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Marshall (2017)

Marshall
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,051,659Details
International Box Office $59,774Details
Worldwide Box Office $10,111,433
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $718,831 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $569,928 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,288,759
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark case that desegregated schools, Thurgood Marshall was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. This is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days—a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman, a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell, accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing, of sexual assault and attempted murder.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,873 $10,051,659
All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,601-9,700) 9,691 $59,774
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,263 $10,111,433
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 201-300) 300 $10,051,659

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 13th, 2017 (Wide) by Open Road
International Releases: October 20th, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
October 27th, 2017 (Wide) (South Africa)
Video Release: December 26th, 2017 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexuality, violence and some strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2482 (Cert #50806), 6/28/2017)
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Supreme Court, African-American, Biography, Lawyers
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Chestnut Ridge Productions, Starlight Media, Hudlin Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 70 $410,928 Jan 12, 2018 94
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 71 $3,000,805 Oct 13, 2017 3

Lead Ensemble Members

   Thurgood Marshall
   Sam Friedman
   Eleanor Strubing
   Lorin Willis
   Joseph Spell

Supporting Cast

James Cromwell    The Judge
Keesha Sharp    Vivien “Buster” Burey
Sophia Bush    Jennifer
Chilli*    Zora Neale Hurston
Jussie Smollett    Langston Hughes

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Michael Koskoff    Screenwriter
Jacob Koskoff    Screenwriter
Paula Wagner    Producer
Jonathan Sanger    Producer
Reginald Hudlin    Producer
Lei Luo    Executive Producer
Xu Yan    Executive Producer
Chris Bongirne    Executive Producer
Hunter Ryan    Executive Producer
David Ryan    Executive Producer
Tom Ortenberg    Executive Producer
Belton Lee    Executive Producer
John Cappetta    Executive Producer
Kevin Lamb    Executive Producer
Lai Pan    Executive Producer
Lili Sun    Executive Producer
Newton Thomas Sigel    Director of Photography
Richard Hoover    Production Designer
Tom McArdle    Editor
Marcus Miller    Composer
Mary Ramos    Music Supervisor
Ruth E. Carter    Costume Designer
Victoria Thomas    Casting Director
Kathleen Chopin    Casting Director

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March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. We will announce the winners and have our reactions as they happen, while keeping track of how our readers did in predicting the outcomes. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations: Final Look

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in Italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between. For example, I will be happy no matter who wins Best Supporting Actress. One last note: The contest is still going and the leading for Best Picture Switched from The Shape of Water to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to tied over the time I was writing this story. This is the closest I’ve ever seen it. Guessing the best picture correctly will go a long way to winning. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations

January 23rd, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at just after 5 am Pacific time. They do this every year and no one has been able to adequately explain why to me. At least there were some interesting results this year. The Shape of Water led the way with 13 nominations, which is one below the current record and nearly as many as the next two films combined. Overall, there were seventeen films that earned two or more nominations. More...

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...

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Happy Death Day

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Happy Death Day

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

October 12th, 2017

Happy Death Day

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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...

Marshall Trailer

August 28th, 2017

Real-life drama starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, and Kate Hudson opens October 13 ... Full Movie Details.

Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark case that desegregated schools, Thurgood Marshall was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. This is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days—a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman, a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell, accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing, of sexual assault and attempted murder. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/13 11 $3,000,805   821 $3,655   $3,000,805 1
2017/10/20 16 $1,482,383 -51% 821 $1,806   $5,434,374 2
2017/10/27 20 $905,053 -39% 821 $1,102   $6,949,354 3
2017/11/03 22 $503,730 -44% 514 $980   $7,824,499 4
2017/11/10 25 $412,217 -18% 601 $686   $8,456,575 5
2017/11/17 27 $137,622 -67% 275 $500   $8,760,472 6
2017/11/24 38 $60,371 -56% 111 $544   $8,881,134 7
2017/12/01 17 $247,772 +310% 651 $381   $9,150,000 8
2017/12/08 27 $91,675 -63% 341 $269   $9,367,469 9
2017/12/15 41 $16,922 -82% 71 $238   $9,426,535 10
2017/12/22 38 $11,023 -35% 58 $190   $9,448,570 11
2017/12/29 49 $10,593 -4% 50 $212   $9,468,318 12
2018/01/05 59 $5,470 -48% 41 $133   $9,480,742 13
2018/01/12 23 $410,928 +7,412% 378 $1,087   $9,895,116 14

