The Numbers - Movies Released in 1986
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The Numbers - Movies Released in 1986


This list shows all films released in 1986, including films that went direct-to-video, or only got an international theatrical release. For each film, we use the first date on which it was made available to the public, which might include international theatrical or domestic video releases that were a few days, or sometimes more, earlier than the domestic (US/Canada) theatrical release.
The revenue listed is the worldwide box office combined with the domestic home market revenue to date.

See also: Top 1986 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1986 - Domestic Home Market Release Schedule for 1986 - Most Popular 1986

Release
Date
MovieGenreRelease
Type
Revenue
to Date
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January, 1986

1986 TBD Duet for One Theatrical $9,000  
Half Moon Street Drama Theatrical $1,131,399  
Hardbodies 2 Theatrical $78,000  
Matador Theatrical $206,952  
Nanou Theatrical $0  
 
January 3 Head Office Comedy Theatrical $3,393,807  
 
January 10 Black Moon Rising Action Theatrical $6,637,565  
La Joven y la Tentación Drama Theatrical $0  
 
January 15 Sharma and Beyond Drama Theatrical $3,125  
 
January 16 Komikku zasshi nanka iranai! Theatrical $26,488  
Sky Pirates Adventure Theatrical $0  
 
January 17 The Adventures of Mark Twain Adventure Theatrical $646,803  
The Adventures of the American Rabbit Adventure Theatrical $1,023,042  
The Boy in Blue Drama Theatrical $275,000  
The Clan of the Cave Bear Adventure Theatrical $1,953,732  
Heathcliff: The Movie Adventure Theatrical $2,091,504  
Iron Eagle Action Theatrical $24,159,872  
Lola Theatrical $0  
The Longshot Comedy Theatrical $256,301  
Troll Horror Theatrical $4,542,346  
 
January 22 Those Glory, Glory Days Comedy Theatrical $2,968  
 
January 24 Defense of the Realm Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $750,000  
The Imagemaker Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $24,562  
My Chauffeur Comedy Theatrical $4,676,892  
 
January 31 A.K.: The Making of Ran Documentary Theatrical $0  
The Best of Times Comedy Theatrical $7,790,931  
Down and Out in Beverly Hills Comedy Theatrical $62,134,225  
Eliminators Action Theatrical $4,601,256  
Forever Young Theatrical $0  
Power Drama Theatrical $3,800,000  
Stripper Documentary Theatrical $39,065  
Uphill all the Way Western Theatrical $0  
Youngblood Drama Theatrical $15,448,400  
 
Jan, 1986 TBD Umbango Western Theatrical $0  

February, 1986

February 5 Arthur's Hallowed Ground Comedy Theatrical $1,726  
 
February 7 F/X Action Theatrical $20,603,715  
Hannah and Her Sisters Romantic Comedy Theatrical $40,084,041  
Lady Jane Drama Theatrical $277,646  
 
February 14 La cage aux folles 3 - 'Elles' se mar… Comedy Theatrical $345,280  
The Delta Force Action Theatrical $17,005,599  
Kaos Drama Theatrical $11,412  
Knights of the City Action Theatrical $601,451  
Quicksilver Drama Theatrical $7,634,909  
TerrorVision Horror Theatrical $320,256  
Turtle Diary Drama Theatrical $2,053,364  
The Vindicator Action Theatrical $0  
Wildcats Comedy Theatrical $26,285,544  
Winter Flight Drama Theatrical $1,621  
 
February 19 Parting Glances Drama Theatrical $537,681  
 
February 20 Lulú de noche Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $0  
 
February 21 Bliss Comedy Theatrical $6,998  
Dream Lover Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $316,809  
The Frog Prince Comedy Theatrical $14,845  
The Hitcher Horror Theatrical $5,844,868  
Nine 1/2 Weeks Drama Theatrical $6,734,844  
 
February 28 House Horror Theatrical $22,144,631  
Pretty in Pink Comedy Theatrical $40,476,156  

