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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 73 Moonlight (2016) A24 $91,027 4 $364,100 $25,143,600 10/21/16
2 83 Spring Breakers A24 $87,888 3 $263,700 $13,800,700 3/15/13
3 179 The Official Story ALMI $65,981 1 $66,000 $66,000 11/08/85
4 55 The Blair Witch Project Artisan $99,987 31 $3,099,700 $220,214,800 7/23/99
5 85 The Blair Witch Project Artisan $87,751 27 $2,369,300 $220,214,800 7/16/99
6 78 Wish You Were Here Atlantic $88,784 1 $88,800 $6,685,200 7/24/87
7 1 The Lion King Buena Vista $1,510,833 2 $3,021,700 $594,010,000 6/17/94
8 2 Pocahontas Buena Vista $820,310 6 $4,921,900 $259,074,700 6/16/95
9 3 Hercules Buena Vista $738,860 2 $1,477,700 $171,880,700 6/20/97
10 4 A Bug's Life Buena Vista $494,099 1 $494,100 $271,718,600 11/20/98
11 5 Toy Story 2 Buena Vista $470,334 1 $470,300 $380,778,700 11/19/99
12 6 Hercules Buena Vista $432,800 1 $432,800 $171,880,700 6/13/97
13 7 The Princess and the Frog Buena Vista $411,174 2 $822,300 $107,933,600 11/27/09
14 8 The Princess and the Frog Buena Vista $391,049 2 $782,100 $107,933,600 12/04/09
15 9 Frozen Buena Vista $232,022 1 $232,000 $390,366,500 11/22/13
16 10 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Buena Vista $231,353 2 $462,700 $118,213,700 6/08/01
17 14 Brother Bear Buena Vista $192,690 2 $385,400 $112,506,700 10/24/03
18 15 Aladdin Buena Vista $188,608 2 $377,200 $417,441,100 11/13/92
19 16 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Buena Vista $183,841 2 $367,700 $96,141,100 10/15/93
20 17 Evita Buena Vista $175,664 2 $351,300 $86,801,300 12/27/96
21 18 Aladdin Buena Vista $166,654 2 $333,300 $417,441,100 11/20/92
22 22 Beauty and the Beast Buena Vista $153,288 2 $306,600 $278,327,100 11/15/91
23 44 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $107,075 4 $428,300 $240,049,000 1/01/88
24 49 The Joy Luck Club Buena Vista $101,909 3 $305,700 $63,259,200 9/10/93
25 56 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $98,893 4 $395,600 $240,049,000 12/25/87
26 77 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $89,096 4 $356,400 $240,049,000 1/08/88
27 86 Green Card Buena Vista $87,467 2 $174,900 $56,510,000 1/04/91
28 92 Dead Poets Society Buena Vista $85,328 8 $682,600 $192,203,100 6/02/89
29 94 Lincoln Buena Vista $84,886 11 $933,800 $180,947,000 11/09/12
30 97 Evita Buena Vista $83,923 22 $1,846,300 $86,801,300 1/03/97
31 117 The Royal Tenenbaums Buena Vista $77,907 5 $389,500 $71,855,300 12/14/01
32 135 Sarafina! Buena Vista $73,355 2 $146,700 $14,013,900 9/18/92
33 137 The Joy Luck Club Buena Vista $73,242 7 $512,700 $63,259,200 9/17/93
34 141 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Buena Vista $72,476 2 $145,000 $30,243,500 12/10/04
35 142 New York Stories Buena Vista $72,238 12 $866,900 $21,581,200 3/03/89
36 148 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) Buena Vista $70,823 54 $3,824,500 $89,245,400 1/07/00
37 163 Ed Wood Buena Vista $68,142 2 $136,300 $11,211,500 9/30/94
38 183 Miami Rhapsody Buena Vista $65,345 2 $130,700 $9,554,300 1/27/95
