Rock of Ages

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,518,613Details
International Box Office $11,600,000
Worldwide Box Office $50,118,613
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $11,302,430 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,205,646 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $15,508,076
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Synopsis

ROCK OF AGES tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister and more.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
41% - Rotten
Audience
55% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 15th, 2012 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
June 15th, 2012 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: October 9th, 2012 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2232, 7/18/2012)
PG-13 for violence, sexual content and pervasive language.
(Rating bulletin 2221, 5/2/2012)
Keywords: Censorship, Ensemble, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, Gratuitous Cameos, Romance, Music Industry, Musicians, IMAX: DMR
Source:Based on Musical or Opera
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

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DVD Sales: Prometheus Tops Chart, But Starts Slow

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 9th, 2012

It is a soft week for new releases with only Prometheus looking strong. The film has earned polarizing reviews, so while many will like it, it's probably best to rent the DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack instead of buying outright. There are some TV on DVD releases and limited releases coming out this week, but you have to look to the catalogue Blu-rays coming out this week that are contenders for Pick of the Week. E.T. The Extraterrestrial, hasn't arrived yet, but its Anniversary Edition Blu-ray could be the best film on this week's list. However, Dial M for Murder in 3D is also a contender. 3D is still a niche market, so E.T. is the best bet for Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Brave Hits Bullseye

Turns out the weekend was rather predictable, with nearly every film earning roughly what they were expected to do. More films topped expectations than missed them, and this includes Brave, which earned more than last year's winner, Cars 2. This helped the overall box office grow 26% from last weekend to $164 million. Unfortunately, the other two new releases, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, were not as strong compared to the counter-programming from last year, Bad Teacher, and this meant 2012 lost to 2011 by 7%. Worse still, next weekend will be a disaster, as there are four middling releases that will have to compete with Transformers: Dark of the Moon. More...

International Box Office: Madagascar Cracks Quarter Billion

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted held firm on top of the international chart with $52.82 million on 11,633 screens in 43 markets for a total of $158.43 million internationally and $277.44 million worldwide. It fell just 36% in Russia for a weekend haul of $10.09 million on 1,830 screens over the weekend and a total of $36.00 million after two. Quite frankly, this is a stunning hold. Russia is known for steep declines (drop-offs greater than 60% are the norm). At this pace, the film could top The Avengers as the biggest hit in the market this year by this time next week. In Mexico, it made $5.03 million on 572 screens over the weekend for a total of $14.82 million after two, while in Brazil it managed $4.19 million on 870 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.53 million after two. In both of those markets the film remained in top spot. On the other hand, it slipped to second place during its second weekend in France down 45% to $4.41 million on 685 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.17 million so far. This is about on par with its run here. With many, many major markets left ahead of it, the film should have little trouble reaching more major milestones, while it should break even before it reaches the lucrative home market. More...

Contest: One for the Ages: Winning Announcement

The winner of our One for the Ages contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Rock Sinks, Boy Bombs

The weekend could be be described as an epic disappointment. Rock of Ages and That's My Boy earned less during their opening weekends than some expected they would make during their opening days. This meant Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted had an easy win, even though it slumped a little bit more than expected. In fact, the only film in the top five that beat expectations was Snow White and the Huntsman. The overall box office fell 28% from last weekend to $130 million. More importantly, this was 15% lower than the same weekend last year. These wild swings at the box office are making it hard to predict what will happen in the future. We can't seem to get any momentum either way these past few weeks. Still, 2012 is ahead of 2011 by 9.5% at $4.91 billion to $4.49 billion and we do have at least one monster hit left to open this summer, so that lead could increase by the end of August. More...

Weekend Estimates: Madagascar Holds On as Openers Disappoint

What was billed as a potentially tight race at the top of the chart this weekend has turned into a romp for Madagascar 3 thanks in part to a steep second-weekend decline for Prometheus, but mainly to weak openings for Rock of Ages and That's My Boy. Madagascar itself will be down 41% to $35.5 million and a 10 day total of $120.4 million, which is a fairly sizable decline for a family movie at this time of year. Prometheus is set to decline 60% to $20.2 million this weekend, for $88.9 million so far. Rock of Ages will be third with $15 million for the weekend, which leaves it far short of its $75 million budget. That's My Boy will most likely end up in 5th place with $13 million, which may prove to be Adam Sandler's worst opening weekend ever, once adjusted for ticket price inflation. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Rock?

