Domestic Box Office For 1986

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1Top Gun$176,781,7281,531$176,781,728May 16Paramount Pictures
2Crocodile Dundee$116,849,3071,495$174,803,506Sep 26Paramount Pictures
3The Karate Kid Part II$115,103,9791,610$115,103,979Jun 20Columbia Pictures
4Back to School$91,258,0001,751$91,258,000Jun 13Orion Pictures
5Aliens$85,160,2481,454$85,160,248Jul 18Twentieth Century Fox
6The Color Purple$83,993,1031,109$94,175,854Dec 20Warner Bros.
7Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home$72,742,0161,956$109,713,132Nov 26Paramount Pictures
8Ruthless People$70,788,2121,114$71,624,879Jun 27Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
9Out of Africa$70,365,4261,102$87,071,205Dec 20Universal Pictures
10Ferris Bueller's Day Off$70,136,3691,330$70,136,369Jun 11Paramount Pictures
11Down and Out in Beverly Hills$58,093,6611,084$62,134,225Jan 31Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
12The Color of Money$52,293,9821,205$52,293,982Oct 17Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
13Stand by Me$52,287,414848$52,287,414Aug 8Columbia Pictures
14Legal Eagles$49,851,5911,248$49,851,591Jun 20Universal Pictures
15Cobra$49,042,2242,131$49,042,224May 23Warner Bros.
16The Jewel of the Nile$46,166,4721,490$75,973,200Dec 13Twentieth Century Fox
17Police Academy 3: Back in Training$43,579,1631,788$43,579,163Mar 21Warner Bros.
18The Golden Child$43,144,5761,714$79,817,937Dec 12Paramount Pictures
19Peggy Sue Got Married$41,382,8411,107$41,382,841Oct 10TriStar Pictures
20Poltergeist II: The Other Side$40,996,6651,599$40,996,665May 23Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
21Short Circuit$40,697,7611,310$40,697,761May 9TriStar Pictures
22Pretty in Pink$40,471,6631,117$40,471,663Feb 28Paramount Pictures
23The Fly$40,456,5651,201$40,456,565Aug 15Twentieth Century Fox
24Rocky IV$38,771,0632,254$127,873,716Nov 27United Artists
25About Last Night$38,702,310887$38,702,310Jul 4TriStar Pictures
26Running Scared$38,500,7261,376$38,500,726Jun 27Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
27The Money Pit$37,499,6511,193$37,499,651Mar 28Universal Pictures
28Gung Ho$36,611,6101,175$36,611,610Mar 14Paramount Pictures
29Hannah and Her Sisters$35,392,203761$35,392,203Feb 7Orion Pictures
30An American Tail$33,590,6061,249$47,483,002Nov 21Universal Pictures
31Nothing in Common$32,324,557980$32,324,557Aug 1TriStar Pictures
32Heartbreak Ridge$30,457,5801,647$42,724,017Dec 5Warner Bros.
33Jumpin' Jack Flash$29,844,1011,085$29,844,101Oct 10Twentieth Century Fox
34Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives$29,098,7921,610$19,472,057Aug 1Paramount Pictures
35Murphy's Romance$28,738,7551,046$30,867,525Dec 27Columbia Pictures
36Soul Man$27,820,0001,320$27,820,000Oct 24New World Pictures
37Wildcats$26,285,5441,062$26,285,544Feb 14Warner Bros.
38The Great Mouse Detective$25,336,7941,198$25,336,794Jul 4Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
39Heartburn$25,314,189850$25,314,189Jul 25Paramount Pictures
40Spies Like Us$24,796,5191,700$60,088,980Dec 6Warner Bros.
