Adjuster:

Genres

Musical

1974-Present
Live action only.



RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 64 Madame Butterfly Arrow Releasing $6,027 9.2% 1 $6,027 $65,196 5/3/96
2 1 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Buena Vista $42,030,184 46.4% 3,623 $11,601 $90,559,416 10/24/08
3 2 Enchanted Buena Vista $34,440,317 26.9% 3,730 $9,233 $127,807,262 11/21/07
4 3 The Muppets Buena Vista $29,239,026 33.0% 3,440 $8,500 $88,631,237 11/23/11
5 7 Muppets Most Wanted Buena Vista $17,005,126 33.2% 3,194 $5,324 $51,183,113 3/21/14
6 18 Evita Buena Vista $8,381,055 16.7% 704 $11,904 $50,047,179 1/10/97
7 35 Sarafina! Buena Vista $2,156,678 29.5% 686 $3,143 $7,306,242 9/25/92
8 40 Newsies Buena Vista $1,232,508 43.7% 1,223 $1,007 $2,819,485 4/10/92
9 24 Annie Columbia $5,312,062 9.3% 1,102 $4,820 $57,059,003 6/18/82
10 37 School Daze Columbia $1,802,656 12.4% 220 $8,193 $14,545,844 2/12/88
11 38 A Chorus Line Columbia $1,503,564 10.6% 617 $2,436 $14,202,899 12/20/85
12 61 Very Annie Mary Empire $10,867 23.4% 6 $1,811 $46,352 3/29/02
13 45 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Fine Line $156,724 5.1% 9 $17,413 $3,067,312 7/20/01
14 48 Dancer in the Dark Fine Line $91,612 2.2% 3 $30,537 $4,184,036 9/22/00
15 11 Moulin Rouge! Fox $13,718,306 23.9% 2,279 $6,019 $57,386,607 6/1/01
16 34 The Pirate Movie Fox $2,528,133 31.7% 757 $3,339 $7,983,086 8/6/82
17 49 All That Jazz Fox $86,229 0.2% 5 $17,245 $37,823,676 12/20/79
18 29 Black Nativity Fox Searchlight $3,669,530 52.3% 1,516 $2,421 $7,018,189 11/27/13
19 47 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School IDP $92,668 26.5% 38 $2,438 $349,132 3/31/06
20 55 Jack Paradise K Film $41,704 52.1% 31 $1,345 $79,974 2/20/04
21 52 Repo: The Genetic Opera Lionsgate $53,684 36.6% 8 $6,711 $146,750 11/7/08
22 54 Beyond the Sea Lions Gate $45,264 0.7% 6 $7,544 $6,318,709 12/17/04
23 67 Stage Fright (2014) Magnolia $3,562 50.3% 11 $324 $7,078 5/9/14
24 33 Yentl MGM $2,799,566 7.0% 609 $4,596 $40,218,899 1/6/84
25 36 Victor/Victoria MGM $2,102,208 7.5% 611 $3,440 $28,215,453 4/2/82
26 42 Pennies From Heaven MGM $520,000 5.7% 315 $1,650 $9,171,289 12/11/81
27 57 That's Entertainment! III MGM $36,220 12.9% 2 $18,110 $280,163 5/6/94
28 60 The Fantasticks MGM $24,176 48.7% 6 $4,029 $49,666 9/22/00
29 19 Chicago Miramax $8,238,709 4.8% 616 $13,374 $170,687,518 1/24/03
30 46 Everyone Says I Love You Miramax $131,678 1.3% 3 $43,892 $9,759,200 12/6/96
31 59 Love's Labour's Lost Miramax $24,496 8.2% 2 $12,248 $299,792 6/9/00
32 70 I Kissed a Vampire Monterey Media, Inc. $1,380 76.9% 11 $125 $1,794 3/30/12
33 5 Hairspray (2007) New Line $27,476,745 23.1% 3,121 $8,803 $118,871,849 7/20/07
34 50 Absolute Beginners Orion Pictures $83,743 9.0% 4 $20,935 $930,211 4/18/86
35 17 Grease Paramount $8,941,717 5.6% 862 $10,373 $159,978,870 6/16/78
36 20 Popeye Paramount $6,310,520 12.7% 901 $7,004 $49,823,037 12/12/80
37 26 Grease 2 Paramount $4,645,411 30.6% 1,250 $3,716 $15,171,476 6/11/82
38 58 The Singing Detective Paramount Classics $28,324 8.4% 5 $5,664 $337,174 10/24/03
