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The Good Shepherd (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,908,565Details
International Box Office $40,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $99,908,565
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $34,090,445 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $34,090,445
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 22nd, 2006 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: March 27th, 2007 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Good Shepherd, The
MPAA Rating: R for some violence, sexuality and language
Running Time: 160 minutes
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Keywords: Secret Agent
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 223 $5,666,328 Jan 12, 2007 24
Fastest to $50m 1,016 $50,358,110 Jan 5, 2007 21
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 113 $11,000,510 Dec 29, 2006 10
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 150 $15,064,821 Dec 29, 2006 10
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 130 $10,033,960 Dec 22, 2006 3
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 174 $13,741,164 Dec 22, 2006 3
Christmas (Opening, 3-Day) 57 $10,033,960 Dec 22, 2006 3
Christmas (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 61 $13,741,164 Dec 22, 2006 3

Leading Cast

   Edward Wilson

Supporting Cast

Angelina Jolie Pitt    Clover/Margaret Russell
Robert De Niro    General Bill Sullivan
Alec Baldwin    Sam Murach
Tammy Blanchard    Laura
Billy Crudup    Arch Cummings
Keir Dullea    Sen. John Russell Sr.
Martina Gedeck    Hanna Schiller
William Hurt    Philip Allen
Timothy Hutton    Thomas Wilson
Lee Pace    Richard Hayes
Eddie Redmayne    Edward Wilson Jr
John Sessions    Valentin Mironov #1/Yuri Modin
Oleg Stefan    Ulysses / Stas Siyanko
John Turturro    Ray Brocco
Michael Gambon    Dr. Fredericks
Mark Ivanir    Valentin Mironov
Gabriel Macht    John Russell, Jr.
Joe Pesci    Joseph Palmi
Yelena Shmulenson    Dollar Woman
Jack Martin    Dollar Little Boy
Anne-Marie Cusson    Philip Allen's Secretary
Robert Bermudez Cordell    Bay of Pigs Voiceover
David Crommet    Spanish Translator
Michael Arden    Pinafore Actor
Justin Bohon    Pinafore Actor
Justin Daniel    Pinafore Actor
Michael Flannigan    Pinafore Actor
John Hill    Pinafore Actor
Will Reynolds    Pinafore Actor
Michael Seelbach    Pinafore Actor
Ryan Michael Shaw    Pinafore Actor
Stephen Powell    HMS Pinafore Singer
Henry Gummer    Bonesman/Boatswain
Gregory Marcel    Dancing Skeleton
Austin Williams    Young Edward Wilson
Sophie Sutton    Connie Wilson
Lars Gerhard    Mr. Haupt
Tessa Keimes    Mr. Haupt's Translator
Peter Kybart    Dr. Manheim
Rob Barnes    Man at Jazz Club
Lee Bryant    Mrs. John Russell Sr.
Laila Robins    Toddy Allen
Redman Maxfield    Older Bonesman 1940
John Whitehead    Reverend Collins
Jeff Skowron    Deer Island Crooner 1940
Meredith Deacon    John Russell, Jr.'s Girlfriend
Josh Casaubon    Army Man 1940
Christopher Evan Welch    Photography Technical Officer
Tuc Watkins    Sound Technical Officer
Leonard Logsdail    Tailor
Eric Lindh    Tailor Shop Guard
Trace Taylor    Cryptographer
Amanda Barron    Cryptographer
James Faulkner    Lord Cooper
Robert Ian MacKenzie    Cambridge Club Butler
Dieter Riesle    Herr Franck
Sandor Tecsy    Sasha, Ulysses' Aide
Tommy Nelson    Edward Jr. (Ages 6-7)
Greg Plitt    Guard With Sullivan
Marcos Cohen    Dr. Ibanez
Jeff Applegate    Michael Johnson
Jon Monett    CIA Insect Man
Sandee Conrad    Edward's Secretary
Jonathan Dokuchitz    Husband Dinner Guest
Susan Haskell    Wife Dinner Guest
Sjoerd deJong    Santa Claus
Neal Huff    Teletype Operations Officer
Jason Butler Harner    Teletype Communications Officer
Amy Wright    Safe House Operations Officer
Matthew Humphreys    Cherry Orchard Actor
Karron Graves    Cherry Orchard Actress
Robert C. Kirk    Laura's Taxi Driver
Reathel Bean    "Dame" Bonesman
Jerry Coyle    "Dame" Bonesman
Wally Dunn    "Dame" Bonesman
Roger Rathburn    "Dame" Bonesman
Glenn Kalison    Telephone Operations Officer
John Knox    Technical Service Officer
Benjamin Eakeley    Bonesman 1960
Gino Cafarelli    Palmi's Bodyguards
Tommy DeVito    Palmi's Bodyguard
Stefanie Nava    Tina Palmi
Isabella Cimato    Palmi's Granddaughter
Jimmy Marchese    Palmi's Grandson
Robert Prescott    Bonesman MC 1961
Bill McHugh    Reverend Christiansen
Ann Hampton Callway    1961 Deer Island Singer
Christopher Druckman    FBI Agent
Liya Kebede    Miriam
John Henry    Philip Allen's Driver

