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RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening*% of TotalTheatersAvg.Est. Tickets^Date**
1 897 Star Wars Fox 3,052,400 2.1% 757 4,032 142,734,000 7/15/1977
2 267 Titanic Par. 6,239,200 4.9% 2,674 2,333 128,345,900 12/19/1997
3 919 Jaws Uni. 3,000,000 2.3% 675 4,444 128,078,800 7/25/1975
4 567 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. 4,025,600 3.2% 1,103 3,650 124,338,800 6/11/1982
5 94 Avatar Fox 10,121,600 10.6% 3,452 2,932 95,904,100 12/18/2009
6 56 Jurassic Park Uni. 11,359,100 13.2% 2,404 4,725 86,205,800 6/11/1993
7 40 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox 12,760,000 15.0% 2,970 4,296 84,825,800 5/19/1999
8 198 Return of the Jedi Fox 7,307,800 9.0% 1,002 7,293 80,983,400 5/25/1983
9 563 The Empire Strikes Back Fox 4,029,900 5.1% 823 4,896 78,862,200 6/20/1980
10 302 Forrest Gump Par. 5,849,400 7.4% 1,595 3,667 78,545,600 7/6/1994
11 926 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
13 101 The Lion King BV 9,781,900 13.1% 2,552 3,833 74,624,400 6/24/1994
14 3 The Dark Knight WB 22,062,900 29.7% 4,366 5,053 74,269,000 7/18/2008
15 17 Shrek 2 DW 17,397,400 24.5% 4,163 4,179 71,050,900 5/19/2004
16 619 Grease Par. 3,821,200 5.4% 862 4,433 70,864,000 6/16/1978
17 9 Spider-Man Sony 19,766,600 28.4% 3,615 5,468 69,484,700 5/3/2002
18 55 Independence Day Fox 11,363,900 16.4% 2,882 3,943 69,268,900 7/3/1996
19 557 Ghostbusters Col. 4,041,100 5.9% 1,339 3,018 68,085,800 6/8/1984
20 562 Home Alone Fox 4,038,300 6.0% 1,202 3,360 67,734,200 11/16/1990
21 459 Beverly Hills Cop Par. 4,528,200 6.7% 1,532 2,956 67,150,000 12/5/1984
22 7 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 93 Batman WB 10,198,900 16.2% 2,194 4,648 62,954,600 6/23/1989
24 45 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 32 Spider-Man 2 Sony 14,195,800 23.6% 4,152 3,419 60,158,700 6/30/2004
26 39 The Passion of the Christ NM 13,502,100 22.6% 3,043 4,437 59,625,500 2/25/2004
27 18 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox 16,916,700 28.5% 3,661 4,621 59,324,600 5/19/2005
28 851 Back to the Future Uni. 3,141,500 5.3% 1,420 2,212 59,050,700 7/3/1985
29 8 The Dark Knight Rises WB 20,679,600 35.9% 4,404 4,696 57,601,400 7/20/2012
30 360 The Sixth Sense BV 5,252,200 9.1% 2,161 2,430 57,579,100 8/6/1999
31 1014 Superman WB 2,793,100 4.9% 806 3,465 57,358,100 N/A
32 76 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 1680 Tootsie Col. 1,884,500 3.3% 943 1,998 56,903,900 12/17/1982
34 51 Finding Nemo BV 11,650,400 20.7% 3,374 3,453 56,337,500 5/30/2003
35 22 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB 15,953,100 28.5% 3,672 4,345 55,913,000 11/16/2001
36 108 Twister WB 9,289,500 17.0% 2,414 3,848 54,688,100 5/10/1996
37 64 Men in Black Sony 11,126,000 20.4% 3,020 3,684 54,616,700 7/2/1997
38 140 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 30 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen P/DW 14,606,700 27.1% 4,234 3,450 53,900,900 6/24/2009
40 184 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Par. 7,540,800 14.1% 1,687 4,470 53,532,800 5/23/1984
41 398 Mrs. Doubtfire Fox 4,944,200 9.4% 1,605 3,080 52,684,400 11/24/1993
42 440 Aladdin BV 4,648,000 8.9% 1,131 4,109 52,442,300 11/25/1992
43 34 Toy Story 3 BV 13,998,400 26.8% 4,028 3,475 52,201,900 6/18/2010
44 37 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Fox 13,774,200 26.5% 3,161 4,357 52,012,300 5/16/2002
45 974 Ghost Par. 2,882,200 5.6% 1,101 2,618 51,465,200 7/13/1990
46 11 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire LGF 18,931,100 37.0% 4,163 4,547 51,114,600 11/22/2013
47 10 The Hunger Games LGF 19,259,600 37.9% 4,137 4,655 50,838,300 3/23/2012
48 172 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 23 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Uni. 15,715,200 31.5% 3,281 4,790 49,910,000 5/23/1997
50 193 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Par. 7,394,200 15.0% 2,327 3,177 49,416,500 5/24/1989
51 154 Frozen BV 8,070,800 16.5% 3,742 2,157 49,040,900 11/27/2013
52 4 Spider-Man 3 Sony 21,964,600 44.9% 4,252 5,166 48,914,300 5/4/2007
