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1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersOpening*Adjusted Gross^Date**
1 55 Moonlight (2016) A24 $104,979 4 $419,900 $28,997,300 10/21/16
2 63 Spring Breakers A24 $101,358 3 $304,100 $15,915,800 3/15/13
3 84 Lady Bird A24 $91,109 4 $364,400 $39,053,600 11/03/17
4 142 The Official Story ALMI $76,093 1 $76,100 $76,100 11/08/85
5 65 The Blair Witch Project Artisan $101,200 27 $2,732,400 $253,966,300 7/16/99
6 59 Wish You Were Here Atlantic $102,391 1 $102,400 $7,709,900 7/24/87
7 1 The Lion King Buena Vista $1,742,393 2 $3,484,800 $685,051,800 6/17/94
8 2 Pocahontas Buena Vista $946,036 6 $5,676,200 $298,782,100 6/16/95
9 3 A Bug's Life Buena Vista $569,827 1 $569,800 $313,363,900 11/20/98
10 4 Toy Story 2 Buena Vista $542,421 1 $542,400 $439,139,300 11/19/99
11 5 Hercules Buena Vista $499,134 1 $499,100 $198,224,200 6/13/97
12 6 The Princess and the Frog Buena Vista $474,193 2 $948,400 $124,476,200 11/27/09
13 7 Frozen Buena Vista $267,583 1 $267,600 $450,196,500 11/22/13
14 8 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Buena Vista $266,812 2 $533,600 $136,331,900 6/08/01
15 12 Brother Bear Buena Vista $222,223 2 $444,400 $129,750,200 10/24/03
16 13 Aladdin Buena Vista $217,515 2 $435,000 $481,420,700 11/13/92
17 14 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Buena Vista $212,018 2 $424,000 $110,876,300 10/15/93
18 15 Evita Buena Vista $202,587 2 $405,200 $100,105,100 12/27/96
19 18 Beauty and the Beast Buena Vista $176,782 2 $353,600 $320,985,300 11/15/91
20 37 The Joy Luck Club Buena Vista $117,528 3 $352,600 $72,954,700 9/10/93
21 43 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $114,050 4 $456,200 $276,840,400 12/25/87
22 71 Dead Poets Society Buena Vista $98,406 8 $787,300 $221,661,400 6/02/89
23 73 Lincoln Buena Vista $97,896 11 $1,076,900 $208,680,100 11/09/12
24 91 The Royal Tenenbaums Buena Vista $89,847 5 $449,200 $82,868,300 12/14/01
25 106 Sarafina! Buena Vista $84,598 2 $169,200 $16,161,800 9/18/92
26 109 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Buena Vista $83,584 2 $167,200 $34,878,900 12/10/04
27 110 New York Stories Buena Vista $83,309 12 $999,700 $24,888,800 3/03/89
28 129 Ed Wood Buena Vista $78,586 2 $157,200 $12,929,900 9/30/94
29 145 Miami Rhapsody Buena Vista $75,360 2 $150,700 $11,018,700 1/27/95
30 166 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) Buena Vista $72,243 54 $3,901,100 $102,923,700 12/31/99
31 167 Kundun Buena Vista $72,096 2 $144,200 $11,128,300 12/26/97
32 186 A Civil Action Buena Vista $68,584 2 $137,200 $102,503,200 12/25/98
33 196 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Buena Vista $67,267 2 $134,500 $92,760,800 2/05/93
34 200 Country Buena Vista $66,782 1 $66,800 $26,337,900 9/28/84
35 169 Fool for Love Cannon Films $71,935 2 $143,900 $2,078,000 12/06/85
36 46 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS Films $111,428 4 $445,700 $15,082,300 12/06/13
37 42 Maurice Cinecom $115,696 1 $115,700 $5,724,700 9/18/87
38 51 A Room with a View Cinecom $106,325 1 $106,300 $49,235,500 3/07/86
39 44 Annie Columbia $113,885 14 $1,594,400 $178,163,800 5/21/82
