National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze

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National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze
National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
  • James Henrie
  • Mike McBride
  • Albert Miniaci
Written by
Music by David Berrel
Cinematography Philip D. Schwartz
Edited by Dave O'Brien
Distributed by Showcase Entertainment
Release date
  • September 26, 2003 (2003-09-26)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $436,365[1]

National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze is a 2003 American romantic crime mystery comedy film directed by David and Scott Hillenbrand and written by Patrick Casey and Worm Miller. The film showcases many new and largely then-unknown actors and actresses. In addition to Tatyana Ali, the film also features Patrick Renna, Chris Owen, Marie-Noelle Marquis, and Danielle Fishel.



The film was shot on location in California. The four major locations in California used for filming were: Los Angeles, San Diego (including Balboa Park), and Castaic.


Box office[edit]

Dorm Daze opened in a limited release on September 26, 2003 and earned $27,712 in its opening weekend, ranking number 66 in the domestic box office. At the end of its run, closing on October 17, the film had grossed $56,127. Overseas, in Russia, the film fared slightly better, earning $380,238. Worldwide, the film grossed $436,365.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

The film currently holds a 0% rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

Dorm Daze has developed a following of adolescent teenagers in the years since its release.[citation needed] In response, an unrated version was eventually released.

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD August 10, 2004 and debuted at number twelve on the DVD rental charts bringing in 2.13 million dollars its first week.[3]


A sequel entitled National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2 was released on DVD September 5, 2006. Several of the principal actors returned for the sequel including Danielle Fishel and Chris Owen.

A second sequel was produced, but was reworked to be a standalone film before being released as Transylmania on December 4, 2009.


  1. ^ a b "Dorm Daze (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. October 18, 2003. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dorm Daze". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Top 50 United States DVD Rentals for the week ending 15 August 2004". IMDb. August 15, 2004. Retrieved September 15, 2006. 

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