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Fright Night (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,298,649Details
International Box Office $22,222,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $40,520,649
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $5,503,955 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $5,283,045 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $10,787,000
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  1. Summary
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Senior Charley Brewster finally has it all - he's running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he's so cool he's even dissing his best friend Ed. But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there's something not quite right - yet no one, including Charley's mom, seems to notice! After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charley comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he's telling the truth, Charley has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 19th, 2011 (Wide) by Walt Disney, released as Fright Night
Video Release: December 13th, 2011 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2173, 5/25/2011)
Running Time: 101 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Bad Samaritan
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Keywords: 3-D, Coming of Age, Rescue, Stage Magician, Remake, Vampire, Horror Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance BIG Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Charley Brewster

Supporting Cast

Toni Collette    Jane Brewster
David Tennant    Peter Vincent
Imogen Poots    Amy
Christopher Mintz-Plasse    Ed
Dave Franco    Mark
Reid Ewing    Ben
Will Denton    Adam
Sandra Vergara    Ginger
Emily Montague    Doris
Chris Sarandon    Jay Dee
Grace Phipps    Bee
Chelsea Tavares    Cara
Lisa Loeb    Victoria
Brian Huskey    Rick
Michael Miller    Store Guy
Marya Beauvais    Mrs. Granada
Kent Kirkpatrick    Teacher
Arron Shiver    Cop #1
Rick Ortega    Cop #2
Charlie Brown    Doctor
Rebekah Wiggins    Passing Nurse
Eb Lottimer    Adam's Dad
Liezl Carstens    Show Nymph #1
Laura Aidan    Show Nymph #2
Alma Sisneros    Show Nymph #3
Bruce Holmes    Pyro Guy
Christopher Ranney    Guard
Lovie Johnson    DJ
Jerry Angelo    Guy on Dance Floor
Tait Fletcher    Nightclub Security Guy
Kevin Christopher Brown    Jerry's House Cop #1
Jesse Pickett    Jerry's House Cop #2

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Marti Noxon    Screenwriter
Tom Holland    Story Creator
Michael De Luca    Producer
Alison Rosenzweig    Producer
Ray Angelic    Executive Producer
Josh Bratman    Executive Producer
Michael Gaeta    Executive Producer
Lloyd Miller    Executive Producer
Javier Aguirresarobe    Director of Photography
Richard Bridgland Fitzgerald*    Production Designer
Tatiana S. Riegel    Editor
Susan Matheson    Costume Designer
Howard Berger    Special Makeup Designed by
Gregory Nicotero    Special Makeup Designed by
Joe Bauer    Visual Effects Supervisor
Ramin Djawadi    Composer
Dana Sano    Music Supervisor
Allison Jones    Casting by
Ray Angelic    Unit Production Manager
Steve Danton    Assistant Director
Janell Sammelman    2nd Assistant Director

Blu-ray Sales: Apes Rise, Blu-rays Fall

December 29th, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes led the way on the Blu-ray sales chart, but with only a few new releases that managed to chart, the overall sales were weak. Planet of the Apes sold 675,000 units generating $15.59 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 49%, which was good compared to the average of the format, but weak for the genre. Last minute Christmas sales may have resulted in deeper discounts for DVDs than Blu-rays, at least as a percentage, which could be a mitigating factor. More...

DVD Sales: Apes Conquer Pandas

December 27th, 2011

Only a trio of new releases were able to reach the top 30 on this week's DVD sales chart. However, this includes the top two spots. Rise of the Planet of the Apes earned first place with 716,000 units / $13.46 million. It's opening was a little weaker than we would like to see when compared to its theatrical run, but it should be better on Blu-ray. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 13th, 2011

December 12th, 2011

It is a surprisingly strong week on the home market with two $100 million hits, Kung Fu Panda 2 on Blu-ray Combo Pack or Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Blu-ray, both of which are contenders for pick of the week. There are also several smaller releases that are also contenders for that title like The Guild: Season Five on DVD. But in the end, I gave that honor to Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame on Blu-ray. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Fright Night

December 11th, 2011

Fright Night came out in 1985 and earned tremendously positive reviews and has a cult following. The remake was treated with a lot of trepidation, as a lot of fans of the first movie were worried this one would be a mockery. It went nowhere at the box office, but did that mean it deserved this fate? Or should it find a wider audience on the home market? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office was Beyond Help

August 29th, 2011

Hurricane Irene battered the east coast, which may have had a bigger impact at the box office than some were expecting, but at least it wasn't worst case scenario levels. The overall box office plummeted 25% to just $93 million. That wasn't the worst weekend of the year, but it came uncomfortably close. Compared to last year, the box office was down down 19%, meaning the year-to-date decline worsened. With 2011 down by 4.3% at $7.28 billion to $7.60 billion, the year is running out of time to make up the difference. If we go into the holiday season down by $320 million, it might be impossible to make up the ground, no matter how strong the Christmas releases are. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Sends out an S.O.S.

