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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 81 Spring Breakers A24 $87,888 3 $263,700 $13,800,700 3/15/13
2 175 The Official Story ALMI $65,981 1 $66,000 $66,000 11/08/85
3 54 The Blair Witch Project Artisan $99,987 31 $3,099,700 $220,214,800 7/23/99
4 83 The Blair Witch Project Artisan $87,751 27 $2,369,300 $220,214,800 7/16/99
5 76 Wish You Were Here Atlantic $88,784 1 $88,800 $6,685,200 7/24/87
6 1 The Lion King Buena Vista $1,510,833 2 $3,021,700 $594,010,000 6/17/94
7 2 Pocahontas Buena Vista $820,310 6 $4,921,900 $259,074,700 6/16/95
8 3 Hercules Buena Vista $738,860 2 $1,477,700 $171,880,700 6/20/97
9 4 A Bug's Life Buena Vista $494,099 1 $494,100 $271,718,600 11/20/98
10 5 Toy Story 2 Buena Vista $470,334 1 $470,300 $380,778,700 11/19/99
11 6 Hercules Buena Vista $432,800 1 $432,800 $171,880,700 6/13/97
12 7 The Princess and the Frog Buena Vista $411,174 2 $822,300 $107,933,600 11/27/09
13 8 The Princess and the Frog Buena Vista $391,049 2 $782,100 $107,933,600 12/04/09
14 9 Frozen Buena Vista $232,022 1 $232,000 $390,366,500 11/22/13
15 10 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Buena Vista $231,353 2 $462,700 $118,213,700 6/08/01
16 14 Brother Bear Buena Vista $192,690 2 $385,400 $112,506,700 10/24/03
17 15 Aladdin Buena Vista $188,608 2 $377,200 $417,441,100 11/13/92
18 16 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Buena Vista $183,841 2 $367,700 $96,141,100 10/15/93
19 17 Evita Buena Vista $175,664 2 $351,300 $86,801,300 12/27/96
20 18 Aladdin Buena Vista $166,654 2 $333,300 $417,441,100 11/20/92
21 21 Beauty and the Beast Buena Vista $153,288 2 $306,600 $278,327,100 11/15/91
22 43 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $107,075 4 $428,300 $240,049,000 1/01/88
23 48 The Joy Luck Club Buena Vista $101,909 3 $305,700 $63,259,200 9/10/93
24 55 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $98,893 4 $395,600 $240,049,000 12/25/87
25 75 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $89,096 4 $356,400 $240,049,000 1/08/88
26 84 Green Card Buena Vista $87,467 2 $174,900 $56,510,000 1/04/91
27 89 Dead Poets Society Buena Vista $85,328 8 $682,600 $192,203,100 6/02/89
28 91 Lincoln Buena Vista $84,886 11 $933,800 $180,947,000 11/09/12
29 95 Evita Buena Vista $83,923 22 $1,846,300 $86,801,300 1/03/97
30 115 The Royal Tenenbaums Buena Vista $77,907 5 $389,500 $71,855,300 12/14/01
31 132 Sarafina! Buena Vista $73,355 2 $146,700 $14,013,900 9/18/92
32 134 The Joy Luck Club Buena Vista $73,242 7 $512,700 $63,259,200 9/17/93
33 138 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Buena Vista $72,476 2 $145,000 $30,243,500 12/10/04
34 139 New York Stories Buena Vista $72,238 12 $866,900 $21,581,200 3/03/89
35 145 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) Buena Vista $70,823 54 $3,824,500 $89,245,400 1/07/00
36 160 Ed Wood Buena Vista $68,142 2 $136,300 $11,211,500 9/30/94
37 180 Miami Rhapsody Buena Vista $65,345 2 $130,700 $9,554,300 1/27/95
38 181 When a Man Loves a Woman Buena Vista $65,318 19 $1,241,000 $95,257,100 5/06/94
