Domestic Box Office For 1985

RankRelease GrossMax ThOpening% of Total Open ThOpenCloseDistributor
1Back to the Future$210,609,7621,550$11,152,5005.3%1,420Jul 3-Universal Pictures
2Rambo: First Blood Part II$150,415,4322,074$20,176,21713.4%2,074May 22-TriStar Pictures
3Rocky IV$127,873,7162,254$19,991,53715.6%1,325Nov 27-United Artists
4The Color Purple$94,175,8541,109$1,710,3331.8%192Dec 20-Warner Bros.
5Out of Africa$87,071,2051,102$3,637,2904.2%922Dec 20-Universal Pictures
6Cocoon$76,113,1241,163$7,936,42710.4%1,140Jun 21-Twentieth Century Fox
7The Jewel of the Nile$75,973,2001,490$6,645,4558.7%1,106Dec 13-Twentieth Century Fox
8Witness$68,706,9931,169$4,539,9906.6%876Feb 8-Paramount Pictures
9The Goonies$61,389,6801,705$9,105,91314.8%1,705Jun 7-Warner Bros.
10Spies Like Us$60,088,9801,700$8,614,03914.3%1,556Dec 6-Warner Bros.
11Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment$55,600,0001,613$10,675,89619.2%1,613Mar 29-Warner Bros.
12Fletch$50,612,8881,303$7,022,97013.9%1,225May 31-Universal Pictures
13A View to a Kill$50,327,9601,588$10,687,11421.2%1,583May 24-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
14National Lampoon's European Vacation$49,364,6211,547$12,329,62725%1,546Jul 26-Warner Bros.
15Mask$48,230,1621,024$135,4990.3%4Mar 8-Universal Pictures
16The Breakfast Club$45,875,1711,118$5,107,59911.1%1,071Feb 15-Universal Pictures
17White Nights$42,160,8491,064$477,5391.1%21Nov 22-Columbia Pictures
18Pale Rider$41,410,5681,710$9,119,11122%1,710Jun 28-Warner Bros.
19Pee-wee's Big Adventure$40,940,662894$4,545,84711.1%829Aug 9-Warner Bros.
20Brewster's Millions$40,833,1321,521$9,858,90524.1%1,521May 22-Universal Pictures
21E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1985 Re-release
$40,607,5021,701$8,807,02321.7%1,684Jul 19-Universal Pictures
22Jagged Edge$40,491,1651,139$4,094,09110.1%1,125Oct 4-Columbia Pictures
23St. Elmo's Fire$37,803,8721,207$6,128,15716.2%1,204Jun 28-Columbia Pictures
24Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome$36,230,2191,475$7,283,71420.1%1,474Jul 12-Warner Bros.
25Commando$35,100,0001,504$7,700,01521.9%1,495Oct 4-Twentieth Century Fox
26Teen Wolf$33,086,6111,425$6,120,34818.5%1,416Aug 23-Atlantic Releasing Corporation
27One Hundred and One Dalmatians
1985 Re-release
$33,049,7291,185$2,389,2267.2%1,097Dec 20-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
28Silverado$32,192,5701,190$3,522,89710.9%1,168Jul 12-Columbia Pictures
29Murphy's Romance$30,867,5251,046$47,9060.2%2Dec 27-Columbia Pictures
30A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge$29,999,213614$2,865,4759.6%522Nov 1-New Line Cinema
31Desperately Seeking Susan$27,398,5841,108$1,526,0985.6%268Mar 29-Orion Pictures
32Prizzi's Honor$26,657,534722$4,234,53715.9%719Jun 14-Twentieth Century Fox
33The Last Dragon$25,754,2841,039$5,254,35920.4%1,038Mar 22-TriStar Pictures
34Agnes of God$25,627,836646$221,5520.9%8Sep 13-Columbia Pictures
35Fright Night$24,922,2371,545$6,118,54324.6%1,542Aug 2-Columbia Pictures
36Summer Rental$24,689,7031,595$5,754,25923.3%1,584Aug 9-Paramount Pictures
37The Emerald Forest$24,468,5501,110$4,345,15017.8%1,110Jul 5-Embassy Pictures
38Weird Science$23,834,0481,172$4,895,42120.5%1,158Aug 2-Universal Pictures
39Santa Claus: The Movie$23,717,2911,585$5,647,16023.8%970Nov 27-TriStar Pictures
40The Care Bears Movie$22,934,6221,003$3,725,00116.2%1,003Mar 29-The Samuel Goldwyn Company
41Friday the 13th: A New Beginning$21,930,4181,759$8,032,88336.6%1,759Mar 22-Paramount Pictures
42The Black Cauldron$21,288,6921,276$4,180,11019.6%1,276Jul 26-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
43Porky's Revenge$20,518,9051,423$6,207,50730.3%1,423Mar 22-Twentieth Century Fox
44Code of Silence$20,345,3611,810$5,512,46127.1%1,810May 3-Orion Pictures
45Volunteers$19,875,7401,560$5,184,36026.1%1,560Aug 16-TriStar Pictures
46Young Sherlock Holmes$19,739,5751,502$2,538,23412.9%920Dec 6-Paramount Pictures
47Year of the Dragon$18,707,466982$4,093,07921.9%982Aug 16-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
48Ladyhawke$18,432,0001,056$3,450,53618.7%1,056Apr 12-Warner Bros.
