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Big (1988)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $113,327,971Details
International Box Office $36,700,000
Worldwide Box Office $150,027,971
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
97% - Certified Fresh
82% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 3rd, 1988 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: December 10th, 2013 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Body Swap, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Dysfunctional Family, Voiceover/Narration, Coming of Age, Wish Granters, Romance, First Love, February / May Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Gracie Films
Production Countries: United States


Elizabeth Perkins    Susan
Robert Loggia    MacMillan
John Heard    Paul
Jared Rushton    Billy
Mercedes Ruehl    Mrs. Baskin
Josh Clark    Mr. Baskin
Kimberlee M. Davis    Cynthia Benson
Oliver Block    Freddie Benson
Erika Katz    Cynthia's Friend
Allan Wasserman    Gym Teacher
Mark Ballou    Derek
David Moscow    Young Josh
Gary Klar    Ticket Taker
Jon Lovitz    Scott Brennen
Alec Von Sommer    Brother
Chris Dowden    Brother
Rockets Redglare    Motel Clerk
Jaime Tirelli    Spanish Voice
Paul Herman    Schizo
Nancy Giles    Administrative Woman
Jordan Thaler    Administrative Clerk
Dana Kaminski    Personnel Receptionist
Harvey Miller    Personnel Director
Tracy Reiner    Test Market Researcher
James Eckhouse    Supervisor
Linda Gillen    Woman in Red Dress
Mildred R. Vandever    Receptionist
Robert Goldstein    Executive
Kevin Meaney    Executive
Peter McRobbie    Executive
Paul J. Q. Lee    Executive
Debra Jo Rupp    Miss Patterson
Keith Reddin    Payroll Clerk
Lela Ivey    Bank Teller
Doloras Messina    Real Estate Agent
Gordon Press    Moving Man
George J. Manos    Limousine Driver
Vinny Capone    Photon Laser Gunfighter
Susan Wilder    Karen
John Rothman    Phil
Judd Trichter    Adam
Pasquale Pugliese    Tenor/Dough Man
Tom Coviello    Singing Waiter
Richard Devia    Singing Waiter
Teddy Holiavko    Singing Waiter
Augusto Mariani    Singing Waiter
Alfredo Monti    Singing Waiter
Sergio Mosetti    Singing Waiter
Armando Penso    Singing Waiter
Edward Schick    Piano Player
F. Benjamin Stimler    Boy in Leaves
Jonathan Isaac    Boy in Leaves
Samantha Larkin    Girl Friend of Cynthia
Bruce Jarchow    Photographer
Vaughn Sandman    Boy on Baseball Field

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Robert Greenhut
Producer    James L. Brooks
Screenwriter    Gary Ross
Screenwriter    Anne Spielberg
Composer    Howard Shore
Director of Photography    Barry Sonnenfeld
Co-Producer    Anne Spielberg
Co-Producer    Gary Ross
Assistant Director    Thomas Reilly
Unit Production Manager    Robert Greenhut
Production Supervisor    Todd Arnow
Production Supervisor    Amy Herman
Production Designer    Santo Loquasto
Art Director    Tom Warren
Art Director    Speed Hopkins
Set Decorator    George DeTitta Jr.
Set Decorator    Susan Bode
Costume Designer    Judianna Makovsky
Costume Supervisor    Bill Campbell
Costume Supervisor    Patricia Eiben
Editor    Barry Malkin
Sound Mixer    Les Lazarowitz
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Alexander
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Pederson
Supervising Sound Editor    Jerry Ross
Sound Editor    Tom Belfort
Sound Editor    Jay Dranch
Sound Editor    David Fechtor
Sound Editor    Sukey Fontelieu
Sound Editor    Bobbe P. Kurtz
Sound Editor    Cindy Marty
Sound Editor    James Matheny
Sound Editor    Frank Smathers
Sound Editor    Hugo Weng
Sound Editor    Linda Whittlesey
Dialogue Editor    Avram D. Gold
Music Editor    Jim Weidman
Music Editor    Suzana Peric
Music Editor    Scott Grusin
Makeup    Mickey Scott
Hairstylist    Lyndell Quiyou
Casting Director    Juliet Taylor
Casting Director    Paula Herold

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 10th, 2013

December 10th, 2013

It's a good week / bad week when it comes to new releases. On the positive side, there are a couple big first run releases, a couple big TV on DVD releases, and even a classic film hitting Blu-ray for the first time. On the other hand, the depth is really bad. If you look at's list of best selling new releases, you will find filler on the second page. That's not to say there are no contenders for Pick of the Week. Despicable Me 2 is the best selling release and the Blu-ray Combo Pack or 3D Combo Pack are also among the best, as is Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. There are also a few more contenders where I'm waiting for a screener (Berberian Sound Studio, The Hunt, etc.). and it is a busy week for top notch releases. In the end, I went with Despicable Me 2 for that honor, but it was a real coin toss. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Big: 25th Anniversary Edition

December 9th, 2013

Big hits the home market this week with a 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. Or if you want to be snarky, you could call it a 4th Anniversary Edition of the 2009 Blu-ray release. Is there anything new this time around? No. That said, if you didn't grab the Blu-ray the first time around, is the 25th Anniversary Edition worth it? More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/06/03 2 $8,216,190   1,132 $7,258   $8,216,190 3
1988/06/10 2 $7,901,047 -4% 1,134 $6,967   $20,501,013 10
1988/06/17 2 $6,614,557 -16% 1,174 $5,634   $31,221,730 17
1988/06/24 2 $7,209,488 +9% 1,377 $5,236   $42,533,775 24
1988/07/01 3 $6,579,177 -9% 1,419 $4,636   $53,018,246 31
1988/07/08 4 $5,136,787 -22% 1,384 $3,712   $60,600,213 38
1988/07/15 5 $5,034,273 -2% 1,346 $3,740   $68,565,226 45
1988/07/22 9 $3,904,483 -22% 1,276 $3,060   $75,251,703 52
1988/07/29 8 $3,142,668 -20% 1,254 $2,506   $80,884,959 59
1988/08/05 7 $2,709,551 -14% 1,272 $2,130   $85,062,070 66
1988/08/12 9 $2,225,217 -18% 1,171 $1,900   $88,904,983 73
1988/09/02 9 $2,487,652   1,177 $2,114   $97,856,795 94
1988/09/09 10 $1,326,258 -47% 1,123 $1,181   $99,551,736 101
1988/09/23 12 $1,115,650   931 $1,198   $102,760,832 115
1988/10/14 10 $903,280   834 $1,083   $106,684,340 136
1988/10/21 12 $850,973 -6% 782 $1,088   $107,786,070 143
1988/10/28 12 $657,050 -23% 764 $860   $108,658,609 150
1988/11/04 11 $591,668 -10% 521 $1,136   $109,464,524 157
1988/11/11 11 $440,105 -26% 414 $1,063   $110,028,707 164
1988/11/18 12 $294,121 -33% 340 $865   $110,485,814 171
1988/11/25 12 $302,193 +3% 349 $866   $110,914,367 178
1989/01/27 30 $136,645   190 $719   $113,327,971 241

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