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The Numbers - Movies Released in 1978

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This list shows all films released in 1978, including films that went direct-to-video, or only got an international theatrical release. For each film, we use the first date on which it was made available to the public, which might include international theatrical or domestic video releases that were a few days, or sometimes more, earlier than the domestic (US/Canada) theatrical release.

See also: Top 1978 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1978 - Most Popular 1978

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1978

January 1 The Bad News Bears Go To Japan Comedy   $14,000,000  
Beyond and Back Documentary   $23,800,000  
The Big Fix Comedy   $12,000,000  
The Boys from Brazil Thriller/Suspense $12,000,000 $19,000,000  
The Brink's Job Comedy   $9,400,000  
Caravans Adventure $14,000,000 $1,000,000  
Casey's Shadow Drama   $8,000,000  
Coming Home Drama $3,000,000 $32,653,000  
Corvette Summer   $15,500,000  
Death on the Nile Drama   $18,000,000  
The Eyes of Laura Mars   $18,900,000  
The Fifth Floor   $7,000,000  
Good Guys Wear Black Action   $18,300,000  
The Greek Tycoon Drama   $14,000,000  
House Calls   $29,000,000  
I Wanna Hold Your Hand Multiple Genres   $1,900,000  
Ice Castles Drama   $18,000,000  
The Other Side of the Mountain Part II   $12,000,000  
Same Time, Next Year   $23,000,000  
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band   $12,900,000  
The Swarm   $10,000,000  
Thank God It's Friday   $7,300,000  
An Unmarried Woman   $24,000,000  

February, 1978

February 1 Coma Thriller/Suspense   $0  
 
February 3 The One and Only Romantic Comedy   $2,707,679  
 
February 9 The Betsy Drama   $17,700,000  
 
February 17 Rabbit Test   $90,138  

March, 1978

March 10 The Fury Thriller/Suspense   $0  
 
March 17 American Hot Wax Drama   $11,000,000  

April, 1978

April 13 F.I.S.T Drama $11,000,000 $20,388,920  

May, 1978

May 5 The End   $30,354,004  
 
May 18 The Buddy Holly Story Drama   $14,363,400  

June, 1978

June 9 The Cheap Detective Comedy   $28,221,552  
Damien: Omen II Horror   $24,000,000  
 
June 16 Grease Musical $6,000,000 $181,813,770 Play
Jaws 2 Horror $20,000,000 $102,922,376  
 
June 28 Convoy Action   $45,000,000  
Heaven Can Wait Comedy $15,000,000 $98,800,000  

July, 1978

July 14 Foul Play Comedy   $40,415,179  
 
July 21 Revenge of the Pink Panther Comedy   $37,337,746  
 
July 28 Hooper Action   $51,290,536  
National Lampoon's Animal House Comedy $3,000,000 $141,600,000  

August, 1978

August 2 Interiors Drama   $10,432,366  

September, 1978

September 13 Days of Heaven Drama $3,000,000 $3,446,749  
 
September 15 Up in Smoke   $41,590,893  
 
September 20 Midnight Express   $35,000,000  

October, 1978

October 17 Halloween Horror $325,000 $47,000,000  
 
October 24 The Wiz Musical $24,000,000 $13,000,000  
 
October 25 Comes a Horseman   $0  

November, 1978

November 8 Magic   $23,800,000  
Slow Dancing in the Big City Musical   $11,335  
 
November 10 Paradise Alley   $8,000,000  
 
November 15 The Lord of the Rings   $27,000,000  

December, 1978

December 13 The Secret Life of Plants Documentary   $0  
 
December 15 California Suite Comedy   $42,913,571  
Oliver's Story   $0  
Superman Adventure $55,000,000 $134,218,018  
Uncle Joe Shannon Drama   $3,697  
 
December 20 Every Which Way but Loose Comedy   $104,268,727  
King of the Gypsies   $8,000,000  
 
December 22 Brass Target Drama   $354,797  
Force 10 from Navarone Action $5,000,000 $7,100,000  
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Horror   $24,946,533  
Moment by Moment   $0  
 
December 31 Escape to Athena   $0  
Goin South Comedy   $0  
Martin Horror   $0  
The Norseman Adventure   $0  
On the Yard   $0  
Pretty Baby Drama   $0  
Starcrash Adventure   $0