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1990 DOMESTIC GROSSES

Total Grosses of all Movies Released in 1990
Viewing Chart as of Feb. 12, 1991

#1–100 - #101–200 - #201–244
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RankMovie Title (click to view)Studio
Gross / TheatersTotal Gross / % of TotalOpen
1Home AloneFox$221,986,4762,173$285,761,24377.7%11/16
2GhostPar.$213,609,7711,766$217,631,30698.2%7/13
3Pretty WomanBV$178,406,2681,811$178,406,268100.0%3/23
4Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesNL$135,265,9152,377$135,265,915100.0%3/30
5The Hunt for Red OctoberPar.$122,012,6431,817$122,012,643100.0%3/2
6Total RecallSony$119,394,8402,131$119,394,840100.0%6/1
7Die Hard 2: Die HarderFox$117,540,9472,507$117,540,947100.0%7/6
8Dances with WolvesOrion$104,730,0391,548$184,208,84856.9%11/9
9Dick TracyBV$103,738,7262,332$103,738,726100.0%6/15
10Back to the Future Part IIIUni.$87,727,5832,070$87,727,583100.0%5/25
11Presumed InnocentWB$86,303,1881,451$86,303,188100.0%7/27
12Days of ThunderPar.$82,670,7332,307$82,670,733100.0%6/29
13Another 48 HRS.Par.$80,818,9742,721$80,818,974100.0%6/8
14Kindergarten CopUni.$76,043,6751,937$91,457,68883.1%12/22
15Three Men and a Little LadyBV$71,609,3211,614$71,609,321100.0%11/21
16Bird on a WireUni.$70,978,0122,008$70,978,012100.0%5/18
17The Godfather Part IIIPar.$62,576,7051,922$66,666,06293.9%12/25
18FlatlinersCol.$61,489,2651,483$61,489,265100.0%8/10
19MiseryCol.$53,588,7851,370$61,276,87287.5%11/30
20Problem ChildUni.$53,470,8911,769$53,470,891100.0%7/27
21ArachnophobiaBV$53,208,1802,005$53,208,180100.0%7/20
22Edward ScissorhandsFox$49,051,4461,372$56,362,35287.0%12/7
23Hard to KillWB$47,410,8271,508$47,410,827100.0%2/9
24Marked for DeathFox$46,044,3961,974$46,044,396100.0%10/5
25Robocop 2Orion$45,681,1731,806$45,681,173100.0%6/22
26The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1990)BV$44,645,6191,923$44,645,619100.0%7/13
27Young Guns IIFox$44,143,4101,770$44,143,410100.0%8/3
28Look Who's Talking TooTriS$41,869,9291,647$47,789,07487.6%12/14
29Gremlins 2: The New BatchWB$41,482,2072,155$41,482,207100.0%6/15
30GoodfellasWB$41,016,2141,328$46,836,21487.6%9/19
31Rocky VUA$40,946,3582,106$40,946,358100.0%11/16
32Joe Versus the VolcanoWB$39,404,2611,802$39,404,261100.0%3/9
33Postcards from the EdgeCol.$39,071,6031,323$39,071,603100.0%9/14
34AwakeningsCol.$36,992,1221,330$52,096,47571.0%12/22
35DarkmanUni.$33,878,5021,833$33,878,502100.0%8/24
36MermaidsOrion$31,391,6281,154$35,419,39788.6%12/14
37Air AmericaTriS$31,053,6011,902$31,053,601100.0%8/10
38Predator 2Fox$30,669,4131,978$30,669,413100.0%11/21
39Pacific HeightsFox$29,381,9561,291$29,381,956100.0%9/28
40Child's Play 2Uni.$28,501,6052,017$28,501,605100.0%11/9
41The Rescuers Down UnderBV$27,931,4611,487$27,931,461100.0%11/16
42Internal AffairsPar.$27,734,391986$27,734,391100.0%1/12
43Cadillac ManOrion$27,627,3101,878$27,627,310100.0%5/18
44Memphis BelleWB$27,441,9771,368$27,441,977100.0%10/12
45House PartyNL$26,385,627700$26,385,627100.0%3/9
46Jacob's LadderTriS$26,118,8511,264$26,118,851100.0%11/2
47The Exorcist IIIFox$26,098,8241,414$26,098,824100.0%8/17
