Domestic Box Office For 1990

RankRelease GrossMax ThOpening% of Total Open ThOpenCloseDistributor
1Home Alone$285,761,2432,173$17,081,9976%1,202Nov 16-Twentieth Century Fox
2Ghost$217,631,3061,766$12,191,5405.6%1,101Jul 13-Paramount Pictures
3Dances with Wolves$184,208,8481,636$598,2570.3%14Nov 9-Orion Pictures
4Pretty Woman$178,406,2681,811$11,280,5916.3%1,325Mar 23-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
5Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles$135,265,9152,377$25,398,36718.8%2,006Mar 30-New Line Cinema
6The Hunt for Red October$122,012,6431,817$17,161,83514.1%1,225Mar 2-Paramount Pictures
7Total Recall$119,394,8402,131$25,533,70021.4%2,060Jun 1-Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
8Die Hard 2$117,540,9472,507$21,744,66118.5%2,507Jul 6-Twentieth Century Fox
9Dick Tracy$103,738,7262,332$22,543,91121.7%2,332Jun 15-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
10Kindergarten Cop$91,457,6881,937$7,918,5608.7%1,833Dec 22-Universal Pictures
11Back to the Future Part III$87,727,5832,070$19,089,64521.8%2,019May 25-Universal Pictures
12Presumed Innocent$86,303,1881,451$11,718,98113.6%1,349Jul 27-Warner Bros.
13Days of Thunder$82,670,7332,307$15,490,44518.7%2,307Jun 29-Paramount Pictures
14Another 48 Hrs.$80,818,9742,721$19,475,55924.1%2,721Jun 8-Paramount Pictures
15Three Men and a Little Lady$71,609,3211,614$13,774,64219.2%1,281Nov 21-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
16Bird on a Wire$70,978,0122,008$15,338,16021.6%1,944May 18-Universal Pictures
17The Godfather: Part III$66,666,0621,922$6,387,2719.6%1,820Dec 25May 23Paramount Pictures
18Flatliners$61,489,2651,483$10,034,68516.3%1,319Aug 10-Columbia Pictures
19Misery$61,276,8721,370$10,076,83416.4%1,244Nov 30-Columbia Pictures
20Edward Scissorhands$56,362,3521,372$159,6220.3%2Dec 7-Twentieth Century Fox
21Problem Child$53,470,8911,769$10,026,90018.8%1,714Jul 27-Universal Pictures
22Arachnophobia$53,208,1802,005$8,045,76015.1%1,479Jul 20-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
23Awakenings$52,096,4751,330$417,0760.8%12Dec 22-Columbia Pictures
24Look Who's Talking Too$47,789,0741,647$8,100,64017%1,576Dec 14-TriStar Pictures
25Hard to Kill$47,410,8271,508$9,213,63119.4%1,301Feb 9-Warner Bros.
26Goodfellas$46,836,2141,328$6,368,90113.6%1,070Sep 19Jun 27Warner Bros.
27Marked for Death$46,044,3961,974$11,790,04725.6%1,968Oct 5-Twentieth Century Fox
28RoboCop 2$45,681,1731,806$14,145,41131%1,768Jun 22-Orion Pictures
29The Jungle Book
1990 Re-release
$44,645,6191,923$7,708,02917.3%1,901Jul 13-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
30Young Guns II$44,143,4101,770$8,017,43818.2%1,770Aug 3-Twentieth Century Fox
31Gremlins 2: The New Batch$41,482,2072,155$9,702,80423.4%2,075Jun 15-Warner Bros.
32Rocky V$40,946,3582,106$14,073,17034.4%2,053Nov 16-United Artists
33Joe Versus the Volcano$39,404,2611,802$9,252,23223.5%1,802Mar 9-Warner Bros.
34Postcards from the Edge$39,071,6031,323$7,871,85620.1%1,013Sep 14-Columbia Pictures
35Mermaids$35,419,3971,154$3,514,6789.9%920Dec 14-Orion Pictures
36Darkman$33,878,5021,833$8,054,86023.8%1,786Aug 24-Universal Pictures
37Air America$31,053,6011,902$8,064,48026%1,902Aug 10-TriStar Pictures
38Predator 2$30,669,4131,978$8,784,94328.6%1,950Nov 21-Twentieth Century Fox
39Green Card$29,888,235757$47,7810.2%2Dec 25-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
40Pacific Heights$29,381,9561,291$6,912,63723.5%1,278Sep 28-Twentieth Century Fox
41Child's Play 2$28,501,6052,017$10,718,52037.6%1,996Nov 9-Universal Pictures
42The Rescuers Down Under$27,931,4611,487$3,499,81912.5%1,230Nov 16-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
43Internal Affairs$27,734,391986$5,043,51618.2%975Jan 12May 24Paramount Pictures
44Cadillac Man$27,627,3101,878$6,712,07924.3%1,826May 18-Orion Pictures
45Memphis Belle$27,441,9771,368$5,026,84618.3%1,087Oct 12-Warner Bros.
