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1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersWeekend Adj. Gross*Adjusted Gross^Date**
1 The Lion King BV $1,550,691 2 $3,101,400 $609,681,200 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $841,951 6 $5,051,700 $265,909,600 6/16/95
3 Hercules BV $758,352 2 $1,516,700 $176,415,200 6/20/97
4 A Bug's Life BV $507,134 1 $507,100 $278,887,100 11/20/98
5 Toy Story 2 BV $482,742 1 $482,700 $390,824,400 11/19/99
6 Hercules BV $444,218 1 $444,200 $176,415,200 6/13/97
7 The Princess and the Frog BV $422,022 2 $844,000 $110,781,100 11/27/09
8 The Princess and the Frog BV $401,366 2 $802,700 $110,781,100 12/04/09
9 Frozen BV $238,143 1 $238,100 $400,665,100 11/22/13
10 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $237,457 2 $474,900 $121,332,400 6/08/01
11 Anastasia Fox $214,558 1 $214,600 $103,497,500 11/14/97
12 Red State SMod $212,285 1 $212,300 $1,141,700 3/04/11
13 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $208,142 4 $832,600 $58,900,300 3/07/14
14 Brother Bear BV $197,774 2 $395,500 $115,474,800 10/24/03
15 Aladdin BV $193,584 2 $387,200 $428,454,000 11/13/92
16 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $188,691 2 $377,400 $98,677,500 10/15/93
17 Evita BV $180,298 2 $360,600 $89,091,300 12/27/96
18 Aladdin BV $171,050 2 $342,100 $428,454,000 11/20/92
19 American Sniper WB $170,269 4 $681,100 $351,963,600 1/02/15
20 Dreamgirls P/DW $157,558 3 $472,700 $124,121,000 12/15/06
21 Beauty and the Beast BV $157,332 2 $314,700 $285,669,900 11/15/91
22 American Sniper WB $155,884 4 $623,500 $351,963,600 12/26/14
23 The Master Wein. $154,644 5 $773,200 $16,870,100 9/14/12
24 Edward Scissorhands Fox $154,150 2 $308,300 $109,212,700 12/07/90
25 American Sniper WB $145,772 4 $583,100 $351,963,600 1/09/15
26 Brokeback Mountain Focus $139,546 5 $697,700 $103,862,200 12/09/05
27 Moulin Rouge! Fox $139,365 2 $278,700 $82,821,700 5/25/01
28 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $131,554 4 $526,200 $47,188,600 5/25/12
29 Victor/Victoria MGM $129,342 3 $388,000 $78,408,300 3/19/82
30 The Crucible Fox $129,167 1 $129,200 $13,156,300 12/06/96
31 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $128,791 1 $128,800 $37,711,000 7/26/85
32 Bulworth Fox $123,522 2 $247,000 $46,212,200 5/15/98
33 On Golden Pond Uni. $123,250 2 $246,500 $331,574,000 1/01/82
34 Steve Jobs Uni. $122,438 4 $489,800 $16,684,300 10/09/15
35 Moulin Rouge! Fox $120,919 2 $241,800 $82,821,700 5/18/01
36 American Hustle Sony $120,749 6 $724,500 $152,129,600 12/13/13
37 Victor/Victoria MGM $120,310 3 $360,900 $78,408,300 3/26/82
38 The Imitation Game Wein. $117,961 4 $471,800 $91,493,000 11/28/14
39 The Crucible Fox $116,441 1 $116,400 $13,156,300 11/29/96
40 There Will Be Blood ParV $113,252 2 $226,500 $45,774,700 12/28/07
41 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $111,680 18 $2,010,200 $50,837,300 11/06/09
42 The Revenant Fox $111,413 4 $445,700 $174,829,400 12/25/15
43 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $109,899 4 $439,600 $246,381,900 1/01/88
44 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $108,737 8 $869,900 $72,265,700 12/09/05
45 Everest (IMAX) MFF $108,581 10 $1,085,800 $135,432,100 3/13/98
46 The Revenant Fox $106,607 4 $426,400 $174,829,400 1/01/16
47 Blue Jasmine SPC $106,305 6 $637,800 $34,617,100 7/26/13
48 The Joy Luck Club BV $104,598 3 $313,800 $64,928,100 9/10/93
49 After Hours WB $104,564 1 $104,600 $24,416,400 9/13/85
50 Birdman FoxS $104,437 4 $417,700 $42,094,600 10/17/14
