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Domestic Box Office By Decade - 1980s


The 100 highest grossing releases of the 1980s at the domestic box office.

Re-issue grosses from the decade of release are counted, while re-issue grosses after the decade of release are not.

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Film

Distributor

Year

Gross

1 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial #* Universal 1982 $399.805 M
2 Return of the Jedi #* Fox 1983 $263.837 M
3 Batman Warner Bros. 1989 $252.101 M
4 Raiders of the Lost Ark #* Paramount 1981 $245.034 M
5 Ghostbusters #* Columbia 1984 $238.632 M
6 Beverly Hills Cop Paramount 1984 $234.760 M
7 The Empire Strikes Back #* Fox 1980 $222.674 M
8 Back to the Future * Universal 1985 $210.610 M
9 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Paramount 1989 $197.172 M
10 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Paramount 1984 $179.870 M
11 Tootsie Columbia 1982 $177.200 M
12 Top Gun * Paramount 1986 $176.782 M
13 Crocodile Dundee Paramount 1986 $174.804 M
14 Rain Man MGM/UA 1988 $172.825 M
15 Three Men and a Baby Disney 1987 $167.781 M
16 Fatal Attraction Paramount 1987 $156.646 M
17 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Disney 1988 $154.112 M
18 Beverly Hills Cop II Paramount 1987 $153.665 M
19 Gremlins # Warner Bros. 1984 $153.083 M
20 Rambo: First Blood Part II TriStar 1985 $150.415 M
21 Lethal Weapon 2 Warner Bros. 1989 $147.307 M
22 Look Who's Talking TriStar 1989 $140.089 M
23 Platoon Orion 1986 $138.531 M
24 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Disney 1989 $130.724 M
25 An Officer and a Gentleman Paramount 1982 $129.796 M
26 Coming to America Paramount 1988 $128.152 M
27 Rocky IV MGM/UA 1985 $127.874 M
28 Rocky III # MGM/UA 1982 $125.049 M
29 Good Morning, Vietnam Disney 1987 $123.922 M
30 On Golden Pond Universal / AFD 1981 $119.285 M
31 Back to the Future Part II * Universal 1989 $118.450 M
32 The Karate Kid Part II Columbia 1986 $115.104 M
33 Big Fox 1988 $114.969 M
34 Ghostbusters II Columbia 1989 $112.495 M
35 Twins Universal 1988 $111.938 M
36 Porky's # Fox 1982 $111.290 M
37 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Paramount 1986 $109.713 M
38 Crocodile Dundee II Paramount 1988 $109.306 M
39 Terms of Endearment Paramount 1983 $108.424 M
40 Superman II Warner Bros. 1981 $108.186 M
41 Driving Miss Daisy Warner Bros. 1989 $106.593 M
42 9 to 5 Fox 1980 $103.291 M
43 Stir Crazy Columbia 1980 $101.300 M
44 Parenthood Universal 1989 $100.048 M
45 The Color Purple # Warner Bros. 1985 $98.468 M
46 Dead Poets Society Disney 1989 $95.860 M
47 Arthur Warner / Orion 1981 $95.462 M
48 Flashdance Paramount 1983 $92.922 M
49 When Harry Met Sally… Columbia 1989 $92.824 M
50 Back to School Orion 1986 $91.258 M
51 The Karate Kid Columbia 1984 $90.816 M
52 Trading Places Paramount 1983 $90.404 M
53 Out of Africa Universal 1985 $87.071 M
54 The War of the Roses Fox 1989 $86.889 M
55 Stripes Columbia 1981 $85.297 M
56 Aliens Fox 1986 $85.160 M
57 The Little Mermaid * Disney 1989 $84.356 M
58 Steel Magnolias TriStar 1989 $83.759 M
59 Airplane Paramount 1980 $83.454 M
60 Die Hard Fox 1988 $83.009 M
61 Police Academy Warner Bros. 1984 $81.199 M
62 Moonstruck MGM 1987 $80.641 M
63 Footloose Paramount 1984 $80.035 M
64 The Golden Child Paramount 1986 $79.818 M
65 WarGames MGM/UA 1983 $79.568 M
66 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Paramount 1982 $78.913 M
67 48 HRS. Paramount 1982 $78.869 M
68 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Paramount 1988 $78.756 M
69 Cocktail Disney 1988 $78.223 M
70 Poltergeist MGM/UA 1982 $76.606 M
71 Romancing the Stone Fox 1984 $76.572 M
72 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Paramount 1984 $76.471 M
73 The Untouchables Paramount 1987 $76.270 M
74 Cocoon Fox 1985 $76.113 M
75 The Jewel of the Nile Fox 1985 $75.973 M
76 Beetlejuice Warner Bros. 1988 $73.707 M
77 The Cannonball Run Fox 1981 $72.180 M
78 Ruthless People Disney 1986 $71.625 M
79 Christmas Vacation Warner Bros. 1989 $71.320 M
80 Turner & Hooch Disney 1989 $71.080 M
81 Any Which Way You Can Warner Bros. 1980 $70.687 M
82 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Paramount 1986 $70.136 M
83 Born on the Fourth of July Universal 1989 $70.002 M
84 Private Benjamin Warner Bros. 1980 $69.847 M
85 Splash Disney 1984 $69.821 M
86 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Universal 1982 $69.702 M
87 Witness Paramount 1985 $68.707 M
88 Purple Rain * Warner Bros. 1984 $68.393 M
89 Octopussy MGM/UA 1983 $67.894 M
90 Sudden Impact Warner Bros. 1983 $67.643 M
91 Coal Miner's Daughter Universal 1980 $67.183 M
92 The Secret of My Success Universal 1987 $66.996 M
93 Uncle Buck Universal 1989 $66.759 M
94 Smokey and the Bandit II Universal 1980 $66.133 M
95 Stakeout Disney 1987 $65.673 M
96 Lethal Weapon Warner Bros. 1987 $65.207 M
97 Staying Alive Paramount 1983 $64.893 M
98 Mr. Mom Fox 1983 $64.784 M
99 Field of Dreams Universal 1989 $64.432 M
100 Working Girl Fox 1988 $63.779 M

- Films that received a re-issue during their decade of initial release are indicated with a #
- Films that received a re-issue after their decade of initial release are indicated with an *




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