46House Party$26,385,627700$4,611,02417.5%520Mar 9-New Line Cinema
47Jacob's Ladder$26,118,8511,264$7,500,76028.7%1,052Nov 2-TriStar Pictures
48The Exorcist III$26,098,8241,414$9,312,21935.7%1,288Aug 17-Twentieth Century Fox
49Fantasia
1990 Re-release
$25,363,371481$6,047,61323.8%481Oct 5-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
50Navy Seals$25,069,1011,355$6,543,83226.1%1,341Jul 20-Orion Pictures
51Ernest Goes to Jail$25,029,5691,956$6,143,37224.5%1,943Apr 6-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
52Ghost Dad$24,707,6331,221$4,803,48019.4%1,213Jun 29-Universal Pictures
53My Blue Heaven$23,591,4721,868$6,207,09226.3%1,859Aug 17-Warner Bros.
54The Russia House$22,997,992768$4,435,65019.3%717Dec 22-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
55The First Power$22,424,1951,336$5,677,71525.3%1,332Apr 6-Orion Pictures
56The Rookie$21,633,8741,862$5,510,05625.5%1,862Dec 7-Warner Bros.
57The Freshman$21,460,6011,044$205,8761%6Jul 20-TriStar Pictures
58The Adventures of Ford Fairlane$21,413,5021,263$6,374,39129.8%1,245Jul 13-Twentieth Century Fox
59Quigley Down Under$21,413,1051,094$3,853,14918%996Oct 19-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
60Madhouse$21,036,7711,555$5,240,81624.9%1,552Feb 16-Orion Pictures
61Hamlet$20,710,451624$116,9750.6%4Dec 22-Warner Bros.
62Jetsons: The Movie$20,305,8411,566$5,029,64024.8%1,562Jul 6-Universal Pictures
63Stella$20,240,1281,393$4,311,65621.3%1,033Feb 2-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
64Taking Care of Business$20,005,4351,176$3,620,05418.1%1,074Aug 17-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
65Betsy's Wedding$19,740,0701,058$4,662,48823.6%1,048Jun 22-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
66DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp$18,115,7241,558$3,870,36621.4%1,549Aug 3-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
67Sibling Rivalry$17,854,9331,455$4,017,93022.5%1,448Oct 26-Columbia Pictures
68White Palace$17,487,531892$1,078,6976.2%99Oct 19-Universal Pictures
69The Guardian$17,037,8871,736$5,565,62032.7%1,684Apr 27-Universal Pictures
70Death Warrant$16,853,4871,090$5,019,90229.8%1,089Sep 14-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
71Tremors$16,667,0841,477$3,731,52022.4%1,472Jan 19-Universal Pictures
72Tales from the Darkside$16,324,5731,535$5,028,09630.8%1,535May 4-Paramount Pictures
73Men at Work$16,247,9641,035$3,184,31119.6%962Aug 24-Triumph Releasing Corporation
74I Love You to Death$16,186,7931,095$4,014,64024.8%1,072Apr 6-TriStar Pictures
75Mo' Better Blues$16,153,593572$4,387,36027.2%544Aug 3-Universal Pictures
76Avalon$15,740,796635$226,6131.4%7Oct 5-TriStar Pictures
77The Bonfire of the Vanities$15,691,1921,395$4,216,06326.9%1,373Dec 22-Warner Bros.
78Revenge$15,645,6161,382$6,086,67238.9%1,379Feb 16-Columbia Pictures
79Reversal of Fortune$15,445,131661$176,9851.1%7Oct 19-Warner Bros.
80Mr. Destiny$15,379,2531,025$2,991,60519.5%727Oct 12-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
81Spaced Invaders$15,369,5731,845$4,474,33629.1%1,821Apr 27-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
82Quick Change$15,260,1541,596$4,700,96030.8%1,596Jul 13-Warner Bros.
