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1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersOpening*Adjusted Gross^Date**
1 55 Moonlight (2016) A24 $102,577 4 $410,300 $28,334,000 10/21/16
2 63 Spring Breakers A24 $99,039 3 $297,100 $15,551,800 3/15/13
3 84 Lady Bird A24 $89,025 4 $356,100 $47,878,200 11/03/17
4 142 The Official Story ALMI $74,352 1 $74,400 $74,400 11/08/85
5 65 The Blair Witch Project Artisan $98,885 27 $2,669,900 $248,156,600 7/16/99
6 59 Wish You Were Here Atlantic $100,049 1 $100,000 $7,533,500 7/24/87
7 1 The Lion King Buena Vista $1,702,534 2 $3,405,100 $669,380,700 6/17/94
8 2 Pocahontas Buena Vista $924,395 6 $5,546,400 $291,947,300 6/16/95
9 3 A Bug's Life Buena Vista $556,792 1 $556,800 $306,195,500 11/20/98
10 4 Toy Story 2 Buena Vista $530,012 1 $530,000 $429,093,600 11/19/99
11 5 Hercules Buena Vista $487,716 1 $487,700 $193,689,700 6/13/97
12 6 The Princess and the Frog Buena Vista $463,346 2 $926,700 $121,629,500 11/27/09
13 7 Frozen Buena Vista $261,462 1 $261,500 $439,897,900 11/22/13
14 8 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Buena Vista $260,708 2 $521,400 $133,213,200 6/08/01
15 12 Brother Bear Buena Vista $217,139 2 $434,300 $126,782,000 10/24/03
16 13 Aladdin Buena Vista $212,539 2 $425,100 $470,407,900 11/13/92
17 14 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Buena Vista $207,168 2 $414,300 $108,339,900 10/15/93
18 15 Evita Buena Vista $197,953 2 $395,900 $97,815,100 12/27/96
19 18 Beauty and the Beast Buena Vista $172,737 2 $345,500 $313,642,500 11/15/91
20 37 The Joy Luck Club Buena Vista $114,840 3 $344,500 $71,285,800 9/10/93
21 43 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $111,441 4 $445,800 $270,507,400 12/25/87
22 71 Dead Poets Society Buena Vista $96,155 8 $769,200 $216,590,700 6/02/89
23 73 Lincoln Buena Vista $95,657 11 $1,052,200 $203,906,400 11/09/12
24 91 The Royal Tenenbaums Buena Vista $87,792 5 $439,000 $80,972,600 12/14/01
25 106 Sarafina! Buena Vista $82,662 2 $165,300 $15,792,000 9/18/92
26 109 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Buena Vista $81,672 2 $163,300 $34,081,000 12/10/04
27 110 New York Stories Buena Vista $81,403 12 $976,800 $24,319,500 3/03/89
28 129 Ed Wood Buena Vista $76,788 2 $153,600 $12,634,100 9/30/94
29 145 Miami Rhapsody Buena Vista $73,636 2 $147,300 $10,766,600 1/27/95
30 166 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) Buena Vista $70,590 54 $3,811,900 $100,569,200 12/31/99
31 167 Kundun Buena Vista $70,447 2 $140,900 $10,873,800 12/26/97
32 187 A Civil Action Buena Vista $67,015 2 $134,000 $100,158,400 12/25/98
33 197 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Buena Vista $65,728 2 $131,500 $90,638,900 2/05/93
34 170 Fool for Love Cannon Films $70,289 2 $140,600 $2,030,500 12/06/85
35 46 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS Films $108,879 4 $435,500 $14,737,300 12/06/13
36 42 Maurice Cinecom $113,050 1 $113,000 $5,593,800 9/18/87
37 51 A Room with a View Cinecom $103,892 1 $103,900 $48,109,200 3/07/86
38 44 Annie Columbia $111,280 14 $1,557,900 $174,088,200 5/21/82
39 60 Gandhi Columbia $100,037 4 $400,200 $150,321,000 12/10/82
