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Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $46,444,520Details
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
94% - Certified Fresh
87% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 25th, 1987 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: July 22nd, 1997 by Paramount Home Video, released as Planes, Trains and Automobiles
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Keywords: Travel Industry, Thanksgiving, Buddy Comedy, Road Trip, Surprise Twist, Non-Chronological, Widow/Widower
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction


   Neal Page
   Del Griffith
Kevin Bacon    Taxi Racer
Larry Hankin    Doobie
Dylan Baker    Owen
Michael McKean    State Trooper
Susan Kellerman    Waitress
Edie McClurg    Car Rental Agent
Ben Stein    Wichita Airport Representative

Production and Technical Credits

Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 6th, 2012

November 6th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, there are about a dozen Amazing Spider-man releases coming out this week, but not till Friday. The second best selling new release is Arthur Christmas, which missed expectations last year. Another major release of the week is The Muppets Christmas Carol, which is making its Blu-ray debut, but it is a catalogue title and likely won't sell a huge number of units. On a side note, the screener is late, but I've seen the film so many times that seeing it one more time likely won't change my opinion of the film, but I'm not sure if it is Pick of the Week material. On the other hand, I'm very sure Sunset Boulevard's Blu-ray debut is worthy of that title. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

November 3rd, 2012

Last year, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles was one of three films released on DVD as Best Buy / Future Shop exclusives. (Where this was an exclusive depends on which side of the 49th parallel you live.) Now it is coming out on wide release, so for those who do all of their shopping on can grab it. Is it worth picking up if you missed it the first time? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 11th, 2011

October 12th, 2011

It's not a particularly strong week on the home market. The biggest first run release coming out this week is Horrible Bosses, which was a surprise $100 million hit. Green Lantern will likely be the best selling release of the week, but it disappointed with critics and at the box office. As far as the best of the best goes, The Tree of Life Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is the best bet as far as Pick of the Week goes, bu there are a few others that are worth picking up. There are also a couple of late arrivals that deserve honorable mentions this week: Castle: Season Three and Dumbo - Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Airplane, Naked Gun, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

October 8th, 2011

At the end of September, a trio of comedies from the 1980s were released on Blu-ray for the first time: Airplane, The Naked Gun, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. At the moment, they are exclusive to Best Buy in the States and Future Shop up here in Canada. But are they worth going out of your way to grab? More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/11/27 3 $7,009,482   1,118 $6,270   $10,131,242 5
1987/12/04 2 $5,069,770 -28% 1,118 $4,535   $17,050,728 12
1987/12/11 4 $3,698,739 -27% 1,578 $2,344   $22,220,620 19
1987/12/18 6 $2,638,790 -29% 1,610 $1,639   $26,099,453 26
1987/12/25 7 $4,029,708 +53% 1,684 $2,393   $31,933,063 33
1988/01/01 7 $4,024,857 n/c 1,684 $2,390   $39,074,006 40
1988/01/08 7 $2,659,500 -34% 1,571 $1,693   $42,783,481 47
1988/01/22 15 $919,122   898 $1,024   $46,444,520 61

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