83Fire Birds$14,760,4512,006$6,358,76143.1%2,006May 25-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
84Wild at Heart$14,560,247625$2,913,76420%532Aug 17-The Samuel Goldwyn Company
85Lord of the Flies$13,985,225919$4,410,45731.5%888Mar 16-Columbia Pictures
86The Grifters$13,446,769780$71,0340.5%2Dec 7-Miramax
87Crazy People$13,236,5131,389$3,357,80025.4%1,389Apr 13-Paramount Pictures
88Bad Influence$12,626,0431,300$3,822,01930.3%1,298Mar 9-Triumph Releasing Corporation
89Cinema Paradiso$11,990,401124$16,5520.1%1Feb 2-Miramax
90Graveyard Shift$11,582,8911,603$5,082,30043.9%1,603Oct 26-Paramount Pictures
91Henry & June$11,567,449295$1,032,9428.9%76Oct 5-Universal Pictures
92Pump Up the Volume$11,541,758821$1,601,48913.9%799Aug 24-New Line Cinema
93Opportunity Knocks$11,359,1291,275$3,512,62530.9%1,275Mar 30-Universal Pictures
94Q & A$11,207,891923$2,816,60525.1%912Apr 27-TriStar Pictures
95Wild Orchid$11,060,485822$2,622,63723.7%819Apr 27-Triumph Releasing Corporation
96Nuns on the Run$10,959,015702$658,8356%76Mar 16-Twentieth Century Fox
97Narrow Margin$10,873,2371,253$3,628,06033.4%1,132Sep 21-TriStar Pictures
98The Witches$10,360,553879$2,221,40221.4%879Aug 24-Warner Bros.
99The Adventures of Milo and Otis
1990 Re-release
$10,351,534915$1,708,91516.5%914Jun 15-Columbia Pictures
100The Two Jakes$10,005,9691,206$3,729,14937.3%1,206Aug 10-Paramount Pictures
101Miami Blues$9,888,167833$3,002,99730.4%832Apr 20-Orion Pictures
102Havana$9,243,140835$2,175,36023.5%824Dec 14-Universal Pictures
103Nightbreed$8,862,3541,488$3,708,91841.9%1,488Feb 16-Twentieth Century Fox
104Ski Patrol$8,533,973565$1,648,00019.3%515Jan 12-Triumph Releasing Corporation
105Cry-Baby$8,266,3431,236$3,004,90536.4%1,229Apr 6-Universal Pictures
106Blue Steel$8,217,9971,307$2,895,74435.2%1,307Mar 16-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
107Funny About Love$8,141,2921,213$3,036,35237.3%1,213Sep 21-Paramount Pictures
108The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover$7,724,701239$252,2233.3%16Apr 6-Miramax
109Mr. & Mrs. Bridge$7,698,010240$57,9590.8%2Nov 23-Miramax
110Alice$7,331,647325$36,2740.5%3Dec 25-Orion Pictures
111Almost an Angel$6,939,9461,373$1,608,36523.2%1,373Dec 22-Paramount Pictures
112Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection$6,698,361909$1,854,37927.7%908Aug 24-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
113Flashback$6,488,114875$2,910,11644.9%875Feb 2-Paramount Pictures
114The Gods Must Be Crazy II$6,291,444323$1,180,80318.8%321Apr 13-Columbia Pictures
115Men Don't Leave$6,070,725802$62,4191%3Feb 2-Warner Bros.
116Night of the Living Dead$5,835,2471,544$2,884,67949.4%1,544Oct 19-Columbia Pictures
117Cyrano de Bergerac$5,820,020----Nov 16-Orion Classics
118Stanley & Iris$5,820,015907$2,102,83136.1%907Feb 9-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
119Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III$5,765,5621,107$2,692,08746.7%1,107Jan 12-New Line Cinema
120Hardware$5,728,953695$2,381,28541.6%695Sep 14-Miramax
121Loose Cannons$5,585,1541,214$2,239,83040.1%1,214Feb 9-TriStar Pictures
122Miller's Crossing$5,080,409289$28,2020.6%1Sep 21-Twentieth Century Fox
123The Handmaid's Tale$4,960,385177$738,57814.9%117Mar 9-Cinecom Pictures
124The Long Walk Home$4,873,620272$26,1400.5%4Dec 22May 30Miramax
125Longtime Companion$4,609,95385$50,5251.1%2May 11-The Samuel Goldwyn Company
126Graffiti Bridge$4,562,778688$2,447,10853.6%688Nov 2-Warner Bros.