August 22nd, 2011

Yuck. That's really all that needs to be said about the weekend box office. Outside of The Help, there are practically no positive stories to report. All four wide releases that opened this week missed expectations, some by significant margins, which led to a 20% collapse from last weekend. There was also a decline from last year, albeit by just 3%, which is actually an improvement on 2011's average. Year-to-date, 2011 is behind 2010 by just over 4% at $7.13 billion to $7.43 billion. There's little hope things will turn around next weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Weak Field Gifts The Help Top Spot

August 21st, 2011

Four weak debut weekends has gifted The Help a win at the box office as the historical drama posted an impressive 21% decline from last weekend to earn an estimated $20.479 million. The decline in percentage terms was helped by the fact that the film opened on a Wednesday, but it's still an impressive performance. Rise of the Apes help on to second place with $16.3 million in its third weekend, which is perhaps an even better indication of the level of disinterest in the new releases. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases Will Need Help

August 19th, 2011

Four wide releases open this week, or three wide and one semi-wide, depending on how you define those terms. However, none of them look to be legitimate threats for top spot, as most analysts are predicting The Help will win the weekend. Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a pretty good shot at second place, so we could have the new releases battling for third place. That's kind of sad, but not without precedent. This time last year five films opened wide or semi-wide, but not a single one of them reached the teens at the box office. (Vampires Suck led the way with $12.20 million.) So there's a good chance that 2011 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison despite the rather weak selection of new releases. More...

2011 Preview: August

August 1st, 2011

It's that time of year again, the time where we try to guess when Summer ends. According to the real world, Summer ends on the 22nd of September, but in the movie business, summer ends suddenly one weekend in August, and it's never really predictable which weekend that will be. There is some reason to be optimistic, as July ended on a relatively strong note. Both films that were predicted to be monster hits, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, were monster hits. And for every potential $100 million hit that missed expectations, there was another film that topped them. If this momentum can carry forward, then perhaps summer can be extended for for one or two more weeks. August of 2010 was a good end to the Summer with two $100 million movies and a few mid-level hits. I'm not sure if 2011 will be able to replicate that performance, but Summer could end on a high note. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/08/19 5 $8,114,388   3,114 $2,606   $8,114,388 1
2011/08/26 10 $3,103,227 -62% 3,114 $997   $14,281,778 2
2011/09/02 20 $1,302,223 -58% 1,468 $887   $17,064,358 3
2011/09/09 33 $229,716 -82% 435 $528   $17,864,171 4
2011/09/16 45 $65,462 -72% 148 $442   $18,011,514 5
2011/09/23 67 $19,346 -70% 44 $440   $18,060,095 6
2011/09/30 67 $16,730 -14% 23 $727   $18,084,090 7
2011/10/07 64 $23,775 +42% 22 $1,081   $18,114,159 8
2011/10/14 81 $9,301 -61% 15 $620   $18,126,248 9
2011/10/21 43 $74,054 +696% 120 $617   $18,202,995 10
2011/10/28 54 $38,053 -49% 108 $352   $18,269,107 11
2011/11/04 72 $10,903 -71% 26 $419   $18,298,649 12

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/19 5 $3,074,371   3,114 $987   $3,074,371 1
2011/08/20 7 $2,972,974 -3% 3,114 $955   $6,047,345 2
2011/08/21 7 $2,067,043 -30% 3,114 $664   $8,114,388 3
2011/08/22 7 $818,773 -60% 3,114 $263   $8,933,161 4
2011/08/23 7 $949,706 +16% 3,114 $305   $9,882,867 5
2011/08/24 7 $669,645 -29% 3,114 $215   $10,552,512 6
2011/08/25 8 $626,039 -7% 3,114 $201   $11,178,551 7
2011/08/26 9 $997,513 +59% 3,114 $320   $12,176,064 8
2011/08/27 9 $1,242,035 +25% 3,114 $399   $13,418,099 9
2011/08/28 9 $863,679 -30% 3,114 $277   $14,281,778 10
2011/08/29 10 $365,025 -58% 3,114 $117   $14,646,803 11
2011/08/30 9 $442,688 +21% 3,114 $142   $15,089,491 12
2011/08/31 11 $333,888 -25% 3,114 $107   $15,423,379 13
2011/09/01 10 $338,756 +1% 3,114 $109   $15,762,135 14
2011/09/02 - $345,722 +2% 1,468 $236   $16,107,857 15
2011/09/03 - $491,671 +42% 1,468 $335   $16,599,528 16
2011/09/04 - $464,830 -5% 1,468 $317   $17,064,358 17
2011/09/05 21 $280,007 -40% 1,468 $191   $17,344,365 18
2011/09/06 - $108,457 -61% 1,468 $74   $17,452,822 19
2011/09/07 - $94,528 -13% 1,468 $64   $17,547,350 20
2011/09/08 - $87,105 -8% 1,468 $59   $17,634,455 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/08/19 6 $11,178,551   3,114 $3,590   $11,178,551 1
2011/08/26 9 $4,583,584 -59% 3,114 $1,472   $15,762,135 2
2011/09/02 21 $1,872,320 -59% 1,468 $1,275   $17,634,455 3
2011/09/09 33 $311,597 -83% 435 $716   $17,946,052 4
2011/09/16 46 $94,697 -70% 148 $640   $18,040,749 5
2011/09/23 63 $26,611 -72% 44 $605   $18,067,360 6
2011/09/30 67 $23,024 -13% 23 $1,001   $18,090,384 7
2011/10/07 66 $26,563 +15% 22 $1,207   $18,116,947 8
2011/10/14 79 $11,994 -55% 15 $800   $18,128,941 9
2011/10/21 44 $102,113 +751% 120 $851   $18,231,054 10
2011/10/28 51 $56,692 -44% 108 $525   $18,287,746 11

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/18/20112487,088 87,088$1,650,318$1,650,3181

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/18/20111569,074 69,074$1,958,259$1,958,2591

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