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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,600,000Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $60,601,762 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $60,601,762
Further financial details...

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  7. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
94% - Certified Fresh
95% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,180,000
Domestic Releases: 1946 (Wide)
Video Release: October 31st, 2006 by Paramount Home Video, released as It's a Wonderful Life - 60th Anniversary Edition
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, smoking and some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2251, 12/5/2012)
Comparisons: vs. The Wizard of Oz
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Keywords: Class Warfare, Suicide, Angels, Christmas, Non-Chronological, Voiceover/Narration, Heaven and Hell
Production Countries: United States


Donna Reed    Mary Hatch Bailey
James Stewart    George Bailey
Lionel Barrymore    Mr. Potter
Ward Bond    Officer Bert

Production and Technical Credits


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 1st, 2011

November 1st, 2011

The selection of home market releases is rather soft this week. Sure, Cars 2 was a major hit at the box office, but it is the only major hit on this week's list. The best selling TV on DVD release is Californication, which is a cable show, while the top ten selling titles according to include limited releases, catalogue titles and direct-to-DVD releases. There are more second-tier Christmas releases than any other type of release. There are far fewer titles that are worth picking up than last week, and the the Pick of the Week contenders are even more limited. Transformers: Beast Wars comes out on a Complete Series Collection and that could be Pick of the Week material, but I'm still waiting for the screener. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: It's A Wonderful Life Gift Set

October 28th, 2011

I have a simple rule: No Christmas releases before Halloween. It's A Wonderful Life Blu-ray Gift Set is coming out on November 1st, making it a perfectly timed release. However, this is not the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray. Is it worth picking up if you don't already have it? Is it worth the upgrade? More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/3/200626114,913 114,913$1,593,843$1,593,8435
12/17/200626180,847 481,359$2,530,050$6,716,7117
12/9/200728126,659 1,038,545$1,771,959$14,740,76958
12/13/200927129,787 1,348,747$1,853,358$19,123,705163
1/4/20153023,578 5,155,664$305,571$59,664,504427

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/8/20091415,076 15,076$0$0158
11/15/20091610,831-28% 25,907$0$0159

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