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

Production and Technical Credits

Eric Roth    Screenwriter
James G. Robinson    Producer
Jane Rosenthal    Producer
Robert De Niro    Producer
Francis Ford Coppola    Executive Producer
David Robinson    Executive Producer
Howard Kaplan    Executive Producer
Guy McElwaine    Executive Producer
Chris Brigham    Executive Producer
Jeannine Oppewall    Production Designer
Tariq Anwar    Editor
Marcelo Zarvos    Composer
Bruce Fowler    Composer
Robert Richardson    Director of Photography
H.H. Cooper    Assistant Director
Rob Legato    Second Unit Director
Joseph E. Iberti    Unit Production Manager
Rachel Neale    Unit Production Manager
Sean Fogel    Production Supervisor
Keith Pain    Supervising Art Director
Robert Guerra    Art Director
Miguel Lopez-Castillo    Art Director
Gretchen Rau    Set Decorator
Leslie E. Rollins    Set Decorator
Alyssa Winter    Set Decorator
Jille Azis    Set Decorator
Rob Legato    Second Unit Camera
Ann Roth    Costume Designer
Donna Maloney    Costume Supervisor
Kate Edwards    Costume Supervisor
Allison Wyldeck    Costume Supervisor
Adam Geiger    Associate Editor
Tom Nelson    Sound Mixer
Eric Taveras    Sound Mixer
Chris Murphy    Recordist
Reilly Steele    Re-recording Mixer
Lee Dichter    Re-recording Mixer
Warren Shaw    Re-recording Mixer
Martin Czembor    Re-recording Mixer
Warren Shaw    Supervising Sound Editor
Jacob Ribicoff    Sound Effects Editor
Warren Shaw    Sound Designer
Tony Martinez    Dialogue Editor
Laura Civiello    Dialogue Editor
John Werner    Dialogue Editor
Dan Korintus    Dialogue Editor
E. Gedney Webb    Music Editor
Shari L. Johanson*    Music Editor
Carla White    Make up
Todd Kleitsch    Make up
Alan Dangerio    Hairstylist
Jerry Popolis    Hairstylist
Kathy Nelson    Music Supervisor
Amanda Mackey    Casting Director
Cathy Sandrich    Casting Director
Sig De Miguel    Casting Director
Sue Jones    Casting Director
George Aguilar    Stunt Coordinator
John Cenatiempo    Stunt Coordinator
Stephen Pope    Stunt Coordinator
Paul Herbert    Stunt Coordinator

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

International Details - Harry Was Not the Only Film to Light Up the Charts

July 22nd, 2007

As expected, The Transformers fell to second place this week, what wasn't expected was how well it held on. The film was down a mere 23% to $36.13 million on 3667 screens in 31 markets for a total of $146.66 million internationally. The film opened in China with a record-setting $12.6 million on 300 screens over the first five days while it earned $498,000 on 71 in Greece and $258,000 from 28 in Israel. The film's best market so far has been South Korea where it has taken in $39.52 million in three weeks, including $5.76 million on 540 screens this past weekend. This is a record for a non-South Korean film and an unexpectedly strong performance. Additionally, the film has yet to open in a number of major markets including the U.K., Japan, France, and Mexico and should hit $300 million internationally and $600 million worldwide, if not more. More...

International Details - Pirates Still Have Some Fight Left in Them

July 15th, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End remained in sixth place with $8.94 million on 5442 screens in 101 markets for a total of $624.93 million. Internationally the film is in fifth place all-time and should top Dead Man's Chest shortly. Worldwide, it is also in fifth place but Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone's $974.56 million seems safe. As for At World's End's individual markets, the U.K. is still ahead of Japan $80.06 million to $77.58 million. However, Japan is catching up $2.28 million on 674 screens compared to just $738,000 on 357 in the U.K. At this pace Japan will need just two weeks to become the film's biggest draw. More...