49The Sure Thing$18,135,5311,115$3,124,78217.2%1,115Mar 1-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
50Invasion U.S.A.$17,536,2561,735$6,891,60939.3%1,735Sep 27-Cannon Film Distributors
51To Live and Die in L.A.$17,307,0191,135$3,551,76120.5%1,135Nov 1-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
52The Falcon and the Snowman$17,130,087914$2,358,84613.8%265Jan 25-Orion Pictures
53Kiss of the Spider Woman$17,005,229204$55,9620.3%1Jul 26-Island Alive
54Death Wish 3$16,116,8781,460$5,319,11633%1,460Nov 1-Cannon Film Distributors
55King Solomon's Mines$15,057,4651,122$5,005,78833.2%1,122Nov 22-Cannon Film Distributors
56Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend$14,972,2971,277$4,035,14727%916Mar 22-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
57Clue$14,643,9971,022$2,014,16613.8%1,006Dec 13-Paramount Pictures
58Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins$14,393,9021,175$3,376,97123.5%1,170Oct 11-Orion Pictures
59The Return of the Living Dead$14,237,8801,506$4,403,16930.9%1,506Aug 16-Orion Pictures
60A Chorus Line$14,202,899680$222,9191.6%19Dec 13-Columbia Pictures
61Tomboy$14,100,000409$1,723,93512.2%409Jan 25-Crown
62Follow That Bird$13,961,3701,129$2,415,62617.3%1,129Aug 2-Warner Bros.
63One Magic Christmas$13,677,222827$2,662,24119.5%824Nov 22-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
64Cat's Eye$13,086,2981,492$3,451,19126.4%1,460Apr 12-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
65Vision Quest$12,993,175993$2,651,66520.4%993Feb 15-Warner Bros.
66Real Genius$12,952,019990$2,557,18019.7%990Aug 9-TriStar Pictures
67Perfect$12,918,8581,344$4,222,81032.7%1,344Jun 7-Columbia Pictures
68Compromising Positions$12,531,831574$3,014,75624.1%570Aug 30-Paramount Pictures
69Silver Bullet$12,361,8661,285$4,013,56332.5%1,285Oct 11-Paramount Pictures
70Enemy Mine$12,303,411713$1,594,70213%703Dec 20-Twentieth Century Fox
71Lifeforce$11,603,5451,526$4,209,13636.3%1,526Jun 21-TriStar Pictures
72Just One of the Guys$11,528,9001,215$3,307,17128.7%1,215Apr 26-Columbia Pictures
73Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
1985 Re-release
$11,252,123894$3,209,05628.5%849Mar 29-Twentieth Century Fox
74Return to Oz$11,137,8011,238$2,844,89525.5%1,238Jun 21-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
75Krush Groove$11,052,713519$2,905,29326.3%519Oct 25-Warner Bros.
76Gotcha!$10,806,9191,218$2,360,48421.8%1,218May 3-Universal Pictures
77Missing in Action 2: The Beginning$10,755,4471,336$3,868,51536%1,336Mar 1-Cannon Film Distributors
78The Purple Rose of Cairo$10,631,333419$114,0951.1%3Mar 1Jul 25Orion Pictures
79Moving Violations$10,627,7541,325$3,469,48832.6%1,322Apr 19-Twentieth Century Fox
80After Hours$10,609,321503$45,4350.4%1Sep 13-Warner Bros.
81American Ninja$10,499,694672$3,234,83730.8%672Aug 30-Cannon Film Distributors
82Better Off Dead...$10,297,601650$56,3710.5%13Aug 23-Warner Bros.