39 184 When a Man Loves a Woman Buena Vista $65,318 19 $1,241,000 $95,257,100 5/06/94
40 59 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS Films $96,619 4 $386,500 $13,077,900 12/06/13
41 54 Maurice Cinecom $100,320 1 $100,300 $4,963,900 9/18/87
42 69 A Room with a View Cinecom $92,194 1 $92,200 $42,692,200 3/07/86
43 57 Annie Columbia $98,750 14 $1,382,500 $154,486,300 5/21/82
44 79 Gandhi Columbia $88,773 4 $355,100 $133,395,200 12/10/82
45 107 Annie Columbia $80,196 14 $1,122,800 $154,486,300 6/04/82
46 118 Punchline Columbia $77,828 4 $311,300 $40,754,200 9/30/88
47 130 A Soldier's Story Columbia $74,094 5 $370,500 $51,333,200 9/14/84
48 140 Annie Columbia $72,512 14 $1,015,200 $154,486,300 6/11/82
49 168 The Last Emperor Columbia $67,430 6 $404,600 $85,626,000 11/27/87
50 174 A Passage to India Columbia $66,791 3 $200,400 $61,017,600 12/14/84
51 182 A Soldier's Story Columbia $65,701 6 $394,200 $51,333,200 9/21/84
52 95 American Beauty DreamWorks $84,371 16 $1,350,000 $198,483,000 9/17/99
53 27 Brokeback Mountain Focus Features $135,960 5 $679,800 $101,192,600 12/09/05
54 29 Moonrise Kingdom Focus Features $128,173 4 $512,700 $45,975,700 5/25/12
55 111 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features $78,930 4 $315,700 $24,304,500 12/09/11
56 132 Lust, Caution Focus Features $73,952 1 $74,000 $5,322,900 9/28/07
57 139 The Kids Are All Right Focus Features $72,561 7 $507,900 $20,837,500 7/09/10
58 151 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus Features $70,040 4 $280,200 $20,330,800 3/29/13
59 160 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 25 Edward Scissorhands Fox $150,188 2 $300,400 $106,405,500 12/07/90
62 28 Moulin Rouge! Fox $135,783 2 $271,600 $80,692,900 5/25/01
63 31 The Crucible Fox $125,847 1 $125,800 $12,818,200 12/06/96
64 33 Bulworth Fox $120,347 2 $240,700 $45,024,400 5/15/98
65 36 Moulin Rouge! Fox $117,811 2 $235,600 $80,692,900 5/18/01
66 40 The Crucible Fox $113,448 1 $113,400 $12,818,200 11/29/96
67 43 The Revenant Fox $108,549 4 $434,200 $170,335,600 12/25/15
68 47 The Revenant Fox $103,867 4 $415,500 $170,335,600 1/01/16
69 61 The Thin Red Line Fox $95,904 5 $479,500 $57,121,000 12/25/98
70 72 The Verdict Fox $91,134 3 $273,400 $138,505,600 12/10/82
71 96 The Thin Red Line Fox $84,085 7 $588,600 $57,121,000 1/01/99
72 99 Night and the City Fox $82,546 1 $82,500 $11,897,300 10/16/92
73 133 Raising Arizona Fox $73,778 1 $73,800 $46,513,200 3/13/87
74 153 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $69,532 4 $278,100 $21,863,400 11/13/09
75 154 This Is My Life Fox $69,473 2 $138,900 $5,604,800 2/21/92
76 157 Grand Canyon Fox $68,684 2 $137,400 $63,762,500 1/03/92
77 167 For the Boys Fox $67,450 2 $134,900 $33,769,100 11/22/91
78 196 The Commitments Fox $64,126 8 $513,000 $28,209,000 8/16/91
79 13 The Grand Budapest Hotel Fox Searchlight $202,792 4 $811,200 $57,386,300 3/07/14
80 51 Birdman Fox Searchlight $101,753 4 $407,000 $41,012,600 10/17/14
81 64 I Heart Huckabees Fox Searchlight $93,628 4 $374,500 $16,379,800 10/01/04
82 70 Melinda and Melinda Fox Searchlight $92,189 1 $92,200 $4,751,500 3/18/05
