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We Were Soldiers (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $78,120,196Details
International Box Office $36,538,066Details
Worldwide Box Office $114,658,262
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 953 $78,120,196
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,938 $36,538,066
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,320 $114,658,262
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 235 $78,120,196
All Time International Box Office for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 551 $36,538,066
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 348 $114,658,262

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 1st, 2002 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for sustained sequences of graphic war violence, and for language
Running Time: 139 minutes
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Keywords: Historical Battles, Vietnam War, War
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Icon Productions, Wheelhouse Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 252 $5,748,362 Mar 29, 2002 31
Fastest to $50m 840 $50,805,000 Mar 15, 2002 16
Top Dramatization Weekend Domestic 61 $20,212,543 Mar 1, 2002 3

Leading Cast

   Lt. Col. Hal Moore

Supporting Cast

Madeleine Stowe    Julie Moore
Greg Kinnear    Maj. Bruce Crandell
Sam Elliott    Sgt-Maj. Basil Plumley
Chris Klein    2nd Lt. Jack Geoghegan
Keri Russell    Barbara Geoghegan
Barry Pepper    Joe Galloway
Don Duong    Lt. Col. Nguyen Huu An
Ryan Hurst    Sgt. Ernie Savage
Robert Bagnell    1st Lt. Charlie Hastings
Marc Blucas    2nd Lieutenant Henry Herrick
Josh Daugherty    Spec. 4 Bob Ouelette
Jsu Garcia    Capt. Tony Nadal
Clark Gregg    Capt. Tom Metsker
Desmond Harrington    Spec. 4 Bill Beck
Blake Heron    Spec. 4 Galen Bungum
Erik MacArthur    Spec. 4 Russell Adams
Dylan Walsh    Capt. Bob Edwards
Jon Hamm    Capt. Matt Dillon
Mark McCracken    Capt. Ed 'Too Tall' Freeman
Edwin Morrow    PFC Willie Godboldt
Brian Tee    PFC Jimmy Nakayama
Sloane Momsen    Cecile Moore
Bellamy Young    Catherine Metsker
Simbi Kali Williams*    Alma Givens
Jim Grimshaw    Maj. Gen. Harry Kinnard
Forry Smith    Plt. Sgt. Carl Palmer
Steven Nelson    Spec. 5 Charlie "Doc" Lose
Vincent Angell    Capt. Robert "Doc" Carrara
Michael Tomlinson    Col. Tim Brown
Keith Szarabajka    Diplomatic Spook
Tim Abell    Army Intelligence Officer
Patrick St. Esprit    General in Hallway
Michael John White    Mortar Sergeant
Daniel Roebuck    Medevac Commanding Officer
Maia Lien    Army Wife
Danny Beene    Cab Driver
Taylor Momsen    Daughter Julie Moore
Josh McLaurin    Greg Moore
Devon Werkheiser    Steve Moore
Luke Benward    David Moore
Billinjer C. Tran    Viet Minh Sergeant
Vien Hong    Mr. Nik
Joseph Tran    NVA Prisoner
Joseph Hieu    NVA Officer
Lam Nguyen    NVA Soldier with Bayonet
Zoe Bui    NVA Wife
Andrew Wallace    French Bugler
Nicholas Hosking    French Captain
Michael Giordani    French Lieutenant
Shep Koster    Reporter
Kate Lombardi    Reporter
Ingrid Semler    Reporter
Jason Powell    Sgt. Robert Stokes
Doug C. Cook    Capt. Ray Lefebvre
Sean Thomas Bunch    Trooper on Fire
F. Lee Reynolds    Huey Flight Crew
Stephen Zapotoczny    Edwards' Radio Operator
Frank Kostenko, Jr.    Foxhole Trooper

