Bears

Bears poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,780,194Details
International Box Office $200,000
Worldwide Box Office $17,980,194
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,409,990 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,409,990
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

A year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting-but risky-as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf pack.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
79% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: April 18th, 2014 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: August 12th, 2014 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Keywords: Animal Lead, Nature Documentary, Voiceover/Narration, Scene in End Credits, Edutainment
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Disney Nature, Silverback Films

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 26th, 2014

This is not a good week for new releases on the home market. For one thing, the biggest first-run release is Blended (DVD or Blu-ray ComboPack) which is also one of the worst movies of the summer. There are many TV on DVD releases that helped pick up the slack somewhat, but it still feels like a shallow week. As for Pick of the Week contenders, there are not many. The Normal Heart (DVD or Blu-ray) and Belle (Blu-ray) are the two most likely candidates, but I kind of want to give it to Gravity Falls: Even Stranger (DVD). In the end, I went with The Normal Heart. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Bears

Bears is the latest nature documentary from DisneyNature. Nearly every year, Disney releases one of these films on Earth Day and they are usually the biggest documentary of the year. They are likely also one of the most expensive documentaries of the year. How does this one live up to its predecessors? Does it leave me excited for Monkey Kingdom? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 12th, 2014

It's a slow and shallow week on the home market. Not only are there no prime releases, we quickly run into filler as we look down the list of best selling new releases on Amazon.com. The biggest release of the week is Muppets Most Wanted, which is one of nine reviews on this week's list. It is also the best release of the week and the best choice for Pick of the Week. Next week should be more interesting, as TV on DVD season begins. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Other Woman the Only Other Winner in April

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Captain America Reaches Milestone, Transcendence Sinks

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Weekend Predictions: Will Transcendence Rise Above the Competition?

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2014 Preview: April

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Cast

John C. Reilly    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Alastair Fothergill
Director    Keith Scholey
Screenwriter    Alastair Fothergill
Screenwriter    Adam Chapman
Producer    Keith Scholey
Producer    Adam Chapman
Co-Director    Adam Chapman
Editor    Andy Netley
Composer    George Fenton
Director of Photography    Sophie Darlington
Director of Photography    John Shier
Director of Photography    Warwick Sloss
Director of Photography    Gavin Thurston
Director of Photography    Mark Yates
Director of Photography    Matthew Aeberhard
Director of Photography    John Aitchison
Director of Photography    Mark Smith
Sound Mixer    Tim Owens
Re-recording Mixer    Andrew Wilson
Re-recording Mixer    Matthew Gough
Visual Effects Supervisor    Howard Jones

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/18 6 $2,311,688   1,720 $1,344   $2,311,688 1
2014/04/19 11 $1,556,637 -33% 1,720 $905   $3,868,325 2
2014/04/20 11 $907,942 -42% 1,720 $528   $4,776,267 3
2014/04/21 6 $653,360 -28% 1,720 $380   $5,429,627 4
2014/04/22 5 $931,068 +43% 1,720 $541   $6,361,014 5
2014/04/23 5 $607,547 -35% 1,720 $353   $6,968,561 6
2014/04/24 5 $578,376 -5% 1,720 $336   $7,546,937 7
2014/04/25 8 $1,195,260 +107% 1,720 $695   $8,742,197 8
2014/04/26 9 $1,461,189 +22% 1,720 $850   $10,203,386 9
2014/04/27 7 $1,078,139 -26% 1,720 $627   $11,281,525 10
2014/04/28 7 $255,637 -76% 1,720 $149   $11,537,162 11
2014/04/29 7 $369,088 +44% 1,720 $215   $11,906,250 12
2014/04/30 7 $359,770 -3% 1,720 $209   $12,266,020 13
2014/05/01 6 $390,034 +8% 1,720 $227   $12,656,054 14
2014/05/02 11 $448,008 +15% 1,790 $250   $13,104,062 15
2014/05/03 11 $700,860 +56% 1,790 $392   $13,804,922 16
2014/05/04 7 $561,294 -20% 1,790 $314   $14,366,216 17
2014/05/05 11 $118,224 -79% 1,790 $66   $14,484,440 18
2014/05/06 10 $183,089 +55% 1,790 $102   $14,667,529 19
2014/05/07 10 $156,893 -14% 1,790 $88   $14,824,422 20
2014/05/08 7 $186,622 +19% 1,790 $104   $15,011,044 21
2014/05/09 14 $228,768 +23% 1,243 $184   $15,239,812 22
2014/05/10 13 $350,745 +53% 1,243 $282   $15,590,557 23
2014/05/11 13 $462,211 +32% 696 $664   $16,052,768 24
2014/05/12 13 $82,337 -82% 1,243 $66   $16,135,105 25
2014/05/13 13 $101,933 +24% 1,243 $82   $16,237,038 26
2014/05/14 13 $102,288 n/c 1,243 $82   $16,339,326 27
2014/05/15 11 $124,743 +22% 1,243 $100   $16,464,069 28
2014/05/16 - $117,920 -5% 580 $203   $16,581,989 29
2014/05/17 - $137,577 +17% 580 $237   $16,719,566 30
2014/05/18 - $120,156 -13% 580 $207   $16,839,722 31
2014/05/19 16 $61,011 -49% 580 $105   $16,900,733 32
2014/05/20 - $52,312 -14% 580 $90   $16,953,045 33
2014/05/21 16 $50,988 -3% 580 $88   $17,004,033 34
2014/05/22 - $43,618 -14% 580 $75   $17,047,651 35
2014/05/26 - $49,903   214 $233   $17,283,631 39

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/18 10 $4,776,267   1,720 $2,777   $4,776,267 3
2014/04/25 8 $3,734,588 -22% 1,720 $2,171   $11,281,525 10
2014/05/02 11 $1,710,162 -54% 1,790 $955   $14,366,216 17
2014/05/09 13 $1,041,724 -39% 1,243 $838   $16,052,768 24
2014/05/16 19 $375,653 -64% 580 $648   $16,839,722 31
2014/05/23 31 $136,174 -64% 214 $636   $17,183,825 38
2014/06/06 43 $33,845   75 $451   $17,492,470 52
2014/06/13 57 $17,624 -48% 45 $392   $17,550,501 59
2014/06/20 36 $57,271 +225% 114 $502   $17,630,686 66
2014/06/27 47 $26,054 -55% 72 $362   $17,713,539 73
2014/07/04 55 $11,787 -55% 31 $380   $17,748,882 80
2014/07/11 60 $7,107 -40% 22 $323   $17,769,442 87

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/17/2014655,149 55,149$1,239,209$1,239,2091
8/24/2014719,502-65% 74,652$448,358$1,687,5672
8/31/20141512,589-35% 87,241$305,660$1,993,2273

Bears

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