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I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (2009)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,429,299Details
International Box Office $154
Worldwide Box Office $1,429,453
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,023,734 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,023,734
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
20% - Rotten
Audience
42% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 25th, 2009 (Limited) by Freestyle Releasing
October 16th, 2009 (Expands Wide) by Freestyle Releasing
Video Release: January 26th, 2010 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for nudity, strong sexual content including graphic dialogue throughout, language and some crude material
Comparisons: vs. A Mighty Wind
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
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 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,604 $3,861 Nov 6, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,683 $8,211 Oct 30, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,829 $14,430 Oct 23, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,333 $56,476 Oct 16, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,868 $183,825 Oct 9, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,875 $305,465 Oct 2, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,076 $366,909 Sep 25, 2009 3

Cast

   Tucker Max
Jesse Bradford   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Production Designer    Eve Cauley Turner

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 26th, 2010

January 26th, 2010

It's a soft week at the top, as the biggest release of the week is Michael Jackson's This Is It. There are a few other wide releases hitting the home market as well, but all the rest were box office disappointments of varying degrees. This Is It is a good movie and the DVD / Blu-ray are worth picking up, but they are not Pick of the Week material. For that we have to look to a smaller Canadian film, Pontypool, which earned excellent reviews while the DVD gets a rarely-awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Featured DVD Review: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

January 25th, 2010

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is a lowbrow comedy that opened in limited release late in the summer. It performed better than I expected, both with critics and with moviegoers, but only because expectations were so very low. I was expecting its Tomatometer score to be mired in single-digits and its opening per theater average to be well below the Mendoza line. That said, I go into these reviews with an open mind, and perhaps it will benefit from lowered expectations. Maybe it will turn out to be a bit of mindless fun. After all, we could all use a bit of lowbrow humor now and then, right? More...

Massive Activity on the Per Theater Chart

October 13th, 2009

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...

Capitalism is a Moneymaker on the Per Theater Chart

September 29th, 2009

Capitalism - A Love Story lead the way on the per theater chart with an average of $57,991 in four theaters over the weekend, while it made nearly $300,000 in just five days. Coco Before Chanel was well back, but it still made an impressive average of $35,427 in five theaters. For both films, this is a good portent for its potential to expand. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men was the only other film in the $10,000 club after it made $18,510 in its lone theater. More...

Countdown to Limited Releases

September 25th, 2009

As September ends, we move closer to the start of Awards Season and there are a number of films that look on paper to be Awards Season contenders. There are also a lot of films that are earning terrible reviews and while likely disappear from theaters in short order. Amazingly, the widest release of the week appears to be a Canadian film, Trailer Park Boys - Countdown to Liquor Day. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/25 26 $366,909   120 $3,058   $366,909 3
2009/10/02 28 $305,465 -17% 210 $1,455   $846,103 10
2009/10/09 35 $183,825 -40% 266 $691   $1,181,695 17
2009/10/16 52 $56,476 -69% 132 $428   $1,357,585 24
2009/10/23 69 $14,430 -74% 36 $401   $1,401,718 31
2009/10/30 80 $8,211 -43% 19 $432   $1,417,669 38
2009/11/06 87 $3,861 -53% 8 $483   $1,425,993 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/25 - $154,454   120 $1,287   $154,454 1
2009/09/26 - $118,363 -23% 120 $986   $272,817 2
2009/09/27 - $94,092 -21% 120 $784   $366,909 3
2009/09/28 - $44,380 -53% 120 $370   $411,289 4
2009/09/29 - $43,870 -1% 120 $366   $455,159 5
2009/09/30 - $43,244 -1% 120 $360   $498,403 6
2009/10/01 - $42,235 -2% 120 $352   $540,638 7
2009/10/02 - $118,054 +180% 210 $562   $658,692 8
2009/10/03 - $112,744 -4% 210 $537   $771,436 9
2009/10/04 - $74,667 -34% 210 $356   $846,103 10
2009/10/05 - $35,788 -52% 210 $170   $881,891 11
2009/10/06 - $40,612 +13% 210 $193   $922,503 12
2009/10/07 - $37,922 -7% 210 $181   $960,425 13
2009/10/08 - $37,445 -1% 210 $178   $997,870 14
2009/10/09 - $63,141 +69% 266 $237   $1,061,011 15
2009/10/10 - $63,263 n/c 266 $238   $1,124,274 16
2009/10/11 - $57,421 -9% 266 $216   $1,181,695 17
2009/10/12 - $34,752 -39% 266 $131   $1,216,447 18
2009/10/13 - $29,366 -15% 266 $110   $1,245,813 19
2009/10/14 - $28,673 -2% 266 $108   $1,274,486 20
2009/10/15 - $26,623 -7% 266 $100   $1,301,109 21
2009/10/16 - $19,407 -27% 132 $147   $1,320,516 22
2009/10/17 - $20,543 +6% 132 $156   $1,341,059 23
2009/10/18 - $16,526 -20% 132 $125   $1,357,585 24
2009/10/19 - $7,315 -56% 132 $55   $1,364,900 25
2009/10/20 - $8,516 +16% 132 $65   $1,373,416 26
2009/10/21 - $6,812 -20% 132 $52   $1,380,228 27
2009/10/22 - $7,060 +4% 132 $53   $1,387,288 28
2009/10/23 - $4,455 -37% 36 $124   $1,391,743 29
2009/10/24 - $5,522 +24% 36 $153   $1,397,265 30
2009/10/25 - $4,453 -19% 36 $124   $1,401,718 31
2009/10/26 - $2,164 -51% 36 $60   $1,403,882 32
2009/10/27 - $2,351 +9% 36 $65   $1,406,233 33
2009/10/28 - $1,398 -41% 36 $39   $1,407,631 34
2009/10/29 - $1,854 +33% 36 $52   $1,409,485 35
2009/10/30 - $2,790 +50% 19 $147   $1,412,275 36
2009/10/31 - $2,450 -12% 19 $129   $1,414,725 37
2009/11/01 - $2,971 +21% 19 $156   $1,417,696 38
2009/11/02 - $1,304 -56% 19 $69   $1,419,000 39
2009/11/03 - $1,286 -1% 19 $68   $1,420,286 40
2009/11/04 - $800 -38% 19 $42   $1,421,086 41
2009/11/05 - $1,046 +31% 19 $55   $1,422,132 42
2009/11/06 - $713 -32% 8 $89   $1,422,845 43
2009/11/07 - $1,765 +148% 8 $221   $1,424,610 44
2009/11/08 - $1,383 -22% 8 $173   $1,425,993 45
2009/11/09 - $817 -41% 8 $102   $1,426,810 46
2009/11/10 - $735 -10% 8 $92   $1,427,545 47
2009/11/11 - $1,233 +68% 8 $154   $1,428,778 48
2009/11/12 - $521 -58% 8 $65   $1,429,299 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/25 28 $540,638   120 $4,505   $540,638 7
2009/10/02 27 $457,232 -15% 210 $2,177   $997,870 14
2009/10/09 33 $303,239 -34% 266 $1,140   $1,301,109 21
2009/10/16 52 $86,179 -72% 132 $653   $1,387,288 28
2009/10/23 71 $22,197 -74% 36 $617   $1,409,485 35
2009/10/30 78 $12,647 -43% 19 $666   $1,422,132 42
2009/11/06 86 $7,167 -43% 8 $896   $1,429,299 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/7/20102235,990 35,990$719,440$719,4402

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