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Drag Me To Hell (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,100,625Details
International Box Office $49,287,862
Worldwide Box Office $91,388,487
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $15,861,489 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,487,325 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $18,348,814
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
92% - Certified Fresh
Audience
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 29th, 2009 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: October 13th, 2009 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Drag Me to Hell
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images and language
Comparisons: vs. The Final Destination
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Keywords: Exorcism, Curses
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Mandate Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,119 $91,615 Jul 31, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,242 $111,020 Jul 24, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,316 $150,705 Jul 17, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,410 $220,515 Jul 10, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,907 $250,335 Jul 3, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,733 $583,215 Jun 26, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,161 $1,974,375 Jun 19, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,839 $3,932,585 Jun 12, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,597 $7,040,550 Jun 5, 2009 10
Biggest May Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 208 $15,825,480 May 29, 2009 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,127 $15,825,480 May 29, 2009 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,566 2,508 May 29, 2009 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,112 $5,755,860 May 30, 2009 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,315 $6,407,940 May 29, 2009 1
Biggest May Day at the Domestic Box Office 585 $6,407,940 May 29, 2009 1

Cast

   Christine Brown
Justin Long    Clay Dalton
Lorna Raver    Mrs. Ganush
Dileep Rao    Rham Jas
David Paymer    Mr. Jacks
Adriana Barraza    Shaun San Dena
Chelcie Ross    Leonard Dalton
Reggie Lee    Stu Rubin
Jessica Lucas   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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DVD Rentals - Fallen on Top

November 3rd, 2009

It was almost a slow week for new releases, sort of. Granted, we had the biggest movie of the year come out on the home market, but that was practically the only release of note. That release, Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen, easily won the race to top the rental chart with nearly three times the rentals as The Proposal managed during its second week of release. More...

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DVD Releases for October 13th, 2009

October 12th, 2009

Not a great week for home market releases. The best-selling DVD is The Proposal while Drag Me To Hell will likely be the best selling Blu-ray title of the week. Drag Me To Hell could have been a DVD Pick of the Week, but weak extras leads me to believe there will be a special edition coming out sooner rather than later. More...

