Weekend Domestic Chart for August 17th, 1984

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  MovieDistributorGenreGrossChangeThtrs.Per Thtr.Total GrossDays
1 new Tightrope Warner Bros. Thriller/Suspense $9,156,545   1,535 $5,965   $9,156,545 3
2 (1) Red Dawn MGM/UA Classics Action $5,584,336 -32% 1,792 $3,116   $18,590,986 10
3 (2) Ghostbusters Sony Pictures Comedy $5,581,794 -6% 1,400 $3,987   $171,667,224 73
4 (3) Purple Rain Warner Bros. Drama $4,002,533 -17% 853 $4,692   $34,372,441 24
5 (4) Revenge of the Nerds 20th Century Fox Comedy $3,666,836 -16% 971 $3,776   $18,479,763 31
6 (5) The Karate Kid Sony Pictures Action $3,420,623 +8% 1,030 $3,321   $59,595,611 59
7 new The Woman in Red Orion Pictures Comedy $3,165,833   1,066 $2,970   $4,027,121 5
8 new Sheena Sony Pictures Adventure $2,950,114   1,496 $1,972   $2,950,114 3
9 new Dreamscape 20th Century Fox Adventure $2,257,627   816 $2,767   $2,257,627 3
10 (6) Gremlins Warner Bros. Comedy $2,170,739 -31% 1,013 $2,143   $129,469,035 73
11 (9) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Paramount Pictures Adventure $1,619,339 -23% 730 $2,218   $161,855,830 89
12 (7) Cloak & Dagger Universal Action $1,589,121 -44% 951 $1,671   $5,806,066 10
13 (8) The Jungle Book Walt Disney Musical $1,216,037 -43% 1,109 $1,097   $19,918,798 6,151
14 (12) Bachelor Party 20th Century Fox Comedy $661,440 -46% 449 $1,473   $34,532,661 52
15 (15) The Last Starfighter Universal Comedy $636,400 -41% 370 $1,720   $22,200,789 38
16 (10) The Neverending Story Warner Bros. Adventure $627,137 -53% 367 $1,709   $18,192,059 31
17 (14) The Philadelphia Experiment New World Adventure $625,295 -42% 261 $2,396   $4,726,489 17
18 (13) The Muppets Take Manhattan Sony/TriStar Comedy $609,400 -50% 554 $1,100   $23,026,622 38
19 (17) The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 20th Century Fox Adventure $414,962 -33% 183 $2,268   $1,389,688 10
20 (19) Romancing the Stone 20th Century Fox Adventure $327,630 -32% 252 $1,300   $74,729,331 143
21 (21) The Natural Sony/TriStar Drama $247,200 -16% 206 $1,200   $46,869,829 101
22 (22) Love Letters New World Thriller/Suspense $198,627 -5% 77 $2,580   $5,269,990 115
23 (25) Under the Volcano Universal Drama $99,686 -24% 19 $5,247   $1,307,411 68
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