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/10/13 8 $1,036,024   821 $1,262   $1,036,024 1
2017/10/14 11 $1,214,150 +17% 821 $1,479   $2,250,174 2
2017/10/15 11 $750,631 -38% 821 $914   $3,000,805 3
2017/10/16 10 $242,555 -68% 821 $295   $3,243,360 4
2017/10/17 9 $317,747 +31% 821 $387   $3,561,107 5
2017/10/18 9 $203,358 -36% 821 $248   $3,764,465 6
2017/10/19 11 $187,526 -8% 821 $228   $3,951,991 7
2017/10/20 - $428,893 +129% 821 $522   $4,380,884 8
2017/10/21 - $657,484 +53% 821 $801   $5,038,368 9
2017/10/22 - $396,006 -40% 821 $482   $5,434,374 10
2017/10/23 14 $138,655 -65% 821 $169   $5,573,029 11
2017/10/24 14 $198,277 +43% 821 $242   $5,771,306 12
2017/10/25 14 $144,442 -27% 821 $176   $5,915,748 13
2017/10/26 14 $128,553 -11% 821 $157   $6,044,301 14
2017/10/27 - $248,336 +93% 821 $302   $6,292,637 15
2017/10/28 - $407,899 +64% 821 $497   $6,700,536 16
2017/10/29 - $248,818 -39% 821 $303   $6,949,354 17
2017/10/30 - $87,086 -65% 821 $106   $7,036,440 18
2017/10/31 - $122,791 +41% 821 $150   $7,159,231 19
2017/11/01 - $78,586 -36% 821 $96   $7,237,817 20
2017/11/02 - $82,952 +6% 821 $101   $7,320,769 21
2017/11/03 - $134,250 +62% 514 $261   $7,455,019 22
2017/11/04 - $230,925 +72% 514 $449   $7,685,944 23
2017/11/05 - $138,555 -40% 514 $270   $7,824,499 24
2017/11/06 - $47,259 -66% 514 $92   $7,871,758 25
2017/11/07 - $66,090 +40% 514 $129   $7,937,848 26
2017/11/08 - $52,211 -21% 514 $102   $7,990,059 27
2017/11/09 - $54,299 +4% 514 $106   $8,044,358 28
2017/11/10 - $131,093 +141% 601 $218   $8,175,451 29
2017/11/11 - $180,208 +37% 601 $300   $8,355,659 30
2017/11/12 - $100,916 -44% 601 $168   $8,456,575 31
2017/11/13 - $38,348 -62% 601 $64   $8,494,923 32
2017/11/14 - $51,770 +35% 601 $86   $8,546,693 33
2017/11/15 - $41,616 -20% 601 $69   $8,588,309 34
2017/11/16 - $34,541 -17% 601 $57   $8,622,850 35
2017/11/17 - $36,375 +5% 275 $132   $8,659,225 36
2017/11/18 - $60,746 +67% 275 $221   $8,719,971 37
2017/11/19 - $40,501 -33% 275 $147   $8,760,472 38
2017/11/20 - $21,870 -46% 275 $80   $8,782,342 39
2017/11/21 - $20,676 -5% 275 $75   $8,803,018 40
2017/11/22 - $9,291 -55% 112 $83   $8,812,309 41
2017/11/23 - $8,454 -9% 112 $75   $8,820,763 42
2017/11/24 - $23,251 +175% 111 $209   $8,844,014 43
2017/11/25 - $23,949 +3% 111 $216   $8,867,963 44
2017/11/26 - $13,171 -45% 111 $119   $8,881,134 45
2017/11/27 - $4,506 -66% 111 $41   $8,885,640 46
2017/11/28 - $6,038 +34% 111 $54   $8,891,678 47
2017/11/29 - $4,347 -28% 111 $39   $8,896,025 48
2017/11/30 - $6,203 +43% 111 $56   $8,902,228 49
2017/12/01 - $68,229 +1,000% 651 $105   $8,970,457 50
2017/12/02 - $111,277 +63% 651 $171   $9,081,734 51
2017/12/03 - $68,266 -39% 651 $105   $9,150,000 52
2017/12/04 - $27,893 -59% 651 $43   $9,177,893 53
2017/12/05 - $40,090 +44% 651 $62   $9,217,983 54
2017/12/06 - $29,979 -25% 651 $46   $9,247,962 55
2017/12/07 15 $27,832 -7% 651 $43   $9,275,794 56
2017/12/08 - $23,769 -15% 341 $70   $9,299,563 57
2017/12/09 - $42,998 +81% 341 $126   $9,342,561 58
2017/12/10 - $24,908 -42% 341 $73   $9,367,469 59
2017/12/11 - $10,145 -59% 341 $30   $9,377,614 60
2017/12/12 - $14,951 +47% 341 $44   $9,392,565 61
2017/12/13 - $10,978 -27% 341 $32   $9,403,543 62
2017/12/14 - $6,070 -45% 341 $18   $9,409,613 63
2017/12/15 - $4,794 -21% 71 $68   $9,414,407 64
2017/12/16 - $7,053 +47% 71 $99   $9,421,460 65
2017/12/17 - $5,075 -28% 71 $71   $9,426,535 66
2017/12/18 - $2,740 -46% 71 $39   $9,429,275 67
2017/12/19 - $3,241 +18% 71 $46   $9,432,516 68
2017/12/20 - $2,208 -32% 71 $31   $9,434,724 69
2017/12/21 - $2,823 +28% 71 $40   $9,437,547 70
2017/12/22 - $7,726 +174% 58 $133   $9,445,273 71
2017/12/23 - $2,238 -71% 58 $39   $9,447,511 72
2017/12/24 - $1,059 -53% 58 $18   $9,448,570 73
2017/12/25 - $1,937 +83% 58 $33   $9,450,507 74
2017/12/26 - $2,532 +31% 58 $44   $9,453,039 75
2017/12/27 - $2,249 -11% 58 $39   $9,455,288 76
2017/12/28 - $2,437 +8% 58 $42   $9,457,725 77
2017/12/29 - $3,292 +35% 50 $66   $9,461,017 78
2017/12/30 - $4,614 +40% 50 $92   $9,465,631 79
2017/12/31 - $2,687 -42% 50 $54   $9,468,318 80
2018/01/01 - $2,841 +6% 50 $57   $9,471,159 81
2018/01/02 - $1,449 -49% 50 $29   $9,472,608 82
2018/01/03 - $1,079 -26% 50 $22   $9,473,687 83
2018/01/04 - $1,585 +47% 50 $32   $9,475,272 84
2018/01/05 - $1,539 -3% 41 $38   $9,476,811 85
2018/01/06 - $2,301 +50% 41 $56   $9,479,112 86
2018/01/07 - $1,630 -29% 41 $40   $9,480,742 87
2018/01/08 - $757 -54% 41 $18   $9,481,499 88
2018/01/09 - $1,059 +40% 41 $26   $9,482,558 89
2018/01/10 - $655 -38% 41 $16   $9,483,213 90
2018/01/11 - $975 +49% 41 $24   $9,484,188 91
2018/01/12 - $134,619 +13,707% 378 $356   $9,618,807 92
2018/01/13 - $137,447 +2% 378 $364   $9,756,254 93
2018/01/14 - $138,862 +1% 378 $367   $9,895,116 94
2018/01/15 - $155,521 +12% 378 $411   $10,050,637 95
2018/01/16 - $354 -100% 378 $1   $10,050,991 96
2018/01/17 - $290 -18% 378 $1   $10,051,281 97
2018/01/18 - $378 +30% 378 $1   $10,051,659 98

