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How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,040,527Details
International Box Office $58,469
Worldwide Box Office $13,098,996
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $17,129,303 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $17,129,303
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 25th, 2006 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: December 5th, 2006 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for mild bullying and some crude humor
Comparisons: vs. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
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Keywords: New Guy/Girl in School
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,850 $52,990 Oct 6, 2006 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,635 $121,623 Sep 29, 2006 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,967 $463,541 Sep 22, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,292 $695,558 Sep 15, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,249 $1,482,722 Sep 8, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,064 $2,951,683 Sep 1, 2006 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,307 $4,003,537 Aug 25, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,419 1,870 Aug 25, 2006 3
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 2,662 $13,040,527 Aug 25, 2006 0


Clint Howard    Uncle Ed
James Rebhorn    Principal "Boiler Head" Burdock
Kimberly Williams-Paisley    Mom/Helen Forrester

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Mark Mothersbaugh

10 Million People Purchase Pirate DVDs This Week

December 16th, 2006

There were a boatload of new releases to chart this week led by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with $12.93 million, which was just a hair lower than Superman Returns's open week rentals from a week ago. This week that film placed second with a still impressive $10.71 million. More...

DVD Releases for December 5, 2006

December 5th, 2006

The first week of the month is often the busiest, and that's the case here. However, while there are a lot of big releases, there's not much in the way of quality to be found. The best of the recent releases is Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest, but that was weak compared to the original (although a fun ride nonetheless). In order to find the DVD Pick of the week one must travel deeper... into the list of box sets (The Premiere Frank Capra Collection - Buy from Amazon), special editions (Black Christmas - Special Edition - Buy from Amazon), and TV on DVD (Dungeons & Dragons - The Complete Series - Buy from Amazon). Of those three, I'm giving the honor to The Premiere Frank Capra Collection - Buy from Amazon, but all three could end up in my DVD collection before long. More...

Invincible Remains so as New Releases Struggle

September 6th, 2006

Labor Day long weekend is the official end of the movie summer season and this year it ended on a high note. While the 3-day total was 1.4% lower than last weekend, the $102 million it earned was 8.7% better than the same weekend last year. Adding in Monday and the box office reached $129 million, up 9.2% from last year. More...

Invincible Tops Tepid Weekend

August 29th, 2006

As summer slowly winds down, there was the predictable decline from last weekend's box office. In total, ticket sales managed $102 million, down 7.9%, but more importantly up 4.6% from the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2006 is still ahead of 2005, but the lead has shrunk to 5% and we will need a strong fall season to maintain overall ticket sales growth. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 19 - August 25

August 26th, 2006

It's another busy week with nearly three dozen films being represented here. Taking top prize is Invincible - Official Site, although there were a few others that could take that claim before all is said and done. More...

New Releases Look Anything but Invincible

August 25th, 2006

The final weekend in August looks better than most, with one or two films that should finish with overall positive reviews. However, the box office potential for these films is very limited. It looks like Invincible should live up to its name, and if not, look for plenty of bad puns come Monday. I know I've already thought of a few. More...

2006 Preview: August

August 1st, 2006

July finally brought us the year's first truly monster his with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, but outside that film, most of the month disappointed. With August being a bit of a dumping ground for films that didn't work out, the weakness in the box office should continue. Add in a few surprise hits last year and 2006 may have trouble keeping up with last years pace. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 24th - June 30th

June 30th, 2006

It seems a lot of people are starting their holidays early, but not this column as it's the busiest it's been in more than a month. Including in this list are a few newly released teaser trailers and a handful of flash sites, most of which are worth checking out. But the best of the best is the Running With Scissors - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 13 - May 19

May 19th, 2006

It was a good week for movie sites, although it's hard to tell looking just at the number of sites featured here. However, while the numbers of sites is low, the quality is very high with three sites in the running for the Weekly Website Award, (four if you include Casino Royale - Official Site, which I preemptively gave the award to when the placeholder site went live). Both The Break-Up - Official Site and Pulse - Official Site were also in the running, but in the end I went with See No Evil - Official Site. However, I expect the other two sites to win the award in later weeks. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/08/25 11 $4,003,537   1,870 $2,141   $4,003,537 3
2006/09/01 14 $2,951,683 -26% 1,870 $1,578   $8,522,996 10
2006/09/08 15 $1,482,722 -50% 1,793 $827   $11,288,764 17
2006/09/15 19 $695,558 -53% 1,121 $620   $12,192,292 24
2006/09/22 22 $463,541 -33% 660 $702   $12,758,692 31
2006/09/29 39 $121,623 -74% 344 $354   $12,938,576 38
2006/10/06 47 $52,990 -56% 156 $340   $13,022,756 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/08/28 10 $440,000   1,870 $235   $4,444,000 4
2006/08/29 10 $475,000 +8% 1,870 $254   $4,923,000 5
2006/08/30 10 $380,000 -20% 1,870 $203   $5,302,000 6
2006/08/31 11 $269,000 -29% 1,870 $144   $5,571,313 7
2006/09/04 12 $1,010,014   1,870 $540   $9,533,010 11

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/08/25 11 $5,571,313   1,870 $2,979   $5,571,313 7
2006/09/01 14 $4,234,729 -24% 1,870 $2,265   $9,806,042 14
2006/09/08 16 $1,690,692 -60% 1,793 $943   $11,496,734 21
2006/09/15 19 $798,417 -53% 1,121 $712   $12,295,151 28
2006/09/22 22 $521,802 -35% 660 $791   $12,816,953 35
2006/09/29 38 $152,813 -71% 344 $444   $12,969,766 42
2006/10/06 49 $70,761 -54% 156 $454   $13,040,527 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/10/200622240,187 240,187$4,801,338$4,801,3381
12/17/200620227,215-5% 467,402$4,542,028$9,343,3662

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