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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 $1,546,895 2 $3,093,800 $608,188,700 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $839,890 6 $5,039,300 $265,258,700 6/16/95
3 A Bug's Life BV $505,893 1 $505,900 $278,204,400 11/20/98
4 Toy Story 2 BV $481,561 1 $481,600 $389,867,600 11/19/99
5 Hercules BV $443,131 1 $443,100 $175,983,400 6/13/97
6 The Princess and the Frog BV $420,989 2 $842,000 $110,509,900 11/27/09
7 Frozen BV $237,560 1 $237,600 $399,683,500 11/22/13
8 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $236,876 2 $473,800 $121,035,400 6/08/01
9 Anastasia Fox $214,032 1 $214,000 $103,244,200 11/14/97
10 Red State SMod $211,765 1 $211,800 $1,138,900 3/04/11
11 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $207,633 4 $830,500 $58,499,800 3/07/14
12 Brother Bear BV $197,289 2 $394,600 $115,192,100 10/24/03
13 Aladdin BV $193,110 2 $386,200 $427,405,100 11/13/92
14 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $188,230 2 $376,500 $98,435,900 10/15/93
15 Evita BV $179,857 2 $359,700 $88,873,200 12/27/96
16 Dreamgirls P/DW $157,172 3 $471,500 $123,817,100 12/15/06
17 Beauty and the Beast BV $156,947 2 $313,900 $284,970,600 11/15/91
18 The Master Wein. $154,265 5 $771,300 $16,822,700 9/14/12
19 Edward Scissorhands Fox $153,773 2 $307,500 $108,945,400 12/07/90
20 Brokeback Mountain Focus $139,205 5 $696,000 $103,608,000 12/09/05
21 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $131,232 4 $524,900 $47,083,100 5/25/12
22 Victor/Victoria MGM $129,025 3 $387,100 $78,216,300 3/19/82
23 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $128,476 1 $128,500 $37,618,700 7/26/85
24 Bulworth Fox $123,220 2 $246,400 $46,099,100 5/15/98
25 Moulin Rouge! Fox $120,623 2 $241,200 $82,619,000 5/18/01
26 American Hustle Sony $120,453 6 $722,700 $151,757,200 12/13/13
27 The Crucible Fox $116,156 1 $116,200 $13,124,100 11/29/96
28 There Will Be Blood ParV $112,975 2 $225,900 $45,662,600 12/28/07
29 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $111,407 18 $2,005,300 $50,712,900 11/06/09
30 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $108,471 8 $867,800 $72,088,800 12/09/05
31 Blue Jasmine SPC $106,045 6 $636,300 $34,532,400 7/26/13
32 The Joy Luck Club BV $104,342 3 $313,000 $64,769,200 9/10/93
33 After Hours WB $104,309 1 $104,300 $24,356,600 9/13/85
34 Howards End SPC $103,236 1 $103,200 $51,076,300 3/13/92
35 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $103,018 5 $515,100 $25,031,000 10/11/02
36 Maurice Cinc $102,715 1 $102,700 $5,082,400 9/18/87
37 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $101,254 4 $405,000 $245,778,800 12/25/87
38 Annie Col. $101,107 14 $1,415,500 $158,173,800 5/21/82
39 Midnight in Paris SPC $100,949 6 $605,700 $57,886,000 5/20/11
40 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $98,925 4 $395,700 $13,390,000 12/06/13
41 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $98,707 5 $493,500 $67,843,500 9/16/05
42 The Thin Red Line Fox $98,193 5 $491,000 $58,484,400 12/25/98
43 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $95,863 4 $383,500 $16,770,800 10/01/04
44 Syriana WB $95,232 5 $476,200 $64,153,900 11/25/05
45 A Room with a View Cinc $94,395 1 $94,400 $43,711,300 3/07/86
46 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $94,390 1 $94,400 $4,864,900 3/18/05
47 The Tree of Life FoxS $94,271 4 $377,100 $13,556,900 5/27/11
48 The Verdict Fox $93,309 3 $279,900 $141,811,600 12/10/82
