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1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersWeekend Gross*Total Gross^Date**
1 41 Spring Breakers A24 $87,667 3 $263,002 $14,124,284 3/15/13
2 88 Ex Machina A24 $59,316 4 $237,264 $25,442,958 4/10/15
3 96 While We're Young A24 $56,922 4 $227,688 $7,587,485 3/27/15
4 134 The Spectacular Now A24 $49,354 4 $197,415 $6,854,611 8/02/13
5 153 The Lobster (US Release) A24 $47,563 4 $190,252 $8,481,016 5/13/16
6 198 A Most Violent Year A24 $43,197 4 $172,788 $5,749,134 1/02/15
7 78 The Blair Witch Project Artisan $63,811 31 $1,978,171 $140,539,099 7/23/99
8 99 The Blair Witch Project Artisan $56,002 27 $1,512,054 $140,539,099 7/16/99
9 194 Wish You Were Here Atlantic $43,611 1 $43,611 $3,283,832 7/24/87
10 1 The Lion King Buena Vista $793,377 2 $1,586,753 $312,855,561 6/17/94
11 2 Pocahontas Buena Vista $448,285 6 $2,689,714 $141,579,773 6/16/95
12 3 Hercules Buena Vista $426,051 2 $852,103 $99,112,101 6/20/97
13 4 The Princess and the Frog Buena Vista $393,095 2 $786,190 $104,400,899 11/27/09
14 5 The Princess and the Frog Buena Vista $373,855 2 $747,710 $104,400,899 12/04/09
15 6 Toy Story 2 Buena Vista $300,163 1 $300,163 $245,852,179 11/19/99
16 7 A Bug's Life Buena Vista $291,121 1 $291,121 $162,798,565 11/20/98
17 8 Hercules Buena Vista $249,567 1 $249,567 $99,112,101 6/13/97
18 9 Frozen Buena Vista $243,390 1 $243,390 $400,738,009 11/22/13
19 13 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Buena Vista $164,505 2 $329,011 $84,056,472 6/08/01
20 16 Brother Bear Buena Vista $145,970 2 $291,940 $85,336,277 10/24/03
21 32 Aladdin Buena Vista $98,332 2 $196,664 $217,350,219 11/13/92
22 33 Evita Buena Vista $97,542 2 $195,085 $50,047,179 12/27/96
23 35 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Buena Vista $95,616 2 $191,232 $50,003,043 10/15/93
24 42 Aladdin Buena Vista $86,886 2 $173,772 $217,350,219 11/20/92
25 43 Lincoln Buena Vista $85,846 11 $944,308 $182,207,973 11/09/12
26 48 Beauty and the Beast Buena Vista $81,073 2 $162,146 $145,863,363 11/15/91
27 87 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Buena Vista $59,982 4,134 $247,966,675 $936,662,225 12/18/15
28 97 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Buena Vista $56,542 2 $113,085 $24,020,403 12/10/04
29 102 The Royal Tenenbaums Buena Vista $55,396 5 $276,981 $52,364,010 12/14/01
30 103 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $55,286 4 $221,145 $123,922,370 1/01/88
31 117 The Joy Luck Club Buena Vista $53,003 3 $159,009 $32,901,136 9/10/93
32 131 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Buena Vista $49,393 2 $98,787 $24,020,403 12/17/04
33 143 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $48,577 4 $194,308 $123,922,370 12/25/87
34 146 Evita Buena Vista $48,393 22 $1,064,660 $50,047,179 1/03/97
35 150 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) Buena Vista $47,957 54 $2,589,728 $60,655,420 1/07/00
36 152 Marvel's The Avengers Buena Vista $47,698 4,349 $207,438,708 $623,357,910 5/04/12
37 164 Green Card Buena Vista $46,261 2 $92,523 $29,888,235 1/04/91
38 169 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $46,003 4 $184,015 $123,922,370 1/08/88
