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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 $1,694,942 2 $3,389,900 $666,395,700 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $920,272 6 $5,521,600 $290,645,400 6/16/95
3 Hercules BV $828,897 2 $1,657,800 $192,825,900 6/20/97
4 A Bug's Life BV $554,309 1 $554,300 $304,830,100 11/20/98
5 Toy Story 2 BV $527,649 1 $527,600 $427,180,100 11/19/99
6 Hercules BV $485,541 1 $485,500 $192,825,900 6/13/97
7 The Princess and the Frog BV $461,280 2 $922,600 $121,086,300 11/27/09
8 The Princess and the Frog BV $438,702 2 $877,400 $121,086,300 12/04/09
9 Frozen BV $260,296 1 $260,300 $437,936,300 11/22/13
10 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $259,546 2 $519,100 $132,619,100 6/08/01
11 Anastasia Fox $234,517 1 $234,500 $113,125,200 11/14/97
12 Red State SMod $232,032 1 $232,000 $1,247,900 3/04/11
13 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $227,504 4 $910,000 $64,379,300 3/07/14
14 Brother Bear BV $216,171 2 $432,300 $126,216,700 10/24/03
15 Aladdin BV $211,592 2 $423,200 $468,310,200 11/13/92
16 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $206,244 2 $412,500 $107,856,800 10/15/93
17 Evita BV $197,070 2 $394,100 $97,378,900 12/27/96
18 Aladdin BV $186,962 2 $373,900 $468,310,200 11/20/92
19 American Sniper WB $186,108 4 $744,400 $384,704,400 1/02/15
20 La La Land LG/S $179,028 5 $895,100 $152,772,600 12/09/16
21 Dreamgirls P/DW $172,214 3 $516,600 $135,667,100 12/15/06
22 Beauty and the Beast BV $171,967 2 $343,900 $312,243,900 11/15/91
23 American Sniper WB $170,384 4 $681,500 $384,704,400 12/26/14
24 The Master Wein. $169,030 5 $845,100 $18,439,400 9/14/12
25 Edward Scissorhands Fox $168,490 2 $337,000 $119,372,000 12/07/90
26 American Sniper WB $159,332 4 $637,300 $384,704,400 1/09/15
27 Brokeback Mountain Focus $152,527 5 $762,600 $113,523,800 12/09/05
28 Moulin Rouge! Fox $152,329 2 $304,700 $90,526,000 5/25/01
29 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $143,792 4 $575,200 $51,578,300 5/25/12
30 Victor/Victoria MGM $141,373 3 $424,100 $85,702,000 3/19/82
31 The Crucible Fox $141,183 1 $141,200 $14,380,200 12/06/96
32 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $140,772 1 $140,800 $41,219,000 7/26/85
33 Bulworth Fox $135,012 2 $270,000 $50,511,000 5/15/98
34 On Golden Pond Uni. $134,715 2 $269,400 $362,418,100 1/01/82
35 Steve Jobs Uni. $133,828 4 $535,300 $18,236,400 10/09/15
36 Moulin Rouge! Fox $132,167 2 $264,300 $90,526,000 5/18/01
37 American Hustle Sony $131,981 6 $791,900 $166,281,200 12/13/13
38 Victor/Victoria MGM $131,502 3 $394,500 $85,702,000 3/26/82
39 The Imitation Game Wein. $128,934 4 $515,700 $100,004,000 11/28/14
40 The Crucible Fox $127,273 1 $127,300 $14,380,200 11/29/96
41 There Will Be Blood ParV $123,787 2 $247,600 $50,032,800 12/28/07
42 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $122,069 18 $2,197,200 $55,566,400 11/06/09
43 The Revenant Fox $121,776 4 $487,100 $191,092,600 12/25/15
44 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $120,123 4 $480,500 $269,301,200 1/01/88
45 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $118,853 8 $950,800 $78,988,100 12/09/05
46 Everest (IMAX) MFF $118,681 10 $1,186,800 $148,030,500 3/13/98
47 The Revenant Fox $116,524 4 $466,100 $191,092,600 1/01/16
48 Blue Jasmine SPC $116,194 6 $697,200 $37,837,300 7/26/13
49 The Joy Luck Club BV $114,328 3 $343,000 $70,967,900 9/10/93
50 After Hours WB $114,291 1 $114,300 $26,687,700 9/13/85
