Domestic Box Office For 1985

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1Back to the Future$190,581,4071,550$210,609,762Jul 3Universal Pictures
2Beverly Hills Cop$157,304,9802,006$234,760,478Dec 5Paramount Pictures
3Rambo: First Blood Part II$150,415,4322,074$150,415,432May 22TriStar Pictures
4Rocky IV$89,102,6482,254$127,873,716Nov 27United Artists
5Cocoon$76,113,1241,163$76,113,124Jun 21Twentieth Century Fox
6Witness$68,706,9931,169$68,706,993Feb 8Paramount Pictures
7The Goonies$61,389,6801,705$61,389,680Jun 7Warner Bros.
8Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment$55,600,0001,613$55,600,000Mar 29Warner Bros.
9Fletch$50,612,8881,303$50,612,888May 31Universal Pictures
10A View to a Kill$50,327,9601,588$50,327,960May 24Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
11National Lampoon's European Vacation$49,364,6211,547$49,364,621Jul 26Warner Bros.
12Mask$45,935,0611,024$48,230,162Mar 8Universal Pictures
13The Breakfast Club$45,875,1711,118$45,875,171Feb 15Universal Pictures
14Pale Rider$41,410,5681,710$41,410,568Jun 28Warner Bros.
15Pee-wee's Big Adventure$40,940,662894$40,940,662Aug 9Warner Bros.
16Brewster's Millions$40,833,1321,521$40,833,132May 22Universal Pictures
17E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1985 Re-release
$40,607,5021,701$40,607,502Jul 19Universal Pictures
18Jagged Edge$40,491,1651,139$40,491,165Oct 4Columbia Pictures
19Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome$36,230,2191,475$36,230,219Jul 12Warner Bros.
20Spies Like Us$35,292,4551,700$60,088,980Dec 6Warner Bros.
21Commando$35,100,0001,504$35,100,000Oct 4Twentieth Century Fox
22The Killing Fields$33,398,595663$34,700,291Nov 2Warner Bros.
23Teen Wolf$33,086,6111,425$33,086,611Aug 23Atlantic Releasing Corporation
24Silverado$32,192,5701,190$32,192,570Jul 12Columbia Pictures
25St. Elmo's Fire$31,981,2461,207$37,803,872Jun 28Columbia Pictures
26Amadeus$31,437,684802$51,564,280Sep 21Orion Pictures
27The Jewel of the Nile$29,806,7251,490$75,973,200Dec 13Twentieth Century Fox
28Desperately Seeking Susan$27,398,5841,108$27,398,584Mar 29Orion Pictures
29Prizzi's Honor$26,657,534722$26,657,534Jun 14Twentieth Century Fox
30A Passage to India$26,398,648650$27,187,653Dec 14Columbia Pictures
31The Last Dragon$25,754,2841,039$25,754,284Mar 22TriStar Pictures
32Fright Night$24,922,2371,545$24,922,237Aug 2Columbia Pictures
33Summer Rental$24,689,7031,595$24,689,703Aug 9Paramount Pictures
34The Emerald Forest$24,468,5501,110$24,468,550Jul 5Embassy Pictures
35Weird Science$23,834,0481,172$23,834,048Aug 2Universal Pictures
36White Nights$23,601,5921,064$42,160,849Nov 22Columbia Pictures
37Agnes of God$23,557,261646$25,627,836Sep 13Columbia Pictures
38Santa Claus: The Movie$22,614,7231,585$23,717,291Nov 27TriStar Pictures
39Friday the 13th: A New Beginning$21,930,4181,759$21,930,418Mar 22Paramount Pictures
40The Black Cauldron$21,288,6921,276$21,288,692Jul 26-
41Porky's Revenge$20,518,9051,423$20,518,905Mar 22Twentieth Century Fox
42Code of Silence$20,345,3611,810$20,345,361May 3Orion Pictures
43Volunteers$19,875,7401,560$19,875,740Aug 16TriStar Pictures
44The Care Bears Movie$18,772,5841,003$22,934,622Mar 29The Samuel Goldwyn Company
45Year of the Dragon$18,707,466982$18,707,466Aug 16Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
46Micki + Maude$18,497,614876$26,080,861Dec 21Columbia Pictures
47Ladyhawke$18,432,0001,056$18,432,000Apr 12Warner Bros.
