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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,000,000Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,290 $4,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,301-8,400) 8,376 $4,000,000

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 30th, 1971 (Wide)
Video Release: October 1st, 1996 by Warner Home Video, released as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Comparisons: vs. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Keywords: Spoiled Child, Food, Poverty, Rags to Riches, Remade


Ursula Reit    Mrs. Gloop
Roy Kinnear    Mr. Henry Salt
Michael Bollner    Augustus Gloop
Julie Dawn Cole    Veruca Salt
Diana Sowle    Mrs. Bucket
Leonard Stone    Mr. Sam Beauregarde
Denise Nickerson    Violet Beauregarde
Gene Wilder    Willy Wonka
Nora Denney    Mrs. Teevee
Jack Albertson    Grandpa Joe
Paris Themmen    Mike Teevee
Peter Ostrum    Charlie Bucket

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 16th, 2010

November 16th, 2010

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/12/20121440,380 40,380$212,803$212,803828
8/19/2012850,702+26% 91,082$353,393$566,196829
9/16/20121082,092 173,174$447,163$1,013,359833
9/23/20122234,576-58% 262,319$191,527$1,547,219834
9/30/2012198,270-76% 270,589$54,834$1,602,054835
10/7/2012308,227-1% 278,816$54,788$1,656,841836
10/14/20122413,480+64% 292,296$98,897$1,755,739837
10/21/20123014,407+7% 306,703$108,035$1,863,774838
11/4/20122817,674 351,774$103,170$2,168,896840
11/18/20122721,094 397,636$109,959$2,426,521842
11/25/20123079,991+279% 477,627$506,303$2,932,824843
9/14/20143010,289 1,402,617$41,477$7,283,716937
9/28/20143013,045 1,422,075$52,110$7,361,658939
11/9/20142214,875 1,479,042$63,754$7,643,885945
3/8/20152915,145 1,717,324$66,482$8,655,942962
9/27/20152511,176 1,949,650$45,072$9,828,865991
1/31/2016309,865 2,111,050$46,390$10,547,1791,009
2/7/20163012,197 2,123,247$56,703$10,603,8821,010
3/13/20161917,688 2,181,909$70,748$10,855,1941,015
3/20/20162622,158 2,204,067$89,184$10,944,3771,016
3/27/20162919,577 2,223,644$78,919$11,023,2961,017
4/3/20161917,476 2,241,081$70,603$11,093,7441,018
6/5/20161518,170 2,316,143$83,924$11,425,4511,027
7/31/20162211,831 2,395,163$50,282$11,785,8281,035
8/28/20162310,598 2,437,572$43,982$11,988,6531,039
9/4/20161715,798 2,453,370$91,057$12,079,7091,040
9/11/20161319,862 2,473,232$83,349$12,163,0581,041
9/18/20161116,863 2,490,095$74,197$12,237,2561,042
9/25/2016246,893 2,496,988$28,951$12,266,2061,043
10/2/2016228,787 2,505,775$36,905$12,303,1121,044
10/16/20162610,091 2,528,304$38,033$12,393,3841,046
11/20/2016289,407 2,580,526$35,195$12,589,8011,051
4/2/2017297,287 2,728,420$39,312$13,326,7221,070

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/19/2012202,384 4,770$111,859$224,516829

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