March, 1986

March 5 Antonio Gaudí Documentary Theatrical $0  
 
March 7 Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation Adventure Theatrical $8,540,346  
Desert Hearts Drama Theatrical $2,560,101  
Highlander Action Theatrical $12,900,000  
The Naked Cage Action Theatrical $897,589  
Nomads Horror Theatrical $2,340,620  
A Room with a View Comedy Theatrical $21,040,879  
 
March 14 The Boys Next Door Drama Theatrical $5,000,000  
Crossroads Drama Theatrical $5,839,031  
Eat the Peach Comedy Theatrical $0  
Gung Ho Comedy Theatrical $36,611,610  
Rawhead Rex Horror Theatrical $651,511  
 
March 21 GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Adventure Theatrical $1,338,264  
Just Between Friends Drama Theatrical $6,408,791  
Police Academy 3: Back in Training Comedy Theatrical $43,579,163  
Rad Drama Theatrical $2,015,882  
 
March 26 The Money Pit Comedy Theatrical $37,499,651  
 
March 27 April Fool's Day Horror Theatrical $12,947,763  
 
March 28 Echo Park Comedy Theatrical $0  
Lucas Comedy Theatrical $8,200,000  

April, 1986

April 1 My Beautiful Laundrette Drama Theatrical $49,463  
 
April 11 Band of the Hand Action Theatrical $4,865,912  
Critters Horror Theatrical $13,167,232  
Off Beat Comedy Theatrical $4,842,778  
The Toxic Avenger Black Comedy Theatrical $0  
Violets Are Blue... Drama Theatrical $4,743,287  
 
April 18 Absolute Beginners Musical Theatrical $930,211  
At Close Range Drama Theatrical $2,347,000  
Desert Bloom Drama Theatrical $343,127  
Legend Adventure Theatrical $23,506,237  
Murphy's Law Action Theatrical $9,947,631  
Wise Guys Comedy Theatrical $8,475,466  
 
April 23 Fast Talking Drama Theatrical $1,488  
Salvador Drama Theatrical $1,500,000  
 
April 25 3 hommes et un couffin Comedy Theatrical $1,947,994  
8 Million Ways to Die Action Theatrical $1,376,161  
Crimewave Comedy Theatrical $5,101  
Low Blow Action Theatrical $63,860  
 
 
Apr, 1986 TBD The Ladies Club Drama Theatrical $0  
Star Crystal Horror Theatrical $17,795  

May, 1986

May 2 Blue City Action Theatrical $6,947,000  
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling Drama Theatrical $18,034,150  
No Retreat, No Surrender Action Theatrical $2,359,059  
 
May 6 Inferno in diretta Theatrical $0  
 
May 9 Dangerously Close Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $2,026,765  
Fire with Fire Drama Theatrical $4,577,139  
Short Circuit Comedy Theatrical $40,697,761  
 
May 14 Sweet Liberty Comedy Theatrical $14,205,021  
 
May 16 Top Gun Action Theatrical $356,799,634 Play
 
May 23 Cobra Action Theatrical $49,042,224  
Poltergeist II: The Other Side Horror Theatrical $40,996,665  
 
May 30 A Great Wall Comedy Theatrical $0  
Jake Speed Adventure Theatrical $1,058,048  
Thunder Run Action Theatrical $145,975  

June, 1986

June 6 Invaders from Mars Horror Theatrical $5,039,936  
My Little Pony: The Movie Adventure Theatrical $5,958,456  
Raw Deal Action Theatrical $16,209,459  
SpaceCamp Adventure Theatrical $9,697,739  
 
June 11 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Comedy Theatrical $70,176,394  
 
June 13 Back to School Comedy Theatrical $91,258,000  
Belizaire the Cajun Drama Theatrical $1,444,618  
The Manhattan Project Comedy Theatrical $4,037,474  
Mona Lisa Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $5,794,000  
Never too Young to Die Adventure Theatrical $226,163  
 
