|Clockwise from the top left corner: Superman; Every Which Way But Loose; Jaws 2; Hooper. Center: Halloween.|
1978 was another solid year at the box office for the late 1970's. Special effects blockbusters started to become the norm after Star Wars the year prior, as noted by the appearance of Superman this year. 1978 also saw an influx of films about soldiers returning home from Vietnam, as The Deer Hunter and Coming Home were the big award winners in 1978. Here, then, courtesy of our friends at worldwideboxoffice.com are the top ten domestically grossing films for that year:
- Grease (Paramount) - $188.8 million
- National Lampoon's Animal House (Universal) - $141.6 million
- Superman: The Movie (WB)- $134.2 million
- Every Which Way But Loose (WB)- $106 million
- Jaws 2 (Universal)- $102.9 million
- Heaven Can Wait (Paramount) - $81.6 million
- Hooper (WB) - $78 million
- California Suite (Columbia) - $60 million
- The Deer Hunter (Universal) - $50 million
- Revenge of the Pink Panther (United Artists) - $49.6 million
This week's reviews are some pretty big and influential films in the action/horror/sci-fi genres. On 7/6, it's Superman; on 7/8, John Carpenter's Halloween; and on 7/10, it's Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Plus, this week we will also have a guest review from a good online friend. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and even subscribe by e-mail so you receive all of our updates.
Happy Independence Day!