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Box Office Champs, Chumps : The hero of the bottom line was the 46-year-old 'Bambi'

January 08, 1989|LEONARD KLADY

Box Title Office* Budget Ratio 1. "Bambi" (Disney) $38.1* -- N/A 2. "3 Men and a Baby" (Disney) $167.8 $15 11.2 3. "Good Morning, Vietnam" (Disney) $123.9 $13.5 9.2 4. "Fish Called Wanda" (MGM) $60.0 $7 8.6 5. "Nightmare IV" (New Line) $49.3 $6 8.2 6. "Moonstruck" (MGM) $80 $11 7.3 7. "Crocodile Dundee II" (Paramount) $109.2 $16 6.8 8. "Raw" (Paramount) $50.4 $8 6.3 9. "Big" (20th Cent. Fox) $111.7 $18 6.2 10. "Bull Durham" (Orion) $50.8 $8.5 6 11. "Ernest Saves Christmas" (Disney) $26.5 $4.5 5.9 12. "Beetlejuice" (Warners) $73.3 $13.5 5.4 13. "Coming to America" (Paramount) $128.1 $25 5.1 14. "Throw Momma From Train" (Orion) $57.1 $12 4.7 15. "Colors" (Orion) $46.1 $10 4.6 16. "Young Guns" (20th-Fox) $43.4 $10.3 4.2 17. "Friday the 13th, Part 7" (Para) $18.6 $4.5 4.1 18. "Cocktail" (Disney) $76.5 $20 3.8 19. "Roger Rabbit" (Disney) $149.2 $48 3.1 20. "Land Before Time" (Universal) $31.3 $10 3.1

WORST BOX OFFICE IN 1988

Box Title Office* Budget Ratio 1. "Distant Thunder" (Paramount) $.15 $8 .018 2. "House on Carroll Street" (Orion) $.5 $14 .035 3. "The Deceivers" (Cinecom) $.35 $6.5 .053 4. "Vibes" (Columbia) $1.7 $18 .094 5. "Little Nikita" (Columbia) $1.6 $15 .106 6. "A Time of Destiny" (Columbia) $1.1 $8.5 .129 7. "Appointment With Death" (Cannon) $.9 $6 .150 8. "And God Created Woman" (Vestron) $.7 $4.5 .155 9. "Sunset" (Tri-Star) $3.4 $20 .170 10. "Midnight Crossing" (Vestron) $1.3 $5 .260 11. "Memories of Me" (MGM) $3.6 $12 .300 12. "The Good Mother" (Disney) $4.6 $14 .328 13. "Heartbreak Hotel" (Disney) $5.3 $13 .407 14. "Sweet Hearts Dance" (Tri-Star) $3.7 $9 .411 15. "Caddyshack II" (Warners) $8.9 $20 .445 16. "Off Limits" (20th-Fox) $5.4 $12 .450 17. "Fresh Horses" (Weintraub) $6.3 $14 .450 18. "The Blob" (Tri-Star) $9 $18 .500 19. "Switching Channels" (Tri-Star) $9.1 $16 .568 20. "Milagro Beanfield War" (Univ) $12.7 $22 .577

BEST SPECIALIZED BOX OFFICE IN 1988

Box Title Office* Budget Ratio 1. "Babette's Feast" (Orion Class) $4.2 $.25 17 2. "Wings of Desire" (Orion Class) $2.7 $.25 10.8 3. "Manon of Springs" (Orion Class) $3.9 $.3 10.3 4. "Au Revoir, les Enfants" (Orion Class) $4.5 .5 9 5. "Stand and Deliver" (Warners) $11.9 $1.6 7.4 6. "Bloodsport" (Cannon) $11.7 $2.3 5.1 7. "Bagdad Cafe" (Island) $3.3 $.75 4.4 8. "Crossing Delancey" (Warners) $15.1 $4.0 3.8 9. "School Daze" (Columbia) $13.9 $4.5 3.1 10. "Hairspray" (New Line) $6.7 $2.5 2.7

*In millions of dollars

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