Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,317,151Details
International Box Office $2,288,902
Worldwide Box Office $20,606,053
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $17,610,420 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $17,610,420
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
75% - Certified Fresh
Audience
57% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Theatrical Release: December 21st, 2007 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: April 8th, 2008 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language
Keywords: Judd Apatow Buddy Comedy, Musicians, Spoof
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Nominated Films

DVD Rentals - There Will Be a New Number One

Like on the sales chart there were plenty of new releases. However, there was a new number on film on the rental chart as There Will Be Blood opened in first place with $8.54 million. I did find it strange that a critically acclaimed, Oscar winning movie would do better on the rental charts than the sales charts. Usually this happens when people want to try before they buy, but this doesn't seem the type of movie that would happen with. More...

DVD Sales - Alvin Repeats on Top

Despite numerous new releases that charted this week, seven in fact, Alvin and the Chipmunks remained in top spot on the DVD sales chart. It's rare for a film to repeat on top of the charts, but Alvin was able to do so despite a 72% drop-off from its opening and added 872,000 units and $14.38 million in spending. This lifts its total to 4.02 million units / $66.34 million making it the third best selling DVD of the year so far. More...

DVD Releases for April 8, 2008

It was a good week for top-notch releases with plenty that are worth picking up. But there were two films that were obvious choices for DVD Pick of the Week: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Adventures of Baron Munchausen. In both cases, I would recommend the Blu-ray versions over the DVD. (On a side note, there were a few late spotlight reviews this week, and next week there will be a few more. Hopefully I will catch up by then, but there's always a chance that more screeners will arrive late in the meantime.) More...

Treasure Tarnished but is Still Golden

2007 ended on a high note. Whole not every film was able to meet expectations, there was a trio of films that hit milestones, either just before the weekend, on the weekend, or just after the weekend ended. Overall the box office added $186 million over the weekend, which was up 16% from last weekend. More importantly, it was up 15% from the same weekend last year given 2007 a total box office of $9.68 billion, which was 4% more than 2006 and 2% more than 2004's record. Ticket sales, on the other hand, was flat down less than 0.1% from last year and this is the fourth down year out of five for this vital stat. More...

Box Office Treasure over Christmas

Over five days, 8 wide releases debuted in theaters, which is an insane amount of competition. It comes as no surprise that only a couple excelled while almost half failed to find a real audience. Overall the three-day weekend brought in $160 million, which is within a rounding error of last weekend. Comparing it to last year, on the other hand, is moot since December 24th landed on the weekend, and it is one of the worst days at the box office. Without that issue, 2007 was up by 34% from 2006, but that is a misleading number. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of December 21, 2007

There's a big list of wide releases this week and that means there is a big list of big sites. There are three that stand out, but only one, National Treasure: Book of Secrets - Official Site, that can be given the Weekly Website Award. More...

Cast Updates - December 20, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Four Christmases, My Sister's Keeper, Quarantined, and more! More...

A Treasure-trove of Wide Releases

The weekend before Christmas sees five films opening in wide release, by varying degrees. We have has a record-setting holdover and a surprisingly strong kids film to deal with, not to mention the three films opening on Christmas day. This will make for a very, very crowded marketplace and it is hard to imagine all films earning a place with moviegoers. However, figuring out which films will be squeezed out is very difficult. More...

Award Season - Globes Spread the Love Around

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, but there were no truly dominate films out of the 14 theatrical categories. More...

2007 Preview: December

It's been a while since we went into the final month of the year on such a down note. Since mid-September the box office has been down on a year-to-year comparison every weekend but two. There is some good news, including a competitive Oscar race and a strong group of films aiming for box office glory. While there are no films that appear to be heading for the monster hits territory, there are also no films that look like outright bombs. (Although a couple would be there if it weren't for the holidays.) Every week at least one Oscar contender and one box office giant are being released. This means that every weekend there is at least one film that should hit $100 million, or more. If five or more can reach that milestone, 2007 will set the record for most $100 million films in a year. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

Quite a few full sites launched this week, but as is the case most times, there were pretty Spartan at the moment and it will take a few more updates before we can tell if they are award-worthy or not. That said, it was a site for a movie that opens this week, Lars and the Real Girl - Official Site, that won the top prize as it finished adding all the material marked coming soon this week. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 12 - August 18, 2007

Busy week with more than 30 sites featured on the list. However, none really stand our as award-worthy; in fact, most only stand because of a lack of style. Hopefully as the fall season progresses and we near the holidays, we will get bigger and better sites launching. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 19, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Walk Hard, The Other Boleyn Girl, The International and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - May 27, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Jane Austen Book Club, Walk Hard, Vantage Point and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - February 25, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Resurrecting the Champ, The Waterhorse, Avatar and more. More...

