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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $75,069,160Details
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 990 $75,069,160
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,838 $75,069,160

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 13th, 1993 (Wide) by Walt Disney
October 20th, 2006 (Wide) by Walt Disney, released as Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
October 19th, 2007 (Wide) by Walt Disney, released as Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
October 24th, 2008 (Wide) by Walt Disney, released as Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
Video Release: December 3rd, 1997 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some scary images.
Comparisons: vs. Total Recall
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Keywords: Christmas, Christmas in November, Kidnap, Werewolf, Monster, Vampire, Halloween, Mummy
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Stop-Motion Animation
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,498 $50,178,065 Oct 27, 2000 2,574
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 254 $6,954,853 Nov 26, 1993 47
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 292 $6,954,853 Nov 26, 1993 47
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 134 $5,470,410 Nov 12, 1993 33
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 104 $11,429,721 Nov 12, 1993 33
Halloween (All Movies, 3-Day) 28 $8,212,477 Oct 29, 1993 19
Halloween (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 14 $17,158,919 Oct 29, 1993 19

Cast

Chris Sarandon    Jack Skellington
Catherine O'Hara    Sally, Shock
Paul Reubens    Lock

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Danny Elfman

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1993/10/22 3 $6,235,220   563 $11,075   $6,563,755 12
1993/10/29 1 $8,212,477 +32% 1,654 $4,965   $16,496,778 19
1993/11/05 1 $7,684,284 -6% 1,671 $4,599   $26,705,704 26
1993/11/12 4 $5,470,410 -29% 1,657 $3,301   $34,527,948 33
1993/11/19 6 $3,282,205 -40% 1,601 $2,050   $38,887,265 40
1993/11/26 8 $3,328,681 +1% 1,374 $2,423   $43,682,814 47
1993/12/03 8 $1,490,082 -55% 1,341 $1,111   $45,652,234 54
2000/10/27 28 $175,022   72 $2,431   $50,178,065 2,574
2000/11/03 45 $67,917 -61% 46 $1,476   $50,336,995 2,581
2000/11/10 106 $2,089 -97% 6 $348   $50,351,876 2,588
2000/11/17 145 $798 -62% 4 $200   $50,353,906 2,595
2000/11/24 135 $695 -13% 4 $174   $50,354,835 2,602
2000/12/01 118 $1,436 +107% 6 $239   $50,356,997 2,609
2000/12/08 69 $10,297 +617% 28 $368   $50,367,585 2,616
2000/12/15 101 $2,980 -71% 17 $175   $50,374,301 2,623
2000/12/22 66 $2,015 -32% 7 $288   $50,378,391 2,630
2000/12/29 85 $376 -81% 4 $94   $50,379,629 2,637
2006/10/20 54 $33,982   168 $202   $50,413,611 4,758
2006/10/27 13 $1,916,645 +5,540% 168 $11,409   $56,367,934 4,765
2006/11/03 21 $776,576 -59% 168 $4,622   $57,795,437 4,772
2006/11/10 23 $464,719 -40% 162 $2,869   $58,477,078 4,779
2006/11/17 33 $140,675 -70% 82 $1,716   $58,723,391 4,786
2006/11/24 43 $70,686 -50% 22 $3,213   $58,861,403 4,793
2006/12/01 44 $40,554 -43% 16 $2,535   $58,918,217 4,800
2006/12/08 51 $27,676 -32% 6 $4,613   $58,958,886 4,807
2006/12/15 50 $25,606 -7% 6 $4,268   $58,996,291 4,814
2006/12/22 46 $20,966 -18% 4 $5,242   $59,040,185 4,821
2006/12/29 60 $12,168 -42% 3 $4,056   $59,067,125 4,828
2007/10/19 8 $5,330,101   564 $9,451   $64,397,226 5,122
2007/10/26 8 $3,446,012 -35% 564 $6,110   $69,167,560 5,129
2007/11/02 11 $1,525,403 -56% 562 $2,714   $71,893,062 5,136
2007/11/09 19 $881,033 -42% 473 $1,863   $73,186,220 5,143
2007/11/16 39 $55,506 -94% 18 $3,084   $73,535,591 5,150
2007/11/23 73 $4,002 -93% 4 $1,001   $73,549,663 5,157
2007/11/30 90 $1,870 -53% 3 $623   $73,552,259 5,164
2007/12/07 107 $928 -50% 1 $928   $73,553,548 5,171
2008/10/24 25 $398,411   284 $1,403   $73,952,433 5,493
2008/10/31 25 $294,622 -26% 209 $1,410   $74,421,386 5,500
2008/11/07 46 $65,334 -78% 62 $1,054   $1,027,711 5,507
2008/11/14 49 $38,496 -41% 37 $1,040   $1,096,037 5,514
2008/11/21 103 $967 -97% 2 $484   $74,663,075 5,521
2009/10/23 35 $143,289   105 $1,365   $74,806,364 5,857
2009/10/30 73 $14,037 -90% 103 $136   $74,893,097 5,864

