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The Men Who Stare at Goats


The Numbers Rating: 8.00 (3 votes) Rate it - Rating Details
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 51% - Rotten
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $32,428,195
International Box Office$34,920,023
Worldwide Box Office$67,348,218
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales: $9,971,156 Weekly Breakdown
For full financial breakdown, please contact our research team.
Production Budget:$24,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 6th, 2009 (Wide) by Overture Films
Video Release: March 23rd, 2010 by Overture Films/Anchor Bay
MPAA Rating: R For language, some drug content and brief nudity
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Running Time:93 minutes
North American Rights (Overture):"a little under $5 million" (L.A. Times
Budget Source:L.A. Times ("a little under $25 million")
US Rights (Overture):$5,000,000 (unsourced, DHD)

Synopsis

Reporter Bob Wilton is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady, a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought. A legion of "Warrior Monks" with unparalleled psychic powers can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. Now, the program's founder, Bill Django, has gone missing and Cassady's mission is to find him. Intrigued by his new acquaintance's far-fetched stories, Bob impulsively decides to accompany him on the search.

Trailer


Cast

George Clooney    Lyn Cassady
Ewan McGregor    Bob Wilton
Jeff Bridges    Bill Django
Kevin Spacey    Larry Hooper
Stephen Lang    Brigadier General Dean Hopgood
Robert Patrick    Todd Nixon
Waleed Zuaiter    Mahmud Daash
Stephen Root    Gus Lacey
Glenn Morshower    Major General Holtz
Nick Offerman    Scotty Mercer
Tim Griffin    Tim Kootz
Rebecca Mader    Debora Wilton
Jacob Browne    Lieutenant Boone
Todd Latourrette    Dave
Brad Grunberg    Ron
Elsa Villafane    Gus' Mother
Fawad Masood Siddiqui    Kuwait Waiter
Samuel Gates    Journalist #1
McCaleb Burnett    Journalist #2
Sean Phillips    Vietnam Soldier
Matt Newton    Vietnam Private Chris
Minh Tu Van    VC Woman
Robert Curtis Brown    General Brown
Hrach Titizian    Kidnapper #1
Shafik N. Bahou    Kidnapper #2

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Rolfe Kent
Screenwriter    Peter Straughan
Executive Producer    Alison Owen
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey
Unit Production Manager    Barbara A. Hall
Executive Producer    Barbara A. Hall
Casting Director    Cathy Sandrich Gelfond
Executive Producer    David M. Thompson
Assistant Director    David Webb
Sound Mixer    Edward Tise
Unit Production Manager    Ellen S. Gordon
Executive Producer    James Holt
Assistant Director    John Saunders
Special Effects Coordinator    Kevin Harris
Music Supervisor    Linda Cohen
Costume Designer    Louise Frogley
Set Decorator    Marcia Calosio
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Mangini
Sound Designer    Mark Mangini
Re-recording Mixer    Matthew Iadarola
Set Decorator    Monica Monserrate
Art Director    Peter Borck
Cinematographer    Robert Elswit
Production Designer    Sharon Seymour
Editor    Tatiana S. Riegel
Visual Effects Supervisor    Thomas J. Smith
Director    Grant Heslov

Weekend Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/06 3 $12,706,654   2,443 $5,201   $12,706,654 3
2009/11/13 4 $5,861,753 -54% 2,453 $2,390   $23,038,050 10
2009/11/20 7 $2,829,031 -52% 2,056 $1,376   $27,680,089 17
2009/11/27 11 $1,501,837 -47% 1,119 $1,342   $30,521,930 24
2009/12/04 18 $400,153 -73% 509 $786   $31,289,229 31
2009/12/11 22 $202,035 -50% 324 $624   $31,655,240 38
2009/12/18 30 $86,086 -57% 207 $416   $31,847,604 45
2009/12/25 42 $29,965 -65% 74 $405   $31,944,330 52
2010/01/01 46 $41,494 +38% 74 $561   $32,018,431 59
2010/01/08 32 $120,976 +192% 198 $611   $32,158,526 66
2010/01/15 42 $69,595 -42% 142 $490   $32,290,433 73
2010/01/22 45 $47,080 -32% 95 $496   $32,374,035 80
2010/01/29 52 $25,158 -47% 72 $349   $32,416,109 87

