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1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersOpening*Total Gross^Date**
1 34 Spring Breakers A24 $87,667 3 $263,002 $14,124,284 3/15/13
2 73 Ex Machina A24 $59,316 4 $237,264 $25,442,958 4/10/15
3 79 While We're Young A24 $56,922 4 $227,688 $7,587,485 3/27/15
4 106 The Spectacular Now A24 $49,354 4 $197,415 $6,854,611 8/02/13
5 145 A Most Violent Year A24 $43,197 4 $172,788 $5,749,134 1/02/15
6 149 The Bling Ring A24 $42,879 5 $214,395 $5,845,732 6/14/13
7 200 Amy A24 $37,083 6 $222,500 $8,413,144 7/03/15
8 82 The Blair Witch Project Artisan $56,002 27 $1,512,054 $140,539,099 7/16/99
9 177 Made Artisan $39,334 3 $118,003 $5,313,300 7/13/01
10 143 Wish You Were Here Atlantic $43,611 1 $43,611 $3,283,832 7/24/87
11 1 The Lion King Buena Vista $793,377 2 $1,586,753 $312,855,561 6/17/94
12 2 Pocahontas Buena Vista $448,285 6 $2,689,714 $141,579,773 6/16/95
13 3 The Princess and the Frog Buena Vista $393,095 2 $786,190 $104,400,899 11/27/09
14 4 Toy Story 2 Buena Vista $300,163 1 $300,163 $245,852,179 11/19/99
15 5 A Bug's Life Buena Vista $291,121 1 $291,121 $162,798,565 11/20/98
16 6 Hercules Buena Vista $249,567 1 $249,567 $99,112,101 6/13/97
17 7 Frozen Buena Vista $243,390 1 $243,390 $400,738,009 11/22/13
18 10 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Buena Vista $164,505 2 $329,011 $84,056,472 6/08/01
19 13 Brother Bear Buena Vista $145,970 2 $291,940 $85,336,277 10/24/03
20 27 Aladdin Buena Vista $98,332 2 $196,664 $217,350,219 11/13/92
21 28 Evita Buena Vista $97,542 2 $195,085 $50,047,179 12/27/96
22 29 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Buena Vista $95,616 2 $191,232 $50,003,043 10/15/93
23 35 Lincoln Buena Vista $85,846 11 $944,308 $182,207,973 11/09/12
24 39 Beauty and the Beast Buena Vista $81,073 2 $162,146 $145,863,363 11/15/91
25 72 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Buena Vista $59,982 4,134 $247,966,675 $906,723,418 12/18/15
26 80 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Buena Vista $56,542 2 $113,085 $24,020,403 12/10/04
27 85 The Royal Tenenbaums Buena Vista $55,396 5 $276,981 $52,364,010 12/14/01
28 94 The Joy Luck Club Buena Vista $53,003 3 $159,009 $32,901,136 9/10/93
29 112 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $48,577 4 $194,308 $123,922,370 12/25/87
30 116 Marvel's The Avengers Buena Vista $47,698 4,349 $207,438,708 $623,357,910 5/04/12
31 128 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour Buena Vista $45,561 683 $31,117,834 $65,281,781 2/01/08
32 137 Avengers: Age of Ultron Buena Vista $44,731 4,276 $191,271,109 $459,005,868 5/01/15
33 152 Dead Poets Society Buena Vista $42,557 8 $340,456 $95,860,116 6/02/89
34 154 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) Buena Vista $42,417 54 $2,290,525 $60,655,420 12/31/99
35 164 Iron Man 3 Buena Vista $40,946 4,253 $174,144,585 $409,013,994 5/03/13
36 188 Sarafina! Buena Vista $38,244 2 $76,488 $7,306,242 9/18/92
37 190 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) Buena Vista $38,078 68 $2,589,334 $25,487,190 1/04/02
38 25 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS Films $101,353 4 $405,411 $13,235,319 12/06/13
