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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,738,477Details
International Box Office $24,124,981Details
Worldwide Box Office $25,863,458
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $972,605 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,022,048 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,994,653
Further financial details...

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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 11th, 2016 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
November 18th, 2016 (Expands Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: November 9th, 2016 (Wide) (Cambodia)
November 9th, 2016 (Wide) (Philippines)
November 10th, 2016 (Wide), released as Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (China)
November 10th, 2016 (Wide) (Malaysia)
November 10th, 2016 (Wide) (Singapore)
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Video Release: January 31st, 2017 by TriStar Pictures Video
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, some war violence, sexual content, and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2445 (Cert #49736), 10/5/2016)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: War, Iraq War, Returning Soldiers, 3-D, 3-D - Shot in 3-D
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Film4, Ink Factory, Studio 8, Tri-Star Pictures, LStar Capital, Bona Film Group, Marc Platt Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2016 Theater Average 6 $57,065 Nov 11, 2016 3

Leading Cast

   Billy Lynn

Supporting Cast

Kristen Stewart    Kathryn
Chris Tucker    Albert
Garrett Hedlund    Dime
Vin Diesel    Shroom
Steve Martin    Norm
Arturo Castro    Mango
Mason Lee    Foo
Brian “Astro” Bradley*    Lodis
Beau Knapp    Crack
Ismael Cruz Cordova    Holliday
Barney Harris    Sykes
Makenzie Leigh    Faison
Ben Platt    Josh
Bruce McKinnon    Billy’s Father
Deirdre Lovejoy    Billy’s Mother
Laura Wheale    Billy’s Sister
Richard Allen Daniel    Major Mac
Randy Gonzalez    Hector
Tim Blake Nelson    Wayne
Tom McNulty    Reporter
Markina Brown    Reporter
Eric Kan    Reporter
Dana Barrett    Reporter
Richard Sherman    Football Player
J.J. Watt    Football Player
Christopher Cook    Roadie Foreman
Lee McLamb    Billy’s Nephew
Currin McLamb    Billy’s Nephew
Austin McLamb    Billy’s Nephew
Matthew Barnes    Travis
Kristin Erickson    Travis’s Girlfriend
Brad Mills    Travis’ Friend
Genevieve Adams    Stage Manager
David Ramsey    Field Manager
Holly Anne Morris    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Alan Gilmer    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Andy Glen    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Bo Mitchell    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Brandin Jenkins    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Chesta Drake    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Cooper Andrews    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Katie Deal    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Tatom Pender    Grateful/Anxious Americans
Katrina Pettiford    Kelly
Erin Moore    Michelle
Elizabeth Chestang    Beyoncé
Marc Innis    Pushy Halftime Dancer
Fajer Kaisi    Interpreter
Khalid Sadiki    Iraqi Boy
Mbarek Ben Amr    Iraqi Boy
Mohammed Ettaghlaoui    Iraqi Boy
Moustapha El Airiji    Iraqi Boy
Ayoub Bnini    Iraqi Boy
Ayoub Smaili    Iraqi Boy
Ismaili Alaoui    Iraqi Daughters
Souad Chaoui    Iraqi Daughters
Antonio Badrani    Iraqi Father
Badia Obaid    Iraqi Grandmother
Abdellah Sadiki    Iraqi Son
Abderahmane Naji    Iraqi Son
Mansour Badri    Iraqi Uncle
Azim Ganem Rizk    Waleed (Hand-To-Hand Insurgent)
Jay Peterson    Rude Fan
Jay D. Kacho    Norm’s Exec
Zaydun Khalaf    Shopkeeper
Gregalan Williams    Raise N’ Praise Preacher


