Follow us on

The Disaster Artist (2017)

The Disaster Artist
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,726,034Details
International Box Office $5,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $25,726,034
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

The true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau — an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable — into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 1st, 2017 (Limited) by A24
December 8th, 2017 (Expands Wide) by A24
International Releases: December 1st, 2017 (Wide) (Australia)
December 1st, 2017 (Wide), released as Disaster Artist, The (New Zealand)
December 1st, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 22nd, 2017 (Wide) (Netherlands)
December 29th, 2017 (Wide) (Spain)
... Show all releases
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2477 (Cert #50923), 5/24/2017)
Running Time: 98 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Greatest Showman
Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: 1990s, Film Actor, Hollywood, Aspiring Actress / Actor, Backstage, Los Angeles, 2000s, Epilogue
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Good Universe, Point Grey, New Line Cinema, Rabbit Bandini Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 57 $2,717,237 Dec 15, 2017 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 6 $6,366,243 Dec 8, 2017 10
Theater Average Opening Weekend 79 $63,755 Dec 1, 2017 3
Top 2017 Theater Average 8 $63,755 Dec 1, 2017 3
Widest Expansion Limited Release 83 991 Dec 1, 2017 0

Cast

   Tommy Wiseau
   Greg Sestero
   Sandy Schklair
Alison Brie    Amber
Ari Graynor    Juliette Danielle
Josh Hutcherson    Philip Haldiman
Jacki Weaver    Carolyn Minnott
Zac Efron    Dan Janjigian
June Diane Raphael    Robyn Paris
Nathan Fielder    Kyle Vogt
Hannibal Buress    Bill Meurer
Jason Mantzoukas    Peter Anway
Melanie Griffith    Jean Shelton
Sharon Stone    Iris Burton
Paul Scheer    Raphael Smadja
Brian Huskey    James
Bob Odenkirk    Stanislavsky Teacher
Brett Gelman    Acting Teacher
Casey Wilson    Casting Director #2
Zoey Deutch    Bobbi
Christopher Mintz-Plasse    Sid
Jason Mitchell    Nate
Megan Mullally    Mrs. Sestero
Randall Park    Male Actor
Jerrod Carmichael    Actor Friend
Tom Franco    Himself
John Early    Chris
Charlyne Yi    Safowa Bright
Andrew Santino    Scott Holmes
Sugar Lyn Beard    Actress #2
Bryan Cranston    Himself
Zach Braff    Himself
Judd Apatow    Himself
J.J. Abrams    Himself
David DeCoteau    Himself
Lizzy Caplan    Herself
Kristen Bell    Herself
Keegan-Michael Key    Himself
Adam Scott    Himself
Danny McBride    Himself
Dylan Minnette    Himself
Kate Upton    Herself
Angelyne    Herself
Kevin Smith    Himself
Ike Barinholtz    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Scott Neustadter
Screenwriter    Michael H. Weber
Story based on the book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside “The Room”, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” by    Greg Sestero
Producer    Dave Franco
Producer    Seth Rogen
Producer    Evan Goldberg
Producer    Vince Jolivette
Producer    James Weaver
Executive Producer    Kelli Konop
Executive Producer    Alexandria McAtee
Executive Producer    John Powers Middleton
Executive Producer    Hans Ritter
Executive Producer    Scott Neustadter
Executive Producer    Michael H. Weber
Executive Producer    Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer    Richard Brener
Executive Producer    Dave Neustradter
Executive Producer    Roy Lee
Executive Producer    Nathan Kahane
Executive Producer    Joe Drake
Executive Producer    Erin Westerman
Executive Producer    Michael Disco
Director of Photography    Brandon Trost
Production Designer    Chris L. Spellman
Editor    Stacey Schroeder
Costume Designer    Brenda Abbandandolo
Composer    Dave Porter
Music Supervisor    Gabe Hilfer
Casting Director    Rich Delia

Theater Averages: Phantom Hangs on by a Thread with $18,513

January 17th, 2018

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread was the only film in the $10,000 club this past weekend, earning an average of $18,513 in 62 theaters. More...

2017 Awards Season: Golden Globes Winners

January 7th, 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Golden Globes winners were announced on Sunday and there were a few surprises worth talking about, starting at the top. I was not expecting Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to be the big winner of the night, but it was with four wins. Only two other movies, The Shape of Water and Lady Bird, won more than one award during the night. More...

2017 Awards Season: WGA Nominations

January 4th, 2018

The Big Sick

The Writers Guild of America is the latest group to announce award nominees. There are a lot of categories that WGA hand out awards for, but only three of them are for theatrical releases. The list of nominees include several major Awards Season players, and not a lot of surprises. The Big Sick, Lady Bird, The Disaster Artist, Get Out, The Shape of Water… We've seen almost all of these films appear on lists of nominations before. More...

