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The Good Dinosaur (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,565,000Details
International Box Office $28,700,000
Worldwide Box Office $84,265,000
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  7. Trailer


"The Good Dinosaur" asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? The film is an original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo’s family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way - a human boy.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
80% - Certified Fresh
80% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 25th, 2015 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: PG for peril, action and thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2396, 10/21/2015)
Running Time: 92 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Finding Nemo
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Keywords: Alternate History, Dinosaurs, Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Cavemen, Humans as Pets, Development Hell
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Disney-Pixar
Production Countries: United States


Jeffrey Wright    Poppa
Frances McDormand    Momma
Steve Zahn    Thunderclap
A.J. Buckley    Nash
Anna Paquin    Ramsey
Sam Elliott    Butch
Marcus Scribner    Buck
Maleah Nipay Padilla    Young Libby
Ryan Teeple    Young Buck
Jack McGraw    Young Arlo
Peter Sohn    Pet Collector
Mandy Freund    Downpour
Steven Clay Hunter    Coldfront
David Boat    Bubbha
Carrie Paff    Lurleane
Calum Grant    Pervis
John Ratzenberger    Earl

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Meg LeFauve
Story by    Peter Sohn
Story by    Erik Benson
Story by    Meg LeFauve
Story by    Kelsey Mann
Story by    Bob Peterson
Producer    Denise Ream
Executive Producer    John Lasseter
Executive Producer    Lee Unkrich
Executive Producer    Andrew Stanton
Editor    Stephen Schaffer
Composer    Mychael Danna
Composer    Jeff Danna
Director of Photography    Sharon Calahan
Director of Photography    Mahyar Abousaeedi
Art Director-Character Art Director    Matt Nolte
Art Director-Sets Art Director    Noah Klocek
Art Director-Sets Art Director    Thuy Nguyen
Sets Supervisor    David Munier
Character Supervisor    Michael Comet
Character Supervisor    Junyi Ling
Sound Designer    Craig Berkey
Supervising Sound Editor    Shannon Mills
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Johnson
Associate Producer    Mary Alice Drumm
Casting Director    Kevin Reher
Casting Director    Natalie Lyon

Weekend Estimates: Mockingjay Rules Thanksgiving Roost

November 29th, 2015

Mockingjay Part 2

The combined forces of a 50% weekend-to-weekend decline at the box office and two strong rivals wasn’t enough to knock The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 off its perch at the top of the box office chart this Thanksgiving. With a three-day total of $51.6 million (and $75.8 million over five), the franchise-capper will finish the holiday just shy of $200 million at the domestic box office. With a reported $242.4 million overseas, the film is hurrying towards $500 million worldwide, and sits at $440.7 million as of Sunday evening. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Dinosaur have a Good Opening?

November 25th, 2015

The Good Dinosaur

It appears The Good Dinosaur will win the box office race this weekend with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 being pushed into second place. Creed should have the best opening weekend of the franchise. Meanwhile, Victor Frankenstein is just hoping for a spot in the top five. I don't think it will get there. Both new releases from last year failed to meet expectations, so that gives 2015 a real shot at coming out on top of the year-over-year comparison. More...

Tuesday Previews: Creed Sets Record with Good Dinosaur Close Behind

November 25th, 2015


Creed set a record last night with $1.4 million in previews. That's the biggest box office for Tuesday night previews before the Thanksgiving holiday. Before you get too excited, there are simply not enough similar releases to judge this result or use it to predict the film’s opening weekend. It’s better than the $1.0 million Horrible Bosses 2 managed last year, but less than Dumb and Dumber To’s $1.6 million from earlier that month. Hopefully Creed’s reviews will translate into positive word-of-mouth and that will help it over the weekend. More...

Contest: Ultimate Hunger: Winning Announcement

November 24th, 2015

The winners of our Ultimate Hunger contest contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 opening weekend were... More...

Contest: All in Good Fun

November 20th, 2015

Next week, there are three wide releases, but only one of them, The Good Dinosaur, is expected to be a serious hit. That makes it easy to pick a target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Good Dinosaur. Remember, while the movie opens on the Wednesday, we are only concerned with the Friday through Sunday weekend box office result.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Shaun the Sheep on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Shaun the Sheep on DVD. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final copy of Shaun the Sheep on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: November

November 1st, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

October has come to an end and everyone should be happy about that. Except for The Martian, there were no serious hits that opened last month. There were more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Fortunately, October of last year wasn't spectacular either, so 2015 maintains a healthy lead over 2014. Even more fortunately, November looks fantastic. There are four films that have the potential to earn $200 million or more. The biggest of these is the final Hunger Games movie, which should reach $400 million. Spectre has a real shot at $300 million and could be the biggest hit in the franchise. Meanwhile, nearly every November there's an animated kids movie that becomes a monster hit. This year, The Peanuts Movie and The Good Dinosaur are both aiming for that box office milestone. The last time we didn't have a family film that earned at least $100 million in November was 2011 and that's because there were four family films that opened in the final two weeks of the month and that much competition meant they cannibalized each other. Both of these has a shot at $200 million and if neither of them reached $200 million, I would be shocked. Meanwhile, last November was a good month at the top with three monster hits: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Big Hero 6, and Interstellar. However, after those three films, there were not much positive to talk about. It really looks like 2015 will match 2014 at the top, plus it could have better depth. I might be a little too optimistic, but I think November is going to be a great month at the box office. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/11/25 2 $9,811,000   3,749 $2,617   $9,811,000 1
2015/11/26 2 $6,562,000 -33% 3,749 $1,750   $16,373,000 2
2015/11/27 2 $15,663,000 +139% 3,749 $4,178   $32,036,000 3

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/11/27 2 $39,192,000   3,749 $10,454   $55,565,000 5

Weekly Box Office Performance

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