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RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 67 Signs of Life Avenue Pict. $95,836 - n/a - 5/5/89
2 36 High Fidelity Buena Vista $27,287,137 1,231 $6,429,107 1,183 3/31/00
3 38 Guilty as Sin Buena Vista $22,866,222 1,427 $5,713,708 1,132 6/4/93
4 40 An Innocent Man Buena Vista $20,047,604 1,561 $5,700,000 1,561 10/6/89
5 48 Before and After Buena Vista $8,797,839 1,318 $4,023,815 1,313 2/23/96
6 50 Ed Wood Buena Vista $5,887,457 623 $71,566 2 9/30/94
7 24 Single White Female Columbia $48,017,402 1,744 $10,212,401 1,744 8/14/92
8 45 Scanners (1981) Embassy $14,225,876 - n/a - 1/14/81
9 69 Esther Kahn Empire $23,371 3 $5,124 1 3/1/02
10 66 Cosmopolis Entertainment One $763,556 65 $70,339 3 8/17/12
11 61 Crash (1996) Fine Line $2,038,450 339 $738,339 42 10/4/96
12 42 Eastern Promises Focus Features $17,266,000 1,408 $547,092 15 9/14/07
13 8 Mrs. Doubtfire Fox $219,195,243 2,354 $20,468,847 1,605 11/24/93
14 12 Big Fox $114,968,774 1,419 $8,216,190 1,132 6/3/88
15 28 The Fly Fox $40,456,565 1,201 $7,007,423 1,195 8/15/86
16 31 The Truth About Cats & Dogs Fox $34,861,807 1,654 $6,769,363 1,413 4/26/96
17 37 That Thing You Do! Fox $25,857,416 1,887 $6,208,595 1,870 10/4/96
18 41 Prelude to a Kiss Fox $20,006,730 1,248 $5,273,395 1,247 7/10/92
19 49 Dead Ringers Fox $8,038,508 1,048 $3,012,180 1,042 9/23/88
20 58 Naked Lunch Fox $2,641,357 102 $64,491 5 12/27/91
21 64 Looking for Richard Fox Searchlight $1,408,575 81 $33,843 2 10/11/96
22 59 Moonlight and Valentino Gramercy $2,484,226 704 $1,250,912 669 9/29/95
23 68 Heaven Island Pictures $77,886 - n/a - 4/17/87
24 35 Dogma Lions Gate $30,652,890 1,292 $8,669,945 1,269 11/12/99
25 14 The Aviator Miramax $102,610,330 2,530 $858,021 40 12/17/04
26 18 Gangs of New York Miramax $77,812,000 2,340 $9,496,870 1,504 12/20/02
27 26 Cop Land Miramax $44,862,187 2,233 $13,510,482 2,233 8/15/97
28 32 Doubt Miramax $33,446,470 1,287 $507,226 15 12/12/08
29 56 The Lemon Sisters Miramax $3,473,905 598 $2,122,066 598 8/31/90
30 57 eXistenZ Miramax $2,856,712 256 $810,262 256 4/23/99
31 65 The Yards Miramax $889,352 146 $57,339 8 10/20/00
32 1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line $377,845,905 3,703 $72,629,713 3,703 12/17/03
33 2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New Line $342,551,365 3,622 $62,007,528 3,622 12/18/02
34 3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line $315,544,750 3,381 $47,211,490 3,359 12/19/01
35 15 Seven New Line $100,125,643 2,528 $13,949,807 2,441 9/22/95
36 22 The Cell New Line $61,334,059 2,476 $17,515,050 2,411 8/18/00
37 34 A History of Violence New Line $31,504,633 1,348 $515,992 14 9/23/05
38 39 The Last Mimzy New Line $21,471,047 3,017 $10,024,819 3,017 3/23/07
39 25 Spotlight Open Road Films $45,055,776 1,227 $295,009 5 11/6/15
40 10 The Silence of the Lambs Orion Pictures $130,742,922 1,642 $13,766,814 1,497 2/14/91