40 92 Punchline Columbia $87,703 4 $350,800 $45,925,300 9/30/88
41 102 A Soldier's Story Columbia $83,496 5 $417,500 $57,846,600 9/14/84
42 138 A Passage to India Columbia $75,265 3 $225,800 $68,759,700 12/14/84
43 171 Agnes of God Columbia $69,976 8 $559,800 $64,755,400 9/13/85
44 172 Educating Rita Columbia $69,784 3 $209,400 $41,712,100 9/23/83
45 182 The Last Emperor Columbia $68,576 5 $342,900 $96,490,600 11/20/87
46 74 American Beauty DreamWorks $95,077 16 $1,521,200 $223,667,400 9/17/99
47 184 Match Point DreamWorks $68,232 8 $545,900 $31,711,300 12/30/05
48 176 Deconstructing Harry Fine Line $69,663 10 $696,600 $20,439,400 12/12/97
49 22 Brokeback Mountain Focus Features $153,211 5 $766,100 $114,032,300 12/09/05
50 23 Moonrise Kingdom Focus Features $144,436 4 $577,700 $51,809,300 5/25/12
51 85 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features $88,945 4 $355,800 $27,388,400 12/09/11
52 103 Lust, Caution Focus Features $83,335 1 $83,300 $5,998,300 9/28/07
53 108 The Kids Are All Right Focus Features $81,768 7 $572,400 $24,207,100 7/09/10
54 117 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus Features $78,927 4 $315,700 $22,910,500 3/29/13
55 126 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus Features $76,950 3 $230,800 $24,183,600 9/24/04
56 9 Anastasia Fox $235,567 1 $235,600 $113,631,900 11/14/97
57 21 Edward Scissorhands Fox $169,245 2 $338,500 $119,906,700 12/07/90
58 26 Bulworth Fox $135,617 2 $271,200 $50,737,300 5/15/98
59 28 Moulin Rouge! Fox $132,759 2 $265,500 $90,931,500 5/18/01
60 31 The Crucible Fox $127,843 1 $127,800 $14,444,600 11/29/96
61 34 The Revenant Fox $122,322 4 $489,300 $191,948,500 12/25/15
62 48 The Thin Red Line Fox $108,072 5 $540,400 $64,368,800 12/25/98
63 54 The Verdict Fox $102,697 3 $308,100 $156,079,800 12/10/82
64 75 Night and the City Fox $93,020 1 $93,000 $13,406,900 10/16/92
65 104 Raising Arizona Fox $83,139 1 $83,100 $52,415,000 3/13/87
66 120 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $78,355 4 $313,400 $24,638,000 11/13/09
67 121 This Is My Life Fox $78,288 2 $156,600 $6,316,000 2/21/92
68 133 For the Boys Fox $76,008 2 $152,000 $38,053,900 11/22/91
69 155 The Commitments Fox $72,263 8 $578,100 $31,788,200 8/16/91
70 158 Grand Canyon Fox $71,958 2 $143,900 $71,853,000 12/27/91
71 186 Nell Fox $67,234 2 $134,500 $70,012,700 12/16/94
72 188 Down with Love Fox $66,983 1 $67,000 $30,205,300 5/09/03
73 199 Return of the Jedi Fox $65,418 1,002 $65,551,100 $726,421,000 5/27/83
74 11 The Grand Budapest Hotel Fox Searchlight $228,523 4 $914,100 $64,667,700 3/07/14
75 39 Birdman Fox Searchlight $114,664 4 $458,700 $46,216,500 10/17/14
76 49 I Heart Huckabees Fox Searchlight $105,508 4 $422,000 $18,458,200 10/01/04
77 52 Melinda and Melinda Fox Searchlight $103,887 1 $103,900 $5,354,400 3/18/05
78 53 The Tree of Life Fox Searchlight $103,756 4 $415,000 $14,920,900 5/27/11
79 82 Black Swan Fox Searchlight $89,825 18 $1,616,800 $121,219,000 12/03/10
80 90 The Darjeeling Limited Fox Searchlight $87,965 2 $175,900 $15,504,600 9/28/07
81 111 The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight $81,377 2 $162,800 $62,501,800 12/01/17
