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Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,334,575Details
International Box Office $5,100,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $13,434,575
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $10,027,931 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $10,027,931
Further financial details...

  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

Domestic Releases: November 22nd, 2006 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: February 27th, 2007 by New Line Home Video, released as Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, sexual content and drug use
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Rock 'n' Roll, The Devil
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Red Hour Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 242 $5,244,879 Nov 24, 2006 5
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 304 $7,182,682 Nov 24, 2006 5
Thanksgiving (Opening, 3-Day) 95 $3,234,879 Nov 24, 2006 5
Thanksgiving (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 95 $4,430,056 Nov 24, 2006 5
Thanksgiving (Opening, 5-Day) 88 $5,244,879 Nov 24, 2006 5
Thanksgiving (Opening, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 95 $7,182,682 Nov 24, 2006 5

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Jason Reed    Lee
Troy Gentile    Lil' JB
Ronnie James Dio    Dio
Paul F. Tompkins    Open Mic Host
Fred Armisen    Security Guard
Kirk Ward    Car Chase Cop/Gang Leader
Lara Everly    Girl
Brittany Eldridge    Girl
Melissa-Anne Davenport    Girl
John Ennis    Gang Member
V.J. Foster    Gang Member
Jay Johnston    Gang Member
Christopher "C-Minus" Rivas*    DJ
Stephanie Erb    Al's Bar Waitress
Amy Adams    Gorgeous Woman
Milos Milicevic    Tattooed Biker
Molly Bryant    Ecstatic Woman
Michael Rivkin    Poopy Guy
Neil Hamburger    Stand Up Comic
Patrick M. Walsh    Exploding Head Guy
Bevin Kaye    Fainting Woman
Evie Peck    KG's Mother
Mason Knight    Young KG
Erik Walker    Bully
Dean Marchiano    Bully
Cynthia Ettinger    Betty Black
Andrew Caldwell    Billy Black
Laura Ann Milligan    Tarot Card Reader


Ned Bellamy    Security Guard 1
Amy Poehler    Truck Stop Waitress
Tim Robbins    The Stranger
Dave Grohl    Satan
Ben Stiller    Guitar Store Dude
Colin Hanks    Drunk Frat Dude

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Production and Technical Credits

Liam Lynch    Screenwriter
Jack Black    Screenwriter
Kyle Gass    Screenwriter
Jack Black    Producer
Kyle Gass    Producer
Stuart Cornfeld    Producer
Ben Stiller    Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich    Executive Producer
Richard Brener    Executive Producer
Cale Boyter    Executive Producer
Georgia Kacandes    Executive Producer
Robert Brinkmann    Director of Photography
Martin Whist    Production Designer
David Rennie    Editor
Tenacious D*    Composer
Tenacious D*    Composer
John King    Song Writer-Score by
Andrew Gross    Song Writer-Score by
Jeanne McCarthy    Casting Director
Juel Bestrop    Casting Director

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/11/24 11 $3,234,879   1,919 $1,686   $5,212,156 1
2006/12/01 15 $1,303,678 -60% 1,919 $679   $7,411,132 2
2006/12/08 26 $229,773 -82% 338 $680   $8,081,469 3
2006/12/15 38 $54,663 -76% 160 $342   $8,232,726 4
2006/12/22 52 $12,000 -78% 85 $141   $8,276,724 5
2006/12/29 56 $16,994 +42% 85 $200   $8,312,827 6

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/22 7 $1,200,000   1,919 $625   $1,200,000 1
2006/11/23 10 $810,000 -33% 1,919 $422   $2,000,000 2
2006/11/27 10 $255,000   1,919 $133   $5,467,000 6
2006/11/28 10 $245,000 -4% 1,919 $128   $5,721,000 7
2006/11/29 10 $220,000 -10% 1,919 $115   $5,944,000 8
2006/11/30 10 $163,454 -26% 1,919 $85   $6,107,454 9
2006/12/25 47 $6,276   85 $74   $8,283,000 34

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/11/17 18 $2,010,000   1,919 $1,047   $2,000,000 1
2006/11/24 11 $4,130,177 +105% 1,919 $2,152   $6,107,454 2
2006/12/01 15 $1,744,242 -58% 1,919 $909   $7,851,696 3
2006/12/08 26 $326,367 -81% 338 $966   $8,178,063 4
2006/12/15 40 $86,661 -73% 160 $542   $8,264,724 5
2006/12/22 59 $31,109 -64% 85 $366   $8,295,833 6
2006/12/29 55 $38,742 +25% 85 $456   $8,334,575 7

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/4/20076254,255 254,255$4,319,792$4,319,7921
3/11/200713100,981-60% 355,236$1,715,667$6,035,4602

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