|Budget: $15 million||Financed by: Fox Atomic|
|Domestic Gross: $6,409,528||Domestic Distributor: Fox Atomic|
|Overseas Gross: $2,357,810|
Directed by: Peter Cattaneo
Produced by: Shawn Levy
Financed by the short lived Fox Atomic for $15 million, The Rocker would open to the worst wide release gross in over 2,500 theaters (at the time of release) with $2,636,048 in 2,784 theaters — with a per screen average of $947 for the weekend. The Rocker placed outside the top 10 at #13 when holdover Tropic Thunder led the weekend and new opener The House Bunny (also co-starring Emma Stone) came in 2nd and took most of the auds looking for light comedy. The Rocker would lose the title of worst opening wide release in over 2,500 theaters in 2012 when Won’t Back Down took the title and moved to third when Victor Frankenstein crashed and burned in 2015. The Rocker sank 63.2% to $969,878 in its second frame and promptly lost most of its theater count. It closed with only $6,409,528 and Fox would see back about $3.5 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would leave most of the P&A spend and budget as a loss. Overseas, US comedies usually don’t play well and The Rocker did predictably poor with just $2.3 million. Recorded domestic home video sales eclipsed the miserable box office take, with $9.2 million. Fox Atomic was shuttered by FOX in April 2009 after they followed The Rocker with the box office flops Miss March and 12 Rounds.