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Fame (2009)

Fame poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,455,510Details
International Box Office $57,772,109
Worldwide Box Office $80,227,619
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $5,489,768 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $471,822 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,961,590
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 RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
25% - Rotten
Audience
36% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 25th, 2009 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: January 12th, 2010 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material including teen drinking, a sexual situation and language
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Source:Remake
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lakeshore Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,244 $10,597 Dec 4, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,689 $45,437 Nov 27, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,620 $3,830 Nov 20, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,367 $12,717 Nov 13, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,654 $18,154 Nov 6, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,266 $56,295 Oct 30, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,658 $212,364 Oct 23, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,043 $903,890 Oct 16, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,545 $2,543,067 Oct 9, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,290 $4,626,952 Oct 2, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,836 $10,011,682 Sep 25, 2009 3
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 167 $10,011,682 Sep 25, 2009 3
Widest Opening Weekend 709 3,096 Sep 25, 2009 3

Cast

Kelsey Grammer   
Charles S. Dutton   
Thomas Dekker    Marco
Naturi Naughton    Denise

DVD Sales: New Releases Do Bad

February 11th, 2010

While there were several new releases on the sales chart, including a new number one, sales were soft as a whole. The new number one film, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, only sold 581,000 units and generated $11.03 million in opening week sales. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 12th, 2010

January 11th, 2010

As it is usually true at this time of year, there are very few major releases hitting the home market this week. Most of the films on this week's list that opened wide were critics and / or box office disappointments, but at least there are a number of smaller films to pick up the slack. This includes Big Fan, which features what should be a star making performance by Patton Oswald, but the DVD isn't exactly loaded with extras. That's not an issue with Moon, as both the DVD and the Blu-ray are loaded with extras. The best release of the week is arguably The Hurt Locker and both its DVD and Blu-ray are Pick of the Week material. However, it is likely that it will be joined by Transformers - Season 2 - Volume 2, once the screener arrives. More...

International Details - An Ugly Milestone

October 31st, 2009

The Ugly Truth reached a major milestone over the weekend with $5.75 million on 2046 screens in 55 markets for a total of $102.27 million internationally. Its biggest market of the weekend was Spain, where it added $1.86 million on 360 screens for a total of $5.17 million. With a debut in Italy a few weeks away, it will likely fall sharply next weekend, but should have no trouble earning $200 million worldwide before its run is over. More...

International Details - Number Six for District Nine, Redux

October 25th, 2009

District 9 returned to sixth place with $6.20 million on 2233 screens in 44 markets for a total of $77.12 million international and $192.36 million. The film opened in first place in South Korea with $1.60 million on 287 screens over the weekend and $1.88 million in total. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Brazil with $865,000 on 204 screens over the weekend for a total of $968,000 and Mexico wasn't as strong with $666,000 on 250 screens, but that was still enough for second place. The film still has a couple markets left to open in, but none are major markets. This will make it hard to reach $100 million internationally, but it could make to $200 million worldwide by this time next week. More...

International details - Agora Speaks to the Masses

October 19th, 2009

Agora opened in first place in Spain and sixth place internationally with $7.90 million on 462 screens. This is great news, as the film cost $70 million to make and it will need a massive run to break even. It won't have to earn all of it in Spain, on the other hand, and should perform well throughout Europe and when it opens here. More...

International Details - Nothing Small About Petit

October 11th, 2009

Le Petit Nicolas debuted in sixth place internationally with $9.39 million on 618 screens in 3 markets. Of that total, $8.88 million was earned on 571 screens in France, which was more than five times the amount earned by the second place film. More...

Zombies Land on Top

October 5th, 2009

October started on a mixed note. While it was better than expected at the top, overall the box office was a little weak pulling in a total of $107 million. Granted, this was 10.7% higher than last week, this was 5.9% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date 2009 has now earned $7.96 million, which is still 7.5% higher than last year's pace. More...

