A Christmas Story

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,605,209Details
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
88% - Certified Fresh
Audience
89% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,250,000
Theatrical Release: November 18th, 1983 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: September 26th, 2000 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG For mild thematic elements and brief smoking
Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Christmas
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

Cast

Melinda Dillon    Mrs. Parker
Darren McGavin    The Old Man - Mr. Parker
Zack Ward    Scut Farkus
Peter Billingsley    Ralphie Parker

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/11/18 3 $2,071,473   886 $2,338   $2,071,473 3
1983/11/25 1 $3,935,944 +90% 938 $4,196   $7,291,703 10
1983/12/02 2 $2,659,752 -32% 924 $2,879   $10,519,497 17
1983/12/09 6 $1,773,767 -33% 854 $2,077   $12,800,362 24
1983/12/16 16 $580,589 -67% 552 $1,052   $13,823,559 31
1983/12/23 16 $690,925 +19% 796 $868   $14,908,185 38
1983/12/30 17 $838,120 +21% 642 $1,305   $16,244,056 45
1984/01/06 19 $372,669 -56% 493 $756   $16,743,818 52

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/2/200723136,674 136,674$2,387,408$2,387,408375
12/16/200726257,675 504,550$2,719,450$7,121,002377
12/7/200816160,622 994,670$1,646,054$14,407,529428
12/14/200824121,032-25% 1,115,702$1,237,516$15,645,045429
12/21/200818166,626+38% 1,282,328$1,722,979$17,368,024430
12/6/20092095,501 1,482,739$1,009,235$19,586,690480
12/13/200916178,563+87% 1,661,302$1,797,344$21,384,034481
12/27/200927120,498 1,798,874$1,144,574$22,696,897483
12/18/201116132,706 2,073,782$1,403,379$25,685,021586
12/2/20128225,257 2,321,938$2,225,809$28,148,458636
12/9/201212144,946-36% 2,466,884$1,408,020$29,556,478637
12/16/201210164,535+14% 2,631,419$1,342,260$30,898,738638
12/15/201313121,161 2,854,680$1,026,537$32,885,517690

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/13/20092011,797 11,797$224,028$224,028481

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