51 Birdman FoxS $114,152 4 $456,600 $46,010,400 10/17/14
52 Howards End SPC $113,116 1 $113,100 $55,964,600 3/13/92
53 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $112,878 5 $564,400 $27,426,600 10/11/02
54 Maurice Cinc $112,545 1 $112,500 $5,568,800 9/18/87
55 The Blair Witch Project Art. $112,172 31 $3,477,400 $247,050,000 7/23/99
56 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $110,944 4 $443,800 $269,301,200 12/25/87
57 Annie Col. $110,784 14 $1,551,000 $173,311,900 5/21/82
58 Midnight in Paris SPC $110,610 6 $663,700 $63,426,000 5/20/11
59 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $108,393 4 $433,600 $14,671,500 12/06/13
60 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $108,153 5 $540,800 $74,336,500 9/16/05
61 The Thin Red Line Fox $107,590 5 $538,000 $64,081,700 12/25/98
62 Howards End SPC $106,058 1 $106,100 $55,964,600 3/20/92
63 The Mission WB $106,026 1 $106,000 $39,489,600 11/07/86
64 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $105,038 4 $420,200 $18,375,900 10/01/04
65 Howards End SPC $105,036 1 $105,000 $55,964,600 3/27/92
66 Syriana WB $104,346 5 $521,700 $70,293,800 11/25/05
67 On Golden Pond Uni. $104,138 3 $312,400 $362,418,100 1/08/82
68 Dreamgirls P/DW $103,450 3 $310,400 $135,667,100 12/22/06
69 A Room with a View Cinc $103,429 1 $103,400 $47,894,700 3/07/86
70 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $103,424 1 $103,400 $5,330,500 3/18/05
71 The Tree of Life FoxS $103,293 4 $413,200 $14,854,300 5/27/11
72 The Verdict Fox $102,239 3 $306,700 $155,383,800 12/10/82
73 Moonlight (2016) A24 $102,120 4 $408,500 $28,207,600 10/21/16
74 Guiana 1838 RBC $101,969 1 $102,000 $324,800 9/24/04
75 Crossing Delancey WB $101,491 1 $101,500 $35,334,200 8/26/88
76 On Golden Pond Uni. $100,025 3 $300,100 $362,418,100 1/15/82
77 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $99,953 4 $399,800 $269,301,200 1/08/88
78 Wish You Were Here Atl $99,603 1 $99,600 $7,499,900 7/24/87
79 Gandhi Col. $99,591 4 $398,400 $149,650,700 12/10/82
80 Howards End SPC $99,224 1 $99,200 $55,964,600 4/03/92
81 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $99,222 1 $99,200 $29,138,900 1/21/83
82 The King's Speech Wein. $99,069 4 $396,300 $153,570,200 11/26/10
83 Spring Breakers A24 $98,598 3 $295,800 $15,482,400 3/15/13
84 Metropolitan NL $98,511 1 $98,500 $6,202,900 8/03/90
85 The Blair Witch Project Art. $98,444 27 $2,658,000 $247,050,000 7/16/99
86 Green Card BV $98,126 2 $196,300 $63,396,300 1/04/91
87 Don't Think Twice TFA $97,417 1 $97,400 $4,623,200 7/22/16
88 The Mission WB $97,161 1 $97,200 $39,489,600 10/31/86
89 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $96,859 9 $871,700 $18,193,700 8/12/88
90 Platoon Orion $96,714 6 $580,300 $316,443,500 12/19/86
91 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $95,888 4 $383,600 $32,919,900 5/26/06
92 Dead Poets Society BV $95,726 8 $765,800 $215,624,900 6/02/89
93 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $95,667 3 $287,000 $26,743,000 3/01/85
94 Lincoln BV $95,230 11 $1,047,500 $202,997,100 11/09/12
95 American Beauty DW $94,653 16 $1,514,500 $222,670,000 9/17/99
96 The Thin Red Line Fox $94,331 7 $660,300 $64,081,700 1/01/99
97 Evita BV $94,150 22 $2,071,300 $97,378,900 1/03/97
98 Howards End SPC $93,724 1 $93,700 $55,964,600 4/10/92
99 Night and the City Fox $92,605 1 $92,600 $13,347,100 10/16/92
100 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $92,550 5 $462,800 $107,639,500 12/21/12
