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Top 1979 Movies at the Domestic Box Office


See also: Top 1979 International - Top 1979 Worldwide

Other Domestic Cumulative records: All Time Domestic - All Time Domestic (Inf. Adj.) - Top 2016 Domestic - Top 2017 Domestic

This chart contains the total domestic box office for the top 100 movies released in 1979.

See Top Grossing Movies of 1979 for a list of movies that earned most at the domestic box office during 1979, including films released in 1978.

Top 1978 Domestic Top 1980 Domestic
Rank Movie Domestic
Box
Office
Opening
Theater
Count
Opening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
1 Kramer vs. Kramer $106,260,000 0 $0 898
2 The Amityville Horror $86,432,520 748 $7,843,467 868
3 Rocky 2 $85,182,160 780 $6,390,537 780
4 Star Trek: The Motion Picture $82,258,456 857 $11,926,421 1,002
5 Alien $80,930,630 91 $3,522,581 757
6 Apocalypse Now $78,800,000 3 $118,558 3
7 The Muppet Movie $76,657,000 0 $0 0
8 The Jerk $73,691,419 0 $0 0
9 Moonraker $70,300,000 788 $7,108,344 788
10 10 $52,134,699 706 $3,526,692 706
11 The Deer Hunter $50,000,000 0 $0 0
12 Love at First Bite $43,900,000 0 $0 0
13 Escape from Alcatraz $43,000,000 0 $5,306,354 0
14 Meatballs $43,000,000 7 $77,170 7
15 The Electric Horseman $42,670,138 0 $0 0
16 Manhattan $39,946,780 29 $485,734 29
17 The In-Laws $38,200,000 0 $0 0
18 Starting Over $38,200,000 0 $0 0
19 All That Jazz $37,823,676 5 $86,229 5
20 The Black Stallion $37,799,643 0 $0 0
21 The Main Event $37,198,813 0 $0 0
22 The Black Hole $35,841,901 0 $0 0
23 The China Syndrome $35,708,042 0 $0 0
24 1941 $34,175,000 325 $2,701,898 325
25 ...And Justice For All $33,300,000 0 $0 0
26 The Champ $30,441,738 563 $1,972,684 563
27 Being There $30,177,511 0 $0 0
28 Chapter Two $30,000,000 0 $0 0
29 Going in Style $29,900,000 0 $0 0
30 The Rose $29,200,000 44 $793,063 44
31 Prophecy $22,673,340 0 $0 0
32 The Warriors $22,490,000 551 $3,529,675 551
33 Norma Rae $22,228,000 48 $262,778 48
34 The Bermuda Triangle $22,200,000 0 $0 0
35 Dracula $21,000,000 0 $0 0
36 A Force of One $20,200,000 0 $0 0
37 The Life of Brian $20,008,693 5 $140,044 28
38 Breaking Away $20,000,000 1 $17,702 95
39 North Dallas Forty $19,010,710 0 $2,787,479 0
40 The Seduction of Joe Tynan $19,000,000 0 $0 0
41 Hair $13,100,000 0 $0 0
42 The Concorde: Airport '79 $13,000,000 0 $0 0
43 Time After Time $13,000,000 0 $0 0
44 The Frisco Kid $12,000,000 26 $160,292 26

The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.