39 108 Maurice Cinecom $49,278 1 $49,278 $2,438,304 9/18/87
40 148 A Room with a View Cinecom $42,970 1 $42,970 $20,966,644 3/07/86
41 157 Brooklyn Rules City Lights Pictures Releasing $41,811 1 $41,811 $458,232 5/11/07
42 100 The Admiral: Roaring Currents CJ Entertainment $51,431 1 $51,431 $2,589,811 8/08/14
43 170 Punchline Columbia $40,185 4 $160,742 $21,042,667 9/30/88
44 90 American Beauty DreamWorks $53,845 16 $861,531 $130,096,601 9/17/99
45 104 Match Point DreamWorks $49,824 8 $398,593 $23,151,529 12/30/05
46 14 Moonrise Kingdom Focus Features $130,749 4 $522,996 $45,512,466 5/25/12
47 21 Brokeback Mountain Focus Features $109,485 5 $547,425 $83,043,761 12/09/05
48 43 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features $77,641 4 $310,562 $24,149,393 12/09/11
49 55 The Kids Are All Right Focus Features $70,282 7 $491,971 $20,811,365 7/09/10
50 56 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus Features $69,864 4 $279,457 $21,403,519 3/29/13
51 65 Lust, Caution Focus Features $63,918 1 $63,918 $4,604,982 9/28/07
52 92 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus Features $53,273 3 $159,819 $16,781,387 9/24/04
53 118 The Danish Girl Focus Features $46,830 4 $187,318 $10,631,264 11/27/15
54 127 Jane Eyre Focus Features $45,721 4 $182,885 $11,242,660 3/11/11
55 156 A Serious Man Focus Features $41,890 6 $251,337 $9,228,768 10/02/09
56 158 Brick Focus Features $41,787 2 $83,574 $2,075,743 3/31/06
57 159 The Theory of Everything Focus Features $41,753 5 $208,763 $35,893,537 11/07/14
58 167 Milk Focus Features $40,385 36 $1,453,844 $31,841,299 11/28/08
59 169 Lost in Translation Focus Features $40,221 23 $925,087 $44,585,453 9/12/03
60 176 Greenberg Focus Features $39,384 3 $118,152 $4,234,170 3/19/10
61 18 Anastasia Fox $120,541 1 $120,541 $58,406,347 11/14/97
62 20 The Revenant Fox $118,640 4 $474,560 $150,235,692 12/25/15
63 37 Moulin Rouge! Fox $83,770 2 $167,540 $57,386,607 5/18/01
64 41 Edward Scissorhands Fox $79,811 2 $159,622 $56,362,352 12/07/90
65 53 Bulworth Fox $70,908 2 $141,816 $26,528,185 5/15/98
66 61 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $66,475 4 $265,900 $21,002,919 11/13/09
67 68 The Crucible Fox $62,995 1 $62,995 $7,343,114 11/29/96
68 81 The Thin Red Line Fox $56,506 5 $282,534 $36,400,491 12/25/98
69 135 Down with Love Fox $45,029 1 $45,029 $20,305,251 5/09/03
70 146 Night and the City Fox $43,036 1 $43,036 $6,202,756 10/16/92
71 9 The Grand Budapest Hotel Fox Searchlight $202,792 4 $811,166 $59,301,324 3/07/14
72 22 Birdman Fox Searchlight $106,099 4 $424,397 $42,340,598 10/17/14
73 31 The Tree of Life Fox Searchlight $93,230 4 $372,920 $13,303,319 5/27/11
74 40 Black Swan Fox Searchlight $80,212 18 $1,443,809 $106,954,678 12/03/10
75 48 Melinda and Melinda Fox Searchlight $74,238 1 $74,238 $3,826,280 3/18/05
76 50 I Heart Huckabees Fox Searchlight $73,044 4 $292,177 $12,785,432 10/01/04
77 59 The Darjeeling Limited Fox Searchlight $67,469 2 $134,938 $11,902,715 9/28/07
78 62 127 Hours Fox Searchlight $66,213 4 $264,851 $18,335,230 11/05/10
79 74 Juno Fox Searchlight $59,124 7 $413,869 $143,495,265 12/07/07
80 76 Enough Said Fox Searchlight $58,200 4 $232,800 $17,550,872 9/20/13
