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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 $1,541,201 2 $3,082,400 $605,949,900 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $836,799 6 $5,020,800 $264,282,200 6/16/95
3 A Bug's Life BV $504,030 1 $504,000 $277,180,300 11/20/98
4 Toy Story 2 BV $479,788 1 $479,800 $388,432,600 11/19/99
5 Hercules BV $441,500 1 $441,500 $175,335,600 6/13/97
6 The Princess and the Frog BV $419,439 2 $838,900 $110,103,100 11/27/09
7 Frozen BV $236,686 1 $236,700 $398,212,300 11/22/13
8 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $236,004 2 $472,000 $120,589,900 6/08/01
9 Anastasia Fox $213,245 1 $213,200 $102,864,100 11/14/97
10 Red State SMod $210,986 1 $211,000 $1,134,800 3/04/11
11 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $206,868 4 $827,500 $58,295,000 3/07/14
12 Brother Bear BV $196,563 2 $393,100 $114,768,100 10/24/03
13 Aladdin BV $192,399 2 $384,800 $425,831,900 11/13/92
14 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $187,537 2 $375,100 $98,073,600 10/15/93
15 Evita BV $179,195 2 $358,400 $88,546,100 12/27/96
16 Dreamgirls P/DW $156,593 3 $469,800 $123,361,400 12/15/06
17 Beauty and the Beast BV $156,369 2 $312,700 $283,921,600 11/15/91
18 The Master Wein. $153,698 5 $768,500 $16,760,800 9/14/12
19 Edward Scissorhands Fox $153,207 2 $306,400 $108,544,300 12/07/90
20 Brokeback Mountain Focus $138,692 5 $693,500 $103,226,600 12/09/05
21 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $130,749 4 $523,000 $46,909,800 5/25/12
22 Victor/Victoria MGM $128,550 3 $385,700 $77,928,400 3/19/82
23 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $128,003 1 $128,000 $37,480,200 7/26/85
24 Bulworth Fox $122,766 2 $245,500 $45,929,400 5/15/98
25 The Imitation Game Wein. $120,431 4 $481,700 $9,638,500 11/28/14
26 Moulin Rouge! Fox $120,179 2 $240,400 $82,314,800 5/18/01
27 American Hustle Sony $120,010 6 $720,100 $151,198,500 12/13/13
28 The Crucible Fox $115,728 1 $115,700 $13,075,800 11/29/96
29 There Will Be Blood ParV $112,559 2 $225,100 $45,494,500 12/28/07
30 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $110,996 18 $1,997,900 $50,526,200 11/06/09
31 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $108,072 8 $864,600 $71,823,500 12/09/05
32 Birdman FoxS $106,624 4 $426,500 $22,639,100 10/17/14
33 Blue Jasmine SPC $105,654 6 $633,900 $34,405,200 7/26/13
34 The Joy Luck Club BV $103,958 3 $311,900 $64,530,700 9/10/93
35 After Hours WB $103,925 1 $103,900 $24,267,000 9/13/85
36 Howards End SPC $102,856 1 $102,900 $50,888,300 3/13/92
37 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $102,639 5 $513,200 $24,938,900 10/11/02
38 Maurice Cinc $102,337 1 $102,300 $5,063,700 9/18/87
39 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $100,881 4 $403,500 $244,874,100 12/25/87
40 Annie Col. $100,735 14 $1,410,300 $157,591,500 5/21/82
41 Midnight in Paris SPC $100,577 6 $603,500 $57,672,900 5/20/11
42 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $98,561 4 $394,200 $13,340,800 12/06/13
43 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $98,343 5 $491,700 $67,593,800 9/16/05
44 The Thin Red Line Fox $97,831 5 $489,200 $58,269,200 12/25/98
45 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $95,510 4 $382,000 $16,709,100 10/01/04
46 Syriana WB $94,881 5 $474,400 $63,917,800 11/25/05
47 A Room with a View Cinc $94,048 1 $94,000 $43,550,400 3/07/86
48 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $94,043 1 $94,000 $4,847,000 3/18/05
