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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.

RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 62 Zulu Dawn American Cinema n/a - n/a - 12/14/79
2 65 The Chosen Analysis Film Rel. n/a - n/a - 4/30/82
3 39 Saturn 3 Associated Film Dist. $9,000,000 - n/a - 2/15/80
4 48 The Field Avenue Pict. $1,494,399 40 $27,948 2 12/22/90
5 15 Keeping the Faith Buena Vista $37,047,880 2,171 $8,078,671 2,152 4/14/00
6 20 Oscar Buena Vista $23,562,716 1,391 $5,091,027 1,388 4/26/91
7 24 The Black Cauldron Buena Vista $21,288,692 1,276 $4,180,110 1,276 7/26/85
8 34 Roommates Buena Vista $12,096,881 1,272 $4,038,033 1,262 3/3/95
9 42 The Cemetary Club Buena Vista $6,011,745 523 $56,833 6 2/5/93
10 44 The Good Mother Buena Vista $4,764,606 670 $1,804,288 667 11/4/88
11 54 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Buena Vista $39,075 1 $10,350 1 3/6/98
12 1 Ghostbusters Columbia $238,632,124 1,506 $13,578,151 1,339 6/8/84
13 5 Stripes Columbia $85,297,000 - $6,130,197 1,074 6/26/81
14 16 The Age of Innocence Columbia $32,255,440 839 $2,317,289 83 9/17/93
15 27 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Columbia $16,478,265 1,344 $7,053,016 1,338 5/20/83
16 38 Lost in Yonkers Columbia $9,285,189 1,190 $3,002,150 1,190 5/14/93
17 46 Leonard Part 6 Columbia $4,615,255 1,149 $1,316,337 1,142 12/18/87
18 49 Da FilmDallas $644,532 1 $11,085 1 4/29/88
19 53 Frankie Starlight Fine Line $103,365 5 $12,694 5 11/22/95
20 29 Far From Heaven Focus Features $15,901,849 291 $211,279 6 11/8/02
21 12 The Good Son Fox $44,789,789 1,902 $12,520,305 1,847 9/24/93
22 60 The Comancheros Fox n/a - n/a - 10/30/61
23 52 Canadian Bacon Gramercy $163,971 14 $53,349 14 9/22/95
24 21 Hoodlum MGM $23,499,102 2,020 $8,162,768 2,020 8/29/97
25 31 My Left Foot Miramax $14,743,391 510 $41,165 2 11/10/89
26 33 The Grifters Miramax $13,446,769 780 $71,034 2 12/7/90
27 36 A Rage in Harlem Miramax $10,438,504 545 $2,458,080 540 5/3/91
28 58 Big Jake National General n/a - n/a - 5/26/71
29 41 Rambling Rose New Line $6,266,621 236 $314,631 26 9/20/91
30 50 Search and Destroy October $389,503 22 $26,522 2 4/28/95
31 14 Three Amigos Orion Pictures $39,246,734 1,466 $5,939,000 1,385 12/12/86
32 22 Class Orion Pictures $21,667,789 844 $4,553,233 839 7/22/83
33 4 Trading Places Paramount $90,404,800 1,389 $7,348,200 1,375 6/10/83
34 6 Airplane! Paramount $83,453,539 - n/a - 6/27/80
35 11 The Rainmaker (1997) Paramount $45,916,769 2,369 $10,626,507 2,317 11/21/97
36 13 Meatballs Paramount $43,046,003 - $77,170 7 6/29/79
37 18 Airplane II: The Sequel Paramount $27,150,534 1,300 $5,329,208 1,150 12/10/82
38 26 Bringing Out the Dead Paramount $16,797,191 1,967 $6,193,052 1,936 10/22/99
39 30 Twilight (1998) Paramount $15,055,091 1,354 $5,866,411 1,351 3/6/98
40 40 The Shootist Paramount $8,091,910 - n/a - 7/21/76
41 43 Going Ape! Paramount $5,504,218 - n/a - 4/10/81
42 67 True Grit (1969) Paramount n/a - n/a - 6/11/69
43 69 The Sons of Katie Elder Paramount n/a - n/a - 7/1/65
44 28 Devil in a Blue Dress Sony / Columbia $16,140,822 1,432 $5,422,385 1,432 9/29/95
45 32 The Deep End of the Ocean Sony / Columbia $13,898,649 1,907 $5,558,400 1,907 3/12/99
46 37 Buddy Sony / Columbia $10,113,400 2,113 $3,504,671 2,113 6/6/97
47 59 Amazing Grace and Chuck TriStar n/a - n/a - 4/10/87
48 55 Sweet Smell of Success United Artists n/a - n/a - 6/27/57
49 57 The Magnificent Seven United Artists n/a - n/a - 10/23/60
50 63 The Scalphunters United Artists n/a - n/a - 4/2/68
51 64 The Great Escape United Artists n/a - n/a - 7/4/63
52 68 Kings Go Forth United Artists n/a - n/a - 6/28/58
53 2 National Lampoon's Animal House Universal $141,600,000 - $276,538 12 7/28/78
54 7 Cape Fear Universal $79,091,969 1,707 $10,261,025 924 11/15/91
55 9 The Blues Brothers Universal $57,229,890 - $4,858,152 594 6/20/80
56 10 Legal Eagles Universal $49,851,591 1,248 $8,043,360 1,248 6/20/86
57 17 An American Werewolf in London Universal $30,565,292 - $3,786,512 870 8/21/81
58 23 Bulletproof Universal $21,576,954 2,242 $6,014,400 2,240 9/6/96
