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1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersWeekend Adj. Gross*Adjusted Gross^Date**
1 The Lion King BV $1,734,800 2 $3,469,600 $682,066,800 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $941,914 6 $5,651,500 $297,480,300 6/16/95
3 Hercules BV $848,389 2 $1,696,800 $197,360,500 6/20/97
4 A Bug's Life BV $567,345 1 $567,300 $311,998,500 11/20/98
5 Toy Story 2 BV $540,057 1 $540,100 $437,225,800 11/19/99
6 Hercules BV $496,959 1 $497,000 $197,360,500 6/13/97
7 The Princess and the Frog BV $472,127 2 $944,300 $123,934,600 11/27/09
8 The Princess and the Frog BV $449,019 2 $898,000 $123,934,600 12/04/09
9 Frozen BV $266,417 1 $266,400 $448,234,900 11/22/13
10 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $265,649 2 $531,300 $135,737,800 6/08/01
11 Anastasia Fox $240,032 1 $240,000 $115,785,500 11/14/97
12 Red State SMod $237,489 1 $237,500 $1,277,300 3/04/11
13 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $232,854 4 $931,400 $65,893,300 3/07/14
14 Brother Bear BV $221,255 2 $442,500 $129,184,800 10/24/03
15 Aladdin BV $216,567 2 $433,100 $479,323,100 11/13/92
16 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $211,094 2 $422,200 $110,393,200 10/15/93
17 Evita BV $201,704 2 $403,400 $99,668,900 12/27/96
18 Aladdin BV $191,359 2 $382,700 $479,323,100 11/20/92
19 American Sniper WB $190,485 4 $761,900 $393,751,200 1/02/15
20 La La Land LG/S $183,238 5 $916,200 $156,365,200 12/09/16
21 Dreamgirls P/DW $176,264 3 $528,800 $138,857,500 12/15/06
22 Beauty and the Beast BV $176,011 2 $352,000 $319,586,700 11/15/91
23 American Sniper WB $174,391 4 $697,600 $393,751,200 12/26/14
24 The Master Wein. $173,004 5 $865,000 $18,873,000 9/14/12
25 Edward Scissorhands Fox $172,452 2 $344,900 $122,179,200 12/07/90
26 American Sniper WB $163,079 4 $652,300 $393,751,200 1/09/15
27 Brokeback Mountain Focus $156,114 5 $780,600 $116,193,500 12/09/05
28 Moulin Rouge! Fox $155,911 2 $311,800 $92,654,900 5/25/01
29 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $147,173 4 $588,700 $52,791,200 5/25/12
30 Victor/Victoria MGM $144,698 3 $434,100 $87,717,400 3/19/82
31 The Crucible Fox $144,503 1 $144,500 $14,718,300 12/06/96
32 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $144,082 1 $144,100 $42,188,300 7/26/85
33 Bulworth Fox $138,187 2 $276,400 $51,698,800 5/15/98
34 On Golden Pond Uni. $137,883 2 $275,800 $370,940,800 1/01/82
35 Steve Jobs Uni. $136,975 4 $547,900 $18,665,200 10/09/15
36 Moulin Rouge! Fox $135,275 2 $270,600 $92,654,900 5/18/01
37 American Hustle Sony $135,085 6 $810,500 $170,191,500 12/13/13
38 Victor/Victoria MGM $134,594 3 $403,800 $87,717,400 3/26/82
39 The Imitation Game Wein. $131,966 4 $527,900 $102,355,700 11/28/14
40 The Crucible Fox $130,266 1 $130,300 $14,718,300 11/29/96
41 There Will Be Blood ParV $126,698 2 $253,400 $51,209,400 12/28/07
42 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $124,939 18 $2,248,900 $56,873,100 11/06/09
43 The Revenant Fox $124,640 4 $498,600 $195,586,400 12/25/15
44 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $122,947 4 $491,800 $275,634,100 1/01/88
45 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $121,648 8 $973,200 $80,845,600 12/09/05
46 Everest (IMAX) MFF $121,472 10 $1,214,700 $151,511,600 3/13/98
47 The Revenant Fox $119,264 4 $477,100 $195,586,400 1/01/16
48 Blue Jasmine SPC $118,926 6 $713,600 $38,727,100 7/26/13
49 The Joy Luck Club BV $117,016 3 $351,000 $72,636,800 9/10/93
50 After Hours WB $116,979 1 $117,000 $27,315,300 9/13/85
