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It's good to be the king: Was June 1981 the greatest month of movies in the ‘80s?



I know everyone feels old when I share the 30th anniversaries of movies we loved in the ‘80s. So how about I make things worse and share this: Here’s a list of top 10 movies that were released this month 35 years ago:

  • Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams (June 5)
  • The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (June 5)
  • Clash of the Titans (June 12)
  • History of the World Part I (June 12)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (June 12)
  • The Cannonball Run (June 19)
  • Superman II (June 19)
  • For Your Eyes Only (June 26)
  • The Great Muppet Caper (June 26)
  • Stripes (June 26)

Are you kidding me? If you wanted to rank them by box office performance to date, here’s how they’d rank:

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark ($248 million)
2. Superman II ($108 million)
3. Stripes ($85 million)
4. The Cannonball Run ($57 million)
5. For Your Eyes Only ($54 million)
6. Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams ($37 million)
7. History of the World Part I ($31.6 million)
8. The Great Muppet Caper ($31.2 million)
9. Clash of the Titans ($30 million)
10. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia ($14 million)


[Last modified: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:41pm]


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