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War Dogs (2016)

War Dogs
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $43,034,523Details
International Box Office $40,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $83,034,523
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Follows two friends in their early 20s living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 19th, 2016 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: August 19th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
August 19th, 2016 (Wide) (Bulgaria)
August 19th, 2016 (Wide), released as Týpci a zbraně (Czech Republic)
August 19th, 2016 (Wide), released as Karo šunys (Lithuania)
August 19th, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
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Video Release: November 11th, 2016 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, drug use and some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2396, 10/21/2015)
Running Time: 114 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
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Keywords: 2000s, War Profiteers, Afghanistan War
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Joint Effort, The Mark Gordon Company
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,087 $44,783 Oct 14, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,693 $104,265 Oct 7, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,996 $124,523 Sep 30, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,474 $380,488 Sep 23, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,200 $1,025,050 Sep 16, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,120 $2,027,498 Sep 9, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,501 $4,812,634 Sep 2, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,601 $7,022,257 Aug 26, 2016 10
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 167 $14,685,305 Aug 19, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,220 $14,685,305 Aug 19, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 508 3,258 Aug 19, 2016 3
Biggest August Day at the Domestic Box Office 461 $5,550,589 Aug 19, 2016 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,604 $5,550,589 Aug 19, 2016 1

Cast

   Efraim Diveroli
   David Packouz
Ana de Armas    Iz
Bradley Cooper    Henry Girard
Steve Lantz    Security Guard
Gregg Weiner    Massage Client
Eddie Jemison    Hilldale Home Manager
Julian Sergi    Rosen
Daniel Berson    Rabbi
Edson Jean    Drug Dealer
Daimion Johnson    Drug Dealer
Bethuel Fletcher    Drug Dealer
Kevin Pollak    Ralph Slutsky
Gabriela Alvarez    Club Girl
Dan Bilzerian    Himself
Ali Chen    OB-GYN
Patrick St. Esprit    Captain Philip Santos
Jeremy Tardy    Kip
Ashley Spillers    Rosen's Wife
Alisa Allapach    Dinner Party Guest
Tucker Merrick    Dinner Party Guest
Mosa Omari    Jordanian Boy
Mansour Badri    Jordanian Fixer
Mohammed Omari    Jordanian Fixer
Shaun Toub    Marlboro
Mehdi Merali    Iraqi Soldier
Bahram Khosraviani    Iraqi Soldier
Jeff Pierre    Money Room Soldier
Randy Jay Burrell    AEY Interviewee
Stoney Westmoreland    Vegas X Supplier
Wallace Langham    Vegas X Supplier
Said Faraj    Vegas X Supplier
Roy Jenkins    Vegas X Supplier
Richard Coley    Vegas X Supplier
Ira Kay    Vegas X Supplier
Christopher Cho    Vegas X Supplier
Ben Wise    Vegas X Supplier
Benny Figgins    Casino Dealer
JB Blanc    Bashkim
Andrei Finti    Yili Pinari
Mircea Stoian    Albanian General
Aaron Lustig    Rock Island Bureaucrat
Barry Livingston    Rock Island Bureaucrat
Gabriel Spahiu    Enver
Alin Georgiou Popa    Packaging Guy
Florin Stancu    Albanian Thug
Petrica Marin    Albanian Thug
Bogdan Albulescu    Warehouse Worker
Liliana Cristina Circei    Bashkim's Wife
Caroline Lowe    AEY Receptionist
Lita Lopez    Waitress
Natalia Mantilla    Ella (1 1/2 Years)
Valentina Mantilla    Ella (1 1/2 Years)
Vincent Teixeira    FBI Agent

