Movies Released in 1978

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
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January, 1978

January 1 American Hot Wax Drama   $11,000,000  
The Bad News Bears Go To Japan Comedy   $14,000,000  
Beyond and Back Documentary   $23,800,000  
The Big Fix Comedy   $12,000,000  
The Boys from Brazil Thriller/Suspense $12,000,000 $19,000,000  
The Brink's Job Comedy   $9,400,000  
The Buddy Holly Story Drama   $14,363,400  
Caravans Adventure $14,000,000 $1,000,000  
Casey's Shadow Drama   $8,000,000  
Coming Home $3,000,000 $32,653,000  
Corvette Summer   $15,500,000  
Death on the Nile   $18,000,000  
The Eyes of Laura Mars   $18,900,000  
The Fifth Floor   $7,000,000  
Good Guys Wear Black Action   $18,300,000  
The Greek Tycoon Drama   $14,000,000  
House Calls   $29,000,000  
I Wanna Hold Your Hand   $1,900,000  
Ice Castles Drama   $18,000,000  
The Other Side of the Mountain Part II   $12,000,000  
Same Time, Next Year   $23,000,000  
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band   $12,900,000  
The Swarm   $10,000,000  
Thank God It's Friday   $7,300,000  
An Unmarried Woman   $24,000,000  

February, 1978

February 1 Coma Thriller/Suspense   $0  
 
February 3 The One and Only Romantic Comedy   $2,707,679  
 
February 9 The Betsy Drama   $17,700,000  
 
February 17 Rabbit Test   $90,138  

April, 1978

April 13 F.I.S.T Drama $11,000,000 $20,388,920  

May, 1978

May 5 The End   $30,354,004  

June, 1978

June 9 The Cheap Detective Comedy   $28,221,552  
Damien: Omen II Horror   $24,000,000  
 
June 16 Grease Musical $6,000,000 $181,813,770 Play
Jaws 2 Horror $20,000,000 $102,922,376  
 
June 28 Convoy   $45,000,000  
Heaven Can Wait Comedy   $98,800,000  

July, 1978

July 14 Foul Play Comedy   $40,415,179  
 
July 21 Revenge of the Pink Panther Comedy   $37,337,746  
 
July 28 Hooper   $51,290,536  
National Lampoon's Animal House Comedy $3,000,000 $141,600,000  

August, 1978

August 2 Interiors Drama   $10,432,366  

September, 1978

September 13 Days of Heaven Drama $3,000,000 $3,446,749  
 
September 15 Up in Smoke   $41,590,893  
 
September 20 Midnight Express   $35,000,000  

October, 1978

October 17 Halloween Horror $325,000 $47,000,000  
 
October 24 The Wiz Musical $24,000,000 $13,000,000  
 
October 25 Comes a Horseman   $0  

November, 1978

November 8 Magic   $23,800,000  
Slow Dancing in the Big City Musical   $11,335  
 
November 10 Paradise Alley   $8,000,000  
 
November 15 The Lord of the Rings   $27,000,000  

December, 1978

December 13 The Secret Life of Plants Documentary   $0  
 
December 15 California Suite Comedy   $42,913,571  
Oliver's Story   $0  
Superman Adventure $55,000,000 $134,218,018  
Uncle Joe Shannon Drama   $3,697  
 
December 20 Every Which Way but Loose Comedy   $104,268,727  
King of the Gypsies   $8,000,000  
 
December 22 Brass Target Drama   $354,797  
Force 10 from Navarone Action $5,000,000 $7,100,000  
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Horror   $24,946,533  
Moment by Moment   $0  
 
December 31 The Norseman Adventure   $0