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Cry-Baby (1990)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,735,790Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
73% - Fresh
77% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 6th, 1990 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: July 1st, 2014 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Gangs
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,833 $1,551,180 Apr 13, 1990 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,667 $3,004,905 Apr 6, 1990 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,333 1,229 Apr 6, 1990 3


   Wade 'Cry-Baby' Walker
   Allison Vernon-Williams
Susan Tyrrell    Ramona
Iggy Pop    Belvedere
Ricki Lake    Pepper
Traci Lords    Wanda
Polly Bergen    Mrs. Vernon-Williams
Kim McGuire    Hatchet-Face
Darren E. Burrows    Milton
Stephen Mailer    Baldwin
Kim Webb    Lenora
Alan J. Wendl    Toe-Joe
Troy Donahue    Hatchet's Father
Mink Stole    Hatchet's Mother
Joe Dallesandro    Milton's Father
Joey Heatherton    Milton's Mother
David Nelson    Wanda's Father
Patricia Hearst    Wanda's Mother
Willem Dafoe    Hateful Guard
Jonathan Benya    Snare-Drum
Jessica Raskin    Susie-Q
Robert Tyree    Dupree
Angie Levroney    Dupree's Girlfriend
Drew Ebersole    Whiffle
Kenny Curtis    Whiffle
Scott Neilson    Whiffle
Robert Walsh    Judge
Jeni Blong    Inga
Craig Wallace    Conk
Phillip Broussard    Conk
Reggie Davis    Conk
Nick Fleming    Conk
Robbie Jones    Conk
Vivienne Shub    Mrs. Tadlock
Robert Marbury    Angelic Boyfriend
Skip Spencer    Strip Poker
Holter Graham    Strip Poker
Susan Lowe    Night Court Parent
Dan Griffiths    Snake-Eyes Hood
Kirk McEwen    Convict
Eric Lucas    Convict
Frank Maldonado    Convict
Patrick Mitchell    Convict
Mary Vivian Pearce    Picnic Mother
Steve Aronson    Mean Guard
Kelly Goldberg    Pepper's Baby

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Rachel Talalay
Executive Producer    Jim Abrahams
Executive Producer    Brian Grazer
Director of Photography    David Insley
Supervising Film Editor    Janice Hampton
Musical Score by    Patrick Williams
Music Supervisor    Tim Sexton
Music Supervisor    Becky Mancuso
Assistant Director    Mary Ellen Woods
Unit Production Manager    Karen Koch
Production Designer    Vincent Peranio
Art Director    Delores Deluxe
Set Decorator    Chester Overlock
Set Decorator    Virginia Nichols
Additional Photography    Bryan Duggan
Costume Designer    Van Smith
Costume Supervisor    David Davenport
Associate Producer    Erica Shaevitz
Sound Mixer    Richard Angelella
Sound Mixer    Dwayne Dell
Re-recording Mixer    Randy Thom
Re-recording Mixer    Richard Beggs
Re-recording Mixer    Greg Steele
Supervising Sound Editor    Victor Grodecki
Sound Effects Editor    Russell Brower
Sound Effects Editor    Craig Otte
Sound Effects Editor    Julie Hall
Sound Effects Editor    Bobbi Banks
Sound Effects Editor    Brian Risner
Dialogue Editor    Midge Costin
Dialogue Editor    Samuel C. Crutcher
Dialogue Editor    Patrick O'Sullivan
Music Editor    Christopher Kennedy
Make up    Van Smith
make up    Betty A. Beebe
Make up    Nancy Broadfoot
Hairstylist    Christine Mason
hairstylist    Denise Cellucci
Words and Music by    Doc Pomus
Words and Music by    Dave Alvin
Words and Music by    J.D. Souther
Words and Music by    Waddy Wachtel
Screenwriter    John Waters
Casting Director    Paula Herold
Casting Director    Pat Moran
Stunt Coordinator    Jery Hewitt

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
1990/04/06 8 $3,004,905   1,229 $2,445   $3,004,905 3
1990/04/13 9 $1,551,180 -48% 1,236 $1,255   $5,483,980 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/04/06 8 $3,932,800   1,229 $3,200   $3,932,800 7