Domestic Box Office For 1988

Wide releases are those released in at least 600 theaters.

RankRelease GrossMax ThOpening% of Total Open ThOpenCloseDistributor
1Rain Man$172,825,4351,590$7,005,7194.1%1,248Dec 16-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
2Who Framed Roger Rabbit$156,452,3701,598$11,226,2397.2%1,045Jun 24-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
3Coming to America$128,152,3012,064$21,404,42016.7%2,064Jun 29Dec 1Paramount Pictures
4Good Morning, Vietnam$123,922,3701,598$194,3080.2%4Jan 15-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
5Big$114,968,7741,419$8,216,1907.1%1,132Jun 3-Twentieth Century Fox
6Twins$111,938,3881,659$11,174,98010%1,396Dec 9-Universal Pictures
7Crocodile Dundee II$109,306,2102,837$24,462,97622.4%2,837May 25-Paramount Pictures
8Die Hard$83,008,8521,713$601,8510.7%21Jul 22-Twentieth Century Fox
9Moonstruck$80,640,5281,178$127,5990.2%7Jan 15-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
10The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!$78,756,1771,969$9,331,74611.8%1,576Dec 2-Paramount Pictures
11Cocktail$78,222,7531,462$11,789,46615.1%1,404Jul 29-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
12Beetlejuice$73,707,4611,582$8,030,89710.9%1,000Mar 30-Warner Bros.
13Working Girl$63,779,4771,149$4,718,4857.4%1,051Dec 23-Twentieth Century Fox
14A Fish Called Wanda$62,493,7121,223$115,4180.2%3Aug 5-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
15Scrooged$60,328,5581,897$13,027,84221.6%1,262Nov 23-Paramount Pictures
16Willow$57,269,8631,209$8,300,16914.5%1,024May 20-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
17Rambo III$53,715,6112,562$13,034,23824.3%2,562May 25-TriStar Pictures
18Oliver & Company$53,279,0551,503$4,022,7527.6%952Nov 18-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
19Bull Durham$50,888,7291,297$5,009,3019.8%1,238Jun 17-Orion Pictures
20A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master$49,369,8991,767$12,833,40326%1,765Aug 19-New Line Cinema
21The Land Before Time$48,092,8461,414$7,526,02515.6%1,395Nov 18-Universal Pictures
22Colors$46,616,0671,388$4,747,11810.2%422Apr 29-Orion Pictures
23Young Guns$45,661,5561,416$7,011,39315.4%1,387Aug 12-Twentieth Century Fox
24The Last Emperor$43,984,230877$149,4600.3%5Apr 15-Columbia Pictures
25Biloxi Blues$43,184,7981,330$7,093,32516.4%1,239Mar 25-Universal Pictures
26Dirty Rotten Scoundrels$42,039,0851,515$3,840,4989.1%1,466Dec 16-Orion Pictures
27The Great Outdoors$41,455,2301,430$6,121,11514.8%1,223Jun 17-Universal Pictures
28Tequila Sunrise$41,292,5511,411$6,350,97415.4%1,115Dec 2-Warner Bros.
29Big Business$40,150,4871,232$6,112,57715.2%1,167Jun 10-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
30Bambi
1988 Re-release
$39,047,1501,489$7,216,74118.5%1,483Jul 15-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
31Midnight Run$38,413,6061,161$5,506,29014.3%1,158Jul 22-Universal Pictures
32The Dead Pool$37,903,2951,831$9,071,33023.9%1,831Jul 15-Warner Bros.
33Red Heat$34,994,6481,892$8,133,82223.2%1,885Jun 17-TriStar Pictures
34Child's Play$33,244,6841,490$6,583,96319.8%1,377Nov 11-United Artists
35The Accused$32,078,318930$4,316,36913.5%796Oct 14-Paramount Pictures
36Shoot to Kill$29,300,0901,519$5,781,62819.7%1,503Feb 12-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
37Ernest Saves Christmas$28,202,1091,640$5,710,73420.2%1,634Nov 11-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
38Betrayed$25,816,1391,101$5,534,78721.4%1,036Aug 26-United Artists
39Funny Farm$25,537,2211,557$5,655,43922.1%1,557Jun 3-Warner Bros.
