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Opening Weekends By Decade - 1980s


The 100 largest 3-day opening weekends of the 1980s at the domestic box office.

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Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 Batman Warner Bros. 06/23 - 06/25/1989 2,194 $19,465 $42.706 M
2 Ghostbusters II Columbia 06/16 - 06/18/1989 2,410 $12,229 $29.473 M
3 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade # Paramount 05/26 - 05/28/1989 2,327 $12,615 $29.355 M
4 Back to the Future Part II # Universal 11/24 - 11/26/1989 1,865 $14,925 $27.835 M
5 Beverly Hills Cop II # Paramount 05/22 - 05/24/1987 2,326 $11,328 $26.349 M
6 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom # Paramount 05/25 - 05/27/1984 1,687 $15,019 $25.337 M
7 Return of the Jedi # Fox 05/27 - 05/29/1983 1,002 $22,974 $23.020 M
8 Lethal Weapon 2 Warner Bros. 07/07 - 07/09/1989 1,803 $11,308 $20.389 M
9 Rambo: First Blood Part II # TriStar 05/24 - 05/26/1985 2,074 $9,728 $20.176 M
10 Rocky IV # MGM/UA 11/29 - 12/01/1985 1,325 $15,088 $19.992 M
11 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Paramount 06/09 - 06/11/1989 2,202 $7,891 $17.376 M
12 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home # Paramount 11/28 - 11/30/1986 1,349 $12,514 $16.882 M
13 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Paramount 06/01 - 06/03/1984 1,966 $8,481 $16.673 M
14 Harlem Nights Paramount 11/17 - 11/19/1989 2,180 $7,384 $16.097 M
15 Beverly Hills Cop Paramount 12/05 - 12/07/1984 1,532 $9,931 $15.215 M
16 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Paramount 06/04 - 06/06/1982 1,621 $8,851 $14.347 M
17 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Disney 06/23 - 06/25/1989 1,371 $10,403 $14.263 M
18 Superman II Warner Bros. 06/19 - 06/21/1981 1,397 $10,093 $14.101 M
19 Ghostbusters Columbia 06/08 - 06/10/1984 1,339 $10,141 $13.578 M
20 Jaws 3-D Universal 07/22 - 07/24/1983 1,300 $10,325 $13.423 M
21 Superman III Warner Bros. 06/17 - 06/19/1983 1,759 $7,591 $13.352 M
22 Rambo III # TriStar 05/27 - 05/29/1988 2,562 $5,088 $13.034 M
23 Scrooged Paramount 11/25 - 11/27/1988 1,262 $10,323 $13.028 M
24 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 New Line 08/19 - 08/21/1988 1,765 $7,271 $12.833 M
25 Cobra Warner Bros. 05/23 - 05/25/1986 2,131 $5,938 $12.653 M
26 The Karate Kid Part II Columbia 06/20 - 06/22/1986 1,323 $9,563 $12.652 M
27 Gremlins Warner Bros. 06/08 - 06/10/1984 1,511 $8,280 $12.512 M
28 Rocky III MGM/UA 05/28 - 05/30/1982 939 $13,239 $12.431 M
29 European Vacation Warner Bros. 07/26 - 07/28/1985 1,546 $7,975 $12.330 M
30 Turner & Hooch Disney 07/28 - 07/30/1989 1,877 $6,506 $12.211 M
31 Staying Alive Paramount 07/15 - 07/17/1983 1,660 $7,317 $12.146 M
32 Look Who's Talking TriStar 10/13 - 10/15/1989 1,208 $10,023 $12.108 M
33 Pet Sematary Paramount 04/21 - 04/23/1989 1,585 $7,600 $12.046 M
34 Predator Fox 06/12 - 06/14/1987 1,623 $7,413 $12.032 M
35 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Universal 07/23 - 07/25/1982 1,400 $8,482 $11.874 M
36 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Universal 06/11 - 06/13/1982 1,103 $10,730 $11.835 M
37 Cocktail Disney 07/29 - 07/31/1988 1,404 $8,397 $11.789 M
38 The Cannonball Run Fox 06/19 - 06/21/1981 1,680 $7,003 $11.766 M
39 Good Morning, Vietnam * Disney 01/15 - 01/17/1988 785 $14,972 $11.753 M
40 Christmas Vacation Warner Bros. 12/01 - 12/03/1989 1,744 $6,738 $11.750 M
41 The Golden Child Paramount 12/12 - 12/14/1986 1,667 $6,928 $11.550 M
42 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Disney 06/24 - 06/26/1988 1,045 $10,743 $11.226 M
43 Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter Paramount 04/13 - 04/15/1984 1,594 $7,016 $11.183 M
44 Twins Universal 12/09 - 12/11/1988 1,396 $8,005 $11.175 M
45 Back to the Future # Universal 07/05 - 07/07/1985 1,420 $7,854 $11.153 M
46 The Living Daylights MGM/UA 07/31 - 08/02/1987 1,728 $6,395 $11.051 M
47 Smokey and the Bandit II Universal 08/15 - 08/17/1980 1,196 $9,100 $10.884 M
48 The Empire Strikes Back * Fox 06/20 - 06/22/1980 823 $13,172 $10.840 M
49 A View to a Kill MGM/UA 05/24 - 05/26/1985 1,583 $6,751 $10.687 M
