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1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersOpening*Total Gross^Date**
1 35 Spring Breakers A24 $87,667 3 $263,002 $14,124,284 3/15/13
2 75 Ex Machina A24 $59,316 4 $237,264 $25,442,958 4/10/15
3 81 While We're Young A24 $56,922 4 $227,688 $7,587,485 3/27/15
4 108 The Spectacular Now A24 $49,354 4 $197,415 $6,854,611 8/02/13
5 119 The Lobster (US Release) A24 $47,563 4 $190,252 $8,680,671 5/13/16
6 148 A Most Violent Year A24 $43,197 4 $172,788 $5,749,134 1/02/15
7 152 The Bling Ring A24 $42,879 5 $214,395 $5,845,732 6/14/13
8 84 The Blair Witch Project Artisan $56,002 27 $1,512,054 $140,539,099 7/16/99
9 181 Made Artisan $39,334 3 $118,003 $5,313,300 7/13/01
10 146 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 36 Lincoln Buena Vista $85,846 11 $944,308 $182,207,973 11/09/12
24 40 Beauty and the Beast Buena Vista $81,073 2 $162,146 $145,863,363 11/15/91
25 74 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Buena Vista $59,982 4,134 $247,966,675 $936,662,225 12/18/15
26 82 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Buena Vista $56,542 2 $113,085 $24,020,403 12/10/04
27 87 The Royal Tenenbaums Buena Vista $55,396 5 $276,981 $52,364,010 12/14/01
28 96 The Joy Luck Club Buena Vista $53,003 3 $159,009 $32,901,136 9/10/93
29 114 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $48,577 4 $194,308 $123,922,370 12/25/87
30 118 Marvel's The Avengers Buena Vista $47,698 4,349 $207,438,708 $623,357,910 5/04/12
31 131 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour Buena Vista $45,561 683 $31,117,834 $65,281,781 2/01/08
32 140 Avengers: Age of Ultron Buena Vista $44,731 4,276 $191,271,109 $459,005,868 5/01/15
33 155 Dead Poets Society Buena Vista $42,557 8 $340,456 $95,860,116 6/02/89
34 157 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) Buena Vista $42,417 54 $2,290,525 $60,655,420 12/31/99
35 158 Captain America: Civil War Buena Vista $42,390 4,226 $179,139,142 $407,747,164 5/06/16
36 168 Iron Man 3 Buena Vista $40,946 4,253 $174,144,585 $409,013,994 5/03/13
37 194 Sarafina! Buena Vista $38,244 2 $76,488 $7,306,242 9/18/92
38 196 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) Buena Vista $38,078 68 $2,589,334 $25,487,190 1/04/02
39 25 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS Films $101,353 4 $405,411 $13,235,319 12/06/13
40 110 Maurice Cinecom $49,278 1 $49,278 $2,438,304 9/18/87
41 151 A Room with a View Cinecom $42,970 1 $42,970 $20,966,644 3/07/86
42 161 Brooklyn Rules City Lights Pictures Releasing $41,811 1 $41,811 $458,232 5/11/07
43 102 The Admiral: Roaring Currents CJ Entertainment $51,431 1 $51,431 $2,589,811 8/08/14
44 174 Punchline Columbia $40,185 4 $160,742 $21,042,667 9/30/88
45 92 American Beauty DreamWorks $53,845 16 $861,531 $130,096,601 9/17/99
46 106 Match Point DreamWorks $49,824 8 $398,593 $23,151,529 12/30/05
47 14 Moonrise Kingdom Focus Features $130,749 4 $522,996 $45,512,466 5/25/12
48 21 Brokeback Mountain Focus Features $109,485 5 $547,425 $83,043,761 12/09/05
49 44 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features $77,641 4 $310,562 $24,149,393 12/09/11
50 57 The Kids Are All Right Focus Features $70,282 7 $491,971 $20,811,365 7/09/10
51 58 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus Features $69,864 4 $279,457 $21,403,519 3/29/13
52 67 Lust, Caution Focus Features $63,918 1 $63,918 $4,604,982 9/28/07
53 94 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus Features $53,273 3 $159,819 $16,781,387 9/24/04
54 121 The Danish Girl Focus Features $46,830 4 $187,318 $11,114,018 11/27/15
55 130 Jane Eyre Focus Features $45,721 4 $182,885 $11,242,660 3/11/11
56 160 A Serious Man Focus Features $41,890 6 $251,337 $9,228,768 10/02/09
57 162 Brick Focus Features $41,787 2 $83,574 $2,075,743 3/31/06
