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The Sound of Music (1965)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $163,214,286Details
International Box Office $123,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $286,214,286
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 296 $163,214,286
All Time International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 681 $123,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 472 $286,214,286

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$8,200,000
Domestic Releases: March 2nd, 1965 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: January 1st, 1965 (Wide), released as Sound of Music, The (Australia)
March 29th, 1965 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
May 7th, 2015 (Limited), released as Sound of Music, The (2015 Re-Issue) (New Zealand)
May 18th, 2018 (Wide), released as The Sound of Music (Re: 2018) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: December 7th, 1992 by Fox Home Entertainment, released as The Sound of Music
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 174 minutes
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Keywords: Widow/Widower
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Christopher Plummer    Captain Georg Von Trapp
Eleanor Parker    The Baroness
Richard Haydn    Max Detweiler
Peggy Wood    Mother Abbess
Charmian Carr    Liesl
Heather Menzies    Louisa
Nicholas Hamond    Friedrich
Duane Chase    Kurt
Angela Cartwright    Brigitta
Debbie Turner    Marta
Kym Karath    Gretl
Anne Lee    Sister Margaretta
Portia Nelson    Sister Berthe
Ben Wright    Herr Zeller
Danial Truhitte    Rolfe
Norma Varden    Frau Schmidt
Gill Stuart    Franz
Marni Nixon    Sister Sophia
Evadne Baker    Sister Bernice
Doris Lloyd    Baroness Ebberfie'd

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

Production and Technical Credits


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March 29th, 2015

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 24th, 2015

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Featured Blu-ray Review: The Sound of Music

March 21st, 2015

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 10th, 2015

March 11th, 2015

It's a short list this week for two reasons. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1's DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack came out on Friday and this scared away the competition. This is also partially due to the fact that I'm dealing with what is clearly an alien disease. Friends came over on Saturday and one of them must have been infectious, because on Sunday my mouth tasted like salt. I Googled reasons why that could happen (never a good idea) and it turns out it could be from an infection. I used some Listerine to get rid of whatever bacteria was causing it, but the salty taste overpowered the flavor of the Listerine. That tells you how strong the salty taste was. The next day, the salty taste wasn't as bad, but my throat was killing me. I figured it was Strep throat. The next day, the salty taste was gone, my throat felt fine, but my sinuses were so clogged that the sinus pressure was making my teeth hurt. The next day, the sinus pressure was down dramatically, but I had sneezing attacks ever few minutes, including while I was trying to sleep. Today, the sneezing isn't as bad, but I have a bad cough and it feels like I broke a rib while sneezing. Clearly this isn't a normal cold, but instead I believe I am the subject of an alien experiment. Regardless, the best new release of the week is The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance and the DVD or Blu-ray is absolutely worth picking up. However, the best release on this week's list is The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. I finally got to the review of the Blu-ray Combo Pack and it is the Pick of the Week. More...

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November 16th, 2010

Toy Story 3 dominated the new releases and this week's sales chart with 3.86 million units sold and $73.10 million in revenue. After just five days of sales, it is already in the top ten for 2010 and by now it might already be in the top three. We will find out next week when the numbers are in. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 2nd, 2010

November 2nd, 2010

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Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Sound of Music

November 1st, 2010

It's The Sound of Music's 45th anniversary this year and the studio is celebrating by releasing the film on Blu-ray for the first time. I know the 45th anniversary doesn't sound like something a studio would celebrate, but at least fans won't have to wait another five years for it to make its High Definition debut. More...

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 1/1/1965 $0 0 3 3 $4,883 6/23/2015
New Zealand 5/7/2015 $7,468 48 48 48 $7,468 7/16/2015
United Kingdom 3/29/1965 $0 0 10 10 $8,227 5/24/2018
Rest of World $122,979,422
International Total$123,000,000 5/24/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/8/2015232,726 915,562$37,633$11,373,7341,161
3/15/2015834,791 950,353$453,128$11,826,8631,162
3/22/20151622,874 973,227$297,168$12,124,0301,163
3/29/20151723,883 997,110$309,997$12,434,0271,164
4/26/20153010,973 1,055,295$143,420$13,193,4671,168

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/7/20102108,820 108,820$2,295,019$2,295,019935
11/14/2010557,166-47% 165,986$1,199,908$3,494,927936
11/21/2010550,567-12% 216,553$1,624,214$5,119,141937
12/5/20101045,282 285,875$1,432,731$7,312,502939
12/12/20101147,043+4% 332,918$1,475,260$8,787,762940
12/19/20101065,712+40% 398,630$2,067,970$10,855,732941
1/2/20111932,122 469,169$988,714$13,026,919943
1/9/20111418,769-42% 487,938$584,268$13,611,187944
3/20/20111310,229 563,292$326,909$16,019,423954
5/8/20111611,614 628,904$344,693$17,966,725961
3/25/20121318,952 966,768$468,684$26,322,0971,007
4/1/20121320,329 987,097$566,968$26,889,0651,008
12/16/20122041,121 1,285,549$1,107,798$34,929,3311,045
12/8/20131563,309 1,573,046$1,671,992$42,532,5291,096
12/15/20131372,829 1,645,875$1,997,691$44,530,2201,097
12/22/20131598,667 1,744,542$2,731,110$47,261,3301,098
12/29/20131566,550 1,811,092$1,729,635$48,990,9651,099
1/12/20142014,727 1,843,501$389,080$49,847,1941,101
3/15/2015531,145 2,147,664$933,118$58,960,0221,162
3/22/2015921,353 2,169,017$685,018$59,645,0401,163
3/29/20151123,127 2,192,144$1,055,983$60,701,0231,164
4/5/20151522,559 2,214,703$802,197$61,503,2201,165
4/12/20151711,852 2,226,555$354,137$61,857,3571,166
4/19/20151612,321 2,238,876$367,403$62,224,7601,167

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.

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