We Were Soldiers

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.

Grosses

Domestic (68.1%)
$78,122,718
Summary Details
DistributorParamount Pictures
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Opening$20,212,543
3,143 theaters
Budget$75,000,000
Release DateMar 1, 2002 - Jul 4, 2002
MPAAR
Running Time2 hr 18 min
GenresAction Drama History War
In Release306 days/43 weeks
Widest Release3,143 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Mar 1, 2002Friday1$6,123,000--3,143$1,948$6,123,0001
Mar 2, 2002Saturday1$8,688,000+41.9%-3,143$2,764$14,811,0002
Mar 3, 2002Sunday1$5,401,000-37.8%-3,143$1,718$20,212,5433
Mar 4, 2002Monday1$1,660,000-69.3%-3,143$528$21,872,5434
Mar 5, 2002Tuesday1$1,642,000-1.1%-3,143$522$23,514,5435
Mar 6, 2002Wednesday1$1,413,000-13.9%-3,143$449$24,927,5436
Mar 7, 2002Thursday1$1,416,000+0.2%-3,143$450$26,343,7617
Mar 8, 2002Friday2$3,848,000+171.8%-37.2%3,143$1,224$30,191,7618
Mar 9, 2002Saturday2$6,689,000+73.8%-23%3,143$2,128$36,880,7619
Mar 10, 2002Sunday2$3,672,000-45.1%-32%3,143$1,168$40,552,28610
Mar 11, 2002Monday2$1,105,000-69.9%-33.4%3,143$351$41,657,28611
Mar 12, 2002Tuesday2$1,208,000+9.3%-26.4%3,143$384$42,865,28612
Mar 13, 2002Wednesday2$1,018,000-15.7%-28%3,143$323$43,883,28613
Mar 14, 2002Thursday2$954,000-6.3%-32.6%3,143$303$44,838,33414
Mar 15, 2002Friday5$2,496,000+161.6%-35.1%3,143$794$47,334,33415
Mar 16, 2002Saturday5$2,987,000+19.7%-55.3%3,143$950$50,321,33416
Mar 17, 2002Sunday5$2,095,000-29.9%-42.9%3,143$666$53,326,66517
Mar 18, 2002Monday5$673,000-67.9%-39.1%3,143$214$53,999,66518
Mar 19, 2002Tuesday5$702,000+4.3%-41.9%3,143$223$54,701,66519
Mar 20, 2002Wednesday5$606,000-13.7%-40.5%3,143$192$55,307,66520
Mar 21, 2002Thursday5$603,000-0.5%-36.8%3,143$191$55,910,38421
Mar 22, 2002Friday6$1,680,000+178.6%-32.7%2,859$587$57,590,38422
Mar 23, 2002Saturday6$2,770,000+64.9%-7.3%2,859$968$60,360,38423
Mar 24, 2002Sunday7$1,328,000-52.1%-36.6%2,859$464$61,638,53424
Mar 25, 2002Monday7$517,000-61.1%-23.2%2,859$180$62,155,53425
Mar 26, 2002Tuesday6$584,000+13%-16.8%2,859$204$62,739,53426
Mar 27, 2002Wednesday6$536,000-8.2%-11.6%2,859$187$63,275,53427
Mar 28, 2002Thursday8$603,000+12.5%-2,859$210$63,877,80228
Mar 29, 2002Friday10$1,292,000+114.3%-23.1%2,046$631$65,169,80229
Mar 30, 2002Saturday9$1,468,000+13.6%-47%2,046$717$66,637,80230
Mar 31, 2002
Easter Sunday
Sunday8$963,000-34.4%-27.5%2,046$470$67,601,10031
Apr 1, 2002Monday11$407,000-57.7%-21.3%2,046$198$68,008,10032
Apr 2, 2002Tuesday8$395,000-2.9%-32.4%2,046$193$68,403,10033
Apr 3, 2002Wednesday7$388,000-1.8%-27.6%2,046$189$68,791,10034
Apr 4, 2002Thursday7$369,000-4.9%-38.8%2,046$180$69,158,66335
Apr 8, 2002Monday9$176,000--56.8%1,740$101$71,871,36439
Apr 9, 2002Tuesday9$204,000+15.9%-48.4%1,740$117$72,075,36440
Apr 10, 2002Wednesday9$183,000-10.3%-52.8%1,740$105$72,258,36441
Apr 11, 2002Thursday9$181,000-1.1%-50.9%1,740$104$72,440,27942