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1981 DOMESTIC GROSSES

Total Grosses of all Movies Released in 1981

#1–100 - #101–113
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RowRankMovie Title (click to view)Studio
Total Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersOpen
185Zoot SuitUni.$3,256,082N/A$63,3565710/2
266WolfenWB$10,626,725N/A$3,037,9119677/24
370Whose Life Is It, Anyway?MGM$8,206,145615$1,348,57661512/2
482The Watcher in the WoodsBV$5,000,000N/AN/AN/A10/7
564VictoryPar.$10,853,418N/AN/AN/A7/31
640Under the RainbowWB$18,826,490N/A$2,297,4934887/31
754True ConfessionsMGM$12,850,276N/AN/AN/A9/25
810Time BanditsEmb$42,365,581821$6,507,35682111/6
992This Is ElvisWB$2,028,612N/A$429,1463094/10
1062ThiefMGM$11,492,915N/AN/AN/A3/27
1115Tarzan, the Ape ManMGM$36,565,280N/AN/AN/A7/24
1216TapsFox$35,856,053792$93,005312/9
1343Take This Job and Shove ItEmb$17,569,027N/AN/AN/A5/15
143Superman IIWB$108,185,7061,878$14,100,5231,3976/19
15104Sunday LoversMGM$621,931N/AN/AN/A2/13
1681Student BodiesPar.$5,165,432N/A$1,582,1486288/7
175StripesCol.$85,297,000N/A$6,130,1971,0746/26
1893SphinxWB$2,022,771N/A$439,5642142/13
1998Silence of the NorthUni.$1,622,898N/A$344,83727210/23
2017Sharky's MachineWB$35,610,1001,388$3,022,0411,38812/18
21112Second Hand HeartsPar.$19,450N/AN/AN/A4/24
22111Sea WolvesPar.$220,181N/AN/AN/A6/5
2352Scanners (1981)Emb$14,225,876N/AN/AN/A1/14
2450S.O.B.Par.$14,867,086N/AN/AN/A7/1
2565RolloverWB$10,851,261755$2,260,68975512/11
2651Rich and FamousMGM$14,492,125N/AN/AN/A10/9
2713RedsPar.$40,382,659644$2,325,02939612/4
281Raiders of the Lost ArkPar.$212,222,0251,078$8,305,8231,0786/12
2963RagtimePar.$11,099,118447$151,351511/20
3095Raggedy ManUni.$1,976,198N/A$287,0811999/18
3184The Pursuit of D.B. CooperUni.$3,702,028N/A$1,214,76786711/13
3228Private LessonsJenF$26,279,000224$1,056,1581798/28
3371Prince of the CityWB$8,124,257N/A$64,71338/19
3458The Postman Always Rings TwicePar.$12,376,625N/AN/AN/A3/20
3568Pennies From HeavenMGM$9,171,289N/A$520,00031512/11
3639PaternityPar.$18,838,812N/AN/AN/A10/2
3744OutlandWB$17,374,595N/A$3,059,6383315/22
3831Only When I LaughCol.$25,524,778N/AN/AN/A9/23
392On Golden PondUni.$119,285,4321,015$89,213212/4
4049NighthawksUni.$14,905,359N/A$2,525,3606594/10
4148The Night the Lights Went Out in GeorgiaAVCO$14,923,752N/AN/AN/A8/7
42100Night SchoolPar.$1,169,875N/AN/AN/A9/11
4324Neighbors (1981)Par.$29,916,2071,387$6,481,3861,38712/18
4478My Bloody Valentine (1981)Par.$5,672,031N/AN/AN/A2/11
4538Mommie DearestPar.$19,032,261N/AN/AN/A9/18
4689Modern RomanceCol.$2,863,642N/A$18,22513/13
4729Modern ProblemsFox$26,154,2111,119N/A1,11112/25
48108Man of IronMGM$492,035N/AN/AN/A11/20
4956The Legend of the Lone RangerUni.$12,617,845N/A$2,945,6001,0185/22
