Hot Rod

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,938,332Details
International Box Office $396,069
Worldwide Box Office $14,334,401
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $25,280,713 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $25,280,713
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 Upright
Critics
40% - Rotten
Audience
64% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 3rd, 2007 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: November 27th, 2007 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content.
Keywords: Daredevil, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Cast

   Rod Kimble
Isla Fisher    Denise
Jorma Taccone    Kevin Powell
Bill Hader    Dave
Danny McBride    Rico
Sissy Spacek    Marie Powell
Ian McShane    Frank Powell
Chris Parnell    Barry Pasternack
Will Arnett    Jonathan
Mi-Jung Lee    Newswoman

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Trevor Rabin
Additional Music    Paul Linford
Score Mixer    Paul Linford

DVD Releases for December 30, 2008 - Part I

This week is a mess because we are dealing with DVDs released on the 26th, the 27th, and the 30th. Additionally, we are dealing with the latest two waves of Paramount Blu-rays, so there are a lot of spotlight reviews this week. (Although when it comes to those particular Blu-rays, I have previously reviewed nearly half of them previously, and I have seen more than half of the rest, so it was easy to review.) It was so easy, in fact, I was able to get a couple reviews done in advance, which lead to a record number of spotlight reviews. There are more spotlight reviews this week than the previous four weeks combined. Needless to say, the column had to be split into two, with the second part found here. As for the best of the best, Serenity - Blu-ray easily won the DVD Pick of the Week, while Duckman - Season Three and Four is the DVD Pick of Next Week. Also worth grabbing are Event Horizon on Blu-ray, Ghost Town on either DVD or Blu-ray, Greek - Chapter Two, and The Truman Show on Blu-ray More...

DVD Releases for December 16, 2008

This week is a confusing one on the home market as there are DVDs coming out on Tuesday the 16th, as usual, and on Friday the 19th, and Sunday the 21st as well. While there are a number of great releases that are spread out over three days, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is the best on any day, and worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Contest - It\'s Dangerous to go Alone

There's only one wide release next week, so it's easy to choose the target film for this week's box office prediction contest, and that film is Bangkok Dangerous. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Bangkok Dangerous. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Little Mermaid on DVD, Deal on DVD, and Meet Bill on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Deal on DVD, as well as Hot Rod on DVD. Additionally, one other entrant will be chosen and they will win the third copy of Deal on DVD, as well as Heading South on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! 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 Releases for December 4, 2007

This week was not as busy as I was expecting. Perhaps the thought of going against Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2-Disc Collector's Edition or on Blu-Ray was enough to scare away the competition. However, while that is a formidable release, it is not this week's DVD Pick of the Week. For that, we have Superbad - Unrated 2-Disc Edition or Unrated Blu-Ray Edition. If you have a Blu-Ray player, that edition is worth the extra money, but it is not the kind of release worth upgrading for. More...

Contest - All That Glitters is Not Gold

Another week with only one wide release coming out, but at least this is a much bigger film, as well as is the target film in our latest box office prediction contest. To win, one must simply predict the box office opening for His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Hot Rod on DVD Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Who's Your Caddy? on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD Releases for November 27, 2007

Last Friday was Black Friday, one of the most important shopping days of the year. And Monday was Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year. So it goes without saying that releasing a DVD the day after the most important weekend of shopping ends is not a good idea. There are still several DVDs worth checking out, and a few contenders for the DVD Pick of the Week. However, there are a lot more sub-par releases and several that are contenders for worse movie of the year (half of which I had the task of reviewing). But let's concentrate on the positive end. The three best bets are Futurama - Bender's Big Score - Buy from Amazon, Namesake - Buy from Amazon, Waitress - Buy from Amazon. If I was forced to choose just one DVD, it would be Bender's Big Score, but all three earn the title of DVD Pick of the Week. Also of note, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series is also being released this week. 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...

