Scary Movie 4

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $90,710,620Details
International Box Office $88,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $178,710,620
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $22,651,051 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $22,651,051
Further financial details...

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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
37% - Rotten
Audience
51% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 14th, 2006 (Wide) by Weinstein/Dimension
Video Release: August 15th, 2006 by Weinstein Co./Genius
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor throughout, some comic violence and language
Franchise: Scary Movie
Keywords: Alien Invasion, Spoof
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 22nd, 2011

It's a deceptively slow week when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray releases. Have I mentioned how much I love the word, "deceptively"? It is worse than meaningless and actually reduces the amount of information given in any sentence it appears in. In this case, the first sentence could mean the week appears to be slow, but it is actually quite busy. Or it could mean the week appears busy, but is quite slow. Unfortunately, it's the latter. There are four first run releases coming out on the home market, which is more than most weeks, but all four missed expectations to one degree or another. Additionally, there's only one new release that I'm seriously considering for Pick of the Week, The Venture Bros.: Season Four on Blu-ray. In fact, there are a couple Blu-ray catalog titles that are more interesting than any of the first run releases. Leading the way there is Stand By Me, which is not only a great movie, but the Blu-ray isn't shovelware and includes Blu-ray exclusive extras like a Picture-in-Picture track. So which release is the Pick of the Week? I can't decide, so let's call it a tie. More...

DVD Releases for November 18, 2008 - Part I

It's a weird week for the DVD release report. According to Amazon, seven of the top ten releases come from two movies: WALL-E and Tropic Thunder. Add in the Spanish language edition and there are five versions of the former movie coming out this week, including the 3-Disc DVD and the 3-Disc Blu-ray, either one of which is worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. The overall group of releases feels weaker than last week, but it is more than enough that it had to be split into two parts. Part two can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for December 19, 2006

This is the last week before Christmas and there are a lot of DVDs on this week's list that would make perfect last minute Christmas gifts. There are also a lot of DVDs that feel like they are being dumped on the home market in the hopes that they will be scooped up by ever desperate shoppers. Of the contenders, Jackie Chan's Police Story - Special Collector's Edition and The Simpsons - The Complete Ninth Season - Collectable Lisa Head Packaging came close to taking home the honor. But in the end I went with When the Levees Broke. More...

Poseidon Capsizes Competition on Home Market

It was a relatively slow week for new releases, but without much competition there were two newcomers finishing atop the standings. In first place was Poseidon as the disaster flick hopes to save its run on the home market; the $8.97 million it was able to bring in put it in first place comfortably, but it won't be enough to help it show a profit any time soon. More...

Home Market Numbers Take a Vacation

This week's batch of DVDs managed to place a handful of new releases on the chart, including the top two films. R.V. opened in top spot with $9.08 million, a reasonable start given its domestic total and its target audience. More...

International Details - Peninsula at Pinnacle

A South Korean film, Hanbando, a.k.a. The Korean Peninsula, topped its native market with a huge $6.14 million on 520 screens over the weekend and a total of $9.85 million overall. That was good enough for sixth place on the international charts. More...

International Details - Da Vinci Outpaces Fast and the Furious

The Da Vinci Code slipped out of the top five with $3.85 million on 3037 screens in 55 markets for a total of $515.15 million. This is the 11th best international total ever, while its worldwide mark of $728.36 million places it 23rd on the all-time worldwide chart. More...

International Details - Da Vinci Sinks Poseidon

Last minute updates in weekend numbers showed that it was The Da Vinci Code and not Poseidon grabbing the final spot in the top five. It was an exceedingly close race with the former film topping the latter by less than $3000 both with $5.68 million. The Da Vinci Code earned its box office on 4352 screens in 57 markets while Poseidon needed just 3584 in 48. On the other hand, their running tallies are worlds apart with The Da Vinci Code leading $507.68 million to $94.72 million. That film became just the 12th film to cross $500 million internationally and is less than $20 million from overtaking Finding Nemo for 10th place on the international charts. More...

