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Elmer Bernstein

1978-Present
As usual, no accurate grosses are available for older pictures like The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, etc.

RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 Ghostbusters Col. $242,212,467 1,506 $13,578,151 1,339 6/8/84
2 National Lampoon's Animal House Uni. $141,600,000 - $276,538 12 7/28/78
3 Wild Wild West WB $113,804,681 3,342 $27,687,484 3,342 6/30/99
4 Trading Places Par. $90,404,800 1,389 $7,348,200 1,375 6/10/83
5 Stripes Col. $85,297,000 - $6,130,197 1,074 6/26/81
6 Airplane! Par. $83,453,539 - n/a - 6/27/80
7 Cape Fear Uni. $79,091,969 1,707 $10,261,025 924 11/15/91
8 Spies Like Us WB $60,088,980 1,700 $8,614,039 1,556 12/6/85
9 The Blues Brothers Uni. $57,229,890 - $4,858,152 594 6/20/80
10 Legal Eagles Uni. $49,851,591 1,248 $8,043,360 1,248 6/20/86
11 The Rainmaker (1997) Par. $45,916,769 2,369 $10,626,507 2,317 11/21/97
12 The Good Son Fox $44,789,789 1,902 $12,520,305 1,847 9/24/93
13 Meatballs Par. $43,046,003 - $77,170 7 6/29/79
14 Three Amigos Orion $39,246,734 1,466 $5,939,000 1,385 12/12/86
15 Keeping the Faith BV $37,047,880 2,171 $8,078,671 2,152 4/14/00
16 The Age of Innocence Col. $32,255,440 839 $2,317,289 83 9/17/93
17 An American Werewolf in London Uni. $30,565,292 - $3,786,512 870 8/21/81
18 Airplane II: The Sequel Par. $27,150,534 1,300 $5,329,208 1,150 12/10/82
19 Funny Farm WB $25,537,221 1,557 $5,655,439 1,557 6/3/88
20 Oscar BV $23,562,716 1,391 $5,091,027 1,388 4/26/91
21 Hoodlum MGM $23,499,102 2,020 $8,162,768 2,020 8/29/97
22 Class Orion $21,667,789 844 $4,553,233 839 7/22/83
23 Bulletproof Uni. $21,576,954 2,242 $6,014,400 2,240 9/6/96
24 The Black Cauldron BV $21,288,692 1,276 $4,180,110 1,276 7/26/85
25 The Babe Uni. $17,530,973 1,568 $5,011,205 1,566 4/17/92
26 Bringing Out the Dead Par. $16,797,191 1,967 $6,193,052 1,936 10/22/99
27 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Col. $16,478,265 1,344 $7,053,016 1,338 5/20/83
28 Devil in a Blue Dress Sony $16,140,822 1,432 $5,422,385 1,432 9/29/95
29 Far From Heaven Focus $15,901,849 291 $211,279 6 11/8/02
30 Twilight (1998) Par. $15,055,091 1,354 $5,866,411 1,351 3/6/98
31 My Left Foot Mira. $14,743,391 510 $41,165 2 11/10/89
32 The Deep End of the Ocean Sony $13,898,649 1,907 $5,558,400 1,907 3/12/99
33 The Grifters Mira. $13,446,769 780 $71,034 2 12/7/90
34 Roommates BV $12,096,881 1,272 $4,038,033 1,262 3/3/95
35 Mad Dog and Glory Uni. $11,081,586 1,118 $3,815,555 1,098 3/5/93
36 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $10,438,504 545 $2,458,080 540 5/3/91
37 Buddy Sony $10,113,400 2,113 $3,504,671 2,113 6/6/97
38 Lost in Yonkers Col. $9,285,189 1,190 $3,002,150 1,190 5/14/93
39 Saturn 3 AFD $9,000,000 - n/a - 2/15/80
40 The Shootist Par. $8,091,910 - n/a - 7/21/76
41 Rambling Rose NL $6,266,621 236 $314,631 26 9/20/91
42 The Cemetary Club BV $6,011,745 523 $56,833 6 2/5/93
43 Going Ape! Par. $5,504,218 - n/a - 4/10/81
44 The Good Mother BV $4,764,606 670 $1,804,288 667 11/4/88
45 The Great Santini WB $4,702,575 - $83,527 87 10/26/79
46 Leonard Part 6 Col. $4,615,255 1,149 $1,316,337 1,142 12/18/87
47 Honky Tonk Freeway Uni. $2,004,742 - $939,423 629 8/21/81
48 The Field Ave $1,494,399 40 $27,948 2 12/22/90
49 Da FDal $644,532 1 $11,085 1 4/29/88
50 Search and Destroy Oct. $389,503 22 $26,522 2 4/28/95
51 Five Days One Summer WB $199,078 6 $43,891 6 11/12/82
52 Canadian Bacon Gram. $163,971 14 $53,349 14 9/22/95
53 Frankie Starlight FL $103,365 5 $12,694 5 11/22/95
54 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies BV $39,075 1 $10,350 1 3/6/98
55 The Great Escape UA n/a - n/a - 7/4/63
56 The Sons of Katie Elder Par. n/a - n/a - 7/1/65
57 Bloodbrothers WB n/a - n/a - Oct 1978
58 Zulu Dawn AmCi n/a - n/a - 12/14/79
59 Kings Go Forth UA n/a - n/a - 6/28/58
60 To Kill a Mockingbird Uni. n/a - n/a - 12/25/62
61 Sweet Smell of Success UA n/a - n/a - 6/27/57
62 The Scalphunters UA n/a - n/a - 4/2/68
63 McQ WB n/a - n/a - 2/6/74
64 The Magnificent Seven UA n/a - n/a - 10/23/60
65 The Comancheros Fox n/a - n/a - 10/30/61
66 True Grit (1969) Par. n/a - n/a - 6/11/69
67 The Chosen Anls n/a - n/a - 4/30/82