83 71 The Tree of Life Fox Searchlight $92,073 4 $368,300 $13,240,800 5/27/11
84 109 Black Swan Fox Searchlight $79,711 18 $1,434,800 $107,577,200 12/03/10
85 116 The Darjeeling Limited Fox Searchlight $78,060 2 $156,100 $13,758,800 9/28/07
86 159 Juno Fox Searchlight $68,405 7 $478,800 $159,827,400 12/07/07
87 176 Sideways Fox Searchlight $66,346 4 $265,400 $89,603,900 10/22/04
88 181 127 Hours Fox Searchlight $65,800 4 $263,200 $18,220,800 11/05/10
89 194 Little Miss Sunshine Fox Searchlight $64,408 7 $450,900 $72,757,700 7/28/06
90 199 Thank You for Smoking Fox Searchlight $63,904 5 $319,500 $30,130,700 3/17/06
91 119 Boyhood IFC $76,373 5 $381,900 $24,933,800 7/11/14
92 149 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $70,393 1 $70,400 $2,300,000 8/24/12
93 32 Kiss of the Spider Woman Island Alive $125,481 1 $125,500 $36,741,700 7/26/85
94 42 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Lionsgate $108,809 18 $1,958,600 $49,530,600 11/06/09
95 108 Sicko Lionsgate $79,796 1 $79,800 $28,392,300 6/22/07
96 126 The Big Sick Lionsgate $74,989 5 $374,900 $23,561,300 6/23/17
97 170 Cafe Society Lionsgate $67,214 5 $336,100 $10,383,400 7/15/16
98 192 Sicario Lionsgate $64,530 6 $387,200 $42,931,500 9/18/15
99 20 La La Land Lionsgate/Summit $159,581 5 $797,900 $136,178,000 12/09/16
100 46 Everest (IMAX) MacGillivray Freeman Films $105,790 10 $1,057,900 $131,951,000 3/13/98
101 30 Victor/Victoria MGM $126,017 3 $378,100 $76,392,900 3/19/82
102 38 Victor/Victoria MGM $117,218 3 $351,700 $76,392,900 3/26/82
103 128 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $74,510 3 $223,500 $121,034,000 7/15/88
104 129 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $74,289 3 $222,900 $121,034,000 7/22/88
105 102 Bullets Over Broadway Miramax $81,954 2 $163,900 $25,486,700 10/21/94
106 110 Everyone Says I Love You Miramax $79,045 3 $237,100 $16,924,500 12/06/96
107 114 Kids Miramax $78,418 2 $156,800 $13,563,500 7/21/95
108 115 sex, lies and videotape Miramax $78,186 4 $312,700 $49,608,000 8/04/89
109 138 The Piano Miramax $72,782 4 $291,100 $76,745,200 11/12/93
110 161 Apocalypse Now Redux Miramax $68,203 2 $136,400 $6,506,200 8/03/01
111 164 Good Will Hunting Miramax $67,611 7 $473,300 $234,953,100 12/05/97
112 173 The Grifters Miramax $66,836 2 $133,700 $25,423,400 12/07/90
113 186 Unzipped Miramax $65,212 2 $130,400 $5,261,100 8/04/95
114 198 Amelie Miramax $63,975 3 $191,900 $46,051,200 11/02/01
115 84 Metropolitan New Line $87,810 1 $87,800 $5,529,100 8/03/90
116 156 A Handful of Dust New Line $68,696 1 $68,700 $3,022,700 6/24/88
117 188 Wide Sargasso Sea New Line $64,999 1 $65,000 $3,104,800 4/16/93
118 193 About Schmidt New Line $64,476 6 $386,900 $85,912,200 12/13/02
119 124 Tous les Matins du Monde October $75,336 1 $75,300 $5,939,900 11/13/92
120 90 Platoon Orion Pictures $86,208 6 $517,200 $282,070,600 12/19/86
121 93 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion Pictures $85,275 3 $255,800 $23,838,100 3/01/85
122 106 Dances with Wolves Orion Pictures $80,413 14 $1,125,800 $347,846,400 11/09/90
