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The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $27,931,461Details
International Box Office $19,500,000
Worldwide Box Office $47,431,461
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
68% - Fresh
68% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 16th, 1990 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: G
Comparisons: vs. The Little Mermaid
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Environment, Kidnap, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Intertitle, Medical and Hospitals
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,565 $1,422,169 Dec 7, 1990 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,849 $2,004,870 Nov 30, 1990 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,361 $4,396,208 Nov 23, 1990 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,462 $3,499,819 Nov 16, 1990 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,330 1,230 Nov 16, 1990 3


John Candy    Wilbur the Albatros
Bob Newhart    Bernard
Frank Welker    Various
Eva Gabor    Miss Bianca
George C. Scott    Percival C. McLeach
Peter Firth    Red
Billy Barty    Baitmouse

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Bruce Broughton

Blu-ray Sales: Hungry No More

September 7th, 2012

The Hunger Games dominated the Blu-ray Sales Chart during its first full week on the home market. It saw its sales numbers grow a little bit to 1.75 million units / $34.99 million for the week giving it totals of 3.42 million units / $68.32 million. It is already in the top ten best-selling Blu-rays of all time and the best-selling Blu-ray of the year. It likely won't last in first place for long, as The Avengers is coming out soon and should be record-breaking on Blu-ray. More...

DVD Sales: Home Market Gorges on New Releases

September 5th, 2012

Depending on how you look at things, there were more than ten new releases to reach the top 30 on the DVD Sales Chart. One of the confusing "new" releases is The Hunger Games, which spent its first full week on the home market, but came out a few days before Tuesday. It sold 2.50 million units and generated $42.48 million during its first full week of release, for totals of 4.68 million units / $79.46 million and it is already the second best selling DVD of 2012 and should be in first place very shortly. I was amazed that the film actually sold more this week than it did last week, even with its shortened opening week. After all, Breaking Dawn, Part 1 also opened with a shortened week, but fell nearly 40% during its first full week of release. Clearly this movie has much better word-of-mouth.


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 21st, 2012

August 22nd, 2012

It is an amazing week on the home market, if you count The Hunger Games. That film made its DVD and Blu-ray debut on Saturday, so it didn't quite come out this week, but it is still selling well. The best-selling Tuesday release was NCIS: Season Nine - Buy from Amazon, while the top five is dominated by Blu-ray catalog releases. I think Bernie comes close to being a Pick of the Week Contender and A Separation is even better, but I'm going with The Hunger Games as top pick. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under

August 19th, 2012

The Rescuers came out in 1977 while The Rescuers Down Under came out in 1990. If you ask people when Disney animated films were at there peak, those two dates are not going to come up very often. While the sequel came out the year after The Little Mermaid did, it is almost never considered part of Disney's revival. But are this films unfairly overlooked? Or is there a reason they are not among the biggest hits the studio has put out. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/11/16 4 $3,499,819   1,230 $2,845   $3,499,819 3
1990/11/23 6 $4,396,208 +26% 1,237 $3,554   $9,195,777 10
1990/11/30 7 $2,004,870 -54% 1,237 $1,621   $11,777,627 17
1990/12/07 9 $1,422,169 -29% 1,237 $1,150   $13,601,223 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/11/16 4 $4,799,569   1,230 $3,902   $4,799,569 7
1990/11/23 6 $4,973,188 +4% 1,237 $4,020   $9,772,757 14
1990/11/30 7 $2,406,297 -52% 1,237 $1,945   $12,179,054 21