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Wall Street (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $43,848,100Details
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,878 $43,848,100
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,816 $43,848,100
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 568 $43,848,100
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 893 $43,848,100

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$16,500,000
Domestic Releases: December 11th, 1987 (Limited) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: November 7th, 2000 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 125 minutes
Franchise: Wall Street
Comparisons: vs. Boiler Room
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Keywords: Wall Street, White Collar Crime, Relatives Playing Relatives, Directing Yourself, Class Warfare, Intertitle
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 248 $9,721,625 Jan 1, 1988 24
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 243 $10,111,597 Dec 25, 1987 17

Leading Cast

   Bud Fox
   Gordon Gekko

Supporting Cast

Martin Sheen    Carl Fox


Oliver Stone    Trader - Office


Saul Rubinek    Harold Salt
John C. McGinley    Marvin
Paul Guilfoyle    Stone Livingston
Terence Stamp    Sir Larry Wildman
James Spader    Roger Barnes
Hal Holbrook    Lou Mannheim
Grant Shaud    Young broker
Daryl Hannah    Darien Taylor
Sean Young    Kate Gekko

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

Production and Technical Credits

Susan Bode    Set Decorator

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 16th, 2012

October 16th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is coming out, which made more than $200 million domestically and should sell quite well on the home market. On the other hand, the second biggest first run release is That's My Boy, which failed to make an impact at the box office. There is also a flood of weaker releases, secondary Blu-ray releases, and Christmas releases, much of which I would consider filler. The signal to noise ratio is a little off. As for the best releases of the week, there are some great TV on DVD releases like Mad Men: Season Five and Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2. There are also some limited releases, like Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray Combo Pack and even some Direct-to-DVD releases, like Excision on Blu-ray. All of these were contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Mad Men: Season Five for Pick of the week, while Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2 earned Puck of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Filmmakers Signature Series

October 10th, 2012

A few weeks ago, there a number of films were released on Blu-ray as part of the Filmmakers Signature Series, including Hoffa on Blu-ray. I received The French Connection, Wall Street, and The War of the Roses, the first of which I previously reviewed. Are any of the three worth picking up? More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/12/11 3 $4,104,611   730 $5,623   $4,104,611 1
1987/12/18 5 $3,067,206 -25% 743 $4,128   $8,514,908 2
1987/12/25 5 $4,407,619 +44% 987 $4,466   $14,722,326 3
1988/01/01 6 $4,454,390 +1% 989 $4,504   $22,467,080 4
1988/01/08 6 $2,817,932 -37% 988 $2,852   $26,643,104 5
1988/01/15 10 $2,065,196 -27% 967 $2,136   $29,808,822 6
1988/01/22 12 $1,543,464 -25% 883 $1,748   $32,069,634 7
1988/01/29 10 $1,278,457 -17% 934 $1,369   $33,849,454 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/12/11 3 $5,447,702   730 $7,463   $5,447,702 1
1987/12/18 5 $4,867,005 -11% 743 $6,550   $10,314,707 2
1987/12/25 6 $7,697,983 +58% 987 $7,799   $18,012,690 3
1988/01/01 5 $5,812,482 -24% 989 $5,877   $23,825,172 4
1988/01/08 5 $3,918,454 -33% 988 $3,966   $27,743,626 5
1988/01/15 11 $2,782,544 -29% 967 $2,878   $30,526,170 6
1988/01/22 10 $2,044,827 -27% 883 $2,316   $32,570,997 7

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/26/20102149,863 49,863$547,994$547,994516
10/3/20102734,890-30% 84,753$383,441$931,435517

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/26/201097,235 7,235$104,842$104,842516
10/3/2010165,799-20% 13,034$86,925$191,767517

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