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The Promise (2017)

The Promise
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,224,288Details
International Box Office $2,299,805Details
Worldwide Box Office $10,524,093
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $650,146 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $181,890 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $832,036
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Empires fall, love survives. When Michael, a brilliant medical student, meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris, a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,188 $8,224,288
All Time International Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,597 $2,299,805
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,101-6,200) 6,173 $10,524,093

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$90,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 21st, 2017 (Wide) by Open Road
International Releases: April 28th, 2017 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
April 28th, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
May 5th, 2017 (Wide) (Poland)
June 2nd, 2017 (Wide), released as Pažadas (Lithuania)
June 2nd, 2017 (Wide), released as La Promesa (Spain)
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Video Release: July 18th, 2017 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material including war atrocities, violence and disturbing images, and for some sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2443 (Cert #50604), 9/21/2016)
Running Time: 134 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Cold Mountain
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Keywords: Genocide, Love Triangle, Investigative Journalist, Refugee, World War I, Ottoman Empire, 1910s, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Survival Pictures, Mike Medavoy Productions
Production Countries: Spain,
United States

Leading Cast

   Christopher Myers

Supporting Cast

Daniel Gimenez Cacho    Reverend Dikran Antreassian
Shohreh Aghdashloo    Marta Boghosian
Marwan Kenzari    Emre Ogan
Angela Sarafyan    Maral
Rade Serbedzija    Mayor
Tom Hollander    Garin
Igal Naor    Mesrob
Numan Acar    Mustafa
Milene Mayer Gutierrez    Yeva
Tamer Hassan    Faruk Pasha
Alicia Borrachero    Lena
Abel Folk    Harut
Jean Reno    Admiral Fournet
James Cromwell    Ambassador Morgenthau
Kevork Malikyan    Vartan Boghosian
Lucia Zorrilla    Tamar
Roman Mitichyan    Van
Carlos Miranda    Aaron Village Elder
Armin Amiri    Captain Ali
Stewart Scudamore    Ismet Ogan
Andrew Tarbet    Pastor Merril
Aharon Ipalé    Dr. Nazim
Masis Kouyoumdjian    Armenian Priest
Shnorhk Sargsyan    Komitas
Ali El Aziz    Turkish Car Driver
Aaron Neil    Talaat Pasha
Ames Chanos    General Zyniker
Anthony Rotsa    Ahmet the Student
Paul Portelli    Angry Mob Man #1
Jean Marc Valente    Angry Mob Man #2
Julian Villagran    Armenian Soldier
Juanan Moreno    Armenian Laborer
Marco Khan    Burly Nightwatchman
Stephen Buhagiar    Ferry Porter
Nacho Aldeguer    Gulhane Party Guest
Juan Portillo    Injured Armenian
Simon Andreu    Old Peasant Woman
Mariona Casanovas    Old Peasant Woman
Mario Tardon    Prison Officer in Charge
Pau Colera    Railway Sergeant
Pedro Reyes    Senior Conscription Officer
David Lifschitz    Conscription Officer
Mario Opinato    Armenian Hotel Manager
Rick Zingale    Turkish Merchant in Bazaar
Nicolas Lori    University Lecturer
Carlos Olalla    Surgeon
Joe Depasquale    Constantinople Night Watchman
Vic Tablian    Cattle Car Old Man
Marta Navarro    Pera Belly Dancer
Enya Dunne    Turkish Little Girl
Azzdine Benaji    Turkish Boy Patient
Alain Hernandez    Turkish Telegraph Officer
Said Taibi    Turkish Officer at Party #1
David Fernandez Fabu    Turkish Officer at Party #2
Markus Oberhauser    German Aide-De-Camp
Alex Van Der Meeberg    German Officer at Party
Ayoub El Hilali    Ahmet Companion #1
Jonas Berami    Ahmet Companion #2
Luis Callejo    Turkish Intelligence Officer
Gayane Asilbekyan    Fearful Armenian Woman
Osman Soykut    Deputy Governor Mazhar
Mariette Matoosian    Harut’s Wife
Jonathan Pyatt    Morgenthau’s Aide
Ara Malikian    Wedding Violinist
Aren Shaheenian    Funeral Priest
Paul Roig    Lookout Kid
Teresa Abarca    Nightclub Dancer
Derek Esrailian    Armenian Boy at Betrothal #1
Andrew Esrailian    Armenian Boy at Betrothal #2
Michael Stahl-David    Brad
Celine Dayan-Bonilla    Maid of Honor
Sandy Dell    Mother of the Groom
Louis Branco    Older Orphan
John Ressos    Older Orphan
Alfredo Montez    Older Orphan
Stefan Alexander    Older Orphan
Jason Carubia    Older Orphan
Ariana Tirelli    Older Orphan
Alana Kyriak    Older Orphan
Christina Carroll    Older Orphan
Rafael Reyes    Older Orphan
Esmeralda Frias    Older Orphan
Dzmitry Patuk    Older Orphan
Christophe Morabito    Older Orphan
Christine Duke    Older Orphan
Amanda Tenenzapf    Older Orphan

