List of 1990 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 1990.

# Weekend end date Film Box office[1] Notes
1 January 7, 1990 Born on the Fourth of July $11,023,650 Born on the Fourth of July reached #1 in its fourth weekend of release.
2 January 14, 1990 Born on the Fourth of July $8,028,075
3 January 21, 1990 Born on the Fourth of July $6,228,360
4 January 28, 1990 Driving Miss Daisy $5,705,721 Driving Miss Daisy reached #1 in its seventh weekend of release.
5 February 4, 1990 Driving Miss Daisy $6,011,600
6 February 11, 1990 Hard to Kill $9,213,631
7 February 19, 19904-day weekend Driving Miss Daisy $9,834,744 Driving Miss Daisy reclaimed #1 in its ninth weekend of release.
8 February 25, 1990 Driving Miss Daisy $6,107,836
9 March 4, 1990 The Hunt for Red October $17,161,835 The Hunt for Red October broke Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment‍‍ '​‍s record ($10.7 million) for the highest weekend debut in the month of March and for the highest weekend debut for a spring release.
10 March 11, 1990 The Hunt for Red October $14,058,772
11 March 18, 1990 The Hunt for Red October $11,077,359
12 March 25, 1990 Pretty Woman $11,280,591
13 April 1, 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $25,398,367 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles broke The Hunt for Red October‍ '​s record from four weeks earlier ($17.2 million) for the highest weekend debut in March and for the highest weekend debut for a spring release.
14 April 8, 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $18,813,741
15 April 15, 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $14,064,921
16 April 22, 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $9,797,376
17 April 29, 1990 Pretty Woman $7,150,551 Pretty Woman reclaimed #1 in its sixth weekend of release.
18 May 6, 1990 Pretty Woman $6,810,883
19 May 13, 1990 Pretty Woman $7,594,013
20 May 20, 1990 Bird on a Wire $15,338,160
21 May 28, 19904-day weekend Back to the Future Part III $23,703,060
22 June 3, 1990 Total Recall $25,533,700 Total Recall had the highest weekend debut of 1990.
23 June 10, 1990 Another 48 Hrs. $19,475,559
24 June 17, 1990 Dick Tracy $22,543,911
25 June 24, 1990 Dick Tracy $15,546,837
26 July 1, 1990 Days of Thunder $15,490,445
27 July 8, 1990 Die Hard 2 $21,744,661
28 July 15, 1990 Die Hard 2 $14,512,301
29 July 22, 1990 Ghost $12,523,295 Ghost reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
30 July 29, 1990 Presumed Innocent $11,718,981
31 August 5, 1990 Ghost $10,798,834 Ghost reclaimed #1 in fourth weekend of release.
32 August 12, 1990 Flatliners $10,034,685
33 August 19, 1990 The Exorcist III $9,312,219
34 August 26, 1990 Darkman $8,054,860
35 September 3, 19904-day weekend Ghost $9,953,630 Ghost reclaimed #1 in eighth weekend of release.
36 September 9, 1990 Ghost $6,510,023
37 September 16, 1990 Postcards from the Edge $7,871,856
38 September 23, 1990 Goodfellas $6,368,901
39 September 30, 1990 Pacific Heights $6,912,637
40 October 8, 19904-day weekend Marked for Death $11,790,047
41 October 14, 1990 Marked for Death $7,423,949
42 October 21, 1990 Marked for Death $5,097,944
43 October 28, 1990 Graveyard Shift $5,082,300
44 November 4, 1990 Jacob's Ladder $7,500,760
45 November 11, 1990 Child's Play 2 $10,718,520
46 November 18, 1990 Home Alone $17,081,997
47 November 25, 1990 Home Alone $20,987,761
48 December 2, 1990 Home Alone $14,386,876
49 December 9, 1990 Home Alone $14,232,156
50 December 16, 1990 Home Alone $11,617,249
51 December 25, 19905-day weekend Home Alone $15,079,919
52 January 1, 19915-day weekend Home Alone $25,148,406

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Rank Title Studio Actors Director Gross[2]
1. Home Alone 20th Century Fox Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, John Heard, Roberts Blossom and John Candy Chris Columbus $285,761,243
2. Ghost Paramount Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg Jerry Zucker $217,631,306
3. Dances with Wolves Orion Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell and Graham Greene Kevin Costner $184,208,848
4. Pretty Woman Touchstone Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Hector Elizondo, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo and Ralph Bellamy Garry Marshall $178,406,268
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Line Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, David Forman, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden, Josh Pais, James Saito, Brian Tochi, Robbie Rist, Corey Feldman, Kevin Clash and David McCharen Steve Barron $135,265,915
6. The Hunt for Red October Paramount Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill and Tim Curry John McTiernan $122,012,643
7. Total Recall* Tri-Star/Carolco Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside and Ronny Cox Paul Verhoeven $119,412,921
8. Die Hard 2: Die Harder 20th Century Fox/Silver Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Art Evans, Dennis Franz, Reginald VelJohnson, William Atherton, Franco Nero and William Sadler Renny Harlin $117,540,947
9. Dick Tracy Touchstone Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Glenne Headly and Charlie Korsmo Warren Beatty $103,738,726
10. Kindergarten Cop Universal Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt, Richard Tyson and Carroll Baker Ivan Reitman $91,457,688
11. Back to the Future Part III Universal Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson and Lea Thompson Robert Zemeckis $87,727,583
12. Presumed Innocent Warner Bros. Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá, Bonnie Bedelia, Paul Winfield and Greta Scacchi Alan J. Pakula $86,303,188
13. Days of Thunder Paramount Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Nicole Kidman, Cary Elwes and Michael Rooker Tony Scott $82,670,733
14. Another 48 Hrs. Paramount Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte Walter Hill $80,818,974
15. Three Men and a Little Lady Touchstone Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson and Nancy Travis Emile Ardolino $71,609,321
16. Bird on a Wire Universal/Interscope Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke, Stephen Tobolowsky and Joan Severance John Badham $70,978,012
17. The Godfather Part III Paramount Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy García, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda and Sofia Coppola Francis Ford Coppola $66,766,062
18. Flatliners Columbia Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt Joel Schumacher $61,490,000
19. Misery Columbia/Castle Rock/Nelson James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth and Frances Sternhagen Rob Reiner $61,276,872
20. Edward Scissorhands 20th Century Fox Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price and Alan Arkin Tim Burton $56,362,352

(*) Includes theatrical reissue(s)

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