Bourne\'s Ultimate Opening

The Bourne Ultimatum helped 2007 continue its record setting pace and helped the overall box office hit $178 million over the past weekend. That was down 4% from last weekend, but the summer is slowing down and these declines and expected. On the other hand, it was up an amazing 27% from the same weekend last year. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 29 - August 4, 2007

Another big list of movie sites, but not much in the way of top-notch entries. For a movie site to be an award winner, I expect it to have all of the usual features, extras like clips, something interactive like a game, and background sound and animation. The film that best exemplifies that criteria is Stardust - Official Site, which is the winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Weekend Estimates - Bourne Ultimatum Sets New August Record

The Bourne Ultimatum had a huge opening weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The trilogy-capper earned just over $70 million, enough to set a new record for August (see biggest August openers). That's also comfortably the biggest opening of Matt Damon's career, and will leave the studio with a considerable problem in deciding whether to bring back Bourne for another installment. 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...

2007 Preview: August

August marks the unofficial end of the lucrative summer box office season. The only question is when will it end. Studios usually hope for two summer-like weekends, and sometimes they can squeeze in three. Other times they can only get one, or none. Sadly, this year the August offerings are not particularly strong with only two that have a real shot at $100 million or more, and three or four others that should earn good reviews (and one of those has since been pulled from the schedule). Most of the rest are films that probably seemed like a good idea at the time but didn't work out and those that were a mistake from day one. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 22 - July 28, 2007

Server upgrades went... less smoothly than anticipated, which delayed this column, but at least there are a huge number of sites to check out. Many of these sites are making their first appearance on the list while quite a few are making their last appearance. Unfortunately, while it's a big list, there are not many that are even close to being award worthy at the moment. 30 Days of Night - Official Site comes the closest, but I'm waiting for the missing features to be added before I make that decision. 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...

Movie Website Updates for July 8 - July 14, 2007

One of the last summer blockbusters launched its full site this week. This means two things, The Bourne Ultimatum - Official Site is the clear winner of the weekly website award. And secondly, there will likely be a slowdown in top-notch sites as we approach the dog days of summer, and the even worse days of September. 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 June 3 - June 9, 2007

There are a lot of movies on this week's list, but many have just the synopsis, image gallery, and the trailer, and many don't even have that. There were very few that stood out, but at least Speed Racer - Official Site got off to a great start. Perhaps it will win the award before it hits theaters. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 29 - May 5, 2007

