TO ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR AND BUSINESS DESK|
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
release, it was announced today by Barry London, president,
distribution and marketing for the Motion Picture Group of
The second John Hughes film under his pact with
''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'' has become the top-grossing
the prolific and popular filmmaker, surpassing his ''The
Club,'' which at $45,800,000 previously had been his
champion. Hughes's other boxoffice successes include
Pink,'' which Paramount released earlier this year to a
boxoffice gross, and his debut movie, ''Sixteen Candles.''
''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'' is currently playing on
screens in the United States and Canada.
Starring Matthew Broderick in the title role, ''Ferris
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
film also stars Alan Ruck, Mia Sara and Jeffrey Jones.
''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'' is distributed in the United
and Canada by the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures
member of the Entertainment Group of Gulf+Western Inc.
CONTACT -- Lloyd Ibert of Paramount Pictures, 212-333-4352