List of 1979 box office number-one films in the United States

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This is a list of films which have placed number one at the weekend box office in the United States during 1979.

# Date Film Gross Notes
1 January 7, 1979 Superman $5,609,381
2 January 14, 1979 Superman $4,982,237
3 January 21, 1979 Superman $4,326,211
4 January 28, 1979 Superman $4,120,738
5 February 4, 1979 Superman $3,900,927
6 February 11, 1979 Superman $3,808,800
7 February 18, 1979 Superman $2,987,000
8 February 25, 1979 The Deer Hunter $6,784,912 The Deer Hunter reached #1 after twelve weekends of limited release.
9 March 4, 1979 The Deer Hunter $4,212,328
10 March 11, 1979 The Deer Hunter $3,147,811
11 March 18, 1979 The China Syndrome $3,981,991
12 March 25, 1979 The China Syndrome $2,565,912
13 April 1, 1979 The China Syndrome $2,111,513
14 April 8, 1979 The Champ $4,681,230
15 April 15, 1979 The Champ $3,590,231
16 April 22, 1979 The Champ $2,990,777
17 April 29, 1979 Manhattan $4,978,431
18 May 6, 1979 Manhattan $3,878,000
19 May 13, 1979 Manhattan $3,109,730
20 May 20, 1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure $5,834,021
21 May 27, 1979 Alien $7,800,915
22 June 3, 1979 Alien $6,300,210
23 June 10, 1979 Alien $5,130,400
24 June 17, 1979 Rocky II $8,909,871
25 June 24, 1979 The Muppet Movie $8,980,266
26 July 1, 1979 Moonraker $7,800,560
27 July 8, 1979 Moonraker $4,900,784
28 July 15, 1979 Dracula $4,313,957
29 July 22, 1979 Moonraker $5,600,210 Moonraker reclaimed #1 in its fourth weekend of release.
30 July 29, 1979 The Amityville Horror $7,130,190 The Amityville Horror broke The Exorcist's record ($6,86 mil) for highest opening weekend for a horror film.
31 August 5, 1979 The Amityville Horror $4,812,654,
32 August 12, 1979 The Amityville Horror $3,190,220
33 August 19, 1979 Apocalypse Now $6,780,909
34 August 26, 1979 Apocalypse Now $5,761,900
35 September 2, 1979 Apocalypse Now $5,656,912
36 September 9, 1979 Apocalypse Now $5,123,912
37 September 16, 1979 Apocalypse Now $4,985,912
38 September 23, 1979 Apocalypse Now $3,874,000
39 September 30, 1979 Apocalypse Now $3,212,790
40 October 7, 1979 10 $4,568,910
41 October 14, 1979 10 $3,908,381
42 October 21, 1979 10 $3,581,934
43 October 28, 1979 10 $3,180,581
44 November 4, 1979 10 $3,127,756
45 November 11, 1979 10 $2,908,501
46 November 18, 1979 10 $2,567,412
47 November 25, 1979 10 $2,271,936
48 December 2, 1979 10 $1,900,782
49 December 9, 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture $11,815,203 Star Trek: The Motion Picture broke Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope's record ($7,19 mil) for highest debut for a science fiction film & also had the highest debut of 1979.
50 December 16, 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture $7,892,503
51 December 23, 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer $9,081,979
52 December 30, 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer $5,691,834

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