Annual US Box Office Chart of 1979

Rank Film – Actors Annual Rental Grosses Total Rental Grosses
1 KRAMER VS. KRAMER Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep $59,986,335
2 STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy $56,000,000
3 THE JERK Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters $42,989,656
4 ROCKY II Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire $42,169,387
5 ALIEN Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt $40,300,000 $41,000,000
6 APOCALYPSE NOW Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando $37,980,163 $40,000,000
7 10 Dudley Moore, Bo Derek $37,000,000
8 THE AMITYVILLE HORROR James Brolin, Margot Kidder $35,000,000
9 MOONRAKER Roger Moore, Lois Chiles $33,924,008
10 THE MUPPET MOVIE Jim Henson, Frank Oz $32,000,000
11 THE ELECTRIC HORSEMAN Robert Redford, Jane Fonda $30,282,966
12 THE MAIN EVENT Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal $26,400,000
13 THE BLACK HOLE Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins $25,437,000
14 THE CHINA SYNDROME Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon $25,342,000
15 1941 Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi $23,254,390
16 ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan $21,500,000
17 MEATBALLS Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin $21,200,000
18 ALL THAT JAZZ Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange $20,030,000
19 THE IN-LAWS Peter Falk, Alan Arkin $19,100,000
20 THE ROSE Bette Midler, Alan Bates $19,100,000

Complete Annual US Box Office Top 140 Chart of 1979
with grosses is available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Annual-Top-Film-Rentals-1912-ebook/dp/B071KL8DLM

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