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The Foreigner (2017)

The Foreginer
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,393,507Details
International Box Office $106,390,139Details
Worldwide Box Office $140,783,646
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,779,144 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,998,761 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $5,777,905
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

The story of humble London businessman Quan, whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love—his teenage daughter—is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official, whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,380 $34,393,507
All Time International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 793 $106,390,139
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,110 $140,783,646
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 742 $34,393,507
All Time International Box Office for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 165 $106,390,139
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 280 $140,783,646

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 13th, 2017 (Wide) by STX Entertainment
International Releases: September 29th, 2017 (Wide) (China)
October 13th, 2017 (Wide) (Australia)
October 13th, 2017 (Wide), released as Svetimšalis (Lithuania)
October 13th, 2017 (Wide) (New Zealand)
October 13th, 2017 (Wide), released as O Estrangeiro (Portugal)
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Video Release: January 9th, 2018 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and some sexual material.
(Rating bulletin 2491 (Cert #50567), 8/30/2017)
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: Terrorism, Death of a Son or Daughter, Revenge, Ireland, Politicians, The Past Catching up with You
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Huayi Brothers Pictures Ltd, Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, The Fyzz Facility, Arthur Sarkissian, The Entertainer Production Company, Wanda Media
Production Countries: China,
United Kingdom

Leading Cast

   Quan
   Liam Hennessy

Supporting Cast

Liu Tao    Keyi Lan
Katie Leung    Fan
Manolo Cardona    Pedro Lopez
Dermot Crowley    McGrath
Simon Kunz    Matthew Rice
Charlie Murphy    Maggie
Orla Brady    Mary
Pippa Bennett-Warner    Marissa Levitt
Roberta Taylor    Mrs. Taylor
Rufus Jones    Woody
Michael McElhatton    Jim Kavanagh
Rory Fleck-Byrne    Sean Morrison
Ray Fearon    Bromley

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
David Marconi    Screenwriter
Stephen Leather    Story based on “The Chinaman” by
Wayne Marc Godfrey    Producer
Arthur Sarkissian    Producer
Jackie Chan    Producer
Qi Jianhong    Producer
Cathy Schulman    Producer
John Zeng    Producer
Jamie Marshall    Producer
D. Scott Lumpkin    Producer
Claire Kupchak    Producer
Joe Tam    Executive Producer
Sunny Sun    Executive Producer
David Marconi    Executive Producer
Philip Button    Executive Producer
Wang Zhonglei    Executive Producer
Felice Bee    Executive Producer
Penny Jiang    Executive Producer
Liu Xinxuan    Executive Producer
Karl Li    Executive Producer
Cary Cheng    Executive Producer
Jiang Defu    Executive Producer
Zhao Lei    Executive Producer
Donald Tang    Executive Producer
Robert Simonds    Executive Producer
Adam Fogelson    Executive Producer
Oren Aviv    Executive Producer
Wang Zhongjun    Executive Producer
David Tattersall    Director of Photography
Alex Cameron    Production Designer
Angela Catanzaro    Editor
Alex Bovaird    Costume Designer
Cliff Martinez    Composer

Home Market Releases for January 9th, 2018

January 9th, 2018

It

Usually this is a terrible time of year on the home market, because it is too late for the summer blockbusters, but too early for the holiday hits. However, the home market is terrible this week, because It comes out and it destroyed records at the box office and is scaring away nearly all of the competition. Fortunately, its reviews were very good, so it is a contender for Pick of the Week. Its main competition are two classics, Inherit the Wind and Young Mr. Lincoln. All three are worth picking up, but I’m giving the title to It, because of its wider appeal. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: By earning $21.23 million, Boo 2 is the only Non-Disaster Film of the Weekend

October 24th, 2017

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween

The weekend box office was weaker than expected with only one of the new releases topping predictions. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween wasn’t that one film, but it still led the way with $21.23 million. The only other film to top $10 million was Geostorm with $13.71 million, but it lived up to its disaster genre due to its $100 million production budget. Overall, the box office fell 6.5% from last week to $95 million. That decline is positively glowing compared to the year-over-year comparison. Compared to this weekend last year, 2017 was down 25%. Year-to-date, 2017 is now behind last year’s pace by 5.0% or $440 million at $8.46 billion to $8.90 billion. Unless November and December are stellar, there’s no way 2017 is going to catch up to 2017. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Death Day Made the Box Office Happy with $26.04 million

