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Pete’s Dragon (1977)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,000,000Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,286 $36,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,232 $36,000,000
All Time Domestic Box Office for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 282 $36,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 313 $36,000,000

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 3rd, 1977 (Wide) by Walt Disney
March 9th, 1984 (Limited)
Video Release: January 16th, 2001 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, released as Pete's Dragon
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Keywords: Live Action Cartoon
Production Countries: United States


Mickey Rooney    Lampie
Red Buttons    Hoagy
Shelley Winters    Lena Gogan

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Blu-ray Sales: Mad Money for Madagascar

November 5th, 2012

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted was one of seven new releases to reach the top 20 on this week's Blu-ray sales chart. It took first place with 768,000 units / $15.36 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 45%. This is good for a digitally animated kids movie. In fact, this wouldn't be bad if it were an action film. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 16th, 2012

October 16th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is coming out, which made more than $200 million domestically and should sell quite well on the home market. On the other hand, the second biggest first run release is That's My Boy, which failed to make an impact at the box office. There is also a flood of weaker releases, secondary Blu-ray releases, and Christmas releases, much of which I would consider filler. The signal to noise ratio is a little off. As for the best releases of the week, there are some great TV on DVD releases like Mad Men: Season Five and Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2. There are also some limited releases, like Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray Combo Pack and even some Direct-to-DVD releases, like Excision on Blu-ray. All of these were contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Mad Men: Season Five for Pick of the week, while Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2 earned Puck of the Week. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

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
8/23/20091097,509 97,509$1,900,450$1,900,450449
2/28/20162710,857 873,619$110,633$12,119,004789
3/13/20163016,133 900,869$162,137$12,394,591791
7/3/20162514,273 1,034,148$144,281$13,742,992807
7/17/2016227,431 1,053,829$74,236$13,940,972809
7/24/20161611,515+55% 1,065,344$115,228$14,056,200810
7/31/20161912,273+7% 1,077,617$122,607$14,178,807811
8/7/20161916,544+35% 1,094,161$164,386$14,343,194812
8/14/20161922,554+36% 1,116,715$225,887$14,569,081813
8/21/20161917,404-23% 1,134,119$174,352$14,743,433814
8/28/20161912,318-29% 1,146,437$121,868$14,865,301815
9/4/20162413,159+7% 1,159,596$129,712$14,995,013816
9/11/20162813,512+3% 1,173,108$135,739$15,130,752817
1/15/2017308,676 1,330,390$80,513$16,642,607835

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/21/20121512,684 12,684$256,461$256,461614
11/4/2012208,518 27,799$170,267$558,595616

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