The 1980s was the heyday of fantasy, comedy, and teen romance. It gave us heroes like Indiana Jones and the Ghostbusters, and a little alien named E.T.
Long before streaming or internet videos, moviegoing was an experience, one fans would pay top dollar for, filling cinemas and grossing hundreds of millions of dollars for filmmakers.
There are a few ways to count success, but going by Box Office Mojo and ScreenRant, here are the top 10 (domestic) box office hits of the 1980s, ranked.
10 Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom – $179 million
The best Indiana Jones film (don’t @ us), comes at the bottom of the top 10 heap, which still isn’t bad considering the film made nearly $180 million in the U.S. and the franchise dominated the entire decade.
9 Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade – $197 million
As we said: Indy dominated the box office in the ‘80s. The prequel/threequel of the series, The Last Crusade, brought in nearly $200 million. That’s what you get when you combine the star powers of Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.