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!
Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists
|All Time Domestic Box Office
|All Time Worldwide Box Office
|All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies
|All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies
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||April 7th, 1993 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox|
||January 29th, 2002 by Fox Home Entertainment|
||PG for some language and kids chewing tobacco.|
||vs. Groundhog Day|
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||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|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Historical Fiction|
Ranking on other Records and Milestones
|Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend
||May 14, 1993
|Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend
||May 7, 1993
|Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend
||Apr 30, 1993
|Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend
||Apr 23, 1993
|Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend
||Apr 16, 1993
|Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend
||Apr 9, 1993
|Widest Opening Weekend
||Apr 9, 1993
|Never No. 1 Domestic
||Apr 7, 1993
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.
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?
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.