49 Guiana 1838 RBC $93,062 1 $93,100 $296,400 9/24/04
50 Crossing Delancey WB $92,626 1 $92,600 $32,247,900 8/26/88
51 Wish You Were Here Atl $90,903 1 $90,900 $6,844,800 7/24/87
52 Gandhi Col. $90,892 4 $363,600 $136,579,300 12/10/82
53 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $90,556 1 $90,600 $26,593,800 1/21/83
54 The King's Speech Wein. $90,416 4 $361,700 $140,156,500 11/26/10
55 Spring Breakers A24 $89,986 3 $270,000 $14,130,100 3/15/13
56 Metropolitan NL $89,906 1 $89,900 $5,661,100 8/03/90
57 The Blair Witch Project Art. $89,846 27 $2,425,800 $225,471,200 7/16/99
58 The Mission WB $88,675 1 $88,700 $36,040,300 10/31/86
59 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $88,399 9 $795,600 $16,604,600 8/12/88
60 Platoon Orion $88,266 6 $529,600 $288,803,400 12/19/86
61 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $87,512 4 $350,100 $30,044,500 5/26/06
62 Dead Poets Society BV $87,365 8 $698,900 $196,790,900 6/02/89
63 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $87,311 3 $261,900 $24,407,100 3/01/85
64 Lincoln BV $86,912 11 $956,000 $185,280,400 11/09/12
65 American Beauty DW $86,385 16 $1,382,200 $203,220,600 9/17/99
66 Night and the City Fox $84,516 1 $84,500 $12,181,300 10/16/92
67 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $84,466 5 $422,300 $96,909,800 12/21/12
68 Up in the Air Par. $84,352 15 $1,265,300 $87,473,600 12/04/09
69 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $83,910 2 $167,800 $26,095,100 10/21/94
70 Dances with Wolves Orion $82,332 14 $1,152,700 $356,149,300 11/09/90
71 Sicko LGF $81,700 1 $81,700 $29,070,000 6/22/07
72 Black Swan FoxS $81,614 18 $1,469,000 $110,145,000 12/03/10
73 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $80,932 3 $242,800 $17,328,400 12/06/96
74 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $80,814 4 $323,300 $24,884,700 12/09/11
75 The Mosquito Coast WB $80,777 3 $242,300 $30,159,600 11/28/86
76 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $80,547 1 $80,500 $3,449,100 4/17/87
77 Kids Mira. $80,290 2 $160,600 $13,887,200 7/21/95
78 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $80,053 4 $320,200 $50,792,100 8/04/89
79 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $79,923 2 $159,800 $14,087,200 9/28/07
80 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $79,766 5 $398,800 $73,570,400 12/14/01
81 Punchline Col. $79,686 4 $318,700 $41,727,000 9/30/88
82 The Killing Fields WB $78,058 1 $78,100 $79,748,500 11/02/84
83 Mask Uni. $77,767 4 $311,100 $110,725,600 3/08/85
84 The Aristocrats Think $77,494 4 $310,000 $8,108,100 7/29/05
85 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $77,134 1 $77,100 $6,081,700 11/13/92
86 Adaptation. Sony $77,046 7 $539,300 $30,564,100 12/06/02
87 The Fighter Par. $76,314 4 $305,300 $95,253,300 12/10/10
88 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $76,289 3 $228,900 $123,923,000 7/15/88
89 A Soldier's Story Col. $75,863 5 $379,300 $52,558,500 9/14/84
90 Boyhood IFC $75,849 5 $379,200 $14,084,700 7/11/14
91 Lust, Caution Focus $75,717 1 $75,700 $5,450,000 9/28/07
92 Raising Arizona Fox $75,539 1 $75,500 $47,623,400 3/13/87
93 Under the Volcano Uni. $75,193 1 $75,200 $6,201,800 6/15/84
94 Sarafina! BV $75,106 2 $150,200 $14,348,400 9/18/92
95 The Piano Mira. $74,519 4 $298,100 $78,577,000 11/12/93
96 The Kids Are All Right Focus $74,293 7 $520,000 $21,334,900 7/09/10
97 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $74,206 2 $148,400 $30,965,400 12/10/04