39 199 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Buena Vista $63,312 2 $126,600 $30,243,500 12/17/04
40 58 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS Films $96,619 4 $386,500 $13,077,900 12/06/13
41 53 Maurice Cinecom $100,320 1 $100,300 $4,963,900 9/18/87
42 68 A Room with a View Cinecom $92,194 1 $92,200 $42,692,200 3/07/86
43 56 Annie Columbia $98,750 14 $1,382,500 $154,486,300 5/21/82
44 77 Gandhi Columbia $88,773 4 $355,100 $133,395,200 12/10/82
45 105 Annie Columbia $80,196 14 $1,122,800 $154,486,300 6/04/82
46 116 Punchline Columbia $77,828 4 $311,300 $40,754,200 9/30/88
47 127 A Soldier's Story Columbia $74,094 5 $370,500 $51,333,200 9/14/84
48 137 Annie Columbia $72,512 14 $1,015,200 $154,486,300 6/11/82
49 165 The Last Emperor Columbia $67,430 6 $404,600 $85,626,000 11/27/87
50 170 A Passage to India Columbia $66,791 3 $200,400 $61,017,600 12/14/84
51 178 A Soldier's Story Columbia $65,701 6 $394,200 $51,333,200 9/21/84
52 93 American Beauty DreamWorks $84,371 16 $1,350,000 $198,483,000 9/17/99
53 26 Brokeback Mountain Focus Features $135,960 5 $679,800 $101,192,600 12/09/05
54 28 Moonrise Kingdom Focus Features $128,173 4 $512,700 $45,975,700 5/25/12
55 109 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features $78,930 4 $315,700 $24,304,500 12/09/11
56 129 Lust, Caution Focus Features $73,952 1 $74,000 $5,322,900 9/28/07
57 136 The Kids Are All Right Focus Features $72,561 7 $507,900 $20,837,500 7/09/10
58 148 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus Features $70,040 4 $280,200 $20,330,800 3/29/13
59 157 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus Features $68,286 3 $204,900 $21,460,600 9/24/04
60 11 Anastasia Fox $209,043 1 $209,000 $100,837,200 11/14/97
61 24 Edward Scissorhands Fox $150,188 2 $300,400 $106,405,500 12/07/90
62 27 Moulin Rouge! Fox $135,783 2 $271,600 $80,692,900 5/25/01
63 30 The Crucible Fox $125,847 1 $125,800 $12,818,200 12/06/96
64 32 Bulworth Fox $120,347 2 $240,700 $45,024,400 5/15/98
65 35 Moulin Rouge! Fox $117,811 2 $235,600 $80,692,900 5/18/01
66 39 The Crucible Fox $113,448 1 $113,400 $12,818,200 11/29/96
67 42 The Revenant Fox $108,549 4 $434,200 $170,335,600 12/25/15
68 46 The Revenant Fox $103,867 4 $415,500 $170,335,600 1/01/16
69 60 The Thin Red Line Fox $95,904 5 $479,500 $57,121,000 12/25/98
70 71 The Verdict Fox $91,134 3 $273,400 $138,505,600 12/10/82
71 94 The Thin Red Line Fox $84,085 7 $588,600 $57,121,000 1/01/99
72 97 Night and the City Fox $82,546 1 $82,500 $11,897,300 10/16/92
73 130 Raising Arizona Fox $73,778 1 $73,800 $46,513,200 3/13/87
74 150 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $69,532 4 $278,100 $21,863,400 11/13/09
75 151 This Is My Life Fox $69,473 2 $138,900 $5,604,800 2/21/92
76 154 Grand Canyon Fox $68,684 2 $137,400 $63,762,500 1/03/92
77 164 For the Boys Fox $67,450 2 $134,900 $33,769,100 11/22/91
78 193 The Commitments Fox $64,126 8 $513,000 $28,209,000 8/16/91
79 198 Grand Canyon Fox $63,856 2 $127,700 $63,762,500 12/27/91
80 13 The Grand Budapest Hotel Fox Searchlight $202,792 4 $811,200 $57,386,300 3/07/14
81 50 Birdman Fox Searchlight $101,753 4 $407,000 $41,012,600 10/17/14
