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The Numbers - Movies Released in 1987

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This list shows all films released in 1987, 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 1987 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1987 - Most Popular 1987

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1987

January 1 Amazing Grace and Chuck Drama   $4,000,000  
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Action $350,000 $4,000,000  
Beyond Therapy Comedy   $790,000  
Cherry 2000 Action   $14,000  
Date With an Angel   $2,000,000  
Deadline   $141,000  
Deadly Illusion   $626,724  
Down Twisted   $80,000  
End of the Line   $42,000  
Gaby, A True Story   $125,400  
Giulia e Giulia   $901,000  
The Glass Menagerie   $895,904  
The Good Father   $421,201  
Gothic   $916,172  
Leonard Part 6 Comedy   $4,000,000  
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne   $523,000  
Making Mr. Right   $1,584,970  
Un homme amoureux   $949,451  
Man on Fire   $519,596  
Maurice $2,600,000 $3,147,950  
Meatballs III   $2,147,228  
Number One with a Bullet   $410,952  
Prick Up Your Ears   $1,654,743  
Return to Horror High   $1,190,000  
The Right Hand Man Drama   $13,000  
Siesta   $700,000  
Street Smart   $1,119,112  
Summer Heat   $350,481  
Three for the Road   $1,539,000  
The Time Guardian   $548,000  
The Trouble with Spies   $205,507  
Walk Like a Man Comedy   $460,608  
Walker   $257,043  
White Mischief Drama   $3,107,000  
White Water Summer   $300,859  
Zombie High Black Comedy   $16,000  
 
January 9 Assassination Action   $6,075,793  
 
January 16 The Bedroom Window Thriller/Suspense   $12,640,385  
Critical Condition Comedy   $20,240,502  
Wanted: Dead or Alive Action   $6,000,000  
 
January 23 Le Lieu de Crime   $164,187  
The Stepfather   $2,488,740  
 
January 30 Allan Quatermain and the Lost City Adventure   $3,751,699  
Outrageous Fortune Comedy   $52,864,741  
Radio Days Comedy $16,000,000 $14,792,779  

February, 1987

February 6 Black Widow Thriller/Suspense   $25,205,460  
From the Hip Comedy   $9,518,342  
Light of Day Drama   $10,489,617  
 
February 13 84 Charing Cross Road Drama   $1,083,486  
Mannequin Comedy   $38,018,000  
Over the Top Action   $16,057,580  
 
February 20 Death Before Dishonor Action   $3,261,973  
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home Comedy   $2,136,381  
One Woman or Two   $179,000  
 
February 27 A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Horror $5,000,000 $44,793,222  
Some Kind of Wonderful Romantic Comedy   $18,553,948  

March, 1987

March 1 Hollywood Shuffle $100,000 $5,228,617  
Square Dance   $225,358  
 
March 6 Angel Heart Horror   $17,185,000  
Hunk Comedy   $1,120,536  
Lethal Weapon Action $15,000,000 $65,192,350  
Tin Men Comedy   $25,411,386  
 
March 13 Evil Dead II Horror $3,500,000 $5,923,044  
Heat Action   $34,493,095  
Raising Arizona Comedy   $22,847,000  
 
March 20 Burglar Comedy   $16,337,355  
 
March 27 Blind Date Comedy   $39,321,000  
 
March 31 The Barbarians $4,000,000 $800,000  

April, 1987

April 1 Swimming to Cambodia   $1,092,000  
 
April 3 La ley del deseo Comedy   $0  
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Comedy   $28,061,343  
 
April 10 The Secret of My Success Comedy   $66,995,000  
 
April 17 Project X Comedy   $18,532,286  
 
April 24 Extreme Prejudice Action   $11,307,844  
My Demon Lover   $3,000,000  

May, 1987

May 1 The Allnighter Comedy   $2,700,000  
Creepshow 2 Horror $3,500,000 $14,000,000  
Malone Action $10,000,000 $3,000,000  
Mitt liv som hund Drama   $8,345,266  
 
