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Weekly Box Office

Weekly Box Office

August 12-18, 1983

Note: Weekly box office charts 7-day results (Friday through Thursday). To access the Weekend chart (Friday through Sunday), click here.


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TWLWTitle (Click to view)StudioWeekly Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1 1 National Lampoon's Vacation WB $9,425,903 -17.2% 1,253 +23 $7,523 $34,336,662 - 3
2 N Cujo WB $9,100,810 - 1,239 - $7,345 $9,100,810 - 1
3 3 Risky Business WB $7,843,920 +8.5% 693 +23 $11,319 $15,070,308 $6.2 2
4 2 Return of the Jedi Fox $6,340,956 -20.3% 1,515 -249 $4,185 $219,455,574 $32.5 12
5 4 Staying Alive Par. $4,065,278 -31.5% 998 -382 $4,073 $51,618,852 - 5
6 7 Trading Places Par. $3,653,053 -10.1% 880 -65 $4,151 $73,543,301 - 10
7 5 Jaws 3-D Uni. $3,034,026 -48.3% 958 -283 $3,167 $40,058,026 - 4
8 11 WarGames MGM $2,887,368 -2.7% 842 -20 $3,429 $62,302,072 - 11
9 6 Krull Col. $2,765,990 -45.2% 881 -408 $3,140 $15,839,744 - 3
10 N Curse of the Pink Panther MGM $2,533,434 - 812 - $3,120 $2,533,434 - 1
11 N Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $2,331,934 - 498 - $4,683 $2,331,934 - 1
12 12 Flashdance Par. $2,281,283 -7.9% 590 -87 $3,867 $74,505,393 - 18
13 N The Man Who Wasn't There (1983) Par. $2,064,900 - 980 - $2,107 $2,064,900 - 1
14 10 Class Orion $2,030,078 -32.1% 595 -194 $3,412 $16,775,105 - 4
15 9 The Star Chamber Fox $1,842,073 -39.2% 716 -80 $2,573 $4,872,245 - 2
16 13 Octopussy MGM $1,691,580 -29.0% 699 -213 $2,420 $60,012,352 - 10
17 8 Private School Uni. $1,553,065 -58.1% 531 -452 $2,925 $11,895,065 - 3
TOTAL (17 MOVIES):$65,445,651-1.2%14,680+130$4,458 
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* Production Budget in millions. Studios get on average 55 percent of the final gross.


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