82 118 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight $78,700 4 $314,800 $53,328,200 11/10/17
83 125 Juno Fox Searchlight $77,085 7 $539,600 $180,107,000 12/07/07
84 140 Sideways Fox Searchlight $74,764 4 $299,100 $100,973,200 10/22/04
85 144 127 Hours Fox Searchlight $74,149 4 $296,600 $20,706,900 11/05/10
86 153 Little Miss Sunshine Fox Searchlight $72,580 7 $508,100 $81,989,500 7/28/06
87 157 Thank You for Smoking Fox Searchlight $72,012 5 $360,100 $33,953,900 3/17/06
88 162 One Hour Photo Fox Searchlight $70,911 7 $496,400 $48,781,400 8/23/02
89 174 Stealing Beauty Fox Searchlight $69,694 3 $209,100 $9,583,500 6/14/96
90 190 Enough Said Fox Searchlight $66,589 4 $266,400 $18,886,000 9/20/13
91 185 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Gramercy $67,269 7 $470,900 $24,078,800 8/12/94
92 180 The Whistle Blower Hemdale $68,904 1 $68,900 $3,441,200 7/10/87
93 93 Boyhood IFC $86,063 5 $430,300 $28,097,500 7/11/14
94 115 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $79,325 1 $79,300 $2,591,800 8/24/12
95 25 Kiss of the Spider Woman Island Alive $141,403 1 $141,400 $41,403,600 7/26/85
96 181 She's Gotta Have It Island Pictures $68,842 1 $68,800 $17,257,000 8/08/86
97 33 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Lionsgate $122,616 18 $2,207,100 $55,815,300 11/06/09
98 81 Sicko Lionsgate $89,920 1 $89,900 $31,994,900 6/22/07
99 99 The Big Sick Lionsgate $84,503 5 $422,500 $43,060,400 6/23/17
100 135 Cafe Society Lionsgate $75,742 5 $378,700 $11,700,900 7/15/16
101 151 Sicario Lionsgate $72,718 6 $436,300 $48,378,800 9/18/15
102 16 La La Land Lionsgate/Summit $179,830 5 $899,100 $153,456,900 12/09/16
103 195 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Lionsgate/Summit $65,822 4 $263,300 $19,791,400 9/21/12
104 175 Everest (IMAX) MacGillivray Freeman Films $69,664 10 $696,600 $148,693,500 3/06/98
105 24 Victor/Victoria MGM $142,007 3 $426,000 $86,085,900 3/19/82
106 101 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $83,964 3 $251,900 $136,391,400 7/15/88
107 78 Bullets Over Broadway Miramax $92,352 2 $184,700 $28,720,600 10/21/94
108 83 Everyone Says I Love You Miramax $89,075 3 $267,200 $19,071,900 12/06/96
109 88 Kids Miramax $88,368 2 $176,700 $15,284,500 7/21/95
110 89 sex, lies and videotape Miramax $88,107 4 $352,400 $55,902,400 8/04/89
111 107 The Piano Miramax $82,017 4 $328,100 $86,482,900 11/12/93
112 127 Apocalypse Now Redux Miramax $76,857 2 $153,700 $7,331,800 8/03/01
113 130 Good Will Hunting Miramax $76,190 7 $533,300 $264,765,000 12/05/97
114 137 The Grifters Miramax $75,316 2 $150,600 $28,649,200 12/07/90
115 147 Unzipped Miramax $73,486 2 $147,000 $5,928,600 8/04/95
116 156 Amelie Miramax $72,093 3 $216,300 $51,894,400 11/02/01
117 178 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Miramax $69,234 2 $138,500 $8,667,500 5/04/90
118 189 Trainspotting Miramax $66,634 8 $533,100 $33,467,200 7/19/96
119 169 Free Solo National Geographic Entertainment $70,356 4 $281,400 $1,840,100 9/28/18
120 64 Metropolitan New Line $98,952 1 $99,000 $6,230,700 8/03/90
121 123 A Handful of Dust New Line $77,413 1 $77,400 $3,406,200 6/24/88
122 149 Wide Sargasso Sea New Line $73,246 1 $73,200 $3,498,700 4/16/93
