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The House Bunny (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $48,237,389Details
International Box Office $23,153,212
Worldwide Box Office $71,390,601
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $16,634,505 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $16,634,505
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
42% - Rotten
Audience
50% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 22nd, 2008 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: December 19th, 2008 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as House Bunny, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex-related humor, partial nudity and brief strong language.
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Keywords: College, Porn Business, Fraternity/Sorority, Riches to Rags
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,623 $111,393 Oct 10, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,957 $353,149 Oct 3, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,406 $1,247,662 Sep 26, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,171 $2,662,650 Sep 19, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,139 $4,154,427 Sep 12, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,291 $5,512,870 Sep 5, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,308 $8,317,426 Aug 29, 2008 10
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 173 $14,533,702 Aug 22, 2008 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,235 $14,533,702 Aug 22, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,247 2,714 Aug 22, 2008 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,406 $5,228,893 Aug 23, 2008 2
Biggest August Day at the Domestic Box Office 393 $5,918,274 Aug 22, 2008 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,474 $5,918,274 Aug 22, 2008 1

Cast

   Shelley
Colin Hanks    Oliver
Emma Stone    Natalie
Kat Dennings    Mona
Katharine McPhee    Harmony
Rumer Willis    Joanne
Tyson Ritter    Colby
Christopher McDonald    Dean Simmons
Beverly D'Angelo    Mrs. Hagstrom
Dana Goodman    Carrie Mae
Owen Benjamin    Marvin
Leslie Del Rosario    Sienna
Kiely Williams    Lilly
Nick Swardson    Playboy Photographer
Hugh Hefner    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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November 3rd, 2008

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October 16th, 2008

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International Details - United Germany Lifts Teutonic Offering

October 12th, 2008

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September 23rd, 2008

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September 8th, 2008

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September 5th, 2008

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September 2nd, 2008

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/22 2 $14,533,702   2,714 $5,355   $14,533,702 3
2008/08/29 4 $8,317,426 -43% 2,714 $3,065   $27,868,669 10
2008/09/05 4 $5,512,870 -34% 2,736 $2,015   $36,611,667 17
2008/09/12 6 $4,154,427 -25% 2,763 $1,504   $42,008,459 24
2008/09/19 10 $2,662,650 -36% 2,675 $995   $45,587,131 31
2008/09/26 15 $1,247,662 -53% 1,918 $651   $47,358,203 38
2008/10/03 25 $353,149 -72% 695 $508   $48,027,409 45
2008/10/10 38 $111,393 -68% 218 $511   $48,237,389 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/22 1 $5,918,274   2,714 $2,181   $5,918,274 1
2008/08/23 2 $5,228,893 -12% 2,714 $1,927   $11,147,167 2
2008/08/24 3 $3,386,535 -35% 2,714 $1,248   $14,533,702 3
2008/08/25 2 $1,503,894 -56% 2,714 $554   $16,037,596 4
2008/08/26 2 $1,353,668 -10% 2,714 $499   $17,391,264 5
2008/08/27 2 $1,088,393 -20% 2,714 $401   $18,479,657 6
2008/08/28 2 $1,098,393 +1% 2,714 $405   $19,578,050 7
2008/08/29 3 $2,537,293 +131% 2,714 $935   $22,088,536 8
2008/08/30 4 $3,051,572 +20% 2,714 $1,124   $25,140,108 9
2008/08/31 5 $2,728,561 -11% 2,714 $1,005   $27,868,669 10
2008/09/01 5 $1,860,275 -32% 2,714 $685   $29,728,944 11
2008/09/02 6 $533,337 -71% 2,714 $197   $30,262,281 12
2008/09/03 6 $418,402 -22% 2,714 $154   $30,680,683 13
2008/09/04 6 $418,114 n/c 2,714 $154   $31,098,797 14
2008/09/05 3 $1,702,764 +307% 2,736 $622   $32,801,561 15
2008/09/06 4 $2,622,959 +54% 2,736 $959   $35,424,520 16
2008/09/07 4 $1,187,147 -55% 2,736 $434   $36,611,667 17
2008/09/08 7 $286,907 -76% 2,736 $105   $36,898,574 18
2008/09/09 6 $345,613 +20% 2,736 $126   $37,244,187 19
2008/09/10 5 $304,462 -12% 2,736 $111   $37,548,649 20
2008/09/11 6 $305,383 n/c 2,736 $112   $37,854,032 21
2008/09/12 5 $1,300,592 +326% 2,763 $471   $39,154,624 22
2008/09/13 6 $1,918,596 +48% 2,763 $694   $41,073,220 23
2008/09/14 7 $935,239 -51% 2,763 $338   $42,008,459 24
2008/09/15 8 $217,662 -77% 2,763 $79   $42,226,121 25
2008/09/16 8 $241,595 +11% 2,763 $87   $42,467,716 26
2008/09/17 8 $222,487 -8% 2,763 $81   $42,690,203 27
2008/09/18 7 $234,278 +5% 2,763 $85   $42,924,481 28
2008/09/19 9 $833,663 +256% 2,675 $312   $43,758,144 29
2008/09/20 10 $1,255,022 +51% 2,675 $469   $45,013,166 30
2008/09/21 11 $573,965 -54% 2,675 $215   $45,587,131 31
2008/09/22 11 $122,885 -79% 2,675 $46   $45,710,016 32
2008/09/23 11 $138,791 +13% 2,675 $52   $45,848,807 33
2008/09/24 11 $129,961 -6% 2,675 $49   $45,978,768 34
2008/09/25 11 $131,773 +1% 2,675 $49   $46,110,541 35
2008/09/26 - $371,985 +182% 2,675 $139   $46,482,526 36
2008/09/27 - $587,120 +58% 2,675 $219   $47,069,646 37
2008/09/28 - $288,557 -51% 2,675 $108   $47,358,203 38
2008/09/29 - $72,983 -75% 2,675 $27   $47,431,186 39
2008/09/30 - $96,926 +33% 2,675 $36   $47,528,112 40
2008/10/01 - $76,899 -21% 2,675 $29   $47,605,011 41
2008/10/02 - $69,249 -10% 2,675 $26   $47,674,260 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/22 2 $19,551,243   2,714 $7,204   $19,551,243 7
2008/08/29 4 $11,547,554 -41% 2,714 $4,255   $31,098,797 14
2008/09/05 4 $6,755,235 -42% 2,736 $2,469   $37,854,032 21
2008/09/12 7 $5,070,449 -25% 2,763 $1,835   $42,924,481 28
2008/09/19 11 $3,186,060 -37% 2,675 $1,191   $46,110,541 35
2008/09/26 15 $1,563,719 -51% 1,918 $815   $47,674,260 42
2008/10/03 25 $451,736 -71% 695 $650   $48,125,996 49
2008/10/10 39 $111,393 -75% 218 $511   $48,237,389 56

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/21/200822152,540 152,540$2,591,655$2,591,6551
12/28/20089447,205+193% 599,745$7,598,013$10,189,6682
1/4/200917122,228-73% 721,973$2,076,654$12,266,3213

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