39 173 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour Buena Vista $45,561 683 $31,117,834 $65,281,781 2/01/08
40 185 Avengers: Age of Ultron Buena Vista $44,731 4,276 $191,271,109 $459,005,868 5/01/15
41 30 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS Films $101,353 4 $405,411 $13,235,319 12/06/13
42 137 Maurice Cinecom $49,278 1 $49,278 $2,438,304 9/18/87
43 123 The Admiral: Roaring Currents CJ Entertainment $51,431 1 $51,431 $2,589,811 8/08/14
44 112 American Beauty DreamWorks $53,845 16 $861,531 $130,096,601 9/17/99
45 129 Match Point DreamWorks $49,824 8 $398,593 $23,151,529 12/30/05
46 18 Moonrise Kingdom Focus Features $130,749 4 $522,996 $45,512,466 5/25/12
47 26 Brokeback Mountain Focus Features $109,485 5 $547,425 $83,043,761 12/09/05
48 52 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features $77,641 4 $310,562 $24,149,393 12/09/11
49 66 The Kids Are All Right Focus Features $70,282 7 $491,971 $20,811,365 7/09/10
50 68 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus Features $69,864 4 $279,457 $21,403,519 3/29/13
51 77 Lust, Caution Focus Features $63,918 1 $63,918 $4,604,982 9/28/07
52 108 Moonrise Kingdom Focus Features $54,805 16 $876,881 $45,512,466 6/01/12
53 115 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus Features $53,273 3 $159,819 $16,781,387 9/24/04
54 157 The Danish Girl Focus Features $46,830 4 $187,318 $11,114,018 11/27/15
55 172 Jane Eyre Focus Features $45,721 4 $182,885 $11,242,660 3/11/11
56 22 Anastasia Fox $120,541 1 $120,541 $58,406,347 11/14/97
57 24 The Revenant Fox $118,640 4 $474,560 $183,637,894 12/25/15
58 25 The Revenant Fox $111,957 4 $447,829 $183,637,894 1/01/16
59 34 Moulin Rouge! Fox $96,549 2 $193,098 $57,386,607 5/25/01
60 45 Moulin Rouge! Fox $83,770 2 $167,540 $57,386,607 5/18/01
61 50 Edward Scissorhands Fox $79,811 2 $159,622 $56,362,352 12/07/90
62 64 Bulworth Fox $70,908 2 $141,816 $26,528,185 5/15/98
63 67 The Crucible Fox $69,880 1 $69,880 $7,343,114 12/06/96
64 73 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $66,475 4 $265,900 $21,002,919 11/13/09
65 82 The Crucible Fox $62,995 1 $62,995 $7,343,114 11/29/96
66 98 The Thin Red Line Fox $56,506 5 $282,534 $36,400,491 12/25/98
67 113 The Thin Red Line Fox $53,662 7 $375,636 $36,400,491 1/01/99
68 126 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $50,878 4 $203,512 $21,002,919 11/20/09
69 182 Down with Love Fox $45,029 1 $45,029 $20,305,251 5/09/03
70 200 Night and the City Fox $43,036 1 $43,036 $6,202,756 10/16/92
71 11 The Grand Budapest Hotel Fox Searchlight $202,792 4 $811,166 $59,301,324 3/07/14
72 27 Birdman Fox Searchlight $106,099 4 $424,397 $42,340,598 10/17/14
73 37 The Tree of Life Fox Searchlight $93,230 4 $372,920 $13,303,319 5/27/11
74 49 Black Swan Fox Searchlight $80,212 18 $1,443,809 $106,954,678 12/03/10
75 58 Melinda and Melinda Fox Searchlight $74,238 1 $74,238 $3,826,280 3/18/05
76 60 I Heart Huckabees Fox Searchlight $73,044 4 $292,177 $12,785,432 10/01/04
77 71 The Darjeeling Limited Fox Searchlight $67,469 2 $134,938 $11,902,715 9/28/07
78 74 127 Hours Fox Searchlight $66,213 4 $264,851 $18,335,230 11/05/10
79 89 Juno Fox Searchlight $59,124 7 $413,869 $143,495,265 12/07/07
80 92 Enough Said Fox Searchlight $58,200 4 $232,800 $17,550,872 9/20/13
