The Wizard of Oz Grosses $1M at Box Office – This Past Sunday!
It’s 2019 and I’m writing about an 80-year-old-film taking in $1 million in a single day at the box office. This past Sunday. Simply stupendous!
Yesterday it was announced that the Sunday, January 28, 2019 80th anniversary TCM Big Screen Classics presentation of The Wizard of Oz set a record for Fathom Events as the highest-grossing single-day classic film presentation in the company’s history. The film was, in fact, No. 8 at the box office on Sunday.
No. 8 for a film that came out 80 years ago. That’s the power of the classic film audience for you.
In response to audience demand, Fathom Events and TCM announced two additional encore dates: Sunday, February 3, at 1:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, February 5, at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes.
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8 thoughts on “The Wizard of Oz Grosses $1M at Box Office – This Past Sunday!”
This was one of Bryan’s two favorite movies growing up.
Good to know!Thanks for sharing, Pat.
oh thank you for this, i didn’t know about the encore dates – off to google to see about taking the kids on Sunday!! And what a record- that is awesome!!
I really hope you get tickets and can take the kids!
As a kid in the 50’s, I watched The Wizard of Oz, and it was on once a year, maybe, and it was always something special, but even more so when I saw the transition in color, for the first time, what a surprise?
That transition to color is really pretty amazing. It’s the think that made such a big impression on me too.
Happy to see encore dates!
Pretty awesome! Proof that the audience for classic movies is there.