40Alien Nation$25,216,2431,436$8,421,42933.4%1,430Oct 7-Twentieth Century Fox
41Gorillas in the Mist$24,720,4791,085$366,9251.5%15Oct 7-Universal Pictures
42The Fox and the Hound
1988 Re-release
$23,556,9881,567$4,819,21520.5%1,567Mar 25-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
43License to Drive$22,433,2751,225$3,850,93417.2%1,223Jul 8-Twentieth Century Fox
44Short Circuit 2$21,630,0881,348$3,843,06717.8%1,346Jul 8-TriStar Pictures
45Married to the Mob$21,486,757828$3,231,05615%824Aug 19-Orion Pictures
46Punchline$21,042,667917$160,7420.8%4Oct 7-Columbia Pictures
47The Presidio$20,324,0961,168$5,119,03125.2%1,152Jun 10-Paramount Pictures
48Action Jackson$20,256,9751,249$5,424,78326.8%1,249Feb 12-Lorimar Motion Pictures
49Tucker: The Man and His Dream$19,652,638720$3,709,56218.9%720Aug 12-Paramount Pictures
50The Serpent and the Rainbow$19,595,0311,431$5,848,70029.8%1,430Feb 5-Universal Pictures
51Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach$19,510,3711,700$6,106,66131.3%1,700Mar 18-Warner Bros.
52Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood$19,170,0011,796$8,245,03843%1,796May 13-Paramount Pictures
53Cocoon: The Return$18,924,919997$5,568,14329.4%986Nov 23-Twentieth Century Fox
54The Seventh Sign$18,875,0111,258$3,768,70720%1,256Apr 1-TriStar Pictures
55Above the Law$18,869,631868$2,037,93810.8%350Apr 22-Warner Bros.
56Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers$17,768,7571,692$6,831,25038.4%1,679Oct 21--
57Frantic$17,637,9501,101$4,359,42424.7%1,101Feb 26-Warner Bros.
58Johnny Be Good$17,550,3991,194$5,249,38829.9%1,168Mar 25-Orion Pictures
59For Keeps?$17,514,553959$4,839,79027.6%922Jan 15-TriStar Pictures
60Bright Lights, Big City$16,118,0771,199$5,126,79131.8%1,196Apr 1-United Artists
61She's Having a Baby$16,031,7071,133$3,827,52023.9%925Feb 5-Paramount Pictures
62Masquerade$15,855,8281,031$3,500,25922.1%1,030Mar 11-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
63Big Top Pee-wee$15,122,3241,256$4,625,00430.6%1,256Jul 22-Paramount Pictures
64Arthur 2: On the Rocks$14,681,1921,426$5,150,96235.1%1,426Jul 8-Warner Bros.
65Poltergeist III$14,114,4881,471$4,344,30830.8%1,471Jun 10-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
66My Stepmother Is an Alien$13,854,0001,148$2,066,98014.9%1,106Dec 9-Columbia Pictures
67Return to Snowy River$13,687,0271,121$3,023,24822.1%1,121Apr 15-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
68Vice Versa$13,664,0601,225$4,050,77929.6%1,225Mar 11-Columbia Pictures
69They Live$13,008,9281,463$4,827,90337.1%1,463Nov 4-Universal Pictures
70D.O.A.$12,706,478908$3,751,43229.5%875Mar 18-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
71Everybody's All-American$12,638,2941,123$3,425,79627.1%1,122Nov 4-Warner Bros.
72Casual Sex?$12,277,0961,265$3,840,03231.3%1,264Apr 22-Universal Pictures
73Hellbound: Hellraiser II$12,090,7351,187$3,185,51126.3%1,180Dec 23-New World Pictures
74Caddyshack II$11,798,3021,556$4,436,33037.6%1,556Jul 22-Warner Bros.
75Moon Over Parador$11,444,2041,145$3,268,97528.6%1,145Sep 9-Universal Pictures
76The Couch Trip$11,005,3041,332$3,351,89130.5%1,332Jan 15-Lorimar Motion Pictures
77Moving$10,815,3781,404$4,022,78237.2%1,404Mar 4-Warner Bros.
