US Box Office – 18 April 1979

1 2 13 THE DEER HUNTER Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken
2 1 5 THE CHINA SYNDROME Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon
3 10 2 LOVE AT FIRST BITE George Hamilton, Susan Saint James
4 4 2 THE CHAMP Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway
5 RE 59 COMING HOME Jane Fonda, Jon Voight
6 NE 1 HURRICANE Timothy Bottoms, Piero Bushin
7 3 3 BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY Gil Gerard, Pamela Hensley
8 5 18 SUPERMAN Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder
9 8 5 HAIR John Savage, Treat Williams
10 6 6 THE PROMISE Kathleen Quinlan, Stephen Collins

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1970s-ebook/dp/B071GPPSGR/

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Annual US Box Office Chart of 1978

Rank Film – Actors Annual Rental Grosses Total Rental Grosses
1 GREASE John Travolta, Olivia Newton John $83,091,000 $96,300,000
2 SUPERMAN Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder $81,000,000 $82,800,000
3 NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce $63,471,000 $70,826,000
4 JAWS 2 Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary $50,431,964
5 HEAVEN CAN WAIT Warren Beatty, Julie Christie $49,400,000
6 EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke $48,000,000 $51,900,000
7 STAR WARS Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford [Re-issue]  $38,375,000
8 HOOPER Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent $31,500,000 $34,980,000
9 CALIFORNIA SUITE Jane Fonda, Alan Alda $28,386,200
10 UP IN SMOKE Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong $28,300,000
11 FOUL PLAY Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase $27,500,000
12 THE DEER HUNTER Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken $27,436,325
13 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom $25,406,182
14 THE END Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise $20,654,479
15 THE CHEAP DETECTIVE Peter Falk, Ann-Margret $19,203,000
16 HALLOWEEN Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis $18,500,000
17 MIDNIGHT EXPRESS Brad Davis, Irene Miracle $15,065,000
18 COMA Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas $14,538,856
19 THE JUNGLE BOOK Animated [Re-issue]  $14,317,000
20 HOUSE CALLS Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson $14,282,000

Complete Annual US Box Office Top 135 Chart of 1978
with grosses is available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Annual-Top-Film-Rentals-1912-ebook/dp/B071KL8DLM

US Box Office – 20 December 1978

1 NE 1 SUPERMAN Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder
2 NE 1 OLIVER’S STORY Ryan O’Neal, Candice Bergen
3 5 7 CARAVANS Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin
4 1 11 MIDNIGHT EXPRESS Brad Davis, Irene Miracle
5 2 21 NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce
6 7 8 HALLOWEEN Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis
7 4 5 THE LORD OF THE RINGS Animated
8 6 6 MAGIC Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret
9 8 8 THE WIZ Diana Ross, Michael Jackson
10 3 13 UP IN SMOKE Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1970s-ebook/dp/B071GPPSGR/

US Box Office – 30 August 1978

1 3 5 NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce
2 8 6 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom
3 2 9 HEAVEN CAN WAIT Warren Beatty, Julie Christie
4 4 11 GREASE John Travolta, Olivia Newton John
5 NE 5 PIRANHA Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich
6 1 5 HOOPER Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent
7 5 4 EYES OF LAURA MARS Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones
8 6 6 FOUL PLAY Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase
9 7 6 STAR WARS Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford [Re-issue] 
10 NE 15 DOGS David McCallum, Sandra McCabe

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1970s-ebook/dp/B071GPPSGR/

US Box Office – 12 April 1978

1 3 19 THE GOODBYE GIRL Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason
2 2 17 SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney
3 1 4 THE FURY Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes
4 RE 51 ANNIE HALL Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
5 9 4 STRAIGHT TIME Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell
6 4 21 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut
7 5 4 HOUSE CALLS Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson
8 7 5 AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates
9 RE 21 THE TURNING POINT Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine
10 RE 46 STAR WARS Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1970s-ebook/dp/B071GPPSGR/

US Box Office – 22 February 1978

1 4 10 SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney
2 1 2 THE BETSY Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall
3 2 14 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut
4 3 12 THE GOODBYE GIRL Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason
5 5 3 COMA Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas
6 NE 4 BEYOND AND BACK Steve Riley
7 6 9 HIGH ANXIETY Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn
8 7 3 THE ONE AND ONLY Henry Winkler, Kim Darby
9 8 14 THE TURNING POINT Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine
10 RE 39 STAR WARS Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1970s-ebook/dp/B071GPPSGR/

Annual US Box Office Chart of 1977

Rank Film – Actors Annual Rental Grosses Total Rental Grosses
1 STAR WARS Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford $127,000,000 $270,918,000
2 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut $77,000,000 $82,750,000
3 SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney $71,463,000 $74,100,000
4 SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT Burt Reynolds, Sally Field $55,319,247 $58,949,938
5 THE GOODBYE GIRL Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason $41,839,170
6 THE DEEP Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte $31,266,000
7 THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Roger Moore, Barbara Bach $24,364,501
8 SEMI-TOUGH Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson $22,940,811
9 OH, GOD! John Denver, George Burns $21,200,000 $31,500,000
10 A BRIDGE TOO FAR Sean Connery, Ryan O’Neal $20,375,406
11 HIGH ANXIETY Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn $19,163,000
12 ANNIE HALL Woody Allen, Diane Keaton $19,002,366
13 THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT Marie-France Pisier, John Beck $18,408,000
14 THE GAUNTLET Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke $17,700,000
15 THE TURNING POINT Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine $17,060,000
16 LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld $16,900,000
17 PETE’S DRAGON Helen Reddy, Jim Dale $16,100,000 $18,400,000
18 AIRPORT ’77 Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant $15,087,474
19 HEROES Henry Winkler, Sally Field $15,061,655
20 THE BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING William Devane, Jackie Earle Haley $15,052,000

Complete Annual US Box Office Top 120 Chart of 1977
with grosses is available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Annual-Top-Film-Rentals-1912-ebook/dp/B071KL8DLM