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The Land Before Time (1988)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $48,092,846Details
International Box Office $33,880,000
Worldwide Box Office $81,972,846
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,300,000
Domestic Releases: November 18th, 1988 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: February 20th, 1996 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 69 minutes
Franchise: The Land Before Time
Comparisons: vs. A Troll in Central Park
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Amblin Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 419 $655,700 Jan 27, 1989 73
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 282 $3,725,890 Dec 30, 1988 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 991 $2,043,675 Dec 23, 1988 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,772 $1,511,640 Dec 16, 1988 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,036 $2,145,200 Dec 9, 1988 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,007 $3,535,560 Dec 2, 1988 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,340 $8,114,550 Nov 25, 1988 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,265 $7,526,025 Nov 18, 1988 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,075 1,395 Nov 18, 1988 3

Cast

Fred Gwynne    Narrator
Helen Shaver    Littlefoot's Mother
Gabriel Damon    Littlefoot
Candace Hutson    Cera
Burke Byrnes    Daddy Topps
Pat Hingle    Rooter
Judith Barsi    Ducky
Will Ryan    Petrie
Bill Erwin    Grandfather

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Don Bluth
Producer    Gary Oldman
Producer    John Pomeroy
Executive Producer    Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer    George Lucas
Executive Producer    Frank Marshall
Executive Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Composer    James Horner
Story Creator    Judy Freudberg
Story Creator    Tony Geiss
Screenwriter    Stu Krieger
Associate Producer    Deborah Jelin Newmyer
Assistant Director    Russell Boland
Assistant Director    G. Sue Shakespeare
Assistant Director    David Steinberg
Production Manager    Thad Weinlein
Production Supervisor    Cathy J. Carr
Animation Director    John Pomeroy
Animation Director    Linda Miller
Animation Director    Ralph Zondag
Animation Director    Dan Kuenster
Animation Director    Lorna Pomeroy
Animation Director    Dick Zondag
Production Designer    Don Bluth
Editor    Dan Molina
Editor    John K. Carr
Supervising    Bill Rowe
Re-recording Mixer    Ray Merrin
Supervising Sound Editor    Dan Molina
Sound Editor    Kevin Brazier
Sound Editor    Ian Fuller
Music Editor    Jim Henrikson
Composer    Will Jennings
Casting Director    Nancy Nayor

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/11/18 1 $7,526,025   1,395 $5,395   $7,526,025 3
1988/11/25 2 $8,114,550 +8% 1,410 $5,755   $18,478,800 10
1988/12/02 4 $3,535,560 -56% 1,403 $2,520   $23,099,025 17
1988/12/09 6 $2,145,200 -39% 1,384 $1,550   $25,967,170 24
1988/12/16 8 $1,511,640 -30% 1,326 $1,140   $27,931,305 31
1988/12/23 10 $2,043,675 +35% 1,395 $1,465   $31,332,260 38
1988/12/30 8 $3,725,890 +82% 1,414 $2,635   $38,001,650 45
1989/01/27 16 $655,700   1,041 $630   $42,977,575 73

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/11/18 1 $10,364,250   1,395 $7,430   $10,364,250 7
1988/11/25 2 $9,199,215 -11% 1,410 $6,524   $19,563,465 14
1988/12/02 4 $4,258,505 -54% 1,403 $3,035   $23,821,970 21
1988/12/09 7 $2,597,695 -39% 1,384 $1,877   $26,419,665 28
1988/12/16 8 $2,868,920 +10% 1,326 $2,164   $29,288,585 35
1988/12/23 9 $4,987,175 +74% 1,395 $3,575   $34,275,760 42

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/30/20131440,596 40,596$240,734$240,734906
7/28/20133026,021 116,514$144,417$661,851910
10/20/20132714,393 207,446$77,146$1,188,979922
10/27/20132615,430+7% 222,876$76,996$1,265,974923
3/30/20142116,598 481,562$82,824$2,560,125945
4/13/20143015,898 505,234$79,331$2,678,249947
6/8/20142614,099 603,186$70,072$3,165,765955
8/3/20142614,419 680,915$72,095$3,552,798963
8/24/20142913,499 710,103$67,495$3,698,738966
9/28/20142515,298 768,999$76,490$3,993,218971
12/7/20143046,975 945,374$234,875$4,875,093981
1/11/20151826,817 1,080,923$134,085$5,554,312986
2/8/20152019,665 1,139,856$98,325$5,848,977990
2/15/20152823,454+19% 1,163,310$117,270$5,966,247991
2/22/20152821,298-9% 1,184,608$105,425$6,071,672992
3/1/20152118,739-12% 1,203,347$85,450$6,157,122993
3/8/20152216,619-11% 1,219,966$83,095$6,240,217994
3/15/20152221,450+29% 1,241,416$104,676$6,344,893995
3/22/20152016,101-25% 1,257,517$65,370$6,410,263996
3/29/20152212,853-20% 1,270,370$61,052$6,471,315997
4/12/20152624,465 1,319,955$122,325$6,713,713999
4/19/20152518,715 1,338,670$93,014$6,806,7271,000
4/26/20152315,322 1,353,992$73,239$6,879,9661,001
5/3/20152414,745 1,368,737$73,283$6,953,2491,002
5/10/20152613,767 1,382,504$65,393$7,018,6421,003
5/17/20152914,986 1,397,490$71,633$7,090,2751,004
5/24/2015189,578 1,407,068$47,603$7,137,8781,005
5/31/20152413,816 1,420,884$66,179$7,204,0561,006
6/7/20152114,411 1,435,295$71,190$7,275,2471,007
6/14/20152415,095 1,450,390$74,267$7,349,5141,008
6/21/20152517,706 1,468,096$95,435$7,444,9491,009
6/28/20152325,064 1,493,160$143,617$7,588,5661,010
7/5/20152619,131 1,512,291$109,429$7,697,9951,011
7/12/20152919,164 1,531,455$114,409$7,812,4041,012
7/19/20152510,217 1,541,672$61,711$7,874,1151,013
3/20/20161334,876 1,769,164$1,021,169$11,164,5511,048
5/29/20161520,552 1,796,768$410,012$11,725,3571,058