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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $23,083,334Details
International Box Office $1,832,635Details
Worldwide Box Office $24,915,969
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,156,585 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,184,876 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,341,461
Further financial details...

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  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

When reporter Kim Baker’s life needs something more, she decides to 'shake it all up’ by taking an assignment in a war zone. There, in the midst of chaos, she finds the strength she never knew she had. Sometimes it takes saying ‘WTF’ to find the life you were always destined to have.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 4th, 2016 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: April 22nd, 2016 (Wide) (New Zealand)
May 13th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
May 13th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
May 20th, 2016 (Wide) (Italy)
November 9th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
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Video Release: June 14th, 2016 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some sexual content, drug use and violent war images.
(Rating bulletin 2413 (Cert 50168), 2/24/2016)
Running Time: 111 minutes
Comparisons: vs. War Dogs
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Keywords: War Correspondent, War, Afghanistan War, Romance
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Paramount Pictures, Broadway Video, Little Stranger
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,057 $73,125 Apr 22, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,030 $121,411 Apr 15, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,957 $236,735 Apr 8, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,852 $512,193 Apr 1, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,049 $900,104 Mar 25, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,382 $2,801,718 Mar 18, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,279 $4,665,013 Mar 11, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,283 $7,450,275 Mar 4, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,753 2,374 Mar 4, 2016 3

Cast

   Kim Baker
   Tanya Vanderpoel
   Iain Mackelpie
Alfred Molina    Ali Massoud Sadiq
Billy Bob Thornton    Hollanek
Christopher Abbott    Fahim Ahmadzai
Nicholas Braun    Tall Brian
Stephen Peacocke    Nic
Sheila Vand    Shakira Khar
Evan Jonigkeit    Specialist Lance Corporal Andrew Coughlin, USMC
Josh Charles    Chris
Fahim Anwar    Jaweed
Cherry Jones    Geri Taub
Scott Takeda    Ed Faber
Eli Goodman    Tucker Wang
Soledad O'Brien    Herself
Thomas Kretschmann    Airplane Passenger
Demosthenes Chrysan    Warlord
Hakim Zamir    Oadar
Jon Kristian Moore    Andy
David Stanford    Colin
Vic Browder    Terry
Howard Ferguson Jr    Reggie
Matt Page    Lt. Stern
Sterling K. Brown    Sgt. Hurd
Andres Segura    Private Vides
Bernardo Saracino    Jaweed's Friend
Dylan Kenin    Antoine
Di Zhu    Deng Wenge
Lauren Poole    Embassy Guest
Hank Rogerson    Embassy Guest
Eb Lottimer    CIA Agent
Ava Del Cielo    Elena Coughlin
Brenden Wedner    Drone Pilot
Kevin Collins    Drone Pilot
Tad Jones    TV Reporter
Glen F Roberts    Lt. Col. Roberts, USAF
Chris Stagner    Gunnery Sgt. Smith
Eric Steinig    Forecon Officer
Brandon Hampton    Lt. Sanocki
Stafford Douglas    Sgt. Gundacker
Tommy Truex    Cpl. Caswell
Erik Gonzales    PFC Voegeli
Ron Weisberg    Navy Corpsman

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Robert Carlock
Based on the Book 'The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan' by    Kim Barker
Producer    Lorne Michaels
Producer    Tina Fey
Producer    Ian Bryce
Executive Producer    Charlie Gogolak
Executive Producer    Sam Grey
Executive Producer    Eric Gurian
Director of Photography    Xavier Grobet
Production Designer    Beth Mickle
Editor    Jan Kovac
Composer    Nick Urata
Special Effects Coordinator    Stan Blackwell
Associate Producer    Regan Riskas
Associate Producer    Jeffrey Harlacker
Casting Director    Bernard Telsey
Casting Director    Tiffany Little Canfield
Casting Director    Conrad Woolfe
Costume Designer    Lisa Lovaas
Sound Mixer    Benjamin Patrick
Unit Production Manager    Susan McNamara
Assistant Director    Stephen Hagen
Assistant Director    Jon Recher
Location Manager    J.J. Hook
Post-Production Supervisor    Jeffrey Harlacker
Stunt Coordinator    Charles Croughwell
Stunt Coordinator    David Rowden
Music Supervisor    Jason Ruder
Art Director    Elisa Viola
Art Director    Derek Jensen
Set Decorator    Lisa Sessions Morgan
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul Urmson
Re-recording Mixer    Skip Lievsay
Re-recording Mixer    Paul Urmson
Visual Effects Supervisor    John Weckworth

