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NEW YORK July 29

NEW YORK July 29 /PRN/ -- Paramount's ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'' has grossed $48,143,468 in its first 47 days of domestic release, it was announced today by Barry London, president, distribution and marketing for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures Corp.

The second John Hughes film under his pact with Paramount, ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'' has become the top-grossing movie for the prolific and popular filmmaker, surpassing his ''The Breakfast Club,'' which at $45,800,000 previously had been his boxoffice champion. Hughes's other boxoffice successes include ''Pretty in Pink,'' which Paramount released earlier this year to a $40,200,000 boxoffice gross, and his debut movie, ''Sixteen Candles.''

''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'' is currently playing on 1,114 screens in the United States and Canada.

Starring Matthew Broderick in the title role, ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'' is the story of one man's struggle to take it easy. Written and directed by John Hughes, with Michael Chinich as executive producer and John Hughes and Tom Jacobson as producers, the film also stars Alan Ruck, Mia Sara and Jeffrey Jones.

''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'' is distributed in the United States and Canada by the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures Corp., a member of the Entertainment Group of Gulf+Western Inc.

CONTACT -- Lloyd Ibert of Paramount Pictures, 212-333-4352