It could be a really close race for the top of the box office chart between Rock of Ages, That's My Boy, and last week's winner, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. All three films have a shot at a weekend haul in the mid-to-high $30 million range. That's the good news. The bad news is, none of them really have a shot at matching Green Lattern's $50 million opening from this weekend last year. Because of this, 2012 will need to rely on depth to earn a win in the year-over-year comparison and while there are some positive signs, it could be a close race. More...

IMAX: Prometheus Sets June Record

Prometheus earned $9.1 million of its $50 million opening weekend box office on IMAX, which is a record for a June opening. It also pulled in $3.0 million internationally lifting its worldwide total to $14 million. More...

Contest: One for the Ages

It should be another very close race for top spot on the box office next weekend with Rock of Ages and That's My Boy having about equal chances of earning first place. I think Rock of Ages will earn better reviews and will come out on top by a narrow margin. Regardless if I'm right, it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Rock of Ages. 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 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on Blu-ray 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 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on Blu-ray Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! In the meantime, check out the new Journey 2 App. More...

2012 Preview: June

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Cast

Julianne Hough    Sherrie Christian
Diego Boneta    Drew Boley
Russell Brand    Lonny
Paul Giamatti    Paul Gill
Catherine Zeta-Jones    Patricia Whitmore
Malin Akerman    Constance Sack
Mary J. Blige    Justice
Alec Baldwin    Dennis Dupree
Tom Cruise    Stacie Jaxx
Dakota Sage Grant    Little Girl on Bus
Matt Sullivan    Random Guy
Erica Frene    Beth
Michael Olusczak    Crook
Anthony Bellissimo    Rocker Thief
Alan Shane Hartline    Bartender Jimmy
James Martin Kelly    Doug Flintlock
Bryan Cranston    Mike Whitmore
Celina Beach    Mayor's Secretary
Angelo Donato Valderrama    Chico
Dan Finnerty    Tour Manager-Stacee
Kevin Nash    Stacee's Bodyguard
Jeff Chase    Stacee's Bodyguard
Chantel Gonsalves    Stacee Groupie
Tyne Stecklein    Stacee Groupie
Hanna-Lee Sakakibara    Stacee Groupie
Jaimie Goodwin    Stacee Groupie
Anne Fletcher    Church Horse Mother
Denise Faye    Protest Mother #1
Marriann Nelson    Protest Mother #2
Porcelain Black    Singer
Christopher J. Tywoniak    Drew's Band
Maxwell E. Terlecki    Drew's Band
Robert Reef    Drew's Band
Marcus Johns    Drew's Band
Vivi Pineda    Waitress #1
Aniela McGuiness    Waitress #2
Elvire Emanuelle    Waitress #3
David Gibbs    Arsenal Band
Mark Dzier    Arsenal Band
Brev Sullivan    Arsenal Band
Daniel Wills    Arsenal Band
Will Forte    Mitch Miley
Prince Shah    Store Manager
Benjamin Malone    Motel Manager
Arielle Reitsma    Slutty Girl
Anya Garnis    Destiny
Barry Habib    Record Executive
Constantine Maroulis    Record Executive
Heather Leigh Davis    Clothes Stylist
Josh Randall    Z-Guyeezz #1 - Donny
Jack Mountford    Z-Guyeezz #2 - Joey
Elgin Kos Aponte    Z-Guyeezz #3 - Kevy
Eli Roth    Stefano
Veronica Berry    Louise/Assistant #2
Karelix Alicea    Sinnamon
T.J. Miller    Rolling Stone Receptionist
Nuno Bennencourt    Rocker
Joel Hoekstra    Rocker
Debbie Gibson    Rocker
Sebastian Bach    Rocker
Kevin Cronin    Rocker
Misterwill    Rocker
Jack Desroches    Rocker
Choice Gray    Kissing Girl
Sophie Cook    Female Fan

