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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,790,923Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $947,692 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $151,491 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,099,183
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 3rd, 1987 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: August 7th, 2012 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Keywords: Organized Crime, Infidelity, Dysfunctional Family, Runaway, Romance, Relationships Gone Wrong, Step-Family, Babysitters, Scene in End Credits, Mistaken Identity, Gangs, Homeless, Paralysis / Loss of a Limb
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 286 $6,796,903 Jul 3, 1987 3
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day) 76 $2,901,297 Jul 3, 1987 3
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 75 $6,796,903 Jul 3, 1987 3

Leading Cast

   Chris Parker
   Brad Anderson

Supporting Cast

Penelope Ann Miller    Brenda
Vincent D'Onofrio    Dawson
Lolita Davidovich    Sue Ann, Blonde
Bradley Whitford    Mike Todwell


Andrew Shue    Extra

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Michael Kamen    Composer
Steven Saxton    Associate Producer
Janet Hirshenson    Casting Director
Jane Jenkins    Casting Director

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Blu-ray Sales: Green Film Wins Big on Blu

August 22nd, 2012

Doctor Seuss' The Lorax was the first new release to top the Blu-ray Sales Chart in a while. It sold 1.73 million units and generated $34.65 million in revenue. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 47%, which is outstanding for a kids movie. In fact, it generated more revenue from Blu-ray than it did from DVD, so it is clear Blu-ray has taken over the mainstream market. Granted, some types of releases, like dramas, live action kids movies, documentaries, TV shows, etc. still sell much better on DVD than they do on Blu-ray, but those days could be numbered as well.


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 7th, 2012

August 7th, 2012

This is not a really slow week on the home market this week, as we have The Lorax coming out, and it was the highest-grossing animated film of the year, until Brave overtook is very recently, so it should be a big seller on the home market. Unfortunately, it is the only major release of the week. There are some other releases worth checking out, a few worth picking up, but very few that are contenders for Pick of the Week. High Fidelity is a great movie, but its Blu-ray debut is Shovelware. Personally, I think Spaceballs is really underrated, but this is not the first time it has been released on Blu-ray and double-dips are rarely Pick of the Week material. In the end, I'm going with My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, because I liked the first DVD release more than I thought I would. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Adventures in Babysitting

August 4th, 2012

Adventures in Babysitting came out 25 years ago. Wow. Has it really been that long? This film was not a big hit when it first came out in theaters; it only once reached the top five. However, it has developed a more loyal following on the home market and there's a heavy amount of nostalgia associated with this film. This week, it makes its Blu-ray debut, but has it aged well? Is it still entertaining? And how does it look / sound on high definition? More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/07/03 9 $2,901,297   1,126 $2,577   $4,224,124 1
1987/07/10 5 $4,204,005 +45% 1,148 $3,662   $11,406,925 2
1987/07/17 7 $3,333,575 -21% 1,126 $2,961   $17,446,094 3
1987/07/24 10 $2,579,377 -23% 1,016 $2,539   $22,148,614 4
1987/07/31 10 $1,863,332 -28% 909 $2,050   $25,674,159 5
1987/09/04 24 $627,762   532 $1,180   $32,205,086 10
1987/09/25 26 $239,736   426 $563   $33,449,681 13
1987/10/02 26 $201,207 -16% 348 $578   $33,790,923 14

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/07/03 8 $5,880,093   1,126 $5,222   $7,202,920 1
1987/07/10 4 $6,909,599 +18% 1,148 $6,019   $14,112,519 2
1987/07/17 7 $5,456,718 -21% 1,126 $4,846   $19,569,237 3
1987/07/24 8 $4,241,590 -22% 1,016 $4,175   $23,810,827 4
1987/09/25 20 $379,771   426 $891   $33,589,716 13

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/19/2012142,394 10,059$33,851$133,4202

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/12/20121510,201 10,201$151,491$151,4911

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.

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