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101 Dalmatians (1961)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $153,000,000Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 321 $153,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 987 $153,000,000
Leggiest Movies 29 14.88

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 25th, 1961 (Wide) by Walt Disney
December 20th, 1985 (Wide) by Walt Disney
July 12th, 1991 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: November 9th, 1999 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 79 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Jungle Book
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Voiceover/Narration, Fashion, Kidnap, Rescue
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,514 $50,600,299 Aug 16, 1991 11,163
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 244 $9,599,869 Jan 3, 1986 9,112
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 234 $5,715,836 Dec 27, 1985 9,105
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 161 $14,329,842 Dec 27, 1985 9,105

Cast

   Pongo
Betty Lou Gerson    Cruella de Vil

Production and Technical Credits

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Blu-ray Sales: Game of Thrones is Not Playing Around

March 8th, 2015

The top four films on this week's Blu-ray sales chart and nine of the top twenty were new releases. The number one release was Game of Thrones: Season Four, which sold 286,000 units and generated $9.98 million in sales. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 54%, which is incredible compared to the average TV on DVD release. Then again, Game of Thrones isn't the average TV show. More...

Home Market Numbers: Gone to the Dogs

March 1st, 2015

The new releases were not good, for the most part. The overall Blu-ray sales chart rose from last week, up 9.9% in terms of units and 16% in terms of sales. On the other hand, compared to last year, Blu-ray sales were down 15% in terms of units and 14% in terms of revenue. On the positive side, the DVD sales were even worse, so the overall Blu-ray share jumped up to 51%. That's an impressive figure, but before getting too excited, you have to remember that the number one selling Blu-ray, 101 Damlatians, didn't have a DVD release this week. More...

Blu-ray Sales: That's a Lot of Spots

March 1st, 2015

The Blu-ray sales chart was led by a very old new release. 101 Damlatians made its Blu-ray debut earning first place with 339,000 units / $7.69 million. This is a little lower than The Jungle Book opened with last year. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 10th, 2015

February 11th, 2015

I can't wait till the winter blockbusters start coming out, because I've run out of ways to say, "It is a slow week on the home market." without repeating myself. There are some releases that are certainly worth picking up, like the Blu-ray debut for 101 Dalmatians, but there are also releases that I would call filler on the first page of Amazon.com's list of new releases. There are a number of releases that are worth picking, including Force Majeure (DVD or Blu-ray); Laggies (DVD or Blu-ray); Nightcrawler (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); and Rosewater (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack). However, the only real contender for Pick of the Week was 101 Dalmatians. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: 101 Dalmatians

February 4th, 2015

101 Dalmatians first hit theaters more than 50 years ago. Since then, the film has been released on the home market a number of times, including in 2008, which is when I previously reviewed it. My opinion on the movie hasn't changed much, it is definitely worth owning, but is the new Blu-ray Combo Pack worth picking up for those who own the DVD? More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1985/12/20 7 $2,389,226   1,097 $2,178   $2,389,226 1,300
1985/12/27 5 $5,715,836 +139% 1,180 $4,844   $11,057,464 1,301
1986/01/03 5 $4,001,743 -30% 1,185 $3,377   $20,345,559 1,302
1986/01/10 8 $2,303,842 -42% 1,138 $2,024   $23,292,779 1,303
1986/01/17 10 $1,896,929 -18% 1,039 $1,826   $25,655,505 1,304
1986/01/24 11 $1,274,171 -33% 1,129 $1,129   $27,550,310 1,305
1986/01/31 14 $869,410 -32% 947 $918   $28,699,311 1,306
1986/02/07 14 $697,392 -20% 914 $763   $29,648,465 1,307
1986/02/14 15 $824,488 +18% 968 $852   $30,601,062 1,308
1986/02/21 16 $441,216 -46% 549 $804   $31,161,863 1,309
1991/07/12 2 $10,279,044   1,777 $5,784   $10,279,044 1,590
1991/07/19 3 $7,847,340 -24% 1,825 $4,300   $24,715,103 1,591
1991/07/26 4 $5,274,263 -33% 1,819 $2,900   $35,065,843 1,592
1991/08/02 5 $3,617,687 -31% 1,801 $2,009   $42,238,880 1,593
1991/08/09 8 $2,462,898 -32% 1,742 $1,414   $47,058,836 1,594
1991/08/16 10 $1,887,726 -23% 1,713 $1,102   $50,600,299 1,595

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1985/12/20 7 $5,341,628   1,097 $4,869   $5,341,628 1,301
1985/12/27 5 $11,002,188 +106% 1,180 $9,324   $16,343,816 1,302
1986/01/03 7 $4,645,121 -58% 1,185 $3,920   $20,988,937 1,303
1986/01/10 8 $2,769,639 -40% 1,138 $2,434   $23,758,576 1,304
1986/01/17 10 $2,517,563 -9% 1,039 $2,423   $26,276,139 1,305
1986/01/24 11 $1,553,762 -38% 1,129 $1,376   $27,829,901 1,306
1986/01/31 13 $1,121,172 -28% 947 $1,184   $28,951,073 1,307
1986/02/07 14 $825,501 -26% 914 $903   $29,776,574 1,308
1986/02/14 14 $944,073 +14% 968 $975   $30,720,647 1,309
1991/07/12 2 $16,867,763   1,777 $9,492   $16,867,763 1,591
1991/07/19 3 $12,923,817 -23% 1,825 $7,082   $29,791,580 1,592
1991/07/26 3 $8,829,613 -32% 1,819 $4,854   $38,621,193 1,593
1991/08/02 4 $5,974,745 -32% 1,801 $3,317   $44,595,938 1,594
1991/08/09 7 $4,116,635 -31% 1,742 $2,363   $48,712,573 1,595

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/9/200811,303,810 1,303,810$20,782,731$20,782,731435
3/16/20083571,091-56% 1,874,901$8,874,754$29,657,486436
3/23/20086422,366-26% 2,297,267$6,631,146$36,288,632437
3/30/2008989,468-79% 2,386,735$1,341,125$37,629,757438
4/6/20081168,457-23% 2,455,192$1,069,298$38,699,055439
4/13/20081844,126-36% 2,499,318$689,248$39,388,304440
4/20/20082247,331+7% 2,546,649$739,310$40,127,614441
4/27/20082242,342-11% 2,588,991$634,707$40,762,320442
5/4/20082627,466-35% 2,616,457$465,549$41,227,869443
10/19/20142511,465 4,517,057$337,716$99,333,649780
11/23/20142324,212 4,583,922$616,438$101,283,006785

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/15/20151279,522 279,522$6,345,149$6,345,149797
2/22/2015564,053-77% 343,575$1,452,727$7,797,876798
3/1/2015929,466-54% 373,041$667,997$8,465,873799
3/8/2015716,821-43% 389,862$381,331$8,847,204800
3/15/2015621,752+29% 411,614$492,258$9,339,462801
3/22/20151015,639-28% 427,253$354,388$9,693,850802
3/29/20151511,671-25% 438,924$259,568$9,953,418803
4/5/20151431,161+167% 470,085$570,255$10,523,673804

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