Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $114,326,736Details
International Box Office $53,464,968
Worldwide Box Office $167,791,704
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
70% - Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 18th, 2004 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: December 7th, 2004 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for rude and sexual humor, and language
Keywords: Slobs vs. Snobs, Frat Pack, Fake Sports, Miscellaneous Sports
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Red Hour Productions

DVD Releases for December 9, 2008

It's a deceptively light week with most of the top ten DVDs on Amazon's sales chart coming from The Dark Knight. In fact, that film is dominating sales so much that it has scared away most of the competition. Don't get me wrong, it's not the only release worth picking up, but the either the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD or the Blu-ray w/ Digital Copy are probably the best picks this week. Personally, I went with the Limited Edition Blu-ray w/ Batpod, but I clearly should not be trusted with money. There are other DVDs coming out this week that are also worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week, including Man on Wire - Buy from Amazon and Lost - Season Four - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. More...

DVD Releases for July 12, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases, classics and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. We finally have a big box office hit as the best DVD release of the week with Million Dollar Baby - Delux Edition with Soundtrack being the clear favorite. But that doesn't mean there are no TV on DVD releases worth picking up as both Titus - Seasons 1 & 2 - Buy from Amazon and Sealab 2021 - Season 3 - Buy from Amazon and included on the list DVD pick of the week releases. On the flip side, there are a dozen films on this week's list that range from really bad to atrociously bad. It's like the stars have aligned and unspeakable cinematic horrors from another dimension are flooding in. That might be a tad overly dramatic, but I can't recall a time when there were more really bad movies being released in one week. More...

DVD Releases for December 07, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section, including the winners of the DVD Pick of the Week, The Bourne Supremacy - Buy from Amazon: Widescreen and M - Criterion Collection - Buy from Amazon. More...

Bridget has 26 million Reasons to Celebrate

Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason opened in a mere half a dozen international markets over the weekend, but what an opening it was. Despite place on fewer than 1000 screens the film was able to pull in an amazing $26.7 million, the lion's share coming from the U.K. where the film took in $19.1 million on 496 screens, (including $5.9 million from sneak peaks.) That was the best opening for a Working Title film smashing the previous record of $11.1 million for Love Actually. In each market the film broke the record for Working Title films and more than doubled the original's debut. And even with legs that are expected to be much lower, it should be able to break $300 million internationally, although it may have trouble hitting $50 million domestically. More...

Dwarves Tower Above All

It's a rare feat for a non-Hollywood film to top the international charts, but that's just what the German spoof, Seven Dwarfs, did this week. Playing in just three markets the film took in $10.6 million on under 1,000 screens. In its home market of Germany the film eased just 19% to $9.2 million; the result was not quite as good in Austria where it dropped a respectable 30% to $915,000, but it was in Switzerland where it shined - increasing 4% to $500,000. Overall the film has now made $29.0 million so far but the real test comes with increased competition from holiday fare and the ability to find an audience in non-German speaking markets. More...

Sharks Sink but Still Stay on Top

Despite a 45% drop in its weekend haul, Shark Tale was able easily able to earn it third first place finish on the international charts. Still early in its run, the film took home $16.2 million in 4,368 theatres in 24 markets pushing its total to $80.3 million internationally. Without any openings the film relied on strong holdovers like in the U.K. where it drop 39%, in France it was off 32% and 35% in Germany. More...

Sharks do a Double-Take

Thanks to mostly unopposed openings several more markets, Shark Tale was able to repeat as the international box office champ this week. Not only that, but its $29.6 million more than doubled its international tally prior to the start of the weekend as the film now sits at $56.2 million. The best opening of the weekend, and most likely of its international run, was in the U.K. where the film managed to take in $9.1 million, ($13.6 million if you include last week's previews.) In France the result was strong with $4.2 million but in the face of local competition, it could only manage $3.4 million in Germany. More...

Collateral Climbs to the Top

Collateral finished first on the international charts breaking The Village's five week run on top. Although, with a weekly take of only $9.4 million in 28 markets, it has as much to do with the weakness of the competition as it does with the strength of the film itself. The largest chunk of that box office came from France, where the film earned $3.8 million. More...

Village\'s Population Grows

For the fifth week in a row The Village finished in first place with $14.0 million on 4000 screens in 38 markets. The biggest opening of the week was $5.2 million in Spain, but suffered another collapse in Mexico dropping 55% during its second weekend there. Its international total hit $100 million over the weekend, the fifth Disney film to do so this year, and the 17th overall. More...

Spider Swings into Italy but Can\'t Top Village

The Village once again top took spot on the international scene, but by a very narrow margin. Still being plagued by sharp drop-offs, the film earned $11.2 million on 3,500 screens in 34 markets. So far the film has taken it $117 million internationally, higher than its $113 million it earned domestically. Although, it is much lower than M. Night Shyamalan's previous movie Signs. More...

