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1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersWeekend Adj. Gross*Adjusted Gross^Date**
1 1 The Lion King BV $1,543,099 2 $3,086,200 $606,696,200 6/17/94
2 15 Aladdin BV $192,636 2 $385,300 $426,356,300 11/13/92
3 18 Aladdin BV $170,213 2 $340,400 $426,356,300 11/20/92
4 9 Frozen BV $236,977 1 $237,000 $398,703,500 11/22/13
5 5 Toy Story 2 BV $480,379 1 $480,400 $388,910,900 11/19/99
6 103 Dances with Wolves Orion $82,130 14 $1,149,800 $355,275,300 11/09/90
7 118 Dances with Wolves Orion $77,577 14 $1,086,100 $355,275,300 11/16/90
8 19 American Sniper WB $169,435 4 $677,700 $350,240,400 1/02/15
9 22 American Sniper WB $155,120 4 $620,500 $350,240,400 12/26/14
10 25 American Sniper WB $145,058 4 $580,200 $350,240,400 1/09/15
11 66 On Golden Pond Uni. $94,809 3 $284,400 $329,950,600 1/08/82
12 74 On Golden Pond Uni. $91,064 3 $273,200 $329,950,600 1/15/82
13 33 On Golden Pond Uni. $122,647 2 $245,300 $329,950,600 1/01/82
14 87 Platoon Orion $88,049 6 $528,300 $288,094,700 12/19/86
15 21 Beauty and the Beast BV $156,561 2 $313,100 $284,271,300 11/15/91
16 4 A Bug's Life BV $504,651 1 $504,700 $277,521,600 11/20/98
17 2 Pocahontas BV $837,829 6 $5,027,000 $264,607,700 6/16/95
18 43 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $109,361 4 $437,400 $245,175,600 1/01/88
19 55 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $101,005 4 $404,000 $245,175,600 12/25/87
20 75 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $90,999 4 $364,000 $245,175,600 1/08/88
21 160 Good Will Hunting Mira. $69,055 7 $483,400 $239,971,000 12/05/97
22 54 The Blair Witch Project Art. $102,123 31 $3,165,900 $224,917,900 7/23/99
23 83 The Blair Witch Project Art. $89,625 27 $2,419,900 $224,917,900 7/16/99
24 92 American Beauty DW $86,173 16 $1,378,800 $202,721,900 9/17/99
25 89 Dead Poets Society BV $87,151 8 $697,200 $196,308,000 6/02/89
26 91 Lincoln BV $86,699 11 $953,700 $184,811,400 11/09/12
27 158 Traffic USA $69,657 4 $278,600 $178,288,000 12/29/00
28 3 Hercules BV $754,639 2 $1,509,300 $175,551,500 6/20/97
29 6 Hercules BV $442,044 1 $442,000 $175,551,500 6/13/97
30 155 Juno FoxS $69,866 7 $489,100 $163,240,800 12/07/07
31 56 Annie Col. $100,859 14 $1,412,100 $157,785,600 5/21/82
32 104 Annie Col. $81,908 14 $1,146,700 $157,785,600 6/04/82
33 136 Annie Col. $74,060 14 $1,036,900 $157,785,600 6/11/82
34 192 Black Hawk Down SonR $65,457 16 $1,047,300 $152,019,400 1/11/02
35 173 Black Hawk Down SonR $67,524 4 $270,100 $152,019,400 1/04/02
36 198 Black Hawk Down SonR $64,573 4 $258,300 $152,019,400 12/28/01
37 36 American Hustle Sony $120,158 6 $720,900 $151,384,700 12/13/13
38 132 Philadelphia TriS $74,821 4 $299,300 $150,639,000 12/31/93
39 151 Philadelphia TriS $70,417 4 $281,700 $150,639,000 12/24/93
40 166 Philadelphia TriS $68,566 4 $274,300 $150,639,000 1/07/94
41 71 The Verdict Fox $93,080 3 $279,200 $141,463,600 12/10/82
42 80 The King's Speech Wein. $90,194 4 $360,800 $139,812,500 11/26/10
43 77 Gandhi Col. $90,669 4 $362,700 $136,244,100 12/10/82
44 45 Everest (IMAX) MFF $108,049 10 $1,080,500 $134,769,100 3/13/98
45 42 The Revenant Fox $110,867 4 $443,500 $133,260,400 12/25/15
46 47 The Revenant Fox $104,622 4 $418,500 $133,260,400 1/01/16
47 124 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $76,102 3 $228,300 $123,618,900 7/15/88
48 125 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $75,876 3 $227,600 $123,618,900 7/22/88
49 20 Dreamgirls P/DW $156,786 3 $470,400 $123,513,300 12/15/06
50 67 Dreamgirls P/DW $94,183 3 $282,600 $123,513,300 12/22/06
51 10 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $236,294 2 $472,600 $120,738,400 6/08/01