59 25 The Babe Universal $17,530,973 1,568 $5,011,205 1,566 4/17/92
60 35 Mad Dog and Glory Universal $11,081,586 1,118 $3,815,555 1,098 3/5/93
61 47 Honky Tonk Freeway Universal $2,004,742 - $939,423 629 8/21/81
62 61 To Kill a Mockingbird Universal n/a - n/a - 12/25/62
63 3 Wild Wild West Warner Bros. $113,804,681 3,342 $27,687,484 3,342 6/30/99
64 8 Spies Like Us Warner Bros. $60,088,980 1,700 $8,614,039 1,556 12/6/85
65 19 Funny Farm Warner Bros. $25,537,221 1,557 $5,655,439 1,557 6/3/88
66 45 The Great Santini Warner Bros. $4,702,575 - $83,527 87 10/26/79
67 51 Five Days One Summer Warner Bros. $199,078 6 $43,891 6 11/12/82
68 56 Bloodbrothers Warner Bros. n/a - n/a - Oct 1978
69 66 Cahill, United States Marshal Warner Bros. n/a - n/a - 7/11/73
70 70 McQ Warner Bros. n/a - n/a - 2/6/74
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (54): $1,683,609,644
Average: $31,177,956
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. $576,454,500 $238,632,124 6/8/84
2 National Lampoon's Animal House Uni. $488,105,700 $141,600,000 7/28/78
3 Airplane! Par. $252,842,500 $83,453,539 6/27/80
4 Stripes Col. $250,061,300 $85,297,000 6/26/81
5 Trading Places Par. $233,904,500 $90,404,800 6/10/83
6 Wild Wild West WB $182,580,300 $113,804,681 6/30/99
7 The Blues Brothers Uni. $173,391,700 $57,229,890 6/20/80
8 Cape Fear Uni. $153,768,300 $79,091,969 11/15/91
9 Meatballs Par. $139,770,900 $43,046,003 6/29/79
10 Spies Like Us WB $134,630,000 $60,088,980 12/6/85
11 Legal Eagles Uni. $109,512,300 $49,851,591 6/20/86
12 An American Werewolf in London Uni. $89,606,900 $30,565,292 8/21/81
13 The Good Son Fox $88,173,100 $44,789,789 9/24/93
14 Three Amigos Orion $83,469,900 $39,246,734 12/12/86
15 The Rainmaker (1997) Par. $81,529,800 $45,916,769 11/21/97
16 Airplane II: The Sequel Par. $73,491,000 $27,150,534 12/10/82
17 The Age of Innocence Col. $63,498,000 $32,255,440 9/17/93
18 Class Orion $56,061,100 $21,667,789 7/22/83
19 Keeping the Faith BV $56,018,600 $37,047,880 4/14/00
20 Funny Farm WB $50,639,500 $25,537,221 6/3/88
21 The Black Cauldron BV $48,874,000 $21,288,692 7/26/85
22 Oscar BV $45,614,300 $23,562,716 4/26/91
23 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Col. $42,634,200 $16,478,265 5/20/83
24 Hoodlum MGM $41,725,000 $23,499,102 8/29/97
25 Bulletproof Uni. $39,785,600 $21,576,954 9/6/96
26 The Babe Uni. $34,428,300 $17,530,973 4/17/92
27 The Shootist Par. $30,962,000 $8,091,910 7/21/76
28 Devil in a Blue Dress Sony $30,240,900 $16,140,822 9/29/95
29 My Left Foot Mira. $28,414,600 $14,743,391 11/10/89
30 Saturn 3 AFD $27,267,700 $9,000,000 2/15/80
31 Bringing Out the Dead Par. $26,913,800 $16,797,191 10/22/99
32 Twilight (1998) Par. $26,161,800 $15,055,091 3/6/98
33 The Grifters Mira. $26,030,200 $13,446,769 12/7/90
34 Roommates BV $22,664,300 $12,096,881 3/3/95
35 The Deep End of the Ocean Sony $22,298,000 $13,898,649 3/12/99
36 Far From Heaven Focus $21,973,700 $15,901,849 11/8/02
37 Mad Dog and Glory Uni. $21,815,200 $11,081,586 3/5/93
38 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $20,207,600 $10,438,504 5/3/91
39 Lost in Yonkers Col. $18,278,800 $9,285,189 5/14/93
40 Buddy Sony $17,957,300 $10,113,400 6/6/97
41 Going Ape! Par. $16,136,500 $5,504,218 4/10/81
42 The Great Santini WB $15,269,300 $4,702,575 10/26/79
43 Rambling Rose NL $12,131,300 $6,266,621 9/20/91
44 The Cemetary Club BV $11,834,700 $6,011,745 2/5/93
45 Leonard Part 6 Col. $9,546,600 $4,615,255 12/18/87
46 The Good Mother BV $9,448,100 $4,764,606 11/4/88
47 Honky Tonk Freeway Uni. $5,877,200 $2,004,742 8/21/81
48 The Field Ave $2,892,700 $1,494,399 12/22/90
49 Da FDal $1,278,100 $644,532 4/29/88
50 Search and Destroy Oct. $729,800 $389,503 4/28/95
51 Five Days One Summer WB $551,900 $199,078 11/12/82
52 Canadian Bacon Gram. $307,200 $163,971 9/22/95
53 Frankie Starlight FL $193,700 $103,365 11/22/95
54 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies BV $67,900 $39,075 3/6/98
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $4,018,022,200
Average: $74,407,800


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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