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1986 DOMESTIC GROSSES

Calendar Grosses of Movies in Release Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 1986

#1–100 - #101–200 - #201–230
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RankMovie Title (click to view)Studio
Gross / TheatersTotal Gross / % of TotalOpen
1Top GunPar.$176,781,7281,531$176,781,728100.0%5/16/86
2Crocodile DundeePar.$117,266,7761,495$174,803,50667.1%9/26/86
3The Karate Kid Part IICol.$115,103,9791,610$115,103,979100.0%6/20/86
4Back to SchoolOrion$91,258,0001,751$91,258,000100.0%6/13/86
5The Color PurpleWB$85,374,5251,109$94,175,85490.7%12/20/85
6AliensFox$85,160,2481,454$85,160,248100.0%7/18/86
7Star Trek IV: The Voyage HomePar.$73,281,9131,956$109,713,13266.8%11/26/86
8Ruthless PeopleBV$71,624,8791,114$71,624,879100.0%6/27/86
9Ferris Bueller's Day OffPar.$70,136,3691,330$70,136,369100.0%6/11/86
10Out of AfricaUni.$69,813,8571,102$87,071,20580.2%12/20/85
11Down and Out in Beverly HillsBV$62,134,2251,084$62,134,225100.0%1/31/86
12Stand by MeCol.$52,287,414848$52,287,414100.0%8/8/86
13Legal EaglesUni.$49,851,5911,248$49,851,591100.0%6/20/86
14CobraWB$49,042,2242,131$49,042,224100.0%5/23/86
15The Jewel of the NileFox$45,212,6341,490$75,973,20059.5%12/13/85
16The Golden ChildPar.$43,830,9001,714$79,817,93754.9%12/12/86
17The Color of MoneyBV$43,662,5151,205$52,293,98283.5%10/17/86
18Police Academy 3: Back in TrainingWB$43,579,1631,788$43,579,163100.0%3/21/86
19Peggy Sue Got MarriedTriS$41,382,8411,107$41,382,841100.0%10/10/86
20Poltergeist II: The Other SideMGM$40,996,6651,599$40,996,665100.0%5/23/86
21Short CircuitTriS$40,697,7611,310$40,697,761100.0%5/9/86
22Pretty in PinkPar.$40,471,6631,117$40,471,663100.0%2/28/86
23The FlyFox$40,456,5651,201$40,456,565100.0%8/15/86
24About Last Night...TriS$38,702,310887$38,702,310100.0%7/4/86
25Running ScaredMGM$38,500,7261,376$38,500,726100.0%6/27/86
26The Money PitUni.$37,499,6511,193$37,499,651100.0%3/28/86
27Rocky IVUA$37,387,6982,254$127,873,71629.2%11/27/85
28Gung HoPar.$36,611,6101,175$36,611,610100.0%3/14/86
29Hannah and Her SistersOrion$35,392,203761$35,392,203100.0%2/7/86
30An American TailUni.$33,661,4061,249$47,483,00270.9%11/21/86
31Nothing in CommonTriS$32,324,557980$32,324,557100.0%8/1/86
32Heartbreak RidgeWB$30,809,7141,647$42,724,01772.1%12/5/86
33Murphy's RomanceCol.$30,782,5231,046$30,867,52599.7%12/27/85
34Jumpin' Jack FlashFox$29,844,1011,085$29,844,101100.0%10/10/86
35Soul ManNW$27,820,0001,320$27,820,000100.0%10/24/86
36WildcatsWB$26,285,5441,062$26,285,544100.0%2/14/86
37The Great Mouse DetectiveBV$25,336,7941,198$25,336,794100.0%7/4/86
38HeartburnPar.$25,314,189850$25,314,189100.0%7/25/86
39Iron EagleTriS$24,159,8721,129$24,159,872100.0%1/17/86
40Spies Like UsWB$23,898,4131,700$60,088,98039.8%12/6/85
41Three AmigosOrion$23,624,2481,466$39,246,73460.2%12/12/86
42A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's RevengeNL$22,732,024614$29,999,21375.8%11/1/85
43Tough GuysBV$21,458,2291,266$21,458,229100.0%10/3/86
44101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1985)BV$21,145,3371,185$33,049,72964.0%12/20/85
45F/XOrion$20,603,715914$20,603,715100.0%2/7/86
46Children of a Lesser GodPar.$20,225,105544$31,853,08063.5%10/3/86
47Back to the FutureUni.$20,028,355864$210,609,7629.5%7/3/85
48Friday the 13th Part VIPar.$19,472,0571,610$19,472,057100.0%8/1/86