127Dark Angel$4,348,3681,041$1,912,42144%1,041Sep 28-Triumph Releasing Corporation
128Lisa$4,347,648287$1,119,89525.8%287Apr 20-United Artists
129Lambada$4,263,1121,117$2,031,18147.6%1,117Mar 16-Warner Bros.
130China Cry: A True Story$4,212,828----Nov 2--
131Heart Condition$4,134,992885$2,149,78652%885Feb 2-New Line Cinema
132Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!$4,087,36182$65,2991.6%2May 4-Miramax
133Mountains of the Moon$4,011,793187$66,6831.7%2Feb 23-TriStar Pictures
134Short Time$4,010,647574$1,237,21130.8%557May 4-Twentieth Century Fox
135Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael$3,989,297635$1,753,87044%635Oct 12-Paramount Pictures
136The Lemon Sisters$3,473,905598$2,122,06661.1%598Aug 31-Miramax
137A Shock to the System$3,417,056345$1,002,15829.3%345Mar 23May 24Corsair Pictures
138Metropolitan$2,938,2085$46,6631.6%1Aug 3-New Line Cinema
139Desperate Hours$2,742,9121,033$1,367,65749.9%1,033Oct 5-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
140Blind Fury$2,692,037353$868,38032.3%353Mar 16-TriStar Pictures
141After Dark, My Sweet$2,678,414153$244,9199.1%30Aug 24Nov 8Avenue Pictures Productions
142King of New York$2,554,476119$411,59716.1%115Sep 28May 30New Line Cinema
143Impulse$2,544,504155$471,12618.5%155Apr 6-Warner Bros.
144Class of 1999$2,459,895320$767,62031.2%320May 11Jun 21Taurus Entertainment Company
145Body Chemistry$2,415,31291$38,0251.6%53Mar 9Jun 14Concorde Pictures
146Downtown$2,346,150349$821,62635%349Jan 12-Twentieth Century Fox
147White Hunter Black Heart$2,319,12478$165,4507.1%24Sep 14-Warner Bros.
148The Nasty Girl$2,281,56940$19,4910.9%2Oct 26Jun 6Miramax
149Texasville$2,268,181354$823,53436.3%354Sep 28-Columbia Pictures
150Vincent & Theo$2,231,27459$22,5851%1Nov 2-Hemdale
151Def by Temptation$2,218,57957$54,5822.5%11May 11-Troma
152Eating$2,100,53819$12,7640.6%2Nov 16-Rainbow Releasing
153The Sheltering Sky$2,075,08495$82,7534%3Dec 14-Warner Bros.
154The Krays$2,060,847392$948,00246%392Nov 9Jan 10Miramax
155Dreams$1,963,207----Aug 24-Warner Bros.
156State of Grace$1,911,542335$179,9279.4%14Sep 14-Orion Pictures
157The Forbidden Dance$1,823,154637$720,86439.5%637Mar 16-Columbia Pictures
158Tune in Tomorrow...$1,794,001207$62,7473.5%7Oct 26-Cinecom Pictures
159The Nutcracker Prince$1,781,694906$908,99951%906Nov 21-Warner Bros.
160Too Beautiful for You$1,776,44029$31,2081.8%1Mar 2Aug 23Orion Classics
161Last Exit to Brooklyn$1,730,00525$186,48910.8%13May 4-Cinecom Pictures
162The Rain Killer$1,696,066----Sep 14-Concorde Pictures
163Brain Dead$1,627,955----Jan 19May 17Concorde Pictures
164Jesus of Montreal$1,601,61221$20,3881.3%1May 25Nov 15Orion Classics
165May Fools$1,576,70230$20,0781.3%1Jun 22Dec 6Orion Classics
166The Haunting of Morella$1,547,867----Feb 9-Concorde Pictures
167The Last of the Finest$1,531,489424$551,87636%424Mar 9-Orion Pictures
168Streets$1,510,05377$86,7085.7%53Jan 19May 3Concorde Pictures
169A Cry in the Wild$1,494,969----Jun 1-Concorde Pictures
170The Field$1,494,39940$27,9481.9%2Dec 22May 2Avenue Pictures Productions
171Love at Large$1,436,308----Mar 9-Orion Pictures
172Monsieur Hire$1,417,03026$29,9802.1%2Apr 20Sep 27Orion Classics
173Courage Mountain$1,393,610506$693,08749.7%506Feb 16-Triumph Releasing Corporation
174Repossessed$1,382,462115$266,97519.3%115Sep 14-New Line Cinema
175Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will?$1,373,728150$313,84422.8%150May 4-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
