Hairspray

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $118,871,849Details
International Box Office $84,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $202,871,849
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $104,342,448 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $104,342,448
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer
  8. Buy

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$75,000,000
Theatrical Release: July 20th, 2007 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: November 20th, 2007 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for language, some suggestive content and momentary teen smoking
Keywords: TV Industry, Dancing, Genderbending Casting, Fat Suit, Cross-Dressing
Source:Remake
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Ingenious Film Partners, Zadan/Meron

Award Season - SAG Follows the Script - SAG Nominations

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced this week, but again there were no clear front runners for the six theatrical categories. More...

International Details - No Heartbreak for the Kid

The Heartbreak Kid slipped a spot to sixth with $5.04 million on 2029 screens in 46 markets for a total of $79.44 million internationally, which is more than twice what it earned domestically. This includes France where it pulled in $1.10 million on 320 screens while lifting its running tally to $3.37 million in that market. More...

Award Season - Globes Spread the Love Around

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, but there were no truly dominate films out of the 14 theatrical categories. More...

DVD Rentals - Waitress is Making a Living on the Home Market

Only one new releases managed to reach the top five leaving Live Free or Die Hard with a clear number one finish adding $10.26 million to its total of $22.68 million after two weeks of release. More...

DVD Sales - New Releases Die, Hard

There were no new releases to reach the top five on the sales chart this week and this left Live Free or Die Hard in first place with 716,000 units sold this week. That raises its total sales to 2.78 million units and $47.60 million. More...

DVD Rentals - Die Hard far from Free

Like on the sales chart, Live Free or Die Hard led the way in rentals with $12.42 million during its first week of release, which makes it one of the best renting new releases of the year. More...

DVD Sales - Living for the Home Market

New releases were not plentiful on the sales chart this week, but they dominated the top five by taking three spots. This includes Live Free or Die Hard in first place with 2.06 million units sold and $35.11 million in total sales. More...

DVD Releases for November 20, 2007 - Part I

This week, we have another big list of DVD releases, including nearly a dozen spotlight reviews. And again, we had to split the list into two parts. There are also a number of high quality releases this week, making the selection for DVD Pick of the Week a tough one. Live Free or Die Hard had me interested, either the Unrated 2-Disc Edition or as part of the Blu-Ray Die Hard Collection, but in the end I went with Star Trek - The Original Series - Season 1 - HD-DVD/DVD Combo. Even at a steep price, it is still the best on this week's list. More...

International Details - Superbad Neither Super Nor Bad

Superbad climbed into sixth place with $4.26 million on 1836 screens in 27 markets for a total of $31.79 million. Most of that growth came from Spain where the film debuted in second place with $2.24 million on 350 screens while it also opened in Brazil with $511,000 on 192 screens. The film doesn't have many major markets left to open in, but it has already earned more than most comparable films do during their entire run. More...

International Details - Another Bollywood Blockbuster

Bhool Bhulaiyaa became the latest in a long line of Indian films to strike it rich on the international box office as it scored sixth place with $4.59 million on 756 screens in 17 markets. The supernatural comedy even scored a top ten finish in Britain with $600,000 on 45 screens topping a few major Hollywood releases that week. More...

International Details - Heartbreak for the Kid

The Heartbreak Kid missed the top five by less than $20,000 over the weekend earning $5.74 million on 819 screens in 4 markets during its opening weekend on the international charts. This includes openings in to major markets including the U.K. where it opened in first place with $2.52 million on 409 screens, but this was still a disappointing debut, much like it was domestically. Conversely, the film opened in second place in Russia with $2.31 million on 360 screens, but this is a much better performance compared to the overall box office size of the marketplace. More...

International Details - Winning by a Hair

Hairspray managed to climb into sixth place by the narrowest of margins earning $4.59 million on 2073 screens in 37 markets for a running tally of $54.35 million. This includes a third place, $1.36 million opening on 302 screens in Italy, which is close to its opening domestically, when you take into account the relative size of the two markets. On the other hand, many muscials prove to be difficult to market internationally and it was never likely that this film would match its domestic run. However, it has already made enough to be considered a financial success. More...

