Movies Released in 1988

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January, 1988

January 1 18 Again! Comedy   $2,567,099  
Appointment with Death Thriller/Suspense   $960,040  
Apprentice to Murder Thriller/Suspense   $466,639  
Aria Comedy   $1,028,679  
Bulletproof Action   $807,947  
Buster Comedy   $540,000  
Call Me Thriller/Suspense   $251,819  
Clara's Heart Drama   $5,194,491  
The Courier   $5,000  
Da   $604,532  
The Deceivers   $346,730  
Dominick and Eugene   $3,076,031  
Far North   $147,234  
Full Moon in Blue Water   $450,726  
Hero and the Terror Action   $5,000,000  
The House on Carroll Street   $459,824  
Illegally Yours Comedy   $259,019  
Judgment in Berlin   $229,000  
Light Years   $370,698  
Little Nikita Drama   $1,733,070  
Madame Sousatzka   $3,548,000  
Messenger of Death   $3,074,681  
The Amateurs   $2,011,497  
Monkey Shines   $5,000,000  
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking   $3,569,939  
Pass the Ammo   $169,785  
Permanent Record   $1,893,000  
Promised Land   $316,199  
Rent-A-Cop   $295,000  
Running on Empty   $2,835,116  
Spellbinder   $1,938,049  
Split Decision   $695,822  
Track 29   $429,028  
The Wrong Guys   $1,152,786  
 
January 15 The Couch Trip Comedy   $11,005,304  
For Keeps? Drama   $17,000,000  
Return of the Living Dead Part II Horror $6,200,000 $9,205,924  
 
January 22 Braddock: Missing in Action III Action   $6,000,000  
Five Corners Drama   $969,000  
The Telephone   $0  
 
January 29 Biggles Adventure   $112,132  

February, 1988

February 5 The Serpent and the Rainbow Horror   $19,595,000  
She's Having a Baby Comedy   $16,031,707  
The Unbearable Lightness of Being   $10,006,000  
 
February 9 Sister, Sister   $743,445  
 
February 12 Action Jackson Action $7,000,000 $20,257,000  
Satisfaction Comedy   $8,253,123  
School Daze Drama $6,000,000 $14,545,844  
Shoot to Kill Action   $29,300,000  
 
February 26 Bloodsport Action $1,500,000 $11,806,119  
Frantic Thriller/Suspense   $17,637,000  
Hairspray   $6,671,108  
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon Drama   $6,264,058  
Taffin   $159,969  

March, 1988

March 1 Cop   $1,884,315  
 
March 4 Moving Comedy   $10,815,378  
Prison Horror $4,000,000 $354,704  
Switching Channels Comedy   $9,000,000  
 
March 11 Masquerade Thriller/Suspense   $15,855,828  
Off Limits Action   $7,242,035  
Vice Versa Comedy   $13,664,060  
 
March 18 D.O.A. Thriller/Suspense   $12,706,478  
The Milagro Beanfield War Comedy   $13,825,794  
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach Comedy   $19,510,000  
 
March 25 Biloxi Blues Comedy   $43,184,798  
High Season Comedy   $1,125,000  
Johnny Be Good Comedy   $17,500,399  
A New Life Comedy   $7,721,851  
 
March 30 Beetle Juice Comedy $15,000,000 $73,326,666  

April, 1988

April 1 Bright Lights, Big City Drama $25,000,000 $16,118,077  
The Seventh Sign Thriller/Suspense   $18,875,011  
Stand and Deliver   $13,994,920  
A Time of Destiny   $1,212,487  
 
April 8 Above the Law Action   $18,869,631  
Bad Dreams Horror   $9,000,000  
 
April 15 Colors Action   $46,616,067  
Plain Clothes Comedy   $289,000  
Return to Snowy River Adventure   $13,687,027  
 
April 22 Casual Sex? Comedy   $12,277,096  
Lady in White Horror $4,700,000 $1,705,139  
The Unholy Action   $6,000,000  
 
April 29 Critters 2: The Main Course Comedy   $3,000,000  
Out of Rosenheim Drama   $3,587,303  
Sunset Comedy   $4,595,000  

May, 1988

May 1 Stormy Monday   $1,791,328  
 
May 4 Mala Noche Drama   $11,352  
 
May 6 Dead Heat Action   $3,588,626  
Salsa Drama   $8,000,000  
Shakedown Action   $10,068,039  
 
May 13 Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Horror $2,800,000 $19,170,001  
 
May 20 Willow Adventure   $57,269,863  
 
May 25 Crocodile Dundee 2 Adventure   $109,306,210  
Rambo III Action $58,000,000 $53,715,611  
 
May 31 My Best Friend Is a Vampire Comedy   $174,380  

June, 1988

June 3 Big Comedy $18,000,000 $114,968,774  
Funny Farm Comedy   $25,537,221  
 
June 10 Big Business Comedy   $40,150,487  
Poltergeist III Horror $9,500,000 $14,114,000  
The Presidio Thriller/Suspense   $20,036,000  
Stars and Bars Comedy   $111,987  
 
June 15 Bull Durham Drama   $50,888,729  
 
June 17 The Great Outdoors Comedy   $41,455,230  
Red Heat Action   $34,994,648  
Waxwork   $808,114  
 
June 22 Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Comedy $70,000,000 $154,112,492  
 
June 29 Coming to America Comedy   $128,152,301  

July, 1988

July 1 A Handful of Dust   $1,560,700  
 
July 6 License to Drive Comedy   $22,434,275  
Short Circuit 2 Comedy   $20,882,000  
 