48A Nightmare on Elm Street$17,760,923380$25,504,513Nov 9New Line Cinema
49The Flamingo Kid$17,666,225753$23,859,382Dec 21Twentieth Century Fox
50Invasion U.S.A.$17,536,2561,735$17,536,256Sep 27Cannon Film Distributors
51To Live and Die in L.A.$17,307,0191,135$17,307,019Nov 1Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
52The Falcon and the Snowman$17,130,087914$17,130,087Jan 25Orion Pictures
53Protocol$16,861,625904$26,186,631Dec 21Warner Bros.
54The Sure Thing$16,803,7631,115$18,135,531Mar 1Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
55Out of Africa$16,705,7791,102$87,071,205Dec 20Universal Pictures
56The Gods Must Be Crazy$16,276,730147$30,031,783Apr 6Twentieth Century Fox
57Starman$16,217,6351,271$28,744,356Dec 14Columbia Pictures
58Death Wish 3$16,116,8781,460$16,116,878Nov 1Cannon Film Distributors
59King Solomon's Mines$15,057,4651,122$15,057,465Nov 22Cannon Film Distributors
60Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend$14,972,2971,277$14,972,297Mar 22-
612010$14,450,1361,213$40,400,657Dec 7Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
62Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins$14,393,9021,175$14,393,902Oct 11Orion Pictures
63Pinocchio
1984 Re-release
$14,384,0591,309$26,414,038Dec 21-
64The Return of the Living Dead$14,237,8801,506$14,237,880Aug 16Orion Pictures
65Real Genius$14,136,524990$12,952,019Aug 9TriStar Pictures
66Tomboy$14,100,000409$14,100,000Jan 25Crown
67The Cotton Club$14,080,475809$25,928,721Dec 14Orion Pictures
68Follow That Bird$13,961,3701,129$13,961,370Aug 2Warner Bros.
69One Magic Christmas$13,677,222827$13,677,222Nov 22-
70City Heat$13,619,5561,655$38,348,988Dec 7Warner Bros.
71Cat's Eye$13,086,2981,492$13,086,298Apr 12Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
72Vision Quest$12,993,175993$12,993,175Feb 15Warner Bros.
73Perfect$12,918,8581,344$12,918,858Jun 7Columbia Pictures
74Compromising Positions$12,531,831574$12,531,831Aug 30Paramount Pictures
75Silver Bullet$12,361,8661,285$12,361,866Oct 11Paramount Pictures
76Young Sherlock Holmes$12,105,0041,502$19,739,575Dec 6Paramount Pictures
77Dune$11,910,299975$30,925,690Dec 14Universal Pictures
78Lifeforce$11,603,5451,526$11,603,545Jun 21TriStar Pictures
79Just One of the Guys$11,528,9001,215$11,528,900Apr 26Columbia Pictures
80Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
1985 Re-release
$11,252,123894$11,252,123Mar 29Twentieth Century Fox
81Return to Oz$11,137,8011,238$11,137,801Jun 21-
82Krush Groove$11,052,713519$11,052,713Oct 25Warner Bros.
83Gotcha!$10,806,9191,218$10,806,919May 3Universal Pictures
84Missing in Action 2: The Beginning$10,755,4471,336$10,755,447Mar 1Cannon Film Distributors
85One Hundred and One Dalmatians
1985 Re-release
$10,628,9031,185$33,049,729Dec 20-
86Moving Violations$10,627,7541,325$10,627,754Apr 19Twentieth Century Fox
87The River$10,523,9491,001$11,489,982Dec 21Universal Pictures
88American Ninja$10,499,694672$10,499,694Aug 30Cannon Film Distributors
89Better Off Dead...$10,297,601650$10,297,601Aug 23Warner Bros.
90After Hours$10,251,400503$10,609,321Sep 13Warner Bros.
