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Free Fire (2017)

Free Fire
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,799,322Details
International Box Office $1,994,417Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,793,739
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $269,196 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $263,177 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $532,373
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  8. Trailer


Justine has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Vernon and Ord, who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired during the handover, complete pandemonium ensues, with everyone at the scene suddenly thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 21st, 2017 (Wide) by A24
International Releases: March 31st, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
April 26th, 2017 (Wide) (Netherlands)
April 28th, 2017 (Wide) (Australia)
April 28th, 2017 (Wide), released as Spausk gaiduką (Lithuania)
April 28th, 2017 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
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Video Release: July 4th, 2017 by A24
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2433 (Cert #50547), 7/13/2016)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Gangs, Gunrunner, One Location, No Honor Among Thieves, 1970s, Boston, Ensemble, Betrayal, Terrorism, Surprise Twist, Domestic Abuse, Revenge, Shootout
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Film4, BFI, Rook Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Lead Ensemble Members


Supporting Cast

Babou Ceesay    Martin
Enzo Cilenti    Bernie
Sam Riley    Stevo
Michael Smiley    Frank
Noah Taylor    Gordon
Patrick Bergin    Howie
Tom Davis    Leary
Mark Monero    Jimmy

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

Production and Technical Credits

Ben Wheatley    Screenwriter
Amy Jump    Screenwriter
Andy Starke    Producer
Martin Scorsese    Executive Producer
Danny Perkins    Executive Producer
David Kosse    Executive Producer
Sam Lavender    Executive Producer
Reno Antoniades    Executive Producer
Emma Tillinger Koskoff    Executive Producer
Ben Roberts    Executive Producer
Lizzie Francke    Executive Producer
Dan Macrae    Executive Producer
Michael Constable    Line Producer
Laurie Rose    Director of Photography
Paki Smith    Production Designer
Ben Salisbury    Composer
Geoff Barrow    Composer
Amy Jump    Editor
Ben Wheatley    Editor
Emma Fryer    Costume Designer
Emma Scott    Make-up and Hair Designer
Rob Entwistle    Sound Recordist
Martin Pavey    Sound Designer
Shaheen Baig    Casting Director

Home Market Releases for July 18th, 2017

July 18th, 2017


Last week, The Fate of the Furious scared away all of the competition. This week, the competition is still scared, as there’s very little in the way of top notch releases. Kong: Skull Island is by far the biggest new release of the week, while the next two biggest are The Promise and Free Fire. As for the best releases of the week, The Expanse: Season Two is a contender, but ultimately the Pick of the Week goes to the Stalker Criterion Collection Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Free Fire

July 16th, 2017

Free Fire

Free Fire opened in theaters in April. It wasn’t expected to be a major hit, or even a midlevel hit, but almost no one expected it to bomb as badly as it did. It didn’t just open below the Mendoza Line, had it opened with as much as it made in total, it still would have been below the Mendoza Line. Is it really as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or is it a hidden gem? More...

Home Market Releases for July 4th, 2017

July 3rd, 2017

HYOUKA: Part One

This is one of the worst weeks on the home market that I’ve seen. The summer is usually a bad time on the home market, but this year July 4th lands on Tuesday, which further hurts the quality of releases coming out this week. The biggest non-VOD release of the week is The Zookeeper’s Wife, which would be a secondary Blu-ray release on an average week. The second biggest release, Song to Song, did so poorly on the box office that it would be filler if it weren’t for its pedigree. As for the best new release of the week... Free Fire is coming out on Video on Demand. The reviews are good, but not really Pick of the Week material. I guess the best new release on this week’s list is HYOUKA: Part One. I think this is the first time an Anime TV series has been named Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: April’s Conclusion was a Wild Weekend

May 1st, 2017

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

The weekend box office was a wild one with two limited releases in the top five, How to be a Latin Lover and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The Fate of the Furious remained in first place with $19.94 million, which is better than expected. Unfortunately, the overall box office was still weak down 8.3% from last weekend to just $99 million. Worse still, this is 8.9% lower than the same weekend last year. 2017’s lead over 2016 took a bit of a hit, but still has a 5.1% or $180 million lead, $3.66 billion to $3.48 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Furious Slows and New Releases Stall, Leaving Box Office short by $60 million

April 25th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

As expected, The Fate of the Furious dominated the weekend box office chart. It held up a little better than expected with $38.41 million over the weekend; however, this was still over 60% lower than its opening weekend and the overall weekend fell over $60 million or 36% from last weekend for a total of $107 million. A lot of the blame can be pushed onto the new releases, as none of them earned a spot in the top five. Born in China was the best of the new releases earning sixth place with $4.79 million. Year-over-year, 2017 was 16% lower than 2016, but fortunately, 2017 still has an impressive $200 million lead over 2016 at $3.53 billion to $3.33 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Big Decline, Big Win for Fate of the Furious

April 23rd, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

A decline of 61% compared to its opening weekend still leaves The Fate of the Furious the big winner at the box office this weekend, with the five new wide releases combined making less than half the $38.7 million it will earn on its second weekend, according to Universal’s weekend estimate. The film’s domestic gross will end the weekend at about $163.6 million. As of last night, it has reached $636.3 million internationally, and it should end the weekend with $752.4 million overseas, for a global total of $916 million as of Sunday. $327.4 million of that will have come from China, where Fate is clocking up another $67 million this weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Very Forgettable

