Movies Released in 1979

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
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January, 1979

January 1 The Bermuda Triangle   $22,200,000  
Chapter Two Comedy   $30,000,000  
The Concorde: Airport '79   $13,000,000  
The Deer Hunter Drama $15,000,000 $50,000,000  
Dracula Horror   $21,000,000  
A Force of One Action   $20,200,000  
Going in Style   $29,900,000  
Hanover Street Drama   $3,000,000  
Love at First Bite   $43,900,000  
Meteor Action $16,000,000 $8,400,000  
Time After Time   $13,000,000  

February, 1979

February 1 The Glacier Fox Documentary   $3,500,000  
 
February 2 The First Great Train Robbery Action $6,000,000 $391,942  
 
February 9 Agatha Drama   $7,500,000  
Quintet   $0  
The Warriors Action   $22,490,000  

March, 1979

March 1 Dirt Documentary   $9,200,000  
 
March 2 Norma Rae Drama   $22,228,000  
Real Life Comedy   $0  
 
March 9 The Passage Drama   $70,461  
 
March 14 Voices Drama   $27,445  
 
March 16 The China Syndrome Thriller/Suspense   $35,708,042  
 
March 24 Hair   $13,100,000  
 
March 30 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Adventure   $0  
La cage aux folles Comedy   $18,709  

April, 1979

April 4 The Champ Drama   $30,441,738  
 
April 6 A Perfect Couple   $0  
 
April 20 Dawn of the Dead Horror $1,500,000 $5,100,000  
 
April 25 Manhattan Comedy   $39,946,780  
 
April 27 An Almost Perfect Affair Romantic Comedy   $0  
Dreamer (1979)   $0  
A Little Romance Romantic Comedy   $0  

May, 1979

May 1 Hot Stuff   $0  
 
May 2 Last Embrace Thriller/Suspense   $381,119  
 
May 18 Winter Kills   $0  
 
May 25 Alien Horror $9,000,000 $80,930,630  
The Prisoner of Zenda Comedy $12,500,000 $7,000,000  

June, 1979

June 1 Phantasm   $0  
Wanda Nevada Adventure   $0  
 
June 8 Players   $0  
 
June 15 Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Western   $0  
Goldengirl   $0  
The In-Laws   $38,200,000  
Prophecy $12,000,000 $22,673,340  
Rocky 2 Action   $85,182,160  
 
June 22 Escape from Alcatraz Drama   $43,000,000  
Lost and Found Comedy   $1,022,374  
The Main Event   $37,198,813  
The Muppet Movie Comedy   $76,657,000  
 
June 29 Meatballs Comedy   $43,000,000  
Moonraker Action $31,000,000 $70,300,000  
Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline   $0  
 
June 30 Dolphin Documentary $170,000 $14,000  

July, 1979

July 13 Breaking Away Drama   $20,000,000  
The Frisco Kid Comedy   $12,000,000  
The Wanderers   $5,000,000  
 
July 20 The Villain   $0  

August, 1979

August 3 The Amityville Horror Horror   $86,432,520  
More American Graffiti Comedy   $8,100,000  
North Dallas Forty   $19,010,710  
 
August 10 Americathon Comedy   $0  
Sunburn   $0  
 
August 15 Apocalypse Now Action $31,500,000 $78,800,000  
 
August 17 The Life of Brian Comedy $4,000,000 $20,008,693  
Rich Kids Drama   $53,064  
The Seduction of Joe Tynan Drama   $19,000,000  

September, 1979

September 7 Nest of Vipers   $0  
 
September 14 City on Fire Action   $0  
The Legacy   $0  
 
September 21 The Onion Field   $0  
 
September 28 A Man, a Woman and a Bank   $0  
When a Stranger Calls   $1,262,052  

October, 1979

October 5 10 Romantic Comedy   $52,134,699  
Luna   $0  
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht Horror   $0  
The Runner Stumbles   $0  
Starting Over   $38,200,000  
 
October 17 The Black Stallion Drama $2,700,000 $37,799,643  
Fukushu Suruwa Wareniari   $13,565  
 
October 19 ...And Justice For All Drama   $33,300,000  
 
October 26 The Great Santini Drama   $7,000,000  

November, 1979

November 2 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Comedy   $12,922  
Running   $0  
 
November 7 The Rose Drama $8,500,000 $29,200,000  

December, 1979

December 7 Star Trek: The Motion Picture Adventure $35,000,000 $82,258,456  
 
December 14 1941 Comedy $32,000,000 $34,175,000  
The Jerk Comedy   $73,691,419  
Wise Blood   $0  
Zulu Dawn   $0  
 
December 16 The Human Factor   $0  
 
December 19 Being There Drama   $30,177,511  
The Electric Horseman   $42,670,138  
Kramer vs. Kramer Drama   $106,260,000  
Roller Boogie Comedy   $775,133  
 
December 20 All That Jazz Drama   $37,823,676  
 
December 21 The Black Hole $20,000,000 $35,841,901  
Cuba Action   $527,540  
 
December 31 Cannibal Holocaust Horror   $0  
Demonoid Horror   $0  
Glory Days   $0  
Lupin the Thrid: The Castle of Cagliostro   $0  
Racquet Comedy   $0  
Skatetown, U.S.A. Comedy   $0