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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 $1,694,942 2 $3,389,900 $666,395,700 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $920,272 6 $5,521,600 $290,645,400 6/16/95
3 A Bug's Life BV $554,309 1 $554,300 $304,830,100 11/20/98
4 Toy Story 2 BV $527,649 1 $527,600 $427,180,100 11/19/99
5 Hercules BV $485,541 1 $485,500 $192,825,900 6/13/97
6 The Princess and the Frog BV $461,280 2 $922,600 $121,086,300 11/27/09
7 Frozen BV $260,296 1 $260,300 $437,936,300 11/22/13
8 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $259,546 2 $519,100 $132,619,100 6/08/01
9 Anastasia Fox $234,517 1 $234,500 $113,125,200 11/14/97
10 Red State SMod $232,032 1 $232,000 $1,247,900 3/04/11
11 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $227,504 4 $910,000 $64,379,300 3/07/14
12 Brother Bear BV $216,171 2 $432,300 $126,216,700 10/24/03
13 Aladdin BV $211,592 2 $423,200 $468,310,200 11/13/92
14 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $206,244 2 $412,500 $107,856,800 10/15/93
15 Evita BV $197,070 2 $394,100 $97,378,900 12/27/96
16 La La Land LG/S $179,028 5 $895,100 $152,772,600 12/09/16
17 Dreamgirls P/DW $172,214 3 $516,600 $135,667,100 12/15/06
18 Beauty and the Beast BV $171,967 2 $343,900 $312,243,900 11/15/91
19 American Sniper WB $170,384 4 $681,500 $384,704,400 12/26/14
20 The Master Wein. $169,030 5 $845,100 $18,439,400 9/14/12
21 Edward Scissorhands Fox $168,490 2 $337,000 $119,372,000 12/07/90
22 Brokeback Mountain Focus $152,527 5 $762,600 $113,523,800 12/09/05
23 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $143,792 4 $575,200 $51,578,300 5/25/12
24 Victor/Victoria MGM $141,373 3 $424,100 $85,702,000 3/19/82
25 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $140,772 1 $140,800 $41,219,000 7/26/85
26 Bulworth Fox $135,012 2 $270,000 $50,511,000 5/15/98
27 Steve Jobs Uni. $133,828 4 $535,300 $18,236,400 10/09/15
28 Moulin Rouge! Fox $132,167 2 $264,300 $90,526,000 5/18/01
29 American Hustle Sony $131,981 6 $791,900 $166,281,200 12/13/13
30 The Imitation Game Wein. $128,934 4 $515,700 $100,004,000 11/28/14
31 The Crucible Fox $127,273 1 $127,300 $14,380,200 11/29/96
32 There Will Be Blood ParV $123,787 2 $247,600 $50,032,800 12/28/07
33 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $122,069 18 $2,197,200 $55,566,400 11/06/09
34 The Revenant Fox $121,776 4 $487,100 $191,092,600 12/25/15
35 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $118,853 8 $950,800 $78,988,100 12/09/05
36 Blue Jasmine SPC $116,194 6 $697,200 $37,837,300 7/26/13
37 The Joy Luck Club BV $114,328 3 $343,000 $70,967,900 9/10/93
38 After Hours WB $114,291 1 $114,300 $26,687,700 9/13/85
39 Birdman FoxS $114,152 4 $456,600 $46,010,400 10/17/14
40 Howards End SPC $113,116 1 $113,100 $55,964,600 3/13/92
41 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $112,878 5 $564,400 $27,426,600 10/11/02
42 Maurice Cinc $112,545 1 $112,500 $5,568,800 9/18/87
43 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $110,944 4 $443,800 $269,301,200 12/25/87
44 Annie Col. $110,784 14 $1,551,000 $173,311,900 5/21/82
45 Midnight in Paris SPC $110,610 6 $663,700 $63,426,000 5/20/11
46 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $108,393 4 $433,600 $14,671,500 12/06/13
47 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $108,153 5 $540,800 $74,336,500 9/16/05
48 The Thin Red Line Fox $107,590 5 $538,000 $64,081,700 12/25/98
49 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $105,038 4 $420,200 $18,375,900 10/01/04
