Adjuster:

Genres

Musical

1974-Present
Live action only.



RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 20 Jersey Boys WB $47,047,013 2,905 $13,319,371 2,905 6/20/14
2 79 Stage Fright (2014) Magn. $7,078 11 $3,562 11 5/9/14
3 17 Muppets Most Wanted BV $51,183,113 3,194 $17,005,126 3,194 3/21/14
4 50 Black Nativity FoxS $7,018,189 1,525 $3,669,530 1,516 11/27/13
5 3 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $148,809,770 2,927 $27,281,735 2,814 12/25/12
6 25 Rock of Ages WB (NL) $38,518,613 3,470 $14,437,269 3,470 6/15/12
7 81 I Kissed a Vampire Mont. $1,794 11 $1,380 11 3/30/12
8 10 The Muppets BV $88,631,237 3,440 $29,239,026 3,440 11/23/11
9 22 Burlesque SGem $39,440,655 3,037 $11,947,744 3,037 11/24/10
10 76 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Vari. $35,556 5 $3,233 1 11/5/10
11 35 Nine Wein. $19,676,965 1,412 $257,232 4 12/18/09
12 78 The Big Gay Musical N/A $24,140 1 $8,053 1 9/11/09
13 68 Repo: The Genetic Opera LGF $146,750 11 $53,684 8 11/7/08
14 9 High School Musical 3: Senior Year BV $90,559,416 3,626 $42,030,184 3,623 10/24/08
15 4 Mamma Mia! Uni. $144,130,063 3,194 $27,751,240 2,976 7/18/08
16 15 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street P/DW $52,898,073 1,507 $9,300,805 1,249 12/21/07
17 5 Enchanted BV $127,807,262 3,730 $34,440,317 3,730 11/21/07
18 77 Naked Boys Singing TLA $25,526 3 $3,690 1 10/12/07
19 31 Across the Universe SonR $24,343,673 964 $667,784 23 9/14/07
20 6 Hairspray (2007) NL $118,871,849 3,121 $27,476,745 3,121 7/20/07
21 75 Colma: The Musical RAtt. $41,131 2 $8,403 1 6/22/07
22 8 Dreamgirls P/DW $103,365,956 2,797 $378,950 3 12/15/06
23 80 20 Centimeters TLA $6,635 2 $2,177 1 10/27/06
24 44 Idlewild Uni. $12,571,185 975 $5,745,780 973 8/25/06
25 64 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School IDP $349,132 46 $92,668 38 3/31/06
26 36 The Producers Uni. $19,398,532 978 $154,590 6 12/16/05
27 28 Rent SonR $29,077,547 2,437 $10,016,021 2,433 11/23/05
28 16 The Phantom of the Opera WB $51,268,815 1,515 $4,001,890 622 12/22/04
29 51 Beyond the Sea Lions $6,318,709 383 $45,264 6 12/17/04
30 43 De-Lovely UA $13,456,633 410 $292,963 16 7/2/04
31 69 Jack Paradise K $79,974 31 $41,704 31 2/20/04
32 63 Annie Brocoli dans les fonds marin TVA $374,360 55 $48,174 55 12/19/03
33 65 The Singing Detective ParC $337,174 46 $28,324 5 10/24/03
34 72 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Zeit. $55,365 2 $4,784 1 5/14/03
35 2 Chicago Mira. $170,687,518 2,701 $2,074,929 77 12/27/02
36 74 Very Annie Mary Emp. $46,352 6 $10,867 6 3/29/02
37 57 Hedwig and the Angry Inch FL $3,067,312 101 $156,724 9 7/20/01
38 12 Moulin Rouge! Fox $57,386,607 2,283 $167,540 2 5/18/01
39 53 Dancer in the Dark FL $4,184,036 126 $91,612 3 9/22/00
40 73 The Fantasticks MGM $49,666 6 $24,176 6 9/22/00
41 66 Love's Labour's Lost Mira. $299,792 14 $24,496 2 6/9/00
42 42 Blues Brothers 2000 Uni. $14,051,384 2,516 $6,129,615 2,507 2/6/98
43 18 Evita BV $50,047,179 1,045 $195,085 2 12/25/96
44 45 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $9,759,200 276 $131,678 3 12/6/96
45 71 Madame Butterfly Arro. $65,196 1 $6,027 1 5/3/96
46 67 That's Entertainment! III MGM $280,163 6 $36,220 2 5/6/94
47 49 Sarafina! BV $7,306,242 700 $76,488 2 9/18/92
48 58 Newsies BV $2,819,485 1,259 $1,232,508 1,223 4/10/92
