List of 1989 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 1989.

# Weekend end date Film Box office[1] Notes
1 January 8, 1989 Rain Man $9,245,626 Rain Man reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
2 January 15, 1989 Rain Man $10,111,504
3 January 22, 1989 Rain Man $7,003,147
4 January 29, 1989 Rain Man $6,829,705
5 February 5, 1989 Three Fugitives $5,477,051 Three Fugitives reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
6 February 12, 1989 The Fly II $6,751,371
7 February 20, 19894-day weekend The 'Burbs $11,101,197
8 February 26, 1989 The 'Burbs $6,024,480
9 March 5, 1989 Lean on Me $5,032,605
10 March 12, 1989 Lean on Me $4,579,440
11 March 19, 1989 Fletch Lives $8,045,760
12 March 26, 1989 Fletch Lives $5,647,320
13 April 2, 1989 Rain Man $5,537,165 Rain Man reclaimed #1 in sixteenth weekend of release.
14 April 9, 1989 Major League $8,836,265
15 April 16, 1989 Major League $7,070,809
16 April 23, 1989 Pet Sematary $12,046,179 Pet Sematary broke Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter's record ($11,1 million) for the highest weekend debut in April.
17 April 30, 1989 Pet Sematary $8,380,098
18 May 7, 1989 Pet Sematary $6,338,594
19 May 14, 1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil $7,098,741
20 May 21, 1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil $6,105,120
21 May 29, 19894-day weekend Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade $37,031,573
22 June 4, 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade $21,230,164
23 June 11, 1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier $17,375,648
24 June 18, 1989 Ghostbusters II $29,472,894
25 June 25, 1989 Batman $40,489,746 Batman had the highest weekend debut of 1989 and broke Superman II's record ($14.1 million) for the highest weekend debut for a Superhero film .
26 July 2, 1989 Batman $30,075,189
27 July 9, 1989 Lethal Weapon 2 $20,388,800
28 July 16, 1989 Lethal Weapon 2 $17,188,126
29 July 23, 1989 Lethal Weapon 2 $13,022,249
30 July 30, 1989 Turner & Hooch $12,211,042
31 August 6, 1989 Parenthood $10,506,450
32 August 13, 1989 Parenthood $9,672,350
33 August 20, 1989 Uncle Buck $8,794,501
34 August 27, 1989 Uncle Buck $6,725,275
35 September 4, 19894-day weekend Uncle Buck $7,822,640
36 September 10, 1989 Uncle Buck $4,550,887
37 September 17, 1989 Sea of Love $10,017,840 Sea of Love broke Crocodile Dundee's record ($8 million) for the highest weekend debut in September.
38 September 24, 1989 Black Rain $9,677,102
39 October 1, 1989 Black Rain $6,503,065
40 October 8, 1989 Black Rain $6,100,000
41 October 15, 1989 Look Who's Talking $12,107,784 Look Who's Talking broke Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter 's record ($11.1 million) for the highest weekend debut for a film released during the Friday the 13th weekend.
42 October 22, 1989 Look Who's Talking $14,147,340
43 October 29, 1989 Look Who's Talking $11,556,750
44 November 5, 1989 Look Who's Talking $11,457,810
45 November 12, 1989 Look Who's Talking $11,409,873
46 November 19, 1989 Harlem Nights $16,096,808
47 November 26, 1989 Back to the Future Part II $27,835,125
48 December 3, 1989 Back to the Future Part II $12,110,340
49 December 10, 1989 The War of the Roses $9,488,794
50 December 17, 1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation $7,233,119 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
51 December 24, 1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation $7,007,789
52 January 1, 1990 The War of the Roses $10,490,781 The War of the Roses reclaimed #1 in fourth weekend of release.

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Rank Title Studio Actors Director Gross[2]
1. Batman Warner Bros./PolyGram Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Pat Hingle, Robert Wuhl, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough and Jack Palance Tim Burton $251,188,924
2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Paramount/Lucasfilm Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Allison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, River Phoenix and Michael Byrne Steven Spielberg $197,171,806
3. Lethal Weapon 2 Warner Bros. Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland and Patsy Kensit Richard Donner $147,253,986
4. Look Who's Talking Tri-Star John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis and George Segal Amy Heckerling $140,088,813
5. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Disney Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Matt Frewer, Kristine Sutherland, Amy O'Neill, Robert Oliveri and Jared Rushton Joe Johnston $130,724,172
6. Back to the Future Part II Universal Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Thomas F. Wilson Robert Zemeckis $118,450,002
7. Ghostbusters II Columbia Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Peter MacNicol Ivan Reitman $112,494,738
8. The Little Mermaid* Disney voices of Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars and René Auberjonois Ron Clements and John Musker $111,543,479
9. Driving Miss Daisy Warner Bros. Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd Bruce Beresford $106,593,296
10. Parenthood Universal/Imagine Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen and Dianne Wiest Ron Howard $100,047,830
11. Dead Poets Society Touchstone Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke Peter Weir $95,860,116
12. When Harry Met Sally... Columbia/Castle Rock/Nelson Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby Rob Reiner $92,823,546
13. The War of the Roses 20th Century Fox/Gracie Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito Danny DeVito $86,888,546
14. Steel Magnolias Tri-Star/Rastar Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts Herbert Ross $83,759,091
15. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Warner Bros. Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, E. G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, Miriam Flynn, Cody Burger, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Nicholas Guest, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brian Doyle-Murray Jeremiah S. Chechik $71,319,526
16. Turner & Hooch Touchstone Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson and J. C. Quinn Roger Spottiswoode $71,079,915
17. Born on the Fourth of July Universal Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Willem Dafoe and Frank Whaley Oliver Stone $70,001,698
18. Uncle Buck Universal John Candy, Jean Louisa Kelly, Macaulay Culkin, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Madigan, Jay Underwood and Laurie Metcalf John Hughes $66,758,538
19. Field of Dreams Universal Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, Gaby Hoffmann and Burt Lancaster Phil Alden Robinson $64,431,625
20. Tango & Cash Warner Bros. Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Jack Palance, Teri Hatcher and Brion James Andrei Konchalovsky and Albert Magnoli $63,408,614

(*) Includes theatrical reissue(s)

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