41Iron Eagle$24,159,8721,129$24,159,872Jan 17TriStar Pictures
42¡Three Amigos!$23,314,6121,466$39,246,734Dec 12Orion Pictures
43Tough Guys$21,458,2291,266$21,458,229Oct 3Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
44One Hundred and One Dalmatians
1985 Re-release
$21,334,3921,185$33,049,729Dec 20Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
45F/X$20,603,715914$20,603,715Feb 7Orion Pictures
46Children of a Lesser God$20,225,105544$31,853,080Oct 3Paramount Pictures
47Back to the Future$20,028,3551,550$210,609,762Jul 3Universal Pictures
48House$19,444,6311,440$19,444,631Feb 28New World Pictures
49Flight of the Navigator$18,564,6131,024$18,564,613Jul 30Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
50White Nights$18,559,2561,064$42,160,849Nov 22Columbia Pictures
51Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling$18,034,1501,203$18,034,150May 2Columbia Pictures
52The Delta Force$17,768,9001,720$17,768,900Feb 14Cannon Film Distributors
53Song of the South
1986 Re-release
$17,659,3461,529$17,659,346Nov 21Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
54Howard the Duck$16,295,7741,563$16,295,774Aug 1Universal Pictures
55Raw Deal$16,209,4591,733$16,209,459Jun 6De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
56Armed and Dangerous$15,945,5341,557$15,945,534Aug 15Columbia Pictures
57Legend$15,502,1121,187$15,502,112Apr 18Universal Pictures
58Youngblood$15,448,3841,354$15,448,384Jan 31United Artists
59Lady and the Tramp
1986 Re-release
$14,603,1741,375$31,129,082Dec 19Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
60Sleeping Beauty
1986 Re-release
$14,507,4491,159$15,120,195Mar 7Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
61Psycho III$14,481,6061,408$14,481,606Jul 4Universal Pictures
62A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge$14,361,040614$29,999,213Nov 1New Line Cinema
63Little Shop of Horrors$14,230,9761,183$38,748,395Dec 19Warner Bros.
64Sweet Liberty$14,205,0211,238$14,205,021May 16Universal Pictures
65One Crazy Summer$13,431,806984$13,431,806Aug 8Warner Bros.
66Extremities$13,418,091696$13,418,091Aug 22Atlantic Releasing Corporation
67April Fool's Day$12,947,7631,202$12,947,763Mar 28Paramount Pictures
68Labyrinth$12,729,9171,141$12,729,917Jun 27TriStar Pictures
69Critters$12,540,457633$13,167,232Apr 11New Line Cinema
70Club Paradise$12,308,5211,186$12,308,521Jul 11Warner Bros.
71Firewalker$11,949,4841,120$11,949,484Nov 21Cannon Film Distributors
72Big Trouble in Little China$11,100,0001,092$11,100,000Jul 4Twentieth Century Fox
73Under the Cherry Moon$10,090,429976$10,090,429Jul 4Warner Bros.
74Murphy's Law$9,947,6311,260$9,947,631Apr 18Cannon Film Distributors
75Brazil$9,842,217173$9,929,135Dec 18Universal Pictures
76SpaceCamp$9,697,7391,024$9,697,739Jun 6Twentieth Century Fox
77Deadly Friend$8,988,7311,213$8,988,731Oct 10Warner Bros.
78Manhunter$8,620,929779$8,620,929Aug 15De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
79Crimes of the Heart$8,610,264685$22,905,522Dec 12De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
80Blue Velvet$8,551,228188$8,551,228Sep 19De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
81Something Wild$8,362,969916$8,362,969Nov 7Orion Pictures
82Lucas$8,200,000629$8,200,000Mar 28Twentieth Century Fox
83Kiss of the Spider Woman$8,196,596204$17,005,229Jul 26Island Alive
84Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation$8,085,5921,476$8,540,346Mar 7Columbia Pictures
85The Morning After$8,072,232955$25,147,055Dec 26Twentieth Century Fox
86Haunted Honeymoon$8,033,3971,047$8,033,397Jul 25Orion Pictures
87The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2$8,025,8721,474$8,025,872Aug 22Cannon Film Distributors
88The Best of Times$7,790,931872$7,790,931Jan 31Universal Pictures
89Quicksilver$7,634,9091,253$7,634,909Feb 14Columbia Pictures
90Young Sherlock Holmes$7,634,5691,502$19,739,575Dec 6Paramount Pictures
91A Chorus Line$7,622,219680$14,202,899Dec 13Columbia Pictures
92Maximum Overdrive$7,433,6631,198$7,433,663Jul 25De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
93Wise Guys$7,327,956424$8,475,466Apr 18Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
94The Name of the Rose$7,153,487176$7,153,487Sep 26Twentieth Century Fox
95She's Gotta Have It$7,137,5021$7,137,502Aug 8Island Pictures
96No Mercy$7,017,4771,206$12,303,904Dec 19TriStar Pictures
97Blue City$6,947,7871,050$6,947,787May 2Paramount Pictures
98Trick or Treat$6,797,2181,267$6,797,218Oct 24De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
999½ Weeks$6,735,92228$6,735,922Feb 21Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
100Black Moon Rising$6,637,565902$6,637,565Jan 10New World Pictures
101Enemy Mine$6,635,375713$12,303,411Dec 20Twentieth Century Fox
102Runaway Train$6,595,761965$7,683,620Dec 6Cannon Film Distributors
103The Mosquito Coast$6,548,846451$14,302,779Nov 26Warner Bros.
