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RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening*% of TotalTheatersAvg.Est. Tickets^Date**
1 872 Star Wars Fox 3,052,400 2.1% 757 4,032 142,734,000 7/15/1977
2 255 Titanic Par. 6,239,200 4.9% 2,674 2,333 128,345,900 12/19/1997
3 893 Jaws Uni. 3,000,000 2.3% 675 4,444 128,078,800 7/25/1975
4 546 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. 4,025,600 3.2% 1,103 3,650 124,338,800 6/11/1982
5 89 Avatar Fox 10,121,600 10.6% 3,452 2,932 95,904,100 12/18/2009
6 52 Jurassic Park Uni. 11,359,100 13.2% 2,404 4,725 86,205,800 6/11/1993
7 37 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox 12,760,000 15.0% 2,970 4,296 84,825,800 5/19/1999
8 191 Return of the Jedi Fox 7,307,800 9.0% 1,002 7,293 80,983,400 5/25/1983
9 542 The Empire Strikes Back Fox 4,029,900 5.1% 823 4,896 78,862,200 6/20/1980
10 290 Forrest Gump Par. 5,849,400 7.4% 1,595 3,667 78,545,600 7/6/1994
11 900 Raiders of the Lost Ark Par. 2,987,700 3.9% 1,078 2,771 77,239,100 6/12/1981
12 1 Marvel's The Avengers BV 25,546,600 33.3% 4,349 5,874 76,768,200 5/4/2012
13 96 The Lion King BV 9,781,900 13.1% 2,552 3,833 74,624,400 6/24/1994
14 2 The Dark Knight WB 22,062,900 29.7% 4,366 5,053 74,269,000 7/18/2008
15 15 Shrek 2 DW 17,397,400 24.5% 4,163 4,179 71,050,900 5/19/2004
16 597 Grease Par. 3,821,200 5.4% 862 4,433 70,864,000 6/16/1978
17 8 Spider-Man Sony 19,766,600 28.4% 3,615 5,468 69,484,700 5/3/2002
18 51 Independence Day Fox 11,363,900 16.4% 2,882 3,943 69,268,900 7/3/1996
19 536 Ghostbusters Col. 4,041,100 5.9% 1,339 3,018 68,085,800 6/8/1984
20 541 Home Alone Fox 4,038,300 6.0% 1,202 3,360 67,734,200 11/16/1990
21 444 Beverly Hills Cop Par. 4,528,200 6.7% 1,532 2,956 67,150,000 12/5/1984
22 6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest BV 20,707,600 32.0% 4,133 5,010 64,628,400 7/7/2006
23 88 Batman WB 10,198,900 16.2% 2,194 4,648 62,954,600 6/23/1989
24 42 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL 12,044,700 19.6% 3,703 3,253 61,538,100 12/17/2003
25 29 Spider-Man 2 Sony 14,195,800 23.6% 4,152 3,419 60,158,700 6/30/2004
26 36 The Passion of the Christ NM 13,502,100 22.6% 3,043 4,437 59,625,500 2/25/2004
27 16 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox 16,916,700 28.5% 3,661 4,621 59,324,600 5/19/2005
28 827 Back to the Future Uni. 3,141,500 5.3% 1,420 2,212 59,050,700 7/3/1985
29 7 The Dark Knight Rises WB 20,679,600 35.9% 4,404 4,696 57,601,400 7/20/2012
30 346 The Sixth Sense BV 5,252,200 9.1% 2,161 2,430 57,579,100 8/6/1999
31 984 Superman WB 2,793,100 4.9% 806 3,465 57,358,100 N/A
32 72 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL 10,672,600 18.6% 3,622 2,946 57,299,300 12/18/2002
33 1637 Tootsie Col. 1,884,500 3.3% 943 1,998 56,903,900 12/17/1982
34 47 Finding Nemo BV 11,650,400 20.7% 3,374 3,453 56,337,500 5/30/2003
35 20 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB 15,953,100 28.5% 3,672 4,345 55,913,000 11/16/2001
36 103 Twister WB 9,289,500 17.0% 2,414 3,848 54,688,100 5/10/1996
37 61 Men in Black Sony 11,126,000 20.4% 3,020 3,684 54,616,700 7/2/1997
38 133 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL 8,341,300 15.3% 3,359 2,483 54,469,800 12/19/2001
39 27 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen P/DW 14,606,700 27.1% 4,234 3,450 53,900,900 6/24/2009
40 177 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Par. 7,540,800 14.1% 1,687 4,470 53,532,800 5/23/1984
41 384 Mrs. Doubtfire Fox 4,944,200 9.4% 1,605 3,080 52,684,400 11/24/1993
42 425 Aladdin BV 4,648,000 8.9% 1,131 4,109 52,442,300 11/25/1992
43 31 Toy Story 3 BV 13,998,400 26.8% 4,028 3,475 52,201,900 6/18/2010
44 34 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Fox 13,774,200 26.5% 3,161 4,357 52,012,300 5/16/2002
45 946 Ghost Par. 2,882,200 5.6% 1,101 2,618 51,465,200 7/13/1990
46 10 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire LGF 18,931,100 37.0% 4,163 4,547 51,114,600 11/22/2013
47 9 The Hunger Games LGF 19,259,600 37.9% 4,137 4,655 50,838,300 3/23/2012
48 165 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl BV 7,733,100 15.3% 3,269 2,366 50,648,900 7/9/2003
49 21 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Uni. 15,715,200 31.5% 3,281 4,790 49,910,000 5/23/1997
50 186 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Par. 7,394,200 15.0% 2,327 3,177 49,416,500 5/24/1989
51 146 Frozen BV 8,070,800 16.5% 3,742 2,157 49,040,900 11/27/2013
