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1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersOpening*Adjusted Gross^Date**
1 The Lion King BV $1,543,099 2 $3,086,200 $606,696,200 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $837,829 6 $5,027,000 $264,607,700 6/16/95
3 A Bug's Life BV $504,651 1 $504,700 $277,521,600 11/20/98
4 Toy Story 2 BV $480,379 1 $480,400 $388,910,900 11/19/99
5 Hercules BV $442,044 1 $442,000 $175,551,500 6/13/97
6 The Princess and the Frog BV $419,956 2 $839,900 $110,238,700 11/27/09
7 Frozen BV $236,977 1 $237,000 $398,703,500 11/22/13
8 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $236,294 2 $472,600 $120,738,400 6/08/01
9 Anastasia Fox $213,507 1 $213,500 $102,990,800 11/14/97
10 Red State SMod $211,246 1 $211,200 $1,136,200 3/04/11
11 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $207,123 4 $828,500 $58,611,900 3/07/14
12 Brother Bear BV $196,805 2 $393,600 $114,909,500 10/24/03
13 Aladdin BV $192,636 2 $385,300 $426,356,300 11/13/92
14 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $187,768 2 $375,500 $98,194,400 10/15/93
15 Evita BV $179,415 2 $358,800 $88,655,100 12/27/96
16 Dreamgirls P/DW $156,786 3 $470,400 $123,513,300 12/15/06
17 Beauty and the Beast BV $156,561 2 $313,100 $284,271,300 11/15/91
18 American Sniper WB $155,120 4 $620,500 $350,240,400 12/26/14
19 The Master Wein. $153,887 5 $769,400 $16,787,500 9/14/12
20 Edward Scissorhands Fox $153,396 2 $306,800 $108,678,000 12/07/90
21 Brokeback Mountain Focus $138,863 5 $694,300 $103,353,700 12/09/05
22 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $130,910 4 $523,600 $46,957,600 5/25/12
23 Victor/Victoria MGM $128,708 3 $386,100 $78,024,400 3/19/82
24 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $128,161 1 $128,200 $37,526,300 7/26/85
25 Bulworth Fox $122,917 2 $245,800 $45,986,000 5/15/98
26 Steve Jobs Uni. $121,839 4 $487,400 $16,602,600 10/09/15
27 Moulin Rouge! Fox $120,327 2 $240,700 $82,416,200 5/18/01
28 American Hustle Sony $120,158 6 $720,900 $151,384,700 12/13/13
29 The Imitation Game Wein. $117,383 4 $469,500 $91,045,000 11/28/14
30 The Crucible Fox $115,871 1 $115,900 $13,091,900 11/29/96
31 There Will Be Blood ParV $112,697 2 $225,400 $45,550,600 12/28/07
32 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $111,133 18 $2,000,400 $50,588,400 11/06/09
33 The Revenant Fox $110,867 4 $443,500 $173,973,400 12/25/15
34 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $108,205 8 $865,600 $71,911,900 12/09/05
35 Blue Jasmine SPC $105,784 6 $634,700 $34,447,600 7/26/13
36 The Joy Luck Club BV $104,086 3 $312,300 $64,610,200 9/10/93
37 After Hours WB $104,053 1 $104,100 $24,296,800 9/13/85
38 Birdman FoxS $103,926 4 $415,700 $41,888,500 10/17/14
39 Howards End SPC $102,983 1 $103,000 $50,950,900 3/13/92
40 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $102,765 5 $513,800 $24,969,600 10/11/02
41 Maurice Cinc $102,463 1 $102,500 $5,069,900 9/18/87
42 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $101,005 4 $404,000 $245,175,600 12/25/87
43 Annie Col. $100,859 14 $1,412,100 $157,785,600 5/21/82
44 Midnight in Paris SPC $100,701 6 $604,200 $57,744,000 5/20/11
45 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $98,683 4 $394,700 $13,357,200 12/06/13
46 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $98,464 5 $492,300 $67,677,000 9/16/05
47 The Thin Red Line Fox $97,952 5 $489,800 $58,340,900 12/25/98
48 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $95,628 4 $382,500 $16,729,700 10/01/04
