List of 1978 box office number-one films in the United States

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This is a list of films which placed number one at the weekend box office in the United States during 1978.

# Date Film Gross Notes
1 January 8, 1978 Saturday Night Fever $4,510,726
2 January 15, 1978 Saturday Night Fever $4,219,538
3 January 22, 1978 Saturday Night Fever $3,900,000
4 January 29, 1978 Saturday Night Fever $3,660,851
5 February 5, 1978 Saturday Night Fever $3,518,839
6 February 12, 1978 Saturday Night Fever $2,911,840
7 February 19, 1978 Coming Home $3,500,716
8 February 26, 1978 Coming Home $3,491,278
9 March 5, 1978 Coming Home $3,000,000
10 March 12, 1978 Return from Witch Mountain $3,628,511
11 March 19, 1978 Straight Time $5,812,855
12 March 26, 1978 Straight Time $3,981,333
13 April 2, 1978 Gray Lady Down $4,817,449 Gray Lady Down reached #1 in its fourth weekend of release.
14 April 9, 1978 Coming Home $4,260,811 Coming Home reclaimed #1 in its eighth weekend of release.
15 April 16, 1978 Coming Home $3,817,453,
16 April 23, 1978 Coming Home $3,173,709
17 April 30, 1978 The Last Waltz $5,130,351
18 May 7, 1978 The Last Waltz $3,174,021
19 May 14, 1978 The End $3,519,612
20 May 21, 1978 The Buddy Holly Story $4,184,566
21 May 28, 1978 The Buddy Holly Story $3,901,909
22 June 4, 1978 The Buddy Holly Story $2,716,925
23 June 11, 1978 Damien: Omen II $4,712,062
24 June 18, 1978 Jaws 2 $9,866,023
25 June 25, 1978 Grease $9,283,817 Grease reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
26 July 2, 1978 Grease $8,777,716
27 July 9, 1978 Grease $8,712,900
28 July 16, 1978 Grease $7,252,812
29 July 23, 1978 Grease $7,341,711
30 July 30, 1978 National Lampoon's Animal House $6,901,827 Initial estimates had Grease ahead of National Lampoon's Animal House
31 August 6, 1978 Grease $7,878,216 Grease reclaimed #1 in its eighth weekend of release.
32 August 13, 1978 Grease $6,812,844
33 August 20, 1978 Grease $5,176,490
34 August 27, 1978 Grease $5,100,101
35 September 3, 1978 Grease $4,870,812
36 September 10, 1978 Grease $5,300,745
37 September 17, 1978 Grease $5,134,300
38 September 24, 1978 Grease $4,809,873
39 October 1, 1978 Grease $4,100,361
40 October 8, 1978 Grease $3,519,223
41 October 15, 1978 The Boys from Brazil $4,161,845 The Boys from Brazil reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
42 October 22, 1978 The Boys from Brazil $3,812,725
43 October 29, 1978 Halloween $3,781,462
44 November 5, 1978 Comes a Horseman $4,000,000 Comes a Horseman reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
45 November 12, 1978 Comes a Horseman $2,921,872
46 November 19, 1978 The Lord of the Rings $6,912,728
47 November 26, 1978 The Lord of the Rings $3,897,501
48 December 3, 1978 The Lord of the Rings $2,895,923
49 December 10, 1978 Superman $8,122,315
50 December 17, 1978 Superman $6,584,025
51 December 24, 1978 Every Which Way But Loose $10,272,294
52 December 31, 1978 Superman $10,363,384 Superman (third weekend) had the highest weekend debut for 1978.

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