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A Most Wanted Man (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,237,855Details
International Box Office $18,831,035Details
Worldwide Box Office $36,068,890
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,396,165 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $602,793 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,998,958
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  4. International
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue are a banker and a young female lawyer who is determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit, who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 25th, 2014 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
International Releases: August 1st, 2014 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: November 4th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2326, 6/11/2014)
Running Time: 121 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Child 44
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Keywords: Posthumous Release, Terrorism, Secret Police, Government Corruption, Surprise Twist, Muslims, Lawyers, Human Rights, C.I.A., Immigration, Tortured for Information, Inheritance, Intertitle, Prologue, Confidential Informant, Digital Cinematography
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Demarest Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Senator Film, Ink Factory, Amusement Park
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 88 $2,199,120 Aug 8, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 36 $3,240,980 Aug 1, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 84 $2,686,526 Jul 25, 2014 3

Leading Cast

   Gunter Bachmann
   Annabel Richter
   Thomas Brue
   Martha Sullivan

Supporting Cast

Grigory Dobrygin    Issa Karpov
Homayoun Ershadi    Dr. Faisal Abdullah
Nina Hoss    Irna Frey
Daniel Brühl    Maximilian
Kostja Ullmann    Rasheed
Vicky Krieps    Niki

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

Production and Technical Credits

John Le Carre    Story Creator
Andrew Bovell    Screenwriter
Stephen Cornwell    Producer
Gail Egan    Producer
Malte Grunert    Producer
Simon Cornwell    Producer
Andrea Calderwood    Producer
John Le Carre    Executive Producer
Tessa Ross    Executive Producer
Sam Englebardt    Executive Producer
William D. Johnson    Executive Producer
Helge Sasse    Co-Producer
Solveig Fina    Co-Producer
Benoit Delhomme    Director of Photography
Herbert Gronemeyer    Composer
Sebastian Krawinkel    Production Designer
Claire Simpson    Editor
Nicole Fischnaller    Costume Designer
Sharon Martin    Make-up and Hair Designer
Arno Neubauer    Line Producer
Jina Jay    Casting Director
Simone Bar    Casting Director

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 4th, 2014

November 5th, 2014

Christmas shopping season is definitely here. This week there is a flood of Christmas releases, as well as full-series TV on DVD Megasets. On the other hand, there isn't a flood of contenders for Pick of the Week. The biggest release of the week is Maleficent and I really liked the movie more than the average critic, but I don't think the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is Pick of the Week material. A Most Wanted Man is a better movie, but the DVD or Blu-ray release is weak. The same is true of Land Ho! on Blu-ray Combo Pack and The One I Love on DVD or Blu-ray. I haven't seen White Collar: Season 5 yet, but given the previous seasons, the DVD is Pick of the Week contender. I'm going with that selection and hopefully when the DVD arrives I won't regret that decision. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Most Wanted Man

November 4th, 2014

A Most Wanted Man is famous for a really negative reason. It is one of the last films starring Philip Seymour Hoffman released after his untimely death. It earned incredible reviews and did really well at the box office for a limited release, but it wasn't able to break into truly wide releases. Is the movie as good as its reviews? Or were critics quick to praise the film for its significance in Philip Seymour Hoffman's life? More...

Per Theater Chart: Lovely and Strange

September 3rd, 2014

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The Last of Robin Hood led the way on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $17,709 in two theaters. Through a Lens Darkly was the only other member of the $10,000 club with $11,764 in its lone theater. This is more impressive, because it opened on Wednesday. More...

Per Theater Chart: The Admiral Roars to the Top

August 12th, 2014

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The Admiral: Roaring Currents had a stunning opening with an estimated $43,000 in its sole theaters. It will be interesting to see if the film can maintain this success as it expands wider. The overall box office leader, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, was second with an opening weekend average of $17,055. The Guardians of the Galaxy remained in the $10,000 club for the second weekend of its release earning an average of $10,305. More...

Per Theater Chart: Guardians Rides to the Rescue

August 6th, 2014

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The overall box office leader, The Guardians of the Galaxy, also led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $23,118 in just over 4,000 theaters. Second place went to Calvary, with an average of $18,537 in four theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was Magic in the Moonlight, with an average of $11,396 in 65 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Guardians Go Big, Up Opens Okay

August 3rd, 2014

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It was a big, big weekend at the box office with Guardians of the Galaxy pulling in an estimated $94 million. The majority of analysts thought it would break the August weekend record, but very few thought it would have one of the top five openings of the year. Additionally, the film earned some of the best reviews of the year and could become the biggest hit of the year... at least untill Mockingjay, Part 1 hits theaters in November. Get On Up did not do as well earning $14.03 million and grabbing third place along the way. This is barely more than Jersey Boys opened with in June. Its reviews should help it earn better legs and it wasn't an expensive movie to make, so the studio should be relatively happy with this start. More...

