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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) 1,688 $48,092,846
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,991 $33,880,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,744 $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
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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) 296 $8,131,687 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 $17,709,857 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 $17,709,857 Nov 25, 1988 10

Supporting Cast

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

Narrator(s)

Fred Gwynne    Narrator

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

Production and Technical Credits

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

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

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

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/30/20131440,596 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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