May 8 Gardens of Stone Drama   $5,262,047  
Hot Pursuit Comedy   $4,215,859  
River's Edge Thriller/Suspense $1,900,000 $4,600,000  
 
May 15 The Gate Horror   $13,000,000  
Ishtar Comedy $40,000,000 $14,375,181  
 
May 20 Beverly Hills Cop II Action $20,000,000 $153,665,036  
 
May 22 The Chipmunk Adventure Adventure   $6,804,312  
Ernest Goes to Camp Comedy   $23,509,382  

June, 1987

June 3 The Untouchables Action $25,000,000 $76,270,454  
 
June 5 Benji the Hunted Adventure   $15,212,539  
Harry and the Hendersons Comedy   $29,760,613  
 
June 10 The Believers Horror   $18,753,438  
 
June 12 Million Dollar Mystery Comedy   $1,000,000  
Predator Action $18,000,000 $59,735,548  
The Witches of Eastwick Comedy   $63,749,955  
 
June 19 The Brave Little Toaster Adventure $2,300,000 $0  
Notte d’estate con profilo greco   $0  
Roxanne Comedy   $39,148,164  
Withnail & I Comedy   $1,544,889  
 
June 24 Spaceballs Comedy $22,700,000 $38,119,483  
 
June 26 Dragnet Comedy   $57,387,000  
Full Metal Jacket Drama   $45,015,999  
Jean de Florette Drama   $3,452,836  

July, 1987

July 3 Adventures in Babysitting Comedy   $33,790,923  
Innerspace Action   $19,816,619  
 
July 10 Blood Diner Black Comedy   $0  
Maid to Order Comedy   $9,868,000  
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Comedy   $22,642,033  
The Squeeze   $2,228,951  
 
July 17 Jaws 4: The Revenge Horror $23,000,000 $15,728,335  
Nowhere to Hide Action   $847,468  
RoboCop Action $13,000,000 $53,424,681  
 
July 22 Summer School Comedy   $35,114,428  
 
July 24 La Bamba Drama $6,500,000 $54,215,416  
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Action $17,000,000 $11,227,824  
 
July 31 The Living Daylights Action $40,000,000 $51,185,000  
The Lost Boys Horror $8,500,000 $32,222,567  

August, 1987

August 5 Stakeout Comedy   $65,673,233  
 
August 7 Back to the Beach Comedy   $12,208,754  
The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland Adventure   $2,000,000  
Masters of the Universe Action   $17,336,370  
Nadine   $5,669,831  
Who's That Girl? Romantic Comedy   $7,305,000  
 
August 14 Can’t Buy Me Love Romantic Comedy   $31,623,833  
Disorderlies Comedy   $10,000,000  
The Monster Squad Action   $3,769,990  
No Way Out Thriller/Suspense   $35,509,515  
 
August 20 The Stranger Within Thriller/Suspense   $0  
 
August 21 The Big Easy Thriller/Suspense   $17,685,307  
Born in East L.A. Comedy   $17,355,263  
Dirty Dancing Drama   $63,892,689  
 
August 28 The Fourth Protocol Thriller/Suspense   $12,423,831  
Hamburger Hill Drama   $13,839,404  
House II: The Second Story Comedy   $7,800,000  
Matewan   $1,680,358  
The Rosary Murders Thriller/Suspense   $1,730,337  

September, 1987

September 1 A Prayer for the Dying   $1,432,687  
 
September 2 The Boys Next Door Drama   $5,000,000  
 
September 4 The Offspring Horror $1,100,000 $1,355,728  
 
September 11 The Curse Horror   $1,169,922  
 
September 16 In the Mood Comedy   $999,000  
 
September 18 Amazon Women on the Moon Comedy   $548,696  
Fatal Attraction Thriller/Suspense $14,000,000 $156,645,693  
Hellraiser Horror $1,000,000 $14,564,000  
The Pick-Up Artist Romantic Comedy   $13,290,368  
The Principal Action   $19,214,194  
 
