Domestic Box Office For Summer 1979

Summer 1979 runs May 4-Sep 1

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1The Amityville Horror$86,432,000748$86,432,000Jul 27American International Pictures (AIP)
2Rocky II$85,182,160780$85,182,160Jun 15United Artists
3Apocalypse Now$78,784,0103$78,784,010Aug 15Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
4Moonraker$70,308,099788$70,308,099Jun 29Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
5Alien$57,084,185757$78,944,891May 25Twentieth Century Fox
6Meatballs$43,046,0037$43,046,003Jun 29Paramount Pictures
7Escape from Alcatraz$43,000,000815$43,000,000Jun 22Paramount Pictures
8Dracula$20,158,970395$20,158,970Jul 20Universal Pictures
9Monty Python's Life of Brian$19,398,1645$19,398,164Aug 17Warner Bros.
10Breaking Away$16,424,91895$16,424,918Jul 13Twentieth Century Fox
11The Frisco Kid$9,346,17726$9,346,177Jul 13Warner Bros.
12The Prisoner of Zenda$7,650,600417$7,650,600May 25Universal Pictures
13Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope$6,760,1651,750$307,263,857May 25Twentieth Century Fox
14Butch and Sundance: The Early Days$5,136,913689$5,136,913Jun 15Twentieth Century Fox
15Lost and Found$3,223,197382$3,223,197Jun 22Columbia Pictures
16Rich Kids$1,856,1225$1,856,122Aug 17Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
17Last Embrace$1,532,902266$1,537,125May 2Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)