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Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $40,940,662Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 26th, 1985 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 86 minutes
Franchise: Pee Wee
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Warner Bros.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 207 $531,658 Nov 8, 1985 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 236 $575,313 Nov 1, 1985 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 250 $605,495 Oct 25, 1985 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 235 $791,566 Oct 18, 1985 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 229 $1,037,521 Oct 11, 1985 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 253 $1,204,856 Oct 4, 1985 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 304 $1,331,689 Sep 27, 1985 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 360 $1,653,437 Sep 20, 1985 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 497 $1,762,572 Sep 13, 1985 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 589 $2,190,447 Sep 6, 1985 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 416 $4,039,924 Aug 30, 1985 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 747 $4,004,890 Aug 23, 1985 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,058 $4,404,500 Aug 16, 1985 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,598 $4,545,847 Aug 9, 1985 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,957 $78,758 Aug 2, 1985 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,117 $99,184 Jul 26, 1985 3

Cast

   Pee-Wee Herman
Elizabeth Daily    Dottie
Mark Holton    Francis
Diane Salinger    Simone
Judd Omen    Mickey
Irving Hellman    Neighbor
Monte Landis    Mario
Damon Martin    Chip
David Glasser    BMX Kid
Gregory Brown    BMX Racer
Mark Everett    BMX Kid
Daryl Roach    Chuck
Bill Cable    Policeman
Peter Looney    Policeman
Starletta DuPois    Sgt. Hunter
Toru Tanaka    Butler
Ed Herlihy    Mr. Buxton
Ralph Seymour    Francis' Accomplice
Lou Cutell    Amazing Larry
Raymond Martino    Gang Member
Erica Yohn    Madam Ruby
Bill Richmond    Highway Patrolman
Alice Nunn    Large Marge
Ed Griffith    Trucker
Simmy Bow    Man in Diner
Jon Harris    Andy
Carmen Filpi    Hobo Jack
Jan Hooks    Tina
John Moody    Bus Clerk
John O'Neill    Cowboy
Alex Sharp    Cowboy
Chester Grimes    Biker
Luis Contreras    Biker
Lonnie Parkinson    Biker
Howard Hirdler    Biker
Cassandra Peterson    Biker Mama
Jason Hervey    Kevin Morton
Bob McClurg    Studio Guard
John Paragon    Movie Lot Actor
Susan Barnes    Movie Lot Actress
Zachary Hoffman    Director
Lynne Stewart    Mother Superior
George Sasaki    Japanese Director
Richard Brose    Tarzan
Drew Seward    Kid
Brett Fellman    Kid
Bob Drew    Fireman
John Gilgreen    Policeman at Pet Shop
Noreen Hennessy    Reporter
Phil Hartman    Reporter
Michael Varhol    Photographer
David Rothenberg    Hobo
Pat Cranshaw    Hobo
Sunshine Parker    Hobo
Gilles Savard    Pierre
James Brolin    "P.W."
Morgan Fairchild    "Dottie"
Tony Bill    Terry Hawthorne
Dee Snider    Member of Twisted Sister
Eddie Ojeda    Member of Twisted Sister
Jay Jay French    Member of Twisted Sister

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Robert Shapiro
Producer    Richard Gilbert Abramson
Screenwriter    Phil Hartman
Screenwriter    Paul Reubens
Screenwriter    Michael Varhol
Executive Producer    William E. McEuen
Director of Photography    Victor J. Kemper
Composer    Danny Elfman
Assistant Director    Robert Cohen
Unit Production Manager    David Silver
Production Designer    David L Snyder
Set Decorator    Thomas L. Roysden
Costume Designer    Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Editor    Billy Weber
Sound Mixer    Petur Hliddal
Re-recording Mixer    Terry Porter
Re-recording Mixer    David J. Hudson
Re-recording Mixer    Neil Brody
Supervising Sound Editor    Cecelia Hall
Supervising Sound Editor    David B. Cohn
Sound Editor    Denise Horta
Sound Editor    Joey Ippolito
Sound Editor    David Pettijohn
Music Editor    Bob Badami
Casting Director    Wally Nicita
Stunt Coordinator    Paul Baxley

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/07/26 21 $99,184   21 $4,723   $99,184 3
1985/08/02 24 $78,758 -21% 18 $4,375   $499,160 10
1985/08/09 3 $4,545,847 +5,672% 829 $5,484   $5,110,805 17
1985/08/16 3 $4,404,500 -3% 840 $5,243   $12,886,345 24
1985/08/23 3 $4,004,890 -9% 892 $4,490   $19,764,662 31
1985/08/30 3 $4,039,924 +1% 894 $4,519   $25,765,490 38
1985/09/06 3 $2,190,447 -46% 888 $2,467   $28,627,393 45
1985/09/13 3 $1,762,572 -20% 877 $2,010   $30,914,965 52
1985/09/20 4 $1,653,437 -6% 882 $1,875   $33,049,152 59
1985/09/27 5 $1,331,689 -19% 881 $1,512   $34,800,757 66
1985/10/04 6 $1,204,856 -10% 842 $1,431   $36,335,997 73
1985/10/11 12 $1,037,521 -14% 859 $1,208   $37,663,072 80
1985/10/18 11 $791,566 -24% 771 $1,027   $38,651,130 87
1985/10/25 14 $605,495 -24% 677 $894   $39,490,698 94
1985/11/01 16 $575,313 -5% 581 $990   $40,246,236 101
1985/11/08 17 $531,658 -8% 557 $955   $40,940,662 108

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/07/26 18 $420,402   21 $20,019   $420,402 7
1985/08/02 23 $144,556 -66% 18 $8,031   $564,958 14
1985/08/09 3 $7,916,887 +5,377% 829 $9,550   $8,481,845 21
1985/08/16 2 $7,277,927 -8% 840 $8,664   $15,759,772 28
1985/08/23 3 $5,965,794 -18% 892 $6,688   $21,725,566 35
1985/08/30 3 $4,711,380 -21% 894 $5,270   $26,436,946 42
1985/09/06 4 $2,715,447 -42% 888 $3,058   $29,152,393 49
1985/09/13 3 $2,243,322 -17% 877 $2,558   $31,395,715 56
1985/09/20 4 $2,073,353 -8% 882 $2,351   $33,469,068 63
1985/09/27 5 $1,662,073 -20% 881 $1,887   $35,131,141 70
1985/10/04 6 $1,494,410 -10% 842 $1,775   $36,625,551 77
1985/10/11 12 $1,234,013 -17% 859 $1,437   $37,859,564 84
1985/10/18 12 $1,025,639 -17% 771 $1,330   $38,885,203 91
1985/10/25 14 $785,720 -23% 677 $1,161   $39,670,923 98
1985/11/01 15 $738,081 -6% 581 $1,270   $40,409,004 105