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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 $1,738,596 2 $3,477,200 $683,559,300 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $943,975 6 $5,663,900 $298,131,200 6/16/95
3 A Bug's Life BV $568,586 1 $568,600 $312,681,200 11/20/98
4 Toy Story 2 BV $541,239 1 $541,200 $438,182,500 11/19/99
5 Hercules BV $498,047 1 $498,000 $197,792,300 6/13/97
6 The Princess and the Frog BV $473,160 2 $946,300 $124,205,800 11/27/09
7 Frozen BV $267,000 1 $267,000 $449,215,700 11/22/13
8 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $266,231 2 $532,500 $136,034,900 6/08/01
9 Anastasia Fox $240,557 1 $240,600 $116,038,800 11/14/97
10 Red State SMod $238,008 1 $238,000 $1,280,100 3/04/11
11 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $233,364 4 $933,500 $66,037,500 3/07/14
12 Brother Bear BV $221,739 2 $443,500 $129,467,500 10/24/03
13 Aladdin BV $217,041 2 $434,100 $480,371,900 11/13/92
14 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $211,556 2 $423,100 $110,634,800 10/15/93
15 Evita BV $202,146 2 $404,300 $99,887,000 12/27/96
16 La La Land LG/S $183,639 5 $918,200 $156,707,400 12/09/16
17 Dreamgirls P/DW $176,650 3 $530,000 $139,161,400 12/15/06
18 Beauty and the Beast BV $176,396 2 $352,800 $320,286,000 11/15/91
19 American Sniper WB $174,773 4 $699,100 $394,612,800 12/26/14
20 The Master Wein. $173,383 5 $866,900 $18,914,300 9/14/12
21 Edward Scissorhands Fox $172,829 2 $345,700 $122,446,600 12/07/90
22 Brokeback Mountain Focus $156,456 5 $782,300 $116,447,700 12/09/05
23 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $147,495 4 $590,000 $52,906,700 5/25/12
24 Victor/Victoria MGM $145,015 3 $435,100 $87,909,400 3/19/82
25 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $144,398 1 $144,400 $42,280,600 7/26/85
26 Bulworth Fox $138,490 2 $277,000 $51,812,000 5/15/98
27 Steve Jobs Uni. $137,275 4 $549,100 $18,706,100 10/09/15
28 Moulin Rouge! Fox $135,571 2 $271,100 $92,857,600 5/18/01
29 American Hustle Sony $135,380 6 $812,300 $170,563,900 12/13/13
30 The Imitation Game Wein. $132,255 4 $529,000 $102,579,700 11/28/14
31 The Crucible Fox $130,551 1 $130,600 $14,750,500 11/29/96
32 There Will Be Blood ParV $126,975 2 $253,900 $51,321,400 12/28/07
33 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $125,213 18 $2,253,800 $56,997,500 11/06/09
34 The Revenant Fox $124,913 4 $499,700 $196,014,300 12/25/15
35 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $121,914 8 $975,300 $81,022,600 12/09/05
36 Blue Jasmine SPC $119,186 6 $715,100 $38,811,800 7/26/13
37 The Joy Luck Club BV $117,272 3 $351,800 $72,795,800 9/10/93
38 After Hours WB $117,235 1 $117,200 $27,375,000 9/13/85
39 Birdman FoxS $117,092 4 $468,400 $47,195,400 10/17/14
40 Howards End SPC $116,030 1 $116,000 $57,406,000 3/13/92
41 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $115,785 5 $578,900 $28,133,000 10/11/02
42 Maurice Cinc $115,444 1 $115,400 $5,712,200 9/18/87
43 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $113,802 4 $455,200 $276,237,200 12/25/87
44 Annie Col. $113,637 14 $1,590,900 $177,775,700 5/21/82
45 Midnight in Paris SPC $113,459 6 $680,800 $65,059,600 5/20/11
46 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $111,185 4 $444,700 $15,049,400 12/06/13
47 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $110,939 5 $554,700 $76,251,100 9/16/05
48 The Thin Red Line Fox $110,361 5 $551,800 $65,732,200 12/25/98
49 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $107,743 4 $431,000 $18,849,200 10/01/04
