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Box Office Star Records > Domestic > Per Year Acting > Top Domestic 1988 Stars

Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office


See also: Top Domestic 2013 Stars - Top Domestic 2014 Stars - Top Domestic 2015 Stars - Top Domestic 2016 Stars - Top Domestic 2017 Stars - Top Domestic 2018 Stars

This list shows the highest grossing stars of 1988 based on the domestic box office of the movies they had a leading role in in 1988 and the two preceeding years (voice-only roles excluded).

The Star Score in this list represent points assigned to each of the leading stars of top 100 (based on domestic box office) movies in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on. This rewards actors for appearing in a number of hit films over the course of three years more than starring in just one monster hit over the same time period.

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Tom Cruise
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Top Gun ($179,800,601 in 1986), Rain Man ($172,825,435 in 1988), Cocktail ($78,222,753 in 1988), The Color of Money ($52,293,000 in 1986)

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Bette Midler
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Ruthless People ($71,624,879 in 1986), Down and Out in Beverly Hills ($62,134,225 in 1986), Beaches ($57,041,866 in 1988), Outrageous Fortune ($52,864,741 in 1987), Big Business ($40,150,487 in 1988)

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Steve Guttenberg
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films.
Top films contributed to this record: 3 Men and a Baby ($167,780,960 in 1987), Police Academy 3: Back in Training ($43,579,163 in 1986), Short Circuit ($40,697,761 in 1986), Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol ($28,061,343 in 1987)

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Complete List

Rank Name Star
Score
Movies Average
Billing
1 Tom Cruise 429 5 1.4
2 Bette Midler 427 5 1.8
3 Steve Guttenberg 397 6 8.7
4 Tom Hanks 384 5 1.4
5 Steve Martin 384 5 6.4
6 Arnold Schwarzenegger 378 5 8.4
7 Eddie Murphy 370 4 5.8
8 Michelle Pfeiffer 292 4 6.3
9 Charlie Sheen 253 3 5.7
10 Kevin Costner 249 3 10.0
11 Cher 232 3 7.3
12 Nicolas Cage 231 3 10.0
13 William Hurt 219 3 10.0
14 Sylvester Stallone 208 3 7.0
15 Shelley Long 206 3 1.7
16 John Candy 204 3 7.3
17 Paul Hogan 194 2 5.5
18 Harrison Ford 179 3 7.0
19 Michael Douglas 175 2 5.5
20 Susan Sarandon 174 2 6.5
21 Andrew McCarthy 173 3 7.0
22 Emilio Estevez 172 2 5.5
23 Bruce Willis 169 2 5.5
24 Willem Dafoe 167 2 6.0
25 Mel Gibson 166 2 5.5
26 Kurt Russell 165 3 7.0
27 Demi Moore 165 3 10.0
28 Robert De Niro 164 3 0.5
29 Chevy Chase 161 3 7.0
30 Rob Lowe 160 3 10.0
31 Clint Eastwood 155 2 5.0
32 Jack Nicholson 154 2 5.5
33 Sigourney Weaver 154 2 10.0
34 Michael J. Fox 153 3 8.0
35 Molly Ringwald 149 3 7.0
36 Kathleen Turner 149 2 10.0
37 Dennis Quaid 139 4 10.0
38 Mia Sara 138 2 2.5
39 Patrick Swayze 137 2 10.0
40 Dustin Hoffman 132 2 5.5
41 Whoopi Goldberg 124 3 9.3
42 Goldie Hawn 124 2 10.0
43 Judge Reinhold 122 2 6.0
44 Diane Keaton 117 2 10.0
45 Tom Berenger 115 2 1.0
46 Tom Selleck 100 1 1.0
47 Kelly McGillis 100 1 2.0
48 Ted Danson 100 1 3.0
49 Bob Hoskins 99 1 1.0
50 Glenn Close 99 1 2.0
51 Ralph Macchio 97 1 10.0
52 Robin Williams 97 1 10.0
53 William Shatner 96 1 10.0
54 Rodney Dangerfield 95 1 1.0
55 Linda Kozlowski 95 1 10.0
56 Robert Downey, Jr. 94 3 2.3
57 Danny De Vito 92 1 1.0
58 Danny Glover 92 1 2.0
59 Helen Slater 92 1 3.0
60 Matthew Broderick 91 1 1.0
61 Alec Baldwin 91 1 1.0
62 Geena Davis 91 1 2.0
63 Alan Ruck 91 1 2.0
64 Michael Keaton 91 1 6.0
65 Nick Nolte 90 1 1.0
66 Melanie Griffith 90 1 2.0
67 Richard Dreyfuss 90 1 3.0
68 Paul Newman 89 1 1.0
69 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio 89 1 3.0
70 Dan Aykroyd 88 1 1.0
71 Bill Murray 88 1 2.0
72 Val Kilmer 87 1 1.0
73 Joanne Whalley 87 1 2.0
74 Warwick Davis 87 1 3.0
75 Robert Redford 87 1 10.0
76 Barbara Hershey 86 1 2.0
77 Chuck Norris 85 2 10.0
78 Timothy Dalton 82 1 1.0
79 Ally Sheedy 80 1 10.0
80 Kiefer Sutherland 79 1 2.0
81 Lou Diamond Phillips 79 1 3.0
82 Dermot Mulroney 79 1 5.0
83 Casey Siemaszko 79 1 6.0
84 Michael Caine 77 1 2.0
85 Lily Tomlin 75 1 2.0
86 Meg Ryan 74 2 10.0
87 Charles Grodin 73 1 5.0
88 Jackie Gleason 70 1 2.0
89 Gene Hackman 69 1 10.0
90 C. Thomas Howell 67 1 10.0
91 Elisabeth Shue 66 1 10.0
92 Keith Coogan 66 1 10.0
93 Jodie Foster 66 1 10.0
94 Hume Cronyn 65 1 1.0
95 Jessica Tandy 65 1 2.0
96 Meryl Streep 64 1 10.0
97 Jane Fonda 63 1 1.0
98 Patrick Dempsey 63 1 1.0
99 Jeff Bridges 63 1 2.0
100 Raul Julia 63 1 3.0

The Average Billing column contains the average billing position of this cast/crew member for the selected films.

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.

Image attributions

Tom Cruise: Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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