Domestic Box Office For 1988

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1Who Framed Roger Rabbit$156,452,3701,598$156,452,370Jun 24-
2Coming to America$128,152,3012,064$128,152,301Jun 29Paramount Pictures
3Good Morning, Vietnam$122,231,9911,598$123,922,370Dec 25-
4Big$114,968,7741,419$114,968,774Jun 3Twentieth Century Fox
5Crocodile Dundee II$109,306,2102,837$109,306,210May 25Paramount Pictures
6Three Men and a Baby$90,528,4781,813$167,780,960Nov 25-
7Die Hard$83,008,8521,713$83,008,852Jul 15Twentieth Century Fox
8Moonstruck$80,034,2391,178$80,640,528Dec 18Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
9Cocktail$78,222,7531,462$78,222,753Jul 29-
10Beetlejuice$73,707,4611,582$73,707,461Mar 30Warner Bros.
11A Fish Called Wanda$62,493,7121,223$62,493,712Jul 15Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
12Willow$57,269,8631,209$57,269,863May 20Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
13Rambo III$53,715,6112,562$53,715,611May 25TriStar Pictures
14Scrooged$52,747,0951,897$60,328,558Nov 23Paramount Pictures
15Bull Durham$50,888,7291,297$50,888,729Jun 17Orion Pictures
16Twins$49,668,5251,659$111,938,388Dec 9Universal Pictures
17A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master$49,369,8991,767$49,369,899Aug 19New Line Cinema
18Colors$46,616,0671,388$46,616,067Apr 15Orion Pictures
19Young Guns$45,661,5561,416$45,661,556Aug 12Twentieth Century Fox
20Biloxi Blues$43,184,7981,330$43,184,798Mar 25Universal Pictures
21The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!$42,682,6101,969$78,756,177Dec 2Paramount Pictures
22The Great Outdoors$41,455,2301,430$41,455,230Jun 17Universal Pictures
23Big Business$40,150,4871,232$40,150,487Jun 10-
24The Last Emperor$39,542,734877$43,984,230Nov 20Columbia Pictures
25Bambi
1988 Re-release
$39,047,1501,489$39,047,150Jul 15-
26Midnight Run$38,413,6061,161$38,413,606Jul 22Universal Pictures
27The Dead Pool$37,903,2951,831$37,903,295Jul 15Warner Bros.
28Broadcast News$37,889,244848$51,249,404Dec 18Twentieth Century Fox
29The Land Before Time$35,457,6801,414$48,092,846Nov 18Universal Pictures
30Oliver & Company$35,151,5531,503$53,279,055Nov 18-
31Red Heat$34,994,6491,892$34,994,648Jun 17TriStar Pictures
32Child's Play$33,244,6841,490$33,244,684Nov 11United Artists
33Rain Man$33,222,4791,590$172,825,435Dec 16Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
34The Accused$32,078,318930$32,078,318Oct 14Paramount Pictures
35Shoot to Kill$29,300,0901,519$29,300,090Feb 12-
36Ernest Saves Christmas$27,288,6621,640$28,202,109Nov 11-
37Throw Momma from the Train$27,200,7141,623$57,915,972Dec 11Orion Pictures
38Fatal Attraction$26,488,4171,401$156,645,693Sep 18Paramount Pictures
39Wall Street$25,835,379989$43,848,069Dec 11Twentieth Century Fox
40Betrayed$25,816,1391,101$25,816,139Aug 26United Artists
41Tequila Sunrise$25,613,2231,411$41,292,551Dec 2Warner Bros.
42Funny Farm$25,537,2211,557$25,537,221Jun 3Warner Bros.