39 10 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $14,100,050 13.6% 852 $16,549 $103,365,956 12/25/06
40 16 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Paramount (DreamWorks) $9,300,805 17.6% 1,249 $7,446 $52,898,073 12/21/07
41 15 Rent Sony (Revolution) $10,016,021 34.4% 2,433 $4,116 $29,077,547 11/23/05
42 28 Across the Universe Sony (Revolution) $3,824,988 15.7% 954 $4,009 $24,343,673 10/12/07
43 62 Colma: The Musical Roadside Attractions $8,403 20.4% 1 $8,403 $41,131 6/22/07
44 13 Burlesque Sony / Screen Gems $11,947,744 30.3% 3,037 $3,934 $39,440,655 11/24/10
45 8 Annie (2014) Sony / Columbia $16,300,000 100.0% 3,116 $5,231 $16,300,000 12/19/14
46 66 Naked Boys Singing TLA Releasing $3,690 14.5% 1 $3,690 $25,526 10/12/07
47 69 20 Centimeters TLA Releasing $2,177 32.8% 1 $2,177 $6,635 10/27/06
48 53 Annie Brocoli dans les fonds marin TVA $48,174 12.9% 55 $875 $374,360 12/19/03
49 43 De-Lovely United Artists $292,963 2.2% 16 $18,310 $13,456,633 7/2/04
50 4 Mamma Mia! Universal $27,751,240 19.3% 2,976 $9,325 $144,130,063 7/18/08
51 6 Les Miserables (2012) Universal $27,281,735 18.3% 2,814 $9,695 $148,809,770 12/25/12
52 14 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Universal $11,874,268 17.0% 1,400 $8,481 $69,701,637 7/23/82
53 21 Blues Brothers 2000 Universal $6,129,615 43.6% 2,507 $2,445 $14,051,384 2/6/98
54 22 Idlewild Universal $5,745,780 45.7% 973 $5,905 $12,571,185 8/25/06
55 25 The Blues Brothers Universal $4,858,152 8.5% 594 $8,178 $57,229,890 6/20/80
56 31 The Producers Universal $3,303,541 17.0% 975 $3,388 $19,398,532 12/25/05
57 32 Cry-Baby Universal $3,004,905 36.4% 1,229 $2,445 $8,266,343 4/6/90
58 39 Xanadu Universal $1,471,595 6.5% 249 $5,910 $22,762,571 8/8/80
59 44 The Pirates of Penzance Universal $255,496 36.8% 91 $2,807 $694,497 2/18/83
60 51 Zoot Suit Universal $63,356 1.9% 57 $1,111 $3,256,082 10/2/81
61 63 The Big Gay Musical Unknown $8,053 33.4% 1 $8,053 $24,140 9/11/09
62 68 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Variance Films $3,233 9.1% 1 $3,233 $35,556 11/5/10
63 41 Earth Girls Are Easy Vestron $892,742 22.8% 317 $2,816 $3,916,303 5/12/89
64 12 Jersey Boys Warner Bros. $13,319,371 28.3% 2,905 $4,585 $47,047,013 6/20/14
65 27 The Phantom of the Opera Warner Bros. $4,001,890 7.8% 622 $6,433 $51,268,815 12/22/04
66 30 Little Shop of Horrors Warner Bros. $3,659,884 9.4% 866 $4,226 $38,748,395 12/19/86
67 56 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool Warner Bros. $40,498 53.4% 23 $1,760 $75,868 2/24/89
68 9 Rock of Ages Warner Bros. (New Line) $14,437,269 37.5% 3,470 $4,161 $38,518,613 6/15/12
69 23 Nine Weinstein Company $5,452,513 27.7% 1,412 $3,862 $19,676,965 12/25/09
70 65 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Zeitgeist $4,784 8.6% 1 $4,784 $55,365 5/14/03
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 37 titles):
$11,167,10820.4%1,747$6,392$54,664,471-

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
Into the Woods BV 12/25/14
The Last 5 Years RTWC 2/13/15