81 105 The Grand Budapest Hotel Fox Searchlight $55,122 66 $3,638,041 $59,301,324 3/14/14
82 118 Little Miss Sunshine Fox Searchlight $52,999 7 $370,998 $59,891,098 7/28/06
83 119 Thank You for Smoking Fox Searchlight $52,584 5 $262,923 $24,793,509 3/17/06
84 122 Sideways Fox Searchlight $51,760 4 $207,042 $71,503,593 10/22/04
85 127 The Wrestler Fox Searchlight $50,679 4 $202,714 $26,238,243 12/19/08
86 142 12 Years a Slave Fox Searchlight $48,617 19 $923,715 $56,671,993 10/18/13
87 170 One Hour Photo Fox Searchlight $45,930 7 $321,515 $31,597,131 8/23/02
88 178 Cyrus Fox Searchlight $45,429 4 $181,716 $7,468,936 6/18/10
89 54 Boyhood IFC $77,524 5 $387,618 $25,352,281 7/11/14
90 70 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $68,801 1 $68,801 $2,266,067 8/24/12
91 111 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $53,872 1 $53,872 $34,137,524 7/30/10
92 151 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $47,892 1 $47,892 $34,137,524 7/23/10
93 155 Galapagos (IMAX) IMAX $47,220 1 $47,220 $18,563,468 11/25/05
94 174 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $45,522 3 $136,565 $34,137,524 12/26/08
95 180 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $45,156 1 $45,156 $34,137,524 8/06/10
96 199 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $43,108 1 $43,108 $34,137,524 7/16/10
97 100 Kiss of the Spider Woman Island Alive $55,962 1 $55,962 $17,005,229 7/26/85
98 28 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Lionsgate $104,025 18 $1,872,458 $47,566,524 11/06/09
99 62 Cafe Society Lionsgate $71,858 5 $359,289 $1,427,029 7/15/16
100 69 Sicko Lionsgate $68,969 1 $68,969 $24,540,079 6/22/07
101 72 Sicario Lionsgate $66,881 6 $401,288 $46,889,293 9/18/15
102 95 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Lionsgate/Summit $57,090 4 $228,359 $17,742,948 9/21/12
103 83 Everest (IMAX) MacGillivray Freeman Films $62,331 10 $623,311 $87,178,599 3/13/98
104 162 Victor/Victoria MGM $46,544 3 $139,634 $28,215,453 3/19/82
105 197 Victor/Victoria MGM $43,294 3 $129,882 $28,215,453 3/26/82
106 144 Apocalypse Now Redux Miramax $48,496 2 $96,992 $4,626,290 8/03/01
107 175 Amelie Miramax $45,490 3 $136,470 $33,225,499 11/02/01
108 192 Everyone Says I Love You Miramax $43,892 3 $131,678 $9,759,200 12/06/96
109 193 No Country for Old Men Miramax $43,797 28 $1,226,333 $74,283,625 11/09/07
110 156 About Schmidt New Line $47,061 6 $282,367 $65,016,287 12/13/02
111 160 Metropolitan New Line $46,663 1 $46,663 $2,938,208 8/03/90
112 90 Spotlight Open Road Films $59,002 5 $295,009 $45,055,776 11/06/15
113 93 Capitalism: A Love Story Overture Films $57,991 4 $231,964 $14,363,397 9/25/09
114 109 Sunshine Cleaning Overture Films $54,798 4 $219,190 $12,062,558 3/13/09
115 40 The Big Short Paramount $88,191 8 $705,527 $70,259,870 12/11/15
116 51 Up in the Air Paramount $78,763 15 $1,181,450 $83,823,381 12/04/09
117 56 The Fighter Paramount $75,003 4 $300,010 $93,617,009 12/10/10
118 133 Paranormal Activity Paramount $49,379 160 $7,900,695 $107,918,810 10/09/09
119 154 The Big Short Paramount $47,286 8 $378,285 $70,259,870 12/18/15
120 20 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $126,316 3 $378,950 $103,365,956 12/15/06
