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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
64% - Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

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
Comparisons: vs. Christmas with the Kranks
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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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 546 $3,326,878 Jan 5, 1990 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 178 $8,090,947 Dec 29, 1989 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,111 $57,789,938 Dec 29, 1989 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 532 $7,007,789 Dec 22, 1989 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 888 $7,233,119 Dec 15, 1989 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,094 $9,499,450 Dec 8, 1989 10
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 270 $11,750,203 Dec 1, 1989 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,533 $11,750,203 Dec 1, 1989 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,519 1,744 Dec 1, 1989 3

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

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
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

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
11/22/20152010,720 841,236$400,499$24,003,848940
12/6/20151334,953 888,404$1,305,840$25,766,038942
12/13/20151324,591-30% 912,995$918,708$26,684,746943