51 Howards End SPC $103,489 1 $103,500 $51,201,600 3/13/92
52 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $103,271 5 $516,400 $25,092,500 10/11/02
53 Maurice Cinc $102,967 1 $103,000 $5,094,900 9/18/87
54 The Blair Witch Project Art. $102,625 31 $3,181,400 $226,024,500 7/23/99
55 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $101,502 4 $406,000 $246,381,900 12/25/87
56 Annie Col. $101,355 14 $1,419,000 $158,561,900 5/21/82
57 Midnight in Paris SPC $101,196 6 $607,200 $58,028,100 5/20/11
58 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $99,168 4 $396,700 $13,422,900 12/06/13
59 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $98,949 5 $494,700 $68,010,000 9/16/05
60 The Thin Red Line Fox $98,434 5 $492,200 $58,628,000 12/25/98
61 Howards End SPC $97,032 1 $97,000 $51,201,600 3/20/92
62 The Mission WB $97,003 1 $97,000 $36,128,800 11/07/86
63 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $96,098 4 $384,400 $16,812,000 10/01/04
64 Howards End SPC $96,097 1 $96,100 $51,201,600 3/27/92
65 Syriana WB $95,465 5 $477,300 $64,311,400 11/25/05
66 On Golden Pond Uni. $95,275 3 $285,800 $331,574,000 1/08/82
67 Dreamgirls P/DW $94,646 3 $283,900 $124,121,000 12/22/06
68 A Room with a View Cinc $94,627 1 $94,600 $43,818,500 3/07/86
69 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $94,622 1 $94,600 $4,876,900 3/18/05
70 The Tree of Life FoxS $94,502 4 $378,000 $13,590,100 5/27/11
71 The Verdict Fox $93,538 3 $280,600 $142,159,600 12/10/82
72 Guiana 1838 RBC $93,291 1 $93,300 $297,100 9/24/04
73 Crossing Delancey WB $92,854 1 $92,900 $32,327,000 8/26/88
74 On Golden Pond Uni. $91,512 3 $274,500 $331,574,000 1/15/82
75 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $91,446 4 $365,800 $246,381,900 1/08/88
76 Wish You Were Here Atl $91,126 1 $91,100 $6,861,600 7/24/87
77 Gandhi Col. $91,115 4 $364,500 $136,914,400 12/10/82
78 Howards End SPC $90,780 1 $90,800 $51,201,600 4/03/92
79 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $90,778 1 $90,800 $26,659,000 1/21/83
80 The King's Speech Wein. $90,638 4 $362,600 $140,500,400 11/26/10
81 Spring Breakers A24 $90,206 3 $270,600 $14,164,800 3/15/13
82 Metropolitan NL $90,127 1 $90,100 $5,675,000 8/03/90
83 The Blair Witch Project Art. $90,066 27 $2,431,800 $226,024,500 7/16/99
84 Green Card BV $89,775 2 $179,600 $58,000,900 1/04/91
85 The Mission WB $88,892 1 $88,900 $36,128,800 10/31/86
86 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $88,616 9 $797,500 $16,645,300 8/12/88
87 Platoon Orion $88,483 6 $530,900 $289,512,100 12/19/86
88 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $87,727 4 $350,900 $30,118,200 5/26/06
89 Dead Poets Society BV $87,580 8 $700,600 $197,273,800 6/02/89
90 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $87,525 3 $262,600 $24,467,000 3/01/85
91 Lincoln BV $87,126 11 $958,400 $185,720,700 11/09/12
92 American Beauty DW $86,597 16 $1,385,600 $203,719,400 9/17/99
93 The Thin Red Line Fox $86,303 7 $604,100 $58,628,000 1/01/99
94 Evita BV $86,137 22 $1,895,000 $89,091,300 1/03/97
95 Howards End SPC $85,748 1 $85,700 $51,201,600 4/10/92
96 Night and the City Fox $84,724 1 $84,700 $12,211,200 10/16/92
97 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $84,674 5 $423,400 $98,478,700 12/21/12
98 Up in the Air Par. $84,559 15 $1,268,400 $87,688,300 12/04/09
99 Don't Think Twice TFA $84,345 1 $84,300 $84,300 7/22/16
100 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $84,116 2 $168,200 $26,159,100 10/21/94
101 Red State SMod $83,519 1 $83,500 $1,141,700 4/08/11
102 The Big Short Par. $82,818 8 $662,500 $66,587,300 12/11/15