49HouseNW$19,444,6311,440$19,444,631100.0%2/28/86
50Flight of the NavigatorBV$18,564,6131,024$18,564,613100.0%7/30/86
51Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is CallingCol.$18,034,1501,203$18,034,150100.0%5/2/86
52White NightsCol.$17,968,3261,064$42,160,84942.6%11/22/85
53The Delta ForceCan.$17,768,9001,720$17,768,900100.0%2/14/86
54Song of the South (Re-issue)BV$17,659,3461,529$17,659,346100.0%11/21/86
55Howard the DuckUni.$16,295,7741,563$16,295,774100.0%8/1/86
56Raw DealDEG$16,209,4591,733$16,209,459100.0%6/6/86
57Armed and DangerousCol.$15,945,5341,557$15,945,534100.0%8/15/86
58LegendUni.$15,502,1121,187$15,502,112100.0%4/18/86
59YoungbloodUA$15,448,3841,354$15,448,384100.0%1/31/86
60Sleeping Beauty (Re-issue)BV$15,120,1951,159$15,120,195100.0%3/7/86
61Lady and the Tramp (re-issue) (1986)BV$14,698,8501,375$31,129,08247.2%12/19/86
62Little Shop of HorrorsWB$14,507,002866$38,748,39537.4%12/19/86
63Psycho IIIUni.$14,481,6061,408$14,481,606100.0%7/4/86
64Sweet LibertyUni.$14,205,0211,238$14,205,021100.0%5/16/86
65One Crazy SummerWB$13,431,806984$13,431,806100.0%8/8/86
66ExtremitiesAtl$13,418,091696$13,418,091100.0%8/22/86
67CrittersNL$13,167,232633$13,167,232100.0%4/11/86
68April Fool's DayPar.$12,947,7631,202$12,947,763100.0%3/28/86
69LabyrinthTriS$12,729,9171,141$12,729,917100.0%6/27/86
70Club ParadiseWB$12,308,5211,186$12,308,521100.0%7/11/86
71FirewalkerCan.$11,949,4841,120$11,949,484100.0%11/21/86
72Big Trouble in Little ChinaFox$11,100,0001,092$11,100,000100.0%7/4/86
73Under the Cherry MoonWB$10,090,429976$10,090,429100.0%7/4/86
74Murphy's LawCan.$9,947,6311,260$9,947,631100.0%4/18/86
75BrazilUni.$9,842,217173$9,929,13599.1%12/18/85
76Space CampFox$9,697,7391,024$9,697,739100.0%6/6/86
77Deadly FriendWB$8,988,7311,213$8,988,731100.0%10/10/86
78Crimes of the HeartDEG$8,739,705446$22,905,52238.2%12/12/86
79ManhunterDEG$8,620,929779$8,620,929100.0%8/15/86
80Blue VelvetDEG$8,551,228188$8,551,228100.0%9/19/86
81The Care Bears Movie 2Col.$8,540,3461,476$8,540,346100.0%3/7/86
82Wise GuysMGM$8,475,466424$8,475,466100.0%4/18/86
83Twice in a LifetimeBud$8,402,424436$8,402,424100.0%10/25/85
84Something WildOrion$8,362,969916$8,362,969100.0%11/7/86
85The Morning AfterFox$8,328,614955$25,147,05533.1%12/26/86
86LucasFox$8,200,000629$8,200,000100.0%3/28/86
87Kiss of the Spider WomanIsAl$8,196,596131$17,005,22948.2%7/26/85
88Haunted HoneymoonOrion$8,033,3971,047$8,033,397100.0%7/25/86
89The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2Can.$8,025,8721,474$8,025,872100.0%8/22/86
90The Best of TimesUni.$7,790,931872$7,790,931100.0%1/31/86
91Runaway TrainCan.$7,683,620965$7,683,620100.0%12/6/85
92QuicksilverCol.$7,634,9091,253$7,634,909100.0%2/14/86
93The Trip to BountifulIsld$7,483,516N/A$7,491,90399.9%12/20/85
94Maximum OverdriveDEG$7,433,6631,198$7,433,663100.0%7/25/86
95Young Sherlock HolmesPar.$7,403,3591,502$19,739,57537.5%12/6/85
96A Chorus LineCol.$7,309,394680$14,202,89951.5%12/13/85
97No MercyTriS$7,221,6591,206$12,303,90458.7%12/19/86
98The Boy Who Could FlyFox$7,177,431664$7,177,431100.0%8/15/86
99The Name of the RoseFox$7,153,487176$7,153,487100.0%9/26/86
100She's Gotta Have ItIsld$7,137,5021$7,137,502100.0%8/8/86
Summary of 230 Movies on Chart:
Totals:$3,149,624,332----
Averages:$13,694,019----
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