81 95 Little Miss Sunshine Fox Searchlight $52,999 7 $370,998 $59,891,098 7/28/06
82 96 Thank You for Smoking Fox Searchlight $52,584 5 $262,923 $24,793,509 3/17/06
83 99 Sideways Fox Searchlight $51,760 4 $207,042 $71,503,593 10/22/04
84 102 The Wrestler Fox Searchlight $50,679 4 $202,714 $26,238,243 12/19/08
85 111 12 Years a Slave Fox Searchlight $48,617 19 $923,715 $56,671,993 10/18/13
86 125 One Hour Photo Fox Searchlight $45,930 7 $321,515 $31,597,131 8/23/02
87 132 Cyrus Fox Searchlight $45,429 4 $181,716 $7,468,936 6/18/10
88 153 Beasts of the Southern Wild Fox Searchlight $42,426 4 $169,702 $12,795,746 6/29/12
89 161 The Namesake Fox Searchlight $41,425 6 $248,552 $13,569,248 3/09/07
90 163 The Descendants Fox Searchlight $41,038 29 $1,190,096 $82,584,160 11/18/11
91 193 The Savages Fox Searchlight $37,964 4 $151,859 $6,623,082 11/30/07
92 194 The Good Girl Fox Searchlight $37,910 4 $151,642 $14,018,296 8/09/02
93 197 Brooklyn Fox Searchlight $37,456 5 $187,281 $32,502,526 11/06/15
94 173 The Secret of Kells GKIDS $39,826 1 $39,826 $676,775 3/05/10
95 45 Boyhood IFC $77,524 5 $387,618 $25,352,281 7/11/14
96 58 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $68,801 1 $68,801 $2,266,067 8/24/12
97 83 Kiss of the Spider Woman Island Alive $55,962 1 $55,962 $17,005,229 7/26/85
98 199 Jesus' Son Lions Gate $37,089 1 $37,089 $1,302,067 6/16/00
99 23 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Lionsgate $104,025 18 $1,872,458 $47,566,524 11/06/09
100 57 Sicko Lionsgate $68,969 1 $68,969 $24,540,079 6/22/07
101 60 Sicario Lionsgate $66,881 6 $401,288 $46,889,293 9/18/15
102 192 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Lionsgate $37,971 4,163 $158,074,286 $424,668,047 11/22/13
103 78 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Lionsgate/Summit $57,090 4 $228,359 $17,742,948 9/21/12
104 121 Victor/Victoria MGM $46,544 3 $139,634 $28,215,453 3/19/82
105 185 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $38,472 3 $115,418 $62,493,712 7/15/88
106 113 Apocalypse Now Redux Miramax $48,496 2 $96,992 $4,626,290 8/03/01
107 129 Amelie Miramax $45,490 3 $136,470 $33,225,499 11/02/01
108 141 Everyone Says I Love You Miramax $43,892 3 $131,678 $9,759,200 12/06/96
109 142 No Country for Old Men Miramax $43,797 28 $1,226,333 $74,283,625 11/09/07
110 147 Bullets Over Broadway Miramax $43,036 2 $86,072 $13,383,747 10/21/94
111 150 Kids Miramax $42,854 2 $85,709 $7,412,216 7/21/95
112 162 Frida Miramax $41,199 5 $205,996 $25,885,000 10/25/02
113 165 The Queen Miramax $40,671 3 $122,014 $56,441,711 9/29/06
114 179 sex, lies and videotape Miramax $38,995 4 $155,982 $24,741,667 8/04/89
115 180 Good Will Hunting Miramax $38,987 7 $272,912 $138,433,435 12/05/97
116 195 The Piano Miramax $37,854 4 $151,419 $40,157,856 11/12/93
117 117 About Schmidt New Line $47,061 6 $282,367 $65,016,287 12/13/02
118 120 Metropolitan New Line $46,663 1 $46,663 $2,938,208 8/03/90
119 178 Tous les Matins du Monde October $39,277 1 $39,277 $3,089,497 11/13/92
120 75 Spotlight Open Road Films $59,002 5 $295,009 $36,197,758 11/06/15
121 151 Dances with Wolves Orion Pictures $42,732 14 $598,257 $184,208,848 11/09/90
122 171 Platoon Orion Pictures $40,180 6 $241,080 $138,530,565 12/19/86
