Movies Released in 1985

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January, 1985

January 1 Defence of the Realm   $750,000  
Hot Moves   $2,732,684  
Tomboy   $14,100,000  
 
January 11 Avenging Angel Action   $5,622,787  
Tuff Turf Action   $9,369,329  
 
January 18 Blood Simple Thriller/Suspense $1,500,000 $1,690,913  
Escape From the Bronx   $0  
Here Come the Littles   $0  
The New Kids Horror   $199,108  
That's Dancing Musical   $4,210,938  
 
January 25 The Falcon and the Snowman Drama   $17,130,087  
Fandango Comedy   $86,134  

February, 1985

February 1 Extramuros Drama   $0  
Heavenly Bodies Drama   $1,567,386  
 
February 8 Heaven Help Us Comedy   $6,070,794  
Lust in the Dust Comedy   $727,639  
Mischief Comedy   $8,700,000  
Witness Thriller/Suspense $12,000,000 $65,532,576  
 
February 15 The Bay Boy Drama   $3,665  
The Breakfast Club Comedy   $45,875,171  
Fast Forward Musical   $2,650,866  
Lost in America Comedy   $10,079,206  
The Mean Season Thriller/Suspense   $4,349,446  
Turk 182! Comedy   $3,563,635  
Vision Quest Drama   $13,000,000  
 
February 22 Into the Night Action   $6,720,160  
Martin's Day   $0  

March, 1985

March 1 The Aviator Adventure   $287,195  
Certain Fury Action   $1,381,091  
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning Action   $10,755,447  
A Private Function Comedy   $2,516,761  
The Purple Rose of Cairo Comedy   $10,631,333  
The Sure Thing Comedy   $18,136,000  
 
March 8 The Hit Comedy   $876,775  
Mask Drama   $42,417,782  
My New Partner   $0  
 
March 15 Camila Drama   $0  
Def-Con 4 Action $1,300,000 $210,904  
Secret Places Drama   $0  
Sylvester Drama   $385,687  
 
March 22 Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend Adventure   $14,276,095  
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning Horror $2,200,000 $21,930,418  
The Last Dragon Action   $33,000,000  
Porky's Revenge Comedy   $20,518,000  
The Secret of the Sword Adventure   $0  
 
March 29 Almost You Romantic Comedy   $0  
The Care Bears Movie Adventure   $23,934,000  
Desperately Seeking Susan Comedy   $27,400,000  
King David Drama   $4,800,000  
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Comedy   $55,337,042  
The Slugger's Wife Comedy   $1,878,000  

April, 1985

April 3 Alamo Bay Drama   $380,970  
 
April 12 Cat's Eye Horror   $9,000,000  
Fraternity Vacation Comedy   $3,333,306  
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Comedy   $6,326,051  
Ladyhawke Action $20,000,000 $18,400,000  
 
April 19 The Company of Wolves Horror   $4,389,334  
Lily in Love Comedy   $376,686  
Moving Violations Comedy   $10,600,000  
Petit Con Comedy   $0  
 
April 26 1918 Drama   $0  
Just One of the Guys Comedy   $11,377,655  
Stick Action   $6,964,734  

May, 1985

May 3 Code of Silence Action   $20,345,361  
Gotcha Action   $8,823,269  
Gymkata Action   $3,249,442  
Movers and Shakers Comedy   $311,321  
Private Resort Comedy   $331,816  
Pumping Iron 2: The Women Documentary   $0  
 
May 10 Rappin' Drama   $2,864,844  
Rustlers' Rhapsody Comedy   $4,847,085  
 
May 22 Brewster's Millions Comedy   $40,800,000  
Rambo: First Blood Part II Action $44,000,000 $150,415,432  
 
May 24 A View to a Kill Action $30,000,000 $50,327,960  
 
May 31 Fletch Comedy   $46,700,000  
Sylvia Drama   $44,234  

June, 1985

June 7 The Goonies Comedy   $61,389,680  
The Holy Innocents Drama   $0  
Perfect Romantic Comedy   $12,918,858  
 
June 14 D.A.R.Y.L. Drama   $6,561,653  
Prizzi's Honor Drama   $26,700,000  
Secret Admirer Romantic Comedy   $8,622,757  
 
June 21 Cocoon Adventure   $76,257,348  
Lifeforce Horror $25,000,000 $11,603,545  
Return to Oz Adventure $27,000,000 $10,618,813  
 
June 28 Pale Rider Western $6,900,000 $41,410,568  
Red Sonja Action $17,900,000 $6,905,861  
St. Elmo's Fire Drama   $37,800,000  

July, 1985

July 3 Back to the Future Adventure $19,000,000 $210,609,762  
Day of the Dead Horror $3,500,000 $5,804,262  
The Emerald Forest Drama   $24,468,550  
 
July 10 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Action $10,000,000 $36,230,219  
Silverado Western $26,000,000 $33,200,000  
 
July 12 Explorers Adventure   $9,873,000  
 
July 19 The Coca-Cola Kid   $0  
The Legend of Billie Jean Drama   $3,100,000  
The Man With One Red Shoe Comedy   $8,645,411  
Wetherby Drama   $1,136,052  
 
