Box office, 1980-2014


1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019


1980

  1. The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner)
  2. Nine to Five (1980, Colin Higgins)
  3. Stir Crazy (1980, Sidney Poitier)
  4. Airplane! (1980, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker)
  5. Any Which Way You Can (1980, Buddy Van Horn)
  6. Private Benjamin (1980, Howard Zieff)
  7. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980, Michael Apted)
  8. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980, Hal Needham)
  9. The Blue Lagoon (1980, Randal Kleiser)
  10. The Blues Brothers (1980, John Landis)

1981

  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Steven Spielberg)
  2. On Golden Pond (1981, Mark Rydell)
  3. Superman II (1980, Richard Lester)
  4. Arthur (1981, Steve Gordon)
  5. Stripes (1981, Ivan Reitman)
  6. The Cannonball Run (1981, Hal Needham)
  7. Chariots of Fire (1981, Hugh Hudson)
  8. For Your Eyes Only (1981, John Glen)
  9. The Four Seasons (1981, Alan Alda)
  10. Time Bandits (1981, Terry Gilliam)

1982

  1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Steven Spielberg)
  2. Tootsie (1982, Sydney Pollack)
  3. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982, Taylor Hackford)
  4. Rocky III (1982, Sylvester Stallone)
  5. Porky’s (1982, Bob Clark)
  6. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982, Nicholas Meyer)
  7. 48 HRS. (1982, Walter Hill)
  8. Poltergeist (1982, Tobe Hooper)
  9. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982, Colin Higgins)
  10. Annie (1982, John Huston)

1983

  1. Return of the Jedi (1983, Richard Marquand)
  2. Terms of Endearment (1983, James L. Brooks)
  3. Flashdance (1983, Adrian Lyne)
  4. Trading Places (1983, John Landis)
  5. WarGames (1983, John Badham)
  6. Octopussy (1983, John Glen)
  7. Sudden Impact (1983, Clint Eastwood)
  8. Staying Alive (1983, Sylvester Stallone)
  9. Mr. Mom (1983, Stan Dragoti)
  10. Risky Business (1983, Paul Brickman)

1984

  1. Beverly Hills Cop (1984, Martin Brest)
  2. Ghostbusters (1984, Ivan Reitman)
  3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984, Steven Spielberg)
  4. Gremlins (1984, Joe Dante)
  5. The Karate Kid (1984, John G. Avildsen)
  6. Police Academy (1984, Hugh Wilson)
  7. Footloose (1984, Herbert Ross)
  8. Romancing the Stone (1984, Robert Zemeckis)
  9. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984, Leonard Nimoy)
  10. Splash (1984, Ron Howard)

1985

  1. Back to the Future (1985, Robert Zemeckis)
  2. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985, George P. Cosmatos)
  3. Rocky IV (1985, Sylvester Stallone)
  4. The Color Purple (1985, Steven Spielberg)
  5. Out of Africa (1985, Sydney Pollack)
  6. Cocoon (1985, Ron Howard)
  7. The Jewel of the Nile (1985, Lewis Teague)
  8. Witness (1985, Peter Weir)
  9. The Goonies (1985, Richard Donner)
  10. Spies Like Us (1985, John Landis)

1986

  1. Top Gun (1986, Tony Scott)
  2. Crocodile Dundee (1986, Peter Faiman)</li>
  3. Platoon (1986, Oliver Stone)
  4. The Karate Kid Part II (1986, John G. Avildsen)
  5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986, Leonard Nimoy)
  6. Back to School (1986, Alan Metter)
  7. Aliens (1986, James Cameron)
  8. The Golden Child (1986, Michael Ritchie)
  9. Ruthless People (1986, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker
  10. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986, John Hughes)