5087The Last MetroMGM$3,007,436N/AN/AN/A2/13
5174La Cage aux Folles 2MGM$6,950,125N/AN/AN/A2/15
5296King of the MountainUni.$1,791,147N/A$958,6377035/1
53109KellyPar.$469,777N/AN/AN/A3/20
5437The Incredible Shrinking WomanUni.$20,259,961N/A$4,279,2647891/30
5541The HowlingEmb$17,985,893N/AN/AN/A4/10
5694Honky Tonk FreewayUni.$2,004,742N/A$939,4236298/21
5719History of the World, Part IFox$31,672,907N/A$4,792,7314846/12
58103Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (Re-issue)BV$1,000,000N/AN/AN/A6/12
59102Herbie Goes Bananas (Re-issue)BV$1,000,000N/AN/AN/A6/12
6091HeartbeepsUni.$2,154,696N/A$407,46449312/18
61107Hard CountryUni.$534,653N/AN/AN/A5/1
6290The HandWB$2,447,576N/A$566,7361834/24
6330Halloween IIUni.$25,533,818N/A$7,446,5081,21110/30
6421The Great Muppet CaperUni.$31,206,251N/A$2,968,990736/26
6579Going Ape!Par.$5,504,218N/AN/AN/A4/10
66113Glen or GlendaPar.$10,158N/AN/AN/A5/22
6734Ghost StoryUni.$23,371,905600$2,105,72954812/16
6888GasPar.$2,869,425N/AN/AN/A7/23
6977GallipoliPar.$5,732,587N/AN/AN/A8/28
7072The Fun HouseUni.$7,886,857N/A$2,765,4568143/13
7199From Mao to MozartMGM$1,205,934N/AN/AN/A4/10
7235Friday the 13th Part 2Par.$21,722,776N/A$6,429,7841,3504/30
7327The French Lieutenant's WomanMGM$26,890,068N/AN/AN/A9/18
74110Freaky Friday (Re-issue)BV$300,000N/AN/AN/A6/12
7514The Fox and the HoundBV$39,900,000N/AN/AN/A7/10
769The Four SeasonsUni.$50,427,646N/A$4,365,6436235/22
7725Fort Apache, The BronxFox$29,200,000N/AN/AN/A2/6
788For Your Eyes OnlyMGM$54,812,802N/A$6,834,9679526/26
7957First Monday in OctoberPar.$12,480,249N/AN/AN/A8/21
8036The Final Conflict: Omen IIIFox$20,471,382N/A$5,571,6759183/20
8186The Fan (1981)Par.$3,082,096N/AN/AN/A5/15
8276EyewitnessFox$6,400,000N/AN/AN/A2/13
83101Eyes of a StrangerWB$1,118,634N/A$546,7241803/27
8442Eye of the NeedleMGM$17,583,634N/AN/AN/A7/24
8518ExcaliburWB$34,967,437N/A$4,519,7066924/10
8632Escape from New YorkEmb$25,244,626N/AN/AN/A7/10
8722Endless LoveUni.$31,184,024N/A$4,163,6235747/17
8853DragonslayerPar.$14,110,013N/A$2,407,9398686/26
8980The Dogs of WarMGM$5,484,132N/AN/AN/A2/13
9045The Devil and Max DevlinBV$16,000,000N/AN/AN/A2/6
9169Deadly BlessingMGM$8,279,042N/AN/AN/A8/14
9297Cutter's WayMGM$1,729,274N/AN/AN/A3/20
9347Continental DivideUni.$15,578,237N/A$3,218,3478649/18
9459Comin' at Ya!Film$12,000,000N/AN/AN/ADec
9511Clash of the Titans (1981)MGM$41,092,328N/AN/AN/A6/12
9626Cinderella (Re-issue) (1981)BV$28,040,000N/A$1,300,00056012/18
977Chariots of FireCol.$58,972,904810$68,90739/25
9846CavemanMGM$15,965,924N/AN/AN/A4/17
99106Cattle Annie and Little BritchesUni.$534,816N/A$115,6792154/24
10067Carbon CopyEmb$9,566,593N/AN/AN/A9/25
Summary of 113 Movies on Chart:
Totals:$2,290,052,401----
Averages:$20,265,950----
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