Good Hair

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,157,223Details
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
69% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: October 9th, 2009 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: February 16th, 2010 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 For some language including sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 16th, 2010

One of the weakest weeks on the home market for a long while, with only one wide release of note. Granted, Law Abiding Citizen's performance at the box office was much better than expected, but it still only managed to become a midlevel hit. The best of the best is Good Hair, which would be a clear Pick of the Week if the DVD had all the extras they mentioned on the audio commentary track. Alas, there's just the audio commentary track. More...

Featured DVD Review: Good Hair

With Good Hair Chris Rock gets to add another skill to his resume: documentarian. There was a huge buzz surrounding this movie before it opened and I was seeing stories about it all over TV. And I'm not talking about ads, but stories on news channels like CNN. When it was released the critical response was overwhelmingly positive while at the box office it became one of the biggest documentaries of the year. (Although given its opening theater count, one would assume the distributor was at least hoping for more.) So my expectations were high when the screener arrived last week. More...

Awards Season: WGA Nominations are Written in Stone

The WGA announced their nominations this week, which include eleven awards, three of which are for theatrical releases. More...

People Embrace Fantastic Films on the Per Theater Chart

Broken Embraces opened on top of the per theater chart with an impressive average of $53,556 in two theaters, while The Fantastic Mr. Fox was in a close second place with an average $50,878 in four theaters. The overall box office leader, The Twilight Saga - New Moon, placed third with $35,497 in more than 4,000 theaters. Precious saw its best numbers of its run so far, pulling in nearly $11 million in just over 600 theaters for an average of $17,300. The Sun opened with $11,588 in one theater while The Blind Side opened with an average of $10,971 in more than 3,000 theaters. More...

Education High on the Per Theater Chart

The per theater chart took a hit over the weekend and no movie topped $10,000; however, An Education was close with an average of $9,737 in 48 theaters. More...

Deal with the Devil on the Per Theater Chart

Antichrist was the only new release to reach the $10,000 club over the weekend earning a strong average of $11,900 in six theaters. An Education was just $49 behind at $11,851, which is about 5 or 6 tickets per theater. Finally, Paranormal Activity was able to reach first place on the overall chart while maintaining an average $10,850 in nearly 2000 theaters. More...

Massive Activity on the Per Theater Chart

No less than six films broke the $10,000 per theater average barrier over the weekend. Paranormal Activity topped the per theater chart with its record-breaking weekend, earning an average of $49,379 in 160 theaters. An Education was relatively close behind with an average of $39,754 in 4 theaters, which is a spectacular result at any time. A Serious Man remained strong with an average of $21,872, which is enough to suggest further significant expansion over the coming weeks. The number one film at the box office, Couples Retreat, was next with an average of $11,429. Yes Men Fix the World and Bronson had nearly identical averages at $10,956 vs. $10,940. More...

Weekend Estimates: Couples Retreat, Paranormal Activity Star

The Columbus Day holiday weekend produced two big winners, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. At the top of the chart, Couples Retreat exceeded expectations with $35.3 million. A per theater average of nearly $12,000 for the poorly-reviewed comedy is a testament to Universal's marketing campaign and the box office power of its ensemble cast. A great marketing campaign from Paramount can also be attributed to the success of the weekend's other big success: Paranormal Activity, which jumped into the top 5 with an estimated $7.066 million in just 159 theaters. That's the smallest number of theaters for a movie to hit the top five ever, beating the performance of Platoon, which hit 4th place the weekend of January 16, 1987 playing in 174 theaters. More...

Some Good Limited Releases, Some Not So Good Limited Releases

Has Awards Season officially begun? There are more than 10 limited releases on this week's list, including three that have to be considered potential Awards Season players. These three films are The Damn United, An Education, and Good Hair , and in addition to earn strong reviews, could also be breakout hits. On the other end of the spectrum, there are a number of films coming out in too many theaters with too few positive reviews. More...

2009 Preview: October

September ended with a thud, but at least there's good news. September has finally ended. Last month more movies missed expectations that topped them, which has put a cooling effect on the overall box office and that could hurt the business going into this month. October should still be stronger than last month, and since October of last year wasn't particularly great, 2009 should at least maintain its lead over 2008 going into the holiday season, even if it isn't as strong every single week. More...