82 63 I Heart Huckabees Fox Searchlight $93,628 4 $374,500 $16,379,800 10/01/04
83 69 Melinda and Melinda Fox Searchlight $92,189 1 $92,200 $4,751,500 3/18/05
84 70 The Tree of Life Fox Searchlight $92,073 4 $368,300 $13,240,800 5/27/11
85 107 Black Swan Fox Searchlight $79,711 18 $1,434,800 $107,577,200 12/03/10
86 114 The Darjeeling Limited Fox Searchlight $78,060 2 $156,100 $13,758,800 9/28/07
87 156 Juno Fox Searchlight $68,405 7 $478,800 $159,827,400 12/07/07
88 172 Sideways Fox Searchlight $66,346 4 $265,400 $89,603,900 10/22/04
89 177 127 Hours Fox Searchlight $65,800 4 $263,200 $18,220,800 11/05/10
90 191 Little Miss Sunshine Fox Searchlight $64,408 7 $450,900 $72,757,700 7/28/06
91 196 Thank You for Smoking Fox Searchlight $63,904 5 $319,500 $30,130,700 3/17/06
92 117 Boyhood IFC $76,373 5 $381,900 $24,933,800 7/11/14
93 146 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $70,393 1 $70,400 $2,300,000 8/24/12
94 31 Kiss of the Spider Woman Island Alive $125,481 1 $125,500 $36,741,700 7/26/85
95 41 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Lionsgate $108,809 18 $1,958,600 $49,530,600 11/06/09
96 106 Sicko Lionsgate $79,796 1 $79,800 $28,392,300 6/22/07
97 179 Cafe Society Lionsgate $65,520 5 $327,600 $1,374,700 7/15/16
98 189 Sicario Lionsgate $64,530 6 $387,200 $42,930,000 9/18/15
99 45 Everest (IMAX) MacGillivray Freeman Films $105,790 10 $1,057,900 $131,951,000 3/13/98
100 29 Victor/Victoria MGM $126,017 3 $378,100 $76,392,900 3/19/82
101 37 Victor/Victoria MGM $117,218 3 $351,700 $76,392,900 3/26/82
102 125 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $74,510 3 $223,500 $121,034,000 7/15/88
103 126 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $74,289 3 $222,900 $121,034,000 7/22/88
104 100 Bullets Over Broadway Miramax $81,954 2 $163,900 $25,486,700 10/21/94
105 108 Everyone Says I Love You Miramax $79,045 3 $237,100 $16,924,500 12/06/96
106 112 Kids Miramax $78,418 2 $156,800 $13,563,500 7/21/95
107 113 sex, lies and videotape Miramax $78,186 4 $312,700 $49,608,000 8/04/89
108 135 The Piano Miramax $72,782 4 $291,100 $76,745,200 11/12/93
109 158 Apocalypse Now Redux Miramax $68,203 2 $136,400 $6,506,200 8/03/01
110 161 Good Will Hunting Miramax $67,611 7 $473,300 $234,953,100 12/05/97
111 169 The Grifters Miramax $66,836 2 $133,700 $25,423,400 12/07/90
112 183 Unzipped Miramax $65,212 2 $130,400 $5,261,100 8/04/95
113 195 Amelie Miramax $63,975 3 $191,900 $46,051,200 11/02/01
114 82 Metropolitan New Line $87,810 1 $87,800 $5,529,100 8/03/90
115 153 A Handful of Dust New Line $68,696 1 $68,700 $3,022,700 6/24/88
116 185 Wide Sargasso Sea New Line $64,999 1 $65,000 $3,104,800 4/16/93
117 190 About Schmidt New Line $64,476 6 $386,900 $85,912,200 12/13/02
118 122 Tous les Matins du Monde October $75,336 1 $75,300 $5,939,900 11/13/92
119 87 Platoon Orion Pictures $86,208 6 $517,200 $282,070,600 12/19/86
120 90 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion Pictures $85,275 3 $255,800 $23,838,100 3/01/85
121 104 Dances with Wolves Orion Pictures $80,413 14 $1,125,800 $347,846,400 11/09/90
122 119 Dances with Wolves Orion Pictures $75,955 14 $1,063,400 $347,846,400 11/16/90
