8. The arrival
Ferris Bueller's Day Off opened across the pond on 11th June 1986. Back in those days, its release in 1,3030 cinemas was considered wide.
It was a near-immediate success, though it actually opened in second place against - title irony alert! - Rodney Dangerfield's Back To School.
But when you look at the box office tally, Ferris was the clear winner, making $70 million on its first run (from a budget of $6 million) and becoming the 10th highest grossing film of 1986.
Rumours persisted for a long time that a sequel might one day happen, but as the cast and their director aged, it's become less and less likely.
We're just terrified that someone will one day come along and reboot it.
Still, the original holds pride of place and has been a huge influence...
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