1987

  1. Three Men and a Baby (1987, Leonard Nimoy)
  2. Fatal Attraction (1987, Adrian Lyne)
  3. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, Tony Scott)
  4. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, Barry Levinson)
  5. Moonstruck (1987, Norman Jewison)
  6. The Untouchables (1987, Brian De Palma)
  7. The Secret of My Success (1987, Herbert Ross)
  8. Stakeout (1987, John Badham)
  9. Lethal Weapon (1987, Richard Donner)
  10. The Witches of Eastwick (1987, George Miller)

1988

  1. Rain Man (1988, Barry Levinson)
  2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988, Robert Zemeckis)
  3. Coming to America (1988, John Landis)
  4. Big (1988, Penny Marshall)
  5. Twins (1988, Ivan Reitman)
  6. Crocodile Dundee II (1988, John Cornell)
  7. Die Hard (1988, John McTiernan)
  8. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988, David Zucker)
  9. Cocktail (1988, Roger Donaldson)
  10. Beetlejuice (1988, Tim Burton)

1989

  1. Batman (1989, Tim Burton)
  2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989, Steven Spielberg)
  3. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989, Richard Donner)
  4. Look Who’s Talking (1989, Amy Heckerling)
  5. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989, Joe Johnston)
  6. Back to the Future Part II (1989, Robert Zemeckis)
  7. Ghostbusters II (1989, Ivan Reitman)
  8. Driving Miss Daisy (1989, Bruce Beresford)
  9. Parenthood (1989, Ron Howard)
  10. Dead Poets Society (1989, Peter Weir)

1990

  1. Home Alone (1990, Chris Columbus)
  2. Ghost (1990, Jerry Zucker)
  3. Dances with Wolves (1990, Kevin Costner)
  4. Pretty Woman (1990, Garry Marshall)
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990, Steven Barron)
  6. The Hunt for Red October (1990, John McTiernan)
  7. Total Recall (1990, Paul Verhoeven)
  8. Die Hard 2 (1990, Renny Harlin)
  9. Dick Tracy (1990, Warren Beatty)
  10. Kindergarten Cop (1990, Ivan Reitman)

1991

  1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, James Cameron)
  2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991, Kevin Reynolds)
  3. Beauty and the Beast (1991, Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise)
  4. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
  5. City Slickers (1991, Ron Underwood)
  6. Hook (1991, Steven Spielberg)
  7. The Addams Family (1991, Barry Sonnenfeld)
  8. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991, Joseph Ruben)
  9. Father of the Bride (1991, Charles Shyer)
  10. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991, David Zucker)

1992

  1. Aladdin (1992, John Musker and Ron Clements)
  2. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Chris Columbus)
  3. Batman Returns (1992, Tim Burton)
  4. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992, Richard Donner)
  5. A Few Good Men (1992, Rob Reiner)
  6. Sister Act (1992, Emile Ardolino)
  7. The Bodyguard (1992, Mick Jackson)
  8. Wayne’s World (1992, Penelope Spheeris)
  9. Basic Instinct (1992, Paul Verhoeven)
  10. A League of Their Own (1992, Penny Marshall)

1993

  1. Jurassic Park (1993, Steven Spielberg)
  2. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993, Chris Columbus)
  3. The Fugitive (1993, Andrew Davis)
  4. The Firm (1993, Sydney Pollack)
  5. Sleepless in Seattle (1993, Nora Ephron)
  6. Indecent Proposal (1993, Adrian Lyne)
  7. In the Line of Fire (1993, Wolfgang Petersen)
  8. The Pelican Brief (1993, Alan J. Pakula)
  9. Schindler’s List (1993, Steven Spielberg)
  10. Cliffhanger (1993, Renny Harlin)

1994

  1. Forrest Gump (1994, Robert Zemeckis)
  2. The Lion King (1994, Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff)
  3. True Lies (1994, James Cameron)
  4. The Santa Clause (1994, John Pasquin)
  5. The Flintstones (1994, Brian Levant)
  6. Dumb and Dumber (1994, Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly)
  7. Clear and Present Danger (1994, Phillip Noyce)
  8. Speed (1994, Jan de Bont)
  9. The Mask (1994, Chuck Russell)
  10. Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)