52 182 Mystic River WB $66,460 13 $864,000 $120,082,900 10/10/03
53 14 Brother Bear BV $196,805 2 $393,600 $114,909,500 10/24/03
54 119 Mask Uni. $77,576 4 $310,300 $110,453,900 3/08/85
55 7 The Princess and the Frog BV $419,956 2 $839,900 $110,238,700 11/27/09
56 8 The Princess and the Frog BV $399,401 2 $798,800 $110,238,700 12/04/09
57 106 Black Swan FoxS $81,414 18 $1,465,400 $109,874,700 12/03/10
58 24 Edward Scissorhands Fox $153,396 2 $306,800 $108,678,000 12/07/90
59 26 Brokeback Mountain Focus $138,863 5 $694,300 $103,353,700 12/09/05
60 11 Anastasia Fox $213,507 1 $213,500 $102,990,800 11/14/97
61 16 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $187,768 2 $375,500 $98,194,400 10/15/93
62 97 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $84,259 5 $421,300 $97,996,500 12/21/12
63 179 When a Man Loves a Woman BV $66,713 19 $1,267,500 $97,291,500 5/06/94
64 172 Bugsy TriS $67,761 4 $271,000 $95,963,700 12/13/91
65 123 The Fighter Par. $76,127 4 $304,500 $95,019,500 12/10/10
66 171 Sideways FoxS $67,763 4 $271,100 $91,517,600 10/22/04
67 144 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $72,336 54 $3,906,200 $91,151,400 1/07/00
68 38 The Imitation Game Wein. $117,383 4 $469,500 $91,045,000 11/28/14
69 94 Evita BV $85,716 22 $1,885,800 $88,655,100 1/03/97
70 17 Evita BV $179,415 2 $358,800 $88,655,100 12/27/96
71 188 About Schmidt NL $65,853 6 $395,100 $87,747,000 12/13/02
72 164 The Last Emperor Col. $68,870 6 $413,200 $87,454,700 11/27/87
73 98 Up in the Air Par. $84,145 15 $1,262,200 $87,259,000 12/04/09
74 27 Moulin Rouge! Fox $138,683 2 $277,400 $82,416,200 5/25/01
75 35 Moulin Rouge! Fox $120,327 2 $240,700 $82,416,200 5/18/01
76 127 The Killing Fields WB $75,643 3 $226,900 $79,552,800 11/23/84
77 140 The Killing Fields WB $73,228 3 $219,700 $79,552,800 11/16/84
78 185 The Killing Fields WB $65,979 3 $197,900 $79,552,800 11/30/84
79 102 The Killing Fields WB $82,142 1 $82,100 $79,552,800 11/09/84
80 117 The Killing Fields WB $77,867 1 $77,900 $79,552,800 11/02/84
81 134 The Piano Mira. $74,336 4 $297,400 $78,384,200 11/12/93
82 29 Victor/Victoria MGM $128,708 3 $386,100 $78,024,400 3/19/82
83 37 Victor/Victoria MGM $119,721 3 $359,200 $78,024,400 3/26/82
84 167 The Paper Uni. $68,271 5 $341,400 $75,512,400 3/18/94
85 189 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $65,783 7 $460,500 $74,311,600 7/28/06
86 114 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $79,571 5 $397,900 $73,389,900 12/14/01
87 44 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $108,205 8 $865,600 $71,911,900 12/09/05
88 59 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $98,464 5 $492,300 $67,677,000 9/16/05
89 153 Grand Canyon Fox $70,151 2 $140,300 $65,124,300 1/03/92
90 196 Grand Canyon Fox $65,220 2 $130,400 $65,124,300 12/27/91
91 133 The Joy Luck Club BV $74,806 7 $523,600 $64,610,200 9/17/93
92 48 The Joy Luck Club BV $104,086 3 $312,300 $64,610,200 9/10/93
93 139 Syriana WB $73,481 9 $661,300 $63,996,500 12/02/05
94 65 Syriana WB $94,998 5 $475,000 $63,996,500 11/25/05
95 169 A Passage to India Col. $68,217 3 $204,700 $62,320,700 12/14/84
96 13 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $207,123 4 $828,500 $58,611,900 3/07/14
97 93 The Thin Red Line Fox $85,880 7 $601,200 $58,340,900 1/01/99
98 60 The Thin Red Line Fox $97,952 5 $489,800 $58,340,900 12/25/98
99 101 The Big Short Par. $82,413 8 $659,300 $57,891,700 12/11/15
100 57 Midnight in Paris SPC $100,701 6 $604,200 $57,744,000 5/20/11
101 84 Green Card BV $89,335 2 $178,700 $57,716,900 1/04/91
102 177 A Soldier's Story Col. $67,104 6 $402,600 $52,429,500 9/21/84
103 126 A Soldier's Story Col. $75,677 5 $378,400 $52,429,500 9/14/84
