Domestic Box Office For 1990

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1Ghost$205,344,1371,766$217,631,306Jul 13Paramount Pictures
2Pretty Woman$170,111,7321,811$178,406,268Mar 23Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
3Home Alone$143,592,5232,173$285,761,243Nov 16Twentieth Century Fox
4Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles$135,265,9152,377$135,265,915Mar 30New Line Cinema
5The Hunt for Red October$122,012,6431,817$122,012,643Mar 2Paramount Pictures
6Total Recall$119,394,8402,131$119,394,840Jun 1Sony Pictures Releasing
7Die Hard 2$117,540,9472,507$117,540,947Jul 6Twentieth Century Fox
8Driving Miss Daisy$103,859,3811,668$106,593,296Dec 15Warner Bros.
9Dick Tracy$103,738,7262,332$103,738,726Jun 15Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
10Back to the Future Part III$87,727,5832,070$87,727,583May 25Universal Pictures
11Presumed Innocent$86,303,1881,451$86,303,188Jul 27Warner Bros.
12Days of Thunder$82,670,7332,307$82,670,733Jun 29Paramount Pictures
13Another 48 Hrs.$80,818,9742,721$80,818,974Jun 8Paramount Pictures
14Bird on a Wire$70,978,0122,008$70,978,012May 18Universal Pictures
15Born on the Fourth of July$69,252,4601,434$70,001,698Dec 22Universal Pictures
16Flatliners$61,489,2651,483$61,489,265Aug 10Columbia Pictures
17Dances with Wolves$57,752,3231,636$184,208,848Nov 9Orion Pictures
18Problem Child$53,470,8911,769$53,470,891Jul 27Universal Pictures
19Arachnophobia$53,208,1802,005$53,208,180Jul 20Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
20Three Men and a Little Lady$51,588,6191,614$71,609,321Nov 21Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
21The War of the Roses$47,917,9421,559$86,888,546Dec 8Twentieth Century Fox
22Hard to Kill$47,410,8271,508$47,410,827Feb 9Warner Bros.
23Marked for Death$46,044,3961,974$46,044,396Oct 5Twentieth Century Fox
24Tango & Cash$45,934,1151,575$63,408,614Dec 22Warner Bros.
25RoboCop 2$45,681,1731,806$45,681,173Jun 22Orion Pictures
26The Jungle Book
1990 Re-release
$44,645,6191,923$44,645,619Jul 13Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
27Young Guns II$44,143,4101,770$44,143,410Aug 3Twentieth Century Fox
28Steel Magnolias$41,941,7671,372$83,759,091Nov 17TriStar Pictures
29Gremlins 2: The New Batch$41,482,2072,155$41,482,207Jun 15Warner Bros.
30Rocky V$40,946,3582,106$40,946,358Nov 16United Artists
31The Little Mermaid$39,314,5191,533$84,355,863Nov 17Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
32Postcards from the Edge$39,071,6031,323$39,071,603Sep 14Columbia Pictures
33Misery$37,949,9261,370$61,276,872Nov 30Columbia Pictures
34Goodfellas$37,487,8661,328$46,836,214Sep 19Warner Bros.
35Joe Versus the Volcano$36,002,7451,802$39,404,261Mar 9Warner Bros.
36Darkman$33,878,5021,833$33,878,502Aug 24Universal Pictures
37Always$32,905,3001,206$43,858,790Dec 22Universal Pictures
38Air America$31,053,6011,902$31,053,601Aug 10TriStar Pictures
39Predator 2$30,669,4131,978$30,669,413Nov 21Twentieth Century Fox
40Kindergarten Cop$29,494,8051,937$91,457,688Dec 22Universal Pictures
41Pacific Heights$29,381,9561,291$29,381,956Sep 28Twentieth Century Fox
42Child's Play 2$28,501,6052,017$28,501,605Nov 9Universal Pictures
43Internal Affairs$27,734,391986$27,734,391Jan 12Paramount Pictures
44Cadillac Man$27,627,3101,878$27,627,310May 18Orion Pictures
45Memphis Belle$27,441,9771,368$27,441,977Oct 12Warner Bros.