43Alien Nation$25,216,2431,436$25,216,243Oct 7Twentieth Century Fox
44Gorillas in the Mist$24,720,4791,085$24,720,479Sep 23Universal Pictures
45Eddie Murphy: Raw$23,564,9361,494$50,504,655Dec 18Paramount Pictures
46The Fox and the Hound
1988 Re-release
$23,556,9881,567$23,556,988Mar 25-
47License to Drive$22,433,2751,225$22,433,275Jul 8Twentieth Century Fox
48Short Circuit 2$21,630,0881,348$21,630,088Jul 8TriStar Pictures
49Married to the Mob$21,486,757828$21,486,757Aug 19Orion Pictures
50Punchline$21,042,667917$21,042,667Sep 30Columbia Pictures
51The Presidio$20,324,0961,168$20,324,096Jun 10Paramount Pictures
52Action Jackson$20,256,9751,249$20,256,975Feb 12Lorimar Motion Pictures
53Tucker: The Man and His Dream$19,652,638720$19,652,638Aug 12Paramount Pictures
54The Serpent and the Rainbow$19,595,0311,431$19,595,031Feb 5Universal Pictures
55Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach$19,510,3711,700$19,510,371Mar 18Warner Bros.
56Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood$19,170,0011,796$19,170,001May 13Paramount Pictures
57The Seventh Sign$18,875,0111,258$18,875,011Apr 1TriStar Pictures
58Above the Law$18,869,631868$18,869,631Apr 8Warner Bros.
59*batteries not included$18,283,0771,367$32,945,797Dec 18Universal Pictures
60Dirty Rotten Scoundrels$18,026,1481,515$42,039,085Dec 16Orion Pictures
61Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers$17,768,7571,692$17,768,757Oct 21-
62Frantic$17,637,9501,101$17,637,950Feb 26Warner Bros.
63Johnny Be Good$17,550,3991,194$17,550,399Mar 25Orion Pictures
64For Keeps?$17,514,553959$17,514,553Jan 15TriStar Pictures
65Overboard$17,297,2901,135$26,713,187Dec 18Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
66Crossing Delancey$16,262,415303$16,262,415Aug 26Warner Bros.
67Bright Lights, Big City$16,118,0771,199$16,118,077Apr 1United Artists
68She's Having a Baby$16,031,7071,133$16,031,707Feb 5Paramount Pictures
69Masquerade$15,855,8281,031$15,855,828Mar 11Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
70Cocoon: The Return$15,148,719997$18,924,919Nov 23Twentieth Century Fox
71Big Top Pee-wee$15,122,3241,256$15,122,324Jul 22Paramount Pictures
72Arthur 2: On the Rocks$14,681,1921,426$14,681,192Jul 8Warner Bros.
73School Daze$14,545,844224$14,545,844Feb 12Columbia Pictures
74Planes, Trains & Automobiles$14,481,1311,684$49,530,280Nov 25Paramount Pictures
75Poltergeist III$14,114,4881,471$14,114,488Jun 10Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
76Stand and Deliver$13,994,920472$13,994,920Mar 11Warner Bros.
77The Milagro Beanfield War$13,825,794437$13,825,794Mar 18Universal Pictures
78Return to Snowy River$13,687,0271,121$13,687,027Apr 15-
79Vice Versa$13,664,0601,225$13,664,060Mar 11Columbia Pictures
80Empire of the Sun$13,444,114673$22,238,696Dec 11Warner Bros.
81They Live$13,008,9281,463$13,008,928Nov 4Universal Pictures
82Mystic Pizza$12,793,213440$12,793,213Oct 21The Samuel Goldwyn Company
83D.O.A.$12,706,478908$12,706,478Mar 18-
84Everybody's All-American$12,638,2941,123$12,638,294Nov 4Warner Bros.
85Casual Sex?$12,277,0961,265$12,277,096Apr 22Universal Pictures
86Working Girl$11,956,3491,149$63,779,477Dec 23Twentieth Century Fox
87Bloodsport$11,806,119124$11,806,119Feb 26Cannon Film Distributors
88Caddyshack II$11,798,3021,556$11,798,302Jul 22Warner Bros.
89Moon Over Parador$11,444,2041,145$11,444,204Sep 9Universal Pictures
90The Couch Trip$11,005,3041,332$11,005,304Jan 15Lorimar Motion Pictures
91Moving$10,815,3781,404$10,815,378Mar 4Warner Bros.