51 Birdman FoxS $116,837 4 $467,300 $47,092,400 10/17/14
52 Howards End SPC $115,776 1 $115,800 $57,280,600 3/13/92
53 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $115,532 5 $577,700 $28,071,600 10/11/02
54 Maurice Cinc $115,192 1 $115,200 $5,699,800 9/18/87
55 The Blair Witch Project Art. $114,810 31 $3,559,200 $252,859,700 7/23/99
56 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $113,553 4 $454,200 $275,634,100 12/25/87
57 Annie Col. $113,389 14 $1,587,500 $177,387,500 5/21/82
58 Midnight in Paris SPC $113,211 6 $679,300 $64,917,600 5/20/11
59 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $110,942 4 $443,800 $15,016,600 12/06/13
60 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $110,697 5 $553,500 $76,084,600 9/16/05
61 The Thin Red Line Fox $110,120 5 $550,600 $65,588,700 12/25/98
62 Howards End SPC $108,552 1 $108,600 $57,280,600 3/20/92
63 The Mission WB $108,520 1 $108,500 $40,418,200 11/07/86
64 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $107,508 4 $430,000 $18,808,000 10/01/04
65 Howards End SPC $107,506 1 $107,500 $57,280,600 3/27/92
66 Syriana WB $106,800 5 $534,000 $71,946,900 11/25/05
67 On Golden Pond Uni. $106,587 3 $319,800 $370,940,800 1/08/82
68 Dreamgirls P/DW $105,883 3 $317,700 $138,857,500 12/22/06
69 A Room with a View Cinc $105,861 1 $105,900 $49,021,000 3/07/86
70 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $105,856 1 $105,900 $5,455,900 3/18/05
71 The Tree of Life FoxS $105,722 4 $422,900 $15,203,600 5/27/11
72 The Verdict Fox $104,644 3 $313,900 $159,037,800 12/10/82
73 Moonlight (2016) A24 $104,521 4 $418,100 $28,871,000 10/21/16
74 Guiana 1838 RBC $104,367 1 $104,400 $332,400 9/24/04
75 Crossing Delancey WB $103,878 1 $103,900 $36,165,100 8/26/88
76 Call Me by Your Name SPC $102,783 4 $411,100 $18,043,800 11/24/17
77 On Golden Pond Uni. $102,377 3 $307,100 $370,940,800 1/15/82
78 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $102,304 4 $409,200 $275,634,100 1/08/88
79 Wish You Were Here Atl $101,945 1 $101,900 $7,676,300 7/24/87
80 Gandhi Col. $101,933 4 $407,700 $153,169,900 12/10/82
81 Howards End SPC $101,558 1 $101,600 $57,280,600 4/03/92
82 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $101,556 1 $101,600 $29,824,200 1/21/83
83 The King's Speech Wein. $101,399 4 $405,600 $157,181,600 11/26/10
84 Spring Breakers A24 $100,916 3 $302,800 $15,846,500 3/15/13
85 Metropolitan NL $100,827 1 $100,800 $6,348,800 8/03/90
86 The Blair Witch Project Art. $100,760 27 $2,720,500 $252,859,700 7/16/99
87 Green Card BV $100,434 2 $200,900 $64,887,100 1/04/91
88 Don't Think Twice TFA $99,708 1 $99,700 $4,731,900 7/22/16
89 The Mission WB $99,446 1 $99,400 $40,418,200 10/31/86
90 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $99,137 9 $892,200 $18,621,600 8/12/88
91 Platoon Orion $98,988 6 $593,900 $323,885,000 12/19/86
92 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $98,144 4 $392,600 $33,694,000 5/26/06
93 Dead Poets Society BV $97,978 8 $783,800 $220,695,600 6/02/89
94 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $97,916 3 $293,800 $27,371,900 3/01/85
95 Lincoln BV $97,470 11 $1,072,200 $207,770,800 11/09/12
96 American Beauty DW $96,879 16 $1,550,100 $227,906,300 9/17/99
97 The Thin Red Line Fox $96,549 7 $675,800 $65,588,700 1/01/99
98 Evita BV $96,364 22 $2,120,000 $99,668,900 1/03/97
99 Howards End SPC $95,928 1 $95,900 $57,280,600 4/10/92
100 Suspiria Amazon $95,250 2 $190,500 $2,013,500 10/26/18
101 Night and the City Fox $94,783 1 $94,800 $13,661,000 10/16/92
102 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $94,727 5 $473,600 $110,170,800 12/21/12
