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Hostel (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $47,326,473Details
International Box Office $34,914,637Details
Worldwide Box Office $82,241,110
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $23,868,559 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $23,868,559
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,800,000
Domestic Releases: January 6th, 2006 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: April 18th, 2006 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for brutal scenes of torture and violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use
Running Time: 95 minutes
Franchise: Hostel
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Screen Gems, Lionsgate, Quentin Tarantino, Next Entertainment, Raw Nerve
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day) 106 $9,973,880 Jan 13, 2006 10
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 132 $13,658,886 Jan 13, 2006 10
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 102 $11,411,250 Jan 13, 2006 10
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 95 $15,627,315 Jan 13, 2006 10
Biggest Domestic January Weekend 91 $19,556,099 Jan 6, 2006 3


Jay Hernandez    Paxton
Derek Richardson    Josh
Eythor Gudjonsson    Oli
Barbara Nedeljakova    Natalya
Jan Vlasak    The Dutch Businessman
Jana Kaderabkova    Svetlana
Jennifer Lim    Kana
Eli Roth    American Stoner

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

Production and Technical Credits

Eli Roth    Producer
Mike Fleiss    Producer
Chris Briggs    Producer
Quentin Tarantino    Executive Producer
Boaz Yakin    Executive Producer
Scott Spiegel    Executive Producer
Dan Frisch    Co-Producer
Philip Waley    Co-Producer
Eli Roth    Screenwriter
Milan Chadima    Cinematographer
George Folsey, Jr.    Editor
Nathan Barr    Composer
Gerry Gueller    Music Supervisor
Greg Danylynshyn    Music Supervisor
Tomas Belohradsky    Music Supervisor
Franco-Giacomo Carbone    Production Designer
David Baxa    Art Director
Karel Vanasek    Set Decorator
Franco-Giacomo Carbone    Costume Designer
Jana Dopitova    Special Make-up Effects
Gregory Nicotero    Special Make-up Effects
Howard Berger    Special Make-up Effects
Tomas Belohradsky    Sound Mixer
Brian T. Best    Supervising Sound Editor
Robert Kurtzman    Visual Effects Supervisor
Ulysses Argetta    Visual Effects Designer
Jim O'Hagan    Visual Effects Designer
Martin Pryca    Special Effects Supervisor
Miro Gal    Visual Effects Supervisor
Pavel Vokoun    Stunt Coordinator
Roman Jankovic    Second Unit Director
Martin Stepanek    Second Unit Camera
Kelly Martin Wagner    Casting Director

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

DVD Releases for October 23, 2007

October 23rd, 2007

Wow. What a week for DVD releases. There are roughly 50 releases on this week's list but strangely not many that were in contention for the DVD Pick of the Week. In a few cases the price-tag was just too high, or the extras were a little light. In the end I went with Fido - Buy from Amazon. Some might think this is my pro-Canada bias showing through... and I really can't argue with that. Still, it is a fun movie and deserves to be seen by more people. More...

International Details - Eight Remains just Below Top Five

May 14th, 2006

With Mission: Impossible 3 dominating the international charts, most films saw a serious drop-off and those that didn't were able to climb the charts, or at least remain stable. For instance, Eight Below fell 27% to $3.67 million on 1951 screens in 27 markets, but despite there being two new releases in the top five, it was able to remain in sixth place on the overall charts. The film was not able to crack $1 million in any single market, but did perform well in Spain with $587,000 on 225 screens and that lifted its total box office to $2.15 million in the market, $30.35 million internationally, and $111.42 million worldwide. More...

International Details - Eight Finishes Just Below Top Five

May 7th, 2006

A pair of openings in major markets helped Eight Below climb a spot to sixth with $5.05 million on 2129 screens in 24 markets for a total of $24.26 million so far. The film opened in France but could only manage sixth place with $1.85 million on 473 screens while in Spain it opened in first place, but only managed $981,000 on 224 screens. In the meantime, the film dipped just 4% during its second weekend in Australia adding $769,000 on 258 screens to its total of $2.29 million there. More...

Busy Week can't Lift Home Market Numbers

May 6th, 2006

There were eighth new releases to chart this week led by Aeon Flux; however, while the film topped the charts, its $6.08 million in rentals was hardly impressive. More...

Hostel Tops Tepid Week on the Home Market

April 29th, 2006

It was a slow week for new releases as Hostel took the top prize on the rental charts. But it was a close contest with it pulling in $8.42 million compared to the $8.11 million earned by the second place film, Fun with Dick and Jane. More...

