Adjuster:

Genres

Musical

1974-Present
Live action only.



RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 72 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Zeitgeist $55,365 2 $4,784 1 5/14/03
2 35 Nine Weinstein Company $19,676,965 1,412 $257,232 4 12/18/09
3 25 Rock of Ages Warner Bros. (New Line) $38,518,613 3,470 $14,437,269 3,470 6/15/12
4 16 The Phantom of the Opera Warner Bros. $51,268,815 1,515 $4,001,890 622 12/22/04
5 20 Jersey Boys Warner Bros. $46,631,948 2,905 $13,319,371 2,905 6/20/14
6 24 Little Shop of Horrors Warner Bros. $38,748,395 1,183 $3,659,884 866 12/19/86
7 70 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool Warner Bros. $75,868 23 $40,498 23 2/24/89
8 54 Earth Girls Are Easy Vestron $3,916,303 317 $892,742 317 5/12/89
9 76 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Variance Films $35,556 5 $3,233 1 11/5/10
10 78 The Big Gay Musical Unknown $24,140 1 $8,053 1 9/11/09
11 3 Les Miserables (2012) Universal $148,809,770 2,927 $27,281,735 2,814 12/25/12
12 4 Mamma Mia! Universal $144,130,063 3,194 $27,751,240 2,976 7/18/08
13 11 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Universal $69,701,637 1,435 $11,874,268 1,400 7/23/82
14 13 The Blues Brothers Universal $57,229,890 - $4,858,152 594 6/20/80
15 32 Xanadu Universal $22,762,571 - $1,471,595 249 8/8/80
16 33 The Wiz Universal $21,049,053 - n/a - 10/1/78
17 34 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Universal $20,378,470 - n/a - 7/21/78
18 36 The Producers Universal $19,398,532 978 $154,590 6 12/16/05
19 42 Blues Brothers 2000 Universal $14,051,384 2,516 $6,129,615 2,507 2/6/98
20 44 Idlewild Universal $12,571,185 975 $5,745,780 973 8/25/06
21 47 Cry-Baby Universal $8,266,343 1,236 $3,004,905 1,229 4/6/90
22 55 La Traviata Universal $3,783,329 - n/a - 4/22/83
23 56 Zoot Suit Universal $3,256,082 - $63,356 57 10/2/81
24 62 The Pirates of Penzance Universal $694,497 91 $255,496 91 2/18/83
25 37 New York, New York United Artists $16,400,000 - n/a - 6/22/77
26 43 De-Lovely United Artists $13,456,633 410 $292,963 16 7/2/04
27 63 Annie Brocoli dans les fonds marin TVA $374,360 55 $48,174 55 12/19/03
28 77 Naked Boys Singing TLA Releasing $25,526 3 $3,690 1 10/12/07
29 80 20 Centimeters TLA Releasing $6,635 2 $2,177 1 10/27/06
30 22 Burlesque Sony / Screen Gems $39,440,655 3,037 $11,947,744 3,037 11/24/10
31 28 Rent Sony (Revolution) $29,077,547 2,437 $10,016,021 2,433 11/23/05
32 31 Across the Universe Sony (Revolution) $24,343,673 964 $667,784 23 9/14/07
33 75 Colma: The Musical Roadside Attractions $41,131 2 $8,403 1 6/22/07
34 65 The Singing Detective Paramount Classics $337,174 46 $28,324 5 10/24/03
35 8 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $103,365,956 2,797 $378,950 3 12/15/06
36 15 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Paramount (DreamWorks) $52,898,073 1,507 $9,300,805 1,249 12/21/07
37 1 Grease Paramount $188,755,690 862 $8,941,717 862 6/16/78
38 19 Popeye Paramount $49,823,037 901 $6,310,520 901 12/12/80
39 39 Grease 2 Paramount $15,171,476 1,250 $4,645,411 1,250 6/11/82
