38 years ago today, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was the number one movie in American. The film made over $11 million when it was released on June 11, 1982 and grossed over $315 million that year. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Henry Thomas, C. Thomas Howell, and a young Drew Barrymore. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was the highest grossing film of all-time for 11 years until Jurassic Park took over the top spot.