The Little Mermaid

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $111,543,479Details
International Box Office $110,756,521
Worldwide Box Office $222,300,000
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $159,054,541 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $74,453,516 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $233,508,057
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
92% - Certified Fresh
Audience
88% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: November 15th, 1989 (Wide) by Walt Disney
November 14th, 1997 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: December 7th, 1999 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Franchise: The Little Mermaid
Keywords: Family Movie, Underwater, 3D Re-release, Posthumous Release
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction

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Cast

Mark Hamill    Additional voices
Jim Cummings    Additional Voices
Tim Curry    Additional Voices
Rene Auberjonois    Louis
Kenneth Mars    Triton
Nancy Cartwright    Additional Voices
Frank Welker    Additional Voices/Max
Jack Angel    Additional Voices
Mickie McGowan    Additional Voice
Edie McClurg    Carlotta
Christopher Daniel Barnes    Prince Eric
Jason Marin    Flounder
Paddi Edwards    Flotsam and Jetsam

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Ron Clements
Director    John Musker
Story Creator    Hans Christian Andersen

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/11/14 4 $2,305,000   2,054 $1,122   $2,305,000 2,922
1997/11/15 3 $4,215,000 +83% 2,054 $2,052   $6,520,000 2,923
1997/11/16 2 $3,268,000 -22% 2,054 $1,591   $9,814,520 2,924
1997/11/17 3 $589,891 -82% 2,054 $287   $10,404,411 2,925
1997/11/18 3 $656,926 +11% 2,054 $320   $11,061,337 2,926
1997/11/19 2 $591,552 -10% 2,054 $288   $11,652,889 2,927
1997/11/20 2 $610,076 +3% 2,054 $297   $12,262,965 2,928
1997/11/21 7 $1,280,000 +110% 2,057 $622   $13,543,000 2,929
1997/11/22 5 $2,560,000 +100% 2,057 $1,245   $16,103,000 2,930
1997/11/23 5 $1,874,000 -27% 2,054 $912   $17,950,000 2,931
1997/11/24 6 $402,974 -78% 2,054 $196   $18,353,360 2,932
1997/11/25 5 $516,971 +28% 2,054 $252   $18,870,331 2,933
1997/11/28 8 $1,340,000   1,929 $695   $21,280,000 2,936
1997/11/29 8 $1,415,000 +6% 1,929 $734   $22,695,000 2,937
1997/11/30 7 $1,246,000 -12% 1,929 $646   $23,947,879 2,938

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/11/17 3 $6,031,914   994 $6,068   $6,065,716 5
1989/11/24 3 $8,384,862 +39% 999 $8,393   $16,832,844 12
1989/12/01 5 $4,030,274 -52% 999 $4,034   $22,109,571 19
1989/12/08 7 $2,764,119 -31% 999 $2,767   $25,748,251 26
1989/12/15 4 $2,522,362 -9% 1,249 $2,020   $28,941,871 33
1989/12/22 6 $3,319,664 +32% 1,513 $2,194   $34,089,416 40
1989/12/29 3 $9,235,512 +178% 1,521 $6,072   $49,401,857 47
1990/01/05 5 $4,585,047 -50% 1,521 $3,014   $56,126,383 54
1990/01/12 6 $3,851,208 -16% 1,521 $2,532   $60,855,174 61
1990/01/19 8 $2,823,840 -27% 1,533 $1,842   $65,247,711 68
1990/01/26 9 $2,174,414 -23% 1,530 $1,421   $68,066,110 75
1990/02/16 9 $1,774,352   1,325 $1,339   $74,262,415 96
1990/02/23 11 $1,048,730 -41% 1,157 $906   $75,689,932 103
1990/03/23 19 $580,701   833 $697   $79,181,238 131
1997/11/14 3 $9,814,520   2,054 $4,778   $9,814,520 2,924
1997/11/21 5 $5,687,421 -42% 2,057 $2,765   $17,950,386 2,931
1997/11/28 8 $3,990,314 -30% 1,929 $2,069   $23,947,879 2,938
1997/12/19 24 $183,077   945 $194   $108,486,819 2,959
1997/12/26 27 $226,707 +24% 649 $349   $108,859,916 2,966
1998/01/02 26 $286,474 +26% 631 $454   $25,048,763 2,973
1998/01/09 29 $144,202 -50% 394 $366   $109,602,596 2,980
1998/01/16 37 $112,609 -22% 258 $436   $25,390,494 2,987
1998/01/23 47 $53,934 -52% 181 $298   $109,816,938 2,994
1998/01/30 58 $32,566 -40% 107 $304   $109,859,444 3,001

