Disaster Movie

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,190,901Details
International Box Office $20,500,000
Worldwide Box Office $34,690,901
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $10,967,582 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,967,582
Further financial details...

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

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
1% - Rotten
Audience
20% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Theatrical Release: August 29th, 2008 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: January 6th, 2009 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, drug references and comic violence
Keywords: Disaster, Spoof
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Releases for January 20, 2009 - Part I

A terrible week for first run releases. There are five such releases on this week's list, but they has a combined haul of around $130 million, and nearly $100 million of that came from two films. With no big releases, we had to look other places for the DVD Pick of the Week. Repo! The Genetic Opera on Blu-ray is a clear contender for that title, but its lack of mass appeal is troublesome. This American Life - Season Two is a safer pick, but it is a Borders Exclusive release. Regardless of these issues, both releases are worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. Despite the weakness at the top, there are still more than enough total releases to cause this column to stretch into two parts. The second part can be found here. More...

DVD Rentals - New Releases Dominate First Full Week of New Year

New releases took the top four spots on the rental chart this week, just as they did on the sales chart, and they did it mostly in the same order. Pineapple Express led the way with about 16% more rentals than second place Righteous Kill. More...

DVD Sales - Express Runs to the Top

The new releases overwhelmed the sales chart this week taking the top four places, and six of the top ten, and nine of the top thirty. This includes the new number one film, Pineapple Express, which opened in first place with 1.48 million units sold and $31.39 million in revenue. More...

DVD Releases for January 6, 2009

The new year starts off like most on the home market, rather weak. There are few first run releases coming out this week, most of which are terrible. We do have one top-notch release though, Duckman - Season Three and Four, which is clearly the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

International Details - World Sees Saw

Saw V slipped a spot to sixth place with $6.44 million on 1703 screens in 26 markets for a total of $16.52 million. This week it opened in fourth place in Russia with $745,000 on 200 screens while in earned seventh place in Mexico with just $148,000 on 120 screens. As far as holdovers go, the film fell more than 60% in the U.K. to $1.55 million on 367 screens for a total of $7.53 million. More...

International Details - Barcelona Strong in France, Italy

Vicky Cristina Barcelona remained in sixth place internationally with $6.66 million on 1136 screens in 11 markets for a total of $22.85 million after a month of release. This includes France, where the film remained in first place with $3.15 million on 443 screens for the week and $7.68 million after two. Meanwhile, it opened in Italy with $2.16 million on 378 screens, which was enough for second place in that market. More...

International Details - Updates and More

First some updates on Wednesday's numbers. Due to Columbus Day, we were relying on studio estimates instead of final numbers, and while they were mostly accurate, they were not entirely accurate. The Russia film, Admiral (Koltchak), did indeed top the charts with $12.51 million on 1,223 screens in 2 markets over the weekend and $13.31 million in total. Meanwhile, Eagle Eye added $10.88 million on 3,030 screens in 38 markets for a still early total of $29.41 million. Mamma Mia! continues its quest for $400 million with $8.37 million on 3,713 screens in 46 markets for a total of $390.72 million. These three films were very close to the original figures, however, the rest of the top five was different than originally reported, starting with... More...

International Details - United Germany Lifts Teutonic Offering

German Unification Day helped The Baader Meinhof Complex grow by 10% as it remained in second place in Germany with $4.82 million on 594 screens for a total of $10.99 million after two weeks. Adding in two smaller markets and the film made $5.35 million on 660 screens in 3 markets for a total of $12.06 million. More...

International Details - Wanted Still in Demand

Wanted failed to reach first place during its opening in Germany, but still rose dramatically earning sixth internationally with $6.13 million on 1590 screens in 29 markets for a total of $147.68 million. In Germany is finished in second place behind The Dark Knight's third weekend of release earning $3.18 million on 444 screens, which is still impressive. Next up is Spain this weekend, while it opens wide in Japan next weekend and China early in October. More...

Box Office in Dangerous Territory

After the summer comes the fall, which was certainly true this past weekend. Bangkok Dangerous and rest of the market only pulled in just $68 million over the weekend, which is 45% lower than last weekend. However, while that's a huge drop-off, more importantly it is nearly 15% lower than the same weekend last year and the ninth weakest weekend since 2000, and worst weekend in five years. Year-to-date, 2008 is now behind 2007 by just over 1% at $6.75 billion to $6.82 billion, but hopefully it will bounce back next weekend. I can't imagine it will be worse. More...