April 20th, 2017

Free Fire

Late April is one of the traditional dumping grounds and this week is truly living down to that reputation. There are five new releases that have at least a shot at the top ten, but none of them have a shot at becoming midlevel hits. Unforgettable is the widest new release of the week and will likely be the biggest hit, but it very likely won’t be the best. Free Fire and Born in China are in a close battle for the best reviews for the week. Meanwhile, The Promise and Phoenix Forgotten are just hoping to avoid opening below the Mendoza Line. I think earning a theater average above $2,000 is overly optimistic for either film. There’s a lot of competition, but nearly all of it is terrible, so The Fate of the Furious will have no trouble repeating in first place. Furthermore, both The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast will likely remain in the top five, meaning there’s not a lot of room for the other films. This weekend last year, The Jungle Book earned just over $60 million over the weekend, while The Huntsman: Winter’s War opened with close to $20 million. There’s no way 2017 will be able to match this one-two punch. More...

Contest: Forget About It

April 13th, 2017

La La Land

April is a mess. When I starting writing the April preview I identified nine films that I was not 100% sure were going to open truly wide. While writing the preview, one was pulled from the schedule and since then, two were downgraded to semi-wide or lower. Next weekend, Born in China is opening semi-wide, The Promise is right on the razor’s edge between semi-wide and truly wide, while we still don’t have an estimate for Free Fire. This leaves Unforgettable as the only confirmed truly wide release of the week. Because of this, it is the only choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Unforgettable.

Our April Fools contests continue this week. Two of our winners will win La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, while one will be chosen at random to be the fool and receive an HD-DVD release. The Blu-ray Combo Pack doesn’t come out until the 25th, but the film is already out on Video on Demand.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be a potential winner of La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be a potential winner of La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will be the final potential winner of La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2017 Preview: April

April 1st, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/21 17 $994,430   1,070 $929   $994,430 1
2017/04/28 28 $248,991 -75% 817 $305   $1,662,023 2
2017/05/05 63 $7,565 -97% 36 $210   $1,789,378 3
2017/05/12 94 $452 -94% 6 $75   $1,798,482 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/21 - $385,934   1,070 $361   $385,934 1
2017/04/22 - $369,416 -4% 1,070 $345   $755,350 2
2017/04/23 - $239,080 -35% 1,070 $223   $994,430 3
2017/04/24 - $104,420 -56% 1,070 $98   $1,098,850 4
2017/04/25 15 $145,614 +39% 1,070 $136   $1,244,464 5
2017/04/26 - $91,564 -37% 1,070 $86   $1,336,028 6
2017/04/27 - $77,004 -16% 1,070 $72   $1,413,032 7
2017/04/28 - $72,336 -6% 817 $89   $1,485,368 8
2017/04/29 - $109,326 +51% 817 $134   $1,594,694 9
2017/04/30 - $67,329 -38% 817 $82   $1,662,023 10
2017/05/01 - $30,893 -54% 817 $38   $1,692,916 11
2017/05/02 - $40,955 +33% 817 $50   $1,733,871 12
2017/05/03 - $29,964 -27% 817 $37   $1,763,835 13
2017/05/04 - $17,978 -40% 817 $22   $1,781,813 14
2017/05/05 - $2,030 -89% 36 $56   $1,783,843 15
2017/05/06 - $3,100 +53% 36 $86   $1,786,943 16
2017/05/07 - $2,435 -21% 36 $68   $1,789,378 17
2017/05/08 - $2,232 -8% 36 $62   $1,791,610 18
2017/05/09 - $2,974 +33% 36 $83   $1,794,584 19
2017/05/10 - $1,652 -44% 36 $46   $1,796,236 20
2017/05/11 - $1,794 +9% 36 $50   $1,798,030 21
2017/05/12 - $105 -94% 6 $18   $1,798,135 22
2017/05/13 - $145 +38% 6 $24   $1,798,280 23
2017/05/14 - $202 +39% 6 $34   $1,798,482 24
2017/05/15 - $216 +7% 6 $36   $1,798,698 25
2017/05/16 - $222 +3% 6 $37   $1,798,920 26
2017/05/17 - $222 n/c 6 $37   $1,799,142 27
2017/05/18 - $180 -19% 6 $30   $1,799,322 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/21 17 $1,413,032   1,070 $1,321   $1,413,032 1
2017/04/28 27 $368,781 -74% 817 $451   $1,781,813 2
2017/05/05 59 $16,217 -96% 36 $450   $1,798,030 3
2017/05/12 88 $1,292 -92% 6 $215   $1,799,322 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 4/28/2017 $8,838 4 5 16 $31,136 5/31/2017
Lithuania 4/28/2017 $6,977 71 71 86 $10,610 5/19/2017
Netherlands 4/26/2017 $19,930 43 43 43 $62,030 5/4/2017
Russia (CIS) 4/28/2017 $224,052 661 661 1197 $368,870 5/16/2017
Slovenia 6/22/2017 $545 3 3 5 $3,842 7/5/2017
South Africa 6/16/2017 $0 0 5 6 $3,737 7/5/2017
South Korea 11/22/2017 $0 0 0 0 $1,324 11/30/2017
United Kingdom 3/31/2017 $602,613 334 334 736 $1,285,562 5/31/2017
Rest of World $227,306
International Total$1,994,417 11/30/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/23/20171110,937 10,937$141,747$141,7473

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