Top Opening Theater Averages

Rank Release Average Theaters Opening Total Gross Date Distributor
1The Lion King$793,3762$1,586,753$312,855,561Jun 17, 1994Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
2Pocahontas$448,2856$2,689,714$141,579,773Jun 16, 1995Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
3The Princess and the Frog$393,0952$786,190$97,955,233Nov 27, 2009Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
4Toy Story 2$300,1631$300,163$242,947,795Nov 19, 1999Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
5A Bug's Life$291,1211$291,121$157,505,918Nov 20, 1998Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
6Hercules$249,5671$249,567$99,112,101Jun 13, 1997Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
7Frozen$243,3901$243,390$400,227,936Nov 22, 2013Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
8Red State$204,2301$204,230$1,065,429Mar 4, 2011SModcast Pictures
9The Grand Budapest Hotel$202,7914$811,166$59,301,324Mar 7, 2014Fox Searchlight Pictures
10La La Land$176,2205$881,104$151,101,803Dec 9, 2016Lionsgate
11Atlantis: The Lost Empire$164,5052$329,011$84,056,472Jun 8, 2001Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
12American Sniper$158,3644$633,456$350,126,372Dec 26, 2014Warner Bros.
13The Master$147,2625$736,311$16,258,724Sep 14, 2012The Weinstein Company
14Brother Bear$145,9702$291,940$84,063,654Oct 24, 2003Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
15Parasite$131,0723$393,216$11,318,741Oct 11, 2019Neon
16Moonrise Kingdom$130,7494$522,996$45,512,466May 25, 2012Focus Features
17Steve Jobs$130,3804$521,522$17,766,658Oct 9, 2015Universal Pictures
18Dreamgirls$126,3163$378,950$103,365,956Dec 15, 2006DreamWorks
19American Hustle$123,4096$740,455$150,117,807Dec 13, 2013Sony Pictures Releasing
20Anastasia$120,5411$120,541$58,406,347Nov 14, 1997Twentieth Century Fox
21The Imitation Game$119,8384$479,352$91,125,683Nov 28, 2014The Weinstein Company
22The Revenant$118,6404$474,560$183,609,490Dec 25, 2015Twentieth Century Fox
23Brokeback Mountain$109,4855$547,425$82,315,067Dec 9, 2005Focus Features
24Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)$106,0994$424,397$42,324,225Oct 17, 2014Fox Searchlight Pictures
25The Favourite$105,6024$422,410$34,366,783Nov 23, 2018Fox Searchlight Pictures
26Precious$104,02518$1,872,458$47,566,524Nov 6, 2009Lionsgate
27Call Me by Your Name$103,2334$412,932$15,014,887Nov 24, 2017Sony Pictures Classics
28Blue Jasmine$102,0106$612,064$33,405,481Jul 26, 2013Sony Pictures Classics
29Inside Llewyn Davis$101,3524$405,411$13,235,319Dec 6, 2013CBS Films
30Moonlight$100,5184$402,075$27,854,932Oct 21, 2016A24
31Midnight in Paris$99,8336$599,003$56,817,045May 20, 2011Sony Pictures Classics
32Aladdin$98,3322$196,664$217,350,219Nov 13, 1992Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
33Evita$97,5422$195,085$47,786,821Dec 27, 1996Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
34The Nightmare Before Christmas$95,6162$191,232$50,003,043Oct 15, 1993Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
35There Will Be Blood$95,3692$190,739$40,222,514Dec 28, 2007Paramount Vantage
36Jay and Silent Bob Reboot$93,5201$93,520$2,294,386Oct 18, 2019Saban Films
37The Tree of Life$93,2304$372,920$13,303,319May 27, 2011Fox Searchlight Pictures
38Don't Think Twice$92,8351$92,835$4,417,667Jul 22, 2016The Film Arcade
