Domestic Box Office For 1980

RankRelease GrossMax ThOpening% of Total Open ThOpenCloseDistributor
1Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back$209,398,0251,278$4,910,4832.3%126May 21-Twentieth Century Fox
29 to 5$103,290,500910$3,966,8323.8%910Dec 19-Twentieth Century Fox
3Stir Crazy$101,300,000813$8,691,8868.6%813Dec 12-Columbia Pictures
4Airplane!$83,453,539----Jun 27-Paramount Pictures
5Any Which Way You Can$70,687,3441,541$8,024,66311.4%1,541Dec 17-Warner Bros.
6Private Benjamin$69,847,348763$4,739,7696.8%763Oct 10-Warner Bros.
7Coal Miner's Daughter$67,182,787437$3,366,4435%437Mar 7-Universal Pictures
8Smokey and the Bandit II$66,132,6261,196$10,883,83516.5%1,196Aug 15-Universal Pictures
9The Blue Lagoon$58,853,106----Jun 20-Columbia Pictures
10The Blues Brothers$57,229,890594$4,858,1528.5%594Jun 20-Universal Pictures
11Ordinary People$54,766,9236$170,3350.3%6Sep 19-Paramount Pictures
12Popeye$49,823,037901$6,310,52012.7%901Dec 12-Paramount Pictures
13Urban Cowboy$46,918,287----Jun 6-Paramount Pictures
14The Shining$44,017,37410$622,3371.4%10May 23-Warner Bros.
15Seems Like Old Times$43,995,918----Dec 19-Columbia Pictures
16Cheech and Chong's Next Movie$41,675,194814$5,262,96312.6%814Jul 18-Universal Pictures
17Caddyshack$39,846,344656$3,142,6897.9%656Jul 25-Warner Bros.
18Friday the 13th$39,754,6011,100$5,816,32114.6%1,100May 9-Paramount Pictures
19Brubaker$37,121,708594$2,748,0797.4%594Jun 20-Twentieth Century Fox
20Little Darlings$34,326,249----Mar 21-Paramount Pictures
21Dressed to Kill$31,899,000----Jun 23-Orion Pictures
22The Jazz Singer$27,118,000----Dec 19-Universal Pictures
23Flash Gordon$27,107,960823$3,934,03014.5%823Dec 5-Universal Pictures
24Lady and the Tramp
1980 Re-release
$26,114,207----Mar 7--
25The Elephant Man$26,010,864----Oct 3-Paramount Pictures
26Bronco Billy$24,265,6591,321$3,708,71015.3%1,321Jun 11-Warner Bros.
27Raging Bull$23,334,953180$128,5900.6%4Nov 14-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
28Xanadu$22,762,571249$1,471,5956.5%249Aug 8-Universal Pictures
29American Gigolo$22,743,674570$3,559,93015.7%570Feb 1-Paramount Pictures
30My Bodyguard$22,482,952477$178,6410.8%39Jul 11-Twentieth Century Fox
31The Fog$21,378,361----Feb 1-AVCO Embassy Pictures
32Fame$21,202,8293$118,1600.6%3May 16-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
33Tess$20,093,330----Dec 12-Columbia Pictures
34Altered States$19,853,8923$174,6500.9%3Dec 25-Warner Bros.
35Song of the South$19,800,000----Oct 8--
36Cruising$19,784,223----Feb 15-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
37The Octagon$18,971,000----Aug 14--
38The Aristocats$18,000,000----Dec 19--
39Honeysuckle Rose$17,815,212826$2,189,96612.3%826Jul 18-Warner Bros.
40Herbie Goes Bananas$17,000,000----Jun 25--
41Rough Cut$16,656,125----Jun 20-Paramount Pictures
42The Final Countdown$16,647,800----Aug 1-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
43The Hunter$16,274,150----Aug 1-Paramount Pictures
44Hero at Large$15,934,737486$1,850,72511.6%486Feb 8-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
45The Long Riders$15,795,189759$2,351,11214.9%759May 16-United Artists
46The Island$15,716,828584$3,123,26719.9%584Jun 13-Universal Pictures
47Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1980 Special Edition
$15,693,175----Nov 14-Columbia Pictures
48First Family$15,198,912563$3,635,56423.9%563Dec 25-Warner Bros.
49Prom Night$14,796,236----Aug 15-Embassy Pictures
50The Nude Bomb$14,662,035793$3,565,06624.3%793May 9-Universal Pictures
51Oh, God! Book II$14,504,2771,033$3,439,84623.7%1,033Oct 3-Warner Bros.
52The Competition$14,287,7556$76,1630.5%6Dec 3-Columbia Pictures
53Wholly Moses!$14,155,617608$3,625,28025.6%608Jun 13-Columbia Pictures
54Mary Poppins
1980 Re-release
$14,000,000----May 23--
55The Last Married Couple in America$12,835,544488$2,454,28919.1%488Feb 8-Universal Pictures
56Used Cars$11,715,321----Jul 18-Columbia Pictures
57The Last Flight of Noah's Ark$11,000,000----Jul 27--
58The Mirror Crack'd$11,000,000----Dec 19--
59The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu$10,697,276465$2,399,10922.4%465Aug 8-Warner Bros.