September 25 Best Seller Thriller/Suspense   $4,278,150  
The Big Town Thriller/Suspense   $1,733,017  
China Girl Drama   $918,055  
The Princess Bride Adventure $15,000,000 $30,857,000  
Real Men Comedy   $873,903  
 
September 30 Mauvais sang Drama   $2,075  

October, 1987

October 1 House of Games Thriller/Suspense   $2,585,639  
 
October 2 Big Shots Comedy   $3,000,000  
Like Father Like Son Comedy   $34,377,585  
Near Dark   $3,369,307  
Rolling Vengeance   $0  
 
October 7 Baby Boom Comedy   $26,700,000  
 
October 9 Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll Documentary   $719,323  
Someone to Watch Over Me Action   $10,278,549  
Surrender Comedy   $5,711,976  
Three O’Clock High Comedy   $3,685,862  
 
October 14 The Whales of August Drama   $0  
 
October 16 Barfly Drama   $3,221,000  
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 Horror   $911,351  
Hope and Glory Comedy   $4,537,186  
Love You to Death - dup   $626,724  
Weeds Drama   $1,113,222  
 
October 23 Nightflyers Horror   $1,149,470  
No Man’s Land Drama   $2,877,571  
Prince of Darkness Horror   $14,182,000  
The Sicilian Action   $5,406,879  
Suspect Thriller/Suspense   $18,782,400  
 
October 30 Fatal Beauty Action   $12,046,526  
The Hidden Horror   $9,747,988  

November, 1987

November 1 Slamdance   $406,881  
 
November 6 Cry Freedom Drama $29,000,000 $5,899,797  
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Action   $6,880,310  
Hello Again Comedy   $20,419,446  
Hiding Out Comedy   $7,019,441  
Less than Zero Drama   $12,396,383  
Made in Heaven Drama   $4,000,000  
Russkies Drama   $1,030,101  
Steel Dawn Action   $562,187  
 
November 13 Cross My Heart Comedy   $1,025,762  
The Running Man Action $30,000,000 $38,122,000  
 
November 16 Manon des sources Drama   $2,051,777  
 
November 20 Flowers in the Attic Horror   $14,000,000  
The Last Emperor Drama $25,000,000 $43,984,987  
Nuts Drama   $28,866,028  
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night   $3,261,638  
Teen Wolf Too Comedy $3,000,000 $7,888,000  
 
November 25 3 Men and a Baby Comedy $15,000,000 $167,780,960  
Planes, Trains & Automobiles Comedy   $49,509,935  
 
November 30 Housekeeping Drama   $647,518  

December, 1987

December 9 Empire of the Sun Drama   $22,238,696  
 
December 11 Cold Steel Action   $285,885  
Throw Momma From the Train Comedy   $53,380,796  
Wall Street Drama $16,500,000 $43,848,100  
 
December 16 Broadcast News Comedy   $51,249,404  
Moonstruck Romantic Comedy   $80,640,528  
 
December 17 The Dead Drama   $961,426  
 
December 18 *batteries not included Comedy   $32,945,797  
Eddie Murphy Raw Concert/Performance   $50,504,655  
Ironweed Drama   $7,393,346  
Overboard Romantic Comedy   $26,713,187  
September Drama   $486,434  
 
December 23 Good Morning Vietnam Comedy $13,000,000 $123,922,370  
 
December 31 Backfire   $0  
Dancers   $1,190,416  
Deadly Prey Action   $0  
Death Blow: A Cry for Justice   $0  
Delta Fever Drama   $0  
Drive-In Madness! Documentary   $0  
Eat the Peach   $0  
Empire State Thriller/Suspense   $0  
The Good Wife Drama   $1,155,020  
The Hanoi Hilton Drama   $760,000  
The Kindred Horror   $0  
Lily C.A.T. Horror   $0  
Masterblaster Action   $0  
North Shore   $0  
Orphans Drama   $252,430  
Real Bullets   $0  
Rita, Sue and Bob Too   $124,167  
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid   $1,196,336  
Shelter in the Storm   $0  
Tough Guys Don’t Dance   $0  
Wisdom   $5,715,174  

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