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LOL (2012)

LOL poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $10,431,506
Worldwide Box Office $10,431,506
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,260,302 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $238,772 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,499,074
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  1. Summary
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


A story about coming of age in today’s digital world, LOL is a remake of the 2008 French film LOL (Laughing Out Loud). Starting a new year of high school, Lola, (or "Lol," as her friends call her), works to find the right balance between family, school, friends and romance. Broken-hearted by her ex, Lol's world is soon turned upside down when she is surprised to find her best friend, Kyle, a musician in an up and coming rock band, could possibly be the love of her life. In her quest towards independence, self-identity and young adulthood, Lol discovers that while Facebook "status" is easy to change; true relationships are worth the effort.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
17% - Rotten
51% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$11,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 4th, 2012 (Limited) by Lionsgate
Video Release: July 31st, 2012 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content involving teen sexuality and drug and alcohol use, and for language.
(Rating bulletin 2163, 3/16/2011)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Director Remaking Their Own Movie, Foreign-Language Remake, Internet, Divorcée Romance, Romance, Single Parent, Musicians, Hot for Teacher, Intertitle, Infidelity, Relationships Gone Wrong, Voiceover/Narration, Children Dealing with Divorce
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Mandate Pictures, Double Feature Films
Production Countries: United States


Demi Moore    Anne
Ashley Greene    Ashley
Douglas Booth    Kyle
Adam G. Sevani    Wen
Thomas Jane    Allen
Jay Hernandez    James
Marlo Thomas    Gran
Nora Dunn    Emily's Mother
Gina Gershon    Kathy
Fisher Stevens    Kathy
George Finn    Chad
Lina Esco    Janice
Ashley Hinshaw    Emily
Tanz Watson    Lloyd
Austin Nichols    Mr. Ross
Jean-Luc Bilodeau    Jeremy

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Lisa Azuelos
Screenwriter    Kamir Ainouz
Producer    Michael Shamberg
Producer    Stacey Sher
Producer    Tish Cyrus
Executive Producer    Nathan Kahane
Executive Producer    Jerome Seydoux
Executive Producer    Romain Le Grand
Executive Producer    Lisa Azuelos
Director of Photography    Kieran McGuigan
Production Designer    Happy Massee
Editor    Myron Kerstein
Costume Designer    Hope Hanafin
Co-Producer    Nicole Brown
Co-Producer    Kelli Konop
Co-Producer    Taylor Latham
Co-Producer    James Powers
Music Supervisor    Mary Ramos
Composer    Rob Simonsen
Casting Director    David H. Rapaport

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 18th, 2012

September 18th, 2012

It's quite a busy week on the home market front, but most of the new releases are TV on DVD. This includes Modern Family: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. The best limited release of the week is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD or Blu-ray, while the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Box Set is also a contender for Pick of the Week. However, in the end I went with The Cabin in the Woods Blu-ray, which is practically the only first-run release of the week. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: LOL

September 14th, 2012

LOL (Laughing Out Loud) is a French film that came out in 2008 in its native country and was a huge hit earning nearly four times its production budget internationally. It makes sense it would get a Hollywood remake, this time simply called LOL. LOL is co-written and directed by the same woman that co-wrote and directed the original, Lisa Azuelos, so hopefully it maintains the same quality. But if that's the case, why was it pushed back so often before being dumped in limited release with no advertising? More...

Blu-ray Sales: Beginning of the End for Batman?

August 15th, 2012

It looks like the Batman films will finally be slipping out of the top five in the coming weeks. Batman Begins came in first place in terms of units topping Hatfields & McCoys 192,000 units to 186,000 units. However, Hatfields & McCoys easily won in terms of revenue with $4.63 million to $1.91 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 34%, which is good for a TV mini-series, but below average for the format. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases in a Feud with Holdovers

August 14th, 2012

There were not a lot of new releases to make an impact on the DVD sales chart this week. However, we did have a new number one, as Hatfields and McCoys DVD sold 363,000 units and generated $7.25 million in revenue. That's an excellent start for a TV mini-series. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 31st, 2012

July 31st, 2012

According to, the best selling new release of the week is a catalog Blu-ray release. Not only that, it is a double-dip. There were a few contenders for Pick of the Week, including the aforementioned Blu-ray double-dip: Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition. It looks better than the previous edition, it has more extras, and it is really cheap. Forever Marilyn is a great Blu-ray and is also excellent value for the money. Finally, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIV. 'Nuff said. So which one is the pick of the week? Honestly, I can't decide. Call it a three-way tie. More...

2012 Preview: May

May 1st, 2012

There's good news / bad news going forward into May. First the bad news, April was really weak. It was weak compared to the previous month and weak compared to last year. For the first time all year, we had losses for a month on the year-over-year comparison. As for the good news... it could have been worse? Maybe there wasn't good news with regards to April, but there is certainly good news going forward. Every weekend in May has at least one film with the potential to hit $100 million, while there are a couple that could hit $200 million, and one that, pie in the sky, could reach $400 million. That one film is The Avengers, or as it is officially called, Marvel's The Avengers. I guess they don't want people reminded of the 1998 TV adaptation. While there are four films that should reach $100 million, there are only three other films opening wide, maybe two, maybe four. (More sources have Chernobyl Diaries opening wide than in limited release, but it is not a sure thing either way. Meanwhile, the opposite is true for LOL.) Additionally, there are a couple films opening in limited release this month with a real potential to expand wide: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and God Bless America. By comparison, last year had no film reach $300 million, but it had five films reach $100 million. If we are going to earn the win this year, we need strength from the top. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/5/20123114,618 114,618$1,600,067$1,600,0671
8/12/20121044,867-61% 159,485$626,343$2,226,4112
8/19/20122121,978-51% 181,463$309,890$2,536,3003
8/26/20122815,341-30% 196,804$213,547$2,749,8474

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