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Movies Released in 1989

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This list shows all films released in 1989, 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 1989 are included.

See also: Top 1989 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1989 - Most Popular 1989

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
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January, 1989

January 1 American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt Action   $902,000  
Babar: The Movie Adventure   $1,305,187  
Communion   $1,919,000  
Edge of Sanity   $102,219  
The Experts   $169,203  
Fast Food   $472,340  
The Horror Show   $1,738,897  
Rooftops   $2,043,889  
Rosalie Goes Shopping   $574,080  
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills   $2,156,471  
Signs of Life   $96,000  
Wired   $1,000,000  
 
January 13 Deepstar Six Action   $7,724,847  
Gleaming the Cube Action   $2,454,590  
January Man Comedy   $4,611,062  
 
January 27 No Retreat, No Surrender 2 Action   $108,154  
Parents Black Comedy   $870,532  
Physical Evidence Thriller/Suspense   $12,000,000  
Three Fugitives Comedy   $40,590,000  

February, 1989

February 3 Her Alibi Comedy   $17,195,050  
Kinjite Action   $3,088,086  
Who's Harry Crumb? Comedy   $10,982,364  
 
February 10 Cousins Romantic Comedy   $21,707,236  
The Fly II Horror   $19,441,528  
Tap Drama   $9,114,702  
 
February 16 The Mighty Quinn Thriller/Suspense   $3,992,420  
 
February 17 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Comedy $10,000,000 $40,485,039  
The `Burbs Comedy   $35,382,246  
True Believer Drama   $8,742,000  
 
February 24 High Hopes Comedy   $1,192,322  

March, 1989

March 1 New York Stories Drama $15,000,000 $10,763,469  
 
March 3 Dream a Little Dream Comedy   $5,171,429  
Farewell to the King   $2,361,132  
Heart of Midnight   $113,000  
Lean on Me Drama   $29,823,140  
The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey   $1,333,379  
Out Cold   $294,266  
Skin Deep Comedy   $19,000,000  
 
March 10 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Comedy   $8,040,008  
Chances Are Romantic Comedy   $15,939,663  
Jacknife   $2,049,769  
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Comedy   $11,567,000  
 
March 17 Fletch Lives Comedy   $33,266,859  
Leviathan Horror   $15,363,560  
Slaves of New York Drama   $463,972  
 
March 22 976-Evil Horror   $2,955,917  
Troop Beverly Hills Comedy $18,000,000 $7,190,505  
 
March 24 Dead Bang Action   $6,935,216  
 
March 31 Crusoe   $315,421  
Heathers   $927,114  
Sing   $2,260,616  

April, 1989

April 7 84C MoPic Drama   $154,264  
Cyborg Action   $10,030,875  
Dead Calm Thriller/Suspense   $7,032,915  
The Dream Team Comedy   $26,793,650  
Major League Comedy $11,000,000 $49,793,054  
 
April 14 Disorganized Crime Comedy   $7,210,149  
Say Anything‚Ķ Drama   $20,036,737  
She's Out of Control Comedy   $12,065,892  
Winter People   $2,023,282  
 
April 19 Red Scorpion Action   $4,192,000  
 
April 21 Checking Out Comedy   $31,000  
Field of Dreams Drama   $64,431,625  
Pet Sematary Horror $11,500,000 $57,469,179  
See You in the Morning Drama   $4,795,009  
Speed Zone! Comedy   $3,077,061  
 
April 28 Criminal Law Thriller/Suspense   $9,443,550  
K-9 Comedy   $38,859,189  
Loverboy Comedy   $3,887,852  
Miss Firecracker Comedy   $1,852,655  
Scandal Drama   $8,800,000  

May, 1989

May 5 Listen to Me Drama   $4,177,448  
Lost Angels Drama   $1,013,619  
 
May 12 Earth Girls are Easy Comedy   $3,916,303  
Fist Fighter Action   $221,163  
The Return of Swamp Thing Horror   $192,816  
See No Evil, Hear No Evil Comedy   $46,900,000  
 
May 19 Cold Feet   $289,975  
For Queen and Country Action   $191,051  
Fright Night II   $2,350,289  
How I Got Into College Comedy   $651,850  
Miracle Mile Thriller/Suspense   $1,092,822  
Road House Action $10,000,000 $30,050,028  
 
May 24 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Adventure $48,000,000 $197,171,806  
 
May 26 Pink Cadillac Comedy   $12,143,484  
 
May 31 Chocolat Drama   $2,710  

June, 1989

June 2 Dead Poets Society Drama $16,400,000 $95,860,116  
No Holds Barred Action   $16,093,651  
Renegades Action   $9,015,164  
Vampire's Kiss   $725,131  
 
June 9 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Action $30,000,000 $52,210,049  
 
June 16 Ghostbusters II Comedy   $112,494,738  
 
June 23 Batman Action $35,000,000 $251,188,924  
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Adventure   $130,724,172  
 
June 30 Do the Right Thing Comedy $6,000,000 $26,004,026  
Far From Home   $12,000  
Great Balls of Fire! Drama   $13,691,550  
The Karate Kid, Part III Action   $38,793,278  

July, 1989

July 1 Shag   $6,957,975  
 
July 5 Haunted Summer   $10,000  
Weekend at Bernie's Comedy   $30,218,387  
 
July 7 Lethal Weapon 2 Action   $147,253,986  
 
July 14 Licence to Kill Action $42,000,000 $34,667,015  
When Harry Met Sally‚Ķ Romantic Comedy $16,000,000 $92,823,546  
 