46The Godfather: Part III$26,837,6391,922$66,666,062Dec 25Paramount Pictures
47Look Who's Talking$26,633,0111,651$140,088,813Oct 13TriStar Pictures
48Glory$26,498,940811$26,828,365Dec 14TriStar Pictures
49House Party$26,385,627700$26,385,627Mar 9New Line Cinema
50Jacob's Ladder$26,118,8511,264$26,118,851Nov 2TriStar Pictures
51The Exorcist III$26,098,8241,414$26,098,824Aug 17Twentieth Century Fox
52Fantasia
1990 Re-release
$25,363,371481$25,363,371Oct 5Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
53Navy Seals$25,069,1011,355$25,069,101Jul 20Orion Pictures
54Look Who's Talking Too$25,047,0611,647$47,789,074Dec 14TriStar Pictures
55Ernest Goes to Jail$25,029,5691,956$25,029,569Apr 6Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
56Back to the Future Part II$24,857,8072,107$118,450,002Nov 22Universal Pictures
57Ghost Dad$24,707,6331,221$24,707,633Jun 29Universal Pictures
58Edward Scissorhands$24,101,4211,372$56,362,352Dec 7Twentieth Century Fox
59My Blue Heaven$23,591,4721,868$23,591,472Aug 17Warner Bros.
60The First Power$22,424,1951,336$22,424,195Apr 6Orion Pictures
61The Freshman$21,460,6011,044$21,460,601Jul 20TriStar Pictures
62The Adventures of Ford Fairlane$21,413,5021,263$21,413,502Jul 13Twentieth Century Fox
63Quigley Down Under$21,413,1051,094$21,413,105Oct 19Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
64Madhouse$21,036,7711,555$21,036,771Feb 16Orion Pictures
65The Rescuers Down Under$20,440,1461,487$27,931,461Nov 16Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
66Jetsons: The Movie$20,305,8411,566$20,305,841Jul 6Universal Pictures
67Stella$20,240,1281,393$20,240,128Feb 2Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
68Taking Care of Business$20,005,4351,176$20,005,435Aug 17Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
69Betsy's Wedding$19,740,0701,058$19,740,070Jun 22Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
70DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp$18,115,7241,558$18,115,724Aug 3Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
71Sibling Rivalry$17,854,9331,455$17,854,933Oct 26Columbia Pictures
72National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation$17,567,9431,950$71,319,526Dec 1Warner Bros.
73White Palace$17,487,531892$17,487,531Oct 19Universal Pictures
74The Rookie$17,133,6491,862$21,633,874Dec 7Warner Bros.
75Death Warrant$16,853,4871,090$16,853,487Sep 14Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
76Tremors$16,667,0841,477$16,667,084Jan 19Universal Pictures
77Tales from the Darkside$16,324,5731,535$16,324,573May 4Paramount Pictures
78Men at Work$16,247,9641,035$16,247,964Aug 24Triumph Releasing Corporation
79I Love You to Death$16,186,7931,095$16,186,793Apr 6TriStar Pictures
80Mo' Better Blues$16,153,593572$16,153,593Aug 3Universal Pictures
81The Guardian$16,131,9271,736$17,037,887Apr 27Universal Pictures
82Avalon$15,740,796635$15,740,796Oct 5TriStar Pictures
83Revenge$15,645,6161,382$15,645,616Feb 16Columbia Pictures
84Reversal of Fortune$15,445,131661$15,445,131Oct 19Warner Bros.
85Mr. Destiny$15,379,2531,025$15,379,253Oct 12Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
86Spaced Invaders$15,369,5731,845$15,369,573Apr 27Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
87Quick Change$15,260,1541,596$15,260,154Jul 13Warner Bros.