41 44 She-Devil Orion Pictures $15,351,421 1,452 $3,509,647 1,403 12/8/89
42 11 The Wolf of Wall Street Paramount $116,900,694 2,557 $18,361,578 2,537 12/25/13
43 20 Hugo Paramount $73,864,507 2,608 $11,364,505 1,277 11/23/11
44 21 The Score Paramount $71,107,711 2,211 $19,018,807 2,129 7/13/01
45 29 Nobody's Fool Paramount $39,491,975 1,107 $92,838 6 12/23/94
46 30 Sliver Paramount $36,300,000 2,093 $12,138,283 2,093 5/21/93
47 53 Fire with Fire Paramount $4,636,169 1,000 $1,770,043 1,000 5/9/86
48 23 The Game PolyGram $48,323,648 2,521 $14,337,029 2,403 9/12/97
49 55 White Man's Burden Savoy $3,734,870 954 $1,743,251 948 12/1/95
50 16 Panic Room Sony / Columbia $96,397,334 3,119 $30,056,751 3,053 3/29/02
51 33 Striptease Sony / Columbia $33,109,743 1,979 $12,322,069 1,970 6/28/96
52 54 Gloria Sony / Columbia $4,197,729 1,527 $2,143,089 1,527 1/22/99
53 51 A Dangerous Method Sony Classics $5,704,709 365 $167,953 4 11/23/11
54 62 Spider Sony Classics $1,642,483 54 $5,575 1 12/20/02
55 5 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Summit Entertainment $300,531,751 4,468 $64,832,191 4,468 6/30/10
56 19 Philadelphia TriStar $77,446,440 1,604 $143,433 4 12/24/93
57 52 Nadine TriStar $5,669,831 760 $2,188,857 760 8/7/87
58 43 A Kiss Before Dying Universal $15,429,177 1,546 $4,348,165 1,523 4/26/91
59 60 Videodrome Universal $2,120,439 600 $1,194,175 600 2/4/83
60 9 The Departed Warner Bros. $132,384,315 3,017 $26,887,467 3,017 10/6/06
61 13 Analyze This Warner Bros. $106,885,658 2,537 $18,383,507 2,518 3/5/99
62 17 The Client Warner Bros. $92,115,211 2,365 $17,174,262 2,052 7/22/94
63 27 Edge of Darkness Warner Bros. $43,313,890 3,066 $17,214,384 3,066 1/29/10
64 46 Moving Warner Bros. $10,815,378 1,404 $4,022,782 1,404 3/4/88
65 47 After Hours Warner Bros. $10,609,321 503 $45,435 1 9/13/85
66 63 M. Butterfly Warner Bros. $1,498,795 120 $57,280 3 10/1/93
67 4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros. (New Line) $303,003,568 4,100 $84,617,303 4,045 12/14/12
68 6 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Warner Bros. (New Line) $258,366,855 3,928 $73,645,197 3,903 12/13/13
69 7 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Warner Bros. (New Line) $255,119,788 3,875 $54,724,334 3,875 12/17/14
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (69): $4,526,167,193
Average: $65,596,626
Opening Gross Average (46): $18,588,394 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $530,717,800 $377,845,905 12/17/03
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $497,014,700 $342,551,365 12/18/02
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $471,821,800 $315,544,750 12/19/01
4 Mrs. Doubtfire Fox $453,612,500 $219,195,243 11/24/93
5 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB (NL) $325,748,200 $303,003,568 12/14/12
6 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Sum. $325,481,500 $300,531,751 6/30/10
7 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB (NL) $271,344,900 $258,366,855 12/13/13
