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The Lion King (1994)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $422,780,140Details
International Box Office $564,671,250Details
Worldwide Box Office $987,451,390
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $97,987,254 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $99,991,524 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $197,978,778
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Synopsis

The story of a lion cub’s journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny. Simba begins life as an honored prince, the son of the powerful King Mufasa. The cub’s happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle, Scar, murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat, who together live a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 18 $422,780,140
All Time International Box Office 48 $564,671,250
All Time Worldwide Box Office 32 $987,451,390

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$79,300,000
Domestic Releases: June 15th, 1994 (Wide) by Walt Disney
September 16th, 2011 (Wide) by Walt Disney, released as The Lion King 3D
International Releases: July 2nd, 1994 (Wide) (South Korea)
August 25th, 1994 (Wide), released as Lion King, The (Australia)
September 1st, 2016 (Wide), released as The Lion King (Re-release) (Netherlands)
Video Release: March 3rd, 1995 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 87 minutes
Franchise: The Lion King
Comparisons: vs. Toy Story
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Family Movie, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Animal Lead, Talking Animals, 3D Re-release
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 252 $5,207,073 Oct 7, 2011 6,326
Columbus Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 124 $5,399,502 Oct 7, 2011 6,326
Columbus Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 138 $6,113,940 Oct 7, 2011 6,326
Fastest to $400m 24 $400,430,991 Sep 30, 2011 6,317
Biggest Domestic September Weekend 16 $30,151,614 Sep 16, 2011 6,305
Fastest to $350m 41 $358,691,119 Sep 16, 2011 6,305
Biggest Domestic September Day 32 $11,933,562 Sep 17, 2011 6,304
Biggest Domestic 41st Weekend 73 $12,155 Mar 24, 1995 285
Biggest Domestic 40th Weekend 59 $28,144 Mar 17, 1995 278
Biggest Domestic 39th Weekend 25 $102,349 Mar 10, 1995 271
Biggest Domestic 38th Weekend 17 $295,502 Mar 3, 1995 264
Biggest Domestic 37th Weekend 13 $612,059 Feb 24, 1995 257
Biggest Domestic 36th Weekend 7 $1,007,812 Feb 17, 1995 250
Biggest Domestic 35th Weekend 12 $824,203 Feb 10, 1995 243
Biggest Domestic 34th Weekend 10 $896,731 Feb 3, 1995 236
Biggest Domestic 33rd Weekend 9 $1,108,308 Jan 27, 1995 229
Biggest Domestic 32nd Weekend 8 $1,367,321 Jan 20, 1995 222
Biggest Domestic 31st Weekend 3 $2,461,782 Jan 13, 1995 215
Theater Average 31st Weekend 84 $2,046 Jan 13, 1995 215
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 336 $5,036,749 Jan 13, 1995 215
Biggest Domestic 30th Weekend 11 $1,017,238 Jan 6, 1995 208
Biggest Domestic 29th Weekend 6 $3,046,582 Dec 30, 1994 201
Fastest to $300m 69 $300,352,905 Dec 30, 1994 201
Theater Average 29th Weekend 71 $2,670 Dec 30, 1994 201
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 331 $6,645,730 Dec 30, 1994 201
Biggest Domestic 28th Weekend 7 $2,028,169 Dec 23, 1994 194
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 4 $1,852,331 Dec 16, 1994 187
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 5 $2,211,922 Dec 9, 1994 180
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 5 $3,110,403 Dec 2, 1994 173
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 2 $6,267,047 Nov 25, 1994 166
Theater Average 24th Weekend 32 $4,150 Nov 25, 1994 166
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day) 199 $6,267,047 Nov 25, 1994 166
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 154 $13,670,764 Nov 25, 1994 166
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 222 $6,267,047 Nov 25, 1994 166
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 205 $13,670,764 Nov 25, 1994 166
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 3 $5,509,468 Nov 18, 1994 159
Theater Average 23rd Weekend 51 $3,784 Nov 18, 1994 159
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 93 $1,623,687 Sep 16, 1994 96
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 38 $3,919,074 Sep 2, 1994 82
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 188 $8,548,960 Sep 2, 1994 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 80 $3,013,759 Aug 26, 1994 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 56 $4,336,530 Aug 19, 1994 68
Fastest to $250m 97 $251,364,916 Aug 19, 1994 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 43 $6,010,520 Aug 12, 1994 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 43 $7,074,280 Aug 5, 1994 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 24 $9,946,473 Jul 29, 1994 47
Fastest to $200m 148 $208,698,631 Jul 22, 1994 44
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 18 $14,005,541 Jul 22, 1994 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 17 $16,886,224 Jul 15, 1994 33
Fastest to $150m 204 $157,461,870 Jul 8, 1994 30
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 18 $24,195,645 Jul 8, 1994 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 23 $34,208,876 Jul 1, 1994 19
Biggest Domestic July Weekend 83 $34,208,876 Jul 1, 1994 19
Fastest to $100m 332 $104,519,258 Jul 1, 1994 19
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 23 $34,208,876 Jul 1, 1994 19
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 12 $74,622,303 Jul 1, 1994 19
Fastest to $50m 777 $70,310,382 Jun 24, 1994 16
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 85 $40,888,194 Jun 24, 1994 12
Biggest Domestic June Weekend 62 $40,888,194 Jun 24, 1994 12
Top G Weekend Domestic 18 $40,888,194 Jun 24, 1994 12
Top Hand Animation Weekend Domestic 1 $40,888,194 Jun 24, 1994 12
Top Kids Fiction Weekend Domestic 77 $40,888,194 Jun 24, 1994 12
Top Walt Disney Weekend Domestic 88 $40,888,194 Jun 24, 1994 12
Theater Average Opening Weekend 1 $793,377 Jun 17, 1994 5
Theater Average 1 $793,377 Jun 17, 1994 5

