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Back to School (1986)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $91,258,000Details
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Fresh
Audience
68% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 13th, 1986 (Wide) by Orion Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Comparisons: vs. National Lampoon's Animal House
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 133 $923,918 Sep 26, 1986 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 110 $1,227,879 Sep 19, 1986 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 139 $1,200,021 Sep 12, 1986 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 141 $1,352,633 Sep 5, 1986 87
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 253 $1,202,918 Aug 22, 1986 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 268 $1,495,713 Aug 15, 1986 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 278 $2,054,973 Aug 8, 1986 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 321 $2,533,257 Aug 1, 1986 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 306 $3,597,684 Jul 25, 1986 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 372 $4,251,177 Jul 18, 1986 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 452 $5,265,743 Jul 11, 1986 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,132 $51,869,162 Jul 11, 1986 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 868 $5,076,101 Jul 4, 1986 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 965 $6,839,183 Jun 27, 1986 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,392 $7,812,806 Jun 20, 1986 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,989 $8,881,035 Jun 13, 1986 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,696 1,605 Jun 13, 1986 3

Cast

   Thornton Melon
Sally Kellerman    Dr. Diane Turner
Burt Young    Lou
Keith Gordon    Jason Melon
Adrienne Barbeau    Vanessa
Robert Downey, Jr.    Derek
Sam Kinison    Prof Terguson
Ned Beatty    Dean Martin
Paxton Whitehead    Philip Barbay
William Zabka    Chas
M. Emmet Walsh    Swim Coach Turnbull
Terry Farrell    Valerie
Severn Darden    Dr. Barazini
Robert Picardo    Giorgio
Kurt Vonnegut Jr    Himself
Edie McClurg    Marge Sweetwater
Sarah Abrell    Sorority
Dana Allison    Young woman
Boris Aplon    Tony Meloni
Nora Boland    Agnes
Kimberlin Brown    Girl in the Dorm Halway
Lisa Denton    Lisa
Bob Drew    Contractor
Holly Hayes    Girl in Crowd
Jason Hervey    Younf Thornton
Leslie Huntly    Coed
James Ingersoll    Judge
Michael McGrady    Player
Santos Morales    Bartender
Beth Peters    Mrs. Stuyvesant
Phil Rubenstein    Executive
Timothy Stack    Trendy man
Steve Sweeney    Security Guard
Stacey Toten    Hot Tub Girl
John Young    Executive
Brad Zutaut    Petey
Josh Saylor    student in Diane's class
William Grauer    Drunken student
Kristen Aldrich    Girl in Diane's class
Beck LeBeau    Hot Tub Girl
Tricia Hill    Lisa's friend
Jill D. Merin    Girl at Dorm Party
John James    Man in Stands
Eric Alver    Student at Frat Party
Theresa Lyons    Cashier
Dallas Winkler    Rodette
Lisa Le Cover    Rodette
Kimberlee Carlson    Rodette