92Iron Eagle II$10,497,324878$10,497,324Nov 11TriStar Pictures
93Shakedown$10,068,0391,580$10,068,039May 6Universal Pictures
94The Unbearable Lightness of Being$10,006,806140$10,006,806Feb 5Orion Pictures
95Hope and Glory$9,982,827328$10,021,120Oct 16Columbia Pictures
96Bad Dreams$9,797,0981,185$9,797,098Apr 8Twentieth Century Fox
97Return of the Living Dead II$9,205,9241,467$9,205,924Jan 15Lorimar Motion Pictures
98Switching Channels$9,129,999971$9,129,999Mar 4TriStar Pictures
99Salsa$8,892,5891,125$8,892,589May 6Cannon Film Distributors
100Clean and Sober$8,674,093675$8,674,093Aug 12Warner Bros.
101U2: Rattle and Hum$8,600,8231,391$8,600,823Nov 4Paramount Pictures
102High Spirits$8,578,231826$8,578,231Nov 18TriStar Pictures
103Without a Clue$8,539,181491$8,539,181Oct 21Orion Pictures
104Dirty Dancing$8,427,2641,012$63,446,382Aug 21Vestron Pictures
105The Last Temptation of Christ$8,373,585123$8,373,585Aug 12Universal Pictures
106Satisfaction$8,253,1231,018$8,253,123Feb 12Twentieth Century Fox
107The Blob$8,247,9431,081$8,247,943Aug 5TriStar Pictures
108Nuts$8,152,0241,112$30,950,002Nov 20Warner Bros.
109Dead Ringers$8,038,5081,048$8,038,508Sep 23Twentieth Century Fox
110A New Life$7,721,852796$7,721,852Mar 25Paramount Pictures
111My Stepmother Is an Alien$7,558,3871,148$13,854,000Dec 9Columbia Pictures
112Stealing Home$7,467,504985$7,467,504Aug 26Warner Bros.
113Phantasm II$7,282,8511,227$7,282,851Jul 8Universal Pictures
114Off Limits$7,242,0351,371$7,242,035Mar 11Twentieth Century Fox
115A Cry in the Dark$6,908,797334$6,908,797Nov 11Warner Bros.
116Hairspray$6,671,108227$6,671,108Feb 26New Line Cinema
117Fresh Horses$6,640,3461,276$6,640,346Nov 18Columbia Pictures
118Ironweed$6,565,846600$7,393,346Dec 18TriStar Pictures
119Hot to Trot$6,436,2111,157$6,436,211Aug 26Warner Bros.
120Mac and Me$6,424,1121,317$6,424,112Aug 12Orion Pictures
121The Unholy$6,337,2991,189$6,337,299Apr 22Vestron Pictures
122A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon$6,264,058882$6,264,058Feb 26Twentieth Century Fox
123Braddock: Missing in Action III$6,193,9011,040$6,193,901Jan 22Cannon Film Distributors
124Cinderella
1987 Re-release
$5,989,0421,657$34,101,149Nov 20-
1251969$5,979,011520$5,979,011Nov 18Atlantic Releasing Corporation
126The Rescue$5,855,3921,275$5,855,392Aug 5-
127Hellbound: Hellraiser II$5,755,3051,187$12,090,735Dec 23New World Pictures
128Eight Men Out$5,680,515349$5,680,515Sep 2Orion Pictures
129Elvira: Mistress of the Dark$5,596,267627$5,596,267Sep 30New World Pictures
130Heartbreak Hotel$5,509,4171,414$5,509,417Sep 30-
131Monkey Shines$5,344,5771,181$5,344,577Jul 29Orion Pictures
132Hero and the Terror$5,301,200995$5,301,200Aug 26Cannon Film Distributors
133Clara's Heart$5,194,491315$5,194,491Oct 7Warner Bros.
134The Good Mother$4,764,606670$4,764,606Nov 4-
135Sunset$4,594,4521,024$4,594,452Apr 29TriStar Pictures
136Bat*21$3,966,256516$3,966,256Oct 21TriStar Pictures
137Feds$3,838,793850$3,838,793Oct 28Warner Bros.
