's Lawyer
Charles Fathy    Pres. Jacques Chirac (V.O.)
James A. Garrity    TV Commentator
Anne Pressly    TV Commentator
Randall Newsome    Paul Bremer
Jewel Williams    Legless Soldier
Oscar Contreras    Burned Soldier
Tom Kemp    David Kay
Teresa Cheung    "Miss China"
Brad Sham    White House Reporter

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Stanley Weiser
Producer    Bill Block
Producer    Eric Kopeloff
Producer    Paul Hanson
Producer    Moritz Borman
Executive Producer    Albert Yeung
Executive Producer    Thomas Sterchi
Executive Producer    Elliot Ferwerda
Executive Producer    Johnny Hon
Executive Producer    Teresa Cheung
Executive Producer    Tom Ortenberg
Executive Producer    Christopher Mapp
Executive Producer    David Whealy
Executive Producer    Matthew Street
Executive Producer    Peter Graves
Production Designer    Derek Hill
Editor    Julie Monroe
Editor    Joe Hutshing
Editor    Alexis Chavez
Composer    Paul Cantelon
Director of Photography    Phedon Papamichael
Co-Producer    Ethan Smith
Co-Producer    Suzie Gilbert
Co-Executive Producer    Jon Kilik
Assistant Director    Nick Mastandrea
Unit Production Manager    Gina Fortunato
Unit Production Manager    Eric Kopeloff
Production Supervisor    Maire Ni Rochain
Art Director    John Richardson
Art Director    Alex Hajdu
Set Decorator    Mel Cooper
Costume Designer    Michael Dennison
Costume Supervisor    Nick Scarano
Production Sound Mixer    John Pritchett
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Summers
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Keller
Supervising Sound Editor    Wylie Stateman
Sound Effects Designer    Harry Cohen
Sound Effects Editor    Dan Hegeman
Dialogue Editor Supervisor    Renee Tondelli
Dialogue Editor    Margit Pfeiffer
Music Editor    Sally Boldt
Department Head Makeup    Trefor Proud
Key Makeup    John R. Bayless
Department Head Hairstylist    Kim Santantonio
Key Hairstylist    Karyn Alexander Huston
Special Effects Makeup (Prosthetics)    Stephen Bettles
Special Effects Makeup (Prosthetics Designer)    Matthew W. Mungle
Executive Music Producer    Budd Carr
Casting Director    Sarah Halley Finn
Casting Associate (Los Angeles)    Tamara Hunter
Casting Associate (Los Angeles)    Brinkley Anne Maginnis
Casting Associate (Los Angeles)    Tara Duncil
Casting Associate (Los Angeles)    Jamie Baremore
Stunt Coordinator    Mark Norby

DVD Sales - Escape Greater

February 24th, 2009

There were four or five new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's sales chart depending on how you count Madagascar 2 - Escape to Africa. During its first full week of release it sold 1.83 million units, giving it totals of 3.51 million units and $56.55 million, which is easily the best sales figures for any DVD this year. More...

DVD Rentals - Nights has Good Week on Rental Chart

February 24th, 2009

Nights in Rodanthe led a troop of five new releases to take first place on the rental charts, pulling in 16% more rental revenue than second place Madagascar 2 - Escape to Africa during its first full week on the chart. More...

DVD Releases for February 10, 2009 - Part II

February 10th, 2009

One of the busier weeks in the past several weeks, but there's little in the way of top-notch releases. The biggest box office hit was Nights in Rodanthe, which struggled to become a mid-level hit. The best release in my opinion is My Name is Bruce on Blu-ray, but only if you are a Bruce Campbell Fanboy. I am, and I'm awarding it the DVD Pick of the Week. While there were not as many top-notch releases, there were still more than enough bulk to force this column to be split into two. The second part can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for February 10, 2009 - Part I

February 10th, 2009

One of the busier weeks in the past several weeks, but there's little in the way of top-notch releases. The biggest box office hit was Nights in Rodanthe, which struggled to become a mid-level hit. The best release in my opinion is My Name is Bruce on Blu-ray, but only if you are a Bruce Campbell Fanboy. I am, and I'm awarding it the DVD Pick of the Week. While there were not as many top-notch releases, there were still more than enough bulk to force this column to be split into two. The second part can be found here. More...

High School is Box Office Valedictorian

October 27th, 2008

The weekend proved profitable, with the overall box office $133 million, which was more than 33% greater than last weekend. More importantly, it was more close to 33% greater than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date 2008 has increased its lead over 2007, but it is still up by less than 1% at $7.67 billion to $7.63 billion. However, next weekend could be tricky as Halloween lands on a Friday, and Halloween is one of the worst days at the box office. More...

Box Office is not in Payne, but not Exactly Healthy Either

October 20th, 2008

It was a mixed weekend at the box office. The new releases were not able to match modest expectations, which caused the overall box office to drop 2% to $100 million compared to last weekend. However, this was close to 4% higher than the same weekend last year. Even better, year-to-date, 2008 has now just over $7.51 billion in ticket sales while at the same point in 2007, total receipts were just under $7.51 billion. With High School Musical 3 and Saw V opening this Friday, we could see continued growth at the box office. More...

Weekend Estimates: Max Payne Makes Explosive Debut

October 19th, 2008

Fox broke a dry spell over the weekend with two strong opening weekends. Video game adaptation Max Payne scored a good $18 million opening. That's not exactly blockbuster territory, but a good result for this time of year. Searchlight's The Secret Life of Bees also scored well. Beverly Hills Chihuahua continued its good run, falling 36% to an estimated $11.2 million, and $69 million in total. Two other openers were third and fourth, although both were close enough to Chihuahua that the rankings could easily be reversed when final results are announced on Monday. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of October 17, 2008

October 19th, 2008

As we've seen already on the box office, the movies that came out this weekend were not strong, and neither were their sites. The best of the list was Passchendaele - Official Site, which was the winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Maximum Box Office or Payneful Weekend?

