#1 Weekend Box Office Winners from 1982-Present (2020 Update)

An update to Mary Conti's list here on Letterboxd. It hadn't been updated in more than 4 years, so I decided to add to it.

Edit (9/10/2020): Since the COVID-19 Pandemic began back in March 2020, the BO data has been sporadic and quiet for the most part. I'm getting this data from Box Office Mojo and whatever they have listed as the #1 release each weekend since most theaters have been closed. While "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run" is listed, I'm not counting as it hasn't yet been released in the USA.

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  • Sharky's Machine
  • Absence of Malice
  • On Golden Pond
  • Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
  • Porky's
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • Rocky III
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • Friday the 13th Part III
  • An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Amityville II: The Possession
  • First Blood
  • Creepshow
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Toy
  • Tootsie
  • High Road to China
  • Spring Break
  • Lone Wolf McQuade
  • Flashdance
  • Blue Thunder
  • Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Superman III
  • Staying Alive
  • Jaws 3-D
  • National Lampoon's Vacation
  • Easy Money
  • Mr. Mom
  • The Big Chill
  • Never Say Never Again
  • Deal of the Century
  • Amityville 3-D
  • A Christmas Story
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Sudden Impact
  • Silkwood
  • Unfaithfully Yours
  • Footloose
  • Splash
  • Police Academy
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
  • Breakin'
  • The Natural
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • Ghostbusters
  • Purple Rain
  • Red Dawn
  • Tightrope
  • All of Me
  • Teachers
  • The Terminator
  • Oh, God! You Devil
  • Missing in Action
  • Supergirl
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Witness
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  • Stick
  • Code of Silence
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II
  • Cocoon
  • Pale Rider
  • Back to the Future
  • National Lampoon's European Vacation
  • Invasion U.S.A.
  • Commando
  • Jagged Edge
  • Death Wish 3
  • Once Bitten
  • King Solomon's Mines
  • Rocky IV
  • Out of Africa
  • Iron Eagle
  • The Color Purple
  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Gung Ho
  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training
  • The Money Pit
  • Legend
  • Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
  • Short Circuit
  • Top Gun
  • Cobra
  • Back to School
  • The Karate Kid Part II
  • Aliens
  • The Fly
  • Stand by Me
  • Crocodile Dundee
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • The Golden Child
  • Critical Condition
  • Platoon
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors