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We Were Soldiers (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $78,120,196Details
International Box Office $36,538,066
Worldwide Box Office $114,658,262
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 1st, 2002 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for sustained sequences of graphic war violence, and for language
Running Time: 139 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Hacksaw Ridge
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Keywords: Historical Battles, Vietnam War, War
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Icon Productions, Wheelhouse Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,392 $5,278 Jun 28, 2002 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,492 $8,542 Jun 21, 2002 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,682 $10,778 Jun 14, 2002 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,366 $42,393 Jun 7, 2002 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,248 $77,522 May 31, 2002 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 747 $223,050 May 24, 2002 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,078 $177,804 May 17, 2002 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 892 $278,989 May 10, 2002 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 905 $365,879 May 3, 2002 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 896 $541,858 Apr 26, 2002 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 884 $892,201 Apr 19, 2002 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 882 $1,428,885 Apr 12, 2002 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 794 $2,536,701 Apr 5, 2002 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 811 $3,723,298 Mar 29, 2002 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 743 $5,728,150 Mar 22, 2002 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 716 $8,488,331 Mar 15, 2002 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 785 $50,805,000 Mar 15, 2002 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 621 $14,208,525 Mar 8, 2002 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,279 $5,400,000 Mar 3, 2002 3
Biggest March Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 95 $20,212,543 Mar 1, 2002 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 836 $20,212,543 Mar 1, 2002 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,349 $20,212,543 Mar 1, 2002 3
Widest Opening Weekend 641 3,143 Mar 1, 2002 3
Biggest March Day at the Domestic Box Office 182 $9,268,000 Mar 2, 2002 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 995 $9,268,000 Mar 2, 2002 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,607 $5,545,000 Mar 1, 2002 1

Cast

   Lt. Col. Hal Moore
Madeleine Stowe    Julie Moore
Greg Kinnear    Maj. Bruce Crandell
Sam Elliott    Sgt-Maj. Basil Plumley
Chris Klein    2nd Lt. Jack Geoghegan
Keri Russell    Barbara Geoghegan
Barry Pepper    Joe Galloway
Don Duong    Lt. Col. Nguyen Huu An
Ryan Hurst    Sgt. Ernie Savage
Robert Bagnell    1st Lt. Charlie Hastings
Marc Blucas    2nd Lieutenant Henry Herrick
Josh Daugherty    Spec. 4 Bob Ouelette
Jsu Garcia    Capt. Tony Nadal
Clark Gregg    Capt. Tom Metsker
Desmond Harrington    Spec. 4 Bill Beck
Blake Heron    Spec. 4 Galen Bungum
Erik MacArthur    Spec. 4 Russell Adams
Dylan Walsh    Capt. Bob Edwards
Jon Hamm    Capt. Matt Dillon
Mark McCracken    Capt. Ed 'Too Tall' Freeman
Edwin Morrow    PFC Willie Godboldt
Brian Tee    PFC Jimmy Nakayama
Sloane Momsen    Cecile Moore
Bellamy Young    Catherine Metsker
Simbi Khali    Alma Givens
Jim Grimshaw    Maj. Gen. Harry Kinnard
Forry Smith    Plt. Sgt. Carl Palmer
Steven Nelson    Spec. 5 Charlie "Doc" Lose
Vincent Angell    Capt. Robert "Doc" Carrara
Michael Tomlinson    Col. Tim Brown
Keith Szarabajka    Diplomatic Spook
Tim Abell    Army Intelligence Officer
Patrick St. Esprit    General in Hallway
Michael John White    Mortar Sergeant
Daniel Roebuck    Medevac Commanding Officer
Maia Lien    Army Wife
Danny Beene    Cab Driver
Taylor Momsen    Daughter Julie Moore
Josh McLaurin    Greg Moore
Devon Werkheiser    Steve Moore
Luke Benward    David Moore
Billinjer C. Tran    Viet Minh Sergeant
Vien Hong    Mr. Nik
Joseph Tran    NVA Prisoner
Joseph Hieu    NVA Officer
Lam Nguyen    NVA Soldier with Bayonet
Zoe Bui    NVA Wife
Andrew Wallace    French Bugler
Nicholas Hosking    French Captain
Michael Giordani    French Lieutenant
Shep Koster    Reporter
Kate Lombardi    Reporter
Ingrid Semler    Reporter
Jason Powell    Sgt. Robert Stokes
Doug C. Cook    Capt. Ray Lefebvre
Sean Thomas Bunch    Trooper on Fire
F. Lee Reynolds    Huey Flight Crew
Stephen Zapotoczny    Edwards' Radio Operator
Frank Kostenko, Jr.    Foxhole Trooper