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Todd Phillips
Producer    Bradley Cooper
Producer    Mark Gordon
Screenwriter    Stephen Chin
Screenwriter    Jason Smilovic
Screenwriter    Todd Phillips
Based on the Rolling Stone article "Arms and the Dudes" by    Guy Lawson
Executive Producer    Bryan Zuriff
Executive Producer    David Siegel
Director of Photography    Lawrence Sher
Production Designer    Bill Brzeski
Editor    Jeff Groth
Costume Designer    Michael Kaplan
Composer    Cliff Martinez
Co-Producer    Joseph Garner
Co-Producer    Guy Lawson
Music Supervisor    Randall Poster
Music Supervisor    George Drakoulias
Casting Director    John Papsidera
Unit Production Manager    David Siegel
First Assistant Director    Vincent Lascoumes
First Assistant Director    Tom Davies
Second Assistant Director    Christophe Le Chanu
Second Assistant Director    Aaron Fitzgerald
Visual Effects Supervisor    Robert Stadd
Additional Editor    Dana E. Glauberman
Sound Designer    Cameron Frankley
Sound Supervisor    Cameron Frankley
Production Supervisor    Deborah Schwab
Associate Producer    Julie Donovan
Supervising Art Director    Desma Murphy
Art Director    Jay Pelissier
Art Director    Jon Carlos
Set Designer    Anne Porter
Set Designer    Jeff Markwith
Script Supervisor    Steven R. Gehrke
Sound Mixer    Mark Weingarten
Post-Production Supervisor    Lisa Dennis
Re-recording Mixer    John Reitz
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Ozanich
Supervising Dialogue Editor    Harrison Meyle
Dialogue Editor    Sean Heissinger
Sound Effects Editor    Dan Kenyon
Sound Effects Editor    Jon Michaels
Foley Mixer    Darrin Mann
Supervising Music Editor    Jason Ruder
Music Editor    Jordan Corngold
Costume Supervisor    Donna O'Neal
Make up    Dennis Liddiard
Make up    Francisco Perez
Hairstylist    Kimberley Spiteri
Hairstylist    Marie Elena
Special Effects Coordinator    James Lorimer
Location Manager    Ken Lavet

