Planes: Fire and Rescue

Planes: Fire and Rescue poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,157,732Details
International Box Office $37,500,000
Worldwide Box Office $96,657,732
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When world famous air racer Dusty Crophopper learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super sooper Lilí Dipper, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
44% - Rotten
59% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 18th, 2014 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: November 4th, 2014 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Franchise: Planes
Keywords: In a Plane, Animated Inanimate Objects, Disaster, Rescue
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, DisneyToon Studios, Prana Studios

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 4th, 2014

Christmas shopping season is definitely here. This week there is a flood of Christmas releases, as well as full-series TV on DVD Megasets. On the other hand, there isn't a flood of contenders for Pick of the Week. The biggest release of the week is Maleficent and I really liked the movie more than the average critic, but I don't think the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is Pick of the Week material. A Most Wanted Man is a better movie, but the DVD or Blu-ray release is weak. The same is true of Land Ho! on Blu-ray Combo Pack and The One I Love on DVD or Blu-ray. I haven't seen White Collar: Season 5 yet, but given the previous seasons, the DVD is Pick of the Week contender. I'm going with that selection and hopefully when the DVD arrives I won't regret that decision. More...

International Box Office: Apes Overtake Dinobots

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rose to first place on the international chart with $54.8 million on 12,247 screens in 61 markets for a total of $186.7 million after three weeks of release. Worldwide, the film's running tally rose to $359.2 million, which is still about $120 million away from topping the previous installment, but at this pace, it is practically inevitable that it will get there. This week, the film earned first place in Brazil with $6.86 million on 453 screens for a total opening of $9.10 million, or a two-week total of $9.10 million, depending on what sources you look at. Likewise, it either opened in first place in Mexico, or rose to first place in Mexico earning $6.90 million on 2,392 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.99 million. The film remained in first place in the U.K. with $6.37 million on 574 screens for a two-week total of $28.90 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Sparkle

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There were two truly wide new releases that came out this weekend, and both of them did very well. In fact, Hercules placed second and earned as much as some people predicted Lucy would earn while placing first. Lucy topped the high end of expectations and unless its legs are really short, will easily become a surprise $100 million hit. This helped the overall box office rise 3.7% from last weekend up to $155 million, which is a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, the weekend total was still down 10% from this weekend last year, meaning the 2014 slump continues. It has gotten so bad that 2014 is now behind 2013 by 6.1% at $6.01 billion to $6.40 billion. Next weekend should finally end the slump, but it might be too late to save 2014 overall. More...

Weekend Predictions: Are New Releases Worth Their Weight in Diamonds?

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There are a trio of wide releases coming out this week, sort of. The first of these, if we go alphabetically is And So It Goes, but it is only opening in 1,762 theaters, which is not quite enough to be wide and likely not enough to reach the top five. Hercules and Lucy are both opening truly wide and both are earning reviews that are currently in the overall positive level. (Although it is close enough that it might change.) Lucy will very likely come out on top, while Hercules should earn second place. There's one more film of note, The Fluffy Movie, which is opening in 400 theaters and has a slim chance at making the top ten. This weekend last year saw the release of The Wolverine, which opened with $53.11 million. There's a chance the top two films won't make that much this year. In other words, 2014 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison yet again. More...

International Box Office: Transformers Continue On Top

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Transformers: Age of Extinction continues its lock on top spot earning $84.6 million in 58 markets for totals of $662.6 million internationally and $889.6 million worldwide. It is about a week away from becoming the first film released in 2014 to hit the $1 billion mark and it will top Dark of the Moon's international numbers in the process. This weekend, the film opened in first place in Germany with $11.16 million on 645 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $12.84 million. It also pulled in first place in France with $8.91 million on 890 screens. It earned first place in Italy with $3.87 million on 850 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.24 million. Its "biggest" opening of the weekend was in Brazil where it made $16.13 million, but that was with previews. Over the weekend it made $5.71 million on 504 screens. That's a lot of previews. The film's biggest market to date is China, where it has pulled in $306.28 million, including $26.08 million over the past week. However, it has been knocked out of top spot by a local hit. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Monkeys Still in Business

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As expected, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remained on top of the box office chart with a healthy lead over The Purge: Anarchy. Unfortunately, the other two wide releases, Planes: Fire and Rescue and Sex Tape were anything but healthy and that led to a weakening box office. It fell less than 1% from last weekend to $149 million. This was 24% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is now 5.6% or $340 million behind last year's pace at $5.79 billion to $6.13 billion. I think with summer wrapping up, it is close to the time to panic. More...

Weekend Predictions: Anarchy on Top?