40 60 Gandhi Columbia $102,379 4 $409,500 $153,840,200 12/10/82
41 92 Punchline Columbia $89,756 4 $359,000 $47,000,400 9/30/88
42 102 A Soldier's Story Columbia $85,450 5 $427,300 $59,200,900 9/14/84
43 138 A Passage to India Columbia $77,027 3 $231,100 $70,369,500 12/14/84
44 170 Agnes of God Columbia $71,614 8 $572,900 $66,271,400 9/13/85
45 171 Educating Rita Columbia $71,417 3 $214,300 $42,688,700 9/23/83
46 181 The Last Emperor Columbia $70,181 5 $350,900 $98,749,600 11/20/87
47 74 American Beauty DreamWorks $97,303 16 $1,556,900 $228,903,700 9/17/99
48 183 Match Point DreamWorks $69,830 8 $558,600 $32,453,700 12/30/05
49 175 Deconstructing Harry Fine Line $71,294 10 $713,000 $20,918,000 12/12/97
50 22 Brokeback Mountain Focus Features $156,798 5 $784,000 $116,702,000 12/09/05
51 23 Moonrise Kingdom Focus Features $147,817 4 $591,300 $53,022,200 5/25/12
52 85 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features $91,027 4 $364,100 $28,029,600 12/09/11
53 103 Lust, Caution Focus Features $85,286 1 $85,300 $6,138,700 9/28/07
54 108 The Kids Are All Right Focus Features $83,682 7 $585,800 $24,031,200 7/09/10
55 117 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus Features $80,775 4 $323,100 $23,446,800 3/29/13
56 126 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus Features $78,751 3 $236,300 $24,749,800 9/24/04
57 9 Anastasia Fox $241,082 1 $241,100 $116,292,200 11/14/97
58 21 Edward Scissorhands Fox $173,207 2 $346,400 $122,713,900 12/07/90
59 26 Bulworth Fox $138,792 2 $277,600 $51,925,100 5/15/98
60 28 Moulin Rouge! Fox $135,867 2 $271,700 $93,060,400 5/18/01
61 31 The Crucible Fox $130,836 1 $130,800 $14,782,700 11/29/96
62 34 The Revenant Fox $125,186 4 $500,700 $196,442,300 12/25/15
63 48 The Thin Red Line Fox $110,602 5 $553,000 $65,875,700 12/25/98
64 54 The Verdict Fox $105,102 3 $315,300 $159,733,800 12/10/82
65 75 Night and the City Fox $95,198 1 $95,200 $13,720,800 10/16/92
66 104 Raising Arizona Fox $85,085 1 $85,100 $53,642,100 3/13/87
67 120 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $80,189 4 $320,800 $25,214,300 11/13/09
68 121 This Is My Life Fox $80,120 2 $160,200 $6,463,800 2/21/92
69 133 For the Boys Fox $77,788 2 $155,600 $38,944,800 11/22/91
70 155 The Commitments Fox $73,955 8 $591,600 $32,532,500 8/16/91
71 158 Grand Canyon Fox $73,643 2 $147,300 $73,535,200 12/27/91
72 185 Nell Fox $68,808 2 $137,600 $71,651,800 12/16/94
73 187 Down with Love Fox $68,552 1 $68,600 $30,912,500 5/09/03
74 198 Return of the Jedi Fox $66,950 1,002 $67,085,700 $743,427,500 5/27/83
75 11 The Grand Budapest Hotel Fox Searchlight $233,873 4 $935,500 $66,181,700 3/07/14
76 39 Birdman Fox Searchlight $117,348 4 $469,400 $47,298,400 10/17/14
77 49 I Heart Huckabees Fox Searchlight $107,978 4 $431,900 $18,890,300 10/01/04
78 52 Melinda and Melinda Fox Searchlight $106,319 1 $106,300 $5,479,700 3/18/05
79 53 The Tree of Life Fox Searchlight $106,185 4 $424,700 $15,270,200 5/27/11
80 82 Black Swan Fox Searchlight $91,928 18 $1,654,700 $124,065,200 12/03/10
81 90 The Darjeeling Limited Fox Searchlight $90,024 2 $180,000 $15,867,600 9/28/07
