Adjuster:

Genres

Musical

1974-Present
Live action only.



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