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The Little Mermaid (1989)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $111,543,479Details
International Box Office $110,756,521Details
Worldwide Box Office $222,300,000
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $215,787,305 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $77,324,001 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $293,111,306
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 555 $111,543,479
All Time International Box Office 706 $110,756,521
All Time Worldwide Box Office 597 $222,300,000
Leggiest Movies 87 11.37

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 15th, 1989 (Wide) by Walt Disney
November 14th, 1997 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: December 21st, 1991 (Wide) (South Korea)
Video Release: December 7th, 1999 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 82 minutes
Franchise: The Little Mermaid
Comparisons: vs. Aladdin
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Keywords: Underwater, Family Movie, 3D Re-release, Posthumous Release
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $100m 638 $108,486,819 Dec 19, 1997 2,959
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 113 $580,701 Mar 23, 1990 131
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 139 $1,048,730 Feb 23, 1990 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 84 $1,774,352 Feb 16, 1990 96
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 116 $2,174,414 Jan 26, 1990 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 110 $2,823,840 Jan 19, 1990 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 95 $3,851,208 Jan 12, 1990 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 108 $4,585,047 Jan 5, 1990 54
Fastest to $50m 1,328 $51,541,336 Dec 29, 1989 51
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 27 $9,235,512 Dec 29, 1989 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 563 $3,319,664 Dec 22, 1989 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,253 $2,522,362 Dec 15, 1989 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,690 $2,764,119 Dec 8, 1989 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,829 $4,030,274 Dec 1, 1989 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,318 $8,384,862 Nov 24, 1989 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,654 $6,031,914 Nov 17, 1989 5
Never No. 1 Domestic 99 $111,543,479 Nov 15, 1989 0

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
   Prince Eric
Jason Marin    Flounder
Paddi Edwards    Flotsam and Jetsam

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Story Creator    Hans Christian Andersen

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/11/17 4 $8,414,180   994 $8,465   $8,447,982 9
1989/11/24 3 $9,631,315 +14% 999 $9,641   $18,079,297 16
1989/12/01 5 $4,904,835 -49% 999 $4,910   $22,984,132 23
1989/12/08 6 $3,435,377 -30% 999 $3,439   $26,419,509 30
1989/12/15 4 $4,350,243 +27% 1,249 $3,483   $30,769,752 37
1989/12/22 4 $9,396,593 +116% 1,513 $6,211   $40,166,345 44
1989/12/29 3 $11,374,991 +21% 1,521 $7,479   $51,541,336 51
1990/01/05 6 $5,462,630 -52% 1,521 $3,591   $57,003,966 58
1990/01/12 6 $5,419,905 -1% 1,521 $3,563   $62,423,871 65
1990/01/19 9 $3,467,825 -36% 1,533 $2,262   $65,891,696 72
1990/02/16 9 $2,153,139   1,325 $1,625   $74,641,202 100
1997/11/14 3 $12,262,965   2,054 $5,970   $12,262,965 2,928
1997/11/21 6 $7,694,600 -37% 2,057 $3,741   $19,957,565 2,935
1997/12/19 24 $329,467   945 $349   $108,633,209 2,963
1998/01/02 1 $84,696,105   631 $134,225   $109,458,394 2,977
1998/01/16 1 $84,485,119   258 $327,462   $109,763,004 2,991
1998/01/23 50 $63,874 -100% 181 $353   $109,826,878 2,998

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 12/21/1991 $0 0 0 0 $10,879 11/8/2016
 
Rest of World $110,745,642
 
International Total$110,756,521 11/8/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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
10/21/20122916,214 11,850,116$837,839$153,376,491672
11/4/20123020,884 11,891,572$991,537$155,314,218674
11/11/20122238,255+83% 11,929,827$1,974,876$157,289,094675
11/18/20122322,655-41% 11,952,482$1,165,631$158,454,726676
1/20/20132620,450 12,111,714$1,197,552$167,855,823685
1/27/20133025,514+25% 12,137,228$1,249,676$169,105,499686
2/10/20132426,949 12,176,482$1,450,355$171,161,628688
4/7/20132321,788 12,316,593$1,212,204$178,751,394696
4/28/20132920,217 12,360,806$947,296$180,960,262699
5/5/20133018,024-11% 12,378,830$802,564$181,762,826700
5/26/20132329,083 12,438,621$968,813$184,100,437703
6/30/20132326,794 12,524,482$1,090,269$187,435,778708
7/7/20132332,440+21% 12,556,922$1,261,621$188,697,398709
8/4/20132517,782 12,637,281$515,909$191,217,423713
8/18/20132327,531 12,678,795$883,090$192,550,439715
8/25/20133018,327-33% 12,697,122$552,686$193,103,124716
9/1/20132719,295+5% 12,716,417$575,356$193,678,480717
9/8/20132618,239-5% 12,734,656$530,573$194,209,052718
9/29/20132610,138 12,773,317$297,881$195,371,224721
10/6/20132213,460+33% 12,786,777$472,524$195,843,748722
10/20/20132017,190 12,815,475$683,131$196,910,564724
12/8/201313140,147 13,011,566$4,127,329$202,808,773731
12/15/20131883,895-40% 13,095,461$2,615,007$205,423,780732
12/22/201320125,254+49% 13,220,715$4,274,318$209,698,098733
12/29/20132761,972-51% 13,282,687$2,499,486$212,197,583734
4/20/20142532,013 13,360,599$588,399$213,988,311750

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/6/20131649,391 649,391$22,702,709$22,702,709722
10/13/20131246,623-62% 896,014$8,621,940$31,324,649723
10/20/20133204,131-17% 1,100,145$7,136,419$38,461,068724
10/27/20134117,882-42% 1,218,027$4,119,983$42,581,051725
11/3/2013368,926-42% 1,286,953$2,409,658$44,990,709726
11/10/2013568,662n/c1,355,615$2,399,739$47,390,448727
11/17/2013454,056-21% 1,409,671$1,919,004$49,309,452728
11/24/2013857,509+6% 1,467,180$1,995,571$51,305,023729
12/1/20135260,319+353% 1,727,499$8,457,774$59,762,797730
12/8/20131373,507-72% 1,801,006$1,922,936$61,685,733731
12/15/20131559,489-19% 1,860,495$1,339,690$63,025,423732
12/22/201312132,019+122% 1,992,514$3,536,784$66,562,207733
12/29/20131467,854-49% 2,060,368$1,576,246$68,138,453734
2/16/20141720,571 2,136,930$491,237$69,966,755741
4/20/20141820,991 2,183,560$437,456$70,938,528750
9/18/20161610,465 2,450,281$208,983$76,586,415876
9/25/20161212,255+17% 2,462,536$244,728$76,831,143877
10/2/2016179,598-22% 2,472,134$191,760$77,022,903878