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Top 1981 Movies at the Worldwide Box Office


See also: Top 1981 Domestic - Top 1981 International

Other Worldwide Cumulative records: All Time Worldwide - All Time Animated Worldwide - All Time Single Market - Top 2016 Worldwide - Top 2017 Worldwide

This chart contains the total worldwide box office for the top 100 movies released in 1981.

Top 1980 Worldwide Top 1982 Worldwide
Rank Movie Worldwide Box Office Domestic Box Office International Box Office Domestic/
International
1 Raiders of the Lost Ark $389,925,971 $248,159,971 $141,766,000 1.75
2 For Your Eyes Only $195,300,000 $54,800,000 $140,500,000 0.39
3 On Golden Pond $119,285,432 $119,285,432 $0 0.00
4 Superman II $108,185,706 $108,185,706 $0 0.00
5 Stripes $85,300,000 $85,300,000 $0 0.00
6 Arthur $81,464,486 $81,464,486 $0 0.00
7 Fort Apache, The Bronx $65,200,000 $29,200,000 $36,000,000 0.81
8 An American Werewolf in London $61,973,249 $31,973,249 $30,000,000 1.07
9 The Cannonball Run $57,498,710 $57,498,710 $0 0.00
10 Chariots of Fire $57,467,731 $57,159,946 $307,785 185.71
11 Reds $50,000,000 $50,000,000 $0 0.00
12 Clash of the Titans $44,400,000 $30,000,000 $14,400,000 2.08
13 The Postman Always Rings Twice $44,200,000 $12,200,000 $32,000,000 0.38
14 The Fox and the Hound $43,899,231 $43,899,231 $0 0.00
15 The Four Seasons $42,488,161 $42,488,161 $0 0.00
16 Time Bandits $37,400,000 $37,400,000 $0 0.00
17 Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams $37,000,000 $37,000,000 $0 0.00
18 Tarzan, The Ape Man $36,565,000 $36,565,000 $0 0.00
19 Taps $35,856,053 $35,856,053 $0 0.00
20 Excalibur $34,200,000 $34,200,000 $0 0.00
21 Absence of Malice $33,312,129 $33,312,129 $0 0.00
22 Endless Love $33,000,000 $33,000,000 $0 0.00
23 Sharky's Machine $32,984,898 $32,984,898 $0 0.00
24 History of the World: Part I $31,672,000 $31,672,000 $0 0.00
25 Bustin' Loose $31,261,000 $31,261,000 $0 0.00
26 The Great Muppet Caper $31,206,251 $31,206,251 $0 0.00
27 Neighbors $29,916,207 $29,916,207 $0 0.00
28 Victory $27,453,000 $10,853,000 $16,600,000 0.65
29 The Jazz Singer $27,118,000 $27,118,000 $0 0.00
30 Only When I Laugh $25,782,304 $25,782,304 $0 0.00
31 Halloween II $25,533,818 $25,533,818 $0 0.00
32 Escape from New York $25,244,700 $25,244,700 $0 0.00
33 Mommie Dearest $25,032,000 $19,032,000 $6,000,000 3.17
34 Modern Problems $24,474,312 $24,474,312 $0 0.00
35 Body Heat $24,058,000 $24,058,000 $0 0.00
36 Graduation Day $23,894,000 $23,894,000 $0 0.00
37 The French Lieutenant's Woman $22,600,000 $22,600,000 $0 0.00
38 Friday the 13th Part 2 $21,722,776 $21,722,776 $0 0.00
39 The Final Conflict $20,471,000 $20,471,000 $0 0.00
40 The Incredible Shrinking Woman $20,259,000 $20,259,000 $0 0.00
41 Outland $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $0 0.00
42 Nighthawks $19,600,000 $14,600,000 $5,000,000 2.92
43 Heavy Metal $19,571,091 $19,571,091 $0 0.00
44 Paternity $18,838,000 $18,838,000 $0 0.00
45 Under the Rainbow $18,826,490 $18,826,490 $0 0.00
46 Private Lessons $18,066,774 $18,064,851 $1,923 9,394.10
47 The Private Eyes $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $0 0.00
48 The Howling $17,985,000 $17,985,000 $0 0.00
49 Eye of the Needle $17,583,000 $17,583,000 $0 0.00
50 Take This Job and Shove It $17,569,000 $17,569,000 $0 0.00
51 Ragtime $17,468,158 $17,468,158 $0 0.00
52 Ghost Story $16,202,210 $16,202,210 $0 0.00
53 The Devil and Max Devlin $16,000,000 $16,000,000 $0 0.00
54 Caveman $15,965,000 $15,965,000 $0 0.00
55 Continental Divide $15,578,000 $15,578,000 $0 0.00
56 S.O.B. $14,867,086 $14,867,086 $0 0.00
57 Scanners $14,200,000 $14,200,000 $0 0.00
58 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $0 0.00
59 Blow Out $13,747,234 $13,747,234 $0 0.00
60 The Legend of the Lone Ranger $13,400,000 $13,400,000 $0 0.00
61 On the Right Track $13,000,000 $13,000,000 $0 0.00
62 Rich and Famous $13,000,000 $13,000,000 $0 0.00
63 True Confessions $12,200,000 $12,200,000 $0 0.00
64 First Monday in October $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $0 0.00
65 Back Roads $11,809,387 $11,809,387 $0 0.00
66 Sphinx $11,400,000 $2,000,000 $9,400,000 0.21
67 Raggedy Man $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $0 0.00
68 Wolfen $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $0 0.00
69 Happy Birthday To Me $10,609,514 $10,609,514 $0 0.00
70 Rollover $10,217,873 $10,217,873 $0 0.00

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.