International Details - Asterix and the Big Box Office

April 23rd, 2006

The latest Asterix & Obelix movie, Asterix and the Vikings, opened in second place in native France with $3.64 million on 606 screens. The film also made $167,000 during its second weekend in Belgium for a $454,000 two week total. These films are very popular in France and other parts of Europe, but have never made the transition here. More...

DVD Releases for April 18, 2006

April 17th, 2006

It's another really slow week for DVD releases, with only a few that even come close to being contenders for DVD Pick of the Week. The best of the bunch and the one mostly likely to please a wide audience is Mrs. Henderson Presents - Buy from Amazon. On the other hand, the one I'm looking forward to the most is Event Horizon - Special Collector's Edition. Meanwhile, I'll probably pick up Remington Steele - Season 3 for Mother's Day, whenever that happens to be. More...

International Details - Its Sink of Swim for New Releases

April 16th, 2006

Several films made they international debut this past weekend with even more returning to the charts, but because of the power of Ice Age: The Meltdown, none of them were able to reach the top five, but a few came close. Leading that list is Jean-Philippe; the French film debuted in third place in its native home with $3.34 million on 550 screens. It also opened in two other French-speaking markets but was much weaker earning seventh in Switzerland with $62,000 on 12 screens over the weekend and $68,000 in total while in Belgium it managed just ninth with $131,000 on 29 screens over the weekend and $144,000 in total. Add it up and the film pulled in $3.53 million on 591 screens in 3 markets during its first weekend of release. More...

International Details - Ice Age Freezes out Competition

April 9th, 2006

With Ice Age: The Meltdown dominating the international box office, the rest of the charts were weaker than usual with several films in the top 30 this week that would not have charted last week. Failure to Launch had its best weekend haul on the international scene taking in $4.17 million on 1300 screens in 14 markets for a running tally of $13.61 million. Much of that came from the film's opening in two major markets, the U.K. and Italy. In the former is finished second with $1.88 million on 352 screens while in the latter it managed just fourth with $686,000 on 220 screens. It's best market in total is Germany, despite the fact that it fell out of the top five there; so far the film has pulled in $4.10 million after three weeks there, including $841,000 on 354 screens this weekend. More...

International Charts Hospitable to Hostel

April 2nd, 2006

Two openings in two major markets helped Hostel climb into sixth place with $4.03 million on 1120 screens in 27 markets for a running tally of $15.42 million. Its best opening was in the U.K. where it debuted in second place with $2.12 million on 304 screens while it struggled in Spain with just $1.01 million on 250. The film has already earned enough to show a profit even after taking into account P&A budget, exhibitor's share, etc. and should be able to double its current international total before its run is over. More...

International Details: Syriana Slips out of the Top Five

March 26th, 2006

The only opening of note for Syriana over the weekend was Turkey where the film placed third with $211,000 on 62 screens. Without a major opening, the film fell 35% to $3.68 million on 1992 screens in 43 markets and now has $27.35 million, which is still a disappointing total. More...

Under Climbing Up World Charts

March 19th, 2006

A number one opening in France, as well as a slew of smaller debuts, pushed Underworld: Evolution into sixth place on the international charts with $4.98 million on 1473 screens in 20 markets for a running tally of $36.12 million after nearly two months in release. In France the film earned $1.84 million on 346 screens while it managed the same feat in a trio of Asian markets: Taiwan with $600,000 on 75 screens, Malaysia with $310,000 on 45, and Hong Kong with $290,000 on 25. Interestingly, the original was banned in Malaysia. More...

International Charts - Memories haven't Faded Yet

March 12th, 2006

A fourth place, $1.63 million debut on 250 screens in France helped Memoirs Of A Geisha leap up the charts this weekend. Overall the film finished in sixth place on the international charts with $3.98 million on 1723 screens in 47 markets for an international total of $88.34 million. The film placed higher during its opening in Finland with $79,000 on 12 screen over the weekend and $95,000 in total while it had to settle for ninth place in Belgium with $200,000 on 29 screens. More...

Mountain Climbs Back Up International Charts

March 5th, 2006

On the weekend before the Oscars are announced, Brokeback Mountain climbed a couple of spots to sixth with $4.44 million on 1368 screens in 30 markets for an international total of $53.89 million. New openings include Belgium where the filmed debuted in second place with $312,000 on a mere 27 screens for the best per screen average in the market. It wasn't as potent in Poland where it had to settle for fourth place with $194,000 on 40 screens over the weekend and $217,000 in total. The film also benefited from soft in the U.K. where it slipped just 5% to $442,000 on 245 screens for a very impressive total of $15.83 million so far. It was even better during its second weekend in Holland where it rose 1% to $210,000 for the weekend and $562,000 in total. More...