International Details - Ratatouille Serves Up an International Dish

Ratatouille opening in first place in South Africa this weekend earning $298,000 on 40 screens, which is very close to what The Simpsons Movie made in its opening there a few weeks ago. Its best market of the weekend remains France where it was down a mere 4% to $1.67 million on 655 screens over the weekend for a total of $58.63 million. At this pace, the film will reach $60 million by this time next week while topping Finding Nemo's total of nearly $65 million is increasingly in reach. Overall Ratatouille added $4.66 million on 2535 screens in 27 markets for a total of $216.42 million, which is more than Cars managed, and this film still has openings in Germany, U.K., Italy, and Scandinavia. More...

International Top Five - Bourne\'s the Best, Again

The Bourne Ultimatum was able to capture top spot, again, while crossing $100 million internationally. Over the weekend the film added $20.84 million on 4124 screens in 45 markets for a total of $125.06 million, which puts it ahead of The Bourne Supremacy on that chart making it the undisputed champion of the franchise. The film finally ended Ratatouille's dominance of France with a reported $4.4 million on 462 screens while it top neighboring Belgium with $861,000 on 58 screens, including previews. The film also opened in first place in South Korea topping a list of five new releases in the top ten; it managed this with $2.89 million on 403 screens over the weekend and $3.47 million in total. In addition, the film is still in first place in Germany with $2.50 million on 702 screens for a two-week total of $8.47 million. More...

International Details - Chuck and Larry Hold of Late Charge by Die Hard

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry soared into sixth place with $4.72 million on 1521 screens in 21 markets for a total of $14.61 million internationally. The film finally hit big in a non-English speaking market earning first place with $1.27 million on 364 screens in Russia, but was soft in its debuts in South Korea and Italy. In Italy it managed $683,000 on 198 screens, but that was a tiny fraction of the first place film, while in South Korea it managed just ninth place with $275,000 on 123 screens over the weekend and $312,000 in total. More...

International Details - Harry Potter has 900 Million Reasons to Celebrate

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix may have fallen out of the top five, but it was able to cross $900 million worldwide since last week making it only the tenth film to do so. Over the weekend the film added $7.08 million on 4486 screens in 53 markets for a total of $626.30 million internationally, which places the film sixth place on that chart just $16 million behind Dead Man's Chest. There's not much to report for individual markets with the film down 43% during its second weekend in Greece adding $612,000 on 129 screens for a total of $2.91 million. Its best market remains Japan at $1.67 million on 605 screens over the weekend for a total of $75.18 million after seven weeks. Meanwhile, the film continues to march towards $100 million in the U.K. and after earning $796,000 on 306 screens over the weekend it now sits at $97.89 million in total. More...

International Details - Knocked Up Leaps Up

Knocked Up went from barely making the top 30 to nearly hitting the top five after adding $6.89 million on 1628 screens in 19 markets. The film now has a total of $25.54 million internationally while its worldwide total hit $173.34 million. To put this into perspective, The 40-Year Old Virgin earned $177.34 million and Knocked Up has yet to open in France, Spain, Italy, and many other significant markets. This week it did open in two major markets, the U.K. and Germany. In the former it had to settle for second place with $3.08 million on 423 screens while in the later it topped the charts with $2.11 million on 597 screens. In both markets this represents a small drop-off from The 40-Year Old Virgin, but the movie has already covered its total cost, so there's little reason to complain. More...

Superbad Extends Summer

Summer abruptly ends during August, sometimes before the month even really begins. Even in the best years, you only get Summer-like openings during the first two weeks. However, this year we got a third Summer weekend, as Superbad opened with more than Evan Almighty's debut figure in late June. Granted, the overall box office dropped to $130 million, which was 15% decline from last weekend. However, that's still a softer decline than expected, an 18% improvement from last year, and enough to say it is still summertime. Enjoy it while it lasts. More...

International Details - Dragons Dominate South Korean Marketplace

D-War slipped to sixth place overall, but remained in first place in South Korea with $10.19 million on 623 screens over the weekend and $37.81 million in total. More...

Traffic Thins for Rush Hour

As expected, Rush Hour 3 took first place this weekend and helped the overall box office hit $155 million. This was 12% lower than last weekend, but the summer season is wrapping up, so week-to-week drop-offs like this are to be expected. More importantly, it was up nearly 20% from the same weekend last year. More...

International Details - Die Hard still has Life Left

Live Free or Die Hard was knocked out of the top five but still earned $7.15 million on 317 screens in 29 markets for a total of $192.83 million. The film opened in first place in four markets, with the biggest being Brazil at $1.60 million on 352 screens over the weekend and $2.07 million in total. At this pace the film would hit $200 million this weekend, even if it didn't open in Australia, while it will top Die Hard with a Vengeance's worldwide total shortly. More...