78Iron Eagle II$10,497,324878$3,530,01633.6%874Nov 11-TriStar Pictures
79Shakedown$10,068,0391,580$3,017,80030%1,580May 6-Universal Pictures
80Bad Dreams$9,797,0981,185$4,008,87040.9%1,180Apr 8-Twentieth Century Fox
81Return of the Living Dead II$9,205,9241,467$3,647,25439.6%1,467Jan 15-Lorimar Motion Pictures
82Switching Channels$9,129,999971$3,121,75234.2%971Mar 4-TriStar Pictures
83Salsa$8,892,5891,125$2,627,53329.5%1,125May 6-Cannon Film Distributors
84Clean and Sober$8,674,093675$2,205,62825.4%673Aug 12-Warner Bros.
85U2: Rattle and Hum$8,600,8231,391$3,821,35144.4%1,391Nov 4-Paramount Pictures
86High Spirits$8,578,231826$3,308,25038.6%825Nov 18-TriStar Pictures
87Satisfaction$8,253,1231,018$2,779,27533.7%1,015Feb 12-Twentieth Century Fox
88The Blob$8,247,9431,081$2,644,92032.1%1,081Aug 5-TriStar Pictures
89Dead Ringers$8,038,5081,048$3,012,18037.5%1,042Sep 23-Twentieth Century Fox
90A New Life$7,721,852796$2,505,09232.4%796Mar 25-Paramount Pictures
91Stealing Home$7,467,504985$2,346,86431.4%984Aug 26-Warner Bros.
92Ironweed$7,393,346600$36,9730.5%2Feb 19-TriStar Pictures
93Phantasm II$7,282,8511,227$3,012,28541.4%1,227Jul 8-Universal Pictures
94Off Limits$7,242,0351,371$2,796,11138.6%1,366Mar 11-Twentieth Century Fox
95Fresh Horses$6,640,3461,276$3,074,29246.3%1,272Nov 18-Columbia Pictures
96Hot to Trot$6,436,2111,157$2,206,21834.3%1,156Aug 26-Warner Bros.
97Mac and Me$6,424,1121,317$2,061,46432.1%1,314Aug 12-Orion Pictures
98The Unholy$6,337,2991,189$2,353,45237.1%1,189Apr 22-Vestron Pictures
99A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon$6,264,058882$2,737,10643.7%881Feb 26-Twentieth Century Fox
100Braddock: Missing in Action III$6,193,9011,040$2,208,11635.6%1,040Jan 22-Cannon Film Distributors
101The Rescue$5,855,3921,275$2,194,03737.5%1,275Aug 5-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
102Elvira: Mistress of the Dark$5,596,267627$1,660,04129.7%627Sep 30-New World Pictures
103Heartbreak Hotel$5,509,4171,414$2,063,54637.5%1,338Sep 30-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
104Monkey Shines$5,344,5771,181$1,902,02435.6%1,181Jul 29-Orion Pictures
105Hero and the Terror$5,301,200995$1,840,48734.7%995Aug 26-Cannon Film Distributors
106The Good Mother$4,764,606670$1,804,28837.9%667Nov 4-Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
107Sunset$4,594,4521,024$2,031,67844.2%1,023Apr 29-TriStar Pictures
108Memories of Me$3,965,604723$1,388,12335%723Oct 7-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
109Feds$3,838,793850$1,388,31736.2%850Oct 28-Warner Bros.
110Critters 2$3,813,2931,114$1,898,75149.8%1,114Apr 29-New Line Cinema
111Dead Heat$3,588,6261,012$1,667,03646.5%1,012May 6-New World Pictures
112The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking$3,569,939844$933,46226.1%844Jul 29-Columbia Pictures
113The Big Blue$3,500,000967$1,617,46246.2%967Aug 19-Columbia Pictures
11418 Again!$2,567,0991,152$1,475,64557.5%1,152Apr 8-New World Pictures
115Kansas$2,432,536847$1,274,74252.4%847Sep 23Oct 6Trans World Entertainment (TWE)
116Vibes$1,883,8111,003$916,48248.7%1,003Aug 5-Columbia Pictures