Cast

   Zazu
   Simba
Niketa Calame    Young Nala
Jim Cummings    Ed
Whoopi Goldberg    Shenzi
   Rafiki
   Scar
James Earl Jones    Mufasa
Moira Kelly    Adult Nala
   Timon
Cheech Marin    Banzai
   Pumbaa
Madge Sinclar    Sarabi
   Young Simba
Frank Welker    Additional voice
Phil Proctor    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Producer    Don Hahn
Screenwriter    Irene Mecchi
Screenwriter    Jonathan Roberts
Screenwriter    Linda Woolverton
Songs    Elton John
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Producer    Chris Thomas
Songs    Tim Rice
Executive Producer    Thomas Schumacher
Executive Producer    Sarah McArthur
Associate Producer    Alice Dewey
Art Director    Andy Gaskill
Production Designer    Chris Sanders
Supervising Editor    Tom Finan
Supervising Editor    John Carnochan
Story Creator    Brenda Chapman
Visual Effects    Scott Santoro

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1994/06/17 10 $1,586,753   2 $793,377   $2,209,030 1
1994/06/24 1 $40,888,194 +2,477% 2,552 $16,022   $44,654,884 2
1994/07/01 1 $34,208,876 -16% 2,560 $13,363   $104,519,258 3
1994/07/08 2 $24,195,645 -29% 2,565 $9,433   $143,426,906 4
1994/07/15 3 $16,886,224 -30% 2,624 $6,435   $174,348,094 5
1994/07/22 4 $14,005,541 -17% 2,611 $5,364   $199,723,355 6
1994/07/29 5 $9,946,473 -29% 2,577 $3,860   $218,645,104 7
1994/08/05 7 $7,074,280 -29% 2,355 $3,004   $232,392,912 8
1994/08/12 8 $6,010,520 -15% 2,221 $2,706   $243,168,383 9
1994/08/19 8 $4,336,530 -28% 1,783 $2,432   $251,364,916 10
1994/08/26 8 $3,013,759 -31% 1,344 $2,242   $256,945,953 11
1994/09/02 7 $3,919,074 +30% 1,331 $2,944   $262,317,184 12
1994/09/09 11 $1,805,418 -54% 1,151 $1,569   $264,718,828 13
1994/09/16 8 $1,623,687 -10% 975 $1,665   $266,901,023 14
1994/11/18 4 $5,509,468   1,456 $3,784   $272,944,052 23
1994/11/25 6 $6,267,047 +14% 1,510 $4,150   $281,838,756 24
1994/12/02 6 $3,110,403 -50% 1,558 $1,996   $285,973,976 25
1994/12/09 8 $2,211,922 -29% 1,574 $1,405   $289,021,690 26
1994/12/16 6 $1,852,331 -16% 1,539 $1,204   $291,573,205 27
1994/12/23 13 $2,028,169 +9% 1,360 $1,491   $295,132,896 28
1994/12/30 12 $3,046,582 +50% 1,141 $2,670   $300,352,905 29
1995/01/06 16 $1,017,238 -67% 1,072 $949   $301,867,002 30
1995/01/13 14 $2,461,782 +142% 1,203 $2,046   $304,565,622 31
1995/01/20 16 $1,367,321 -44% 1,109 $1,233   $306,374,043 32
1995/01/27 18 $1,108,308 -19% 1,102 $1,006   $307,833,457 33
1995/02/03 16 $896,731 -19% 1,002 $895   $309,011,765 34
1995/02/10 17 $824,203 -8% 1,002 $823   $310,055,725 35
1995/02/17 16 $1,007,812 +22% 947 $1,064   $311,275,225 36
1995/02/24 18 $612,059 -39% 771 $794   $312,067,556 37
1995/03/03 29 $295,502 -52% 540 $547   $312,544,356 38
1995/03/10 45 $102,349 -65% 302 $339   $312,730,666 39
1995/03/17 51 $28,144 -73% 86 $327   $312,803,512 40
1995/03/24 51 $12,155 -57% 55 $221   $312,825,889 41
2011/09/16 1 $30,151,614   2,330 $12,941   $358,691,119 901
2011/09/23 1 $21,929,332 -27% 2,330 $9,412   $390,014,907 902
2011/09/30 3 $10,615,645 -52% 2,340 $4,537   $407,749,299 903
2011/10/07 7 $4,598,606 -57% 2,267 $2,028   $414,548,100 904
2011/10/14 10 $2,792,403 -39% 1,970 $1,417   $419,075,823 905
2011/10/21 13 $1,254,237 -55% 1,091 $1,150   $421,148,042 906
2011/10/28 29 $203,763 -84% 378 $539   $421,682,974 907
2011/11/04 29 $212,256 +4% 133 $1,596   $421,975,367 908
2011/11/11 31 $195,222 -8% 96 $2,034   $422,246,203 909
2011/11/18 33 $130,006 -33% 82 $1,585   $422,422,641 910
2011/11/25 38 $105,747 -19% 68 $1,555   $422,607,334 911
2011/12/02 48 $36,687 -65% 53 $692   $422,664,111 912
2011/12/09 52 $26,683 -27% 38 $702   $422,703,159 913
2011/12/16 49 $23,694 -11% 32 $740   $422,737,194 914
2011/12/23 57 $2,585 -89% 10 $259   $422,759,376 915
2011/12/30 64 $4,488 +74% 7 $641   $422,772,856 916
2012/01/06 68 $4,271 -5% 7 $610   $422,780,140 917

