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Lions for Lambs (2007)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,998,070Details
International Box Office $48,213,018Details
Worldwide Box Office $63,211,088
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $12,891,122 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $12,891,122
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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:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 9th, 2007 (Wide) by United Artists
Video Release: April 8th, 2008 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: R for some war violence and language
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: War, Terrorism
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: United Artists
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 109 $6,702,434 Nov 9, 2007 3
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 139 $8,738,493 Nov 9, 2007 3
Veterans Day (Opening, 3-Day) 51 $6,702,434 Nov 9, 2007 3
Veterans Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 59 $8,738,493 Nov 9, 2007 3

Leading Cast

   Professor Stephen Malley
   Janine Roth
   Senator Jasper Irving

Supporting Cast

Michael Peña    Ernest Rodriguez
Andrew Garfield    Todd Hayes
Derek Luke    Arian Finch
Peter Berg    Lt. Col. Falco
Kevin Dunn    ANX Editor
Larry Bates    Soldier
Christopher May    Soldier
David Pease    Soldier
Heidi Janson    Soldier
Christopher Carley    Sniper
George Back    Student
Kristy Wu    Student
Bo Brown    Student
Josh Zuckerman    Student
Samantha Carro    Student
Chris Jordan    Student
Angela Stefanelli    Student
John Brently Reynolds    Skinny
Paula Rhodes    Summer-ANX News Reporter
Muna Otaru    Nervous Student
Clay Wilcox    Crew Chief
Sarayu Rao    Senator Irving's Receptionist
Amanda Loncar    Young Assistant
Rick Burns    Senate Employee
Kevin Collins    Ranger
Candace Moon    Fate
Chris Hoffman    Bully Dog
Louise Linton    Skin Care Consultant
Jennifer Sommerfield    Talk Show Host
Wynonna Smith    Talk Show Host
Babar Peerzada    Afghan Fighter
Wade Harlan    Helicopter Pilot
Paul Adams    Helicopter Pilot
Michael Peoples    Veteran Soldier

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

Production and Technical Credits

Matthew Michael Carnahan    Screenwriter
Robert Redford    Producer
Matthew Michael Carnahan    Producer
Andrew Hauptman    Producer
Tracy Falco    Producer
Daniel Lupi    Executive Producer
Philippe Rousselot    Director of Photography
Jan Roelfs    Production Designer
Joe Hutshing    Editor
Mary Zophres    Costume Designer
William Holderman*    Associate Producer
Adam Somner    Assistant Director
Dan Bradley    Second Unit Director
Will Weiske    Unit Production Manager
Daniel Lupi    Unit Production Manager
Nancy Swenton    Washington D.C.
Steve Hardie    Additional Photography
Francois Audouy    Art Director
Leslie Pope    Set Decorator
Phil Meheux    Additional Photography
Dan Mindel    Additional Photography
Lori De Lapp    Costume Supervisor
Eden Coblenz    Additional Photography
David Bilow    Associate Editor
Paul Hirsch    Additional Editor
Petur Hliddal    Sound Mixer
Christopher Boyes    Re-recording Mixer
Lora Hirschberg    Re-recording Mixer
Richard Hymns    Supervising Sound Editor
J.R. Grubbs    Sound Effects Editor
Frank Eulner    Sound Designer
Ewa Sztompke-Oatfield*    Dialogue Editor
Marilyn McCoppen    Dialogue Editor
Bill Abbott    Music Editor
Leo Corey Castellano    Make up
Bunny Parker    Hairstylist
Mark Isham    Composer
Avy Kaufman    Casting Director
Charles Croughwell    Stunt Coordinator
Myke Schwartz    Stunt Coordinator