82 111 The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight $83,282 2 $166,600 $30,195,400 12/01/17
83 118 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight $80,542 4 $322,200 $31,994,500 11/10/17
84 125 Juno Fox Searchlight $78,889 7 $552,200 $184,323,600 12/07/07
85 140 Sideways Fox Searchlight $76,515 4 $306,100 $103,337,200 10/22/04
86 144 127 Hours Fox Searchlight $75,885 4 $303,500 $21,013,400 11/05/10
87 153 Little Miss Sunshine Fox Searchlight $74,280 7 $520,000 $83,909,000 7/28/06
88 157 Thank You for Smoking Fox Searchlight $73,698 5 $368,500 $34,748,800 3/17/06
89 162 One Hour Photo Fox Searchlight $72,571 7 $508,000 $49,923,500 8/23/02
90 173 Stealing Beauty Fox Searchlight $71,326 3 $214,000 $9,807,900 6/14/96
91 189 Enough Said Fox Searchlight $68,147 4 $272,600 $19,328,200 9/20/13
92 184 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Gramercy $68,843 7 $481,900 $24,642,500 8/12/94
93 179 The Whistle Blower Hemdale $70,517 1 $70,500 $3,521,700 7/10/87
94 93 Boyhood IFC $88,078 5 $440,400 $28,755,300 7/11/14
95 115 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $81,182 1 $81,200 $2,652,500 8/24/12
96 25 Kiss of the Spider Woman Island Alive $144,713 1 $144,700 $42,372,900 7/26/85
97 180 She's Gotta Have It Island Pictures $70,453 1 $70,500 $17,661,000 8/08/86
98 33 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Lionsgate $125,486 18 $2,258,800 $57,122,000 11/06/09
99 81 Sicko Lionsgate $92,025 1 $92,000 $32,743,900 6/22/07
100 99 The Big Sick Lionsgate $86,482 5 $432,400 $44,072,100 6/23/17
101 135 Cafe Society Lionsgate $77,515 5 $387,600 $11,974,900 7/15/16
102 151 Sicario Lionsgate $74,420 6 $446,500 $49,511,500 9/18/15
103 16 La La Land Lionsgate/Summit $184,040 5 $920,200 $157,049,500 12/09/16
104 194 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Lionsgate/Summit $67,363 4 $269,500 $20,254,700 9/21/12
105 174 Everest (IMAX) MacGillivray Freeman Films $71,295 10 $713,000 $152,174,600 3/06/98
106 24 Victor/Victoria MGM $145,331 3 $436,000 $88,101,300 3/19/82
107 101 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $85,930 3 $257,800 $139,584,500 7/15/88
108 78 Bullets Over Broadway Miramax $94,514 2 $189,000 $29,393,000 10/21/94
109 83 Everyone Says I Love You Miramax $91,160 3 $273,500 $19,518,400 12/06/96
110 88 Kids Miramax $90,437 2 $180,900 $15,642,300 7/21/95
111 89 sex, lies and videotape Miramax $90,170 4 $360,700 $57,211,200 8/04/89
112 107 The Piano Miramax $83,937 4 $335,800 $88,507,600 11/12/93
113 127 Apocalypse Now Redux Miramax $78,656 2 $157,300 $7,503,400 8/03/01
114 130 Good Will Hunting Miramax $77,974 7 $545,800 $270,963,500 12/05/97
115 137 The Grifters Miramax $77,079 2 $154,200 $29,319,900 12/07/90
116 147 Unzipped Miramax $75,206 2 $150,400 $6,067,400 8/04/95
117 156 Amelie Miramax $73,781 3 $221,300 $53,109,300 11/02/01
118 177 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Miramax $70,855 2 $141,700 $8,870,400 5/04/90
119 188 Trainspotting Miramax $68,194 8 $545,600 $34,250,700 7/19/96
120 64 Metropolitan New Line $101,269 1 $101,300 $6,376,500 8/03/90
121 123 A Handful of Dust New Line $79,225 1 $79,200 $3,485,900 6/24/88
122 149 Wide Sargasso Sea New Line $74,961 1 $75,000 $3,580,600 4/16/93