103 The Killing Fields WB $82,546 1 $82,500 $79,944,300 11/09/84
104 Dances with Wolves Orion $82,534 14 $1,155,500 $357,023,200 11/09/90
105 Annie Col. $82,311 14 $1,152,400 $158,561,900 6/04/82
106 Sicko LGF $81,901 1 $81,900 $29,141,400 6/22/07
107 Black Swan FoxS $81,814 18 $1,472,600 $110,415,300 12/03/10
108 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $81,131 3 $243,400 $17,371,000 12/06/96
109 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $81,012 4 $324,000 $24,945,700 12/09/11
110 The Mosquito Coast WB $80,975 3 $242,900 $30,233,600 11/28/86
111 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $80,745 1 $80,700 $3,457,600 4/17/87
112 Kids Mira. $80,487 2 $161,000 $13,921,300 7/21/95
113 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $80,249 4 $321,000 $50,916,700 8/04/89
114 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $80,119 2 $160,200 $14,121,800 9/28/07
115 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $79,962 5 $399,800 $73,751,000 12/14/01
116 Punchline Col. $79,881 4 $319,500 $41,829,400 9/30/88
117 Boyhood IFC $78,388 5 $391,900 $25,591,600 7/11/14
118 The Killing Fields WB $78,250 1 $78,200 $79,944,300 11/02/84
119 Dances with Wolves Orion $77,959 14 $1,091,400 $357,023,200 11/16/90
120 Mask Uni. $77,958 4 $311,800 $110,997,300 3/08/85
121 The Aristocrats Think $77,684 4 $310,700 $8,128,000 7/29/05
122 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $77,324 1 $77,300 $6,096,600 11/13/92
123 Adaptation. Sony $77,235 7 $540,700 $30,639,100 12/06/02
124 The Fighter Par. $76,501 4 $306,000 $95,487,000 12/10/10
125 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $76,476 3 $229,400 $124,227,200 7/15/88
126 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $76,249 3 $228,800 $124,227,200 7/22/88
127 A Soldier's Story Col. $76,049 5 $380,300 $52,687,500 9/14/84
128 The Killing Fields WB $76,015 3 $228,000 $79,944,300 11/23/84
129 Lust, Caution Focus $75,903 1 $75,900 $5,463,300 9/28/07
130 Raising Arizona Fox $75,724 1 $75,700 $47,740,300 3/13/87
131 Under the Volcano Uni. $75,378 1 $75,400 $6,217,000 6/15/84
132 Sarafina! BV $75,290 2 $150,600 $14,383,600 9/18/92
133 Philadelphia TriS $75,189 4 $300,800 $151,380,200 12/31/93
134 The Joy Luck Club BV $75,174 7 $526,200 $64,928,100 9/17/93
135 The Piano Mira. $74,702 4 $298,800 $78,769,900 11/12/93
136 The Kids Are All Right Focus $74,475 7 $521,300 $21,387,300 7/09/10
137 Annie Col. $74,425 14 $1,042,000 $158,561,900 6/11/82
138 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $74,388 2 $148,800 $31,041,400 12/10/04
139 New York Stories BV $74,143 12 $889,700 $22,150,500 3/03/89
140 Syriana WB $73,842 9 $664,600 $64,311,400 12/02/05
141 The Killing Fields WB $73,588 3 $220,800 $79,944,300 11/16/84
142 Talk to Her SPC $73,401 2 $146,800 $12,627,500 11/22/02
143 To Rome with Love SPC $72,717 5 $363,600 $17,494,000 6/22/12
144 1984 Gold. $72,696 1 $72,700 $19,407,800 12/14/84
145 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $72,692 54 $3,925,400 $91,599,900 1/07/00
146 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $72,250 1 $72,200 $2,360,600 8/24/12
147 Revolutionary Road ParV $72,033 3 $216,100 $26,070,600 12/26/08
148 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $71,888 4 $287,600 $20,867,200 3/29/13
149 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $71,448 3 $214,300 $44,499,500 5/07/93
150 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $71,367 4 $285,500 $22,440,200 11/13/09
151 This Is My Life Fox $71,305 2 $142,600 $5,752,700 2/21/92