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

DVD Releases for May 19th, 2009 - Part I

May 19th, 2009

It's a strange week when it comes to spotlight reviews with a lot of movies coming in pairs. We have a pair of Ben Affleck releases, a pair of Westerns from the Centennial Collection, a pair of Philip K. Dick releases, a pair of World War II films, a pair of stand up concert DVDs. We even have a spotlight review featuring twins. Besides that quirk of fate, there were a few releases that were contenders for the DVD Pick of the Week, including Terminator 2 - Judgement Day - Skynet Edition, True Blood - Season One, A Bug's Life - Blu-ray, all of which are coming on Blu-ray. In fact, the only contender for DVD Pick of the Week that is actually on DVD is The Guild - Season Two. That said, the best on this week's list is A Bug's Life - Blu-ray, and it is this week's DVD Pick of the Week. With all the double-shots, it comes as no surprise that this week's list had to be split into two, while the second page can be seen here. More...

DVD Sales - Alvin Repeats on Top

April 21st, 2008

Despite numerous new releases that charted this week, seven in fact, Alvin and the Chipmunks remained in top spot on the DVD sales chart. It's rare for a film to repeat on top of the charts, but Alvin was able to do so despite a 72% drop-off from its opening and added 872,000 units and $14.38 million in spending. This lifts its total to 4.02 million units / $66.34 million making it the third best selling DVD of the year so far. More...

DVD Rentals - There Will Be a New Number One

April 21st, 2008

Like on the sales chart there were plenty of new releases. However, there was a new number on film on the rental chart as There Will Be Blood opened in first place with $8.54 million. I did find it strange that a critically acclaimed, Oscar winning movie would do better on the rental charts than the sales charts. Usually this happens when people want to try before they buy, but this doesn't seem the type of movie that would happen with. More...

DVD Releases for April 8, 2008

April 7th, 2008

It was a good week for top-notch releases with plenty that are worth picking up. But there were two films that were obvious choices for DVD Pick of the Week: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Adventures of Baron Munchausen. In both cases, I would recommend the Blu-ray versions over the DVD. (On a side note, there were a few late spotlight reviews this week, and next week there will be a few more. Hopefully I will catch up by then, but there's always a chance that more screeners will arrive late in the meantime.) More...

Contest - King of the Box Office Prognosticators

April 4th, 2008

The widest release of next week should be Street Kings, and it is this week's target film. In order to win, one must simply predict Street Kings's three-day, opening weekend box office. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win Lions for Lambs on DVD, Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains on DVD, and Steep on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win Lions for Lambs on DVD, Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains on DVD, and Steep on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! 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...

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...

International Details - Bee Movie is Buzzing Internationally

December 9th, 2007

Bee Movie returned to the charts in sixth place with $6.71 million on 1288 screens in 11 markets for an early international total of $19.43 million after a month of release. This includes a pair of first place debuts in Spain and Mexico. In the former it earned $2.81 million on 421 screens while in the latter is earned $2.60 million on 389 screens. While Spain is the larger marker, I thought the family friendly nature of Mexico would give it the edge. Even so, there are great openings for the film. More...

International Details - Lions are more like Lambs

December 3rd, 2007

Lions for Lambs climbed a spot to sixth place with $4.34 million on 2453 screens in 53 markets for a total of $25.97 million, while only managing $1 million or more in one market this past weekend, ($1.40 million on 390 screens during its sixth place debut in France). It opens in Italy later this month and Japan in the spring of '08, but there's almost no chance the film will show a profit at this point. Normally one movie losing money isn't a big issue because the studio can rely on one or two monster hits to pay for their misses, (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix made enough money to pay for the entire budgets of half-a-dozen misses for Warner Bros. this year, and that's before the home market). However, United Artists is a newly relauched studio and they don't have a war chest built up from past victories. Stumbling out of the gate like this hurts. 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...

Beowulf Adds a New Dimension to the Weekend Box Office

November 20th, 2007

It was another tough week at the box office. No film missed Thursday's prediction by a significant margin, but there was an overall weakness. This pushed the box office to $104 million, down 8% from last weekend. More importantly it was down 28% from the same weekend last year. It is getting close to the time to panic. Granted, this year is safe but there's little evidence that this slowdown at the box office, which has lasted almost the entire fall, is going to end now that the Holidays have started. The only good news is that last Thanksgiving was a terrible weekend for new releases. More...