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Story Creator    Rodney Dangerfield
Story Creator    Greg Fields
Story Creator    Dennis Snee
Screenwriter    Steven Kampmann
Screenwriter    Will Porter
Screenwriter    Peter Torokvei
Screenwriter    Harold Ramis
Producer    Chuck Russell
Executive Producer    Estelle Endler
Executive Producer    Michael Endler
Executive Producer    Harold Ramis
Cinematographer    Thomas E Ackerman
Production Designer    David L Snyder
Editor    David Rawlins
Composer    Danny Elfman
Assistant Director    Robert P Cohen
Second Unit Director    David Rawlins
Production Manager    Chuck Russell
Set Decorator    Linda Descenna
Second Unit Camera    Frederick Moore
Costume Designer    Durinda Wood
Costume Supervisor    Ellis Cohen
Sound Mixer    Bill Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Bourgeois
Re-recording Mixer    Neil Brody
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Carpenter
Supervising Sound Editor    Fred Judkins
Supervising Sound Editor    Tom C McCarthy
Sound Editor    Neil Burrow
Sound Editor    Gordon Davidson
Sound Editor    Mark S Gordon
Sound Editor    James J Klinger
Sound Editor    Jim Matheny
Sound Editor    Don Walden
Music Editor    Dick Bernstein
Music Editor    Bob Badami
Make-up and Hair Designer    Hallie D'Amore
Make-up and Hair Designer    Donna Barrett Gilbert
Music Supervisor    Linda Goldner Perry
Additional Music    Mark Leonard
Additional Music    Richard Wolf
Additional Music    Bobby Caldwell
Additional Music    Randy Goodrum
Additional Music    Wayne Perkins
Casting Director    Caro Jones
Casting Director    Melissa Skoff
Stunt Coordinator    Dick Ziker
Stunts    Pete Antico
Stunts    Greg Barnett
Stunts    Todd Bryant
Stunts    Hal Burton
Stunts    Justin DeRosa
Stunts    Tom Elliott
Stunts    Richard Epper
Stunts    Gary Epper
Stunts    Allan Graf
Stunts    Carlos A Herzer
Stunts    Hugh Hooker
Stunts    Hank Hooker
Stunts    Gary Hymes
Stunts    Anderson Martin
Stunts    John C Meier
Stunts    Don Charles McGovern
Stunts    William Oliver
Stunts    Noon Orsatti
Stunts    Manuel Perry
Stunts    Charles Picerni Jr
Stunts    Steve Picerni
Stunts    Carol Rees
Stunts    Cyndi Lee Rice
Stunts    Michael Runyard
Stunts    Spike Silver
Stunts    Dean Wein
Stunts    Scott Wilder

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/06/13 1 $8,881,035   1,605 $5,533   $8,881,035 3
1986/06/20 3 $7,812,806 -12% 1,610 $4,853   $22,610,024 10
1986/06/27 2 $6,839,183 -12% 1,751 $3,906   $34,046,705 17
1986/07/04 3 $5,076,101 -26% 1,746 $2,907   $43,408,270 24
1986/07/11 3 $5,265,743 +4% 1,713 $3,074   $51,869,162 31
1986/07/18 4 $4,251,177 -19% 1,647 $2,581   $58,771,021 38
1986/07/25 6 $3,597,684 -15% 1,434 $2,509   $64,746,064 45
1986/08/01 10 $2,533,257 -30% 1,221 $2,075   $69,401,592 52
1986/08/08 12 $2,054,973 -19% 1,089 $1,887   $72,958,091 59
1986/08/15 14 $1,495,713 -27% 910 $1,644   $75,711,319 66
1986/08/22 13 $1,202,918 -20% 779 $1,544   $77,905,620 73
1986/09/05 9 $1,352,633   950 $1,424   $82,059,612 87
1986/09/12 8 $1,200,021 -11% 968 $1,240   $83,692,944 94
1986/09/19 8 $1,227,879 +2% 963 $1,275   $85,321,242 101
1986/09/26 10 $923,918 -25% 893 $1,035   $86,611,121 108

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/06/13 1 $14,797,218   1,605 $9,219   $14,797,218 7
1986/06/20 2 $12,410,304 -16% 1,610 $7,708   $27,207,522 14
1986/06/27 2 $11,124,647 -10% 1,751 $6,353   $38,332,169 21
1986/07/04 3 $8,271,250 -26% 1,746 $4,737   $46,603,419 28
1986/07/11 3 $7,916,425 -4% 1,713 $4,621   $54,519,844 35
1986/07/18 5 $6,628,536 -16% 1,647 $4,025   $61,148,380 42
1986/07/25 6 $5,719,955 -14% 1,434 $3,989   $66,868,335 49
1986/08/01 10 $4,034,783 -29% 1,221 $3,304   $70,903,118 56
1986/08/08 12 $3,312,488 -18% 1,089 $3,042   $74,215,606 63
1986/08/15 12 $2,487,096 -25% 910 $2,733   $76,702,702 70
1986/09/05 8 $1,785,944   950 $1,880   $82,492,923 91
1986/09/12 8 $1,600,440 -10% 968 $1,653   $84,093,363 98
1986/09/19 7 $1,593,840 n/c 963 $1,655   $85,687,203 105