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Movies Released in 1984

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This list shows all films released in 1984, 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. All movies announced for release in 1984 are included.

See also: Top 1984 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1984 - Most Popular 1984

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1984

January 13 Angel Thriller/Suspense   $17,488,564  
Hot Dog… The Movie Comedy   $17,540,166  
 
January 20 The Buddy System Drama   $1,820,049  
Scandalous Comedy   $526,805  
 
January 25 Entre Nous   $0  
 
January 27 Broadway Danny Rose Comedy   $10,600,497  
The Lonely Guy Comedy   $4,800,000  
Slayground Action   $108,128  

February, 1984

February 1 Scrubbers   $0  
Strangers Kiss   $0  
 
February 3 Reckless Drama   $6,731,602  
Weekend Pass Comedy   $21,058,033  
 
February 10 Unfaithfully Yours Romantic Comedy   $19,928,200  
 
February 17 Blame it on Rio Comedy   $18,600,000  
Crackers Action   $58,689  
Footloose Musical $8,200,000 $80,000,000  
Lassiter Thriller/Suspense   $17,513,452  

March, 1984

March 2 Against All Odds Drama   $25,100,000  
Harry & Son Drama   $4,900,000  
Over the Brooklyn Bridge Comedy   $592,448  
Repo Man Comedy $1,500,000 $2,300,000  
Sahara Adventure   $1,025,015  
This is Spinal Tap Comedy   $4,736,202  
 
March 9 Children of the Corn Horror   $14,600,000  
The Hotel New Hampshire Drama $7,500,000 $5,142,858  
Mike's Murder Thriller/Suspense   $1,100,000  
Splash Comedy $8,000,000 $62,599,495  
 
March 16 The Ice Pirates Comedy $9,000,000 $13,075,390  
Tank Action   $11,131,530  
 
March 23 Le bal Musical   $0  
Police Academy Comedy $4,500,000 $81,198,894  
Racing with the Moon Drama   $5,400,000  
 
March 30 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Adventure   $45,900,000  
Misunderstood Drama   $1,500,000  
Purple Hearts Drama   $952,478  
Romancing the Stone Adventure   $75,078,260  

April, 1984

April 6 Hard To Hold Drama   $8,853,155  
Moscow on the Hudson Comedy   $25,100,000  
The Stone Boy Drama   $0  
Up the Creek Comedy   $11,708,269  
Where the Boys Are '84 Comedy   $10,530,000  
 
April 13 Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter Horror $2,600,000 $32,980,880  
Iceman Drama   $7,343,032  
Kidco   $0  
Phar Lap   $0  
Privates on Parade   $0  
Sugar Cane Alley   $0  
Swing Shift Drama   $6,700,000  
 
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 Alphabet City Action   $7,000,000  
The Bounty Drama   $8,613,462  
Breakin' Musical   $36,100,000  
Hardbodies Comedy   $7,121,000  
Sixteen Candles Comedy   $23,686,027  
 
May 11 Firestarter Horror $15,000,000 $15,136,870  
Gabriela   $0  
The Natural Drama   $47,951,979  
 
May 18 Finders Keepers Comedy   $1,500,000  
Making the Grade Comedy   $4,561,000  
 
May 23 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Adventure $28,000,000 $179,880,271  

June, 1984

June 1 Once Upon a Time in America Drama $30,000,000 $5,321,508  
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Adventure $18,000,000 $76,471,046  
Streets of Fire Action   $5,600,000  
 
June 8 Beat Street Drama   $16,595,791  
Ghostbusters Comedy $30,000,000 $242,212,467 Play
Gremlins Comedy $11,000,000 $148,168,459  
 
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 Documentary   $52,800,000  
 
June 22 The Karate Kid Action $8,000,000 $90,815,558  
The Pope of Greenwich Village Drama   $6,139,896  
Rhinestone Comedy   $21,400,000  
Top Secret! Comedy   $21,100,000  
 
June 29 Another Country Drama   $0  
Bachelor Party Comedy   $38,435,947  
Cannonball Run II Comedy   $28,100,000  
Conan the Destroyer Action $18,000,000 $26,400,000  

July, 1984

July 9 The Gods Must Be Crazy Comedy   $30,031,783  
 
July 13 The Last Starfighter Comedy   $22,200,789  
The Muppets Take Manhattan Comedy   $25,534,703  
 
July 20 Best Defense Comedy   $19,265,302  
The Bostonians Drama   $312,566  
Electric Dreams Comedy   $1,932,663  
One Deadly Summer Drama   $0  
Revenge of the Nerds Comedy   $40,874,452  
Die Unendliche Geschichte Adventure $27,000,000 $21,300,000  
 
July 27 Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers Comedy   $3,772,785  
Meatballs II Comedy   $5,410,972  
Purple Rain Drama   $68,392,977  