International Details - 300's Last Stab at Glory

May 6th, 2007

300 was knocked out of the top five this week but still added $3.82 million on 3,537 screens in 52 markets for a total of $223.77 million. The film has yet to open in Japan, but that's about it at this point and there's little hope that the movie will hit any more milestones from now until then. However, it is already a massive hit and a huge financial boon for the studio, so everything it does earn will be pure gravy. More...

International Details - Reaping the Rewards

April 29th, 2007

The Reaping climbed into sixth place this past weekend with $5.98 million on 2634 screens in 39 markets for a total of just $20.38 million. The film had a couple respectable openings including South Korea where it made $1.17 million on 129 screens over the weekend and $1.34 million in total while it took in $335,000 in Brazil. However, in most markets the film stumbled, like in France where is placed seventh with $684,000 or the the U.K. where it placed eighth with $622,000 on 282 screens. The film debuted in ninth place in Australia, ($405,000 on 133 screens); in Russia, ($261,000 on 111); and in Germany, ($247,000 on 201). Mexico became the film's best market as it has pulled in $4.45 million in three weeks, including $589,000 on 350 screens this past weekend; this is just ahead of the $4.25 million the film has earned in Spain, but it only managed $334,000 on 299 screens this past weekend and will quickly disappear there. More...

New Releases are Smokin' Hot on the Home Market

April 27th, 2007

New releases went one-two-three on the rental charts with Smokin' Aces leading the way after taking in $6.68 million. More...

No New Releases do as Good as Shepherd on the Home Market

April 21st, 2007

It was a slow week for new releases with only one able to make the top ten on the rentals charts. This left The Good Shepherd free to remain in top spot with $7.15 million for the week and $15.81 during its run so far. More...

International Details - Hogs Gone Wild

April 15th, 2007

Wild Hogs had its best performance of its run so far climbing into sixth place with $3.33 million on 817 screens in 8 markets for a total of $18.43 million after a month of release. About half of that came from the film's number one debut in Mexico where it earned $1.33 million on 355 screens over the weekend and $1.67 million including previews while the film did reasonable business in Taiwan with $345,000 on 40. Its best market to date has been Australia where the film has earned $11.30 million, including $907,000 on 263 screens this past weekend. More...

Shepherd Leads All on the Home Market

April 14th, 2007

The Good Shepherd led a flock of new releases earning $8.66 million. This was only a small, small margin ahead of the second place Pursuit of Happyness, which added $8.48 million to its two-week total of $18.43 million. More...

DVD Releases for April 3, 2007

April 2nd, 2007

It's another busy week with dozens of releases on this week's list (including four spotlight reviews). As for the cream of the cop, there were a few interesting choices with two top contenders for DVD Pick of the Week: Volver - Buy from Amazon and The Lost Room - Buy from Amazon. It was a close call, but the supreme cool of The Lost Room helped it win out in the end. More...

International Details - Taxi Still Picking Up Plenty of Passengers

March 25th, 2007

The French film, Taxi 4, just missed the top five with $3.94 million on 1255 screens in 7 markets for a total of $49.56 million. Obviously, most of that has come from France, $35.70 million in fact, but the film is also doing well in Russia with $10.63 million so far, including $2.22 million on 466 screens over the weekend. More...

International Details - Rushing to the Top

March 18th, 2007

There was quite an international flavor on the charts this past weekend with five local hits charting, and one more just missing that mark. The best of these was Lubov Morkov, which opened in sixth place with $5.38 million on 492 screens in 4 markets over the weekend and $6.28 million in total. Of this amount, $4.90 million on 427 screens was earned over the weekend in Russia while it managed $5.80 million including midweek numbers. More...

International Details - Music Holds onto an Extended Note

March 11th, 2007

Music and Lyrics remained in sixth place with $5.64 million on 1645 screens in 18 markets for a total of $32.01 million internationally. The film disappointed domestically, but it appears to be making up for that softness on the international scene. The film's best opening of the weekend came from South Korea where it placed second with $2.06 million on 144 screens while it also grabbed second place in Brazil with $490,000 on 140. Holdovers were led by the U.K. where the film earned $1.09 million on 364 screens during its fourth week of release for a total of $15.71 million in that market alone. That's close to a $100 million run here, taking into account the relative sizes of the two markets. More...