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/16 1 $8,919,921   2,330 $3,828   $337,459,426 6,303
2011/09/17 1 $11,933,562 +34% 2,330 $5,122   $349,392,988 6,304
2011/09/18 1 $9,298,131 -22% 2,330 $3,991   $358,691,119 6,305
2011/09/19 1 $2,314,324 -75% 2,330 $993   $361,005,443 6,306
2011/09/20 1 $2,616,404 +13% 2,330 $1,123   $363,621,847 6,307
2011/09/21 1 $2,214,226 -15% 2,330 $950   $365,836,073 6,308
2011/09/22 1 $2,249,502 +2% 2,330 $965   $368,085,575 6,309
2011/09/23 2 $6,075,717 +170% 2,330 $2,608   $374,161,292 6,310
2011/09/24 1 $9,239,018 +52% 2,330 $3,965   $383,400,310 6,311
2011/09/25 1 $6,614,597 -28% 2,330 $2,839   $390,014,907 6,312
2011/09/26 1 $1,478,639 -78% 2,330 $635   $391,493,546 6,313
2011/09/27 2 $1,743,361 +18% 2,330 $748   $393,236,907 6,314
2011/09/28 1 $1,688,400 -3% 2,330 $725   $394,925,307 6,315
2011/09/29 1 $2,208,347 +31% 2,330 $948   $397,133,654 6,316
2011/09/30 3 $3,297,337 +49% 2,340 $1,409   $400,430,991 6,317
2011/10/01 3 $4,454,384 +35% 2,340 $1,904   $404,885,375 6,318
2011/10/02 2 $2,863,924 -36% 2,340 $1,224   $407,749,299 6,319
2011/10/03 4 $573,939 -80% 2,340 $245   $408,323,238 6,320
2011/10/04 4 $624,404 +9% 2,340 $267   $408,947,642 6,321
2011/10/05 4 $500,218 -20% 2,340 $214   $409,447,860 6,322
2011/10/06 5 $501,634 n/c 2,340 $214   $409,949,494 6,323
2011/10/07 8 $1,212,604 +142% 2,267 $535   $411,162,098 6,324
2011/10/08 6 $1,949,387 +61% 2,267 $860   $413,111,485 6,325
2011/10/09 7 $1,436,615 -26% 2,267 $634   $414,548,100 6,326
2011/10/10 5 $800,896 -44% 2,267 $353   $415,348,996 6,327
2011/10/11 9 $325,265 -59% 2,267 $143   $415,674,261 6,328
2011/10/12 9 $282,000 -13% 2,267 $124   $415,956,261 6,329
2011/10/13 7 $327,159 +16% 2,267 $144   $416,283,420 6,330
2011/10/14 11 $720,669 +120% 1,970 $366   $417,004,089 6,331
2011/10/15 10 $1,249,224 +73% 1,970 $634   $418,253,313 6,332
2011/10/16 9 $822,510 -34% 1,970 $418   $419,075,823 6,333
2011/10/17 10 $193,565 -76% 1,970 $98   $419,269,388 6,334
2011/10/18 10 $211,620 +9% 1,970 $107   $419,481,008 6,335
2011/10/19 10 $201,790 -5% 1,970 $102   $419,682,798 6,336
2011/10/20 10 $211,007 +5% 1,970 $107   $419,893,805 6,337

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1994/06/17 8 $3,144,413   2 $1,572,207   $3,766,690 2
1994/06/24 1 $66,543,692 +2,016% 2,552 $26,075   $70,310,382 3
1994/07/01 1 $48,920,879 -26% 2,560 $19,110   $119,231,261 4
1994/07/08 2 $38,230,609 -22% 2,565 $14,905   $157,461,870 5
1994/07/15 3 $28,255,944 -26% 2,624 $10,768   $185,717,814 6