Among the more than two-dozen films on this week's list, there were a few that came very close to winning the Weekly Website Award. Of the three, Spider-Man 3 - Official Site was probably the closest to winning, but in the end was brought down by high expectations. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - March 18, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Reaping, Skinwalkers, Hot Rod and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - September 3, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains new release dates 300, James Bond 22 and more. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/08/03 8 $1,984,751   2,607 $761   $1,984,751 1
2007/08/04 9 $1,764,457 -11% 2,607 $677   $3,749,208 2
2007/08/05 9 $1,561,503 -12% 2,607 $599   $5,310,711 3
2007/08/06 8 $1,013,947 -35% 2,607 $389   $6,324,658 4
2007/08/07 8 $896,787 -12% 2,607 $344   $7,221,445 5
2007/08/08 8 $822,752 -8% 2,607 $316   $8,044,197 6
2007/08/09 8 $748,279 -9% 2,607 $287   $8,792,476 7
2007/08/10 - $773,249 +3% 1,803 $429   $9,565,725 8
2007/08/11 - $787,138 +2% 1,803 $437   $10,352,863 9
2007/08/12 - $663,489 -16% 1,803 $368   $11,016,352 10
2007/08/13 13 $399,812 -40% 1,803 $222   $11,416,164 11
2007/08/14 13 $393,691 -2% 1,803 $218   $11,809,855 12
2007/08/15 13 $372,136 -5% 1,803 $206   $12,181,991 13
2007/08/16 14 $352,249 -5% 1,803 $195   $12,534,240 14
2007/08/17 - $193,377 -45% 811 $238   $12,727,617 15
2007/08/18 - $225,140 +16% 811 $278   $12,952,757 16
2007/08/19 - $153,263 -32% 811 $189   $13,106,020 17
2007/08/20 - $85,184 -44% 811 $105   $13,191,204 18
2007/08/21 - $82,689 -3% 811 $102   $13,273,893 19
2007/08/22 - $73,861 -11% 811 $91   $13,347,754 20
2007/08/23 - $72,301 -2% 811 $89   $13,420,055 21
2007/08/24 - $52,012 -28% 239 $218   $13,472,067 22
2007/08/25 - $67,847 +30% 239 $284   $13,539,914 23
2007/08/26 - $34,685 -49% 239 $145   $13,574,599 24
2007/08/27 - $13,315 -62% 239 $56   $13,587,914 25
2007/08/28 - $11,332 -15% 239 $47   $13,599,246 26
2007/08/29 - $9,963 -12% 239 $42   $13,609,209 27
2007/08/30 - $7,927 -20% 239 $33   $13,617,136 28
2007/08/31 - $29,610 +274% 239 $124   $13,646,746 29
2007/09/01 - $46,529 +57% 239 $195   $13,693,275 30
2007/09/02 - $60,298 +30% 239 $252   $13,753,573 31
2007/09/03 48 $17,772 -71% 239 $74   $13,771,345 32
2007/09/04 - $3,857 -78% 193 $20   $13,775,202 33
2007/09/05 - $4,204 +9% 193 $22   $13,779,406 34
2007/09/06 - $3,769 -10% 193 $20   $13,783,175 35
2007/09/07 - $14,903 +295% 107 $139   $13,798,078 36
2007/09/08 - $20,863 +40% 107 $195   $13,818,941 37
2007/09/09 - $7,727 -63% 107 $72   $13,826,668 38
2007/09/10 - $1,768 -77% 107 $17   $13,828,436 39
2007/09/11 - $2,193 +24% 107 $20   $13,830,629 40
2007/09/12 - $1,596 -27% 107 $15   $13,832,225 41
2007/09/13 - $1,577 -1% 107 $15   $13,833,802 42
2007/09/14 - $8,888 +464% 80 $111   $13,842,690 43
2007/09/15 - $11,419 +28% 80 $143   $13,854,109 44
2007/09/16 - $4,233 -63% 80 $53   $13,858,342 45
2007/09/17 - $1,250 -70% 80 $16   $13,859,592 46
2007/09/18 23 $1,170 -6% 80 $15   $13,860,762 47
2007/09/19 - $1,304 +11% 80 $16   $13,862,066 48
2007/09/20 - $928 -29% 80 $12   $13,862,994 49
2007/09/21 - $15,967 +1,621% 164 $97   $13,878,961 50
2007/09/22 - $26,634 +67% 164 $162   $13,905,595 51
2007/09/23 - $15,146 -43% 164 $92   $13,920,741 52
2007/09/24 - $4,343 -71% 164 $26   $13,925,084 53
2007/09/25 - $4,702 +8% 164 $29   $13,929,786 54
2007/09/26 - $4,240 -10% 164 $26   $13,934,026 55
2007/09/27 - $4,306 +2% 164 $26   $13,938,332 56

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/08/03 9 $5,310,711   2,607 $2,037   $5,310,711 3
2007/08/10 14 $2,223,876 -58% 2,607 $853   $11,016,352 10
2007/08/17 19 $571,780 -74% 811 $705   $13,106,020 17
2007/08/24 34 $154,544 -73% 239 $647   $13,574,599 24
2007/08/31 37 $136,437 -12% 193 $707   $13,753,573 31
2007/09/07 50 $43,493 -68% 107 $406   $13,826,668 38
2007/09/14 69 $24,540 -44% 80 $307   $13,858,342 45
2007/09/21 47 $57,747 +135% 164 $352   $13,920,741 52

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/2/200718176,289 176,289$3,524,017$3,524,0171
1/13/20082167,180 783,958$1,518,940$15,561,7687

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