July 21 Eat a Bowl of Tea   $231,423  
UHF Comedy $5,000,000 $6,157,157  
 
July 28 Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Horror $5,000,000 $14,343,976  
Turner & Hooch Comedy   $71,079,915  

August, 1989

August 2 Parenthood Comedy   $100,047,830  
 
August 4 Lock Up Action   $21,717,616  
Sex, Lies, and Videotape $1,200,000 $24,741,667  
Young Einstein Comedy   $11,536,599  
 
August 9 The Abyss Action $70,000,000 $54,243,125  
 
August 11 A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child Horror $6,000,000 $22,168,359  
 
August 16 Rude Awakening   $3,169,719  
Uncle Buck Comedy   $66,758,538  
 
August 18 Casualties of War Drama   $18,468,714  
Cheetah Adventure   $7,882,250  
A Chorus of Disapproval Comedy   $216,000  
Eddie and the Cruisers II   $540,000  
Let it Ride Comedy   $4,971,088  
 
August 23 Cookie Comedy   $1,755,480  
 
August 25 Heart of Dixie   $1,093,011  
Koneko monogatari Comedy   $13,299,749  
Little Monsters   $542,939  
Millennium Thriller/Suspense   $5,725,353  
The Package Action   $10,647,219  
 
August 29 Relentless Thriller/Suspense   $6,985,999  

September, 1989

September 1 Cage Action   $618,178  
 
September 8 Kickboxer Action $1,500,000 $14,533,681  
 
September 15 The Big Picture Comedy   $117,463  
In Country Drama   $3,531,971  
Night Game   $337,812  
Sea of Love Thriller/Suspense $19,000,000 $58,571,513  
 
September 20 Dry White Season   $3,282,890  
Queen of Hearts Comedy   $917,820  
 
September 22 Black Rain Thriller/Suspense $30,000,000 $45,892,212  
Erik the Viking   $1,932,642  
 
September 29 Johnny Handsome Drama   $6,622,465  
Welcome Home Drama   $1,029,822  

October, 1989

October 6 Drugstore Cowboy Drama   $4,729,352  
An Innocent Man Drama   $19,397,847  
Old Gringo Adventure   $3,574,256  
 
October 13 Breaking In Comedy   $1,811,086  
Crimes and Misdemeanors Comedy   $18,254,702  
The Fabulous Baker Boys Comedy   $18,121,297  
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers Horror $6,000,000 $11,642,254  
Look Who's Talking Comedy   $140,088,813  
To Kill a Priest   $30,000  
 
October 20 Fat Man and Little Boy Drama   $3,560,942  
Gross Anatomy Drama   $11,346,186  
Next of Kin Action   $15,942,628  
 
October 25 L'Ours Action   $29,564,471  
 
October 27 Dad Comedy   $19,738,015  
Immediate Family Drama   $5,841,286  
Kill Me Again Thriller/Suspense   $283,694  
Shocker Horror   $16,554,699  
Worth Winning Comedy   $3,690,328  

November, 1989

November 1 Valmont   $1,132,000  
 
November 3 Bloodhounds of Broadway Comedy   $44,000  
The Phantom of the Opera Horror   $3,953,745  
Race for Glory Action   $100,326  
Second Sight Comedy   $5,000,000  
The Stepfather 2   $1,519,796  
 
November 8 Henry V Action $9,000,000 $10,161,099  
 
November 10 Best of the Best Action   $1,700,000  
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown Drama   $14,041,353  
Staying Together Comedy   $4,348,025  
 
November 15 The Little Mermaid Adventure   $111,543,479  
Steel Magnolias Comedy   $83,759,091  
 
November 17 All Dogs Go To Heaven Adventure   $26,220,877  
Harlem Nights Comedy   $60,857,262  
Mystery Train Comedy   $367,879  
Prancer Drama   $16,115,398  
 
November 22 Back to the Future Part II Adventure $40,000,000 $118,450,002  

December, 1989

December 1 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Comedy   $71,319,546  
 
December 8 She-Devil Comedy   $15,351,421  
Triumph of the Spirit   $408,839  
The War of the Roses Black Comedy   $83,699,711  
 
December 13 Blaze Drama   $19,049,727  
Driving Miss Daisy Drama $7,500,000 $106,593,296  
Enemies: A Love Story Comedy   $7,815,403  
Glory Action $18,000,000 $26,593,580  
 
December 15 Family Business Comedy   $11,053,835  
We're No Angels Comedy $20,000,000 $10,555,348  
The Wizard Comedy   $14,278,900  
 
December 20 Born on the Fourth of July Drama $14,000,000 $70,001,698  
Roger & Me Documentary $140,000 $6,706,368  
 
December 21 Camille Claudel Drama   $3,331,297  
 
December 22 Always Drama   $41,843,630  
Tango & Cash Action $55,000,000 $63,408,614  
 
December 25 Music Box Thriller/Suspense   $6,263,883  
 
December 31 Brothers in Arms Action   $0  
Cutting Class Comedy   $0  
The Delinquents Documentary   $0  
Eversmile, New Jersey   $0  
Georgia   $0  
Going Overboard Comedy   $0  
Godzilla vs. Biollante Action   $0  
The Heist Thriller/Suspense   $0  
How to Get Ahead in Advertising Black Comedy   $0  
Nowhere to Run Thriller/Suspense   $0  
Out of the Dark $1,600,000 $419,428  
To the Limit Documentary   $53,000,000  
Tripwire Action   $0