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Adam Shankman
Screenwriter    Justin Theroux
Screenwriter    Chris D'Arienzo
Screenwriter    Allan Loeb
Producer    Matthew Weaver
Producer    Scott Prisand
Producer    Carl Levin
Producer    Tobey Maguire
Producer    Garrett Grant
Producer    Jennifer Gibgot
Executive Producer    Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer    Richard Brener
Executive Producer    Michael Disco
Executive Producer    Samuel J. Brown
Executive Producer    Hillary Butorac Weaver
Executive Producer    Janet Billigrich
Executive Producer    Adam Shankman
Executive Producer    Chris D'Arienzo
Based on the musical "Rock of Ages" written by    Chris D'Arienzo
Director of Photography    Bojan Bazelli
Production Designer    Jon Hutman
Editor    Emma E. Hichox
Co-Producer    Barry Habib
Co-Producer    Jeff Davis
Music Supervisor    Matt Sullivan
Co-Producer    Daniel Shafer
Composer    Adam Anders
Composer    Peer Astrom
Executive Music Producer    Adam Anders
Costume Designer    Rita Ryack
Choreography    Mia Michaels
Casting Director    Juel Bestrop
Casting Director    Seth Yanklewitz
Unit Production Manager    Garrett Grant
First Assistant Director    Chris Carreras
Second Assistant Director    Rebecca Baughman
Second Assistant Director    David Wathers
Associate Producer    James Badstibner