Theater Averages: The Post Posts Top Marks with average of $58,446 / $84,673

December 27th, 2017

The Post

The Post dominated the Christmas weekend, earning an average of $58,446 in nine theaters, $84,673 if you include Christmas Day. The second best result of the four-day weekend was Phantom Thread, which earned an average of $31,818 in four theaters on Christmas Day alone. Last week’s winner, The Last Jedi, earned an average of $16,911 during its second weekend of release. The final two films in the $10,000 club were I, Tonya and Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds with averages of $11,169 and $10,914 respectively. More...

Theater Averages: Last Jedi Dethrones Beauty and the Beast $51,987 to $41,508

December 19th, 2017

The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi became the biggest wide release of the year on the theater average chart with $51,987, overtaking the previous leader, Beauty and the Beast, which had an opening weekend average of $41,508. Last week’s number one film, I, Tonya was pushed into second place with an average of $34,256 in five theaters. The film clearly has more room to grow. Call Me by Your Name was well behind with an average of $16,398 in 30 theaters. There were two more holdovers in the $10,000 club: The Shape of Water at $10,828 in 158 threatres and Darkest Hour at $10,090 in 84. More...

Weekend Predictions: Last Jedi Goes up Against Rogue and Awakens

December 14th, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2017 is behind 2016’s pace by over $400 million and and this weekend is the last chance it has to cut that deficit by any real margin. This weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuts and it is practically a guaranteed monster hit. Rogue One made just over $400 million in the 2016 calendar year, while The Force Awakens earned just over $650 million. The Last Jedi is widely expected to earn somewhere in-between those results. In the meantime, there is one other wide release, Ferdinand, which is the textbook definition of counter-programming. The studio is just hoping it doesn’t get lost in the crowd. This weekend last year, the total box office was $211.57 million. I give The Last Jedi about a 50/50 chance of topping that by itself. More...

2017 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 13th, 2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri picked up four nominations, which is extra impressive, as there are only six theatrical categories. More...

Theater Averages: Tonya Skates its Way to $66,039

December 12th, 2017

I, Tonya

There was another Oscar contender on top of the theater average chart this weekend, as I, Tonya earned an average of $66,039 in four theaters. Call Me by Your Name was the next best film with an average of $31,761 in nine theaters. The film isn’t expanding as fast as one would expect, given its theater average, but this could be because the studio doesn’t think it has mainstream appeal. The Shape of Water was close behind with an average of $27,843 in 41 theaters and it has already earned some measure of mainstream success. The final film in the $10,000 club was Darkest Hour with an average of $13,989 in 53 theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Coco Continues its Conquest with $18.45 million

December 12th, 2017

Coco

It was a good weekend at the box office, relatively speaking, as most films in the top five beat expectations. Granted, this was mostly by tiny amounts, but it added up. We still fell 20% compared to last week to $84 million. This is 1.2% higher than the same weekend last year and we were expecting a similarly close loss, so this is a surprise victory. The year-over-year numbers are almost identical to last week, with this year down by 4.1% or $420 million when compared to last year. Right now 2017 has pulled in $9.79 billion, while 2016 had a running tally of $10.21 billion. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2017

The Shape of Water

The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. Sort of. (WGA announced the nominations for TV, radio, etc., but not their theatrical nods.) It is still very early in the year, so it is hard to say if there are any real snubs, or if there are any real favorites. The Shape of Water led the way with seven nominations, while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were right behind with six a piece. More...

Weekend Estimates: Disaster Artist Hits, Just Getting Started Misses

December 10th, 2017

Coco

Coco remains the number one movie at the box office this weekend by a considerable margin, mainly due to a lack of serious competition from new releases. Disney’s animated adventure will gross about $18.3 million this weekend, for a domestic total of $135.5 million. The film will also pile up another $55.3 million internationally, taking its worldwide cume to $389.5 million. It still has some big openings to come, including Brazil, Korea, the UK, and Japan in January, so it has some way to go, although its progress will be eclipsed by The Last Jedi for the next few weeks. More...

Friday Estimates: Coco Clings to the Top, Disaster Artist Achieves a Spot in the Top Five

December 9th, 2017

Coco

Coco surprised no one by earning first place on Friday. It earned $4.27 million, giving it a running tally of $121.48 million after 17 days of release and putting it on pace for $19 million over the weekend. Good news: This is a little better than expected. Bad news: Next weekend could be a mess, as the film will not only have to deal with monster competition, but direct competition as well. If it can avoid being demolished at the box office next weekend, then it will stick around in the top ten for the rest of the year. Even if if does get demolished, it still has a shot at $200 million domestically, but it will be close. More...

