With the growing popular of movies and the internet there are a lot more people that pay attention to how well a movie does. Fans now keep track of which movie is number one at the box office and how many weeks a movie does well. However, there are so many blockbuster movies coming out on a regular basis that very few movies stay #1 for a long time. Once upon a time movies stayed #1 in the box office for a long time. The following ten movies are the movies that were #1 at the box office for the most amount of weeks.
10 (Tie). Porky’s and Fatal Attraction
8 Weeks Ranked #1 at the Box Office
Porky’s and Fatal Attraction? Talk about two movies that couldn’t be farther apart. These two movies relate to two different types of movie goers but are both good in their own right.
8 (Tie). Good Morning, Vietnam and Crocodile Dundee
9 Weeks Ranked #1 at the Box Office
It’s hard to remember Good Morning, Vietnam and Crocodile were such big hits since neither of them have retained their popularity like the other movies on the list.
10 Weeks Ranked #1 at the Box Office
Of course Ghostbusters is on the list. Who wouldn’t want to go see the Stay Puft marshmallow man 10 weeks in a row? I went 17 weeks in a row.
6. Back to the Future
11 Weeks Ranked #1 at the Box Office
Michael J. Fox was king in those days and everybody went to see that Delorean over and over again. It’s only a matter of time before everybody has one of those.
5. Home Alone
12 Weeks Ranked #1 at the Box Office
Back in 1990 the Oscar nominees were even less well known than today and there weren’t nearly as many blockbuster at Christmas time. So when Home Alone hit theaters in November it was number 1 well into February.
3 (Tie). Tootsie and Beverly Hills Cop
14 Weeks Ranked #1 at the Box Office
One of these movies I like a lot, the other not so much. I’ll let you guess which one.
15 Weeks Ranked #1 at the Box Office
A lot of people would probably guess that Titanic was #1 at the box office for the longest amount of time. Titanic was eventually the highest grossing movie of all-time but it got knocked off one week before the record.
1. E. T.
16 Weeks Ranked #1 at the Box Office
Titanic might be the highest grossing movie of all-time but E. T. is one of the most beloved movies of all-time plus E. T. came out 15 years earlier when there weren’t as many blockbusters.