50 Syriana WB $104,346 5 $521,700 $70,293,800 11/25/05
51 A Room with a View Cinc $103,429 1 $103,400 $47,894,700 3/07/86
52 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $103,424 1 $103,400 $5,330,500 3/18/05
53 The Tree of Life FoxS $103,293 4 $413,200 $14,854,300 5/27/11
54 Call Me by Your Name SPC $103,233 4 $412,900 $2,005,400 11/24/17
55 The Verdict Fox $102,239 3 $306,700 $155,383,800 12/10/82
56 Moonlight (2016) A24 $102,120 4 $408,500 $28,207,600 10/21/16
57 Guiana 1838 RBC $101,969 1 $102,000 $324,800 9/24/04
58 Crossing Delancey WB $101,491 1 $101,500 $35,334,200 8/26/88
59 Wish You Were Here Atl $99,603 1 $99,600 $7,499,900 7/24/87
60 Gandhi Col. $99,591 4 $398,400 $149,650,700 12/10/82
61 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $99,222 1 $99,200 $29,138,900 1/21/83
62 The King's Speech Wein. $99,069 4 $396,300 $153,570,200 11/26/10
63 Spring Breakers A24 $98,598 3 $295,800 $15,482,400 3/15/13
64 Metropolitan NL $98,511 1 $98,500 $6,202,900 8/03/90
65 The Blair Witch Project Art. $98,444 27 $2,658,000 $247,050,000 7/16/99
66 Don't Think Twice TFA $97,417 1 $97,400 $4,623,200 7/22/16
67 The Mission WB $97,161 1 $97,200 $39,489,600 10/31/86
68 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $96,859 9 $871,700 $18,193,700 8/12/88
69 Platoon Orion $96,714 6 $580,300 $316,443,500 12/19/86
70 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $95,888 4 $383,600 $32,919,900 5/26/06
71 Dead Poets Society BV $95,726 8 $765,800 $215,624,900 6/02/89
72 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $95,667 3 $287,000 $26,743,000 3/01/85
73 Lincoln BV $95,230 11 $1,047,500 $202,997,100 11/09/12
74 American Beauty DW $94,653 16 $1,514,500 $222,670,000 9/17/99
75 Night and the City Fox $92,605 1 $92,600 $13,347,100 10/16/92
76 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $92,550 5 $462,800 $107,639,500 12/21/12
77 Up in the Air Par. $92,425 15 $1,386,400 $95,845,300 12/04/09
78 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $91,941 2 $183,900 $28,592,500 10/21/94
79 Lady Bird A24 $91,109 4 $364,400 $25,977,500 11/03/17
80 The Big Short Par. $90,522 8 $724,200 $72,780,000 12/11/15
81 Dances with Wolves Orion $90,212 14 $1,263,000 $390,234,700 11/09/90
82 Sicko LGF $89,519 1 $89,500 $31,852,200 6/22/07
83 Black Swan FoxS $89,425 18 $1,609,600 $120,686,500 12/03/10
84 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $88,678 3 $266,000 $18,986,900 12/06/96
85 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $88,548 4 $354,200 $27,266,300 12/09/11
86 The Mosquito Coast WB $88,508 3 $265,500 $33,046,000 11/28/86
87 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $88,256 1 $88,300 $3,779,200 4/17/87
88 Kids Mira. $87,974 2 $175,900 $15,216,300 7/21/95
89 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $87,714 4 $350,900 $55,653,200 8/04/89
90 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $87,572 2 $175,100 $15,435,500 9/28/07
91 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $87,400 5 $437,000 $80,611,500 12/14/01
92 Punchline Col. $87,312 4 $349,300 $45,720,500 9/30/88
93 Boyhood IFC $85,679 5 $428,400 $27,972,200 7/11/14
94 The Killing Fields WB $85,529 1 $85,500 $87,380,900 11/02/84
95 Mask Uni. $85,210 4 $340,800 $121,322,600 3/08/85
96 The Aristocrats Think $84,910 4 $339,600 $8,884,100 7/29/05
97 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $84,517 1 $84,500 $6,663,800 11/13/92
98 Adaptation. Sony $84,420 7 $590,900 $33,489,200 12/06/02
99 The Big Sick LGF $84,127 5 $420,600 $42,871,900 6/23/17
