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Back to School (1986)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $91,258,000Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 773 $91,258,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,631 $91,258,000
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 134 $91,258,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 251 $91,258,000

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 13th, 1986 (Wide) by Orion Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 96 minutes
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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
Fastest to $50m 1,226 $51,869,162 Jul 11, 1986 31
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 232 $5,076,101 Jul 4, 1986 24
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 182 $12,272,945 Jul 4, 1986 24

Leading Cast

   Thornton Melon

Supporting Cast

Sally Kellerman    Dr. Diane Turner
Burt Young    Lou
Keith Gordon    Jason Melon
Adrienne Barbeau    Vanessa
Robert Downey, Jr.    Derek
Sam Kinison    Prof Terguson
Ned Beatty    Dean Martin
Paxton Whitehead    Philip Barbay
William Zabka    Chas
M. Emmet Walsh    Swim Coach Turnbull
Terry Farrell    Valerie
Severn Darden    Dr. Barazini
Robert Picardo    Giorgio
Edie McClurg    Marge Sweetwater
Sarah Abrell    Sorority
Dana Allison    Young woman
Boris Aplon    Tony Meloni
Nora Boland    Agnes
Kimberlin Brown    Girl in the Dorm Halway
Lisa Denton    Lisa
Bob Drew    Contractor
Holly Hayes    Girl in Crowd
Jason Hervey    Younf Thornton
Leslie Huntly    Coed
James Ingersoll    Judge
Michael McGrady    Player
Santos Morales    Bartender
Beth Peters    Mrs. Stuyvesant
Phil Rubenstein    Executive
Timothy Stack    Trendy man
Steve Sweeney    Security Guard
Stacey Toten    Hot Tub Girl
John Young    Executive
Brad Zutaut    Petey
Josh Saylor    student in Diane's class
William Grauer    Drunken student
Kristen Aldrich    Girl in Diane's class
Beck LeBeau    Hot Tub Girl
Tricia Hill    Lisa's friend
Jill D. Merin    Girl at Dorm Party
John James    Man in Stands
Eric Alver    Student at Frat Party
Theresa Lyons    Cashier
Dallas Winkler    Rodette
Lisa Le Cover    Rodette
Kimberlee Carlson    Rodette

Cameos

Kurt Vonnegut Jr    Himself

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Rodney Dangerfield    Story Creator
Greg Fields    Story Creator
Dennis Snee    Story Creator
Steven Kampmann    Screenwriter
Will Porter    Screenwriter
Peter Torokvei    Screenwriter
Harold Ramis    Screenwriter
Chuck Russell    Producer
Estelle Endler    Executive Producer
Michael Endler    Executive Producer
Harold Ramis    Executive Producer
Thomas E Ackerman    Cinematographer
David L Snyder    Production Designer
David Rawlins    Editor
Danny Elfman    Composer
Robert P Cohen    Assistant Director
David Rawlins    Second Unit Director
Chuck Russell    Production Manager
Linda Descenna    Set Decorator
Frederick Moore    Second Unit Camera
Durinda Wood    Costume Designer
Ellis Cohen    Costume Supervisor
Bill Nelson    Sound Mixer
Gary Bourgeois    Re-recording Mixer
Neil Brody    Re-recording Mixer
Chris Carpenter    Re-recording Mixer
Fred Judkins    Supervising Sound Editor
Tom C McCarthy    Supervising Sound Editor
Neil Burrow    Sound Editor
Gordon Davidson    Sound Editor
Mark S Gordon    Sound Editor
James J Klinger    Sound Editor
Jim Matheny    Sound Editor
Don Walden    Sound Editor
Dick Bernstein    Music Editor
Bob Badami    Music Editor
Hallie D'Amore    Make-up and Hair Designer
Donna Barrett Gilbert    Make-up and Hair Designer
Linda Goldner Perry    Music Supervisor
Mark Leonard    Additional Music
Richard Wolf    Additional Music
Bobby Caldwell    Additional Music
Randy Goodrum    Additional Music
Wayne Perkins    Additional Music
Caro Jones    Casting Director
Melissa Skoff    Casting Director
Dick Ziker    Stunt Coordinator
Pete Antico    Stunts
Greg Barnett    Stunts
Todd Bryant    Stunts
Hal Burton    Stunts
Justin DeRosa    Stunts
Tom Elliott    Stunts
Richard Epper    Stunts
Gary Epper    Stunts
Allan Graf    Stunts
Carlos A Herzer    Stunts
Hugh Hooker    Stunts
Hank Hooker    Stunts
Gary Hymes    Stunts
Anderson Martin    Stunts
John C Meier    Stunts
Don Charles McGovern    Stunts
William Oliver    Stunts
Noon Orsatti    Stunts
Manuel Perry    Stunts
Charles Picerni Jr    Stunts
Steve Picerni    Stunts
Carol Rees    Stunts
Cyndi Lee Rice    Stunts
Michael Runyard    Stunts
Spike Silver    Stunts
Dean Wein    Stunts
Scott Wilder    Stunts

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/06/13 1 $8,881,035   1,605 $5,533   $8,881,035 1
1986/06/20 3 $7,812,806 -12% 1,610 $4,853   $22,610,024 2
1986/06/27 2 $6,839,183 -12% 1,751 $3,906   $34,046,705 3
1986/07/04 3 $5,076,101 -26% 1,746 $2,907   $43,408,270 4
1986/07/11 3 $5,265,743 +4% 1,713 $3,074   $51,869,162 5
1986/07/18 4 $4,251,177 -19% 1,647 $2,581   $58,771,021 6
1986/07/25 6 $3,597,684 -15% 1,434 $2,509   $64,746,064 7
1986/08/01 10 $2,533,257 -30% 1,221 $2,075   $69,401,592 8
1986/08/08 12 $2,054,973 -19% 1,089 $1,887   $72,958,091 9
1986/08/15 14 $1,495,713 -27% 910 $1,644   $75,711,319 10
1986/08/22 13 $1,202,918 -20% 779 $1,544   $77,905,620 11
1986/09/05 9 $1,352,633   950 $1,424   $82,059,612 13
1986/09/12 8 $1,200,021 -11% 968 $1,240   $83,692,944 14
1986/09/19 8 $1,227,879 +2% 963 $1,275   $85,321,242 15
1986/09/26 10 $923,918 -25% 893 $1,035   $86,611,121 16

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/06/13 1 $14,797,218   1,605 $9,219   $14,797,218 1
1986/06/20 2 $12,410,304 -16% 1,610 $7,708   $27,207,522 2
1986/06/27 2 $11,124,647 -10% 1,751 $6,353   $38,332,169 3
1986/07/04 3 $8,271,250 -26% 1,746 $4,737   $46,603,419 4
1986/07/11 3 $7,916,425 -4% 1,713 $4,621   $54,519,844 5
1986/07/18 5 $6,628,536 -16% 1,647 $4,025   $61,148,380 6
1986/07/25 6 $5,719,955 -14% 1,434 $3,989   $66,868,335 7
1986/08/01 10 $4,034,783 -29% 1,221 $3,304   $70,903,118 8
1986/08/08 12 $3,312,488 -18% 1,089 $3,042   $74,215,606 9
1986/08/15 12 $2,487,096 -25% 910 $2,733   $76,702,702 10
1986/09/05 9 $1,785,944   950 $1,880   $82,492,923 13
1986/09/12 8 $1,600,440 -10% 968 $1,653   $84,093,363 14
1986/09/19 7 $1,593,840 n/c 963 $1,655   $85,687,203 15

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