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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 $1,759,475 2 $3,518,900 $691,768,000 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $955,311 6 $5,731,900 $301,711,400 6/16/95
3 A Bug's Life BV $575,414 1 $575,400 $316,436,100 11/20/98
4 Toy Story 2 BV $547,738 1 $547,700 $443,444,500 11/19/99
5 Hercules BV $504,027 1 $504,000 $200,167,600 6/13/97
6 The Princess and the Frog BV $478,842 2 $957,700 $125,697,300 11/27/09
7 Frozen BV $270,207 1 $270,200 $454,610,200 11/22/13
8 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $269,428 2 $538,900 $137,668,500 6/08/01
9 Anastasia Fox $243,446 1 $243,400 $117,432,300 11/14/97
10 Red State SMod $240,867 1 $240,900 $1,295,500 3/04/11
11 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $236,166 4 $944,700 $66,830,500 3/07/14
12 Brother Bear BV $224,402 2 $448,800 $131,022,200 10/24/03
13 Aladdin BV $219,648 2 $439,300 $486,140,600 11/13/92
14 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $214,097 2 $428,200 $111,963,300 10/15/93
15 Evita BV $204,573 2 $409,100 $101,086,500 12/27/96
16 La La Land LG/S $185,844 5 $929,200 $158,589,200 12/09/16
17 Dreamgirls P/DW $178,771 3 $536,300 $140,832,500 12/15/06
18 Beauty and the Beast BV $178,515 2 $357,000 $324,132,200 11/15/91
19 American Sniper WB $176,872 4 $707,500 $399,351,600 12/26/14
20 The Master Wein. $175,465 5 $877,300 $19,141,500 9/14/12
21 Edward Scissorhands Fox $174,905 2 $349,800 $123,917,000 12/07/90
22 Brokeback Mountain Focus $158,335 5 $791,700 $117,846,100 12/09/05
23 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $149,266 4 $597,100 $53,542,100 5/25/12
24 Victor/Victoria MGM $146,756 3 $440,300 $88,965,100 3/19/82
25 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $146,132 1 $146,100 $42,788,300 7/26/85
26 Bulworth Fox $140,153 2 $280,300 $52,434,200 5/15/98
27 Steve Jobs Uni. $138,923 4 $555,700 $18,930,700 10/09/15
28 Moulin Rouge! Fox $137,199 2 $274,400 $93,972,700 5/18/01
29 American Hustle Sony $137,006 6 $822,000 $172,612,100 12/13/13
30 The Imitation Game Wein. $133,843 4 $535,400 $103,811,500 11/28/14
31 The Crucible Fox $132,118 1 $132,100 $14,927,700 11/29/96
32 There Will Be Blood ParV $128,500 2 $257,000 $51,937,700 12/28/07
33 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $126,716 18 $2,280,900 $57,682,000 11/06/09
34 The Revenant Fox $126,413 4 $505,700 $198,368,200 12/25/15
35 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $123,378 8 $987,000 $81,995,500 12/09/05
36 Blue Jasmine SPC $120,618 6 $723,700 $39,277,900 7/26/13
37 The Joy Luck Club BV $118,681 3 $356,000 $73,669,900 9/10/93
38 After Hours WB $118,643 1 $118,600 $27,703,800 9/13/85
39 Birdman FoxS $118,499 4 $474,000 $47,762,200 10/17/14
40 Howards End SPC $117,423 1 $117,400 $58,095,300 3/13/92
41 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $117,175 5 $585,900 $28,470,900 10/11/02
42 Maurice Cinc $116,830 1 $116,800 $5,780,800 9/18/87
43 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $115,168 4 $460,700 $279,554,500 12/25/87
44 Annie Col. $115,002 14 $1,610,100 $179,910,500 5/21/82
45 Midnight in Paris SPC $114,821 6 $688,900 $65,840,900 5/20/11
46 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $112,520 4 $450,100 $15,230,100 12/06/13
47 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $112,271 5 $561,400 $77,166,800 9/16/05
48 The Thin Red Line Fox $111,687 5 $558,400 $66,521,600 12/25/98
49 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $109,037 4 $436,100 $19,075,500 10/01/04
