Domestic Box Office For Summer 1983

Summer 1983 runs May 6-Sep 3

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi$232,894,1361,764$252,583,617May 25Twentieth Century Fox
2Trading Places$80,984,6431,389$90,404,800Jun 10Paramount Pictures
3WarGames$68,559,143977$79,567,667Jun 3Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
4Octopussy$67,893,6191,339$67,893,619Jun 10Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
5Flashdance$65,031,4401,140$92,921,203Apr 15Paramount Pictures
6Superman III$59,950,6231,763$59,950,623Jun 17Warner Bros.
7Staying Alive$58,642,0701,747$64,892,670Jul 15Paramount Pictures
8National Lampoon's Vacation$50,149,8851,253$61,399,552Jul 29Warner Bros.
9Jaws 3-D$45,517,0551,311$45,517,055Jul 22Universal Pictures
10Blue Thunder$42,313,3541,555$42,313,354May 13Columbia Pictures
11Risky Business$38,059,3751,137$63,541,777Aug 5Warner Bros.
12Psycho II$34,725,0001,488$34,725,000Jun 3Universal Pictures
13Porky's II: The Next Day$33,759,2661,564$33,759,266Jun 24Twentieth Century Fox
14Mr. Mom$31,165,7841,362$64,783,827Jul 22Twentieth Century Fox
15Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1983 Re-release
$30,100,0001,362$30,100,000Jul 15Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
16Twilight Zone: The Movie$29,450,9191,288$29,450,919Jun 24Warner Bros.
17Class$21,667,789844$21,667,789Jul 22Orion Pictures
18Easy Money$20,455,0411,171$29,309,766Aug 19Orion Pictures
19Breathless$19,910,0021,166$19,910,002May 13Orion Pictures
20Cujo$19,173,6041,293$21,156,152Aug 12Warner Bros.
21Krull$16,519,4601,289$16,519,460Jul 29Columbia Pictures
22Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone$16,478,2651,344$16,478,265May 20Columbia Pictures
23Still Smokin$15,543,710730$15,543,710May 6Paramount Pictures
24Tootsie$15,261,7461,222$177,200,000Dec 17Columbia Pictures
25Valley Girl$14,760,385442$17,343,596Apr 29Atlantic Releasing Corporation
26Private School$14,049,5401,024$14,049,540Jul 29Universal Pictures
27The Survivors$14,000,0001,014$14,000,000Jun 24Columbia Pictures
28My Tutor$13,391,040500$22,587,834Mar 4Crown
29Stroker Ace$13,000,0001,385$13,000,000Jul 1Universal Pictures
30E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial$11,915,6021,778$359,197,037Jun 11Universal Pictures
31Doctor Detroit$10,375,8931,343$10,375,893May 6Universal Pictures
32The Man with Two Brains$10,353,4381,203$10,353,438Jun 3Warner Bros.
33Tender Mercies$7,862,59837$8,443,124Mar 4Universal Pictures
34Hercules$7,446,7621,014$10,676,194Aug 26Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
35Chained Heat$6,149,983417$6,149,983May 27-
36Porky's
1983 Re-release
$5,797,1901,192$5,797,190May 6Twentieth Century Fox
37The Star Chamber$5,555,305796$5,555,305Aug 5Twentieth Century Fox
38Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn$5,301,085784$5,301,085Aug 19Universal Pictures
39Something Wicked This Way Comes$5,296,151817$8,400,000Apr 29Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
40Smokey and the Bandit Part 3$5,170,0001,119$5,678,950Aug 12Universal Pictures
41Gandhi$4,989,772825$52,767,889Dec 10Columbia Pictures
42Strange Brew$4,985,674849$8,571,374Aug 26Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
43Curse of the Pink Panther$4,491,986812$4,491,986Aug 12Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
44Mortuary$4,319,001146$4,319,001Sep 2-
45Yellowbeard$4,300,000761$4,300,000Jun 24Orion Pictures
46The Hunger$3,437,483775$5,979,292Apr 29Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
47The Outsiders$2,836,7591,002$25,697,647Mar 25Warner Bros.
48Yor, the Hunter from the Future$2,810,1991,425$2,810,199Aug 19Columbia Pictures
49Local Hero$2,678,199207$5,895,761Feb 18Warner Bros.
50The Man Who Wasn't There$2,443,487980$2,443,487Aug 12Paramount Pictures
51The Meaning of Life$2,364,524554$14,929,552Apr 1Universal Pictures
52Friday the 13th Part III
1983 Re-release
$2,108,548520$2,108,548May 13Paramount Pictures
53The Verdict$1,933,772904$53,977,250Dec 10Twentieth Century Fox
54Baby It's You$1,850,04830$1,867,792Mar 4Paramount Pictures
55Max Dugan Returns$1,551,060801$17,613,720Mar 25Twentieth Century Fox
56Getting It On$975,414350$975,414Aug 19-
57Rocky III
1983 Re-release
$902,2281,071$902,228May 6Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
58Fire and Ice$760,88389$760,883Aug 26Twentieth Century Fox
59Lone Wolf McQuade$691,5261,221$12,232,628Apr 15Orion Pictures
60Poltergeist
1983 Re-release
$536,108593$536,108May 20Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
61Deathstalker$511,115250$11,919,250Sep 2New World Pictures
62Spring Break$494,2731,531$24,071,666Mar 25Columbia Pictures
63Puberty Blues$237,0001$237,000Jul 15Universal Classics
64Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence$165,465196$2,306,560Aug 26Universal Pictures
65Zelig$129,912245$11,798,616Jul 15Warner Bros.
66American Playhouse: The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez$22,11032$804,963Aug 19Embassy Pictures