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The Numbers - Movies Released in 1980

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This list shows all films released in 1980, 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.

See also: Top 1980 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1980 - Most Popular 1980

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1980

January 1 Atlantic City Drama   $10,000,000  
The Black Marble Comedy   $2,500,000  
The Changeling Horror   $12,000,000  
Cruising   $19,784,223  
Die Laughing   $4,000,000  
Dressed to Kill Thriller/Suspense $6,500,000 $31,899,000  
The Exterminator   $5,000,000  
The Final Countdown   $16,647,800  
Foolin' Around   $2,000,000  
Hangar 18   $11,000,000  
Hardly Working   $18,000,000  
Herbie Goes Bananas   $17,000,000  
The Hollywood Knights   $10,000,000  
Hopscotch   $13,000,000  
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living   $7,500,000  
The Hunter   $16,647,800  
In Search of Historic Jesus   $22,000,000  
It's My Turn   $11,000,000  
Lion of the Desert Drama $35,000,000 $1,500,000  
Maniac $350,000 $10,000,000  
Middle Age Crazy   $13,000,000  
The Mirror Crack'd   $11,000,000  
The Mountain Men   $6,000,000  
The Octagon Action   $19,000,000  
Saturn 3 Thriller/Suspense   $9,000,000  
Simon   $6,000,000  
Terror Train $3,500,000 $8,000,000  
Tom Horn   $9,000,000  
Willie and Phil   $4,400,000  
Windwalker   $18,000,000  
 
January 18 Heart Beat Drama   $954,046  
Windows Thriller/Suspense   $2,200,000  
 
January 25 Guyana: Crime of the Century Drama   $3,798,102  

February, 1980

February 1 American Gigolo Drama   $22,743,674  
Caligula Drama   $23,400,000  
Fatso   $7,000,000  
The Fog Horror $1,000,000 $21,378,361  
My Brilliant Career   $0  
 
February 8 Hero At Large Comedy   $15,934,737  
Just Tell Me What You Want Romantic Comedy   $2,086,905  
The Last Married Couple in America Comedy   $12,835,544  
Midnight Madness   $2,900,000  
 
February 29 Foxes Drama   $7,470,348  
Leo and Lorre   $517,988  

March, 1980

March 5 Stone Cold Dead   $0  
 
March 7 Coal Miner's Daughter Drama $15,000,000 $67,182,787  
 
March 12 A Small Circle of Friends Drama   $766,760  
 
March 20 Nijinsky   $1,047,454  
 
March 21 Hide in Plain Sight Drama   $3,806,930  
Little Darlings   $34,326,249  
Little Miss Marker Comedy   $6,321,392  
Mad Max Action $200,000 $8,750,000  
 
March 28 Gilda Live Concert/Performance   $2,261,507  
Serial   $9,870,727  
When Time Ran Out... Adventure   $3,763,988  

April, 1980

April 17 The Watcher in the Woods   $0  
 
April 18 North Sea Hijack Adventure   $2,993,772  
 
April 25 Where the Buffalo Roam Comedy   $6,659,377  

May, 1980

May 9 Friday the 13th Horror $550,000 $39,754,601  
The Nude Bomb Comedy   $14,662,035  
 
May 10 Penitentiary Drama $100,000 $287,000  
 
May 16 Fame Musical   $21,202,829  
Home Movies $400,000 $89,134  
The Long Riders Action $10,000,000 $15,198,912  
 
May 20 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back Adventure $23,000,000 $290,271,960  
 
May 23 Carny Drama   $1,817,720  
The Gong Show Movie Comedy   $6,621,520  
The Shining Horror $19,000,000 $44,017,374  
 
May 30 Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!) Comedy   $2,013,193  

June, 1980

June 6 Galaxina $5,500,000 $4,865,000  
Up the Academy Comedy   $10,000,000  
Urban Cowboy Drama   $46,918,287  
 
