Domestic Box Office For 1988

RankRelease Distributor GrossMax ThOpening% of Total Open ThOpenClose
1Rain ManMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $172,825,4351,590$7,005,7194.1%1,248Dec 16-
2Who Framed Roger RabbitWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $156,452,3701,598$11,226,2397.2%1,045Jun 24-
3Coming to AmericaParamount Pictures $128,152,3012,064$21,404,42016.7%2,064Jun 29Dec 1
4BigFox $114,968,7741,419$8,216,1907.1%1,132Jun 3-
5TwinsUniversal Pictures $111,938,3881,659$11,174,98010%1,396Dec 9-
6Crocodile Dundee IIParamount Pictures $109,306,2102,837$24,462,97622.4%2,837May 25-
7Die HardFox $83,008,8521,713$601,8510.7%21Jul 15-
8The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!Paramount Pictures $78,756,1771,969$9,331,74611.8%1,576Dec 2-
9CocktailWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $78,222,7531,462$11,789,46615.1%1,404Jul 29-
10BeetlejuiceWarner Bros. $73,707,4611,582$8,030,89710.9%1,000Mar 30-
11Working GirlFox $63,779,4771,149$4,718,4857.4%1,051Dec 23-
12A Fish Called WandaMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $62,493,7121,223$115,4180.2%3Jul 15-
13ScroogedParamount Pictures $60,328,5581,897$13,027,84221.6%1,262Nov 23-
14WillowMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $57,269,8631,209$8,300,16914.5%1,024May 20-
15BeachesWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $57,041,8661,122$198,3610.3%7Dec 23-
16Rambo IIIConcorde Film $53,715,6112,562$13,034,23824.3%2,562May 25-
17Oliver & CompanyWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $53,279,0551,503$4,022,7527.6%952Nov 18-
18Bull DurhamOrion Pictures $50,888,7291,297$5,009,3019.8%1,238Jun 17-
19A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream MasterNew Line Cinema $49,369,8991,767$12,833,40326%1,765Aug 19-
20The Land Before TimeUniversal Pictures $48,092,8461,414$7,526,02515.6%1,395Nov 18-
21ColorsOrion Pictures $46,616,0671,388$4,747,11810.2%422Apr 15-
22Young GunsFox $45,661,5561,416$7,011,39315.4%1,387Aug 12-
23Biloxi BluesUniversal Pictures $43,184,7981,330$7,093,32516.4%1,239Mar 25-
24Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsOrion Pictures $42,039,0851,515$3,840,4989.1%1,466Dec 16-
25The Great OutdoorsUniversal Pictures $41,455,2301,430$6,121,11514.8%1,223Jun 17-
26Tequila SunriseWarner Bros. $41,292,5511,411$6,350,97415.4%1,115Dec 2-
27Big BusinessWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $40,150,4871,232$6,112,57715.2%1,167Jun 10-
28Bambi
1988 Re-release
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $39,047,1501,489$7,216,74118.5%1,483Jul 15-
29Midnight RunUniversal Pictures $38,413,6061,161$5,506,29014.3%1,158Jul 22-
30The Dead PoolWarner Bros. $37,903,2951,831$9,071,33023.9%1,831Jul 15-
31Red HeatConcorde Film $34,994,6481,892$8,133,82223.2%1,885Jun 17-
32Dangerous LiaisonsWarner Bros. $34,670,720762$84,4510.2%3Dec 23-
33Mississippi BurningOrion Pictures $34,603,9431,134$225,0340.7%9Dec 9Jun 15
34Child's PlayUnited Artists $33,244,6841,490$6,583,96319.8%1,377Nov 11-
35The Accidental TouristWarner Bros. $32,632,093954$97,5780.3%3Dec 23Apr 6
