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Eastern Promises (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,181,265Details
International Box Office $38,895,823Details
Worldwide Box Office $56,077,088
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $16,110,140 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $16,110,140
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 14th, 2007 (Limited) by Focus Features
September 21st, 2007 (Expands Wide) by Focus Features
Video Release: December 26th, 2007 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal and bloody violence, some graphic sexuality, language and nudity
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Organized Crime
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Canada,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2007 Theater Average 15 $36,473 Sep 14, 2007 3

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Vincent Cassel    Kirill
Armin Mueller-Stahl    Semyon

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

Production and Technical Credits

Howard Shore    Composer

DVD Releases for October 14, 2008 - Part I

October 15th, 2008

The DVD Release Report finally comes out this week after a couple of delays. At least it is worth the wait as one of the most anticipated films of the year, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, comes out on both Two-Disc Collector's Edition and Blu-ray. This release is clearly the DVD Pick of the Week, on either format, while there are so many other releases that the list had to split into two. You can find the second part here. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Lead Acting Roles

February 21st, 2008

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Female Actor in a Lead Role and Best Male Actor in a Lead Role. More...

Awards Season - No Shortage of Love for Country or Blood

January 22nd, 2008

The Oscar nominations were announced today and there is no shortage of contenders. In fact, with no real juggernaut to deal with, the competition is more up in the air that most years. More...

International Details - Bee Strong Overseas

January 13th, 2008

Bee Movie slipped to sixth place this weekend with $14.34 million on 4820 screens in 49 markets for a total of $131.97 million. This includes a first place opening in South Korea where it earned $1.96 million on 334 screens over the weekend and $2.30 million in total, but this is not a particularly strong start. More...

DVD Sales - Simpsons Secure Second Win

January 7th, 2008

Since most new releases were released on Sunday, it comes as no real surprise that The Simpsons Movie remained in first place on this week's DVD sales chart. This time around, the film sold 1.05 million units for a two-week total of 3.81 million units while it generated $16.84 million in revenue for a total of $64.98 million. This is a very good start, but lower than expected after its phenomenal theatrical debut. More...

DVD Rentals - Traffic Jam at the Top

January 7th, 2008

For most of the year, it was hard to find a single rental to earn $10 million during the week. This week we have four such films. This includes the 'new release' of Rush Hour 3, which actually came out on Sunday and appeared on last week's list as well. This week it pulled in $11.85 million in rentals for a total of $18.20 million so far. More...

International Details - Requiem has Strong Start

January 6th, 2008

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem opened in sixth place internationally with $16.43 million on 1877 screens in 20 markets. The film opened in second place in Germany with an impressive $4.64 million on 553 screens, while it debuted in fourth place in Australia with $1.86 million on just 182 screens over the weekend and $2.95 million since Boxing Day. More...

DVD Rentals - No New Release can Top Ultimate

December 31st, 2007

There were 12 new releases to chart this week, including 6 in the top ten alone; however, The Bourne Ultimatum remained in first place with $12.76 million in rentals for the week and $28.20 million in total. More...

Award Season - SAG Follows the Script - SAG Nominations

December 23rd, 2007

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced this week, but again there were no clear front runners for the six theatrical categories. More...

DVD Releases for December 18, 2007

December 18th, 2007

Another deceptively weak week for DVDs. Sure, there appear to be plenty to choose from, but it feels like half the top 20 are Blade Runner releases. In fact, one of the two DVD Picks of the Week are for that movie. For those who are big fans of Blade Runner, grab the Four-Disc Collector's Edition - DVD, or 5-Disc Collector's Edition - Blu-Ray or 5-Disc Collector's Edition - HD-DVD if you can. (Given the choice between those last two, pick 5-Disc Collector's Edition - Blu-Ray.) For those who are huge fans of Blade Runner, and I mean stupid level fans of the movie, grab 5-Disc Ultimate Edition - DVD, 5-Disc Ultimate Edition - Blu-Ray, or 5-Disc Ultimate Edition - HD-DVD. But good luck, I pre-ordered mine months ago and there are reports they are sold out in many places. The second DVD Pick of the Week goes to The Simpsons Movie - Blu-Ray. The light extras are disappointing, but that transfer is immaculate. More...

