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A Christmas Story (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,605,209Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,348 $20,605,209
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,390 $20,605,209
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 720 $20,605,209
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 884 $20,605,209

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,250,000
Domestic Releases: November 18th, 1983 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: September 26th, 2000 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG For mild thematic elements and brief smoking
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Christmas, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 192 $11,120,604 Nov 25, 1983 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 234 $11,120,604 Nov 25, 1983 10

Cast

Melinda Dillon    Mrs. Parker
Darren McGavin    The Old Man - Mr. Parker
Zack Ward    Scut Farkus
Peter Billingsley    Ralphie Parker

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/11/18 3 $2,071,473   886 $2,338   $2,071,473 1
1983/11/25 1 $3,935,944 +90% 938 $4,196   $7,291,703 2
1983/12/02 2 $2,659,752 -32% 924 $2,879   $10,519,497 3
1983/12/09 6 $1,773,767 -33% 854 $2,077   $12,800,362 4
1983/12/16 16 $580,589 -67% 552 $1,052   $13,823,559 5
1983/12/23 16 $690,925 +19% 796 $868   $14,908,185 6
1983/12/30 17 $838,120 +21% 642 $1,305   $16,244,056 7
1984/01/06 19 $372,669 -56% 493 $756   $16,743,818 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/11/18 3 $3,355,759   886 $3,788   $3,355,759 1
1983/11/25 2 $4,503,986 +34% 938 $4,802   $7,859,745 2
1983/12/02 2 $3,166,850 -30% 924 $3,427   $11,026,595 3
1983/12/09 6 $2,216,375 -30% 854 $2,595   $13,242,970 4
1983/12/16 16 $974,290 -56% 552 $1,765   $14,217,260 5
1983/12/23 16 $1,188,676 +22% 796 $1,493   $15,405,936 6
1983/12/30 16 $965,213 -19% 642 $1,503   $16,371,149 7

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/2/200723136,674 136,674$2,387,408$2,387,408375
12/16/200726257,675 504,550$2,719,450$7,121,002377
12/7/200816160,622 994,670$1,646,054$14,407,529428
12/14/200824121,032-25% 1,115,702$1,237,516$15,645,045429
12/21/200818166,626+38% 1,282,328$1,722,979$17,368,024430
12/6/20092095,501 1,482,739$1,009,235$19,586,690480
12/13/200916178,563+87% 1,661,302$1,797,344$21,384,034481
12/27/200927120,498 1,798,874$1,144,574$22,696,897483
12/18/201116132,706 2,073,782$1,403,379$25,685,021586
11/11/20122337,037 2,776,609$342,777$33,292,529633
11/18/20122422,432-39% 2,799,041$214,854$33,507,382634
12/2/20128225,257 3,075,601$2,228,130$36,259,449636
12/9/201212144,946-36% 3,220,547$1,389,844$37,649,293637
12/16/201210164,535+14% 3,385,082$1,365,229$39,014,522638
12/23/20122788,123-46% 3,473,205$861,772$39,876,294639
12/30/20122555,989-36% 3,529,194$548,983$40,425,278640
12/15/201313121,161 3,796,082$1,026,537$42,875,118690
11/9/2014198,603 3,904,376$69,725$43,900,590737
12/7/201410116,837 4,106,096$935,631$45,467,530741
12/14/20149107,884-8% 4,213,980$864,172$46,331,702742
12/21/201415117,359+9% 4,331,339$936,666$47,268,368743
12/28/201412129,354+10% 4,460,693$1,033,875$48,302,242744
11/1/20151617,300 4,577,222$64,150$49,250,731788
11/8/20151811,088-36% 4,588,310$42,526$49,293,256789
11/15/2015221,101-90% 4,589,411$4,601$49,297,858790
11/22/20151224,537+2,129% 4,613,948$132,333$49,430,191791
12/6/2015977,880 4,763,148$609,738$50,528,535793
12/13/2015857,408-26% 4,820,556$452,605$50,981,140794
12/20/201513116,034+102% 4,936,590$924,443$51,905,582795
12/27/201512121,130+4% 5,057,720$1,020,653$52,926,236796
1/3/20162531,833-74% 5,089,553$280,143$53,206,379797
11/13/20162411,498 5,205,943$80,570$54,165,117842
11/20/20161611,029-4% 5,216,972$79,402$54,244,519843
12/4/20162128,379 5,303,856$195,682$54,793,916845
12/11/2016949,147+73% 5,353,003$342,751$55,136,667846
12/18/20161156,065+14% 5,409,068$383,546$55,520,214847
12/25/20161294,661+69% 5,503,729$653,180$56,173,393848
1/1/20171914,325-85% 5,518,054$100,963$56,274,356849

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/13/20092011,293 11,293$214,449$214,449481
12/14/20141723,144 384,721$208,065$4,941,585742

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