International Details - Scaring Up some Business

Scary Movie 4 opened in first place in both France and Spain, helping the film into sixth place overall with $4.89 million on 1512 screens in 22 markets for a total of $74.72 million internationally. In Spain the film made $1.76 million on 400 screens over the weekend and $1.83 million in total, while in France it brought in $3.47 million on 571 screens, but that was for the full week. More...

International Details - Furious\' Start not quite Fast Enough

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift started its international run last weekend but missed the top five with $7.93 million on 810 screens in 8 markets. The film took first place in five markets, including the U.K. with $3.35 million on 415 screens, in Australia with $2.28 million on 221 screens, and New Zealand with $444,000 on 53 screens. This is inline with what the original opened with in those markets, but with shorter legs due to Sequelitis it won't have as high a final box office. More...

International Details - Treat for Trick 2

Trick 2 opened in its native Japan finishing in a close second with $3.83 million on 282 screens. That was enough for sixth place on the overall charts and the best per screen average in the top 30. More...

International Details - Re-Volving Door

The final weekend before the start of World Cup saw Volver become the latest best of the rest finishing sixth with $4.46 million on 863 screens in 5 markets for a total of $27.25 million. The film was again led by its performance in France where it grew for the second week in a row up 14% to $3.02 million on 404 screens for a total of $9.09 million while in Italy it grew by 28% to $1.44 million on 268 screens for a total of $5.61 million after three weeks. In both of those markets the film is on pace to top such worldwide blockbusters as Mission: Impossible 3, something nobody would have predicted before the start of the summer. Even more impressively, it is about a week away from France becoming the film's most lucrative market topping the $11.94 million it made in its native Spain. More...

International Details - Volver Vaults into Fourth Place

The one major change from the studio estimates was in fourth place as the Spanish film, Volver, grew by 15% to $4.55 million on 835 screens in 5 markets for a total of $21.33 million. The big surprise came in France where the film was up a massive 41% from its opened taking in $2.64 million on 333 screens for a two-week total of $5.53 million. Meanwhile, in Italy is was down a mere 16% to $1.11 million on 309 screens for a total of $3.30 million. More...

International Details - Mission: Second Place

Mission: Impossible 3 was knocked out of first place by The Da Vinci Code, but that was not a surprise to anyone. What was a surprise is the lack of staying power Mission: Impossible 3 has exhibited so far; this week the film fell a further 43% o $23.22 million on 6392 screens in 57 markets for a total of $164.32 million. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it added $3.44 million on 445 screens to its total of $23.70 million. However, South Korea is close behind with $3.19 million on 330 screens for a total of $23.22 million. The film only as a few openings left and Japan is the only major player out there so unless a minor miracle happens Mission: Impossible 3 won't reach the heights that its predecessors did. More...

International Details - Silent Sneaks into Top Five

Silent Hill's weekend numbers were better than earlier estimates and that helped place the film fourth overall with $4.99 million on 1398 screens in 11 markets. The film finished first in Russia with $1.45 million on 213 screens over the weekend and $1.61 million in total while it had to settle for second in Germany with $1.10 million on 308 screens. It also opened in second place in Hong Kong with $462,000 on 34 screens and $580,000 including the previews mentioned last week. So far the film has earned $18.92 million at the international box office, the largest single chunk coming from the U.K.; in that market the film has made $6.32 million including $439,000 on 285 screens this week. More...

International Top Five - Impossible Start

Mission: Impossible 3 started its international run this weekend in first place with $70.03 million on 6997 screens on 56 markets. With a per screen average just the tiniest margin over $10,000, it is no man's land between hit and miss; it made a very healthy amount of money, but still not as much as many expected. Its international debut very similar domestic opening in that way. More...

International Top Five - Five for Five

For the fifth week in a row, Ice Age: The Meltdown top the international charts earning a still impressive $30.01 million on 8374 screens in 57 markets for an international total of $379.61 million after a month of release. The film is starting to lose both theatres and markets and won't be able to top the charts next weekend, but it has already managed more than enough to show a very healthy profit and should reach $600 million worldwide within a couple of weeks. Its best market of the weekend was Italy where it was down a mere 4% to $5.17 million on 544 screens over the weekend and already has $15.31 million in that market. Its best market overall is Germany where the film has earned $54.00 million in four weeks, including $3.47 million on 1093 screens this past weekend. More...