50 Syriana WB $108,319 5 $541,600 $72,970,200 11/25/05
51 A Room with a View Cinc $107,367 1 $107,400 $49,718,200 3/07/86
52 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $107,361 1 $107,400 $5,533,500 3/18/05
53 The Tree of Life FoxS $107,226 4 $428,900 $15,419,900 5/27/11
54 The Verdict Fox $106,132 3 $318,400 $161,299,900 12/10/82
55 Moonlight (2016) A24 $106,008 4 $424,000 $29,281,600 10/21/16
56 Guiana 1838 RBC $105,851 1 $105,900 $337,100 9/24/04
57 Crossing Delancey WB $105,355 1 $105,400 $36,679,500 8/26/88
58 Call Me by Your Name SPC $104,245 4 $417,000 $18,304,400 11/24/17
59 Wish You Were Here Atl $103,395 1 $103,400 $7,785,400 7/24/87
60 Gandhi Col. $103,383 4 $413,500 $155,348,400 12/10/82
61 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $103,000 1 $103,000 $30,248,400 1/21/83
62 The King's Speech Wein. $102,841 4 $411,400 $159,417,200 11/26/10
63 Spring Breakers A24 $102,352 3 $307,100 $16,071,900 3/15/13
64 Metropolitan NL $102,261 1 $102,300 $6,439,100 8/03/90
65 The Blair Witch Project Art. $102,193 27 $2,759,200 $256,456,200 7/16/99
66 Don't Think Twice TFA $101,126 1 $101,100 $4,799,200 7/22/16
67 The Mission WB $100,861 1 $100,900 $40,993,100 10/31/86
68 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $100,547 9 $904,900 $18,886,400 8/12/88
69 Platoon Orion $100,396 6 $602,400 $328,491,700 12/19/86
70 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $99,540 4 $398,200 $34,173,300 5/26/06
71 Dead Poets Society BV $99,371 8 $795,000 $223,834,600 6/02/89
72 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $99,309 3 $297,900 $27,761,200 3/01/85
73 Lincoln BV $98,856 11 $1,087,400 $210,726,000 11/09/12
74 American Beauty DW $98,257 16 $1,572,100 $231,147,900 9/17/99
75 Night and the City Fox $96,131 1 $96,100 $13,855,300 10/16/92
76 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $96,074 5 $480,400 $111,737,700 12/21/12
77 Up in the Air Par. $95,944 15 $1,439,200 $99,495,600 12/04/09
78 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $95,441 2 $190,900 $29,681,200 10/21/94
79 The Big Short Par. $93,969 8 $751,800 $75,551,000 12/11/15
80 Dances with Wolves Orion $93,647 14 $1,311,100 $405,092,500 11/09/90
81 Sicko LGF $92,928 1 $92,900 $33,064,900 6/22/07
82 Black Swan FoxS $92,830 18 $1,670,900 $125,273,100 12/03/10
83 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $92,054 3 $276,200 $19,709,800 12/06/96
84 Lady Bird A24 $92,002 4 $368,000 $49,480,100 11/03/17
85 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $91,920 4 $367,700 $28,304,400 12/09/11
86 The Mosquito Coast WB $91,878 3 $275,600 $34,304,200 11/28/86
87 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $91,617 1 $91,600 $3,923,100 4/17/87
88 Kids Mira. $91,323 2 $182,600 $15,795,700 7/21/95
89 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $91,054 4 $364,200 $57,772,100 8/04/89
90 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $90,907 2 $181,800 $16,023,200 9/28/07
91 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $90,728 5 $453,600 $83,680,700 12/14/01
92 Punchline Col. $90,636 4 $362,500 $47,461,200 9/30/88
93 Boyhood IFC $88,942 5 $444,700 $29,037,200 7/11/14
94 The Killing Fields WB $88,785 1 $88,800 $90,707,900 11/02/84
95 Mask Uni. $88,454 4 $353,800 $125,941,900 3/08/85
96 The Aristocrats Think $88,143 4 $352,600 $9,222,400 7/29/05
97 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $87,734 1 $87,700 $6,917,500 11/13/92
98 Adaptation. Sony $87,634 7 $613,400 $34,764,300 12/06/02
99 The Big Sick LGF $87,330 5 $436,700 $44,500,500 6/23/17