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There are a trio of wide releases coming out this week looking to dethrone Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The Purge: Anarchy is the most likely film to come out on top, but the original didn't win over many moviegoers. It opened big, but collapsed very quickly after that. Planes didn't perform much better with moviegoers, but there hasn't been an animated family film released wide since How to Train Your Dragon 2, so Planes: Fire and Rescue could benefit from the lack of competition. Sex Tape is the only non-sequel opening wide this week and that could help it do well. Or the fact that it is not based on a previous movie could hurt it. There is one last film that might reach the top ten, Persecuted, which is opening in 700 theaters. It would only need a per theater average of just over $4,000 to reach the top ten, which is doable. This year, we should have four films that earn more than $20 million. Last year there were only three. However, last year, The Conjuring earned more than $40 million, a milestone no film this year will reach, while seven films earned more than $10 million. This year there will be only four films earning more than $10 million. Again, it looks like 2014 is going to get crushed at the box office. More...

2014 Preview: July

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Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.


Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/18 3 $6,368,061   3,826 $1,664   $6,368,061 1
2014/07/19 3 $6,607,211 +4% 3,826 $1,727   $12,975,272 2
2014/07/20 3 $4,534,135 -31% 3,826 $1,185   $17,509,407 3
2014/07/21 3 $1,856,157 -59% 3,826 $485   $19,365,564 4
2014/07/22 3 $2,329,183 +25% 3,826 $609   $21,694,747 5
2014/07/23 3 $2,119,771 -9% 3,826 $554   $23,814,518 6
2014/07/24 3 $2,003,304 -5% 3,826 $524   $25,817,822 7
2014/07/25 5 $2,783,097 +39% 3,839 $725   $28,600,919 8
2014/07/26 5 $3,709,288 +33% 3,839 $966   $32,310,207 9
2014/07/27 5 $3,037,271 -18% 3,839 $791   $35,347,478 10
2014/07/28 5 $1,499,628 -51% 3,839 $391   $36,847,106 11
2014/07/29 5 $1,644,614 +10% 3,839 $428   $38,491,720 12
2014/07/30 4 $1,369,156 -17% 3,839 $357   $39,860,876 13
2014/07/31 4 $1,311,330 -4% 3,839 $342   $41,172,206 14
2014/08/01 7 $1,774,948 +35% 3,241 $548   $42,947,154 15
2014/08/02 6 $2,543,052 +43% 3,241 $785   $45,490,206 16
2014/08/03 6 $1,726,003 -32% 3,241 $533   $47,216,209 17
2014/08/04 7 $818,864 -53% 3,241 $253   $48,035,073 18
2014/08/05 6 $977,598 +19% 3,241 $302   $49,012,671 19
2014/08/06 6 $801,321 -18% 3,241 $247   $49,813,992 20
2014/08/07 6 $717,336 -10% 3,241 $221   $50,531,328 21
2014/08/08 11 $723,836 +1% 2,280 $317   $51,255,164 22
2014/08/09 10 $999,856 +38% 2,280 $439   $52,255,020 23
2014/08/10 10 $727,834 -27% 2,280 $319   $52,982,854 24
2014/08/11 10 $392,989 -46% 2,280 $172   $53,375,843 25
2014/08/12 10 $583,207 +48% 2,280 $256   $53,959,050 26
2014/08/13 11 $429,430 -26% 1,852 $232   $54,388,480 27
2014/08/14 11 $307,279 -28% 1,852 $166   $54,695,759 28
2014/08/15 14 $273,816 -11% 960 $285   $54,969,575 29
2014/08/16 13 $422,043 +54% 960 $440   $55,391,618 30
2014/08/17 13 $331,750 -21% 960 $346   $55,723,368 31
2014/08/18 14 $139,773 -58% 960 $146   $55,863,141 32
2014/08/19 14 $172,672 +24% 960 $180   $56,035,813 33
2014/08/20 14 $146,821 -15% 960 $153   $56,182,634 34
2014/08/21 12 $163,995 +12% 960 $171   $56,346,629 35

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/18 3 $17,509,407   3,826 $4,576   $17,509,407 3
2014/07/25 5 $9,529,656 -46% 3,839 $2,482   $35,347,478 10
2014/08/01 6 $6,044,003 -37% 3,241 $1,865   $47,216,209 17
2014/08/08 10 $2,451,526 -59% 2,280 $1,075   $52,982,854 24
2014/08/15 16 $1,027,609 -58% 960 $1,070   $55,723,368 31
2014/08/22 21 $570,505 -44% 589 $969   $56,917,134 38
2014/08/29 22 $733,725 +29% 465 $1,578   $57,918,104 45
2014/09/05 30 $257,705 -65% 340 $758   $58,241,555 52
2014/09/19 38 $93,102   189 $493   $58,567,489 66
2014/09/26 44 $56,295 -40% 142 $396   $58,646,919 73
2014/10/03 29 $139,005 +147% 223 $623   $58,805,095 80
2014/10/10 34 $109,986 -21% 186 $591   $58,965,582 87
2014/10/17 47 $50,938 -54% 145 $351   $59,062,911 94
2014/10/24 56 $28,387 -44% 104 $273   $59,106,724 101
2014/10/31 61 $19,783 -30% 64 $309   $59,136,278 108
2014/11/07 58 $15,939 -19% 43 $371   $59,157,732 115