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Randall Wallace    Screenwriter
Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore    Story Creator
Joseph L. Galloway    Story Creator
Bruce Davey    Producer
Stephen McEveety    Producer
Randall Wallace    Producer
Jim Lemley    Executive Producer
Arne L. Schmidt    Executive Producer
Tom Sanders    Production Designer
William Hoy    Editor
Nick Glennie-Smith    Composer
Dean Semler    Director of Photography
Danielle Lemmon    Co-Producer
Stephen Zapotoczny    Co-Producer
Eveleen Bandy*    Associate Producer
William Hoy    Associate Producer
Nilo Otero    Assistant Director
Kim Winther    Assistant Director
Allan Graf    Second Unit Director
Arne L. Schmidt    Unit Production Manager
Gregg Edler    Production Supervisor
Daniel T. Dorrance    Supervising Art Director
Kevin Kavanaugh    Art Director
Gary Fettis    Set Decorator
Lloyd Ahern II    Second Unit Camera
Michael Gershman    Second Unit Camera
Richard Merryman    Second Unit Camera
David B. Nowell    Additional Photography
Michael T. Boyd    Costume Designer
Joe McCloskey    Costume Supervisor
Stanley L. Moore    Costume Supervisor
Craig Wood    Additional Editor
Tim Cooney    Sound Mixer
Marc Fishman    Re-recording Mixer
Michael Keller    Re-recording Mixer
Mark Stoeckinger    Supervising Sound Editor
Lon Bender    Supervising Sound Editor
Randy Kelley    Sound Effects Editor
Peter J. Lehman    Sound Effects Editor
Greg Hainer    Sound Effects Editor
Mark Stoeckinger    Sound Designer
Lon Bender    Sound Designer
Geoffrey G. Rubay    Sound Designer
Kelly Oxford    Dialogue Editor
Michael Hertlein    Dialogue Editor
Kimaree Long    Dialogue Editor
Laura Perlman    Music Editor
Michael Mills    Make up
Craig Reardon    Make up
Beth Miller    Hairstylist
Michael Mills    Special Make-up Effects
Randall Wallace    Song Writer
Nick Glennie-Smith    Song Writer
Amanda Mackey Johnson*    Casting Director
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond*    Casting Director
Allan Graf    Stunt Coordinator
Lance Gilbert    Stunt Coordinator
Kelly Port    Digital Supervisor

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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2002/03/01 1 $20,212,543   3,143 $6,431   $20,212,543 1
2002/03/08 2 $14,208,525 -30% 3,143 $4,521   $40,552,286 2
2002/03/15 5 $8,488,331 -40% 3,143 $2,701   $53,326,665 3
2002/03/22 6 $5,728,150 -33% 2,859 $2,004   $61,638,534 4
2002/03/29 9 $3,723,298 -35% 2,046 $1,820   $67,601,100 5
2002/04/05 11 $2,536,701 -32% 1,740 $1,458   $71,695,364 6
2002/04/12 14 $1,428,885 -44% 1,112 $1,285   $73,869,164 7
2002/04/19 14 $892,201 -38% 838 $1,065   $75,327,562 8
2002/04/26 22 $541,858 -39% 602 $900   $76,207,877 9
2002/05/03 25 $365,879 -32% 448 $817   $76,781,783 10
2002/05/10 27 $278,989 -24% 352 $793   $77,199,533 11
2002/05/17 26 $177,804 -36% 241 $738   $77,479,274 12
2002/05/24 25 $223,050 +25% 322 $693   $77,841,080 13
2002/05/31 30 $77,522 -65% 234 $331   $77,977,745 14
2002/06/07 38 $42,393 -45% 105 $404   $78,064,284 15
2002/06/14 59 $10,778 -75% 42 $257   $78,094,068 16
2002/06/21 69 $8,542 -21% 21 $407   $78,108,694 17
2002/06/28 83 $5,278 -38% 17 $310   $78,120,196 18