49 Syriana WB $94,998 5 $475,000 $63,996,500 11/25/05
50 A Room with a View Cinc $94,163 1 $94,200 $43,604,000 3/07/86
51 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $94,158 1 $94,200 $4,853,000 3/18/05
52 The Tree of Life FoxS $94,040 4 $376,200 $13,523,600 5/27/11
53 The Verdict Fox $93,080 3 $279,200 $141,463,600 12/10/82
54 Guiana 1838 RBC $92,834 1 $92,800 $295,700 9/24/04
55 Crossing Delancey WB $92,399 1 $92,400 $32,168,700 8/26/88
56 Wish You Were Here Atl $90,680 1 $90,700 $6,828,000 7/24/87
57 Gandhi Col. $90,669 4 $362,700 $136,244,100 12/10/82
58 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $90,333 1 $90,300 $26,528,500 1/21/83
59 The King's Speech Wein. $90,194 4 $360,800 $139,812,500 11/26/10
60 Spring Breakers A24 $89,765 3 $269,300 $14,095,400 3/15/13
61 Metropolitan NL $89,686 1 $89,700 $5,647,200 8/03/90
62 The Blair Witch Project Art. $89,625 27 $2,419,900 $224,917,900 7/16/99
63 The Mission WB $88,457 1 $88,500 $35,951,900 10/31/86
64 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $88,182 9 $793,600 $16,563,800 8/12/88
65 Platoon Orion $88,049 6 $528,300 $288,094,700 12/19/86
66 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $87,298 4 $349,200 $29,970,700 5/26/06
67 Dead Poets Society BV $87,151 8 $697,200 $196,308,000 6/02/89
68 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $87,096 3 $261,300 $24,347,200 3/01/85
69 Lincoln BV $86,699 11 $953,700 $184,811,400 11/09/12
70 American Beauty DW $86,173 16 $1,378,800 $202,721,900 9/17/99
71 Night and the City Fox $84,309 1 $84,300 $12,151,400 10/16/92
72 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $84,259 5 $421,300 $97,996,500 12/21/12
73 Up in the Air Par. $84,145 15 $1,262,200 $87,259,000 12/04/09
74 Don't Think Twice TFA $83,932 1 $83,900 $83,900 7/22/16
75 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $83,704 2 $167,400 $26,031,100 10/21/94
76 The Big Short Par. $82,413 8 $659,300 $66,261,300 12/11/15
77 Dances with Wolves Orion $82,130 14 $1,149,800 $355,275,300 11/09/90
78 Sicko LGF $81,500 1 $81,500 $28,998,700 6/22/07
79 Black Swan FoxS $81,414 18 $1,465,400 $109,874,700 12/03/10
80 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $80,733 3 $242,200 $17,285,900 12/06/96
81 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $80,616 4 $322,500 $24,823,600 12/09/11
82 The Mosquito Coast WB $80,579 3 $241,700 $30,085,600 11/28/86
83 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $80,350 1 $80,300 $3,440,700 4/17/87
84 Kids Mira. $80,093 2 $160,200 $13,853,200 7/21/95
85 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $79,856 4 $319,400 $50,667,400 8/04/89
86 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $79,727 2 $159,500 $14,052,700 9/28/07
87 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $79,571 5 $397,900 $73,389,900 12/14/01
88 Punchline Col. $79,490 4 $318,000 $41,624,600 9/30/88
89 Boyhood IFC $78,004 5 $390,000 $25,466,300 7/11/14
90 The Killing Fields WB $77,867 1 $77,900 $79,552,800 11/02/84
91 Mask Uni. $77,576 4 $310,300 $110,453,900 3/08/85
92 The Aristocrats Think $77,303 4 $309,200 $8,088,200 7/29/05
93 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $76,945 1 $76,900 $6,066,800 11/13/92
94 Adaptation. Sony $76,857 7 $538,000 $30,489,100 12/06/02
95 The Fighter Par. $76,127 4 $304,500 $95,019,500 12/10/10
96 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $76,102 3 $228,300 $123,618,900 7/15/88
97 A Soldier's Story Col. $75,677 5 $378,400 $52,429,500 9/14/84
