ITEM! Star Trek Fan Companion - Enterprise 2x11 "Precious Cargo"
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My box office chronicle continues with 1981:
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark ($212 mil)
Still one of the most legendary creations of modern cinema lore, the debut of Indiana Jones via Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas. I had a friend in college who was absolutely obsessed, had a fedora and everything.
2. On Golden Pond ($119 mil)
Golden Age stars Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda in the last blockbuster of their careers.
3. Superman II ($108 mil)
Kneel before Zod! This is how you continue a superhero franchise, by bringing in a villain no one expected to steal the show totally dominate. It's safe to say that The Dark Knight continued that tradition.
4. Arthur ($95 mil)
Perhaps last year's Russell Brand flopped because people are still beholden to Dudley Moore? Okay, okay, it could be because of Russell Brand. It's not because today's audiences are all that familiar with the legacy of Moore. Or maybe I'm selling him short?
5. Stripes ($85 mil)
Ivan Reitman and Bill Murray in their second collaboration (following Meatballs and preceding Ghostbusters). Murray has a lot of movies that a lot of people remember, and his popularity from hits like this is a huge reason why. Dudley Moore he is not.
6. The Cannonball Run ($72 mil)
Burt Reynolds was a huge star. Today people remember him less for this than Smokey and the Bandit, however.
7. Chariots of Fire ($58 mil)
Won the Best Picture at the Oscars. Some people still remain polarized about it. But a lot of Best Picture winners end up with that fate. Featuring Olympic running, memorable score, Ben Cross.
8. For Your Eyes Only ($54 mil)
Roger Moore's fifth turn as James Bond.
9. The Four Seasons ($50 mil)
The fact that I'd never heard of this movie suggests that it hasn't aged well. No doubt its success at the time is attributed to starring Alan Alda and Carol Burnett, huge TV stars at the time.
10. Time Bandits ($42 mil)
A Top Ten hit for Terry Gilliam? Safe to say that this is probably the reason he's gotten regular work in Hollywood, because Hollywood does not seem to widely appreciate him otherwise.
Other notable releases: Clash of the Titans ($41 mil), Reds ($40 mil), Excalibur ($34 mil), History of the World, Part I ($31 mil), The Great Muppet Caper ($31 mil), Halloween II ($25 mil), Escape from New York ($25 mil), Friday the 13th Part 2 ($21 mil)
Source: Box Office Mojo