Daily Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/06 3 $4,641,831   2,443 $1,900   $4,641,831 1
2009/11/07 3 $5,290,882 +14% 2,443 $2,166   $9,932,713 2
2009/11/08 3 $2,773,941 -48% 2,443 $1,135   $12,706,654 3
2009/11/09 3 $915,228 -67% 2,443 $375   $13,621,882 4
2009/11/10 3 $1,217,459 +33% 2,443 $498   $14,839,341 5
2009/11/11 3 $1,516,188 +25% 2,443 $621   $16,355,529 6
2009/11/12 2 $820,768 -46% 2,443 $336   $17,176,297 7
2009/11/13 3 $1,942,167 +137% 2,453 $792   $19,118,464 8
2009/11/14 3 $2,608,451 +34% 2,453 $1,063   $21,726,915 9
2009/11/15 5 $1,311,135 -50% 2,453 $535   $23,038,050 10
2009/11/16 4 $431,319 -67% 2,453 $176   $23,469,369 11
2009/11/17 3 $520,012 +21% 2,453 $212   $23,989,381 12
2009/11/18 3 $448,150 -14% 2,453 $183   $24,437,531 13
2009/11/19 4 $413,527 -8% 2,453 $169   $24,851,058 14
2009/11/20 7 $861,993 +108% 2,056 $419   $25,713,051 15
2009/11/21 7 $1,265,189 +47% 2,056 $615   $26,978,240 16
2009/11/22 7 $701,849 -45% 2,056 $341   $27,680,089 17
2009/11/23 7 $303,874 -57% 2,056 $148   $27,983,963 18
2009/11/24 7 $380,365 +25% 2,056 $185   $28,364,328 19
2009/11/25 - $285,702 -25% 1,119 $255   $28,650,030 20
2009/11/26 - $370,063 +30% 1,119 $331   $29,020,093 21
2009/11/27 10 $632,627 +71% 1,119 $565   $29,652,720 22
2009/11/28 10 $600,637 -5% 1,119 $537   $30,253,357 23
2009/11/29 12 $268,573 -55% 1,119 $240   $30,521,930 24
2009/11/30 13 $88,797 -67% 1,119 $79   $30,610,727 25
2009/12/01 13 $92,412 +4% 1,119 $83   $30,703,139 26
2009/12/02 13 $94,802 +3% 1,119 $85   $30,797,941 27
2009/12/03 13 $91,135 -4% 1,119 $81   $30,889,076 28
2009/12/04 - $124,268 +36% 509 $244   $31,013,344 29
2009/12/05 - $175,610 +41% 509 $345   $31,188,954 30
2009/12/06 - $100,275 -43% 509 $197   $31,289,229 31
2009/12/07 - $39,133 -61% 509 $77   $31,328,362 32
2009/12/08 - $41,460 +6% 509 $81   $31,369,822 33
2009/12/09 - $40,342 -3% 509 $79   $31,410,164 34
2009/12/10 - $43,041 +7% 509 $85   $31,453,205 35
2009/12/11 - $59,242 +38% 324 $183   $31,512,447 36
2009/12/12 - $89,779 +52% 324 $277   $31,602,226 37
2009/12/13 - $53,014 -41% 324 $164   $31,655,240 38
2009/12/14 - $23,807 -55% 324 $73   $31,679,047 39
2009/12/15 - $27,879 +17% 324 $86   $31,706,926 40
2009/12/16 - $26,817 -4% 324 $83   $31,733,743 41
2009/12/17 - $27,775 +4% 324 $86   $31,761,518 42
2009/12/18 - $25,015 -10% 207 $121   $31,786,533 43
2009/12/19 - $33,313 +33% 207 $161   $31,819,846 44
2009/12/20 - $27,758 -17% 207 $134   $31,847,604 45
2009/12/21 - $18,318 -34% 207 $88   $31,865,922 46
2009/12/22 - $20,612 +13% 207 $100   $31,886,534 47
2009/12/23 - $17,670 -14% 207 $85   $31,904,204 48
