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Darkest Hour (2017)

Darkest Hour
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,421,426Details
International Box Office $4,970,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,391,426
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On the eve of World War II and within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,489 $1,421,426
All Time International Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,354 $4,970,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,101-7,200) 7,130 $6,391,426
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,313 $1,421,426

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 22nd, 2017 (Limited) by Focus Features
International Releases: December 1st, 2017 (Wide) (China)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material.
(Rating bulletin 2493 (Cert #51167), 9/13/2017)
Running Time: 125 minutes
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Keywords: World War II, 1940s, Politicians, Nazis
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2017 Theater Average 11 $43,752 Nov 24, 2017 5


   Winston Churchill
Kristin Scott Thomas    Clementine Churchill
Lily James    Elizabeth Nel
Stephen Dillane    Viscount Halifax
Ben Mendelsohn    King George VI
Ronald Pickup    Neville Chamberlain
Nicholas Jones    Sir John Simon
Richard Lumsden    General Hastings Ismay
Jeremy Child    Lord Stanhope

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Tim Bevan
Producer    Eric Fellner
Producer    Lisa Bruce
Producer    Anthony McCarten
Producer    Douglas Urbanski
Screenwriter    Anthony McCarten
Executive Producer    James Biddle
Executive Producer    Lucas Webb
Executive Producer    Liza Chasin
Director of Photography    Bruno Delbonnel
Production Designer    Sarah Greenwood
Editor    Valerio Bonelli
Costume Designer    Jacqueline Durran
Composer    Dario Marianelli
Casting Director    Jina Jay

2017 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 13th, 2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri picked up four nominations, which is extra impressive, as there are only six theatrical categories. More...

Theater Averages: Tonya Skates its Way to $66,039

December 12th, 2017

I, Tonya

There was another Oscar contender on top of the theater average chart this weekend, as I, Tonya earned an average of $66,039 in four theaters. Call Me by Your Name was the next best film with an average of $31,761 in nine theaters. The film isn’t expanding as fast as one would expect, given its theater average, but this could be because the studio doesn’t think it has mainstream appeal. The Shape of Water was close behind with an average of $27,843 in 41 theaters and it has already earned some measure of mainstream success. The final film in the $10,000 club was Darkest Hour with an average of $13,989 in 53 theaters. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2017

The Shape of Water

The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. Sort of. (WGA announced the nominations for TV, radio, etc., but not their theatrical nods.) It is still very early in the year, so it is hard to say if there are any real snubs, or if there are any real favorites. The Shape of Water led the way with seven nominations, while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were right behind with six a piece. More...

Weekend Estimates: Disaster Artist Hits, Just Getting Started Misses

December 10th, 2017


Coco remains the number one movie at the box office this weekend by a considerable margin, mainly due to a lack of serious competition from new releases. Disney’s animated adventure will gross about $18.3 million this weekend, for a domestic total of $135.5 million. The film will also pile up another $55.3 million internationally, taking its worldwide cume to $389.5 million. It still has some big openings to come, including Brazil, Korea, the UK, and Japan in January, so it has some way to go, although its progress will be eclipsed by The Last Jedi for the next few weeks. More...

Theater Averages: Awards Season is Shaping Up

December 6th, 2017

The Shape of Water

It was another stellar weekend at the box office, at least as far as the theater average chart was concerned. The Shape of Water earned an average of $83,282 in two theaters. This is the fourth best of the year so far. Call Me by Your Name was right behind with an average of $73,890 in four theaters. This is by far the best result of the year for a holdover, more than doubling Lady Bird’s sophomore stint. However, Lady Bird expanded its theater count during its second weekend of release, while Call Me by Your Name did not. The Disaster Artist was close behind with an average of $63,755 in 19 theaters. You could argue this was the best result of the week, because the film was playing in many more theaters than the two films above it. Wonder Wheel was well back with an average of $28,111 in five theaters. Normally this would be an amazing start, but this week it won’t make an impact and it could fade away by the end of the year. Finally, Darkest Hour was the final film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $27,093 in four theaters during its second weekend of release. More...

Weekend Estimates: Coco Wins, Limited Releases on Fire

December 3rd, 2017


The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually when the studios take a breather before the big Christmas season, and this year is no different, with no new wide releases, and relatively minor shuffles on screen use at the theaters. It’s therefore little surprise that Coco holds on at the top of the chart, and its strong reviews and season-friendly nature help it to extend its lead over Justice League. Coco is headed towards $26.114 million this weekend, according to Disney, for $109 million or so to date. That’s down 49% from last weekend. Justice League, meanwhile, drops a more troubling 60% to $16.58 million, for $197 million after three weekends.

