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Weird Science (1985)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,316,258Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
56% - Rotten
69% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 2nd, 1985 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: May 14th, 1996 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Wish Granters
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Hughes/Silver
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,073 $804,792 Aug 23, 1985 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,205 $1,445,290 Aug 16, 1985 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,971 $2,965,913 Aug 9, 1985 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,905 $4,895,421 Aug 2, 1985 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,408 1,158 Aug 2, 1985 3


Bill Paxton    Chet
Suzanne Snyder    Deb
Judie Aronson    Hilly
Robert Downey, Jr.    Ian
Robert Rusler    Max
Vernon Wells    Lord General
Steve James    Guy at Table
John Kapelos    Dino
Britt Leach    Al
Barbara Lang    Lucy
Michael Berryman    Mutant Biker
Ivor Barry    Henry
Anne Bernadette Coyle    Carmen
Suzy J. Kellems    Gymnast
Fred D. Scott    Bar Patron
Vince Monroe Townsend    Bar Patron
Chino Williams    Bar Patron
Jill Whitlow    Perfume Salesgirl
Theodocia Goodrich    Lingerie Saleswoman
Wally Ward    One of the Weenies
Johnny Timko    One of the Weenies
Mikul Robins    One of the Weenies
Darren Harris    One of the Weenies
Babette Props    One of the Weenies
Michael Cramer    One of the Weenies
Todd Hoffman    One of the Weenies
Davis D'Mitch    Bartender
Mary Steelsmith    Girl in Bathroom
Robin Frohman    Girl in Bathroom
Alison Carole Lowe    Girl in Upside Down Bathroom
Kym Malin    Girl Playing Piano
Jennifer Balgobin    Biker Girl
Jeff Jensen    Metal Face
Prince A. Hughes    Party Guest
Rick Lefevour    Policeman
Rock Walker    Policeman
Joe Gieb    Blob Operator
Kevin Thompson    Blob Operator
Doug MacHugh    Wyatt's Father
Pamela Gordon    Wyatt's Mother

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    John Hughes
Composer    Ira Newborn
Director of Photography    Matthew F. Leonetti
Producer    Joel Silver
Associate Producer    Jane Vickerilla
Assistant Director    Deborah Love
Second Unit Director    Bennie Dobbins
Unit Production Manager    Don Zepfel
Production Designer    John W. Corso
Art Director    James Allen
Set Decorator    Jennifer Polito
Director of Photography (Chicago)    Jospeh Calloway
Additional Photography    James Glennon
Additional Photography    Jan Kiesser
Special Effects    Henry Miller
Special Effects    David M. Blitstein
Special Effects    Doug Hubbard
Special Effects    Roger Lifsey
Special Effects    Mike Miller
Special Effects    Richard Thompson
Costume Designer    Marilyn Vance
Costume Designer    Silvio Scarano
Costume Supervisor    Barbara Siebert-Bolticoff
Editor    Mark Warner
Editor    Christopher Lebenzon
Editor    Scott Wallace
Sound Mixer    Jim Alexander
Re-recording Mixer    Robert L. Hoyt
Re-recording Mixer    John J. Stephens
Re-recording Mixer    Roger Heman
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Ladinsky
Supervising Sound Editor    Stephen Hunter Flick
Sound Editor    David E. Stone
Sound Editor    Randle Akerson
Sound Editor    J.H. Arrufat
Sound Editor    Susan Dudeck
Sound Editor    Donald Flick
Sound Editor    Bob Newlan
Sound Editor    Chuck Smith
Sound Editor    Burton M. Weinstein
Music Editor    Jeff Carson
Special Make-up Effects    Craig Reardon
Makeup    Michael Germain
Hairstylist    Dagmar Loesch
Composer    Ira Newman
Additional Music    Alf Clausen
Music Supervisor    Kathy Nelson
Casting Director    Jackie Burch
Casting Director    David Gonzales
Casting Director    Nancy Nayor
Stunt Coordinator    Bennie Dobbins

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/08/02 4 $4,895,421   1,158 $4,227   $4,895,421 3
1985/08/09 6 $2,965,913 -39% 1,172 $2,531   $11,127,926 10
1985/08/16 12 $1,445,290 -51% 767 $1,884   $14,488,931 17
1985/08/23 17 $804,792 -44% 540 $1,490   $16,316,258 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/08/02 4 $8,162,013   1,158 $7,048   $8,162,013 7
1985/08/09 6 $4,881,628 -40% 1,172 $4,165   $13,043,641 14
1985/08/16 12 $2,467,825 -49% 767 $3,218   $15,511,466 21