2009/12/24 - $10,161 -42% 207 $49   $31,914,365 49
2009/12/25 - $6,723 -34% 74 $91   $31,921,088 50
2009/12/26 - $13,508 +101% 74 $183   $31,934,596 51
2009/12/27 - $9,734 -28% 74 $132   $31,944,330 52
2009/12/28 - $8,303 -15% 74 $112   $31,952,633 53
2009/12/29 - $8,681 +5% 74 $117   $31,961,314 54
2009/12/30 - $9,010 +4% 74 $122   $31,970,324 55
2009/12/31 - $6,613 -27% 74 $89   $31,976,937 56
2010/01/01 - $15,645 +137% 74 $211   $31,992,582 57
2010/01/02 - $16,725 +7% 74 $226   $32,009,307 58
2010/01/03 - $9,124 -45% 74 $123   $32,018,431 59
2010/01/04 - $4,407 -52% 74 $60   $32,022,838 60
2010/01/05 - $4,919 +12% 74 $66   $32,027,757 61
2010/01/06 - $5,445 +11% 74 $74   $32,033,202 62
2010/01/07 - $4,348 -20% 74 $59   $32,037,550 63
2010/01/08 - $36,227 +733% 198 $183   $32,073,777 64
2010/01/09 - $51,943 +43% 198 $262   $32,125,720 65
2010/01/10 - $32,806 -37% 198 $166   $32,158,526 66
2010/01/11 - $14,846 -55% 198 $75   $32,173,372 67
2010/01/12 - $17,026 +15% 198 $86   $32,190,398 68
2010/01/13 - $14,543 -15% 198 $73   $32,204,941 69
2010/01/14 - $15,897 +9% 198 $80   $32,220,838 70
2010/01/15 - $20,577 +29% 142 $145   $32,241,415 71
2010/01/16 - $27,416 +33% 142 $193   $32,268,831 72
2010/01/17 - $21,602 -21% 142 $152   $32,290,433 73
2010/01/18 40 $13,496 -38% 142 $95   $32,303,929 74
2010/01/19 - $7,677 -43% 142 $54   $32,311,606 75
2010/01/20 - $7,402 -4% 142 $52   $32,319,008 76
2010/01/21 - $7,947 +7% 142 $56   $32,326,955 77
2010/01/22 - $14,755 +86% 95 $155   $32,341,710 78
2010/01/23 - $21,983 +49% 95 $231   $32,363,693 79
2010/01/24 - $10,342 -53% 95 $109   $32,374,035 80
2010/01/25 - $3,973 -62% 95 $42   $32,378,008 81
2010/01/26 - $4,615 +16% 95 $49   $32,382,623 82
2010/01/27 - $3,984 -14% 95 $42   $32,386,607 83
2010/01/28 - $4,344 +9% 95 $46   $32,390,951 84
2010/01/29 - $6,543 +51% 72 $91   $32,397,494 85
2010/01/30 - $11,422 +75% 72 $159   $32,408,916 86
2010/01/31 - $7,193 -37% 72 $100   $32,416,109 87
2010/02/01 - $2,504 -65% 72 $35   $32,418,613 88
2010/02/02 - $3,348 +34% 72 $47   $32,421,961 89
2010/02/03 - $3,023 -10% 72 $42   $32,424,984 90
2010/02/04 - $3,211 +6% 72 $45   $32,428,195 91

Worldwide Weekly Chart Record

DateRank Gross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal Gross
2009-11-12 3 $23,084,143   3,017 $7,651 $23,084,143
2009-11-19 5 $11,597,340 -49.76% 3,078 $3,768 $34,681,483
2009-12-10 22 $564,129 -95.14% 509 $1,108 $44,718,635
2010-03-11 14 $5,517,045 +877.98% 672 $8,210 $57,638,576
2010-03-18 12 $4,926,454 -10.70% 844 $5,837 $62,565,030
2010-03-25 22 $3,394,697 -31.09% 919 $3,694 $65,959,727