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Dane Cook    Dusty
Ed Harris    Blade Ranger
Julie Bowen    Lil' Dipper
Curtis Armstrong    Maru
John Michael Higgins    Cad
Hal Holbrook    Mayday
Wes Studi    Windlifter
Brad Garrett    Chug
Teri Hatcher    Dottie
Stacy Keach    Skipper
Cedric the Entertainer    Leadbottom
Danny Mann    Sparky
Barry Corbin    Ol' Jammer
Regina King    Dynamite
Anne Meara    Winnie
Jerry Stiller    Harvey
Fred Willard    Secretary of the Interior
Dale Dye    Cabbie
Matt Jones    Drip
Bryan Callen    Avalanche
Danny Pardo    Blackout
Corri English    Pinecone
Kari Wahlgren    Patch
Patrick Warburton    Pulaski
Rene Auberjonois    Concierge
Kevin Michael Richardson    Ryker
Erik Estrada    Nick "Loopin" Lopez
Steve Schirripa    Steve
Brent Musburger    Brent Mustangburger
John Ratzenberger    Brodi
Caroline Aaron    Additional Voice
Bobs Gannaway    Additional Voice
Masasa Moyo    Additional Voice
Fred Tatasciore    Additional Voice
Ferrell Barron    Additional Voice
Kate Micucci    Additional Voice
Brad Paisley    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Bobs Gannaway
Screenwriter    Jeffrey M. Howard
Screenwriter    Bobs Gannaway
Story Creator    Bobs Gannaway
Story Creator    Jeffrey M. Howard
Head of Story    Arturo A. Hernandez
Producer    Ferrell Barron
Executive Producer    John Lasseter
Editor    Dan Molina
Composer    Mark Mancina
Art Director    Toby Wilson
Animation Supervisor    Ethan Hurd
Associate Producer    Melissa Kurtz
Technical Supervisor    Doug Little
Layout Lead    John Bermudes
Flight Supervisor    Jason McKinley
Modeling & Rigging Lead    Jeff Christie
Effects Lead    John Patton
Stereoscopic Lead    Jason Carter
Stereoscopic Lead    Christopher Ell
Technical Lead    Calin Casian
Executive Music Supervisor    Matt Walker
Music Supervisor    Brett Swain
Sound Designer    Todd Toon
Supervising Sound Editor    Todd Toon
Casting Director    Jason Henkel
Character Designer    Scott Seeto
Character Designer    Chris Oatley
Additional Character Design    Jason Hulst
Additional Character Designer    Ronald Velasco
Visual Development    Lin Hua Zheng
Visual Development    Akiko Crawford
Visual Development    Ryan Carlson
Visual Development    Scott Fassett
Second Editor    Mark Keefer
1st Assistant Editor    Karen Hathaway
Assistant Editor    James D. Kirkpatrick
Assistant Editor    Alan Stewart
Additional Editor    Maurissa Horwitz
Story Artist    Julius Aguimatang
Story Artist    Lawrence Gong
Story Artist    Chris Hubbard
Story Artist    Shawn Palmer
Story Artist    Robb Pratt
Story Artist    Regina Conroy
Story Artist    Ryan Green
Story Artist    Kyle Menke
Story Artist    Piero Piluso
Additional Story Artist    Robert Lence
Additional Story Artist    Chris Sonnenburg
Animation    Tim Allen
Animation    Ana Maria Alvarado
Animation    Michael Greenholt
Animation    Evan Mayfield
Animation    Michael Merell
Casting Associate    Heather Henry-Parker
Casting Associate    Tyler Chapman
Post-Production Supervisor    Desi Scarpone
Re-recording Mixer    David E. Fluhr
Re-recording Mixer    Dean Zupancic
Sound Effects Editor    Martyn Zub
Sound Effects Editor    Adam Kopald
Sound Effects Editor    Jeff Sawyer
Sound Effects Editor    Angelo Palazzo
Sound Effects Editor    Odin Benitez
Sound Effects Editor    Charlie Campagna
Sound Editor    Charles W. Ritter
Sound Editor    Albert Gasser
First Assistant Sound Editor    Pernell L. Salinas
Foley Mixer    James Ashwill

Planes: Fire and Rescue