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Dumbo (1941)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $18,429Details
Worldwide Box Office $18,429
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $78,580,232 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $10,602,477 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $89,182,709
Further financial details...

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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time International Box Office (Rank 11,001-11,100) 11,017 $18,429
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,801-18,900) 18,863 $18,429

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 23rd, 1941 (Wide)
International Releases: May 11th, 2012 (Wide), released as Dumbo (re:12) (Australia)
Video Release: October 27th, 1993 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 64 minutes
Franchise: Dumbo
Comparisons: vs. Fantasia
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Coming of Age, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Talking Animals, Performing Arts, Voiceover/Narration, Black Out Drunk, Circus, Clowns
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Supporting Cast

Ed Brophy    Timothy Q. Mouse
Sterling Holloway    Stork
Herman Bing    Ringmaster
Eddie Holden    Clown
Verna Felton    Matriarch Elephant
Cliff Edwards    Dandy Cow
Bill Fletcher    Clown
Bill Sheets    Clown


John McLeish    Narrator

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

Production and Technical Credits

Dick Huemer    Screenwriter
Joe Grant    Screenwriter
Helen Aberson    Based on 'Dumbo' by
Harold Pearl    Based on 'Dumbo' by
Otto Englander    Story by
Joe Grant    Story by
Dick Huemer    Story by

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Part I

November 23rd, 2011

This weekend is Thanksgiving and as always that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday plus 48 hours of shopping in-between. And as always, I've already done my Christmas shopping, for the most part. (I'm still waiting to see if the B.C.Lions win the Grey Cup. If not, I'll need to look for an alternative gift.) For everyone else who is still searching, we present the first part in our annual Holiday Gift Guide. As usual, the gift guide is divided into several sections, starting with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, before we get into the individual titles, we will start with an update on... More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 11th, 2011

October 12th, 2011

It's not a particularly strong week on the home market. The biggest first run release coming out this week is Horrible Bosses, which was a surprise $100 million hit. Green Lantern will likely be the best selling release of the week, but it disappointed with critics and at the box office. As far as the best of the best goes, The Tree of Life Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is the best bet as far as Pick of the Week goes, bu there are a few others that are worth picking up. There are also a couple of late arrivals that deserve honorable mentions this week: Castle: Season Three and Dumbo - Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Bridesmaids Highlight of Banner Week

October 5th, 2011

Bridesmaids led the way on the Blu-ray sales chart, just as it did on the DVD sales chart. It was by far the best new release selling 593,000 units and generating $13.30 million in revenue. Its opening week Blu-ray ratio was 30%, which is very high for this type of release and further proof Blu-ray is taking over from DVD. More...

DVD Sales: Honeymoon Begins for Bridesmaids

October 5th, 2011

New releases were again dominated by TV on DVD releases representing five of the eight new DVDs to reach the top 30 on this week's DVD sales chart. However, none of them reached the top five. The best of these new releases was Bridesmaids with 1.37 million units / $21.44 million in opening week sales. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Dumbo

October 5th, 2011

Back in 1941, Disney's animation studio was in a bit of trouble. While both Pinocchio and Fantasia are now considered classics, they both failed to show a profit during their initial releases. Additionally, there were labor problems at the studio (the head animators earned quite a bit for 1941, but the vast majority of the people who worked on the films earned only a tiny fraction of that). And the company was in debt from building a massive animation studio. If Dumbo was a flop, there was a chance the studio would have to close. Seventy years later, the studio is still going strong, so you know it was a success at the time. But can it still effect audiences today? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 20th, 2011

September 20th, 2011

It's another incredibly busy week on the home market with over 400 new releases on Granted, the vast majority of them are not worth mentioning, while the signal to noise ratio seems to be lower than the average week. There are several major releases coming out in this group, including a few that are prime contender for Pick of the Week. Bridesmaids on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Castle: Season Three, and Dumbo: Blu-ray Combo Pack were all on the shortlist. But in the end, that honor went to Modern Family: Season Two. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 5/11/2012 $0 0 73 73 $18,429 3/15/2018
International Total$18,429 3/15/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/11/20065265,105 265,105$7,950,499$7,950,499659
6/18/200610122,072-54% 387,177$0$7,950,499660
6/25/20061777,827-36% 465,004$0$7,950,499661
9/25/20114119,100 682,396$2,142,609$11,303,854935
10/2/2011858,587-51% 740,983$1,024,687$12,328,541936
10/9/2011948,222-18% 789,205$843,403$13,171,943937
10/16/20111436,622-24% 825,827$656,266$13,828,210938
10/23/20112025,055-32% 850,882$463,267$14,291,477939
10/30/20112415,542-38% 866,424$289,547$14,581,024940
11/6/20113011,500-26% 877,924$218,385$14,799,409941

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/25/20114118,004 118,004$2,734,144$2,734,144935
10/2/2011632,611-72% 150,615$717,120$3,451,264936
10/9/20111222,083-32% 172,698$497,969$3,949,233937
10/16/20111315,229-31% 187,927$347,079$4,296,312938
2/12/20121520,118 281,001$419,465$6,340,470955

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.

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