123 191 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion Pictures $38,031 3 $114,095 $10,631,333 3/01/85
124 189 Samsara Oscilloscope Pictures $38,111 2 $76,222 $2,672,413 8/24/12
125 77 Capitalism: A Love Story Overture Films $57,991 4 $231,964 $14,363,397 9/25/09
126 89 Sunshine Cleaning Overture Films $54,798 4 $219,190 $12,062,558 3/13/09
127 33 The Big Short Paramount $88,191 8 $705,527 $63,822,522 12/11/15
128 42 Up in the Air Paramount $78,763 15 $1,181,450 $83,823,381 12/04/09
129 46 The Fighter Paramount $75,003 4 $300,010 $93,617,009 12/10/10
130 182 Young Adult Paramount $38,783 8 $310,263 $16,311,571 12/09/11
131 16 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $126,316 3 $378,950 $103,365,956 12/15/06
132 181 The Lovely Bones Paramount (DreamWorks) $38,872 3 $116,616 $44,114,232 12/11/09
133 54 An Inconvenient Truth Paramount Classics $70,332 4 $281,330 $24,146,161 5/26/06
134 30 There Will Be Blood Paramount Vantage $95,370 2 $190,739 $40,222,514 12/28/07
135 67 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage $63,304 3 $189,911 $22,911,480 12/26/08
136 69 Defiance Paramount Vantage $61,757 2 $123,513 $28,644,813 1/02/09
137 84 Babel Paramount Vantage $55,621 7 $389,351 $34,302,837 10/27/06
138 93 Into the Wild Paramount Vantage $53,110 4 $212,440 $18,354,356 9/21/07
139 166 Margot at the Wedding Paramount Vantage $40,517 2 $81,035 $1,959,420 11/16/07
140 140 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Picturehouse $44,059 5 $220,297 $17,657,973 6/20/08
141 172 It Follows Radius-TWC $40,022 4 $160,089 $14,674,076 3/13/15
142 52 Guiana 1838 RBC Radio $70,910 1 $70,910 $227,241 9/24/04
143 184 Prick Up Your Ears Samuel Goldwyn $38,643 1 $38,643 $1,654,743 4/17/87
144 8 Red State SModcast Pictures $204,230 1 $204,230 $1,104,682 3/04/11
145 49 Punch-Drunk Love Sony (Revolution) $73,440 5 $367,203 $17,844,216 10/11/02
146 136 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $44,955 4 $179,823 $108,638,745 12/28/01
147 17 American Hustle Sony / Columbia $123,409 6 $740,455 $150,117,807 12/13/13
148 36 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony / Columbia $85,313 8 $682,504 $57,490,508 12/09/05
149 38 Zero Dark Thirty Sony / Columbia $83,430 5 $417,150 $95,720,716 12/21/12
150 88 Adaptation. Sony / Columbia $54,925 7 $384,478 $22,498,520 12/06/02
151 24 Blue Jasmine Sony Classics $102,011 6 $612,064 $33,405,481 7/26/13
152 26 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $99,834 6 $599,003 $56,817,045 5/20/11
153 51 To Rome with Love Sony Classics $72,272 5 $361,359 $16,685,867 6/22/12
154 91 Broken Embraces Sony Classics $53,556 2 $107,111 $5,014,305 11/20/09
155 97 Howards End Sony Classics $52,568 1 $52,568 $25,966,555 3/13/92
156 98 Talk to Her Sony Classics $52,198 2 $104,396 $9,285,469 11/22/02
157 105 Before Midnight Sony Classics $49,383 5 $246,914 $8,114,627 5/24/13
158 109 Bad Education Sony Classics $49,123 3 $147,370 $5,211,842 11/19/04
159 134 Foxcatcher Sony Classics $45,146 6 $270,877 $12,096,300 11/14/14
160 155 A Dangerous Method Sony Classics $41,988 4 $167,953 $5,704,709 11/25/11
161 160 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sony Classics $41,450 16 $663,205 $128,078,872 12/08/00