104Just Between Friends$6,408,791352$6,408,791Mar 21Orion Pictures
105Clue$6,297,0891,022$14,643,997Dec 13Paramount Pictures
106The Boy Who Could Fly$6,042,993664$7,177,431Aug 15Twentieth Century Fox
107A Fine Mess$6,029,8241,162$6,029,824Aug 8Columbia Pictures
108My Little Pony: The Movie$5,958,4561,003$5,958,456Jun 6De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
109Highlander$5,900,0001,040$5,900,000Mar 7Twentieth Century Fox
110The Transformers: The Movie$5,849,647990$5,849,647Aug 8De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
111The Hitcher$5,844,868794$5,844,868Feb 21TriStar Pictures
112Crossroads$5,839,031982$5,839,031Mar 14Columbia Pictures
113Mona Lisa$5,794,184162$5,794,184Jun 13Island Pictures
114Troll$5,450,815959$5,450,815Jan 17Empire Pictures
11552 Pick-Up$5,186,646730$5,186,646Nov 7Cannon Film Distributors
116Out of Bounds$5,099,3161,207$5,099,316Jul 25Columbia Pictures
117Vamp$4,941,1171,104$4,941,117Jul 18New World Pictures
118Invaders from Mars$4,884,6631,212$4,884,663Jun 6Cannon Film Distributors
119Band of the Hand$4,865,912930$4,865,912Apr 11TriStar Pictures
120American Anthem$4,845,724900$4,845,724Jun 27Columbia Pictures
121Off Beat$4,842,7781,127$4,842,778Apr 11Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
122Violets Are Blue...$4,743,287654$4,743,287Apr 11Columbia Pictures
123Avenging Force$4,679,650500$4,679,650Sep 12Cannon Film Distributors
124Fire with Fire$4,636,1691,000$4,636,169May 9Paramount Pictures
125Eliminators$4,601,256993$4,601,256Jan 31Empire Pictures
126Brighton Beach Memoirs$4,370,562778$11,957,943Dec 26Universal Pictures
127Tai-Pan$4,007,250860$4,007,250Nov 7De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
128My Chauffeur$3,988,2081,253$4,781,448Jan 24Crown
129No Retreat, No Surrender$3,978,884371$4,662,137May 2New World Pictures
130The Manhattan Project$3,900,000834$3,900,000Jun 13Twentieth Century Fox
131Power$3,800,000770$3,800,000Jan 31Twentieth Century Fox
132King Kong Lives$3,547,8301,105$4,711,220Dec 19De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
133The Wraith$3,500,000588$3,500,000Nov 21New Century
134Head Office$3,393,807907$3,393,807Jan 3TriStar Pictures
135Born American$3,388,0201,071$3,388,020Aug 29-
136'Round Midnight$3,272,59350$3,272,593Oct 3Warner Bros.
137That's Life!$3,272,241700$4,079,895Sep 26Columbia Pictures
138Twice in a Lifetime$3,142,075436$8,402,424Oct 25-
139Bullies$2,995,5271,005$2,995,527Aug 29Universal Pictures
140Deadtime Stories$2,750,741255$2,750,741Nov 28-
141Playing for Keeps$2,669,3661,148$2,669,366Oct 3Universal Pictures
142The Men's Club$2,556,361532$2,556,361Sep 19Atlantic Releasing Corporation
143Streets of Gold$2,546,238797$2,546,238Nov 14Twentieth Century Fox
144P.O.W. the Escape$2,497,233476$2,497,233Apr 4Cannon Film Distributors
145Hey There, It's Yogi Bear$2,438,233346$2,438,233Jan 17Atlantic Releasing Corporation
146Dangerously Close$2,390,525827$2,390,525May 9Cannon Film Distributors
147At Close Range$2,347,00083$2,347,000Apr 18Orion Pictures
148Shanghai Surprise$2,315,683401$2,315,683Aug 29Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
149Sky Bandits$2,295,5001,335$2,295,500Oct 31-
150Nomads$2,278,264496$2,278,264Mar 7Atlantic Releasing Corporation
151Turtle Diary$2,156,77240$2,156,772Feb 14The Samuel Goldwyn Company
152Three Men and a Cradle$2,052,46632$2,052,466Apr 25The Samuel Goldwyn Company
153Rad$2,015,882286$2,015,882Mar 21TriStar Pictures
154The Clan of the Cave Bear$1,953,732106$1,953,732Jan 17Warner Bros.