Village\'s Population Grows

The Village again was the weekend champ in the international box office with $15.3 million on nearly 3,500 screens in 31 markets. Highlights for the weekend include and impressive debut in Germany at $5.5 million and a less spectacular $3.1 million in Japan. The film also suffered a 55% drop-off in its second weekend in Australia while it held up much better in Brazil. So far the film has earned $63.2 million internationally and is well on its way to matching its $112 million domestic total. More...

Stuck in Neutral

The weekend on the international scene was very much the same as last weekend, just a little bit slower. The Village was again the champ, thanks to seven openings in mostly mid-ranged markets. A $2.2 million debut in Australia was the top money earner as the film took in $9 million in 23 markets. It's international total is now $45 million and should be headed to $100 million before it is done. More...

Village Leads Limp Box Office

As the summer box office comes to a close, The Village continues to set career best records for M. Night Shyamalan, but it's the sophomore stint drop-offs that the real story. The previously mentioned career best openings were in Belgium, Sweden and Norway totaled $2.6 million, but at the same time saw its U.K. and French numbers cut nearly in half from last weekend. This week it took in a total of $10.2 million in 14 markets, lifting its international total to $30.8 million More...

Eyeing Top Place

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With Great Expectations Comes Great Disappointment

Most analysts were expecting Spider-man 2 to crush many records; that didn't work out. In fact, none of the films met expectations over the weekend. Fortunately, while reality couldn't keep up with expectations, it was still enough to post big increases both from last weekend (11.4%) and last year (21.5%.) However, the increase from last year is a bit misleading as July 4th fell on the Friday, which has historically hurt the box office. More...

Spider-man, Spider-man, Does Whatever a Spider Can

Just the one film opening this weekend, but it's a monster. It's also going to suck all the box office away from the other movies. Last weekend we had seven films break $10 million, this weekend even with the 4th of July boost we might only have three or four films do the same. More...

Temperature Rises in Theatres

There was a new movie on the top of the charts this weekend, but it wasn't the film most analysts were predicting. Also good news: every film in the Top Ten beat expectations, albeit by the narrowest of margins in some cases. This led to a serious increase of 9% compared to last weekend and a massive increase of 22% from last year. More...

Can Underdog Remain on Top?

Three new films open wide this week, or four new films if you really stretch the definition of wide. Even so, there's a good chance there won't be a change at top spot on the charts. More...

Hunting the Top Spot

A trio of films topped $10,000 in a very close race on the Per Theatre Charts. Coming out on top was The Hunting of the President with $11,649 per theatre in its two theatres. Just behind was the overall chart topper Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story with $11,162 and last week's winner Napoleon Dynamite with an average of $10,750. More...

Underdog Hits the Top

Bit of a mixed week: we had a surprise hit at number one, but the two bigger budget films both struggled. This led to the second really big drop-off in the weekend box office in a row, this time 14.7%. And it that in turn led to the first year-to-year drop in some weeks, and it was a pretty serious decline of 9.4%. With next week looking less than impressive as well, the industry will need Spider-Man 2 to really soar to avoid a prolonged slump. More...

Box Office Prospects are far from Terminal

This weekend looks to rebound from last weekend, at least critically. Financially it's another matter as the week as already seen the release of one of the most expensive bombs in recent memory. Because of that, it would take a very strong showing from the other two films for the box office to keep up with this years pace and not fall behind last year's showing. More...

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2004 Summer Preview - Part 3: June


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After a rather mediocre May, June looks a lot stronger with two films that should break $300 million. Not surprisingly, these monster hits are being released unopposed during their respective weeks. And also not surprisingly, they are being released at opposite ends of the month. The rest of the films are unlikely to make much of an impact, although a few should cross the increasingly irrelevant $100 million plateau. More...

Movie Websites Launches for May 21 - May 27

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Movie Websites Launches for May 14 - May 20

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New Movie Release Dates

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Cast

Vince Vaughn    Peter
Christine Taylor    Kate
Ben Stiller    White Goodman
Rip Torn    Patches O'Houlihan
Justin Long    Justin
Stephen Root    Gordon
Joel David Moore    Stephen Root
Christopher Williams    Dwight
Alan Tudyk    Steve the Pirate
Missi Pyle    Fran
Jamal Duff    Me'Shell Jones
Gary Cole    Cotton McKnight
Jason Bateman    Pepper Brooks
Hank Azaria    Young Patches O'Houlihan
Al Kaplon    Tournament Referee
Lance Armstrong    Himself
Chuck Norris    Himself
William Shatner    Chancellor
David Hasselhoff    German Coach
Curtis Armstrong    Mr. Ralph
Brooke Burke    Herself
Julie Gonzalo    Amber
Joel Moore    Owen
Brandon Molale    Blazer

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Rawson Thurber
Screenwriter    Rawson Thurber
Producer    Ben Stiller
Producer    Stuart Cornfeld
Executive Producer    Mary McLaglen
Executive Producer    Rhoades Rader
Cinematographer    Jerzy Zielinski
Editor    Alan Baumgarten
Composer    Theodore Shapiro
Music Supervisor    George Drakoulias
Production Designer    Maher Ahmad
Art Director    Andrew Max Cahn
Costume Designer    Carol Ramsey
Sound    Steve Cantamessa
Assistant Director    George Bamber
Casting Director    Juel Bestrop
Casting Director    Jeanne McCarthy
Casting    Blythe Cappello
Dialogue Editor    Mildred Iatrou

