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The Pick-Up Artist (1987)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,290,368Details
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
55% - Rotten
37% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 18th, 1987 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,835 $513,934 Oct 16, 1987 31
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,265 $1,435,190 Oct 2, 1987 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,301 $2,490,678 Sep 25, 1987 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,095 $4,455,516 Sep 18, 1987 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,515 1,129 Sep 18, 1987 3


   Randy Jensen
   Jack Jericho
Dennis Hopper    Flash
Danny Aiello    Phil
Mildred Dunnock    Nellie
Victoria Jackson    Lulu
Frederick Koehler    Richie
Bob Gunton    Portacarrero
Brian Hamill    Mike
Harvey Keitel    Alonzo
Christine Baranski    Harriet
Tamara Bruno    Karen
Clem Caserta    Clem
Tom Signorelli    Marty
Tony Sirico    Patsy
Vanessa Williams    Rae
Angie Kempf    Jack's Student
Polly Draper    Pat
Robert Towne    Stan
Lorraine Bracco    Carla
John Butera    Gene
Phoebe Ungerer    Gene's Girl
Victor Argo    Harris
Fred Melamed    George
Patrick Johnson    Bruce
Kenny Kieran    OTB Cashier
Anne Marie Bobby    Mona
Don Peoples    Harry
Sidney Armus    Sidney
Bea Soong    Museum Employee
Christina Sclafani    Angie
Alexis Cruz    Charlie
Brad Frankel    Student in Jack's Class
Eric Jason    Student in Jack's Class
Mary Griffin    Student in Jack's Class
Marc Joseph    Student in Jack's Class
Meghan Lahey    Student in Jack's Class
Bianca Levin    Student in Jack's Class
Anna Lee    Joan
Michelle Eabry    Michelle
Isabel Garcia-Lorca    Information Lady
Raisen Cain    Hot Ice Member
James Jackson    Hot Ice Member
Randall Jackson    Hot Ice Member
Melvin Shepherd    Hot Ice Member
Bob Maroff    Basketball Concession Owner
Rene Santoni    Man in Train Station
Geoffrey Nauffts    Stewart
Edward Rowan    Museum Guard
Daniel Smith    Cashier
Joe Spinell    Eddie
Phil Campanaro    Pete
Tony Cucci    Mickey
Tony Conforti    Tony
Andre DeHavenon    Andre
Frank Teixeira    Dealer
Michael Sessa    Joe
Skip Rose    Hotel Manager
Frank Gio    Gino
Jilly Rizzo    Floor Manager
Bobby Thomas    Croupier
Rod Houts    Serge Handfeld

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    James Toback
Producer    David L. MacLeod
Production Designer    Paul Sylbert
Editor    David Bretherton
Editor    Angelo Corrao
Composer    Stevie Wonder
Director of Photography    Gordon Willis
Assistant Director    Thomas Reilly
Unit Production Manager    G. Mac Brown
Art Director    Bill Groom
Set Decorator    John Alan Hicks
Costume Designer    Colleen Atwood
Women's    Ursula Schrader
Mens    Mark Burchard
Sound Mixer    Les Lazarowitz
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Don Digirolamo
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Pederson
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Alexander
Supervising Sound Editor    Norval D. Crutcher
Sound Editor    Randle Akerson
Sound Editor    Samuel C. Crutcher
Sound Editor    Gary Mundheim
Sound Editor    Neal Burger
Music Editor    Tom Villano
Make up    Bob Jiras
Hairstylist    Frank Bianco
Casting Director    Howard Feuer

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
1987/09/18 3 $4,455,516   1,129 $3,946   $4,455,516 3
1987/09/25 5 $2,490,678 -44% 1,132 $2,200   $7,865,654 10
1987/10/02 7 $1,435,190 -42% 1,092 $1,314   $9,876,837 17
1987/10/16 15 $513,934   314 $1,637   $11,639,467 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/09/18 4 $5,374,976   1,129 $4,761   $5,374,976 7
1987/09/25 5 $3,066,671 -43% 1,132 $2,709   $8,441,647 14