Domestic Box Office For 1983

RankRelease GrossMax ThOpening% of Total Open ThOpenCloseDistributor
1Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi$252,583,6171,764$23,019,6189.1%1,002May 25-Twentieth Century Fox
2Terms of Endearment$108,423,4891,259$3,498,8133.2%260Nov 23-Paramount Pictures
3Flashdance$92,921,2031,140$4,076,1244.4%1,140Apr 15-Paramount Pictures
4Trading Places$90,404,8001,389$7,348,2008.1%1,375Jun 10-Paramount Pictures
5WarGames$79,567,667977$6,227,8047.8%843Jun 3-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
6Octopussy$67,893,6191,339$8,902,56413.1%1,311Jun 10-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
7Sudden Impact$67,642,6931,602$9,688,56114.3%1,530Dec 9-Warner Bros.
8Staying Alive$64,892,6701,747$12,146,14318.7%1,660Jul 15-Paramount Pictures
9Mr. Mom$64,783,8271,362$947,1971.5%126Jul 22-Twentieth Century Fox
10Risky Business$63,541,7771,137$4,275,3276.7%670Aug 5-Warner Bros.
11National Lampoon's Vacation$61,399,5521,253$8,333,35813.6%1,175Jul 29-Warner Bros.
12Superman III$59,950,6231,763$13,352,35722.3%1,759Jun 17-Warner Bros.
13The Big Chill$56,342,711832$3,662,1526.5%722Sep 30-Columbia Pictures
14Never Say Never Again$55,432,8411,560$10,958,15719.8%1,550Oct 7-Warner Bros.
15Jaws 3-D$45,517,0551,311$13,422,50029.5%1,300Jul 22-Universal Pictures
16Scarface$44,668,7981,008$4,597,53610.3%996Dec 9-Universal Pictures
17Blue Thunder$42,313,3541,555$8,258,14919.5%1,539May 13-Columbia Pictures
18Yentl$40,218,899747---Nov 18-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
19Silkwood$35,615,609843$1,218,3223.4%257Dec 16-Twentieth Century Fox
20Psycho II$34,725,0001,488$8,310,24423.9%1,448Jun 3-Universal Pictures
21Porky's II: The Next Day$33,759,2661,564$7,054,98820.9%1,511Jun 24-Twentieth Century Fox
22Uncommon Valor$30,503,1511,076$3,144,36710.3%989Dec 16-Paramount Pictures
23Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1983 Re-release
$30,100,0001,362$6,017,91420%1,362Jul 15-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
24Never Cry Wolf$29,600,000540---Oct 7-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
25Twilight Zone: The Movie$29,450,9191,288$6,614,36622.5%1,275Jun 24-Warner Bros.
26Easy Money$29,309,7661,171$5,844,97419.9%1,130Aug 19-Orion Pictures
27High Road to China$28,445,9271,508$6,156,04921.6%1,508Mar 18-Warner Bros.
28The Outsiders$25,697,6471,002$5,068,16519.7%829Mar 25-Warner Bros.
29Spring Break$24,071,6661,531$5,908,57424.5%1,493Mar 25-Columbia Pictures
30Two of a Kind$23,646,9521,278$3,344,94214.1%1,244Dec 16-Twentieth Century Fox
31My Tutor$22,587,834500$435,1881.9%96Mar 4-Crown
32Class$21,667,789844$4,553,23321%839Jul 22-Orion Pictures
33The Right Stuff$21,192,102627$1,601,1677.6%229Oct 21Mar 15Warner Bros.
34Cujo$21,156,1521,293$6,114,89928.9%1,239Aug 12-Warner Bros.
35Christine$21,017,8491,101$3,408,90416.2%1,045Dec 9-Columbia Pictures
36The Rescuers
1983 Re-release
$21,000,0001,040$2,111,58210.1%862Dec 16-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
37The Dead Zone$20,766,6161,293$4,556,08321.9%1,293Oct 21-Paramount Pictures
38Breathless$19,910,0021,166$4,384,36922%1,161May 13-Orion Pictures
39A Christmas Story$19,294,144938$2,072,47310.7%886Nov 18-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
40Max Dugan Returns$17,613,720801$2,791,00215.8%790Mar 25-Twentieth Century Fox
41Valley Girl$17,343,596442$1,856,78010.7%442Apr 29-Atlantic Releasing Corporation
42All the Right Moves$17,233,166909$1,625,4869.4%442Oct 21-Twentieth Century Fox
43Krull$16,519,4601,289$5,469,41533.1%1,281Jul 29-Columbia Pictures
44Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone$16,478,2651,344$7,053,01642.8%1,338May 20-Columbia Pictures
45Richard Pryor... Here and Now$16,156,7761,411$3,701,60922.9%1,411Oct 28-Columbia Pictures
46D.C. Cab$16,134,627908$1,564,5309.7%862Dec 16-Universal Pictures
47Gorky Park$15,856,028631$1,290,7548.1%629Dec 16-Orion Pictures
48Still Smokin$15,543,710730$3,085,70519.9%710May 6-Paramount Pictures
49The Meaning of Life$14,929,552554$1,987,85313.3%257Apr 1-Universal Pictures
50Educating Rita$14,648,076407$73,5180.5%3Sep 23-Columbia Pictures
51Private School$14,049,5401,024$4,411,86131.4%1,024Jul 29-Universal Pictures
52The Survivors$14,000,0001,014$3,044,92721.7%1,006Jun 24-Columbia Pictures
53The Entity$13,277,5581,035$3,685,65427.8%1,031Feb 4-Twentieth Century Fox
54Revenge of the Ninja$13,168,027504---Sep 9-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
55To Be or Not to Be$13,030,214645$1,020,9587.8%638Dec 16-Twentieth Century Fox
56Stroker Ace$13,000,0001,385$4,668,13535.9%1,385Jul 1-Universal Pictures
57Lone Wolf McQuade$12,232,6281,221$4,295,30035.1%1,221Apr 15-Orion Pictures
58The Black Stallion Returns$12,049,1081,376$2,923,29724.3%1,370Mar 25-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
59The Sword in the Stone$12,000,000741$2,230,61418.6%487Mar 25-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
60Deathstalker$11,919,250250$456,7003.8%166Sep 2-New World Pictures
61Zelig$11,798,616245$60,1190.5%6Jul 15Dec 8Warner Bros.