52 3 Spider-Man 3 Sony 21,964,600 44.9% 4,252 5,166 48,914,300 5/4/2007
53 5 Iron Man 3 BV 20,781,000 42.6% 4,253 4,886 48,808,400 5/3/2013
54 176 Terminator 2: Judgment Day TriS 7,545,300 15.5% 2,274 3,318 48,656,400 7/3/1991
55 87 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. 10,219,400 21.2% 3,127 3,268 48,106,800 11/17/2000
56 4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 WB 21,308,500 44.4% 4,375 4,871 47,989,900 7/15/2011
57 55 Toy Story 2 BV 11,297,000 23.6% 3,236 3,491 47,836,500 11/24/1999
58 1347 Top Gun Par. 2,208,400 4.6% 1,028 2,148 47,650,100 5/16/1986
59 179 Shrek DW 7,481,900 15.8% 3,587 2,086 47,290,600 5/16/2001
60 12 Shrek the Third P/DW 17,678,700 37.7% 4,122 4,289 46,907,000 5/18/2007
61 74 Despicable Me 2 Uni. 10,652,700 22.7% 3,997 2,665 46,894,100 7/3/2013
62 24 The Matrix Reloaded WB 15,219,600 32.6% 3,603 4,224 46,695,900 5/15/2003
63 85 Transformers P/DW 10,247,400 22.1% 4,011 2,555 46,402,100 7/3/2007
64 1390 Crocodile Dundee Par. 2,166,800 4.7% 879 2,465 46,202,500 9/26/1986
65 235 Saving Private Ryan DW 6,519,400 14.3% 2,463 2,647 45,747,100 7/24/1998
66 86 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe BV 10,227,200 22.6% 3,616 2,828 45,176,200 12/9/2005
67 19 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB 16,019,700 35.5% 3,858 4,152 45,175,300 11/18/2005
68 63 Monsters, Inc. BV 11,056,000 24.5% 3,237 3,415 45,088,100 11/2/2001
69 17 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End BV 16,676,300 37.1% 4,362 3,823 44,973,900 5/25/2007
70 25 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets WB 15,207,800 33.9% 3,682 4,130 44,915,900 11/15/2002
71 300 The Fugitive WB 5,738,900 12.9% 2,340 2,452 44,397,300 8/6/1993
72 35 Iron Man Par. 13,735,200 31.0% 4,105 3,346 44,345,800 5/2/2008
73 39 Transformers: Dark of the Moon P/DW 12,324,000 27.8% 4,088 3,015 44,260,900 6/29/2011
74 183 Meet the Fockers Uni. 7,426,900 16.8% 3,518 2,111 44,173,000 12/22/2004
75 32 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Par. 13,946,800 31.6% 4,260 3,274 44,164,500 5/22/2008
76 620 Gremlins WB 3,723,700 8.4% 1,511 2,464 44,097,800 6/8/1984
77 229 Toy Story BV 6,699,000 15.3% 2,457 2,726 43,868,300 11/22/1995
78 1314 Dances with Wolves Orion 2,243,900 5.1% 1,048 2,141 43,699,300 11/23/1990
79 1802 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. 1,707,400 3.9% 719 2,374 43,656,900 8/13/1982
80 1807 Rain Man MGM 1,704,600 3.9% 1,248 1,366 43,291,700 12/16/1988
81 168 Armageddon BV 7,695,100 17.9% 3,127 2,461 42,980,400 7/1/1998
82 58 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix WB 11,207,600 26.4% 4,285 2,615 42,442,500 7/11/2007
83 302 Rambo: First Blood Part II TriS 5,683,400 13.4% 2,074 2,740 42,370,500 5/22/1985
84 40 Batman Forever WB 12,134,400 28.7% 2,842 4,269 42,306,000 6/16/1995
85 501 Rocky III UA 4,228,400 10.0% 939 4,503 42,226,800 5/28/1982
86 1055 Pretty Woman BV 2,666,800 6.3% 1,325 2,013 42,176,400 3/23/1990
87 28 Alice in Wonderland (2010) BV 14,603,900 34.7% 3,728 3,917 42,036,600 3/5/2010
88 53 The Incredibles BV 11,347,400 27.0% 3,933 2,885 42,030,000 11/5/2004
89 336 Cast Away Fox 5,358,700 12.8% 2,774 1,932 41,894,200 12/22/2000
90 178 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Fox 7,500,500 17.9% 2,222 3,375 41,849,600 11/20/1992
91 1063 Three Men and a Baby BV 2,655,900 6.4% 1,006 2,640 41,703,800 11/25/1987
92 3760 My Big Fat Greek Wedding IFC 516,700 1.2% 657 786 41,419,500 8/2/2002
93 82 Mission: Impossible Par. 10,279,800 25.1% 3,012 3,413 40,946,100 5/22/1996
94 68 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me NL 10,810,600 26.7% 3,312 3,264 40,559,100 6/11/1999
95 77 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince WB 10,433,700 25.8% 4,325 2,412 40,471,100 7/15/2009
96 56 Bruce Almighty Uni. 11,269,200 28.0% 3,483 3,235 40,270,200 5/23/2003
97 26 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban WB 15,086,500 37.5% 3,855 3,913 40,183,700 6/4/2004
98 70 Mission: Impossible II Par. 10,732,000 26.9% 3,653 2,938 39,964,700 5/24/2000
99 45 Rush Hour 2 NL 11,909,600 29.8% 3,118 3,820 39,958,400 8/3/2001
100 1574 Fatal Attraction Par. 1,944,400 4.9% 758 2,565 39,680,700 9/18/1987
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* Weekend equals Fri-Sat-Sun. Movies that do not have a 3-day opening gross are not included on this chart.
^ Total Gross does include additional releases, if any.
** First weekend of wide release.

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