50 Syriana WB $107,033 5 $535,200 $72,104,300 11/25/05
51 A Room with a View Cinc $106,093 1 $106,100 $49,128,300 3/07/86
52 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $106,087 1 $106,100 $5,467,800 3/18/05
53 The Tree of Life FoxS $105,954 4 $423,800 $15,236,900 5/27/11
54 The Verdict Fox $104,873 3 $314,600 $159,385,800 12/10/82
55 Moonlight (2016) A24 $104,750 4 $419,000 $28,934,100 10/21/16
56 Guiana 1838 RBC $104,595 1 $104,600 $333,100 9/24/04
57 Crossing Delancey WB $104,105 1 $104,100 $36,244,200 8/26/88
58 Call Me by Your Name SPC $103,008 4 $412,000 $18,087,200 11/24/17
59 Wish You Were Here Atl $102,168 1 $102,200 $7,693,100 7/24/87
60 Gandhi Col. $102,156 4 $408,600 $153,505,000 12/10/82
61 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $101,778 1 $101,800 $29,889,400 1/21/83
62 The King's Speech Wein. $101,621 4 $406,500 $157,525,600 11/26/10
63 Spring Breakers A24 $101,137 3 $303,400 $15,881,200 3/15/13
64 Metropolitan NL $101,048 1 $101,000 $6,362,600 8/03/90
65 The Blair Witch Project Art. $100,980 27 $2,726,500 $253,413,000 7/16/99
66 Don't Think Twice TFA $99,926 1 $99,900 $4,742,300 7/22/16
67 The Mission WB $99,664 1 $99,700 $40,506,700 10/31/86
68 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $99,354 9 $894,200 $18,662,300 8/12/88
69 Platoon Orion $99,205 6 $595,200 $324,593,800 12/19/86
70 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $98,359 4 $393,400 $33,767,800 5/26/06
71 Dead Poets Society BV $98,192 8 $785,500 $221,178,500 6/02/89
72 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $98,131 3 $294,400 $27,431,800 3/01/85
73 Lincoln BV $97,683 11 $1,074,500 $208,225,400 11/09/12
74 American Beauty DW $97,091 16 $1,553,500 $228,405,000 9/17/99
75 Night and the City Fox $94,990 1 $95,000 $13,690,900 10/16/92
76 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $94,934 5 $474,700 $110,411,800 12/21/12
77 Up in the Air Par. $94,805 15 $1,422,100 $98,314,900 12/04/09
78 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $94,309 2 $188,600 $29,329,000 10/21/94
79 The Big Short Par. $92,854 8 $742,800 $74,654,500 12/11/15
80 Dances with Wolves Orion $92,535 14 $1,295,500 $400,285,500 11/09/90
81 Sicko LGF $91,825 1 $91,800 $32,672,600 6/22/07
82 Black Swan FoxS $91,728 18 $1,651,100 $123,786,600 12/03/10
83 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $90,962 3 $272,900 $19,475,900 12/06/96
84 Lady Bird A24 $90,911 4 $363,600 $48,893,000 11/03/17
85 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $90,829 4 $363,300 $27,968,500 12/09/11
86 The Mosquito Coast WB $90,788 3 $272,400 $33,897,100 11/28/86
87 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $90,529 1 $90,500 $3,876,600 4/17/87
88 Kids Mira. $90,240 2 $180,500 $15,608,200 7/21/95
89 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $89,973 4 $359,900 $57,086,600 8/04/89
90 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $89,828 2 $179,700 $15,833,000 9/28/07
91 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $89,651 5 $448,300 $82,687,800 12/14/01
92 Punchline Col. $89,561 4 $358,200 $46,898,000 9/30/88
93 Boyhood IFC $87,886 5 $439,400 $28,692,600 7/11/14
94 The Killing Fields WB $87,732 1 $87,700 $89,631,500 11/02/84
95 Mask Uni. $87,404 4 $349,600 $124,447,400 3/08/85
96 The Aristocrats Think $87,097 4 $348,400 $9,113,000 7/29/05
97 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $86,693 1 $86,700 $6,835,400 11/13/92
98 Adaptation. Sony $86,594 7 $606,200 $34,351,800 12/06/02
99 The Big Sick LGF $86,293 5 $431,500 $43,972,500 6/23/17