152 Philadelphia TriS $70,763 4 $283,100 $151,380,200 12/24/93
153 A Handful of Dust NL $70,508 1 $70,500 $3,102,400 6/24/88
154 Grand Canyon Fox $70,496 2 $141,000 $65,444,700 1/03/92
155 Orlando SPC $70,404 3 $211,200 $10,497,600 6/11/93
156 Juno FoxS $70,210 7 $491,500 $164,044,000 12/07/07
157 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $70,087 3 $210,300 $22,026,800 9/24/04
158 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $70,002 2 $140,000 $6,677,900 8/03/01
159 Traffic USA $70,000 4 $280,000 $179,165,200 12/29/00
160 Ed Wood BV $69,939 2 $139,900 $11,507,300 9/30/94
161 Good Will Hunting Mira. $69,395 7 $485,800 $241,151,600 12/05/97
162 Babel ParV $69,378 7 $485,600 $41,892,100 10/27/06
163 Brazil Uni. $69,270 1 $69,300 $21,874,100 12/20/85
164 For the Boys Fox $69,230 2 $138,500 $34,660,000 11/22/91
165 The Last Emperor Col. $69,209 6 $415,300 $87,885,000 11/27/87
166 Nine Wein. $69,040 4 $276,200 $20,673,500 12/18/09
167 Philadelphia TriS $68,904 4 $275,600 $151,380,200 1/07/94
168 The Paper Uni. $68,606 5 $343,000 $75,883,900 3/18/94
169 The Grifters Mira. $68,599 2 $137,200 $26,094,100 12/07/90
170 A Passage to India Col. $68,553 3 $205,700 $62,627,300 12/14/84
171 Frost/Nixon Uni. $68,542 3 $205,600 $21,189,700 12/05/08
172 Sideways FoxS $68,096 4 $272,400 $91,967,800 10/22/04
173 Bugsy TriS $68,094 4 $272,400 $96,435,800 12/13/91
174 Black Hawk Down SonR $67,856 4 $271,400 $152,767,400 1/04/02
175 The Official Story ALM $67,721 1 $67,700 $67,700 11/08/85
176 Defiance ParV $67,635 2 $135,300 $32,594,500 1/02/09
177 127 Hours FoxS $67,536 4 $270,100 $18,701,500 11/05/10
178 A Soldier's Story Col. $67,434 6 $404,600 $52,687,500 9/21/84
179 Cafe Society LGF $67,249 5 $336,200 $1,289,000 7/15/16
180 Miami Rhapsody BV $67,069 2 $134,100 $9,806,400 1/27/95
181 When a Man Loves a Woman BV $67,041 19 $1,273,800 $97,770,200 5/06/94
182 Gothic Vest $66,992 1 $67,000 $1,914,400 4/10/87
183 Unzipped Mira. $66,932 2 $133,900 $5,399,900 8/04/95
184 Mystic River WB $66,787 13 $868,200 $120,673,800 10/10/03
185 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $66,714 1 $66,700 $3,186,700 4/16/93
186 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $66,490 16 $1,063,900 $36,133,800 1/03/97
187 The Killing Fields WB $66,303 3 $198,900 $79,944,300 11/30/84
188 The Freshman TriS $66,272 6 $397,600 $41,449,900 7/20/90
189 Sicario LGF $66,232 6 $397,400 $44,062,600 9/18/15
190 About Schmidt NL $66,177 6 $397,100 $88,178,700 12/13/02
191 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $66,107 7 $462,800 $74,677,200 7/28/06
192 To Die For Sony $65,993 11 $725,900 $39,975,800 9/29/95
193 The Commitments Fox $65,818 8 $526,600 $28,953,200 8/16/91
194 Black Hawk Down SonR $65,779 16 $1,052,500 $152,767,400 1/11/02
195 Amelie Mira. $65,663 3 $197,000 $47,266,200 11/02/01
196 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $65,590 5 $328,000 $30,925,700 3/17/06
197 Talk to Her SPC $65,544 2 $131,100 $12,627,500 11/29/02
198 Grand Canyon Fox $65,540 2 $131,100 $65,444,700 12/27/91
199 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $64,982 2 $130,000 $31,041,400 12/17/04
200 Black Hawk Down SonR $64,891 4 $259,600 $152,767,400 12/28/01

CHART NOTES
* Weekend equals Fri-Sat-Sun. Movies that do not have a 3-day opening gross are not included on this chart.
^ Total Gross does not include additional releases, if any.
** Date is the beginning date of the 3-day weekend.
Movies are in wide release when playing in 600 or more theaters.

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