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The Land Before Time (1988)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $48,092,846Details
International Box Office $33,880,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $81,972,846
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,677 $48,092,846
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,959 $33,880,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,725 $81,972,846

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,300,000
Domestic Releases: November 18th, 1988 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: February 20th, 1996 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 69 minutes
Franchise: The Land Before Time
Comparisons: vs. The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Amblin Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 291 $8,068,229 Dec 30, 1988 45
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day) 165 $8,114,550 Nov 25, 1988 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 118 $17,571,653 Nov 25, 1988 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 186 $8,114,550 Nov 25, 1988 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 173 $17,571,653 Nov 25, 1988 10

Cast

Fred Gwynne    Narrator
Helen Shaver    Littlefoot's Mother
Gabriel Damon    Littlefoot
Candace Hutson    Cera
Burke Byrnes    Daddy Topps
Pat Hingle    Rooter
Judith Barsi    Ducky
Will Ryan    Petrie
Bill Erwin    Grandfather

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Don Bluth
Producer    Gary Oldman
Producer    John Pomeroy
Executive Producer    Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer    George Lucas
Executive Producer    Frank Marshall
Executive Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Composer    James Horner
Story Creator    Judy Freudberg
Story Creator    Tony Geiss
Screenwriter    Stu Krieger
Associate Producer    Deborah Jelin Newmyer
Assistant Director    Russell Boland
Assistant Director    G. Sue Shakespeare
Assistant Director    David Steinberg
Production Manager    Thad Weinlein
Production Supervisor    Cathy J. Carr
Animation Director    John Pomeroy
Animation Director    Linda Miller
Animation Director    Ralph Zondag
Animation Director    Dan Kuenster
Animation Director    Lorna Pomeroy
Animation Director    Dick Zondag
Production Designer    Don Bluth
Editor    Dan Molina
Editor    John K. Carr
Supervising    Bill Rowe
Re-recording Mixer    Ray Merrin
Supervising Sound Editor    Dan Molina
Sound Editor    Kevin Brazier
Sound Editor    Ian Fuller
Music Editor    Jim Henrikson
Composer    Will Jennings
Casting Director    Nancy Nayor

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1988/11/18 1 $7,526,025   1,395 $5,395   $7,526,025 1
1988/11/25 2 $8,114,550 +8% 1,410 $5,755   $18,478,800 2
1988/12/02 4 $3,535,560 -56% 1,403 $2,520   $23,099,025 3
1988/12/09 6 $2,145,200 -39% 1,384 $1,550   $25,967,170 4
1988/12/16 8 $1,511,640 -30% 1,326 $1,140   $27,931,305 5
1988/12/23 10 $2,043,675 +35% 1,395 $1,465   $31,332,260 6
1988/12/30 8 $3,725,890 +82% 1,414 $2,635   $38,001,650 7
1989/01/27 16 $655,700   1,041 $630   $42,977,575 11

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1988/11/18 1 $10,364,250   1,395 $7,430   $10,364,250 1
1988/11/25 2 $9,199,215 -11% 1,410 $6,524   $19,563,465 2
1988/12/02 4 $4,258,505 -54% 1,403 $3,035   $23,821,970 3
1988/12/09 7 $2,597,695 -39% 1,384 $1,877   $26,419,665 4
1988/12/16 8 $2,868,920 +10% 1,326 $2,164   $29,288,585 5
1988/12/23 9 $4,987,175 +74% 1,395 $3,575   $34,275,760 6

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/30/20131440,596 40,596$240,734$240,734906
7/28/20133026,021 116,514$144,417$661,851910
10/20/20132714,393 207,446$77,146$1,188,979922
10/27/20132615,430+7% 222,876$76,996$1,265,974923
3/30/20142116,598 481,562$82,824$2,560,125945
4/13/20143015,898 505,234$79,331$2,678,249947
6/8/20142614,099 603,186$70,072$3,165,765955
8/3/20142614,419 680,915$72,095$3,552,798963
8/24/20142913,499 710,103$67,495$3,698,738966
9/28/20142515,298 768,999$76,490$3,993,218971
12/7/20143046,975 945,374$234,875$4,875,093981
1/11/20151826,817 1,080,923$134,085$5,554,312986
2/8/20152019,665 1,139,856$98,325$5,848,977990
2/15/20152823,454+19% 1,163,310$117,270$5,966,247991
2/22/20152821,298-9% 1,184,608$105,425$6,071,672992
3/1/20152118,739-12% 1,203,347$85,450$6,157,122993
3/8/20152216,619-11% 1,219,966$83,095$6,240,217994
3/15/20152221,450+29% 1,241,416$104,676$6,344,893995
3/22/20152016,101-25% 1,257,517$65,370$6,410,263996
3/29/20152212,853-20% 1,270,370$61,052$6,471,315997
4/12/20152624,465 1,319,955$122,325$6,713,713999
4/19/20152518,715 1,338,670$93,014$6,806,7271,000
4/26/20152315,322 1,353,992$73,239$6,879,9661,001
5/3/20152414,745 1,368,737$73,283$6,953,2491,002
5/10/20152613,767 1,382,504$65,393$7,018,6421,003
5/17/20152914,986 1,397,490$71,633$7,090,2751,004
5/24/2015189,578 1,407,068$47,603$7,137,8781,005
5/31/20152413,816 1,420,884$66,179$7,204,0561,006
6/7/20152114,411 1,435,295$71,190$7,275,2471,007
6/14/20152415,095 1,450,390$74,267$7,349,5141,008
6/21/20152517,706 1,468,096$95,435$7,444,9491,009
6/28/20152325,064 1,493,160$143,617$7,588,5661,010
7/5/20152619,131 1,512,291$109,429$7,697,9951,011
7/12/20152919,164 1,531,455$114,409$7,812,4041,012
7/19/20152510,217 1,541,672$61,711$7,874,1151,013
3/20/20161334,876 1,769,164$1,021,169$11,164,5511,048
5/29/20161520,552 1,796,768$410,012$11,725,3571,058

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