International Top Five - Founding Still Strong

September 30th, 2009

The Founding Of A Republic remained in first place down just 26% to $13.56 million on 1,380 screens over the weekend for a total of $36.16 million after two. This film is performing amazingly in China and while it nationalistic story (it is about the rise of the communist party in China) will hurt its chances elsewhere, it's already made enough money to be considered a success. More...

September Ends on a Cloudy Note

September 28th, 2009

None of the three wide releases were able to live up to Thursday's predictions and while the number one film held on a lot better than expected, it wasn't enough to compensate. Overall the box office was down 4.7% from last weekend to $96%, which was 4.2% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date 2009 is still up on 2008 by 7.8% at $7.8 billion to $7.3 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Moviegoers Enjoy Big Second Helping of Meatballs

September 27th, 2009

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs enjoyed the best second weekend hold of the year for a major release to win the weekend at the box office. The 3D family movie earned $24.6 million, by Sony's estimate, which is down just 19% from its opening. The studio will be hoping that the great word-of-mouth will keep the movie going even with the arrival of the Toy Story 3D Double Feature next weekend. More...

Will September End Famously?

September 24th, 2009

The three wide releases this week include two that have a shot at top spot, depending on who you ask, and another that will likely struggle for a spot in the top five. Overall the new releases are about as strong as this time last year, but holdovers should be the deciding factor in keeping 2009 ahead of last year's pace. More...

2009 Preview: September

September 1st, 2009

Summer ended on a strong note with three films from August that have the potential to cross $100 million at the box office. But I don't think there's a single film coming out this month that has the potential to do the same. Then again, we're not concerned with keeping up with August, we are concerned with keeping up with September last year, and that will be an easier task most weeks. More...

New Movie Trailers

June 27th, 2009

This week, we're starting a new feature on the site: a weekly round-up of movie trailers added to the site. For your convenience, the trailers are added to the movie's page, along with cast and crew information, and, of course, box office data once the movie goes into release. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 24, 2008

August 24th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The International, Youth in Revolt, Fame and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - April 6, 2008

April 6th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Underworld 3, Pink Panther 2, Nottingham and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - December 8, 2007

December 8th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Hellraiser, Soul Men, Motel Hell and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 5, 2007

