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1983 DOMESTIC GROSSES

Total Grosses of Movies Released Wide in 1983

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RankMovie Title (click to view)Studio
Total Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersWide
1Return of the JediFox$252,583,6171,764$23,019,6181,0025/25
2Terms of EndearmentPar.$108,423,4891,259$3,498,81326012/9
3FlashdancePar.$92,921,2031,140$4,076,1241,1404/15
4Trading PlacesPar.$90,404,8001,389$7,348,2001,3756/10
5WarGamesMGM$79,567,667977$6,227,8048436/3
6OctopussyMGM$67,893,6191,339$8,902,5641,3116/10
7Sudden ImpactWB$67,642,6931,602$9,688,5611,53012/9
8Staying AlivePar.$64,892,6701,747$12,146,1431,6607/15
9Mr. MomFox$64,783,8271,362$947,1971268/19
10Risky BusinessWB$63,541,7771,137$4,275,3276708/5
11National Lampoon's VacationWB$61,399,5521,253$8,333,3581,1757/29
12Superman IIIWB$59,950,6231,763$13,352,3571,7596/17
13The Big ChillCol.$56,342,711832$3,662,1527229/30
14Never Say Never AgainWB$55,432,8411,560$10,958,1571,55010/7
15GandhiCol.$52,767,889825$131,15342/25
16Jaws 3-DUni.$45,517,0551,311$13,422,5001,3007/22
17Scarface (1983)Uni.$44,668,7981,008$4,597,53699612/9
18Blue ThunderCol.$42,313,3541,555$8,258,1491,5395/13
19Psycho IIUni.$34,725,0001,488$8,310,2441,4486/3
20Porky's II: The Next DayFox$33,759,2661,564$7,054,9881,5116/24
21Uncommon ValorPar.$30,503,1511,076$3,144,36798912/16
22Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Re-issue) (1983)BV$30,100,0001,362$6,017,9141,3627/15
23Twilight Zone: The MovieWB$29,450,9191,288$6,614,3661,2756/24
24Easy MoneyOrion$29,309,7661,171$5,844,9741,1308/19
25High Road to ChinaWB$28,445,9271,508$6,156,0491,5083/18
26The OutsidersWB$25,697,6471,002$5,068,1658293/25
27Spring BreakCol.$24,071,6661,531$5,908,5741,4933/25
28Two of a KindFox$23,646,9521,278$3,344,9421,24412/16
29ClassOrion$21,667,789844$4,553,2338397/22
30CujoWB$21,156,1521,293$6,114,8991,2398/12
31ChristineCol.$21,017,8491,101$3,408,9041,04512/9
32The Rescuers (Re-issue)BV$21,000,0001,040$2,111,58286212/16
33The Dead ZonePar.$20,766,6161,293$4,556,0831,29310/21
34BreathlessOrion$19,910,0021,166$4,384,3691,1615/13
35A Christmas StoryMGM$19,294,144938$2,072,47388611/18
36Max Dugan ReturnsFox$17,613,720801$2,791,0027903/25
37All the Right MovesFox$17,233,166909$1,625,48644210/28
38KrullCol.$16,519,4601,289$5,469,4151,2817/29
39Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden ZoneCol.$16,478,2651,344$7,053,0161,3385/20
40Richard Pryor: Here and NowCol.$16,156,7761,411$3,701,6091,41110/28
41D.C. CabUni.$16,134,627908$1,564,53086212/16
42Gorky ParkOrion$15,856,028631$1,290,75462912/16
43Cheech & Chong Still Smokin'Par.$15,543,710730$3,085,7057105/6
44Private SchoolUni.$14,049,5401,024$4,411,8611,0247/29
45The SurvivorsCol.$14,000,0001,014$3,044,9271,0066/24
46The EntityFox$13,277,5581,035$3,685,6541,0312/4
47To Be or Not to Be (1983)Fox$13,030,214645$1,020,95863812/16
48Stroker AceUni.$13,000,0001,385$4,668,1351,3857/1
49Lone Wolf McQuadeOrion$12,232,6281,221$4,295,3001,2214/15
50The Black Stallion ReturnsMGM$12,049,1081,376$2,923,2971,3703/25
51The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue)BV$12,000,000741$2,230,6144874/1
52The Lords of DisciplinePar.$11,787,127800$3,011,9328002/18
53Raiders of the Lost Ark (Re-issue) (1983)Par.$11,374,454628$1,327,4516283/25
54The Man Who Loved WomenCol.$10,964,231845$1,347,03280212/16
55Hercules (1983)MGM$10,676,1941,014$3,473,6351,0018/26
56Doctor DetroitUni.$10,375,8931,343$3,295,7221,3435/6
57Deal of the CenturyWB$10,369,5811,226$3,520,6051,21711/4
58The Man with Two BrainsWB$10,353,4381,203$3,498,9311,2036/3
59The Year of Living DangerouslyWB$10,278,575690$35,00012/18
60LovesickWB$10,171,304744$3,093,2817182/18
61Without a TraceFox$9,632,062721$1,609,4487212/4
62Strange BrewMGM$8,571,374849$1,913,3898498/26
63Something Wicked This Way ComesBV$8,400,000817$2,423,5558174/29
64Romantic ComedyMGM$6,857,733911$2,366,02591110/7
65NightmaresUni.$6,670,6801,025$2,572,7501,0259/9
66The Osterman WeekendFox$6,486,797670$301,12912511/4
67The Sting IIUni.$6,347,0721,294$3,106,1081,2942/18
68Amityville 3-DOrion$6,333,1351,254$2,366,4721,25411/18
69Beyond the LimitPar.$5,997,566707$2,208,9767009/30
70The HungerMGM$5,979,292775$1,832,8987754/29
71Porky's (Re-issue)Fox$5,797,1901,192$2,139,8271,1925/6
72Under FireOrion$5,696,391816$1,837,76881610/21
73Smokey & the Bandit Part IIIUni.$5,678,9501,119$1,728,0604989/2
74A Night in HeavenFox$5,563,663901$1,835,42190111/18
75The Star ChamberFox$5,555,305796$1,980,1057968/5
76MetalstormUni.$5,301,085784$2,019,0005498/26
77Curse of the Pink PantherMGM$4,491,986812$1,641,1828128/12
78TrenchcoatBV$4,304,286723$2,192,6217233/11
79YellowbeardOrion$4,300,000761$1,564,1557616/24
80Yor: Hunter from the FutureCol.$2,810,1991,425$2,810,1991,4258/19
81The Man Who Wasn't There (1983)Par.$2,443,487980$1,379,5029808/12
82VideodromeUni.$2,120,439600$1,194,1756002/4
83Nate and HayesPar.$1,963,756925$815,16092511/18
84The Lonely LadyUni.$1,223,220703$1,223,2207039/30
85Rocky III (Re-issue)MGM$902,2281,071$902,2281,0715/6
Summary of 85 Movies on Chart:
Totals:$2,266,524,524----
Averages:$26,664,994----
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