The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $139,876,417Details
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Synopsis

The divine film adaptation from Richard O'Brien's British musical horror comedy/rock opera features Brad and Janet, a couple who find themselves lost on a cold, rainy night. The madcap, musical mayhem begins when the couple takes refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter as he is about to unveil his greatest creation - and have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
78% - Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,200,000
Theatrical Release: September 26th, 1975 (Limited) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: November 4th, 1992 by Fox Home Entertainment
Keywords: Cannibalism, LGBT, Alien Invasion, Cult Movie, Midnight Movie
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Live Action

DVD Sales: Dragons Prey on New Releases

New releases failed to make much of an impact on this week's DVD sales chart with only one placing in the top five and only two or three others in the top 30. This left How to Train Your Dragon on top with an easy win at 1.42 million units for the week. This gives it totals of 3.29 million / $70.40 million in consumer spending at retail, which makes it the third-best-selling DVD for any 2010 theatrical release and the eighth-best-selling DVD of the year. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 19th, 2010

There's a bit of a lull in activity on the home market this week, at least in terms of big sellers. The best selling release is Predators and while I recommend picking up the Blu-ray, the movie barely made $50 million at the box office, so I have realistic expectations regarding its sales potential. Meanwhile, the Pick of the Week is a classic from 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 35th Anniversary Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of those movies I'm almost embarrassed to say I've never seen, at least I've never seen the whole thing in one sitting. It is one of the most famous movies of all time and has a dedicated fanbase that treats the movie more like a religion more than mere entertainment. It was based on the musical written by Richard O'Brien, who is best known for providing the voice for Lawrence Fletcher on Phineas and Ferb, which means I have a sudden urge to quote that show throughout my review. I'll try and fight that urge. More...

Cast

Susan Sarandon    Janet Weiss (A Heroine)
Tim Curry    Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Meat Loaf    Eddie

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1975/09/26 1 $21,245   2 $10,623   $21,245 3

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/24/20103022,404 22,404$179,008$179,008938
10/31/20102330,181+35% 52,585$328,653$507,661939

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/24/2010631,377 31,377$580,162$580,162938
10/31/20101014,771-53% 46,148$273,119$853,281939

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