100 The Fighter Par. $86,801 4 $347,200 $109,607,300 12/10/10
101 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $86,773 3 $260,300 $140,953,000 7/15/88
102 A Soldier's Story Col. $86,288 5 $431,400 $59,781,300 9/14/84
103 Lust, Caution Focus $86,122 1 $86,100 $6,198,900 9/28/07
104 Raising Arizona Fox $85,919 1 $85,900 $54,168,000 3/13/87
105 Under the Volcano Uni. $85,527 1 $85,500 $7,054,000 6/15/84
106 Sarafina! BV $85,427 2 $170,900 $16,320,200 9/18/92
107 The Piano Mira. $84,760 4 $339,000 $89,375,300 11/12/93
108 The Kids Are All Right Focus $84,502 7 $591,500 $25,016,700 7/09/10
109 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $84,403 2 $168,800 $35,220,800 12/10/04
110 New York Stories BV $84,126 12 $1,009,500 $25,132,800 3/03/89
111 The Shape of Water FoxS $84,098 2 $168,200 $64,599,500 12/01/17
112 Talk to Her SPC $83,283 2 $166,600 $14,327,600 11/22/02
113 To Rome with Love SPC $82,508 5 $412,500 $19,849,300 6/22/12
114 1984 Gold. $82,484 1 $82,500 $22,020,900 12/14/84
115 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $81,978 1 $82,000 $2,678,500 8/24/12
116 Revolutionary Road ParV $81,731 3 $245,200 $28,470,400 12/26/08
117 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $81,567 4 $326,300 $23,676,700 3/29/13
118 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri FoxS $81,332 4 $325,300 $55,116,600 11/10/17
119 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $81,068 3 $243,200 $50,490,900 5/07/93
120 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $80,975 4 $323,900 $25,462,000 11/13/09
121 This Is My Life Fox $80,906 2 $161,800 $6,527,200 2/21/92
122 Philadelphia TriS $80,291 4 $321,200 $171,761,800 12/24/93
123 A Handful of Dust NL $80,002 1 $80,000 $3,520,100 6/24/88
124 Orlando SPC $79,883 3 $239,700 $11,910,900 6/11/93
125 Juno FoxS $79,663 7 $557,600 $186,130,700 12/07/07
126 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $79,523 3 $238,600 $24,992,400 9/24/04
127 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $79,427 2 $158,900 $7,577,000 8/03/01
128 Traffic USA $79,424 4 $317,700 $203,287,800 12/29/00
129 Ed Wood BV $79,356 2 $158,700 $13,056,600 9/30/94
130 Good Will Hunting Mira. $78,738 7 $551,200 $273,620,000 12/05/97
131 Babel ParV $78,719 7 $551,000 $47,532,400 10/27/06
132 Brazil Uni. $78,597 1 $78,600 $24,819,200 12/20/85
133 For the Boys Fox $78,551 2 $157,100 $39,326,600 11/22/91
134 Nine Wein. $78,336 4 $313,300 $23,457,000 12/18/09
135 Cafe Society LGF $78,275 5 $391,400 $12,092,300 7/15/16
136 The Paper Uni. $77,844 5 $389,200 $86,100,900 3/18/94
137 The Grifters Mira. $77,835 2 $155,700 $29,607,400 12/07/90
138 A Passage to India Col. $77,782 3 $233,400 $71,059,400 12/14/84
139 Frost/Nixon Uni. $77,770 3 $233,300 $23,246,100 12/05/08
140 Sideways FoxS $77,265 4 $309,100 $104,350,300 10/22/04
141 Bugsy TriS $77,262 4 $309,100 $109,419,800 12/13/91
142 The Official Story ALM $76,839 1 $76,800 $76,800 11/08/85
143 Defiance ParV $76,741 2 $153,500 $35,594,800 1/02/09
144 127 Hours FoxS $76,629 4 $306,500 $21,399,400 11/05/10
145 Miami Rhapsody BV $76,099 2 $152,200 $11,126,700 1/27/95
146 Gothic Vest $76,012 1 $76,000 $2,172,100 4/10/87
147 Unzipped Mira. $75,944 2 $151,900 $6,126,900 8/04/95
148 Mystic River WB $75,779 13 $985,100 $136,921,100 10/10/03
149 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $75,696 1 $75,700 $3,615,700 4/16/93
150 The Freshman TriS $75,194 6 $451,200 $47,030,700 7/20/90
151 Sicario LGF $75,150 6 $450,900 $49,996,900 9/18/15
