Adjuster:

Genres

Musical

1974-Present
Live action only.



RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 Grease Par. $188,755,690 862 $8,941,717 862 6/16/78
2 Chicago Mira. $170,687,518 2,701 $2,074,929 77 12/27/02
3 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $148,809,770 2,927 $27,281,735 2,814 12/25/12
4 Mamma Mia! Uni. $144,130,063 3,194 $27,751,240 2,976 7/18/08
5 Enchanted BV $127,807,262 3,730 $34,440,317 3,730 11/21/07
6 Hairspray (2007) NL $118,871,849 3,121 $27,476,745 3,121 7/20/07
7 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fox $112,892,319 - n/a - 9/26/75
8 Dreamgirls P/DW $103,365,956 2,797 $378,950 3 12/15/06
9 High School Musical 3: Senior Year BV $90,559,416 3,626 $42,030,184 3,623 10/24/08
10 The Muppets BV $88,631,237 3,440 $29,239,026 3,440 11/23/11
11 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Uni. $69,701,637 1,435 $11,874,268 1,400 7/23/82
12 Moulin Rouge! Fox $57,386,607 2,283 $167,540 2 5/18/01
13 The Blues Brothers Uni. $57,229,890 - $4,858,152 594 6/20/80
14 Annie Col. $57,059,003 1,102 $510,632 14 5/21/82
15 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street P/DW $52,898,073 1,507 $9,300,805 1,249 12/21/07
16 The Phantom of the Opera WB $51,268,815 1,515 $4,001,890 622 12/22/04
17 Muppets Most Wanted BV $51,183,113 3,194 $17,005,126 3,194 3/21/14
18 Evita BV $50,047,179 1,045 $195,085 2 12/25/96
19 Popeye Par. $49,823,037 901 $6,310,520 901 12/12/80
20 Jersey Boys WB $47,003,740 2,905 $13,319,371 2,905 6/20/14
21 Yentl MGM $40,218,899 747 $3,050,219 501 11/18/83
22 Burlesque SGem $39,440,655 3,037 $11,947,744 3,037 11/24/10
23 Funny Lady Col. $39,000,000 - n/a - 3/9/75
24 Little Shop of Horrors WB $38,748,395 1,183 $3,659,884 866 12/19/86
25 Rock of Ages WB (NL) $38,518,613 3,470 $14,437,269 3,470 6/15/12
26 All That Jazz Fox $37,823,676 - $86,229 5 12/20/79
27 Tommy Col. $34,251,525 - n/a - 3/14/75
28 Rent SonR $29,077,547 2,437 $10,016,021 2,433 11/23/05
29 Victor/Victoria MGM $28,215,453 615 $139,634 3 3/19/82
30 That's Entertainment! MGM $26,890,200 - n/a - 5/18/74
31 Across the Universe SonR $24,343,673 964 $667,784 23 9/14/07
32 Xanadu Uni. $22,762,571 - $1,471,595 249 8/8/80
33 The Wiz Uni. $21,049,053 - n/a - 10/1/78
34 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Uni. $20,378,470 - n/a - 7/21/78
35 Nine Wein. $19,676,965 1,412 $257,232 4 12/18/09
36 The Producers Uni. $19,398,532 978 $154,590 6 12/16/05
37 New York, New York UA $16,400,000 - n/a - 6/22/77
38 Hair MGM $15,284,643 - n/a - 3/14/79
39 Grease 2 Par. $15,171,476 1,250 $4,645,411 1,250 6/11/82
40 School Daze Col. $14,545,844 224 $1,802,656 220 2/12/88
41 A Chorus Line Col. $14,202,899 680 $222,919 19 12/13/85
42 Blues Brothers 2000 Uni. $14,051,384 2,516 $6,129,615 2,507 2/6/98
43 De-Lovely UA $13,456,633 410 $292,963 16 7/2/04
44 Idlewild Uni. $12,571,185 975 $5,745,780 973 8/25/06
45 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $9,759,200 276 $131,678 3 12/6/96
46 Pennies From Heaven MGM $9,171,289 - $520,000 315 12/11/81
47 Cry-Baby Uni. $8,266,343 1,236 $3,004,905 1,229 4/6/90
48 The Pirate Movie Fox $7,983,086 757 $2,528,133 757 8/6/82
49 Sarafina! BV $7,306,242 700 $76,488 2 9/18/92
50 Black Nativity FoxS $7,018,189 1,525 $3,669,530 1,516 11/27/13
51 Beyond the Sea Lions $6,318,709 383 $45,264 6 12/17/04
52 That's Entertainment! II MGM $4,979,380 - n/a - 5/16/76
53 Dancer in the Dark FL $4,184,036 126 $91,612 3 9/22/00
54 Earth Girls Are Easy Vest $3,916,303 317 $892,742 317 5/12/89
55 La Traviata Uni. $3,783,329 - n/a - 4/22/83
56 Zoot Suit Uni. $3,256,082 - $63,356 57 10/2/81
57 Hedwig and the Angry Inch FL $3,067,312 101 $156,724 9 7/20/01
58 Newsies BV $2,819,485 1,259 $1,232,508 1,223 4/10/92
59 Bugsy Malone Par. $2,783,840 - n/a - 9/15/76
60 At Long Last Love Fox $1,500,000 - n/a - 3/6/75
61 Absolute Beginners Orion $930,211 4 $83,743 4 4/18/86
62 The Pirates of Penzance Uni. $694,497 91 $255,496 91 2/18/83
63 Annie Brocoli dans les fonds marin TVA $374,360 55 $48,174 55 12/19/03
64 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School IDP $349,132 46 $92,668 38 3/31/06
65 The Singing Detective ParC $337,174 46 $28,324 5 10/24/03
66 Love's Labour's Lost Mira. $299,792 14 $24,496 2 6/9/00
67 That's Entertainment! III MGM $280,163 6 $36,220 2 5/6/94
68 Repo: The Genetic Opera LGF $146,750 11 $53,684 8 11/7/08
69 Jack Paradise K $79,974 31 $41,704 31 2/20/04
70 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool WB $75,868 23 $40,498 23 2/24/89
71 Madame Butterfly Arro. $65,196 1 $6,027 1 5/3/96
72 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Zeit. $55,365 2 $4,784 1 5/14/03
73 The Fantasticks MGM $49,666 6 $24,176 6 9/22/00
74 Very Annie Mary Emp. $46,352 6 $10,867 6 3/29/02
75 Colma: The Musical RAtt. $41,131 2 $8,403 1 6/22/07
76 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Vari. $35,556 5 $3,233 1 11/5/10
77 Naked Boys Singing TLA $25,526 3 $3,690 1 10/12/07
78 The Big Gay Musical N/A $24,140 1 $8,053 1 9/11/09
79 Stage Fright (2014) Magn. $7,078 11 $3,562 11 5/9/14
80 20 Centimeters TLA $6,635 2 $2,177 1 10/27/06
81 I Kissed a Vampire Mont. $1,794 11 $1,380 11 3/30/12
TOTAL (All Movies):$2,523,629,650----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$31,155,922867$4,260,248766-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$2,035,018,986----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$56,528,3051,890$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