49 The Tree of Life FoxS $93,924 4 $375,700 $13,507,000 5/27/11
50 The Verdict Fox $92,966 3 $278,900 $141,289,600 12/10/82
51 Guiana 1838 RBC $92,720 1 $92,700 $295,300 9/24/04
52 Crossing Delancey WB $92,285 1 $92,300 $32,129,200 8/26/88
53 Wish You Were Here Atl $90,568 1 $90,600 $6,819,600 7/24/87
54 Gandhi Col. $90,557 4 $362,200 $136,076,500 12/10/82
55 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $90,222 1 $90,200 $26,495,900 1/21/83
56 The King's Speech Wein. $90,083 4 $360,300 $139,640,600 11/26/10
57 Spring Breakers A24 $89,654 3 $269,000 $14,078,100 3/15/13
58 Metropolitan NL $89,575 1 $89,600 $5,640,200 8/03/90
59 The Blair Witch Project Art. $89,515 27 $2,416,900 $224,641,200 7/16/99
60 The Mission WB $88,348 1 $88,300 $35,907,700 10/31/86
61 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $88,073 9 $792,700 $16,543,400 8/12/88
62 Platoon Orion $87,941 6 $527,600 $287,740,300 12/19/86
63 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $87,190 4 $348,800 $29,933,900 5/26/06
64 Dead Poets Society BV $87,044 8 $696,300 $196,066,500 6/02/89
65 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $86,989 3 $261,000 $24,317,300 3/01/85
66 Lincoln BV $86,592 11 $952,500 $184,598,400 11/09/12
67 American Beauty DW $86,067 16 $1,377,100 $202,472,600 9/17/99
68 Night and the City Fox $84,205 1 $84,200 $12,136,500 10/16/92
69 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $84,155 5 $420,800 $96,553,100 12/21/12
70 Up in the Air Par. $84,041 15 $1,260,600 $87,151,600 12/04/09
71 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $83,601 2 $167,200 $25,999,000 10/21/94
72 Dances with Wolves Orion $82,029 14 $1,148,400 $354,838,300 11/09/90
73 Sicko LGF $81,399 1 $81,400 $28,963,000 6/22/07
74 Black Swan FoxS $81,314 18 $1,463,600 $109,739,600 12/03/10
75 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $80,634 3 $241,900 $17,264,600 12/06/96
76 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $80,517 4 $322,100 $24,793,100 12/09/11
77 The Mosquito Coast WB $80,480 3 $241,400 $30,048,600 11/28/86
78 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $80,251 1 $80,300 $3,436,400 4/17/87
79 Kids Mira. $79,994 2 $160,000 $13,836,100 7/21/95
80 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $79,758 4 $319,000 $50,605,100 8/04/89
81 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $79,629 2 $159,300 $14,035,400 9/28/07
82 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $79,473 5 $397,400 $73,299,600 12/14/01
83 Punchline Col. $79,392 4 $317,600 $41,573,400 9/30/88
84 Boyhood IFC $77,908 5 $389,500 $24,251,900 7/11/14
85 The Killing Fields WB $77,771 1 $77,800 $79,455,000 11/02/84
86 Mask Uni. $77,481 4 $309,900 $110,318,000 3/08/85
87 The Aristocrats Think $77,208 4 $308,800 $8,078,300 7/29/05
88 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $76,850 1 $76,900 $6,059,300 11/13/92
89 Adaptation. Sony $76,763 7 $537,300 $30,451,600 12/06/02
90 The Fighter Par. $76,033 4 $304,100 $94,902,600 12/10/10
91 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $76,008 3 $228,000 $123,466,900 7/15/88
92 A Soldier's Story Col. $75,584 5 $377,900 $52,365,000 9/14/84
93 Lust, Caution Focus $75,438 1 $75,400 $5,429,900 9/28/07
94 Raising Arizona Fox $75,261 1 $75,300 $47,448,100 3/13/87
95 Under the Volcano Uni. $74,917 1 $74,900 $6,178,900 6/15/84
96 Sarafina! BV $74,829 2 $149,700 $14,295,600 9/18/92
97 The Piano Mira. $74,245 4 $297,000 $78,287,800 11/12/93
98 The Kids Are All Right Focus $74,019 7 $518,100 $21,256,400 7/09/10