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/10/31 17 $33,982   72 $472   $50,408,318 2,576
2006/10/20 10 $1,200,000   168 $7,143   $51,579,629 4,756
2006/10/30 10 $194,618   168 $1,158   $51,774,247 4,766
2006/10/31 9 $251,591 +29% 168 $1,498   $52,025,838 4,767
2006/11/03 - $215,484   168 $1,283   $52,241,322 4,770
2006/11/04 - $351,180 +63% 168 $2,090   $52,592,502 4,771
2006/12/25 - $3,536   4 $884   $52,596,038 4,822
2007/10/19 7 $1,856,173   564 $3,291   $54,452,211 5,120
2007/10/20 8 $2,068,184 +11% 564 $3,667   $56,520,395 5,121
2007/10/21 - $1,405,744 -32% 564 $2,492   $57,926,139 5,122
2007/10/22 8 $323,155 -77% 564 $573   $58,249,294 5,123
2007/10/23 9 $324,005 n/c 564 $574   $58,573,299 5,124
2007/10/24 - $319,053 -2% 564 $566   $58,892,352 5,125
2007/10/25 - $358,109 +12% 564 $635   $59,250,461 5,126
2007/10/26 - $969,785 +171% 564 $1,719   $60,220,246 5,127
2007/10/27 - $1,446,928 +49% 564 $2,565   $61,667,174 5,128
2007/10/28 - $1,029,299 -29% 564 $1,825   $62,696,473 5,129
2007/10/29 9 $272,399 -74% 564 $483   $62,968,872 5,130
2007/10/30 8 $287,299 +5% 564 $509   $63,256,171 5,131
2007/10/31 5 $423,492 +47% 564 $751   $63,679,663 5,132
2007/11/01 10 $216,909 -49% 564 $385   $63,896,572 5,133
2007/11/02 - $429,603 +98% 562 $764   $64,326,175 5,134
2014/10/31 - $79,200   211 $375   $64,405,375 7,689

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1993/10/22 3 $7,955,766   563 $14,131   $8,284,301 16
1993/10/29 1 $10,737,119 +35% 1,654 $6,492   $19,021,420 23
1993/11/05 1 $10,036,118 -7% 1,671 $6,006   $29,057,538 30
1993/11/12 4 $6,547,522 -35% 1,657 $3,951   $35,605,060 37
1993/11/19 6 $4,749,073 -27% 1,601 $2,966   $40,354,133 44
1993/11/26 8 $3,808,019 -20% 1,374 $2,771   $44,162,152 51
2000/10/27 27 $266,035   72 $3,695   $50,269,078 2,578
2000/11/03 47 $80,709 -70% 46 $1,755   $50,349,787 2,585
2000/11/10 105 $3,321 -96% 6 $554   $50,353,108 2,592
2000/11/17 134 $1,032 -69% 4 $258   $50,354,140 2,599
2000/11/24 128 $1,421 +38% 4 $355   $50,355,561 2,606
2000/12/01 115 $1,727 +22% 6 $288   $50,357,288 2,613
2000/12/08 69 $14,033 +713% 28 $501   $50,371,321 2,620
2000/12/15 68 $5,055 -64% 17 $297   $50,376,376 2,627
2000/12/22 65 $2,877 -43% 7 $411   $50,379,253 2,634
2006/10/20 12 $4,071,660   168 $24,236   $54,451,289 4,762
2006/10/27 14 $2,567,572 -37% 168 $15,283   $57,018,861 4,769
2006/11/03 22 $993,498 -61% 168 $5,914   $58,012,359 4,776
2006/11/10 24 $570,357 -43% 162 $3,521   $58,582,716 4,783
2006/11/17 37 $208,001 -64% 82 $2,537   $58,790,717 4,790
2006/11/24 47 $86,946 -58% 22 $3,952   $58,877,663 4,797
2006/12/01 50 $53,547 -38% 16 $3,347   $58,931,210 4,804
2006/12/08 52 $39,475 -26% 6 $6,579   $58,970,685 4,811
2006/12/15 50 $48,534 +23% 6 $8,089   $59,019,219 4,818
2006/12/22 57 $35,738 -26% 4 $8,935   $59,054,957 4,825
2006/12/29 62 $25,541 -29% 3 $8,514   $59,080,498 4,832
2007/10/19 7 $6,654,423   564 $11,799   $65,721,548 5,126
2007/10/26 9 $4,646,111 -30% 564 $8,238   $70,367,659 5,133
2007/11/02 11 $1,937,528 -58% 562 $3,448   $72,305,187 5,140
2007/11/09 20 $1,174,898 -39% 473 $2,484   $73,480,085 5,147
2007/11/16 51 $65,576 -94% 18 $3,643   $73,545,661 5,154
2007/11/23 85 $4,728 -93% 4 $1,182   $73,550,389 5,161
2007/11/30 99 $2,231 -53% 3 $744   $73,552,620 5,168
2007/12/07 110 $1,402 -37% 1 $1,402   $73,554,022 5,175
2008/10/24 24 $572,742   284 $2,017   $74,126,764 5,497
2008/10/31 25 $535,344 -7% 209 $2,561   $74,662,108 5,504
2008/11/07 48 $95,164 -82% 62 $1,535   $74,757,272 5,511
2008/11/21 112 $967   2 $484   $74,663,075 5,525
2009/10/23 33 $215,985   105 $2,057   $74,879,060 5,861
2009/10/30 27 $190,100 -12% 103 $1,846   $75,069,160 5,868

