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Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,029,569Details
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
13% - Rotten
47% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 6th, 1990 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: PG
Franchise: Ernest
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Keywords: Prison
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 2,321 $2,951,802 Apr 20, 1990 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 2,452 $4,249,910 Apr 13, 1990 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,597 $6,143,372 Apr 6, 1990 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,348 1,943 Apr 6, 1990 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,619 $25,029,569 Apr 6, 1990 0


Jim Varney    Ernest P. Worrell
Randall 'Tex' Cobb    Lyle

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 22nd, 2011

March 21st, 2011

It's a deceptively slow week when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray releases. Have I mentioned how much I love the word, "deceptively"? It is worse than meaningless and actually reduces the amount of information given in any sentence it appears in. In this case, the first sentence could mean the week appears to be slow, but it is actually quite busy. Or it could mean the week appears busy, but is quite slow. Unfortunately, it's the latter. There are four first run releases coming out on the home market, which is more than most weeks, but all four missed expectations to one degree or another. Additionally, there's only one new release that I'm seriously considering for Pick of the Week, The Venture Bros.: Season Four on Blu-ray. In fact, there are a couple Blu-ray catalog titles that are more interesting than any of the first run releases. Leading the way there is Stand By Me, which is not only a great movie, but the Blu-ray isn't shovelware and includes Blu-ray exclusive extras like a Picture-in-Picture track. So which release is the Pick of the Week? I can't decide, so let's call it a tie. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/04/06 3 $6,143,372   1,943 $3,162   $6,143,372 3
1990/04/13 4 $4,249,910 -31% 1,956 $2,173   $12,628,792 10
1990/04/20 5 $2,951,802 -31% 1,918 $1,539   $17,311,962 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/04/06 3 $8,378,882   1,943 $4,312   $8,378,882 7
1990/04/13 3 $5,981,278 -29% 1,956 $3,058   $14,360,160 14