123 99 Up in the Air Paramount $82,385 15 $1,235,800 $85,434,400 12/04/09
124 102 The Big Short Paramount $80,690 8 $645,500 $64,875,800 12/11/15
125 124 The Fighter Paramount $74,535 4 $298,100 $93,032,600 12/10/10
126 20 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $153,508 3 $460,500 $120,930,600 12/15/06
127 67 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $92,213 3 $276,600 $120,930,600 12/22/06
128 88 An Inconvenient Truth Paramount Classics $85,472 4 $341,900 $29,344,000 5/26/06
129 40 There Will Be Blood Paramount Vantage $110,341 2 $220,700 $44,598,100 12/28/07
130 147 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage $70,181 3 $210,500 $25,400,500 12/26/08
131 162 Babel Paramount Vantage $67,594 7 $473,200 $40,815,300 10/27/06
132 176 Defiance Paramount Vantage $65,896 2 $131,800 $31,756,700 1/02/09
133 72 Guiana 1838 RBC Radio $90,893 1 $90,900 $289,500 9/24/04
134 111 Prick Up Your Ears Samuel Goldwyn $78,670 1 $78,700 $3,368,700 4/17/87
135 144 1984 Samuel Goldwyn $70,827 1 $70,800 $18,909,000 12/14/84
136 149 Much Ado About Nothing Samuel Goldwyn $69,612 3 $208,800 $43,355,700 5/07/93
137 12 Red State SModcast Pictures $206,828 1 $206,800 $1,112,400 3/04/11
138 101 Red State SModcast Pictures $81,373 1 $81,400 $1,112,400 4/08/11
139 52 Punch-Drunk Love Sony (Revolution) $100,617 5 $503,100 $24,447,500 10/11/02
140 174 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $66,112 4 $264,400 $148,840,700 1/04/02
141 194 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $64,088 16 $1,025,400 $148,840,700 1/11/02
142 200 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $63,223 4 $252,900 $148,840,700 12/28/01
143 36 American Hustle Sony / Columbia $117,645 6 $705,900 $148,219,300 12/13/13
144 44 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony / Columbia $105,943 8 $847,500 $70,408,200 12/09/05
145 98 Zero Dark Thirty Sony / Columbia $82,497 5 $412,500 $95,947,400 12/21/12
146 123 Adaptation. Sony / Columbia $75,250 7 $526,800 $29,851,600 12/06/02
147 186 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony / Columbia $64,781 16 $1,036,500 $35,205,000 1/03/97
148 192 To Die For Sony / Columbia $64,297 11 $707,300 $38,948,200 9/29/95
149 47 Blue Jasmine Sony Classics $103,572 6 $621,400 $33,727,300 7/26/13
150 51 Howards End Sony Classics $100,829 1 $100,800 $49,885,500 3/13/92
151 57 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $98,595 6 $591,600 $56,536,500 5/20/11
152 61 Howards End Sony Classics $94,538 1 $94,500 $49,885,500 3/20/92
153 64 Howards End Sony Classics $93,627 1 $93,600 $49,885,500 3/27/92
154 78 Howards End Sony Classics $88,446 1 $88,400 $49,885,500 4/03/92
155 96 Howards End Sony Classics $83,544 1 $83,500 $49,885,500 4/10/92
156 142 Talk to Her Sony Classics $71,514 2 $143,000 $12,302,900 11/22/02
157 143 To Rome with Love Sony Classics $70,848 5 $354,200 $17,044,300 6/22/12
158 155 Orlando Sony Classics $68,594 3 $205,800 $10,227,700 6/11/93
159 197 Talk to Her Sony Classics $63,859 2 $127,700 $12,302,900 11/29/02
160 92 Don't Think Twice The Film Arcade $84,647 1 $84,600 $84,600 7/22/16
