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Memorial Day weekend is supposed to be synonymous with quality. It developed that reputation in the 80s by nabbing films such as Star Wars, Return of the Jedi, Rocky III, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, but overall it’s actually a pretty awful weekend when it comes to quality films. For every Themla and Louise there’s a Hudson Hawk, Crocodile Dundee II, and Super Mario Bros. Nevertheless, studios bank on the long weekend to boost box office on blockbusters, and it’s been that way for decades. With that in mind, I’ve gone over the last 10 years and ranked the weekend’s highest grossing movie from worst to best. I’d say to prepare for some painful memories if most of these flicks weren’t so forgettable. [All box office data via Box Office Mojo]
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Our look at underappreciated films of the 80s continues, as we head back to 1988...
Either in terms of ticket sales or critical acclaim, 1988 was dominated by the likes of Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Coming To America. It was the year Bruce Willis made the jump from TV to action star with Die Hard, and became a star in the process.
It was the year Leslie Nielsen made his own jump from the small to silver screen with Police Squad spin-off The Naked Gun, which sparked a hugely popular franchise of its own. Elsewhere, the eccentric Tim Burton scored one of the biggest hits of the year with Beetlejuice, the success of which would result in the birth of Batman a year later. And then there was Tom Cruise, who managed to make a drama about a student-turned-barman into a $170m hit, back when $170m was still an »
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