Domestic Box Office For 1983

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi$247,371,2421,764$252,583,617May 25Twentieth Century Fox
2Tootsie$146,259,3211,222$177,200,000Dec 17Columbia Pictures
3Flashdance$92,921,2031,140$92,921,203Apr 15Paramount Pictures
4Trading Places$90,404,8001,389$90,404,800Jun 10Paramount Pictures
5WarGames$79,567,667977$79,567,667Jun 3Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
6Octopussy$67,893,6191,339$67,893,619Jun 10Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
7Staying Alive$64,892,6701,747$64,892,670Jul 15Paramount Pictures
8Risky Business$63,541,7771,137$63,541,777Aug 5Warner Bros.
9Mr. Mom$63,090,9651,362$64,783,827Jul 22Twentieth Century Fox
10Vacation$61,399,5521,253$61,399,552Jul 29Warner Bros.
11Superman III$59,950,6231,763$59,950,623Jun 17Warner Bros.
1248 Hrs.$57,812,3691,050$78,868,508Dec 10Paramount Pictures
13Never Say Never Again$55,432,8411,560$55,432,841Oct 7Warner Bros.
14Gandhi$49,248,509825$52,767,889Dec 10Columbia Pictures
15Jaws 3-D$45,517,0551,311$45,517,055Jul 22Universal Pictures
16E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial$44,285,9431,778$359,197,037Jun 11Universal Pictures
17Blue Thunder$42,313,3541,555$42,313,354May 13Columbia Pictures
18The Verdict$41,345,869904$53,977,250Dec 10Twentieth Century Fox
19The Big Chill$40,473,753832$56,342,711Sep 30Columbia Pictures
20Sudden Impact$36,850,3601,602$67,642,693Dec 9Warner Bros.
21Psycho II$34,725,0001,488$34,725,000Jun 3Universal Pictures
22Terms of Endearment$34,003,2161,259$108,423,489Nov 23Paramount Pictures
23Porky's II: The Next Day$33,759,2661,564$33,759,266Jun 24Twentieth Century Fox
24Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1983 Re-release
$30,100,0001,362$30,100,000Jul 15Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
25Twilight Zone: The Movie$29,450,9191,288$29,450,919Jun 24Warner Bros.
26Easy Money$29,309,7661,171$29,309,766Aug 19Orion Pictures
27High Road to China$28,445,9271,508$28,445,927Mar 18Warner Bros.
28Sophie's Choice$27,107,015548$30,036,000Dec 10Universal Pictures
29The Outsiders$25,697,6471,002$25,697,647Mar 25Warner Bros.
30Spring Break$24,071,6661,531$24,071,666Mar 25Columbia Pictures
31The Dark Crystal$22,962,7111,052$40,577,001Dec 17Universal Pictures
32My Tutor$22,587,834500$22,587,834Mar 4Crown
33Class$21,667,789844$21,667,789Jul 22Orion Pictures
34An Officer and a Gentleman$21,393,2861,050$129,795,554Jul 30Paramount Pictures
35Cujo$21,156,1521,293$21,156,152Aug 12Warner Bros.
36Best Friends$21,027,4171,080$36,821,203Dec 17Warner Bros.
37The Toy$20,961,7701,542$47,118,057Dec 10Columbia Pictures
38The Dead Zone$20,766,6161,293$20,766,616Oct 21Paramount Pictures
39Breathless$19,910,0021,166$19,910,002May 13Orion Pictures
40Scarface$19,228,8561,008$44,668,798Dec 9Universal Pictures
41Max Dugan Returns$17,613,720801$17,613,720Mar 25Twentieth Century Fox
42Valley Girl$17,343,596442$17,343,596Apr 29Atlantic Releasing Corporation
43All the Right Moves$17,233,166909$17,233,166Oct 21Twentieth Century Fox
44Krull$16,519,4601,289$16,519,460Jul 29Columbia Pictures
45Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone$16,478,2651,344$16,478,265May 20Columbia Pictures
46Richard Pryor... Here and Now$16,156,7761,411$16,156,776Oct 28Columbia Pictures
47Still Smokin$15,543,710730$15,543,710May 6Paramount Pictures
48The Meaning of Life$14,929,552554$14,929,552Apr 1Universal Pictures
49Private School$14,049,5401,024$14,049,540Jul 29Universal Pictures
50The Survivors$14,000,0001,014$14,000,000Jun 24Columbia Pictures
51Educating Rita$13,511,183407$14,648,076Sep 23Columbia Pictures
52The Entity$13,277,5581,035$13,277,558Feb 4Twentieth Century Fox
53A Christmas Story$13,242,970938$19,294,144Nov 18Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
54The Man from Snowy River$13,081,413517$20,659,423Nov 5Twentieth Century Fox
55Stroker Ace$13,000,0001,385$13,000,000Jul 1Universal Pictures
56Yentl$12,932,975747$40,218,899Nov 18Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
57Lone Wolf McQuade$12,232,6281,221$12,232,628Apr 15Orion Pictures
58The Black Stallion Returns$12,049,1081,376$12,049,108Mar 25Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
59The Right Stuff$12,040,177627$21,192,102Oct 21Warner Bros.
