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Hairspray posterHairspray Opening Comparisons

Lee's Prediction: $17.322 million (3-day) 3121 theaters (marked as ).
Hairspray weekend gross: $27.477 million (marked as ).
Also opening on Jul 20, 2007: Chuck and Larry
$5.811
Dirty Dancing 2
Footloose
$8.557
$8.942
Grease
Rent
$10.016
$10.787
Chicago
Dirty Dancing
$3.900
Director and Actor Comparisons (3-day opening weekend, in million $)
Adam Shankman (dir) Rock of Ages ($14.437), Bedtime Stories ($27.450), Cheaper...Dozen 2 ($9.309)
John Travolta: Savages ($16.017), From Paris with Love ($8.120), Old Dogs ($16.895)
Amanda Bynes: Easy A ($18.200), Sydney White ($5.196), She's the Man ($10.730)
Selected By Weekend By Gross By Theaters By Average
 Title Release First Weekend Theaters Adjusted* Adj. Avg.**
 Hairspray2007 Jul 20$27,476,7453121$27,476,745$8,804
 Hairspray (1988) 1988 Feb 26 $577,287 79 $966,359 $12,232
 Saturday Night Fever 1977 Dec 16 $3,878,099 726 $11,964,718 $16,480
 Dirty Dancing 1987 Aug 25 $3,900,000 975 $6,862,404 $7,038
 Phantom of the Opera 2004 Dec 22 $4,002,000 622 $4,426,650 $7,117
 Center Stage 2000 May 12 $4,605,348 1506 $5,878,440 $3,903
 Dirty Dancing 2 2004 Feb 27 $5,811,000 2042 $6,427,601 $3,148
 Footloose 1984 Feb 17 $8,557,272 1384 $17,522,033 $12,660
 Grease 1978 Jul 7 $8,941,717 862 $26,290,176 $30,499
 Rent 2005 Nov 23 $10,016,000 2433 $10,750,402 $4,419
 Chicago 2002 Dec 27 $10,786,533 1841 $12,795,060 $6,950
 Stick It 2006 Apr 28 $10,803,610 2038 $11,347,914 $5,568
 Dreamgirls 2006 Dec 15 $14,100,050 852 $14,810,434 $17,383
 Save the Last Dance 2001 Jan 12 $23,445,000 2230 $28,548,956 $12,802
* adjusted for ticket prices (calculated in 2007 dollars) ** adjusted per theater gross ("crowdedness")
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The box office line represents the potential extremes for 's opening weekend gross. The red notch is Lee's prediction. The red range around Lee's prediction represents the median average percent off of 500+ opening weekend predictions using abs(prediction - actual) / prediction. The actual opening weekend gross fell within the range 50% of the time. (1 pixel = approximately $13,773)

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