123 121 Dances with Wolves Orion Pictures $75,955 14 $1,063,400 $347,846,400 11/16/90
124 101 Up in the Air Paramount $82,385 15 $1,235,800 $85,434,400 12/04/09
125 104 The Big Short Paramount $80,690 8 $645,500 $64,874,500 12/11/15
126 127 The Fighter Paramount $74,535 4 $298,100 $94,118,000 12/10/10
127 21 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $153,508 3 $460,500 $120,930,600 12/15/06
128 68 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $92,213 3 $276,600 $120,930,600 12/22/06
129 91 An Inconvenient Truth Paramount Classics $85,472 4 $341,900 $29,344,000 5/26/06
130 41 There Will Be Blood Paramount Vantage $110,341 2 $220,700 $44,598,100 12/28/07
131 150 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage $70,181 3 $210,500 $24,447,100 12/26/08
132 165 Babel Paramount Vantage $67,594 7 $473,200 $40,815,300 10/27/06
133 180 Defiance Paramount Vantage $65,896 2 $131,800 $30,564,700 1/02/09
134 74 Guiana 1838 RBC Radio $90,893 1 $90,900 $289,500 9/24/04
135 113 Prick Up Your Ears Samuel Goldwyn $78,670 1 $78,700 $3,368,700 4/17/87
136 147 1984 Samuel Goldwyn $70,827 1 $70,800 $18,909,000 12/14/84
137 152 Much Ado About Nothing Samuel Goldwyn $69,612 3 $208,800 $43,355,700 5/07/93
138 12 Red State SModcast Pictures $206,828 1 $206,800 $1,112,400 3/04/11
139 103 Red State SModcast Pictures $81,373 1 $81,400 $1,112,400 4/08/11
140 53 Punch-Drunk Love Sony (Revolution) $100,617 5 $503,100 $24,447,500 10/11/02
141 178 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $66,112 4 $264,400 $148,840,700 1/04/02
142 197 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $64,088 16 $1,025,400 $148,840,700 1/11/02
143 37 American Hustle Sony / Columbia $117,645 6 $705,900 $148,219,300 12/13/13
144 45 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony / Columbia $105,943 8 $847,500 $70,408,200 12/09/05
145 100 Zero Dark Thirty Sony / Columbia $82,497 5 $412,500 $95,947,400 12/21/12
146 125 Adaptation. Sony / Columbia $75,250 7 $526,800 $29,851,600 12/06/02
147 189 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony / Columbia $64,781 16 $1,036,500 $35,205,000 1/03/97
148 195 To Die For Sony / Columbia $64,297 11 $707,300 $38,948,200 9/29/95
149 48 Blue Jasmine Sony Classics $103,572 6 $621,400 $33,727,300 7/26/13
150 52 Howards End Sony Classics $100,829 1 $100,800 $49,885,500 3/13/92
151 58 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $98,595 6 $591,600 $56,536,500 5/20/11
152 62 Howards End Sony Classics $94,538 1 $94,500 $49,885,500 3/20/92
153 65 Howards End Sony Classics $93,627 1 $93,600 $49,885,500 3/27/92
154 80 Howards End Sony Classics $88,446 1 $88,400 $49,885,500 4/03/92
155 98 Howards End Sony Classics $83,544 1 $83,500 $49,885,500 4/10/92
156 145 Talk to Her Sony Classics $71,514 2 $143,000 $12,302,900 11/22/02
157 146 To Rome with Love Sony Classics $70,848 5 $354,200 $17,044,300 6/22/12
158 158 Orlando Sony Classics $68,594 3 $205,800 $10,227,700 6/11/93
159 200 Talk to Her Sony Classics $63,861 2 $127,700 $12,302,900 11/29/02