International Top Five - Bollywood Blowout

November 14th, 2007

For the first time in a while we have a Hollywood film releases day-and-date internationally in more than 40 markets, so it comes as a huge surprise that the number one film this weekend is Om Shanti Om. It is true that Bollywood films have been performing better as of late and the overall market is typically slow during the fall, but earning $18.17 million on 1,048 screens in 17 markets is still a fantastic start by any measure. Most of that figure came from India, but unfortunately that market generally doesn't release final numbers till much later in the week, if not the following week. We have read reports of record openings on the vast majority of the 600 screens it opened on in its native market, and expectations are for strong legs there. Meanwhile, the film placed seventh in the U.K. with $1.07 million on just 52 screens for a per screen average of over $20,000. More...

Claus is Box Office Coal

November 12th, 2007

There was little to cheer over the weekend, as all four of the new releases missed expectations, some by substantial margins. This left the overall box office struggling with $113 million over the weekend, down 16% from last weekend and 11% from the same weekend last year. This means the streak of year-to-year growth ends at one. On the other hand, had the four wide releases mere met expectations, the overall box office would have been within a rounding error of last year. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of November 9, 2007

November 11th, 2007

A soft week for movie sites with only a few that stand out and none that are award-worthy. Next week should be different. More...

Will Santa Bring a Gift to Theater Owners?

November 8th, 2007

With the streak of year-to-year declines finally over, the winter holiday season is looking to start earning back some of the loses from October. The good news is, this weekend there are three films that should top $20 million at the box office compared to just one that did last year. Bad news, that one film was Borat, which earned more than $28 million and there's a chance no film will replicate that performance this time around. More...

2007 Preview: November

November 1st, 2007

After a horrible October, we finally get to November and the start of the holiday season. Just like the summer season doesn't officially begin until Memorial Day, the winter holiday season doesn't officially begin until the Thanksgiving long weekend. However, studios are trying to stretch the lucrative box office season as long as possible and the holiday-like releases start during the first weekend of the month. This means practically every weekend this month, there's at least one potential $100 million movie. There are also a few that might be Oscar contenders, although not as many as I had expected. In fact, so far Award Season has been particularly slow, but at least this means there should be more buzz surrounding the upcoming films as the race is wide open. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

October 14th, 2007

Quite a few full sites launched this week, but as is the case most times, there were pretty Spartan at the moment and it will take a few more updates before we can tell if they are award-worthy or not. That said, it was a site for a movie that opens this week, Lars and the Real Girl - Official Site, that won the top prize as it finished adding all the material marked coming soon this week. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 29 - August 4, 2007

August 5th, 2007

Another big list of movie sites, but not much in the way of top-notch entries. For a movie site to be an award winner, I expect it to have all of the usual features, extras like clips, something interactive like a game, and background sound and animation. The film that best exemplifies that criteria is Stardust - Official Site, which is the winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 1st - July 7, 2007

July 7th, 2007

The list returns to its normal busy self, in fact, we have several sites making their first appearance this weekend. In addition, there were a couple of older sites that saw massive updates, including this week's winner, Charlie Bartlett - Official Site. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - February 18, 2007

February 18th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Miss Potter, DOA: Dead or Alive, Lions for Lambs and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - January 21, 2007

January 21st, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for I am Legend, Angels & Demons and more. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/11/09 4 $6,702,434   2,215 $3,026   $6,702,434 1
2007/11/16 8 $2,896,594 -57% 2,216 $1,307   $11,584,339 2
2007/11/23 13 $1,163,124 -60% 1,527 $762   $13,795,571 3
2007/11/30 18 $401,039 -66% 825 $486   $14,510,141 4
2007/12/07 33 $136,738 -66% 350 $391   $14,799,972 5
2007/12/14 42 $32,670 -76% 116 $282   $14,894,306 6
2007/12/21 48 $11,382 -65% 18 $632   $14,927,651 7
2007/12/28 57 $2,847 -75% 12 $237   $14,934,551 8
2008/01/04 65 $2,173 -24% 7 $310   $14,938,321 9
2008/01/11 87 $526 -76% 4 $132   $14,939,738 10
2008/01/18 48 $26,883 +5,011% 95 $283   $14,966,978 11
2008/01/25 69 $9,187 -66% 43 $214   $14,991,014 12
2008/02/01 89 $2,905 -68% 4 $726   $14,998,070 13