August, 1984

August 3 Grandview, U.S.A. Drama   $4,743,119  
Joy of Sex Comedy   $4,463,000  
The Philadelphia Experiment Adventure   $8,103,330  
 
August 10 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Adventure   $6,300,000  
Cloak & Dagger Action   $9,719,952  
Red Dawn Action   $38,900,000  
 
August 15 The Woman in Red Comedy   $25,308,147  
 
August 17 Dreamscape Adventure   $12,116,365  
Old Enough   $0  
Sheena Adventure $25,000,000 $5,778,353  
Tightrope Thriller/Suspense   $48,100,000  
 
August 24 Cal Drama   $0  
Oxford Blues Comedy   $8,793,000  
 
August 29 Choose Me Comedy   $2,490,233  
 
August 31 Bolero Drama   $9,000,000  
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 Un amour de Swann Drama   $223,327  
Exterminator 2 Action   $3,739,406  
Ninja III: The Domination Action   $7,610,785  
A Soldier's Story Drama   $22,100,000  
 
September 19 Amadeus Drama $18,000,000 $51,973,029  
 
September 21 All of Me Comedy   $35,243,581  
The Evil That Men Do Action   $13,102,025  
Places in the Heart Drama   $34,900,814  
The River Rat Action   $790,254  
Until September Drama   $4,097,094  
Windy City Drama   $343,890  
 
September 28 The Bear Drama   $2,687,148  
Body Rock Musical   $1,639,127  
Heartbreakers Drama   $104,125  
Impulse Thriller/Suspense   $2,766,716  
Irreconcilable Differences Comedy   $12,400,000  
The Wild Life Comedy   $9,500,000  
 
September 29 Country Drama   $8,400,000  

October, 1984

October 5 Eureka   $0  
The Perils of Gwendoline   $0  
Stranger Than Paradise   $0  
Teachers Drama   $27,700,000  
 
October 12 Comfort and Joy   $0  
Garbo Talks Drama   $1,427,108  
Songwriter Drama   $865,915  
 
October 19 Crimes of Passion Thriller/Suspense   $2,912,945  
The Little Drummer Girl Thriller/Suspense   $7,828,841  
The Razor's Edge Drama   $6,600,000  
Stop Making Sense Concert/Performance   $5,020,659  
Thief of Hearts Drama   $10,400,000  
 
October 21 Ascensão Drama   $0  
 
October 26 American Dreamer Romantic Comedy   $5,021,751  
Body Double Thriller/Suspense $10,000,000 $8,801,940  
Firstborn Drama   $6,200,000  
Give My Regards to Broad Street Musical   $1,387,440  
Paris, Texas Drama   $2,164,507  
The Terminator Action $6,400,000 $38,019,031  
Terror in the Aisles Multiple Genres   $8,316,206  

November, 1984

November 2 Blame it on the Night Comedy   $201,096  
The Killing Fields Drama   $34,609,720  
Lovelines Comedy   $225,570  
 
November 9 A Nightmare on Elm Street Horror $1,800,000 $25,504,513  
No Small Affair Romantic Comedy   $4,994,094  
Oh God, You Devil! Comedy   $21,538,000  
Silent Night, Deadly Night Horror   $2,491,460  
 
November 16 Un dimanche à la campagne Drama   $2,153,717  
Gimme an F   $0  
Just the Way You Are Comedy   $7,517,699  
Missing in Action Action   $22,812,411  
Night of the Comet Horror   $14,600,000  
Razorback Horror   $138,643  
 
November 21 Falling in Love Drama   $10,600,000  
Supergirl Adventure   $14,296,438  

December, 1984

December 5 Beverly Hills Cop Action $15,000,000 $234,760,478  
 
December 7 2010 Thriller/Suspense   $41,000,000  
City Heat Action   $38,348,988  
 
December 14 The Cotton Club Drama $48,000,000 $25,928,721  
Dune Action $45,000,000 $27,447,471  
Mass Appeal Drama   $1,900,000  
Nineteen Eighty-Four Thriller/Suspense   $8,368,371  
A Passage to India Drama $27,500,000 $27,187,653  
Runaway Thriller/Suspense   $6,800,000  
Starman Adventure   $28,700,000  
 
December 17 The River Drama   $8,818,672  
 
December 19 Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo Musical   $15,000,000  
 
December 21 Birdy Drama   $1,400,000  
The Flamingo Kid Comedy   $23,859,382  
Johnny Dangerously Comedy   $17,124,395  
Micki + Maude Comedy   $26,200,000  
Protocol Comedy   $26,300,000  
 
December 26 Mrs. Soffel Drama   $4,012,827  
 
December 31 Godzilla 1985 Action   $0  
The Toxic Avenger Black Comedy $475,000 $0