98 Lust, Caution Focus $75,531 1 $75,500 $5,436,600 9/28/07
99 Raising Arizona Fox $75,353 1 $75,400 $47,506,600 3/13/87
100 Under the Volcano Uni. $75,009 1 $75,000 $6,186,500 6/15/84
101 Sarafina! BV $74,921 2 $149,800 $14,313,200 9/18/92
102 The Piano Mira. $74,336 4 $297,400 $78,384,200 11/12/93
103 The Kids Are All Right Focus $74,111 7 $518,800 $21,282,600 7/09/10
104 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $74,024 2 $148,000 $30,889,400 12/10/04
105 New York Stories BV $73,780 12 $885,400 $22,042,100 3/03/89
106 Talk to Her SPC $73,041 2 $146,100 $12,565,600 11/22/02
107 To Rome with Love SPC $72,361 5 $361,800 $17,408,300 6/22/12
108 1984 Gold. $72,340 1 $72,300 $19,312,800 12/14/84
109 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $71,896 1 $71,900 $2,349,100 8/24/12
110 Revolutionary Road ParV $71,680 3 $215,000 $25,943,000 12/26/08
111 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $71,536 4 $286,100 $20,765,000 3/29/13
112 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $71,098 3 $213,300 $44,281,700 5/07/93
113 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $71,017 4 $284,100 $22,330,300 11/13/09
114 This Is My Life Fox $70,956 2 $141,900 $5,724,500 2/21/92
115 Philadelphia TriS $70,417 4 $281,700 $150,639,000 12/24/93
116 A Handful of Dust NL $70,163 1 $70,200 $3,087,200 6/24/88
117 Orlando SPC $70,059 3 $210,200 $10,446,200 6/11/93
118 Juno FoxS $69,866 7 $489,100 $163,240,800 12/07/07
119 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $69,744 3 $209,200 $21,918,900 9/24/04
120 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $69,659 2 $139,300 $6,645,200 8/03/01
121 Traffic USA $69,657 4 $278,600 $178,288,000 12/29/00
122 Ed Wood BV $69,597 2 $139,200 $11,451,000 9/30/94
123 Good Will Hunting Mira. $69,055 7 $483,400 $239,971,000 12/05/97
124 Babel ParV $69,038 7 $483,300 $41,687,000 10/27/06
125 Brazil Uni. $68,931 1 $68,900 $21,767,000 12/20/85
126 For the Boys Fox $68,891 2 $137,800 $34,490,300 11/22/91
127 Nine Wein. $68,702 4 $274,800 $20,572,300 12/18/09
128 The Paper Uni. $68,271 5 $341,400 $75,512,400 3/18/94
129 The Grifters Mira. $68,263 2 $136,500 $25,966,300 12/07/90
130 A Passage to India Col. $68,217 3 $204,700 $62,320,700 12/14/84
131 Frost/Nixon Uni. $68,206 3 $204,600 $21,086,000 12/05/08
132 Sideways FoxS $67,763 4 $271,100 $91,517,600 10/22/04
133 Bugsy TriS $67,761 4 $271,000 $95,963,700 12/13/91
134 The Official Story ALM $67,390 1 $67,400 $67,400 11/08/85
135 Defiance ParV $67,304 2 $134,600 $32,434,900 1/02/09
136 127 Hours FoxS $67,205 4 $268,800 $18,609,900 11/05/10
137 Cafe Society LGF $66,919 5 $334,600 $1,282,700 7/15/16
138 Miami Rhapsody BV $66,741 2 $133,500 $9,758,400 1/27/95
139 Gothic Vest $66,664 1 $66,700 $1,905,000 4/10/87
140 Unzipped Mira. $66,604 2 $133,200 $5,373,400 8/04/95
141 Mystic River WB $66,460 13 $864,000 $120,082,900 10/10/03
142 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $66,387 1 $66,400 $3,171,100 4/16/93
143 The Freshman TriS $65,947 6 $395,700 $41,247,000 7/20/90
144 Sicario LGF $65,908 6 $395,500 $43,846,800 9/18/15
145 About Schmidt NL $65,853 6 $395,100 $87,747,000 12/13/02
146 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $65,783 7 $460,500 $74,311,600 7/28/06
147 To Die For Sony $65,670 11 $722,400 $39,780,000 9/29/95
148 The Commitments Fox $65,496 8 $524,000 $28,811,400 8/16/91
149 Amelie Mira. $65,342 3 $196,000 $47,034,700 11/02/01
150 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $65,268 5 $326,300 $30,774,200 3/17/06
