List of 1980 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 1980.

# Weekend end date Film Box office Notes
1 January 6, 1980 Kramer vs. Kramer $7,534,812
2 January 13, 1980 Kramer vs. Kramer $6,312,945
3 January 20, 1980 Kramer vs. Kramer $4,594,211
4 January 27, 1980 Kramer vs Kramer $3,421,934
5 February 3, 1980 Fatso $3,555,174
6 February 10, 1980 The Fog $4,566,192
7 February 17, 1980 The Fog $4,571,200
8 February 24, 1980 Kramer vs Kramer $4,347,821 Kramer vs Kramer reclaimed #1 in its tenth weekend of release.
9 March 2, 1980 Kramer vs Kramer $3,716,529
10 March 9, 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter $6,788,544
11 March 16, 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter $4,639,918
12 March 23, 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter $4,523,217
13 March 30, 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter $3,266,311
14 April 6, 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter $2,998,678
15 April 13, 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter $2,876,987
16 April 20, 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter $2,777,346
17 April 27, 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter $2,365,348
18 May 4, 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter $2,218,341
19 May 11, 1980 Friday the 13th $8,431,511 Friday the 13th broke The Amityville Horror 's record ($7.13 mil) for highest opening weekend for a horror film.
20 May 18, 1980 The Long Riders $4,170,120
21 May 25, 1980 The Empire Strikes Back $10,963,384 The Empire Strikes Back had the highest weekend debut of 1980.
22 June 1, 1980 The Empire Strikes Back $9,800,365
23 June 8, 1980 The Empire Strikes Back $9,250,200
24 June 15, 1980 The Empire Strikes Back $8,445,100
25 June 22, 1980 The Empire Strikes Back $6,280,755
26 June 29, 1980 The Empire Strikes Back $5,590,212
27 July 6, 1980 Airplane! $5,721,980
28 July 13, 1980 The Empire Strikes Back $6,111,801 The Empire Strikes Back reclaimed #1 in its eighth weekend of release.
29 July 20, 1980 Cheech & Chong's Next Movie $5,988,376
30 July 27, 1980 Caddyshack $6,310,723
31 August 3, 1980 Caddyshack $3,571,900
32 August 10, 1980 Caddyshack $3,230,167
33 August 17, 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II $6,891,236
34 August 24, 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II $4,970,245
35 August 31, 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II $3,956,443
36 September 7, 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II $3,109,120
37 September 14, 1980 The Empire Strikes Back $4,876,180 The Empire Strikes Back reclaimed #1 in its seventeenth weekend of release.
38 September 21, 1980 Ordinary People $5,462,237
39 September 28, 1980 Ordinary People $5,781,612
40 October 5, 1980 The Elephant Man $4,976,491
41 October 12, 1980 Private Benjamin $7,812,900
42 October 19, 1980 Private Benjamin $5,314,815
43 October 26, 1980 Private Benjamin $4,327,611
44 November 2, 1980 Private Benjamin $4,645,104
45 November 9, 1980 Private Benjamin $4,561,130
46 November 16, 1980 Private Benjamin $3,341,941
47 November 23, 1980 Private Benjamin $3,114,965
48 November 30, 1980 Private Benjamin $2,987,512
49 December 7, 1980 Flash Gordon $6,312,912
50 December 14, 1980 Stir Crazy $4,390,210
51 December 21, 1980 9 to 5 $10,237,637
52 December 28, 1980 9 to 5 $7,838,888

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