1995

  1. Toy Story (1995,)
  2. Batman Forever (1995, Joel Schumacher)
  3. Apollo 13 (1995, Ron Howard)
  4. Pocahontas (1995, Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg)
  5. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995, Steve Oedekerk)
  6. GoldenEye (1995, Martin Campbell)
  7. Jumanji (1995, Joe Johnston)
  8. Casper (1995, Brad Silberling)
  9. Seven (1995, David Fincher)
  10. Die Hard: With A Vengeance (1995, John McTiernan)

1996

  1. Independence Day (1996, Roland Emmerich)
  2. Twister (1996, Jan de Bont)
  3. Mission: Impossible (1996, Brian De Palma)
  4. Jerry Maguire (1996, Cameron Crowe)
  5. Ransom (1996, Ron Howard)
  6. 101 Dalmatians (1996, Stephen Herek)
  7. The Rock (1996, Michael Bay)
  8. The Nutty Professor (1996, Tom Shadyac)
  9. The Birdcage (1996, Mike Nichols)
  10. A Time to Kill (1996, Joel Schumacher)

1997

  1. Titanic (1997, James Cameron)
  2. Men in Black (1997, Barry Sonnenfeld)
  3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, Steven Spielberg)
  4. Liar Liar (1997, Tom Shadyac)
  5. Air Force One (1997, Wolfgang Petersen)
  6. As Good as It Gets (1997, James L. Brooks)
  7. Good Will Hunting (1997, Gus van Sant)
  8. Star Wars (1977, George Lucas)
  9. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997, P.J. Hogan)
  10. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997, Roger Spottiswoode)

1998

  1. Saving Private Ryan (1998, Steven Spielberg)
  2. Armageddon (1998, Michael Bay)
  3. There’s Something About Mary (1998, Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly)
  4. A Bug’s Life (1998, John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton)
  5. The Waterboy (1998, Frank Coraci)
  6. Doctor Dolittle (1998, Betty Thomas)
  7. Rush Hour (1998, Brett Ratner)
  8. Deep Impact (1998, Mimi Leder)
  9. Godzilla (1998, Roland Emmerich)
  10. Patch Adams (1998, Tom Shadyac)

1999

  1. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999, George Lucas)
  2. The Sixth Sense (1999, M. Night Shyamalan)
  3. Toy Story 2 (1999, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon and Lee Unkrich)
  4. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999, Jay Roach)
  5. The Matrix (1999, Lana and Lilly Wachowski)
  6. Tarzan (1999, Chris Buck and Kevin Lima)
  7. Big Daddy (1999, Dennis Dugan)
  8. The Mummy (1999, Stephen Sommers)
  9. Runaway Bride (1999, Garry Marshall)
  10. The Blair Witch Project (1999, Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick)

2000

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Ron Howard)
  2. Cast Away (2000, Robert Zemeckis)
  3. Mission: Impossible II (2000, John Woo)
  4. Gladiator (2000, Ridley Scott)
  5. What Women Want (2000, Nancy Meyers)
  6. The Perfect Storm (2000, Wolfgang Petersen)
  7. Meet the Parents (2000, Jay Roach)
  8. X-Men (2000, Bryan Singer)
  9. Scary Movie (2000, Keenen Ivory Wayans)
  10. What Lies Beneath (2000, Robert Zemeckis)

2001

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001, Chris Columbus)
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, Peter Jackson)
  3. Shrek (2001, Vicky Jenson and Andrew Adamson)
  4. Monsters, Inc. (2001, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich and David Silverman)
  5. Rush Hour 2 (2001, Brett Ratner)
  6. The Mummy Returns (2001, Stephen Sommers)
  7. Pearl Harbor (2001, Michael Bay)
  8. Ocean’s Eleven (2001, Steven Soderbergh)
  9. Jurassic Park III (2001, Joe Johnston)
  10. Planet of the Apes (2001, Tim Burton)

