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Movies Released in 1984

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
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January, 1984

January 13 Hot Dog… The Movie Comedy   $17,540,166  
Angel Thriller/Suspense   $17,488,564  
 
January 20 The Buddy System Drama   $1,820,049  
Scandalous Comedy   $526,805  
 
January 25 Entre Nous   $0  
 
January 27 Broadway Danny Rose Comedy   $10,566,714  
The Lonely Guy Comedy   $4,779,375  
Slayground Action   $108,128  

February, 1984

February 1 Scrubbers   $0  
Strangers Kiss   $0  
 
February 3 Weekend Pass Comedy   $21,058,033  
Reckless Drama   $6,731,602  
 
February 10 Unfaithfully Yours Romantic Comedy   $19,928,200  
 
February 17 Footloose Musical $8,200,000 $75,846,770  
Blame it on Rio Comedy   $18,561,998  
Lassiter Thriller/Suspense   $17,513,452  
Crackers Action   $58,689  

March, 1984

March 2 Against All Odds Drama   $25,100,000  
Harry & Son Drama   $4,864,980  
This is Spinal Tap Comedy   $4,491,645  
Repo Man Comedy $1,500,000 $2,300,000  
Sahara Adventure   $1,025,015  
Over the Brooklyn Bridge Comedy   $592,448  
 
March 9 Splash Comedy $8,000,000 $62,599,495  
Children of the Corn Horror   $14,568,989  
The Hotel New Hampshire Drama $7,500,000 $5,068,118  
Mike's Murder Thriller/Suspense   $1,100,000  
 
March 16 The Ice Pirates Comedy $9,000,000 $13,075,390  
Tank Action   $11,131,530  
 
March 23 Police Academy Comedy $4,500,000 $81,198,894  
Racing with the Moon Drama   $5,384,756  
Le bal Musical   $0  
 
March 30 Romancing the Stone Adventure   $75,078,260  
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Adventure   $45,858,563  
Misunderstood Drama   $1,480,510  
Purple Hearts Drama   $952,478  

April, 1984

April 6 Moscow on the Hudson Comedy   $24,304,590  
Up the Creek Comedy   $11,708,269  
Where the Boys Are '84 Comedy   $10,530,000  
Hard To Hold Drama   $8,853,155  
The Stone Boy Drama   $0  
 
April 13 Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter Horror $2,600,000 $30,393,007  
Iceman Drama   $7,343,032  
Swing Shift Drama   $6,650,206  
Kidco   $0  
Phar Lap   $0  
Privates on Parade   $0  
Sugar Cane Alley   $0  
 
April 20 Champions Drama   $200,000  
Kipperbang   $0  
 
April 27 Love Letters Thriller/Suspense $550,000 $5,269,990  
Young Lust   $0  

May, 1984

May 4 Breakin' Musical   $35,995,234  
Sixteen Candles Comedy   $23,686,027  
The Bounty Drama   $8,613,462  
Hardbodies Comedy   $7,031,405  
Alphabet City Action   $6,912,834  
 
May 11 The Natural Drama   $47,951,979  
Firestarter Horror $15,000,000 $15,136,870  
Gabriela   $0  
 
May 18 Making the Grade Comedy   $4,561,000  
Finders Keepers Comedy   $1,467,396  
 
May 23 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Adventure $28,000,000 $175,083,524  

June, 1984

June 1 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Adventure $18,000,000 $71,273,785  
Streets of Fire Action   $5,595,150  
Once Upon a Time in America Drama $30,000,000 $5,321,508  
 
June 8 Ghostbusters Comedy $30,000,000 $242,212,467 Play
Gremlins Comedy $11,000,000 $148,117,285  
Beat Street Drama   $16,595,791  
 
June 13 Under the Volcano Drama   $2,428,653  
 
June 15 Careful, He Might Hear You Drama   $0  
 
June 16 Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets   $52,800,000  
 
June 22 The Karate Kid Action $8,000,000 $90,815,558  
Rhinestone Comedy   $21,333,906  
Top Secret! Comedy   $21,100,000  
The Pope of Greenwich Village Drama   $6,139,896  
 
June 29 Bachelor Party Comedy   $38,435,947  
Cannonball Run II Comedy   $27,299,433  
Conan the Destroyer Action $18,000,000 $26,365,298  
Another Country Drama   $0  

July, 1984

July 9 The Gods Must Be Crazy Comedy   $27,937,111  
 
July 13 The Muppets Take Manhattan Comedy   $25,534,703  
The Last Starfighter Comedy   $22,200,789  
 
July 20 Revenge of the Nerds Comedy   $40,870,674  
Die Unendliche Geschichte Adventure $27,000,000 $20,158,808  
Best Defense Comedy   $18,361,590  
Electric Dreams Comedy   $1,932,663  
The Bostonians Drama   $312,566  
One Deadly Summer   $0  
 
July 27 Purple Rain Drama   $68,392,977  
Meatballs II Comedy   $5,410,972  
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers Comedy   $3,772,785  