48Fantasia (Re-issue) (1990)BV$25,363,371481$25,363,371100.0%10/5
49Navy SealsOrion$25,069,1011,355$25,069,101100.0%7/20
50Ernest Goes to JailBV$25,029,5691,956$25,029,569100.0%4/6
51Ghost DadUni.$24,707,6331,221$24,707,633100.0%6/29
52My Blue HeavenWB$23,591,4721,868$23,591,472100.0%8/17
53The Russia HouseMGM$22,997,992768$22,997,992100.0%12/22
54The First PowerOrion$22,424,1951,336$22,424,195100.0%4/6
55The Rookie (1990)WB$21,633,8741,862$21,633,874100.0%12/7
56The FreshmanTriS$21,460,6011,044$21,460,601100.0%7/20
57The Adventures of Ford FairlaneFox$21,413,5021,263$21,413,502100.0%7/13
58Quigley Down UnderMGM$21,413,1051,094$21,413,105100.0%10/19
59White FangBV$21,351,6361,259$34,793,16061.4%1/18
60MadhouseOrion$21,036,7711,555$21,036,771100.0%2/16
61Jetsons: The MovieUni.$20,305,8411,566$20,305,841100.0%7/6
62StellaBV$20,240,1281,393$20,240,128100.0%2/2
63LionheartUni.$20,096,7011,485$24,078,19683.5%1/11
64Taking Care of BusinessBV$20,005,4351,176$20,005,435100.0%8/17
65Betsy's WeddingBV$19,740,0701,058$19,740,070100.0%6/22
66Green CardBV$19,106,364718$29,888,23563.9%12/25
67Duck Tales: The MovieBV$18,115,7241,558$18,115,724100.0%8/3
68Sibling RivalryCol.$17,854,9331,455$17,854,933100.0%10/26
69White PalaceUni.$17,487,531892$17,487,531100.0%10/19
70The Guardian (1990)Uni.$17,037,8871,736$17,037,887100.0%4/27
71Death WarrantMGM$16,853,4871,090$16,853,487100.0%9/14
72TremorsUni.$16,667,0841,477$16,667,084100.0%1/19
73Tales From the Darkside: The MoviePar.$16,324,5731,535$16,324,573100.0%5/4
74Men at WorkTriu$16,247,9641,035$16,247,964100.0%8/24
75I Love You to DeathTriS$16,186,7931,095$16,186,793100.0%4/6
76Mo' Better BluesUni.$16,153,593572$16,153,593100.0%8/3
77Sleeping with the EnemyFox$16,051,8701,406$101,599,00515.8%2/8
78AvalonTriu$15,740,796635$15,740,796100.0%10/5
79The Bonfire of the VanitiesWB$15,691,1921,395$15,691,192100.0%12/22
80RevengeCol.$15,645,6161,382$15,645,616100.0%2/16
81Reversal of FortuneWB$15,445,131661$15,445,131100.0%10/19
82Mr. DestinyBV$15,379,2531,025$15,379,253100.0%10/12
83Spaced InvadersBV$15,369,5731,845$15,369,573100.0%4/27
84Quick ChangeWB$15,260,1541,596$15,260,154100.0%7/13
85Fire BirdsBV$14,760,4512,006$14,760,451100.0%5/25
86Wild at HeartGold.$14,560,247625$14,560,247100.0%8/17
87The Lord of the FliesCol.$13,985,225919$13,985,225100.0%3/16
88Hamlet (1990)WB$13,826,369624$20,710,45166.8%12/22
89Crazy PeoplePar.$13,236,5131,389$13,236,513100.0%4/13
90Flight of the IntruderPar.$12,738,3161,489$14,587,73287.3%1/18
91Bad InfluenceTriu$12,626,0431,300$12,626,043100.0%3/9
92Not Without My DaughterMGM$12,535,3591,141$14,789,11384.8%1/11
93Cinema ParadisoMira.$11,990,401124$11,990,401100.0%2/2
94Graveyard ShiftPar.$11,582,8911,603$11,582,891100.0%10/26
95Henry & JuneUni.$11,567,449295$11,567,449100.0%10/5
96Pump Up the VolumeNL$11,541,758821$11,541,758100.0%8/24
97Opportunity KnocksUni.$11,359,1291,275$11,359,129100.0%3/30
98Q & ATriS$11,207,891923$11,207,891100.0%4/27
99Wild OrchidTriu$11,060,485822$11,060,485100.0%4/27
100Nuns on the RunFox$10,959,015702$10,959,015100.0%3/16
Summary of 244 Movies on Chart:
Totals:$4,412,122,780----
Averages:$18,082,470----
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