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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $71,319,546Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 1st, 1989 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: November 18th, 1997 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Franchise: National Lampoon's Vacation
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Keywords: Family Vacations, Christmas
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,173 $57,789,938 Dec 29, 1989 31
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 170 $8,090,947 Dec 29, 1989 31
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 102 $17,540,524 Dec 29, 1989 31
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 194 $7,007,789 Dec 22, 1989 24
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 140 $15,192,325 Dec 22, 1989 24

Cast

Diane Ladd    Nora Griswold
Randy Quaid    Cousin Eddie
   Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Jr.
Juliette Lewis    Audrey Griswold
Beverly D'Angelo    Ellen Griswold
Brian Doyle-Murray    Mr. Frank Shirley
Julia Louis-Dreyfus    Margo Chester
Doris Roberts    Frances
E.G. Marshall    Art Smith
William Hickey    Uncle Lewis

Production and Technical Credits

Sound Editor    Victoria Sampson
Sound Editor    Dan Hegeman

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/12/01 2 $11,750,203   1,744 $6,738   $11,750,203 3
1989/12/08 2 $9,499,450 -19% 1,744 $5,447   $24,274,464 10
1989/12/15 1 $7,233,119 -24% 1,950 $3,709   $33,643,086 17
1989/12/22 1 $7,007,789 -3% 1,950 $3,594   $44,112,377 24
1989/12/29 5 $8,090,947 +15% 1,901 $4,256   $57,789,938 31
1990/01/05 8 $3,326,878 -59% 1,846 $1,802   $62,481,913 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/12/01 1 $14,775,014   1,744 $8,472   $14,775,014 7
1989/12/08 2 $11,634,953 -21% 1,744 $6,671   $26,409,967 14
1989/12/15 1 $10,694,621 -8% 1,950 $5,484   $37,104,588 21
1989/12/22 1 $12,594,403 +18% 1,950 $6,459   $49,698,991 28
1989/12/29 5 $9,456,044 -25% 1,901 $4,974   $59,155,035 35

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/10/200618271,439 365,630$4,068,871$5,470,433473
11/11/20072862,971 1,050,391$943,935$15,735,000521
12/9/200730123,411 1,640,241$1,849,931$23,835,387525
11/15/20091767,089 2,222,009$841,296$31,322,365626
11/29/200925191,049 2,413,058$1,862,728$33,185,093628
12/6/20091798,923-48% 2,511,981$1,146,923$34,332,016629
12/13/200920158,205+60% 2,670,186$1,756,740$36,088,756630
12/27/200925131,655 2,816,889$1,307,242$37,551,203632
12/19/201020160,085 3,047,819$1,659,841$39,973,792683
12/4/201114122,416 3,205,628$1,064,028$41,444,411733
12/11/201114109,075-11% 3,314,703$926,101$42,370,513734
12/18/201117128,739+18% 3,443,442$1,160,312$43,530,824735
11/11/20121947,046 5,912,372$419,340$66,711,060782
11/18/20121646,833n/c5,959,205$446,098$67,157,159783
12/2/20127245,770 6,270,109$2,310,705$70,088,298785
12/9/20129148,595-40% 6,418,704$1,363,612$71,451,909786
12/16/201212152,532+3% 6,571,236$1,308,603$72,760,512787
12/23/201219132,320-13% 6,703,556$1,263,881$74,024,393788
12/30/20122362,553-53% 6,766,109$598,707$74,623,100789
11/24/20131730,111 6,915,938$245,835$76,178,634836
12/15/201314118,560 7,063,601$1,163,607$77,612,770839
11/16/20142713,387 7,180,164$107,234$78,735,888887
11/23/20142424,194+81% 7,204,358$193,092$78,928,980888
12/7/20147154,759 7,417,112$1,235,070$80,626,218890
12/14/20147128,427-17% 7,545,539$1,161,070$81,787,288891
12/21/201414118,230-8% 7,663,769$1,175,147$82,962,435892
12/28/201417101,042-15% 7,764,811$906,822$83,869,256893
11/1/20152513,948 7,922,498$112,404$85,488,406937
11/8/20152510,143-27% 7,932,641$71,583$85,559,989938
11/15/2015231,098-89% 7,933,739$7,667$85,567,656939
11/22/20152819,020+1,632% 7,952,759$140,335$85,707,991940
11/29/201522116,386+512% 8,069,145$701,039$86,409,030941
12/6/20154112,989-3% 8,182,134$902,839$87,311,869942
12/13/2015570,796-37% 8,252,930$566,864$87,878,733943
12/20/201510138,151+95% 8,391,081$1,106,576$88,985,308944
12/27/201511123,978-10% 8,515,059$1,034,696$90,020,004945
1/3/20162334,281-72% 8,549,340$327,740$90,347,744946
11/13/20161517,630 8,701,167$120,915$91,633,915991
11/20/20161412,229-31% 8,713,396$83,623$91,717,538992
11/27/20163063,144+416% 8,776,540$389,144$92,106,682993
12/4/2016668,086+8% 8,844,626$471,822$92,578,504994
12/11/2016565,697-4% 8,910,323$459,899$93,038,403995
12/18/2016775,417+15% 8,985,740$596,903$93,635,306996
12/25/201610106,926+42% 9,092,666$836,953$94,472,259997
1/1/20172313,341-88% 9,106,007$106,751$94,579,009998

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/13/20091716,481 32,631$514,712$1,043,127630
11/11/2012196,812 316,980$68,117$9,322,689782
12/9/20121636,792 391,834$367,924$10,071,233786
12/16/20121652,987+44% 444,821$529,873$10,601,106787
12/23/20122058,670+11% 503,491$3,146,478$13,747,584788
12/14/20141432,202 730,024$998,273$20,393,631891
12/21/20141836,096+12% 766,120$1,118,980$21,512,611892
11/22/20152010,681 841,105$399,059$23,998,996940
12/6/20151334,904 888,136$1,304,016$25,756,077942
12/13/20151324,975-28% 913,111$933,062$26,689,139943
12/11/20161818,889 1,054,548$792,944$31,464,509995
12/18/20161828,016+48% 1,082,564$1,403,298$32,867,807996

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