160 87 Don't Think Twice The Film Arcade $86,835 1 $86,800 $4,121,000 7/22/16
161 123 The Aristocrats ThinkFilm $75,687 4 $302,700 $7,919,100 7/29/05
162 136 Philadelphia TriStar $73,257 4 $293,000 $147,489,100 12/31/93
163 155 Philadelphia TriStar $68,944 4 $275,800 $147,489,100 12/24/93
164 171 Philadelphia TriStar $67,133 4 $268,500 $147,489,100 1/07/94
165 177 Bugsy TriStar $66,344 4 $265,400 $93,957,000 12/13/91
166 191 The Freshman TriStar $64,568 6 $387,400 $40,384,500 7/20/90
167 34 On Golden Pond Universal $120,082 2 $240,200 $323,051,300 1/01/82
168 35 Steve Jobs Universal $119,291 4 $477,200 $16,255,500 10/09/15
169 67 On Golden Pond Universal $92,826 3 $278,500 $323,051,300 1/08/82
170 76 On Golden Pond Universal $89,160 3 $267,500 $323,051,300 1/15/82
171 89 The Last Temptation of Christ Universal $86,338 9 $777,000 $16,217,500 8/12/88
172 122 Mask Universal $75,954 4 $303,800 $108,144,200 3/08/85
173 134 Under the Volcano Universal $73,440 1 $73,400 $6,057,200 6/15/84
174 166 Brazil Universal $67,490 1 $67,500 $21,311,900 12/20/85
175 172 The Paper Universal $66,843 5 $334,200 $73,933,400 3/18/94
176 175 Frost/Nixon Universal $66,780 3 $200,300 $19,961,100 12/05/08
177 162 Traffic USA Films $68,201 4 $272,800 $174,560,000 12/29/00
178 185 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 23 American Sniper Warner Bros. $151,877 4 $607,500 $342,916,800 12/26/14
181 26 American Sniper Warner Bros. $142,025 4 $568,100 $342,916,800 1/09/15
182 50 After Hours Warner Bros. $101,877 1 $101,900 $23,788,800 9/13/85
183 60 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Warner Bros. $96,405 5 $482,000 $66,261,900 9/16/05
184 63 The Mission Warner Bros. $94,509 1 $94,500 $35,200,100 11/07/86
185 66 Syriana Warner Bros. $93,012 5 $465,100 $62,658,300 11/25/05
186 75 Crossing Delancey Warner Bros. $90,467 1 $90,500 $31,496,100 8/26/88
187 81 The Year of Living Dangerously Warner Bros. $88,444 1 $88,400 $25,973,800 1/21/83
188 88 The Mission Warner Bros. $86,607 1 $86,600 $35,200,100 10/31/86
189 105 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $80,424 1 $80,400 $77,889,400 11/09/84
190 112 The Mosquito Coast Warner Bros. $78,894 3 $236,700 $29,456,500 11/28/86
191 120 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $76,238 1 $76,200 $77,889,400 11/02/84
192 131 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $74,061 3 $222,200 $77,889,400 11/23/84
193 143 Syriana Warner Bros. $71,944 9 $647,500 $62,658,300 12/02/05
194 144 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $71,697 3 $215,100 $77,889,400 11/16/84
195 187 Mystic River Warner Bros. $65,070 13 $845,900 $117,572,000 10/10/03
196 190 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $64,599 3 $193,800 $77,889,400 11/30/84
197 24 The Master Weinstein Company $150,669 5 $753,300 $16,436,500 9/14/12
198 39 The Imitation Game Weinstein Company $114,929 4 $459,700 $89,141,300 11/28/14
199 82 The King's Speech Weinstein Company $88,308 4 $353,200 $136,889,000 11/26/10
200 169 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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