Weekend Predictions: Coco Looks to Threepeat on Top

December 8th, 2017

Coco

There is only one wide release this weekend, Just Getting Started. However, it is barely opening wide and is widely expected to miss the top ten. This means the top five will barely change from last week and Coco should have no trouble remaining on top of the chart. This weekend last year, Office Christmas Party opened in second place, behind Moana. Office Christmas Party was hardly a monster hit, but it was strong enough to keep 2017 from winning the year-over-year comparison. Hopefully, it will still be close. More...

Theater Averages: Awards Season is Shaping Up

December 6th, 2017

The Shape of Water

It was another stellar weekend at the box office, at least as far as the theater average chart was concerned. The Shape of Water earned an average of $83,282 in two theaters. This is the fourth best of the year so far. Call Me by Your Name was right behind with an average of $73,890 in four theaters. This is by far the best result of the year for a holdover, more than doubling Lady Bird’s sophomore stint. However, Lady Bird expanded its theater count during its second weekend of release, while Call Me by Your Name did not. The Disaster Artist was close behind with an average of $63,755 in 19 theaters. You could argue this was the best result of the week, because the film was playing in many more theaters than the two films above it. Wonder Wheel was well back with an average of $28,111 in five theaters. Normally this would be an amazing start, but this week it won’t make an impact and it could fade away by the end of the year. Finally, Darkest Hour was the final film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $27,093 in four theaters during its second weekend of release. More...

Weekend Estimates: Coco Wins, Limited Releases on Fire

December 3rd, 2017

Coco

The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually when the studios take a breather before the big Christmas season, and this year is no different, with no new wide releases, and relatively minor shuffles on screen use at the theaters. It’s therefore little surprise that Coco holds on at the top of the chart, and its strong reviews and season-friendly nature help it to extend its lead over Justice League. Coco is headed towards $26.114 million this weekend, according to Disney, for $109 million or so to date. That’s down 49% from last weekend. Justice League, meanwhile, drops a more troubling 60% to $16.58 million, for $197 million after three weekends.

More exciting action lies among the limited and expanding releases, however… More...

Friday Estimates: Coco Pulls In $6.28 million, but Disaster and Water Rule the Box Office

December 2nd, 2017

Coco

Coco beat expectations by a tiny margin on Friday, earning $6.28 million. This is 67% lower than its opening Friday, but its opening Friday was also a Holiday, so that’s to be expected. Look for $27 million over the full weekend, which is a little lower than Moana’s second weekend of release, but the gap between the two is closing. Given Coco’s reviews and its A+ from CinemaScore, it might start catching up by this time next week. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Avoid Disasters and See a Limited Release this Week

December 1st, 2017

The Shape of Water

It’s an incredibly busy week with about 30 films coming out. However, the vast majority of them have too few reviews to be worth talking about. In fact, there would have been more entries in the secondary VOD than the main list, except I bent the rules a little. There are still some releases that are certainly worth checking out, including The Disaster Artist, The Other Side of Hope, A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, and The Shape of Water. If I were to pick just one, it would easily be The Shape of Water. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 22nd, 2017

Call Me by Your Name

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced yesterday and thus the 2017 Awards Season begins. The movie with the most nominations is Call Me by Your Name, which opens on Friday. This is amazingly good timing. It’s not the only film that should get a financial boost. More...

The Disaster Artist Trailer

November 14th, 2017

Comedy directed by and starring James Franco opens December 1 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/12/01 12 $1,211,345   19 $63,755   $1,211,345 1
2017/12/08 4 $6,366,243 +426% 840 $7,579   $7,963,017 2
2017/12/15 8 $2,717,237 -57% 1,010 $2,690   $13,012,368 3
2017/12/22 17 $884,576 -67% 517 $1,711   $15,694,977 4
2017/12/29 17 $932,993 +5% 507 $1,840   $17,861,795 5
2018/01/05 19 $746,034 -20% 478 $1,561   $19,431,782 6
2018/01/12 22 $461,484 -38% 371 $1,244   $20,325,591 7
2018/01/19 25 $174,999 -62% 147 $1,190   $20,726,034 8