39Suspiria$92,0182$184,037$2,483,472Oct 26, 2018Amazon Studios
40Lady Bird$91,1094$364,437$48,958,273Nov 3, 2017A24
41The Farewell$88,9154$355,662$17,695,781Jul 12, 2019A24
42The King's Speech$88,8624$355,450$135,453,143Nov 26, 2010The Weinstein Company
43The Big Short$88,1908$705,527$70,259,870Dec 11, 2015Paramount Pictures
44Spring Breakers$87,6673$263,002$14,124,284Mar 15, 2013A24
45Lincoln$85,84611$944,308$181,591,780Nov 9, 2012Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
46Memoirs of a Geisha$85,3138$682,504$57,490,508Dec 9, 2005Sony Pictures Releasing
47The Big Sick$84,3155$421,577$42,872,467Jun 23, 2017Lionsgate
48Moulin Rouge!$83,7702$167,540$57,386,607May 18, 2001Twentieth Century Fox
49Zero Dark Thirty$83,4305$417,150$95,720,716Dec 21, 2012Sony Pictures Releasing
50The Shape of Water$83,2822$166,564$63,699,028Dec 1, 2017Fox Searchlight Pictures
51Beauty and the Beast$81,0732$162,146$145,863,363Nov 15, 1991Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
52Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri$80,5424$322,168$54,387,870Nov 10, 2017Fox Searchlight Pictures
53Black Swan$80,21118$1,443,809$106,950,757Dec 3, 2010Fox Searchlight Pictures
54Edward Scissorhands$79,8112$159,622$56,362,352Dec 7, 1990Twentieth Century Fox
55Up in the Air$78,76315$1,181,450$83,823,381Dec 4, 2009Paramount Pictures
56Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy$77,6404$310,562$24,149,393Dec 9, 2011Focus Features
57Corpse Bride$77,6335$388,166$53,359,111Sep 16, 2005Warner Bros.
58Boyhood$77,5235$387,618$25,351,617Jul 11, 2014IFC Films
59Avengers: Endgame$76,6014,662$357,115,007$858,373,000Apr 26, 2019Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
60Honey Boy$75,2664$301,065$301,065Nov 8, 2019Amazon Studios
61The Fighter$75,0024$300,010$93,617,009Dec 10, 2010Paramount Pictures
62Syriana$74,9005$374,502$50,824,620Nov 25, 2005Warner Bros.
63Melinda and Melinda$74,2381$74,238$3,803,268Mar 18, 2005Fox Searchlight Pictures
64Free Solo$73,5724$294,288$17,541,090Sep 28, 2018National Geographic Entertainment
65Punch-Drunk Love$73,4405$367,203$17,844,216Oct 11, 2002Revolution Studios
66I Heart Huckabees$73,0444$292,177$12,752,075Oct 1, 2004Fox Searchlight Pictures
67To Rome with Love$72,2715$361,359$16,685,867Jun 22, 2012Sony Pictures Classics
68Café Society$71,8575$359,289$11,103,205Jul 15, 2016Lionsgate
69Guiana 1838$70,9101$70,910$220,131Sep 24, 2004RBC Radio
70Bulworth$70,9082$141,816$26,528,185May 15, 1998Twentieth Century Fox
71An Inconvenient Truth$70,3324$281,330$24,146,161May 26, 2006Paramount Classics
72The Kids Are All Right$70,2817$491,971$20,811,365Jul 9, 2010Focus Features
73Jojo Rabbit$69,9115$349,555$10,485,849Oct 18, 2019Fox Searchlight Pictures
74The Place Beyond the Pines$69,8644$279,457$21,403,519Mar 29, 2013Focus Features
75Sicko$68,9691$68,969$24,540,079Jun 22, 2007Lionsgate
76Sleepwalk with Me$68,8011$68,801$2,266,067Aug 24, 2012IFC Films
77The Darjeeling Limited$67,4692$134,938$11,902,715Sep 28, 2007Fox Searchlight Pictures
78Sicario$66,8816$401,288$46,889,293Sep 18, 2015Lionsgate
79Fantastic Mr. Fox$66,4754$265,900$20,958,741Nov 13, 2009Twentieth Century Fox
80127 Hours$66,2124$264,851$18,292,814Nov 5, 2010Fox Searchlight Pictures
81I, Tonya$66,0384$264,155$30,006,215Dec 8, 2017Neon
82Eighth Grade$65,9494$263,797$13,539,709Jul 13, 2018A24
83Inherent Vice$65,6365$328,184$8,110,975Dec 12, 2014Warner Bros.
