It was released in Australia and New Zealand on October 6, 2011 and in North America on October 14, 2011. It grossed $15.5 million in its opening weekend and was met with generally positive reaction from critics, although it has received negative comments for closely following the original film.
In Australia the film opened to $1.05 million and to $88,078 in New Zealand. As of October 24, 2011, Footloose has grossed $30.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $6 million in other counties, for a worldwide total of $36.3 million against its $24 milliion budget. The 1984 Footloose grossed over $80 million worldwide.
MOVIE INFO: Writer/Director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film. Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont's local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister's troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process. -- (C) Paramount
PG-13, 1 hr. 53 min.
Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By: Craig Brewer
Written By: Dean Pitchford, Craig Brewer
In Theaters: Oct 14, 2011 Wide
US Box Office: $30.4M
STARRING: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, Dennis Quaid
REFERENCES: Wikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes