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Stand by Me (1986)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,287,414Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
94% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$8,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 8th, 1986 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: R
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Voiceover/Narration, Competitive Eating
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 134 $500,692 Dec 12, 1986 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 93 $847,517 Dec 5, 1986 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 70 $1,430,279 Nov 28, 1986 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 105 $1,154,357 Nov 21, 1986 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 103 $1,316,136 Nov 14, 1986 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 116 $1,444,875 Nov 7, 1986 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 175 $1,135,510 Oct 31, 1986 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 177 $1,356,734 Oct 24, 1986 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 220 $1,392,995 Oct 17, 1986 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 186 $2,052,054 Oct 10, 1986 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 228 $2,396,982 Oct 3, 1986 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 295 $2,740,017 Sep 26, 1986 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 402 $3,029,008 Sep 19, 1986 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 636 $3,010,922 Sep 12, 1986 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 904 $3,426,615 Sep 5, 1986 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 900 $5,037,343 Aug 29, 1986 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,896 $3,812,093 Aug 22, 1986 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,006 $254,428 Aug 15, 1986 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,359 $251,628 Aug 8, 1986 3

Cast

Richard Dreyfuss    The Writer
John Cusack    Denny Lachance
River Phoenix    Chris Chambers
Kiefer Sutherland    Ace Merrill
Corey Feldman    Teddy Duchamp
Wil Wheaton    Gordie Lachance
Jerry O'Connell    Vern Tessio
Casey Siemaszko    Billy Tessio

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 22nd, 2011

March 21st, 2011

It's a deceptively slow week when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray releases. Have I mentioned how much I love the word, "deceptively"? It is worse than meaningless and actually reduces the amount of information given in any sentence it appears in. In this case, the first sentence could mean the week appears to be slow, but it is actually quite busy. Or it could mean the week appears busy, but is quite slow. Unfortunately, it's the latter. There are four first run releases coming out on the home market, which is more than most weeks, but all four missed expectations to one degree or another. Additionally, there's only one new release that I'm seriously considering for Pick of the Week, The Venture Bros.: Season Four on Blu-ray. In fact, there are a couple Blu-ray catalog titles that are more interesting than any of the first run releases. Leading the way there is Stand By Me, which is not only a great movie, but the Blu-ray isn't shovelware and includes Blu-ray exclusive extras like a Picture-in-Picture track. So which release is the Pick of the Week? I can't decide, so let's call it a tie. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/08/08 25 $251,628   16 $15,727   $251,628 3
1986/08/15 24 $254,428 +1% 16 $15,902   $665,620 10
1986/08/22 2 $3,812,093 +1,398% 745 $5,117   $4,684,502 17
1986/08/29 1 $5,037,343 +32% 801 $6,289   $11,932,227 24
1986/09/05 1 $3,426,615 -32% 804 $4,262   $16,381,881 31
1986/09/12 1 $3,010,922 -12% 828 $3,636   $20,471,832 38
1986/09/19 2 $3,029,008 +1% 829 $3,654   $24,348,060 45
1986/09/26 2 $2,740,017 -10% 841 $3,258   $27,917,486 52
1986/10/03 4 $2,396,982 -13% 848 $2,827   $31,074,132 59
1986/10/10 7 $2,052,054 -14% 845 $2,428   $33,642,395 66
1986/10/17 9 $1,392,995 -32% 844 $1,650   $35,359,341 73
1986/10/24 10 $1,356,734 -3% 833 $1,629   $37,118,886 80
1986/10/31 11 $1,135,510 -16% 804 $1,412   $38,632,323 87
1986/11/07 10 $1,444,875 +27% 785 $1,841   $40,461,269 94
1986/11/14 8 $1,316,136 -9% 815 $1,615   $42,328,513 101
1986/11/21 9 $1,154,357 -12% 738 $1,564   $43,577,043 108
1986/11/28 9 $1,430,279 +24% 716 $1,998   $45,677,316 115
1986/12/05 10 $847,517 -41% 718 $1,180   $46,681,853 122
1986/12/12 11 $500,692 -41% 683 $733   $47,361,304 129

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/08/08 21 $411,192   16 $25,700   $411,192 7
1986/08/15 23 $461,217 +12% 16 $28,826   $872,409 14
1986/08/22 2 $6,022,475 +1,206% 745 $8,084   $6,894,884 21
1986/08/29 1 $6,060,382 +1% 801 $7,566   $12,955,266 28
1986/09/05 1 $4,505,644 -26% 804 $5,604   $17,460,910 35
1986/09/12 2 $3,858,142 -14% 828 $4,660   $21,319,052 42
1986/09/19 2 $3,858,417 n/c 829 $4,654   $25,177,469 49
1986/09/26 2 $3,499,681 -9% 841 $4,161   $28,677,150 56
1986/10/03 4 $2,913,191 -17% 848 $3,435   $31,590,341 63
1986/10/10 7 $2,376,005 -18% 845 $2,812   $33,966,346 70
1986/10/17 8 $1,795,806 -24% 844 $2,128   $35,762,152 77
1986/10/24 10 $1,734,661 -3% 833 $2,082   $37,496,813 84
1986/10/31 8 $1,519,581 -12% 804 $1,890   $39,016,394 91
1986/11/07 8 $1,995,983 +31% 785 $2,543   $41,012,377 98
1986/11/14 7 $1,410,309 -29% 815 $1,730   $42,422,686 105
1986/11/21 8 $1,824,351 +29% 738 $2,472   $44,247,037 112
1986/11/28 9 $1,587,299 -13% 716 $2,217   $45,834,336 119
1986/12/05 9 $1,026,276 -35% 718 $1,429   $46,860,612 126