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/06/18 1 $11,300,000   2,694 $4,195   $11,700,000 1
2004/06/19 1 $10,567,802 -6% 2,694 $3,923   $21,896,895 2
2004/06/20 1 $8,173,301 -23% 2,694 $3,034   $30,070,196 3
2004/06/21 1 $5,561,000 -32% 2,694 $2,064   $35,631,000 4
2004/06/22 1 $5,226,000 -6% 2,694 $1,940   $40,857,000 5
2004/06/23 2 $4,008,000 -23% 2,694 $1,488   $44,865,000 6
2004/06/24 1 $3,806,000 -5% 2,694 $1,413   $48,671,000 7
2004/06/25 3 $6,500,000 +71% 3,020 $2,152   $55,200,000 8
2004/06/26 3 $7,027,340 +8% 3,020 $2,327   $62,247,710 9
2004/06/27 3 $5,210,435 -26% 3,020 $1,725   $67,458,145 10
2004/06/28 2 $2,830,000 -46% 3,020 $937   $70,288,000 11
2004/06/29 2 $2,445,000 -14% 3,020 $810   $72,733,000 12
2004/06/30 4 $1,806,000 -26% 3,020 $598   $74,539,000 13
2004/07/01 4 $1,716,000 -5% 3,020 $568   $76,254,000 14
2004/07/02 4 $3,032,362 +77% 2,953 $1,027   $79,286,362 15
2004/07/03 4 $3,148,971 +4% 2,953 $1,066   $82,435,333 16
2004/07/04 5 $1,933,425 -39% 2,953 $655   $84,369,182 17
2004/07/05 3 $3,240,407 +68% 2,953 $1,097   $87,609,589 18
2004/07/06 4 $1,628,000 -50% 2,953 $551   $89,237,589 19
2004/07/07 5 $1,476,000 -9% 2,953 $500   $90,713,589 20
2004/07/08 5 $1,442,000 -2% 2,953 $488   $92,156,000 21
2004/07/09 7 $1,885,587 +31% 2,444 $772   $94,041,587 22
2004/07/10 7 $2,211,624 +17% 2,444 $905   $96,253,211 23
2004/07/11 7 $1,612,606 -27% 2,444 $660   $97,865,599 24
2004/07/12 6 $906,000 -44% 2,444 $371   $98,771,000 25
2004/07/13 6 $906,000 n/c 2,444 $371   $99,678,000 26
2004/07/14 6 $874,000 -4% 2,444 $358   $100,551,000 27
2004/07/15 7 $801,000 -8% 2,444 $328   $101,352,000 28
2004/07/16 8 $1,100,000 +37% 1,945 $566   $102,500,000 29
2004/07/17 8 $1,504,542 +37% 1,945 $774   $104,053,152 30
2004/07/18 9 $1,112,600 -26% 1,945 $572   $105,165,752 31
2004/07/19 8 $567,000 -49% 1,945 $292   $105,732,000 32
2004/07/20 8 $545,000 -4% 1,945 $280   $106,277,000 33
2004/07/21 8 $520,000 -5% 1,945 $267   $106,797,000 34
2004/07/22 9 $516,000 -1% 1,945 $265   $107,313,000 35

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/06/18 1 $30,070,196   2,694 $11,162   $30,070,196 3
2004/06/25 3 $18,787,419 -38% 3,020 $6,221   $67,458,145 10
2004/07/02 4 $8,114,758 -57% 2,950 $2,751   $84,369,182 17
2004/07/09 7 $5,709,817 -30% 2,444 $2,336   $97,865,599 24
2004/07/16 8 $3,813,719 -33% 1,945 $1,961   $105,165,752 31
2004/07/23 11 $2,022,019 -47% 1,373 $1,473   $109,335,049 38
2004/07/30 19 $589,971 -71% 555 $1,063   $111,093,939 45
2004/08/06 23 $434,307 -26% 401 $1,083   $111,940,168 52
2004/08/13 24 $306,438 -29% 320 $958   $112,539,175 59
2004/08/20 26 $282,594 -8% 283 $999   $113,005,058 66
2004/08/27 31 $187,944 -33% 247 $761   $113,341,786 73
2004/09/03 32 $225,928 +20% 238 $949   $113,672,350 80
2004/09/10 34 $151,334 -33% 191 $792   $113,915,206 87
2004/09/17 44 $101,090 -33% 181 $559   $114,057,240 94
2004/09/24 46 $82,235 -19% 124 $663   $114,173,690 101
2004/10/01 53 $50,218 -39% 85 $591   $114,242,918 108
2004/10/08 59 $24,236 -52% 47 $516   $114,283,204 115
2004/10/15 83 $11,968 -51% 25 $479   $114,303,265 122
2004/10/22 83 $9,082 -24% 14 $649   $114,316,047 129
2004/10/29 86 $4,305 -53% 10 $431   $114,324,072 136

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