50 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Warner Bros. 03/29 - 03/31/1985 1,613 $6,619 $10.676 M
51 Dragnet Universal 06/26 - 06/28/1987 1,337 $7,885 $10.543 M
52 Parenthood # Universal 08/04 - 08/06/1989 1,262 $8,325 $10.506 M
53 Three Men and a Baby # Disney 11/27 - 11/29/1987 1,006 $10,322 $10.384 M
54 The Karate Kid Part III Columbia 06/30 - 07/02/1989 1,560 $6,644 $10.365 M
55 Aliens Fox 07/18 - 07/20/1986 1,437 $6,995 $10.052 M
56 The Untouchables Paramount 06/05 - 06/07/1987 1,012 $9,904 $10.023 M
57 Sea of Love Universal 09/15 - 09/17/1989 1,246 $8,040 $10.018 M
58 Poltergeist II: The Other Side ^ MGM/UA 05/23 - 05/25/1986 1,596 $6,266 $10.000 M
59 Never Say Never Again ^ Warner Bros. 10/07 - 10/09/1983 1,550 $6,258 $9.700 M
60 Sudden Impact Warner Bros. 12/09 - 12/11/1983 1,530 $6,332 $9.689 M
61 Black Rain Paramount 09/22 - 09/24/1989 1,610 $6,011 $9.677 M
62 Conan the Barbarian Universal 05/14 - 05/16/1982 1,395 $6,884 $9.603 M
63 The War of the Roses Fox 12/08 - 12/10/1989 1,259 $7,537 $9.489 M
64 The Witches of Eastwick Warner Bros. 06/12 - 06/14/1987 1,103 $8,571 $9.454 M
65 Friday the 13th Part III Paramount 08/13 - 08/15/1982 1,079 $8,718 $9.407 M
66 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Paramount 12/02 - 12/04/1988 1,576 $5,921 $9.332 M
67 The Abyss Fox 08/11 - 08/13/1989 1,533 $6,079 $9.320 M
68 The 'Burbs ^ Universal 02/17 - 02/19/1989 1,952 $4,764 $9.300 M
69 Tightrope Warner Bros. 08/17 - 08/19/1984 1,535 $5,965 $9.157 M
70 Pale Rider Warner Bros. 06/28 - 06/30/1985 1,710 $5,333 $9.119 M
71 The Goonies Warner Bros. 06/07 - 06/09/1985 1,705 $5,341 $9.106 M
72 Eddie Murphy Raw Paramount 12/18 - 12/20/1987 1,391 $6,526 $9.077 M
73 The Dead Pool Warner Bros. 07/15 - 07/17/1988 1,831 $4,954 $9.071 M
74 Police Academy 3: Back in Training Warner Bros. 03/21 - 03/23/1986 1,788 $5,061 $9.050 M
75 Octopussy MGM/UA 06/10 - 06/12/1983 1,311 $6,791 $8.903 M
76 Back to School Orion 06/13 - 06/15/1986 1,605 $5,533 $8.881 M
77 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors New Line 02/27 - 03/01/1987 1,343 $6,612 $8.881 M
78 When Harry Met Sally… * Columbia 07/21 - 07/23/1989 775 $11,415 $8.847 M
79 Major League Paramount 04/07 - 04/09/1989 1,541 $5,734 $8.836 M
80 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1985 re-issue) Universal 07/19 - 07/21/1985 1,684 $5,230 $8.807 M
81 Uncle Buck Universal 08/18 - 08/20/1989 1,804 $4,875 $8.795 M
82 Licence to Kill MGM/UA 07/14 - 07/16/1989 1,575 $5,571 $8.775 M
83 Stir Crazy Columbia 12/12 - 12/14/1980 813 $10,691 $8.692 M
84 Spies Like Us Warner Bros. 12/06 - 12/08/1985 1,556 $5,536 $8.614 M
85 Police Academy Warner Bros. 03/23 - 03/25/1984 1,063 $8,062 $8.570 M
86 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Warner Bros. 04/03 - 04/05/1987 1,750 $4,847 $8.482 M
87 Platoon * Orion 01/30 - 02/01/1987 590 $14,157 $8.352 M
88 Vacation Warner Bros. 07/29 - 07/31/1983 1,175 $7,092 $8.333 M
89 Cannonball Run II Warner Bros. 06/29 - 07/01/1984 1,778 $4,682 $8.324 M
90 Psycho II Universal 06/03 - 06/05/1983 1,448 $5,739 $8.310 M
91 Raiders of the Lost Ark Paramount 06/12 - 06/14/1981 1,078 $7,705 $8.306 M
92 Willow MGM/UA 05/20 - 05/22/1988 1,024 $8,106 $8.300 M
93 Blue Thunder Columbia 05/13 - 05/15/1983 1,539 $5,366 $8.258 M
94 Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Paramount 05/13 - 05/15/1988 1,796 $4,591 $8.245 M
95 Red Dawn MGM/UA 08/10 - 08/12/1984 1,822 $4,517 $8.230 M
96 Big Fox 06/03 - 06/05/1988 1,132 $7,258 $8.216 M
97 Top Gun Paramount 05/16 - 05/18/1986 1,028 $7,970 $8.193 M
98 Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams Columbia 06/05 - 06/07/1981 1,390 $5,866 $8.154 M
99 Firefox Warner Bros. 06/18 - 06/20/1982 881 $9,254 $8.153 M
100 Red Heat TriStar 06/17 - 06/19/1988 1,885 $4,315 $8.134 M

- Grosses from Thursday evening shows are included in weekend grosses.
- Films that opened during the midweek are indicated with a #
- Films that expanded into wide release after an initial limited release are indicated with an *
- Films with an unofficial estimated 3-day gross from a 4-day reported gross are indicated with a ^




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