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Playing for Keeps (1986)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,000,000Details
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A romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star who returns home to put his life back together. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts to finally become an “adult” are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.


Rotten Tomatoes
Audience Spilled
58% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Worldwide Box Office 8,933 $2,000,000
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 5,887 $4,544,470
All Time Domestic Box Office 6,973 $2,000,000

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 3rd, 1986 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: October 26th, 1999 by Universal Home Entertainment
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

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Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,403 $1,406,300 Oct 3, 1986 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,522 1,148 Oct 3, 1986 3
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 4,808 $2,000,000 Oct 3, 1986 0


Marisa Tomei    Tracy
Raymond J. Barry    Mr. Hatcher (Chloe's Father)
Harold Gould    Rockerfeller
Timothy Carhart    Emmett

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Producer    Bob Weinstein

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/10/03 6 $1,406,300   1,148 $1,225   $1,406,300 3

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