100 The Fighter Par. $83,618 4 $334,500 $105,587,200 12/10/10
101 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $83,590 3 $250,800 $135,783,200 7/15/88
102 The Shape of Water FoxS $83,282 2 $166,600 $3,620,600 12/01/17
103 A Soldier's Story Col. $83,123 5 $415,600 $57,588,700 9/14/84
104 Lust, Caution Focus $82,963 1 $83,000 $5,971,600 9/28/07
105 Raising Arizona Fox $82,768 1 $82,800 $52,181,300 3/13/87
106 Under the Volcano Uni. $82,390 1 $82,400 $6,795,300 6/15/84
107 Sarafina! BV $82,294 2 $164,600 $15,721,600 9/18/92
108 The Piano Mira. $81,651 4 $326,600 $86,097,300 11/12/93
109 The Kids Are All Right Focus $81,403 7 $569,800 $23,376,800 7/09/10
110 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $81,308 2 $162,600 $33,929,000 12/10/04
111 New York Stories BV $81,040 12 $972,500 $24,211,000 3/03/89
112 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri FoxS $80,542 4 $322,200 $21,374,000 11/10/17
113 Talk to Her SPC $80,229 2 $160,500 $13,802,100 11/22/02
114 To Rome with Love SPC $79,481 5 $397,400 $19,121,300 6/22/12
115 1984 Gold. $79,458 1 $79,500 $21,213,200 12/14/84
116 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $78,971 1 $79,000 $2,580,200 8/24/12
117 Revolutionary Road ParV $78,733 3 $236,200 $27,426,200 12/26/08
118 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $78,575 4 $314,300 $22,808,300 3/29/13
119 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $78,094 3 $234,300 $48,639,000 5/07/93
120 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $78,005 4 $312,000 $24,527,700 11/13/09
121 This Is My Life Fox $77,938 2 $155,900 $6,287,800 2/21/92
122 Philadelphia TriS $77,346 4 $309,400 $165,462,100 12/24/93
123 A Handful of Dust NL $77,067 1 $77,100 $3,391,000 6/24/88
124 Orlando SPC $76,953 3 $230,900 $11,474,100 6/11/93
125 Juno FoxS $76,741 7 $537,200 $179,303,900 12/07/07
126 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $76,607 3 $229,800 $24,075,800 9/24/04
127 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $76,514 2 $153,000 $7,299,100 8/03/01
128 Traffic USA $76,511 4 $306,000 $195,831,700 12/29/00
129 Ed Wood BV $76,445 2 $152,900 $12,577,800 9/30/94
130 Good Will Hunting Mira. $75,851 7 $531,000 $263,584,300 12/05/97
131 Babel ParV $75,831 7 $530,800 $45,789,000 10/27/06
132 Brazil Uni. $75,714 1 $75,700 $23,908,900 12/20/85
133 For the Boys Fox $75,670 2 $151,300 $37,884,200 11/22/91
134 Nine Wein. $75,463 4 $301,900 $22,596,600 12/18/09
135 Cafe Society LGF $75,404 5 $377,000 $11,648,700 7/15/16
136 The Paper Uni. $74,988 5 $374,900 $82,942,900 3/18/94
137 The Grifters Mira. $74,980 2 $150,000 $28,521,400 12/07/90
138 A Passage to India Col. $74,930 3 $224,800 $68,453,100 12/14/84
139 Frost/Nixon Uni. $74,917 3 $224,800 $22,393,500 12/05/08
140 Sideways FoxS $74,431 4 $297,700 $100,523,000 10/22/04
141 Bugsy TriS $74,429 4 $297,700 $105,406,600 12/13/91
142 The Official Story ALM $74,021 1 $74,000 $74,000 11/08/85
143 Defiance ParV $73,926 2 $147,900 $34,289,300 1/02/09
144 127 Hours FoxS $73,818 4 $295,300 $20,441,100 11/05/10
145 Miami Rhapsody BV $73,308 2 $146,600 $10,718,600 1/27/95
146 Gothic Vest $73,224 1 $73,200 $2,092,400 4/10/87
147 Unzipped Mira. $73,158 2 $146,300 $5,902,200 8/04/95
148 Mystic River WB $72,999 13 $949,000 $131,899,200 10/10/03
149 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $72,920 1 $72,900 $3,483,100 4/16/93
150 The Freshman TriS $72,436 6 $434,600 $45,305,700 7/20/90
151 Sicario LGF $72,394 6 $434,400 $48,163,100 9/18/15