152 About Schmidt NL $75,087 6 $450,500 $100,051,000 12/13/02
153 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $75,008 7 $525,100 $84,731,700 7/28/06
154 To Die For Sony $74,878 11 $823,700 $45,358,000 9/29/95
155 The Commitments Fox $74,680 8 $597,400 $32,851,400 8/16/91
156 Amelie Mira. $74,504 3 $223,500 $53,630,000 11/02/01
157 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $74,420 5 $372,100 $35,089,500 3/17/06
158 Grand Canyon Fox $74,365 2 $148,700 $74,256,100 12/27/91
159 Black Hawk Down SonR $73,628 4 $294,500 $173,335,800 12/28/01
160 Bad Education SPC $73,329 3 $220,000 $7,606,000 11/19/04
161 Inherent Vice WB $73,308 5 $366,500 $9,240,800 12/12/14
162 One Hour Photo FoxS $73,282 7 $513,000 $50,412,900 8/23/02
163 In Good Company Uni. $73,152 3 $219,500 $66,248,000 12/31/04
164 Mountains of the Moon TriS $73,066 2 $146,100 $8,791,800 2/23/90
165 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Uni. $72,998 4 $292,000 $6,787,900 8/26/83
166 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $72,951 54 $3,939,400 $103,932,800 12/31/99
167 Kundun BV $72,803 2 $145,600 $11,237,400 12/26/97
168 Eleni WB $72,789 1 $72,800 $796,700 11/01/85
169 Fool for Love Can. $72,640 2 $145,300 $2,098,400 12/06/85
170 Agnes of God Col. $72,316 8 $578,500 $66,921,100 9/13/85
171 Educating Rita Col. $72,118 3 $216,400 $43,107,200 9/23/83
172 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $72,061 4 $288,200 $17,498,200 9/25/09
173 Stealing Beauty FoxS $72,025 3 $216,100 $9,904,000 6/14/96
174 Everest (IMAX) MFF $71,994 10 $719,900 $153,666,600 3/06/98
175 Deconstructing Harry FL $71,993 10 $719,900 $21,123,000 12/12/97
176 Into the Wild ParV $71,560 4 $286,200 $24,646,500 9/21/07
177 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Mira. $71,550 2 $143,100 $8,957,400 5/04/90
178 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon SPC $71,288 16 $1,140,600 $210,500,900 12/08/00
179 The Whistle Blower Hemd $71,208 1 $71,200 $3,556,300 7/10/87
180 She's Gotta Have It Isld $71,144 1 $71,100 $17,834,100 8/08/86
181 The Last Emperor Col. $70,869 5 $354,300 $99,717,700 11/20/87
182 Sophie's Choice Uni. $70,815 9 $637,300 $88,466,100 12/10/82
183 Match Point DW $70,514 8 $564,100 $32,771,800 12/30/05
184 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Gram. $69,518 7 $486,600 $24,884,100 8/12/94
185 Nell Fox $69,483 2 $139,000 $72,354,300 12/16/94
186 A Civil Action BV $69,256 2 $138,500 $103,508,100 12/25/98
187 Down with Love Fox $69,224 1 $69,200 $31,215,600 5/09/03
188 Trainspotting Mira. $68,862 8 $550,900 $34,586,500 7/19/96
189 Enough Said FoxS $68,816 4 $275,300 $19,517,700 9/20/13
190 The Fisher King TriS $68,624 10 $686,200 $92,249,700 9/20/91
191 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $68,592 16 $1,097,500 $40,998,800 12/27/96
192 Too Beautiful For You OrionC $68,392 1 $68,400 $3,893,100 3/02/90
193 Sunshine Cleaning Over. $68,093 4 $272,400 $14,989,300 3/13/09
194 The Perks of Being a Wallflower LG/S $68,024 4 $272,100 $20,453,300 9/21/12
195 Defending Your Life WB $67,981 3 $203,900 $36,047,600 3/22/91
196 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey BV $67,926 2 $135,900 $93,670,300 2/05/93
197 Manchester by the Sea RAtt. $67,627 4 $270,500 $50,159,600 11/18/16
198 Return of the Jedi Fox $67,606 1,002 $67,743,400 $750,716,000 5/27/83
199 Carol Wein. $67,530 4 $270,100 $13,677,100 11/20/15
200 Country BV $67,436 1 $67,400 $26,596,100 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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