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Punchline (1988)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,032,000Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 30th, 1988 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: April 4th, 2017 by Mill Creek Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 123 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Fogwood, Indieprod Production
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 158 $5,206,592 Oct 7, 1988 10
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 118 $11,363,292 Oct 7, 1988 10

Leading Cast

   Lilah Krytsick
   Steven Gold

Supporting Cast

John Goodman    John Krytsick
Mark Rydell    Romeo
Kim Greist    Madeline Urie
Paul Mazursky    Arnold
Pam Matteson    Utica Blake
George Michael McGrath    Singing Nun
Taylor Negron    Albert Emperato
Barry Neikrug    Krug
Angel Salazar    Rico
Damon Wayans    Percy
Mac Robbins    Billy Lane
Max Alexander    Mister Ball
Paul Kozlowski    Jerry Petroviak
Barry Sobel    Robyn Green
Marty Pollio    Juggling Comic
Katie Rich    Eve
Charles David Richards    Maitre'd
Casey Sander    Ernie the Bartender
Michael Pollock    Piano Player
Wanda Balay    Waitress of the Gas Station
Tiffany Terry    Waitress of the Gas Station
Christiane Eden    Waitress of the Gas Station
Renna Bogdanowicz    Waitress of the Gas Station
Susan Michael    Waitress of the Gas Station
Kimberly Ryusaki    Waitress of the Gas Station
Consuela Nance    Waitress of the Gas Station
Barbara Collier    Waitress of the Gas Station
Darunee Doa Hale    Waitress of the Gas Station
Andrea Adams    Waitress of the Gas Station
Marcy Del Campos    Waitress of the Gas Station
Candace Cameron Bure    Carrie
Laura Jacoby    Jenny
Bianca Rose    Heidi
Ron Ulstad    Madeline's Boss
Howard Weller    Crew-cut Talent Scout
Richard Parker    Talent Scout with Glasses
George Wallace    Man with Arm in Cast
Andrew Parker    Boy on Gurney
Randy Fechter    Young Doctor
Sam H. Ginsburg    Sam the Laughing Patient
Angela Bennett    Nurse
Cameron Thor    Audience Participant/Heckler
C. James Lewis    Audience Participant/Heckler
George Novogroder    Audience Participant/Heckler
Suzanne Rains    Audience Participant/Heckler
Susan Avants    Audience Participant/Heckler
Scott Williams    Audience Participant/Heckler
Carin Badger    Audience Participant/Heckler
Sharon Lyn Borne    Audience Participant/Heckler
Eva Dunlap    Audience Participant/Heckler
Bob Zmuda    Audience Participant/Heckler
Mark Helm    Audience Participant/Heckler
John Kirby    Marketing Man
Robina Suwol    Buffy
Robert Britton    Murray
Mark Goldstein    Mark
Melissa Tufeld    Mark's Wife
Dottie Archibald    Mrs. Ball
Susie Essman    Lilah's Hairdresser
Joey Vega    Waiter in Coffee Shop
Ben Hartigan    Older Clergyman
Jimmy Brogan    Younger Clergyman
George D. Wallace    Doctor Wishniak
Crane Jackson    Second Faculty Examiner
Rich Ramirez    Taxi Driver
Mike Starr    Man with Bullhorn


Joycee Katz    Joycee

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

Production and Technical Credits

David Seltzer    Screenwriter
Daniel Melnick    Producer
Michael Rachmil    Producer
Jack DeGovia    Production Designer
Bruce Green    Editor
Michael Pollock    Composer
Reynaldo Villalobos    Director of Photography
Jerry Baerwitz    Associate Producer
Janice Yarbrough    Associate Producer
Jim Van Wyck    Associate Producer
Jim Van Wyck    Assistant Director
Jerry Baerwitz    Unit Production Manager
John R Jensen    Art Director
Peg Cummings    Set Decorator
Dan Moore    Men's Costume Supervisor
Aggie Lyon    Women's Costume Supervisor
Gene S. Cantamessa    Sound Mixer
Robert Knudson    Re-recording Mixer
Don Digirolamo    Re-recording Mixer
John Boyd    Re-recording Mixer
Robert Grieve    Supervising Sound Editor
Patrick Drummond    Sound Effects Editor
Frank Smathers    Dialogue Editor
Rich Steven    Dialogue Editor
Daniel Allan Carlin    Supervising Music Editor
Lee Harman    Make up
Kaye Pownall    Hairstylist
Jackie Burch    Casting Director

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

Home Market Releases for April 4th, 2017

April 3rd, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This is a terrible week on the home market, mostly. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and the competition has clearly scared away any other top-level releases. The only other first-run release is Office Christmas Party, which is worth a rental, if you like anti-Christmas movies. As far as Pick of the Week contenders are concerned, there’s Rogue One... and really that’s it. There are a couple of other releases I highlighted, but they wouldn't be contenders during an average week. Don’t Kill It looks good for a low-budget horror movie, while Paterson is coming out on a featureless DVD / Blu-ray. They are worth picking up if you are a fan of their respective genres. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1988/10/07 2 $5,206,592   753 $6,914   $5,446,307 2
1988/10/14 3 $3,542,663 -32% 904 $3,919   $9,871,999 3
1988/10/21 4 $2,394,385 -32% 916 $2,614   $13,265,493 4
1988/10/28 5 $1,530,065 -36% 917 $1,669   $15,565,674 5
1988/11/04 8 $1,406,972 -8% 912 $1,543   $17,530,990 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1988/10/07 2 $6,089,621   753 $8,087   $6,329,336 2
1988/10/14 3 $4,541,772 -25% 904 $5,024   $10,871,108 3
1988/10/21 4 $3,164,501 -30% 916 $3,455   $14,035,609 4
1988/10/28 5 $2,088,409 -34% 917 $2,277   $16,124,018 5