101 Up in the Air Par. $92,425 15 $1,386,400 $95,845,300 12/04/09
102 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $91,941 2 $183,900 $28,592,500 10/21/94
103 Red State SMod $91,289 1 $91,300 $1,247,900 4/08/11
104 Lady Bird A24 $91,109 4 $364,400 $5,000,200 11/03/17
105 The Big Short Par. $90,522 8 $724,200 $72,780,000 12/11/15
106 The Killing Fields WB $90,225 1 $90,200 $87,380,900 11/09/84
107 Dances with Wolves Orion $90,212 14 $1,263,000 $390,234,700 11/09/90
108 Annie Col. $89,968 14 $1,259,600 $173,311,900 6/04/82
109 Sicko LGF $89,519 1 $89,500 $31,852,200 6/22/07
110 Black Swan FoxS $89,425 18 $1,609,600 $120,686,500 12/03/10
111 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $88,678 3 $266,000 $18,986,900 12/06/96
112 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $88,548 4 $354,200 $27,266,300 12/09/11
113 The Mosquito Coast WB $88,508 3 $265,500 $33,046,000 11/28/86
114 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $88,256 1 $88,300 $3,779,200 4/17/87
115 Kids Mira. $87,974 2 $175,900 $15,216,300 7/21/95
116 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $87,714 4 $350,900 $55,653,200 8/04/89
117 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $87,572 2 $175,100 $15,435,500 9/28/07
118 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $87,400 5 $437,000 $80,611,500 12/14/01
119 Punchline Col. $87,312 4 $349,300 $45,720,500 9/30/88
120 Boyhood IFC $85,679 5 $428,400 $27,972,200 7/11/14
121 The Killing Fields WB $85,529 1 $85,500 $87,380,900 11/02/84
122 Dances with Wolves Orion $85,211 14 $1,193,000 $390,234,700 11/16/90
123 Mask Uni. $85,210 4 $340,800 $121,322,600 3/08/85
124 The Aristocrats Think $84,910 4 $339,600 $8,884,100 7/29/05
125 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $84,517 1 $84,500 $6,663,800 11/13/92
126 Adaptation. Sony $84,420 7 $590,900 $33,489,200 12/06/02
127 The Big Sick LGF $84,127 5 $420,600 $42,871,900 6/23/17
128 The Fighter Par. $83,618 4 $334,500 $105,587,200 12/10/10
129 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $83,590 3 $250,800 $135,783,200 7/15/88
130 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $83,342 3 $250,000 $135,783,200 7/22/88
131 A Soldier's Story Col. $83,123 5 $415,600 $57,588,700 9/14/84
132 The Killing Fields WB $83,086 3 $249,300 $87,380,900 11/23/84
133 Lust, Caution Focus $82,963 1 $83,000 $5,971,600 9/28/07
134 Raising Arizona Fox $82,768 1 $82,800 $52,181,300 3/13/87
135 Under the Volcano Uni. $82,390 1 $82,400 $6,795,300 6/15/84
136 Sarafina! BV $82,294 2 $164,600 $15,721,600 9/18/92
137 Philadelphia TriS $82,184 4 $328,700 $165,462,100 12/31/93
138 The Joy Luck Club BV $82,167 7 $575,200 $70,967,900 9/17/93
139 The Piano Mira. $81,651 4 $326,600 $86,097,300 11/12/93
140 The Kids Are All Right Focus $81,403 7 $569,800 $23,376,800 7/09/10
141 Annie Col. $81,348 14 $1,138,900 $173,311,900 6/11/82
142 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $81,308 2 $162,600 $33,929,000 12/10/04
143 New York Stories BV $81,040 12 $972,500 $24,211,000 3/03/89
144 Syriana WB $80,711 9 $726,400 $70,293,800 12/02/05
145 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri FoxS $80,542 4 $322,200 $1,654,600 11/10/17
146 The Killing Fields WB $80,434 3 $241,300 $87,380,900 11/16/84
147 Talk to Her SPC $80,229 2 $160,500 $13,802,100 11/22/02
148 To Rome with Love SPC $79,481 5 $397,400 $19,121,300 6/22/12
149 1984 Gold. $79,458 1 $79,500 $21,213,200 12/14/84
150 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $79,454 54 $4,290,600 $100,120,800 1/07/00