36The AccusedParamount Pictures $32,078,318930$4,316,36913.5%796Oct 14-
37Shoot to KillWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $29,300,0901,519$5,781,62819.7%1,503Feb 12-
38Ernest Saves ChristmasWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $28,202,1091,640$5,710,73420.2%1,634Nov 11-
39BetrayedUnited Artists $25,816,1391,101$5,534,78721.4%1,036Aug 26-
40Funny FarmWarner Bros. $25,537,2211,557$5,655,43922.1%1,557Jun 3-
41Alien NationFox $25,216,2431,436$8,421,42933.4%1,430Oct 7-
42Gorillas in the MistUniversal Pictures $24,720,4791,085$366,9251.5%15Sep 23-
43The Fox and the Hound
1988 Re-release
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $23,556,9881,567$4,819,21520.5%1,567Mar 25-
44License to DriveFox $22,433,2751,225$3,850,93417.2%1,223Jul 8-
45Short Circuit 2Concorde Film $21,630,0881,348$3,843,06717.8%1,346Jul 8-
46Married to the MobOrion Pictures $21,486,757828$3,231,05615%824Aug 19-
47PunchlineColumbia Pictures $21,042,667917$160,7420.8%4Sep 30-
48The PresidioParamount Pictures $20,324,0961,168$5,119,03125.2%1,152Jun 10-
49Action JacksonLorimar Motion Pictures $20,256,9751,249$5,424,78326.8%1,249Feb 12-
50Tucker: The Man and His DreamParamount Pictures $19,652,638720$3,709,56218.9%720Aug 12-
51The Serpent and the RainbowUniversal Pictures $19,595,0311,431$5,848,70029.8%1,430Feb 5-
52Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami BeachWarner Bros. $19,510,3711,700$6,106,66131.3%1,700Mar 18-
53Friday the 13th Part VII: The New BloodParamount Pictures $19,170,0011,796$8,245,03843%1,796May 13-
54Cocoon: The ReturnFox $18,924,919997$5,568,14329.4%986Nov 23-
55The Seventh SignConcorde Film $18,875,0111,258$3,768,70720%1,256Apr 1-
56Above the LawWarner Bros. $18,869,631868$2,037,93810.8%350Apr 8-
57Halloween: The Return of Michael Myers-$17,768,7571,692$6,831,25038.4%1,679Oct 21-
58FranticWarner Bros. $17,637,9501,101$4,359,42424.7%1,101Feb 26-
59Johnny Be GoodOrion Pictures $17,550,3991,194$5,249,38829.9%1,168Mar 25-
60For Keeps?Concorde Film $17,514,553959$4,839,79027.6%922Jan 15-
61Crossing DelanceyWarner Bros. $16,262,415303$46,7110.3%1Aug 26-
62Bright Lights, Big CityUnited Artists $16,118,0771,199$5,126,79131.8%1,196Apr 1-
63She's Having a BabyParamount Pictures $16,031,7071,133$3,827,52023.9%925Feb 5-
64MasqueradeMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $15,855,8281,031$3,500,25922.1%1,030Mar 11-
65Big Top Pee-weeParamount Pictures $15,122,3241,256$4,625,00430.6%1,256Jul 22-
66Arthur 2: On the RocksWarner Bros. $14,681,1921,426$5,150,96235.1%1,426Jul 8-
67School DazeColumbia Pictures $14,545,844224$1,802,65612.4%220Feb 12-
68Poltergeist IIIMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $14,114,4881,471$4,344,30830.8%1,471Jun 10-
69Stand and DeliverWarner Bros. $13,994,920472$411,8842.9%30Mar 11-
70My Stepmother Is an AlienColumbia Pictures $13,854,0001,148$2,066,98014.9%1,106Dec 9-
71The Milagro Beanfield WarUniversal Pictures $13,825,794437$47,2710.3%3Mar 18-
72Return to Snowy RiverWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $13,687,0271,121$3,023,24822.1%1,121Apr 15-