R.V. Sticks it to Competition

The last weekend in April is generally not a good time to open a new movie since the first weekend in May is the unofficial start of the Summer Blockbuster season. Movies that open now generally only get one weekend of release before being crushed by the competition. Because of this, studios tend to dump films that have lowered expectations during this weekend. So there's little surprise that the total box office was down 6.6% from last week to $102 million. But more importantly, that represents a 12.6% increase from the same weekend last year despite the fact that last year's number one film earned nearly $5 million more than this year's number one film did. This surge had helped the year-to-date figure grow to $2.603 billion, up 4.7% over last year's pace. This is significant because it puts ticket sales on the rise as well as total box office. More...

Getting a Head Start on Vacation

It's a busy week for wide releases with four such films coming out, although none of them look like breakout hits. In fact, only one of the films is opening in significantly more than 2,000 theatres. Continuing the overriding trend of the year, the film that is earning the worst reviews of the weekend should also top the charts. More...

International Top Five - Ice Age Cracks Half a Billion

Ice Age: The Meltdown continues its international run adding another $40.23 million on 9034 screens in 60 markets to its total of $333.06 million on the international scene and $501.41 million worldwide. The film in now 43rd on the All-Time Charts and is climbing the charts very quickly. It had a trio of openings in major markets taking first in Italy with $5.25 million on 538 screens but had to settle for second in South Korea with $1.41 million on 234 screens over the weekend and $1.55 million in total. In Japan the film was even weaker finishing in fourth place with $1.28 million on 465 screens, which is well below the $5000 per theatre average that separates the hits from the missing, so even with Golden Week holidays, Ice Age: The Meltdown won't have much legs in the market. Its best market overall was Germany where the film remained first despite a post-East drop-off of 57% falling to $5.35 million on 1109 screens for a total of $48.60 million after three weeks there. More...

Silence is Golden

It was a mixed week with the total box office hitting just $110 million, down 9.0% from last week. On the other hand, that was up an impressive 17.4% from the same weekend last year and year-to-date 2006 is now leading 2005 by 4%. On an interesting side note, of the three new releases, the film that earned the worst reviews earned the best box office while the film that earned the of best reviews earned the weakest box office. Further proof that high quality is detrimental to a film's box office potential. More...

Silencing the Critics

A trio of new films tackle Scary Movie 4 looking to become the next box office champ. None of the films are winning over the critics with one of them not even being screened, but that doesn't seem to be the huge warning sign that it usually signifies. More...

Silencing the Critics

A trio of new films tackle Scary Movie 4 this weekend, looking to become the next box office champ. None of the films are winning over the critics, and one of them was not even screened, but that isn't necessarily the huge warning sign that it usually signifies. More...

International Top Five - Meltdown Sinks Original

Ice Age: The Meltdown added another $60.34 million on 8303 screens in 57 markets for a total of $263.19 million in internationally and $410.42 million worldwide as of Monday. This means it took less than three weeks for the film to top the original's totals on both the international and worldwide box office, and that's with three more major markets left to open in, (South Korea, Italy, and Japan). The film added a dozen markets this weekend, but most of those were smaller in nature but did include $829,000 on 45 screens in Hong Kong and $516,000 on 110 in Thailand. Holdovers include an outstanding $12.37 million on 1111 screens in Germany for a two-week total of $37.07 million there while in the U.K. it added $6.40 million on 503 screens to its total of $34.58 million in the market. It was even more impressive in Mexico given the relative size of the market, it remained in first place for the third weekend in a row with $2.54 million on 912 screens for a $24.72 million total. On the other hand, the film fell 60% during the weekend in Russia falling out of first place with $1.35 million on 397 screens for a three-week total of $15.92 million. More...

Per Theatre Chart is Sweet as Candy

Hard Candy easily won the race on the per theatre charts, taking in nearly $60,000 in 2 theatres for an average of $29,025. Friends with Money slipped to second place with a still impressive $17,611 average in 42 theatres, which bodes well for Friday when it is scheduled to open in several hundred more theatres. The only other movie in the $10,000 club was the overall box office leader, Scary Movie 4, with $11,167. More...

