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The Secret of My Success (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $66,995,000Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 1,107 $66,995,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 1,964 $66,995,000
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 272 $66,995,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 436 $66,995,000

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 10th, 1987 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 226 $1,359,460 Jun 19, 1987 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 290 $1,431,055 Jun 12, 1987 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 284 $2,036,125 Jun 5, 1987 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 340 $2,467,770 May 29, 1987 52
Fastest to $50m 1,331 $51,628,706 May 29, 1987 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 293 $3,693,620 May 22, 1987 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 452 $3,910,286 May 15, 1987 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 793 $3,836,710 May 8, 1987 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,013 $4,609,670 May 1, 1987 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,286 $5,585,900 Apr 24, 1987 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,506 $7,412,160 Apr 17, 1987 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,245 $7,766,452 Apr 10, 1987 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,201 1,336 Apr 10, 1987 3

Cast

   Brantley Foster aka Carlton Whitfield
Fred Gwynne    Donald Davenport
Gerry Bamman    Art Thomas
Bruce McGill    Unnamed employer
Richard Jordan    Howard Prescott
Helen Slater    Christy Wills

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Set Decorator    Susan Bode

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/04/10 1 $7,766,452   1,336 $5,813   $7,766,452 3
1987/04/17 1 $7,412,160 -5% 1,344 $5,515   $18,927,672 10
1987/04/24 1 $5,585,900 -25% 1,346 $4,150   $27,205,902 17
1987/05/01 1 $4,609,670 -17% 1,333 $3,458   $33,354,952 24
1987/05/08 1 $3,836,710 -17% 1,337 $2,870   $38,372,062 31
1987/05/15 3 $3,910,286 +2% 1,331 $2,938   $43,593,368 38
1987/05/22 3 $3,693,620 -6% 1,329 $2,779   $48,541,036 45
1987/05/29 3 $2,467,770 -33% 1,295 $1,906   $51,628,706 52
1987/06/05 5 $2,036,125 -17% 1,253 $1,625   $54,589,501 59
1987/06/12 8 $1,431,055 -30% 1,109 $1,290   $56,943,066 66
1987/06/19 9 $1,359,460 -5% 1,109 $1,226   $59,185,176 73

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/04/10 1 $11,515,512   1,336 $8,619   $11,515,512 7
1987/04/17 1 $10,104,490 -12% 1,344 $7,518   $21,620,002 14
1987/04/24 1 $7,125,280 -29% 1,346 $5,294   $28,745,282 21
1987/05/01 1 $5,790,070 -19% 1,333 $4,344   $34,535,352 28
1987/05/08 1 $5,147,730 -11% 1,337 $3,850   $39,683,082 35
1987/05/15 3 $5,164,334 n/c 1,331 $3,880   $44,847,416 42
1987/05/22 3 $4,313,520 -16% 1,329 $3,246   $49,160,936 49
1987/05/29 3 $3,392,440 -21% 1,295 $2,620   $52,553,376 56
1987/06/05 5 $2,958,635 -13% 1,253 $2,361   $55,512,011 63
1987/06/12 8 $2,313,705 -22% 1,109 $2,086   $57,825,716 70