73Vice VersaColumbia Pictures $13,664,0601,225$4,050,77929.6%1,225Mar 11-
74I'm Gonna Git You SuckaUnited Artists $13,030,057266$543,5884.2%135Dec 16-
75They LiveUniversal Pictures $13,008,9281,463$4,827,90337.1%1,463Nov 4-
76Mystic PizzaThe Samuel Goldwyn Company $12,793,213440$1,163,9399.1%401Oct 21-
77D.O.A.Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $12,706,478908$3,751,43229.5%875Mar 18-
78Everybody's All-AmericanWarner Bros. $12,638,2941,123$3,425,79627.1%1,122Nov 4-
79Casual Sex?Universal Pictures $12,277,0961,265$3,840,03231.3%1,264Apr 22-
80Hellbound: Hellraiser IINew World Pictures $12,090,7351,187$3,185,51126.3%1,180Dec 23-
81BloodsportCannon Film Distributors $11,806,119124$515,7214.4%123Feb 26-
82Caddyshack IIWarner Bros. $11,798,3021,556$4,436,33037.6%1,556Jul 22-
83Moon Over ParadorUniversal Pictures $11,444,2041,145$3,268,97528.6%1,145Sep 9-
84The Couch TripLorimar Motion Pictures $11,005,3041,332$3,351,89130.5%1,332Jan 15-
85MovingWarner Bros. $10,815,3781,404$4,022,78237.2%1,404Mar 4-
86Iron Eagle IIConcorde Film $10,497,324878$3,530,01633.6%874Nov 11-
87ShakedownUniversal Pictures $10,068,0391,580$3,017,80030%1,580May 6-
88The Unbearable Lightness of BeingOrion Pictures $10,006,806140$202,1892%13Feb 5-
89Bad DreamsFox $9,797,0981,185$4,008,87040.9%1,180Apr 8-
90Return of the Living Dead IILorimar Motion Pictures $9,205,9241,467$3,647,25439.6%1,467Jan 15-
91Switching ChannelsConcorde Film $9,129,999971$3,121,75234.2%971Mar 4-
92SalsaCannon Film Distributors $8,892,5891,125$2,627,53329.5%1,125May 6-
93Clean and SoberWarner Bros. $8,674,093675$2,205,62825.4%673Aug 12-
94U2: Rattle and HumParamount Pictures $8,600,8231,391$3,821,35144.4%1,391Nov 4-
95High SpiritsConcorde Film $8,578,231826$3,308,25038.6%825Nov 18-
96Without a ClueOrion Pictures $8,539,181491$1,246,77214.6%280Oct 21-
97The Last Temptation of ChristUniversal Pictures $8,373,585123$401,2114.8%9Aug 12-
98SatisfactionFox $8,253,1231,018$2,779,27533.7%1,015Feb 12-
99The BlobConcorde Film $8,247,9431,081$2,644,92032.1%1,081Aug 5-
100Dead RingersFox $8,038,5081,048$3,012,18037.5%1,042Sep 23-
101A New LifeParamount Pictures $7,721,852796$2,505,09232.4%796Mar 25-
102Stealing HomeWarner Bros. $7,467,504985$2,346,86431.4%984Aug 26-
103Phantasm IIUniversal Pictures $7,282,8511,227$3,012,28541.4%1,227Jul 8-
104Off LimitsFox $7,242,0351,371$2,796,11138.6%1,366Mar 11-
105Women on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownOrion Classics $7,179,298----Nov 11-
106A Cry in the DarkWarner Bros. $6,908,797334$1,561,79322.6%334Nov 11-
107HairsprayNew Line Cinema $6,671,108227$577,2878.7%79Feb 26-
108Fresh HorsesColumbia Pictures $6,640,3461,276$3,074,29246.3%1,272Nov 18-
109Hot to TrotWarner Bros. $6,436,2111,157$2,206,21834.3%1,156Aug 26-
110Mac and MeOrion Pictures $6,424,1121,317$2,061,46432.1%1,314Aug 12-
111The UnholyVestron Pictures $6,337,2991,189$2,353,45237.1%1,189Apr 22-
112A Night in the Life of Jimmy ReardonFox $6,264,058882$2,737,10643.7%881Feb 26-
113Braddock: Missing in Action IIICannon Film Distributors $6,193,9011,040$2,208,11635.6%1,040Jan 22-
