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Jarhead (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $62,647,540Details
International Box Office $34,300,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $96,947,540
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $52,373,154 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $52,373,154
Further financial details...

  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:$72,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 4th, 2005 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: March 7th, 2006 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some violent images and strong sexual content.
Running Time: 122 minutes
Franchise: Jarhead
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Keywords: Military Life, Historical Battles, Gulf War, War, Government Bureaucracy
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Universal Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 783 $51,035,210 Nov 18, 2005 15
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 64 $11,738,160 Nov 11, 2005 10
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 75 $16,426,099 Nov 11, 2005 10
Top Drama Weekend Domestic 47 $27,726,210 Nov 4, 2005 3
Top Dramatization Weekend Domestic 27 $27,726,210 Nov 4, 2005 3

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Peter Sarsgaard    Troy
Chris Cooper    Lt. Colonel Kazinski
Jamie Foxx    Sgt. Siek
Lucas Black    Kuhn
Brian Geraghty    Fergus
Jacob Vargas    Cortez
Laz Alonso    Escobar
Evan Jones    Fowler
Ivan Fenyo    Pinko
Dennis Haysbert    Major Lincoln
Scott MacDonald    D.I. Fitch
Kareem Grimes    Welty
Peter Gail    Doc John
Jamie Martz    Foster
Jocko Sims    Julius
Ming Lo    Bored Gunny
Kevin Foster    Branded Marine
Damion Poitier    Poitier
Riad Galayini    Nurse
Craig Coyne    Young Mr. Swofford
Katherine Randolph    Young Mrs. Swofford
Rini Bell    Swoff's Sister
Dendrie Taylor    Mrs. Swofford
James Morrison    Mr. Swofford
Arman Zajic    Boy Swoff
Brianne Davis    Kristina
Brian Casey    Paintball Marine
Ernest Ozuna    Stg. Major
Tyler Sedustine    Harris
Jonathon R. Mize    STA Graduate
Joel Prato    STA Graduate
Kristin Richardson    Stewardess
Donna Kimball    Reporter
Marty Papazian    Dettman
Becky Boxer    Dettman's Wife
Mark Davis    Dettman's Neighbor
John Krasinski    Corporal Harrigan
Christian Reeve    Bedouin
Mike Akrawi    Bedouin
Toufig Tulsiram    Bedouin
Jubin K    Bedouin
Hari Bali    Bedouin
Kurt Larson    Arguing Corporal
Ammar Daraiseh    Iraqi Officer
Al Faris    Iraqi Officer
V.J. Foster    Vietnam Vet

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

Production and Technical Credits

William Broyles Jr.    Screenwriter
Anthony Swofford    Story Creator
Douglas Wick    Producer
Lucy Fisher    Producer
Sam Mercer    Executive Producer
Bobby Cohen    Executive Producer
Roger Deakins    Director of Photography
Dennis Gassner    Production Designer
Walter Murch    Editor
Debra Zane    Casting Director
Albert Wolsky    Costume Designer
Randall Poster    Music Supervisor
Thomas Newman    Composer
Pippa Harris    Co-Producer
Alan B. Curtiss    Assistant Director
Sharon Mann    Production Manager
Jim Scaife    Production Supervisor
Stefan Dechant    Supervising Art Director
Christina Ann Wilson    Art Director
Nancy Haigh    Set Decorator
Robert Q. Mathews    Costume Supervisor
Sean Cullen    Associate Editor
Pat Jackson    Additional Editor
Willie D. Burton    Sound Mixer
Scott Millan    Re-recording Mixer
Walter Murch    Re-recording Mixer
David Parker    Re-recording Mixer
Pat Jackson    Supervising Sound Editor
Larry Schalit    Sound Editor
Kyrsten Mate    Sound Effects Editor
Robert Shoup    Sound Effects Editor
Kyrsten Mate    Sound Designer
Richard Quinn    Dialogue Editor
Bill Bernstein    Music Editor
Pete Horner    Music Editor
Allan A. Apone*    Make up
Robert L. Stevenson    Hairstylist
Constantine Sekeris    Special Make-up Effects
Jeff Habberstad    Stunt Coordinator