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/12/01 12 $501,766   19 $26,409   $501,766 1
2017/12/02 12 $408,005 -19% 19 $21,474   $909,771 2
2017/12/03 12 $301,574 -26% 19 $15,872   $1,211,345 3
2017/12/04 12 $99,278 -67% 19 $5,225   $1,310,623 4
2017/12/05 13 $105,590 +6% 19 $5,557   $1,416,213 5
2017/12/06 13 $105,797 n/c 19 $5,568   $1,522,010 6
2017/12/07 13 $74,764 -29% 19 $3,935   $1,596,774 7
2017/12/08 2 $2,645,430 +3,438% 840 $3,149   $4,242,204 8
2017/12/09 7 $2,200,103 -17% 840 $2,619   $6,442,307 9
2017/12/10 6 $1,520,710 -31% 840 $1,810   $7,963,017 10
2017/12/11 4 $590,329 -61% 840 $703   $8,553,346 11
2017/12/12 5 $730,605 +24% 840 $870   $9,283,951 12
2017/12/13 4 $594,812 -19% 840 $708   $9,878,763 13
2017/12/14 5 $416,368 -30% 840 $496   $10,295,131 14
2017/12/15 8 $764,475 +84% 1,010 $757   $11,059,606 15
2017/12/16 8 $1,099,660 +44% 1,010 $1,089   $12,159,266 16
2017/12/17 8 $853,102 -22% 1,010 $845   $13,012,368 17
2017/12/18 6 $461,756 -46% 1,010 $457   $13,474,124 18
2017/12/19 8 $546,378 +18% 1,010 $541   $14,020,502 19
2017/12/20 7 $431,639 -21% 1,010 $427   $14,452,141 20
2017/12/21 9 $358,260 -17% 1,010 $355   $14,810,401 21
2017/12/22 14 $333,641 -7% 517 $645   $15,144,042 22
2017/12/23 - $367,543 +10% 517 $711   $15,511,585 23
2017/12/24 - $183,392 -50% 517 $355   $15,694,977 24
2017/12/25 - $325,057 +77% 517 $629   $16,020,034 25
2017/12/26 - $315,305 -3% 517 $610   $16,335,339 26
2017/12/27 - $295,234 -6% 517 $571   $16,630,573 27
2017/12/28 - $298,229 +1% 517 $577   $16,928,802 28
2017/12/29 - $343,944 +15% 507 $678   $17,272,746 29
2017/12/30 - $388,930 +13% 507 $767   $17,661,676 30
2017/12/31 - $200,119 -49% 507 $395   $17,861,795 31
2018/01/01 - $308,329 +54% 507 $608   $18,170,124 32
2018/01/02 - $206,580 -33% 507 $407   $18,376,704 33
2018/01/03 - $175,593 -15% 507 $346   $18,552,297 34
2018/01/04 - $133,451 -24% 507 $263   $18,685,748 35
2018/01/05 - $229,733 +72% 478 $481   $18,915,481 36
2018/01/06 - $316,528 +38% 478 $662   $19,232,009 37
2018/01/07 - $199,773 -37% 478 $418   $19,431,782 38
2018/01/08 - $105,555 -47% 478 $221   $19,537,337 39
2018/01/09 - $128,246 +21% 478 $268   $19,665,583 40
2018/01/10 - $115,421 -10% 478 $241   $19,781,004 41
2018/01/11 - $83,103 -28% 478 $174   $19,864,107 42
2018/01/12 - $130,847 +57% 371 $353   $19,994,954 43
2018/01/13 - $182,987 +40% 371 $493   $20,177,941 44
2018/01/14 - $147,650 -19% 371 $398   $20,325,591 45
2018/01/15 - $88,276 -40% 371 $238   $20,413,867 46
2018/01/16 - $49,352 -44% 371 $133   $20,463,219 47
2018/01/17 - $45,212 -8% 371 $122   $20,508,431 48
2018/01/18 - $42,604 -6% 371 $115   $20,551,035 49
2018/01/19 - $54,485 +28% 147 $371   $20,605,520 50
2018/01/20 - $78,250 +44% 147 $532   $20,683,770 51
2018/01/21 - $42,264 -46% 147 $288   $20,726,034 52

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/12/01 12 $1,596,774   19 $84,041   $1,596,774 1
2017/12/08 4 $8,698,357 +445% 840 $10,355   $10,295,131 2
2017/12/15 10 $4,515,270 -48% 1,010 $4,471   $14,810,401 3
2017/12/22 19 $2,118,401 -53% 517 $4,097   $16,928,802 4
2017/12/29 16 $1,756,946 -17% 507 $3,465   $18,685,748 5
2018/01/05 20 $1,178,359 -33% 478 $2,465   $19,864,107 6
2018/01/12 21 $686,928 -42% 371 $1,852   $20,551,035 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 12/1/2017 $62,854 22 226 696 $1,680,786 1/22/2018
Netherlands 12/22/2017 $0 0 32 61 $216,505 1/15/2018
New Zealand 12/1/2017 $25,887 12 21 79 $113,731 1/3/2018
Spain 12/29/2017 $148,975 124 124 342 $636,069 1/19/2018
United Kingdom 12/1/2017 $175,878 22 348 714 $1,800,000 1/8/2018
 
Rest of World $552,909
 
International Total$5,000,000 1/22/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at research@the-numbers.com.


ProductionNext