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Hard Candy (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,024,640Details
International Box Office $7,242,426Details
Worldwide Box Office $8,267,066
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$950,000
Domestic Releases: April 14th, 2006 (Limited) by Lionsgate
Video Release: September 19th, 2006 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent and aberrant sexual content involving a teen, and for language.
Comparisons: vs. Factory Girl
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Keywords: Film Noir, Sex Crimes, Internet
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2006 Theater Average 20 $29,025 Apr 14, 2006 3

Leading Cast

   Hayley Stark


Sandra Oh    Judy Tokuda
Patrick Wilson    Jeff Kohlver

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 5th, 2010

October 5th, 2010

One of the busiest weeks on the DVD / Blu-ray release report; in fact, I set a record for most reviews in a single week. With so much competition, one might think it would be tough picking the Pick of the Week, but that was not the case, as Beauty and the Beast - Blu-ray / DVD Combo walked away with that distinction. The only other release that really came close to it was Phineas and Ferb: A Very Perry Christmas, while there are about a dozen or so other releases worth picking up on this week's list. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Lionsgate: Controversial Dramas

September 29th, 2010

This week Lionsgate is releasing a group of Blu-rays with a theme. Actually, they are releasing two groups, the first of which can be called, Controversial Dramas. There are four films on subjects from porn stars to pedophiles. I'm lumping all four reviews into one story for two reasons. Firstly, that's how the studio offered them to me in the first place. Secondly, I've reviewed two of the movies previously, one quite recently, so there's little reason to go too in-depth about the movie. I'm going in chronological order for page-setting reasons (seriously) which means we start with... More...

DVD Review - Hard Candy

October 13th, 2006

When Hard Candy first came out it earned mostly positive reviews and started its run in limited release very, very well. However, as it expanded, it couldn't maintain its momentum and while $1 million is a reasonably strong run for a limited release, it is not as good as its opening weekend suggested. Now that it is out on DVD, will it find a second life, or be forgotten? More...

Slevin on a Lucky Streak

September 30th, 2006

Despite there being two new releases in the top five, and four on the overall charts, Lucky Number Slevin remained in first place with $5.13 million for the week and $12.59 million after two. More...

DVD Releases for September 19, 2006

September 19th, 2006

It's another week where first run releases are taking a backseat to limited releases and TV on DVD. That latter category is especially busy with the Fall season under way. In fact, it is from that list that we get the DVD Pick of the Week, My Name Is Earl - The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon, but Hard Candy - Buy from Amazon earns an honorable mention. More...

International Details - Da Vinci Sinks Poseidon

July 9th, 2006

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 - Furious' Start not quite Fast Enough

June 25th, 2006

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...

Honesty is the Best Performer

June 6th, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth repeated on top of the per theatre charts despite a massive expansion this past weekend. Overall the film managed 9th place with $1.4 million in total and a $17,615 per theatre average. Second place again went to the overall box office champion, The Break-Up, with $12,760. More...

Candy Just as Sweet the Second Time Around

April 25th, 2006

There were no new releases to top $10,000 on the per theatre charts this weekend, but there were two holdovers to manage that feat. Hard Candy repeated on the top of the per theatre chart despite falling 35% to $18,901, which is a steep drop-off for a limited release. Second place went to Sir! No, Sir!. That film, which had been playing in San Francisco and Oakland for the past two weeks, opened at the IFC Center earning $11,930 during its first weekend there. More...

Per Theatre Chart is Sweet as Candy

April 18th, 2006

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...

Limited Releases - Hard Time Picking Just One

April 14th, 2006

Usually there is one film that looks like it could breakout of its limited release and score some mainstream success, maybe. Some weeks no film has a real chance at escaping its art house origins. This week, there are three such films. However, while this is a bounty for moviegoers, the competition could hurt the films. More...

Contest - Kinky Contest - Last Minute Warning

April 14th, 2006

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...

Movie Website Updates for April 7 - April 13

April 13th, 2006

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

April 9th, 2006

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 10 - March 16

March 16th, 2006

Pretty average week with all best sites being previous award winners. The best of the rest was Silent Hill - Official Site, and even though this week's update wasn't huge, it was enough to make the overall site award-worthy. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 3 - February 9

February 9th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It was the busiest week in more than a month, but there weren't many big launches or massive updates, so it is the slow-growing V For Vendetta - Official Site that earns the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 20 - January 26

January 26th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. The winner this week was Curious George - Official Site, which was extremely well done, although it is aimed at a very young audience. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 13 - January 19

January 19th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It's busier on this week's list than it has in a while, but there was only one site that was in contention to win the award, Underworld: Evolution - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 6 - January 12

January 12th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. I can't say that it was a particularly busy week, but at least we had a site that was well deserving of recognition in Nanny McPhee - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 4 - November 10

November 10th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Aeon Flux - Official Site

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/04/14 48 $58,049   2 $29,025   $58,049 1
2006/04/21 49 $37,802 -35% 2 $18,901   $118,832 2
2006/04/28 20 $304,431 +705% 152 $2,003   $439,819 3
2006/05/05 30 $134,141 -56% 130 $1,032   $705,816 4
2006/05/12 47 $47,875 -64% 51 $939   $826,635 5
2006/05/19 47 $37,007 -23% 44 $841   $892,034 6
2006/05/26 47 $34,772 -6% 35 $993   $951,661 7
2006/06/02 49 $26,168 -25% 29 $902   $1,007,962 8

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/05/29 47 $9,066   35 $259   $960,727 46

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/04/14 54 $81,030   2 $40,515   $81,030 1
2006/04/21 47 $54,358 -33% 2 $27,179   $135,388 2
2006/04/28 20 $436,287 +703% 152 $2,870   $571,675 3
2006/05/05 31 $207,085 -53% 130 $1,593   $778,760 4
2006/05/12 48 $76,267 -63% 51 $1,495   $855,027 5
2006/05/19 43 $61,862 -19% 44 $1,406   $916,889 6
2006/05/26 45 $64,905 +5% 35 $1,854   $981,794 7
2006/06/02 50 $42,846 -34% 29 $1,477   $1,024,640 8

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