October 17th, 2017

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day led the weekend, as expected, but did so with a surprisingly strong $26.04 million. The only other truly wide release of the week was The Foreigner, which also beat expectations, albeit by a smaller margin. The overall box office still fell from last weekend, down 4.2% to $100 million. This is 1.4% higher than the same weekend last year. On the one hand, this is not enough to compensate for inflation. On the other hand, at this point, any win is worth celebrating. Year-to-date, 2017 is still behind 2016 by a large margin, but at least it was able to close the gap by a little bit at $410 million / 4.7% at $8.34 billion to $8.75 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Young Women Power Death Day to Victory

October 15th, 2017

Happy Death Day

This weekend will be another winner for horror movies, with Happy Death Day powering into first place with a projected $26.5 million, according to Universal’s Sunday morning numbers. That puts it miles ahead of Blade Runner 2049, which failed to broaden its audience this weekend, and is down 54% to $15.1 million, for $60.6 million in total. More...

Friday Estimates: Friday was a Happy, Happy Day as Death Pulled in $11.6 million

October 14th, 2017

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day topped expectations by earning $14.3 million on Friday. Even with short legs, it will still make $25 million over the weekend, possibly a little more. This is likely more than it cost to make and advertise, at least initially. I suspect Universal will up their ad buy after this result and will also increase the initial print run for the DVDs / Blu-rays as well. The film’s reviews are 68% positive, while it earned a solid B from CinemaScore. Earning a B would be bad for most movies, but horror films routinely fall in the C range, as horror fans tend to be very negative. For example, gorehounds will hate anything without enough blood, but torture porn will turn off even more fans. Pleasing even half of the opening day audience is impressive. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Happy Day be the Death of the Box Office?

October 12th, 2017

Happy Death Day

I thought this would be a really busy weekend with Blade Runner 2049 repeating in first place and four wide releases competing for spots in the top five. However, last weekend, Blade Runner 2049 missed expectations, so it won’t dominate the chart this weekend. Meanwhile, two of the four wide releases are not going to open truly wide. This leaves Happy Death Day with a relatively easy path to first place. The Foreigner has almost made enough in China to pay for its production budget, so as long as it can cover its advertising budget here, it will break even before it reaches the home market. Meanwhile, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women is opening semi-wide and Marshall is opening nationwide. They may or may not open in the top ten. This weekend last year, The Accountant opened in first place with close to $25 million, while all three wide releases combined made $38 million. It is going to be tough for 2017 to match that. More...

International Box Office: Kingsman Remains Golden with $50.5 million

October 4th, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle remained in first place on the international chart with $50.5 million in 77 markets for totals of $125.97 million internationally and $192.61 million worldwide. The film dominated the South Korean market with $11.89 million on 1,677 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.49 million there. It also debuted in first place in Mexico, with a less impressive $2.28 million. The film has yet to open in France, China, and Japan, so it should continue to rake in the money. More...

2017 Preview: October

October 1st, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

September destroyed the previous September monthly record for total box office take, with $800 million or so (we won’t know the exact figure until after the weekend), which tops 2016’s record of $616 million. Granted, this is almost entirely due to It’s record breaking run, and the rest of the month was merely average. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was the only other film to come close to $100 million. October doesn’t look any better, as far as depth is concerned. Blade Runner 2049 is widely expected to be the biggest hit of the month, but it is the only film expected to reach $100 million domestically. Boo 2 should be the second biggest hit of the month, while there are only a couple of other films that have a shot at $50 million. Part of the problem is the level of competition, as there are 16 films opening during the four October weekends. (Needless to say, some of the predictions below will be a little short, as there’s not much to say about a film that will barely open in the top ten and disappear two weeks later.) That’s way too many and most will be buried by the competition. Last October was a flop, as no film earned more than $100 million at the box office. There were a few films that came close, including the original Boo! movie. As long as Blade Runner 2049 matches expectations, 2017 should win the year-over-year comparison by a small margin. If we get one surprise hit, then 2017 has a real shot at closing the gap with 2016 by a significant margin. I choose to be cautiously optimistic. More...