58 163 The Theory of Everything Focus Features $41,753 5 $208,763 $35,893,537 11/07/14
59 171 Milk Focus Features $40,385 36 $1,453,844 $31,841,299 11/28/08
60 173 Lost in Translation Focus Features $40,221 23 $925,087 $44,585,453 9/12/03
61 180 Greenberg Focus Features $39,384 3 $118,152 $4,234,170 3/19/10
62 18 Anastasia Fox $120,541 1 $120,541 $58,406,347 11/14/97
63 20 The Revenant Fox $118,640 4 $474,560 $183,637,894 12/25/15
64 38 Moulin Rouge! Fox $83,770 2 $167,540 $57,386,607 5/18/01
65 42 Edward Scissorhands Fox $79,811 2 $159,622 $56,362,352 12/07/90
66 55 Bulworth Fox $70,908 2 $141,816 $26,528,185 5/15/98
67 63 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $66,475 4 $265,900 $21,002,919 11/13/09
68 70 The Crucible Fox $62,995 1 $62,995 $7,343,114 11/29/96
69 83 The Thin Red Line Fox $56,506 5 $282,534 $36,400,491 12/25/98
70 138 Down with Love Fox $45,029 1 $45,029 $20,305,251 5/09/03
71 149 Night and the City Fox $43,036 1 $43,036 $6,202,756 10/16/92
72 9 The Grand Budapest Hotel Fox Searchlight $202,792 4 $811,166 $59,301,324 3/07/14
73 22 Birdman Fox Searchlight $106,099 4 $424,397 $42,340,598 10/17/14
74 31 The Tree of Life Fox Searchlight $93,230 4 $372,920 $13,303,319 5/27/11
75 41 Black Swan Fox Searchlight $80,212 18 $1,443,809 $106,954,678 12/03/10
76 49 Melinda and Melinda Fox Searchlight $74,238 1 $74,238 $3,826,280 3/18/05
77 51 I Heart Huckabees Fox Searchlight $73,044 4 $292,177 $12,785,432 10/01/04
78 61 The Darjeeling Limited Fox Searchlight $67,469 2 $134,938 $11,902,715 9/28/07
79 64 127 Hours Fox Searchlight $66,213 4 $264,851 $18,335,230 11/05/10
80 76 Juno Fox Searchlight $59,124 7 $413,869 $143,495,265 12/07/07
81 78 Enough Said Fox Searchlight $58,200 4 $232,800 $17,550,872 9/20/13
82 97 Little Miss Sunshine Fox Searchlight $52,999 7 $370,998 $59,891,098 7/28/06
83 98 Thank You for Smoking Fox Searchlight $52,584 5 $262,923 $24,793,509 3/17/06
84 101 Sideways Fox Searchlight $51,760 4 $207,042 $71,503,593 10/22/04
85 104 The Wrestler Fox Searchlight $50,679 4 $202,714 $26,238,243 12/19/08
86 113 12 Years a Slave Fox Searchlight $48,617 19 $923,715 $56,671,993 10/18/13
87 128 One Hour Photo Fox Searchlight $45,930 7 $321,515 $31,597,131 8/23/02
88 135 Cyrus Fox Searchlight $45,429 4 $181,716 $7,468,936 6/18/10
89 156 Beasts of the Southern Wild Fox Searchlight $42,426 4 $169,702 $12,795,746 6/29/12
90 165 The Namesake Fox Searchlight $41,425 6 $248,552 $13,569,248 3/09/07
91 167 The Descendants Fox Searchlight $41,038 29 $1,190,096 $82,584,160 11/18/11
92 200 The Savages Fox Searchlight $37,964 4 $151,859 $6,623,082 11/30/07
93 177 The Secret of Kells GKIDS $39,826 1 $39,826 $676,775 3/05/10
94 46 Boyhood IFC $77,524 5 $387,618 $25,352,281 7/11/14
95 60 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $68,801 1 $68,801 $2,266,067 8/24/12
96 85 Kiss of the Spider Woman Island Alive $55,962 1 $55,962 $17,005,229 7/26/85
97 23 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Lionsgate $104,025 18 $1,872,458 $47,566,524 11/06/09
98 53 Cafe Society Lionsgate $71,858 5 $359,289 $9,652,219 7/15/16
99 59 Sicko Lionsgate $68,969 1 $68,969 $24,540,079 6/22/07
100 62 Sicario Lionsgate $66,881 6 $401,288 $46,889,293 9/18/15
101 199 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Lionsgate $37,971 4,163 $158,074,286 $424,668,047 11/22/13
102 80 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Lionsgate/Summit $57,090 4 $228,359 $17,742,948 9/21/12
103 124 Victor/Victoria MGM $46,544 3 $139,634 $28,215,453 3/19/82
104 191 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $38,472 3 $115,418 $62,493,712 7/15/88
105 115 Apocalypse Now Redux Miramax $48,496 2 $96,992 $4,626,290 8/03/01
106 132 Amelie Miramax $45,490 3 $136,470 $33,225,499 11/02/01