Scaring the Easter Box Office into Submission

It was a great weekend at the box office, with the box office growing and records falling. The total box office rose 4.4% to just shy of $120 million, which was $43.7% higher than last year. In fact, the week's number one film earned nearly half of what the total box office brought in this time last year. With two weeks of incredible year-to-year growth, 2006 has pulled ahead of 2005 by 4%, but remember, this time last year was the weakest part of the entire year, so don't celebrate prematurely. If 2006 can keep the growth up even when it goes against Revenge of the Sith, that's when we celebrate. More...

Contest - Kinky Contest - Last Minute Warning

There's less than 12 hours to enter the Kinky Contest and for those who have been waiting for the theatre counts to enter, here they are for the relevant films. More...

Hunting for an Easter Weekend Win

We should have a new winner atop the box office this Easter weekend with two new films opening wide. Strangely, it is not the digitally animated film from Disney that is leading the charge to the top. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 7 - April 13

Back to normal levels of traffic on this list, but like last week there's not an over abundance of huge sites on this week's list. I hope that changes soon as the summer box office season is just around the corner. The best of the bunch this week is Hard Candy - Official Site, which has been slowly growing for months. More...

Contest - Box Office Prediction - Kinky Contests

This week we have another three-way contest with prizes from Show Me, I Am a Sex Addict, and Barry Manilow. As always, the object of the contest is to predict the opening box office of a certain film with the person who comes closest to predicting the opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, winning the prize. To win Barry Manilow - Music and Passion, predict the opening weekend of Scary Movie 4. To win an autographed poster from I Am a Sex Addict, predict the opening weekend of Kinky Boots. Finally, to win a copy of Show Me on DVD, predict the opening weekend of Hard Candy. And, if that wasn't enough, of the three winners, the person whose margin of error is the lowest (on a percentage basis), will win a bonus prize. Entries must be received by 10am, Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Movie Website Updates for March 31 - April 6

It's a much busier week this week including several sites that I found through e-mails. Thanks for the tips. (On a side note, if you sent me an e-mail regarding a movie site and I forgot it, please send it again. It was a big list this week and I'm almost positive one or two sites slipped between the cracks.) Unfortunately, while there are plenty of sites on this week's list, there's not a lot of top notch ones. The movie on this list that made me the most excited was The Simpsons Movie, and that one doesn't even have an official movie site, just the teaser trailer. More...

2006 Preview: April

March wasn't as strong as expected and April doesn't seem to have what it takes to turn things around. IMDb has a poll they run every month on what film you are looking forward to the most. This time the number one film is Silent Hill was in first with 16.5% of the vote. Number two went to 'Other' at 13.0% of the vote. This is a really, really bad sign. With no advanced buzz, many films will have a hard time attracting an audience, which not only means less people are seeing the movies, but also less people are seeing the trailers for the big summer releases, which means less buzz about the summer releases... On the other hand, there are several limited releases that look promising including Friends with Money, Hard Candy, The Notorious Bettie Page, and Kinky Boots. Unfortunately, all but the first are being released on April 14th. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 3 - March 9

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. This week's winner was one of last week's best sites, She's the Man - Official Site, which added a lot of content this week including some old stuff that was off site for previous weeks. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 27 - February 2

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It was another slow week with nothing really grabbing my attention and nothing award-winning, (although there are a couple of sites that show promise). Hopefully some of the summer blockbusters will start launching flash sites so this slump can end. More...

Cast

Anna Faris    Cindy Campbell
Regina Hall    Brenda Meeks
Craig Bierko    Tom Ryan
Carmen Electra    Holly
Leslie Nielsen    President Harris
Simon Rex    George
Shaquille O'Neal    Himself
Anthony Anderson    Mahalik
Charlie Sheen    Tom Logan
Dr. Phil    Himself
Bill Pullman    Henry Hale
Chris Elliott    Ezekiel
Molly Shannon    Marilyn
Michael Madsen    Oliver
Chingy    Himself
Lil' John    Gloating Driver
James Earl Jones    Himself
Conchita Campbell    Rachel
Kevin Hart    CJ

