Domestic Box Office For 1983

RankRelease Distributor GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease Date
1Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the JediTwentieth Century Fox $244,961,1021,764$252,583,617May 25
2Mr. MomTwentieth Century Fox $57,863,3151,362$64,783,827Jul 22
3GandhiColumbia Pictures $46,923,638825$52,767,889Dec 10
4E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialUniversal Pictures $44,285,9431,778$359,197,037Jun 11
5Blue ThunderColumbia Pictures $42,313,3541,555$42,313,354May 13
6The Big ChillColumbia Pictures $40,473,753832$56,342,711Sep 30
7Sudden ImpactWarner Bros. $34,105,8761,602$67,642,693Dec 9
8Terms of EndearmentParamount Pictures $30,723,9821,259$108,423,489Nov 23
9Sophie's ChoiceUniversal Pictures $25,321,000548$30,036,000Dec 10
10The Dark CrystalUniversal Pictures $23,953,0011,052$40,577,001Dec 17
11My TutorCrown $22,587,834500$22,587,834Mar 4
12BreathlessOrion Pictures $19,910,0021,166$19,910,002May 13
13ScarfaceUniversal Pictures $17,632,0001,008$44,668,798Dec 9
14Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden ZoneColumbia Pictures $16,478,2651,344$16,478,265May 20
15Richard Pryor... Here and NowColumbia Pictures $16,156,7761,411$16,156,776Oct 28
16A Christmas StoryMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $13,242,970938$19,294,144Nov 18
17An Officer and a GentlemanParamount Pictures $12,818,8191,050$129,795,554Jul 30
18Educating RitaColumbia Pictures $12,263,065407$14,648,076Sep 23
19Lone Wolf McQuadeOrion Pictures $12,232,6281,221$12,232,628Apr 15
20The Right StuffWarner Bros. $12,040,177627$15,805,593Oct 21
21The Man from Snowy RiverTwentieth Century Fox $11,929,222517$20,659,423Nov 5
22They Call Me Bruce-$11,038,394324$16,894,678Nov 12
23ChristineColumbia Pictures $10,802,1361,101$21,017,849Dec 9
24Two of a KindTwentieth Century Fox $10,420,6401,278$23,646,952Dec 16
25Doctor DetroitUniversal Pictures $10,375,8931,343$10,375,893May 6
26The Year of Living DangerouslyWarner Bros. $10,111,207690$10,278,575Jan 21
27Uncommon ValorParamount Pictures $9,720,9321,076$30,503,151Dec 16
28Revenge of the NinjaMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $9,639,467504$13,168,027Sep 9
29Bad BoysUniversal Pictures $9,190,819535$9,190,819Mar 25
30The Rescuers
1983 Re-release
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $9,188,5261,040$21,000,000Dec 16
3148 Hrs.Paramount Pictures $8,816,6611,050$78,868,508Dec 10
32Tender MerciesUniversal Pictures $8,235,65137$8,443,124Mar 4
33DeathstalkerNew World Pictures $7,975,140250$11,919,250Sep 2
34The Smurfs and the Magic FluteAtlantic Releasing Corporation $7,476,308432$11,234,220Oct 7
35ZeligWarner Bros. $6,183,240245$11,798,616Jul 15
36Chained Heat-$6,149,983417$6,149,983May 27
37Local HeroWarner Bros. $5,872,194207$5,895,761Feb 18
38D.C. CabUniversal Pictures $5,216,000908$16,134,627Dec 16
39SilkwoodTwentieth Century Fox $4,941,894843$35,615,609Dec 16
40Gorky ParkOrion Pictures $4,787,395631$15,856,028Dec 16
41To Be or Not to BeTwentieth Century Fox $4,639,689645$13,030,214Dec 16
42The Man Who Loved WomenColumbia Pictures $4,489,151845$10,964,231Dec 16
43YellowbeardOrion Pictures $4,300,000761$4,300,000Jun 24
44The VerdictTwentieth Century Fox $2,950,671904$53,977,250Dec 10
45Yor, the Hunter from the FutureColumbia Pictures $2,810,1991,425$2,810,199Aug 19
46VideodromeUniversal Pictures $2,120,439600$2,120,439Feb 4
47Smokey and the Bandit Part 3Universal Pictures $1,960,9501,119$5,678,950Aug 12
48The Golden SealThe Samuel Goldwyn Company $1,949,610435$6,666,725Aug 19
49The Lonely LadyUniversal Pictures $1,223,200703$1,223,200Sep 30
50Baby It's YouParamount Pictures $1,096,76930$1,867,792Mar 4
51Getting It On-$975,414350$975,414Aug 19
52Rocky III
1983 Re-release
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $902,2281,071$902,228May 6
53The King of ComedyTwentieth Century Fox $838,90076$2,536,242Feb 18
54Poltergeist
1983 Re-release
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $536,108593$536,108May 20
55American Playhouse: The Ballad of Gregorio CortezEmbassy Pictures $358,65132$804,963Aug 19
56Table for FiveWarner Bros. $340,956181$2,439,705Feb 18