Home Market Releases for June 14th, 2016

June 14th, 2016

Hello, My Name is Doris

It is a much slower week than it was last time. In fact, the only two reviews this week were for releases that came out last week. That doesn't mean we don't have any good releases and there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week. Of these, Hello, My Name is Doris is the one I'm most interested in buying and the Blu-ray, while not loaded with extras, is the Pick of the Week. I'm also giving an honorary Puck of the Week to Dark Matter: Season 1, which is a Canadian Sci-fi series.

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Thursday Night Previews: Keanu Mews - Update

April 29th, 2016

Keanu

Keanu earned $560,000 during its previews last night. This is hardly a roar, but it isn't bad either. Barbershop: The Next Cut earned $735,000 two weeks ago and if the two films have similar day-to-day growth, then Keanu will open with $15 million during the weekend. This is exactly in line with predictions and should be enough to make the studio happy. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Zootopia Doubles The Competition with $51.34 Million

March 15th, 2016

Zootopia

The weekend box office was mostly positive with both Zootopia and 10 Cloverfield Lane finishing on the very high end of expectations over the weekend. On the other hand, the less said about the other new wide releases the better. Overall, the box office fell from last weekend, down 17% to $135 million, but that's not a bad decline after Zootopia's monster opening. Compared to last year, the box office was up 2.5%, which isn't a great improvement, but any win now increases the chances 2016 will remain competitive with 2015 when we reach the point that Furious 7, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Jurassic World opened last year. Speaking of the year-over-year comparison, 2016's lead over 2015 slipped to 8.7% at $2.15 billion to $1.98 billion. That is still an impressive lead and one that will hopefully grow by the end of the month. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Zootopia Wins Weekend With Record-breaking Result of $75.06 million

March 8th, 2016

Zootopia

As expected Zootopia dominated the weekend box office earning $75.06 million. This is half of what The Hunger Games opened with, but it was still the fifth Biggest March Opening. It also broke a couple of smaller records, but more on that down below. Second place went to London Has Fallen, but it was way, way back with just $21.64 million. This is terrible for a film that cost more than $100 million to make. Overall, the box office was $159 million. This is 41% more than last weekend and 77% more than the same weekend last year. 2016's lead over 2015 rose to just a hair under 10% at $1.97 billion to $1.79 billion. Granted, by this time in 2015, none of the year's $1 billion hits had been released, so things can change rapidly, but this is still a great start so far. More...

Weekend Estimates: Zootopia Starts March with $73.7 Million

March 6th, 2016

Zootopia

Buoyed by excellent reviews and limited competition, Zootopia will launch this weekend to a huge $73.7 million, the fourth-best weekend in March and best-ever weekend for Walt Disney Animation Studios, ahead of Frozen’s second weekend back in 2013. With a 93% favorability score among audiences, and an A CinemaScore, the film should enjoy long legs going into the Easter season. Aside from The Little Prince (which is expected to open in limited release), Zootopia doesn’t have much competition from other family films until The Jungle Book opens on April 15. It’s already shaping up to be another good year at the box office for Disney. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Zootopia Hopps to the Top - Update

March 4th, 2016

Zootopia

Judy Hopps and the rest of the cast of Zootopia got off to a great start earning $1.7 million during its Thursday previews. This doesn't sound like a lot compared to Deadpool, which earned more than $12 million just a few weeks ago. However, family films rarely do this well during previews. In fact, Kung Fu Panda 3 didn't even bother with previews. A good comparison is Home, which opened this month last year. That film earned $650,000 during its previews and its reviews were only mixed. As expected, Zootopia is no longer earning 100% positive reviews, but its Tomatometer Score is still a stunning 99% positive. This should help its word-of-mouth and a record-breaking run is still well within reach. More...