88Fire Birds$14,760,4512,006$14,760,451May 25Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
89Wild at Heart$14,560,247625$14,560,247Aug 17The Samuel Goldwyn Company
90Mermaids$14,373,2401,154$35,419,397Dec 14Orion Pictures
91Lord of the Flies$13,985,225919$13,985,225Mar 16Columbia Pictures
92Crazy People$13,236,5131,389$13,236,513Apr 13Paramount Pictures
93Bad Influence$12,626,0431,300$12,626,043Mar 9Triumph Releasing Corporation
94My Left Foot$12,216,025510$14,743,391Nov 10Miramax
95Graveyard Shift$11,582,8911,603$11,582,891Oct 26Paramount Pictures
96Henry & June$11,567,449295$11,567,449Oct 5Universal Pictures
97Pump Up the Volume$11,541,758821$11,541,758Aug 24New Line Cinema
98Opportunity Knocks$11,359,1291,275$11,359,129Mar 30Universal Pictures
99Q & A$11,207,891923$11,207,891Apr 27TriStar Pictures
100Wild Orchid$11,060,485822$11,060,485Apr 27Triumph Releasing Corporation
101Nuns on the Run$10,959,015702$10,959,015Mar 16Twentieth Century Fox
102Narrow Margin$10,873,2371,253$10,873,237Sep 21TriStar Pictures
103Blaze$10,812,596970$19,131,246Dec 15Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
104The Witches$10,360,553879$10,360,553Aug 24Warner Bros.
105The Adventures of Milo and Otis
1990 Re-release
$10,351,534915$10,351,534Jun 15Columbia Pictures
106Cinema Paradiso$10,198,730124$11,990,401Feb 2Miramax
107The Two Jakes$10,005,9691,206$10,005,969Aug 10Paramount Pictures
108Henry V$9,953,550134$10,161,099Nov 8The Samuel Goldwyn Company
109Miami Blues$9,888,167833$9,888,167Apr 20Orion Pictures
110The Russia House$9,677,043768$22,997,992Dec 22Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
111The Bonfire of the Vanities$9,010,2301,395$15,691,192Dec 22Warner Bros.
112Nightbreed$8,862,3541,488$8,862,354Feb 16Twentieth Century Fox
113Ski Patrol$8,533,973565$8,533,973Jan 12Triumph Releasing Corporation
114Cry-Baby$8,266,3431,236$8,266,343Apr 6Universal Pictures
115Blue Steel$8,217,9971,307$8,217,997Mar 16Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
116Funny About Love$8,141,2921,213$8,141,292Sep 21Paramount Pictures
117Enemies, A Love Story$7,284,08175$7,754,571Dec 15Twentieth Century Fox
118Harlem Nights$6,820,4612,180$60,864,870Nov 17Paramount Pictures
119All Dogs Go to Heaven$6,815,6271,591$27,100,027Nov 17United Artists
120Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection$6,698,361909$6,698,361Aug 24Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
121The Wizard$6,592,6971,204$14,278,900Dec 15Universal Pictures
122Havana$6,511,157835$9,243,140Dec 14Universal Pictures
123Flashback$6,488,114875$6,488,114Feb 2Paramount Pictures
124Roger & Me$6,420,784265$6,706,368Dec 22Warner Bros.
125The Gods Must Be Crazy II$6,291,444323$6,291,444Apr 13Columbia Pictures
126Men Don't Leave$6,070,725802$6,070,725Feb 2Warner Bros.
127The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover$6,036,536239$7,724,701Apr 6Miramax
128Night of the Living Dead$5,835,2471,544$5,835,247Oct 19Columbia Pictures
129Stanley & Iris$5,820,015907$5,820,015Feb 9Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
130Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III$5,765,5621,107$5,765,562Jan 12New Line Cinema
131Hardware$5,728,953695$5,728,953Sep 14Miramax
132Loose Cannons$5,585,1541,214$5,585,154Feb 9TriStar Pictures
133Music Box$5,556,112462$6,263,883Dec 22TriStar Pictures
134She-Devil$5,504,7961,452$15,351,421Dec 8Orion Pictures
135Miller's Crossing$5,080,409289$5,080,409Sep 21Twentieth Century Fox
136The Handmaid's Tale$4,960,385177$4,960,385Mar 9Cinecom Pictures
137Family Business$4,756,6991,230$12,195,695Dec 15TriStar Pictures
138Graffiti Bridge$4,562,778688$4,562,778Nov 2Warner Bros.
