Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,462,347Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $986,273 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $369,189 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,355,462
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the tugboat join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
16% - Rotten
Audience
73% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 9th, 2014 (Wide) by Clarius Entertainment
Video Release: August 26th, 2014 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some scary images and mild peril.
(Rating bulletin 2289, 9/11/2013)
Running Time: 88 minutes
Keywords: You Can't Go Home Again, Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Witches, Living Scarecrow, Good vs. Evil, Food
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Summertime Entertainment

Cast

   Dorothy
Dan Aykroyd    Scarecrow
Jim Belushi    Cowardly Lion
Kelsey Grammer    Tin Man
Martin Short    Jester
Oliver Platt    Wiser the Owl
Megan Hilty    China Princess
Hugh Dancy    Marshall Mallow
Bernadette Peters    Glinda
Patrick Stewart    Tugg

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Adam Balsam
Screenwriter    Randi Barnes
Story Creator    Roger Stanton Baum
Producer    Bonne Radford
Producer    Ryan Carroll
Producer    Roland Caroll
Executive Producer    Neil Kaufman
Executive Producer    Rene Torres
Executive Producer    Greg Centineo
Co-Producer    Arish Fyzee
Co-Producer    Kristin Dornig
Composer    Toby Chu
Song Writer    Bryan Adams
Song Writer    Jim Vallance
Song Writer    Tift Merritt
Song Writer    Jim Dooley
Song Writer    Mike Himelstein
Music Supervisor    Vicki Hiatt
CG Animation and Imagery    Prana Studios
Editor    Dan Molina
Editor    Stan Webb
Production Designer    Daniel St. Pierre
Art Director    Seth Engstrom
Casting Director    Matthew Jon Beck

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 26th, 2014

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Godzilla Helps 2014 Climb Back on Top

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I thought Godzilla would be a monster hit. I mentioned that possibility in the monthly preview and the weekend predictions. However, I was in the minority and I reduced my expectations. That turns out to be a mistake. Godzilla opened with $93.19 million over the weekend, which is a better opening than The Amazing Spider-Man 2 managed, but it wasn't quite up to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It also helped the overall box office soar to $178 million, which is 30% more than last weekend. More importantly, it was 16% more than the same weekend last year. 2014 is now ahead of 2013 by a margin of $185 million or 5.3% at $3.66 billion to $3.48 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Neighbors were Louder than Expected

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Neighbors got off to a much faster start than expected, as did many of the top five films. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 fell more than 60% during its sophomore stint, but that was expected, at least it was inline with my expectations. Overall, the box office still fell from last weekend, but by 11% to $137 million, which isn't as bad as it could have been. It was down 14% from the same weekend last year, but that's a huge improvement from what it was last weekend, so in a small way, it is a bit of a victory. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $3.45 billion, putting it 5.4% ahead of 2013's pace. That's down from its peak, but even if 2014 loses next weekend and the weekend after that, 2014 should still remain ahead of last year's pace. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Neighbors Have a Good Opening?

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It could be an interesting weekend at the box office as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is expected to fall far enough that Neighbors could win the box office race. That certainly would be a boost for the new release's box office chances. Earning first place does provide a lot of free publicity. The other two wide releases coming out this week are not expected to be major players at the box office. I've heard some buzz that Mom's Night Out could be a sleeper hit. On the other hand, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return might not open above the Mendoza Line. This weekend last year, Iron Man 3 led the way with $72.53 million, which is more than all three wide releases will make. In fact, last year's second place film, The Great Gatsby earning $50.09 million, which might be more than all three wide releases make this weekend. On the other hand, depth will be better this time around and that should mitigate the situation a little bit. More...

