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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,790,923Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $725,720 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $151,491 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $877,211
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
77% - Fresh
Audience
70% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 3rd, 1987 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: August 7th, 2012 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Keywords: Organized Crime, Infidelity, Dysfunctional Family, Runaway, Romance, Relationships Gone Wrong, Step-Family, Babysitters, Scene in End Credits, Mistaken Identity, Gangs, Homeless, Paralysis / Loss of a Limb
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 700 $201,207 Oct 2, 1987 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 698 $239,736 Sep 25, 1987 87
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 594 $627,762 Sep 4, 1987 66
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,544 $1,863,332 Jul 31, 1987 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,750 $2,579,377 Jul 24, 1987 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,085 $3,333,575 Jul 17, 1987 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,439 $4,204,005 Jul 10, 1987 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,689 $2,901,297 Jul 3, 1987 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,514 1,126 Jul 3, 1987 3

Cast

   Chris Parker
Penelope Ann Miller    Brenda
Vincent D'Onofrio    Dawson
Lolita Davidovich    Sue Ann, Blonde
Bradley Whitford    Mike Todwell
   Brad Anderson
Andrew Shue    Extra

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Michael Kamen
Associate Producer    Steven Saxton
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins

Blu-ray Sales: Green Film Wins Big on Blu

August 22nd, 2012

Doctor Seuss' The Lorax was the first new release to top the Blu-ray Sales Chart in a while. It sold 1.73 million units and generated $34.65 million in revenue. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 47%, which is outstanding for a kids movie. In fact, it generated more revenue from Blu-ray than it did from DVD, so it is clear Blu-ray has taken over the mainstream market. Granted, some types of releases, like dramas, live action kids movies, documentaries, TV shows, etc. still sell much better on DVD than they do on Blu-ray, but those days could be numbered as well.

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 7th, 2012

August 7th, 2012

This is not a really slow week on the home market this week, as we have The Lorax coming out, and it was the highest-grossing animated film of the year, until Brave overtook is very recently, so it should be a big seller on the home market. Unfortunately, it is the only major release of the week. There are some other releases worth checking out, a few worth picking up, but very few that are contenders for Pick of the Week. High Fidelity is a great movie, but its Blu-ray debut is Shovelware. Personally, I think Spaceballs is really underrated, but this is not the first time it has been released on Blu-ray and double-dips are rarely Pick of the Week material. In the end, I'm going with My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, because I liked the first DVD release more than I thought I would. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Adventures in Babysitting

August 4th, 2012

Adventures in Babysitting came out 25 years ago. Wow. Has it really been that long? This film was not a big hit when it first came out in theaters; it only once reached the top five. However, it has developed a more loyal following on the home market and there's a heavy amount of nostalgia associated with this film. This week, it makes its Blu-ray debut, but has it aged well? Is it still entertaining? And how does it look / sound on high definition? More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/07/03 9 $2,901,297   1,126 $2,577   $4,224,124 3
1987/07/10 5 $4,204,005 +45% 1,148 $3,662   $11,406,925 10
1987/07/17 7 $3,333,575 -21% 1,126 $2,961   $17,446,094 17
1987/07/24 10 $2,579,377 -23% 1,016 $2,539   $22,148,614 24
1987/07/31 10 $1,863,332 -28% 909 $2,050   $25,674,159 31
1987/09/04 24 $627,762   532 $1,180   $32,205,086 66
1987/09/25 26 $239,736   426 $563   $33,449,681 87
1987/10/02 26 $201,207 -16% 348 $578   $33,790,923 94

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/07/03 7 $5,880,093   1,126 $5,222   $7,202,920 7
1987/07/10 4 $6,909,599 +18% 1,148 $6,019   $14,112,519 14
1987/07/17 7 $5,456,718 -21% 1,126 $4,846   $19,569,237 21
1987/07/24 8 $4,241,590 -22% 1,016 $4,175   $23,810,827 28
1987/09/25 20 $379,771   426 $891   $33,589,716 91

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/19/2012142,394 10,059$33,851$133,4202

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/12/20121510,201 10,201$151,491$151,4911