Was The Contractor Movie a Flop?

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Chris Pine as James Harper in The Contractor
Credit: Paramount Movies

Chris Pine is The Contractor in a new action thriller of the same title. The movie is brought to us by the same producers of Sicario and John Wick. With such recognition, we'd expect The Contractor to be one of the widely talked about films on Paramount+, except that it isn't.

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Why haven't we heard about The Contractor before? Here's what we know about the movie.

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Where to Watch The Contractor

Chris Pine as James Harper in The Contractor
Credit: Paramount Movies

The Contractor, originally titled Violence of Action, was released in theaters in April 1, 2022. Originally, the film was supposed to be released in December 2021. The release date was pushed to March 18, 2022 due to the pandemic. The movie's release date was pushed a second time to April.

And today, the film is available to stream through Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video.

Was The Contractor Movie a Flop?

Kiefer Sutherland as Rusty Jennings in The Contractor
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The Contractor had a budget of $50 million. Unfortunately, the movie only grossed $2 million, which makes it as one of the worst flops in history. And we can probably attribute this to the film's obscurity.

When the film was released in April, it had a limited release. Adding to that is the show's almost zero marketing efforts, which excuse it from being named a flop.

Hopefully, more streaming services pick up the film so it can earn back the money it used in making the movie.

What Is The Contractor Movie About?

Chris Pine as James Harper in The Contractor
Credit: Paramount Movies

Paramount's official synopsis of The Contractor as:

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“Chris Pine stars in the action-packed thriller as Special Forces Sergeant James Harper, who is involuntarily discharged from the Army and cut off from his pension. In debt, out of options and desperate to provide for his family, Harper contracts with a private underground military force. When the very first assignment goes awry, the elite soldier finds himself hunted and on the run, caught in a dangerous conspiracy and fighting to stay alive long enough to get home and uncover the true motives of those who betrayed him. Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs and Eddie Marsan.”

Who Stars in The Contractor?

Chris Pine as James Harper in The Contractor
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The cast of The Contractor includes the following:

  • Chris Pine (as James Harper)
  • Gillian Jacobs (as Brianne)
  • Kiefer Sutherland (as Rusty Jennings)
  • Ben Foster (as Mike)
  • Eddie Marsan (as Virgil)
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  • Nina Hoss (as Katia)
  • Tyner Rushing (as Christine Denton)
  • Florian Munteanu (as Kaufman)

Is There a The Contractor Trailer Online?

Chris Pine as James Harper in The Contractor
Credit: Paramount Movies

Yes, you can watch the film's trailer here:

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The Contractor is available to stream through Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video.



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