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The Rocker (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,409,528Details
International Box Office $2,357,810
Worldwide Box Office $8,767,338
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,247,772 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,247,772
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Fish gets a second shot at fame 20 years after he got kicked out of his band the very night they signed a record contract that made them stars when he is invited to join his teenage cousin's band.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
40% - Rotten
Audience
46% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 20th, 2008 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: January 27th, 2009 by Fox Home Entertainment, released as Rocker, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug and sexual references, nudity and language.
Running Time: 102 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Jem and the Holograms
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Keywords: Musicians, Rock 'n' Roll, Delayed Adulthood
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 21 Laps Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,222 $2,850 Oct 10, 2008 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,012 $10,550 Oct 3, 2008 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,917 $25,888 Sep 26, 2008 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,930 $48,669 Sep 19, 2008 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,031 $82,761 Sep 12, 2008 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,981 $154,928 Sep 5, 2008 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,220 $969,878 Aug 29, 2008 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,826 $2,636,048 Aug 22, 2008 5
Widest Opening Weekend 1,150 2,784 Aug 22, 2008 5

Cast

   Fish
Christina Applegate    Kim
Jeff Garlin    Stan
Josh Gad    Matt
Teddy Geiger    Curtis
Emma Stone    Amelia
Jane Lynch    Lisa
Jason Sudeikis    David Marshall
Will Arnett    Lex
Howard Hesseman    Gator
Fred Armisen    Kerr
Bradley Cooper    Trash
Lonny Ross    Sticks
Jonathan Glaser    Billy
Jane Krakowski    Carol
Samantha Weinstein    Violet
Demetri Martin    Kip
Aziz Ansari    Aziz
Ellie Knaus    Erica
Laura De Cateret    Amelia's Mom
Steve Adams    Amelia's Dad
Mark Forward    Leon
Vik Sahay    Gary
Brittany Allen    I (Heart) Matt Girl
Jonathan Malen    Jeremy
Rebecca Northan    Jeremy's Mother
Keir Gilchrist    Moby Type Kid
Simon Sinn    Mr. Lee
SuChin Pak    SuChin Pak
Ennis Esmer    Barney
Nicole Arbour    Trashy Groupie
Wesley Morgan    Prom King Josh
Tanya Bevan    Prom Queen Jennifer
Marvin Karon    School Principal
Sandi Ross    Ms. Kopelson
Talia Russo    Amy
Jon Cor    Paul
Brian Gordon    Tattooed Drummer
Darrel Garmotin    Beat Box Kid
Angela Maiorano Thurston    Frazzled Stylist
Nicholas Spencer    Harry
Allan Roberto    Max
Patrick Hagarty    Gund Arena P.A.
Jessica Porter    Desk Sargeant
David Kiner    Reedy Rocker Guy
Guy Sanvido    Old Barber
Tiffany Boychuk    Boost Mobile Girl
Christian Potenza    Dry Engineer
Pete Best    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Maya Forbes
Screenwriter    Wallace Wolodarsky
Story Creator    Ryan Jaffe
Producer    Shawn Levy
Producer    Tom McNulty
Director of Photography    Anthony B. Richmond
Editor    George Folsey, Jr.
Co-Producer    Lyn Lucibello-Brancatella
Composer    Chad Fischer
Song Writer    Chad Fischer
Music Supervisor    Patrick Houlihan
Associate Producer    Billy Rosenberg
Assistant Director    Brian Giddens
Second Unit Director    Brian Spitz
Second Unit Director    Branko Racki
Unit Production Manager    Lyn Lucibello-Brancatella
Production Supervisor    Robin M. Reelis
Production Designer    Brandt Gordon
Set Decorator    Clive Thomasson
Second Unit Photography    Joachim Martin
Costume Designer    Christopher Hargadon
Costume Supervisor (Set)    Lou De Campo
Editor    Brad E. Wilhite
Editor    Charles Kaplan
Production Sound Mixer    Bruce Carwardine
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Minkler
Re-recording Mixer    Bob Beemer
Supervising Sound Editor    Andrew DeCristofaro
Supervising Sound Effects Editor    Michael Payne
Sound Effects Editor    Tim Walston
Sound Effects Editor    Bruce Tanis
Supervising Dialogue Editor    John C. Stuver
Dialogue Editor    Laura H. Atkinson
Music Editor    Terry Wilson
Key Makeup    Elizabeth Gruszka
Key Hairstylist    Vincent Sullivan
Casting Director    Julie Ashton
Casting (Toronto)    John Buchan
Casting    Jason Knight
Stunt Coordinator    Branko Racki

DVD Sales - Open on Fire!

