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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $50,408,318Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
91% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 13th, 1993 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: December 3rd, 1997 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, released as Nightmare Before Christmas, The
MPAA Rating: PG for some scary images.
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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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,438 $50,178,065 Oct 27, 2000 2,574
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 576 $1,490,082 Dec 3, 1993 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 337 $3,328,681 Nov 26, 1993 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 560 $3,282,205 Nov 19, 1993 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 421 $5,470,410 Nov 12, 1993 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 455 $7,684,284 Nov 5, 1993 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 747 $8,212,477 Oct 29, 1993 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,783 $6,235,220 Oct 22, 1993 12

Cast

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

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Danny Elfman

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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
2008/11/07 46 $65,334   62 $1,054   $1,027,711 5,507
2008/11/14 49 $38,496 -41% 37 $1,040   $1,096,037 5,514

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/10/31 17 $33,982   72 $472   $50,408,318 2,576

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
2008/10/31 26 $389,635   209 $1,864   $962,377 5,504
2008/11/07 48 $95,164 -76% 62 $1,535   $1,057,541 5,511

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

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