October 16th, 2008

Another week, another four movies opening wide. At least the four films are widely different (violent action film, teenage sex comedy, political drama, and female-centric movie) and they shouldn't steal too many moviegoers from each other. On the other hand, none are doing particularly well with the critics, nor are they tracking well at the box office. Back to the original hand, five of seven wide releases from last year bombed, so this year has a shot at pulling ahead for the first time in a while. More...

Cast Updates - October 2, 2008

October 2nd, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Paper Man, Sherlock Holmes, Kung Fu Panda 2, and more! More...

2008 Preview: October

October 1st, 2008

September ends, and for that we are all very grateful. However, while we are entering the final push for 2008 at the box office, things don't look too rosy for the upcoming month. First of all, there are way too many films opening, including eight that are opening or expanding on the first weekend. Of those two, maybe three will thrive. Most will sink without being noticed, which could negatively affect the overall box office going forward. On the other hand, there are a few films opening this month that could be players come Awards Season, which is just around the corner. Perhaps this will help a few mid-level hits rise above the crowd. More...

Cast Updates - June 19, 2008

June 19th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for 2012, Public Enemies, Transformers 2, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - May 11, 2008

May 11th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Spirit, Iron Man 2, The Avengers and more! More...

Cast Updates - April 10, 2008

April 10th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Bride Wars, I Love You Phillip Morris, New York, I Love You, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - April 1, 2008

April 1st, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

Cast Updates - March 28, 2008

March 28th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Crazy on the Outside, Two Lovers, W., and more! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/17 4 $10,505,668   2,030 $5,175   $10,505,668 3
2008/10/24 7 $5,088,249 -52% 2,050 $2,482   $18,506,750 10
2008/10/31 11 $2,384,386 -53% 1,803 $1,322   $22,332,195 17
2008/11/07 17 $1,120,600 -53% 839 $1,336   $24,231,628 24
2008/11/14 21 $444,210 -60% 505 $880   $25,134,292 31
2008/11/21 30 $131,523 -70% 191 $689   $25,411,191 38
2008/11/28 41 $56,678 -57% 55 $1,031   $25,517,500 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/17 2 $3,792,999   2,030 $1,868   $3,792,999 1
2008/10/18 4 $4,097,790 +8% 2,030 $2,019   $7,890,789 2
2008/10/19 3 $2,614,879 -36% 2,030 $1,288   $10,505,668 3
2008/10/20 2 $814,104 -69% 2,030 $401   $11,319,772 4
2008/10/21 2 $804,321 -1% 2,030 $396   $12,124,093 5
2008/10/22 2 $683,823 -15% 2,030 $337   $12,807,916 6
2008/10/23 3 $610,585 -11% 2,030 $301   $13,418,501 7
2008/10/24 8 $1,573,147 +158% 2,050 $767   $14,991,648 8
2008/10/25 8 $2,232,017 +42% 2,050 $1,089   $17,223,665 9
2008/10/26 7 $1,283,085 -43% 2,050 $626   $18,506,750 10
2008/10/27 6 $366,627 -71% 2,050 $179   $18,873,377 11
2008/10/28 6 $408,716 +11% 2,050 $199   $19,282,093 12
2008/10/29 6 $337,681 -17% 2,050 $165   $19,619,774 13
2008/10/30 7 $328,035 -3% 2,050 $160   $19,947,809 14
2008/10/31 12 $518,175 +58% 1,803 $287   $20,465,984 15
2008/11/01 11 $1,188,576 +129% 1,803 $659   $21,654,560 16
2008/11/02 11 $677,635 -43% 1,803 $376   $22,332,195 17
2008/11/03 12 $208,134 -69% 1,803 $115   $22,540,329 18
2008/11/04 13 $177,492 -15% 1,803 $98   $22,717,821 19
2008/11/05 13 $190,639 +7% 1,803 $106   $22,908,460 20
2008/11/06 12 $202,568 +6% 1,803 $112   $23,111,028 21
2008/11/07 - $300,285 +48% 839 $358   $23,411,313 22
2008/11/08 - $525,202 +75% 839 $626   $23,936,515 23
2008/11/09 - $295,113 -44% 839 $352   $24,231,628 24
2008/11/10 17 $120,253 -59% 839 $143   $24,351,881 25
2008/11/11 17 $167,946 +40% 839 $200   $24,519,827 26
2008/11/12 17 $88,129 -48% 839 $105   $24,607,956 27
2008/11/13 17 $82,126 -7% 839 $98   $24,690,082 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/17 2 $13,418,501   2,030 $6,610   $13,418,501 7
2008/10/24 7 $6,529,308 -51% 2,050 $3,185   $19,947,809 14
2008/10/31 12 $3,163,219 -52% 1,803 $1,754   $23,111,028 21
2008/11/07 17 $1,579,054 -50% 839 $1,882   $24,690,082 28
2008/11/14 21 $589,586 -63% 505 $1,167   $25,279,668 35
2008/11/21 35 $181,154 -69% 191 $948   $25,460,822 42
2008/11/28 42 $73,671 -59% 55 $1,339   $25,534,493 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/15/20097143,513 143,513$2,847,298$2,847,2981
2/22/20091867,088-53% 210,601$1,331,026$4,178,3242

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