123 152 About Schmidt New Line $72,657 6 $435,900 $96,813,100 12/13/02
124 97 Tous les Matins du Monde October $84,895 1 $84,900 $6,693,600 11/13/92
125 193 Too Beautiful For You Orion Classics $66,179 1 $66,200 $3,767,100 3/02/90
126 69 Platoon Orion Pictures $97,147 6 $582,900 $317,860,900 12/19/86
127 72 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion Pictures $96,095 3 $288,300 $26,862,800 3/01/85
128 80 Dances with Wolves Orion Pictures $90,616 14 $1,268,600 $391,982,700 11/09/90
129 173 Capitalism: A Love Story Overture Films $69,729 4 $278,900 $16,931,900 9/25/09
130 194 Sunshine Cleaning Overture Films $65,890 4 $263,600 $14,504,200 3/13/09
131 77 Up in the Air Paramount $92,839 15 $1,392,600 $96,275,700 12/04/09
132 79 The Big Short Paramount $90,928 8 $727,400 $73,106,000 12/11/15
133 100 The Fighter Paramount $83,992 4 $336,000 $106,060,200 12/10/10
134 17 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) $172,985 3 $519,000 $136,274,800 12/15/06
135 70 An Inconvenient Truth Paramount Classics $96,319 4 $385,300 $33,067,300 5/26/06
136 32 There Will Be Blood Paramount Vantage $124,341 2 $248,700 $50,256,900 12/28/07
137 116 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage $79,086 3 $237,300 $27,549,000 12/26/08
138 131 Babel Paramount Vantage $76,171 7 $533,200 $45,994,100 10/27/06
139 143 Defiance Paramount Vantage $74,257 2 $148,500 $34,442,900 1/02/09
140 177 Into the Wild Paramount Vantage $69,244 4 $277,000 $23,848,800 9/21/07
141 56 Guiana 1838 RBC Radio $102,426 1 $102,400 $326,200 9/24/04
142 198 Manchester by the Sea Roadside Attractions $65,438 4 $261,800 $48,536,300 11/18/16
143 87 Prick Up Your Ears Samuel Goldwyn $88,652 1 $88,700 $3,796,200 4/17/87
144 114 1984 Samuel Goldwyn $79,814 1 $79,800 $21,308,200 12/14/84
145 119 Much Ado About Nothing Samuel Goldwyn $78,444 3 $235,300 $48,856,900 5/07/93
146 10 Red State SModcast Pictures $233,072 1 $233,100 $1,253,500 3/04/11
147 41 Punch-Drunk Love Sony (Revolution) $113,383 5 $566,900 $27,549,500 10/11/02
148 159 Black Hawk Down Sony (Revolution) $71,245 4 $285,000 $167,726,300 12/28/01
149 29 American Hustle Sony / Columbia $132,572 6 $795,400 $167,026,000 12/13/13
150 35 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony / Columbia $119,385 8 $955,100 $79,342,000 12/09/05
151 76 Zero Dark Thirty Sony / Columbia $92,965 5 $464,800 $108,121,600 12/21/12
152 98 Adaptation. Sony / Columbia $84,798 7 $593,600 $33,639,200 12/06/02
153 154 To Die For Sony / Columbia $72,455 11 $797,000 $43,890,100 9/29/95
154 192 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony / Columbia $66,372 16 $1,062,000 $39,672,000 12/27/96
155 36 Blue Jasmine Sony Classics $116,714 6 $700,300 $38,006,800 7/26/13
156 40 Howards End Sony Classics $113,623 1 $113,600 $56,215,200 3/13/92
157 45 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $111,106 6 $666,600 $63,710,100 5/20/11
158 58 Call Me by Your Name Sony Classics $100,871 4 $403,500 $17,708,200 11/24/17
159 112 Talk to Her Sony Classics $80,588 2 $161,200 $13,863,900 11/22/02
160 113 To Rome with Love Sony Classics $79,837 5 $399,200 $19,207,000 6/22/12