49 47 Cry-Baby Uni. $8,266,343 1,236 $3,004,905 1,229 4/6/90
50 54 Earth Girls Are Easy Vest $3,916,303 317 $892,742 317 5/12/89
51 70 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool WB $75,868 23 $40,498 23 2/24/89
52 40 School Daze Col. $14,545,844 224 $1,802,656 220 2/12/88
53 24 Little Shop of Horrors WB $38,748,395 1,183 $3,659,884 866 12/19/86
54 61 Absolute Beginners Orion $930,211 4 $83,743 4 4/18/86
55 41 A Chorus Line Col. $14,202,899 680 $222,919 19 12/13/85
56 21 Yentl MGM $40,218,899 747 $3,050,219 501 11/18/83
57 55 La Traviata Uni. $3,783,329 - n/a - 4/22/83
58 62 The Pirates of Penzance Uni. $694,497 91 $255,496 91 2/18/83
59 48 The Pirate Movie Fox $7,983,086 757 $2,528,133 757 8/6/82
60 11 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Uni. $69,701,637 1,435 $11,874,268 1,400 7/23/82
61 39 Grease 2 Par. $15,171,476 1,250 $4,645,411 1,250 6/11/82
62 14 Annie Col. $57,059,003 1,102 $510,632 14 5/21/82
63 29 Victor/Victoria MGM $28,215,453 615 $139,634 3 3/19/82
64 46 Pennies From Heaven MGM $9,171,289 - $520,000 315 12/11/81
65 56 Zoot Suit Uni. $3,256,082 - $63,356 57 10/2/81
66 19 Popeye Par. $49,823,037 901 $6,310,520 901 12/12/80
67 32 Xanadu Uni. $22,762,571 - $1,471,595 249 8/8/80
68 13 The Blues Brothers Uni. $57,229,890 - $4,858,152 594 6/20/80
69 26 All That Jazz Fox $37,823,676 - $86,229 5 12/20/79
70 38 Hair MGM $15,284,643 - n/a - 3/14/79
71 33 The Wiz Uni. $21,049,053 - n/a - 10/1/78
72 34 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Uni. $20,378,470 - n/a - 7/21/78
73 1 Grease Par. $188,755,690 862 $8,941,717 862 6/16/78
74 37 New York, New York UA $16,400,000 - n/a - 6/22/77
75 59 Bugsy Malone Par. $2,783,840 - n/a - 9/15/76
76 52 That's Entertainment! II MGM $4,979,380 - n/a - 5/16/76
77 7 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fox $112,892,319 - n/a - 9/26/75
78 27 Tommy Col. $34,251,525 - n/a - 3/14/75
79 23 Funny Lady Col. $39,000,000 - n/a - 3/9/75
80 60 At Long Last Love Fox $1,500,000 - n/a - 3/6/75
81 30 That's Entertainment! MGM $26,890,200 - n/a - 5/18/74
TOTAL (All Movies):$2,523,672,923----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$31,156,456867$4,260,248766-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$2,035,062,259----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$56,529,5071,890$13,582,9062,087-



NOTE: This chart is for musicals -- movies where people break out into song with no on or off screen source of music or in settings other than concert venues or recording studios. That's distinctly different from concerts or movies about the music industry a la A Star is Born, The Jazz Singer or Glitter. Additionally, Bollywood masala movies are not being counted as they are a genre unto themselves.

Unfortunately, grosses for Shock Treatment and Rock 'n' Roll High School are unavailable. The record is largely incomplete prior to 1982, as box office wasn't tracked terribly well before then -- it was a stretch just to go back to 1975. Grosses are available for some major pre-1975 musicals, however there are too many holes in regards to other musicals to include in this chart. If there are any movies that you think should be on this list, e-mail us at mail@boxofficemojo.com.




UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Annie (2014) Sony 12/19/14
Into the Woods BV 12/25/14
The Last 5 Years RTWC 2/13/15