June 11 Bronco Billy Adventure   $24,265,659  
 
June 13 The Island Adventure $22,000,000 $15,716,828  
Roadie Comedy   $4,226,370  
Wholly Moses! Comedy   $14,155,617  
 
June 19 Rough Cut   $16,656,125  
 
June 20 The Blue Lagoon Drama $4,500,000 $47,923,795  
The Blues Brothers Musical $27,000,000 $57,229,890  
Brubaker Drama   $37,121,708  
Can't Stop the Music Musical $20,000,000 $2,000,000  
 
June 25 The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark   $11,000,000  
 
June 27 The Stunt Man   $7,063,886  

July, 1980

July 4 Airplane! Comedy $3,500,000 $83,453,539  
 
July 11 My Bodyguard Comedy   $22,482,952  
Oh Heavenly Dog Comedy   $6,216,067  
 
July 18 The Big Red One   $7,206,220  
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie Comedy   $41,675,194  
Honeysuckle Rose Drama   $17,815,212  
Used Cars   $11,715,321  
 
July 25 Caddyshack Comedy $6,000,000 $39,846,344  

August, 1980

August 1 Raise the Titanic $40,000,000 $7,000,000  
 
August 8 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Comedy   $10,697,276  
Why Would I Lie? Comedy   $52,473  
Xanadu Musical   $22,762,571  
 
August 15 Prom Night   $14,796,236  
Smokey and the Bandit II Comedy   $66,132,626  
Those Lips, Those Eyes Romantic Comedy   $63,766  
 
August 29 The Big Brawl Action   $8,527,743  
He Knows You're Alone Horror   $4,875,436  

September, 1980

September 19 Ordinary People Drama $6,000,000 $52,302,978  
 
September 26 Divine Madness! Comedy   $5,318,098  
In God We Tru$t Comedy   $5,215,015  
Phobia   $0  
Resurrection Drama   $3,910,019  
Stardust Memories Comedy   $10,389,003  

October, 1980

October 1 Gloria Thriller/Suspense   $47,019  
 
October 3 Coast to Coast   $4,495,445  
The Elephant Man $5,000,000 $26,010,864  
Oh, God! Book II Comedy   $14,504,277  
One Trick Pony Drama   $843,215  
Somewhere in Time Drama $5,100,000 $9,709,597  
 
October 10 Kagemusha Drama   $4,000,000  
Private Benjamin Comedy $15,000,000 $69,847,348  
 
October 12 Sauve qui peut (la vie) Drama   $47,262  
 
October 24 Loving Couples Comedy   $2,806,659  
Melvin and Howard   $4,309,490  
Motel Hell Horror   $6,342,668  
 
October 31 The Awakening Horror   $8,415,112  

November, 1980

November 14 The Idolmaker Drama   $2,625,716  
Raging Bull Drama $18,000,000 $23,380,203  
 
November 19 Heaven's Gate $44,000,000 $3,484,331  

December, 1980

December 1 A Change of Seasons Drama   $16,400,000  
 
December 3 The Competition Drama   $13,000,000  
 
December 5 Flash Gordon Action $35,000,000 $27,107,960  
 
December 12 Popeye $20,000,000 $49,823,037  
Stir Crazy Comedy   $101,300,000  
Tess   $20,093,330  
 
December 17 Any Which Way You Can Comedy   $70,687,344  
Mon oncle d'Amérique Drama   $0  
 
December 18 Nightkill Horror   $0  
 
December 19 Nine to Five Comedy   $103,290,500  
The Formula Thriller/Suspense   $8,894,289  
Inside Moves   $0  
Seems Like Old Times Romantic Comedy   $23,200,000  
Tribute   $9,000,000  
 
December 25 Altered States Horror   $19,853,892  
First Family Comedy   $15,198,912  
 
December 31 Forbidden Zone Musical   $0  
The Return Thriller/Suspense   $0  
The Sea Wolves Action   $0  
Without Warning   $0  

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