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Pop Star Debuts

Big Screen, Leading Role Debuts of Music Stars
1980-Present



RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 Austin Powers in Goldmember NL $73,071,188 34.3% 3,613 $20,224 $213,307,889 7/26/02
2 8 Mile Uni. $51,240,555 43.9% 2,470 $20,745 $116,750,901 11/8/02
3 The Dukes of Hazzard WB $30,675,314 38.2% 3,785 $8,104 $80,270,227 8/5/05
4 Battleship Uni. $25,534,825 39.0% 3,690 $6,920 $65,422,625 5/18/12
5 Romeo Must Die WB $18,014,503 32.2% 2,641 $6,821 $55,973,336 3/22/00
6 The Bodyguard WB $16,611,793 13.6% 1,717 $9,674 $121,945,720 11/25/92
7 Crossroads Par. $14,527,187 39.1% 2,380 $6,103 $37,191,304 2/15/02
8 Dreamgirls P/DW $14,100,050 13.6% 852 $16,549 $103,365,956 12/25/06
9 Like Mike Fox $12,179,420 23.7% 2,410 $5,053 $51,432,760 7/3/02
10 A Walk to Remember WB $12,177,488 29.5% 2,411 $5,050 $41,281,092 1/25/02
11 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Par. $12,020,807 38.8% 1,652 $7,276 $30,985,352 11/9/05
12 Burlesque SGem $11,947,744 30.3% 3,037 $3,934 $39,440,655 11/24/10
13 Poetic Justice Col. $11,728,455 42.6% 1,273 $9,213 $27,515,786 7/23/93
14 Sparkle (2012) TriS $11,643,342 47.7% 2,244 $5,189 $24,397,469 8/17/12
15 ATL WB $11,554,404 54.6% 1,602 $7,212 $21,170,563 3/31/06
16 Soul Surfer TriS $10,601,862 24.2% 2,214 $4,789 $43,853,424 4/8/11
17 Spice World Sony $10,527,222 35.9% 2,339 $4,501 $29,342,592 1/23/98
18 Boyz N the Hood Col. $10,023,462 17.4% 829 $12,091 $57,504,069 7/12/91
19 Crash Lions $9,107,071 16.7% 1,864 $4,885 $54,580,300 5/6/05
20 Set It Off NL $8,812,105 24.2% 1,014 $8,690 $36,461,139 11/8/96
21 Juice Par. $8,085,915 40.1% 1,089 $7,425 $20,146,880 1/17/92
22 Purple Rain WB $7,766,201 11.4% 917 $8,469 $68,392,977 7/27/84
23 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome WB $7,283,714 20.1% 1,474 $4,941 $36,230,219 7/12/85
24 How High Uni. $7,102,260 22.8% 1,266 $5,610 $31,178,740 12/21/01
25 New Jack City WB $7,039,622 14.8% 862 $8,166 $47,624,353 3/8/91
26 Fear Uni. $6,312,240 30.3% 1,584 $3,985 $20,831,000 4/12/96
27 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $5,315,079 26.2% 1,233 $4,310 $20,300,385 1/10/97
28 In Too Deep Mira. $4,220,297 30.1% 667 $6,327 $14,011,454 8/27/99
29 9 to 5 Fox $3,966,832 3.8% 910 $4,359 $103,290,500 12/19/80
30 Machete Kills ORF $3,837,183 47.9% 2,538 $1,512 $8,008,161 10/11/13
31 Light of Day TriS $3,536,309 33.7% 1,041 $3,397 $10,489,617 2/6/87
32 Belly Art. $3,454,776 35.8% 600 $5,757 $9,639,390 11/6/98
33 Hard to Hold Uni. $3,410,001 30.7% 1,017 $3,353 $11,113,806 4/6/84
34 I Got the Hook-Up! Mira. $3,310,349 32.1% 655 $5,054 $10,317,779 5/29/98
35 House Party NL $3,200,568 12.1% 700 $4,572 $26,385,627 3/23/90
36 The Wash Lions $2,875,067 28.5% 749 $3,838 $10,097,538 11/16/01
37 Bones NL $2,823,548 38.6% 847 $3,333 $7,316,658 10/26/01
38 Pure Country WB $2,739,680 18.1% 993 $2,758 $15,164,458 10/23/92
39 From Justin to Kelly Fox $2,715,848 55.1% 2,001 $1,357 $4,928,883 6/20/03
40 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
41 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $2,683,767 9.8% 760 $3,531 $27,398,584 4/12/85
42 Glitter Fox $2,414,596 56.5% 1,202 $2,008 $4,274,407 9/21/01
43 On the Line Mira. $2,307,063 52.8% 900 $2,563 $4,365,455 10/26/01
44 UHF Orion $2,251,831 36.6% 1,295 $1,738 $6,157,157 7/21/89
45 The Bride Col. $1,763,277 49.5% 955 $1,846 $3,558,669 8/16/85
46 The Allnighter Uni. $1,419,581 52.6% 977 $1,453 $2,700,000 5/1/87
47 Vibes Col. $916,482 48.7% 1,003 $913 $1,883,811 8/5/88
48 Tougher Than Leather NL $748,193 20.9% 130 $5,755 $3,582,760 9/16/88
49 Undiscovered Lions $676,048 63.2% 1,304 $518 $1,069,318 8/26/05
50 Cool as Ice Uni. $638,625 53.5% 393 $1,625 $1,193,062 10/18/91
51 Turn It Up NL $576,820 46.2% 661 $872 $1,247,949 9/8/00
52 The Second Chance Triu $200,554 43.3% 87 $2,305 $463,542 2/17/06
53 Broken Bridges Par. $133,784 53.0% 84 $1,592 $252,539 9/8/06
54 Dancer in the Dark FL $91,612 2.2% 3 $30,537 $4,184,036 9/22/00
55 My Blueberry Nights Wein. $74,146 8.5% 6 $12,357 $867,275 4/4/08
56 Ride with the Devil USA $64,159 10.1% 11 $5,832 $635,096 11/26/99
57 Six Degrees of Separation MGM $53,058 0.8% 2 $26,529 $6,405,918 12/10/93
58 Falling from Grace Col. $49,708 21.4% 22 $2,259 $231,826 2/21/92
59 The Leading Man N.Arts $2,483 13.8% 2 $1,242 $18,012 3/6/98
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 48 titles):
$10,002,16127.0%1,547$6,466$37,089,936-

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


NOTE: While no firm figures are available, Elvis Presley's 1956 debut Love Me Tender and The Beatles' 1964 debut A Hard Day's Night would equal approximately $50 million and $70 million respectively today, adjusted for ticket price inflation. If there are any movies that you think should be on this list, e-mail us at mail@boxofficemojo.com.