Ernest Goes to Jail

Bank janitor Ernest P. Worrell is called to jury duty and soon finds himself in trouble when the lookalike defendant's attorney arranges a switch and has Ernest sent to prison in his client's place.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$25,029,569
Summary Details
DistributorWalt Disney Studios
Opening$6,143,372
1,943 theaters
Release DateApr 6, 1990
Running Time1 hr 21 min
GenresComedy Crime Family
In Release270 days/38 weeks
Widest Release1,956 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Apr 6-83$6,143,372-1,943-$3,161$6,143,3721
Apr 13-154$4,249,910-30.8%1,956+13$2,172$12,628,7922
Apr 20-225$2,951,802-30.5%1,918-38$1,539$17,311,9623
Apr 27-2914$1,422,964-51.8%1,582-336$899$19,164,2294
May 4-614$1,012,536-28.8%1,148-434$882$20,476,4745
May 11-1313$816,413-19.4%1,070-78$763$21,471,2126
May 18-204$3,414,815+318.3%---$25,029,5697