Home Market Releases for November 22nd, 2016

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August 18th, 2016

War Dogs

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War Dogs Trailer

July 12th, 2016

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/19 3 $14,685,305   3,258 $4,507   $14,685,305 3
2016/08/26 7 $7,022,257 -52% 3,258 $2,155   $27,524,944 10
2016/09/02 6 $4,812,634 -31% 2,848 $1,690   $35,325,594 17
2016/09/09 12 $2,027,498 -58% 1,781 $1,138   $39,802,216 24
2016/09/16 18 $1,025,050 -49% 902 $1,136   $41,675,235 31
2016/09/23 21 $380,488 -63% 417 $912   $42,480,676 38
2016/09/30 28 $124,523 -67% 166 $750   $42,766,505 45
2016/10/07 36 $104,265 -16% 175 $596   $42,920,384 52
2016/10/14 48 $44,783 -57% 123 $364   $43,017,433 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/19 2 $5,550,589   3,258 $1,704   $5,550,589 1
2016/08/20 3 $4,981,332 -10% 3,258 $1,529   $10,531,921 2
2016/08/21 3 $4,153,384 -17% 3,258 $1,275   $14,685,305 3
2016/08/22 3 $1,501,311 -64% 3,258 $461   $16,186,616 4
2016/08/23 3 $1,915,797 +28% 3,258 $588   $18,102,413 5
2016/08/24 3 $1,283,892 -33% 3,258 $394   $19,386,305 6
2016/08/25 3 $1,116,382 -13% 3,258 $343   $20,502,687 7
2016/08/26 5 $2,005,080 +80% 3,258 $615   $22,507,767 8
2016/08/27 6 $2,997,389 +49% 3,258 $920   $25,505,156 9
2016/08/28 7 $2,019,788 -33% 3,258 $620   $27,524,944 10
2016/08/29 4 $703,864 -65% 3,258 $216   $28,228,808 11
2016/08/30 5 $950,425 +35% 3,258 $292   $29,179,233 12
2016/08/31 4 $663,576 -30% 3,258 $204   $29,842,809 13
2016/09/01 6 $670,151 +1% 3,258 $206   $30,512,960 14
2016/09/02 8 $1,236,028 +84% 2,848 $434   $31,748,988 15
2016/09/03 8 $1,725,650 +40% 2,848 $606   $33,474,638 16
2016/09/04 6 $1,850,956 +7% 2,848 $650   $35,325,594 17
2016/09/05 7 $1,287,658 -30% 2,848 $452   $36,613,252 18
2016/09/06 5 $501,103 -61% 2,848 $176   $37,114,355 19
2016/09/07 6 $355,872 -29% 2,848 $125   $37,470,227 20
2016/09/08 7 $304,491 -14% 2,848 $107   $37,774,718 21
2016/09/09 11 $597,763 +96% 1,781 $336   $38,372,481 22
2016/09/10 11 $928,369 +55% 1,781 $521   $39,300,850 23
2016/09/11 12 $501,366 -46% 1,781 $282   $39,802,216 24
2016/09/12 9 $200,435 -60% 1,781 $113   $40,002,651 25
2016/09/13 9 $283,655 +42% 1,781 $159   $40,286,306 26
2016/09/14 9 $201,395 -29% 1,781 $113   $40,487,701 27
2016/09/15 10 $162,484 -19% 1,781 $91   $40,650,185 28
2016/09/16 - $305,102 +88% 902 $338   $40,955,287 29
2016/09/17 - $456,933 +50% 902 $507   $41,412,220 30
2016/09/18 - $263,015 -42% 902 $292   $41,675,235 31
2016/09/19 13 $105,836 -60% 902 $117   $41,781,071 32
2016/09/20 15 $136,645 +29% 902 $151   $41,917,716 33
2016/09/21 15 $101,405 -26% 902 $112   $42,019,121 34
2016/09/22 14 $81,067 -20% 902 $90   $42,100,188 35
2016/09/23 - $115,776 +43% 417 $278   $42,215,964 36
2016/09/24 - $170,293 +47% 417 $408   $42,386,257 37
2016/09/25 - $94,419 -45% 417 $226   $42,480,676 38
2016/09/26 - $35,758 -62% 417 $86   $42,516,434 39
2016/09/27 - $53,994 +51% 417 $129   $42,570,428 40
2016/09/28 - $41,123 -24% 417 $99   $42,611,551 41
2016/09/29 - $30,431 -26% 417 $73   $42,641,982 42
2016/09/30 - $37,061 +22% 166 $223   $42,679,043 43
2016/10/01 - $57,312 +55% 166 $345   $42,736,355 44
2016/10/02 - $30,150 -47% 166 $182   $42,766,505 45
2016/10/03 - $13,567 -55% 166 $82   $42,780,072 46
2016/10/04 - $14,381 +6% 166 $87   $42,794,453 47
2016/10/05 - $11,183 -22% 166 $67   $42,805,636 48
2016/10/06 - $10,483 -6% 166 $63   $42,816,119 49
2016/10/07 - $30,844 +194% 175 $176   $42,846,963 50
2016/10/08 - $42,941 +39% 175 $245   $42,889,904 51
2016/10/09 - $30,480 -29% 175 $174   $42,920,384 52
2016/10/10 - $15,678 -49% 175 $90   $42,936,062 53
2016/10/11 - $14,055 -10% 175 $80   $42,950,117 54
2016/10/12 - $11,946 -15% 175 $68   $42,962,063 55
2016/10/13 - $10,587 -11% 175 $60   $42,972,650 56
2016/10/14 - $14,149 +34% 123 $115   $42,986,799 57
2016/10/15 - $18,311 +29% 123 $149   $43,005,110 58
2016/10/16 - $12,323 -33% 123 $100   $43,017,433 59
2016/10/17 - $3,704 -70% 123 $30   $43,021,137 60
2016/10/18 - $4,901 +32% 123 $40   $43,026,038 61
2016/10/19 - $3,922 -20% 123 $32   $43,029,960 62
2016/10/20 - $4,563 +16% 123 $37   $43,034,523 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/19 3 $20,502,687   3,258 $6,293   $20,502,687 7
2016/08/26 7 $10,010,273 -51% 3,258 $3,073   $30,512,960 14
2016/09/02 7 $7,261,758 -27% 2,848 $2,550   $37,774,718 21
2016/09/09 11 $2,875,467 -60% 1,781 $1,615   $40,650,185 28
2016/09/16 18 $1,450,003 -50% 902 $1,608   $42,100,188 35
2016/09/23 20 $541,794 -63% 417 $1,299   $42,641,982 42
2016/09/30 31 $174,137 -68% 166 $1,049   $42,816,119 49
2016/10/07 37 $156,531 -10% 175 $894   $42,972,650 56
2016/10/14 50 $61,873 -60% 123 $503   $43,034,523 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 8/19/2016 $1,067,143 246 246 895 $3,117,227 10/6/2016
Bulgaria 8/19/2016 $23,398 0 0 0 $96,047 9/29/2016
Czech Republic 8/19/2016 $44,002 52 52 126 $118,567 9/15/2016
Italy 9/16/2016 $981,252 0 0 0 $2,527,834 10/13/2016
Lithuania 8/19/2016 $31,991 109 109 289 $155,722 10/19/2016
Netherlands 8/19/2016 $360,822 80 81 429 $1,162,710 9/28/2016
New Zealand 8/19/2016 $137,384 62 62 238 $423,165 9/12/2016
Portugal 8/19/2016 $165,678 42 42 183 $617,369 10/19/2016
Russia (CIS) 8/19/2016 $1,904,221 951 951 2243 $3,995,220 9/14/2016
Slovakia 8/19/2016 $48,053 43 43 119 $159,685 10/6/2016
Slovenia 8/19/2016 $19,246 10 10 59 $84,993 11/7/2016
Spain 9/9/2016 $582,680 280 284 1089 $1,845,212 10/27/2016
United Kingdom 8/26/2016 $1,323,588 481 489 1301 $4,255,801 9/14/2016
 
Rest of World $21,440,448
 
International Total$40,000,000 11/7/2016

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