List of 1976 box office number-one films in the United States

This is a list of films which placed number one at the weekly box office in the United States during 1976 per Variety. The data was based on grosses from 20 to 24 key cities and therefore, the gross quoted may not be the total that the film grossed nationally in the week.

Number-one filmsEdit

# Week ending Film Gross Notes Ref
1 January 7, 1976 Dog Day Afternoon $1,488,800 [1]
2 January 14, 1976 The Adventures of the Wilderness Family $1,375,799 The Adventures of the Wilderness Family reached number one in its third week on the chart [2]
3 January 21, 1976 Dog Day Afternoon $880,306 Dog Day Afternoon returned to number one in its 17th week on the chart [3]
4 January 28, 1976 The Sunshine Boys $680,119 The Sunshine Boys reached number one in its twelfth week on the chart [4]
5 February 4, 1976 $604,423 [5]
6 February 11, 1976 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest $592,200 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest reached number one in its twelfth week on the chart [6]
7 February 18, 1976 $844,199 [7]
8 February 25, 1976 $1,946,036 [8]
9 March 3, 1976 $1,709,906 [9]
10 March 10, 1976 $1,684,971 [10]
11 March 17, 1976 $1,334,384 [11]
12 March 24, 1976 Taxi Driver $1,340,430 Taxi Driver reached number one in its sixth week on the chart [12]
13 March 31, 1976 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest $1,371,142 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest returned to number one in its 19th week on the chart [13]
14 April 7, 1976 $1,936,408 [14]
15 April 14, 1976 All the President's Men $1,947,300 [15]
16 April 21, 1976 $1,909,844 [16]
17 April 28, 1976 The Bad News Bears $1,438,400 The Bad News Bears reached number one in its third week of release [17]
18 May 5, 1976 All the President's Men $1,336,364 All the President's Men returned to number one in its fourth week of release [18]
19 May 12, 1976 $1,092,273 [19]
20 May 19, 1976 $839,617 [20]
21 May 26, 1976 The Missouri Breaks $1,616,000 [21]
22 June 2, 1976 $1,336,060 [22]
23 June 9, 1976 $661,495 [23]
24 June 16, 1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed $889,200 Mother, Jugs & Speed reached number one in its third week of release [24]
25 June 23, 1976 Midway $1,825,600 Midway grossed $4,356,666 nationally from all markets in the weekend ended June 20 [25][26]
26 June 30, 1976 The Omen $2,490,600 The Omen grossed $4,273,886 nationally from all markets in the weekend ended June 27, 20th Century Fox's biggest opening weekend at that time [27][28][29]
27 July 7, 1976 $2,341,182 [30]
28 July 14, 1976 $2,151,161 [31]
29 July 21, 1976 $1,866,975 [32]
30 July 28, 1976 $1,194,577 [33]
31 August 4, 1976 The Exorcist (reissue) $950,000 [34]
32 August 11, 1976 Silent Movie $1,837,983 Silent Movie reached number one in its sixth week on the chart [35]
33 August 18, 1976 $1,385,124 [36]
34 August 25, 1976 $1,175,393 [37]
35 September 1, 1976 $1,063,567 [38]
36 September 8, 1976 Survive! $1,485,362 Survive! reached number one in its sixth week on the chart [39]
37 September 15, 1976 Obsession $638,946 Obsession reached number one in its sixth week on the chart [40]
38 September 22, 1976 $424,979 [41]
39 September 29, 1976 Alice in Wonderland $354,207 Alice in Wonderland reached number one in its 13th week on the chart [42]
40 October 6, 1976 Burnt Offerings $683,100 [43]
41 October 13, 1976 Alice in Wonderland $1,009,636 Alice in Wonderland returned to number one in its 15th week on the chart [44]
42 October 20, 1976 Marathon Man $1,071,500 Marathon Man reached number one in its second week of release [45]
43 October 27, 1976 $952,871 [46]
44 November 3, 1976 $715,213 [47]
45 November 10, 1976 The Front $686,563 The Front reached number one in its sixth week on the chart [48]
46 November 17, 1976 Two-Minute Warning $1,084,800 [49]
47 November 24, 1976 Carrie $1,155,200 Carrie reached number one in its third week of release [50]
48 December 1, 1976 $1,283,735 [51]
49 December 8, 1976 $921,765 [52]
50 December 15, 1976 $641,909 [53]
51 December 22, 1976 King Kong $2,710,649 King Kong grossed $7,023,921 nationally from all markets in the weekend ended December 19, Paramount Pictures' biggest opening weekend at that time, and set the record for a December opening [54][55][56]
52 December 29, 1976 $3,347,758 [57]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "50 Top-Grossing Films". Variety. January 21, 1976. p. 16.
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