1141969Atlantic Releasing Corporation $5,979,011520$1,709,12028.6%520Nov 18-
115The RescueWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $5,855,3921,275$2,194,03737.5%1,275Aug 5-
116Eight Men OutOrion Pictures $5,680,515349$1,129,49119.9%147Sep 2-
117Elvira: Mistress of the DarkNew World Pictures $5,596,267627$1,660,04129.7%627Sep 30-
118Heartbreak HotelWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $5,509,4171,414$2,063,54637.5%1,338Sep 30-
119Monkey ShinesOrion Pictures $5,344,5771,181$1,902,02435.6%1,181Jul 29-
120Hero and the TerrorCannon Film Distributors $5,301,200995$1,840,48734.7%995Aug 26-
121Clara's HeartWarner Bros. $5,194,491315$588,86911.3%74Oct 7Dec 1
122Torch Song TrilogyNew Line Cinema $4,865,997135$70,0221.4%6Dec 16Jun 1
123The Good MotherWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $4,764,606670$1,804,28837.9%667Nov 4-
124SunsetConcorde Film $4,594,4521,024$2,031,67844.2%1,023Apr 29-
125Au Revoir les EnfantsOrion Classics $4,542,825----Feb 12-
126Babette's FeastOrion Classics $4,398,938----Mar 4-
127Bat*21Concorde Film $3,966,256516$982,08024.8%248Oct 21-
128Memories of MeMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $3,965,604723$1,388,12335%723Sep 30-
129FedsWarner Bros. $3,838,793850$1,388,31736.2%850Oct 28-
130Critters 2New Line Cinema $3,813,2931,114$1,898,75149.8%1,114Apr 29-
131Sweet Hearts DanceConcorde Film $3,790,493246$1,116,90229.5%246Sep 23-
132Imagine: John LennonWarner Bros. $3,753,977561$1,412,21337.6%561Oct 7-
133Dead HeatNew World Pictures $3,588,6261,012$1,667,03646.5%1,012May 6-
134Bagdad CafeIsland Pictures $3,587,303----Apr 22-
135Tougher Than LeatherNew Line Cinema $3,582,760130$748,19320.9%130Sep 16-
136The New Adventures of Pippi LongstockingColumbia Pictures $3,569,939844$933,46226.1%844Jul 29-
137Madame SousatzkaUniversal Pictures $3,548,238123$172,7404.9%20Oct 14-
138Things ChangeColumbia Pictures $3,527,88699$600,80917%99Oct 21-
139The Big BlueColumbia Pictures $3,500,000967$1,617,46246.2%967Aug 19-
140Talk RadioUniversal Pictures $3,468,572653$80,5472.3%6Dec 23-
141PumpkinheadUnited Artists $3,385,516353$686,56720.3%351Oct 14-
142Wings of DesireOrion Classics $3,210,13929$17,3010.5%1Apr 29May 11
143Night of the Demons-$3,109,904----Oct 14-
144White MischiefColumbia Pictures $3,107,55187$24,5380.8%1Apr 22-
145Dominick and EugeneOrion Pictures $3,076,03176$280,7639.1%61Mar 18-
146Messenger of DeathCannon Film Distributors $3,074,681450$1,035,27933.7%450Sep 16-
147Running on EmptyWarner Bros. $2,835,116238$215,1577.6%22Sep 9-
148The Manchurian Candidate
1988 Re-release
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $2,757,25649$87,8503.2%5Feb 12-
14918 Again!New World Pictures $2,567,0991,152$1,475,64557.5%1,152Apr 8-
150KansasTrans World Entertainment (TWE) $2,432,536847$1,274,74252.4%847Sep 23Oct 6
151A World ApartAtlantic Releasing Corporation $2,326,86042$20,8150.9%1Jun 17Feb 2
152BirdWarner Bros. $2,181,28693$27,1161.2%1Sep 30Feb 23
153Salaam Bombay!Cinecom Pictures $2,080,04627---Oct 7May 11
154Pelle the ConquerorMiramax $2,053,93142$45,9852.2%10Dec 21May 18
155The ModernsAlive Films $2,011,49728$20,2831%1Apr 15-