International Details for May 18

No, this is not a repeat, May 18 is the name of a South Korean film that opened last weekend with $7.40 million on 534 screens over the weekend and $9.66 million in total. This was enough for first place finish in its native market and a sixth place finish internationally. More...

Bourne to Lead?

What could be the last major opening this summer debuts today. The Bourne Ultimatum opens in more than 3,600 theaters. The summer has been an overwhelming success to date, up 8% from last year and 3% from 2004's record-setting run. If Bourne can maintain the winning streak, and most analysts agree that it will, then a new record is almost guaranteed. More...

Simpsons Rake in the D\'oh!

Practically every film in the top five beat expectations, including The Simpsons Movie, which crushed expectations. This helped push the overall box office to $185 million over the weekend and that was roughly 19% higher than the last weekend and a stunning 40% higher than the same weekend last year. With one or two more summer releases that could top $200 million, this has been a very lucrative season and one that helped to put 2007 in the record books. More...

International Details - Transformers Remains Hair-raising

The Transformers held on strong dipping just 7% to $33.77 million on 4626 screens in 41 markets for a total of $192.44 million. This includes an estimated $6.4 million from previews in the U.K. The film's only major opening of the weekend was Mexico where it placed first with $5.46 million on 410 screens pushing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix into second place. The Transformers also continued its amazing run in South Korea adding $3.12 million on 442 screens for a running tally of $46.21 million, which is like making $500 million here given the relative sizes of the two markets. More...

The Writing is on the Wall (or should that be Blackboard?)

One of the most important and anticipated films of modern times opens in theaters this weekend. The Simpsons Movie looks to change how we look at culture and perhaps change the very way we humans interact. OK, probably not, but it should make a boatload of money at the box office this weekend. More...

Chuck and Harry Finish One-Two but Hairspray is the Real Winner

As expected, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix traded spots during the weekend. However, they both finished lower than expected in raw dollars. Fortunately Hairspray and the rest of the films were able to compensate. The overall box office was down 14% from last weekend to $155 million, but that was still up close to 3% compared to the same weekend last year. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 15 - July 21, 2007

Big list in terms of numbers, not so much in terms of quality. In fact, the best film in terms of updates this week was The Simpsons Movie - Official Site, which has already won the Weekly Website Award. Because of that, there are no new winners this week. More...

Chuck and Harry

The buddy comedy with Adam Sandler and Kevin James opens this weekend, and while it won't be seen as one of the major hits of the summer, it should still be in a relatively close battle with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for top spot on the charts this weekend. More...

2007 Preview: July

After a record-breaking start, the summer has slowed down considerably. Granted, it is still hot with a number of big, big blockbusters coming out. In fact, every week in July there's at least one potential $100 million movie. But that's nothing compared to what we saw in May when we have three films open with $100 million. Even worse, outside the four main releases, none of the counter-programming releases look like they will become hits and that will hurt the overall box office. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 24 - June 30, 2007

One of the slowest weeks I can remember for this list, but at least we have a top-notch site to give the Weekly Website Award to: Ratatouille - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 13 - May 19, 2007

Either it was a really slow week or my Google-Fu is way off, because there's a short list this week. Not only were there very few new / updated sites, but there was nothing that jumped out as award winners. I was tempted to give the award to The Transformers - Official Site just for the new trailer, but I already geeked-out over that site when the first trailer came out. In the end there just wasn't a site worthy of the award this week. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 15 - April 21, 2007

There were a few new flash sites to launch this week, but while there might be a couple future winners among those sites, it was a long time resident on this week's list that walked away with top honors. That site was Hot Fuzz - Official Site, which probably could have won several weeks ago if the features were added all at once. However, it's much better to spread the updates out in order to get people coming back week after week. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 20 - January 26, 2007

This year's crop of summer blockbusters still haven't started opening movies site in earnest yet, and until they do, this column will be lacking. It's yet another week without a truly award-winning site but Catch & Release - Official Site is the best of the rest. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 30 - January 5, 2007

Big list as I try to catch up after the holidays. I think I caught all the updates. Not only are there a lot of sites on this week's list, several of them are potential award winners with the best of the best being Smokin' Aces - Official Site. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - December 3, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Hairspray, Becoming Jane and more. More...

