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The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $43,899,231Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $38,856,315 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $38,856,315
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
69% - Fresh
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 10th, 1981 (Wide) by Walt Disney
March 25th, 1988 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: October 10th, 2006 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, released as Fox and the Hound, The (25th Anniversary Edition)
Franchise: The Fox and the Hound
Comparisons: vs. Oliver & Company
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Orphan, Revenge
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,211 $3,106,456 Jul 24, 1981 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,472 $4,137,844 Jul 17, 1981 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,179 $4,215,000 Jul 10, 1981 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,683 1,030 Jul 10, 1981 3


   Adult Copper
Mickey Rooney    Adult Tod
John McIntire    Grumpy Badger
Keith Coogan    Young Tod
Corey Feldman    Young Copper

Production and Technical Credits

Assistant Director    Don Hahn

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/07/10 4 $4,215,000   1,030 $4,092   $4,215,000 3
1981/07/17 5 $4,137,844 -2% 1,030 $4,017   $11,731,297 10
1981/07/24 5 $3,106,456 -25% 912 $3,406   $17,764,512 17
1988/03/25 3 $4,819,215   1,567 $3,075   $4,819,215 2,453
1988/04/01 4 $4,013,103 -17% 1,567 $2,561   $11,498,004 2,460
1988/04/08 6 $2,563,531 -36% 1,533 $1,672   $16,492,737 2,467

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/07/10 4 $7,593,453   1,030 $7,372   $7,593,453 7
1981/07/17 4 $7,064,603 -7% 1,030 $6,859   $14,658,056 14
1988/03/25 2 $7,484,901   1,567 $4,777   $7,484,901 2,457
1988/04/01 4 $6,444,305 -14% 1,567 $4,113   $13,929,206 2,464

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/15/20066222,205 222,205$3,997,468$3,997,4681
10/22/20069149,678-33% 371,883$2,767,546$6,765,0142
10/29/20061766,790-55% 438,673$1,260,327$8,025,3413
11/5/20062559,226-11% 497,899$1,117,595$9,142,9364
11/12/20062554,828-7% 552,727$1,034,604$10,177,5405
12/24/200617418,544 1,252,800$8,366,695$24,061,36311