62The Lords of Discipline$11,787,127800$3,011,93225.6%800Feb 18-Paramount Pictures
63Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
1983 Re-release
$11,374,454628$1,327,45111.7%628Mar 25-Paramount Pictures
64The Smurfs and the Magic Flute$11,234,220432---Oct 7-Atlantic Releasing Corporation
65The Man Who Loved Women$10,964,231845$1,347,03212.3%802Dec 16-Columbia Pictures
66Hercules$10,676,1941,014$3,473,63532.5%1,001Aug 26-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
67The House on Sorority Row$10,604,986153$617,6615.8%153Jan 21--
68Doctor Detroit$10,375,8931,343$3,295,72231.8%1,343May 6-Universal Pictures
69Deal of the Century$10,369,5811,226$3,520,60534%1,217Nov 4-Warner Bros.
70The Man with Two Brains$10,353,4381,203$3,498,93133.8%1,203Jun 3-Warner Bros.
71The Year of Living Dangerously$10,278,575690$35,0000.3%1Jan 21-Warner Bros.
72Brainstorm$10,219,460498$1,196,96511.7%169Sep 30-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
73Lovesick$10,171,304744$3,093,28130.4%718Feb 18-Warner Bros.
74Without a Trace$9,632,062721$1,609,44816.7%721Feb 4-Twentieth Century Fox
75Bad Boys$9,190,819535$2,171,19723.6%468Mar 25-Universal Pictures
76Rear Window
1983 Re-release
$9,084,420----Sep 30-Universal Pictures
77Strange Brew$8,571,374849$1,913,38922.3%849Aug 26-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
78Tender Mercies$8,443,12437$46,9770.6%3Mar 4-Universal Pictures
79Something Wicked This Way Comes$8,400,000817$2,423,55528.9%817Apr 29-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
8010 to Midnight$7,175,592595$3,050,22542.5%595Mar 11-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
81Romantic Comedy$6,857,733911$2,366,02534.5%911Oct 7-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
82Fanny and Alexander$6,783,304----Jun 17-Embassy Pictures
83Nightmares$6,670,6801,025---Sep 2-Universal Pictures
84The Golden Seal$6,666,725435---Aug 19-The Samuel Goldwyn Company
85The Osterman Weekend$6,486,797670$301,1294.6%125Oct 21-Twentieth Century Fox
86Star 80$6,472,990502---Nov 11-Warner Bros.
87The Sting II$6,347,0721,294$3,106,10848.9%1,294Feb 18-Universal Pictures
88Amityville 3-D$6,333,1351,254$2,366,47237.4%1,254Nov 18-Orion Pictures
89Chained Heat$6,149,983417$2,252,68236.6%404May 27--
90Beyond the Limit$5,997,566707$2,208,97636.8%700Sep 30-Paramount Pictures
91The Hunger$5,979,292775$1,832,89830.7%775Apr 29-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
92Local Hero$5,895,761207$23,5670.4%1Feb 18Jun 2Warner Bros.