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/15 3 $5,294,141   3,470 $1,526   $5,294,141 1
2012/06/16 3 $5,468,718 +3% 3,470 $1,576   $10,762,859 2
2012/06/17 5 $3,674,410 -33% 3,470 $1,059   $14,437,269 3
2012/06/18 5 $1,588,281 -57% 3,470 $458   $16,025,550 4
2012/06/19 5 $1,796,112 +13% 3,470 $518   $17,821,662 5
2012/06/20 5 $1,538,475 -14% 3,470 $443   $19,360,137 6
2012/06/21 4 $1,403,107 -9% 3,470 $404   $20,763,244 7
2012/06/22 5 $2,519,100 +80% 3,470 $726   $23,282,344 8
2012/06/23 6 $3,121,929 +24% 3,470 $900   $26,404,273 9
2012/06/24 7 $2,014,348 -35% 3,470 $581   $28,418,621 10
2012/06/25 8 $958,219 -52% 3,470 $276   $29,376,840 11
2012/06/26 7 $1,118,241 +17% 3,470 $322   $30,495,081 12
2012/06/27 7 $868,350 -22% 3,470 $250   $31,363,431 13
2012/06/28 7 $818,136 -6% 3,470 $236   $32,181,567 14
2012/06/29 12 $885,759 +8% 2,405 $368   $33,067,326 15
2012/06/30 13 $1,136,009 +28% 2,405 $472   $34,203,335 16
2012/07/01 13 $822,571 -28% 2,405 $342   $35,025,906 17
2012/07/02 14 $396,057 -52% 2,405 $165   $35,421,963 18
2012/07/03 15 $301,028 -24% 1,250 $241   $35,722,991 19
2012/07/04 14 $355,804 +18% 1,250 $285   $36,078,795 20
2012/07/05 15 $256,418 -28% 1,250 $205   $36,335,213 21
2012/07/06 - $205,724 -20% 701 $293   $36,540,937 22
2012/07/07 - $265,373 +29% 701 $379   $36,806,310 23
2012/07/08 - $168,309 -37% 701 $240   $36,974,619 24
2012/07/09 - $71,429 -58% 701 $102   $37,046,048 25
2012/07/10 - $81,576 +14% 701 $116   $37,127,624 26
2012/07/11 - $78,255 -4% 701 $112   $37,205,879 27
2012/07/12 - $82,116 +5% 701 $117   $37,287,995 28
2012/07/13 - $85,297 +4% 255 $334   $37,373,292 29
2012/07/14 - $115,128 +35% 255 $451   $37,488,420 30
2012/07/15 - $71,566 -38% 255 $281   $37,559,986 31
2012/07/16 - $28,774 -60% 255 $113   $37,588,760 32
2012/07/17 - $35,542 +24% 255 $139   $37,624,302 33
2012/07/18 - $32,144 -10% 255 $126   $37,656,446 34
2012/07/19 - $27,044 -16% 255 $106   $37,683,490 35
2012/07/20 - $93,573 +246% 322 $291   $37,777,063 36
2012/07/21 - $119,302 +27% 322 $371   $37,896,365 37
2012/07/22 - $70,070 -41% 322 $218   $37,966,435 38
2012/07/23 - $38,384 -45% 322 $119   $38,004,819 39
2012/07/24 - $40,757 +6% 322 $127   $38,045,576 40
2012/07/25 - $40,995 +1% 322 $127   $38,086,571 41
2012/07/26 - $41,915 +2% 322 $130   $38,128,486 42
2012/07/27 - $51,255 +22% 302 $170   $38,179,741 43
2012/07/28 - $70,418 +37% 302 $233   $38,250,159 44
2012/07/29 - $39,050 -45% 302 $129   $38,289,209 45
2012/07/30 - $21,653 -45% 302 $72   $38,310,862 46
2012/07/31 - $24,955 +15% 302 $83   $38,335,817 47
2012/08/01 - $23,907 -4% 302 $79   $38,359,724 48
2012/08/02 - $24,380 +2% 302 $81   $38,384,104 49
2012/08/03 - $21,105 -13% 145 $146   $38,405,209 50
2012/08/04 - $28,276 +34% 145 $195   $38,433,485 51
2012/08/05 - $18,848 -33% 145 $130   $38,452,333 52
2012/08/06 - $9,921 -47% 145 $68   $38,462,254 53
2012/08/07 - $9,125 -8% 145 $63   $38,471,379 54
2012/08/08 - $7,893 -14% 145 $54   $38,479,272 55
2012/08/09 - $10,080 +28% 145 $70   $38,489,352 56
2012/08/10 - $6,574 -35% 57 $115   $38,495,926 57
2012/08/11 - $9,032 +37% 57 $158   $38,504,958 58
2012/08/12 - $4,384 -51% 57 $77   $38,509,342 59
2012/08/13 - $2,394 -45% 57 $42   $38,511,736 60
2012/08/14 - $2,223 -7% 57 $39   $38,513,959 61
2012/08/15 - $2,034 -9% 57 $36   $38,515,993 62
2012/08/16 - $2,620 +29% 57 $46   $38,518,613 63

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/15 3 $14,437,269   3,470 $4,161   $14,437,269 3
2012/06/22 6 $7,655,377 -47% 3,470 $2,206   $28,418,621 10
2012/06/29 13 $2,844,339 -63% 2,405 $1,183   $35,025,906 17
2012/07/06 18 $639,406 -78% 701 $912   $36,974,619 24
2012/07/13 26 $271,991 -57% 255 $1,067   $37,559,986 31
2012/07/20 20 $282,945 +4% 322 $879   $37,966,435 38
2012/07/27 26 $160,723 -43% 302 $532   $38,289,209 45
2012/08/03 37 $68,229 -58% 145 $471   $38,452,333 52
2012/08/10 54 $19,990 -71% 57 $351   $38,509,342 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/14/20123268,321 268,321$4,014,082$4,014,0821
10/21/2012999,083-63% 367,404$1,482,282$5,496,3642
10/28/20121453,003-47% 420,407$755,293$6,251,6573
11/4/20121084,862+60% 505,269$847,771$7,099,4284
11/11/20122239,552-53% 544,821$591,698$7,691,1265
11/18/20122716,444-58% 561,265$246,002$7,937,1286

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/14/20125102,179 102,179$2,374,646$2,374,6461
10/21/20121218,076-82% 120,255$451,187$2,825,8332
10/28/20121811,106-39% 131,362$267,102$3,092,9353
11/4/20121023,928+115% 155,289$403,425$3,496,3604

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