139Parenthood$4,474,2561,399$100,047,830Aug 2Universal Pictures
140Dark Angel$4,348,3681,041$4,348,368Sep 28Triumph Releasing Corporation
141Lisa$4,347,648287$4,347,648Apr 20United Artists
142Lambada$4,263,1121,117$4,263,112Mar 16Warner Bros.
143Heart Condition$4,134,992885$4,134,992Feb 2New Line Cinema
144Almost an Angel$4,095,6441,373$6,939,946Dec 22Paramount Pictures
145Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!$4,087,36182$4,087,361May 4Miramax
146Mountains of the Moon$4,011,793187$4,011,793Feb 23TriStar Pictures
147Short Time$4,010,647574$4,010,647May 4Twentieth Century Fox
148Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael$3,989,297635$3,989,297Oct 12Paramount Pictures
149We're No Angels$3,644,4911,495$10,555,348Dec 15Paramount Pictures
150The Lemon Sisters$3,473,905598$3,473,905Aug 31Miramax
151A Shock to the System$3,417,056345$3,417,056Mar 23Corsair Pictures
152Longtime Companion$3,305,67385$4,609,953May 11The Samuel Goldwyn Company
153Camille Claudel$3,232,02434$3,331,297Dec 21Orion Classics
154Metropolitan$2,938,2085$2,938,208Aug 3New Line Cinema
155Desperate Hours$2,742,9121,033$2,742,912Oct 5Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
156Blind Fury$2,692,037353$2,692,037Mar 16TriStar Pictures
157After Dark, My Sweet$2,678,414153$2,678,414Aug 24Avenue Pictures Productions
158King of New York$2,554,476119$2,554,476Sep 28New Line Cinema
159Impulse$2,544,504155$2,544,504Apr 6Warner Bros.
160Class of 1999$2,459,895320$2,459,895May 11Taurus Entertainment Company
161Body Chemistry$2,415,31291$2,415,312Mar 9Concorde Pictures
162Downtown$2,346,150349$2,346,150Jan 12Twentieth Century Fox
163White Hunter Black Heart$2,319,12478$2,319,124Sep 14Warner Bros.
164Texasville$2,268,181354$2,268,181Sep 28Columbia Pictures
165Def by Temptation$2,218,57957$2,218,579May 11Troma
166The Krays$2,060,847392$2,060,847Nov 9Miramax
167State of Grace$1,911,542335$1,911,542Sep 14Orion Pictures
168The Forbidden Dance$1,823,154637$1,823,154Mar 16Columbia Pictures
169Tune in Tomorrow...$1,794,001207$1,794,001Oct 26Cinecom Pictures
170The Nutcracker Prince$1,781,694906$1,781,694Nov 21Warner Bros.