2002

  1. Spider-Man (2002, Sam Raimi)
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002, Peter Jackson)
  3. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002, George Lucas)
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002, Chris Columbus)
  5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, Joel Zwick)
  6. Signs (2002, M. Night Shyamalan)
  7. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002, Jay Roach)
  8. Men in Black II (2002, Barry Sonnenfeld)
  9. Ice Age (2002, Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge)
  10. Chicago (2002, Rob Marshall)

2003

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, Peter Jackson)
  2. Finding Nemo (2003, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich)
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003, Gore Verbinski)
  4. The Matrix Reloaded (2003, Lana and Lilly Wachowski)
  5. Bruce Almighty (2003, Tom Shadyac)
  6. X2 (2003, Bryan Singer)
  7. Elf (2003, Jon Favreau)
  8. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003, Jonathon Mostow)
  9. The Matrix Revolutions (2003, Lana and Lilly Wachowski)
  10. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003, Shawn Levy)

2004

  1. Shrek 2 (2004, Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon and Kelly Asbury)
  2. Spider-Man 2 (2004, Sam Raimi)
  3. The Passion of the Christ (2004, Mel Gibson)
  4. Meet the Fockers (2004, Jay Roach)
  5. The Incredibles (2004, Brad Bird)
  6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004, Alfonso Cuarón)
  7. The Day After Tomorrow (2004, Roland Emmerich)
  8. The Bourne Supremacy (2004, Paul Greengrass)
  9. National Treasure (2004, Jon Turteltaub)
  10. The Polar Express (2004, Robert Zemeckis)

2005

  1. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005, George Lucas)
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, Andrew Adamson)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005, Mike Newell)
  4. War of the Worlds (2005, Steven Spielberg)
  5. King Kong (2005, Peter Jackson)
  6. Wedding Crashers (2005, David Dobkin)
  7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, Tim Burton)
  8. Batman Begins (2005, Christopher Nolan)
  9. Madagascar (2005, Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell)
  10. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005, Doug Liman)

2006

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006, Gore Verbinski)
  2. Night at the Museum (2006, Shawn Levy)
  3. Cars (2006, Joe Ranft and John Lasseter)
  4. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006, Brett Ratner)
  5. The Da Vinci Code (2006, Ron Howard)
  6. Superman Returns (2006, Bryan Singer)
  7. Happy Feet (2006, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris and George Miller)
  8. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006, Carlos Saldanha)
  9. Casino Royale (2006, Martin Campbell)
  10. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006, Gabriele Muccino)

2007

  1. Spider-Man 3 (2007, Sam Raimi)
  2. Shrek the Third (2007, Chris Miller and Raman Hui)
  3. Transformers (2007, Michael Bay)
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, Gore Verbinski)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007, David Yates)
  6. I Am Legend (2007, Francis Lawrence)
  7. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007, Paul Greengrass)
  8. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007, Jon Turteltaub)
  9. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007, Tim Hill)
  10. 300 (2007, Zach Snyder)

2008

  1. The Dark Knight (2008, Christopher Nolan)
  2. Iron Man (2008, Jon Favreau)
  3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, Steven Spielberg)
  4. Hancock (2008, Peter Berg)
  5. WALL-E (2008, Andrew Stanton)
  6. Kung Fu Panda (2008, Mark Osborne and John Stevenson)
  7. Twilight (2008, Catherine Hardwicke)
  8. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008, Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell)
  9. Quantum of Solace (2008, Marc Forster)
  10. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (2008, Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino)

By the Numbers

Decades

1980-1989

Most frequent directors: Steven Spielberg (5), Ivan Reitman (4), Robert Zemeckis (4), John Landis (4)


source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/

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