68 Big Jake NGP n/a - n/a - 5/26/71
69 Cahill, United States Marshal WB n/a - n/a - 7/11/73
70 Amazing Grace and Chuck TriS n/a - n/a - 4/10/87
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (54): $1,687,189,987
Average: $31,244,259
Opening Gross Average (32): $6,722,643 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 Ghostbusters Col. $577,822,700 $242,212,467 6/8/84
2 National Lampoon's Animal House Uni. $486,309,000 $141,600,000 7/28/78
3 Airplane! Par. $251,911,800 $83,453,539 6/27/80
4 Stripes Col. $249,140,900 $85,297,000 6/26/81
5 Trading Places Par. $233,043,500 $90,404,800 6/10/83
6 Wild Wild West WB $181,908,300 $113,804,681 6/30/99
7 The Blues Brothers Uni. $172,753,400 $57,229,890 6/20/80
8 Cape Fear Uni. $153,202,300 $79,091,969 11/15/91
9 Meatballs Par. $139,256,400 $43,046,003 6/29/79
10 Spies Like Us WB $134,134,400 $60,088,980 12/6/85
11 Legal Eagles Uni. $109,109,100 $49,851,591 6/20/86
12 An American Werewolf in London Uni. $89,277,000 $30,565,292 8/21/81
13 The Good Son Fox $87,848,600 $44,789,789 9/24/93
14 Three Amigos Orion $83,162,700 $39,246,734 12/12/86
15 The Rainmaker (1997) Par. $81,229,700 $45,916,769 11/21/97
16 Airplane II: The Sequel Par. $73,220,500 $27,150,534 12/10/82
17 The Age of Innocence Col. $63,264,300 $32,255,440 9/17/93
18 Class Orion $55,854,700 $21,667,789 7/22/83
19 Keeping the Faith BV $55,812,400 $37,047,880 4/14/00
20 Funny Farm WB $50,453,100 $25,537,221 6/3/88
21 The Black Cauldron BV $48,694,100 $21,288,692 7/26/85
22 Oscar BV $45,446,400 $23,562,716 4/26/91
23 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Col. $42,477,300 $16,478,265 5/20/83
24 Hoodlum MGM $41,571,400 $23,499,102 8/29/97
25 Bulletproof Uni. $39,639,100 $21,576,954 9/6/96
26 The Babe Uni. $34,301,600 $17,530,973 4/17/92
27 The Shootist Par. $30,848,000 $8,091,910 7/21/76
28 Devil in a Blue Dress Sony $30,129,500 $16,140,822 9/29/95
29 My Left Foot Mira. $28,310,000 $14,743,391 11/10/89
30 Saturn 3 AFD $27,167,300 $9,000,000 2/15/80
31 Bringing Out the Dead Par. $26,814,700 $16,797,191 10/22/99
32 Twilight (1998) Par. $26,065,500 $15,055,091 3/6/98
33 The Grifters Mira. $25,934,400 $13,446,769 12/7/90
34 Roommates BV $22,580,800 $12,096,881 3/3/95
35 The Deep End of the Ocean Sony $22,216,000 $13,898,649 3/12/99
36 Far From Heaven Focus $21,892,800 $15,901,849 11/8/02
37 Mad Dog and Glory Uni. $21,734,900 $11,081,586 3/5/93
38 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $20,133,200 $10,438,504 5/3/91
39 Lost in Yonkers Col. $18,211,500 $9,285,189 5/14/93
40 Buddy Sony $17,891,200 $10,113,400 6/6/97
41 Going Ape! Par. $16,077,100 $5,504,218 4/10/81
42 The Great Santini WB $15,213,100 $4,702,575 10/26/79
43 Rambling Rose NL $12,086,700 $6,266,621 9/20/91
44 The Cemetary Club BV $11,791,200 $6,011,745 2/5/93
45 Leonard Part 6 Col. $9,511,500 $4,615,255 12/18/87
46 The Good Mother BV $9,413,300 $4,764,606 11/4/88
47 Honky Tonk Freeway Uni. $5,855,600 $2,004,742 8/21/81
48 The Field Ave $2,882,000 $1,494,399 12/22/90
49 Da FDal $1,273,400 $644,532 4/29/88
50 Search and Destroy Oct. $727,100 $389,503 4/28/95
51 Five Days One Summer WB $549,800 $199,078 11/12/82
52 Canadian Bacon Gram. $306,100 $163,971 9/22/95
53 Frankie Starlight FL $192,900 $103,365 11/22/95
54 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies BV $67,600 $39,075 3/6/98
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $4,006,722,000
Average: $74,198,600


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
Ghostbusters Col. $282.2 $229.2 81.2% $53.0 18.8% 1984
Wild Wild West WB $222.1 $113.8 51.2% $108.3 48.8% 1999
Cape Fear Uni. $182.3 $79.1 43.4% $103.2 56.6% 1991
The Blues Brothers Uni. $115.2 $57.2 49.7% $58.0 50.3% 1980
Legal Eagles Uni. $93.2 $49.9 53.5% $43.3 46.5% 1986
The Good Son Fox $60.6 $44.8 73.9% $15.8 26.1% 1993
Keeping the Faith BV $59.9 $37.0 61.8% $22.9 38.2% 2000
Far From Heaven Focus $29.0 $15.9 54.8% $13.1 45.2% 2002
The Deep End of the Ocean Sony $28.1 $13.9 49.4% $14.2 50.6% 1999
Bulletproof Uni. $22.6 $21.6 95.4% $1.0 4.6% 1996
The Babe Uni. $19.9 $17.5 88% $2.4 12% 1992
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $1,115.3 million



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