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Winnie the Pooh (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $26,692,846Details
International Box Office $23,452,761Details
Worldwide Box Office $50,145,607
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $15,030,133 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $5,796,532 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $20,826,665
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Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh. Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical "bear of very little brain" and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo-and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. "Ever have one of those days where you just can't win, Eeyore?" asks Pooh. Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some honey. Inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne's books in Disney's classic, hand-drawn art style


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,881 $26,692,846
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,515 $23,452,761
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,566 $50,145,607

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 15th, 2011 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: October 25th, 2011 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
(Rating bulletin 2156, 1/26/2011)
Running Time: 69 minutes
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Keywords: Breaking the Fourth Wall, Coming of Age, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration, Food, Talking Animals, Animal Lead, Living Toys, Rescue, Prologue, Epilogue, Hallucinations
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   Winnie the Pooh / Tigger

Supporting Cast

Jack Boulter    Christopher Robin


John Cleese    Narrator

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

Production and Technical Credits

Peter Del Vecho    Producer
Clark Spencer    Producer
John Lasseter    Executive Producer
Stephen Anderson    Screenwriter
Clio Chiang    Screenwriter
Don Dougherty    Screenwriter
Don Hall    Screenwriter
Kendelle Hoyer    Screenwriter
Brian Kesinger    Screenwriter
Nicole Mitchell    Screenwriter
Jeremy Spears    Screenwriter
A.A. Milne    Story Creator
E.H. Shepard    Story Creator
Lisa Linder Silver    Editor
Henry Jackman    Composer
Kristen Anderson-Lopez    Song Writer
Robert Lopez    Song Writer
Tom MacDougall    Music Supervisor
Paul Felix    Art Director
Todd Toon    Supervising Sound Editor
Todd Toon    Sound Designer
David E. Fluhr    Re-recording Mixer
Dean Zupancic    Re-recording Mixer
Kyle Odermatt    Visual Effects Supervisor
Craig Sost    Associate Producer
Jaime Sparer Roberts    Casting Director

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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This weekend is Thanksgiving and as always that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday plus 48 hours of shopping in-between. And as always, I've already done my Christmas shopping, for the most part. (I'm still waiting to see if the B.C.Lions win the Grey Cup. If not, I'll need to look for an alternative gift.) For everyone else who is still searching, we present the first part in our annual Holiday Gift Guide. As usual, the gift guide is divided into several sections, starting with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, before we get into the individual titles, we will start with an update on... More...

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November 16th, 2011

While there were only four new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's DVD Sales Chart, three of them took the top three spots. Cars 2 earned first place with ease, selling 1.98 million units and generating $31.24 million in opening week sales. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Capping Off a Great Run

November 10th, 2011

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November 8th, 2011

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/07/15 6 $7,857,076   2,405 $3,267   $7,857,076 1
2011/07/22 8 $5,162,046 -34% 2,405 $2,146   $17,594,297 2
2011/07/29 11 $1,777,625 -66% 1,632 $1,089   $22,435,490 3
2011/08/05 14 $806,782 -55% 716 $1,127   $24,440,628 4
2011/08/12 20 $387,446 -52% 409 $947   $25,295,510 5
2011/08/19 31 $176,938 -54% 294 $602   $25,726,481 6
2011/08/26 28 $232,429 +31% 372 $625   $26,067,103 7
2011/09/02 36 $253,066 +9% 352 $719   $26,428,716 8
2011/09/09 43 $104,664 -59% 247 $424   $26,644,662 9
2011/09/16 68 $13,988 -87% 35 $400   $26,687,172 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/15 5 $2,915,267   2,405 $1,212   $2,915,267 1
2011/07/16 6 $2,774,976 -5% 2,405 $1,154   $5,690,243 2
2011/07/17 6 $2,166,833 -22% 2,405 $901   $7,857,076 3
2011/07/18 6 $1,126,571 -48% 2,405 $468   $8,983,647 4
2011/07/19 6 $1,218,499 +8% 2,405 $507   $10,202,146 5
2011/07/20 6 $1,070,549 -12% 2,405 $445   $11,272,695 6
2011/07/21 6 $1,159,556 +8% 2,405 $482   $12,432,251 7
2011/07/22 8 $1,593,859 +37% 2,405 $663   $14,026,110 8
2011/07/23 8 $2,010,163 +26% 2,405 $836   $16,036,273 9
2011/07/24 8 $1,558,024 -22% 2,405 $648   $17,594,297 10
2011/07/25 8 $787,047 -49% 2,405 $327   $18,381,344 11
2011/07/26 8 $867,382 +10% 2,405 $361   $19,248,726 12
2011/07/27 8 $715,521 -18% 2,405 $298   $19,964,247 13
2011/07/28 8 $693,618 -3% 2,405 $288   $20,657,865 14
2011/07/29 11 $532,953 -23% 1,632 $327   $21,190,818 15
2011/07/30 11 $669,037 +26% 1,632 $410   $21,859,855 16
2011/07/31 11 $575,635 -14% 1,632 $353   $22,435,490 17
2011/08/01 11 $282,616 -51% 1,632 $173   $22,718,106 18
2011/08/02 11 $315,579 +12% 1,632 $193   $23,033,685 19
2011/08/03 11 $318,887 +1% 1,632 $195   $23,352,572 20
2011/08/04 11 $281,274 -12% 1,632 $172   $23,633,846 21
2011/08/05 - $185,930 -34% 716 $260   $23,819,776 22
2011/08/06 - $303,608 +63% 716 $424   $24,123,384 23
2011/08/07 - $317,244 +4% 716 $443   $24,440,628 24
2011/08/08 - $119,691 -62% 716 $167   $24,560,319 25
2011/08/09 - $144,673 +21% 716 $202   $24,704,992 26
2011/08/10 - $106,338 -26% 716 $149   $24,811,330 27
2011/08/11 - $96,734 -9% 716 $135   $24,908,064 28
2011/09/05 36 $76,651   352 $218   $26,505,367 53

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/07/15 6 $12,432,251   2,405 $5,169   $12,432,251 1
2011/07/22 8 $8,225,614 -34% 2,405 $3,420   $20,657,865 2
2011/07/29 11 $2,975,981 -64% 1,632 $1,824   $23,633,846 3
2011/08/05 15 $1,274,218 -57% 716 $1,780   $24,908,064 4
2011/08/12 19 $641,479 -50% 409 $1,568   $25,549,543 5
2011/08/19 30 $285,131 -56% 294 $970   $25,834,674 6
2011/08/26 29 $340,976 +20% 372 $917   $26,175,650 7
2011/09/02 36 $364,348 +7% 352 $1,035   $26,539,998 8
2011/09/09 45 $133,186 -63% 247 $539   $26,673,184 9
2011/09/16 71 $19,662 -85% 35 $562   $26,692,846 10

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/30/20112184,203 184,203$3,273,287$3,273,2871
11/6/2011578,526-57% 262,729$1,334,157$4,607,4442
11/13/20112640,123-49% 302,852$692,122$5,299,5663
11/20/20112630,652-24% 333,504$534,877$5,834,4434
12/4/20113050,901 429,104$871,934$7,510,5126

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/30/2011396,521 96,521$2,729,611$2,729,6111
11/6/20111319,135-80% 115,656$537,300$3,266,9112
2/12/20121717,202 168,882$443,803$4,631,78716

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