Top-US-Grossing Titles Released 1987-01-01 to 1987-12-31
3. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.
Votes: 90,408 | Gross: $153.67M
4. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.
Votes: 106,143 | Gross: $123.92M
5. Moonstruck (1987)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.
Votes: 38,242 | Gross: $80.64M
6. The Untouchables (1987)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.
Votes: 232,553 | Gross: $76.27M
7. The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance
A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life.
Votes: 24,513 | Gross: $67.00M
9. Lethal Weapon (1987)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Votes: 203,103 | Gross: $65.21M
10. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 154,547 | Gross: $63.89M
11. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Votes: 51,210 | Gross: $63.77M
12. Predator (1987)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.
Votes: 310,929 | Gross: $59.74M
13. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off?
Votes: 28,399 | Gross: $57.92M
14. Dragnet (1987)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.
Votes: 27,205 | Gross: $57.39M
15. La Bamba (1987)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
Votes: 22,657 | Gross: $54.22M
16. RoboCop (1987)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
Votes: 194,697 | Gross: $53.42M
17. Outrageous Fortune (1987)
R | 99 min | Comedy
Lauren and Sandy are total opposites who end up in the same acting class and who don't know they are sharing a lover. When he disappears under mysterious circumstances they refuse to ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,070 | Gross: $52.86M
18. Broadcast News (1987)
R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.
Votes: 22,612 | Gross: $51.25M
19. The Living Daylights (1987)
PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.
Votes: 73,703 | Gross: $51.19M
20. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy
Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.
Votes: 15,892 | Gross: $50.50M
21. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Votes: 98,157 | Gross: $49.23M
22. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Votes: 532,467 | Gross: $46.36M
23. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.
Votes: 54,551 | Gross: $44.79M
25. Wall Street (1987)
R | 126 min | Crime, Drama
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
Votes: 125,438 | Gross: $43.85M
26. Mannequin (1987)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.
Votes: 24,511 | Gross: $42.72M
28. Blind Date (1987)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
Walter Davis is a workaholic. His attention is all to his work and very little to his personal life or appearance. Now he needs a date to take to his company's business dinner with a new ... See full summary »
Votes: 17,774 | Gross: $39.32M
29. The Running Man (1987)
R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
Votes: 119,580 | Gross: $38.12M
30. Spaceballs (1987)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
Votes: 145,802 | Gross: $38.12M
31. Summer School (1987)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,914 | Gross: $35.66M
34. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.
Votes: 30,613 | Gross: $34.37M
35. *batteries not included (1987)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.
Votes: 25,140 | Gross: $32.95M
39. Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy
The rising college nerds set out to a convention in Florida, but are not welcomed by the Alpha Beta representatives.
Votes: 11,363 | Gross: $30.06M
40. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.
Votes: 25,961 | Gross: $29.76M
41. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime
The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.
Votes: 33,698 | Gross: $28.06M
42. Overboard (1987)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
A cruel and beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia, he decides to introduce her to working-class life by convincing her they're husband and wife.
Votes: 40,063 | Gross: $26.71M
44. Innerspace (1987)
PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.
Votes: 44,741 | Gross: $25.89M
46. Black Widow (1987)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A federal investigator tracks down a gold digging woman who moves from husband to husband, kills them and collects the inheritance.
Votes: 7,074 | Gross: $25.21M
47. Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family
Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents as well as stop a shady strip mining company from closing the camp.
Votes: 9,493 | Gross: $23.51M
48. Raising Arizona (1987)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.
Votes: 107,001 | Gross: $22.85M