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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,711,566Details
International Box Office $43,401Details
Worldwide Box Office $33,754,967
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,777,000
Domestic Releases: August 25th, 1939 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
September 23rd, 2009 (Special Engagement) by Warner Bros.
September 20th, 2013 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: November, 2013 (Limited), released as Wizard Of Oz 3d: Remastered (Australia)
Video Release: March 26th, 1997 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some scary moments.
(Rating bulletin 2281, 7/17/2013)
Running Time: 101 minutes
Franchise: Wizard of Oz
Comparisons: vs. Gone with the Wind
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Keywords: Same Actor, Multiple Roles, 3D Re-release, Living Scarecrow
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 199 $6,204,628 Nov 13, 1998 21,869

Cast

   Dorothy Gale
Bart Lahr    Zeke/Cowardly Lion
Jack Haley    Hickory/Tin Man
Ray Bolger    Hunk/Scarecrow (Oz)
Frank Morgan    The Wizard/Professor Marvel/Doorman/Cabbie/Guard
Billie Burke    Glinda, the Good Witch of the North
Charles Grapewin    Uncle Henry
Pat Walshe    Chistery Nikko
Margaret Hamilton    Miss Almira Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West
Clara Blandick    Auntie Em

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Director   
Director   
Composer    E.Y. Harburg
Editor    Blanche Sewell
Associate Producer    Arthur Freed
Screenwriter    Noel Langley
Screenwriter    Florence Ryerson
Screenwriter    Edgar Allan Woolf
Composer    Herbert Stothart
Song Writer    Harold Arlen

Per Theater Chart: Enough is Never Enough

September 24th, 2013

There were two major releases on the per theater chart with Enough Said pulling in an average of $58,200 in four theaters, while it has made $287,000 from Wednesday through Sunday. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Rush with an average of $37,458 in five theaters. This bodes well for it wide expansion on Friday. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Prisoners Lead Weakened Box Office

September 24th, 2013

The top five at the box office lived up to expectations, more or less. Prisoners were on the high end of expectations, while Battle of the Year opened on the low end. Some holdovers, like Insidious Chapter 2, sank faster than expected, while Instructions Not Included defied all logic and returned to the top five. Overall, the box office fell 16% to $87 million. This was 4% lower than last year, ending 2013's impressive winning streak. Year-to-date, 2013 is still ahead of 2013 by just over $100 million at $7.77 billion to $7.66 billion. More...

Rush Out to See Limited Releases this Weekend

September 20th, 2013

There are a few films on this week's list earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, including the The Wizard of Oz 3D re-release. This film might do well enough to reach the top ten. Rush opens in two theaters before expanding wide next weekend, so its per theater average is not as important, but could still do well. Enough Said is the big limited release hit of the week. The film has a lot of buzz, a sad real world story, and amazing reviews. It will likely come out on top. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/11/06 5 $5,354,311   1,879 $2,850   $5,354,311 3,124
1998/11/13 8 $3,269,630 -39% 1,882 $1,737   $10,581,940 3,125
1998/11/20 11 $1,404,455 -57% 1,705 $824   $12,690,025 3,126
1998/11/27 22 $604,072 -57% 874 $691   $13,715,329 3,127
1998/12/04 29 $133,833 -78% 444 $301   $14,032,412 3,128
1998/12/11 41 $61,199 -54% 256 $239   $14,149,013 3,129
1998/12/18 28 $221,491 +262% 439 $505   $14,396,143 3,130
1998/12/25 37 $150,906 -32% 409 $369   $14,624,889 3,131
1999/01/01 39 $101,786 -33% 404 $252   $14,792,232 3,132
2013/09/20 9 $3,093,998   318 $9,730   $31,296,230 3,866
2013/09/27 20 $557,233 -82% 305 $1,827   $33,283,281 3,867
2013/10/04 31 $159,246 -71% 246 $647   $33,606,444 3,868
2013/10/11 53 $30,225 -81% 50 $605   $33,695,413 3,869