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Jeff Stilson

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/09 14 $350,434   186 $1,884   $350,434 1
2009/10/10 14 $418,569 +19% 186 $2,250   $769,003 2
2009/10/11 14 $270,217 -35% 186 $1,453   $1,039,220 3
2009/10/12 - $134,494 -50% 186 $723   $1,173,714 4
2009/10/13 - $63,714 -53% 186 $343   $1,237,428 5
2009/10/14 17 $48,481 -24% 186 $261   $1,285,909 6
2009/10/15 - $43,085 -11% 186 $232   $1,328,994 7
2009/10/16 - $119,425 +177% 178 $671   $1,448,419 8
2009/10/17 - $180,666 +51% 178 $1,015   $1,629,085 9
2009/10/18 - $98,526 -45% 178 $554   $1,727,611 10
2009/10/19 - $30,380 -69% 178 $171   $1,757,991 11
2009/10/20 - $38,816 +28% 178 $218   $1,796,807 12
2009/10/21 - $30,280 -22% 178 $170   $1,827,087 13
2009/10/22 - $30,664 +1% 178 $172   $1,857,751 14
2009/10/23 12 $307,877 +904% 466 $661   $2,165,628 15
2009/10/24 - $412,246 +34% 466 $885   $2,577,874 16
2009/10/25 - $226,189 -45% 466 $485   $2,804,063 17
2009/10/26 - $70,107 -69% 466 $150   $2,874,170 18
2009/10/27 - $61,799 -12% 466 $133   $2,935,969 19
2009/10/28 - $46,009 -26% 466 $99   $2,981,978 20
2009/10/29 - $48,594 +6% 466 $104   $3,030,572 21
2009/10/30 - $132,653 +173% 416 $319   $3,163,225 22
2009/10/31 - $164,154 +24% 416 $395   $3,327,379 23
2009/11/01 - $126,131 -23% 416 $303   $3,453,510 24
2009/11/02 - $41,295 -67% 416 $99   $3,494,805 25
2009/11/03 - $44,900 +9% 416 $108   $3,539,705 26
2009/11/04 - $38,912 -13% 416 $94   $3,578,617 27
2009/11/05 - $44,082 +13% 416 $106   $3,622,699 28
2009/11/06 - $64,354 +46% 137 $470   $3,687,053 29
2009/11/07 - $92,456 +44% 137 $675   $3,779,509 30
2009/11/08 - $48,791 -47% 137 $356   $3,828,300 31
2009/11/09 - $16,464 -66% 137 $120   $3,844,764 32
2009/11/10 - $18,279 +11% 137 $133   $3,863,043 33
2009/11/11 - $28,395 +55% 137 $207   $3,891,438 34
2009/11/12 - $15,319 -46% 137 $112   $3,906,757 35
2009/11/13 - $27,575 +80% 89 $310   $3,934,332 36
2009/11/14 - $41,223 +49% 89 $463   $3,975,555 37
2009/11/15 - $24,393 -41% 89 $274   $3,999,948 38
2009/11/16 - $6,752 -72% 89 $76   $4,006,700 39
2009/11/17 - $8,228 +22% 89 $92   $4,014,928 40
2009/11/19 - $6,791   89 $76   $4,028,558 42
2009/11/20 - $9,054 +33% 91 $99   $4,037,612 43
2009/11/21 - $14,618 +61% 91 $161   $4,052,230 44
2009/11/22 - $9,617 -34% 91 $106   $4,061,847 45
2009/11/23 - $3,403 -65% 91 $37   $4,065,250 46
2009/11/24 - $4,531 +33% 91 $50   $4,069,781 47
2009/11/25 - $3,298 -27% 91 $36   $4,073,079 48
2009/11/26 - $3,947 +20% 91 $43   $4,077,026 49
2009/11/27 - $10,641 +170% 21 $507   $4,087,667 50
2009/11/28 - $11,040 +4% 21 $526   $4,098,707 51
2009/11/29 - $6,385 -42% 21 $304   $4,105,092 52
2009/11/30 - $2,473 -61% 21 $118   $4,107,565 53
2009/12/01 - $2,657 +7% 21 $127   $4,110,222 54
2009/12/02 - $1,909 -28% 21 $91   $4,112,131 55
2009/12/03 - $2,046 +7% 21 $97   $4,114,177 56
2009/12/04 - $3,725 +82% 17 $219   $4,117,902 57
2009/12/05 - $5,836 +57% 17 $343   $4,123,738 58
2009/12/06 - $4,416 -24% 17 $260   $4,128,154 59
2009/12/07 - $852 -81% 17 $50   $4,129,006 60
2009/12/08 - $1,425 +67% 17 $84   $4,130,603 61
2009/12/09 - $1,239 -13% 17 $73   $4,131,842 62
2009/12/10 - $1,273 +3% 17 $75   $4,133,115 63
2009/12/11 - $1,692 +33% 14 $121   $4,134,807 64
2009/12/12 - $2,905 +72% 14 $208   $4,137,712 65
2009/12/13 - $2,258 -22% 14 $161   $4,139,970 66
2009/12/14 - $621 -72% 14 $44   $4,140,591 67
2009/12/15 - $897 +44% 14 $64   $4,141,488 68
2009/12/16 - $647 -28% 14 $46   $4,142,135 69
2009/12/17 - $587 -9% 14 $42   $4,142,722 70
2009/12/18 - $533 -9% 6 $89   $4,143,255 71
2009/12/19 - $604 +13% 6 $101   $4,143,859 72
2009/12/20 - $740 +23% 6 $123   $4,144,599 73
2009/12/21 - $260 -65% 6 $43   $4,144,859 74
2009/12/22 - $481 +85% 6 $80   $4,145,340 75
2009/12/23 - $199 -59% 6 $33   $4,145,539 76
2009/12/24 - $98 -51% 5 $20   $4,145,637 77
2010/01/06 - $294   2 $147   $4,146,465 90
2010/01/07 - $24 -92% 2 $12   $4,146,488 91
2010/01/08 - $529 +2,104% 3 $176   $4,147,017 92
2010/01/09 - $926 +75% 3 $309   $4,147,943 93
2010/01/10 - $1,122 +21% 3 $374   $4,149,065 94
2010/01/11 - $134 -88% 3 $45   $4,149,199 95
2010/01/12 - $59 -56% 3 $20   $4,149,258 96
2010/01/13 - $127 +115% 3 $42   $4,149,385 97
2010/01/14 - $63 -50% 3 $21   $4,149,448 98
2010/01/17 - $958   2 $479   $4,150,406 101
2010/01/18 60 $633 -34% 2 $317   $4,151,039 102
2010/01/24 - $212   1 $212   $4,151,251 108
2010/01/25 - $168 -21% 1 $168   $4,151,419 109
2010/01/26 - $169 +1% 1 $169   $4,151,588 110
2010/02/03 - $326   1 $326   $4,151,914 118
2010/02/04 - $217 -33% 1 $217   $4,152,131 119
2010/02/05 - $104 -52% 1 $104   $4,152,235 120
2010/02/06 - $977 +839% 2 $489   $4,153,212 121
2010/02/07 - $98 -90% 1 $98   $4,153,310 122
2010/02/08 - $50 -49% 1 $50   $4,153,360 123
2010/02/09 - $26 -48% 1 $26   $4,153,386 124
2010/02/10 - $32 +23% 1 $32   $4,153,418 125
2010/02/11 - $54 +69% 1 $54   $4,153,472 126
2010/02/12 - $31 -43% 1 $31   $4,153,503 127
2010/02/13 - $197 +535% 1 $197   $4,153,700 128
2010/02/14 - $227 +15% 1 $227   $4,153,927 129
2010/02/15 76 $125 -45% 1 $125   $4,154,052 130
2010/02/16 - $48 -62% 1 $48   $4,154,100 131
2010/02/17 - $34 -29% 1 $34   $4,154,134 132
2010/02/18 - $115 +238% 2 $58   $4,154,249 133
2010/02/19 - $356 +210% 3 $119   $4,154,605 134
2010/02/20 - $1,489 +318% 3 $496   $4,156,094 135
2010/02/21 - $332 -78% 3 $111   $4,156,426 136
2010/02/22 - $145 -56% 3 $48   $4,156,571 137
2010/02/23 - $62 -57% 3 $21   $4,156,633 138
2010/02/24 - $152 +145% 3 $51   $4,156,785 139
2010/02/25 - $11 -93% 3 $4   $4,156,796 140
2010/02/26 - $89 +709% 1 $89   $4,156,885 141
2010/02/27 - $186 +109% 1 $186   $4,157,071 142
2010/02/28 - $33 -82% 1 $33   $4,157,104 143
2010/03/01 - $47 +42% 1 $47   $4,157,151 144
2010/03/02 - $27 -43% 1 $27   $4,157,178 145
2010/03/03 - $45 +67% 1 $45   $4,157,223 146

