What was playing in theaters when Gil’s began selling cars?

By Product Expert | Posted in Gil's Auto Sales 30 Year Anniversary, Just for Fun on Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 8:14 pm
A 1986 marquee illustration including tickets to the cinema

What were the highest grossing movies of 1986?

Gil’s Auto Sales has been in business since 1986. That was thirty years ago already! How does time fly so quickly? We have been proud to serve the communities of Phenix City, Columbus, Opelika, and the surrounding areas over the past three decades. Since we are celebrating this exciting milestone, we figured it would be fun to look back at what was happening in 1986. Today we want to ask, What were the highest grossing movies of 1986?

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Top 10 films of 1986

Many of the highest grossing movies from 1986 have become modern classics, endlessly quoted and referenced by your friends to this day. High-flying adventure “Top Gun” topped the year-end chart, squeaking past fish-out-of-water tale (or would it be kangaroo-out-of-the-outback tale?) “Crocodile Dundee.” The latest (at the time) adventure of the Enterprise crew was also a popular choice with “Star Trek IV,” as was the story of a much more dangerous journey in space, “Aliens.” Here are the top 10 films of 1986 and their total grosses.

Top Gun $176,781,728
Crocodile Dundee $174,803,506
Platoon $138,530,565
The Karate Kid Part II $115,103,979
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home $109,713,132
Back to School $91,258,000
Aliens $86,160,248
The Golden Child $79,817,937
Ruthless People $71,624,879
Ferris Bueller's Day Off $70,136,369

A film reel and slate are shown.

Gil’s Auto Sales 30 Year Anniversary

We first saw these blockbuster movies thirty years ago, and we’ve seen blockbuster deals from Gil’s Auto Sales since then. We’ve been able to stay in business for so long because we take care to inspect vehicles before they go on sale, plus we do all of our own financing on site without relying on banks. You deal directly with us for all aspects of buying a car when you buy from us. If you are in the market for a pre-owned automobile, check out our inventory. Keep in touch with the Gil’s Auto Sales blog for more updates on our inventory, policies, and more looks back at what life was like in 1986!

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