February 10th, 2009

New releases dominated the DVD sales chart this week, taking the top three spots, four of the top five, and seven of the top ten. This includes a surprise number one film, Open Season 2, which took first place with 554,000 units sold, and it was the only release to crack $10 million with opening week sales of $11.07 million. More...

DVD Rentals - Lake Viewed on the Home Market

February 10th, 2009

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DVD Releases for January 27, 2009 - Part II

January 27th, 2009

One of the longest lists in a while this week, but there's a lack of quality at the top. There are a number that are of interest, like Zodiac on Blu-ray, The Bourne Trilogy on Blu-ray, and others, none rise to the level of DVD Pick of the Week. The list was long enough that it has to be split up, and the second part can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for January 27, 2009 - Part I

January 27th, 2009

One of the longest lists in a while this week, but there's a lack of quality at the top. There are a number that are of interest, like Zodiac on Blu-ray, The Bourne Trilogy on Blu-ray, and others, none rise to the level of DVD Pick of the Week. The list was long enough that it has to be split up, and the second part can be found here. More...

Summer's Stormy End

September 2nd, 2008

The Dark Knight did what few films in the past decade were able to do, lead the box office charts for four weeks in a row. Now Tropic Thunder is one weekend away from tying that mark. However, it was able to win this weekend thanks to weakness in the new releases, which caused the box office to slump. From Friday to Sunday the industry brought in $98 million, which was 8% lower than last weekend and 17% lower than the same weekend last year. Over four days, $124 million was earned, which was again 17% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 fell further behind $6.67 billion to $6.73 billion, but that is still less than a 1% difference and certainly not an insurmountable lead. More...

Bunnies Make Some Noise but Tropic Stays Hot

August 25th, 2008

Summer is winding down and the overall box office numbers show that quite clearly. Over the weekend, $106 million worth of tickets were sold, which is 15% lower than last weekend. On the other hand, it is a mere 1.3% lower than the same weekend last year, which continues the month-long slump. However, while 2008 is behind 2007's pace, it is by just 0.5% at $6.50 billion to $6.53 billion. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of August 22, 2008

August 24th, 2008

With the end of summer, there are a lot more wide releases than we've normally had during the past three months and this partially explains why we have a tie at the top with both Death Race 3000 - Official Site and The House Bunny - Official Site being judge the best of this week's offerings. More...

Race to the Top

August 22nd, 2008

Four films are opening in wide release this week, none of which can be called marquee releases. However, most of them should be able to cut out a slice of the shrinking summer box office pie. Most of them. A couple even have a shot at first place. More...

Rock On!

August 20th, 2008

Another week, another Wednesday opening. The Pineapple Express started its run by breaking the record for a Wednesday opening in August, but it didn't work so well for Tropic Thunder last week. The Rocker will likely have more in common with the latter than the former. More...

Cast Updates - August 7, 2008

August 7th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Edge of Darkness, Inglorious Bastards, Rachel Getting Married, and more! More...

2008 Preview: August

August 1st, 2008

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Cast Updates - July 25, 2008

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July 20th, 2008

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Cast Updates - July 10, 2008

July 10th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Angels & Demons, Extract, The Rocker, and more! More...

Cast Updates - July 5, 2008

July 5th, 2008

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2008 Preview: July

July 1st, 2008

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June 29th, 2008

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Cast Updates - April 17, 2008

April 17th, 2008

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March 16th, 2008

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November 15th, 2007

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November 13th, 2007

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New Movie US Release Dates - November 11, 2007

November 11th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Rocker, Babylon A.D., The Taking of Pelham 123 and more! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/22 13 $2,636,048   2,784 $947   $3,686,460 5
2008/08/29 22 $969,878 -63% 2,784 $348   $5,634,437 12
2008/09/05 35 $154,928 -84% 409 $379   $6,156,842 19
2008/09/12 40 $82,761 -47% 150 $552   $6,272,545 26
2008/09/19 45 $48,669 -41% 128 $380   $6,339,401 33
2008/09/26 59 $25,888 -47% 79 $328   $6,382,543 40
2008/10/03 75 $10,550 -59% 28 $377   $6,400,853 47
2008/10/10 98 $2,850 -73% 9 $317   $6,409,206 54