July 24 The Black Cauldron Adventure   $21,288,692  
 
July 26 The Heavenly Kid Romantic Comedy   $3,852,271  
Kiss of the Spider Woman Drama   $14,582,182  
National Lampoon's European Vacation Comedy   $49,400,000  
Pee Wee's Big Adventure Comedy   $40,940,662  
A Thousand Little Kisses Romantic Comedy   $0  

August, 1985

August 2 Fright Night Horror   $24,922,237  
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird Comedy   $13,961,370  
Weird Science Comedy   $16,316,258  
 
August 7 Real Genius Comedy   $12,952,019  
 
August 9 Dance With a Stranger Drama   $842,221  
My Science Project Comedy   $4,100,000  
Summer Rental Comedy   $24,671,000  
 
August 14 Key Exchange Romantic Comedy   $425,000  
 
August 16 American Flyers Drama   $1,420,355  
The Bride Horror   $3,600,000  
The Return of the Living Dead Horror $4,000,000 $14,237,880  
Volunteers Comedy   $19,875,740  
Year of the Dragon Drama   $18,707,466  
 
August 23 Better Off Dead... Comedy   $10,297,601  
Gojira Action   $2,443,200  
The Protector Action   $829,239  
Teen Wolf Comedy   $33,086,611  
Warning Sign Drama   $1,918,117  
 
August 30 American Ninja Action   $10,499,000  
Compromising Positions Comedy   $10,600,000  
Flesh & Blood Action   $100,000  

September, 1985

September 3 City Limits Drama   $0  
 
September 6 Joshua Then and Now Romantic Comedy   $542,420  
 
September 12 James Joyce's Women Drama   $8,103  
 
September 13 After Hours Comedy   $10,609,321  
Agnes of God Drama   $25,627,836  
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Drama   $437,547  
 
September 19 Plenty Drama   $6,104,212  
 
September 20 Creator Comedy   $4,571,788  
 
September 27 Code Name: Emerald Action   $515,029  
Invasion U.S.A. Action   $17,536,256  
The Journey of Natty Gann Drama   $9,468,512  
Marie Drama   $2,000,000  
Maxie Romantic Comedy   $2,600,000  

October, 1985

October 2 Always Romantic Comedy   $146,499  
Sweet Dreams Drama   $9,100,000  
 
October 4 Came a Hot Friday Drama   $8,905  
Commando Action $10,000,000 $35,073,978  
The Doctor and the Devils Drama   $147,070  
Dreamchild Drama   $38,493  
Jagged Edge Thriller/Suspense   $40,491,165  
Oberst Redl Drama   $2,357  
 
October 11 Otac na sluzbenom putu Drama   $11,614  
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Adventure   $14,393,902  
Silver Bullet Horror $7,000,000 $10,803,211  
 
October 18 The Holcroft Covenant Thriller/Suspense   $151,627  
The Quiet Earth Drama   $153,764  
Re-Animator Horror   $2,023,000  
Wild Geese 2   $0  
 
October 23 Twice in a Lifetime Drama   $7,681,246  
 
October 25 The Dog Who Stopped the War Comedy   $0  
Krush Groove Drama $3,000,000 $11,052,713  
My Man Adam Comedy   $92,920  
Stoogemania Comedy   $0  

November, 1985

November 1 Death Wish 3 Action   $16,116,878  
Eleni Drama   $305,102  
Maccheroni Drama   $235,383  
A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge Horror $3,000,000 $21,163,999  
Shoah Documentary   $20,175  
To Live and Die in L.A. Action   $17,307,019  
 
November 6 Subway Drama $2,000,000 $390,659  
 
November 8 Bring on the Night Documentary   $1,675,689  
La historia oficial Drama   $29,426  
Target Thriller/Suspense   $9,023,199  
That Was Thenů This is Now Drama   $8,630,068  
Transylvania 6-5000 Comedy   $7,200,000  
 
November 15 Once Bitten Comedy   $9,917,242  
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer Adventure   $4,889,971  
Smooth Talk Drama   $16,785  
 
November 22 Bad Medicine Comedy   $2,549,195  
Fever Pitch Drama   $610,333  
King Solomon's Mines Adventure   $15,057,465  
One Magic Christmas Drama   $13,229,514  
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin Adventure   $3,360,800  
White Nights Thriller/Suspense   $42,160,849  
 
November 27 Rocky IV Drama   $127,873,716  
 
November 29 Santa Claus Adventure   $23,717,291  

December, 1985

December 4 Young Sherlock Holmes Adventure $18,000,000 $19,739,000  
 
December 6 Fool For Love Drama   $836,156  
Runaway Train Action   $7,936,012  
Spies Like Us Comedy   $59,526,202  
 
December 10 A Chorus Line Musical   $14,202,899  
 
December 11 The Jewel of the Nile Adventure   $68,275,764  
Trouble in Mind Drama   $0  
 
December 13 Clue Comedy   $13,377,261  
 
December 18 Brazil Black Comedy $15,000,000 $9,929,135  
The Color Purple Drama $15,000,000 $93,589,701  
Out of Africa Drama $31,000,000 $79,096,868  
 
December 20 Enemy Mine Drama   $12,303,411  
Ran Drama   $2,132,974  
The Trip to Bountiful Drama   $7,466,662  
 
December 25 Murphy's Romance Romantic Comedy   $30,762,621  
Revolution Drama   $346,761  
 
December 31 The Dream is Alive Documentary   $125,900,000  
Streetwalkin' Drama   $0