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TOP WEEKEND THEATER AVERAGES
1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersWeekend Gross*Total Gross^Date**
1 The Lion King BV $793,377 2 $1,586,753 $312,855,561 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $448,285 6 $2,689,714 $141,579,773 6/16/95
3 Hercules BV $426,051 2 $852,103 $99,112,101 6/20/97
4 The Princess and the Frog BV $393,095 2 $786,190 $104,400,899 11/27/09
5 The Princess and the Frog BV $373,855 2 $747,710 $104,400,899 12/04/09
6 Toy Story 2 BV $300,163 1 $300,163 $245,852,179 11/19/99
7 A Bug's Life BV $291,121 1 $291,121 $162,798,565 11/20/98
8 Hercules BV $249,567 1 $249,567 $99,112,101 6/13/97
9 Frozen BV $243,390 1 $243,390 $400,738,009 11/22/13
10 Red State SMod $204,230 1 $204,230 $1,104,682 3/04/11
11 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $202,792 4 $811,166 $59,076,019 3/07/14
12 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $164,505 2 $329,011 $84,056,472 6/08/01
13 The Master Wein. $147,262 5 $736,311 $16,377,274 9/14/12
14 Brother Bear BV $145,970 2 $291,940 $85,336,277 10/24/03
15 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $130,749 4 $522,996 $45,512,466 5/25/12
16 Dreamgirls P/DW $126,316 3 $378,950 $103,365,956 12/15/06
17 American Hustle Sony $123,409 6 $740,455 $150,117,807 12/13/13
18 Anastasia Fox $120,541 1 $120,541 $58,406,347 11/14/97
19 The Imitation Game Wein. $119,838 4 $479,352 $2,296,961 11/28/14
20 Brokeback Mountain Focus $109,485 5 $547,425 $83,043,761 12/09/05
21 Birdman FoxS $106,099 4 $424,397 $21,339,047 10/17/14
22 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $104,025 18 $1,872,458 $47,566,524 11/06/09
23 Blue Jasmine SPC $102,011 6 $612,064 $33,405,481 7/26/13
24 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $101,353 4 $405,411 $13,235,319 12/06/13
25 Midnight in Paris SPC $99,834 6 $599,003 $56,817,045 5/20/11
26 Aladdin BV $98,332 2 $196,664 $217,350,219 11/13/92
27 Evita BV $97,542 2 $195,085 $50,047,179 12/27/96
28 Moulin Rouge! Fox $96,549 2 $193,098 $57,386,607 5/25/01
29 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $95,616 2 $191,232 $50,003,043 10/15/93
30 There Will Be Blood ParV $95,370 2 $190,739 $40,222,514 12/28/07
31 The Tree of Life FoxS $93,230 4 $372,920 $13,303,319 5/27/11
32 The King's Speech Wein. $88,863 4 $355,450 $135,453,143 11/26/10
33 Spring Breakers A24 $87,667 3 $263,002 $14,124,284 3/15/13
34 Aladdin BV $86,886 2 $173,772 $217,350,219 11/20/92
35 Lincoln BV $85,846 11 $944,308 $182,207,973 11/09/12
36 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $85,313 8 $682,504 $57,490,508 12/09/05
37 Moulin Rouge! Fox $83,770 2 $167,540 $57,386,607 5/18/01
38 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $83,430 5 $417,150 $95,720,716 12/21/12
39 Red State SMod $82,395 1 $82,395 $1,104,682 4/08/11
40 Beauty and the Beast BV $81,073 2 $162,146 $145,863,363 11/15/91
41 Black Swan FoxS $80,212 18 $1,443,809 $106,954,678 12/03/10
42 Edward Scissorhands Fox $79,811 2 $159,622 $56,362,352 12/07/90
43 Up in the Air Par. $78,763 15 $1,181,450 $83,823,381 12/04/09
44 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $77,641 4 $310,562 $24,149,393 12/09/11
45 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $77,633 5 $388,166 $53,359,111 9/16/05
46 Boyhood IFC $77,524 5 $387,618 $24,094,465 7/11/14
47 Dreamgirls P/DW $75,879 3 $227,639 $103,365,956 12/22/06
48 The Fighter Par. $75,003 4 $300,010 $93,617,009 12/10/10
49 Syriana WB $74,900 5 $374,502 $50,824,620 11/25/05
50 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $74,238 1 $74,238 $3,826,280 3/18/05