176Everybody Wins$1,372,350451$581,97942.4%451Jan 19-Orion Pictures
177The Fourth War$1,305,8871,005$776,44959.5%1,005Mar 23-Cannon Film Distributors
178The Hot Spot$1,293,976365$112,1888.7%23Oct 12-Orion Pictures
179Bloodfist II$1,292,32392$267,99620.7%92Oct 12Nov 29Concorde Pictures
180This Is Not Frank's Planet/Snowie and the Seven Dorps/Poumse...$1,289,551----Dec 21-Expanded Entertainment
181Robot Jox$1,272,977333$464,44136.5%333Nov 21-Triumph Releasing Corporation
182Slumber Party Massacre III$1,242,99581$270,13521.7%81Sep 7-Concorde Pictures
183The Icicle Thief$1,231,62222$20,8091.7%1Aug 24Feb 28Aries Films
184Vital Signs$1,224,605275$372,25330.4%275Apr 13-Twentieth Century Fox
185Without You I'm Nothing$1,218,730----May 4Aug 30New Line Cinema
186The Boyfriend School$1,171,762177$531,71445.4%177Sep 21-Hemdale
187To Sleep with Anger$1,161,13523$19,2951.7%4Oct 12Feb 21The Samuel Goldwyn Company
188Where the Heart Is$1,106,475235$530,89348%235Feb 23-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
189Hidden Agenda$1,030,938114$49,8274.8%3Nov 21-Hemdale
190Corporate Affairs$1,006,57557$224,84722.3%38Oct 5-Concorde Pictures
191Come See the Paradise$947,30697$65,5326.9%5Dec 25-Twentieth Century Fox
192Sweetie$938,0651$20,4032.2%1Jan 19-Avenue Pictures Productions
193The Blood of Heroes$882,290318$471,77553.5%318Feb 23Mar 15New Line Cinema
194Angel Town$855,81055$300,00035.1%55Feb 23Mar 29Taurus Entertainment Company
195Waiting for the Light$808,690149$334,74841.4%149Nov 2Nov 29Triumph Releasing Corporation
196C'est la vie$805,47228$18,7492.3%2Nov 2Feb 21The Samuel Goldwyn Company
197Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones$776,699----Oct 5Nov 29Warner Bros.
19822nd Annual International Tournée of Animation
Film Festival
$768,304----Mar 30-Expanded Entertainment
199Strapless$764,794----May 18-Miramax
200Coupe de Ville$715,983170$66,8719.3%7Mar 9-Universal Pictures
201The Return of Superfly$610,402260$359,36758.9%260Nov 9-Triton Pictures
202Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer$609,9398---Jan 5--
203Rosalie Goes Shopping$574,080----Feb 9-Four Seasons Entertainment
204Strike It Rich$541,626206$331,87561.3%206Jan 26-Miramax
205The Tall Guy$510,71241$91,13117.8%30Sep 21-Miramax
206Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound$334,74834$37,01711.1%34Nov 2-Twentieth Century Fox
207Chattahoochee$259,4862$17,4716.7%2Apr 20-Hemdale
208Frankenhooker$205,068----Jun 1--
209Martians Go Home$129,778155$129,778100%155Apr 20-Taurus Entertainment Company
210Torrents of Spring$111,747----Feb 9-Miramax
211A Man Called Sarge$92,706188--188Feb 2Feb 4Cannon Film Distributors
212A Show of Force$91,57812$73,40580.2%12May 11-Paramount Pictures
213Chicago Joe and the Showgirl$85,39518$14,97917.5%6Jul 27Aug 23New Line Cinema
214Why Me?$83,882113$49,93359.5%113Apr 20-Triumph Releasing Corporation
215Fools of Fortune$83,4909$11,42213.7%3Sep 14-New Line Cinema
216Speaking Parts$76,6091$8,93411.7%1Feb 16-Zeitgeist Films
217Happy Together$70,91210$32,77646.2%10May 4May 17-
218The Spirit of '76$52,31012$9,97919.1%5Oct 12-Columbia Pictures
219Spontaneous Combustion$50,36750$50,367100%50Feb 23Mar 1Taurus Entertainment Company
220Twister$33,4552$9,86429.5%2Aug 8--
221Red Surf$13,1366$8,63065.7%6Jun 1Jun 7Academy Entertainment
222Diamond's Edge$12,75130$12,751100%30Nov 30Dec 2Castle Hill Productions
223Pathfinder$10,6281$3,95037.2%1May 11May 24-
224The Feud$3,1021$2,23672.1%1May 4May 10Castle Hill Productions