60Stardust Memories$10,389,00329$326,7793.1%29Sep 26-United Artists
61The Hollywood Knights$10,000,000----May 16-Columbia Pictures
62Serial$9,870,727----Mar 28-Paramount Pictures
63Somewhere in Time$9,709,597369$1,203,01112.4%369Oct 3-Universal Pictures
64Tribute$9,000,000----Dec 14-Twentieth Century Fox
65Saturn 3$9,000,000----Feb 15--
66The Formula$8,894,289477$842,9859.5%477Dec 19-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
67Mad Max$8,750,000----Mar 21--
68Battle Creek Brawl$8,527,743231$1,108,02513%231Aug 29-Warner Bros.
69The Awakening$8,415,112909$2,728,52032.4%909Oct 31-Warner Bros.
70Fatso$7,653,061----Feb 1-Twentieth Century Fox
71How to Beat the High Cost of Living$7,500,000----Jan 1--
72How to Become a Detective$7,500,000----Jun 1--
73Foxes$7,470,34834$221,1413%34Feb 29-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
74The Big Red One$7,206,220----Jul 18-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
75The Stunt Man$7,063,886----Jun 27-Twentieth Century Fox
76Where the Buffalo Roam$6,659,377464$1,750,59326.3%464Apr 25-Universal Pictures
77The Gong Show Movie$6,621,520775$1,476,42522.3%775May 23-Universal Pictures
78Motel Hell$6,342,668757$1,924,77630.3%757Oct 24-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
79Little Miss Marker$6,321,392472$853,17313.5%472Mar 21-Universal Pictures
80Oh Heavenly Dog$6,216,067114$323,3205.2%114Jul 11-Twentieth Century Fox
81Divine Madness$5,318,098127$769,78714.5%127Sep 26-Warner Bros.
82In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion)$5,215,015653$2,008,15038.5%653Sep 26-Universal Pictures
83He Knows You're Alone$4,875,436279$748,82415.4%279Aug 29-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
84Coast to Coast$4,495,445----Oct 3-Paramount Pictures
85Melvin and Howard$4,309,490----Oct 24-Universal Pictures
86Roadie$4,226,370549$1,002,26323.7%549Jun 13-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
87Gloria$4,059,6731$33,7670.8%1Oct 1-Columbia Pictures
88Jaws 2
1980 Re-release
$4,028,73526$1,382,75634.3%26Feb 15-Universal Pictures
89Kagemusha$4,000,000----Oct 10-Twentieth Century Fox
90Resurrection$3,910,019417$308,0687.9%417Sep 26-Universal Pictures
91Hide in Plain Sight$3,806,930325$810,10921.3%325Mar 21-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
92Guyana: Cult of the Damned$3,798,102748$1,668,96543.9%748Jan 25-Universal Pictures
93When Time Ran Out...$3,763,988677$1,400,99437.2%677Mar 28-Warner Bros.
94Heaven's Gate$3,484,331----Nov 19-United Artists
95ffolkes$2,993,772398$805,51126.9%398Apr 18-Universal Pictures
96Midnight Madness$2,900,000----Feb 8--
97Loving Couples$2,806,659592$1,010,18136%592Oct 24-Twentieth Century Fox
98The Idolmaker$2,625,716171$318,40312.1%171Nov 14-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
99The Black Marble$2,500,000----Jan 1-AVCO Embassy Pictures
100Gilda Live$2,261,50759$344,23415.2%59Mar 28-Warner Bros.
101Windows$2,128,39546$311,79614.6%46Jan 18-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
102Just Tell Me What You Want$2,086,90549$197,2309.5%49Feb 8-Warner Bros.
103Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!)$2,013,193----May 30-Paramount Pictures
104Carny$1,817,720----May 23-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
105When a Stranger Calls
1980 Re-release
$1,262,052----Sep 17-Columbia Pictures
106Why Would I Lie?$1,175,85556$52,4734.5%56Aug 8-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
107Nijinsky$1,047,454----Mar 21-Paramount Pictures
108Heart Beat$954,04618$74,3037.8%18Jan 18-Warner Bros.
109One-Trick Pony$843,21530$150,80917.9%30Oct 3-Warner Bros.
110Those Lips, Those Eyes$804,71351$63,7667.9%51Aug 15-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
111A Small Circle of Friends$766,76019$61,1098%19Mar 12-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
112Leo and Loree$517,988----Feb 29-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
113Home Movies$89,134----May 16-United Artists
114Phobia$59,167----Sep 26-Paramount Pictures
115Breaking Glass$2,471----Oct 17-Paramount Pictures