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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $75,069,160Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 995 $75,069,160
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,853 $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.
Running Time: 76 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Coraline
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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 1,508 $50,178,065 Oct 27, 2000 2,574
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 270 $7,155,860 Nov 26, 1993 47
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 138 $5,470,410 Nov 12, 1993 33
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 107 $11,760,060 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 $17,654,842 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 GrossWeek
1993/10/22 3 $6,235,220   563 $11,075   $6,563,755 2
1993/10/29 1 $8,212,477 +32% 1,654 $4,965   $16,496,778 3
1993/11/05 1 $7,684,284 -6% 1,671 $4,599   $26,705,704 4
1993/11/12 4 $5,470,410 -29% 1,657 $3,301   $34,527,948 5
1993/11/19 6 $3,282,205 -40% 1,601 $2,050   $38,887,265 6
1993/11/26 8 $3,328,681 +1% 1,374 $2,423   $43,682,814 7
1993/12/03 8 $1,490,082 -55% 1,341 $1,111   $45,652,234 8
2000/10/27 28 $175,022   72 $2,431   $50,178,065 368
2000/11/03 45 $67,917 -61% 46 $1,476   $50,336,995 369
2000/11/10 106 $2,089 -97% 6 $348   $50,351,876 370
2000/11/17 145 $798 -62% 4 $200   $50,353,906 371
2000/11/24 135 $695 -13% 4 $174   $50,354,835 372
2000/12/01 118 $1,436 +107% 6 $239   $50,356,997 373
2000/12/08 69 $10,297 +617% 28 $368   $50,367,585 374
2000/12/15 101 $2,980 -71% 17 $175   $50,374,301 375
2000/12/22 66 $2,015 -32% 7 $288   $50,378,391 376
2000/12/29 85 $376 -81% 4 $94   $50,379,629 377
2006/10/20 54 $33,982   168 $202   $50,413,611 680
2006/10/27 13 $1,916,645 +5,540% 168 $11,409   $56,367,934 681
2006/11/03 21 $776,576 -59% 168 $4,622   $57,795,437 682
2006/11/10 23 $464,719 -40% 162 $2,869   $58,477,078 683
2006/11/17 33 $140,675 -70% 82 $1,716   $58,723,391 684
2006/11/24 43 $70,686 -50% 22 $3,213   $58,861,403 685
2006/12/01 44 $40,554 -43% 16 $2,535   $58,918,217 686
2006/12/08 51 $27,676 -32% 6 $4,613   $58,958,886 687
2006/12/15 50 $25,606 -7% 6 $4,268   $58,996,291 688
2006/12/22 46 $20,966 -18% 4 $5,242   $59,040,185 689
2006/12/29 60 $12,168 -42% 3 $4,056   $59,067,125 690
2007/10/19 8 $5,330,101   564 $9,451   $64,397,226 732
2007/10/26 8 $3,446,012 -35% 564 $6,110   $69,167,560 733
2007/11/02 11 $1,525,403 -56% 562 $2,714   $71,893,062 734
2007/11/09 19 $881,033 -42% 473 $1,863   $73,186,220 735
2007/11/16 39 $55,506 -94% 18 $3,084   $73,535,591 736
2007/11/23 73 $4,002 -93% 4 $1,001   $73,549,663 737
2007/11/30 90 $1,870 -53% 3 $623   $73,552,259 738
2007/12/07 107 $928 -50% 1 $928   $73,553,548 739
2008/10/24 25 $398,411   284 $1,403   $73,952,433 785
2008/10/31 25 $294,622 -26% 209 $1,410   $74,421,386 786
2008/11/07 46 $65,334 -78% 62 $1,054   $1,027,711 787
2008/11/14 49 $38,496 -41% 37 $1,040   $1,096,037 788
2008/11/21 103 $967 -97% 2 $484   $74,663,075 789
2009/10/23 35 $143,289   105 $1,365   $74,806,364 837
2009/10/30 73 $14,037 -90% 103 $136   $74,893,097 838

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 GrossWeek
1993/10/22 3 $7,955,766   563 $14,131   $8,284,301 3
1993/10/29 1 $10,737,119 +35% 1,654 $6,492   $19,021,420 4
1993/11/05 1 $10,036,118 -7% 1,671 $6,006   $29,057,538 5
1993/11/12 4 $6,547,522 -35% 1,657 $3,951   $35,605,060 6
1993/11/19 6 $4,749,073 -27% 1,601 $2,966   $40,354,133 7
1993/11/26 8 $3,808,019 -20% 1,374 $2,771   $44,162,152 8
2000/10/27 27 $266,035   72 $3,695   $50,269,078 369
2000/11/03 47 $80,709 -70% 46 $1,755   $50,349,787 370
2000/11/10 105 $3,321 -96% 6 $554   $50,353,108 371
2000/11/17 134 $1,032 -69% 4 $258   $50,354,140 372
2000/11/24 128 $1,421 +38% 4 $355   $50,355,561 373
2000/12/01 115 $1,727 +22% 6 $288   $50,357,288 374
2000/12/08 69 $14,033 +713% 28 $501   $50,371,321 375
2000/12/15 68 $5,055 -64% 17 $297   $50,376,376 376
2000/12/22 65 $2,877 -43% 7 $411   $50,379,253 377
2006/10/20 12 $4,071,660   168 $24,236   $54,451,289 681
2006/10/27 14 $2,567,572 -37% 168 $15,283   $57,018,861 682
2006/11/03 22 $993,498 -61% 168 $5,914   $58,012,359 683
2006/11/10 24 $570,357 -43% 162 $3,521   $58,582,716 684
2006/11/17 37 $208,001 -64% 82 $2,537   $58,790,717 685
2006/11/24 47 $86,946 -58% 22 $3,952   $58,877,663 686
2006/12/01 50 $53,547 -38% 16 $3,347   $58,931,210 687
2006/12/08 52 $39,475 -26% 6 $6,579   $58,970,685 688
2006/12/15 50 $48,534 +23% 6 $8,089   $59,019,219 689
2006/12/22 57 $35,738 -26% 4 $8,935   $59,054,957 690
2006/12/29 62 $25,541 -29% 3 $8,514   $59,080,498 691
2007/10/19 7 $6,654,423   564 $11,799   $65,721,548 733
2007/10/26 9 $4,646,111 -30% 564 $8,238   $70,367,659 734
2007/11/02 11 $1,937,528 -58% 562 $3,448   $72,305,187 735
2007/11/09 20 $1,174,898 -39% 473 $2,484   $73,480,085 736
2007/11/16 51 $65,576 -94% 18 $3,643   $73,545,661 737
2007/11/23 85 $4,728 -93% 4 $1,182   $73,550,389 738
2007/11/30 99 $2,231 -53% 3 $744   $73,552,620 739
2007/12/07 110 $1,402 -37% 1 $1,402   $73,554,022 740
2008/10/24 24 $572,742   284 $2,017   $74,126,764 786
2008/10/31 25 $535,344 -7% 209 $2,561   $74,662,108 787
2008/11/07 48 $95,164 -82% 62 $1,535   $74,757,272 788
2008/11/21 112 $967   2 $484   $74,663,075 790
2009/10/23 33 $215,985   105 $2,057   $74,879,060 838
2009/10/30 27 $190,100 -12% 103 $1,846   $75,069,160 839

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
10/23/2016176,818 279,038$102,195$7,599,558986
10/30/20161215,433+126% 294,471$643,547$8,243,105987

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