138Critters 2$3,813,2931,114$3,813,293Apr 29New Line Cinema
139Sweet Hearts Dance$3,790,493246$3,790,493Sep 23TriStar Pictures
140Imagine: John Lennon$3,753,977561$3,753,977Oct 7Warner Bros.
141Dead Heat$3,588,6261,012$3,588,626May 6New World Pictures
142Memories of Me$3,583,303723$3,965,604Sep 30Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
143Tougher Than Leather$3,582,760130$3,582,760Sep 16New Line Cinema
144The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking$3,569,939844$3,569,939Jul 29Columbia Pictures
145Madame Sousatzka$3,548,238123$3,548,238Oct 14Universal Pictures
146Things Change$3,527,88699$3,527,886Oct 21Columbia Pictures
147The Big Blue$3,500,000967$3,500,000Aug 19Columbia Pictures
148Pumpkinhead$3,385,516353$3,385,516Oct 14United Artists
149The Running Man$3,242,8381,694$38,122,105Nov 13TriStar Pictures
150Wings of Desire$3,210,13929$3,210,139Apr 29Orion Classics
151White Mischief$3,107,55187$3,107,551Apr 22Columbia Pictures
152Dominick and Eugene$3,076,03176$3,076,031Mar 18Orion Pictures
153Messenger of Death$3,074,681450$3,074,681Sep 16Cannon Film Distributors
154Cry Freedom$2,923,670479$5,899,797Nov 6Universal Pictures
155Running on Empty$2,835,116238$2,835,116Sep 9Warner Bros.
156The Manchurian Candidate
1988 Re-release
$2,757,25649$2,757,256Feb 12Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
15718 Again!$2,567,0991,152$2,567,099Apr 8New World Pictures
158Kansas$2,432,536847$2,432,536Sep 23Trans World Entertainment (TWE)
159A World Apart$2,326,86042$2,326,860Jun 17Atlantic Releasing Corporation
160Hello Bombay!$2,080,04627$2,080,046Oct 7Cinecom Pictures
161The Moderns$2,011,49728$2,011,497Apr 15Alive Films
162I'm Gonna Git You Sucka$2,007,044266$13,030,057Dec 16United Artists
163Vibes$1,883,8111,003$1,883,811Aug 5Columbia Pictures
164Stormy Monday$1,791,32849$1,791,328Apr 22Atlantic Releasing Corporation
165Little Nikita$1,733,070376$1,733,070Mar 18Columbia Pictures
166Lady in White$1,705,139107$1,705,139Apr 22New Century
167A Handful of Dust$1,560,70029$1,560,700Jun 24New Line Cinema
168Two Moon Junction$1,547,397458$1,547,397Apr 29Lorimar Motion Pictures
169Pascali's Island$1,451,85755$1,451,857Jul 22Avenue Pictures Productions
170I've Heard the Mermaids Singing$1,368,65127$1,408,491Sep 11Miramax
171Patty Hearst$1,223,326460$1,223,326Sep 23Atlantic Releasing Corporation
172Mr. North$1,221,36629$1,221,366Jul 22The Samuel Goldwyn Company
173A Time of Destiny$1,212,487220$1,212,487Apr 22Columbia Pictures
174The Thin Blue Line$1,209,84623$1,209,846Aug 26Miramax
175The Lair of the White Worm$1,189,31532$1,189,315Oct 21Vestron Pictures
176Sammy and Rosie Get Laid$1,141,02815$1,196,336Oct 30Cinecom Pictures
177Aria$1,028,67934$1,028,679Mar 18Miramax
178Mississippi Burning$1,003,3691,134$34,603,943Dec 9Orion Pictures
179Five Corners$969,20513$969,205Jan 22-
180Appointment with Death$960,040465$960,040Apr 15Cannon Film Distributors
181Watchers$940,173161$940,173Dec 2Universal Pictures
182Bulletproof$807,947268$807,947May 13Universal Pictures
183Leonard Part 6$723,5951,149$4,615,255Dec 18Columbia Pictures
184And God Created Woman$717,376385$717,376Mar 4Vestron Pictures
185Siesta$700,00030$700,000Nov 11Lorimar Motion Pictures
186Split Decisions$695,822405$695,822Nov 11New Century
187Maniac Cop$671,38250$671,382May 13-
188Spellbinder$657,446326$657,446Sep 23Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
189Da$644,5321$644,532Apr 29-
190Powaqqatsi$589,24422$589,244Apr 29Cannon Film Distributors
191Buster$540,000217$540,000Nov 23Hemdale
192Beaches$453,2501,122$57,041,866Dec 23-
193Full Moon in Blue Water$450,72656$450,726Nov 23Trans World Entertainment (TWE)
194Track 29$429,02813$429,028Sep 9Island Pictures
195Aloha Summer$418,379123$418,379Feb 26-
196The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years$373,74321$373,743Jun 3New Line Cinema
197Gandahar$370,6987$370,698Jan 29Miramax
198The Family$346,7301$346,730Jan 22Vestron Pictures
199The Deceivers$346,29768$346,297Sep 2Cinecom Pictures
200Prison$345,70442$345,704May 6New World Pictures
201Tapeheads$343,786138$343,786Oct 21Avenue Pictures Productions
202Dangerous Liaisons$330,048762$34,670,720Dec 23Warner Bros.