121 55 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $75,879 3 $227,639 $103,365,956 12/22/06
122 65 An Inconvenient Truth Paramount Classics $70,332 4 $281,330 $24,146,161 5/26/06
123 36 There Will Be Blood Paramount Vantage $95,370 2 $190,739 $40,222,514 12/28/07
124 80 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage $63,304 3 $189,911 $22,911,480 12/26/08
125 84 Defiance Paramount Vantage $61,757 2 $123,513 $28,644,813 1/02/09
126 101 Babel Paramount Vantage $55,621 7 $389,351 $34,302,837 10/27/06
127 116 Into the Wild Paramount Vantage $53,110 4 $212,440 $18,354,356 9/21/07
128 190 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Picturehouse $44,059 5 $220,297 $17,657,973 6/20/08
129 63 Guiana 1838 RBC Radio $70,910 1 $70,910 $227,241 9/24/04
130 10 Red State SModcast Pictures $204,230 1 $204,230 $1,104,682 3/04/11
131 47 Red State SModcast Pictures $82,395 1 $82,395 $1,104,682 4/08/11
132 124 Red State SModcast Pictures $51,283 2 $102,566 $1,104,682 3/11/11
133 59 Punch-Drunk Love Sony (Revolution) $73,440 5 $367,203 $17,844,216 10/11/02
134 147 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $48,255 4 $193,021 $108,638,745 1/04/02
135 158 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $46,778 16 $748,459 $108,638,745 1/11/02
136 183 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $44,955 4 $179,823 $108,638,745 12/28/01
137 21 American Hustle Sony / Columbia $123,409 6 $740,455 $150,117,807 12/13/13
138 44 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony / Columbia $85,313 8 $682,504 $57,490,508 12/09/05
139 46 Zero Dark Thirty Sony / Columbia $83,430 5 $417,150 $95,720,716 12/21/12
140 81 Zero Dark Thirty Sony / Columbia $63,283 5 $316,415 $95,720,716 12/28/12
141 107 Adaptation. Sony / Columbia $54,925 7 $384,478 $22,498,520 12/06/02
142 184 Zero Dark Thirty Sony / Columbia $44,933 60 $2,696,006 $95,720,716 1/04/13
143 29 Blue Jasmine Sony Classics $102,011 6 $612,064 $33,405,481 7/26/13
144 31 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $99,834 6 $599,003 $56,817,045 5/20/11
145 61 To Rome with Love Sony Classics $72,272 5 $361,359 $16,685,867 6/22/12
146 91 Broken Embraces Sony Classics $58,993 2 $117,986 $5,014,305 11/27/09
147 114 Broken Embraces Sony Classics $53,556 2 $107,111 $5,014,305 11/20/09
148 120 Howards End Sony Classics $52,568 1 $52,568 $25,966,555 3/13/92
149 121 Talk to Her Sony Classics $52,198 2 $104,396 $9,285,469 11/22/02
150 132 Before Midnight Sony Classics $49,383 5 $246,914 $8,114,627 5/24/13
151 136 Howards End Sony Classics $49,288 1 $49,288 $25,966,555 3/20/92
152 138 Bad Education Sony Classics $49,123 3 $147,370 $5,211,842 11/19/04
153 140 Howards End Sony Classics $48,813 1 $48,813 $25,966,555 3/27/92
154 161 Talk to Her Sony Classics $46,611 2 $93,223 $9,285,469 11/29/02
155 165 Bad Education Sony Classics $46,182 3 $138,546 $5,211,842 11/26/04
156 167 Howards End Sony Classics $46,112 1 $46,112 $25,966,555 4/03/92
157 181 Foxcatcher Sony Classics $45,146 6 $270,877 $12,096,300 11/14/14
158 189 Broken Embraces Sony Classics $44,285 2 $88,570 $5,014,305 12/04/09
159 195 Howards End Sony Classics $43,556 1 $43,556 $25,966,555 4/10/92