104 51 Howards End SPC $102,983 1 $103,000 $50,950,900 3/13/92
105 61 Howards End SPC $96,557 1 $96,600 $50,950,900 3/20/92
106 64 Howards End SPC $95,626 1 $95,600 $50,950,900 3/27/92
107 78 Howards End SPC $90,335 1 $90,300 $50,950,900 4/03/92
108 95 Howards End SPC $85,328 1 $85,300 $50,950,900 4/10/92
109 112 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $79,856 4 $319,400 $50,667,400 8/04/89
110 41 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $111,133 18 $2,000,400 $50,588,400 11/06/09
111 129 Raising Arizona Fox $75,353 1 $75,400 $47,506,600 3/13/87
112 193 Amelie Mira. $65,342 3 $196,000 $47,034,700 11/02/01
113 28 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $130,910 4 $523,600 $46,957,600 5/25/12
114 32 Bulworth Fox $122,917 2 $245,800 $45,986,000 5/15/98
115 40 There Will Be Blood ParV $112,697 2 $225,400 $45,550,600 12/28/07
116 148 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $71,098 3 $213,300 $44,281,700 5/07/93
117 187 Sicario LGF $65,908 6 $395,500 $43,846,800 9/18/15
118 68 A Room with a View Cinc $94,163 1 $94,200 $43,604,000 3/07/86
119 50 Birdman FoxS $103,926 4 $415,700 $41,888,500 10/17/14
120 161 Babel ParV $69,038 7 $483,300 $41,687,000 10/27/06
121 115 Punchline Col. $79,490 4 $318,000 $41,624,600 9/30/88
122 186 The Freshman TriS $65,947 6 $395,700 $41,247,000 7/20/90
123 190 To Die For Sony $65,670 11 $722,400 $39,780,000 9/29/95
124 31 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $128,161 1 $128,200 $37,526,300 7/26/85
125 184 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $66,165 16 $1,058,700 $35,956,900 1/03/97
126 62 The Mission WB $96,528 1 $96,500 $35,951,900 11/07/86
127 85 The Mission WB $88,457 1 $88,500 $35,951,900 10/31/86
128 163 For the Boys Fox $68,891 2 $137,800 $34,490,300 11/22/91
129 46 Blue Jasmine SPC $105,784 6 $634,700 $34,447,600 7/26/13
130 175 Defiance ParV $67,304 2 $134,600 $32,434,900 1/02/09
131 73 Crossing Delancey WB $92,399 1 $92,400 $32,168,700 8/26/88
132 137 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $74,024 2 $148,000 $30,889,400 12/10/04
133 197 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $64,664 2 $129,300 $30,889,400 12/17/04
134 194 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $65,268 5 $326,300 $30,774,200 3/17/06
135 122 Adaptation. Sony $76,857 7 $538,000 $30,489,100 12/06/02
136 109 The Mosquito Coast WB $80,579 3 $241,700 $30,085,600 11/28/86
137 88 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $87,298 4 $349,200 $29,970,700 5/26/06
138 105 Sicko LGF $81,500 1 $81,500 $28,998,700 6/22/07
139 191 The Commitments Fox $65,496 8 $524,000 $28,811,400 8/16/91
140 79 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $90,333 1 $90,300 $26,528,500 1/21/83
141 99 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $83,704 2 $167,400 $26,031,100 10/21/94
142 168 The Grifters Mira. $68,263 2 $136,500 $25,966,300 12/07/90
143 146 Revolutionary Road ParV $71,680 3 $215,000 $25,943,000 12/26/08
144 116 Boyhood IFC $78,004 5 $390,000 $25,466,300 7/11/14
145 52 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $102,765 5 $513,800 $24,969,600 10/11/02
146 108 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $80,616 4 $322,500 $24,823,600 12/09/11
147 90 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $87,096 3 $261,300 $24,347,200 3/01/85
148 49 After Hours WB $104,053 1 $104,100 $24,296,800 9/13/85
149 149 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $71,017 4 $284,100 $22,330,300 11/13/09
150 138 New York Stories BV $73,780 12 $885,400 $22,042,100 3/03/89
151 156 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $69,744 3 $209,200 $21,918,900 9/24/04