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/11/06 5 $1,315,000   1,879 $700   $1,315,000 21,860
1998/11/07 5 $2,340,000 +78% 1,879 $1,245   $3,655,000 21,861
1998/11/08 4 $1,679,000 -28% 1,879 $894   $5,354,311 21,862
1998/11/09 3 $306,204 -82% 1,879 $163   $5,680,515 21,863
1998/11/10 5 $387,289 +26% 1,879 $206   $6,067,804 21,864
1998/11/11 4 $943,067 +144% 1,879 $502   $6,990,871 21,865
1998/11/12 3 $321,439 -66% 1,879 $171   $7,312,310 21,866
1998/11/13 9 $760,000 +136% 1,882 $404   $8,072,000 21,867
1998/11/14 8 $1,500,000 +97% 1,882 $797   $9,572,000 21,868
1998/11/15 7 $989,000 -34% 1,882 $526   $10,582,000 21,869
1998/11/16 7 $166,319 -83% 1,882 $88   $10,748,259 21,870
1998/11/17 8 $182,613 +10% 1,882 $97   $10,930,772 21,871
1998/11/18 7 $177,029 -3% 1,882 $94   $11,107,801 21,872
1998/11/19 7 $177,769 n/c 1,882 $94   $11,285,570 21,873
2009/09/30 2 $910,000   451 $2,018   $910,000 25,841
2013/09/20 9 $754,761   318 $2,373   $28,956,993 27,056
2013/09/21 10 $1,279,500 +70% 318 $4,024   $30,236,493 27,057
2013/09/22 6 $1,059,737 -17% 318 $3,333   $31,296,230 27,058
2013/09/23 8 $311,347 -71% 318 $979   $31,607,577 27,059
2013/09/24 8 $350,832 +13% 318 $1,103   $31,958,409 27,060
2013/09/25 4 $387,789 +11% 318 $1,219   $32,346,198 27,061
2013/09/26 4 $379,850 -2% 318 $1,194   $32,726,048 27,062
2013/09/27 - $82,837 -78% 305 $272   $32,808,885 27,063
2013/09/28 - $228,953 +176% 305 $751   $33,037,838 27,064
2013/09/29 - $245,443 +7% 305 $805   $33,283,281 27,065
2013/09/30 - $39,767 -84% 305 $130   $33,323,048 27,066
2013/10/01 - $38,126 -4% 305 $125   $33,361,174 27,067
2013/10/02 - $40,765 +7% 305 $134   $33,401,939 27,068
2013/10/03 - $45,259 +11% 305 $148   $33,447,198 27,069
2013/10/04 - $25,302 -44% 246 $103   $33,472,500 27,070
2013/10/05 - $70,653 +179% 246 $287   $33,543,153 27,071
2013/10/06 - $63,291 -10% 246 $257   $33,606,444 27,072
2013/10/07 - $15,822 -75% 246 $64   $33,622,266 27,073
2013/10/08 - $13,723 -13% 246 $56   $33,635,989 27,074
2013/10/09 - $14,095 +3% 246 $57   $33,650,084 27,075
2013/10/10 - $15,104 +7% 246 $61   $33,665,188 27,076
2013/10/11 - $6,971 -54% 50 $139   $33,672,159 27,077
2013/10/12 - $12,534 +80% 50 $251   $33,684,693 27,078
2013/10/13 - $10,720 -14% 50 $214   $33,695,413 27,079
2013/10/14 - $5,396 -50% 50 $108   $33,700,809 27,080
2013/10/15 - $3,045 -44% 50 $61   $33,703,854 27,081
2013/10/16 - $3,379 +11% 50 $68   $33,707,233 27,082
2013/10/17 - $4,333 +28% 50 $87   $33,711,566 27,083

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/11/06 5 $7,312,310   1,879 $3,892   $7,312,310 3,124
1998/11/13 8 $3,973,260 -46% 1,882 $2,111   $11,285,570 3,125
1998/11/20 14 $1,825,687 -54% 1,705 $1,071   $13,111,257 3,126
1998/11/27 21 $787,322 -57% 874 $901   $13,898,579 3,127
1998/12/04 29 $189,235 -76% 444 $426   $14,087,814 3,128
1998/12/11 40 $86,838 -54% 256 $339   $14,174,652 3,129
1998/12/18 30 $299,331 +245% 439 $682   $14,473,983 3,130
1998/12/25 37 $216,463 -28% 409 $529   $14,690,446 3,131
2009/09/25 19 $910,000   451 $2,018   $910,000 3,692
2013/09/20 9 $4,523,816   318 $14,226   $32,726,048 3,866
2013/09/27 19 $721,150 -84% 305 $2,364   $33,447,198 3,867
2013/10/04 30 $217,990 -70% 246 $886   $33,665,188 3,868
2013/10/11 54 $46,378 -79% 50 $928   $33,711,566 3,869