August, 1984

August 3 The Philadelphia Experiment Adventure   $8,103,330  
Grandview, U.S.A. Drama   $4,743,119  
Joy of Sex Comedy   $4,463,000  
 
August 10 Red Dawn Action   $37,890,177  
Cloak & Dagger Action   $9,719,952  
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Adventure   $6,227,998  
 
August 15 The Woman in Red Comedy   $25,308,147  
 
August 17 Tightrope Thriller/Suspense   $47,392,179  
Dreamscape Adventure   $12,116,365  
Sheena Adventure $25,000,000 $5,778,353  
Old Enough   $0  
 
August 24 Oxford Blues Comedy   $8,531,117  
Cal Drama   $0  
 
August 29 Choose Me Comedy   $2,490,233  
 
August 31 Bolero Drama   $8,914,881  
C.H.U.D. Horror $1,250,000 $4,700,000  
Flashpoint Action   $3,854,833  

September, 1984

September 7 The Brother from Another Planet Comedy   $3,700,000  
The Warrior and the Sorceress Action   $2,886,225  
 
September 14 A Soldier's Story Drama   $21,821,347  
Ninja III: The Domination Action   $7,610,785  
Exterminator 2 Action   $3,739,406  
Un amour de Swann Drama   $223,327  
 
September 19 Amadeus Drama $18,000,000 $51,564,280  
 
September 21 All of Me Comedy   $35,243,581  
Places in the Heart Drama   $34,900,814  
The Evil That Men Do Action   $13,102,025  
Until September Drama   $4,097,094  
The River Rat Action   $790,254  
Windy City Drama   $343,890  
 
September 28 Irreconcilable Differences Comedy   $12,384,120  
The Wild Life Comedy   $9,453,750  
Impulse Thriller/Suspense   $2,766,716  
The Bear Drama   $2,687,148  
Body Rock Musical   $1,639,127  
Heartbreakers Drama   $104,125  
 
September 29 Country Drama   $8,390,574  

October, 1984

October 5 Teachers Drama   $27,536,746  
Eureka   $0  
The Perils of Gwendoline   $0  
Stranger Than Paradise   $0  
 
October 12 Garbo Talks Drama   $1,427,108  
Songwriter Drama   $865,915  
Comfort and Joy   $0  
 
October 19 Thief of Hearts Drama   $10,364,904  
The Little Drummer Girl Thriller/Suspense   $7,828,841  
The Razor's Edge Drama   $6,551,987  
Stop Making Sense Concert/Performance   $5,020,659  
Crimes of Passion Thriller/Suspense   $2,912,945  
 
October 26 The Terminator Action $6,400,000 $36,953,296  
Body Double Thriller/Suspense $10,000,000 $8,801,940  
Terror in the Aisles Multiple Genres   $8,316,206  
Firstborn Drama   $6,194,621  
American Dreamer Romantic Comedy   $5,021,751  
Give My Regards to Broad Street Musical   $1,387,440  

November, 1984

November 2 The Killing Fields Drama   $34,609,720  
Lovelines Comedy   $225,570  
Blame it on the Night Comedy   $201,096  
 
November 9 A Nightmare on Elm Street Horror $1,800,000 $25,504,513  
Oh God, You Devil! Comedy   $21,112,090  
No Small Affair Romantic Comedy   $4,994,094  
Silent Night, Deadly Night Horror   $2,491,460  
Paris, Texas Drama   $2,164,507  
 
November 16 Missing in Action Action   $22,812,411  
Night of the Comet Horror   $14,418,922  
Just the Way You Are Comedy   $7,517,699  
Un dimanche ŕ la campagne Drama   $2,153,717  
Razorback Horror   $138,643  
Gimme an F   $0  
 
November 21 Supergirl Adventure   $14,296,438  
Falling in Love Drama   $10,597,500  

December, 1984

December 5 Beverly Hills Cop Action $15,000,000 $229,909,722  
 
December 7 2010 Thriller/Suspense   $40,400,657  
City Heat Action   $38,348,988  
 
December 14 Starman Adventure   $28,680,432  
Dune Action $45,000,000 $27,447,471  
A Passage to India Drama $27,500,000 $27,187,653  
The Cotton Club Drama $48,000,000 $25,928,721  
Nineteen Eighty-Four Thriller/Suspense   $8,368,371  
Runaway Thriller/Suspense   $6,770,587  
Mass Appeal Drama   $1,900,000  
 
December 17 The River Drama   $8,818,672  
 
December 19 Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo Musical   $14,981,047  
 
December 21 Protocol Comedy   $26,186,631  
Micki + Maude Comedy   $26,080,861  
The Flamingo Kid Comedy   $23,859,382  
Johnny Dangerously Comedy   $17,124,395  
Birdy Drama   $1,400,000  
 
December 26 Mrs. Soffel Drama   $4,012,827  

Made in 1984, No Known Release

The Toxic Avenger Black Comedy $475,000 $0