Champions Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Champions (2023)

March 10, 2023
2hr 4min
Status: released

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Champions Movie Details:

Based onCampeones by Javier Fesser, David Marqués
Country United States
Language English
GenreComedy Drama Sports
Release dateFebruary 27, 2023 (Lincoln Square)
March 10, 2023 (United States)
Running time2hr 4min
Age ratingPG-13
StarringWoody Harrelson
Kaitlin Olson
Ernie Hudson
Cheech Marin
Directed by Bobby Farrelly
Written byMark Rizzo (Screenplay)
Produced byPaul Brooks
Scott Niemeyer
Jeremy Plager
Cinematography by C. Kim Miles
Edited by Julie Garcés
Music byMichael Franti
Production CompanyGold Circle Entertainment
Distributor Focus Features (United States)
Universal Pictures (International)

Champions Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Woody Harrelson as Marcus Marakovich, a disgraced J-League basketball coach.
  • Kaitlin Olson as Alex, Johnny’s sister and Marcus’ love interest
  • Matt Cook as Sonny, an assistant coach
  • Ernie Hudson as Phil Perretti, a fellow coach and Marcus’ friend
  • Cheech Marin as Julio, the manager of the rec center where the Friends practice.
  • Mike Smith as Attorney McGurk
  • Scott Van Pelt as himself
  • Jalen Rose as himself
  • Sean Cullen as Frank
  • Madison Tevlin as Cosentino
  • Joshua Felder as Darius
  • Kevin Iannucci as Johnny
  • Ashton Gunning as Cody
  • Matthew Von Der Ahe as Craig
  • Tom Sinclair as Blair
  • James Day Keith as Benny
  • Alex Hintz as Arthur
  • Casey Metcalfe as Marlon
  • Bradley Edens as Showtime


It is the story of a former minor-league basketball coach Marcus Marakovich, who after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined.

Champions Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Domestic Collection$16.4 million
International Collection$2.8 million
Worldwide Collection$19.2 million

Champions grossed $16.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $2.8 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $19.2 million.

In the United States and Canada, Champions was released alongside Scream VI and 65, and was projected to gross around $5 million from 3,030 theatres in its opening weekend. The film made $1.8 million on its first day. It went on to debut at $5.2 million, finishing in seventh. It made $3 million in its second weekend, finishing in eighth.

About Champions Movie:

Champions is an American sports comedy-drama film directed by Bobby Farrelly in his solo directorial debut, from a screenplay written by Mark Rizzo. It is an English-language remake of the 2018 Spanish film of the same name. The film stars Woody Harrelson as a temperamental minor-league basketball coach who, after an arrest, must coach a team of players with intellectual disabilities as community service. Kaitlin Olson, Ernie Hudson, and Cheech Marin also star.

Principal photography took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from November to December 2021. The players of the basketball team are disabled actors.

This is Ernie Hudson’s second movie about basketball after The Basketball Diaries (1995).

Champions was originally scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on March 24, 2023, opposite Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4. The film was theatrically released in the United States on March 10, 2023, by Focus Features. The film received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed $18 million. The film had its red carpet premiere at the AMC Lincoln Square Theatre in New York on February 27, 2023. It was released digitally on March 28, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on May 2.