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Weekly Box Office

Weekly Box Office

August 31-September 6, 1984

Note: Weekly box office charts 7-day results (Friday through Thursday). To access the Weekend chart (Friday through Sunday), click here.


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TWLWTitle (Click to view)StudioWeekly Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1 1 Tightrope WB $8,372,213 -15.7% 1,535 - $5,454 $32,019,595 - 3
2 2 Ghostbusters Col. $7,416,330 +5.9% 1,368 -23 $5,421 $189,115,606 $30 13
3 N Bolero Can. $5,211,735 - 1,015 - $5,135 $5,211,735 - 1
4 3 Purple Rain WB $4,957,900 +0.6% 949 +34 $5,224 $46,549,960 - 6
5 6 The Karate Kid Col. $4,622,513 +7.1% 1,040 -50 $4,445 $70,426,516 - 11
6 5 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $4,359,296 -2.6% 974 -15 $4,476 $29,439,634 - 7
7 7 The Woman in Red Orion $4,195,581 -2.8% 944 -125 $4,444 $14,301,838 - 3
8 4 Red Dawn (1984) MGM $3,879,506 -20.7% 1,095 -301 $3,543 $30,295,142 - 4
9 10 Gremlins WB $3,509,482 +21.0% 1,071 +89 $3,277 $137,186,485 - 13
10 11 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Par. $2,572,867 +12.4% 737 -48 $3,491 $167,732,055 $28 15
11 8 Oxford Blues MGM $2,445,230 -34.9% 856 -219 $2,857 $6,203,097 - 2
12 N Flashpoint (1984) TriS $2,310,514 - 1,022 - $2,261 $2,310,514 - 1
13 N C.H.U.D. NW $2,012,291 - 310 - $6,491 $2,012,291 - 1
14 9 Dreamscape Fox $1,696,879 -45.9% 623 -191 $2,724 $9,223,084 - 3
15 - The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,049,716 - 432 -47 $2,430 $8,103,330 - 5
16 13 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Fox $250,552 -20.2% 53 -27 $4,727 $2,195,950 - 4
TOTAL (16 MOVIES):$58,862,605+9.3%14,024+515$4,197 
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* Production Budget in millions. Studios get on average 55 percent of the final gross.


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