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The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $53,417,061 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $53,417,061
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Movie Details

Video Release: August 26th, 2008 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, released as Little Mermaid - Ariel's Beginning, The
Running Time: 77 minutes
Franchise: The Little Mermaid
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Keywords: Direct-to-Video, Family Movie
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Production and Technical Credits


DVD Sales - Office Works its Way to the Top

September 14th, 2008

New releases dominated the sales chart this week. More specifically, TV on DVD releases, which accounted for five of the seven new releases that charted. This includes The Office - Season Four, which opened in first place with 435,000 units sold and $13.47 million in retail spending. More...

DVD Sales - Ariel Begins on Top

September 10th, 2008

New releases were led by The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, which took the top spot on the sales chart with 1.07 million units sold for $17.11 million in consumer spending. More...

Contest - It's Dangerous to go Alone

August 29th, 2008

There's only one wide release next week, so it's easy to choose the target film for this week's box office prediction contest, and that film is Bangkok Dangerous. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Bangkok Dangerous. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Little Mermaid on DVD, Deal on DVD, and Meet Bill on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Deal on DVD, as well as Hot Rod on DVD. Additionally, one other entrant will be chosen and they will win the third copy of Deal on DVD, as well as Heading South on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - March 18, 2008

March 18th, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/31/20081980,237 980,237$15,673,990$15,673,9901
9/7/20082359,113-63% 1,339,350$7,178,669$22,852,6582
9/14/20086125,361-65% 1,464,711$2,505,966$25,358,6253
9/21/2008996,767-23% 1,561,478$1,934,372$27,292,9974
9/28/20081350,723-48% 1,612,201$1,013,953$28,306,9505
10/5/20081736,402-28% 1,648,603$727,676$29,034,6266
10/12/20081837,386+3% 1,685,989$747,346$29,781,9727
10/19/20082428,662-23% 1,714,651$497,286$30,279,2588
10/26/20083020,709-28% 1,735,360$331,137$30,610,3959
11/30/200824208,401 2,022,011$2,855,094$34,716,70614
12/21/200820161,473 2,215,045$2,581,953$37,793,28917

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