Cast

John Travolta    Edna Turnblad
Michelle Pfeiffer    Velma Von Tussle
Christopher Walken    Wilbur Turnblad
Amanda Bynes    Penny Pingleton
James Marsden    Corny Collins
Queen Latifah    Motormouth Maybelle
Brittany Snow    Amber Von Tussle
Zac Efron    Link Larkin
Elijah Kelley    Seaweed J. Stubbs
Allison Janney    Prudy Pingleton
Jerry Stiller    Mr. Pinky
Paul Dooley    Mr. Spritzer
Nikki Blonsky    Tracy Turnblad
Taylor Parks    Little Inez
Ricki Lake    Talent Agent

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Adam Shankman
Choreography    Adam Shankman
Screenwriter    Leslie Dixon
Story Creator    John Waters
Story Creator    Mark O'Donnell
Story Creator    Thomas Meehan
Composer    Marc Shaiman
Song Writer    Scott Wittman
Song Writer    Marc Shaiman
Producer    Craig Zadan
Producer    Neil Meron
Executive Producer    Bob Shaye
Executive Producer    Michael Lynne
Executive Producer    Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer    Mark Kaufman
Executive Producer    Marc Shaiman
Executive Producer    Scott Wittman
Executive Producer    Adam Shankman
Executive Producer    Jennifer Gibgot
Executive Producer    Garrett Grant
Co-Producer    Michael Disco
Co-Producer    Daryl Freimark
Co-Producer    Travis Knox
Cinematographer    Bojan Bazelli
Editor    Michael Tronick
Music Supervisor    Matt Sullivan
Production Designer    David Gropman
Art Director    Dennis Davenport
Set Decorator    Gordon Sim
Costume Designer    Rita Ryack
Sound Mixer    David MacMillan
Supervising Sound Editor    Susan Dawes
Supervising Sound Editor    Mildred Iatrou
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bartlett
Re-recording Mixer    Rick Kline
Visual Effects Supervisor    Lev Kolobov
Visual Effects Supervisor    David M.V. Jones
Stunt Coordinator    Branco Racki
Associate Producer    Anson Downes
Associate Producer    Linda Favila
Assistant Director    Daniel Silverberg
Second Unit Director    Anne Fletcher
Casting Director    David Rubin
Casting Director    Richard Hicks

