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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,788,317Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
79% - Certified Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 17th, 1989 (Wide) by Orion Pictures
Video Release: April 14th, 1993, released as Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Franchise: Bill & Ted
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Keywords: Time Travel, Ensemble, Step-Family, Intertitle, Musicians, Prologue, Breaking the Fourth Wall
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 592 $290,725 May 12, 1989 87
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 587 $629,694 Apr 21, 1989 66
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 603 $1,405,830 Apr 7, 1989 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 640 $1,973,375 Mar 31, 1989 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 948 $2,102,517 Mar 24, 1989 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,226 $2,505,550 Mar 17, 1989 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,390 $3,351,941 Mar 10, 1989 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,594 $4,451,440 Mar 3, 1989 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,234 $4,658,485 Feb 24, 1989 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,503 $6,167,651 Feb 17, 1989 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,356 1,196 Feb 17, 1989 3

Cast

   Ted "Theodore" Logan
George Carlin    Rufus
   Bill S. Preston, Esquire
Marjean Holden    Student Speaker
Kimberley Kates    Princess Elizabeth

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    David Newman
Director   

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/02/17 3 $6,167,651   1,196 $5,157   $6,167,651 3
1989/02/24 3 $4,658,485 -24% 1,228 $3,794   $11,951,461 10
1989/03/03 2 $4,451,440 -4% 1,314 $3,388   $17,430,283 17
1989/03/10 5 $3,351,941 -25% 1,314 $2,551   $21,788,556 24
1989/03/17 8 $2,505,550 -25% 1,321 $1,897   $25,176,761 31
1989/03/24 9 $2,102,517 -16% 1,320 $1,593   $28,596,383 38
1989/03/31 5 $1,973,375 -6% 1,313 $1,503   $31,728,748 45
1989/04/07 9 $1,405,830 -29% 1,201 $1,171   $33,691,074 52
1989/04/21 15 $629,694   777 $810   $36,023,198 66
1989/05/12 19 $290,725   438 $664   $37,788,317 87

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/02/17 3 $7,292,976   1,196 $6,098   $7,292,976 7
1989/02/24 3 $5,685,867 -22% 1,228 $4,630   $12,978,843 14
1989/03/03 2 $5,457,772 -4% 1,314 $4,154   $18,436,615 21
1989/03/10 6 $4,234,596 -22% 1,314 $3,223   $22,671,211 28
1989/03/17 7 $3,822,655 -10% 1,321 $2,894   $26,493,866 35
1989/03/24 8 $3,261,507 -15% 1,320 $2,471   $29,755,373 42
1989/03/31 6 $2,529,871 -22% 1,313 $1,927   $32,285,244 49