99 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $73,933 2 $147,900 $30,851,400 12/10/04
100 New York Stories BV $73,690 12 $884,300 $22,015,000 3/03/89
101 Talk to Her SPC $72,951 2 $145,900 $12,550,200 11/22/02
102 To Rome with Love SPC $72,272 5 $361,400 $17,391,400 6/22/12
103 1984 Gold. $72,251 1 $72,300 $19,289,100 12/14/84
104 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $71,808 1 $71,800 $2,365,100 8/24/12
105 Revolutionary Road ParV $71,592 3 $214,800 $25,911,000 12/26/08
106 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $71,448 4 $285,800 $20,739,500 3/29/13
107 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $71,011 3 $213,000 $44,227,200 5/07/93
108 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $70,930 4 $283,700 $22,302,900 11/13/09
109 This Is My Life Fox $70,869 2 $141,700 $5,717,500 2/21/92
110 Philadelphia TriS $70,330 4 $281,300 $150,453,700 12/24/93
111 A Handful of Dust NL $70,077 1 $70,100 $3,083,400 6/24/88
112 Orlando SPC $69,973 3 $209,900 $10,433,300 6/11/93
113 Juno FoxS $69,780 7 $488,500 $163,040,000 12/07/07
114 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $69,658 3 $209,000 $21,892,000 9/24/04
115 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $69,574 2 $139,100 $6,637,000 8/03/01
116 Traffic USA $69,571 4 $278,300 $178,068,700 12/29/00
117 Ed Wood BV $69,511 2 $139,000 $11,436,900 9/30/94
118 Good Will Hunting Mira. $68,970 7 $482,800 $239,675,800 12/05/97
119 Babel ParV $68,953 7 $482,700 $41,635,700 10/27/06
120 Brazil Uni. $68,846 1 $68,800 $21,740,300 12/20/85
121 For the Boys Fox $68,806 2 $137,600 $34,447,900 11/22/91
122 Nine Wein. $68,618 4 $274,500 $20,547,000 12/18/09
123 The Paper Uni. $68,187 5 $340,900 $75,419,500 3/18/94
124 The Grifters Mira. $68,179 2 $136,400 $25,934,400 12/07/90
125 A Passage to India Col. $68,133 3 $204,400 $62,244,000 12/14/84
126 Frost/Nixon Uni. $68,122 3 $204,400 $21,060,000 12/05/08
127 Sideways FoxS $67,680 4 $270,700 $91,405,000 10/22/04
128 Bugsy TriS $67,678 4 $270,700 $95,845,600 12/13/91
129 The Official Story ALM $67,307 1 $67,300 $67,300 11/08/85
130 Defiance ParV $67,221 2 $134,400 $32,395,000 1/02/09
131 127 Hours FoxS $67,122 4 $268,500 $18,587,000 11/05/10
132 Miami Rhapsody BV $66,659 2 $133,300 $9,746,400 1/27/95
133 Gothic Vest $66,582 1 $66,600 $1,902,600 4/10/87
134 Unzipped Mira. $66,522 2 $133,000 $5,366,800 8/04/95
135 Mystic River WB $66,378 13 $862,900 $119,935,200 10/10/03
136 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $66,305 1 $66,300 $3,167,200 4/16/93
137 Inherent Vice WB $65,962 5 $329,800 n/a 12/12/14
138 The Freshman TriS $65,866 6 $395,200 $41,196,300 7/20/90
139 About Schmidt NL $65,772 6 $394,600 $87,639,000 12/13/02
140 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $65,703 7 $459,900 $74,220,200 7/28/06
141 To Die For Sony $65,589 11 $721,500 $39,731,100 9/29/95
142 The Commitments Fox $65,415 8 $523,300 $28,776,000 8/16/91
143 Amelie Mira. $65,261 3 $195,800 $46,976,900 11/02/01
144 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $65,188 5 $325,900 $30,736,400 3/17/06
145 Grand Canyon Fox $65,139 2 $130,300 $65,044,200 12/27/91
146 Black Hawk Down SonR $64,494 4 $258,000 $151,832,500 12/28/01
147 Bad Education SPC $64,232 3 $192,700 $6,662,400 11/19/04
148 One Hour Photo FoxS $64,191 7 $449,300 $44,158,900 8/23/02
149 In Good Company Uni. $64,077 3 $192,200 $58,029,500 12/31/04
150 Mountains of the Moon TriS $64,002 2 $128,000 $7,701,100 2/23/90