161 121 The Aristocrats ThinkFilm $75,687 4 $302,700 $7,919,100 7/29/05
162 133 Philadelphia TriStar $73,257 4 $293,000 $147,489,100 12/31/93
163 152 Philadelphia TriStar $68,944 4 $275,800 $147,489,100 12/24/93
164 167 Philadelphia TriStar $67,133 4 $268,500 $147,489,100 1/07/94
165 173 Bugsy TriStar $66,344 4 $265,400 $93,957,000 12/13/91
166 188 The Freshman TriStar $64,568 6 $387,400 $40,384,500 7/20/90
167 33 On Golden Pond Universal $120,082 2 $240,200 $323,051,300 1/01/82
168 34 Steve Jobs Universal $119,291 4 $477,200 $16,255,500 10/09/15
169 66 On Golden Pond Universal $92,826 3 $278,500 $323,051,300 1/08/82
170 74 On Golden Pond Universal $89,160 3 $267,500 $323,051,300 1/15/82
171 86 The Last Temptation of Christ Universal $86,338 9 $777,000 $16,217,500 8/12/88
172 120 Mask Universal $75,954 4 $303,800 $108,144,200 3/08/85
173 131 Under the Volcano Universal $73,440 1 $73,400 $6,057,200 6/15/84
174 163 Brazil Universal $67,490 1 $67,500 $21,311,900 12/20/85
175 168 The Paper Universal $66,843 5 $334,200 $73,933,400 3/18/94
176 171 Frost/Nixon Universal $66,780 3 $200,300 $20,645,000 12/05/08
177 159 Traffic USA Films $68,201 4 $272,800 $174,560,000 12/29/00
178 182 Gothic Vestron $65,270 1 $65,300 $1,865,100 4/10/87
179 19 American Sniper Warner Bros. $165,892 4 $663,600 $342,916,800 1/02/15
180 22 American Sniper Warner Bros. $151,877 4 $607,500 $342,916,800 12/26/14
181 25 American Sniper Warner Bros. $142,025 4 $568,100 $342,916,800 1/09/15
182 49 After Hours Warner Bros. $101,877 1 $101,900 $23,788,800 9/13/85
183 59 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Warner Bros. $96,405 5 $482,000 $66,261,900 9/16/05
184 62 The Mission Warner Bros. $94,509 1 $94,500 $35,200,100 11/07/86
185 65 Syriana Warner Bros. $93,012 5 $465,100 $62,658,300 11/25/05
186 73 Crossing Delancey Warner Bros. $90,467 1 $90,500 $31,496,100 8/26/88
187 79 The Year of Living Dangerously Warner Bros. $88,444 1 $88,400 $25,973,800 1/21/83
188 85 The Mission Warner Bros. $86,607 1 $86,600 $35,200,100 10/31/86
189 103 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $80,424 1 $80,400 $77,889,400 11/09/84
190 110 The Mosquito Coast Warner Bros. $78,894 3 $236,700 $29,456,500 11/28/86
191 118 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $76,238 1 $76,200 $77,889,400 11/02/84
192 128 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $74,061 3 $222,200 $77,889,400 11/23/84
193 140 Syriana Warner Bros. $71,944 9 $647,500 $62,658,300 12/02/05
194 141 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $71,697 3 $215,100 $77,889,400 11/16/84
195 184 Mystic River Warner Bros. $65,070 13 $845,900 $117,572,000 10/10/03
196 187 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $64,599 3 $193,800 $77,889,400 11/30/84
197 23 The Master Weinstein Company $150,669 5 $753,300 $16,436,500 9/14/12
198 38 The Imitation Game Weinstein Company $114,929 4 $459,700 $89,141,300 11/28/14
199 80 The King's Speech Weinstein Company $88,308 4 $353,200 $136,889,000 11/26/10
200 166 Nine Weinstein Company $67,266 4 $269,100 $20,142,100 12/18/09

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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