1991 Weekend Box Office Winners by Theater Averagesby connorpetterson | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Votes: 405,125 | Gross: $285.76M
Week 1 $5,810
2. Awakenings (1990)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Votes: 111,806 | Gross: $52.10M
Week 2 $6,479
3. Green Card (1990)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.
Votes: 20,982 | Gross: $29.89M
Week 3 $10,978, Week 4 $7,879, Week 5 $5,762
4. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller
A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Votes: 45,231 | Gross: $101.60M
Week 6 $9,799
5. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet (Jodie Foster) must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer (Sir Anthony Hopkins) to help catch another serial killer (Ted Levine), a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,128,232 | Gross: $130.74M
Week 7 $9,196, Week 8 $7,886
6. The Doors (1991)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
Votes: 77,505 | Gross: $35.18M
Week 9 $10,895
7. New Jack City (1991)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.
Votes: 28,619 | Gross: $47.62M
Week 10 $8,166, Week 11 $6,584
PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.
Votes: 47,710 | Gross: $78.66M
Week 12 $6,984, Week 13 $4,550
9. Defending Your Life (1991)
PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In an afterlife way station resembling a block of hotels, the lives of the recently-deceased are examined in a court-like setting.
Votes: 15,473 | Gross: $16.37M
Week 14 $4,771
10. Out for Justice (1991)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased's best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer's brutal gang.
Votes: 19,816 | Gross: $39.67M
Week 15 $5,235
11. Mortal Thoughts (1991)
R | 103 min | Mystery, Thriller
Two detectives interrogated a hairdresser on two homicides she may or may not have been involved in.
Votes: 7,741 | Gross: $19.02M
Week 16 $6,301
12. Oscar (1991)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime
A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight".
Votes: 27,557 | Gross: $23.56M
Week 17 $3,667
13. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime
A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,758 | Gross: $10.44M
Week 18 $4,552
14. Switch (1991)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A sexist womanizer is killed by one of his former lovers and then reincarnated as a woman.
Votes: 7,922 | Gross: $15.55M
Week 19 $3,722
15. What About Bob? (1991)
PG | 99 min | Comedy
A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, an obsessive-compulsive neurotic, tracks him down during his family vacation.
Votes: 57,814 | Gross: $63.71M
Week 20 $6,299
16. Backdraft (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Votes: 66,204 | Gross: $77.87M
Week 21 $8,490
17. Soapdish (1991)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
An ambitious television soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan.
Votes: 13,213 | Gross: $36.49M
Week 22 $5,283
18. Jungle Fever (1991)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.
Votes: 15,509 | Gross: $32.48M
Week 23 $8,385
19. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.
Votes: 166,010 | Gross: $165.50M
Week 24 $10,817, Week 25 $7,720
20. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Lieutenant Frank Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.
Votes: 96,332 | Gross: $86.93M
Week 26 $8,754
21. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 904,025 | Gross: $204.84M
Week 27 $13,969
22. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.
Votes: 112,087 | Gross: $57.50M
Week 28 $12,091, Week 29 $8,108, Week 30 $5,170
23. Hot Shots! (1991)
PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy
A parody of Top Gun (1986) in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.
Votes: 91,591 | Gross: $69.47M
Week 31 $5,623
24. The Doctor (1991)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama
When a self-centered doctor is diagnosed with cancer, he becomes better able to empathize with his patients and appreciate a life outside his career.
Votes: 4,751 | Gross: $38.12M
Week 32 $8,353, Week 33 $5,795
25. Dead Again (1991)
R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A woman who has lost her memory is taken in by a Los Angeles orphanage, and a private eye is enlisted to track down her identity, but he soon finds that he might have a past life connection to her that endangers their lives.
Votes: 24,338 | Gross: $38.02M
Week 34 $7,731, Week 35 $8,477, Week 36 $5,534
26. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror
Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.
Votes: 37,397 | Gross: $34.87M
Week 37 $6,963, Week 38 $3,562
27. The Fisher King (1991)
R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
Votes: 73,320 | Gross: $41.90M
Week 39 $5,822
28. Paradise (I) (1991)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson (at the time married to each other) play Lily and Ben Reed, a young couple torn apart by a family tragedy. It would take a miracle to rekindle their love ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,527 | Gross: $18.63M
Week 40 $5,253
29. Frankie and Johnny (1991)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.
Votes: 26,341 | Gross: $22.77M
Week 41 $4,146
30. Little Man Tate (1991)
PG | 99 min | Drama
Fred Tate is a prodigy. He's also a lonely, little boy with the emotional needs that his single mom covers. Worries about world problems gives him ulcer. He takes a quantum physics summer college class at 7.
Votes: 12,994 | Gross: $25.01M
Week 42 $8,901
31. House Party 2 (1991)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
When Kid's college money is stolen by a crooked music promoter, Play's solution is to stage the 'mutha' of all pajama parties. Starring Kid 'n Play and Martin Lawrence.
Votes: 5,539 | Gross: $19.28M
Week 43 $5,173
32. Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.
Votes: 41,134 | Gross: $15.56M
Week 44 $5,500
33. Billy Bathgate (1991)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.
Votes: 10,696 | Gross: $15.97M
Week 45 $3,190
34. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
Votes: 153,320 | Gross: $79.10M
Week 46 $11,105
35. The Addams Family (1991)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.
Votes: 115,156 | Gross: $113.50M
Week 47 $10,038
36. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.
Votes: 388,068 | Gross: $218.97M
Week 48 $10,947
37. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
Votes: 64,697 | Gross: $74.89M
Week 49 $10,068
38. Hook (1991)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
Votes: 213,435 | Gross: $119.65M
Week 50 $6,155
39. Father of the Bride (1991)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go.
Votes: 63,129 | Gross: $89.33M
Week 51 $4,504
40. The Prince of Tides (1991)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Votes: 14,643 | Gross: $74.79M
Week 52 $7,142