List of 1986 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 1986.

# Weekend end date Film Box office Notes
1 January 5, 1986 Rocky IV $7,147,074
2 January 12, 1986 Out of Africa $5,137,370 Out of Africa reached #1 in its fourth weekend of release.
3 January 19, 1986 Iron Eagle $6,104,754
4 January 26, 1986 The Color Purple $4,412,456 The Color Purple reached #1 in its seventh weekend of release.
5 February 2, 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills $5,726,495
6 February 9, 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills $6,112,115
7 February 17, 19864-day weekend Down and Out in Beverly Hills $7,023,743
8 February 23, 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills $5,042,912
9 March 2, 1986 Pretty in Pink $6,065,870
10 March 9, 1986 Pretty in Pink $4,919,668
11 March 16, 1986 Gung Ho $7,170,830
12 March 23, 1986 Police Academy 3: Back in Training $9,049,586
13 March 30, 1986 Police Academy 3: Back in Training $5,750,986
14 April 6, 1986 Police Academy 3: Back in Training $5,089,751
15 April 13, 1986 The Money Pit $3,646,200 The Money Pit reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
16 April 20, 1986 Legend $4,261,154
17 April 27, 1986 Legend $2,591,751
18 May 4, 1986 Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling $4,879,107
19 May 11, 1986 Short Circuit $5,346,808
20 May 18, 1986 Top Gun $8,193,052
21 May 26, 19864-day weekend Cobra $15,652,147
22 June 1, 1986 Cobra $7,511,542
23 June 8, 1986 Top Gun $8,231,279 Top Gun reclaimed #1 in fourth weekend of release.
24 June 15, 1986 Back to School $8,881,035
25 June 22, 1986 The Karate Kid, Part II $12,652,336
26 June 29, 1986 The Karate Kid, Part II $8,870,625
27 July 6, 1986 The Karate Kid, Part II $6,284,953
28 July 13, 1986 The Karate Kid, Part II $6,667,787
29 July 20, 1986 Aliens $10,052,042 Aliens broke Supergirl's record ($5.73 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist.
30 July 27, 1986 Aliens $8,640,292
31 August 3, 1986 Aliens $7,060,101 Initial estimates had Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives ahead of Aliens.
32 August 10, 1986 Aliens $5,779,352
33 August 17, 1986 The Fly $7,007,423
34 August 24, 1986 The Fly $4,725,970
35 September 1, 19864-day weekend Stand by Me $5,037,343 Stand by Me reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
36 September 7, 1986 Stand by Me $3,426,615
37 September 14, 1986 Stand by Me $3,010,922
38 September 21, 1986 Top Gun $3,292,817 Top Gun reclaimed #1 in nineteenth week of release.
39 September 28, 1986 Crocodile Dundee $8,038,855
40 October 5, 1986 Crocodile Dundee $8,207,503
41 October 13, 19864-day weekend Crocodile Dundee $10,560,827
42 October 19, 1986 Crocodile Dundee $7,434,202
43 October 26, 1986 Crocodile Dundee $6,745,249
44 November 2, 1986 Crocodile Dundee $5,716,215
45 November 9, 1986 Crocodile Dundee $6,392,661
46 November 16, 1986 Crocodile Dundee $5,521,551
47 November 23, 1986 Crocodile Dundee $5,537,875
48 November 30, 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home $16,881,888
49 December 7, 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home $8,833,818
50 December 14, 1986 The Golden Child $11,549,711
51 December 21, 1986 The Golden Child $7,877,899
52 December 28, 1986 The Golden Child $10,118,277

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