La Bamba

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$54,215,416
Summary Details
DistributorColumbia Pictures
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Opening$5,651,990
1,251 theaters
Release DateJul 24, 1987
Running Time1 hr 48 min
GenresBiography Drama Music
In Release161 days/23 weeks
Widest Release1,251 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jul 24-265$5,651,990-1,251-$4,517$5,651,9901
Jul 31-Aug 24$5,187,778-8.2%1,249-2$4,153$14,377,4672
Aug 7-96$4,481,433-13.6%1,183-66$3,788$21,980,6633
Aug 14-1610$3,633,080-18.9%1,060-123$3,427$28,126,6204
Aug 21-237$3,315,634-8.7%1,105+45$3,000$33,351,5785
Aug 28-3013$2,637,528-20.5%1,093-12$2,413$37,604,2906
Sep 4-7
Labor Day wknd
5$3,722,785-1,180-$3,154$42,433,770-
Sep 11-135$2,194,731-1,192-$1,841$45,077,2688
Sep 18-2011$1,788,161-18.5%1,059-133$1,688$47,415,8889
Sep 25-279$1,480,319-17.2%1,011-48$1,464$49,240,81910
Oct 2-411$1,080,736-27%887-124$1,218$50,599,84211
Oct 9-12
Columbus Day wknd
16$1,029,281-742-$1,387$51,775,027-
Oct 16-1814$776,459-710-$1,093$52,678,82013
Oct 23-2513$1,365,282+75.8%---$54,215,41614