Award Season - Globes Spread the Love Around

December 13th, 2007

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, but there were no truly dominate films out of the 14 theatrical categories. More...

International Details - Elizabeth a Little More Golden Overseas

November 25th, 2007

Elizabeth: The Golden Age nearly reached the top five with $5.79 million on 1579 screens in 12 markets for a total of $21.80 million. This includes a first place, $1.89 million opening on 470 screens in Russia, while the film added $933,000 on 394 screens in the U.K. for a total of $8.40 million so far. More...

International Details - Stardust still Ascending

November 18th, 2007

Stardust fell out of the top five, but still added $5.80 million on 2327 screens in 48 markets lifting its running tally to $83.50 million. Its best market remained the U.K. where it climbed a spot to second place with $2.66 million on 459 screens for a total of $23.59 million. The film has no major openings left, but $100 million internationally is still within reach. More...

International Details - Orphans Still Strong

November 4th, 2007

The Orphanage may have fallen out of the top five internationally, but it remained the top draw in Spain with $4.11 million on 373 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $20.78 million. This is more than Ratatouille has earned in that market after three months of release and equivalent to $200 to $300 million here. It won't make $200 to $300 million here, in fact, it might not make $20 million here. It all depends on how well it does with critics and award committees. More...

International Details - Heartbreak for the Kid

October 14th, 2007

The Heartbreak Kid missed the top five by less than $20,000 over the weekend earning $5.74 million on 819 screens in 4 markets during its opening weekend on the international charts. This includes openings in to major markets including the U.K. where it opened in first place with $2.52 million on 409 screens, but this was still a disappointing debut, much like it was domestically. Conversely, the film opened in second place in Russia with $2.31 million on 360 screens, but this is a much better performance compared to the overall box office size of the marketplace. More...

Per Theater Chart Goes Wild

September 25th, 2007

Into the Wild took top prize on the per theater chart earning an average of $53,110 in four theaters. The only other film to top $10,000 was The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford with nearly $150,000 in 5 theaters for an average of $29,562. More...

Box Office Bounces Back

September 25th, 2007

It was a rather predictable weekend with no result shocking analysts too much. Overall, we did see a rather large boost in the box office as the weekend ticket sales were close to $98 million, which was a 24% jump from the last weekend. However, it was also roughly 1% lower than the same weekend last year. This means 2007's winning streak is over (assuming nothing significant changes after the chart is certified later in the week), but year-to-date there has been a 7% growth over last year and we are still on a record-setting pace. More...

2007's Winning Streak is in Danger of Going Extinct

September 20th, 2007

September marches on but there are signs of weakness that we haven't really seen since before summer started. The recent winning streak on a year-to-year comparison is likely over as the margin of victory was just 1% last weekend and this week's batch of new releases are much weaker than last year's were. However, it should be noted that 2007 is already a success on many levels and it would take a real collapse during the fall for studios to become worried. More...

Promise Kept on Per Theater Chart

September 18th, 2007

While no wide release cracked $5000 on the per theater chart, three limited released topped $10,000, two by massive margins. This was led by possible Oscar contender, Eastern Promises, which pulled in an impressive $550,000 in 15 theaters for an average of $36,473. Meanwhile, Across the Universe opened in more theaters, 23, but to a smaller average, $29,034. Finally, In the Valley of Elah managed an average of $14,840 in 9. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 9 - September 15, 2007

September 16th, 2007

A stronger week for website than we've seen in a few weeks, including the launch of a potential fall blockbuster. However, that site is mostly marked coming soon allowing Elizabeth - The Golden Age - Official Site to take the Weekly Website Award this week. More...