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/13 11 $3,951,991   821 $4,814   $3,951,991 1
2017/10/20 16 $2,092,310 -47% 821 $2,548   $6,044,301 2
2017/10/27 20 $1,276,468 -39% 821 $1,555   $7,320,769 3
2017/11/03 22 $723,589 -43% 514 $1,408   $8,044,358 4
2017/11/10 23 $578,492 -20% 601 $963   $8,622,850 5
2017/11/17 32 $197,913 -66% 112 $1,767   $8,820,763 6
2017/11/24 38 $81,465 -59% 111 $734   $8,902,228 7
2017/12/01 17 $373,566 +359% 651 $574   $9,275,794 8
2017/12/08 28 $133,819 -64% 341 $392   $9,409,613 9
2017/12/15 43 $27,934 -79% 71 $393   $9,437,547 10
2017/12/22 48 $20,178 -28% 58 $348   $9,457,725 11
2017/12/29 53 $17,547 -13% 50 $351   $9,475,272 12
2018/01/05 58 $8,916 -49% 41 $217   $9,484,188 13
2018/01/12 23 $567,471 +6,265% 378 $1,501   $10,051,659 14

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Africa 10/27/2017 $2,279 10 10 35 $13,126 12/14/2017
United Kingdom 10/20/2017 $19,725 75 75 104 $46,648 12/14/2017
 
International Total$59,774 12/14/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/14/2018159,366 9,366$168,213$168,2133

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/14/20181110,512 10,512$209,813$209,8133

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