|Clockwise from the top left: Beverly Hills Cop; Ghostbusters; Gremlins; Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Center: The Karate Kid.|
So the DeLorean takes us to 1984, which was a HUGE year at the box office. When Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is just your third-highest grossing film of the year, big releases came down the pipe. Other notable happenings in 1984 include the MPAA instituting the PG-13 rating. Disney creates Touchstone Pictures in order to release more mature films, while Michael Eisner takes over the reigns of Disney. Academy Award winners from 1984 include Amadeus for Best Picture, which also nabs a Best Director honor for Milos Forman and Best Actor for F. Murray Abraham; Best Actress goes to Sally Field for Places in the Heart.
Here are the top ten domestically-grossing films for 1984, and you can see for yourself how big this year was:
- Beverly Hills Cop (Paramount) - $234.8 million
- Ghostbusters (Columbia) - $229.2 million
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Paramount) - $179.9 million
- Gremlins (WB) - $148.2 million
- The Karate Kid (Columbia) - $90.8 million
- Police Academy (WB) - $81.2 million
- Footloose (Paramount) - $80 million
- Romancing the Stone (Fox) - $76.6 million
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount) - $76.5 million
- Splash (Buena Vista) - $69.8 million
We have a solid lineup of reviews to follow suit this week. The Terminator on 9/28, A Nightmare on Elm Street hits on 9/30, with Dune coming on 10/2. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook (the links are in the right sidebar) and subscribe to our e-mail service in order to get all of our updates.
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