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Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 1,925 $40,940,662
All Time Worldwide Box Office 2,779 $40,940,662
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 483 $40,940,662
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 641 $40,940,662
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 314 $40,940,662
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 385 $40,940,662

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 26th, 1985 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 86 minutes
Franchise: Pee Wee
Comparisons: vs. Big Fat Liar
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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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 209 $531,658 Nov 8, 1985 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 239 $575,313 Nov 1, 1985 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 254 $605,495 Oct 25, 1985 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 241 $791,566 Oct 18, 1985 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 234 $1,037,521 Oct 11, 1985 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 258 $1,204,856 Oct 4, 1985 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 308 $1,331,689 Sep 27, 1985 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 365 $1,653,437 Sep 20, 1985 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 504 $1,762,572 Sep 13, 1985 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 597 $2,190,447 Sep 6, 1985 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 424 $4,039,924 Aug 30, 1985 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 759 $4,004,890 Aug 23, 1985 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,074 $4,404,500 Aug 16, 1985 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,616 $4,545,847 Aug 9, 1985 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,021 $78,758 Aug 2, 1985 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,182 $99,184 Jul 26, 1985 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 873 $40,940,662 Jul 26, 1985 0

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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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