83Lost in America$10,179,000315$154,8771.5%6Mar 15-Warner Bros.
84Once Bitten$10,000,0001,095$4,025,65740.3%1,095Nov 15-The Samuel Goldwyn Company
85Brazil$9,929,135173$30,0990.3%1Dec 18-Universal Pictures
86Explorers$9,873,0441,750$3,607,34036.5%1,750Jul 12-Paramount Pictures
87The Journey of Natty Gann$9,708,373362$490,3185.1%163Sep 27-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
88Ghostbusters
1985 Re-release
$9,389,135990$2,085,11622.2%990Aug 23-Columbia Pictures
89Tuff Turf$9,369,329653$1,509,38016.1%440Jan 11-Orion Pictures
90Sweet Dreams$9,085,049778$2,161,28423.8%778Oct 4-TriStar Pictures
91Target$9,023,1991,085$2,670,52229.6%1,085Nov 8-Warner Bros.
92Mischief$8,692,4261,221$2,618,46030.1%1,221Feb 8-Twentieth Century Fox
93The Man with One Red Shoe$8,645,4111,049$3,139,01536.3%1,044Jul 19-Twentieth Century Fox
94That Was Then... This Is Now$8,630,068800$2,502,78029%800Nov 8-Paramount Pictures
95Secret Admirer$8,622,7571,300$2,414,98428%1,300Jun 14-Orion Pictures
96Stick$8,489,5181,173$3,358,29939.6%1,173Apr 26-Universal Pictures
97Twice in a Lifetime$8,402,424436---Oct 25--
98Fantasia
1985 Re-release
$8,194,726225$980,79812%169Feb 8-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
99D.A.R.Y.L.$7,840,8731,100$2,649,83233.8%1,100Jun 14-Paramount Pictures
100Runaway Train$7,683,620965---Dec 6-Cannon Film Distributors
101He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword$7,660,857----Mar 22-Atlantic Releasing Corporation
102Into the Night$7,562,1641,096---Feb 22-Universal Pictures
103The Trip to Bountiful$7,491,9031$8,3870.1%1Dec 20-Island Pictures
104Transylvania 6-5000$7,196,872701$2,507,54234.8%701Nov 8-New World Pictures
105Red Sonja$6,948,6331,091$2,263,55332.6%1,091Jul 5-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
106Here Come the Littles$6,565,359----Jan 18-Atlantic Releasing Corporation
107Girls Just Want to Have Fun$6,326,051613$1,650,07826.1%613Apr 12May 23New World Pictures
108Plenty$6,148,000228$436,2667.1%24Sep 19-Twentieth Century Fox
109Rustlers' Rhapsody$6,090,4971,480$2,374,97339%1,480May 10-Paramount Pictures
110Heaven Help Us$6,070,7941,003$2,235,68736.8%1,003Feb 8-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
111Gymkata$5,730,596654$1,261,84522%654May 3-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
112Avenging Angel$5,622,787525$1,755,26431.2%525Jan 11-New World Pictures
113Creator$5,349,607820$2,019,72837.8%820Sep 20-Universal Pictures
114King David$5,111,099731$2,212,48143.3%730Mar 29-Paramount Pictures
115Day of the Dead$5,000,000168$1,700,00034%168Jul 19--
116Gremlins
1985 Re-release
$4,914,6431,174$2,393,77848.7%1,174Aug 30-Warner Bros.
117Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer$4,889,9711,090$1,847,96237.8%1,088Nov 15-Warner Bros.