Weekend Predictions: Zootopia Hopes to Have a Wild Debut

March 4th, 2016

Zootopia

March begins with three wide releases and there is a potential record-breaker in that list, sort of. Zootopia isn't going to challenge The Hunger Games for Biggest March Opening, but it has a good shot at topping The Lorax for biggest opening for an animated film in March. London Has Fallen needs to make close to $30 million this weekend, if it is to have any real shot at breaking even any time soon. This isn't going to happen. Meanwhile, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is just hoping to come close to $10 million over the weekend. This weekend last year, the box office was led by Chappie with just $13.35 million. Zootopia will earn way more than that on opening night. It should be a great weekend for 2016 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2016 Preview: March

March 1st, 2016

Zootopia

It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.

As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015. 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
2016/03/04 4 $7,450,275   2,374 $3,138   $7,450,275 3
2016/03/11 5 $4,665,013 -37% 2,413 $1,933   $14,636,916 10
2016/03/18 7 $2,801,718 -40% 2,079 $1,348   $19,272,558 17
2016/03/25 12 $900,104 -68% 847 $1,063   $21,326,169 24
2016/04/01 19 $512,193 -43% 457 $1,121   $22,286,010 31
2016/04/08 22 $236,735 -54% 277 $855   $22,714,528 38
2016/04/15 26 $121,411 -49% 223 $544   $22,920,992 45
2016/04/22 34 $73,125 -40% 154 $475   $23,049,575 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/04 4 $2,425,301   2,374 $1,022   $2,425,301 1
2016/03/05 4 $3,197,225 +32% 2,374 $1,347   $5,622,526 2
2016/03/06 4 $1,827,749 -43% 2,374 $770   $7,450,275 3
2016/03/07 4 $563,073 -69% 2,374 $237   $8,013,348 4
2016/03/08 4 $807,837 +43% 2,374 $340   $8,821,185 5
2016/03/09 4 $585,281 -28% 2,374 $247   $9,406,466 6
2016/03/10 4 $565,437 -3% 2,374 $238   $9,971,903 7
2016/03/11 7 $1,346,218 +138% 2,413 $558   $11,318,121 8
2016/03/12 5 $2,086,914 +55% 2,413 $865   $13,405,035 9
2016/03/13 5 $1,231,881 -41% 2,413 $511   $14,636,916 10
2016/03/14 5 $420,929 -66% 2,413 $174   $15,057,845 11
2016/03/15 5 $608,477 +45% 2,413 $252   $15,666,322 12
2016/03/16 6 $441,003 -28% 2,413 $183   $16,107,325 13
2016/03/17 6 $363,515 -18% 2,413 $151   $16,470,840 14
2016/03/18 7 $766,166 +111% 2,079 $369   $17,237,006 15
2016/03/19 7 $1,284,380 +68% 2,079 $618   $18,521,386 16
2016/03/20 7 $751,172 -42% 2,079 $361   $19,272,558 17
2016/03/21 7 $281,271 -63% 2,079 $135   $19,553,829 18
2016/03/22 7 $365,061 +30% 2,079 $176   $19,918,890 19
2016/03/23 7 $282,736 -23% 2,079 $136   $20,201,626 20
2016/03/24 7 $224,439 -21% 2,079 $108   $20,426,065 21
2016/03/25 12 $296,202 +32% 847 $350   $20,722,267 22
2016/03/26 11 $371,642 +25% 847 $439   $21,093,909 23
2016/03/27 12 $232,260 -38% 847 $274   $21,326,169 24
