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The `Burbs (1989)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,382,246Details
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
47% - Rotten
71% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 2,213 $35,382,246
All Time Worldwide Box Office 3,053 $35,382,246
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 571 $35,382,246
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 717 $35,382,246

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 17th, 1989 (Wide) by Universal, released as The `burbs
Video Release: May 4th, 1999 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as The `burbs
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,766 $2,607,750 Mar 10, 1989 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,702 $4,312,410 Mar 3, 1989 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,873 $6,024,480 Feb 24, 1989 10
Biggest Domestic February Weekend 238 $11,101,197 Feb 17, 1989 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,668 $11,101,197 Feb 17, 1989 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,339 1,952 Feb 17, 1989 3


   Ray Peterson
Bruce Dern    Mark Rumsfield
Carrie Fisher    Carol Peterson
Rick Ducommun    Art Weingartner
Corey Feldman    Ricky Butler
Nicky Katt    Steve Kurtz
Wendy Schaal    Bonnie Rumsfield
Courtney Gains    Hans Klopek
Henry Gibson    Dr. Werner Klopek
Gale Gordon    Walter
Dick Miller    Garbageman
Robert Picardo    Garbageman
Brother Theodore    Uncle Reuben
Franklyn Ajaye    Detective
Cory Danziger    Dave Peterson
Rance Howard    Detective
Heather Haase    Ricky's Girlfriend
Bill Stevenson    Ricky's Friend
Gary Hays    Ricky's Friend
Kevin Gage    Cop
Dana Olsen    Cop
Brenda Benner    Walter's Daughter
Patrika Darbo    Art's Wife

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Michael Finnell
Producer    Larry Brezner
Screenwriter    Dana Olsen
Director of Photography    Robert Stevens
Production Designer    James Spencer
Composer    Jerry Goldsmith
Co-Producer    Dana Olsen
Associate Producer    Pat Kehoe
Assistant Director    Carla McCloskey
Unit Production Manager    Pat Kehoe
Set Decorator    John Anderson
Additional Photography    John Hora
Visual Effects Supervisor    Michael Owens
Costume Designer    Rosanna Norton
Costume Supervisor    Eric H. Sandberg
Costume Supervisor    Cheryl Beasley Blackwell
Editor    Marshall Harvey
Sound Mixer    Ken King
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Minkler
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Bourgeois
Supervising Sound Editor    George Simpson
Sound Editor    Michael J. Benavente
Sound Editor    Warren Hamilton, Jr.
Music Editor    Kenneth Hall
Makeup    Michael Germain
Makeup    Daniel C. Striepeke
Hairstylist    Christine Lee
Casting Director    Mike Fenton
Casting Director    Judy Taylor

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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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/02/17 1 $11,101,197   1,952 $5,687   $11,101,197 3
1989/02/24 1 $6,024,480 -46% 1,956 $3,080   $18,910,842 10
1989/03/03 3 $4,312,410 -28% 1,831 $2,355   $24,543,552 17
1989/03/10 7 $2,607,750 -40% 1,710 $1,525   $28,101,632 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/02/17 1 $12,886,362   1,952 $6,602   $12,886,362 7
1989/02/24 1 $7,344,780 -43% 1,956 $3,755   $20,231,142 14
1989/03/03 3 $5,262,740 -28% 1,831 $2,874   $25,493,882 21