The following list is a countdown of the Top 10 Box Office Hits of 1980 including a bit of synopsis of each as well as their grosses...
"The Blues Brothers" is fun film about Jake Blues, just out from prison, who puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. This hip flick eventually became a cult classic starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd and also featured iconic singing sensations James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. The film grossed over $57.2 million.
In "The Blue Lagoon", two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene. This Oscar-nominated film for its spectacular cinematography stars handsome Christopher Atkins and model-turned actress Brooke Shields. The film grossed over $58.8 million.