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/09 14 $1,039,220   186 $5,587   $1,039,220 3
2009/10/16 19 $398,617 -62% 178 $2,239   $1,727,611 10
2009/10/23 14 $946,312 +137% 466 $2,031   $2,804,063 17
2009/10/30 17 $422,938 -55% 416 $1,017   $3,453,510 24
2009/11/06 24 $205,601 -51% 137 $1,501   $3,828,300 31
2009/11/13 29 $93,191 -55% 89 $1,047   $3,999,948 38
2009/11/20 48 $33,289 -64% 38 $876   $4,061,847 45
2009/11/27 56 $28,066 -16% 21 $1,336   $4,105,092 52
2009/12/04 55 $18,463 -34% 17 $1,086   $4,132,640 59
2009/12/11 62 $6,855 -63% 14 $490   $4,139,970 66
2009/12/18 66 $1,877 -73% 6 $313   $4,144,599 73
2010/01/08 67 $2,577   3 $859   $4,149,065 94
2010/01/15 75 $958 -63% 2 $479   $4,150,406 101
2010/01/22 93 $212 -78% 1 $212   $4,151,251 108
2010/02/05 97 $1,179   2 $590   $4,153,310 122
2010/02/12 94 $455 -61% 1 $455   $4,153,927 129
2010/02/19 91 $2,177 +378% 3 $726   $4,156,426 136
2010/02/26 106 $308 -86% 1 $308   $4,157,104 143

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