8 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB (NL) $267,589,400 $255,119,788 12/17/14
9 The Silence of the Lambs Orion $267,386,300 $130,742,922 2/14/91
10 Big Fox $240,847,000 $114,968,774 6/3/88
11 Seven NL $197,695,500 $100,125,643 9/22/95
12 The Client WB $189,739,700 $92,115,211 7/22/94
13 Analyze This WB $181,158,600 $106,885,658 3/5/99
14 The Departed WB $173,239,900 $132,384,315 10/6/06
15 Philadelphia TriS $159,532,800 $77,446,440 12/24/93
16 Panic Room Sony $142,853,900 $96,397,334 3/29/02
17 The Aviator Mira. $138,700,500 $102,610,330 12/17/04
18 The Wolf of Wall Street Par. $125,643,000 $116,900,694 12/25/13
19 Gangs of New York Mira. $112,127,900 $77,812,000 12/20/02
20 The Score Par. $108,169,100 $71,107,711 7/13/01
21 Single White Female Col. $99,621,600 $48,017,402 8/14/92
22 The Cell NL $97,975,200 $61,334,059 8/18/00
23 The Fly Fox $93,889,800 $40,456,565 8/15/86
24 The Game Poly $90,646,300 $48,323,648 9/12/97
25 Cop Land Mira. $84,153,200 $44,862,187 8/15/97
26 Hugo Par. $80,878,700 $73,864,507 11/23/11
27 Nobody's Fool Par. $78,180,200 $39,491,975 12/23/94
28 Sliver Par. $75,493,500 $36,300,000 5/21/93
29 The Truth About Cats & Dogs Fox $67,909,500 $34,861,807 4/26/96
30 Striptease Sony $64,496,600 $33,109,743 6/28/96
31 Dogma Lions $51,765,700 $30,652,890 11/12/99
32 That Thing You Do! Fox $50,369,300 $25,857,416 10/4/96
33 Guilty as Sin BV $47,555,100 $22,866,222 6/4/93
34 Edge of Darkness WB $46,909,800 $43,313,890 1/29/10
35 Spotlight ORF $44,843,500 $45,055,776 11/6/15
36 Scanners (1981) Emb $44,059,300 $14,225,876 1/14/81
37 High Fidelity BV $43,588,600 $27,287,137 3/31/00
38 An Innocent Man BV $43,478,600 $20,047,604 10/6/89
39 A History of Violence NL $42,307,300 $31,504,633 9/23/05
40 Prelude to a Kiss Fox $41,507,900 $20,006,730 7/10/92
41 Doubt Mira. $38,744,000 $33,446,470 12/12/08
42 She-Devil Orion $32,434,500 $15,351,421 12/8/89
43 A Kiss Before Dying Uni. $31,554,700 $15,429,177 4/26/91
44 The Last Mimzy NL $26,870,000 $21,471,047 3/23/07
45 After Hours WB $25,731,300 $10,609,321 9/13/85
46 Moving WB $22,657,000 $10,815,378 3/4/88
47 Eastern Promises Focus $21,607,600 $17,266,000 9/14/07
48 Before and After BV $17,137,900 $8,797,839 2/23/96
49 Dead Ringers Fox $16,839,800 $8,038,508 9/23/88
50 Nadine TriS $12,485,200 $5,669,831 8/7/87
51 Ed Wood BV $12,127,000 $5,887,457 9/30/94
52 Fire with Fire Par. $10,759,400 $4,636,169 5/9/86
53 White Man's Burden Sav. $7,392,500 $3,734,870 12/1/95
54 Gloria Sony $7,114,700 $4,197,729 1/22/99
55 The Lemon Sisters Mira. $7,071,000 $3,473,905 8/31/90
56 A Dangerous Method SPC $6,216,600 $5,704,709 11/23/11
57 Videodrome Uni. $5,795,900 $2,120,439 2/4/83
58 Naked Lunch Fox $5,480,000 $2,641,357 12/27/91
59 Moonlight and Valentino Gram. $4,917,100 $2,484,226 9/29/95
60 eXistenZ Mira. $4,841,800 $2,856,712 4/23/99
61 Crash (1996) FL $3,823,800 $2,038,450 10/4/96