151 Grand Canyon Fox $65,220 2 $130,400 $65,124,300 12/27/91
152 Black Hawk Down SonR $64,573 4 $258,300 $152,019,400 12/28/01
153 Bad Education SPC $64,311 3 $192,900 $6,670,600 11/19/04
154 Inherent Vice WB $64,293 5 $321,500 $8,104,400 12/12/14
155 One Hour Photo FoxS $64,270 7 $449,900 $44,213,300 8/23/02
156 In Good Company Uni. $64,156 3 $192,500 $58,101,000 12/31/04
157 Mountains of the Moon TriS $64,081 2 $128,200 $7,710,600 2/23/90
158 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Uni. $64,021 4 $256,100 $5,953,100 8/26/83
159 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $63,980 54 $3,454,900 $91,151,400 12/31/99
160 Kundun BV $63,850 2 $127,700 $9,855,500 12/26/97
161 Eleni WB $63,838 1 $63,800 $698,700 11/01/85
162 Fool for Love Can. $63,707 2 $127,400 $1,840,300 12/06/85
163 Agnes of God Col. $63,423 8 $507,400 $58,691,300 9/13/85
164 Educating Rita Col. $63,249 3 $189,700 $37,806,000 9/23/83
165 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $63,199 4 $252,800 $15,346,300 9/25/09
166 Stealing Beauty FoxS $63,168 3 $189,500 $8,686,100 6/14/96
167 Everest (IMAX) MFF $63,140 10 $631,400 $134,769,100 3/06/98
168 Deconstructing Harry FL $63,139 10 $631,400 $18,525,400 12/12/97
169 Into the Wild ParV $62,759 4 $251,000 $21,615,500 9/21/07
170 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Mira. $62,751 2 $125,500 $7,855,800 5/04/90
171 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon SPC $62,521 16 $1,000,300 $184,614,100 12/08/00
172 The Whistle Blower Hemd $62,451 1 $62,500 $3,118,900 7/10/87
173 She's Gotta Have It Isld $62,395 1 $62,400 $15,640,900 8/08/86
174 The Last Emperor Col. $62,154 5 $310,800 $87,454,700 11/20/87
175 Sophie's Choice Uni. $62,106 9 $559,000 $77,586,800 12/10/82
176 Match Point DW $61,843 8 $494,700 $28,741,600 12/30/05
177 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Gram. $60,969 7 $426,800 $21,823,900 8/12/94
178 Nell Fox $60,938 2 $121,900 $63,456,300 12/16/94
179 A Civil Action BV $60,739 2 $121,500 $90,779,000 12/25/98
180 Down with Love Fox $60,711 1 $60,700 $27,376,800 5/09/03
181 Trainspotting Mira. $60,394 8 $483,200 $30,333,100 7/19/96
182 Enough Said FoxS $60,353 4 $241,400 $17,117,500 9/20/13
183 The Fisher King TriS $60,185 10 $601,900 $80,905,100 9/20/91
184 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $60,156 16 $962,500 $35,956,900 12/27/96
185 Too Beautiful For You OrionC $59,981 1 $60,000 $3,414,300 3/02/90
186 Sunshine Cleaning Over. $59,720 4 $238,900 $13,658,600 3/13/09
187 The Perks of Being a Wallflower LG/S $59,658 4 $238,600 $17,938,000 9/21/12
188 Defending Your Life WB $59,621 3 $178,900 $31,614,600 3/22/91
189 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey BV $59,573 2 $119,100 $82,150,900 2/05/93
190 Return of the Jedi Fox $59,292 1,002 $59,412,500 $658,394,900 5/27/83
191 Carol Wein. $59,226 4 $236,900 $11,995,100 11/20/15
192 Country BV $59,143 1 $59,100 $23,325,400 9/28/84
193 Lost in America WB $59,113 6 $354,700 $23,311,300 3/15/85
194 Boys Don't Cry FoxS $58,991 2 $118,000 $17,645,400 10/08/99
195 Circle of Friends Sav. $58,678 4 $234,700 $43,715,100 3/17/95
196 Broadcast News Fox $58,677 7 $410,700 $102,420,700 12/18/87
197 Immortal Beloved Sony $58,402 4 $233,600 $18,544,000 12/16/94
198 Strange Days Fox $58,054 1 $58,100 $14,875,600 10/06/95
199 A Private Function IsAl $58,016 1 $58,000 $5,787,400 3/01/85
200 Persuasion SPC $57,912 1 $57,900 $9,849,000 9/29/95

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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