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Box Office History for Nightmare on Elm Street Movies

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  4. Technical Credits

Release DateMovieProduction
Budget
Domestic
Opening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Trailer
Nov 9, 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street $1,800,000 $1,271,000 $25,504,513 $25,504,513  
Nov 1, 1985 A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge $3,000,000 $2,865,475 $21,163,999 $21,163,999  
Feb 27, 1987 A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors $5,000,000 $8,880,555 $44,793,222 $44,793,222  
Aug 19, 1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master $13,000,000 $12,833,403 $49,369,899 $49,369,899  
Aug 11, 1989 A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child $6,000,000 $8,115,176 $22,168,359 $22,168,359  
Sep 13, 1991 Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare $5,000,000 $12,966,525 $34,872,033 $34,872,033  
Oct 14, 1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare $8,000,000 $6,667,118 $18,090,181 $18,090,181  
Aug 15, 2003 Freddy vs. Jason $25,000,000 $36,428,066 $82,622,655 $114,576,403  
Apr 30, 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street $35,000,000 $32,902,299 $63,075,011 $117,729,621 Play
 
 Totals$101,800,000 $361,659,872$448,268,230 
 Averages$11,311,111$13,658,846$40,184,430$49,807,581 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Domestic
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Oct 5, 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street $12,052,379 $2,621,609 $14,673,988
 
 Totals$12,052,379$2,621,609$14,673,988
 Averages$12,052,379$2,621,609$14,673,988

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Robert Englund 8 Freddy Krueger $330,538,609 $519,869,515 63.6%
John Saxon 3 Lt. Thompson $88,387,916 $307,995,374 28.7%
Heather Langenkamp 3 Nancy Thompson $88,387,916 $104,943,696 84.2%
Lin Shaye 2 Teacher $43,594,694 $1,648,575,813 2.6%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
Technical RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Wes Craven 3 Director (2)
Screenwriter (1)
Character Creator (1)
$78,466,727 $921,459,274 8.5%
Robert Shaye 2 Producer (2) $60,376,546 $3,051,210,211 2.0%