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Top 1988 Movies at the Domestic Box Office


See also: Top 1988 International - Top 1988 Worldwide

Other Domestic Cumulative records: All Time Domestic - All Time Domestic (Inf. Adj.) - Top 2016 Domestic - Top 2017 Domestic

This chart contains the total domestic box office for the top 100 movies released in 1988.

See Top Grossing Movies of 1988 for a list of movies that earned most at the domestic box office during 1988, including films released in 1987.

Top 1987 Domestic Top 1989 Domestic
Rank Movie Domestic
Box
Office
Opening
Theater
Count
Opening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
1 Rain Man $172,825,435 1,248 $7,005,719 1,590
2 Who Framed Roger Rabbit? $154,112,492 1,045 $11,226,239 1,598
3 Coming to America $128,152,301 2,064 $21,404,420 2,064
4 Big $114,968,774 1,132 $8,216,190 1,419
5 Twins $111,936,388 1,396 $11,174,980 1,659
6 Crocodile Dundee 2 $109,306,210 2,837 $24,462,976 2,837
7 Die Hard $81,350,242 0 $0 1,713
8 Cocktail $78,222,753 1,404 $11,789,466 1,462
9 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! $78,041,829 1,576 $9,331,746 1,969
10 Beetlejuice $73,326,666 1,000 $8,030,897 1,582
11 Working Girl $63,800,000 1,046 $4,718,485 1,149
12 A Fish Called Wanda $63,493,000 0 $0 1,223
13 Scrooged $59,450,353 1,262 $13,027,842 1,897
14 Willow $57,269,863 1,024 $8,300,169 1,209
15 Beaches $57,041,866 0 $0 1,122
16 Rambo III $53,715,611 2,562 $16,745,418 2,562
17 Bull Durham $50,888,729 1,238 $5,009,307 1,297
18 Oliver & Company $49,576,671 952 $4,022,752 2,189
19 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master $49,369,899 1,765 $12,833,403 1,767
20 The Land Before Time $48,092,846 1,395 $7,526,025 1,414
21 Colors $46,616,067 422 $4,747,118 1,388
22 Young Guns $44,726,644 1,387 $7,011,393 1,416
23 Biloxi Blues $43,184,798 1,239 $7,093,325 1,330
24 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels $42,039,000 1,466 $3,840,498 1,515
25 The Great Outdoors $41,455,230 1,223 $6,121,115 1,430
26 Big Business $40,150,487 1,167 $6,112,577 1,232
27 Tequila Sunrise $39,703,427 1,115 $6,350,974 1,411
28 Midnight Run $38,413,606 1,158 $5,506,290 1,161
29 The Dead Pool $37,903,000 1,831 $9,071,330 1,831
30 Red Heat $34,994,648 1,885 $8,133,822 1,892
31 Dangerous Liaisons $34,700,000 0 $0 762
32 Mississippi Burning $34,603,000 0 $0 1,074
33 Child's Play $33,244,684 1,377 $6,583,963 1,490
34 The Accidental Tourist $32,632,000 0 $0 954
35 The Accused $32,078,318 796 $4,316,369 930
36 Shoot to Kill $29,300,000 1,503 $5,781,628 1,519
37 Ernest Saves Christmas $28,202,109 1,634 $5,710,734 1,640
38 Betrayed $25,816,139 1,036 $5,534,787 1,101
39 Funny Farm $25,537,221 1,557 $5,655,439 1,557
40 Alien Nation $25,216,243 1,430 $8,421,429 1,436
41 Gorillas in the Mist $24,720,479 15 $366,925 1,085
42 License to Drive $22,434,275 1,223 $3,850,934 1,225
43 Married to the Mob $21,486,757 824 $3,231,056 828
44 Punchline $21,032,000 0 $0 917
45 Short Circuit 2 $20,882,000 1,346 $3,843,067 1,348
46 Action Jackson $20,257,000 1,249 $5,424,783 1,636
47 The Presidio $20,036,000 1,152 $5,119,031 1,168
48 Tucker: The Man and His Dream $19,652,638 720 $3,709,562 720
49 The Serpent and the Rainbow $19,595,000 1,430 $5,848,700 1,431
50 Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach $19,510,000 1,700 $6,106,661 1,700
51 Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood $19,170,001 1,796 $8,245,038 1,796
52 Cocoon: The Return $18,924,919 986 $5,568,143 986
53 The Seventh Sign $18,875,011 1,256 $3,768,707 1,258
54 Above the Law $18,869,631 350 $2,037,938 868
55 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers $17,768,757 0 $0 1,692
56 Frantic $17,637,000 1,101 $4,359,424 1,101
57 Johnny Be Good $17,500,399 1,168 $5,249,388 1,194
58 For Keeps? $17,000,000 922 $4,839,790 959
59 Crossing Delancey $16,262,000 0 $0 303
60 Bright Lights, Big City $16,118,077 1,196 $5,126,791 1,199
61 She's Having a Baby $16,031,707 925 $3,827,520 1,133
62 Masquerade $15,855,828 1,030 $3,500,259 1,031
63 Big Top Pee-Wee $15,122,324 1,256 $4,625,004 1,256
64 Arthur 2: On the Rocks $14,681,192 1,426 $5,150,962 1,426
65 School Daze $14,545,844 220 $1,802,656 220
66 Poltergeist III $14,114,000 1,471 $4,344,308 1,471
67 Stand and Deliver $13,994,920 0 $0 0
68 My Stepmother Is an Alien $13,854,000 1,106 $2,066,980 1,110
69 The Milagro Beanfield War $13,825,794 0 $0 0
70 Return to Snowy River $13,687,027 1,121 $3,023,248 1,121
71 Vice Versa $13,664,060 1,225 $4,050,779 1,225
72 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka $13,030,057 0 $0 243
73 They Live $13,000,000 1,463 $4,827,903 1,463
74 Mystic Pizza $12,793,213 401 $1,163,939 440
75 D.O.A. $12,706,478 875 $3,751,432 908
76 Everybody’s All-American $12,638,294 1,122 $3,425,796 1,123
77 Casual Sex? $12,277,096 1,264 $3,840,032 1,265
78 Bloodsport $11,806,119 0 $0 784
79 Caddyshack II $11,798,302 1,556 $4,436,330 1,556
80 Hellraiser II: Hellbound $11,611,883 1,180 $3,185,511 1,187
81 Moon Over Parador $11,444,204 1,145 $3,268,975 1,145
82 The Couch Trip $11,005,304 1,332 $3,351,891 1,332
83 Moving $10,815,378 1,404 $4,022,782 1,404
84 Shakedown $10,068,039 1,580 $3,017,800 1,580
85 The Unbearable Lightness of Being $10,006,000 0 $0 0

The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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