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/20 10 $577,343   2,627 $220   $577,343 1
2008/08/21 11 $473,069 -18% 2,627 $180   $1,050,412 2
2008/08/22 11 $941,815 +99% 2,784 $338   $1,992,227 3
2008/08/23 13 $1,047,817 +11% 2,784 $376   $3,040,044 4
2008/08/24 13 $646,416 -38% 2,784 $232   $3,686,460 5
2008/08/25 13 $296,152 -54% 2,784 $106   $3,982,612 6
2008/08/26 13 $275,636 -7% 2,784 $99   $4,258,248 7
2008/08/27 16 $210,717 -24% 2,784 $76   $4,468,965 8
2008/08/28 17 $195,594 -7% 2,784 $70   $4,664,559 9
2008/08/29 21 $263,745 +35% 2,784 $95   $4,928,304 10
2008/08/30 22 $359,395 +36% 2,784 $129   $5,287,699 11
2008/08/31 22 $346,738 -4% 2,784 $125   $5,634,437 12
2008/09/01 22 $210,958 -39% 2,784 $76   $5,845,395 13
2008/09/02 - $63,675 -70% 2,784 $23   $5,909,070 14
2008/09/03 - $48,402 -24% 2,784 $17   $5,957,472 15
2008/09/04 - $44,442 -8% 2,784 $16   $6,001,914 16
2008/09/05 - $50,446 +14% 409 $123   $6,052,360 17
2008/09/06 - $75,918 +50% 409 $186   $6,128,278 18
2008/09/07 - $28,564 -62% 409 $70   $6,156,842 19
2008/09/08 - $8,253 -71% 409 $20   $6,165,095 20
2008/09/09 - $8,379 +2% 409 $20   $6,173,474 21
2008/09/10 - $8,332 -1% 409 $20   $6,181,806 22
2008/09/11 - $7,978 -4% 409 $20   $6,189,784 23
2008/09/12 - $23,201 +191% 150 $155   $6,212,985 24
2008/09/13 - $40,599 +75% 150 $271   $6,253,584 25
2008/09/14 - $18,961 -53% 150 $126   $6,272,545 26
2008/09/15 - $4,971 -74% 150 $33   $6,277,516 27
2008/09/16 - $4,327 -13% 150 $29   $6,281,843 28
2008/09/17 - $4,478 +3% 150 $30   $6,286,321 29
2008/09/18 - $4,411 -1% 150 $29   $6,290,732 30
2008/09/19 - $15,030 +241% 128 $117   $6,305,762 31
2008/09/20 - $23,040 +53% 128 $180   $6,328,802 32
2008/09/21 - $10,599 -54% 128 $83   $6,339,401 33
2008/09/22 - $6,383 -40% 128 $50   $6,345,784 34
2008/09/23 - $6,434 +1% 128 $50   $6,352,218 35
2008/09/24 - $2,489 -61% 128 $19   $6,354,707 36
2008/09/25 - $1,948 -22% 128 $15   $6,356,655 37
2008/09/26 - $7,529 +286% 79 $95   $6,364,184 38
2008/09/27 - $11,975 +59% 79 $152   $6,376,159 39
2008/09/28 - $6,384 -47% 79 $81   $6,382,543 40
2008/09/29 - $1,788 -72% 79 $23   $6,384,331 41
2008/09/30 - $2,126 +19% 79 $27   $6,386,457 42
2008/10/01 - $1,983 -7% 79 $25   $6,388,440 43
2008/10/02 - $1,863 -6% 79 $24   $6,390,303 44

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/15 19 $1,050,412   2,627 $400   $1,050,412 2
2008/08/22 13 $3,614,147 +244% 2,784 $1,298   $4,664,559 9
2008/08/29 22 $1,337,355 -63% 2,784 $480   $6,001,914 16
2008/09/05 37 $187,870 -86% 409 $459   $6,189,784 23
2008/09/12 43 $100,948 -46% 150 $673   $6,290,732 30
2008/09/19 46 $65,923 -35% 128 $515   $6,356,655 37
2008/09/26 61 $33,648 -49% 79 $426   $6,390,303 44
2008/10/03 76 $16,053 -52% 28 $573   $6,406,356 51
2008/10/10 105 $3,172 -80% 9 $352   $6,409,528 58

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/1/20091967,217 67,217$1,478,102$1,478,1021

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