List of 1988 box office number-one films in the United States

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This is a list of films which have placed number one at the weekend box office in the United States during 1988.

# Weekend end date Film Box office Notes
1 January 3, 1988 Three Men and a Baby $13,123,622
2 January 10, 1988 Three Men and a Baby $8,103,282
3 January 17, 1988 Good Morning, Vietnam $11,752,913 Good Morning, Vietnam reached #1 in its fourth weekend of limited release.
4 January 24, 1988 Good Morning, Vietnam $10,806,276
5 January 31, 1988 Good Morning, Vietnam $8,260,432
6 February 7, 1988 Good Morning, Vietnam $8,564,496
7 February 15, 19884-day weekend Good Morning, Vietnam $9,011,354
8 February 21, 1988 Good Morning, Vietnam $6,883,781
9 February 28, 1988 Good Morning, Vietnam $5,232,945
10 March 6, 1988 Good Morning, Vietnam $5,141,491
11 March 13, 1988 Good Morning, Vietnam $4,369,592
12 March 20, 1988 Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach $6,106,661
13 March 27, 1988 Biloxi Blues $7,093,325
14 April 3, 1988 Beetlejuice $8,030,897
15 April 10, 1988 Beetlejuice $8,667,702
16 April 17, 1988 Beetlejuice $7,145,123
17 April 24, 1988 Beetlejuice $6,201,234
18 May 1, 1988 Colors $6,524,536 Colors reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
19 May 8, 1988 Colors $4,007,400
20 May 15, 1988 Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood $8,245,038
21 May 22, 1988 Willow $8,300,169
22 May 30, 19884-day weekend Crocodile Dundee II $24,462,976 Crocodile Dundee II had the highest weekend debut of 1988.
23 June 5, 1988 Crocodile Dundee II $12,717,140
24 June 12, 1988 Crocodile Dundee II $8,519,246
25 June 19, 1988 Red Heat $8,133,822
26 June 26, 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit $11,226,239
27 July 3, 1988 Coming to America $21,404,420
28 July 10, 1988 Coming to America $13,342,707
29 July 17, 1988 Coming to America $10,417,790
30 July 24, 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit $8,919,732 Who Framed Roger Rabbit reclaimed #1 in fourth weekend of release.
31 July 31, 1988 Cocktail $11,789,466
32 August 7, 1988 Cocktail $8,204,479
33 August 14, 1988 Young Guns $7,011,393
34 August 21, 1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master $12,833,403 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master broke Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter '​s record ($11.1 million) for highest weekend debut for a slasher film
35 August 28, 1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master $6,989,358
36 September 5, 19884-day weekend A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master $6,435,710
37 September 11, 1988 Moon over Parador $3,268,975
38 September 18, 1988 A Fish Called Wanda $2,555,291 A Fish Called Wanda reached #1 in its tenth weekend of release.
39 September 25, 1988 Dead Ringers $3,012,180
40 October 2, 1988 Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey $3,451,230 Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey reached #1 in its second week of release.
41 October 9, 1988 Alien Nation $8,421,429
42 October 16, 1988 The Accused $4,316,369
43 October 23, 1988 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers $6,831,250
44 October 30, 1988 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers $4,510,500
45 November 6, 1988 They Live $4,827,903
46 November 13, 1988 Child's Play $6,583,963
47 November 20, 1988 The Land Before Time $7,526,025
48 November 27, 1988 Scrooged $13,027,842
49 December 4, 1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! $9,331,746
50 December 11, 1988 Twins $11,174,980
51 December 18, 1988 Twins $7,781,130
52 December 26, 1988 Twins $8,958,675

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