Adjuster:

Genres

Musical

1974-Present
Live action only.



RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 High School Musical 3: Senior Year BV $42,030,184 46.4% 3,623 $11,601 $90,559,416 10/24/08
2 Enchanted BV $34,440,317 26.9% 3,730 $9,233 $127,807,262 11/21/07
3 The Muppets BV $29,239,026 33.0% 3,440 $8,500 $88,631,237 11/23/11
4 Mamma Mia! Uni. $27,751,240 19.3% 2,976 $9,325 $144,130,063 7/18/08
5 Hairspray (2007) NL $27,476,745 23.1% 3,121 $8,803 $118,871,849 7/20/07
6 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $27,281,735 18.3% 2,814 $9,695 $148,809,770 12/25/12
7 Muppets Most Wanted BV $17,005,126 33.2% 3,194 $5,324 $51,183,113 3/21/14
8 Rock of Ages WB (NL) $14,437,269 37.5% 3,470 $4,161 $38,518,613 6/15/12
9 Dreamgirls P/DW $14,100,050 13.6% 852 $16,549 $103,365,956 12/25/06
10 Moulin Rouge! Fox $13,718,306 23.9% 2,279 $6,019 $57,386,607 6/1/01
11 Jersey Boys WB $13,319,371 28.3% 2,905 $4,585 $47,047,013 6/20/14
12 Burlesque SGem $11,947,744 30.3% 3,037 $3,934 $39,440,655 11/24/10
13 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Uni. $11,874,268 17.0% 1,400 $8,481 $69,701,637 7/23/82
14 Rent SonR $10,016,021 34.4% 2,433 $4,116 $29,077,547 11/23/05
15 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street P/DW $9,300,805 17.6% 1,249 $7,446 $52,898,073 12/21/07
16 Grease Par. $8,941,717 5.6% 862 $10,373 $159,978,870 6/16/78
17 Evita BV $8,381,055 16.7% 704 $11,904 $50,047,179 1/10/97
18 Chicago Mira. $8,238,709 4.8% 616 $13,374 $170,687,518 1/24/03
19 Popeye Par. $6,310,520 12.7% 901 $7,004 $49,823,037 12/12/80
20 Blues Brothers 2000 Uni. $6,129,615 43.6% 2,507 $2,445 $14,051,384 2/6/98
21 Idlewild Uni. $5,745,780 45.7% 973 $5,905 $12,571,185 8/25/06
22 Nine Wein. $5,452,513 27.7% 1,412 $3,862 $19,676,965 12/25/09
23 Annie Col. $5,312,062 9.3% 1,102 $4,820 $57,059,003 6/18/82
24 The Blues Brothers Uni. $4,858,152 8.5% 594 $8,178 $57,229,890 6/20/80
25 Grease 2 Par. $4,645,411 30.6% 1,250 $3,716 $15,171,476 6/11/82
26 The Phantom of the Opera WB $4,001,890 7.8% 622 $6,433 $51,268,815 12/22/04
27 Across the Universe SonR $3,824,988 15.7% 954 $4,009 $24,343,673 10/12/07
28 Black Nativity FoxS $3,669,530 52.3% 1,516 $2,421 $7,018,189 11/27/13
29 Little Shop of Horrors WB $3,659,884 9.4% 866 $4,226 $38,748,395 12/19/86
30 The Producers Uni. $3,303,541 17.0% 975 $3,388 $19,398,532 12/25/05
31 Cry-Baby Uni. $3,004,905 36.4% 1,229 $2,445 $8,266,343 4/6/90
32 Yentl MGM $2,799,566 7.0% 609 $4,596 $40,218,899 1/6/84
33 The Pirate Movie Fox $2,528,133 31.7% 757 $3,339 $7,983,086 8/6/82
34 Sarafina! BV $2,156,678 29.5% 686 $3,143 $7,306,242 9/25/92
35 Victor/Victoria MGM $2,102,208 7.5% 611 $3,440 $28,215,453 4/2/82
36 School Daze Col. $1,802,656 12.4% 220 $8,193 $14,545,844 2/12/88
37 A Chorus Line Col. $1,503,564 10.6% 617 $2,436 $14,202,899 12/20/85
38 Xanadu Uni. $1,471,595 6.5% 249 $5,910 $22,762,571 8/8/80
39 Newsies BV $1,232,508 43.7% 1,223 $1,007 $2,819,485 4/10/92
40 Earth Girls Are Easy Vest $892,742 22.8% 317 $2,816 $3,916,303 5/12/89
41 Pennies From Heaven MGM $520,000 5.7% 315 $1,650 $9,171,289 12/11/81
42 De-Lovely UA $292,963 2.2% 16 $18,310 $13,456,633 7/2/04
43 The Pirates of Penzance Uni. $255,496 36.8% 91 $2,807 $694,497 2/18/83
44 Hedwig and the Angry Inch FL $156,724 5.1% 9 $17,413 $3,067,312 7/20/01
45 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $131,678 1.3% 3 $43,892 $9,759,200 12/6/96
46 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School IDP $92,668 26.5% 38 $2,438 $349,132 3/31/06
47 Dancer in the Dark FL $91,612 2.2% 3 $30,537 $4,184,036 9/22/00
48 All That Jazz Fox $86,229 0.2% 5 $17,245 $37,823,676 12/20/79
49 Absolute Beginners Orion $83,743 9.0% 4 $20,935 $930,211 4/18/86
50 Zoot Suit Uni. $63,356 1.9% 57 $1,111 $3,256,082 10/2/81
51 Repo: The Genetic Opera LGF $53,684 36.6% 8 $6,711 $146,750 11/7/08
52 Annie Brocoli dans les fonds marin TVA $48,174 12.9% 55 $875 $374,360 12/19/03
53 Beyond the Sea Lions $45,264 0.7% 6 $7,544 $6,318,709 12/17/04
54 Jack Paradise K $41,704 52.1% 31 $1,345 $79,974 2/20/04
55 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool WB $40,498 53.4% 23 $1,760 $75,868 2/24/89
56 That's Entertainment! III MGM $36,220 12.9% 2 $18,110 $280,163 5/6/94
57 The Singing Detective ParC $28,324 8.4% 5 $5,664 $337,174 10/24/03
58 Love's Labour's Lost Mira. $24,496 8.2% 2 $12,248 $299,792 6/9/00
59 The Fantasticks MGM $24,176 48.7% 6 $4,029 $49,666 9/22/00
60 Very Annie Mary Emp. $10,867 23.4% 6 $1,811 $46,352 3/29/02
61 Colma: The Musical RAtt. $8,403 20.4% 1 $8,403 $41,131 6/22/07
62 The Big Gay Musical N/A $8,053 33.4% 1 $8,053 $24,140 9/11/09
63 Madame Butterfly Arro. $6,027 9.2% 1 $6,027 $65,196 5/3/96
64 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Zeit. $4,784 8.6% 1 $4,784 $55,365 5/14/03
65 Naked Boys Singing TLA $3,690 14.5% 1 $3,690 $25,526 10/12/07
66 Stage Fright (2014) Magn. $3,562 50.3% 11 $324 $7,078 5/9/14
67 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Vari. $3,233 9.1% 1 $3,233 $35,556 11/5/10
68 20 Centimeters TLA $2,177 32.8% 1 $2,177 $6,635 10/27/06
69 I Kissed a Vampire Mont. $1,380 76.9% 11 $125 $1,794 3/30/12
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 36 titles):
$11,024,52719.8%1,709$6,451$55,730,151-

Note: Only movies with opening weekend grosses are listed on this chart.


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