List of 1983 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 1983.

# Weekend end date Film Box office Notes
1 January 9, 1983 Tootsie $10,553,448
2 January 16, 1983 Tootsie $9,487,210
3 January 23, 1983 Tootsie $8,407,104
4 January 30, 1983 Tootsie $7,325,537
5 February 6, 1983 Tootsie $6,523,267
6 February 13, 1983 Tootsie $4,747,425
7 February 21, 19834-day weekend Tootsie $7,524,261
8 February 27, 1983 Tootsie $5,236,117
9 March 6, 1983 Tootsie $4,349,058
10 March 13, 1983 Tootsie $4,044,440
11 March 20, 1983 High Road to China $6,156,049
12 March 27, 1983 Spring Break $5,908,574
13 April 3, 1983 Spring Break $4,448,821
14 April 10, 1983 Tootsie $3,430,963 Tootsie reclaimed #1 in seventeenth weekend of release.
15 April 17, 1983 Lone Wolf McQuade $4,295,300
16 April 24, 1983 Flashdance $4,085,494 Flashdance reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
17 May 1, 1983 Flashdance $4,095,000
18 May 8, 1983 Flashdance $3,385,578
19 May 15, 1983 Blue Thunder $8,258,149
20 May 22, 1983 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone $7,053,016
21 May 30, 19834-day weekend Return of the Jedi $30,490,619 Return of the Jedi had the highest weekend debut of 1983.
22 June 5, 1983 Return of the Jedi $17,229,694
23 June 12, 1983 Return of the Jedi $11,995,064
24 June 19, 1983 Superman III $13,352,357
25 June 26, 1983 Return of the Jedi $11,127,915 Return of the Jedi reclaimed #1 in fifth weekend of release
26 July 4, 19834-day weekend Return of the Jedi $12,038,626
27 July 10, 1983 Return of the Jedi $7,337,926
28 July 17, 1983 Staying Alive $12,146,143
29 July 24, 1983 Jaws 3-D $13,422,500 Jaws 3-D broke Friday the 13th Part III's ($9.40 million) record for highest weekend debut for a 3-D film.
30 July 31, 1983 National Lampoon's Vacation $8,333,358
31 August 7, 1983 National Lampoon's Vacation $7,191,832
32 August 14, 1983 National Lampoon's Vacation $6,161,649
33 August 21, 1983 Easy Money $5,844,974
34 August 28, 1983 Mr. Mom $6,445,106 Mr. Mom reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
35 September 5, 19834-day weekend Mr. Mom $8,221,715
36 September 11, 1983 Mr. Mom $4,686,652
37 September 18, 1983 Mr. Mom $3,860,064
38 September 25, 1983 Mr. Mom $3,207,199
39 October 2, 1983 The Big Chill $3,662,152
40 October 10, 19834-day weekend Never Say Never Again $10,958,157
41 October 16, 1983 Never Say Never Again $7,233,884
42 October 23, 1983 Never Say Never Again $6,011,610
43 October 30, 1983 Never Say Never Again $3,781,141
44 November 6, 1983 Deal of the Century $3,520,605
45 November 13, 1983 The Big Chill $2,929,243 The Big Chill reclaimed #1 in seventh weekend of release.
46 November 20, 1983 Amityville 3-D $2,366,472
47 November 27, 1983 A Christmas Story $3,935,944 A Christmas Story reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
48 December 4, 1983 Terms of Endearment $3,125,453 Terms of Endearment reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
49 December 11, 1983 Sudden Impact $9,688,561 Sudden Impact broke The Toy''s record ($6.3 million) for the highest weekend debut in December.
50 December 18, 1983 Sudden Impact $7,143,953
51 December 26, 19834-day weekend Sudden Impact $5,957,766
52 January 2, 19844-day weekend Terms of Endearment $9,058,537 Terms of Endearment reclaimed #1 in sixth weekend of release.

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