Adjuster:

Genres

Musical

1974-Present
Live action only.



RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 56 Zoot Suit Uni. $3,256,082 - $63,356 57 10/2/81
2 21 Yentl MGM $40,218,899 747 $3,050,219 501 11/18/83
3 32 Xanadu Uni. $22,762,571 - $1,471,595 249 8/8/80
4 33 The Wiz Uni. $21,049,053 - n/a - 10/1/78
5 29 Victor/Victoria MGM $28,215,453 615 $139,634 3 3/19/82
6 74 Very Annie Mary Emp. $46,352 6 $10,867 6 3/29/02
7 27 Tommy Col. $34,251,525 - n/a - 3/14/75
8 67 That's Entertainment! III MGM $280,163 6 $36,220 2 5/6/94
9 52 That's Entertainment! II MGM $4,979,380 - n/a - 5/16/76
10 30 That's Entertainment! MGM $26,890,200 - n/a - 5/18/74
11 15 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street P/DW $52,898,073 1,507 $9,300,805 1,249 12/21/07
12 79 Stage Fright (2014) Magn. $7,078 11 $3,562 11 5/9/14
13 65 The Singing Detective ParC $337,174 46 $28,324 5 10/24/03
14 34 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Uni. $20,378,470 - n/a - 7/21/78
15 40 School Daze Col. $14,545,844 224 $1,802,656 220 2/12/88
16 49 Sarafina! BV $7,306,242 700 $76,488 2 9/18/92
17 7 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fox $112,892,319 - n/a - 9/26/75
18 25 Rock of Ages WB (NL) $38,518,613 3,470 $14,437,269 3,470 6/15/12
19 68 Repo: The Genetic Opera LGF $146,750 11 $53,684 8 11/7/08
20 28 Rent SonR $29,077,547 2,437 $10,016,021 2,433 11/23/05
21 36 The Producers Uni. $19,398,532 978 $154,590 6 12/16/05
22 19 Popeye Par. $49,823,037 901 $6,310,520 901 12/12/80
23 62 The Pirates of Penzance Uni. $694,497 91 $255,496 91 2/18/83
24 48 The Pirate Movie Fox $7,983,086 757 $2,528,133 757 8/6/82
25 16 The Phantom of the Opera WB $51,268,815 1,515 $4,001,890 622 12/22/04
26 46 Pennies From Heaven MGM $9,171,289 - $520,000 315 12/11/81
27 35 Nine Wein. $19,676,965 1,412 $257,232 4 12/18/09
28 58 Newsies BV $2,819,485 1,259 $1,232,508 1,223 4/10/92
29 37 New York, New York UA $16,400,000 - n/a - 6/22/77
30 77 Naked Boys Singing TLA $25,526 3 $3,690 1 10/12/07
31 17 Muppets Most Wanted BV $51,183,113 3,194 $17,005,126 3,194 3/21/14
32 10 The Muppets BV $88,631,237 3,440 $29,239,026 3,440 11/23/11
33 12 Moulin Rouge! Fox $57,386,607 2,283 $167,540 2 5/18/01
34 64 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School IDP $349,132 46 $92,668 38 3/31/06
35 4 Mamma Mia! Uni. $144,130,063 3,194 $27,751,240 2,976 7/18/08
36 71 Madame Butterfly Arro. $65,196 1 $6,027 1 5/3/96
37 66 Love's Labour's Lost Mira. $299,792 14 $24,496 2 6/9/00
38 24 Little Shop of Horrors WB $38,748,395 1,183 $3,659,884 866 12/19/86
39 3 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $148,809,770 2,927 $27,281,735 2,814 12/25/12
40 55 La Traviata Uni. $3,783,329 - n/a - 4/22/83
41 20 Jersey Boys WB $46,724,861 2,905 $13,319,371 2,905 6/20/14
42 69 Jack Paradise K $79,974 31 $41,704 31 2/20/04
43 44 Idlewild Uni. $12,571,185 975 $5,745,780 973 8/25/06
44 81 I Kissed a Vampire Mont. $1,794 11 $1,380 11 3/30/12
45 9 High School Musical 3: Senior Year BV $90,559,416 3,626 $42,030,184 3,623 10/24/08
46 57 Hedwig and the Angry Inch FL $3,067,312 101 $156,724 9 7/20/01
47 6 Hairspray (2007) NL $118,871,849 3,121 $27,476,745 3,121 7/20/07
48 38 Hair MGM $15,284,643 - n/a - 3/14/79
49 76 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Vari. $35,556 5 $3,233 1 11/5/10
50 39 Grease 2 Par. $15,171,476 1,250 $4,645,411 1,250 6/11/82
51 1 Grease Par. $188,755,690 862 $8,941,717 862 6/16/78
52 23 Funny Lady Col. $39,000,000 - n/a - 3/9/75
53 73 The Fantasticks MGM $49,666 6 $24,176 6 9/22/00
54 18 Evita BV $50,047,179 1,045 $195,085 2 12/25/96
55 45 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $9,759,200 276 $131,678 3 12/6/96
56 5 Enchanted BV $127,807,262 3,730 $34,440,317 3,730 11/21/07
57 54 Earth Girls Are Easy Vest $3,916,303 317 $892,742 317 5/12/89
58 8 Dreamgirls P/DW $103,365,956 2,797 $378,950 3 12/15/06
59 72 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Zeit. $55,365 2 $4,784 1 5/14/03
60 43 De-Lovely UA $13,456,633 410 $292,963 16 7/2/04
61 53 Dancer in the Dark FL $4,184,036 126 $91,612 3 9/22/00
62 47 Cry-Baby Uni. $8,266,343 1,236 $3,004,905 1,229 4/6/90
63 75 Colma: The Musical RAtt. $41,131 2 $8,403 1 6/22/07
64 41 A Chorus Line Col. $14,202,899 680 $222,919 19 12/13/85
65 2 Chicago Mira. $170,687,518 2,701 $2,074,929 77 12/27/02
66 22 Burlesque SGem $39,440,655 3,037 $11,947,744 3,037 11/24/10
67 59 Bugsy Malone Par. $2,783,840 - n/a - 9/15/76
68 42 Blues Brothers 2000 Uni. $14,051,384 2,516 $6,129,615 2,507 2/6/98
69 13 The Blues Brothers Uni. $57,229,890 - $4,858,152 594 6/20/80
70 50 Black Nativity FoxS $7,018,189 1,525 $3,669,530 1,516 11/27/13
71 78 The Big Gay Musical N/A $24,140 1 $8,053 1 9/11/09
72 51 Beyond the Sea Lions $6,318,709 383 $45,264 6 12/17/04
73 11 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Uni. $69,701,637 1,435 $11,874,268 1,400 7/23/82
74 70 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool WB $75,868 23 $40,498 23 2/24/89
75 60 At Long Last Love Fox $1,500,000 - n/a - 3/6/75
76 63 Annie Brocoli dans les fonds marin TVA $374,360 55 $48,174 55 12/19/03
77 14 Annie Col. $57,059,003 1,102 $510,632 14 5/21/82
78 26 All That Jazz Fox $37,823,676 - $86,229 5 12/20/79
79 31 Across the Universe SonR $24,343,673 964 $667,784 23 9/14/07
80 61 Absolute Beginners Orion $930,211 4 $83,743 4 4/18/86
81 80 20 Centimeters TLA $6,635 2 $2,177 1 10/27/06
TOTAL (All Movies):$2,523,350,771----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$31,152,479867$4,260,248766-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$2,034,740,107----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$56,520,5591,890$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