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Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,334,575Details
International Box Office $5,100,000
Worldwide Box Office $13,434,575
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,479,215 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,479,215
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
54% - Rotten
67% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 22nd, 2006 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: February 27th, 2007 by New Line Home Video, released as Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, sexual content and drug use
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Rock 'n' Roll, The Devil
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Red Hour Productions
Production Countries: United States


Jason Reed    Lee
Troy Gentile    Lil' JB
Ronnie James Dio    Dio
Paul F. Tompkins    Open Mic Host
Ned Bellamy    Security Guard 1
Fred Armisen    Security Guard
Kirk Ward    Car Chase Cop/Gang Leader
Amy Poehler    Truck Stop Waitress
Tim Robbins    The Stranger
Dave Grohl    Satan
Ben Stiller    Guitar Store Dude
Lara Everly    Girl
Brittany Eldridge    Girl
Melissa-Anne Davenport    Girl
John Ennis    Gang Member
V.J. Foster    Gang Member
Jay Johnston    Gang Member
Christopher Rivas    DJ
Colin Hanks    Drunk Frat Dude
Stephanie Erb    Al's Bar Waitress
Amy Adams    Gorgeous Woman
Milos Milicevic    Tattooed Biker
Molly Bryant    Ecstatic Woman
Michael Rivkin    Poopy Guy
Neil Hamburger    Stand Up Comic
Patrick M. Walsh    Exploding Head Guy
Bevin Kaye    Fainting Woman
Evie Peck    KG's Mother
Mason Knight    Young KG
Erik Walker    Bully
Dean Marchiano    Bully
Cynthia Ettinger    Betty Black
Andrew Caldwell    Billy Black
Laura Ann Milligan    Tarot Card Reader

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Liam Lynch
Screenwriter    Jack Black
Screenwriter    Kyle Gass
Producer    Jack Black
Producer    Kyle Gass
Producer    Stuart Cornfeld
Executive Producer    Ben Stiller
Executive Producer    Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer    Richard Brener
Executive Producer    Cale Boyter
Executive Producer    Georgia Kacandes
Director of Photography    Robert Brinkmann
Production Designer    Martin Whist
Editor    David Rennie
Composer    Jack Black
Composer    Kyle Gass
Song Writer-Score by    John King
Song Writer-Score by    Andrew Gross
Casting Director    Jeanne McCarthy
Casting Director    Juel Bestrop

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September 16th, 2006

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/22 7 $1,200,000   1,919 $625   $1,200,000 1
2006/11/23 10 $810,000 -33% 1,919 $422   $2,000,000 2
2006/11/27 10 $255,000   1,919 $133   $5,467,000 6
2006/11/28 10 $245,000 -4% 1,919 $128   $5,721,000 7
2006/11/29 10 $220,000 -10% 1,919 $115   $5,944,000 8
2006/11/30 10 $163,454 -26% 1,919 $85   $6,107,454 9
2006/12/25 47 $6,276   85 $74   $8,283,000 34

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/24 11 $3,234,879   1,919 $1,686   $5,212,156 5
2006/12/01 15 $1,303,678 -60% 1,919 $679   $7,411,132 12
2006/12/08 26 $229,773 -82% 338 $680   $8,081,469 19
2006/12/15 38 $54,663 -76% 160 $342   $8,232,726 26
2006/12/22 52 $12,000 -78% 85 $141   $8,276,724 33
2006/12/29 56 $16,994 +42% 85 $200   $8,312,827 40

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/17 18 $2,010,000   1,919 $1,047   $2,000,000 2
2006/11/24 11 $4,130,177 +105% 1,919 $2,152   $6,107,454 9
2006/12/01 15 $1,744,242 -58% 1,919 $909   $7,851,696 16
2006/12/08 26 $326,367 -81% 338 $966   $8,178,063 23
2006/12/15 40 $86,661 -73% 160 $542   $8,264,724 30
2006/12/22 59 $31,109 -64% 85 $366   $8,295,833 37
2006/12/29 55 $38,742 +25% 85 $456   $8,334,575 44

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/4/20076254,255 254,255$4,319,792$4,319,7921
3/11/200713100,981-60% 355,236$1,715,667$6,035,4602

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