2014 Preview: May

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It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/09 8 $1,007,382   2,658 $379   $1,007,382 1
2014/05/10 7 $1,616,064 +60% 2,658 $608   $2,623,446 2
2014/05/11 8 $1,124,334 -30% 2,658 $423   $3,747,780 3
2014/05/12 8 $191,376 -83% 2,658 $72   $3,939,156 4
2014/05/13 8 $236,878 +24% 2,658 $89   $4,176,034 5
2014/05/14 8 $208,068 -12% 2,658 $78   $4,384,102 6
2014/05/15 8 $222,919 +7% 2,658 $84   $4,607,021 7
2014/05/16 10 $468,831 +110% 2,578 $182   $5,075,852 8
2014/05/17 9 $874,586 +87% 2,578 $339   $5,950,438 9
2014/05/18 9 $614,039 -30% 2,578 $238   $6,564,477 10
2014/05/19 9 $198,153 -68% 2,578 $77   $6,762,630 11
2014/05/20 10 $167,454 -15% 2,578 $65   $6,930,084 12
2014/05/21 10 $148,623 -11% 2,578 $58   $7,078,707 13
2014/05/22 10 $154,571 +4% 2,578 $60   $7,233,278 14
2014/05/23 - $108,263 -30% 674 $161   $7,341,541 15
2014/05/24 - $190,687 +76% 674 $283   $7,532,228 16
2014/05/25 - $150,877 -21% 674 $224   $7,683,105 17
2014/05/26 15 $180,829 +20% 674 $268   $7,863,934 18
2014/05/27 - $62,884 -65% 674 $93   $7,926,818 19
2014/05/29 14 $71,241   674 $106   $8,060,144 21
2014/05/30 - $30,739 -57% 180 $171   $8,090,883 22
2014/05/31 - $36,847 +20% 180 $205   $8,127,730 23
2014/06/01 - $29,562 -20% 180 $164   $8,157,292 24
2014/06/02 - $16,150 -45% 180 $90   $8,173,442 25
2014/06/03 - $26,520 +64% 180 $147   $8,199,962 26
2014/06/04 - $21,978 -17% 180 $122   $8,221,940 27
2014/06/05 - $20,322 -8% 180 $113   $8,242,262 28
2014/06/06 - $10,927 -46% 84 $130   $8,253,189 29
2014/06/07 - $15,048 +38% 84 $179   $8,268,237 30
2014/06/08 - $10,998 -27% 84 $131   $8,279,235 31
2014/06/09 - $10,819 -2% 84 $129   $8,290,054 32
2014/06/10 - $10,089 -7% 84 $120   $8,300,143 33
2014/06/11 - $9,808 -3% 84 $117   $8,309,951 34
2014/06/12 - $8,734 -11% 84 $104   $8,318,685 35
2014/06/13 - $5,408 -38% 43 $126   $8,324,093 36
2014/06/14 - $5,291 -2% 43 $123   $8,329,384 37
2014/06/15 - $3,989 -25% 43 $93   $8,333,373 38
2014/06/16 - $3,490 -13% 43 $81   $8,336,863 39
2014/06/17 - $3,714 +6% 43 $86   $8,340,577 40
2014/06/18 - $7,872 +112% 43 $183   $8,348,449 41
2014/06/19 - $3,649 -54% 43 $85   $8,352,098 42
2014/06/20 - $12,697 +248% 52 $244   $8,364,795 43
2014/06/21 - $12,440 -2% 52 $239   $8,377,235 44
2014/06/22 - $11,271 -9% 52 $217   $8,388,506 45
2014/06/23 - $6,203 -45% 52 $119   $8,394,709 46
2014/06/24 - $11,809 +90% 52 $227   $8,406,518 47
2014/06/25 - $9,092 -23% 52 $175   $8,415,610 48
2014/06/26 - $8,450 -7% 52 $163   $8,424,060 49
2014/06/27 - $3,210 -62% 21 $153   $8,427,270 50
2014/06/28 - $3,443 +7% 21 $164   $8,430,713 51
2014/06/29 - $3,149 -9% 21 $150   $8,433,862 52
2014/06/30 - $1,632 -48% 21 $78   $8,435,494 53
2014/07/01 - $2,170 +33% 21 $103   $8,437,664 54
2014/07/02 - $918 -58% 9 $102   $8,438,582 55
2014/07/03 - $1,224 +33% 23 $53   $8,439,806 56
2014/07/04 - $2,092 +71% 23 $91   $8,441,898 57
2014/07/05 - $3,997 +91% 23 $174   $8,445,895 58
2014/07/06 - $3,270 -18% 23 $142   $8,449,165 59
2014/07/07 - $1,317 -60% 23 $57   $8,450,482 60
2014/07/08 - $1,681 +28% 23 $73   $8,452,163 61
2014/07/09 - $1,402 -17% 23 $61   $8,453,565 62
2014/07/10 - $1,542 +10% 23 $67   $8,455,107 63
2014/07/11 - $360 -77% 10 $36   $8,455,467 64
2014/07/12 - $616 +71% 10 $62   $8,456,083 65
2014/07/13 - $242 -61% 10 $24   $8,456,325 66
2014/07/14 - $218 -10% 10 $22   $8,456,543 67
2014/07/15 - $578 +165% 10 $58   $8,457,121 68
2014/07/16 - $566 -2% 10 $57   $8,457,687 69
2014/07/17 - $432 -24% 10 $43   $8,458,119 70
2014/07/18 - $222 -49% 8 $28   $8,458,341 71
2014/07/19 - $230 +4% 8 $29   $8,458,571 72
2014/07/20 - $423 +84% 8 $53   $8,458,994 73
2014/07/21 - $169 -60% 8 $21   $8,459,163 74
2014/07/22 - $240 +42% 8 $30   $8,459,403 75
2014/07/23 - $239 n/c 8 $30   $8,459,642 76
2014/07/24 - $528 +121% 8 $66   $8,460,170 77
2014/07/25 - $162 -69% 6 $27   $8,460,332 78
2014/07/26 - $286 +77% 6 $48   $8,460,618 79
2014/07/27 - $372 +30% 6 $62   $8,460,990 80
2014/07/28 - $179 -52% 6 $30   $8,461,169 81
2014/07/29 - $400 +123% 6 $67   $8,461,569 82
2014/07/30 - $458 +15% 6 $76   $8,462,027 83
2014/07/31 - $320 -30% 6 $53   $8,462,347 84

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/09 8 $3,747,780   2,658 $1,410   $3,747,780 3
2014/05/16 9 $1,957,456 -48% 2,578 $759   $6,564,477 10
2014/05/23 18 $449,827 -77% 674 $667   $7,683,105 17
2014/05/30 29 $97,148 -78% 180 $540   $8,157,292 24
2014/06/06 42 $36,973 -62% 84 $440   $8,279,235 31
2014/06/13 60 $14,688 -60% 43 $342   $8,333,373 38
2014/06/20 43 $36,408 +148% 52 $700   $8,388,506 45
2014/06/27 72 $9,802 -73% 21 $467   $8,433,862 52
2014/07/04 61 $9,359 -5% 23 $407   $8,449,165 59
2014/07/11 90 $1,218 -87% 10 $122   $8,456,325 66
2014/07/18 93 $875 -28% 8 $109   $8,458,994 73
2014/07/25 102 $820 -6% 6 $137   $8,460,990 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/31/20141625,768 25,768$319,008$319,0081
9/7/20142913,706-47% 39,474$177,630$496,6382

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/31/20142011,538 11,538$174,682$174,6821

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return