91The Purple Rose of Cairo$9,913,004419$10,631,333Mar 1Orion Pictures
92Explorers$9,873,0441,750$9,873,044Jul 12Paramount Pictures
93Johnny Dangerously$9,773,9541,106$17,124,395Dec 21Twentieth Century Fox
94The Journey of Natty Gann$9,708,373362$9,708,373Sep 27-
95Once Bitten$9,591,1711,095$10,000,000Nov 15The Samuel Goldwyn Company
96Ghostbusters
1985 Re-release
$9,389,135990$9,389,135Aug 23Columbia Pictures
97Sweet Dreams$9,085,049778$9,085,049Oct 4TriStar Pictures
98Target$9,023,1991,085$9,023,199Nov 8Warner Bros.
99Mischief$8,692,4261,221$8,692,426Feb 8Twentieth Century Fox
100The Man with One Red Shoe$8,645,4111,049$8,645,411Jul 19Twentieth Century Fox
101That Was Then... This Is Now$8,630,068800$8,630,068Nov 8Paramount Pictures
102Secret Admirer$8,622,7571,300$8,622,757Jun 14Orion Pictures
103The Color Purple$8,612,2831,109$94,175,854Dec 20Warner Bros.
104Tuff Turf$8,546,560653$9,369,329Jan 11Orion Pictures
105Stick$8,489,5181,173$8,489,518Apr 26Universal Pictures
1061984$8,430,492295$8,430,492Dec 14The Samuel Goldwyn Company
107Clue$8,346,9071,022$14,643,997Dec 13Paramount Pictures
108Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo$8,337,490908$15,101,131Dec 21TriStar Pictures
109Ghostbusters$8,322,9921,506$229,242,989Jun 8Columbia Pictures
110Lost in America$8,150,613315$10,179,000Mar 15Warner Bros.
111D.A.R.Y.L.$7,840,8731,100$7,840,873Jun 14Paramount Pictures
112The Trip to Bountiful$7,491,9031$7,491,903Dec 20Island Pictures
113A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge$7,267,189614$29,999,213Nov 1New Line Cinema
114Transylvania 6-5000$7,196,872701$7,196,872Nov 8New World Pictures
115Red Sonja$6,948,6331,091$6,948,633Jul 5Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
116A Chorus Line$6,580,679680$14,202,899Dec 13Columbia Pictures
117Into the Night$6,519,6341,096$7,562,164Feb 22Universal Pictures
118Girls Just Want to Have Fun$6,326,051613$6,326,051Apr 12New World Pictures
119Plenty$6,148,000228$6,148,000Sep 19Twentieth Century Fox
120Rustlers' Rhapsody$6,090,4971,480$6,090,497May 10Paramount Pictures
121Heaven Help Us$6,070,7941,003$6,070,794Feb 8Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
122Gymkata$5,730,596654$5,730,596May 3Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
123Enemy Mine$5,668,036713$12,303,411Dec 20Twentieth Century Fox
124Avenging Angel$5,622,787525$5,622,787Jan 11New World Pictures
125Creator$5,349,607820$5,349,607Sep 20Universal Pictures
126Fantasia
1985 Re-release
$5,257,794225$8,194,726Feb 8-
127Places in the Heart$5,212,576868$34,901,614Sep 21TriStar Pictures
128King David$5,111,099731$5,111,099Mar 29Paramount Pictures
129Day of the Dead$5,000,000168$5,000,000Jul 19-
130Kiss of the Spider Woman$4,944,587204$17,005,229Jul 26Island Alive
131Gremlins
1985 Re-release
$4,914,6431,174$4,914,643Aug 30Warner Bros.
132Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer$4,889,9711,090$4,889,971Nov 15Warner Bros.