156VibesColumbia Pictures $1,883,8111,003$916,48248.7%1,003Aug 5-
157Stormy MondayAtlantic Releasing Corporation $1,791,32849$44,7342.5%2Apr 22Nov 17
158Little NikitaColumbia Pictures $1,733,070376$866,39850%376Mar 18-
159Lady in WhiteNew Century $1,705,139107$282,65216.6%90Apr 22-
160Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van GoghRoxie Releasing $1,577,48016$4,6320.3%1Aug 19-
161Another WomanOrion Pictures $1,562,74924$75,1964.8%4Oct 14-
162A Handful of DustNew Line Cinema $1,560,70029$35,4702.3%1Jun 24Nov 24
163Two Moon JunctionLorimar Motion Pictures $1,547,397458$558,90836.1%458Apr 29-
164Pascali's IslandAvenue Pictures Productions $1,451,85755$24,9791.7%1Jul 22-
165Midnight CrossingVestron Pictures $1,328,001----May 13-
166Patty HearstAtlantic Releasing Corporation $1,223,326460$601,68049.2%460Sep 23Nov 17
167Mr. NorthThe Samuel Goldwyn Company $1,221,36629$37,0363%2Jul 22-
168A Time of DestinyColumbia Pictures $1,212,487220$509,39742%216Apr 22Jun 23
169The Thin Blue LineMiramax $1,209,84623$17,8141.5%1Aug 26Feb 2
170The Lair of the White WormVestron Pictures $1,189,31532$22,1551.9%2Oct 21-
171The Wrong GuysNew World Pictures $1,152,786----May 13-
172AriaMiramax $1,028,67934$7,5800.7%1Mar 18Aug 11
173Little DorritCannon Film Distributors $1,025,228----Oct 21-
174Five Corners-$969,20513$78,6028.1%12Jan 22-
175Appointment with DeathCannon Film Distributors $960,040465$603,65062.9%465Apr 15-
176WatchersUniversal Pictures $940,173161$260,82027.7%161Dec 2-
177Julia and JuliaCinecom Pictures $901,364----Feb 5-
178Boyfriends and GirlfriendsOrion Classics $823,243----Jul 15Feb 23
179WaxworkVestron Pictures $808,114----Jun 17-
180BulletproofUniversal Pictures $807,947268$421,30252.1%268May 13-
181Sister, SisterNew World Pictures $743,445----Feb 5-
182And God Created WomanVestron Pictures $717,376385$393,64754.9%385Mar 4-
183Split DecisionsNew Century $695,822405$423,30360.8%405Nov 11-
184Maniac Cop-$671,38250---May 13-
185SpellbinderMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $657,446326$657,446100%326Sep 23-
186Da-$644,5321$11,0851.7%1Apr 29-
187Spike of Bensonhurst-$623,112----Nov 11-
188PowaqqatsiCannon Film Distributors $589,24422$27,8994.7%1Apr 29-
189Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big PawConcorde Film $586,938----Mar 18-
190BusterHemdale $540,000217$265,03849.1%217Nov 23-
191The House on Carroll StreetOrion Pictures $459,824----Mar 4-
192Full Moon in Blue WaterTrans World Entertainment (TWE) $450,72656$212,96347.2%56Nov 23Feb 2
193Track 29Island Pictures $429,02813$19,3044.5%2Sep 9-
194Tiger WarsawSony Pictures Releasing $422,667----Sep 23-
195Aloha Summer-$418,379123$259,86762.1%123Feb 26-
196Some GirlsMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $401,42123$11,7042.9%2Sep 9-
197The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal YearsNew Line Cinema $373,74321$45,00812%21Jun 3-
198GandaharMiramax $370,6987$48,66513.1%7Jan 29-
199The FamilyVestron Pictures $346,7301$10,5903.1%1Jan 22-
200The DeceiversCinecom Pictures $346,29768$18,2455.3%1Sep 2Oct 13
