1986 Weekend Box Office Winners by Theater Averagesby connorpetterson | created - 4 months ago | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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1. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Votes: 72,141 | Gross: $98.47M
Week 1 $16,451, Week 2 $14,960, Week 3 $10,236, Week 4 $7,865, Week 5 $7,521
2. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Votes: 62,270 | Gross: $40.08M
Week 6 $23,441, Week 7 $28,093, Week 8 $18,557, Week 9 $8,324, Week 10 $6,301
3. Gung Ho (1986)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liaison must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.
Votes: 10,936 | Gross: $36.61M
Week 11 $6,235
4. Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
PG | 83 min | Comedy
The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy (1984) return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure.
Votes: 39,431 | Gross: $43.58M
Week 12 $5,061
5. The Money Pit (1986)
PG | 91 min | Comedy
A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.
Votes: 46,425 | Gross: $37.50M
Week 13 $4,495, Week 14 $4,235, Week 15 $3,090
6. Wise Guys (1986)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime
Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose two hundred fifty thousand dollars, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City, and comedy follows.
Votes: 4,965 | Gross: $8.48M
Week 16 $3,918, Week 17 $3,557
7. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life.
Votes: 1,419 | Gross: $18.03M
Week 18 $4,055
8. Short Circuit (1986)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.
Votes: 52,386 | Gross: $40.70M
Week 19 $5,176
9. Top Gun (1986)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Votes: 267,000 | Gross: $179.80M
Week 20 $7,969, Week 21 $8,948, Week 22 $6,531, Week 23 $5,376
10. Back to School (1986)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.
Votes: 25,817 | Gross: $91.26M
Week 24 $5,533
11. The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance
Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.
Votes: 66,428 | Gross: $115.10M
Week 25 $9,563, Week 26 $6,684
12. About Last Night... (1986)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Votes: 13,388 | Gross: $38.70M
Week 27 $4,910, Week 28 $5,141
13. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 607,150 | Gross: $85.16M
Week 29 $6,995
14. Heartburn (1986)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
A food writer pregnant with her second baby finds out her husband is having an affair.
Votes: 8,505 | Gross: $25.31M
Week 30 $6,860
15. Nothing in Common (1986)
PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A highly successful advertising executive decides to put his job on hold after getting an update from his father that he and his wife are divorced and decides to extend his break after revealing that his father is a diabetic.
Votes: 5,970 | Gross: $32.32M
Week 31 $5,306, Week 32 $4,287
16. The Fly (1986)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Votes: 146,403 | Gross: $40.46M
Week 33 $5,863
17. Stand by Me (1986)
R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.
Votes: 337,081 | Gross: $52.29M
Week 34 $5,116, Week 35 $6,288, Week 36 $4,261, Week 37 $3,636, Week 38 $3,653
18. Crocodile Dundee (1986)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy
An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.
Votes: 86,246 | Gross: $174.64M
Week 39 $9,145, Week 45 $4,304, Week 46 $3,718
19. Children of a Lesser God (1986)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice.
Votes: 13,823 | Gross: $31.85M
Week 40 $8,879
20. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Votes: 30,589 | Gross: $41.38M
Week 41 $8,025
21. The Color of Money (1986)
R | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.
Votes: 68,493 | Gross: $52.29M
Week 42 $10,012, Week 43 $6,434, Week 44 $4,473
22. An American Tail (1986)
G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.
Votes: 45,417 | Gross: $47.48M
Week 47 $4,201
23. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.
Votes: 73,115 | Gross: $109.71M
Week 48 $12,514, Week 49 $6,548
24. The Golden Child (1986)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child who dark forces want to eliminate.
Votes: 47,539 | Gross: $79.82M
Week 50 $6,928, Week 51 $4,725, Week 52 $5,903