98 New York Stories BV $73,962 12 $887,500 $22,096,300 3/03/89
99 Talk to Her SPC $73,221 2 $146,400 $12,596,500 11/22/02
100 To Rome with Love SPC $72,539 5 $362,700 $17,455,700 6/22/12
101 1984 Gold. $72,518 1 $72,500 $19,360,300 12/14/84
102 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $72,073 1 $72,100 $2,373,800 8/24/12
103 Revolutionary Road ParV $71,856 3 $215,600 $26,006,800 12/26/08
104 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $71,712 4 $286,800 $20,816,100 3/29/13
105 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $71,273 3 $213,800 $44,390,600 5/07/93
106 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $71,192 4 $284,800 $22,385,300 11/13/09
107 This Is My Life Fox $71,131 2 $142,300 $5,738,600 2/21/92
108 Philadelphia TriS $70,590 4 $282,400 $151,009,600 12/24/93
109 A Handful of Dust NL $70,336 1 $70,300 $3,094,800 6/24/88
110 Orlando SPC $70,232 3 $210,700 $10,471,900 6/11/93
111 Juno FoxS $70,038 7 $490,300 $163,642,400 12/07/07
112 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $69,915 3 $209,700 $21,972,800 9/24/04
113 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $69,831 2 $139,700 $6,661,500 8/03/01
114 Traffic USA $69,828 4 $279,300 $178,726,600 12/29/00
115 Ed Wood BV $69,768 2 $139,500 $11,479,100 9/30/94
116 Good Will Hunting Mira. $69,225 7 $484,600 $240,561,300 12/05/97
117 Babel ParV $69,208 7 $484,500 $41,789,500 10/27/06
118 Brazil Uni. $69,101 1 $69,100 $21,820,600 12/20/85
119 For the Boys Fox $69,060 2 $138,100 $34,575,100 11/22/91
120 Nine Wein. $68,871 4 $275,500 $20,622,900 12/18/09
121 The Paper Uni. $68,439 5 $342,200 $75,698,200 3/18/94
122 The Grifters Mira. $68,431 2 $136,900 $26,030,200 12/07/90
123 A Passage to India Col. $68,385 3 $205,200 $62,474,000 12/14/84
124 Frost/Nixon Uni. $68,374 3 $205,100 $21,137,800 12/05/08
125 Sideways FoxS $67,930 4 $271,700 $91,742,700 10/22/04
126 Bugsy TriS $67,928 4 $271,700 $96,199,700 12/13/91
127 The Official Story ALM $67,555 1 $67,600 $67,600 11/08/85
128 Defiance ParV $67,469 2 $134,900 $32,514,700 1/02/09
129 127 Hours FoxS $67,370 4 $269,500 $18,655,700 11/05/10
130 Miami Rhapsody BV $66,905 2 $133,800 $9,782,400 1/27/95
131 Gothic Vest $66,828 1 $66,800 $1,909,700 4/10/87
132 Unzipped Mira. $66,768 2 $133,500 $5,386,700 8/04/95
133 Mystic River WB $66,623 13 $866,100 $120,378,400 10/10/03
134 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $66,550 1 $66,600 $3,178,900 4/16/93
135 The Freshman TriS $66,109 6 $396,700 $41,348,500 7/20/90
136 About Schmidt NL $66,015 6 $396,100 $87,962,800 12/13/02
137 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $65,945 7 $461,600 $74,494,400 7/28/06
138 To Die For Sony $65,831 11 $724,200 $39,877,900 9/29/95
139 The Commitments Fox $65,657 8 $525,300 $28,882,300 8/16/91
140 Amelie Mira. $65,502 3 $196,500 $47,150,500 11/02/01
141 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $65,429 5 $327,100 $30,850,000 3/17/06
142 Grand Canyon Fox $65,380 2 $130,800 $65,284,500 12/27/91
143 Black Hawk Down SonR $64,732 4 $258,900 $152,393,400 12/28/01
144 Bad Education SPC $64,469 3 $193,400 $6,687,000 11/19/04
145 One Hour Photo FoxS $64,428 7 $451,000 $44,322,000 8/23/02
146 In Good Company Uni. $64,314 3 $192,900 $58,243,900 12/31/04
147 Mountains of the Moon TriS $64,239 2 $128,500 $7,729,600 2/23/90
148 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Uni. $64,178 4 $256,700 $5,967,800 8/26/83
149 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $64,137 54 $3,463,400 $91,375,600 12/31/99