60The Sword in the Stone$12,000,000741$12,000,000Mar 25Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
61Deathstalker$11,919,250250$11,919,250Sep 2New World Pictures
62Two of a Kind$11,845,5841,278$23,646,952Dec 16Twentieth Century Fox
63Zelig$11,798,616245$11,798,616Jul 15Warner Bros.
64The Lords of Discipline$11,787,127800$11,787,127Feb 18Paramount Pictures
65Revenge of the Ninja$11,753,592504$13,168,027Sep 9Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
66Christine$11,669,8341,101$21,017,849Dec 9Columbia Pictures
67They Call Me Bruce$11,666,716324$16,894,678Nov 12-
68Raiders of the Lost Ark
1983 Re-release
$11,374,454628$11,374,454Mar 25Paramount Pictures
69Uncommon Valor$11,199,0141,076$30,503,151Dec 16Paramount Pictures
70Kiss Me Goodbye$11,136,217803$15,782,759Dec 24Twentieth Century Fox
71Hercules$10,676,1941,014$10,676,194Aug 26Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
72The House on Sorority Row$10,604,986153$10,604,986Jan 21-
73The Rescuers
1983 Re-release
$10,402,4881,040$21,000,000Dec 16Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
74Doctor Detroit$10,375,8931,343$10,375,893May 6Universal Pictures
75Deal of the Century$10,369,5811,226$10,369,581Nov 4Warner Bros.
76The Man with Two Brains$10,353,4381,203$10,353,438Jun 3Warner Bros.
77The Year of Living Dangerously$10,278,575690$10,278,575Jan 21Warner Bros.
78Brainstorm$10,219,460498$10,219,460Sep 30Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
79Lovesick$10,171,304744$10,171,304Feb 18Warner Bros.
80Peter Pan
1982 Re-release
$9,886,325800$17,200,000Dec 17Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
81Without a Trace$9,632,062721$9,632,062Feb 4Twentieth Century Fox
82Bad Boys$9,190,819535$9,190,819Mar 25Universal Pictures
83Airplane II: The Sequel$9,092,6261,300$27,150,534Dec 10Paramount Pictures
84Strange Brew$8,571,374849$8,571,374Aug 26Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
85Tender Mercies$8,443,12437$8,443,124Mar 4Universal Pictures
86Something Wicked This Way Comes$8,400,000817$8,400,000Apr 29Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
87The Smurfs and the Magic Flute$7,401,664432$11,234,220Oct 7Atlantic Releasing Corporation
8810 to Midnight$7,175,592595$7,175,592Mar 11Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
89Romantic Comedy$6,857,733911$6,857,733Oct 7Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
90The Osterman Weekend$6,486,797670$6,486,797Oct 21Twentieth Century Fox
91The Sting II$6,347,0721,294$6,347,072Feb 18Universal Pictures
92Amityville 3-D$6,333,1351,254$6,333,135Nov 18Orion Pictures
93Chained Heat$6,149,983417$6,149,983May 27-
94D.C. Cab$6,075,142908$16,134,627Dec 16Universal Pictures
95Silkwood$6,018,002843$35,615,609Dec 16Twentieth Century Fox
96Beyond the Limit$5,997,566707$5,997,566Sep 30Paramount Pictures
97The Hunger$5,979,292775$5,979,292Apr 29Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
98Local Hero$5,895,761207$5,895,761Feb 18Warner Bros.
