Box Office Numbers 08/12/1983

40 years ago this weekend National Lampoon’s Vacation held off Stephen King’s new release about a sweet dog that needed a bath, Cujo. But look at that lineup. Risky Business, Return of the Jedi, Staying Alive, Trading Places, Jaws 3D, WarGames, Krull, Mr. Mom, Flashdance and Valley Girl hanging on for 4 months. The movie theater was just different back then. You went and watched a movie, in the theater, multiple times. You never knew when you might see it again, unless you had HBO.

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