More exciting action lies among the limited and expanding releases, however… More...

Theater Averages: Name Finds its Calling with $103,233

November 28th, 2017

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name dominated the theater average chart with an average of $103,233 in four theaters. It is the first film of the year to reach the $100,000 mark on the per theater chart. Lady Bird was the previous yearly champion with an average of $91,109, also in four theaters. The second-best average of the week was earned by Darkest Hour at $43,752 in four theaters. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story earned $18,742 in one theater; that’s amazing for a documentary. The overall number one film, Coco, earned an average of $12,742. The only holdover in the $10,000 club was Justice League, as it pulled in $10,143. More...

Weekend Estimates: Coco Gives Disney Another Thanksgiving Win

November 26th, 2017

Coco Coco will easily top the box office chart this Thanksgiving weekend, with Disney projecting a $71 million 5-day opening, including $49 million from Friday to Sunday. That’s the fourth-best Thanksgiving opening of all time, behind Frozen ($94 million), Moana ($82 million), and Toy Story 2 ($80 million). In all, Disney lays claim to 10 of the top 11 opening weekend’s over this holiday period, although, to be fair, the Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises both claim several spots in the higher reaches of the Thanksgiving weekend record chart, but were just playing in their second weekend, rather than opening.

Nit-picking aside, it’s a great weekend for Coco. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Call Me Anytime

November 24th, 2017

Call Me by Your Name

It is Thanksgiving weekend, but while that’s a great week for wide releases, it’s a terrible one for limited releases. Normally, we only mention films that have ten or more reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. However, this week there are only seven films in total, so we might as well talk about them all. To be fair, just because it is a slow week, doesn’t mean there’s nothing worth checking out. In fact, there are several films worth checking out. The Man Who Invented Christmas is the widest release, opening in over 600 theaters. Call Me by Your Name is clearly the best and it is already making waves during Awards Seasons. Finally, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is the one I’m most interested in seeing. More...

Darkest Hour Trailer

November 3rd, 2017

Drama starring Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas, directed by Joe Wright, opens November 22 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2017 Preview: November

November 1st, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/11/24 21 $175,006   4 $43,752   $246,761 1
2017/12/01 26 $108,372 -38% 4 $27,093   $411,853 2
2017/12/08 15 $741,417 +584% 53 $13,989   $1,196,325 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/11/22 - $38,467   4 $9,617   $38,467 1
2017/11/23 - $33,288 -13% 4 $8,322   $71,755 2
2017/11/24 - $61,229 +84% 4 $15,307   $132,984 3
2017/11/25 - $65,596 +7% 4 $16,399   $198,580 4
2017/11/26 - $48,181 -27% 4 $12,045   $246,761 5
2017/11/27 - $14,236 -70% 4 $3,559   $260,997 6
2017/11/28 - $13,503 -5% 4 $3,376   $274,500 7
2017/11/29 - $14,691 +9% 4 $3,673   $289,191 8
2017/11/30 - $14,290 -3% 4 $3,573   $303,481 9
2017/12/01 - $24,336 +70% 4 $6,084   $327,817 10
2017/12/02 - $48,150 +98% 4 $12,038   $375,967 11
2017/12/03 - $35,886 -25% 4 $8,972   $411,853 12
2017/12/04 - $10,966 -69% 4 $2,742   $422,819 13
2017/12/05 - $9,974 -9% 4 $2,494   $432,793 14
2017/12/06 - $10,476 +5% 4 $2,619   $443,269 15
2017/12/07 - $11,639 +11% 4 $2,910   $454,908 16
2017/12/08 - $209,643 +1,701% 53 $3,956   $664,551 17
2017/12/09 15 $315,300 +50% 53 $5,949   $979,851 18
2017/12/10 15 $216,474 -31% 53 $4,084   $1,196,325 19
2017/12/11 15 $69,500 -68% 53 $1,311   $1,265,825 20
2017/12/12 - $79,235 +14% 53 $1,495   $1,345,060 21
2017/12/13 - $76,366 -4% 53 $1,441   $1,421,426 22

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/11/17 41 $71,755   4 $17,939   $71,755 1
2017/11/24 19 $231,726 +223% 4 $57,932   $303,481 2
2017/12/01 26 $151,427 -35% 4 $37,857   $454,908 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
China 12/1/2017 $2,120,000 12977 12977 12977 $4,970,000 12/14/2017
International Total$4,970,000 12/14/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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