Top 20

1978

(NB: If the picture of a poster is missing, it is because I do not own anything on the title yet)

1. Grease ($181,813,770)

1978

US Advance

SS/Folded

Dir: Randal Kleiser - Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci, Kelly Ward, Didi Conn

2. National Lampoon's Animal House ($141,600,000)

1978

US

SS/Folded

Dir: John Landis - Prod: Ivan Reitman - Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Tom Hulce, Donald Sutherland

3. Superman ($134,218,018)

1978

US NSS Version

SS/Folded

Dir: Richard Donner - Cast: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Glenn Ford, Jackie Cooper, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell

4. Every Which Way But Loose ($104,268,727)

1978

US (designed by Bob Peak)

SS/Folded

Dir: James Fargo - Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo, Walter Barnes, George Chandler, Roy Jenson, James McEachin, Bill McKinney

5. Jaws 2 ($102,922,376)

1978

US 1st Advance

SS/Tri-Folded

Dir: Jeannot Szwarc - Cast: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo, Jeffrey Kramer, Collin Wilcox, Paxton

6. Heaven Can Wait ($98,800,000)

1978

US

SS/Rolled

Dir: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry - Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Charles Grodin, Dyan Cannon, James Mason, Jack Warden, Buck Henry

7. Hooper ($51,290,536)

1978

Dir: Hal Needham - Cast: Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent, Sally Field, Brian Keith, Robert Klein, James Best

8. The Deer Hunter (Academy Awards Winner) ($48,979,328)

1978

US Post-Academy Awards

SS/Folded

Dir: Michael Cimino - Cast: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, John Savage, George Dzundza, John Cazale, Chuck Aspegren, Rutanya Alda, Shirley Stoler, Amy Wright, Mady Kaplan

9. Halloween ($47,000,000)

1978

US

SS/Rolled

Dir: John Carpenter - Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards

10. Convoy ($45,000,000)

1978

US (designed by Bill Gold)

SS/Folded

Dir: Sam Peckinpah - Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young, Madge Sinclair, Franklyn Ajaye, Brian Davies, Seymour Cassel

11. California Suite ($42,913,571)

1979

US (designed by Drew Struzan)

SS/Folded

Dir: Herbert Ross - Cast: Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Herb Edelman, Denise Galik, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby

12. Up In Smoke ($41,590,893)

1978

US

SS/Folded

Dir: Lou Adler - Cast: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin, Edie Adams, Harold Fong, Richard Novo, Jane Moder, Pam Bille, Arthur Roberts, Marian Beeler

13. Foul Play ($40,415,179)

1978

US

SS/Folded

Dir: Colin Higgins - Cast: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts, Eugene Roche, Dudley Moore, Marilyn Sokol, Brian Dennehy, Marc Lawrence

14. Revenge of the Pink Panther ($37,337,746)

1978

US Advance

SS/Folded

Dir: Blake Edwards - Cast: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Dyan Cannon, Robert Webber, Tony Beckley, Robert Loggia, Paul Stewart, André Maranne

15. Midnight Express ($35,000,000)

1978

US International

SS/Folded

Dir: Alan Parker - Cast: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli, Paul L. Smith, Randy Quaid, Norbert Weisser, John Hurt

16. Coming Home (Academy Awards Nominee) ($32,653,000)

1978

US

SS/Folded

Dir: Hal Ashby - Cast: Jon Voight, Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine

17. The End ($30,354,004)

1978

US

SS/Folded

Dir: Burt Reynolds - Cast: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Sally Field, Strother Martin, David Steinberg, Joanne Woodward, Norman Fell, Myrna Loy, Kristy McNichol

18. House Calls ($28,460,702)

1978

Dir: Howard Zieff - Cast: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Art Carney, Richard Benjamin, Candice Azzara, Dick O'Neill, Thayer David, Anthony Holland, Reva Rose

19. The Cheap Detective ($28,221,552)

1978

Dir: Robert Moore - Script: Neil Simon - Cast: Peter Falk, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Louise Fletcher, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, Stockard Channing, Sid Caesar

20. Lord of the Rings ($27,000,000)

1978

US International (designed by Tom Jung)

SS/Folded

Dir: Ralph Bakshi - Voices: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt, Simon Chandler, Dominic Guard, Norman Bird, Michael Graham Cox, Anthony Daniels, David Buck