First there was the mega hit movie in 1987. Now there’s the super hot musical (pictured). The movie was a low budget affair made without any major stars. Today, it has grossed over $200 mil worldwide. The stage version has also been on a record-breaking run since it first hit in 2004, with a production currently on a 28-city North American tour, and now in Minneapolis.
First there was the surprising smash hit movie.
Originally a low-profile, low-budget film by a new studio, Dirty Dancing was made without major stars although it did have Broadway legend Jerry Orbach in a supporting role. Then, while it only cost a mere $6 million to make, it became a massive box office hit, with official worldwide box office receipts of over $214 million in 2009. It's gotta be a quarter billion by now … (read more