International Details - Losing Blood

February 25th, 2007

The Blood Diamond fell from second to sixth this past weekend, mainly due to the lack of new openings. The film still pulled $8.52 million on 3409 screens in 59 markets for a total of $77.51 million and is still on pace for $100 million internationally, but that's the last milestone in its future. More...

New Year was a Weekend to Celebrate

January 3rd, 2007

It was a fairly predictable weekend as far as box office numbers go. No film really beat expectations by a wide margin, nor did any fail to do so. This meant nearly every film in the top ten showed significant growth (the lone exception was Rocky Balboa), while the only film in the top twenty to see a serious drop-off was the Christmas film, The Nativity Story, which plummeted more than 67%. More...

New Year is Out with the New, In with the Old

December 29th, 2006

It's the New Year's Day long weekend, and not surprisingly, there are no new wide releases this week. There are, on the other hand, two movies that are playing their first weekend, Dreamgirls and Black Christmas. However, it looks as if neither has what it takes to wrestle top spot from Night at the Museum. More...

Christmas Delivers Some Gifts to Good Moviegoers (and a Couple of Lumps of Coal)

December 28th, 2006

Most films missed expectations this weekend and that hurt the overall box office, which was off 8% compared to last year. But there were still reasons to celebrate with Pursuit of Happyness and Rocky Balboa matching their production budget over the weekend while Dreamgirls exploded on Christmas Day. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 16 - December 21, 2006

December 22nd, 2006

An abridged list with just the sites for movies opening this week, and maybe one or two others. Because it is such a short list, there's no real strong choice for Weekly Website Award. Rocky Balboa - Official Site comes the closest, but it doesn't quite get there. More...

Rocky Looks to Knock Out Competition With Fast Start

December 21st, 2006

Christmas is one of the busiest times of year and this year is no exception with five films opening wide from now to the 25th and another expanding. Because of the crowd, at least one or two will be lost, squeezed out by the competition. However, there are also two or three films that are aiming at $100 million, or more. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 2 - December 8, 2006

December 9th, 2006

Good week for websites with a number of candidates for the top spot. In the end I went with Ghost Rider - Official Site, but there's a few others here that will undoubtedly win in the coming weeks. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 25 - December 1, 2006

December 2nd, 2006

Good week with plenty of strong site, but there was not a whole lot of competition at the very top as The Good Shephard - Official Site took home the Weekly Website Award. More...

2006 Preview: December

December 1st, 2006

Looking at my calendar I see that it's March 11th. ... March 11th, 2003. This means it's time for me to get a new calendar, but more importantly, it's time for the December preview. December is an insanely busy time of year with studio release major blockbusters in hopes of cashing in on the holidays, as well as a ton of Oscar bait movies hoping to remain fresh in voters' minds by the time the ballots are handed out. On a side note, this is the first time in several years that's there not an obvious Must See movie opening during the month. Sure, there are quite a few that should crack $100 million at the box office, maybe even $200 million, but nothing like The Lord of the Rings. In addition to the ton of wide releases and limited releases scheduled to open wide this month, there are several more movies opening in limited release this month before expanding in the new year. Movies like Home of the Brave, Arthur & the Invisibles, The Painted Veil, Letters from Iwo Jima, Children of Men, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Fast Track, and Pan's Labyrinth, and possibly some others. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 11 - November 17, 2006

November 18th, 2006

A lot of trailers on this week's list of websites. Not only were there a lot of site with just trailers, there were a few trailers without sites. On the other hand, there were also a few contenders for the Weekly Website Award. In the end it was The Children of Men - Official Site that took home that prestigious award. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 30 - October 6, 2006

October 7th, 2006

Good week for websites, but most were smaller updates or new sites with just a few features. Two sites, Happy Feet - Official Site and The Prestige - Official Site, stood out above the crowd, but both will need a few more update to take home the Weekly Website Award. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/12/22 4 $10,033,960   2,215 $4,530   $10,033,960 1
2006/12/29 5 $11,000,510 +10% 2,218 $4,960   $35,066,495 2
2007/01/05 8 $6,446,345 -41% 2,250 $2,865   $48,344,025 3
2007/01/12 11 $3,708,000 -42% 1,994 $1,860   $54,066,110 4
2007/01/19 14 $2,050,155 -45% 1,571 $1,305   $57,602,410 5
2007/01/26 27 $725,610 -65% 722 $1,005   $58,964,680 6
2007/02/02 34 $277,920 -62% 341 $815   $59,462,475 7
2007/02/09 39 $171,925 -38% 206 $835   $59,731,690 8
2007/02/16 48 $45,210 -74% 80 $565   $59,831,045 9
2007/02/23 60 $24,390 -46% 61 $400   $59,873,825 10
2007/03/02 65 $16,555 -32% 43 $385   $59,901,040 11