Per Theater Chart: A Little Magic at the Box Office

July 29th, 2014

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Magic in the Moonlight led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $24,241 in 17 theaters, which is great for most films, but not as strong as some of Woody Allen's more recent releases. Arguably, Boyhood's weekend was much stronger, as it earned an average of $16,466 in 107 theaters. At this point, I'm not sure how long it will last in theaters, but it has already earned at least a measure of mainstream success. The overall number one film, Lucy, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,835. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Sparkle

July 29th, 2014

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There were two truly wide new releases that came out this weekend, and both of them did very well. In fact, Hercules placed second and earned as much as some people predicted Lucy would earn while placing first. Lucy topped the high end of expectations and unless its legs are really short, will easily become a surprise $100 million hit. This helped the overall box office rise 3.7% from last weekend up to $155 million, which is a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, the weekend total was still down 10% from this weekend last year, meaning the 2014 slump continues. It has gotten so bad that 2014 is now behind 2013 by 6.1% at $6.01 billion to $6.40 billion. Next weekend should finally end the slump, but it might be too late to save 2014 overall. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hercules No Match for Lucy

July 27th, 2014

Lucy poster

This weekend’s boys versus girls box office match-up has proven to be a triumph for the girls, with Lucy enjoying a decisive win over Hercules. The Scarlett Johansson/Luc Besson sci-fi thriller will post an opening around $44 million, according to Universal’s Sunday estimate, which is almost exactly 50% more than the $29 million debut projected for Hercules. The difference in budgets between the two films is even starker with Hercules clocking in at around $100 million, and Lucy reportedly closer to $40 million. More...

Limited Releases: Most Wanted Limited Releases

July 25th, 2014

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There are not a lot of great limited releases on this week's list. There are a few films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews; however, there are just as many films on this list that have no reviews. The best film is arguably A Most Wanted Man, but its high theater count might hurt its changes on the per theater chart. Happy Christmas is earning better than average buzz, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its theatrical numbers are less important. Also... Christmas in July? More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/07/25 10 $2,686,526   361 $7,442   $2,686,526 1
2014/08/01 10 $3,240,980 +21% 726 $4,464   $6,975,629 2
2014/08/08 12 $2,199,120 -32% 808 $2,722   $10,411,353 3
2014/08/15 15 $1,256,386 -43% 644 $1,951   $12,645,064 4
2014/08/22 16 $853,510 -32% 433 $1,971   $14,043,499 5
2014/08/29 24 $656,451 -23% 333 $1,971   $14,993,132 6
2014/09/05 19 $573,563 -13% 421 $1,362   $15,920,652 7
2014/09/12 20 $443,857 -23% 397 $1,118   $16,610,709 8
2014/09/19 - $136,458 -69% 193 $707   $16,920,905 9
2014/09/26 38 $71,212 -48% 116 $614   $17,053,959 10
2014/10/03 48 $35,780 -50% 54 $663   $17,132,584 11
2014/10/10 66 $20,932 -41% 28 $748   $17,173,386 12
2014/10/17 72 $13,543 -35% 23 $589   $17,198,888 13
2014/10/24 68 $14,937 +10% 13 $1,149   $17,220,643 14
2014/10/31 79 $6,211 -58% 12 $518   $17,231,449 15
2014/11/07 87 $2,427 -61% 8 $303   $17,237,244 16

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/25 11 $716,331   361 $1,984   $716,331 1
2014/07/26 10 $1,142,121 +59% 361 $3,164   $1,858,452 2
2014/07/27 10 $828,074 -27% 361 $2,294   $2,686,526 3
2014/09/01 - $208,628   333 $627   $15,201,760 39

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/07/25 12 $3,734,649   361 $10,345   $3,734,649 1
2014/08/01 10 $4,477,584 +20% 726 $6,167   $8,212,233 2
2014/08/08 13 $3,176,445 -29% 801 $3,966   $11,388,678 3
2014/08/15 15 $1,801,311 -43% 644 $2,797   $13,189,989 4
2014/08/22 18 $1,146,692 -36% 644 $1,781   $14,336,681 5
2014/08/29 22 $1,010,408 -12% 333 $3,034   $15,347,089 6
2014/09/05 18 $819,763 -19% 421 $1,947   $16,166,852 7
2014/09/12 19 $617,595 -25% 397 $1,556   $16,784,447 8
2014/09/19 33 $198,300 -68% 194 $1,022   $16,982,747 9
2014/09/26 38 $114,057 -42% 116 $983   $17,096,804 10
2014/10/03 49 $55,183 -52% 54 $1,022   $17,151,987 11
2014/10/10 64 $32,891 -40% 28 $1,175   $17,185,345 12
2014/10/17 69 $20,361 -38% 23 $885   $17,205,706 13
2014/10/24 69 $19,532 -4% 16 $1,221   $17,225,238 14
2014/10/31 76 $9,579 -51% 12 $798   $17,234,817 15
2014/11/07 77 $3,038 -68% 8 $380   $17,237,855 16

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 8/1/2014 $0 0 42 182 $1,289,738 10/11/2017
Rest of World $17,541,297
International Total$18,831,035 10/11/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/9/20141129,207 29,207$448,620$448,6201

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/9/20141014,335 14,335$273,373$273,3731

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