July 8 Arthur 2: On the Rocks Comedy   $14,681,192  
Phantasm II Horror $3,000,000 $7,000,000  
 
July 13 The Dead Pool Action   $37,903,000  
It Takes Two   $344,375  
 
July 15 Die Hard Action $28,000,000 $81,350,242  
A Fish Called Wanda Comedy   $63,493,000  
 
July 20 Midnight Run Action $30,000,000 $38,413,606  
 
July 22 Big Top Pee-Wee Adventure   $15,122,324  
Caddyshack II Comedy   $11,798,302  
 
July 29 Cocktail Drama   $78,222,753  

August, 1988

August 5 The Blob Horror   $8,247,943  
The Rescue Action   $5,855,392  
Vibes Comedy   $1,883,811  
 
August 10 Clean and Sober Drama   $8,674,093  
 
August 12 The Last Temptation of Christ Drama $7,000,000 $8,373,585  
Mac and Me Adventure   $6,000,000  
Tucker: The Man and His Dream Drama   $19,652,638  
Young Guns Western $13,000,000 $44,726,644  
 
August 19 Married to the Mob Comedy   $21,486,757  
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Horror $13,000,000 $49,369,899  
 
August 22 Le grand bleu Drama   $3,000,000  
 
August 24 Crossing Delancey Romantic Comedy   $16,262,000  
 
August 26 Betrayed Thriller/Suspense   $25,816,139  
Hot to Trot Comedy   $6,000,000  
Stealing Home Drama   $7,467,504  

September, 1988

September 1 Eight Men Out Drama   $5,680,515  
Miles from Home   $188,964  
 
September 2 Rocket Gibraltar   $187,349  
 
September 9 Moon Over Parador Comedy   $11,444,204  
Some Girls   $401,421  
 
September 16 Seven Hours to Judgment Action   $177,820  
 
September 23 Dead Ringers Thriller/Suspense   $9,134,733  
Gorillas in the Mist Drama   $24,720,479  
Kansas Thriller/Suspense   $2,000,000  
Sweet Hearts Dance Drama   $3,790,493  
 
September 28 Memories of Me Comedy   $3,965,000  
 
September 30 Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Comedy   $5,000,000  
Heartbreak Hotel Comedy   $5,509,417  
Punchline Comedy   $21,032,000  

October, 1988

October 1 Bird Drama   $2,181,286  
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Horror $5,000,000 $17,768,757  
Tapeheads   $343,786  
Things Change   $3,527,886  
 
October 7 Alien Nation Drama   $25,216,243  
Imagine: John Lennon Documentary   $3,753,977  
 
October 14 The Accused Drama   $32,078,318  
Another Woman Drama   $1,562,749  
The Kiss   $0  
Pumpkinhead Horror   $4,385,516  
 
October 21 Bat*21 Drama   $3,966,256  
The Lair of the White Worm   $1,189,315  
Little Dorrit   $1,025,000  
Mystic Pizza Comedy $6,000,000 $12,793,213  
Without a Clue Comedy   $8,000,000  
 
October 28 Feds Comedy   $3,000,000  
 
October 31 Platoon Leader Drama   $1,348,771  

November, 1988

November 4 Everybody's All American Drama   $12,638,294  
The Good Mother Drama   $4,764,606  
They Live Thriller/Suspense $4,000,000 $13,000,000  
U2: Rattle and Hum Concert/Performance   $8,600,823  
 
November 9 Child's Play Horror $9,000,000 $33,244,684  
 
November 11 A Cry in the Dark Drama   $6,908,797  
Ernest Saves Christmas Comedy   $28,202,109  
Iron Eagle II Action   $10,000,000  
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios Comedy   $7,179,000  
 
November 18 1969 Drama   $5,979,011  
The Chocolate War Drama   $303,624  
Fresh Horses Drama   $6,640,346  
High Spirits Comedy   $8,578,231  
The Land Before Time Adventure $12,300,000 $48,092,846  
Last Rites Thriller/Suspense   $426,965  
Oliver & Company Adventure   $49,576,671  
 
November 23 Cocoon: The Return Comedy   $18,924,919  
Hanna's War Drama   $139,796  
Scrooged Comedy $32,000,000 $60,328,558  

December, 1988

December 1 Talk Radio Drama $4,000,000 $3,468,572  
 
December 2 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Comedy   $78,041,829  
Tequila Sunrise Thriller/Suspense   $39,703,427  
 
December 9 Mississippi Burning Drama   $34,603,000  
My Stepmother Is an Alien Comedy $16,000,000 $13,854,000  
Twins Comedy $15,000,000 $111,936,388  
 
December 14 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Comedy   $42,039,000  
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Comedy   $13,030,057  
Torch Song Trilogy Comedy   $4,865,997  
 
December 16 Rain Man Comedy $25,000,000 $172,825,435  
 
December 20 Working Girl Comedy   $63,800,000  
 
December 21 Beaches Drama   $57,041,866  
Dangerous Liaisons Drama $14,000,000 $34,700,000  
Pelle erobreren Drama   $2,053,931  
 
December 23 The Accidental Tourist Drama   $32,632,000  
Hellraiser II: Hellbound Horror   $11,611,883  
 
December 31 Baja Oklahoma Drama   $0  
The Chronicles of Narnia Drama   $0  
The Dark Side of the Sun Drama   $0  
The Girl in a Swing Drama   $747,013  
Watchers Action   $940,173