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 11/5/2013 $0 0 3 3 $43,401 6/9/2016
 
International Total$43,401 6/9/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/4/20092313,434 313,434$6,119,924$6,119,924654
10/11/20096122,044-61% 435,478$2,473,710$8,593,634655
10/18/2009978,707-36% 514,185$1,455,292$10,048,926656
10/25/20091256,605-28% 570,790$1,046,626$11,095,553657
11/1/20091953,153-6% 623,943$982,799$12,078,352658
11/22/20092730,139 654,082$520,265$12,598,617661
7/21/20132427,707 5,328,594$303,375$62,172,648852
9/1/20133014,376 5,390,143$149,480$62,931,952858
10/6/2013475,969 5,475,887$1,671,789$64,802,685863
10/13/20131054,569-28% 5,530,456$1,209,598$66,012,284864
10/20/20131238,249-30% 5,568,705$788,067$66,800,351865
10/27/20131534,380-10% 5,603,085$705,660$67,506,010866
11/3/20132020,485-40% 5,623,570$437,273$67,943,283867
11/10/2013271,191-94% 5,624,761$25,186$67,968,469868
12/15/201330167 5,626,865$3,338$68,013,468873
3/9/20142918,584 5,680,072$206,139$68,619,949885
9/28/20142116,523 5,933,699$148,742$71,371,804914
10/12/20142817,154 5,952,435$142,610$71,528,412916
10/26/20142020,644 5,981,937$167,741$71,772,345918
11/2/20142422,723+10% 6,004,660$191,030$71,963,375919
11/16/20142314,481 6,027,980$72,486$72,127,130921
11/23/20142623,764+64% 6,051,744$119,307$72,246,437922
12/14/20143033,918 6,188,450$257,624$73,158,959925
12/28/20142660,949 6,288,330$246,039$73,562,003927
1/4/20152527,282-55% 6,315,612$109,865$73,671,868928
1/11/20152323,556-14% 6,339,168$112,353$73,784,220929
1/25/20152413,887 6,362,755$151,629$74,041,114931
2/8/20153017,117 6,392,645$187,260$74,366,598933
3/1/20152816,411 6,433,877$187,074$74,817,594936
3/29/20151526,380 6,491,144$326,205$75,512,748940
4/26/20152215,491 6,551,421$188,005$76,234,979944
5/3/20152813,636-12% 6,565,057$155,592$76,390,571945
5/10/20153012,625-7% 6,577,682$135,161$76,525,732946
8/2/20152811,557 6,695,524$118,516$77,776,967958
8/30/20152913,037 6,744,655$132,107$78,279,979962
10/11/20152515,416 6,795,214$155,108$78,793,216968
2/14/20161723,020 7,024,248$185,820$80,961,867986
6/5/20162814,648 7,180,467$122,041$82,317,9321,002
9/11/20162714,517 7,306,217$121,162$83,371,9911,016
9/18/20162411,875 7,318,092$98,725$83,470,7161,017
10/23/20161817,888 7,367,047$149,270$83,879,1101,022
2/5/20172114,423 7,533,129$120,041$85,245,6721,037
7/30/2017237,717 7,666,319$74,006$86,443,3581,062

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/4/20092133,253 133,253$1,189,946$1,189,946654
10/11/2009436,053-73% 169,306$322,317$1,512,263655
10/18/2009715,969-56% 185,275$141,329$1,653,592656
10/25/2009118,810-45% 194,085$78,583$1,732,175657
11/1/20091211,429+30% 205,514$103,432$1,835,607658
2/28/2010925,111 274,008$538,373$3,304,091675
3/28/2010177,695 287,550$164,982$3,594,432679
4/4/20101814,050+83% 301,600$301,236$3,895,668680
10/3/2010129,182 391,347$196,853$5,819,742706
12/5/20102035,708 458,749$776,285$7,285,043715
10/6/2013558,510 795,479$1,462,168$15,699,873863
10/13/2013932,860-44% 828,339$821,173$16,521,046864
10/20/20131329,105-11% 857,444$727,345$17,248,391865
10/27/20131120,523-29% 877,967$512,872$17,761,263866
11/3/20131510,297-50% 888,264$257,211$18,018,474867

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