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

Production and Technical Credits

George Swicord    Screenwriter
Robin Swicord    Screenwriter
Mike Medavoy    Producer
Eric Esrailian    Producer
William Horberg    Producer
Kirk Kerkorian    Executive Producer
Ralph Winter    Executive Producer
Denise O'Dell    Executive Producer
Mark Albela    Executive Producer
Patricia L. Glaser    Executive Producer
Sheri Sani    Executive Producer
Dan Taylor    Executive Producer
Anthony Mandekic    Executive Producer
Javier Aguirresarobe    Director of Photography
Benjamin Fernandez    Production Designer
Steven Rosenblum    Editor
Pierre-Yves Gayraud    Costume Designer
Gabriel Yared    Composer
Mark Russell    Visual Effects Supervisor
Edward McGurn    Co-Producer
Avy Kaufman    Casting Director
John Hubbard    Casting Director
Ros Hubbard    Casting Director
Camilla Valentine Isola    Casting Director
Salvador Yague    Unit Production Manager
Ralph Winter    Unit Production Manager
Lee Cleary    First Assistant Director
David Arnold    Second Assistant Director
Paul Jennings    Second Unit Director
Paul Jennings    Stunt Coordinator
Jordi Casares    Supervising Stunt Coordinator
Lee Morrison    Stunt Coordinator
Alison Beckett    Associate Producer
Ian Bedford    Associate Producer
Carla Garapedian    Associate Producer
Alison Beckett    Post-Production Supervisor
Didac Bono    Supervising Art Director
Alejandro Fernandez    Art Director
Oscar Sempere    Art Director
Gabriel Liste    Art Director
Renee Foley*    Script Supervisor
Peter Glossop    Sound Mixer
Pau Costa    Special Effects Supervisor
Teresa Costa    Special Effects Coordinator
Felix Rosell    Supervising Location Manager
Juanan Clemente    Location Manager
Ricardo Ferrari    Location Manager
Pilar Revuelta    Set Decorator
Bettina Seifert    Costume Supervisor
Cristina Sopena    Costume Supervisor
Ailbhe Lemass    Make up
Mercedes Barbod    Production Manager
Pilar Amer Fuster    Production Manager
Jairo Murray    Second Assistant Director
Cynthia E. Thornton*    Associate Editor
Timothy Donovan    First Assistant Editor
Agustin Serna    First Assistant Editor
Monette Dubin    Visual Effects Producer
Sarah Dowland    Visual Effects Producer
Philip Stockton    Supervising Sound Editor
Paul Hsu    Supervising Sound Editor
Tom Fleischman    Re-recording Mixer
Paul Hsu    Re-recording Mixer
Suzana Peric    Music Editor
David Menke    Score Producer
Nick Wollage    Score Recordist
Peter Cobbin    Score Mixer
Kirsty Whalley    Score Mixer

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

Home Market Releases for July 18th, 2017

July 18th, 2017


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Thursday Night Previews: Circle Doesn’t Live Up to its Promise with $430,000 While Moviegoers Love Latin with $450,000

April 28th, 2017

The Circle

The Circle was the first film to release Thursday preview numbers and they were not good at just $430,000. Granted, this is far from the worst we’ve seen this year. The Promise only managed $200,000 last week. If The Circle has the same legs during its opening weekend, it will only manage $9 million. Even that might be asking too much, as its reviews went from 50% positive when we made our prediction to just 21% positive today. I really don’t think it will manage $12 million over the weekend. We will have a better idea tomorrow when Friday’s numbers show up. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Furious Slows and New Releases Stall, Leaving Box Office short by $60 million

April 25th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

As expected, The Fate of the Furious dominated the weekend box office chart. It held up a little better than expected with $38.41 million over the weekend; however, this was still over 60% lower than its opening weekend and the overall weekend fell over $60 million or 36% from last weekend for a total of $107 million. A lot of the blame can be pushed onto the new releases, as none of them earned a spot in the top five. Born in China was the best of the new releases earning sixth place with $4.79 million. Year-over-year, 2017 was 16% lower than 2016, but fortunately, 2017 still has an impressive $200 million lead over 2016 at $3.53 billion to $3.33 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Big Decline, Big Win for Fate of the Furious

April 23rd, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

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Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Very Forgettable

April 20th, 2017

Free Fire

Late April is one of the traditional dumping grounds and this week is truly living down to that reputation. There are five new releases that have at least a shot at the top ten, but none of them have a shot at becoming midlevel hits. Unforgettable is the widest new release of the week and will likely be the biggest hit, but it very likely won’t be the best. Free Fire and Born in China are in a close battle for the best reviews for the week. Meanwhile, The Promise and Phoenix Forgotten are just hoping to avoid opening below the Mendoza Line. I think earning a theater average above $2,000 is overly optimistic for either film. There’s a lot of competition, but nearly all of it is terrible, so The Fate of the Furious will have no trouble repeating in first place. Furthermore, both The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast will likely remain in the top five, meaning there’s not a lot of room for the other films. This weekend last year, The Jungle Book earned just over $60 million over the weekend, while The Huntsman: Winter’s War opened with close to $20 million. There’s no way 2017 will be able to match this one-two punch. More...

