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The Secret of Nimh (1982)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,140,325Details
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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 2nd, 1982 (Wide) by MGM
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Keywords: Medical and Hospitals, Voiceover/Narration, Talking Animals, Animal Lead
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Countries: United States


Edie McClurg    Miss Right
Derek Jacobi    Nicodemus
Elizabeth Hartman    Mrs. Brisby
Dom DeLuise    Jeremy
Shannen Doherty    Teresa
Wil Wheaton    Martin
John Carradine    Great Owl
Peter Strauss    Justin

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Jerry Goldsmith

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 19th, 2011

April 18th, 2011

This year's big Oscar winner, The King's Speech, is hitting the home market this week. It leads the way in terms of quality and is likely to be the best-selling new release. It's certainly the Pick of the Week, with neither the DVD nor the Blu-ray being a substantially better deal than the other. The only other real contender is the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, but that came out on Friday. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Secret of NIMH

April 14th, 2011

Don Bluth worked as an animator at Walt Disney, but was unhappy with the cost-cutting measures being put into place there and left to form his own company. After working on a few smaller projects, their first feature-length film The Secret of NIMH. It wasn't able to find an audience during its theatrical run; in fact, it never reached the top ten. It was released several times on the home market, including a special edition DVD a few years ago, but will the movie shine on Blu-ray? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 29th, 2011

March 30th, 2011

It's a very busy week for DVD and Blu-ray releases with several top-tier releases, as well as plenty of interesting catalog titles. Paradoxically, this week's list could be rather short, as I've previously reviewed most of the major releases, while I'm still waiting on about half of the catalog titles to show up. So this week's list is mostly just links to the reviews already done and notices of what reviews to look forward to if / when late screeners arrive. In the meantime, the best of the best is a three-horse race between Tangled, Black Swan, and Mad Men: Season Four. All three are absolutely worth picking up, but for Pick of the Week I'm going with the Mad Men: Season Four on Blu-ray. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1982/07/02 16 $386,530   88 $4,392   $386,530 3
1982/07/09 14 $504,410 +30% 230 $2,193   $1,214,454 10
1982/07/16 13 $1,425,457 +183% 700 $2,036   $3,052,718 17
1982/07/23 14 $1,063,429 -25% 615 $1,729   $5,363,300 24
1982/07/30 16 $1,096,858 +3% 559 $1,962   $7,028,000 31
1982/08/06 20 $760,214 -31% 481 $1,580   $9,071,574 38
1982/08/13 26 $300,000 -61% 253 $1,186   $9,800,000 45
1982/08/20 27 $211,329 -30% 228 $927   $10,140,325 52

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