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The Sandlot (1993)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $32,416,586Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Synopsis

It's early 1960s and fifth-grader Scotty Smalls has just moved into town with his folks. Kids call him a dork - he can't even throw a baseball! But that changes when the leader of the neighborhood gang recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. It's the beginning of a magical summer of baseball, wild adventures, first kisses, and fun!

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
58% - Rotten
Audience
89% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 7th, 1993 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: January 29th, 2002 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some language and kids chewing tobacco.
Running Time: 109 minutes
Franchise: The Sandlot
Comparisons: vs. Groundhog Day
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Keywords: Baseball, Coming of Age, Epilogue, Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Directing Yourself, Autobiographical, New Guy/Girl in School, Blindness, Animal Lead, Animals Gone Bad, Dream Sequence
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,372 $1,303,478 May 14, 1993 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,746 $1,543,397 May 7, 1993 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,789 $2,523,144 Apr 30, 1993 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,842 $3,921,922 Apr 23, 1993 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,188 $4,929,010 Apr 16, 1993 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,959 $4,918,712 Apr 9, 1993 5
Widest Opening Weekend 2,524 1,772 Apr 9, 1993 5

Cast

Denis Leary    Bill
James Earl Jones    Mr. Mertle
Karen Allen    Mom
Art LaFleur    The Babe
Arliss Howard    Grown-up Scotty
Marley Shelton    Wendy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    David Newman

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 26th, 2013

March 27th, 2013

It is a shallow week on the home market. Lincoln is coming out and should dominate the sales chart, but after that, there's almost nothing to talk about. Given its reviews and its Awards Season success, it is the easy choice for Pick of the Week, right? Not so fast. I'm still waiting for the screener. Speaking of late reviews, Skyfall finally showed up and despite not coming out this week, or this month, I'm giving the Blu-ray Combo Pack Pick of the Week honors. More...

Featured Blu-ray: The Sandlot: 20th Anniversary Edition

March 25th, 2013

The Sandlot opened in 1993 and only earned good reviews, but not great reviews, and went on to become a midlevel hit, but no more. On the other hand, it became a bit of a cult classic on the home market. Does its appeal depend on nostalgia? Or is it a good film in its own regard? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 22nd, 2011

March 21st, 2011

It's a deceptively slow week when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray releases. Have I mentioned how much I love the word, "deceptively"? It is worse than meaningless and actually reduces the amount of information given in any sentence it appears in. In this case, the first sentence could mean the week appears to be slow, but it is actually quite busy. Or it could mean the week appears busy, but is quite slow. Unfortunately, it's the latter. There are four first run releases coming out on the home market, which is more than most weeks, but all four missed expectations to one degree or another. Additionally, there's only one new release that I'm seriously considering for Pick of the Week, The Venture Bros.: Season Four on Blu-ray. In fact, there are a couple Blu-ray catalog titles that are more interesting than any of the first run releases. Leading the way there is Stand By Me, which is not only a great movie, but the Blu-ray isn't shovelware and includes Blu-ray exclusive extras like a Picture-in-Picture track. So which release is the Pick of the Week? I can't decide, so let's call it a tie. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1993/04/09 2 $4,918,712   1,772 $2,776   $5,994,542 5
1993/04/16 2 $4,929,010 n/c 1,775 $2,777   $13,064,665 12
1993/04/23 3 $3,921,922 -20% 1,764 $2,223   $17,898,022 19
1993/04/30 5 $2,523,144 -36% 1,758 $1,435   $21,014,079 26
1993/05/07 7 $1,543,397 -39% 1,624 $950   $22,993,074 33
1993/05/14 9 $1,303,478 -16% 1,426 $914   $24,600,862 40

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1993/04/09 2 $7,059,825   1,772 $3,984   $8,135,655 9
1993/04/16 2 $5,840,445 -17% 1,775 $3,290   $13,976,100 16
1993/04/23 4 $4,514,835 -23% 1,764 $2,559   $18,490,935 23
1993/04/30 5 $2,958,742 -34% 1,758 $1,683   $21,449,677 30
1993/05/07 7 $1,847,707 -38% 1,624 $1,138   $23,297,384 37