June 18 Legal Eagles Comedy Theatrical $49,851,591  
 
June 20 The Karate Kid, Part II Action Theatrical $115,103,979  
 
June 27 American Anthem Drama Theatrical $3,571,624  
Labyrinth Adventure Theatrical $13,032,884  
Running Scared Comedy Theatrical $38,500,726  
Ruthless People Black Comedy Theatrical $71,624,879  
 
 
Jun, 1986 TBD Flight of the Spruce Goose Drama Theatrical $0  

July, 1986

July 1 About Last Night... Comedy Theatrical $38,702,310  
Big Trouble in Little China Action Theatrical $11,208,970  
Pirates Theatrical $6,341,825  
 
July 2 The Great Mouse Detective Adventure Theatrical $23,605,534  
Psycho III Horror Theatrical $14,481,606  
Under the Cherry Moon Musical Theatrical $10,090,429  
 
July 9 The Girl in the Picture Romantic Comedy Theatrical $76,350  
 
July 11 Club Paradise Comedy Theatrical $12,308,521  
 
July 18 Aliens Action Theatrical $183,300,764  
Signé Charlotte Drama Theatrical $192,510  
Vamp Comedy Theatrical $4,000,000  
 
July 25 Haunted Honeymoon Comedy Theatrical $8,408,281  
Heartburn Comedy Theatrical $25,314,289  
Maximum Overdrive Horror Theatrical $8,506,702  
Out of Bounds Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $5,099,316  
 
July 30 Flight of the Navigator Adventure Theatrical $18,564,613  
Nothing in Common Comedy Theatrical $32,324,000  
 
July 31 Crónica sentimental en rojo Drama Theatrical $0  

August, 1986

August 1 Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives Horror Theatrical $19,472,057  
Howard the Duck Action Theatrical $16,295,774  
 
August 2 Castle in the Sky Adventure Theatrical $8,417,392  
Ying Xiong Ben Se Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $4,989,117  
 
August 8 A Fine Mess Comedy Theatrical $6,029,824  
One Crazy Summer Comedy Theatrical $13,431,806  
She's Gotta Have It Comedy Theatrical $7,137,502  
Stand by Me Drama Theatrical $52,287,766  
The Transformers: The Movie Adventure Theatrical $12,282,009  
 
August 15 Armed and Dangerous Comedy Theatrical $15,945,534  
The Boy Who Could Fly Drama Theatrical $7,177,431  
The Fly Horror Theatrical $37,585,259  
Un homme et une femme, 20 ans déjà Drama Theatrical $56,821  
Manhunter Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $8,620,929  
Opposing Force Theatrical $0  
Vigil Horror Theatrical $42,632  
The Whoopee Boys Comedy Theatrical $240,464  
 
August 21 Frog Dreaming Drama Theatrical $0  
 
August 22 Dead End Drive-In Theatrical $0  
Extremities Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $13,418,091  
Night of the Creeps Horror Theatrical $591,366  
The Peanut Butter Solution Adventure Theatrical $0  
Reform School Girls Theatrical $0  
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Horror Theatrical $8,025,872  
Thrashin' Theatrical $0  
Touch and Go Comedy Theatrical $1,300,000  
 
August 29 Born American Action Theatrical $3,401,376  
Bullies Action Theatrical $2,995,527  
Caravaggio Drama Theatrical $3,151  
Le rayon vert Drama Theatrical $42,606  
Shanghai Surprise Theatrical $2,315,000  

September, 1986

September 4 Cactus Drama Theatrical $0  
 
September 5 90 Days Romantic Comedy Theatrical $5,620  
 
September 12 Avenging Force Action Theatrical $4,679,650  
'Night Mother Theatrical $441,863  
Otello Theatrical $189,042  
 
September 19 Blue Velvet Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $8,662,510  
Link Horror Theatrical $1,747,634  
The Men's Club Drama Theatrical $2,444,076  
 
September 20 Shadow Play Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $0  
 
September 24 The Name of the Rose Theatrical $7,153,000  
 
September 26 Crocodile Dundee Comedy Theatrical $328,203,506  
Down by Law Theatrical $1,436,000  
That's Life! Comedy Theatrical $4,079,895  