100 The Fighter Par. $85,771 4 $343,100 $108,306,700 12/10/10
101 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $85,743 3 $257,200 $139,280,400 7/15/88
102 A Soldier's Story Col. $85,264 5 $426,300 $59,071,900 9/14/84
103 Lust, Caution Focus $85,100 1 $85,100 $6,125,400 9/28/07
104 Raising Arizona Fox $84,900 1 $84,900 $53,525,300 3/13/87
105 Under the Volcano Uni. $84,512 1 $84,500 $6,970,300 6/15/84
106 Sarafina! BV $84,413 2 $168,800 $16,126,500 9/18/92
107 The Piano Mira. $83,754 4 $335,000 $88,314,800 11/12/93
108 The Kids Are All Right Focus $83,500 7 $584,500 $24,719,800 7/09/10
109 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $83,402 2 $166,800 $34,802,900 12/10/04
110 New York Stories BV $83,128 12 $997,500 $24,834,600 3/03/89
111 The Shape of Water FoxS $83,101 2 $166,200 $63,833,000 12/01/17
112 Talk to Her SPC $82,295 2 $164,600 $14,157,600 11/22/02
113 To Rome with Love SPC $81,529 5 $407,600 $19,613,800 6/22/12
114 1984 Gold. $81,505 1 $81,500 $21,759,600 12/14/84
115 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $81,005 1 $81,000 $2,646,700 8/24/12
116 Revolutionary Road ParV $80,761 3 $242,300 $28,132,600 12/26/08
117 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $80,599 4 $322,400 $23,395,700 3/29/13
118 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri FoxS $80,367 4 $321,500 $54,462,600 11/10/17
119 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $80,106 3 $240,300 $49,891,800 5/07/93
120 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $80,015 4 $320,100 $25,159,900 11/13/09
121 This Is My Life Fox $79,946 2 $159,900 $6,449,700 2/21/92
122 Philadelphia TriS $79,338 4 $317,400 $169,723,700 12/24/93
123 A Handful of Dust NL $79,052 1 $79,100 $3,478,300 6/24/88
124 Orlando SPC $78,935 3 $236,800 $11,769,600 6/11/93
125 Juno FoxS $78,717 7 $551,000 $183,922,000 12/07/07
126 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $78,580 3 $235,700 $24,695,800 9/24/04
127 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $78,485 2 $157,000 $7,487,100 8/03/01
128 Traffic USA $78,482 4 $313,900 $200,875,500 12/29/00
129 Ed Wood BV $78,414 2 $156,800 $12,901,700 9/30/94
130 Good Will Hunting Mira. $77,804 7 $544,600 $270,373,200 12/05/97
131 Babel ParV $77,784 7 $544,500 $46,968,400 10/27/06
132 Brazil Uni. $77,664 1 $77,700 $24,524,700 12/20/85
133 For the Boys Fox $77,618 2 $155,200 $38,859,900 11/22/91
134 Nine Wein. $77,406 4 $309,600 $23,178,600 12/18/09
135 Cafe Society LGF $77,347 5 $386,700 $11,948,800 7/15/16
136 The Paper Uni. $76,920 5 $384,600 $85,079,200 3/18/94
137 The Grifters Mira. $76,912 2 $153,800 $29,256,000 12/07/90
138 A Passage to India Col. $76,859 3 $230,600 $70,216,200 12/14/84
139 Frost/Nixon Uni. $76,847 3 $230,500 $22,970,300 12/05/08
140 Sideways FoxS $76,348 4 $305,400 $103,112,000 10/22/04
141 Bugsy TriS $76,346 4 $305,400 $108,121,400 12/13/91
142 The Official Story ALM $75,927 1 $75,900 $75,900 11/08/85
143 Defiance ParV $75,830 2 $151,700 $35,172,400 1/02/09
144 127 Hours FoxS $75,719 4 $302,900 $21,145,500 11/05/10
145 Miami Rhapsody BV $75,196 2 $150,400 $10,994,700 1/27/95
146 Gothic Vest $75,110 1 $75,100 $2,146,300 4/10/87
147 Unzipped Mira. $75,043 2 $150,100 $6,054,200 8/04/95
148 Mystic River WB $74,880 13 $973,400 $135,296,400 10/10/03
149 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $74,798 1 $74,800 $3,572,800 4/16/93
150 The Freshman TriS $74,302 6 $445,800 $46,472,600 7/20/90
151 Sicario LGF $74,258 6 $445,600 $49,403,600 9/18/15