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

DVD Releases for November 26, 2008 - Part I

November 25th, 2008

Strange week. There are a dozen spotlight reviews on the list this week, but only one is for a DVD coming out this week. Ten are for DVDs that arrived late, and one spotlight review is actually early. As for this week's releases, there are not that many that seem like must-haves and none rise to the level of a DVD Pick of the Week. If I were to choose the best release found below, it's WALL-E, which came out last week. But even then I would chose the Blu-ray I reviewed last week over the DVD. Despite the lack of a top tier release, there were still more than enough that it was necessary to split the list into two parts. Part two can be found here. More...

Good Night for Violence

March 25th, 2006

A History of Violence took top spot on the rental charts with $8.91 million in combined rentals during its first week of release. In that one week the film earned more than a quarter of what the film took in during its entire theatrically run and should have no trouble surpassing that total before long. More...

Still Lining Up for a Night with Johnny Cash

March 18th, 2006

Despite the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Walk the Line remained in first place on the rental charts with $10.03 million over the week and $21.81 million in total. More...

DVD Releases for March 7, 2006

March 6th, 2006

While there are quite a few DVDs coming out tomorrow, only one matters. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - 2-Disc Special Edition hits the home market tomorrow and not only should it quickly become the best seller of the year so far, it is the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Fun Time on the International Charts

February 19th, 2006

Fun with Dick and Jane added an handful of new markets this week and that allowed the film to remain in sixth place with $6.00 million on 2645 screens in 49 markets for a running tally of $63.30 million. The film opened in first place in Spain with $1.54 million on 316 screens and in the Netherlands with $475,000 on 75 screens over the weekend and $520,000 in total. It took first place in Argentina as well with $136,000 on 48. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place during its debut in Denmark with $319,000 on 45 screens over the weekend and $335,000 in total. Holdovers include the U.K. where the film was down 56% to $699,000 over the weekend and $10.44 million in total and Italy with a 55% decline to $594,000 over the weekend and $4.83 million in total. More...

International Details: Jet Li has Nothing to Fear

February 5th, 2006

Jey Li's latest Hong Kong production, Fearless, (a.k.a. Huo Yuan Jia) started its international run in sixth place with $7.35 million on 596 screens in 6 markets. The film finished first in four Asian markets including China with $1.39 million, Taiwan with $630,000, Singapore with $605,000 and Malaysia with $590,000. Paradoxically, the film's best market was its home market of Hong Kong, where it had to settle for a close second place with $2.03 million on just 48 screens over the full week. So far there is still no North American release date, but with this start, that should change soon. More...

Turmoil on International Charts

January 29th, 2006

Late updates have changed some of the results on in International Top Five this week as My Boss, My Student crushed the competition in South Korea with $7.59 million on 450 screens over the weekend and $9.31 million in total. This meant that despite Brokeback Mountain earning a better than initially reported $7.39 million, it was pushed out of the top five and into sixth place. More...

More Milestones for Narnia

January 18th, 2006

Without any big time competition, Narnia was again able to lead the international box office. Over the weekend the film made $22.65 million on 7034 screens in 47 markets breaking the $300 milestone in the international scene with $321.41 million. Also, it became the first film to make $100 million during 2006. Its best numbers of the weekend came from the U.K. where the film added $2.43 million on 467 screens for a 6-week total of $71.42 million. More...

Clown has Kingly Run in South Korea

January 15th, 2006

The King and the Clown did something most films in South Korea can't, it showed strong legs. In fact, in grew by 22% to $5.76 million on 369 screens over the weekend and $16.82 million in total. More...

Little still Large while Get Rich Dies Trying

November 14th, 2005

It was another soft weekend at the box office, with nearly every film in the top five missing expectations. That pushed the overall box office down 7% from last weekend and 14% from the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2005 is now 7% behind last year's pace, while the fall box office season is down 3%. More...