123 152 About Schmidt New Line $74,358 6 $446,100 $99,079,600 12/13/02
124 97 Tous les Matins du Monde October $86,883 1 $86,900 $6,850,300 11/13/92
125 192 Too Beautiful For You Orion Classics $67,728 1 $67,700 $3,855,300 3/02/90
126 69 Platoon Orion Pictures $99,421 6 $596,500 $325,302,500 12/19/86
127 72 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion Pictures $98,345 3 $295,000 $27,491,700 3/01/85
128 80 Dances with Wolves Orion Pictures $92,738 14 $1,298,300 $401,159,500 11/09/90
129 172 Capitalism: A Love Story Overture Films $71,362 4 $285,400 $17,328,300 9/25/09
130 193 Sunshine Cleaning Overture Films $67,432 4 $269,700 $14,843,700 3/13/09
131 77 Up in the Air Paramount $95,012 15 $1,425,200 $98,528,600 12/04/09
132 79 The Big Short Paramount $93,057 8 $744,500 $74,817,500 12/11/15
133 100 The Fighter Paramount $85,958 4 $343,800 $108,543,200 12/10/10
134 17 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $177,035 3 $531,100 $139,465,200 12/15/06
135 70 An Inconvenient Truth Paramount Classics $98,572 4 $394,300 $33,841,500 5/26/06
136 32 There Will Be Blood Paramount Vantage $127,252 2 $254,500 $51,433,500 12/28/07
137 116 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage $80,937 3 $242,800 $28,194,000 12/26/08
138 131 Babel Paramount Vantage $77,954 7 $545,700 $47,070,900 10/27/06
139 143 Defiance Paramount Vantage $75,996 2 $152,000 $35,249,200 1/02/09
140 176 Into the Wild Paramount Vantage $70,865 4 $283,500 $24,407,200 9/21/07
141 56 Guiana 1838 RBC Radio $104,823 1 $104,800 $333,900 9/24/04
142 197 Manchester by the Sea Roadside Attractions $66,970 4 $267,900 $49,672,600 11/18/16
143 87 Prick Up Your Ears Samuel Goldwyn $90,727 1 $90,700 $3,885,000 4/17/87
144 114 1984 Samuel Goldwyn $81,683 1 $81,700 $21,807,100 12/14/84
145 119 Much Ado About Nothing Samuel Goldwyn $80,281 3 $240,800 $50,000,700 5/07/93
146 10 Red State SModcast Pictures $238,528 1 $238,500 $1,282,900 3/04/11
147 41 Punch-Drunk Love Sony (Revolution) $116,038 5 $580,200 $28,194,500 10/11/02
148 159 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $72,913 4 $291,700 $171,653,000 12/28/01
149 29 American Hustle Sony / Columbia $135,676 6 $814,100 $170,936,300 12/13/13
150 35 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony / Columbia $122,180 8 $977,400 $81,199,500 12/09/05
151 76 Zero Dark Thirty Sony / Columbia $95,141 5 $475,700 $110,652,900 12/21/12
152 98 Adaptation. Sony / Columbia $86,783 7 $607,500 $34,426,800 12/06/02
153 154 To Die For Sony / Columbia $74,151 11 $815,700 $44,917,700 9/29/95
154 191 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony / Columbia $67,926 16 $1,086,800 $40,600,800 12/27/96
155 36 Blue Jasmine Sony Classics $119,447 6 $716,700 $38,896,600 7/26/13
156 40 Howards End Sony Classics $116,283 1 $116,300 $57,531,300 3/13/92
157 45 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $113,707 6 $682,200 $65,201,700 5/20/11
158 58 Call Me by Your Name Sony Classics $103,233 4 $412,900 $9,135,300 11/24/17
159 112 Talk to Her Sony Classics $82,475 2 $164,900 $14,188,500 11/22/02
160 113 To Rome with Love Sony Classics $81,707 5 $408,500 $19,656,600 6/22/12
