Domestic Box Office For 1979

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1Superman$93,292,767817$134,218,018Dec 15Warner Bros.
2The Amityville Horror$86,432,000748$86,432,000Jul 27American International Pictures (AIP)
3Rocky II$85,182,160780$85,182,160Jun 15United Artists
4Star Trek$82,258,4561,002$82,258,456Dec 7Paramount Pictures
5Alien$78,944,891757$78,944,891May 25Twentieth Century Fox
6Apocalypse Now$78,784,0103$78,784,010Aug 15Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
710$74,865,517706$74,865,517Oct 5Warner Bros.
8The Jerk$73,691,419525$73,691,419Dec 14Universal Pictures
9Moonraker$70,308,099788$70,308,099Jun 29Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
10Meatballs$43,046,0037$43,046,003Jun 29Paramount Pictures
11Escape from Alcatraz$43,000,000815$43,000,000Jun 22Paramount Pictures
12Manhattan$39,946,78029$39,946,780Apr 25Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
13All That Jazz$37,823,6765$37,823,676Dec 20Twentieth Century Fox
141941$31,755,742325$31,755,742Dec 14Universal Pictures
15The Champ$30,441,738563$30,441,738Apr 4Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
16The Rose$29,174,64844$29,174,648Nov 7Twentieth Century Fox
17The Warriors$22,490,039551$22,490,039Feb 9Paramount Pictures
18Norma Rae$22,228,00048$22,228,000Mar 2Twentieth Century Fox
19National Lampoon's Animal House
1979 Re-release
$21,508,87740$21,508,877Sep 21Universal Pictures
20La Cage aux Folles$20,424,2595$20,424,259Mar 30Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
21Dracula$20,158,970395$20,158,970Jul 20Universal Pictures
22Monty Python's Life of Brian$19,398,1645$19,398,164Aug 17Warner Bros.
23Buck Rogers in the 25th Century$17,046,340934$21,671,241Mar 30Universal Pictures
24Breaking Away$16,424,91895$16,424,918Jul 13Twentieth Century Fox
25Roller Boogie$13,253,715478$13,253,715Dec 19Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
26The Great Train Robbery$13,027,85754$13,027,857Feb 2Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
27Kramer vs. Kramer$11,811,688898$106,260,000Dec 19Columbia Pictures
28Fiddler on the Roof
1979 Re-release
$10,404,330456$10,404,330Nov 7Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
29The Frisco Kid$9,346,17726$9,346,177Jul 13Warner Bros.
30The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh$8,281,2461$8,281,246Nov 2Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
31The Prisoner of Zenda$7,650,600417$7,650,600May 25Universal Pictures
32Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope$6,760,1651,750$307,263,857May 25Twentieth Century Fox
33Cuba$5,610,280331$5,610,280Dec 21Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
34Butch and Sundance: The Early Days$5,136,913689$5,136,913Jun 15Twentieth Century Fox
35The Great Santini$4,702,57587$4,702,575Oct 26Warner Bros.
36Lost and Found$3,223,197382$3,223,197Jun 22Columbia Pictures
37Voices$2,631,2442$2,631,244Mar 14Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
38Rich Kids$1,856,1225$1,856,122Aug 17Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
39Last Embrace$1,537,125266$1,537,125May 2Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
40The Passage$1,101,18617$1,101,186Mar 9Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)