Chicken to Remain Large

November 11th, 2005

Three new wide release hit theatres this weekend, but none seem likely to overtake Chicken Little for top spot on the charts. It also seems likely that the overall box office will continue to fall well behind last year's pace with the combined total of the new releases being less than The Incredibles' sophomore stint. More...

Wide Releases Rule Per Theatre Charts

November 8th, 2005

Jarhead was one of only two films to crack the $10,000 per theatre average mark over the weekend with a chart topping average of $11,500. The only other film to do so was the overall box office champ, Chicken Little, which managed an average of $10,961 in 3,654 theatres. More...

Chicken Not So Little

November 7th, 2005

Both new releases beat expectations, as did every single holdover in the top five, and that led to a serious increase in total box office of 31.5% from last weekend. However, this time last year saw a 43.8% increase, meaning the year-to-year comparison with 2004 was 6.8% down. So far, the Fall season box office has been nearly keeping up with 2004, at $1.118 billion to $1.122 billion, but year-to-date 2005 is 6.4% behind with $7.153 billion. More...

Movie Review: Jarhead

November 6th, 2005

Sam Mendes' war-from-a-soldier's-point-of-view movie hits some high notes, particularly as a technical exercise, but never successfully makes a human connection with its subjects.


Box Office needs a Little Help

November 4th, 2005

There are just the two wide releases this weekend: the prime attraction and the counter programming. While this usually means both films will maximize their box office, this probably won't be the case this weekend. Part of the problem is the box office slump we're in; people are just not interested in going to the movies at the moment. In May, it took a monster hit to start the summer box office session when it normally starts the first week of the month. Likewise, November usually starts off with a bang, but since October was so weak it will probably take until the first monster hit of the month before we see a serious increase in the overall box office. More...

Contest - Jarhead Opening Weekend Predictions - Final Warning

November 4th, 2005

There is just a few hours left to enter our Jarhead contest for your chance to win a T-Shirt and a Cap. Because the contest deals with predicting the film's opening weekend box office, the usual prediction column will be delayed to avoid tainting the purity of the challenge. It will be published after the contest closed at noon today. Good luck to all those who entered. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 28 - November 3

November 3rd, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Pride and Prejudice - Official Site

2005 Preview: November

November 1st, 2005

Wow, that sucked.

October was a terrible month at the box office and all the gains made in September were erased. November promises to be better than October, but the real question is whether it will be better than November of last year. On the plus side, last November was pretty bad, with most films missing expectations. On the down side, there is only one guaranteed hit this month, and only a couple of others that should also perform well with both the critics and the moviegoers. If you have predictions of your own to make, feel free to head over to our forum and share them with our readers.


Contest - Jarhead Opening Weekend

October 31st, 2005

Jamie Foxx in Jarhead
Jamie Foxx in Jarhead

To celebrate Friday's release of Jarhead, we're running another predict the opening weekend contest. The winner will receive an official Jarhead T-Shirt and cap. All you have to do to enter is predict the opening weekend gross for the movie. The winner will be whoever's prediction is closest to the actual result without going over. Entries must be received by noon, Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Movie Website Updates for October 21 - October 27

October 27th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Jarhead - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 12 - August 18

August 18th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Into the Blue - Official Site. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2005/11/04 2 $27,726,210   2,411 $11,500   $27,726,210 1
2005/11/11 5 $11,738,160 -58% 2,448 $4,795   $46,539,505 2
2005/11/18 6 $4,753,335 -60% 2,413 $1,970   $54,280,420 3
2005/11/25 12 $2,804,880 -41% 1,612 $1,740   $59,338,505 4
2005/12/02 13 $1,115,170 -60% 1,246 $895   $61,122,435 5
2005/12/09 19 $436,475 -61% 704 $620   $61,956,295 6
2005/12/16 26 $116,635 -73% 324 $360   $62,195,880 7
2005/12/23 33 $40,740 -65% 194 $210   $62,307,335 8
2005/12/30 35 $76,625 +88% 194 $395   $62,454,785 9
2006/01/06 36 $67,080 -12% 172 $390   $62,578,105 10
2006/01/13 43 $35,695 -47% 102 $350   $62,640,400 11