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/03/01 1 $5,545,000   3,143 $1,764   $5,545,000 1
2002/03/02 1 $9,268,000 +67% 3,143 $2,949   $14,813,000 2
2002/03/03 1 $5,400,000 -42% 3,143 $1,718   $20,212,543 3
2002/03/04 1 $1,660,000 -69% 3,143 $528   $21,873,000 4
2002/03/05 1 $1,642,000 -1% 3,143 $522   $23,515,000 5
2002/03/06 1 $1,413,000 -14% 3,143 $450   $24,927,000 6
2002/03/07 1 $1,416,000 n/c 3,143 $451   $26,344,000 7
2002/03/08 2 $3,618,000 +156% 3,143 $1,151   $29,962,000 8
2002/03/09 2 $6,689,000 +85% 3,143 $2,128   $36,881,000 9
2002/03/10 2 $3,672,000 -45% 3,143 $1,168   $40,552,286 10
2002/03/11 2 $1,105,000 -70% 3,143 $352   $41,658,000 11
2002/03/12 2 $1,208,000 +9% 3,143 $384   $42,866,000 12
2002/03/13 2 $1,018,000 -16% 3,143 $324   $43,884,000 13
2002/03/14 2 $954,000 -6% 3,143 $304   $44,838,000 14
2002/03/15 5 $2,282,000 +139% 3,143 $726   $47,120,000 15
2002/03/16 5 $3,685,000 +61% 3,143 $1,172   $50,805,000 16
2002/03/17 5 $2,100,000 -43% 3,143 $668   $53,326,665 17
2002/03/18 5 $673,000 -68% 3,143 $214   $53,999,000 18
2002/03/19 5 $702,000 +4% 3,143 $223   $54,701,000 19
2002/03/20 5 $606,000 -14% 3,143 $193   $55,307,000 20
2002/03/21 5 $603,000 n/c 3,143 $192   $55,910,000 21
2002/03/22 6 $2,080,000 +245% 2,859 $728   $57,990,000 22
2002/03/23 6 $2,626,000 +26% 2,859 $919   $60,616,000 23
2002/03/24 7 $1,330,000 -49% 2,859 $465   $61,638,534 24
2002/03/25 7 $517,000 -61% 2,859 $181   $62,155,000 25
2002/03/26 6 $584,000 +13% 2,859 $204   $62,739,000 26
2002/03/27 6 $536,000 -8% 2,859 $187   $63,275,000 27
2002/03/28 7 $603,000 +13% 2,859 $211   $63,878,000 28
2002/03/29 10 $1,292,000 +114% 2,046 $631   $65,170,000 29
2002/03/30 9 $1,468,000 +14% 2,046 $717   $66,638,000 30
2002/03/31 8 $963,000 -34% 2,046 $471   $67,601,100 31
2002/04/01 11 $406,000 -58% 2,046 $198   $68,007,000 32
2002/04/02 8 $395,000 -3% 2,046 $193   $68,402,000 33
2002/04/03 7 $388,000 -2% 2,046 $190   $68,790,000 34
2002/04/04 7 $369,000 -5% 2,046 $180   $69,159,000 35
2002/04/05 11 $678,000 +84% 2,046 $331   $69,837,000 36
2002/04/06 11 $1,055,000 +56% 2,046 $516   $70,892,000 37
2002/04/08 9 $176,000   1,740 $101   $71,872,000 39
2002/04/09 9 $204,000 +16% 1,740 $117   $72,076,000 40
2002/04/10 9 $183,000 -10% 1,740 $105   $72,259,000 41
2002/04/11 9 $181,000 -1% 1,740 $104   $72,440,000 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2002/03/01 1 $26,343,761   3,143 $8,382   $26,343,761 1
2002/03/08 2 $18,494,573 -30% 3,143 $5,884   $44,838,334 2
2002/03/15 5 $11,072,050 -40% 3,143 $3,523   $55,910,384 3
2002/03/22 6 $7,967,418 -28% 2,859 $2,787   $63,877,802 4
2002/03/29 9 $5,280,861 -34% 2,046 $2,581   $69,158,663 5
2002/04/05 10 $3,281,616 -38% 1,740 $1,886   $72,440,279 6
2002/04/12 12 $1,995,082 -39% 1,112 $1,794   $74,435,361 7
2002/04/19 15 $1,230,658 -38% 838 $1,469   $75,666,019 8
2002/04/26 22 $749,885 -39% 602 $1,246   $76,415,904 9
2002/05/03 26 $504,640 -33% 448 $1,126   $76,920,544 10
2002/05/10 27 $380,926 -25% 352 $1,082   $77,301,470 11
2002/05/17 26 $316,560 -17% 241 $1,314   $77,618,030 12
2002/05/24 26 $282,193 -11% 322 $876   $77,900,223 13
2002/05/31 30 $121,668 -57% 234 $520   $78,021,891 14
2002/06/07 37 $61,399 -50% 105 $585   $78,083,290 15
2002/06/14 63 $16,862 -73% 42 $401   $78,100,152 16
2002/06/21 66 $14,766 -12% 21 $703   $78,114,918 17
2002/06/28 80 $5,278 -64% 17 $310   $78,120,196 18

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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