151 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Uni. $63,942 4 $255,800 $5,945,800 8/26/83
152 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $63,901 54 $3,450,700 $91,039,300 12/31/99
153 Kundun BV $63,771 2 $127,500 $9,843,400 12/26/97
154 Eleni WB $63,759 1 $63,800 $697,900 11/01/85
155 Fool for Love Can. $63,629 2 $127,300 $1,838,100 12/06/85
156 Agnes of God Col. $63,345 8 $506,800 $58,619,200 9/13/85
157 Educating Rita Col. $63,171 3 $189,500 $37,759,500 9/23/83
158 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $63,122 4 $252,500 $15,327,400 9/25/09
159 Stealing Beauty FoxS $63,090 3 $189,300 $8,675,400 6/14/96
160 Everest (IMAX) MFF $63,062 10 $630,600 $134,603,300 3/06/98
161 Deconstructing Harry FL $63,062 10 $630,600 $18,502,600 12/12/97
162 Into the Wild ParV $62,682 4 $250,700 $21,588,900 9/21/07
163 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Mira. $62,674 2 $125,300 $7,846,200 5/04/90
164 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon SPC $62,444 16 $999,100 $184,387,000 12/08/00
165 The Whistle Blower Hemd $62,374 1 $62,400 $3,115,100 7/10/87
166 She's Gotta Have It Isld $62,318 1 $62,300 $15,621,700 8/08/86
167 The Last Emperor Col. $62,078 5 $310,400 $87,347,100 11/20/87
168 Sophie's Choice Uni. $62,030 9 $558,300 $77,491,300 12/10/82
169 Match Point DW $61,767 8 $494,100 $28,706,300 12/30/05
170 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Gram. $60,894 7 $426,300 $21,797,100 8/12/94
171 Nell Fox $60,863 2 $121,700 $63,378,300 12/16/94
172 A Civil Action BV $60,665 2 $121,300 $90,667,300 12/25/98
173 Down with Love Fox $60,636 1 $60,600 $27,343,100 5/09/03
174 Trainspotting Mira. $60,319 8 $482,600 $30,295,800 7/19/96
175 Enough Said FoxS $60,279 4 $241,100 $17,096,400 9/20/13
176 The Fisher King TriS $60,111 10 $601,100 $80,805,500 9/20/91
177 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $60,082 16 $961,300 $35,912,700 12/27/96
178 Too Beautiful For You OrionC $59,908 1 $59,900 $3,410,100 3/02/90
179 Sunshine Cleaning Over. $59,646 4 $238,600 $13,641,800 3/13/09
180 The Perks of Being a Wallflower LG/S $59,585 4 $238,300 $17,908,600 9/21/12
181 Defending Your Life WB $59,548 3 $178,600 $31,575,700 3/22/91
182 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey BV $59,500 2 $119,000 $82,049,900 2/05/93
183 Return of the Jedi Fox $59,219 1,002 $59,339,500 $657,585,100 5/27/83
184 Country BV $59,071 1 $59,100 $23,296,700 9/28/84
185 Lost in America WB $59,040 6 $354,300 $23,282,700 3/15/85
186 Boys Don't Cry FoxS $58,918 2 $117,800 $17,623,700 10/08/99
187 Circle of Friends Sav. $58,606 4 $234,400 $43,661,300 3/17/95
188 Broadcast News Fox $58,605 7 $410,200 $102,294,700 12/18/87
189 Immortal Beloved Sony $58,330 4 $233,300 $18,521,200 12/16/94
190 Strange Days Fox $57,982 1 $58,000 $14,857,300 10/06/95
191 A Private Function IsAl $57,945 1 $57,900 $5,780,300 3/01/85
192 Persuasion SPC $57,841 1 $57,800 $9,836,900 9/29/95
193 Frida Mira. $57,579 5 $287,900 $35,864,000 10/25/02
194 The Wrestler FoxS $57,314 4 $229,300 $29,673,300 12/19/08
195 Jefferson in Paris BV $57,258 2 $114,500 $4,617,500 3/31/95
196 High Hopes Skou $57,196 1 $57,200 $2,438,700 2/24/89
197 Fruitvale Station Wein. $57,155 7 $400,100 $16,669,200 7/12/13
198 Broken Embraces SPC $57,145 2 $114,300 $5,193,800 11/20/09
199 Michael Clayton WB $56,644 15 $849,700 $57,380,200 10/05/07
200 Die Hard Fox $56,621 21 $1,189,100 $163,998,000 7/15/88

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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