|Jul 3, 1985||Back to the Future||$19,000,000||$11,332,134||$212,259,762||$385,524,862|
|Nov 22, 1989||Back to the Future Part II||$40,000,000||$27,835,125||$118,450,002||$332,000,000|
|May 24, 1990||Back to the Future Part III||$40,000,000||$23,703,060||$88,055,283||$244,088,654|
Box Office History for Back to the Future Movies
|Feb 10, 2009||Back to the Future||$6,016,798||$6,016,798|
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.
For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.
We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.
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November 28th, 2016
Last week was the week of Black Friday / Cyber Monday, so the massive sales scared away top-notch releases. This week is the week after Black Friday / Cyber Monday and the new releases are even worse. There are a few midlevel releases, like Don’t Breathe or Pete’s Dragon, but the the size of the release quickly drops from there. Fortunately, both of those releases are very good and on even really busy weeks would be contenders for Pick of the Week. It was a close pick between the two, but in the end, I went with Don’t Breathe as Pick of the Week.
November 27th, 2015
It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. This week we will tackle first run releases, as well as franchise box sets. I'm going to try to keep it to a dozen or so releases, as these columns are notorious for getting out of hand. Also, while there were a record number of $1 billion box office hits, there were not as many first run releases that earned stellar reviews this year.
November 19th, 2015
There were a handful of new releases for the week of October 20th that reached the top 30 on the combined DVD and Blu-ray chart for October 25th. However, only one of them really matters: Jurassic World. The film opened in first place, obviously, selling 2.34 million units and generating $54.58 million in total sales. Dollarwise, this is nearly as much as The Avengers: Age of Ultron has sold so far, while its units sold puts the film in ninth place for the year. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 66%, which was excellent, even with the high expectations summer blockbusters have.
October 20th, 2015
It is a shallow week on the home market. The number one release is Jurassic World, which is one of the biggest hits of all time. The second biggest release according to Amazon.com is the Back to the Future Box Set. There's mostly filler by the time you get to the second page of new releases. As for the best release on this week's list, I'm going old school. ... Really, really old school. Diary of a Lost Girl is 86 years old, but the Blu-ray is Pick of the Week.
Note: This list contains actors who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.
|Michael J. Fox||3||Marty McFly||$961,613,516||$2,223,246,425||43.3%|
|Christopher Lloyd||3||Doc Emmett L. Brown||$961,613,516||$2,857,088,062||33.7%|
|Lea Thompson||3||Lorraine Baines||$961,613,516||$1,478,628,811||65.0%|
|Thomas F. Wilson||3||Biff Tannen/Griff Tannen||$961,613,516||$1,189,662,074||80.8%|
|James Tolkan||3||Mr. Strickland||$961,613,516||$1,863,448,810||51.6%|
|Elisabeth Shue||2||Jennifer Parker||$576,088,654||$1,667,119,789||34.6%|
|Jeffrey Weissman||2||George McFly||$576,088,654||$605,588,654||95.1%|
|Ricky Dean Logan||2||Data||$576,088,654||$610,960,687||94.3%|
|Crispin Glover||2||George Douglas McFly||$717,524,862||$2,903,123,679||24.7%|
|Marc McClure||2||Dave McFly||$629,613,516||$2,472,295,741||25.5%|
|Wendie Jo Sperber||2||Linda McFly||$629,613,516||$1,220,942,670||51.6%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.
Story Creator (2)
Story Creator (2)
|Neil Canton||3||Producer (3)||$961,613,516||$1,025,363,471||93.8%|
|Kathleen Kennedy||3||Executive Producer (3)||$961,613,516||$17,198,832,398||5.6%|
|Steven Spielberg||3||Executive Producer (3)||$961,613,516||$23,491,133,838||4.1%|
|Dean Cundey||3||Cinematographer (3)||$961,613,516||$5,170,962,138||18.6%|
|Arthur Schmidt||3||Editor (3)||$961,613,516||$3,665,051,545||26.2%|
|Harry Keramidas||3||Editor (3)||$961,613,516||$980,651,769||98.1%|
|Alan Silvestri||3||Composer (3)||$961,613,516||$13,422,263,746||7.2%|
|Kenneth Karman||3||Music Editor (3)||$961,613,516||$11,878,827,574||8.1%|
|Frank Marshall||2||Executive Producer (2)||$576,088,654||$12,098,987,636||4.8%|
|Rick Carter||2||Production Designer (2)||$576,088,654||$11,396,728,360||5.1%|
|Steve Starkey||2||Associate Producer (2)||$576,088,654||$4,307,129,314||13.4%|
|David McGiffert||2||Assistant Director (2)||$576,088,654||$2,357,498,085||24.4%|
|Max Kleven||2||Second Unit Director (2)||$576,088,654||$1,742,581,006||33.1%|
|Joan Bradshaw||2||Unit Production Manager (2)||$576,088,654||$3,250,323,696||17.7%|
|Marjorie Stone McShirley||2||Art Director (2)||$576,088,654||$823,790,669||69.9%|
|Don Burgess||2||Second Unit Photography (2)||$576,088,654||$6,824,588,310||8.4%|
Special Effects Supervisor (1)
Visual Effects Supervisor (1)
|Joanna Johnston||2||Costume Designer (2)||$576,088,654||$7,837,445,967||7.4%|
|Chuck Velasco||2||Costume Supervisor (2)||$576,088,654||$838,218,906||68.7%|
|Peter Lonsdale||2||Associate Editor (2)||$576,088,654||$931,693,616||61.8%|
|William B. Kaplan||2||Sound Mixer (2)||$576,088,654||$6,506,066,087||8.9%|
|Rick Alexander||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$576,088,654||$1,730,198,625||33.3%|
|Charles L. Campbell||2||Supervising Sound Editor (2)||$576,088,654||$3,671,821,331||15.7%|
|Louis L. Edemann||2||Supervising Sound Editor (2)||$576,088,654||$2,587,108,388||22.3%|
|Donald J. Malouf||2||Sound Editor (2)||$576,088,654||$1,295,286,034||44.5%|
|Chuck Neely||2||Sound Editor (2)||$576,088,654||$1,345,983,914||42.8%|
|Paul Carden||2||Sound Editor (2)||$576,088,654||$3,992,889,043||14.4%|
|Larry Carow||2||Sound Editor (2)||$576,088,654||$1,570,336,701||36.7%|
|Gary Mundheim||2||Sound Editor (2)||$576,088,654||$963,313,003||59.8%|