152 162 Brazil Uni. $68,931 1 $68,900 $21,767,000 12/20/85
153 135 The Kids Are All Right Focus $74,111 7 $518,800 $21,282,600 7/09/10
154 170 Frost/Nixon Uni. $68,206 3 $204,600 $21,086,000 12/05/08
155 147 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $71,536 4 $286,100 $20,765,000 3/29/13
156 165 Nine Wein. $68,702 4 $274,800 $20,572,300 12/18/09
157 143 1984 Gold. $72,340 1 $72,300 $19,312,800 12/14/84
158 176 127 Hours FoxS $67,205 4 $268,800 $18,609,900 11/05/10
159 142 To Rome with Love SPC $72,361 5 $361,800 $17,408,300 6/22/12
160 107 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $80,733 3 $242,200 $17,285,900 12/06/96
161 23 The Master Wein. $153,887 5 $769,400 $16,787,500 9/14/12
162 63 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $95,628 4 $382,500 $16,729,700 10/01/04
163 34 Steve Jobs Uni. $121,839 4 $487,400 $16,602,600 10/09/15
164 86 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $88,182 9 $793,600 $16,563,800 8/12/88
165 131 Sarafina! BV $74,921 2 $149,800 $14,313,200 9/18/92
166 81 Spring Breakers A24 $89,765 3 $269,300 $14,095,400 3/15/13
167 113 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $79,727 2 $159,500 $14,052,700 9/28/07
168 111 Kids Mira. $80,093 2 $160,200 $13,853,200 7/21/95
169 70 The Tree of Life FoxS $94,040 4 $376,200 $13,523,600 5/27/11
170 58 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $98,683 4 $394,700 $13,357,200 12/06/13
171 30 The Crucible Fox $128,535 1 $128,500 $13,091,900 12/06/96
172 39 The Crucible Fox $115,871 1 $115,900 $13,091,900 11/29/96
173 141 Talk to Her SPC $73,041 2 $146,100 $12,565,600 11/22/02
174 195 Talk to Her SPC $65,223 2 $130,400 $12,565,600 11/29/02
175 96 Night and the City Fox $84,309 1 $84,300 $12,151,400 10/16/92
176 159 Ed Wood BV $69,597 2 $139,200 $11,451,000 9/30/94
177 154 Orlando SPC $70,059 3 $210,200 $10,446,200 6/11/93
178 178 Miami Rhapsody BV $66,741 2 $133,500 $9,758,400 1/27/95
179 200 Inherent Vice WB $64,293 5 $321,500 $8,104,400 12/12/14
180 120 The Aristocrats Think $77,303 4 $309,200 $8,088,200 7/29/05
181 76 Wish You Were Here Atl $90,680 1 $90,700 $6,828,000 7/24/87
182 199 Bad Education SPC $64,311 3 $192,900 $6,670,600 11/19/04
183 157 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $69,659 2 $139,300 $6,645,200 8/03/01
184 130 Under the Volcano Uni. $75,009 1 $75,000 $6,186,500 6/15/84
185 121 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $76,945 1 $76,900 $6,066,800 11/13/92
186 150 This Is My Life Fox $70,956 2 $141,900 $5,724,500 2/21/92
187 82 Metropolitan NL $89,686 1 $89,700 $5,647,200 8/03/90
188 128 Lust, Caution Focus $75,531 1 $75,500 $5,436,600 9/28/07
189 181 Unzipped Mira. $66,604 2 $133,200 $5,373,400 8/04/95
190 53 Maurice Cinc $102,463 1 $102,500 $5,069,900 9/18/87
191 69 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $94,158 1 $94,200 $4,853,000 3/18/05
192 110 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $80,350 1 $80,300 $3,440,700 4/17/87
193 183 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $66,387 1 $66,400 $3,171,100 4/16/93
194 152 A Handful of Dust NL $70,163 1 $70,200 $3,087,200 6/24/88
195 145 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $71,896 1 $71,900 $2,349,100 8/24/12
196 180 Gothic Vest $66,664 1 $66,700 $1,905,000 4/10/87
197 12 Red State SMod $211,246 1 $211,200 $1,136,200 3/04/11
198 100 Red State SMod $83,111 1 $83,100 $1,136,200 4/08/11
199 72 Guiana 1838 RBC $92,834 1 $92,800 $295,700 9/24/04
200 174 The Official Story ALM $67,390 1 $67,400 $67,400 11/08/85

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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