Summer\'s Stormy End

The Dark Knight did what few films in the past decade were able to do, lead the box office charts for four weeks in a row. Now Tropic Thunder is one weekend away from tying that mark. However, it was able to win this weekend thanks to weakness in the new releases, which caused the box office to slump. From Friday to Sunday the industry brought in $98 million, which was 8% lower than last weekend and 17% lower than the same weekend last year. Over four days, $124 million was earned, which was again 17% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 fell further behind $6.67 billion to $6.73 billion, but that is still less than a 1% difference and certainly not an insurmountable lead. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of August 29, 2008

Summer ends with a lot of second-tier releases. The only movie that is earning reviews that are above the horrible level is Traitor. It is also the only film with an Official Site that is worth recognizing with the Weekly Website Award. More...

Laborious Weekend for New Releases

Labor Day long weekend is the final weekend of summer, but far from ending on a high note, it is arguably the slowest long weekend of the year. And this year it looks to be no different, at least in terms of box office numbers. In terms of new releases, well, that's a another story with four movies opening wide, and another expanding wide. It is very unlikely that they will all succeed; in fact, it is more likely that they will all bomb. This makes it very difficult to predict which new release will come out on top, if any do. More...

Cast Updates - August 23, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Extract, Gnomeo and Juliet, My Life in Ruins, and more! More...

Cast Updates - August 7, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Edge of Darkness, Inglorious Bastards, Rachel Getting Married, and more! More...

2008 Preview: August

Summer usually comes screeching to a halt early in August, usually by the second weekend in August. However, this year we could have a $100 million hit opening each of the first three weeks. Or we could have no $100 million hits opening during the whole month. On the other end, there are a number of releases that probably looked good on paper, but failed to live up to their potential, not to mention a few that could not have looked good, even on paper. (I'm looking at you, Disaster Movie.) More...

Cast Updates - June 19, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for 2012, Public Enemies, Transformers 2, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - June 18, 2008

The last couple of weeks another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 15, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Transporter 3, Hoodwinked 2, The Green Hornet and more! More...

Cast

Matt Lanter    Will
Vanessa Minnillo    Amy
G. Thang    Calvin
Nicole Parker    Enchanted Princess
Crista Flanaghan    Juney
Kimberly Kardashian    Lisa
Ike Barinholtz    Wolf
Tad Hilgenbrink    Prince
Jason Boegh    Male Carrie
Carmen Electra    Beautiful Assassin
Tony Cox    Indiana Jones

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Aaron Seltzer
Director    Jason Friedberg
Sound Effects Editor    Dan Hegeman

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/29 6 $2,023,130   2,642 $766   $2,023,130 1
2008/08/30 7 $2,194,654 +8% 2,642 $831   $4,217,784 2
2008/08/31 7 $1,619,189 -26% 2,642 $613   $5,836,973 3
2008/09/01 8 $1,108,562 -32% 2,642 $420   $6,945,535 4
2008/09/02 9 $272,814 -75% 2,642 $103   $7,218,349 5
2008/09/03 10 $185,813 -32% 2,642 $70   $7,403,662 6
2008/09/04 11 $167,171 -10% 2,642 $63   $7,570,833 7
2008/09/05 8 $872,164 +422% 2,642 $330   $8,442,997 8
2008/09/06 8 $1,482,132 +70% 2,642 $561   $9,925,129 9
2008/09/07 9 $677,011 -54% 2,642 $256   $10,602,140 10
2008/09/08 12 $119,205 -82% 2,642 $45   $10,721,345 11
2008/09/09 11 $134,607 +13% 2,642 $51   $10,855,952 12
2008/09/10 12 $118,925 -12% 2,642 $45   $10,974,877 13
2008/09/11 12 $115,257 -3% 2,642 $44   $11,090,134 14
2008/09/12 13 $454,663 +294% 2,642 $172   $11,544,797 15
2008/09/13 13 $738,221 +62% 2,642 $279   $12,283,018 16
2008/09/14 14 $372,970 -49% 2,642 $141   $12,655,988 17

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/29 7 $5,836,973   2,642 $2,209   $5,836,973 3
2008/09/05 8 $3,031,307 -48% 2,642 $1,147   $10,602,140 10
2008/09/12 13 $1,565,854 -48% 1,802 $869   $12,655,988 17
2008/09/19 20 $660,627 -58% 971 $680   $13,600,376 24
2008/09/26 26 $240,077 -64% 402 $597   $13,961,640 31
2008/10/03 49 $62,100 -74% 140 $444   $14,069,282 38
2008/10/10 60 $25,995 -58% 61 $426   $14,109,284 45
2008/10/17 40 $57,188 +120% 111 $515   $14,174,654 52

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/11/20091388,022 88,022$1,931,203$1,931,2031
1/18/20091766,383-25% 154,405$1,456,443$3,387,6462
1/25/20092941,394-38% 195,799$921,844$4,309,4903

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