203Promised Land$316,19967$316,199Jan 22Vestron Pictures
204Rent-a-Cop$295,000193$295,000Jan 15-
205Plain Clothes$289,323193$289,323Apr 15Paramount Pictures
206The Accidental Tourist$246,934954$32,632,093Dec 23Warner Bros.
207Judgement in Berlin$229,55681$229,556May 6New Line Cinema
208Bellman and True$226,9448$226,944Apr 1Island Pictures
209The Year My Voice Broke$213,90120$213,901Aug 25Avenue Pictures Productions
210Beatrice$211,8218$211,821Mar 18The Samuel Goldwyn Company
211Talk Radio$211,033653$3,468,572Dec 23Universal Pictures
212Mondo New York$193,2091$193,209Apr 22Fourth and Broadway
213Miles from Home$188,96432$188,964Sep 16Cinecom Pictures
214Rocket Gibraltar$187,3495$187,349Sep 2Columbia Pictures
215Seven Hours to Judgment$177,82073$177,820Sep 16Trans World Entertainment (TWE)
216My Best Friend Is a Vampire$174,380170$174,380May 6-
217Taffin$159,969204$159,969Feb 26Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
218Distant Thunder$156,18831$156,188Nov 11Paramount Pictures
219Hanna's War$139,79635$139,796Nov 23Cannon Film Distributors
220The in Crowd$136,56737$136,567Feb 5Orion Pictures
221Torch Song Trilogy$132,733135$4,865,997Dec 16New Line Cinema
222Consuming Passions$118,2065$118,206Apr 6The Samuel Goldwyn Company
223Another Woman$115,96224$1,562,749Oct 14Orion Pictures
224The Kitchen Toto$101,8074$101,807May 13Cannon Film Distributors
225The Telephone$99,97850$99,978Jan 22New World Pictures
226Amsterdamned$98,0035$98,003Nov 23Vestron Pictures
227Ghost Town$75,0008$75,000Nov 11Trans World Entertainment (TWE)
228Pelle the Conqueror$69,47942$2,053,931Dec 21Miramax
229King Lear$61,8211$61,821Jan 22Cannon Film Distributors
230Bird$42,80093$2,181,286Sep 30Warner Bros.
231A Killing Affair$35,0004$35,000Jul 15Hemdale
232The Lighthorsemen$33,77916$33,779Apr 8Cinecom Pictures
233We Think the World of You$20,9981$20,998Dec 22Cinecom Pictures
234Some Girls$17,43023$401,421Sep 9Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
235The Chocolate War$14,35111$303,624Nov 18-
236Haunted Summer$9,9111$9,911Dec 16Cannon Film Distributors
237Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh$7,84616$1,577,480Aug 19Roxie Releasing
238The Prince of Pennsylvania$5,4151$5,415Sep 16New Line Cinema
239When the Wind Blows$5,2741$5,274Mar 11-