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Movies That Opened on Easter Weekend
1982-Present

RankMovie Title (click to view)StudioOpening
Weekend*
% of TotalTheaters / Avg.Total Gross**Date^
95 Cats Don't Dance WB $939,781 26.3% 1,252 $750 $3,566,637 3/28/97
94 Faithful NL $967,956 46.0% 803 $1,205 $2,104,439 4/5/96
93 The Pebble and the Penguin MGM $1,123,041 28.2% 1,315 $854 $3,983,912 4/14/95
92 Lucas Fox $1,250,101 15.2% 628 $1,990 $8,200,000 3/28/86
91 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $1,382,373 11.3% 809 $1,709 $12,218,638 4/10/98
90 Jimmy Hollywood Par. $1,451,000 38.4% 944 $1,537 $3,783,003 4/1/94
89 The Five Heartbeats Fox $1,630,689 18.6% 862 $1,891 $8,750,400 3/29/91
88 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $1,751,997 14.6% 741 $2,364 $12,000,000 4/1/83
87 Amadeus Orion $1,976,987 3.8% 802 $2,465 $51,564,280 4/5/85
86 Troop Beverly Hills Col. $2,283,443 26.8% 964 $2,368 $8,508,843 3/24/89
85 Thumbelina WB $2,318,822 20.4% 1,502 $1,543 $11,373,501 4/1/94
84 Gossip WB $2,321,729 45.4% 1,525 $1,522 $5,108,820 4/21/00
83 Raising Arizona Fox $2,451,750 10.7% 696 $3,522 $22,847,564 4/17/87
82 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $2,522,026 20.0% 847 $2,977 $12,634,962 4/18/03
81 Fargo Gram. $2,536,491 10.3% 716 $3,542 $24,611,975 4/5/96
80 Clifford Orion $2,571,043 34.7% 1,014 $2,535 $7,408,745 4/1/94
79 B.A.P.S. NL $2,742,679 37.8% 1,204 $2,277 $7,246,735 3/28/97
78 Dead Bang WB $2,847,690 35.0% 1,073 $2,653 $8,125,592 3/24/89
77 My Giant Sony $3,117,795 38.6% 1,948 $1,601 $8,072,007 4/10/98
76 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie Fox $3,301,135 39.5% 2,113 $1,562 $8,363,899 3/28/97
75 Project X (1987) Fox $3,309,985 17.9% 1,022 $3,238 $18,532,286 4/17/87
74 Crazy People Par. $3,357,800 25.4% 1,389 $2,417 $13,236,513 4/13/90
73 April Fool's Day Par. $3,373,779 26.1% 1,202 $2,806 $12,947,763 3/28/86
72 City of Joy TriS $3,405,890 23.2% 842 $4,045 $14,683,921 4/17/92
71 Chariots of Fire Col. $3,434,399 5.8% 753 $4,560 $58,972,904 9/25/81
70 Deep Cover NL $3,451,356 20.7% 901 $3,830 $16,639,799 4/17/92
69 The Seventh Sign TriS $3,768,707 20.0% 1,256 $3,000 $18,875,011 4/1/88
68 Firehouse Dog Fox $3,838,916 27.6% 2,860 $1,342 $13,932,383 4/4/07
67 Career Opportunities Uni. $4,024,800 35.5% 1,440 $2,795 $11,336,986 3/29/91
66 The 6th Man BV $4,128,178 27.9% 1,227 $3,364 $14,772,788 3/28/97
65 Death to Smoochy WB $4,266,463 51.0% 2,164 $1,971 $8,364,691 3/29/02
64 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $4,491,102 18.1% 1,015 $4,424 $24,793,509 4/14/06
63 Josie and the Pussycats Uni. $4,562,455 32.0% 2,556 $1,784 $14,271,015 4/11/01
62 Dragonball Evolution Fox $4,756,488 50.8% 2,181 $2,181 $9,362,785 4/10/09
61 Bears BV $4,776,267 26.9% 1,720 $2,777 $17,780,194 4/18/14
60 The Odd Couple II Par. $4,810,288 25.4% 1,650 $2,915 $18,912,328 4/10/98
59 Jury Duty Sony $4,831,622 28.4% 2,169 $2,227 $17,014,653 4/14/95
58 The Sandlot Fox $4,918,712 15.2% 1,772 $2,775 $32,434,006 4/9/93
57 The Babe Uni. $5,011,205 28.6% 1,566 $3,200 $17,530,973 4/17/92
56 Bright Lights, Big City UA $5,126,791 31.8% 1,196 $4,286 $16,118,077 4/1/88
55 The Money Pit Uni. $5,344,555 14.3% 1,189 $4,495 $37,499,651 3/28/86
54 African Cats BV $6,003,200 38.9% 1,220 $4,921 $15,428,747 4/22/11
53 The Girl Next Door Fox $6,003,806 41.2% 2,148 $2,795 $14,589,444 4/9/04
52 Ella Enchanted Mira. $6,169,030 26.9% 1,931 $3,194 $22,918,387 4/9/04
51 The Whole Ten Yards WB $6,685,381 40.9% 2,654 $2,518 $16,328,471 4/9/04
50 Major League II WB $7,040,777 23.0% 2,167 $3,249 $30,626,182 4/1/94
49 Rob Roy MGM $7,190,047 22.8% 1,521 $4,727 $31,596,911 4/14/95
48 Species II MGM $7,274,008 37.8% 2,510 $2,898 $19,221,939 4/10/98
47 Kingdom Come FoxS $7,562,284 32.5% 1,111 $6,806 $23,249,649 4/11/01
