Diary of the Dead

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $952,620Details
International Box Office $4,441,827
Worldwide Box Office $5,394,447
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,752,595 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,752,595
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
62% - Fresh
Audience
41% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,750,000
Domestic Releases: February 15th, 2008 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: May 20th, 2008 by Weinstein Co./Genius, released as George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead
MPAA Rating: R for strong horror violence and gore, and pervasive language.
Franchise: George A. Romero's Dead Series
Keywords: Gratuitous Cameos, Zombies
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

Cast

Wes Craven    Newsreader
Stephen King    Newsreader
Simon Pegg    Newsreader
Quentin Tarantino    Newsreader
Guillermo Del Toro    Newsreader

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD Releases for October 21, 2008 - Part I

The number of DVDs reaching my door is increasing each week (so are the number of ones that are late, or so it would seem). However, while there was a wide selection, the choice for DVD Pick of the Week was easy: Looney Tunes - Golden Collections - Volume 6. ... And James Bond - Blu-ray Uber Collection, as well as Casino Royale on Blu-ray. One last note, as has happened more often than not, this week's list is split into two. The second part can be seen here. More...

DVD Sales - Treasure Richer on the Sales Chart

The last of 2008's monster hits finally hit the home market last week, and it made quite an impact. National Treasure: Book of Secrets opened in first place on the sales chart and had the second best opening for the year with 3.49 million units sold and opening week sales of $55.77 million. More...

DVD Releases for May 20, 2008

This week's list is dominated by Blu-ray releases. This is not surprising as this is the first week Paramount has released Blu-ray discs after dropping the format last August for an exclusive HD DVD commitment. However, it is another Blu-ray release that caught my eye: the National Treasure Blu-ray Two-Pack. This is the best format has to offer this week, but it is not the best movie coming out. If you want the DVD Pick of the Week, you have to grab Night of the Living Dead Buy from Amazon. More...

Per Theater Averages - Akbar and U2 Too

Jodhaa Akbar opened on top of the per theater averages chart with an estimated $1.3 million opening 100 theaters. The only other member of the $10,000 club was U2 3D with an average of $10,198 during its fourth week of release. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of February 15, 2008

The year has been slow for websites with some weeks having no sites at all that were worthy of awards. This makes it frustrating that week we have two sites that could have taken home the Weekly Website Award; it's either feast or famine. But there can be only one winner and this week it is The Spiderwick Chronicles - Official Site. More...

The Week Really Limited Releases went on Vacation

It's a strange week for limited releases with only two films opening in less than 10 theaters, and one of those in Canadian and it is very, very rare for Canadian films to open in more than 10 theaters. But the list also includes four films opening in more than a dozen theaters and one that even breaks 100 theaters. More...

2008 Preview: February

2008 got off to a faster than expected start with January helping the year to a 17.5% lead over 2007. It seems unlikely that February will be able to keep up that pace, but there are still enough releases that most avid moviegoers should find something to get excited about. Granted, this is partially due to the combination of the lead year and February 29th landing on a Friday. This means we have five weekends in February this year, something that only happens approximately once every 28 years, which explains the number of films. More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - November 6, 2007

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - November 4, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Diary of the Dead, Sleepwalking, The X-Files 2 and more! More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/02/15 - $79,504   42 $1,893   $79,504 1
2008/02/16 - $79,526 n/c 42 $1,893   $159,030 2
2008/02/17 - $73,546 -8% 42 $1,751   $232,576 3
2008/02/18 31 $42,485 -42% 42 $1,012   $275,061 4
2008/02/19 - $19,608 -54% 42 $467   $294,669 5
2008/02/20 - $16,926 -14% 42 $403   $311,595 6
2008/02/21 - $17,724 +5% 42 $422   $329,319 7
2008/02/22 - $33,730 +90% 48 $703   $363,049 8
2008/02/23 - $51,894 +54% 48 $1,081   $414,943 9
2008/02/24 - $36,272 -30% 48 $756   $451,215 10
2008/02/25 - $13,652 -62% 48 $284   $464,867 11
2008/02/26 - $12,816 -6% 48 $267   $477,683 12
2008/02/27 - $12,192 -5% 48 $254   $489,875 13
2008/02/28 - $13,152 +8% 48 $274   $503,027 14
2008/02/29 - $23,672 +80% 47 $504   $526,699 15
2008/03/01 - $34,284 +45% 47 $729   $560,983 16
2008/03/02 - $26,324 -23% 47 $560   $587,307 17
2008/03/03 - $10,124 -62% 47 $215   $597,431 18
2008/03/04 - $9,353 -8% 47 $199   $606,784 19
2008/03/05 - $8,836 -6% 47 $188   $615,620 20
2008/03/06 - $9,729 +10% 47 $207   $625,349 21
2008/03/07 - $13,866 +43% 47 $295   $639,215 22
2008/03/08 - $23,197 +67% 47 $494   $662,412 23
2008/03/09 - $16,923 -27% 47 $360   $679,335 24
2008/03/10 - $7,213 -57% 47 $153   $686,548 25
2008/03/11 - $6,298 -13% 47 $134   $692,846 26
2008/03/12 - $7,136 +13% 47 $152   $699,982 27

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/02/15 32 $232,576   42 $5,538   $232,576 3
2008/02/22 39 $121,896 -48% 48 $2,540   $451,215 10
2008/02/29 44 $84,280 -31% 47 $1,793   $587,307 17
2008/03/07 51 $53,986 -36% 47 $1,149   $679,335 24
2008/03/14 56 $42,713 -21% 47 $909   $750,309 31
2008/03/21 60 $35,694 -16% 47 $759   $808,281 38
2008/03/28 66 $26,137 -27% 47 $556   $855,380 45
2008/04/04 68 $25,157 -4% 47 $535   $893,192 52
2008/04/11 69 $19,421 -23% 36 $539   $923,995 59
2008/04/18 98 $4,265 -78% 12 $355   $936,663 66
2008/04/25 79 $14,151 +232% 30 $472   $952,620 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/25/20081295,359 95,359$1,715,508$1,715,5081
6/1/20082340,142-58% 135,501$722,155$2,437,6632

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