40 59 Bugsy Malone Paramount $2,783,840 - n/a - 9/15/76
41 61 Absolute Beginners Orion Pictures $930,211 4 $83,743 4 4/18/86
42 6 Hairspray (2007) New Line $118,871,849 3,121 $27,476,745 3,121 7/20/07
43 81 I Kissed a Vampire Monterey Media, Inc. $1,794 11 $1,380 11 3/30/12
44 2 Chicago Miramax $170,687,518 2,701 $2,074,929 77 12/27/02
45 45 Everyone Says I Love You Miramax $9,759,200 276 $131,678 3 12/6/96
46 66 Love's Labour's Lost Miramax $299,792 14 $24,496 2 6/9/00
47 21 Yentl MGM $40,218,899 747 $3,050,219 501 11/18/83
48 29 Victor/Victoria MGM $28,215,453 615 $139,634 3 3/19/82
49 30 That's Entertainment! MGM $26,890,200 - n/a - 5/18/74
50 38 Hair MGM $15,284,643 - n/a - 3/14/79
51 46 Pennies From Heaven MGM $9,171,289 - $520,000 315 12/11/81
52 52 That's Entertainment! II MGM $4,979,380 - n/a - 5/16/76
53 67 That's Entertainment! III MGM $280,163 6 $36,220 2 5/6/94
54 73 The Fantasticks MGM $49,666 6 $24,176 6 9/22/00
55 79 Stage Fright (2014) Magnolia $7,078 11 $3,562 11 5/9/14
56 68 Repo: The Genetic Opera Lionsgate $146,750 11 $53,684 8 11/7/08
57 51 Beyond the Sea Lions Gate $6,318,709 383 $45,264 6 12/17/04
58 69 Jack Paradise K Film $79,974 31 $41,704 31 2/20/04
59 64 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School IDP $349,132 46 $92,668 38 3/31/06
60 50 Black Nativity Fox Searchlight $7,018,189 1,525 $3,669,530 1,516 11/27/13
61 7 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fox $112,892,319 - n/a - 9/26/75
62 12 Moulin Rouge! Fox $57,386,607 2,283 $167,540 2 5/18/01
63 26 All That Jazz Fox $37,823,676 - $86,229 5 12/20/79
64 48 The Pirate Movie Fox $7,983,086 757 $2,528,133 757 8/6/82
65 60 At Long Last Love Fox $1,500,000 - n/a - 3/6/75
66 53 Dancer in the Dark Fine Line $4,184,036 126 $91,612 3 9/22/00
67 57 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Fine Line $3,067,312 101 $156,724 9 7/20/01
68 74 Very Annie Mary Empire $46,352 6 $10,867 6 3/29/02
69 14 Annie Columbia $57,059,003 1,102 $510,632 14 5/21/82
70 23 Funny Lady Columbia $39,000,000 - n/a - 3/9/75
71 27 Tommy Columbia $34,251,525 - n/a - 3/14/75
72 40 School Daze Columbia $14,545,844 224 $1,802,656 220 2/12/88
73 41 A Chorus Line Columbia $14,202,899 680 $222,919 19 12/13/85
74 5 Enchanted Buena Vista $127,807,262 3,730 $34,440,317 3,730 11/21/07
75 9 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Buena Vista $90,559,416 3,626 $42,030,184 3,623 10/24/08
76 10 The Muppets Buena Vista $88,631,237 3,440 $29,239,026 3,440 11/23/11
77 17 Muppets Most Wanted Buena Vista $51,183,113 3,194 $17,005,126 3,194 3/21/14
78 18 Evita Buena Vista $50,047,179 1,045 $195,085 2 12/25/96
79 49 Sarafina! Buena Vista $7,306,242 700 $76,488 2 9/18/92
80 58 Newsies Buena Vista $2,819,485 1,259 $1,232,508 1,223 4/10/92
81 71 Madame Butterfly Arrow Releasing $65,196 1 $6,027 1 5/3/96
TOTAL (All Movies):$2,523,257,858----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$31,151,332867$4,260,248766-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$2,034,647,194----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$56,517,9781,890$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