62 M. Butterfly WB $3,117,100 $1,498,795 10/1/93
63 Looking for Richard FoxS $2,743,900 $1,408,575 10/11/96
64 Spider SPC $2,345,800 $1,642,483 12/20/02
65 The Yards Mira. $1,420,700 $889,352 10/20/00
66 Cosmopolis EOne $809,600 $763,556 8/17/12
67 Signs of Life Ave $207,800 $95,836 5/5/89
68 Heaven Isld $171,500 $77,886 4/17/87
69 Esther Kahn Emp. $34,600 $23,371 3/1/02
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $6,802,507,600
Average: $98,587,100


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $1,119.1 $377.0 33.7% $742.1 66.3% 2003
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB (NL) $1,021.1 $303.0 29.7% $718.1 70.3% 2012
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB (NL) $958.4 $258.4 27% $700.0 73% 2013
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB (NL) $956.0 $255.1 26.7% $700.9 73.3% 2014
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $923.3 $339.8 36.8% $583.5 63.2% 2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $869.3 $313.4 36% $556.0 64% 2001
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Sum. $698.5 $300.5 43% $398.0 57% 2010
Mrs. Doubtfire Fox $441.3 $219.2 49.7% $222.1 50.3% 1993
The Wolf of Wall Street Par. $392.0 $116.9 29.8% $275.1 70.2% 2013
Seven NL $327.3 $100.1 30.6% $227.2 69.4% 1995
The Departed WB $289.8 $132.4 45.7% $157.5 54.3% 2006
The Silence of the Lambs Orion $272.7 $130.7 47.9% $142.0 52.1% 1991
The Aviator Mira. $213.7 $102.6 48% $111.1 52% 2004
Philadelphia TriS $206.7 $77.4 37.5% $129.2 62.5% 1993
Panic Room Sony $196.4 $96.4 49.1% $100.0 50.9% 2002
Gangs of New York Mira. $193.8 $77.8 40.2% $116.0 59.8% 2002
Hugo Par. $185.8 $73.9 39.8% $111.9 60.2% 2011
Analyze This WB $176.9 $106.9 60.4% $70.0 39.6% 1999
Big Fox $151.7 $115.0 75.8% $36.7 24.2% 1988
The Client WB $117.6 $92.1 78.3% $25.5 21.7% 1994
Sliver Par. $116.3 $36.3 31.2% $80.0 68.8% 1993
The Score Par. $113.6 $71.1 62.6% $42.5 37.4% 2001
Striptease Sony $113.3 $33.1 29.2% $80.2 70.8% 1996
The Game Poly $109.4 $48.3 44.2% $61.1 55.8% 1997
The Cell NL $104.2 $61.3 58.9% $42.8 41.1% 2000
Spotlight ORF $88.3 $45.1 51% $43.3 49% 2015
Edge of Darkness WB $81.1 $43.3 53.4% $37.8 46.6% 2010
A History of Violence NL $60.7 $31.5 51.9% $29.2 48.1% 2005
The Fly Fox $60.6 $40.5 66.7% $20.2 33.3% 1986
Eastern Promises Focus $56.1 $17.3 30.8% $38.8 69.2% 2007
Doubt Mira. $50.9 $33.4 65.7% $17.5 34.3% 2008
High Fidelity BV $47.1 $27.3 57.9% $19.8 42.1% 2000
That Thing You Do! Fox $34.6 $25.9 74.8% $8.7 25.2% 1996
Dogma Lions $30.7 $30.7 100% n/a 0% 1999
A Dangerous Method SPC $27.5 $5.7 20.8% $21.8 79.2% 2011
The Last Mimzy NL $27.3 $21.5 78.7% $5.8 21.3% 2007
Prelude to a Kiss Fox $22.7 $20.0 88.1% $2.7 11.9% 1992
Cosmopolis EOne $6.1 $764k 12.6% $5.3 87.4% 2012
Spider SPC $5.8 $1.6 28.3% $4.2 71.7% 2002
The Yards Mira. $889k $889k 100% n/a 0% 2000
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $10,868.7 million



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