152 About Schmidt NL $72,333 6 $434,000 $96,381,400 12/13/02
153 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $72,257 7 $505,800 $81,623,900 7/28/06
154 To Die For Sony $72,132 11 $793,500 $43,694,400 9/29/95
155 The Commitments Fox $71,941 8 $575,500 $31,646,500 8/16/91
156 Amelie Mira. $71,771 3 $215,300 $51,663,000 11/02/01
157 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $71,691 5 $358,500 $33,802,500 3/17/06
158 Grand Canyon Fox $71,637 2 $143,300 $71,532,600 12/27/91
159 Black Hawk Down SonR $70,927 4 $283,700 $166,978,300 12/28/01
160 Bad Education SPC $70,639 3 $211,900 $7,327,000 11/19/04
161 Inherent Vice WB $70,619 5 $353,100 $8,901,900 12/12/14
162 One Hour Photo FoxS $70,595 7 $494,200 $48,563,900 8/23/02
163 In Good Company Uni. $70,469 3 $211,400 $63,818,200 12/31/04
164 Mountains of the Moon TriS $70,387 2 $140,800 $8,469,300 2/23/90
165 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Uni. $70,320 4 $281,300 $6,538,900 8/26/83
166 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $70,275 54 $3,794,900 $100,120,800 12/31/99
167 Kundun BV $70,133 2 $140,300 $10,825,300 12/26/97
168 Eleni WB $70,119 1 $70,100 $767,500 11/01/85
169 Fool for Love Can. $69,976 2 $140,000 $2,021,400 12/06/85
170 Agnes of God Col. $69,664 8 $557,300 $64,466,600 9/13/85
171 Educating Rita Col. $69,473 3 $208,400 $41,526,100 9/23/83
172 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $69,418 4 $277,700 $16,856,400 9/25/09
173 Stealing Beauty FoxS $69,383 3 $208,200 $9,540,800 6/14/96
174 Everest (IMAX) MFF $69,353 10 $693,500 $148,030,500 3/06/98
175 Deconstructing Harry FL $69,352 10 $693,500 $20,348,300 12/12/97
176 Into the Wild ParV $68,935 4 $275,700 $23,742,500 9/21/07
177 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Mira. $68,926 2 $137,900 $8,628,900 5/04/90
178 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon SPC $68,673 16 $1,098,800 $202,780,300 12/08/00
179 The Whistle Blower Hemd $68,597 1 $68,600 $3,425,800 7/10/87
180 She's Gotta Have It Isld $68,535 1 $68,500 $17,180,000 8/08/86
181 The Last Emperor Col. $68,270 5 $341,300 $96,060,300 11/20/87
182 Sophie's Choice Uni. $68,217 9 $614,000 $85,221,400 12/10/82
183 Match Point DW $67,928 8 $543,400 $31,569,900 12/30/05
184 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Gram. $66,969 7 $468,800 $23,971,400 8/12/94
185 Nell Fox $66,934 2 $133,900 $69,700,500 12/16/94
186 A Civil Action BV $66,716 2 $133,400 $99,711,700 12/25/98
187 Down with Love Fox $66,685 1 $66,700 $30,070,600 5/09/03
188 Trainspotting Mira. $66,337 8 $530,700 $33,317,900 7/19/96
189 Enough Said FoxS $66,292 4 $265,200 $18,801,800 9/20/13
190 The Fisher King TriS $66,107 10 $661,100 $88,866,200 9/20/91
191 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $66,076 16 $1,057,200 $39,495,100 12/27/96
192 I, Tonya Neon $66,039 4 $264,200 $553,600 12/08/17
193 Too Beautiful For You OrionC $65,884 1 $65,900 $3,750,300 3/02/90
194 Sunshine Cleaning Over. $65,596 4 $262,400 $14,439,500 3/13/09
195 The Perks of Being a Wallflower LG/S $65,529 4 $262,100 $19,703,100 9/21/12
196 Defending Your Life WB $65,488 3 $196,500 $34,725,500 3/22/91
197 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey BV $65,435 2 $130,900 $90,234,700 2/05/93
198 Manchester by the Sea RAtt. $65,146 4 $260,600 $48,319,900 11/18/16
199 Return of the Jedi Fox $65,127 1,002 $65,258,800 $723,181,600 5/27/83
200 Carol Wein. $65,054 4 $260,200 $13,175,500 11/20/15

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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