99Porky's
1983 Re-release
$5,797,1901,192$5,797,190May 6Twentieth Century Fox
100Under Fire$5,696,391816$5,696,391Oct 21Orion Pictures
101Smokey and the Bandit Part 3$5,678,9501,119$5,678,950Aug 12Universal Pictures
102Gorky Park$5,591,739631$15,856,028Dec 16Orion Pictures
103A Night in Heaven$5,563,663901$5,563,663Nov 18Twentieth Century Fox
104The Star Chamber$5,555,305796$5,555,305Aug 5Twentieth Century Fox
105To Be or Not to Be$5,445,121645$13,030,214Dec 16Twentieth Century Fox
106Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn$5,301,085784$5,301,085Aug 19Universal Pictures
107Nightmares$5,266,1671,025$6,670,680Sep 2Universal Pictures
108The Man Who Loved Women$5,194,011845$10,964,231Dec 16Columbia Pictures
109Vigilante$5,091,888250$5,091,888Mar 4-
110Eddie and the Cruisers$4,786,789475$4,786,789Sep 23Embassy Pictures
111Curse of the Pink Panther$4,491,986812$4,491,986Aug 12Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
112Mortuary$4,319,001146$4,319,001Sep 2-
113Trenchcoat$4,304,286723$4,304,286Mar 11Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
114Yellowbeard$4,300,000761$4,300,000Jun 24Orion Pictures
115The Keep$4,218,594508$4,218,594Dec 16Paramount Pictures
116Trail of the Pink Panther$4,077,197806$9,056,073Dec 17Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
117Joysticks$3,952,448310$3,952,448Mar 4-
118Let's Spend the Night Together$3,821,199475$3,821,199Feb 11Embassy Pictures
119Running Brave$3,000,000440$3,000,000Nov 4Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
120The Golden Seal$2,869,628435$6,666,725Aug 19The Samuel Goldwyn Company
121Yor, the Hunter from the Future$2,810,1991,425$2,810,199Aug 19Columbia Pictures
122Six Weeks$2,698,451613$6,668,025Dec 17Universal Pictures
123The Final Option$2,666,873338$2,666,873Sep 16Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
124The King of Comedy$2,536,24276$2,536,242Feb 18Twentieth Century Fox
125Rumble Fish$2,494,480296$2,494,480Oct 8Universal Pictures
126The Man Who Wasn't There$2,443,487980$2,443,487Aug 12Paramount Pictures
127Table for Five$2,439,705181$2,439,705Feb 18Warner Bros.
128Tough Enough$2,433,722538$2,433,722Mar 25Twentieth Century Fox
129Man, Woman and Child$2,314,561350$2,314,561Apr 1Paramount Pictures
130Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence$2,306,560196$2,306,560Aug 26Universal Pictures
131Videodrome$2,120,439600$2,120,439Feb 4Universal Pictures
132Friday the 13th Part III
1983 Re-release
$2,108,548520$2,108,548May 13Paramount Pictures
133Testament$2,044,89241$2,044,892Nov 4Paramount Pictures
134Pieces$2,032,311104$2,032,311Sep 23-
135Savage Islands$1,963,756925$1,963,756Nov 18Paramount Pictures
136Baby It's You$1,867,79230$1,867,792Mar 4Paramount Pictures
137Strange Invaders$1,362,303274$1,362,303Sep 16Orion Pictures
138Losin' It$1,246,141180$1,246,141Apr 8Embassy Pictures
139The Lonely Lady$1,223,200703$1,223,200Sep 30Universal Pictures
140Never Cry Wolf$1,116,437540$29,600,000Oct 7Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
141Of Unknown Origin$1,080,470199$1,080,470Nov 23Warner Bros.
142Getting It On$975,414350$975,414Aug 19-
143Rocky III
1983 Re-release
$902,2281,071$902,228May 6Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
144American Playhouse: The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez$804,96332$804,963Aug 19Embassy Pictures
145Fire and Ice$760,88389$760,883Aug 26Twentieth Century Fox
146The Pirates of Penzance$694,49791$694,497Feb 18Universal Pictures
147Poltergeist
1983 Re-release
$536,108593$536,108May 20Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
148Puberty Blues$237,0001$237,000Jul 15Universal Classics
149Screwballs$210,000128$2,082,215Apr 1New World Pictures