Few Limited Releases Show Promise

September 14th, 2007

Dozen films on this week's list, but only Eastern Promises has a clear shot at mainstream success. A couple others might do well on the art house circuit, while most won't find an audience till the home market, if that. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 2 - September 8, 2007

September 9th, 2007

Another week without any top-notch websites, at least one that hasn't previously won the award. At least there are a few with possibilities and the fall blockbusters should start coming launching their sites shortly so the pace should pickup soon. More...

2007 Preview: September

September 1st, 2007

After a record-breaking summer, we come to the worst month of the year. There are a few films that look promising, but for the most part the month is filled with projects that should probably never been given the greenlight to begin with. September is a dumping ground for failed projects, and like most similar times of the year, it is crowded with 20 movies that at least have a shot at opening or expanding wide over a period of just four weeks. Five new releases a week is far too many, even if they were all high quality at least half will fail just due to the competition. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 19 - August 25, 2007

August 25th, 2007

After a few busy weeks in a row, there was a total collapse in the number of sites on this week's list. Not only are there only a couple dozen sites this week, nearly half of them are films that are coming out this week and most of those had no updates to report. This leaves us with no sites that are award-worthy, and precious few that have to potential to make it there in the coming weeks. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/09/14 21 $547,092   15 $36,473   $547,092 1
2007/09/21 5 $5,641,788 +931% 1,404 $4,018   $6,443,748 2
2007/09/28 8 $2,938,847 -48% 1,408 $2,087   $11,281,492 3
2007/10/05 11 $2,079,579 -29% 1,212 $1,716   $14,455,384 4
2007/10/12 17 $842,067 -60% 781 $1,078   $16,263,330 5
2007/10/19 32 $245,961 -71% 185 $1,330   $16,866,286 6
2007/10/26 36 $141,458 -42% 78 $1,814   $17,144,882 7

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/21 4 $1,867,227   1,404 $1,330   $2,669,187 8
2007/09/22 5 $2,344,537 +26% 1,404 $1,670   $5,013,724 9
2007/09/23 5 $1,430,024 -39% 1,404 $1,019   $6,443,748 10
2007/09/24 4 $482,376 -66% 1,404 $344   $6,943,466 11
2007/09/25 5 $516,026 +7% 1,404 $368   $7,459,492 12
2007/09/26 5 $462,423 -10% 1,404 $329   $7,921,915 13
2007/09/27 5 $420,730 -9% 1,404 $300   $8,342,645 14
2007/09/28 8 $891,375 +112% 1,408 $633   $9,234,020 15
2007/09/29 8 $1,289,546 +45% 1,408 $916   $10,523,566 16
2007/09/30 7 $757,926 -41% 1,408 $538   $11,281,492 17
2007/10/01 7 $259,290 -66% 1,408 $184   $11,540,782 18
2007/10/02 7 $314,988 +21% 1,408 $224   $11,855,770 19
2007/10/03 7 $264,702 -16% 1,408 $188   $12,120,472 20
2007/10/04 7 $255,333 -4% 1,408 $181   $12,375,805 21
2007/10/05 11 $603,000 +136% 1,212 $498   $12,979,000 22
2007/10/09 8 $215,767   1,212 $178   $15,009,475 26
2007/10/10 7 $210,352 -3% 1,212 $174   $15,219,827 27
2007/10/11 8 $201,436 -4% 1,212 $166   $15,421,263 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/09/14 19 $801,960   15 $53,464   $801,960 1
2007/09/21 5 $7,540,685 +840% 1,404 $5,371   $8,342,645 2
2007/09/28 7 $4,033,160 -47% 1,408 $2,864   $12,375,805 3
2007/10/05 10 $3,045,458 -24% 1,212 $2,513   $15,421,263 4
2007/10/12 17 $1,199,062 -61% 781 $1,535   $16,620,325 5
2007/10/19 31 $383,099 -68% 185 $2,071   $17,003,424 6
2007/10/26 35 $207,841 -46% 107 $1,942   $17,181,265 7

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/30/200715277,814 277,814$5,789,644$5,789,6441
1/6/20081891,457-67% 369,271$1,881,270$7,670,9142

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