103 Up in the Air Par. $94,598 15 $1,419,000 $98,100,300 12/04/09
104 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $94,103 2 $188,200 $29,264,900 10/21/94
105 Red State SMod $93,436 1 $93,400 $1,277,300 4/08/11
106 The Big Short Par. $92,651 8 $741,200 $74,491,500 12/11/15
107 The Killing Fields WB $92,347 1 $92,300 $89,435,800 11/09/84
108 Dances with Wolves Orion $92,333 14 $1,292,700 $399,411,600 11/09/90
109 Annie Col. $92,084 14 $1,289,200 $177,387,500 6/04/82
110 Sicko LGF $91,625 1 $91,600 $32,601,200 6/22/07
111 Black Swan FoxS $91,528 18 $1,647,500 $123,516,300 12/03/10
112 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $90,763 3 $272,300 $19,433,400 12/06/96
113 Lady Bird A24 $90,712 4 $362,800 $48,785,600 11/03/17
114 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $90,631 4 $362,500 $27,907,500 12/09/11
115 The Mosquito Coast WB $90,589 3 $271,800 $33,823,100 11/28/86
116 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $90,332 1 $90,300 $3,868,100 4/17/87
117 Kids Mira. $90,043 2 $180,100 $15,574,200 7/21/95
118 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $89,777 4 $359,100 $56,961,900 8/04/89
119 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $89,632 2 $179,300 $15,798,500 9/28/07
120 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $89,456 5 $447,300 $82,507,200 12/14/01
121 Punchline Col. $89,365 4 $357,500 $46,795,600 9/30/88
122 Boyhood IFC $87,694 5 $438,500 $28,630,000 7/11/14
123 The Killing Fields WB $87,540 1 $87,500 $89,435,800 11/02/84
124 Dances with Wolves Orion $87,215 14 $1,221,000 $399,411,600 11/16/90
125 Mask Uni. $87,214 4 $348,900 $124,175,700 3/08/85
126 The Aristocrats Think $86,907 4 $347,600 $9,093,100 7/29/05
127 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $86,504 1 $86,500 $6,820,500 11/13/92
128 Adaptation. Sony $86,405 7 $604,800 $34,276,800 12/06/02
129 The Big Sick LGF $86,105 5 $430,500 $43,876,500 6/23/17
130 The Fighter Par. $85,584 4 $342,300 $108,070,200 12/10/10
131 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $85,556 3 $256,700 $138,976,300 7/15/88
132 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $85,302 3 $255,900 $138,976,300 7/22/88
133 A Soldier's Story Col. $85,078 5 $425,400 $58,942,900 9/14/84
134 The Killing Fields WB $85,040 3 $255,100 $89,435,800 11/23/84
135 Lust, Caution Focus $84,914 1 $84,900 $6,112,000 9/28/07
136 Raising Arizona Fox $84,714 1 $84,700 $53,408,400 3/13/87
137 Under the Volcano Uni. $84,327 1 $84,300 $6,955,100 6/15/84
138 Sarafina! BV $84,229 2 $168,500 $16,091,300 9/18/92
139 Philadelphia TriS $84,116 4 $336,500 $169,353,100 12/31/93
140 The Joy Luck Club BV $84,099 7 $588,700 $72,636,800 9/17/93
141 The Piano Mira. $83,571 4 $334,300 $88,122,000 11/12/93
142 The Kids Are All Right Focus $83,317 7 $583,200 $24,665,800 7/09/10
143 Annie Col. $83,261 14 $1,165,700 $177,387,500 6/11/82
144 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $83,220 2 $166,400 $34,726,900 12/10/04
145 New York Stories BV $82,946 12 $995,400 $24,780,400 3/03/89
146 The Shape of Water FoxS $82,919 2 $165,800 $63,686,400 12/01/17
147 Syriana WB $82,609 9 $743,500 $71,946,900 12/02/05
148 The Killing Fields WB $82,325 3 $247,000 $89,435,800 11/16/84
149 Talk to Her SPC $82,115 2 $164,200 $14,126,700 11/22/02
150 To Rome with Love SPC $81,351 5 $406,800 $19,571,000 6/22/12
151 1984 Gold. $81,327 1 $81,300 $21,712,100 12/14/84
152 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $81,322 54 $4,391,500 $102,475,200 1/07/00
