>Out of curiosity, I decided to look up the top movies of the year I was born…. and, yes, it really was 1981. I’m a young buck, or an old man, I guess that depends on your point of view.

Top 5 Grossing Films of 1981
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. On Golden Pond
3. Superman 2
4. Arthur
5. Stripes
Of the movies on the list that I’ve actually seen: Raiders of the Lost Ark, On Golden Pond (don’t judge me!), Superman 2. And a little further down: Stripes, For Your Eyes Only, Clash of the Titans.
What probably strikes me the most here is that the biggest budget on any of these films was Superman 2 at a whopping $54 million. Minuscule by today’s standards.