161 124 Orlando Sony Classics $77,298 3 $231,900 $11,525,500 6/11/93
162 160 Bad Education Sony Classics $70,955 3 $212,900 $7,359,800 11/19/04
163 179 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sony Classics $68,981 16 $1,103,700 $203,688,600 12/08/00
164 66 Don't Think Twice The Film Arcade $97,853 1 $97,900 $4,643,900 7/22/16
165 96 The Aristocrats ThinkFilm $85,291 4 $341,200 $8,923,900 7/29/05
166 122 Philadelphia TriStar $77,692 4 $310,800 $166,203,200 12/24/93
167 141 Bugsy TriStar $74,762 4 $299,100 $105,878,700 12/13/91
168 150 The Freshman TriStar $72,761 6 $436,600 $45,508,700 7/20/90
169 164 Mountains of the Moon TriStar $70,702 2 $141,400 $8,507,300 2/23/90
170 191 The Fisher King TriStar $66,404 10 $664,000 $89,264,300 9/20/91
171 27 Steve Jobs Universal $134,427 4 $537,700 $18,318,000 10/09/15
172 68 The Last Temptation of Christ Universal $97,293 9 $875,600 $18,275,200 8/12/88
173 95 Mask Universal $85,591 4 $342,400 $121,866,100 3/08/85
174 105 Under the Volcano Universal $82,759 1 $82,800 $6,825,700 6/15/84
175 132 Brazil Universal $76,053 1 $76,100 $24,016,000 12/20/85
176 136 The Paper Universal $75,324 5 $376,600 $83,314,400 3/18/94
177 139 Frost/Nixon Universal $75,253 3 $225,800 $22,493,800 12/05/08
178 163 In Good Company Universal $70,785 3 $212,400 $64,104,000 12/31/04
179 165 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Universal $70,635 4 $282,500 $6,568,200 8/26/83
180 183 Sophie's Choice Universal $68,523 9 $616,700 $85,603,100 12/10/82
181 128 Traffic USA Films $76,854 4 $307,400 $196,708,900 12/29/00
182 146 Gothic Vestron $73,552 1 $73,600 $2,101,800 4/10/87
183 19 American Sniper Warner Bros. $171,148 4 $684,600 $386,427,600 12/26/14
184 38 After Hours Warner Bros. $114,803 1 $114,800 $26,807,200 9/13/85
185 47 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Warner Bros. $108,638 5 $543,200 $74,669,500 9/16/05
186 50 Syriana Warner Bros. $104,813 5 $524,100 $70,608,700 11/25/05
187 57 Crossing Delancey Warner Bros. $101,946 1 $101,900 $35,492,400 8/26/88
188 61 The Year of Living Dangerously Warner Bros. $99,667 1 $99,700 $29,269,500 1/21/83
189 67 The Mission Warner Bros. $97,597 1 $97,600 $39,666,500 10/31/86
190 86 The Mosquito Coast Warner Bros. $88,905 3 $266,700 $33,194,000 11/28/86
191 94 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. $85,912 1 $85,900 $87,772,300 11/02/84
192 148 Mystic River Warner Bros. $73,326 13 $953,300 $132,490,000 10/10/03
193 161 Inherent Vice Warner Bros. $70,935 5 $354,700 $8,941,700 12/12/14
194 168 Eleni Warner Bros. $70,433 1 $70,400 $770,900 11/01/85
195 196 Defending Your Life Warner Bros. $65,781 3 $197,300 $34,881,000 3/22/91
196 20 The Master Weinstein Company $169,787 5 $848,900 $18,522,000 9/14/12
197 30 The Imitation Game Weinstein Company $129,512 4 $518,000 $100,451,900 11/28/14
198 62 The King's Speech Weinstein Company $99,513 4 $398,100 $154,258,100 11/26/10
199 134 Nine Weinstein Company $75,801 4 $303,200 $22,697,800 12/18/09
200 200 Carol Weinstein Company $65,345 4 $261,400 $13,234,500 11/20/15

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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