133The Company of Wolves$4,389,334995$4,389,334Apr 19Cannon Film Distributors
134The Mean Season$4,349,446876$4,349,446Feb 15Orion Pictures
135That's Dancing!$4,210,938906$4,210,938Jan 18Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
136My Science Project$4,122,7481,003$4,122,748Aug 9-
137Godzilla 1985$4,116,395235$4,116,395Aug 23New World Pictures
138The Heavenly Kid$3,852,2711,019$3,852,271Jul 26Orion Pictures
139Mrs. Soffel$3,766,072801$4,385,312Dec 28Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
140Turk 182$3,594,997801$3,594,997Feb 15Twentieth Century Fox
141The Bride$3,558,669980$3,558,669Aug 16Columbia Pictures
142Runaway$3,352,848720$6,770,587Dec 14TriStar Pictures
143Fraternity Vacation$3,333,306348$3,333,306Apr 12New World Pictures
144Starchaser: The Legend of Orin$3,192,9921,020$3,360,800Nov 22Atlantic Releasing Corporation
145The Legend of Billie Jean$3,099,497903$3,099,497Jul 19TriStar Pictures
146Rappin'$2,864,8441,150$2,864,844May 10Cannon Film Distributors
147Fast Forward$2,791,3501,162$2,791,350Feb 15Columbia Pictures
148Bad Medicine$2,685,453731$2,685,453Nov 22Twentieth Century Fox
149Maxie$2,564,278778$2,564,278Sep 27Orion Pictures
150A Private Function$2,527,08840$2,527,088Mar 1Island Alive
151The Terminator$2,425,6041,112$38,371,200Oct 26Orion Pictures
152The Quiet Earth$2,123,1351$2,123,135Oct 18Skouras Pictures
153Marie$2,063,381465$2,507,995Sep 27Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
154Re-Animator$2,023,414185$2,023,414Oct 18Empire Pictures
155Bring on the Night$1,890,571409$1,890,571Nov 8The Samuel Goldwyn Company
156A Sunday in the Country$1,887,28716$2,411,143Nov 16Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
157Falling in Love$1,880,084807$11,129,057Nov 21Paramount Pictures
158The Slugger's Wife$1,878,561898$1,878,561Mar 29Columbia Pictures
159Heavenly Bodies$1,839,6231,504$1,839,623Feb 1Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
160A Soldier's Story$1,700,203581$21,821,347Sep 14Columbia Pictures
161Paris, Texas$1,669,8658$2,181,987Nov 2Twentieth Century Fox
162American Flyers$1,420,3555$1,420,355Aug 16Warner Bros.
163Birdy$1,381,42518$1,455,045Dec 21TriStar Pictures
164Gwendoline$1,337,274500$1,337,274Jan 25The Samuel Goldwyn Company
165The Aviator$1,304,192342$1,304,192Mar 1Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
166Wetherby$1,299,98530$1,299,985Jul 19Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
167Dreamchild$1,224,9643$1,215,923Oct 4Universal Pictures
168DEFCON-4$1,057,06454$1,057,064Mar 15New World Pictures
169Supergirl$902,4561,620$14,296,438Nov 21TriStar Pictures
170Code Name: Emerald$561,548195$561,548Sep 27Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
171Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters$437,54714$437,547Sep 13Warner Bros.
172Missing in Action$402,2041,209$22,812,411Nov 16Cannon Film Distributors
173The Holcroft Covenant$393,82573$393,825Oct 18Universal Pictures
174Subway$390,6595$390,659Nov 6Island Alive
175Sylvester$385,68735$385,687Mar 15Columbia Pictures
176Movers & Shakers$342,43813$372,438May 3Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
177Private Resort$331,816102$331,816May 3TriStar Pictures
178Oh, God! You Devil$309,4561,384$21,538,850Nov 9Warner Bros.
179Eleni$305,1024$305,102Nov 1Warner Bros.
180The New Kids$199,108102$199,108Jan 18Columbia Pictures
181Revolution$104,83630$358,574Dec 25Warner Bros.
182Night of the Comet$102,8721,098$14,418,922Nov 16Atlantic Releasing Corporation
183Fandango$91,66627$91,666Jan 25Warner Bros.
184Murphy's Romance$86,9751,046$30,867,525Dec 27Columbia Pictures
185Brazil$86,918173$9,929,135Dec 18Universal Pictures
186Fool for Love$81,09557$836,156Dec 6Cannon Film Distributors
187The Official Story$29,4261$29,426Nov 8-
188Trouble in Mind$19,6321$19,632Dec 11Alive Films
189Smooth Talk$16,7852$16,785Nov 15-
190When Father Was Away on Business$16,1311$16,131Oct 11Cannon Film Distributors
191Colonel Redl$2,3571$2,357Oct 4Orion Classics