List of 1984 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 1984.[1]

Number-one films[edit]

# Weekend end date Film Gross Notes Ref
1 January 8, 1984 Terms of Endearment $6,234,421 [2]
2 January 15, 1984 $5,211,394 [3]
3 January 22, 1984 $3,466,172 [4]
4 January 29, 1984 Silkwood $3,547,122 Silkwood reached #1 in its seventh weekend of release. [5]
5 February 5, 1984 Terms of Endearment $3,045,877 Terms of Endearment reclaimed #1 in its eleventh weekend of release. [6]
6 February 12, 1984 Unfaithfully Yours $3,774,126 [7]
7 February 20, 19844-day weekend Footloose $8,556,935 [8]
8 February 26, 1984 $6,617,737 [9]
9 March 4, 1984 $6,300,641 [10]
10 March 11, 1984 Splash $6,174,059 [11]
11 March 18, 1984 $6,452,183 [12]
12 March 25, 1984 Police Academy $8,570,007 [13]
13 April 1, 1984 $8,061,398 [14]
14 April 8, 1984 $7,403,955 [15]
15 April 15, 1984 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter $11,183,148 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter broke Friday the 13th Part III's record ($9,40 million) for highest weekend debut for a slasher film & its record for highest weekend debut for a film released during the Friday the 13th weekend. [16]
16 April 22, 1984 Police Academy $6,101,974 Police Academy reclaimed #1 in its fifth weekend of release. [17]
17 April 29, 1984 $4,733,389 [18]
18 May 6, 1984 Breakin' $6,047,686 [19]
19 May 13, 1984 The Natural $5,088,381 [20]
20 May 20, 1984 $5,423,233 [21]
21 May 28, 19844-day weekend Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom $33,936,113 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom's Memorial Day weekend was the biggest weekend of all-time surpassing Return of the Jedi. [22]
22 June 3, 1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock $16,673,295 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock had the highest non-holiday opening of all-time surpassing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan's $14.3 million. [23][24]
23 June 10, 1984 Ghostbusters $13,578,151 Ghostbusters had Columbia Pictures' biggest weekend of all-time, surpassing Tootsie's $11.2 million. [25][26]
24 June 17, 1984 $15,093,905 Ghostbusters set another record for Columbia Pictures' biggest weekend of all-time. [27]
25 June 24, 1984 $13,059,428 [28]
26 July 1, 1984 $11,148,617 [29]
27 July 8, 1984 $11,136,134 [30]
28 July 15, 1984 $9,761,392 [31]
29 July 22, 1984 $8,493,861 [32]
30 July 29, 1984 Purple Rain $7,766,201 [33]
31 August 5, 1984 Ghostbusters $6,443,646 Ghostbusters reclaimed #1 in ninth weekend of release. [34]
32 August 12, 1984 Red Dawn $8,230,381 [35]
33 August 19, 1984 Tightrope $9,156,545 [36]
34 August 26, 1984 $7,198,635 [37]
35 September 3, 19844-day weekend $7,130,891 [38]
36 September 9, 1984 $4,018,355 [39]
37 September 16, 1984 Ghostbusters $3,457,626 Ghostbusters reclaimed #1 in its fifteenth weekend of release. [40]
38 September 23, 1984 All of Me $5,803,848 [41]
39 September 30, 1984 $5,258,421 [42]
40 October 8, 19844-day weekend Teachers $7,013,366 [43]
41 October 14, 1984 $4,579,286 [44]
42 October 21, 1984 $3,448,610 [45]
43 October 28, 1984 The Terminator $4,020,663 [46]
44 November 4, 1984 $4,219,463 [47]
45 November 11, 1984 Oh, God! You Devil $5,560,001 [48]
46 November 18, 1984 Missing in Action $6,101,460 [49]
47 November 25, 1984 Supergirl $5,738,249 [50]
48 December 2, 1984 Missing in Action $3,021,220 Missing in Action reclaimed #1 in its third weekend of release. [51]
49 December 9, 1984 Beverly Hills Cop $15,214,805 Beverly Hills Cop broke The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas's record ($11.8 million) for highest weekend debut for an R-rated film and Star Trek: The Motion Picture's record ($11.9 million) for the highest weekend debut in December. [52]
50 December 16, 1984 $11,514,444 [53]
51 December 25, 19845-day weekend $15,697,159 [54]
52 January 1, 19855-day weekend $20,064,790 [55]

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Calendar Gross[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 1984 by Calendar Gross[56]

Rank Title Studio(s) Actor(s) Director(s) Gross
1. Ghostbusters Columbia Pictures Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, William Atherton and Annie Potts Ivan Reitman $220,919,997
2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Paramount Pictures Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone and Ke Huy Quan Steven Spielberg $179,870,271
3. Gremlins Warner Bros. Pictures Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday and Frances Lee McCain Joe Dante $148,168,459
4. The Karate Kid Columbia Pictures Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, William Zabka and Martin Kove John G. Avildsen $90,815,558
5. Police Academy Warner Bros. Pictures Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith and George Gaynes Hugh Wilson $81,198,894
6. Footloose Paramount Pictures Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, Dianne Wiest and John Lithgow Herbert Ross $80,035,402
7. Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Steven Berkoff and Ronny Cox Martin Brest $77,455,497
8. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Merritt Butrick and Christopher Lloyd Leonard Nimoy $76,471,046
9. Terms of Endearment Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels and John Lithgow James L. Brooks $74,420,269
10. Romancing the Stone 20th Century Fox Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Alfonso Arau and Manuel Ojeda Robert Zemeckis $74,348,839

In-Year Release[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 1984 by In-year release[57]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross
1. Beverly Hills Cop Paramount $234,760,478
2. Ghostbusters Columbia $229,242,989
3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Paramount $179,870,271
4. Gremlins Warner Bros. $148,168,459
5. The Karate Kid Columbia $90,815,558
6. Police Academy Warner Bros. $81,198,894
7. Footloose Paramount $80,035,402
8. Romancing the Stone 20th Century Fox $76,572,238
9. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Paramount $76,471,046
10. Splash Disney $69,821,334


Highest-grossing films by MPAA rating of 1984
G Pinocchio (1984 Re-issue)
PG Ghostbusters
PG-13 Red Dawn
R Beverly Hills Cop

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Preceded by
1983
1984 Succeeded by
1985