Kellie Pickler    National Anthem Singer

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Jean-Christophe Castelli    Screenwriter
Ben Fountain    Based on the novel by
Ang Lee    Producer
Stephen Cornwell    Producer
Rhodri Thomas    Producer
Simon Cornwell    Producer
Brian Bell    Executive Producer
Jeff Robinov    Executive Producer
Guo Guangchang    Executive Producer
Ben Waisbren    Executive Producer
John Toll    Director of Photography
Tim Squyres    Editor
Mychael Danna    Composer
Jeff Danna    Composer
Joseph G. Aulisi    Costume Designer
Avy Kaufman    Casting Director
J.J. Perry    Stunt Coordinator
Brian Bell    Unit Production Manager
Richard Styles    First Assistant Director
Eric Lasko    Second Assistant Director
Ben Gervais    Technical Supervisor
Frank Murray    Co-Producer
Alexei Boltho    Associate Producer
Simon Cornwell    Associate Producer
Ben Fountain    Associate Producer
David Kosse    Associate Producer
David Lee    Associate Producer
Kim Jennings    Art Director
Thomas Minton    Art Director
Elizabeth Keenan    Set Decorator
Mary Bailey    Script Supervisor
Leslie Hough    Visual Effects Producer
J. Kevin Draves    Costume Supervisor
Bryan Mathison    Costume Supervisor
Luisa Abel    Make up
Jay Wejebe    Make up
Kelvin Trahan    Hairstylist
Rita Troy    Hairstylist
Russell Tyrrell    Special Effects Coordinator
Ronnie Kupferwasser    Location Manager
Tony Holley    Location Manager
Robert Pyzocha    Additional Art Direction
Erica Hohf    Assistant Art Director
Ryan Heck    Set Designer
Nithya Shrinivasan    Set Designer
Rob Nagy    Set Designer
Mary Cybriwsky    Still Photographer
Harrison Nesbit    Casting Associate
Leeba Zakharov    Casting Associate
Andrew Leven    First Assistant Editor
Lucian Johnston    Assistant Editor
Joe Binford Jr    Assistant Editor
Jennifer Lane    Post-Production Supervisor
Catherine Farrell    Post-Production Supervisor
Ron Bartlett    Re-recording Mixer
D.M. Hemphill    Re-recording Mixer
Eugene Gearty    Supervising Sound Editor
Eugene Gearty    Sound Designer
Alexa Zimmerman    Dialogue Editor
Roland Vajs    Dialogue Editor
Jennifer Dunnington    Music Editor
Christopher Brooks    Music Editor
Brad Haehnel    Score Mixer
Marko Forker*    Visual Effects Supervisor
Alex Lemke    Visual Effects Supervisor
Michael Huber    Visual Effects Supervisor
Eric J Robertson    Visual Effects Producer
Jo Hughes    Visual Effects Producer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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Weekend Wrap-up: Moana Takes on Beast Over Thanksgiving Weekend

November 29th, 2016


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November 10th, 2016

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/11 32 $114,129   2 $57,065   $114,129 1
2016/11/18 14 $901,062 +690% 1,176 $766   $1,057,673 2
2016/11/25 27 $204,551 -77% 1,176 $174   $1,587,116 3
2016/12/02 45 $28,560 -86% 75 $381   $1,721,524 4
2016/12/09 65 $3,394 -88% 16 $212   $1,736,708 5