150 Kundun BV $64,007 2 $128,000 $9,879,700 12/26/97
151 Eleni WB $63,995 1 $64,000 $700,500 11/01/85
152 Fool for Love Can. $63,864 2 $127,700 $1,844,900 12/06/85
153 Agnes of God Col. $63,579 8 $508,600 $58,835,700 9/13/85
154 Educating Rita Col. $63,404 3 $190,200 $37,899,000 9/23/83
155 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $63,355 4 $253,400 $15,384,000 9/25/09
156 Stealing Beauty FoxS $63,323 3 $190,000 $8,707,400 6/14/96
157 Everest (IMAX) MFF $63,295 10 $633,000 $135,100,600 3/06/98
158 Deconstructing Harry FL $63,295 10 $633,000 $18,570,900 12/12/97
159 Into the Wild ParV $62,914 4 $251,700 $21,668,700 9/21/07
160 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Mira. $62,905 2 $125,800 $7,875,200 5/04/90
161 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon SPC $62,675 16 $1,002,800 $185,068,200 12/08/00
162 The Whistle Blower Hemd $62,605 1 $62,600 $3,126,600 7/10/87
163 She's Gotta Have It Isld $62,549 1 $62,500 $15,679,400 8/08/86
164 The Last Emperor Col. $62,307 5 $311,500 $87,669,900 11/20/87
165 Sophie's Choice Uni. $62,259 9 $560,300 $77,777,600 12/10/82
166 Match Point DW $61,995 8 $496,000 $28,812,400 12/30/05
167 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Gram. $61,119 7 $427,800 $21,877,600 8/12/94
168 Nell Fox $61,088 2 $122,200 $63,612,400 12/16/94
169 A Civil Action BV $60,889 2 $121,800 $91,002,300 12/25/98
170 Down with Love Fox $60,860 1 $60,900 $27,444,100 5/09/03
171 Trainspotting Mira. $60,542 8 $484,300 $30,407,800 7/19/96
172 Enough Said FoxS $60,501 4 $242,000 $17,159,600 9/20/13
173 The Fisher King TriS $60,333 10 $603,300 $81,104,100 9/20/91
174 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $60,304 16 $964,900 $36,045,300 12/27/96
175 Too Beautiful For You OrionC $60,129 1 $60,100 $3,422,700 3/02/90
176 Sunshine Cleaning Over. $59,866 4 $239,500 $13,692,200 3/13/09
177 The Perks of Being a Wallflower LG/S $59,805 4 $239,200 $17,974,800 9/21/12
178 Defending Your Life WB $59,768 3 $179,300 $31,692,300 3/22/91
179 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey BV $59,719 2 $119,400 $82,353,000 2/05/93
180 Return of the Jedi Fox $59,438 1,002 $59,558,700 $660,014,600 5/27/83
181 Country BV $59,289 1 $59,300 $23,382,700 9/28/84
182 Lost in America WB $59,259 6 $355,600 $23,368,700 3/15/85
183 Boys Don't Cry FoxS $59,136 2 $118,300 $17,688,800 10/08/99
184 Circle of Friends Sav. $58,822 4 $235,300 $43,822,600 3/17/95
185 Broadcast News Fox $58,822 7 $411,800 $102,672,600 12/18/87
186 Immortal Beloved Sony $58,545 4 $234,200 $18,589,600 12/16/94
187 Strange Days Fox $58,197 1 $58,200 $14,912,200 10/06/95
188 A Private Function IsAl $58,159 1 $58,200 $5,801,600 3/01/85
189 Persuasion SPC $58,054 1 $58,100 $9,873,200 9/29/95
190 Frida Mira. $57,792 5 $289,000 $35,996,500 10/25/02
191 The Wrestler FoxS $57,526 4 $230,100 $29,783,000 12/19/08
192 Jefferson in Paris BV $57,470 2 $114,900 $4,634,600 3/31/95
193 High Hopes Skou $57,407 1 $57,400 $2,447,700 2/24/89
194 Fruitvale Station Wein. $57,366 7 $401,600 $16,730,800 7/12/13
195 Broken Embraces SPC $57,356 2 $114,700 $5,212,900 11/20/09
196 Michael Clayton WB $56,853 15 $852,800 $57,592,200 10/05/07
197 Die Hard Fox $56,830 21 $1,193,500 $164,603,900 7/15/88
198 The Iron Lady Wein. $56,702 4 $226,800 $30,869,800 12/30/11
199 Made Art. $56,638 3 $169,900 $7,650,800 7/13/01
200 Jesus' Son Lions $56,081 1 $56,100 $1,968,800 6/16/00

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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