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Weekly Box Office

Weekly Box Office

August 24-30, 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 $9,936,957 -27.5% 1,535 - $6,474 $23,647,382 - 2
2 2 Ghostbusters Col. $7,000,313 -18.7% 1,391 -9 $5,033 $181,699,276 $30 12
3 4 Purple Rain WB $4,927,144 -21.7% 915 +62 $5,385 $41,592,060 - 5
4 3 Red Dawn (1984) MGM $4,891,415 -42.6% 1,396 -396 $3,504 $26,415,636 - 3
5 5 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $4,474,395 -22.8% 989 +18 $4,524 $25,080,338 - 6
6 7 The Karate Kid Col. $4,317,561 -18.7% 1,090 +60 $3,961 $65,804,003 - 10
7 6 The Woman in Red Orion $4,316,101 -25.5% 1,069 +4 $4,038 $10,106,257 - 2
8 N Oxford Blues MGM $3,757,867 - 1,075 - $3,496 $3,757,867 - 1
9 8 Dreamscape Fox $3,134,950 -28.6% 814 -2 $3,851 $7,526,205 - 2
10 10 Gremlins WB $2,900,109 -16.6% 982 -31 $2,953 $133,677,003 - 12
11 11 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Par. $2,288,216 -13.1% 785 +55 $2,915 $165,159,188 $28 14
12 9 Sheena Col. $1,618,493 -61.1% 1,388 -108 $1,166 $5,778,353 - 2
13 14 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Fox $313,833 -52.2% 80 -103 $3,923 $1,945,398 - 3
TOTAL (13 MOVIES):$53,877,354-26.9%13,509-1,098$3,988 
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* Production Budget in millions. Studios get on average 55 percent of the final gross.


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