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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 Sweet Smell of Success UA n/a - n/a - 6/27/57
56 The Sons of Katie Elder Par. n/a - n/a - 7/1/65
57 The Magnificent Seven UA n/a - n/a - 10/23/60
58 Amazing Grace and Chuck TriS n/a - n/a - 4/10/87
59 To Kill a Mockingbird Uni. n/a - n/a - 12/25/62
60 The Comancheros Fox n/a - n/a - 10/30/61
61 Kings Go Forth UA n/a - n/a - 6/28/58
62 Big Jake NGP n/a - n/a - 5/26/71
63 Cahill, United States Marshal WB n/a - n/a - 7/11/73
64 The Great Escape UA n/a - n/a - 7/4/63
65 The Scalphunters UA n/a - n/a - 4/2/68
66 The Chosen Anls n/a - n/a - 4/30/82
67 Zulu Dawn AmCi n/a - n/a - 12/14/79
68 McQ WB n/a - n/a - 2/6/74
69 True Grit (1969) Par. n/a - n/a - 6/11/69
70 Bloodbrothers WB n/a - n/a - Oct 1978
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. $619,211,400 $242,212,467 6/8/84
2 National Lampoon's Animal House Uni. $521,045,300 $141,600,000 7/28/78
3 Airplane! Par. $269,905,500 $83,453,539 6/27/80
4 Stripes Col. $266,936,700 $85,297,000 6/26/81
5 Trading Places Par. $249,689,400 $90,404,800 6/10/83
6 Wild Wild West WB $194,901,700 $113,804,681 6/30/99
7 The Blues Brothers Uni. $185,093,000 $57,229,890 6/20/80
8 Cape Fear Uni. $164,145,300 $79,091,969 11/15/91
9 Meatballs Par. $149,203,300 $43,046,003 6/29/79
10 Spies Like Us WB $143,715,400 $60,088,980 12/6/85
11 Legal Eagles Uni. $116,902,600 $49,851,591 6/20/86
12 An American Werewolf in London Uni. $95,654,000 $30,565,292 8/21/81
13 The Good Son Fox $94,123,500 $44,789,789 9/24/93
14 Three Amigos Orion $89,102,900 $39,246,734 12/12/86
15 The Rainmaker (1997) Par. $87,031,800 $45,916,769 11/21/97
16 Airplane II: The Sequel Par. $78,450,500 $27,150,534 12/10/82
17 The Age of Innocence Col. $67,783,200 $32,255,440 9/17/93
18 Class Orion $59,844,400 $21,667,789 7/22/83
19 Keeping the Faith BV $59,799,000 $37,047,880 4/14/00
20 Funny Farm WB $54,056,900 $25,537,221 6/3/88
21 The Black Cauldron BV $52,172,300 $21,288,692 7/26/85
22 Oscar BV $48,692,600 $23,562,716 4/26/91
23 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Col. $45,511,400 $16,478,265 5/20/83
24 Hoodlum MGM $44,540,800 $23,499,102 8/29/97
25 Bulletproof Uni. $42,470,500 $21,576,954 9/6/96
26 The Babe Uni. $36,751,700 $17,530,973 4/17/92
27 The Shootist Par. $33,051,500 $8,091,910 7/21/76
28 Devil in a Blue Dress Sony $32,281,600 $16,140,822 9/29/95
29 My Left Foot Mira. $30,332,100 $14,743,391 11/10/89
30 Saturn 3 AFD $29,107,800 $9,000,000 2/15/80
31 Bringing Out the Dead Par. $28,730,100 $16,797,191 10/22/99
32 Twilight (1998) Par. $27,927,400 $15,055,091 3/6/98
33 The Grifters Mira. $27,786,900 $13,446,769 12/7/90
34 Roommates BV $24,193,800 $12,096,881 3/3/95
35 The Deep End of the Ocean Sony $23,802,800 $13,898,649 3/12/99
36 Far From Heaven Focus $23,456,600 $15,901,849 11/8/02
37 Mad Dog and Glory Uni. $23,287,400 $11,081,586 3/5/93
38 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $21,571,200 $10,438,504 5/3/91
39 Lost in Yonkers Col. $19,512,400 $9,285,189 5/14/93
40 Buddy Sony $19,169,200 $10,113,400 6/6/97
41 Going Ape! Par. $17,225,400 $5,504,218 4/10/81
42 The Great Santini WB $16,299,800 $4,702,575 10/26/79
43 Rambling Rose NL $12,950,000 $6,266,621 9/20/91
44 The Cemetary Club BV $12,633,400 $6,011,745 2/5/93
45 Leonard Part 6 Col. $10,190,900 $4,615,255 12/18/87
46 The Good Mother BV $10,085,700 $4,764,606 11/4/88
47 Honky Tonk Freeway Uni. $6,273,800 $2,004,742 8/21/81
48 The Field Ave $3,087,900 $1,494,399 12/22/90
49 Da FDal $1,364,300 $644,532 4/29/88
50 Search and Destroy Oct. $779,000 $389,503 4/28/95
51 Five Days One Summer WB $589,100 $199,078 11/12/82
52 Canadian Bacon Gram. $327,900 $163,971 9/22/95
53 Frankie Starlight FL $206,700 $103,365 11/22/95
54 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies BV $72,500 $39,075 3/6/98
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $4,293,032,100
Average: $79,500,600


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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