1994/07/22 4 $22,980,817 -19% 2,611 $8,802   $208,698,631 7
1994/07/29 5 $16,620,001 -28% 2,577 $6,449   $225,318,632 8
1994/08/05 6 $11,839,231 -29% 2,355 $5,027   $237,157,863 9
1994/08/12 7 $9,870,523 -17% 2,221 $4,444   $247,028,386 10
1994/08/19 7 $6,903,808 -30% 1,783 $3,872   $253,932,194 11
1994/08/26 8 $4,465,916 -35% 1,344 $3,323   $258,398,110 12
1994/09/02 8 $4,515,300 +1% 1,331 $3,392   $262,913,410 13
1994/09/09 9 $2,363,926 -48% 1,151 $2,054   $265,277,336 14
1994/11/18 4 $8,137,125   1,456 $5,589   $275,571,709 24
1994/11/25 6 $7,291,864 -10% 1,510 $4,829   $282,863,573 25
1994/12/02 6 $3,946,195 -46% 1,558 $2,533   $286,809,768 26
1994/12/09 8 $2,911,106 -26% 1,574 $1,849   $289,720,874 27
1994/12/16 6 $3,383,853 +16% 1,539 $2,199   $293,104,727 28
1994/12/23 12 $4,201,596 +24% 1,360 $3,089   $297,306,323 29
1994/12/30 13 $3,543,441 -16% 1,141 $3,106   $300,849,764 30
1995/01/06 16 $1,254,076 -65% 1,072 $1,170   $302,103,840 31
1995/01/13 14 $2,902,882 +131% 1,203 $2,413   $305,006,722 32
1995/01/20 15 $1,718,427 -41% 1,109 $1,550   $306,725,149 33
1995/01/27 17 $1,389,885 -19% 1,102 $1,261   $308,115,034 34
1995/02/03 16 $1,116,488 -20% 1,002 $1,114   $309,231,522 35
1995/02/10 19 $1,035,891 -7% 1,002 $1,034   $310,267,413 36
1995/02/17 16 $1,188,084 +15% 947 $1,255   $311,455,497 37
1995/02/24 18 $793,357 -33% 771 $1,029   $312,248,854 38
1995/03/03 28 $379,463 -52% 540 $703   $312,628,317 39
1995/03/10 40 $147,051 -61% 302 $487   $312,775,368 40
1995/03/17 46 $38,366 -74% 86 $446   $312,813,734 41
2011/09/16 1 $39,546,070   2,330 $16,973   $368,085,575 902
2011/09/23 1 $29,048,079 -27% 2,330 $12,467   $397,133,654 903
2011/09/30 3 $12,815,840 -56% 2,340 $5,477   $409,949,494 904
2011/10/07 5 $6,333,926 -51% 2,267 $2,794   $416,283,420 905
2011/10/14 10 $3,610,385 -43% 1,970 $1,833   $419,893,805 906
2011/10/21 13 $1,585,406 -56% 1,091 $1,453   $421,479,211 907
2011/10/28 28 $283,900 -82% 378 $751   $421,763,111 908
2011/11/04 29 $287,870 +1% 133 $2,164   $422,050,981 909
2011/11/11 31 $241,654 -16% 96 $2,517   $422,292,635 910
2011/11/18 37 $208,952 -14% 82 $2,548   $422,501,587 911
2011/11/25 41 $125,837 -40% 68 $1,851   $422,627,424 912
2011/12/02 49 $49,052 -61% 53 $926   $422,676,476 913
2011/12/09 51 $37,024 -25% 38 $974   $422,713,500 914
2011/12/16 50 $43,291 +17% 32 $1,353   $422,756,791 915
2011/12/23 61 $11,577 -73% 10 $1,158   $422,768,368 916
2011/12/30 63 $7,501 -35% 7 $1,072   $422,775,869 917