162 174 An Education Sony Classics $39,754 4 $159,017 $12,574,914 10/09/09
163 175 Volver Sony Classics $39,540 5 $197,703 $12,899,867 11/03/06
164 186 Kung Fu Hustle Sony Classics $38,460 7 $269,225 $17,108,591 4/08/05
165 198 The Skin I Live In Sony Classics $37,187 6 $223,119 $3,185,812 10/14/11
166 126 The Ghost Writer Summit Entertainment $45,752 4 $183,009 $15,541,549 2/19/10
167 70 The Aristocrats ThinkFilm $60,949 4 $243,796 $6,377,461 7/29/05
168 15 Steve Jobs Universal $130,381 4 $521,522 $17,766,658 10/09/15
169 71 Frost/Nixon Universal $60,236 3 $180,708 $18,622,031 12/05/08
170 103 In Good Company Universal $50,583 3 $151,750 $45,806,659 12/31/04
171 110 Jurassic World Universal $48,855 4,274 $208,806,270 $652,270,625 6/12/15
172 130 Lone Survivor Universal $45,436 2 $90,872 $125,095,601 12/27/13
173 138 The Last Temptation of Christ Universal $44,579 9 $401,211 $8,373,585 8/12/88
174 196 Rush (2013) Universal $37,458 5 $187,289 $26,947,624 9/20/13
175 123 Traffic USA Films $46,181 4 $184,725 $124,115,725 12/29/00
176 122 Brand Upon the Brain! Vitagraph $46,412 1 $46,412 $263,200 5/11/07
177 11 American Sniper Warner Bros. $158,364 4 $633,456 $350,126,372 12/26/14
178 44 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Warner Bros. $77,633 5 $388,166 $53,359,111 9/16/05
179 47 Syriana Warner Bros. $74,900 5 $374,502 $50,824,620 11/25/05
180 63 Inherent Vice Warner Bros. $65,637 5 $328,184 $8,110,975 12/12/14
181 107 Mystic River Warner Bros. $49,293 13 $640,815 $90,135,191 10/10/03
182 115 Michael Clayton Warner Bros. $47,994 15 $719,910 $49,033,882 10/05/07
183 119 Crossing Delancey Warner Bros. $46,711 1 $46,711 $16,262,415 8/26/88
184 131 After Hours Warner Bros. $45,435 1 $45,435 $10,609,321 9/13/85
185 133 Gran Torino Warner Bros. $45,287 6 $271,720 $148,095,302 12/12/08
186 139 Blade Runner: The Final Cut Warner Bros. $44,575 2 $89,150 $1,548,502 10/05/07
187 144 Her (2013) Warner Bros. $43,397 6 $260,382 $25,568,251 12/20/13
188 168 The Mission Warner Bros. $40,366 1 $40,366 $17,218,023 10/31/86
189 183 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Warner Bros. $38,672 4,375 $169,189,427 $381,011,219 7/15/11
190 187 Good Night, and Good Luck. Warner Independent $38,313 11 $421,446 $31,558,003 10/07/05
191 12 The Master Weinstein Company $147,262 5 $736,311 $16,377,274 9/14/12
192 19 The Imitation Game Weinstein Company $119,838 4 $479,352 $91,125,683 11/28/14
193 32 The King's Speech Weinstein Company $88,863 4 $355,450 $135,453,143 11/26/10
194 64 Nine Weinstein Company $64,308 4 $257,232 $19,676,965 12/18/09
195 66 Carol Weinstein Company $63,378 4 $253,510 $11,843,018 11/20/15
196 86 Fruitvale Station Weinstein Company $55,184 7 $386,291 $16,101,339 7/12/13
197 87 The Iron Lady Weinstein Company $55,102 4 $220,409 $30,017,992 12/30/11
198 101 The Artist Weinstein Company $51,220 4 $204,878 $44,671,682 11/25/11
199 114 Blue Valentine Weinstein Company $48,432 4 $193,728 $9,706,328 12/31/10
200 124 The Hateful Eight Weinstein Company $46,107 100 $4,610,676 $53,049,001 12/25/15

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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