October, 1986

October 1 Tenue de soirée Drama Theatrical $843,906  
 
October 3 Children of a Lesser God Drama Theatrical $31,853,080  
Playing for Keeps Romantic Comedy Theatrical $2,000,000  
‘Round Midnight Drama Theatrical $2,391,211  
Tough Guys Comedy Theatrical $21,526,728  
 
October 10 Clockwise Comedy Theatrical $1,476,356  
Deadly Friend Horror Theatrical $8,988,731  
Jumpin' Jack Flash Comedy Theatrical $25,587,804  
Lamb Drama Theatrical $0  
Peggy Sue Got Married Comedy Theatrical $41,382,841  
True Stories Musical Theatrical $2,545,459  
 
October 17 The Color of Money Drama Theatrical $52,293,000  
The Mission Drama Theatrical $20,809,038  
 
October 22 Something Wild Comedy Theatrical $8,362,000  
 
October 24 From Beyond Horror Theatrical $1,070,053  
Soul Man Comedy Theatrical $27,316,198  
Trick or Treat Horror Theatrical $6,000,000  
 
October 26 Omega Syndrome Action Theatrical $0  
 
October 31 Let's Get Harry Action Theatrical $140,980  
Sky Bandits Action Theatrical $1,468,500  

November, 1986

November 1 Nobody's Fool Theatrical $563,568  
 
November 7 37º2 le matin Drama Theatrical $1,907,572  
52 Pick-Up Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $5,315,417  
Sid & Nancy Drama Theatrical $2,191,785  
Tai-Pan Adventure Theatrical $4,000,000  
 
November 14 Le déclin de l'empire américain Comedy Theatrical $874,649  
Every Time We Say Goodbye Drama Theatrical $278,623  
Hoosiers Drama Theatrical $28,607,524  
Slaughter High Horror Theatrical $0  
Streets of Gold Drama Theatrical $2,546,238  
Welcome to 18 Comedy Theatrical $97,446  
Willy/Milly Theatrical $277,405  
 
November 21 An American Tail Adventure Theatrical $48,186,456  
Body Slam Comedy Theatrical $14,926  
Firewalker Adventure Theatrical $12,044,195  
The Wraith Action Theatrical $3,500,000  
 
November 26 Solarbabies Theatrical $1,676,270  
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Adventure Theatrical $133,000,000  
 
November 28 Deadtime Stories Horror Theatrical $1,752,982  

December, 1986

December 1 Kin-dza-dza! Comedy Theatrical $0  
The Mosquito Coast Drama Theatrical $14,302,000  
 
December 5 Heartbreak Ridge Action Theatrical $42,724,017  
 
December 6 Sharp Edges Documentary Theatrical $0  
 
December 12 Crimes of the Heart Comedy Theatrical $22,905,000  
The Golden Child Action Theatrical $79,817,937  
Native Son Drama Theatrical $929,770  
Three Amigos Comedy Theatrical $39,246,734  
 
December 18 Dogs in Space Drama Theatrical $0  
 
December 19 King Kong Lives Adventure Theatrical $4,711,220  
Kong bu fen zi Drama Theatrical $35,800  
Little Shop of Horrors Musical Theatrical $38,747,385  
Miss Mary Drama Theatrical $49,432  
No Mercy Action Theatrical $12,303,904  
Platoon Drama Theatrical $137,978,395  
 
December 25 Brighton Beach Memoirs Comedy Theatrical $11,957,943  
The Morning After Thriller/Suspense Theatrical $25,147,055  
Windrider Drama Theatrical $4,334  
 
December 29 Kuryer Comedy Theatrical $19,884  
 
 
Unknown TBD Lucky Ravi Unknown $0  
Wisdom Theatrical $5,715,174  
Witchboard Horror Theatrical $7,369,373  
 
1986 TBD Revenge Western Theatrical $0