152 About Schmidt NL $74,196 6 $445,200 $98,863,800 12/13/02
153 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $74,118 7 $518,800 $83,726,200 7/28/06
154 To Die For Sony $73,990 11 $813,900 $44,819,800 9/29/95
155 The Commitments Fox $73,793 8 $590,400 $32,461,600 8/16/91
156 Amelie Mira. $73,620 3 $220,900 $52,993,600 11/02/01
157 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $73,537 5 $367,700 $34,673,100 3/17/06
158 Grand Canyon Fox $73,482 2 $147,000 $73,375,000 12/27/91
159 Black Hawk Down SonR $72,754 4 $291,000 $171,279,000 12/28/01
160 Bad Education SPC $72,458 3 $217,400 $7,515,700 11/19/04
161 Inherent Vice WB $72,438 5 $362,200 $9,131,100 12/12/14
162 One Hour Photo FoxS $72,413 7 $506,900 $49,814,700 8/23/02
163 In Good Company Uni. $72,284 3 $216,900 $65,461,900 12/31/04
164 Mountains of the Moon TriS $72,199 2 $144,400 $8,687,500 2/23/90
165 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Uni. $72,131 4 $288,500 $6,707,300 8/26/83
166 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $72,085 54 $3,892,600 $102,699,500 12/31/99
167 Kundun BV $71,939 2 $143,900 $11,104,100 12/26/97
168 Eleni WB $71,925 1 $71,900 $787,300 11/01/85
169 Fool for Love Can. $71,778 2 $143,600 $2,073,500 12/06/85
170 Agnes of God Col. $71,458 8 $571,700 $66,127,000 9/13/85
171 Educating Rita Col. $71,262 3 $213,800 $42,595,700 9/23/83
172 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $71,206 4 $284,800 $17,290,500 9/25/09
173 Stealing Beauty FoxS $71,170 3 $213,500 $9,786,500 6/14/96
174 Everest (IMAX) MFF $71,139 10 $711,400 $151,843,100 3/06/98
175 Deconstructing Harry FL $71,139 10 $711,400 $20,872,400 12/12/97
176 Into the Wild ParV $70,710 4 $282,800 $24,354,000 9/21/07
177 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Mira. $70,701 2 $141,400 $8,851,100 5/04/90
178 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon SPC $70,442 16 $1,127,100 $208,003,100 12/08/00
179 The Whistle Blower Hemd $70,363 1 $70,400 $3,514,100 7/10/87
180 She's Gotta Have It Isld $70,300 1 $70,300 $17,622,500 8/08/86
181 The Last Emperor Col. $70,028 5 $350,100 $98,534,500 11/20/87
182 Sophie's Choice Uni. $69,974 9 $629,800 $87,416,300 12/10/82
183 Match Point DW $69,678 8 $557,400 $32,383,000 12/30/05
184 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Gram. $68,693 7 $480,900 $24,588,800 8/12/94
185 Nell Fox $68,658 2 $137,300 $71,495,700 12/16/94
186 A Civil Action BV $68,434 2 $136,900 $102,279,900 12/25/98
187 Down with Love Fox $68,402 1 $68,400 $30,845,100 5/09/03
188 Trainspotting Mira. $68,045 8 $544,400 $34,176,100 7/19/96
189 Enough Said FoxS $67,999 4 $272,000 $19,286,100 9/20/13
190 The Fisher King TriS $67,810 10 $678,100 $91,155,000 9/20/91
191 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $67,778 16 $1,084,500 $40,512,300 12/27/96
192 Too Beautiful For You OrionC $67,580 1 $67,600 $3,846,900 3/02/90
193 Sunshine Cleaning Over. $67,285 4 $269,100 $14,811,400 3/13/09
194 The Perks of Being a Wallflower LG/S $67,217 4 $268,900 $20,210,600 9/21/12
195 Defending Your Life WB $67,175 3 $201,500 $35,619,800 3/22/91
196 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey BV $67,120 2 $134,200 $92,558,700 2/05/93
197 Manchester by the Sea RAtt. $66,824 4 $267,300 $49,564,400 11/18/16
198 Return of the Jedi Fox $66,804 1,002 $66,939,600 $741,807,800 5/27/83
199 Carol Wein. $66,729 4 $266,900 $13,514,800 11/20/15
200 Country BV $66,636 1 $66,600 $26,280,500 9/28/84

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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