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Weekly Box Office

Weekly Box Office

May 20-26, 1983

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 - Return of the Jedi Fox $10,640,780 - 1,002 - $10,620 $10,640,780 $32.5 -
2 N Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Col. $8,771,612 - 1,338 - $6,556 $8,771,612 $14.4 1
3 1 Blue Thunder Col. $8,377,703 -26.0% 1,539 - $5,444 $19,702,710 - 2
4 3 Flashdance Par. $5,085,796 +1.5% 1,015 +45 $5,011 $31,918,459 - 6
5 2 Breathless Orion $4,987,809 -18.7% 1,166 +5 $4,278 $11,119,871 - 2
6 10 My Tutor Crwn $3,193,157 +278.4% 500 +181 $6,386 $14,222,766 - 12
7 8 Valley Girl Atl $2,047,186 +19.7% 342 +115 $5,986 $8,150,387 $0.35 4
8 5 Cheech & Chong Still Smokin' Par. $1,975,726 -22.8% 663 -31 $2,980 $8,679,466 - 3
9 7 Tootsie Col. $1,752,518 -8.4% 689 -70 $2,544 $167,445,555 $21 23
10 4 Doctor Detroit Uni. $1,650,000 -48.9% 795 -514 $2,075 $9,348,000 - 3
11 12 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $1,067,407 +44.4% 459 +98 $2,326 $349,796,275 $10.5 50
12 9 Gandhi Col. $926,380 -9.6% 346 -44 $2,677 $50,842,490 - 24
13 13 The Outsiders WB $638,061 -9.1% 482 -20 $1,324 $25,156,163 - 9
14 14 Local Hero WB $635,430 -7.2% 198 -9 $3,209 $5,191,596 - 14
15 N Poltergeist (re-issue) MGM $536,108 - 593 - $904 $536,108 - 1
TOTAL (15 MOVIES):$52,285,673+35.1%11,127+1,265$4,699 
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* Production Budget in millions. Studios get on average 55 percent of the final gross.


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