51 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $73,440 5 $367,203 $17,844,216 10/11/02
52 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $73,044 4 $292,177 $12,785,432 10/01/04
53 To Rome with Love SPC $72,272 5 $361,359 $16,685,867 6/22/12
54 Guiana 1838 RBC $70,910 1 $70,910 $227,241 9/24/04
55 Bulworth Fox $70,908 2 $141,816 $26,528,185 5/15/98
56 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $70,332 4 $281,330 $24,146,161 5/26/06
57 The Kids Are All Right Focus $70,282 7 $491,971 $20,811,365 7/09/10
58 The Crucible Fox $69,880 1 $69,880 $7,343,114 12/06/96
59 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $69,864 4 $279,457 $21,403,519 3/29/13
60 Sicko LGF $68,969 1 $68,969 $24,540,079 6/22/07
61 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $68,801 1 $68,801 $2,266,067 8/24/12
62 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $67,469 2 $134,938 $11,902,715 9/28/07
63 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $66,475 4 $265,900 $21,002,919 11/13/09
64 127 Hours FoxS $66,213 4 $264,851 $18,335,230 11/05/10
65 Inherent Vice WB $65,637 5 $328,184 $452,705 12/12/14
66 Nine Wein. $64,308 4 $257,232 $19,676,965 12/18/09
67 Lust, Caution Focus $63,918 1 $63,918 $4,604,982 9/28/07
68 The Blair Witch Project Art. $63,811 31 $1,978,171 $140,539,099 7/23/99
69 Revolutionary Road ParV $63,304 3 $189,911 $22,911,480 12/26/08
70 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $63,283 5 $316,415 $95,720,716 12/28/12
71 The Crucible Fox $62,995 1 $62,995 $7,343,114 11/29/96
72 Everest (IMAX) MFF $62,331 10 $623,311 $87,178,599 3/13/98
73 Defiance ParV $61,757 2 $123,513 $28,644,813 1/02/09
74 The Aristocrats Think $60,949 4 $243,796 $6,377,461 7/29/05
75 Frost/Nixon Uni. $60,236 3 $180,708 $18,622,031 12/05/08
76 Juno FoxS $59,124 7 $413,869 $143,495,265 12/07/07
77 Broken Embraces SPC $58,993 2 $117,986 $5,014,305 11/27/09
78 Enough Said FoxS $58,200 4 $232,800 $17,550,872 9/20/13
79 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $57,991 4 $231,964 $14,363,397 9/25/09
80 Syriana WB $57,935 9 $521,420 $50,824,620 12/02/05
81 The Perks of Being a Wallflower LG/S $57,090 4 $228,359 $17,742,948 9/21/12
82 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $56,542 2 $113,085 $24,020,403 12/10/04
83 The Thin Red Line Fox $56,506 5 $282,534 $36,400,491 12/25/98
84 The Blair Witch Project Art. $56,002 27 $1,512,054 $140,539,099 7/16/99
85 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $55,962 1 $55,962 $17,005,229 7/26/85
86 Babel ParV $55,621 7 $389,351 $34,302,837 10/27/06
87 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $55,396 5 $276,981 $52,364,010 12/14/01
88 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $55,286 4 $221,145 $123,922,370 1/01/88
89 Fruitvale Station Wein. $55,184 7 $386,291 $16,101,339 7/12/13
90 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $55,122 66 $3,638,041 $59,076,019 3/14/14
91 The Iron Lady Wein. $55,102 4 $220,409 $30,017,992 12/30/11
92 Adaptation. Sony $54,925 7 $384,478 $22,498,520 12/06/02
93 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $54,805 16 $876,881 $45,512,466 6/01/12
94 Sunshine Cleaning Over. $54,798 4 $219,190 $12,062,558 3/13/09
95 The King's Speech Wein. $54,086 6 $324,515 $135,453,143 12/03/10
96 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) Imax $53,872 1 $53,872 $34,135,538 7/30/10
97 American Beauty DW $53,845 16 $861,531 $130,096,601 9/17/99
98 The Thin Red Line Fox $53,662 7 $375,636 $36,400,491 1/01/99
99 Broken Embraces SPC $53,556 2 $107,111 $5,014,305 11/20/09