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/31/20084272,996 272,996$6,510,026$6,510,026561
9/7/20085129,810-52% 402,806$3,121,645$9,631,671562
9/14/20081165,899-49% 468,705$1,581,121$11,212,793563
9/21/20081559,192-10% 527,897$1,465,055$12,677,848564
9/28/20081940,525-32% 568,422$982,934$13,660,782565
10/5/2008953,390+32% 621,812$1,225,333$14,886,114566
10/12/2008862,813+18% 684,625$1,348,482$16,234,596567
10/19/20081055,436-12% 740,061$1,186,103$17,420,699568
10/26/20081249,944-10% 790,005$1,051,326$18,472,026569
11/2/20081063,154+26% 853,159$1,352,923$19,824,949570
11/9/20081946,183-27% 899,342$1,003,709$20,828,658571
11/16/20082549,507+7% 948,849$1,075,144$21,903,801572
11/23/20081867,322+36% 1,016,171$1,484,612$23,388,413573
12/7/200820129,268 1,172,569$2,809,743$26,796,139575
12/14/200821136,881+6% 1,309,450$2,889,106$29,685,246576
10/30/20111635,761 1,524,883$714,862$34,195,137726
10/14/20123013,618 2,449,649$227,875$58,496,772776
10/21/20122516,596+22% 2,466,245$270,015$58,766,787777
10/28/20122525,632+54% 2,491,877$406,134$59,172,921778
11/4/20122228,311+10% 2,520,188$456,317$59,629,238779
10/12/20141725,356 2,835,871$260,350$65,091,496880
10/19/20142311,999-53% 2,847,870$123,295$65,214,791881
10/26/20142817,651+47% 2,865,521$179,468$65,394,259882
9/27/20152012,119 3,109,107$146,219$68,052,195930
10/4/20153011,364-6% 3,120,471$137,212$68,189,407931
10/11/20152614,986+32% 3,135,457$185,704$68,375,110932
10/18/2015277,810-48% 3,143,267$95,052$68,470,162933
10/25/2015282,825-64% 3,146,092$33,903$68,504,065934
11/1/20152014,993+431% 3,161,085$159,879$68,663,944935
11/8/2015289,803-35% 3,170,888$98,354$68,762,299936
12/13/20152525,072 3,244,585$253,119$69,519,501941
9/4/20162512,555 3,402,545$143,480$71,401,248979
9/18/20162511,780 3,423,056$135,759$71,642,924981
9/25/2016226,993-41% 3,430,049$56,065$71,698,989982
10/2/2016199,901+42% 3,439,950$79,448$71,778,437983
10/9/20161618,044+82% 3,457,994$144,650$71,923,087984
10/16/20162311,110-38% 3,469,104$89,131$72,012,218985
10/23/20161419,504+76% 3,488,608$154,639$72,166,857986
10/30/20161327,024+39% 3,515,632$201,642$72,368,500987
11/6/20161914,224-47% 3,529,856$166,421$72,534,920988
11/13/20162211,648-18% 3,541,504$116,364$72,651,284989
11/20/2016229,921-15% 3,551,425$98,416$72,749,700990

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/18/2009147,689 7,689$153,703$153,703620
9/4/2011716,099 107,281$528,680$3,424,182718
10/30/20111911,576 129,271$457,609$4,293,462726
10/14/20121510,910 210,632$250,611$6,162,365776
10/28/20121611,668 227,553$268,820$6,552,209778
11/4/20121511,309-3% 238,862$259,647$6,811,856779
10/23/2016176,863 279,778$102,881$7,610,661986
10/30/20161215,372+124% 295,150$641,011$8,251,672987

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