Production and Technical Credits

Director    David Zucker
Screenwriter    Craig Mazin
Screenwriter    Jim Abrahams
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/04/14 1 $19,017,001   3,602 $5,280   $19,017,001 1
2006/04/15 1 $13,443,698 -29% 3,602 $3,732   $32,460,699 2
2006/04/16 1 $7,762,176 -42% 3,602 $2,155   $40,222,875 3
2006/04/17 1 $3,973,984 -49% 3,602 $1,103   $44,196,859 4
2006/04/18 1 $2,441,967 -39% 3,602 $678   $46,638,826 5
2006/04/19 1 $2,046,600 -16% 3,602 $568   $48,685,426 6
2006/04/20 1 $1,977,813 -3% 3,602 $549   $50,663,239 7
2006/04/21 2 $5,794,230 +193% 3,673 $1,578   $56,457,469 8
2006/04/22 2 $7,324,399 +26% 3,673 $1,994   $63,781,868 9
2006/04/23 3 $3,696,313 -50% 3,673 $1,006   $67,478,181 10
2006/04/24 3 $800,581 -78% 3,673 $218   $68,278,762 11
2006/04/25 3 $727,163 -9% 3,673 $198   $69,005,925 12
2006/04/26 3 $676,262 -7% 3,673 $184   $69,682,187 13
2006/04/27 3 $680,964 +1% 3,673 $185   $70,363,151 14
2006/04/28 5 $2,418,660 +255% 3,418 $708   $72,781,811 15
2006/04/29 6 $3,538,940 +46% 3,418 $1,035   $76,320,751 16
2006/04/30 7 $1,847,968 -48% 3,418 $541   $78,168,719 17
2006/05/01 5 $467,129 -75% 3,418 $137   $78,635,848 18
2006/05/02 5 $451,239 -3% 3,418 $132   $79,087,087 19
2006/05/03 5 $435,021 -4% 3,418 $127   $79,522,108 20
2006/05/04 5 $432,199 -1% 3,418 $126   $79,954,307 21
2006/05/05 7 $1,094,679 +153% 2,537 $431   $81,048,986 22
2006/05/06 8 $1,665,943 +52% 2,537 $657   $82,714,929 23
2006/05/08 10 $207,837   2,537 $82   $83,852,598 25
2006/05/09 10 $201,192 -3% 2,537 $79   $84,053,790 26
2006/05/11 10 $222,375   2,537 $88   $84,501,768 28
2006/05/29 21 $80,418   423 $190   $88,444,035 46

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/04/14 1 $40,222,875   3,602 $11,167   $40,222,875 3
2006/04/21 2 $16,814,942 -58% 3,673 $4,578   $67,467,181 10
2006/04/28 5 $7,805,568 -54% 3,418 $2,284   $78,168,719 17
2006/05/05 8 $3,690,454 -53% 2,537 $1,455   $83,644,761 24
2006/05/12 12 $1,952,572 -47% 1,793 $1,089   $86,454,340 31
2006/05/19 14 $653,124 -67% 752 $869   $87,735,902 38
2006/05/26 20 $339,252 -48% 423 $802   $88,363,617 45
2006/06/02 24 $202,341 -40% 317 $638   $88,782,585 52
2006/06/09 31 $134,198 -34% 223 $602   $89,036,988 59
2006/06/16 35 $75,053 -44% 167 $449   $89,204,465 66
2006/06/23 20 $352,632 +370% 555 $635   $89,628,856 73
2006/06/30 21 $301,333 -15% 385 $783   $90,175,152 80
2006/07/07 27 $127,354 -58% 201 $634   $90,485,784 87
2006/07/14 40 $53,262 -58% 120 $444   $90,612,358 94
2006/07/21 50 $30,254 -43% 69 $438   $90,672,025 101
2006/07/28 65 $15,784 -48% 38 $415   $90,703,745 108

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/20/20062748,553 748,553$10,573,910$10,573,9101
8/27/20064286,769-62% 1,035,322$3,977,486$14,551,3962
9/3/20061594,778-67% 1,130,100$1,314,571$15,865,9673
9/10/20061692,607-2% 1,222,707$1,324,363$17,190,3304
9/17/20062451,206-45% 1,273,913$735,513$17,925,8435

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