International Details - One for the Ages

August 8th, 2009

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June 28th, 2009

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June 21st, 2009

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June 14th, 2009

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June 9th, 2009

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June 7th, 2009

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June 4th, 2009

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/05/29 4 $15,825,480   2,508 $6,310   $15,825,480 3
2009/06/05 7 $7,040,550 -56% 2,510 $2,805   $28,233,230 10
2009/06/12 10 $3,932,585 -44% 2,273 $1,730   $35,214,475 17
2009/06/19 12 $1,974,375 -50% 1,625 $1,215   $39,234,860 24
2009/06/26 15 $583,215 -70% 659 $885   $40,536,230 31
2009/07/03 25 $250,335 -57% 298 $840   $41,054,455 38
2009/07/10 27 $220,515 -12% 241 $915   $41,449,165 45
2009/07/17 30 $150,705 -32% 192 $785   $41,703,805 52
2009/07/24 34 $111,020 -26% 150 $740   $41,905,070 59
2009/07/31 35 $91,615 -17% 111 $825   $42,057,340 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/05/29 3 $6,407,940   2,508 $2,555   $6,407,940 1
2009/05/30 4 $5,755,860 -10% 2,508 $2,295   $12,163,800 2
2009/05/31 4 $3,661,680 -36% 2,508 $1,460   $15,825,480 3
2009/06/01 4 $1,505,555 -59% 2,508 $600   $17,331,035 4
2009/06/02 4 $1,428,885 -5% 2,508 $570   $18,759,920 5
2009/06/03 4 $1,266,540 -11% 2,508 $505   $20,026,460 6
2009/06/04 5 $1,166,220 -8% 2,508 $465   $21,192,680 7
2009/06/05 6 $2,572,750 +121% 2,510 $1,025   $23,765,430 8
2009/06/06 7 $2,773,550 +8% 2,510 $1,105   $26,538,980 9
2009/06/07 8 $1,694,250 -39% 2,510 $675   $28,233,230 10
2009/06/08 7 $801,995 -53% 2,510 $320   $29,035,225 11
2009/06/09 8 $778,100 -3% 2,510 $310   $29,813,325 12
2009/06/10 7 $727,935 -6% 2,510 $290   $30,541,260 13
2009/06/11 7 $740,630 +2% 2,510 $295   $31,281,890 14
2009/06/12 9 $1,375,400 +86% 2,273 $605   $32,657,290 15
2009/06/13 10 $1,579,745 +15% 2,273 $695   $34,237,035 16
2009/06/14 10 $977,440 -38% 2,273 $430   $35,214,475 17
2009/06/15 9 $522,790 -47% 2,273 $230   $35,737,265 18
2009/06/16 10 $534,155 +2% 2,273 $235   $36,271,420 19
2009/06/17 10 $489,005 -8% 2,273 $215   $36,760,425 20
2009/06/18 10 $500,060 +2% 2,273 $220   $37,260,485 21
2009/06/19 12 $674,375 +35% 1,625 $415   $37,934,860 22
2009/06/20 12 $796,250 +18% 1,625 $490   $38,731,110 23
2009/06/21 12 $503,750 -37% 1,625 $310   $39,234,860 24
2009/06/22 12 $268,125 -47% 1,625 $165   $39,502,985 25
2009/06/23 12 $227,125 -15% 1,625 $140   $39,730,110 26
2009/06/24 13 $118,025 -48% 874 $135   $39,848,135 27
2009/06/25 14 $104,880 -11% 874 $120   $39,953,015 28
2009/06/26 15 $194,405 +85% 659 $295   $40,147,420 29
2009/06/27 15 $240,535 +24% 659 $365   $40,387,955 30
2009/06/28 15 $148,275 -38% 659 $225   $40,536,230 31
2009/06/29 16 $82,125 -45% 659 $125   $40,618,355 32
2009/06/30 17 $85,670 +4% 659 $130   $40,704,025 33
2009/07/01 - $46,195 -46% 308 $150   $40,750,220 34
2009/07/02 - $53,900 +17% 308 $175   $40,804,120 35
2009/07/03 20 $99,830 +85% 298 $335   $40,903,950 36
2009/07/04 20 $64,085 -36% 298 $215   $40,968,035 37
2009/07/05 17 $86,420 +35% 298 $290   $41,054,455 38
2009/07/06 18 $44,700 -48% 298 $150   $41,099,155 39
2009/07/07 19 $43,210 -3% 298 $145   $41,142,365 40
2009/07/08 20 $43,165 n/c 298 $145   $41,185,530 41
2009/07/09 19 $43,120 n/c 298 $145   $41,228,650 42
2009/07/10 - $74,710 +73% 241 $310   $41,303,360 43
2009/07/11 - $87,965 +18% 241 $365   $41,391,325 44
2009/07/12 - $57,840 -34% 241 $240   $41,449,165 45
2009/07/13 - $30,055 -48% 241 $125   $41,479,220 46
2009/07/14 - $29,005 -3% 241 $120   $41,508,225 47
2009/07/15 - $21,905 -24% 208 $105   $41,530,130 48
2009/07/16 - $22,970 +5% 208 $110   $41,553,100 49
2009/07/17 - $47,040 +105% 192 $245   $41,600,140 50
2009/07/18 - $62,385 +33% 192 $325   $41,662,525 51
2009/07/19 - $41,280 -34% 192 $215   $41,703,805 52
2009/07/20 - $22,045 -47% 192 $115   $41,725,850 53
2009/07/21 - $22,080 n/c 192 $115   $41,747,930 54
2009/07/22 - $22,995 +4% 192 $120   $41,770,925 55
2009/07/23 - $23,125 +1% 192 $120   $41,794,050 56
2009/07/24 - $34,525 +49% 150 $230   $41,828,575 57
2009/07/25 - $47,995 +39% 150 $320   $41,876,570 58
2009/07/26 - $28,500 -41% 150 $190   $41,905,070 59
2009/07/27 - $14,245 -50% 150 $95   $41,919,315 60
2009/07/28 - $15,750 +11% 150 $105   $41,935,065 61
2009/07/29 - $14,965 -5% 150 $100   $41,950,030 62
2009/07/30 - $15,695 +5% 150 $105   $41,965,725 63
2009/07/31 - $27,195 +73% 111 $245   $41,992,920 64
2009/08/01 - $37,185 +37% 111 $335   $42,030,105 65
2009/08/02 - $27,235 -27% 111 $245   $42,057,340 66
2009/08/03 - $11,655 -57% 111 $105   $42,068,995 67
2009/08/04 - $11,095 -5% 111 $100   $42,080,090 68
2009/08/05 - $10,545 -5% 111 $95   $42,090,635 69
2009/08/06 - $9,990 -5% 111 $90   $42,100,625 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/05/29 4 $21,192,680   2,508 $8,450   $21,192,680 7
2009/06/05 7 $10,089,210 -52% 2,510 $4,020   $31,281,890 14
2009/06/12 10 $5,978,595 -41% 2,273 $2,630   $37,260,485 21
2009/06/19 13 $2,692,530 -55% 1,625 $1,657   $39,953,015 28
2009/06/26 17 $851,105 -68% 659 $1,292   $40,804,120 35
2009/07/03 24 $424,530 -50% 298 $1,425   $41,228,650 42
2009/07/10 29 $324,450 -24% 241 $1,346   $41,553,100 49
2009/07/17 30 $240,950 -26% 192 $1,255   $41,794,050 56
2009/07/24 35 $171,675 -29% 150 $1,145   $41,965,725 63
2009/07/31 37 $134,900 -21% 111 $1,215   $42,100,625 70

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/18/20094338,274 338,274$5,747,275$5,747,2751
10/25/20096119,741-65% 458,015$2,214,011$7,961,2862
11/1/2009985,747-28% 543,762$1,585,462$9,546,7483
11/8/20092191,410+7% 635,172$1,631,668$11,178,4174

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/18/2009351,986 51,986$938,872$938,8721
10/25/2009713,215-75% 65,201$240,109$1,178,9812
11/1/20091112,696-4% 77,897$230,428$1,409,4093

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