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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. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
58% - Rotten
Audience
58% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 220 $1,359,460 Jun 19, 1987 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 283 $1,431,055 Jun 12, 1987 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 279 $2,036,125 Jun 5, 1987 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 332 $2,467,770 May 29, 1987 52
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,270 $51,628,706 May 29, 1987 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 282 $3,693,620 May 22, 1987 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 437 $3,910,286 May 15, 1987 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 766 $3,836,710 May 8, 1987 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 972 $4,609,670 May 1, 1987 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,233 $5,585,900 Apr 24, 1987 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,443 $7,412,160 Apr 17, 1987 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,161 $7,766,452 Apr 10, 1987 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,085 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

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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