Road to Glory

January 17th, 2006

It was a very close race over the Martin Luther King long weekend, with the top three separated by just over $1 million over the 3-day weekend. However, the overall box office was still down 1.7% from last weekend and 9.0% from last year. Year-to-date, 2006 is still off to a strong start, but it's too early for those numbers to mean much. More...

First Long Weekend of the Year

January 13th, 2006

It's another busy weekend with four wide releases, but unlike last week, none are earning terrible reviews. Of course, none of these films are being championed by the critics and none look like they will be runaway hits at the box office either. Still, it should be a close contest for top spot with several interesting races along the way. More...

Moviegoers Hospitable to Hostel

January 9th, 2006

Nearly every film on Friday's column was able to meet or beat expectations this weekend, and that really helped ease the post-holiday transition. Granted, on a week-to-week basis the box office was down 14.2% to $128 million, but that was still 7.7% higher than the same weekend last year. Last year the box office got off to a great start, so this is either are really good sign for 2006, or symptoms of a significant change in behavior that could make the January dumping grounds a thing of the past. Either way, it's good news. More...

Scary Start to the Year

January 6th, 2006

The first full weekend of 2006 brings us three wide releases, two of which were not screened for critics. The only film that is being reviewed is the latest sadistic horror film from Lionsgate. But while the overall box office will suffer, there is quite a race for top spot brewing, with three films having a legitimate shot at winning the box office crown. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/01/06 1 $19,556,099   2,195 $8,909   $19,556,099 1
2006/01/13 5 $9,973,880 -49% 2,337 $4,268   $35,135,207 2
2006/01/20 9 $4,246,471 -57% 2,258 $1,881   $42,674,185 3
2006/01/27 17 $1,777,435 -58% 1,272 $1,397   $45,802,281 4
2006/02/03 25 $547,535 -69% 564 $971   $46,949,627 5
2006/02/10 42 $105,417 -81% 158 $667   $47,277,326 6

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/01/06 1 $7,620,052   2,195 $3,472   $7,620,052 1
2006/01/07 1 $7,281,000 -4% 2,195 $3,317   $14,901,052 2
2006/01/08 1 $4,655,047 -36% 2,195 $2,121   $19,556,099 3
2006/01/09 1 $1,747,616 -62% 2,195 $796   $21,303,715 4
2006/01/10 1 $1,437,869 -18% 2,195 $655   $22,741,584 5
2006/01/11 1 $1,245,198 -13% 2,195 $567   $23,986,782 6
2006/01/12 1 $1,174,545 -6% 2,195 $535   $25,161,327 7
2006/01/13 3 $3,186,780 +171% 2,337 $1,364   $28,348,107 8
2006/01/14 5 $3,783,430 +19% 2,337 $1,619   $32,131,537 9
2006/01/15 5 $3,003,670 -21% 2,337 $1,285   $35,135,207 10
2006/01/16 8 $1,437,370 -52% 2,337 $615   $36,572,577 11
2006/01/17 3 $677,222 -53% 2,337 $290   $37,249,799 12
2006/01/18 3 $600,000 -11% 2,337 $257   $37,850,000 13
2006/01/19 4 $578,963 -4% 2,337 $248   $38,427,714 14
2006/01/20 9 $1,331,672 +130% 2,258 $590   $39,759,386 15
2006/01/21 9 $1,902,175 +43% 2,258 $842   $41,661,561 16
2006/01/22 9 $1,012,624 -47% 2,258 $448   $42,674,185 17
2006/01/23 7 $363,657 -64% 2,258 $161   $43,037,842 18
2006/01/24 7 $347,298 -4% 2,258 $154   $43,385,140 19
2006/01/25 8 $314,909 -9% 2,258 $139   $43,700,049 20
2006/01/26 8 $324,797 +3% 2,258 $144   $44,024,846 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/01/06 1 $25,161,327   2,195 $11,463   $25,161,327 1
2006/01/13 5 $13,266,387 -47% 2,337 $5,677   $38,427,714 2
2006/01/20 8 $5,597,132 -58% 2,258 $2,479   $44,024,846 3
2006/01/27 17 $2,377,246 -58% 1,272 $1,869   $46,402,092 4
2006/02/03 28 $769,817 -68% 564 $1,365   $47,171,909 5
2006/02/10 43 $154,564 -80% 158 $978   $47,326,473 6

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/23/20061792,060 792,060$12,760,087$12,760,0871
4/30/20065237,019-70% 1,029,079$3,545,804$16,305,8912
5/7/200610104,145-56% 1,133,224$1,558,009$17,863,9003
5/14/20062171,671-31% 1,204,895$1,072,198$18,936,0984
5/21/20062847,154-34% 1,252,049$705,424$19,641,5225

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