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The Hoax (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,164,995Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 6th, 2007 (Limited) by Walt Disney
April 20th, 2007 (Expands Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: R for language.
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Easter (Opening, 3-Day) 94 $1,449,320 Apr 6, 2007 3
Easter (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 97 $1,929,618 Apr 6, 2007 3

Leading Cast

   Clifford Irving

Supporting Cast

Alfred Molina    Dick Suskind
Marcia Gay Harden    Edith Irving
Hope Davis    Andrea Tate
Julie Delpy    Nina Van Pallandt
Eli Wallach    Noah Dietrich
Stanley Tucci    Shelton Fisher
Zeljko Ivanek    Ralph Graves


Mamie Gummer    Jane

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Production and Technical Credits

Carter Burwell    Composer

DVD Rentals - Transformers almost Teppid on the Rental Chart

October 29th, 2007

The Transformers led a list of six new releases and the overall rental chart this week, but at $9.97 million in rentals, it was a subdued victory compared to its dominance of the sales chart. More...

DVD Releases for October 16, 2007

October 16th, 2007

This week we have the first of the summer blockbusters hitting the home market. But, strangely, it was the last of the four $300 million movies that were released this year. This signifies the unofficial start of the of the Christmas DVD rush season and I would expect every week massive blockbusters or super-special editions being release from now until the Boxing Day. As for this week's best bets, I'm torn between two releases: Grindhouse - Planet Terror - Extended and Unrated - Two-Disc Special Edition and The Transformers - HD-DVD Edition. I've giving both the DVD Pick of the Week honors, but I will add that while Grindhouse is the better movie, The Transformers will appeal to a wider audience. (On a side note, this is the second time a HD-DVD release has earned the DVD Pick of the Week. Blu-Ray better catch up to HD-DVD soon.) More...

The Valet Parks on Top of Per Theater Chart

April 24th, 2007

Again, only one film was able to top $10,000 on the per theater chart this weekend. This time it was The Valet that made the grade, as it earned close to $70,000 in 6 theaters for a average of $11,259. More...

Year Was No Dog on the Per Theater Chart

April 17th, 2007

There was only one film able to top $10,000 on the per theater charts, and that was Year of the Dog at $15,460. The next closest movie, Disturbia, had less than half that at $7,598. More...

Sheep Follow No One on the Per Theater Chart

April 10th, 2007

Killer of Sheep saw its per theater average grow to $15,864 this weekend, which was enough to claim top spot just ahead of Black Book's average of $12,502. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 31 - April 7, 2007

April 7th, 2007

It's the Saturday after Good Friday, which explains why this column was delayed one day. But while the Friday was good, this week's sites were mediocre, at least they were compared to high expectations. If this was January, it would be a great list. However, at this point of the year I'm expecting one potential summer blockbuster to have a major website launch each week, and that didn't happen this time. We still had an award-worthy effort with Grindhouse - Official Site. More...

These Limited Releases are No Hoax

April 6th, 2007

As always, limited releases bring wide variety of films from a Canadian film about a first crush, to a Dutch film about surviving World War II. However, unlike most weeks, this week also has a big release that is almost guaranteed to hit seven figures during its debut. That film, The Hoax, it also opening in more than 200 theaters, which makes it a risky move for the studio. More...

2007 Preview: April

April 1st, 2007

April is an interesting month to open a movie. Interesting, but not a particularly good month. This year it does start with Easter, but that's traditionally not a strong long weekend. Only one movie has topped $40 million over that weekend and only one other has cracked $30 million. Worst still, it's jammed right up against May, the start of the summer blockbusters season. Ironically, the closer you get to this most lucrative time of year, the tougher it is for films to make a buck. No movie wants to open the weekend before Spider-man 3, for instance. Overall, there are a few hits to be found in the month, and a few misses, but nothing that really stands out above the pack. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - February 25, 2007

February 25th, 2007

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

New Movie US Release Dates - December 3, 2006

December 3rd, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Hairspray, Becoming Jane and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - October 15, 2006

October 15th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Jumper, Kung Fu Panda, Charlie Wilson's War and more. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/04/06 16 $1,449,320   235 $6,167   $1,449,320 1
2007/04/13 16 $1,466,552 +1% 413 $3,551   $3,413,521 2
2007/04/20 17 $1,229,781 -16% 1,069 $1,150   $5,063,422 3
2007/04/27 16 $760,550 -38% 981 $775   $6,228,666 4
2007/05/04 21 $247,954 -67% 301 $824   $6,733,726 5
2007/05/11 31 $139,926 -44% 206 $679   $6,960,360 6
2007/05/18 38 $82,120 -41% 123 $668   $7,092,859 7
2007/05/25 46 $28,851 -65% 42 $687   $7,148,226 8

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/05/28 45 $8,707   42 $207   $7,156,933 53

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/04/06 16 $1,946,969   235 $8,285   $1,946,969 1
2007/04/13 16 $1,886,672 -3% 413 $4,568   $3,833,641 2
2007/04/20 16 $1,634,475 -13% 1,069 $1,529   $5,468,116 3
2007/04/27 18 $1,017,656 -38% 981 $1,037   $6,485,772 4
2007/05/04 21 $334,662 -67% 301 $1,112   $6,820,434 5
2007/05/11 33 $190,305 -43% 206 $924   $7,010,739 6
2007/05/18 41 $108,636 -43% 123 $883   $7,119,375 7
2007/05/25 53 $45,620 -58% 42 $1,086   $7,164,995 8

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