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Randall Wallace
Story Creator    Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore
Story Creator    Joseph L. Galloway
Producer    Bruce Davey
Producer    Stephen McEveety
Producer    Randall Wallace
Executive Producer    Jim Lemley
Executive Producer    Arne L. Schmidt
Production Designer    Tom Sanders
Editor    William Hoy
Composer    Nick Glennie-Smith
Director of Photography    Dean Semler
Co-Producer    Danielle Lemmon
Co-Producer    Stephen Zapotoczny
Associate Producer    Eveleen Anne Bandy
Associate Producer    William Hoy
Assistant Director    Nilo Otero
Assistant Director    Kim Winther
Second Unit Director    Allan Graf
Unit Production Manager    Arne L. Schmidt
Production Supervisor    Gregg Edler
Supervising Art Director    Daniel T. Dorrance
Art Director    Kevin Kavanaugh
Set Decorator    Gary Fettis
Second Unit Camera    Lloyd Ahern II
Second Unit Camera    Michael Gershman
Second Unit Camera    Richard Merryman
Additional Photography    David B. Nowell
Costume Designer    Michael T. Boyd
Costume Supervisor    Joe McCloskey
Costume Supervisor    Stanley L. Moore
Additional Editor    Craig Wood
Sound Mixer    Tim Cooney
Re-recording Mixer    Marc Fishman
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Keller
Supervising Sound Editor    Mark Stoeckinger
Supervising Sound Editor    Lon Bender
Sound Effects Editor    Randy Kelley
Sound Effects Editor    Peter J. Lehman
Sound Effects Editor    Greg Hainer
Sound Designer    Mark Stoeckinger
Sound Designer    Lon Bender
Sound Designer    Geoffrey G. Rubay
Dialogue Editor    Kelly Oxford
Dialogue Editor    Mike Hertlein
Dialogue Editor    Kimaree Long
Music Editor    Laura Perlman
Make up    Michael Mills
Make up    Craig Reardon
Hairstylist    Beth Miller
Special Make-up Effects    Michael Mills
Song Writer    Randall Wallace
Song Writer    Nick Glennie-Smith
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey
Casting Director    Cathy Sandrich
Stunt Coordinator    Allan Graf
Stunt Coordinator    Lance Gilbert
Digital Supervisor    Kelly Port

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
2002/03/01 1 $20,212,543   3,143 $6,431   $20,212,543 3
2002/03/08 2 $14,208,525 -30% 3,143 $4,521   $40,552,286 10
2002/03/15 5 $8,488,331 -40% 3,143 $2,701   $53,326,665 17
2002/03/22 6 $5,728,150 -33% 2,859 $2,004   $61,638,534 24
2002/03/29 9 $3,723,298 -35% 2,046 $1,820   $67,601,100 31
2002/04/05 11 $2,536,701 -32% 1,740 $1,458   $71,695,364 38
2002/04/12 14 $1,428,885 -44% 1,112 $1,285   $73,869,164 45
2002/04/19 14 $892,201 -38% 838 $1,065   $75,327,562 52
2002/04/26 22 $541,858 -39% 602 $900   $76,207,877 59
2002/05/03 25 $365,879 -32% 448 $817   $76,781,783 66
2002/05/10 27 $278,989 -24% 352 $793   $77,199,533 73
2002/05/17 26 $177,804 -36% 241 $738   $77,479,274 80
2002/05/24 25 $223,050 +25% 322 $693   $77,841,080 87
2002/05/31 30 $77,522 -65% 234 $331   $77,977,745 94
2002/06/07 38 $42,393 -45% 105 $404   $78,064,284 101
2002/06/14 59 $10,778 -75% 42 $257   $78,094,068 108
2002/06/21 69 $8,542 -21% 21 $407   $78,108,694 115
2002/06/28 83 $5,278 -38% 17 $310   $78,120,196 122