100 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $53,273 3 $159,819 $16,781,387 9/24/04
101 Into the Wild ParV $53,110 4 $212,440 $18,354,356 9/21/07
102 The Joy Luck Club BV $53,003 3 $159,009 $32,901,136 9/10/93
103 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $52,999 7 $370,998 $59,891,098 7/28/06
104 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $52,584 5 $262,923 $24,793,509 3/17/06
105 Howards End SPC $52,568 1 $52,568 $25,966,555 3/13/92
106 Talk to Her SPC $52,198 2 $104,396 $9,285,469 11/22/02
107 Sideways FoxS $51,760 4 $207,042 $71,503,593 10/22/04
108 The Admiral: Roaring Currents CJ $51,431 1 $51,431 $2,589,811 8/08/14
109 Red State SMod $51,283 2 $102,566 $1,104,682 3/11/11
110 The Artist Wein. $51,220 4 $204,878 $44,671,682 11/25/11
111 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $50,878 4 $203,512 $21,002,919 11/20/09
112 The Wrestler FoxS $50,679 4 $202,714 $26,238,243 12/19/08
113 In Good Company Uni. $50,583 3 $151,750 $45,806,659 12/31/04
114 Match Point DW $49,824 8 $398,593 $23,151,529 12/30/05
115 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $49,393 2 $98,787 $24,020,403 12/17/04
116 Before Midnight SPC $49,383 5 $246,914 $8,114,627 5/24/13
117 Paranormal Activity Par. $49,379 160 $7,900,695 $107,918,810 10/09/09
118 The Spectacular Now A24 $49,354 4 $197,415 $6,854,611 8/02/13
119 Mystic River WB $49,293 13 $640,815 $90,135,191 10/10/03
120 Howards End SPC $49,288 1 $49,288 $25,966,555 3/20/92
121 Maurice Cinc $49,278 1 $49,278 $2,438,304 9/18/87
122 Bad Education SPC $49,123 3 $147,370 $5,211,842 11/19/04
123 Howards End SPC $48,813 1 $48,813 $25,966,555 3/27/92
124 The Imitation Game Wein. $48,658 8 $389,260 $2,296,961 12/05/14
125 12 Years a Slave FoxS $48,617 19 $923,715 $56,671,993 10/18/13
126 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $48,577 4 $194,308 $123,922,370 12/25/87
127 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $48,496 2 $96,992 $4,626,290 8/03/01
128 Blue Valentine Wein. $48,432 4 $193,728 $9,706,328 12/31/10
129 Evita BV $48,393 22 $1,064,660 $50,047,179 1/03/97
130 Black Hawk Down SonR $48,255 4 $193,021 $108,638,745 1/04/02
131 In Good Company Uni. $48,049 3 $144,149 $45,806,659 1/07/05
132 Michael Clayton WB $47,994 15 $719,910 $49,033,882 10/05/07
133 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $47,957 54 $2,589,728 $60,655,420 1/07/00
134 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) Imax $47,892 1 $47,892 $34,135,538 7/23/10
135 Marvel's The Avengers BV $47,698 4,349 $207,438,708 $623,357,910 5/04/12
136 Galapagos (IMAX) Imax $47,220 1 $47,220 $18,352,194 11/25/05
137 About Schmidt NL $47,061 6 $282,367 $65,016,287 12/13/02
138 Black Hawk Down SonR $46,778 16 $748,459 $108,638,745 1/11/02
139 Crossing Delancey WB $46,711 1 $46,711 $16,262,415 8/26/88
140 Metropolitan NL $46,663 1 $46,663 $2,938,208 8/03/90
141 Talk to Her SPC $46,611 2 $93,223 $9,285,469 11/29/02
142 Victor/Victoria MGM $46,544 3 $139,634 $28,215,453 3/19/82
143 Brand Upon the Brain! Vita. $46,412 1 $46,412 $263,200 5/11/07
144 Green Card BV $46,261 2 $92,523 $29,888,235 1/04/91
145 Bad Education SPC $46,182 3 $138,546 $5,211,842 11/26/04
146 Traffic USA $46,181 4 $184,725 $124,115,725 12/29/00
147 Howards End SPC $46,112 1 $46,112 $25,966,555 4/03/92
148 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $46,003 4 $184,015 $123,922,370 1/08/88
149 One Hour Photo FoxS $45,930 7 $321,515 $31,597,131 8/23/02
150 The Ghost Writer Sum. $45,752 4 $183,009 $15,541,549 2/19/10
151 Jane Eyre Focus $45,721 4 $182,885 $11,242,660 3/11/11
152 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour BV $45,561 683 $31,117,834 $65,281,781 2/01/08
