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Top 1978 Movies at the Domestic Box Office


See also: Top 1978 International - Top 1978 Worldwide

Other Domestic Cumulative records: All Time Domestic - All Time Domestic (Inf. Adj.) - Top 2016 Domestic - Top 2017 Domestic

This chart contains the total domestic box office for the top 100 movies released in 1978.

See Top Grossing Movies of 1978 for a list of movies that earned most at the domestic box office during 1978, including films released in 1977.

Top 1977 Domestic Top 1979 Domestic
Rank Movie Domestic
Box
Office
Opening
Theater
Count
Opening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
1 Grease $181,813,770 862 $8,941,717 2,931
2 National Lampoon's Animal House $141,600,000 0 $0 0
3 Superman $134,218,018 508 $7,465,343 817
4 Every Which Way but Loose $104,268,727 1,275 $10,272,000 1,275
5 Jaws 2 $102,922,376 640 $9,866,023 640
6 Heaven Can Wait $98,800,000 540 $3,652,486 540
7 Hooper $51,290,536 0 $0 0
8 Halloween $47,000,000 0 $0 0
9 Convoy $45,000,000 0 $0 0
10 California Suite $42,913,571 0 $0 0
11 Up in Smoke $41,590,893 0 $0 0
12 Foul Play $40,415,179 0 $0 0
13 Revenge of the Pink Panther $37,337,746 0 $0 0
14 Midnight Express $35,000,000 0 $0 0
15 Coming Home $32,653,000 0 $0 0
16 The End $30,354,004 0 $0 0
17 House Calls $29,000,000 0 $0 0
18 The Cheap Detective $28,221,552 0 $0 0
19 The Lord of the Rings $27,000,000 31 $626,649 31
20 Invasion of the Body Snatchers $24,946,533 445 $1,298,129 445
21 Damien: Omen II $24,000,000 525 $3,880,880 525
22 An Unmarried Woman $24,000,000 0 $0 0
23 Beyond and Back $23,800,000 0 $0 0
24 Magic $23,800,000 0 $0 0
25 Same Time, Next Year $23,000,000 0 $0 0
26 F.I.S.T $20,388,920 0 $0 0
27 The Boys from Brazil $19,000,000 0 $0 0
28 Eyes of Laura Mars $18,900,000 0 $0 0
29 Good Guys Wear Black $18,300,000 0 $0 0
30 Death on the Nile $18,000,000 0 $0 0
31 Ice Castles $18,000,000 0 $0 0
32 The Betsy $17,700,000 473 $2,425,377 473
33 Corvette Summer $15,500,000 0 $0 0
34 The Buddy Holly Story $14,363,400 0 $0 0
35 The Bad News Bears Go To Japan $14,000,000 0 $0 0
36 The Greek Tycoon $14,000,000 0 $0 0
37 The Wiz $13,000,000 0 $0 0
38 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band $12,900,000 0 $0 0
39 The Big Fix $12,000,000 0 $0 0
40 The Other Side of the Mountain Part II $12,000,000 0 $0 0
41 American Hot Wax $11,000,000 0 $0 0
42 Interiors $10,432,366 0 $0 0

The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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