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 - $56,404   2 $28,202   $56,404 1
2016/11/12 - $35,409 -37% 2 $17,705   $91,813 2
2016/11/13 - $22,316 -37% 2 $11,158   $114,129 3
2016/11/14 - $10,260 -54% 2 $5,130   $124,389 4
2016/11/15 - $9,929 -3% 2 $4,965   $134,318 5
2016/11/16 - $14,148 +42% 2 $7,074   $148,466 6
2016/11/17 - $8,145 -42% 2 $4,073   $156,611 7
2016/11/18 12 $352,475 +4,228% 1,176 $300   $509,086 8
2016/11/19 15 $335,824 -5% 1,176 $286   $844,910 9
2016/11/20 15 $212,763 -37% 1,176 $181   $1,057,673 10
2016/11/21 14 $100,119 -53% 1,176 $85   $1,157,792 11
2016/11/22 14 $107,932 +8% 1,176 $92   $1,265,724 12
2016/11/23 - $54,832 -49% 1,176 $47   $1,320,556 13
2016/11/24 - $62,009 +13% 1,176 $53   $1,382,565 14
2016/11/25 - $73,558 +19% 1,176 $63   $1,456,123 15
2016/11/26 - $78,059 +6% 1,176 $66   $1,534,182 16
2016/11/27 - $52,934 -32% 1,176 $45   $1,587,116 17
2016/11/28 - $24,185 -54% 1,176 $21   $1,611,301 18
2016/11/29 - $31,790 +31% 1,176 $27   $1,643,091 19
2016/11/30 - $28,817 -9% 1,176 $25   $1,671,908 20
2016/12/01 - $21,056 -27% 1,176 $18   $1,692,964 21
2016/12/02 - $9,248 -56% 75 $123   $1,702,212 22
2016/12/03 - $11,863 +28% 75 $158   $1,714,075 23
2016/12/04 - $7,449 -37% 75 $99   $1,721,524 24
2016/12/05 - $2,165 -71% 75 $29   $1,723,689 25
2016/12/06 - $3,829 +77% 75 $51   $1,727,518 26
2016/12/07 - $2,815 -26% 75 $38   $1,730,333 27
2016/12/08 - $2,981 +6% 75 $40   $1,733,314 28
2016/12/09 - $722 -76% 16 $45   $1,734,036 29
2016/12/10 - $1,422 +97% 16 $89   $1,735,458 30
2016/12/11 - $1,250 -12% 16 $78   $1,736,708 31
2016/12/12 - $497 -60% 16 $31   $1,737,205 32
2016/12/13 - $835 +68% 16 $52   $1,738,040 33
2016/12/14 - $262 -69% 16 $16   $1,738,302 34
2016/12/15 - $175 -33% 16 $11   $1,738,477 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/11 33 $156,611   2 $78,306   $156,611 1
2016/11/18 18 $1,225,954 +683% 1,176 $1,042   $1,382,565 2
2016/11/25 22 $310,399 -75% 1,176 $264   $1,692,964 3
2016/12/02 47 $40,350 -87% 75 $538   $1,733,314 4
2016/12/09 68 $5,163 -87% 16 $323   $1,738,477 5

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 11/25/2016 $45,864 57 57 114 $77,970 12/13/2016
Belgium 1/25/2017 $4,357 3 3 3 $4,357 1/31/2017
Cambodia 11/9/2016 $4,007 21 21 25 $5,186 11/22/2016
China 11/10/2016 $11,600,000 61608 61608 71380 $23,150,000 12/8/2016
Curacao 11/24/2016 $411 2 2 4 $741 12/13/2016
France 2/1/2017 $42,931 19 19 30 $73,634 2/14/2017
Germany 2/2/2017 $119,153 105 105 158 $130,531 3/7/2017
India 11/11/2016 $24,691 57 57 62 $45,223 11/29/2016
Indonesia 11/11/2016 $113,585 127 127 153 $160,243 12/6/2016
Italy 2/2/2017 $34,429 60 60 65 $49,906 2/14/2017
Jamaica 11/23/2016 $883 3 3 4 $1,509 12/6/2016
Malaysia 11/10/2016 $64,244 83 83 202 $119,261 11/29/2016
Pakistan 11/11/2016 $1,772 12 12 12 $1,772 11/14/2016
Philippines 11/9/2016 $47,417 106 106 111 $57,315 11/22/2016
Singapore 11/10/2016 $91,263 18 18 37 $155,298 12/13/2016
South Africa 3/10/2017 $2,337 5 5 10 $3,172 3/21/2017
Spain 1/27/2017 $6,200 13 13 20 $10,972 2/21/2017
Thailand 11/24/2016 $23,421 45 45 59 $35,947 12/6/2016
Trinidad 11/23/2016 $4,575 10 10 14 $6,262 12/6/2016
United Kingdom 2/10/2017 $18,367 89 89 103 $35,682 3/1/2017
International Total$24,124,981 3/21/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/19/20171321,334 21,334$383,799$383,7993

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/19/20171019,641 19,641$392,629$392,6293

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