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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.

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Storyline

Married realtors Jim and Sara with their children go to Gracey Manor and Mr. Gracey is enamored with Sara and they discover that Sara looks like Mr. Gracey's old girlfriend, Elizabeth, who died young and they think it was a suicide but discover something more sinister. Written by Catherine

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Check your pulse at the door... if you have one. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for frightening images, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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26 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Haunted Mansion  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,278,410, 30 November 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,847,266

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,290,266
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gracey Mansion is located in the bayou of Louisiana. The Haunted Mansion attraction is located in New Orleans Square in Disneyland, CA. See more »

Goofs

The large columbarium (mausoleum for crematory urns) in the Gracey cemetery could not have existed because the first legal cremation in the United States did not take place until 1876, and the practice did not become common until the 1890s - long after the circa-1855 Gracey backstory. See more »

Quotes

[Gracey and Sara enter the ballroom]
Master Gracey: This house has waited so long to have its shrouds of darkness lifted. And tonight, for the first time in... oh, so many years, I believe it may be possible that the story would finally end differently. Sara, do you believe that love is above second chances? About forgivenes?
Sara Evers: Yes, I do.
Master Gracey: [confused] Don't you remember?
Sara Evers: Remember? Mr. Gracey, are you all right?
Master Gracey: Don't you recognize me at all?
Sara Evers: [confused] Mr.Gracey...
Master Gracey: I thought certainly, bringing you back to Gracey ...
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Crazy Credits

Look for a "special" message from Madame Leota at the end of the credit roll. It sounds deadly familiar to the ending of the Disneyland ride. See more »

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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Riddle (2010) See more »

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Down by the Old Mill Stream
Written by Tell Taylor
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I see dead movies!
17 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Another nail in the coffin of Eddie Murphy's career, The Haunted Mansion is a slap-dash attempt to cash in on The Pirates of the Caribbean, an infinitely more successful and better film based on a Disneyland ride. There's just nothing here to write about--very little human drama and not enough computer wizardry to keep you from noticing you don't care about the humans.

About the only two things worth mentioning are Jennifer Tilly's fairly funny Madame Leota, a wisecracking Gypsy trapped in a bright green crystal medicine ball and Marsha Thomason, not for any acting ability but simply that she is beautiful and her beauty relieves some of the boredom.

Oh, well. At least it didn't have some character pontificating, "Follow your heart!"--the ubiquitous and hackneyed Disney message


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