118The Company of Wolves$4,389,334995$2,234,77650.9%995Apr 19-Cannon Film Distributors
119The Mean Season$4,349,446876$1,560,59135.9%876Feb 15-Orion Pictures
120That's Dancing!$4,210,938906$1,506,80235.8%906Jan 18-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
121My Science Project$4,122,7481,003$1,504,11836.5%1,003Aug 9-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
122Godzilla 1985$4,116,395235$509,50212.4%235Aug 23-New World Pictures
123The Heavenly Kid$3,852,2711,019$1,614,22541.9%1,019Jul 26-Orion Pictures
124Ran$3,607,39330---Sep 27-Orion Classics
125Turk 182$3,594,997801$1,589,23444.2%792Feb 15-Twentieth Century Fox
126The Bride$3,558,669980$1,763,27749.5%955Aug 16-Columbia Pictures
127Starchaser: The Legend of Orin$3,360,8001,020$1,614,66048%1,020Nov 22-Atlantic Releasing Corporation
128Fraternity Vacation$3,333,306348$1,023,18630.7%348Apr 12-New World Pictures
129The Legend of Billie Jean$3,099,497903$1,466,88447.3%903Jul 19-TriStar Pictures
130Rappin'$2,864,8441,150$1,802,20462.9%1,150May 10-Cannon Film Distributors
131Fast Forward$2,791,3501,162$1,571,39456.3%1,162Feb 15-Columbia Pictures
132Hot Moves$2,732,684----May 17-Cardinal Entertainment
133Bad Medicine$2,685,453731$1,289,78348%731Nov 22-Twentieth Century Fox
134Maxie$2,564,278778$1,121,53143.7%778Sep 27-Orion Pictures
135A Private Function$2,527,08840$25,3331%1Mar 1Oct 3Island Alive
136Marie$2,507,995465$241,4239.6%103Sep 27-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
137Dance with a Stranger$2,174,622----Aug 9-The Samuel Goldwyn Company
138Blood Simple$2,150,000----Jan 18-Circle Films
139The Quiet Earth$2,123,1351$9,8250.5%1Oct 18-Skouras Pictures
140Re-Animator$2,023,414185$543,72826.9%129Oct 18Nov 7Empire Pictures
141Warning Sign$1,918,117----Aug 23-Twentieth Century Fox
142Bring on the Night$1,890,571409$1,132,11259.9%409Nov 8-The Samuel Goldwyn Company
143The Slugger's Wife$1,878,561898$1,314,99370%898Mar 29-Columbia Pictures
144Heavenly Bodies$1,839,6231,504$1,114,63560.6%1,504Feb 1-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
145American Flyers$1,420,3555$78,3455.5%5Aug 16-Warner Bros.
146Certain Fury$1,381,091----Mar 1Mar 14New World Pictures
147Gwendoline$1,337,274500$1,337,274100%500Jan 25-The Samuel Goldwyn Company
148The Aviator$1,304,192342---Mar 1-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
149Wetherby$1,299,98530$37,2832.9%2Jul 19-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
150Dreamchild$1,215,9233$5,4250.4%1Oct 4-Universal Pictures
151DEFCON-4$1,057,06454$210,90420%54Mar 15-New World Pictures
152The Protector$981,817----Aug 23-Warner Bros.
153The Hit$876,775----Mar 8-Island Alive
154Fool for Love$836,15657$55,6376.7%2Dec 6Feb 13Cannon Film Distributors
155Lust in the Dust$727,639----Feb 8-New World Pictures
156Pumping Iron II: The Women$628,050----May 3-Cinecom Pictures
157Fever Pitch$618,847----Nov 22-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
158Code Name: Emerald$561,548195$241,10842.9%195Sep 27-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
159Joshua Then and Now$542,420----Sep 6-Twentieth Century Fox
160Morons from Outer Space$441,137----Sep 20-Universal Pictures
161Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters$437,54714---Sep 13Oct 31Warner Bros.
162The Holcroft Covenant$393,82573$151,62738.5%73Oct 18-Universal Pictures
163Subway$390,6595$11,3322.9%1Nov 6-Island Alive
164Sylvester$385,68735$172,81444.8%35Mar 15-Columbia Pictures
165Movers & Shakers$372,43813$9,5802.6%1May 3-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
166Revolution$358,57430$52,75514.7%4Dec 25Jan 30Warner Bros.
167Private Resort$331,816102$163,70449.3%102May 3May 16TriStar Pictures
168Eleni$305,1024$27,8759.1%1Nov 1Dec 12Warner Bros.
169The New Kids$199,108102$199,108100%102Jan 18-Columbia Pictures
170The Bay Boy$162,364----Feb 15-Orion Pictures
171The Doctor and the Devils$147,070----Oct 4-Twentieth Century Fox
172Petit Con$127,426----Apr 19-The Samuel Goldwyn Company
173Almost You$95,000----Mar 29-Twentieth Century Fox
174Fandango$91,66627$50,43755%27Jan 25-Warner Bros.
175Wild Geese II$69,342----Oct 18-Universal Pictures
176The Official Story$29,4261$29,426100%1Nov 8Nov 14-
177Trouble in Mind$19,6321$16,02981.6%1Dec 11-Alive Films
178Smooth Talk$16,7852$16,785100%2Nov 15--
179When Father Was Away on Business$16,1311$11,61472%1Oct 11Oct 17Cannon Film Distributors
180Colonel Redl$2,3571$2,357100%1Oct 4-Orion Classics