Cast

John C. Reilly    Dewey Cox
Jenna Fischer    Darlene Madison Cox
Tim Meadows    Sam
Kristen Wiig    Edith Cox
Raymond J. Barry    Pa Cox
Harold Ramis    L'Chai'm
Margo Martindale    Ma Cox
Chris Parnell    Theo
Matt Besser    Dave
David Krumholtz    Schwartzberg
Frankie Muniz    Buddy Holly
Jack Kehler    Reporter #1
Martin Starr    Jewish Record Company Executive
Jonah Hill    Nate Cox
Jack White    Elvis Presley
Paul Rudd    John Lennon
Jack Black    Paul McCartney
Justin Long    George Harrison
Jason Schwartzman    Ringo Starr
Odette Yustman    Reefer Girl

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Jake Kasdan
Screenwriter    Judd Apatow
Screenwriter    Jake Kasdan
Producer    Judd Apatow
Producer    Jake Kasdan
Producer    Clayton Townsend
Executive Producer    Lew Marton
Cinematographer    Uta Briesewitz
Editor    Tara Timpone
Editor    Steve Welch
Composer    Michael Andrews
Music Supervisor    Manish Raval
Music Supervisor    Tom Wolfe
Song Writer    Dan Bern
Song Writer    Mike Viola
Song Writer    Van Dyke Parks
Song Writer    Marshall Crenshaw
Song Writer    Charlie Wadhams
Production Designer    Jefferson D. Sage
Art Director    Domenic Silvestri
Set Decorator    Claudette Didul
Costume Designer    Debra McGuire
Sound Mixer    Tateum Kohut
Sound Mixer    Greg Landaker
Sound Mixer    Bill W. Benton
Supervising Sound Editor    Joel Shryack
Sound Designer    Bob Grieve
Visual Effects Supervisor    Mark Freund
Associate Producer    Andrew Epstein
Associate Producer    Melvin Mar
Assistant Director    Clayton Townsend
Casting Director    Amy McIntyre Britt
Casting Director    Anya Colloff

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/12/21 7 $1,496,473   2,650 $565   $1,496,473 1
2007/12/22 9 $1,376,960 -8% 2,650 $520   $2,873,433 2
2007/12/23 9 $1,300,950 -6% 2,650 $491   $4,174,383 3
2007/12/24 10 $554,819 -57% 2,650 $209   $4,729,202 4
2007/12/25 11 $1,527,972 +175% 2,650 $577   $6,257,174 5
2007/12/26 13 $1,060,000 -31% 2,650 $400   $7,317,000 6
2007/12/27 - $1,060,000 n/c 2,650 $400   $8,552,174 7
2007/12/28 13 $1,253,000 +18% 2,650 $473   $9,805,000 8
2007/12/31 - $651,857   2,650 $246   $13,075,101 11
2008/01/01 - $1,169,619 +79% 2,650 $441   $14,244,720 12
2008/01/02 - $668,159 -43% 2,650 $252   $14,912,879 13
2008/01/03 - $570,498 -15% 2,650 $215   $15,483,377 14
2008/01/04 15 $629,971 +10% 2,041 $309   $16,113,348 15

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/12/21 9 $4,174,383   2,650 $1,575   $4,174,383 3
2007/12/28 13 $3,853,916 -8% 2,650 $1,454   $12,423,244 10
2008/01/04 16 $1,800,986 -53% 2,041 $882   $17,284,363 17
2008/01/11 26 $287,818 -84% 379 $759   $18,317,151 24

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/13/20084263,001 263,001$5,110,109$5,110,1091
4/20/200810120,563-54% 383,564$2,423,316$7,533,4262
4/27/20081661,462-49% 445,026$1,178,989$8,712,4143
5/4/20081938,135-38% 483,161$756,598$9,469,0134
5/11/20082540,749+7% 523,910$826,797$10,295,8105

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