155Jake Speed$1,943,751795$1,943,751May 30New World Pictures
156Quiet Cool$1,900,000470$1,900,000Nov 7New Line Cinema
157Platoon$1,757,7001,564$138,530,565Dec 19Orion Pictures
158Link$1,720,450435$1,720,450Oct 3Cannon Film Distributors
159Pirates$1,641,8251,108$1,641,825Jul 18Cannon Film Distributors
160Solarbabies$1,579,260692$1,579,260Nov 26Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
161Clockwise$1,476,35638$1,476,356Oct 10Universal Pictures
162Ran$1,383,53830$3,607,393Sep 27Orion Classics
163The Mission$1,344,657730$17,218,023Oct 31Warner Bros.
164GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords$1,338,2641,045$1,338,264Mar 21Atlantic Releasing Corporation
1658 Million Ways to Die$1,305,114215$1,305,114Apr 25TriStar Pictures
166The Adventures of the American Rabbit$1,268,443242$1,268,443Jan 17Atlantic Releasing Corporation
167From Beyond$1,261,000190$1,261,000Oct 24Empire Pictures
168Water$1,256,862248$1,256,862Apr 18Atlantic Releasing Corporation
169Touch and Go$1,254,040201$1,254,040Aug 22TriStar Pictures
170Hoosiers$1,137,2301,048$28,607,524Nov 14Orion Pictures
171Santa Claus: The Movie$1,102,5681,585$23,717,291Nov 27TriStar Pictures
172Absolute Beginners$930,2114$930,211Apr 18Orion Pictures
173The Adventures of Mark Twain$849,915221$849,915Jan 17Atlantic Releasing Corporation
174Ginger and Fred$837,6231$837,623Mar 28Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
175La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding$815,75249$345,280Feb 14TriStar Pictures
176Nutcracker$781,727597$781,727Nov 26Atlantic Releasing Corporation
177Fool for Love$755,06157$836,156Dec 6Cannon Film Distributors
178Night of the Creeps$591,36670$591,366Aug 22TriStar Pictures
179Nobody's Fool$563,358290$563,358Nov 7Island Pictures
180Dream Lover$502,237171$502,237Feb 21Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
181'night, Mother$441,86335$441,863Sep 12Universal Pictures
182Desert Bloom$416,39315$416,393Apr 18Columbia Pictures
183Weekend Warriors$351,62375$351,623Aug 29-
184TerrorVision$320,256256$320,256Feb 14Empire Pictures
185Every Time We Say Goodbye$278,62363$278,623Nov 14TriStar Pictures
186Lady Jane$277,64614$277,646Feb 7Paramount Pictures
187Willy/Milly$277,405182$277,405Nov 14-
188The Boy in Blue$275,00044$275,000Jan 17Twentieth Century Fox
189The Gospel According to Vic$267,24911$267,249Oct 17Skouras Pictures
190Revolution$253,73430$358,574Dec 25Warner Bros.
191Radioactive Dreams$220,03890$220,038Sep 19De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
192Stripper$90,0001$90,000Jan 31Twentieth Century Fox
193Hardbodies 2$78,06846$78,068Sep 12Cinetel
194Sid and Nancy$75,60443$2,826,523Oct 17The Samuel Goldwyn Company
195A Room with a View$74,993150$20,966,644Mar 7Cinecom Pictures
196Betty Blue$48,97220$2,003,822Nov 7Alive Films
197Witchboard$46,0981,068$7,369,373Dec 31-
198Defense of the Realm$27,77015$750,000Nov 21Hemdale
199Marlene$21,2626$852,676Nov 7Alive Films
200Duet for One$7,7131$8,736Dec 25Cannon Film Distributors
201Crimewave$5,1017$5,101Apr 25Columbia Pictures