The Foreigner Trailer

August 10th, 2017

Action movie starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, directed by Martin Campbell, opens October 13 ... Full Movie Details. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/13 3 $13,113,024   2,515 $5,214   $13,113,024 1
2017/10/20 6 $5,787,447 -56% 2,515 $2,301   $23,181,700 2
2017/10/27 8 $3,443,433 -41% 2,505 $1,375   $29,060,751 3
2017/11/03 11 $1,596,414 -54% 1,456 $1,096   $31,994,397 4
2017/11/10 16 $781,257 -51% 737 $1,060   $33,474,379 5
2017/11/17 21 $194,691 -75% 250 $779   $33,964,179 6
2017/11/24 34 $69,941 -64% 104 $673   $34,112,460 7
2017/12/01 34 $74,979 +7% 130 $577   $34,215,566 8
2017/12/08 32 $60,873 -19% 130 $468   $34,308,308 9
2017/12/15 32 $35,962 -41% 93 $387   $34,372,232 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/10/13 2 $4,769,487   2,515 $1,896   $4,769,487 1
2017/10/14 3 $4,931,308 +3% 2,515 $1,961   $9,700,795 2
2017/10/15 3 $3,412,229 -31% 2,515 $1,357   $13,113,024 3
2017/10/16 3 $1,064,410 -69% 2,515 $423   $14,177,434 4
2017/10/17 3 $1,537,072 +44% 2,515 $611   $15,714,506 5
2017/10/18 3 $867,611 -44% 2,515 $345   $16,582,117 6
2017/10/19 3 $812,136 -6% 2,515 $323   $17,394,253 7
2017/10/20 6 $1,665,313 +105% 2,515 $662   $19,059,566 8
2017/10/21 5 $2,448,473 +47% 2,515 $974   $21,508,039 9
2017/10/22 5 $1,673,661 -32% 2,515 $665   $23,181,700 10
2017/10/23 6 $562,321 -66% 2,515 $224   $23,744,021 11
2017/10/24 5 $864,023 +54% 2,515 $344   $24,608,044 12
2017/10/25 6 $524,499 -39% 2,515 $209   $25,132,543 13
2017/10/26 6 $484,775 -8% 2,515 $193   $25,617,318 14
2017/10/27 9 $941,044 +94% 2,505 $376   $26,558,362 15
2017/10/28 6 $1,463,827 +56% 2,505 $584   $28,022,189 16
2017/10/29 6 $1,038,562 -29% 2,505 $415   $29,060,751 17
2017/10/30 7 $333,998 -68% 2,505 $133   $29,394,749 18
2017/10/31 7 $479,413 +44% 2,505 $191   $29,874,162 19
2017/11/01 7 $285,539 -40% 2,505 $114   $30,159,701 20
2017/11/02 9 $238,282 -17% 2,505 $95   $30,397,983 21
2017/11/03 11 $426,071 +79% 1,456 $293   $30,824,054 22
2017/11/04 10 $693,085 +63% 1,456 $476   $31,517,139 23
2017/11/05 11 $477,258 -31% 1,456 $328   $31,994,397 24
2017/11/06 11 $154,026 -68% 1,456 $106   $32,148,423 25
2017/11/07 11 $240,057 +56% 1,456 $165   $32,388,480 26
2017/11/08 9 $165,736 -31% 1,456 $114   $32,554,216 27
2017/11/09 11 $138,906 -16% 1,456 $95   $32,693,122 28
2017/11/10 15 $226,563 +63% 737 $307   $32,919,685 29
2017/11/11 14 $329,643 +45% 737 $447   $33,249,328 30
2017/11/12 13 $225,051 -32% 737 $305   $33,474,379 31
2017/11/13 12 $80,504 -64% 737 $109   $33,554,883 32
2017/11/14 12 $107,285 +33% 737 $146   $33,662,168 33
2017/11/15 15 $65,698 -39% 737 $89   $33,727,866 34
2017/11/16 - $41,622 -37% 737 $56   $33,769,488 35
2017/11/17 - $49,690 +19% 250 $199   $33,819,178 36
2017/11/18 - $84,629 +70% 250 $339   $33,903,807 37
2017/11/19 - $60,372 -29% 250 $241   $33,964,179 38
2017/11/20 - $25,116 -58% 250 $100   $33,989,295 39
2017/11/21 - $24,227 -4% 250 $97   $34,013,522 40
2017/11/22 - $15,604 -36% 250 $62   $34,029,126 41
2017/11/23 - $13,393 -14% 250 $54   $34,042,519 42
2017/11/24 - $23,678 +77% 104 $228   $34,066,197 43
2017/11/25 - $28,447 +20% 104 $274   $34,094,644 44
2017/11/26 - $17,816 -37% 104 $171   $34,112,460 45
2017/11/27 - $5,985 -66% 104 $58   $34,118,445 46
2017/11/28 - $9,324 +56% 104 $90   $34,127,769 47
2017/11/29 - $6,585 -29% 104 $63   $34,134,354 48
2017/11/30 - $6,233 -5% 104 $60   $34,140,587 49
2017/12/01 - $19,319 +210% 130 $149   $34,159,906 50
2017/12/02 - $32,931 +70% 130 $253   $34,192,837 51
2017/12/03 - $22,729 -31% 130 $175   $34,215,566 52
2017/12/04 - $7,553 -67% 130 $58   $34,223,119 53
2017/12/05 - $9,707 +29% 130 $75   $34,232,826 54
2017/12/06 - $7,364 -24% 130 $57   $34,240,190 55
2017/12/07 - $7,245 -2% 130 $56   $34,247,435 56
2017/12/08 - $16,497 +128% 130 $127   $34,263,932 57
2017/12/09 - $26,649 +62% 130 $205   $34,290,581 58
2017/12/10 - $17,727 -33% 130 $136   $34,308,308 59
2017/12/11 - $6,553 -63% 130 $50   $34,314,861 60
2017/12/12 - $8,335 +27% 130 $64   $34,323,196 61
2017/12/13 - $6,619 -21% 130 $51   $34,329,815 62
2017/12/14 - $6,455 -2% 130 $50   $34,336,270 63
2017/12/15 - $9,672 +50% 93 $104   $34,345,942 64
2017/12/16 - $14,465 +50% 93 $156   $34,360,407 65
2017/12/17 - $11,825 -18% 93 $127   $34,372,232 66
2017/12/18 - $4,986 -58% 93 $54   $34,377,218 67
2017/12/19 - $5,884 +18% 93 $63   $34,383,102 68
2017/12/20 - $4,973 -15% 93 $53   $34,388,075 69
2017/12/21 - $5,432 +9% 93 $58   $34,393,507 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/13 3 $17,394,253   2,515 $6,916   $17,394,253 1
2017/10/20 6 $8,223,065 -53% 2,515 $3,270   $25,617,318 2
2017/10/27 8 $4,780,665 -42% 2,505 $1,908   $30,397,983 3
2017/11/03 11 $2,295,139 -52% 1,456 $1,576   $32,693,122 4
2017/11/10 14 $1,076,366 -53% 737 $1,460   $33,769,488 5
2017/11/17 26 $273,031 -75% 250 $1,092   $34,042,519 6
2017/11/24 34 $98,068 -64% 104 $943   $34,140,587 7
2017/12/01 33 $106,848 +9% 130 $822   $34,247,435 8
2017/12/08 33 $88,835 -17% 130 $683   $34,336,270 9
2017/12/15 35 $57,237 -36% 93 $615   $34,393,507 10