153 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) Imax $45,522 3 $136,565 $34,135,538 12/26/08
154 Amelie Mira. $45,490 3 $136,470 $33,225,499 11/02/01
155 Lone Survivor Uni. $45,436 2 $90,872 $125,095,601 12/27/13
156 After Hours WB $45,435 1 $45,435 $10,609,321 9/13/85
157 Cyrus FoxS $45,429 4 $181,716 $7,468,936 6/18/10
158 Gran Torino WB $45,287 6 $271,720 $148,095,302 12/12/08
159 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) Imax $45,156 1 $45,156 $34,135,538 8/06/10
160 Foxcatcher SPC $45,146 6 $270,877 $3,368,000 11/14/14
161 Down with Love Fox $45,029 1 $45,029 $20,305,251 5/09/03
162 Black Hawk Down SonR $44,955 4 $179,823 $108,638,745 12/28/01
163 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $44,933 60 $2,696,006 $95,720,716 1/04/13
164 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $44,579 9 $401,211 $8,373,585 8/12/88
165 Blade Runner: The Final Cut WB $44,575 2 $89,150 $1,548,502 10/05/07
166 On Golden Pond Uni. $44,352 2 $88,705 $119,285,432 1/01/82
167 Broken Embraces SPC $44,285 2 $88,570 $5,014,305 12/04/09
168 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl PicH $44,059 5 $220,297 $17,657,973 6/20/08
169 The Mission WB $44,049 1 $44,049 $17,218,023 11/07/86
170 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $43,892 3 $131,678 $9,759,200 12/06/96
171 No Country for Old Men Mira. $43,797 28 $1,226,333 $74,283,625 11/09/07
172 Wish You Were Here Atl $43,611 1 $43,611 $3,283,832 7/24/87
173 Howards End SPC $43,556 1 $43,556 $25,966,555 4/10/92
174 Her (2013) WB $43,397 6 $260,382 $25,568,251 12/20/13
175 Victor/Victoria MGM $43,294 3 $129,882 $28,215,453 3/26/82
176 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) Imax $43,108 1 $43,108 $34,135,538 7/16/10
177 Night and the City Fox $43,036 1 $43,036 $6,202,756 10/16/92
178 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $43,036 2 $86,072 $13,383,747 10/21/94
179 A Room with a View Cinc $42,970 1 $42,970 $20,966,644 3/07/86
180 The Bling Ring A24 $42,879 5 $214,395 $5,845,732 6/14/13
181 Kids Mira. $42,854 2 $85,709 $7,412,216 7/21/95
182 Dances with Wolves Orion $42,732 14 $598,257 $184,208,848 11/09/90
183 Dead Poets Society BV $42,557 8 $340,456 $95,860,116 6/02/89
184 Lone Survivor Uni. $42,429 2 $84,857 $125,095,601 1/03/14
185 Beasts of the Southern Wild FoxS $42,426 4 $169,702 $12,795,746 6/29/12
186 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $42,417 54 $2,290,525 $60,655,420 12/31/99
187 A Dangerous Method SPC $41,988 4 $167,953 $5,704,709 11/25/11
188 A Serious Man Focus $41,890 6 $251,337 $9,228,768 10/02/09
189 Brooklyn Rules CityL $41,811 1 $41,811 $458,232 5/11/07
190 Brick Focus $41,787 2 $83,574 $2,075,743 3/31/06
191 The Theory of Everything Focus $41,753 5 $208,763 $18,232,573 11/07/14
192 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) Imax $41,594 1 $41,594 $34,135,538 8/13/10
193 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon SPC $41,450 16 $663,205 $128,078,872 12/08/00
194 The Namesake FoxS $41,425 6 $248,552 $13,569,248 3/09/07
195 Frida Mira. $41,199 5 $205,996 $25,885,000 10/25/02
196 The Descendants FoxS $41,038 29 $1,190,096 $82,584,160 11/18/11
197 Iron Man 3 BV $40,946 4,253 $174,144,585 $409,013,994 5/03/13
198 The Queen Mira. $40,671 3 $122,014 $56,441,711 9/29/06
199 Margot at the Wedding ParV $40,517 2 $81,035 $1,959,420 11/16/07
200 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $40,413 53 $2,141,916 $60,655,420 4/28/00

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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