The Top 5 Highest Grossing Movies for 1981

  Movie Domestic Box Office Gross Release Date Production Budget Distributor
1 Raiders of the Lost Ark $209,56 million June 12th $18 million Paramount Pictures
2 On Golden Pond $119,28 million Dec 4th N/A Universal Pictures
3 Superman II $108,18 million June 19th $54 million Warner Bros. Studios
4 Arthur $95,46 million July 17th N/A Warner Bros. Studios
5 Stripes $85,29 million June 26th $10 million Columbia Pictures
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Sources:  Various including: Box Office Mojo, The Numbers, IMDB Pro.

List Notes: All figures are domestic (Canada & US) total (to date) box office gross in US dollars. Note: domestic box office gross is lifetime domestic earnings of the film and not just for the year of release. Budgets are estimated. List is accurate as of February 2008.
Highest Grossing Movies for 1981

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