53 6 Iron Man 3 BV 20,781,000 42.6% 4,253 4,886 48,808,400 5/3/2013
54 183 Terminator 2: Judgment Day TriS 7,545,300 15.5% 2,274 3,318 48,656,400 7/3/1991
55 92 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. 10,219,400 21.2% 3,127 3,268 48,106,800 11/17/2000
56 5 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 2 Avengers: Age of Ultron BV 23,555,600 49.2% 4,276 5,509 47,848,000 5/1/2015
58 58 Toy Story 2 BV 11,297,000 23.6% 3,236 3,491 47,836,500 11/24/1999
59 1383 Top Gun Par. 2,208,400 4.6% 1,028 2,148 47,650,100 5/16/1986
60 186 Shrek DW 7,481,900 15.8% 3,587 2,086 47,290,600 5/16/2001
61 14 Shrek the Third P/DW 17,678,700 37.7% 4,122 4,289 46,907,000 5/18/2007
62 78 Despicable Me 2 Uni. 10,652,700 22.7% 3,997 2,665 46,894,100 7/3/2013
63 26 The Matrix Reloaded WB 15,219,600 32.6% 3,603 4,224 46,695,900 5/15/2003
64 90 Transformers P/DW 10,247,400 22.1% 4,011 2,555 46,402,100 7/3/2007
65 1428 Crocodile Dundee Par. 2,166,800 4.7% 879 2,465 46,202,500 9/26/1986
66 245 Saving Private Ryan DW 6,519,400 14.3% 2,463 2,647 45,747,100 7/24/1998
67 91 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
68 21 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB 16,019,700 35.5% 3,858 4,152 45,175,300 11/18/2005
69 66 Monsters, Inc. BV 11,056,000 24.5% 3,237 3,415 45,088,100 11/2/2001
70 19 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End BV 16,676,300 37.1% 4,362 3,823 44,973,900 5/25/2007
71 27 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets WB 15,207,800 33.9% 3,682 4,130 44,915,900 11/15/2002
72 312 The Fugitive WB 5,738,900 12.9% 2,340 2,452 44,397,300 8/6/1993
73 38 Iron Man Par. 13,735,200 31.0% 4,105 3,346 44,345,800 5/2/2008
74 42 Transformers: Dark of the Moon P/DW 12,324,000 27.8% 4,088 3,015 44,260,900 6/29/2011
75 190 Meet the Fockers Uni. 7,426,900 16.8% 3,518 2,111 44,173,000 12/22/2004
76 35 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
77 643 Gremlins WB 3,723,700 8.4% 1,511 2,464 44,097,800 6/8/1984
78 238 Toy Story BV 6,699,000 15.3% 2,457 2,726 43,868,300 11/22/1995
79 1349 Dances with Wolves Orion 2,243,900 5.1% 1,048 2,141 43,699,300 11/23/1990
80 1849 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. 1,707,400 3.9% 719 2,374 43,656,900 8/13/1982
81 1854 Rain Man MGM 1,704,600 3.9% 1,248 1,366 43,291,700 12/16/1988
82 69 American Sniper WB 10,993,700 25.5% 3,555 3,092 43,067,000 1/16/2015
83 175 Armageddon BV 7,695,100 17.9% 3,127 2,461 42,980,400 7/1/1998
84 13 Furious 7 Uni. 18,126,500 42.6% 4,004 4,527 42,540,100 4/3/2015
85 61 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix WB 11,207,600 26.4% 4,285 2,615 42,442,500 7/11/2007
86 315 Rambo: First Blood Part II TriS 5,683,400 13.4% 2,074 2,740 42,370,500 5/22/1985
87 43 Batman Forever WB 12,134,400 28.7% 2,842 4,269 42,306,000 6/16/1995
88 520 Rocky III UA 4,228,400 10.0% 939 4,503 42,226,800 5/28/1982
89 1086 Pretty Woman BV 2,666,800 6.3% 1,325 2,013 42,176,400 3/23/1990
90 31 Alice in Wonderland (2010) BV 14,603,900 34.7% 3,728 3,917 42,036,600 3/5/2010
91 57 The Incredibles BV 11,347,400 27.0% 3,933 2,885 42,030,000 11/5/2004
92 351 Cast Away Fox 5,358,700 12.8% 2,774 1,932 41,894,200 12/22/2000
93 185 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Fox 7,500,500 17.9% 2,222 3,375 41,849,600 11/20/1992
94 1094 Three Men and a Baby BV 2,655,900 6.4% 1,006 2,640 41,703,800 11/25/1987
95 3842 My Big Fat Greek Wedding IFC 516,700 1.2% 657 786 41,419,500 8/2/2002
96 50 Guardians of the Galaxy BV 11,673,400 28.3% 4,080 2,861 41,176,400 8/1/2014
97 87 Mission: Impossible Par. 10,279,800 25.1% 3,012 3,413 40,946,100 5/22/1996
98 29 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 LGF 14,686,500 36.1% 4,151 3,538 40,726,900 11/21/2014
99 72 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me NL 10,810,600 26.7% 3,312 3,264 40,559,100 6/11/1999
100 82 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince WB 10,433,700 25.8% 4,325 2,412 40,471,100 7/15/2009
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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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