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/8/200613,339,498 3,339,498$50,102,822$50,102,822357
10/15/200621,033,960-69% 4,373,458$15,400,214$65,503,036358
10/22/20064546,650-47% 4,920,108$8,138,744$73,641,780359
10/29/20065289,868-47% 5,209,976$4,668,092$78,309,872360
11/5/20066176,308-39% 5,386,284$3,009,630$81,319,503361
11/12/20066206,278+17% 5,592,562$3,450,247$84,769,750362
11/19/20069141,286-32% 5,733,848$2,387,493$87,157,243363
11/26/200618449,137+218% 6,182,985$6,409,185$93,566,428364
12/3/200629107,378-76% 6,290,363$1,699,794$95,266,222365
8/31/20082039,896 7,509,766$797,521$118,066,215456
4/7/20132221,871 7,732,063$1,216,822$124,859,473696
4/28/20132920,293 7,776,342$950,857$127,071,045699
5/5/20133013,711-32% 7,790,053$560,231$127,631,276700
5/26/20132429,194 7,850,059$972,511$129,977,246703
6/30/20132026,895 7,922,342$1,094,379$132,746,071708
7/7/20132332,563+21% 7,954,905$1,266,404$134,012,475709
8/4/20132510,733 8,028,433$312,686$136,336,216713
8/18/20132227,636 8,070,122$886,458$137,674,851715
8/25/20133018,393-33% 8,088,515$554,676$138,229,527716
9/1/2013275,706-69% 8,094,221$169,069$138,398,596717
9/8/20132818,290+221% 8,112,511$532,056$138,930,652718
9/29/20132710,148 8,151,251$298,175$140,095,213721
10/6/20132912,946+28% 8,164,197$465,256$140,560,468722
10/20/20132217,255 8,192,989$685,714$141,630,835724
12/8/201313140,147 8,389,737$4,186,191$147,609,226731
12/15/20131883,895-40% 8,473,632$2,615,007$150,224,233732
12/22/201319125,254+49% 8,598,886$4,274,318$154,498,551733
12/29/20132261,972-51% 8,660,858$2,499,486$156,998,037734
4/20/20142632,013 8,738,869$588,399$158,791,206750

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/6/20131600,830 600,830$21,005,017$21,005,017722
10/13/20131250,387-58% 851,217$8,753,530$29,758,547723
10/20/20133204,131-18% 1,055,348$7,136,419$36,894,966724
10/27/20134117,882-42% 1,173,230$4,119,983$41,014,949725
11/3/2013377,726-34% 1,250,956$2,717,316$43,732,265726
11/10/2013569,051-11% 1,320,007$2,413,345$46,145,610727
11/17/2013454,244-21% 1,374,251$1,925,660$48,071,270728
11/24/2013857,509+6% 1,431,760$1,995,571$50,066,841729
12/1/20135370,606+544% 1,802,366$12,041,002$62,107,843730
12/8/20131373,163-80% 1,875,529$1,913,948$64,021,791731
12/15/20131559,489-19% 1,935,018$1,339,690$65,361,481732
12/22/201312132,019+122% 2,067,037$3,536,784$68,898,265733
12/29/20131468,786-48% 2,135,823$1,597,895$70,496,160734
2/16/20141720,893 2,212,971$498,921$72,338,437741
4/20/20141821,372 2,261,562$445,385$73,351,053750

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