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Punchline (1988)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,032,000Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
50% - Rotten
42% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 30th, 1988 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 123 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Fogwood, Indieprod Production
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,317 $1,406,972 Nov 4, 1988 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,755 $1,530,065 Oct 28, 1988 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,860 $2,394,385 Oct 21, 1988 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,990 $3,542,663 Oct 14, 1988 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,077 $5,206,592 Oct 7, 1988 10


   Lilah Krytsick
   Steven Gold
John Goodman    John Krytsick
Mark Rydell    Romeo
Kim Greist    Madeline Urie
Paul Mazursky    Arnold
Pam Matteson    Utica Blake
George Michael McGrath    Singing Nun
Taylor Negron    Albert Emperato
Barry Neikrug    Krug
Angel Salazar    Rico
Damon Wayans    Percy
Joycee Katz    Joycee
Mac Robbins    Billy Lane
Max Alexander    Mister Ball
Paul Kozlowski    Jerry Petroviak
Barry Sobel    Robyn Green
Marty Pollio    Juggling Comic
Katie Rich    Eve
Charles David Richards    Maitre'd
Casey Sander    Ernie the Bartender
Michael Pollock    Piano Player
Wanda Balay    Waitress of the Gas Station
Tiffany Terry    Waitress of the Gas Station
Christiane Eden    Waitress of the Gas Station
Renna Bogdanowicz    Waitress of the Gas Station
Susan Michael    Waitress of the Gas Station
Kimberly Ryusaki    Waitress of the Gas Station
Consuela Nance    Waitress of the Gas Station
Barbara Collier    Waitress of the Gas Station
Darunee Doa Hale    Waitress of the Gas Station
Andrea Adams    Waitress of the Gas Station
Marcy Del Campos    Waitress of the Gas Station
Candace Cameron    Carrie
Laura Jacoby    Jenny
Bianca Rose    Heidi
Ron Ulstad    Madeline's Boss
Howard Weller    Crew-cut Talent Scout
Richard Parker    Talent Scout with Glasses
George Wallace    Man with Arm in Cast
Andrew Parker    Boy on Gurney
Randy Fechter    Young Doctor
Sam H. Ginsburg    Sam the Laughing Patient
Angela Bennett    Nurse
Cameron Thor    Audience Participant/Heckler
C. James Lewis    Audience Participant/Heckler
George Novogroder    Audience Participant/Heckler
Suzanne Rains    Audience Participant/Heckler
Susan Avants    Audience Participant/Heckler
Scott Williams    Audience Participant/Heckler
Carin Badger    Audience Participant/Heckler
Sharon Lyn Borne    Audience Participant/Heckler
Eva Dunlap    Audience Participant/Heckler
Bob Zmuda    Audience Participant/Heckler
Mark Helm    Audience Participant/Heckler
John Kirby    Marketing Man
Robina Suwol    Buffy
Robert Britton    Murray
Mark Goldstein    Mark
Melissa Tufeld    Mark's Wife
Dottie Archibald    Mrs. Ball
Susie Essman    Lilah's Hairdresser
Joey Vega    Waiter in Coffee Shop
Ben Hartigan    Older Clergyman
Jimmy Brogan    Younger Clergyman
George D. Wallace    Doctor Wishniak
Crane Jackson    Second Faculty Examiner
Rich Ramirez    Taxi Driver
Mike Starr    Man with Bullhorn

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    David Seltzer
Producer    Daniel Melnick
Producer    Michael Rachmil
Production Designer    Jack DeGovia
Editor    Bruce Green
Composer    Michael Pollock
Director of Photography    Reynaldo Villalobos
Associate Producer    Jerry Baerwitz
Associate Producer    Janice Yarbrough
Associate Producer    Jim Van Wyck
Assistant Director    Jim Van Wyck
Unit Production Manager    Jerry Baerwitz
Art Director    John R Jensen
Set Decorator    Peg Cummings
Men's Costume Supervisor    Dan Moore
Women's Costume Supervisor    Aggie Lyon
Sound Mixer    Gene S. Cantamessa
Re-recording Mixer    Robert Knudson
Re-recording Mixer    Don Digirolamo
Re-recording Mixer    John Boyd
Supervising Sound Editor    Robert Grieve
Sound Effects Editor    Patrick Drummond
Dialogue Editor    Frank Smathers
Dialogue Editor    Rich Steven
Supervising Music Editor    Daniel Allan Carlin
Make up    Lee Harman
Hairstylist    Kaye Pownall
Casting Director    Jackie Burch

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/10/07 2 $5,206,592   753 $6,914   $5,446,307 10
1988/10/14 3 $3,542,663 -32% 904 $3,919   $9,871,999 17
1988/10/21 4 $2,394,385 -32% 916 $2,614   $13,265,493 24
1988/10/28 5 $1,530,065 -36% 917 $1,669   $15,565,674 31
1988/11/04 8 $1,406,972 -8% 912 $1,543   $17,530,990 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/10/07 2 $6,089,621   753 $8,087   $6,329,336 14
1988/10/14 3 $4,541,772 -25% 904 $5,024   $10,871,108 21
1988/10/21 4 $3,164,501 -30% 916 $3,455   $14,035,609 28
1988/10/28 5 $2,088,409 -34% 917 $2,277   $16,124,018 35