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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,136,369Details
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 11th, 1986 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: October 19th, 1999 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Keywords: Breaking the Fourth Wall
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 131 $1,075,000 Sep 19, 1986 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 144 $1,179,337 Sep 12, 1986 96
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 271 $1,118,404 Aug 22, 1986 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 324 $1,229,605 Aug 15, 1986 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 385 $1,558,730 Aug 8, 1986 61
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,355 $54,469,230 Aug 8, 1986 61
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 531 $2,412,136 Jul 25, 1986 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 723 $2,721,791 Jul 18, 1986 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 856 $3,567,603 Jul 11, 1986 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,414 $3,359,881 Jul 4, 1986 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,688 $4,312,047 Jun 27, 1986 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,930 $5,721,799 Jun 20, 1986 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,532 $6,275,647 Jun 13, 1986 5
Widest Opening Weekend 3,175 1,330 Jun 13, 1986 5

Cast

   Ferris Bueller
   Cameron Frye
   Sloane Peterson
Jennifer Grey    Jean 'Jeanie' Bueller
Cindy Pickett    Katie Bueller
Lyman Ward    Tom Bueller
Jeffrey Jones    Ed Rooney
Edie McClurg    Grace, School Secretary
Ben Stein    Economics Teacher
Del Close    English Teacher
Virginia Capers    Florence Sparrow, R.N.
Richard Edson    A1-EZ OK Park Attendant
Larry Flash Jenkins    Attendant's Co-Pilot
Kristy Swanson    Simone Adamlee
Max Perlich    Anderson
Charlie Sheen    Boy in Police Station
John Hughes    Guy Running Between Cabs

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins

Contest: Pick a Number

September 22nd, 2011

There are three wide releases opening next weekend, one of which is estimated to open in 3,000 theaters. That film is What's Your Number?, which may or may not be the number one film next weekend. What I can tell you is that it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for What's Your Number?. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Ferris Bueller's Day Off on Blu-ray. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Four Weddings and a Funeral on Blu-ray. Finally, one additional entrant will be chosen and they will win a copy of Overboard on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 2nd, 2011

August 2nd, 2011

It's not a particularly strong week on the home market with only two first-run releases of note. Coincidentally, I'm waiting on screeners for both Rio and Soul Surfer. While both are likely worth checking out at the least, the latter's Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is the best bet for Pick of the Week. Normally I'd like to wait till the screener arrives before handing out that honor, but there is a pretty big gap between first and second place this time around. More...

Featured Blu-ray review: Better Off Dead and Ferris Bueller's Day Off

July 30th, 2011

I'm combining the Blu-ray reviews for Better Off Dead and Ferris Bueller's Day Off for a number reasons. They were originally released in theaters less than a year apart, are coming out on Blu-ray the same day, they are both being released by the same studio, and I previously reviewed Ferris Bueller's Day Off, so that review will be rather short. Another similarity... they've both been released on DVD a number of times. More...

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
1986/06/13 2 $6,275,647   1,330 $4,719   $8,528,068 5
1986/06/20 5 $5,721,799 -9% 1,330 $4,302   $18,621,954 12
1986/06/27 7 $4,312,047 -25% 1,330 $3,242   $26,736,986 19
1986/07/04 7 $3,359,881 -22% 1,330 $2,526   $33,116,164 26
1986/07/11 8 $3,567,603 +6% 1,202 $2,968   $39,097,029 33
1986/07/18 7 $2,721,791 -24% 1,216 $2,238   $43,907,797 40
1986/07/25 10 $2,412,136 -11% 1,114 $2,165   $48,143,468 47
1986/08/08 15 $1,558,730   856 $1,821   $54,469,230 61
1986/08/15 15 $1,229,605 -21% 778 $1,580   $56,790,470 68
1986/08/22 15 $1,118,404 -9% 685 $1,633   $58,778,922 75
1986/09/12 9 $1,179,337   950 $1,241   $63,608,562 96
1986/09/19 10 $1,075,000 -9% 710 $1,514   $65,008,271 103

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/06/13 2 $10,647,734   1,330 $8,006   $12,900,155 9
1986/06/20 4 $9,524,784 -11% 1,330 $7,161   $22,424,939 16
1986/06/27 7 $7,331,344 -23% 1,330 $5,512   $29,756,283 23
1986/07/04 8 $5,773,143 -21% 1,330 $4,341   $35,529,426 30
1986/07/11 8 $5,656,580 -2% 1,202 $4,706   $41,186,006 37
1986/07/18 7 $4,545,326 -20% 1,216 $3,738   $45,731,332 44
1986/08/08 15 $2,650,365   856 $3,096   $55,560,865 65
1986/08/15 15 $2,099,653 -21% 778 $2,699   $57,660,518 72
1986/09/12 9 $1,504,046   950 $1,583   $63,933,271 100

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/27/20082737,413 538,819$394,707$6,078,394432