107 144 Everyone Says I Love You Miramax $43,892 3 $131,678 $9,759,200 12/06/96
108 145 No Country for Old Men Miramax $43,797 28 $1,226,333 $74,283,625 11/09/07
109 150 Bullets Over Broadway Miramax $43,036 2 $86,072 $13,383,747 10/21/94
110 153 Kids Miramax $42,854 2 $85,709 $7,412,216 7/21/95
111 166 Frida Miramax $41,199 5 $205,996 $25,885,000 10/25/02
112 169 The Queen Miramax $40,671 3 $122,014 $56,441,711 9/29/06
113 184 sex, lies and videotape Miramax $38,995 4 $155,982 $24,741,667 8/04/89
114 185 Good Will Hunting Miramax $38,987 7 $272,912 $138,433,435 12/05/97
115 120 About Schmidt New Line $47,061 6 $282,367 $65,016,287 12/13/02
116 123 Metropolitan New Line $46,663 1 $46,663 $2,938,208 8/03/90
117 182 Tous les Matins du Monde October $39,277 1 $39,277 $3,089,497 11/13/92
118 77 Spotlight Open Road Films $59,002 5 $295,009 $45,055,776 11/06/15
119 154 Dances with Wolves Orion Pictures $42,732 14 $598,257 $184,208,848 11/09/90
120 175 Platoon Orion Pictures $40,180 6 $241,080 $138,530,565 12/19/86
121 197 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion Pictures $38,031 3 $114,095 $10,631,333 3/01/85
122 195 Samsara Oscilloscope Pictures $38,111 2 $76,222 $2,672,413 8/24/12
123 79 Capitalism: A Love Story Overture Films $57,991 4 $231,964 $14,363,397 9/25/09
124 91 Sunshine Cleaning Overture Films $54,798 4 $219,190 $12,062,558 3/13/09
125 34 The Big Short Paramount $88,191 8 $705,527 $70,259,870 12/11/15
126 43 Up in the Air Paramount $78,763 15 $1,181,450 $83,823,381 12/04/09
127 47 The Fighter Paramount $75,003 4 $300,010 $93,617,009 12/10/10
128 188 Young Adult Paramount $38,783 8 $310,263 $16,311,571 12/09/11
129 16 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $126,316 3 $378,950 $103,365,956 12/15/06
130 187 The Lovely Bones Paramount (DreamWorks) $38,872 3 $116,616 $44,114,232 12/11/09
131 56 An Inconvenient Truth Paramount Classics $70,332 4 $281,330 $24,146,161 5/26/06
132 30 There Will Be Blood Paramount Vantage $95,370 2 $190,739 $40,222,514 12/28/07
133 69 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage $63,304 3 $189,911 $22,911,480 12/26/08
134 71 Defiance Paramount Vantage $61,757 2 $123,513 $28,644,813 1/02/09
135 86 Babel Paramount Vantage $55,621 7 $389,351 $34,302,837 10/27/06
136 95 Into the Wild Paramount Vantage $53,110 4 $212,440 $18,354,356 9/21/07
137 170 Margot at the Wedding Paramount Vantage $40,517 2 $81,035 $1,959,420 11/16/07
138 143 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Picturehouse $44,059 5 $220,297 $17,657,973 6/20/08
139 176 It Follows Radius-TWC $40,022 4 $160,089 $14,674,076 3/13/15
140 54 Guiana 1838 RBC Radio $70,910 1 $70,910 $227,241 9/24/04
141 190 Prick Up Your Ears Samuel Goldwyn $38,643 1 $38,643 $1,654,743 4/17/87
142 8 Red State SModcast Pictures $204,230 1 $204,230 $1,104,682 3/04/11
143 50 Punch-Drunk Love Sony (Revolution) $73,440 5 $367,203 $17,844,216 10/11/02
144 139 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $44,955 4 $179,823 $108,638,745 12/28/01
145 17 American Hustle Sony / Columbia $123,409 6 $740,455 $150,117,807 12/13/13
146 37 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony / Columbia $85,313 8 $682,504 $57,490,508 12/09/05
147 39 Zero Dark Thirty Sony / Columbia $83,430 5 $417,150 $95,720,716 12/21/12
148 90 Adaptation. Sony / Columbia $54,925 7 $384,478 $22,498,520 12/06/02
149 24 Blue Jasmine Sony Classics $102,011 6 $612,064 $33,405,481 7/26/13
150 26 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $99,834 6 $599,003 $56,817,045 5/20/11
151 52 To Rome with Love Sony Classics $72,272 5 $361,359 $16,685,867 6/22/12
152 93 Broken Embraces Sony Classics $53,556 2 $107,111 $5,014,305 11/20/09
153 99 Howards End Sony Classics $52,568 1 $52,568 $25,966,555 3/13/92
154 100 Talk to Her Sony Classics $52,198 2 $104,396 $9,285,469 11/22/02