2016/03/28 13 $111,549 -52% 847 $132   $21,437,718 25
2016/03/29 11 $124,237 +11% 847 $147   $21,561,955 26
2016/03/30 11 $107,349 -14% 847 $127   $21,669,304 27
2016/03/31 11 $104,513 -3% 847 $123   $21,773,817 28
2016/04/01 - $150,477 +44% 457 $329   $21,924,294 29
2016/04/02 14 $235,868 +57% 457 $516   $22,160,162 30
2016/04/03 - $125,848 -47% 457 $275   $22,286,010 31
2016/04/04 15 $41,765 -67% 457 $91   $22,327,775 32
2016/04/05 14 $59,035 +41% 457 $129   $22,386,810 33
2016/04/06 14 $47,779 -19% 457 $105   $22,434,589 34
2016/04/07 15 $43,204 -10% 457 $95   $22,477,793 35
2016/04/08 - $65,302 +51% 277 $236   $22,543,095 36
2016/04/09 - $115,907 +77% 277 $418   $22,659,002 37
2016/04/10 - $55,526 -52% 277 $200   $22,714,528 38
2016/04/11 - $18,635 -66% 277 $67   $22,733,163 39
2016/04/12 - $28,765 +54% 277 $104   $22,761,928 40
2016/04/13 - $20,539 -29% 277 $74   $22,782,467 41
2016/04/14 - $17,114 -17% 277 $62   $22,799,581 42
2016/04/15 - $38,070 +122% 223 $171   $22,837,651 43
2016/04/16 - $54,658 +44% 223 $245   $22,892,309 44
2016/04/17 - $28,683 -48% 223 $129   $22,920,992 45
2016/04/18 - $12,245 -57% 223 $55   $22,933,237 46
2016/04/19 - $16,443 +34% 223 $74   $22,949,680 47
2016/04/20 - $12,861 -22% 223 $58   $22,962,541 48
2016/04/21 - $13,909 +8% 223 $62   $22,976,450 49
2016/04/22 - $21,926 +58% 154 $142   $22,998,376 50
2016/04/23 - $33,871 +54% 154 $220   $23,032,247 51
2016/04/24 - $17,328 -49% 154 $113   $23,049,575 52
2016/04/25 - $6,473 -63% 154 $42   $23,056,048 53
2016/04/26 - $10,037 +55% 154 $65   $23,066,085 54
2016/04/27 - $7,672 -24% 154 $50   $23,073,757 55
2016/04/28 - $9,577 +25% 154 $62   $23,083,334 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/04 4 $9,971,903   2,374 $4,200   $9,971,903 7
2016/03/11 5 $6,498,937 -35% 2,413 $2,693   $16,470,840 14
2016/03/18 7 $3,955,225 -39% 2,079 $1,902   $20,426,065 21
2016/03/25 12 $1,347,752 -66% 847 $1,591   $21,773,817 28
2016/04/01 17 $703,976 -48% 457 $1,540   $22,477,793 35
2016/04/08 22 $321,788 -54% 277 $1,162   $22,799,581 42
2016/04/15 26 $176,869 -45% 223 $793   $22,976,450 49
2016/04/22 33 $106,884 -40% 154 $694   $23,083,334 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 5/13/2016 $579,663 171 177 653 $1,611,517 6/30/2016
Italy 5/20/2016 $36,747 0 0 0 $36,747 6/9/2016
New Zealand 4/22/2016 $27,535 23 23 74 $72,652 6/9/2016
South Korea 11/9/2016 $14,185 108 108 108 $27,227 11/28/2016
United Kingdom 5/13/2016 $84,492 123 123 123 $84,492 6/9/2016
 
International Total$1,832,635 11/28/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/3/2016451,528 51,528$911,015$911,0153
7/10/20161133,227-36% 84,755$509,370$1,420,3854
7/17/2016277,024-79% 91,779$126,362$1,546,7475

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/3/2016732,390 32,390$639,707$639,7073
7/10/2016916,174-50% 48,564$294,521$934,2284

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