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Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 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 1989 based on the domestic box office of the movies they had a leading role in in 1989 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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  1
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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Big ($114,968,774 in 1988), Turner & Hooch ($71,079,915 in 1989), Dragnet ($57,387,000 in 1987), The `Burbs ($35,382,246 in 1989)

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Eddie Murphy
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 37 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Beverly Hills Cop II ($153,665,036 in 1987), Coming to America ($128,152,301 in 1988), Harlem Nights ($60,857,262 in 1989), Eddie Murphy Raw ($50,504,655 in 1987)

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Michelle Pfeiffer
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 27 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Witches of Eastwick ($63,749,955 in 1987), Tequila Sunrise ($39,703,427 in 1988), Dangerous Liaisons ($34,700,000 in 1988), Married to the Mob ($21,486,757 in 1988)

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Complete List

Rank Name Star
Score
Movies Average
Billing
1 Tom Hanks 393 5 1.4
2 Eddie Murphy 357 4 3.5
3 Michelle Pfeiffer 335 5 5.6
4 Michael Douglas 334 4 5.5
5 Kevin Costner 331 4 7.8
6 Arnold Schwarzenegger 329 4 8.0
7 Steve Martin 322 4 3.3
8 Michael J. Fox 293 5 7.0
9 Tom Cruise 277 3 1.3
10 Mel Gibson 264 3 4.0
11 John Candy 259 4 8.0
12 Sylvester Stallone 256 4 10.0
13 Bette Midler 245 3 1.0
14 Harrison Ford 234 3 4.0
15 Chevy Chase 234 4 7.8
16 Steve Guttenberg 233 4 8.0
17 Cher 232 3 7.3
18 Charlie Sheen 229 3 8.0
19 Kurt Russell 213 3 10.0
20 Patrick Swayze 191 3 10.0
21 Danny Glover 190 2 2.0
22 Rick Moranis 187 2 2.0
23 Robin Williams 187 2 5.5
24 Bill Murray 182 2 3.0
25 Susan Sarandon 174 2 6.5
26 Emilio Estevez 172 2 5.5
27 Bruce Willis 169 2 5.5
28 Dennis Quaid 169 5 10.0
29 Keanu Reeves 160 2 3.0
30 Jessica Tandy 157 2 2.0
31 Andrew McCarthy 157 3 7.0
32 Sigourney Weaver 154 2 7.5
33 Kathleen Turner 154 2 10.0
34 Dustin Hoffman 153 3 7.0
35 Ted Danson 150 2 2.5
36 William Hurt 150 2 10.0
37 Nicolas Cage 149 2 10.0
38 Timothy Dalton 147 2 2.5
39 Shelley Long 134 2 1.5
40 Robert Downey, Jr. 131 4 2.3
41 Robert De Niro 129 3 0.3
42 Meg Ryan 115 2 10.0
43 Tom Selleck 100 1 1.0
44 Clint Eastwood 100 2 5.0
45 Bob Hoskins 99 1 1.0
46 Glenn Close 99 1 2.0
47 Denholm Elliott 99 1 2.0
48 Alison Doody 99 1 3.0
49 John Rhys-Davies 99 1 4.0
50 Sean Connery 99 1 6.0
51 Michael Byrne 99 1 8.0
52 John Travolta 97 1 1.0
53 Kirstie Alley 97 1 2.0
54 Thomas Brown 96 1 5.0
55 Jared Rushton 96 1 6.0
56 Amy O'Neill 96 1 7.0
57 Robert Oliveri 96 1 8.0
58 Christopher Lloyd 95 1 2.0
59 Linda Kozlowski 95 1 10.0
60 Paul Hogan 95 1 10.0
61 Morgan Freeman 92 1 1.0
62 Spike Lee 92 2 5.5
63 Alec Baldwin 91 1 1.0
64 Geena Davis 91 1 2.0
65 Tom Hulce 91 1 2.0
66 Martha Plimpton 91 1 4.0
67 Jason Robards, Jr. 91 1 6.0
68 Michael Keaton 91 1 6.0
69 Mary Steenburgen 91 1 7.0
70 Dianne Wiest 91 1 8.0
71 Zachary Lavoy 91 1 19.0
72 Erika Rafuls 91 1 27.0
73 Jack Nicholson 90 1 1.0
74 Melanie Griffith 90 1 2.0
75 Dan Aykroyd 88 1 1.0
76 Val Kilmer 87 1 1.0
77 Joanne Whalley 87 1 2.0
78 Warwick Davis 87 1 3.0
79 Barbara Hershey 86 1 2.0
80 Al Pacino 79 1 1.0
81 Kiefer Sutherland 79 1 2.0
82 Lou Diamond Phillips 79 1 3.0
83 Dermot Mulroney 79 1 5.0
84 Casey Siemaszko 79 1 6.0
85 Michael Caine 77 1 2.0
86 Lily Tomlin 75 1 2.0
87 William Shatner 75 1 10.0
88 Charles Grodin 73 1 5.0
89 Jean-Claude Van Damme 72 3 0.7
90 Richard Dreyfuss 71 1 1.0
91 Holly Hunter 71 1 2.0
92 John Goodman 71 1 3.0
93 Molly Ringwald 70 2 5.5
94 Alex Winter 69 1 3.0
95 Willem Dafoe 69 1 10.0
96 Gene Hackman 69 1 10.0
97 Ralph Macchio 67 1 10.0
98 Elisabeth Shue 66 1 10.0
99 Keith Coogan 66 1 10.0
100 Jodie Foster 66 1 10.0

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 Hanks: By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Eddie Murphy: By David Shankbone (flickr) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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