155 107 Before Midnight Sony Classics $49,383 5 $246,914 $8,114,627 5/24/13
156 111 Bad Education Sony Classics $49,123 3 $147,370 $5,211,842 11/19/04
157 137 Foxcatcher Sony Classics $45,146 6 $270,877 $12,096,300 11/14/14
158 159 A Dangerous Method Sony Classics $41,988 4 $167,953 $5,704,709 11/25/11
159 164 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sony Classics $41,450 16 $663,205 $128,078,872 12/08/00
160 178 An Education Sony Classics $39,754 4 $159,017 $12,574,914 10/09/09
161 179 Volver Sony Classics $39,540 5 $197,703 $12,899,867 11/03/06
162 192 Kung Fu Hustle Sony Classics $38,460 7 $269,225 $17,108,591 4/08/05
163 129 The Ghost Writer Summit Entertainment $45,752 4 $183,009 $15,541,549 2/19/10
164 32 Don't Think Twice The Film Arcade $92,835 1 $92,835 $1,917,562 7/22/16
165 72 The Aristocrats ThinkFilm $60,949 4 $243,796 $6,377,461 7/29/05
166 15 Steve Jobs Universal $130,381 4 $521,522 $17,766,658 10/09/15
167 73 Frost/Nixon Universal $60,236 3 $180,708 $18,622,031 12/05/08
168 105 In Good Company Universal $50,583 3 $151,750 $45,806,659 12/31/04
169 112 Jurassic World Universal $48,855 4,274 $208,806,270 $652,270,625 6/12/15
170 133 Lone Survivor Universal $45,436 2 $90,872 $125,095,601 12/27/13
171 141 The Last Temptation of Christ Universal $44,579 9 $401,211 $8,373,585 8/12/88
172 126 Traffic USA Films $46,181 4 $184,725 $124,115,725 12/29/00
173 125 Brand Upon the Brain! Vitagraph $46,412 1 $46,412 $263,200 5/11/07
174 11 American Sniper Warner Bros. $158,364 4 $633,456 $350,126,372 12/26/14
175 45 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Warner Bros. $77,633 5 $388,166 $53,359,111 9/16/05
176 48 Syriana Warner Bros. $74,900 5 $374,502 $50,824,620 11/25/05
177 65 Inherent Vice Warner Bros. $65,637 5 $328,184 $8,110,975 12/12/14
178 109 Mystic River Warner Bros. $49,293 13 $640,815 $90,135,191 10/10/03
179 117 Michael Clayton Warner Bros. $47,994 15 $719,910 $49,033,882 10/05/07
180 122 Crossing Delancey Warner Bros. $46,711 1 $46,711 $16,262,415 8/26/88
181 134 After Hours Warner Bros. $45,435 1 $45,435 $10,609,321 9/13/85
182 136 Gran Torino Warner Bros. $45,287 6 $271,720 $148,095,302 12/12/08
183 142 Blade Runner: The Final Cut Warner Bros. $44,575 2 $89,150 $1,548,502 10/05/07
184 147 Her (2013) Warner Bros. $43,397 6 $260,382 $25,568,251 12/20/13
185 172 The Mission Warner Bros. $40,366 1 $40,366 $17,218,023 10/31/86
186 183 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Warner Bros. $39,134 4,242 $166,007,347 $330,360,194 3/25/16
187 189 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Warner Bros. $38,672 4,375 $169,189,427 $381,011,219 7/15/11
188 198 Midnight Special Warner Bros. $38,002 5 $190,012 $3,712,282 3/18/16
189 193 Good Night, and Good Luck. Warner Independent $38,313 11 $421,446 $31,558,003 10/07/05
190 12 The Master Weinstein Company $147,262 5 $736,311 $16,377,274 9/14/12
191 19 The Imitation Game Weinstein Company $119,838 4 $479,352 $91,125,683 11/28/14
192 33 The King's Speech Weinstein Company $88,863 4 $355,450 $135,453,143 11/26/10
193 66 Nine Weinstein Company $64,308 4 $257,232 $19,676,965 12/18/09
194 68 Carol Weinstein Company $63,378 4 $253,510 $12,711,491 11/20/15
195 88 Fruitvale Station Weinstein Company $55,184 7 $386,291 $16,101,339 7/12/13
196 89 The Iron Lady Weinstein Company $55,102 4 $220,409 $30,017,992 12/30/11
197 103 The Artist Weinstein Company $51,220 4 $204,878 $44,671,682 11/25/11
198 116 Blue Valentine Weinstein Company $48,432 4 $193,728 $9,706,328 12/31/10
199 127 The Hateful Eight Weinstein Company $46,107 100 $4,610,676 $54,117,416 12/25/15
200 186 The Wailing (Goksung) Well Go USA $38,946 2 $77,892 $782,800 5/20/16

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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