Contest: Forget About It

April 13th, 2017

La La Land

April is a mess. When I starting writing the April preview I identified nine films that I was not 100% sure were going to open truly wide. While writing the preview, one was pulled from the schedule and since then, two were downgraded to semi-wide or lower. Next weekend, Born in China is opening semi-wide, The Promise is right on the razor’s edge between semi-wide and truly wide, while we still don’t have an estimate for Free Fire. This leaves Unforgettable as the only confirmed truly wide release of the week. Because of this, it is the only choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Unforgettable.

Our April Fools contests continue this week. Two of our winners will win La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, while one will be chosen at random to be the fool and receive an HD-DVD release. The Blu-ray Combo Pack doesn’t come out until the 25th, but the film is already out on Video on Demand.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be a potential winner of La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be a potential winner of La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will be the final potential winner of La La Land on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2017 Preview: April

April 1st, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016. More...

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March 20th, 2017

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/21 9 $4,095,718   2,251 $1,820   $4,095,718 1
2017/04/28 15 $1,443,046 -65% 2,251 $641   $7,067,064 2
2017/05/05 24 $278,205 -81% 331 $840   $7,967,276 3
2017/05/12 37 $85,575 -69% 110 $778   $8,186,236 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/21 6 $1,441,951   2,251 $641   $1,441,951 1
2017/04/22 9 $1,542,888 +7% 2,251 $685   $2,984,839 2
2017/04/23 9 $1,110,879 -28% 2,251 $494   $4,095,718 3
2017/04/24 4 $446,412 -60% 2,251 $198   $4,542,130 4
2017/04/25 8 $455,340 +2% 2,251 $202   $4,997,470 5
2017/04/26 8 $364,272 -20% 2,251 $162   $5,361,742 6
2017/04/27 8 $262,276 -28% 2,251 $117   $5,624,018 7
2017/04/28 15 $414,143 +58% 2,251 $184   $6,038,161 8
2017/04/29 15 $604,649 +46% 2,251 $269   $6,642,810 9
2017/04/30 15 $424,254 -30% 2,251 $188   $7,067,064 10
2017/05/01 14 $140,004 -67% 2,251 $62   $7,207,068 11
2017/05/02 13 $212,806 +52% 2,251 $95   $7,419,874 12
2017/05/03 13 $147,102 -31% 2,251 $65   $7,566,976 13
2017/05/04 13 $122,095 -17% 2,251 $54   $7,689,071 14
2017/05/05 - $66,756 -45% 331 $202   $7,755,827 15
2017/05/06 - $120,828 +81% 331 $365   $7,876,655 16
2017/05/07 - $90,621 -25% 331 $274   $7,967,276 17
2017/05/08 - $29,020 -68% 331 $88   $7,996,296 18
2017/05/09 - $44,401 +53% 331 $134   $8,040,697 19
2017/05/10 - $32,413 -27% 331 $98   $8,073,110 20
2017/05/11 - $27,551 -15% 331 $83   $8,100,661 21
2017/05/12 - $24,851 -10% 110 $226   $8,125,512 22
2017/05/13 - $33,549 +35% 110 $305   $8,159,061 23
2017/05/14 - $27,175 -19% 110 $247   $8,186,236 24
2017/05/15 - $8,696 -68% 110 $79   $8,194,932 25
2017/05/16 - $10,957 +26% 110 $100   $8,205,889 26
2017/05/17 - $9,533 -13% 110 $87   $8,215,422 27
2017/05/18 - $8,866 -7% 110 $81   $8,224,288 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/21 9 $5,624,018   2,251 $2,498   $5,624,018 1
2017/04/28 15 $2,065,053 -63% 2,251 $917   $7,689,071 2
2017/05/05 24 $411,590 -80% 331 $1,243   $8,100,661 3
2017/05/12 36 $123,627 -70% 110 $1,124   $8,224,288 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 6/16/2017 $104,809 46 46 246 $421,145 8/14/2017
Lithuania 6/2/2017 $2,201 55 55 56 $5,248 11/29/2017
Netherlands 6/15/2017 $35,288 35 35 119 $112,978 7/11/2017
Poland 5/5/2017 $33,699 0 0 0 $33,699 6/3/2018
Portugal 12/29/2017 $3,887 10 10 27 $22,854 1/22/2018
Russia (CIS) 4/28/2017 $217,508 439 439 841 $517,770 5/22/2017
Spain 6/2/2017 $189,963 189 207 594 $535,595 8/31/2017
United Kingdom 4/28/2017 $230,803 288 288 288 $230,803 5/3/2017
Rest of World $419,713
International Total$2,299,805 6/3/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/23/20171711,283 11,283$202,643$202,6431

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