46 Joe Dirt Sony $8,016,008 29.6% 2,638 $3,038 $27,087,695 4/11/01
45 Beetlejuice WB $8,030,897 10.9% 1,000 $8,030 $73,707,461 4/1/88
44 Love & Basketball NL $8,139,180 29.6% 1,237 $6,579 $27,459,615 4/21/00
43 The Out-of-Towners Par. $8,224,215 28.8% 2,102 $3,912 $28,544,120 4/2/99
42 10 Things I Hate About You BV $8,330,681 21.8% 2,271 $3,668 $38,178,166 3/31/99
41 Bulletproof Monk MGM $8,653,542 37.0% 2,955 $2,928 $23,358,708 4/16/03
40 A Haunted House 2 ORF $8,843,875 51.0% 2,310 $3,829 $17,329,486 4/18/14
39 The Alamo (2004) BV $9,124,701 40.7% 2,609 $3,497 $22,414,961 4/9/04
38 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate NL $9,310,414 26.8% 1,131 $8,232 $34,767,836 4/5/96
37 Johnson Family Vacation FoxS $9,375,307 30.0% 1,317 $7,118 $31,203,964 4/7/04
36 The Wild BV $9,684,809 25.9% 2,854 $3,393 $37,384,046 4/14/06
35 Primal Fear Par. $9,871,222 17.6% 1,983 $4,977 $56,116,183 4/5/96
34 The Reaping WB $10,025,203 39.9% 2,603 $3,851 $25,126,214 4/5/07
33 Clockstoppers Par. $10,108,333 27.3% 2,540 $3,979 $36,989,956 3/29/02
32 Drillbit Taylor Par. $10,309,986 31.4% 3,056 $3,373 $32,862,104 3/21/08
31 Shutter Fox $10,447,559 40.3% 2,753 $3,794 $25,928,550 3/21/08
30 The Host (2013) ORF $10,600,112 39.8% 3,202 $3,310 $26,627,201 3/29/13
29 Bridget Jones's Diary Mira. $10,733,933 15.0% 1,611 $6,662 $71,543,427 4/13/01
28 Transcendence WB $10,886,386 47.3% 3,455 $3,151 $23,022,309 4/18/14
27 Observe and Report WB $11,017,334 45.9% 2,727 $4,040 $24,007,324 4/10/09
26 Grindhouse W/Dim. $11,596,613 46.3% 2,624 $4,419 $25,037,897 4/6/07
25 Malibu's Most Wanted WB $12,618,159 36.6% 2,503 $5,041 $34,432,201 4/18/03
24 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous WB $14,043,215 29.0% 3,233 $4,343 $48,478,006 3/24/05
23 Are We Done Yet? SonR $14,262,724 28.7% 2,877 $4,957 $49,662,533 4/4/07
22 The Devil's Own Sony $14,274,503 33.3% 2,504 $5,700 $42,868,348 3/28/97
21 City of Angels WB $15,369,048 19.5% 2,212 $6,948 $78,685,114 4/10/98
20 The Last Song BV $16,007,426 25.4% 2,673 $5,989 $62,950,384 3/31/10
19 The Rookie BV $16,021,684 21.2% 2,511 $6,380 $75,600,072 3/29/02
18 Holes BV $16,300,155 24.2% 2,331 $6,992 $67,406,573 4/18/03
17 Water for Elephants Fox $16,842,353 28.7% 2,817 $5,979 $58,709,717 4/22/11
16 Titanic 3D Par. $17,285,453 29.9% 2,674 $6,464 $57,884,114 4/4/12
15 Indecent Proposal Par. $18,387,632 17.2% 1,694 $10,854 $106,614,059 4/9/93
14 U-571 Uni. $19,553,310 25.4% 2,583 $7,570 $77,122,415 4/21/00
13 Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns LGF $20,082,809 47.8% 2,006 $10,011 $41,975,388 3/21/08
12 Guess Who Sony $20,671,446 30.0% 3,147 $6,568 $68,915,888 3/25/05
11 American Reunion Uni. $21,514,080 37.7% 3,192 $6,740 $57,011,521 4/6/12
10 Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor LGF $21,641,679 41.6% 2,047 $10,572 $51,975,354 3/29/13
9 Heaven is for Real TriS $22,522,221 24.6% 2,417 $9,318 $91,443,253 4/16/14
8 Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family LGF $25,068,677 47.0% 2,288 $10,957 $53,345,287 4/22/11
7 The Matrix WB $27,788,331 16.2% 2,849 $9,753 $171,479,930 3/31/99
6 Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? LGF $29,289,537 48.7% 2,155 $13,591 $60,095,852 4/2/10
5 Panic Room Sony $30,056,751 31.2% 3,053 $9,844 $96,397,334 3/29/02
4 Hannah Montana The Movie BV $32,324,487 40.6% 3,118 $10,367 $79,576,189 4/10/09
3 Scary Movie 4 W/Dim. $40,222,875 44.3% 3,602 $11,166 $90,710,620 4/14/06
2 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Par. $40,501,814 33.1% 3,719 $10,891 $122,523,060 3/28/13
1 Clash of the Titans (2010) WB $61,235,105 37.5% 3,777 $16,213 $163,214,888 4/2/10

CHART NOTES
* First weekend of wide release.
** Total Grosses do not include additional releases, if any.
^ Date movie went wide if applicable, otherwise the release date.

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