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 10/13/2017 $104,252 17 61 212 $367,067 11/23/2017
Brazil 1/12/2018 $174,879 0 0 0 $174,879 6/14/2018
China 9/29/2017 $22,040,000 72452 72452 132351 $80,640,000 11/2/2017
France 11/10/2017 $527,595 0 0 0 $1,046,816 6/28/2018
Lithuania 10/13/2017 $0 0 6 6 $35,804 11/2/2017
Mexico 12/28/2017 $0 0 0 0 $720,404 1/9/2018
Netherlands 11/3/2017 $226,868 64 65 370 $1,030,731 12/20/2017
New Zealand 10/13/2017 $53,207 13 14 34 $99,358 10/30/2017
Portugal 10/13/2017 $112,292 44 44 183 $414,163 12/13/2017
Russia (CIS) 12/1/2017 $887,112 851 851 1941 $1,976,453 6/5/2018
South Korea 1/30/2018 $0 0 155 161 $308,802 4/11/2018
Spain 1/12/2018 $279,870 220 220 425 $503,800 1/29/2018
Turkey 12/8/2017 $13,183 26 26 34 $23,381 12/27/2017
 
Rest of World $19,048,481
 
International Total$106,390,139 6/28/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/14/2018358,135 58,135$1,044,105$1,044,1051
1/21/2018433,148-43% 91,283$595,338$1,639,4432
1/28/20181116,088-51% 107,371$288,940$1,928,3833
2/4/20181516,361+2% 123,732$293,680$2,222,0634

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/14/2018268,065 68,065$1,366,062$1,366,0621
1/21/2018432,788-52% 100,853$654,446$2,020,5082
1/28/20181615,505-53% 116,358$309,476$2,329,9843
2/4/20181215,092-3% 131,450$323,577$2,653,5614

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