160 171 The Ghost Writer Summit Entertainment $45,752 4 $183,009 $15,541,549 2/19/10
161 38 Don't Think Twice The Film Arcade $92,835 1 $92,835 $92,835 7/22/16
162 85 The Aristocrats ThinkFilm $60,949 4 $243,796 $6,377,461 7/29/05
163 19 Steve Jobs Universal $130,381 4 $521,522 $17,766,658 10/09/15
164 86 Frost/Nixon Universal $60,236 3 $180,708 $18,622,031 12/05/08
165 128 In Good Company Universal $50,583 3 $151,750 $45,806,659 12/31/04
166 139 Jurassic World Universal $48,855 4,274 $208,806,270 $652,270,625 6/12/15
167 148 In Good Company Universal $48,049 3 $144,149 $45,806,659 1/07/05
168 176 Lone Survivor Universal $45,436 2 $90,872 $125,095,601 12/27/13
169 186 The Last Temptation of Christ Universal $44,579 9 $401,211 $8,373,585 8/12/88
170 188 On Golden Pond Universal $44,352 2 $88,705 $119,285,432 1/01/82
171 166 Traffic USA Films $46,181 4 $184,725 $124,115,725 12/29/00
172 163 Brand Upon the Brain! Vitagraph $46,412 1 $46,412 $263,200 5/11/07
173 12 American Sniper Warner Bros. $169,227 4 $676,909 $350,126,372 1/02/15
174 14 American Sniper Warner Bros. $158,364 4 $633,456 $350,126,372 12/26/14
175 17 American Sniper Warner Bros. $144,880 4 $579,518 $350,126,372 1/09/15
176 53 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Warner Bros. $77,633 5 $388,166 $53,359,111 9/16/05
177 57 Syriana Warner Bros. $74,900 5 $374,502 $50,824,620 11/25/05
178 75 Inherent Vice Warner Bros. $65,637 5 $328,184 $8,110,975 12/12/14
179 94 Syriana Warner Bros. $57,935 9 $521,420 $50,824,620 12/02/05
180 135 Mystic River Warner Bros. $49,293 13 $640,815 $90,135,191 10/10/03
181 149 Michael Clayton Warner Bros. $47,994 15 $719,910 $49,033,882 10/05/07
182 159 Crossing Delancey Warner Bros. $46,711 1 $46,711 $16,262,415 8/26/88
183 177 After Hours Warner Bros. $45,435 1 $45,435 $10,609,321 9/13/85
184 179 Gran Torino Warner Bros. $45,287 6 $271,720 $148,095,302 12/12/08
185 187 Blade Runner: The Final Cut Warner Bros. $44,575 2 $89,150 $1,548,502 10/05/07
186 191 The Mission Warner Bros. $44,049 1 $44,049 $17,218,023 11/07/86
187 196 Her (2013) Warner Bros. $43,397 6 $260,382 $25,568,251 12/20/13
188 15 The Master Weinstein Company $147,262 5 $736,311 $16,377,274 9/14/12
189 23 The Imitation Game Weinstein Company $119,838 4 $479,352 $91,125,683 11/28/14
190 39 The King's Speech Weinstein Company $88,863 4 $355,450 $135,453,143 11/26/10
191 76 Nine Weinstein Company $64,308 4 $257,232 $19,676,965 12/18/09
192 79 Carol Weinstein Company $63,378 4 $253,510 $12,711,491 11/20/15
193 104 Fruitvale Station Weinstein Company $55,184 7 $386,291 $16,101,339 7/12/13
194 106 The Iron Lady Weinstein Company $55,102 4 $220,409 $30,017,992 12/30/11
195 110 The King's Speech Weinstein Company $54,086 6 $324,515 $135,453,143 12/03/10
196 125 The Artist Weinstein Company $51,220 4 $204,878 $44,671,682 11/25/11
197 130 Carol Weinstein Company $49,443 4 $197,772 $12,711,491 11/27/15
198 141 The Imitation Game Weinstein Company $48,658 8 $389,260 $91,125,683 12/05/14
199 145 Blue Valentine Weinstein Company $48,432 4 $193,728 $9,706,328 12/31/10
200 168 The Hateful Eight Weinstein Company $46,107 100 $4,610,676 $54,117,416 12/25/15

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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