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 8/25/1994 $0 0 70 70 $2,370,702 6/9/2016
Netherlands 9/1/2016 $5,531 28 28 56 $14,593 9/14/2016
South Korea 7/2/1994 $0 0 0 0 $2,939,864 12/1/2017
 
Rest of World $559,346,091
 
International Total$564,671,250 12/1/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/20/20113338,376 338,376$6,425,760$6,425,760873
11/27/201124165,972-51% 504,348$2,747,550$9,173,311874
12/4/20116173,191+4% 677,539$3,389,954$12,563,265875
12/11/201110146,227-16% 823,766$2,806,710$15,369,975876
12/18/201113156,777+7% 980,543$2,740,634$18,110,609877
12/25/201120163,360+4% 1,143,903$2,216,926$20,327,535878
1/1/20122658,670-64% 1,202,573$883,781$21,211,317879
1/8/20123031,705-46% 1,234,278$581,910$21,793,227880
1/15/20121853,807+70% 1,288,085$924,415$22,717,642881
1/22/20121541,837-22% 1,329,922$873,314$23,590,956882
1/29/20121240,577-3% 1,370,499$890,012$24,480,968883
2/5/20121449,594+22% 1,420,093$1,175,006$25,655,974884
2/12/20121452,104+5% 1,472,197$1,355,084$27,011,058885
2/19/20122129,639-43% 1,501,836$623,868$27,634,926886
2/26/20122230,590+3% 1,532,426$621,063$28,255,989887
3/4/20122128,641-6% 1,561,067$468,404$28,724,392888
3/11/20122324,851-13% 1,585,918$385,519$29,109,911889
3/18/20122816,552-33% 1,602,470$341,201$29,451,112890
4/1/20122131,745 1,645,589$575,819$30,248,041892
4/8/20121472,501+128% 1,718,090$1,397,841$31,645,882893
5/6/20121937,047 1,797,074$629,740$33,071,161897
5/20/20121831,700 1,840,565$599,263$33,877,633899
11/18/20122521,802 2,332,108$349,907$43,043,196925
4/28/20132724,426 2,744,238$523,984$50,909,537948
5/5/20131927,265+12% 2,771,503$547,686$51,457,223949
5/12/20132226,599-2% 2,798,102$411,681$51,868,903950
6/9/20133014,294 2,848,185$252,671$52,747,553954
10/6/2013287,082 3,047,786$151,420$56,942,862971
10/13/20132414,424+104% 3,062,210$313,814$57,256,677972
10/27/20132913,829 3,089,329$307,365$57,854,485974
2/23/20142519,554 3,264,039$470,066$62,069,050991
3/2/20142418,179-7% 3,282,218$450,983$62,520,033992
3/23/20142513,755 3,327,591$395,953$63,722,479995
4/6/2014246,947 3,346,973$187,907$64,280,657997
4/13/20142516,673+140% 3,363,646$475,179$64,755,836998
4/27/20142911,878 3,390,785$319,087$65,515,9401,000
5/4/20142612,231 3,403,016$353,126$65,869,0661,001
6/29/20142513,569 3,459,913$470,911$68,214,6281,009
7/27/20142612,324 3,502,573$484,029$69,883,6011,013
