What was the highest-grossing movie in 1983?

What was the highest-grossing movie in 1983?
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Today a movie is basically a complete failure if it doesn't at least get close to a billion dollars at the box office. But back in the early '80s, even thinking of that kind of money made most people just pass out in the street.

The totals are still impressive, even when you don't take inflation into account. And in a golden era of cinema, there were many who deserved the crown — but only one could take it home.

Which movie earned the most money 40 years ago?