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/11/09 4 $2,204,530   2,215 $995   $2,204,530 1
2007/11/10 4 $2,749,160 +25% 2,215 $1,241   $4,953,690 2
2007/11/11 4 $1,748,744 -36% 2,215 $790   $6,702,434 3
2007/11/12 5 $747,782 -57% 2,215 $338   $7,450,216 4
2007/11/13 4 $463,783 -38% 2,215 $209   $7,913,999 5
2007/11/14 4 $407,270 -12% 2,215 $184   $8,321,269 6
2007/11/15 4 $365,000 -10% 2,215 $165   $8,686,000 7
2007/11/16 8 $862,486 +136% 2,216 $389   $9,550,231 8
2007/11/17 7 $1,292,602 +50% 2,216 $583   $10,842,833 9
2007/11/18 8 $741,506 -43% 2,216 $335   $11,584,339 10
2007/11/19 8 $249,456 -66% 2,216 $113   $11,833,795 11
2007/11/20 8 $289,287 +16% 2,216 $131   $12,123,082 12
2007/11/21 13 $236,007 -18% 1,527 $155   $12,359,089 13
2007/11/22 - $273,358 +16% 1,527 $179   $12,632,447 14
2007/11/23 13 $447,049 +64% 1,527 $293   $13,079,496 15
2007/11/24 13 $461,738 +3% 1,527 $302   $13,541,234 16
2007/11/25 - $254,337 -45% 1,527 $167   $13,795,571 17
2007/11/26 - $82,836 -67% 1,527 $54   $13,878,407 18
2007/11/27 - $80,567 -3% 1,527 $53   $13,958,974 19
2007/11/28 - $78,851 -2% 1,527 $52   $14,037,825 20
2007/11/29 - $71,277 -10% 1,527 $47   $14,109,102 21
2007/11/30 - $125,652 +76% 825 $152   $14,234,754 22
2007/12/01 - $170,382 +36% 825 $207   $14,405,136 23
2007/12/02 - $105,005 -38% 825 $127   $14,510,141 24
2008/01/01 - $422   12 $35   $14,935,362 54
2008/01/21 47 $4,680   95 $49   $14,971,658 74

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/11/09 4 $8,687,745   2,215 $3,922   $8,687,745 1
2007/11/16 11 $3,944,702 -55% 2,216 $1,780   $12,632,447 2
2007/11/23 13 $1,476,655 -63% 1,527 $967   $14,109,102 3
2007/11/30 18 $554,132 -62% 825 $672   $14,663,234 4
2007/12/07 33 $198,402 -64% 350 $567   $14,861,636 5
2007/12/14 43 $54,633 -72% 116 $471   $14,916,269 6
2007/12/21 57 $17,382 -68% 32 $543   $14,933,651 7
2007/12/28 67 $4,444 -74% 12 $370   $14,936,148 8
2008/01/04 69 $3,064 -31% 7 $438   $14,939,212 9
2008/01/11 83 $883 -71% 4 $221   $14,940,095 10
2008/01/18 49 $41,732 +4,626% 95 $439   $14,981,827 11
2008/01/25 68 $13,338 -68% 43 $310   $14,995,165 12
2008/02/01 84 $2,905 -78% 4 $726   $14,998,070 13

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/13/20087207,152 207,152$3,728,736$3,728,7361
4/20/200811103,296-50% 310,448$1,809,746$5,538,4822
4/27/20081751,855-50% 362,303$938,104$6,476,5863
5/4/20082332,431-37% 394,734$584,082$7,060,6684

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