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La Bamba (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $54,215,416Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,500,000
Domestic Releases: July 24th, 1987 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Keywords: Biography, Rock 'n' Roll
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 239 $776,459 Oct 16, 1987 87
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 281 $1,080,736 Oct 2, 1987 73
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,369 $50,599,842 Oct 2, 1987 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 272 $1,480,319 Sep 25, 1987 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 321 $1,788,161 Sep 18, 1987 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 392 $2,194,731 Sep 11, 1987 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 282 $3,722,785 Sep 4, 1987 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 753 $2,637,528 Aug 28, 1987 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 915 $3,315,634 Aug 21, 1987 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,291 $3,633,080 Aug 14, 1987 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,601 $4,481,433 Aug 7, 1987 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,078 $5,187,778 Jul 31, 1987 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,711 $5,651,990 Jul 24, 1987 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,272 1,251 Jul 24, 1987 3

Cast

Joe Pantoliano    Bob Keene
Lou Diamond Phillips    Ritchie Valens
Elizabeth Pena    Rosie Morales
Noble Willingham    Howard
Esai Morales    Bob Morales

Production and Technical Credits

Set Decorator    Rosemary Brandenberg

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
1987/07/24 5 $5,651,990   1,251 $4,518   $5,698,884 3
1987/07/31 3 $5,187,778 -8% 1,249 $4,154   $14,377,467 10
1987/08/07 4 $4,481,433 -14% 1,183 $3,788   $21,980,663 17
1987/08/14 5 $3,633,080 -19% 1,060 $3,427   $28,126,620 24
1987/08/21 7 $3,315,634 -9% 1,105 $3,001   $33,351,578 31
1987/08/28 8 $2,637,528 -20% 1,093 $2,413   $37,604,290 38
1987/09/04 5 $3,722,785 +41% 1,180 $3,155   $42,433,770 45
1987/09/11 5 $2,194,731 -41% 1,192 $1,841   $45,077,268 52
1987/09/18 8 $1,788,161 -19% 1,059 $1,689   $47,415,888 59
1987/09/25 7 $1,480,319 -17% 1,011 $1,464   $49,240,819 66
1987/10/02 9 $1,080,736 -27% 887 $1,218   $50,599,842 73
1987/10/16 12 $776,459   710 $1,094   $52,678,820 87

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/07/24 4 $9,142,795   1,251 $7,308   $9,189,689 7
1987/07/31 3 $8,309,541 -9% 1,249 $6,653   $17,499,230 14
1987/08/07 4 $6,994,310 -16% 1,183 $5,912   $24,493,540 21
1987/08/14 5 $5,542,404 -21% 1,060 $5,229   $30,035,944 28
1987/08/21 6 $4,930,818 -11% 1,105 $4,462   $34,966,762 35
1987/08/28 8 $3,744,223 -24% 1,093 $3,426   $38,710,985 42
1987/09/04 6 $4,171,552 +11% 1,180 $3,535   $42,882,537 49
1987/09/11 5 $2,745,190 -34% 1,192 $2,303   $45,627,727 56
1987/09/18 8 $2,132,773 -22% 1,059 $2,014   $47,760,500 63
1987/09/25 7 $1,758,606 -18% 1,011 $1,739   $49,519,106 70