171Too Beautiful for You$1,776,44029$1,776,440Mar 2Orion Classics
172Last Exit to Brooklyn$1,730,00525$1,730,005May 4Cinecom Pictures
173Jesus of Montreal$1,601,61221$1,601,612May 25Orion Classics
174May Fools$1,576,70230$1,576,702Jun 22Orion Classics
175The Last of the Finest$1,531,489424$1,531,489Mar 9Orion Pictures
176Streets$1,510,05377$1,510,053Jan 19Concorde Pictures
177Monsieur Hire$1,417,03026$1,417,030Apr 20Orion Classics
178Courage Mountain$1,393,610506$1,393,610Feb 16Triumph Releasing Corporation
179Repossessed$1,382,462115$1,382,462Sep 14New Line Cinema
180Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will?$1,373,728150$1,373,728May 4Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
181Everybody Wins$1,372,350451$1,372,350Jan 19Orion Pictures
182The Fourth War$1,305,8871,005$1,305,887Mar 23Cannon Film Distributors
183The Hot Spot$1,293,976365$1,293,976Oct 12Orion Pictures
184Bloodfist II$1,292,32392$1,292,323Oct 12Concorde Pictures
185Robot Jox$1,272,977333$1,272,977Nov 21Triumph Releasing Corporation
186Slumber Party Massacre III$1,242,99581$1,242,995Sep 7Concorde Pictures
187Apartment Zero$1,238,56122$1,267,578Sep 15Skouras Pictures
188The Icicle Thief$1,231,62222$1,231,622Aug 24Aries Films
189Vital Signs$1,224,605275$1,224,605Apr 13Twentieth Century Fox
190The Boyfriend School$1,171,762177$1,171,762Sep 21Hemdale
191To Sleep with Anger$1,161,13523$1,161,135Oct 12The Samuel Goldwyn Company
192Where the Heart Is$1,106,475235$1,106,475Feb 23Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
193Corporate Affairs$1,006,57557$1,006,575Oct 5Concorde Pictures
194Awakenings$969,7051,330$52,096,475Dec 22Columbia Pictures
195Sweetie$938,0651$938,065Jan 19Avenue Pictures Productions
196The Blood of Heroes$882,290318$882,290Feb 23New Line Cinema
197Angel Town$855,81055$855,810Feb 23Taurus Entertainment Company
198Waiting for the Light$808,690149$808,690Nov 2Triumph Releasing Corporation
199C'est la vie$805,47228$805,472Nov 2The Samuel Goldwyn Company
200Coupe de Ville$715,983170$715,983Mar 9Universal Pictures
201For All Mankind$715,9579$770,132Nov 1Apollo Associates
202The Return of Superfly$610,402260$610,402Nov 9Triton Pictures
203Strike It Rich$541,626206$541,626Jan 26Miramax
204The Tall Guy$510,71241$510,712Sep 21Miramax
205Akira$427,4712$439,162Dec 25-
206Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer$377,8078$609,939Jan 5-
207Triumph of the Spirit$362,27040$408,839Dec 8Triumph Releasing Corporation
208The Sheltering Sky$358,07395$2,075,084Dec 14Warner Bros.
209Hamlet$350,798624$20,710,451Dec 22Warner Bros.
210Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound$334,74834$334,748Nov 2Twentieth Century Fox
211Chattahoochee$259,4862$259,486Apr 20Hemdale
212Alice$224,818325$7,331,647Dec 25Orion Pictures
213Green Card$186,442757$29,888,235Dec 25Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
214Come See the Paradise$166,77797$947,306Dec 25Twentieth Century Fox
215Martians Go Home$129,778155$129,778Apr 20Taurus Entertainment Company
216The Grifters$103,832780$13,446,769Dec 7Miramax
217Mr. & Mrs. Bridge$98,086240$7,698,010Nov 23Miramax
218A Show of Force$91,57812$91,578May 11Paramount Pictures
219Hidden Agenda$86,726114$1,030,938Nov 21Hemdale
220Chicago Joe and the Showgirl$85,39518$85,395Jul 27New Line Cinema
221Why Me?$83,882113$83,882Apr 20Triumph Releasing Corporation
222Fools of Fortune$83,4909$83,490Sep 14New Line Cinema
223Speaking Parts$76,6091$76,609Feb 16Zeitgeist Films
224Happy Together$70,91210$70,912May 4-
225The Field$64,33640$1,494,399Dec 22Avenue Pictures Productions
226The Long Walk Home$58,182272$4,873,620Dec 22Miramax
227The Spirit of '76$52,31012$52,310Oct 12Columbia Pictures
228Spontaneous Combustion$50,36750$50,367Feb 23Taurus Entertainment Company
229Vincent & Theo$36,24759$2,231,274Nov 2Hemdale
230Twister$33,4552$33,455Aug 8-
231The Nasty Girl$30,57440$2,281,569Oct 26Miramax
232Eating$18,82019$2,100,538Nov 16Rainbow Releasing
233Red Surf$13,1366$13,136Jun 1Academy Entertainment
234Diamond's Edge$12,75130$12,751Nov 30Castle Hill Productions
235Pathfinder$10,6281$10,628May 11-
236The Feud$3,1021$3,102May 4Castle Hill Productions