151 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $78,971 1 $79,000 $2,580,200 8/24/12
152 Revolutionary Road ParV $78,733 3 $236,200 $27,426,200 12/26/08
153 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $78,575 4 $314,300 $22,808,300 3/29/13
154 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $78,094 3 $234,300 $48,639,000 5/07/93
155 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $78,005 4 $312,000 $24,527,700 11/13/09
156 This Is My Life Fox $77,938 2 $155,900 $6,287,800 2/21/92
157 Philadelphia TriS $77,346 4 $309,400 $165,462,100 12/24/93
158 A Handful of Dust NL $77,067 1 $77,100 $3,391,000 6/24/88
159 Grand Canyon Fox $77,054 2 $154,100 $71,532,600 1/03/92
160 Orlando SPC $76,953 3 $230,900 $11,474,100 6/11/93
161 Juno FoxS $76,741 7 $537,200 $179,303,900 12/07/07
162 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $76,607 3 $229,800 $24,075,800 9/24/04
163 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $76,514 2 $153,000 $7,299,100 8/03/01
164 Traffic USA $76,511 4 $306,000 $195,831,700 12/29/00
165 Ed Wood BV $76,445 2 $152,900 $12,577,800 9/30/94
166 Good Will Hunting Mira. $75,851 7 $531,000 $263,584,300 12/05/97
167 Babel ParV $75,831 7 $530,800 $45,789,000 10/27/06
168 Brazil Uni. $75,714 1 $75,700 $23,908,900 12/20/85
169 For the Boys Fox $75,670 2 $151,300 $37,884,200 11/22/91
170 The Last Emperor Col. $75,647 6 $453,900 $96,060,300 11/27/87
171 Nine Wein. $75,463 4 $301,900 $22,596,600 12/18/09
172 Cafe Society LGF $75,404 5 $377,000 $11,648,700 7/15/16
173 Philadelphia TriS $75,313 4 $301,300 $165,462,100 1/07/94
174 The Paper Uni. $74,988 5 $374,900 $82,942,900 3/18/94
175 The Grifters Mira. $74,980 2 $150,000 $28,521,400 12/07/90
176 A Passage to India Col. $74,930 3 $224,800 $68,453,100 12/14/84
177 Frost/Nixon Uni. $74,917 3 $224,800 $22,393,500 12/05/08
178 Sideways FoxS $74,431 4 $297,700 $100,523,000 10/22/04
179 Bugsy TriS $74,429 4 $297,700 $105,406,600 12/13/91
180 Black Hawk Down SonR $74,168 4 $296,700 $166,978,300 1/04/02
181 The Official Story ALM $74,021 1 $74,000 $74,000 11/08/85
182 Defiance ParV $73,926 2 $147,900 $34,289,300 1/02/09
183 127 Hours FoxS $73,818 4 $295,300 $20,441,100 11/05/10
184 A Soldier's Story Col. $73,707 6 $442,300 $57,588,700 9/21/84
185 Miami Rhapsody BV $73,308 2 $146,600 $10,718,600 1/27/95
186 When a Man Loves a Woman BV $73,277 19 $1,392,300 $106,865,100 5/06/94
187 Gothic Vest $73,224 1 $73,200 $2,092,400 4/10/87
188 Unzipped Mira. $73,158 2 $146,300 $5,902,200 8/04/95
189 Mystic River WB $72,999 13 $949,000 $131,899,200 10/10/03
190 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $72,920 1 $72,900 $3,483,100 4/16/93
191 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $72,675 16 $1,162,800 $39,495,100 1/03/97
192 The Killing Fields WB $72,471 3 $217,400 $87,380,900 11/30/84
193 The Freshman TriS $72,436 6 $434,600 $45,305,700 7/20/90
194 Sicario LGF $72,394 6 $434,400 $48,163,100 9/18/15
195 About Schmidt NL $72,333 6 $434,000 $96,381,400 12/13/02
196 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $72,257 7 $505,800 $81,623,900 7/28/06
197 To Die For Sony $72,132 11 $793,500 $43,694,400 9/29/95
198 The Commitments Fox $71,941 8 $575,500 $31,646,500 8/16/91
199 Black Hawk Down SonR $71,898 16 $1,150,400 $166,978,300 1/11/02
200 Amelie Mira. $71,771 3 $215,300 $51,663,000 11/02/01

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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