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/24/20091869,986 69,986$529,794$529,794382
5/31/20091664,077-8% 134,063$485,063$1,014,857383
6/7/20091659,190-8% 193,253$499,392$1,514,249384
6/14/20091460,650+2% 253,903$443,891$1,958,140385
6/21/2009980,076+32% 333,979$633,337$2,591,477386
6/28/20091645,757-43% 379,736$368,005$2,959,482387
7/5/20091365,105+42% 444,841$535,775$3,495,258388
7/12/20091253,573-18% 498,414$449,606$3,944,864389
7/19/20091256,118+5% 554,532$485,236$4,430,099390
7/26/20091941,789-26% 596,321$356,556$4,786,655391
8/2/20092637,412-10% 633,733$319,798$5,106,453392
8/16/20093030,609 696,661$267,673$5,654,183394
10/11/20091767,415 875,134$527,806$7,159,176402
10/18/20092838,652-43% 913,786$277,158$7,436,334403
11/8/20092648,839 1,018,594$448,830$8,311,805406
4/18/20101933,198 1,440,863$306,862$11,963,284429
4/14/20133016,982 2,231,604$86,681$19,517,322585
6/30/20132821,505 2,382,480$110,699$20,276,215596
7/7/20133022,304+4% 2,404,784$115,356$20,391,571597
7/14/20133023,552+6% 2,428,336$120,219$20,511,790598
7/28/20133025,794 2,473,023$132,370$20,740,980600
8/25/20133018,074 2,533,609$91,653$21,050,432604
5/4/20142811,854 2,814,540$60,509$22,600,398640
5/18/20142815,598 2,843,045$79,023$22,744,988642
5/25/20142814,857-5% 2,857,902$126,958$22,871,946643
6/1/20142714,096-5% 2,871,998$120,782$22,992,727644
8/3/2014299,316 2,976,553$46,777$23,524,247653
8/24/20143012,887 2,998,546$65,489$23,635,542656
9/14/20142810,431 3,029,838$52,165$23,792,659659
11/9/20142914,389 3,103,055$72,398$24,154,053667
5/24/2015209,100 3,432,709$45,368$26,139,912695
5/31/20152813,304+46% 3,446,013$64,096$26,204,008696
6/7/20152313,778+4% 3,459,791$69,470$26,273,478697
6/14/20152514,574+6% 3,474,365$72,870$26,346,348698
7/12/20152719,413 3,543,828$94,489$26,699,704702
7/19/20152410,224-47% 3,554,052$51,274$26,750,979703
7/26/20152917,836+74% 3,571,888$89,722$26,840,701704
8/2/20152711,644-35% 3,583,532$58,357$26,899,058705
9/13/20152014,759 3,648,723$74,419$27,221,924711
11/22/20152619,399 3,717,434$78,252$27,591,968721
12/6/20152427,881 3,763,584$113,417$27,779,552723
12/13/20151815,384-45% 3,778,968$61,993$27,841,545724
1/10/20162416,787 3,859,529$69,666$28,181,194728
2/28/20162910,566 3,925,955$43,028$28,460,549735
4/10/2016217,541 4,013,612$30,178$28,815,054741
4/17/2016223,406-55% 4,017,018$13,624$28,828,678742
4/24/20161814,361+322% 4,031,379$57,467$28,886,145743
5/1/20161813,720-4% 4,045,099$54,857$28,941,002744
5/8/20162314,800+8% 4,059,899$59,130$29,000,133745
5/15/2016198,750-41% 4,068,649$35,151$29,035,284746
5/22/20162011,009+26% 4,079,658$46,234$29,081,518747
5/29/20162111,076+1% 4,090,734$44,510$29,126,028748
6/5/20161717,542+58% 4,108,276$70,226$29,196,254749
6/12/20161810,517-40% 4,118,793$42,358$29,238,613750
6/26/20162913,917 4,146,176$57,756$29,350,386752
7/3/20162714,046+1% 4,160,222$60,415$29,410,800753
7/10/20162817,368+24% 4,177,590$69,870$29,480,670754
7/17/2016208,049-54% 4,185,639$32,328$29,512,998755
7/24/20161710,930+36% 4,196,569$43,895$29,556,893756
7/31/20162111,881+9% 4,208,450$47,714$29,604,607757
8/7/20162214,152+19% 4,222,602$56,643$29,661,250758
8/21/20162613,531 4,246,770$66,167$29,776,028760
9/25/2016285,818 4,286,496$23,214$29,935,428765