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/22 4 $3,600,000   2,215 $1,625   $3,600,000 1
2006/12/23 4 $4,300,000 +19% 2,215 $1,941   $7,900,000 2
2006/12/24 3 $2,200,000 -49% 2,215 $993   $10,100,000 3
2006/12/25 5 $4,230,650 +92% 2,215 $1,910   $14,142,760 4
2006/12/26 5 $4,119,925 -3% 2,215 $1,860   $18,262,685 5
2006/12/27 6 $3,045,625 -26% 2,215 $1,375   $21,308,310 6
2006/12/28 6 $2,757,675 -9% 2,215 $1,245   $24,065,985 7
2006/12/29 6 $3,659,685 +33% 2,215 $1,652   $27,725,670 8
2006/12/30 4 $4,291,830 +17% 2,215 $1,938   $32,017,500 9
2006/12/31 4 $3,048,995 -29% 2,215 $1,377   $35,066,495 10
2007/01/01 5 $3,239,125 +6% 2,215 $1,462   $38,305,620 11
2007/01/02 5 $1,497,150 -54% 2,215 $676   $39,802,770 12
2007/01/03 5 $1,052,450 -30% 2,215 $475   $40,855,220 13
2007/01/04 5 $1,042,460 -1% 2,218 $470   $41,897,680 14
2007/01/05 7 $2,013,750 +93% 2,218 $908   $43,911,430 15
2007/01/06 6 $2,823,845 +40% 2,218 $1,273   $46,735,275 16
2007/01/07 8 $1,608,750 -43% 2,218 $725   $48,344,025 17
2007/01/08 6 $462,025 -71% 2,218 $208   $48,806,050 18
2007/01/09 5 $539,425 +17% 2,218 $243   $49,345,475 19
2007/01/10 5 $517,435 -4% 2,218 $233   $49,862,910 20
2007/01/11 5 $495,200 -4% 2,218 $223   $50,358,110 21
2007/01/12 9 $1,066,790 +115% 1,990 $536   $51,424,900 22
2007/01/15 13 $638,080   1,994 $320   $54,704,190 25
2007/01/16 9 $279,685 -56% 1,994 $140   $54,983,875 26
2007/01/17 9 $299,125 +7% 1,994 $150   $55,283,000 27
2007/01/18 9 $269,255 -10% 1,994 $135   $55,552,255 28
2007/01/19 12 $640,000 +138% 1,569 $408   $5,619,000 29
2007/01/26 22 $230,000   1,276 $180   $58,470,000 36
2007/02/16 - $11,200   80 $140   $59,797,035 57
2007/02/17 - $20,025 +79% 80 $250   $59,817,060 58
2007/02/18 - $13,985 -30% 80 $175   $59,831,045 59
2007/02/19 48 $7,995 -43% 80 $100   $59,839,040 60
2007/02/20 - $3,995 -50% 80 $50   $59,843,035 61

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/12/22 4 $24,065,985   2,215 $10,865   $24,065,985 1
2006/12/29 5 $17,831,695 -26% 2,218 $8,040   $41,897,680 2
2007/01/05 6 $8,460,430 -53% 2,250 $3,760   $50,358,110 3
2007/01/12 11 $5,194,145 -39% 1,994 $2,605   $55,552,255 4
2007/01/19 14 $2,686,815 -48% 1,571 $1,710   $58,239,070 5
2007/01/26 28 $945,485 -65% 722 $1,310   $59,184,555 6
2007/02/02 34 $375,210 -60% 341 $1,100   $59,559,765 7
2007/02/09 43 $226,070 -40% 206 $1,097   $59,785,835 8
2007/02/16 51 $63,600 -72% 80 $795   $59,849,435 9
2007/02/23 61 $35,050 -45% 61 $575   $59,884,485 10
2007/03/02 63 $24,080 -31% 43 $560   $59,908,565 11

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/8/20074940,452 940,452$15,978,279$15,978,2792
4/15/20074539,507-43% 1,479,959$9,166,224$25,144,5033
4/22/20077148,036-73% 1,627,995$2,515,132$27,659,6354
4/29/20071775,250-49% 1,703,245$1,281,613$28,941,2485
5/6/20071971,652-5% 1,774,897$1,223,522$30,164,7706
4/13/20082240,341 2,001,057$506,683$33,754,08055

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