August 5th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Fame, Watchmen, Shrek 4 and more. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/25 3 $10,011,682   3,096 $3,234   $10,011,682 3
2009/10/02 7 $4,626,952 -54% 3,133 $1,477   $16,507,188 10
2009/10/09 10 $2,543,067 -45% 3,110 $818   $20,028,829 17
2009/10/16 14 $903,890 -64% 1,555 $581   $21,795,849 24
2009/10/23 24 $212,364 -77% 445 $477   $22,206,056 31
2009/10/30 44 $56,295 -73% 172 $327   $22,303,092 38
2009/11/06 61 $18,154 -68% 61 $298   $22,343,650 45
2009/11/13 73 $12,717 -30% 39 $326   $22,365,483 52
2009/11/20 91 $3,830 -70% 23 $167   $22,371,648 59
2009/11/27 47 $45,437 +1,086% 146 $311   $22,429,956 66
2009/12/04 64 $10,597 -77% 62 $171   $22,452,209 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/25 3 $3,539,749   3,096 $1,143   $3,539,749 1
2009/09/26 3 $4,104,884 +16% 3,096 $1,326   $7,644,633 2
2009/09/27 3 $2,367,049 -42% 3,096 $765   $10,011,682 3
2009/09/28 3 $629,334 -73% 3,096 $203   $10,641,016 4
2009/09/29 4 $472,061 -25% 3,096 $152   $11,113,077 5
2009/09/30 5 $386,236 -18% 3,096 $125   $11,499,313 6
2009/10/01 4 $380,923 -1% 3,096 $123   $11,880,236 7
2009/10/02 8 $1,450,137 +281% 3,133 $463   $13,330,373 8
2009/10/03 6 $2,128,099 +47% 3,133 $679   $15,458,472 9
2009/10/04 8 $1,048,716 -51% 3,133 $335   $16,507,188 10
2009/10/05 9 $233,607 -78% 3,133 $75   $16,740,795 11
2009/10/06 9 $276,494 +18% 3,133 $88   $17,017,289 12
2009/10/07 10 $223,804 -19% 3,133 $71   $17,241,093 13
2009/10/08 9 $244,669 +9% 3,133 $78   $17,485,762 14
2009/10/09 10 $763,160 +212% 3,110 $245   $18,248,922 15
2009/10/10 10 $1,101,949 +44% 3,110 $354   $19,350,848 16
2009/10/11 10 $677,958 -38% 3,110 $218   $20,028,806 17
2009/10/12 10 $385,787 -43% 3,110 $124   $20,414,616 18
2009/10/13 11 $159,836 -59% 3,110 $51   $20,574,452 19
2009/10/14 11 $150,261 -6% 3,110 $48   $20,724,713 20
2009/10/15 11 $167,246 +11% 3,110 $54   $20,891,959 21
2009/10/16 14 $275,562 +65% 1,555 $177   $21,167,521 22
2009/10/17 14 $411,718 +49% 1,555 $265   $21,579,239 23
2009/10/18 14 $216,610 -47% 1,555 $139   $21,795,849 24
2009/11/20 - $864   23 $38   $22,368,682 57
2009/11/21 - $2,024 +134% 23 $88   $22,370,706 58
2009/11/22 - $942 -53% 23 $41   $22,371,648 59
2009/11/23 - $403 -57% 23 $18   $22,372,051 60
2009/11/24 - $432 +7% 23 $19   $22,372,483 61
2009/11/27 - $16,947   146 $116   $22,401,466 64
2009/11/28 - $18,917 +12% 146 $130   $22,420,383 65
2009/11/29 - $9,573 -49% 146 $66   $22,429,956 66
2009/11/30 - $2,924 -69% 146 $20   $22,432,880 67
2009/12/01 - $3,135 +7% 146 $21   $22,436,015 68
2009/12/02 - $2,506 -20% 146 $17   $22,438,521 69
2009/12/03 - $3,091 +23% 146 $21   $22,441,612 70
2009/12/04 - $3,187 +3% 62 $51   $22,444,799 71
2009/12/05 - $5,074 +59% 62 $82   $22,449,873 72
2009/12/06 - $2,336 -54% 62 $38   $22,452,209 73
2009/12/07 - $777 -67% 62 $13   $22,452,986 74
2009/12/08 - $640 -18% 62 $10   $22,453,626 75
2009/12/09 - $905 +41% 62 $15   $22,454,531 76
2009/12/10 - $979 +8% 62 $16   $22,455,510 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/25 3 $11,880,236   3,096 $3,837   $11,880,236 7
2009/10/02 8 $5,605,526 -53% 3,133 $1,789   $17,485,762 14
2009/10/09 10 $3,406,197 -39% 3,110 $1,095   $20,891,959 21
2009/10/16 15 $1,101,733 -68% 1,555 $709   $21,993,692 28
2009/10/23 29 $253,105 -77% 445 $569   $22,246,797 35
2009/10/30 48 $78,699 -69% 172 $458   $22,325,496 42
2009/11/06 60 $27,270 -65% 61 $447   $22,352,766 49
2009/11/13 76 $15,052 -45% 39 $386   $22,367,818 56
2009/11/20 74 $16,701 +11% 23 $726   $22,384,519 63
2009/11/27 48 $57,093 +242% 146 $391   $22,441,612 70
2009/12/04 65 $13,898 -76% 62 $224   $22,455,510 77

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/17/20106166,339 166,339$2,659,761$2,659,7611
1/24/20102045,920-72% 212,259$734,261$3,394,0212
1/31/20102526,167-43% 238,426$424,690$3,818,7123

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/17/20102011,930 11,930$113,220$113,2201

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