201PrisonNew World Pictures $345,70442$63,79218.5%42May 6-
202It Takes TwoMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $344,375----Jul 13-
203TapeheadsAvenue Pictures Productions $343,786138$133,33038.8%138Oct 21-
204World Gone WildLorimar Motion Pictures $323,947----Apr 22May 26
205Promised LandVestron Pictures $316,19967$31,4019.9%6Jan 22-
206The Chocolate War-$303,62411$14,3514.7%2Nov 18Feb 16
207Rent-a-Cop-$295,000193$295,000100%193Jan 15-
208Plain ClothesParamount Pictures $289,323193$222,68177%193Apr 15Apr 21
209Illegally YoursUnited Artists $259,019----May 13-
210Call MeVestron Pictures $251,819----May 20-
211Judgement in BerlinNew Line Cinema $229,55681$113,74349.5%81May 6-
212Bellman and TrueIsland Pictures $226,9448$21,4289.4%4Apr 1-
213The Year My Voice BrokeAvenue Pictures Productions $213,90120$5,4872.6%1Aug 25Nov 3
214BeatriceThe Samuel Goldwyn Company $211,8218$11,7815.6%1Mar 18-
215MatadorWorld Artists $206,952----Apr 29-
216Eat the RichNew Line Cinema $200,723----Apr 22-
217Mondo New YorkFourth and Broadway $193,2091$10,7525.6%1Apr 22-
218Miles from HomeCinecom Pictures $188,96432$72,87238.6%32Sep 16-
219Rocket GibraltarColumbia Pictures $187,3495$60,52332.3%5Sep 2-
220Seven Hours to JudgmentTrans World Entertainment (TWE) $177,82073$66,35237.3%73Sep 16-
221My Best Friend Is a Vampire-$174,380170$174,380100%170May 6-
222Pass the AmmoNew Century $169,785----Mar 4-
223The Blue IguanaParamount Pictures $161,398----Apr 22Apr 28
224The Beast of WarColumbia Pictures $161,004----Sep 16-
225TaffinMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) $159,969204$107,30367.1%204Feb 26-
226GorCannon Film Distributors $159,731----Mar 4-
227Distant ThunderParamount Pictures $156,18831$82,18652.6%31Nov 11Nov 24
228Hanna's WarCannon Film Distributors $139,79635$60,98643.6%35Nov 23Dec 15
229The In CrowdOrion Pictures $136,56737---Feb 5-
230Consuming PassionsThe Samuel Goldwyn Company $118,2065$5,3734.5%1Apr 6-
231The Kitchen TotoCannon Film Distributors $101,8074$15,48115.2%4May 13-
232The TelephoneNew World Pictures $99,97850$54,81154.8%50Jan 22-
233AmsterdamnedVestron Pictures $98,0035$14,81915.1%5Nov 23Mar 2
234Ghost TownTrans World Entertainment (TWE) $75,0008$10,47814%8Nov 11-
235King LearCannon Film Distributors $61,8211$8,75614.2%1Jan 22-
236Love at StakeConcorde Film $61,789----Apr 15-
237PulseColumbia Pictures $40,397----Mar 10-
238A Killing AffairHemdale $35,0004$5,33715.2%4Jul 15Jul 28
239The LighthorsemenCinecom Pictures $33,77916$23,64570%16Apr 8Apr 14
240Doin' Time on Planet EarthCannon Film Distributors $29,576----Sep 16-
241We Think the World of YouCinecom Pictures $20,9981$5,46526%1Dec 22Jan 5
242Puss in BootsCannon Film Distributors $12,951----Jun 10-
243Haunted SummerCannon Film Distributors $9,9111$4,72647.7%1Dec 16-
244Missing LinkUniversal Pictures $6,127----Nov 4Nov 17
245The Prince of PennsylvaniaNew Line Cinema $5,4151$3,17458.6%1Sep 16-
246When the Wind Blows-$5,2741$3,59768.2%1Mar 11Mar 17
247After School-$3,967----Sep 23Sep 29
248State ParkAtlantic Releasing Corporation $421----Apr 22-
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