8/3/20142714,275 3,516,848$576,993$70,460,5941,014
8/10/20142616,116 3,532,964$650,021$71,110,6151,015
8/24/20142414,536 3,548,074$584,199$71,717,9581,017
8/31/20143016,134 3,564,208$647,501$72,365,4591,018
9/7/20142817,045 3,581,253$613,112$72,978,5711,019
11/2/20142622,380 3,667,248$977,677$76,187,5321,027
11/9/20143014,141 3,681,389$511,737$76,699,2691,028
11/16/20142613,644 3,695,033$484,736$77,184,0051,029
9/3/2017380,272 3,977,426$1,602,229$96,171,8121,175
9/10/2017554,589 4,032,015$1,089,596$97,261,4081,176
9/17/2017923,973 4,055,988$478,501$97,739,9091,177
9/24/20171112,392 4,068,380$247,344$97,987,2541,178

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/9/201111,022,356 1,022,356$30,231,067$30,231,067867
10/16/20111326,112-68% 1,348,468$9,780,099$40,011,166868
10/23/20113135,554-58% 1,484,022$4,065,263$44,076,429869
10/30/2011479,078-42% 1,563,100$2,622,236$46,698,665870
11/6/2011668,755-13% 1,631,855$2,413,297$49,111,962871
11/13/2011645,648-34% 1,677,503$1,247,115$50,359,077872
11/20/2011624,552-46% 1,702,055$824,944$51,184,021873
11/27/20113153,030+523% 1,855,085$4,802,084$55,986,105874
12/4/2011365,013-58% 1,920,098$2,121,373$58,107,478875
12/11/2011865,093n/c1,985,191$2,147,418$60,254,896876
12/18/20111180,150+23% 2,065,341$2,159,231$62,414,127877
12/25/20116226,288+182% 2,291,629$4,620,806$67,034,933878
1/1/2012932,781-86% 2,324,410$771,997$67,806,930879
1/15/20121413,199 2,349,987$431,198$68,642,504881
1/22/2012630,610+132% 2,380,597$917,979$69,560,483882
1/29/2012524,033-21% 2,404,630$909,639$70,470,122883
2/5/2012829,066+21% 2,433,696$871,114$71,341,236884
2/12/2012743,570+50% 2,477,266$1,344,124$72,685,360885
2/19/2012540,639-7% 2,517,905$1,258,598$73,943,958886
2/26/20121414,752-64% 2,532,657$444,491$74,388,449887
3/4/2012189,490-36% 2,542,147$300,751$74,689,200888
4/8/20121331,585 2,588,077$915,637$76,020,691893
5/6/2012149,077 2,607,060$281,119$76,608,602897
5/20/20121711,305 2,622,197$349,888$77,077,089899
5/5/20131810,810 2,799,593$373,817$83,211,535949
9/3/20172252,965 3,220,473$5,370,457$94,104,9051,175
9/10/20172158,929 3,379,402$3,235,786$97,340,6911,176
9/17/2017452,275 3,431,677$1,755,386$99,096,0771,177
9/24/2017624,149 3,455,826$895,447$99,991,5241,178

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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