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Weekly Box Office

Weekly Box Office

September 30-October 6, 1988

Note: Weekly box office charts 7-day results (Friday through Thursday). To access the Weekend chart (Friday through Sunday), click here.


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TWLWTitle (Click to view)StudioWeekly Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1 20 Gorillas in the Mist Uni. $4,614,662 +757.6% 558 +543 $8,270 $5,152,743 - 2
2 2 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $2,679,110 -9.1% 1,122 -42 $2,388 $51,681,196 - 12
3 N Heartbreak Hotel BV $2,590,822 - 1,338 - $1,936 $2,590,822 - 1
4 3 Die Hard Fox $2,520,487 -4.9% 1,213 -69 $2,078 $71,256,864 $28 12
5 15 Crossing Delancey WB $2,392,853 +85.6% 285 +190 $8,396 $5,688,639 - 6
6 1 Dead Ringers Fox $2,311,871 -33.0% 1,048 +6 $2,206 $5,763,431 - 2
7 N Elvira, Mistress of the Dark NW $2,067,758 - 627 - $3,298 $2,067,758 - 1
8 4 Cocktail BV $2,033,729 -5.6% 1,187 -89 $1,713 $67,939,069 - 10
9 5 Who Framed Roger Rabbit BV $1,966,377 -6.5% 1,264 -57 $1,556 $140,574,803 $70 15
10 7 Young Guns Fox $1,722,140 -14.5% 1,225 -38 $1,406 $39,124,370 - 8
11 6 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master NL $1,588,251 -22.1% 990 -217 $1,604 $45,561,724 - 7
12 9 Betrayed UA $1,438,937 -22.7% 944 -122 $1,524 $23,592,297 - 6
13 12 Big Fox $1,438,149 +1.0% 885 -46 $1,625 $104,507,249 - 18
14 10 Kansas TWE $707,077 -59.0% 762 -85 $928 $2,432,536 - 2
15 21 Running on Empty WB $580,609 +106.1% 128 +83 $4,536 $1,454,552 - 4
16 19 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $529,740 -15.5% 123 +3 $4,307 $6,791,637 - 8
17 N Punchline Col. $239,715 - 4 - $59,929 $239,715 - 1
18 N Bird WB $42,800 - 1 - $42,800 $42,800 - 1
TOTAL (18 MOVIES):$31,465,087-5.7%13,704-1,865$2,296 
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* Production Budget in millions. Studios get on average 55 percent of the final gross.


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