153 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $80,828 1 $80,800 $2,640,900 8/24/12
154 Revolutionary Road ParV $80,585 3 $241,800 $28,071,200 12/26/08
155 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $80,423 4 $321,700 $23,344,700 3/29/13
156 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri FoxS $80,191 4 $320,800 $54,338,900 11/10/17
157 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $79,931 3 $239,800 $49,782,800 5/07/93
158 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $79,840 4 $319,400 $25,104,900 11/13/09
159 This Is My Life Fox $79,771 2 $159,500 $6,435,700 2/21/92
160 Philadelphia TriS $79,165 4 $316,700 $169,353,100 12/24/93
161 A Handful of Dust NL $78,880 1 $78,900 $3,470,800 6/24/88
162 Grand Canyon Fox $78,866 2 $157,700 $73,214,800 1/03/92
163 Orlando SPC $78,763 3 $236,300 $11,743,900 6/11/93
164 Juno FoxS $78,546 7 $549,800 $183,520,400 12/07/07
165 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $78,408 3 $235,200 $24,641,900 9/24/04
166 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $78,313 2 $156,600 $7,470,700 8/03/01
167 Traffic USA $78,311 4 $313,200 $200,437,000 12/29/00
168 Ed Wood BV $78,243 2 $156,500 $12,873,500 9/30/94
169 Good Will Hunting Mira. $77,634 7 $543,400 $269,782,900 12/05/97
170 Babel ParV $77,615 7 $543,300 $46,865,800 10/27/06
171 Brazil Uni. $77,494 1 $77,500 $24,471,200 12/20/85
172 For the Boys Fox $77,449 2 $154,900 $38,775,100 11/22/91
173 The Last Emperor Col. $77,426 6 $464,600 $98,319,300 11/27/87
174 Nine Wein. $77,237 4 $308,900 $23,128,000 12/18/09
175 Cafe Society LGF $77,178 5 $385,900 $11,922,700 7/15/16
176 Philadelphia TriS $77,084 4 $308,300 $169,353,100 1/07/94
177 The Paper Uni. $76,752 5 $383,800 $84,893,400 3/18/94
178 The Grifters Mira. $76,744 2 $153,500 $29,192,200 12/07/90
179 A Passage to India Col. $76,692 3 $230,100 $70,062,900 12/14/84
180 Frost/Nixon Uni. $76,679 3 $230,000 $22,920,100 12/05/08
181 Sideways FoxS $76,181 4 $304,700 $102,886,900 10/22/04
182 Bugsy TriS $76,179 4 $304,700 $107,885,300 12/13/91
183 Free Solo NGE $76,155 4 $304,600 $8,520,300 9/28/18
184 Black Hawk Down SonR $75,912 4 $303,700 $170,905,000 1/04/02
185 The Official Story ALM $75,762 1 $75,800 $75,800 11/08/85
186 Defiance ParV $75,665 2 $151,300 $35,095,700 1/02/09
187 127 Hours FoxS $75,554 4 $302,200 $21,099,300 11/05/10
188 A Soldier's Story Col. $75,440 6 $452,700 $58,942,900 9/21/84
189 Miami Rhapsody BV $75,032 2 $150,100 $10,970,700 1/27/95
190 When a Man Loves a Woman BV $75,000 19 $1,425,000 $109,378,200 5/06/94
191 Gothic Vest $74,946 1 $74,900 $2,141,600 4/10/87
192 Unzipped Mira. $74,879 2 $149,800 $6,041,000 8/04/95
193 Mystic River WB $74,716 13 $971,300 $135,001,000 10/10/03
194 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $74,635 1 $74,600 $3,565,000 4/16/93
195 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $74,384 16 $1,190,200 $40,423,900 1/03/97
196 The Killing Fields WB $74,175 3 $222,500 $89,435,800 11/30/84
197 The Freshman TriS $74,140 6 $444,800 $46,371,200 7/20/90
198 Sicario LGF $74,096 6 $444,600 $49,295,700 9/18/15
199 About Schmidt NL $74,034 6 $444,200 $98,647,900 12/13/02
200 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $73,956 7 $517,700 $83,543,400 7/28/06

CHART NOTES
* Weekend equals Fri-Sat-Sun. Movies that do not have a 3-day opening gross are not included on this chart.
^ Total Gross does not include additional releases, if any.
** Date is the beginning date of the 3-day weekend.
Movies are in wide release when playing in 600 or more theaters.

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