161 124 Orlando Sony Classics $79,108 3 $237,300 $11,795,300 6/11/93
162 160 Bad Education Sony Classics $72,617 3 $217,900 $7,532,200 11/19/04
163 178 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sony Classics $70,596 16 $1,129,500 $208,457,200 12/08/00
164 66 Don't Think Twice The Film Arcade $100,144 1 $100,100 $4,752,700 7/22/16
165 96 The Aristocrats ThinkFilm $87,287 4 $349,100 $9,132,900 7/29/05
166 122 Philadelphia TriStar $79,511 4 $318,000 $170,094,200 12/24/93
167 141 Bugsy TriStar $76,512 4 $306,100 $108,357,500 12/13/91
168 150 The Freshman TriStar $74,464 6 $446,800 $46,574,100 7/20/90
169 164 Mountains of the Moon TriStar $72,357 2 $144,700 $8,706,400 2/23/90
170 190 The Fisher King TriStar $67,958 10 $679,600 $91,354,100 9/20/91
171 27 Steve Jobs Universal $137,574 4 $550,300 $18,746,900 10/09/15
172 68 The Last Temptation of Christ Universal $99,571 9 $896,100 $18,703,000 8/12/88
173 95 Mask Universal $87,595 4 $350,400 $124,719,100 3/08/85
174 105 Under the Volcano Universal $84,696 1 $84,700 $6,985,500 6/15/84
175 132 Brazil Universal $77,833 1 $77,800 $24,578,300 12/20/85
176 136 The Paper Universal $77,088 5 $385,400 $85,264,900 3/18/94
177 139 Frost/Nixon Universal $77,015 3 $231,000 $23,020,400 12/05/08
178 163 In Good Company Universal $72,442 3 $217,300 $65,604,800 12/31/04
179 165 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Universal $72,289 4 $289,200 $6,722,000 8/26/83
180 182 Sophie's Choice Universal $70,127 9 $631,100 $87,607,200 12/10/82
181 128 Traffic USA Films $78,653 4 $314,600 $201,314,100 12/29/00
182 146 Gothic Vestron $75,274 1 $75,300 $2,151,000 4/10/87
183 19 American Sniper Warner Bros. $175,154 4 $700,600 $395,474,400 12/26/14
184 38 After Hours Warner Bros. $117,491 1 $117,500 $27,434,800 9/13/85
185 47 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Warner Bros. $111,181 5 $555,900 $76,417,600 9/16/05
186 50 Syriana Warner Bros. $107,267 5 $536,300 $72,261,700 11/25/05
187 57 Crossing Delancey Warner Bros. $104,333 1 $104,300 $36,323,400 8/26/88
188 61 The Year of Living Dangerously Warner Bros. $102,000 1 $102,000 $29,954,700 1/21/83
189 67 The Mission Warner Bros. $99,881 1 $99,900 $40,595,100 10/31/86
190 86 The Mosquito Coast Warner Bros. $90,986 3 $273,000 $33,971,200 11/28/86
191 94 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $87,923 1 $87,900 $89,827,200 11/02/84
192 148 Mystic River Warner Bros. $75,043 13 $975,600 $135,591,800 10/10/03
193 161 Inherent Vice Warner Bros. $72,596 5 $363,000 $9,151,100 12/12/14
194 168 Eleni Warner Bros. $72,082 1 $72,100 $789,000 11/01/85
195 195 Defending Your Life Warner Bros. $67,321 3 $202,000 $35,697,600 3/22/91
196 20 The Master Weinstein Company $173,762 5 $868,800 $18,955,600 9/14/12
197 30 The Imitation Game Weinstein Company $132,544 4 $530,200 $102,803,600 11/28/14
198 62 The King's Speech Weinstein Company $101,843 4 $407,400 $157,869,500 11/26/10
199 134 Nine Weinstein Company $77,575 4 $310,300 $23,229,200 12/18/09
200 199 Carol Weinstein Company $66,875 4 $267,500 $13,544,300 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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