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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,136,369Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,101 $70,136,369
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,985 $70,136,369
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $70,136,369
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 333 $70,136,369
Leggiest Movies 96 11.18

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 11th, 1986 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: October 19th, 1999 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Comparisons: vs. The Breakfast Club
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Keywords: Breaking the Fourth Wall
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 1,408 $51,621,350 Aug 1, 1986 54
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 254 $8,123,486 Jul 4, 1986 26

Leading Cast

   Ferris Bueller
   Cameron Frye
   Sloane Peterson

Supporting Cast

Jennifer Grey    Jean 'Jeanie' Bueller
Cindy Pickett    Katie Bueller
Lyman Ward    Tom Bueller
Jeffrey Jones    Ed Rooney
Ben Stein    Economics Teacher
Del Close    English Teacher
Max Perlich    Anderson
Virginia Capers    Florence Sparrow, R.N.
Richard Edson    A1-EZ OK Park Attendant
Larry Flash Jenkins    Attendant's Co-Pilot
Edie McClurg    Grace, School Secretary
Kristy Swanson    Simone Adamlee

Cameos

John Hughes    Guy Running Between Cabs
Charlie Sheen    Boy in Police Station

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Janet Hirshenson    Casting Director
Jane Jenkins    Casting Director

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

Contest: Pick a Number

September 22nd, 2011

There are three wide releases opening next weekend, one of which is estimated to open in 3,000 theaters. That film is What's Your Number?, which may or may not be the number one film next weekend. What I can tell you is that it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for What's Your Number?. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Ferris Bueller's Day Off on Blu-ray. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Four Weddings and a Funeral on Blu-ray. Finally, one additional entrant will be chosen and they will win a copy of Overboard on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 2nd, 2011

August 2nd, 2011

It's not a particularly strong week on the home market with only two first-run releases of note. Coincidentally, I'm waiting on screeners for both Rio and Soul Surfer. While both are likely worth checking out at the least, the latter's Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is the best bet for Pick of the Week. Normally I'd like to wait till the screener arrives before handing out that honor, but there is a pretty big gap between first and second place this time around. More...

Featured Blu-ray review: Better Off Dead and Ferris Bueller's Day Off

July 30th, 2011

I'm combining the Blu-ray reviews for Better Off Dead and Ferris Bueller's Day Off for a number reasons. They were originally released in theaters less than a year apart, are coming out on Blu-ray the same day, they are both being released by the same studio, and I previously reviewed Ferris Bueller's Day Off, so that review will be rather short. Another similarity... they've both been released on DVD a number of times. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/06/13 2 $6,275,647   1,330 $4,719   $8,528,068 1
1986/06/20 5 $5,721,799 -9% 1,330 $4,302   $18,621,954 2
1986/06/27 7 $4,312,047 -25% 1,330 $3,242   $26,736,986 3
1986/07/04 7 $3,359,881 -22% 1,330 $2,526   $33,116,164 4
1986/07/11 8 $3,567,603 +6% 1,202 $2,968   $39,097,029 5
1986/07/18 7 $2,721,791 -24% 1,216 $2,238   $43,907,797 6
1986/07/25 10 $2,412,136 -11% 1,114 $2,165   $48,143,468 7
1986/08/01 11 $1,829,255 -24% 955 $1,915   $51,621,350 8
1986/08/08 15 $1,558,730 -15% 856 $1,821   $54,469,230 9
1986/08/15 15 $1,229,605 -21% 778 $1,580   $56,790,470 10
1986/08/22 15 $1,118,404 -9% 685 $1,633   $58,778,922 11
1986/08/29 12 $1,324,231 +18% 598 $2,214   $60,799,403 12
1986/09/05 11 $1,087,720 -18% 777 $1,400   $62,133,763 13
1986/09/12 9 $1,179,337 +8% 950 $1,241   $63,608,562 14
1986/09/19 10 $1,075,000 -9% 710 $1,514   $65,008,271 15
1986/09/26 11 $900,315 -16% 779 $1,156   $66,325,901 16
1986/10/03 11 $750,865 -17% 702 $1,070   $67,314,955 17
1986/10/10 11 $561,466 -25% 542 $1,036   $68,075,174 18
1986/10/17 11 $387,326 -31% 499 $776   $68,562,852 19
1986/10/24 11 $282,949 -27% 387 $731   $68,963,373 20
1986/10/31 12 $173,333 -39% 268 $647   $69,231,022 21
1986/11/07 12 $208,263 +20% 201 $1,036   $69,506,693 22
1986/11/14 11 $120,281 -42% 144 $835   $69,941,544 23

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/06/13 2 $10,647,734   1,330 $8,006   $12,900,155 2
1986/06/20 4 $9,524,784 -11% 1,330 $7,161   $22,424,939 3
1986/06/27 7 $7,331,344 -23% 1,330 $5,512   $29,756,283 4
1986/07/04 8 $5,773,143 -21% 1,330 $4,341   $35,529,426 5
1986/07/11 8 $5,656,580 -2% 1,202 $4,706   $41,186,006 6
1986/07/18 7 $4,545,326 -20% 1,216 $3,738   $45,731,332 7
1986/08/08 15 $2,650,365   856 $3,096   $55,560,865 10
1986/08/15 15 $2,099,653 -21% 778 $2,699   $57,660,518 11
1986/09/12 9 $1,504,046   950 $1,583   $63,933,271 15

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/27/20082737,413 538,819$394,707$6,078,394432

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