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/03/01 1 $5,545,000   3,143 $1,764   $5,545,000 1
2002/03/02 1 $9,268,000 +67% 3,143 $2,949   $14,813,000 2
2002/03/03 1 $5,400,000 -42% 3,143 $1,718   $20,212,543 3
2002/03/04 1 $1,660,000 -69% 3,143 $528   $21,873,000 4
2002/03/05 1 $1,642,000 -1% 3,143 $522   $23,515,000 5
2002/03/06 1 $1,413,000 -14% 3,143 $450   $24,927,000 6
2002/03/07 1 $1,416,000 n/c 3,143 $451   $26,344,000 7
2002/03/08 2 $3,618,000 +156% 3,143 $1,151   $29,962,000 8
2002/03/09 2 $6,689,000 +85% 3,143 $2,128   $36,881,000 9
2002/03/10 2 $3,672,000 -45% 3,143 $1,168   $40,552,286 10
2002/03/11 2 $1,105,000 -70% 3,143 $352   $41,658,000 11
2002/03/12 2 $1,208,000 +9% 3,143 $384   $42,866,000 12
2002/03/13 2 $1,018,000 -16% 3,143 $324   $43,884,000 13
2002/03/14 2 $954,000 -6% 3,143 $304   $44,838,000 14
2002/03/15 5 $2,282,000 +139% 3,143 $726   $47,120,000 15
2002/03/16 5 $3,685,000 +61% 3,143 $1,172   $50,805,000 16
2002/03/17 5 $2,100,000 -43% 3,143 $668   $53,326,665 17
2002/03/18 5 $673,000 -68% 3,143 $214   $53,999,000 18
2002/03/19 5 $702,000 +4% 3,143 $223   $54,701,000 19
2002/03/20 5 $606,000 -14% 3,143 $193   $55,307,000 20
2002/03/21 5 $603,000 n/c 3,143 $192   $55,910,000 21
2002/03/22 6 $2,080,000 +245% 2,859 $728   $57,990,000 22
2002/03/23 6 $2,626,000 +26% 2,859 $919   $60,616,000 23
2002/03/24 7 $1,330,000 -49% 2,859 $465   $61,638,534 24
2002/03/25 7 $517,000 -61% 2,859 $181   $62,155,000 25
2002/03/26 6 $584,000 +13% 2,859 $204   $62,739,000 26
2002/03/27 6 $536,000 -8% 2,859 $187   $63,275,000 27
2002/03/28 7 $603,000 +13% 2,859 $211   $63,878,000 28
2002/03/29 10 $1,292,000 +114% 2,046 $631   $65,170,000 29
2002/03/30 9 $1,468,000 +14% 2,046 $717   $66,638,000 30
2002/03/31 8 $963,000 -34% 2,046 $471   $67,601,100 31
2002/04/01 11 $406,000 -58% 2,046 $198   $68,007,000 32
2002/04/02 8 $395,000 -3% 2,046 $193   $68,402,000 33
2002/04/03 7 $388,000 -2% 2,046 $190   $68,790,000 34
2002/04/04 7 $369,000 -5% 2,046 $180   $69,159,000 35
2002/04/05 11 $678,000 +84% 2,046 $331   $69,837,000 36
2002/04/06 11 $1,055,000 +56% 2,046 $516   $70,892,000 37
2002/04/08 9 $176,000   1,740 $101   $71,872,000 39
2002/04/09 9 $204,000 +16% 1,740 $117   $72,076,000 40
2002/04/10 9 $183,000 -10% 1,740 $105   $72,259,000 41
2002/04/11 9 $181,000 -1% 1,740 $104   $72,440,000 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/03/01 1 $26,343,761   3,143 $8,382   $26,343,761 7
2002/03/08 2 $18,494,573 -30% 3,143 $5,884   $44,838,334 14
2002/03/15 5 $11,072,050 -40% 3,143 $3,523   $55,910,384 21
2002/03/22 6 $7,967,418 -28% 2,859 $2,787   $63,877,802 28
2002/03/29 9 $5,280,861 -34% 2,046 $2,581   $69,158,663 35
2002/04/05 10 $3,281,616 -38% 1,740 $1,886   $72,440,279 42
2002/04/12 12 $1,995,082 -39% 1,112 $1,794   $74,435,361 49
2002/04/19 15 $1,230,658 -38% 838 $1,469   $75,666,019 56
2002/04/26 22 $749,885 -39% 602 $1,246   $76,415,904 63
2002/05/03 26 $504,640 -33% 448 $1,126   $76,920,544 70
2002/05/10 27 $380,926 -25% 352 $1,082   $77,301,470 77
2002/05/17 26 $316,560 -17% 241 $1,314   $77,618,030 84
2002/05/24 26 $282,193 -11% 322 $876   $77,900,223 91
2002/05/31 30 $121,668 -57% 234 $520   $78,021,891 98
2002/06/07 37 $61,399 -50% 105 $585   $78,083,290 105
2002/06/14 63 $16,862 -73% 42 $401   $78,100,152 112
2002/06/21 66 $14,766 -12% 21 $703   $78,114,918 119
2002/06/28 80 $5,278 -64% 17 $310   $78,120,196 126

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