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The Dark Crystal (1982)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $40,577,001Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,972 $40,577,001
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,858 $40,577,001

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 17th, 1982 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: June 25th, 2008 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Franchise: Dark Crystal
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 238 $5,405,071 Dec 31, 1982 17
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 122 $15,902,675 Dec 31, 1982 17
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 234 $9,916,484 Dec 24, 1982 10

Cast

Frank Oz    Aughra/Chamberlain
Jim Henson    Jen, a Gelfling (movement only)/High Priest (Ritual Master)

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 12th, 2012

June 11th, 2012

It's another strong week at the home market, at least for this time of year. Usually at this time of year we are dealing with January and February releases, which tend to be rather bad and are rarely big hits at the box office. However, we have the last of the winter blockbusters coming out this Tuesday. The Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Combo Pack will be the best selling release of the week, and good enough to buy, but it is not Pick of the Week material. There were a couple others that came close, like Too Big to Fail on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and In Darkness on DVD or Blu-ray. In the end, I went with Shallow Grave's Criterion Collection Blu-ray as the pick of the week, although Harold and Maude's Criterion Collection Blu-ray and Gold Rush's Criterion Collection Blu-ray are really close behind. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1982/12/17 3 $4,657,335   858 $5,428   $4,657,335 1
1982/12/24 5 $3,370,458 -28% 927 $3,636   $10,773,559 2
1982/12/31 2 $5,405,071 +60% 1,052 $5,138   $22,029,071 3
1983/01/07 4 $4,308,705 -20% 1,043 $4,131   $27,864,765 4
1983/01/14 4 $3,158,167 -27% 1,008 $3,133   $32,278,167 5
1983/01/21 5 $2,226,613 -29% 905 $2,460   $35,499,613 6
1983/01/28 5 $1,790,022 -20% 816 $2,194   $37,949,022 7
1983/02/04 9 $1,120,722 -37% 617 $1,816   $39,497,722 8
1983/02/11 10 $841,001 -25% 579 $1,453   $40,577,001 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1982/12/17 3 $7,403,101   858 $8,628   $7,403,101 1
1982/12/24 2 $9,220,899 +25% 927 $9,947   $16,624,000 2
1982/12/31 2 $6,932,060 -25% 1,052 $6,589   $23,556,060 3
1983/01/07 4 $5,563,940 -20% 1,043 $5,335   $29,120,000 4
1983/01/14 4 $4,153,000 -25% 1,008 $4,120   $33,273,000 5
1983/01/21 5 $2,886,000 -31% 905 $3,189   $36,159,000 6
1983/01/28 5 $2,218,000 -23% 816 $2,718   $38,377,000 7
1983/02/04 10 $1,359,000 -39% 617 $2,203   $39,736,000 8

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/4/20091015,206 15,206$0$067

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