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/07/20 2 $10,984,000   3,121 $3,519   $10,984,000 1
2007/07/21 3 $9,323,000 -15% 3,121 $2,987   $20,307,000 2
2007/07/22 3 $7,170,000 -23% 3,121 $2,297   $27,477,000 3
2007/07/23 3 $4,490,000 -37% 3,121 $1,439   $31,967,000 4
2007/07/24 3 $4,330,000 -4% 3,121 $1,387   $36,338,000 5
2007/07/25 3 $3,835,000 -11% 3,121 $1,229   $40,172,000 6
2007/07/26 3 $3,670,000 -4% 3,121 $1,176   $43,858,000 7
2007/07/27 3 $5,161,000 +41% 3,121 $1,654   $49,019,000 8
2007/07/28 4 $6,032,000 +17% 3,121 $1,933   $55,051,000 9
2007/07/29 4 $4,606,000 -24% 3,121 $1,476   $59,657,287 10
2007/07/30 3 $2,505,000 -46% 3,121 $803   $62,162,000 11
2007/07/31 2 $2,640,000 +5% 3,121 $846   $64,802,000 12
2007/08/01 2 $2,435,000 -8% 3,121 $780   $67,238,000 13
2007/08/02 2 $2,380,000 -2% 3,121 $763   $69,629,420 14
2007/08/03 5 $3,065,000 +29% 3,115 $984   $72,694,000 15
2007/08/04 6 $3,498,000 +14% 3,115 $1,123   $76,192,000 16
2007/08/05 6 $2,663,000 -24% 3,115 $855   $78,854,798 17
2007/08/06 3 $1,810,000 -32% 3,115 $581   $80,665,000 18
2007/08/07 3 $1,780,000 -2% 3,115 $571   $82,449,000 19
2007/08/08 3 $1,740,000 -2% 3,115 $559   $84,195,000 20
2007/08/09 3 $1,565,000 -10% 3,115 $502   $85,755,000 21
2007/08/10 6 $2,137,000 +37% 2,805 $762   $87,892,000 22
2007/08/11 5 $2,481,000 +16% 2,805 $884   $90,373,000 23
2007/08/12 6 $1,767,000 -29% 2,805 $630   $92,139,670 24
2007/08/13 5 $1,025,000 -42% 2,805 $365   $93,165,000 25
2007/08/14 5 $1,080,000 +5% 2,805 $385   $94,237,000 26
2007/08/15 5 $1,035,000 -4% 2,805 $369   $95,300,000 27
2007/08/16 5 $1,070,000 +3% 2,805 $381   $96,303,001 28
2007/08/17 7 $1,199,000 +12% 2,389 $502   $97,502,000 29
2007/08/18 7 $1,815,000 +51% 2,389 $760   $99,317,000 30
2007/08/19 7 $1,488,000 -18% 2,389 $623   $100,805,456 31
2007/08/20 5 $820,000 -45% 2,389 $343   $101,625,000 32
2007/08/21 5 $925,000 +13% 2,389 $387   $102,558,000 33
2007/08/22 5 $790,000 -15% 2,389 $331   $103,345,000 34
2007/08/23 5 $725,000 -8% 2,389 $303   $104,006,462 35
2007/08/24 9 $1,005,000 +39% 2,016 $499   $105,011,000 36
2007/08/25 9 $1,407,000 +40% 2,016 $698   $106,418,000 37
2007/08/26 9 $854,000 -39% 2,016 $424   $107,271,846 38
2007/08/27 9 $385,000 -55% 2,016 $191   $107,657,000 39
2007/08/28 9 $415,000 +8% 2,016 $206   $108,077,000 40
2007/08/29 9 $390,000 -6% 2,016 $193   $108,467,000 41
2007/08/30 9 $365,000 -6% 2,016 $181   $108,785,640 42
2007/08/31 11 $744,000 +104% 1,604 $464   $109,530,000 43
2007/09/03 11 $905,000   1,604 $564   $112,415,489 46
2007/09/04 11 $185,000 -80% 1,604 $115   $112,600,000 47
2007/09/05 11 $165,000 -11% 1,604 $103   $112,772,000 48
2007/09/06 11 $170,000 +3% 1,604 $106   $112,930,543 49
2007/09/07 12 $457,457 +169% 1,604 $285   $113,388,000 50
2007/09/08 10 $826,000 +81% 1,393 $593   $114,214,000 51
2007/09/09 12 $462,000 -44% 1,393 $332   $114,675,912 52
2007/09/10 22 $0 -100% 0     $114,675,912 53

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/07/20 3 $27,476,745   3,121 $8,804   $27,476,745 3
2007/07/27 4 $15,899,890 -42% 3,121 $5,094   $59,657,287 10
2007/08/03 6 $9,225,378 -42% 3,115 $2,962   $78,854,798 17
2007/08/10 5 $6,396,666 -31% 2,805 $2,280   $92,139,670 24
2007/08/17 7 $4,502,455 -30% 2,389 $1,885   $100,805,456 31
2007/08/24 9 $3,265,384 -27% 2,016 $1,620   $107,271,846 38
2007/08/31 12 $2,725,000 -17% 1,604 $1,699   $111,511,000 45
2007/09/07 11 $1,745,369 -36% 1,393 $1,253   $114,675,912 52
2007/09/14 13 $1,231,798 -29% 1,155 $1,066   $116,410,754 59
2007/09/21 20 $712,875 -42% 758 $940   $117,445,257 66
2007/09/28 22 $362,943 -49% 496 $732   $117,990,718 73
2007/10/05 32 $242,805 -33% 316 $768   $118,339,714 80
2007/10/12 35 $181,641 -25% 226 $804   $118,615,972 87
2007/10/19 40 $144,157 -21% 192 $751   $118,823,091 94

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/25/200732,067,072 2,067,072$41,556,622$41,556,6221
12/2/20073712,419-66% 2,779,491$14,129,050$55,685,6722
12/9/20076483,901-32% 3,263,392$9,315,627$65,001,2993
12/16/200711616,604+27% 3,879,996$11,575,322$76,576,6204
12/23/200711663,299+8% 4,543,295$12,138,372$88,714,9925
12/30/200713285,087-57% 4,828,382$5,308,320$94,023,3126
1/6/20082776,706-73% 4,905,088$1,505,739$95,529,0517

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