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/11/04 2 $10,548,125   2,411 $4,375   $10,548,125 1
2005/11/05 2 $10,439,630 -1% 2,411 $4,330   $20,987,755 2
2005/11/06 2 $6,738,455 -35% 2,411 $2,795   $27,726,210 3
2005/11/07 1 $1,964,965 -71% 2,410 $815   $29,691,175 4
2005/11/08 2 $1,868,525 -5% 2,410 $775   $31,559,700 5
2005/11/09 3 $1,553,950 -17% 2,410 $645   $33,113,650 6
2005/11/10 3 $1,687,695 +9% 2,410 $700   $34,801,345 7
2005/11/11 4 $4,394,160 +160% 2,448 $1,795   $39,195,505 8
2005/11/12 5 $4,736,880 +8% 2,448 $1,935   $43,932,385 9
2005/11/13 5 $2,607,120 -45% 2,448 $1,065   $46,539,505 10
2005/11/14 3 $771,120 -70% 2,448 $315   $47,310,625 11
2005/11/15 3 $807,840 +5% 2,448 $330   $48,118,465 12
2005/11/16 3 $734,395 -9% 2,448 $300   $48,852,860 13
2005/11/17 3 $674,225 -8% 2,448 $275   $49,527,085 14
2005/11/18 5 $1,508,125 +124% 2,413 $625   $51,035,210 15
2005/11/19 6 $2,038,985 +35% 2,413 $845   $53,074,195 16
2005/11/20 6 $1,206,225 -41% 2,413 $500   $54,280,420 17
2005/11/21 5 $458,470 -62% 2,413 $190   $54,738,890 18
2005/11/22 5 $555,525 +21% 2,413 $230   $55,294,415 19
2005/11/28 11 $169,260   0     $59,507,765 25
2005/11/29 10 $177,320 +5% 1,612 $110   $59,685,085 26
2005/11/30 10 $161,155 -9% 1,612 $100   $59,846,240 27
2005/12/01 10 $161,025 n/c 1,612 $100   $60,007,265 28
2005/12/26 33 $22,310   194 $115   $62,329,645 53
2006/01/02 35 $24,225   194 $125   $62,479,010 60
2006/01/16 42 $7,140   102 $70   $62,647,540 74

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2005/11/04 2 $34,801,345   2,411 $14,434   $34,801,345 1
2005/11/11 4 $14,725,740 -58% 2,448 $6,015   $49,527,085 2
2005/11/18 7 $7,006,540 -52% 2,413 $2,904   $56,533,625 3
2005/11/25 12 $3,473,640 -50% 1,612 $2,155   $60,007,265 4
2005/12/02 12 $1,512,555 -56% 1,246 $1,214   $61,519,820 5
2005/12/09 21 $559,425 -63% 704 $795   $62,079,245 6
2005/12/16 26 $187,350 -67% 324 $578   $62,266,595 7
2005/12/23 32 $111,565 -40% 194 $575   $62,378,160 8
2005/12/30 35 $132,865 +19% 194 $685   $62,511,025 9
2006/01/06 36 $93,680 -29% 172 $545   $62,604,705 10
2006/01/13 45 $42,835 -54% 102 $420   $62,647,540 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
3/12/200621,475,116 1,475,116$28,848,696$28,848,6961
3/19/20064442,526-70% 1,917,642$7,383,369$36,232,0652
3/26/200610158,626-64% 2,076,268$2,568,710$38,800,7763
4/2/20061495,047-40% 2,171,315$1,532,272$40,333,0474
4/9/20062263,365-33% 2,234,680$1,019,999$41,353,0465
4/16/200611236,215+273% 2,470,895$3,746,370$45,099,4166
4/23/20061953,068-78% 2,523,963$841,658$45,941,0757
4/30/20062849,424-7% 2,573,387$783,865$46,724,9398
5/7/20062842,738-14% 2,616,125$677,825$47,402,7649
8/6/20062296,075 2,878,772$948,260$51,134,67122

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