93Porky's
1983 Re-release
$5,797,1901,192$2,139,82736.9%1,192May 6-Twentieth Century Fox
94Under Fire$5,696,391816$1,837,76832.3%816Oct 21-Orion Pictures
95Smokey and the Bandit Part 3$5,678,9501,119$1,728,06030.4%498Aug 12-Universal Pictures
96A Night in Heaven$5,563,663901$1,835,42133%901Nov 18-Twentieth Century Fox
97The Star Chamber$5,555,305796$1,980,10535.6%796Aug 5-Twentieth Century Fox
98The Grey Fox$5,516,140----Mar 13-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
99Vertigo
1983 Re-release
$5,343,461----Oct 28-Universal Pictures
100The Dresser$5,310,748241---Dec 9-Columbia Pictures
101Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn$5,301,085784$2,019,00038.1%549Aug 19-Universal Pictures
102Vigilante$5,091,888250$1,588,46431.2%250Mar 4--
103Eddie and the Cruisers$4,786,789475$1,444,88630.2%475Sep 23-Embassy Pictures
104Curse of the Pink Panther$4,491,986812$1,641,18236.5%812Aug 12-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
105Mortuary$4,319,001146$763,18417.7%146Sep 2--
106Trenchcoat$4,304,286723$2,192,62150.9%723Mar 11-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
107Yellowbeard$4,300,000761$1,564,15536.4%761Jun 24-Orion Pictures
108The Keep$4,218,594508$1,032,29524.5%508Dec 16-Paramount Pictures
109Joysticks$3,952,448310$1,431,06536.2%310Mar 4--
110Let's Spend the Night Together$3,821,199475$1,319,05034.5%475Feb 11-Embassy Pictures
111La traviata$3,783,329----Apr 22-Universal Pictures
112The Return of Martin Guerre$3,704,433----Jun 3--
113Running Brave$3,000,000440$441,14514.7%234Nov 4-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
114Yor: The Hunter from the Future$2,810,1991,425$2,810,199100%1,425Aug 19-Columbia Pictures
115The Final Option$2,666,873338$750,25928.1%338Sep 16-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
116The King of Comedy$2,536,24276$137,6245.4%14Feb 18May 12Twentieth Century Fox
117Rumble Fish$2,494,480296$18,9850.8%1Oct 8Nov 17Universal Pictures
118The Man Who Wasn't There$2,443,487980$1,379,50256.5%980Aug 12-Paramount Pictures
119Table for Five$2,439,705181$148,2086.1%40Feb 18-Warner Bros.
120Tough Enough$2,433,722538$725,11729.8%538Mar 25-Twentieth Century Fox
121The Evil Dead$2,400,000128---Jan 1-New Line Cinema
122Man, Woman and Child$2,314,561350$802,70234.7%350Apr 1-Paramount Pictures
123Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence$2,306,560196$99,2214.3%4Aug 26-Universal Pictures
124The Draughtsman's Contract$2,256,246----Apr 29-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
125The Night of the Shooting Stars$2,251,121----Jan 21-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
126Videodrome$2,120,439600$1,194,17556.3%600Feb 4-Universal Pictures
127Friday the 13th Part III
1983 Re-release
$2,108,548520$788,79737.4%520May 13-Paramount Pictures
128Screwballs$2,082,215128$210,00010.1%75Apr 1-New World Pictures
129Testament$2,044,89241$317,99615.6%41Nov 4-Paramount Pictures
130Pieces$2,032,311104$604,51029.7%104Sep 23--
131Savage Islands$1,963,756925$815,16041.5%925Nov 18-Paramount Pictures
132Baby It's You$1,867,79230$12,4200.7%1Mar 4-Paramount Pictures
133Heat and Dust$1,741,435----Sep 15-Universal Pictures
134Koyaanisqatsi$1,723,872----Apr 27-Island Alive
135Stryker$1,723,487----Sep 2-New World Pictures
136Get Crazy$1,645,711----Aug 5-Embassy Pictures
137Lianna$1,530,839----Jan 18-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
138Strange Invaders$1,362,303274$655,46148.1%274Sep 16-Orion Pictures
139Losin' It$1,246,141180$437,25735.1%180Apr 8-Embassy Pictures
140The Lonely Lady$1,223,200703$1,223,220100%703Sep 30-Universal Pictures
141Possession$1,113,538----Oct 28--
142Say Amen, Somebody$1,108,299----Mar 11-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
143Of Unknown Origin$1,080,470199$540,44650%199Nov 23-Warner Bros.
144Getting It on$975,414350$975,414100%350Aug 19--
145Rocky III
1983 Re-release
$902,2281,071$902,228100%1,071May 6-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
146American Playhouse: The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez$804,96332$15,4771.9%1Aug 19-Embassy Pictures
147Lonely Hearts$777,087----Sep 4-The Samuel Goldwyn Company
148Fire and Ice$760,88389$263,23834.6%89Aug 26-Twentieth Century Fox
149The Pirates of Penzance$694,49791$255,49636.8%91Feb 18-Universal Pictures
150Daniel$687,475----Aug 26-Paramount Pictures
151Poltergeist
1983 Re-release
$536,108593$536,108100%593May 20-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
152Streamers$378,452----Oct 14-United Artists
153Britannia Hospital$375,713----Mar 4-United Artists
154Boarding School$306,061----Sep 9-Atlantic Releasing Corporation
155Heart Like a Wheel$272,278----Apr 1-Twentieth Century Fox
156Puberty Blues$237,0001$7,3813.1%1Jul 15-Universal Classics
157The Girl with the Red Hair$39,001----Feb 25-United Artists
158Rock & Rule$30,379----Apr 15-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)