84Mid90s$64,5394$258,157$7,362,439Oct 19, 2018A24
85Nine$64,3084$257,232$19,670,243Dec 18, 2009The Weinstein Company
86Manchester by the Sea$64,1244$256,498$47,695,371Nov 18, 2016Roadside Attractions
87Lust, Caution$63,9181$63,918$4,604,982Sep 28, 2007Focus Features
88The Disaster Artist$63,75519$1,211,345$21,120,616Dec 1, 2017A24
89Carol$63,3774$253,510$12,711,491Nov 20, 2015The Weinstein Company
90Revolutionary Road$63,3033$189,911$22,911,480Dec 26, 2008Paramount Vantage
91The Crucible$62,9951$62,995$7,343,114Nov 29, 1996Twentieth Century Fox
92Defiance$61,7562$123,513$28,644,813Jan 2, 2009Paramount Vantage
93Late Night$61,5764$246,305$15,499,454Jun 7, 2019Amazon Studios
94The Aristocrats$60,9494$243,796$6,377,461Jul 29, 2005THINKFilm
95Frost/Nixon$60,2363$180,708$18,622,031Dec 5, 2008Universal Pictures
96Isle of Dogs$60,01027$1,620,294$31,892,516Mar 23, 2018Fox Searchlight Pictures
97Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens$59,9824,134$247,966,675$936,660,090Dec 18, 2015Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
98The Battleship Island$59,3441$59,344$752,396Jul 28, 2017CJ Entertainment
99Ex Machina$59,3164$237,264$19,556,131Apr 10, 2015A24
100Juno$59,1247$413,869$143,454,918Dec 7, 2007Fox Searchlight Pictures
101Spotlight$59,0015$295,009$45,055,776Nov 6, 2015Open Road Films (II)
102Echo in the Canyon$58,8252$117,651$3,355,324May 24, 2019Greenwich Entertainment
103The Post$58,4459$526,011$81,737,012Dec 22, 2017Twentieth Century Fox
104Altered States$58,2163$174,650$19,853,892Dec 26, 1980Warner Bros.
105Enough Said$58,2004$232,800$17,517,110Sep 20, 2013Fox Searchlight Pictures
106Capitalism: A Love Story$57,9914$231,964$14,363,397Sep 25, 2009Overture Films
107Avengers: Infinity War$57,5994,474$257,698,183$678,815,482Apr 27, 2018Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
108The Beguiled$57,3234$229,292$10,576,669Jun 23, 2017Focus Features
109The Perks of Being a Wallflower$57,0894$228,359$17,742,948Sep 21, 2012Lionsgate
110Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk$57,0642$114,129$1,738,477Nov 11, 2016-
111While We're Young$56,9224$227,688$7,375,215Mar 27, 2015A24
112The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$56,5422$113,085$23,194,351Dec 10, 2004Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
113The Thin Red Line$56,5065$282,534$36,400,491Dec 25, 1998Twentieth Century Fox
114If Beale Street Could Talk$56,1194$224,476$14,915,773Dec 14, 2018Annapurna Pictures
115The Blair Witch Project$56,00227$1,512,054$140,539,099Jul 16, 1999Artisan Entertainment
116Kiss of the Spider Woman$55,9621$55,962$17,005,229Jul 26, 1985Island Alive
117Jackie$55,7435$278,715$13,874,724Dec 2, 2016Fox Searchlight Pictures
118Babel$55,6217$389,351$34,302,837Oct 27, 2006Paramount Vantage
119The Royal Tenenbaums$55,3965$276,981$50,331,623Dec 14, 2001Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
120Fruitvale Station$55,1847$386,291$16,101,339Jul 12, 2013The Weinstein Company
121The Iron Lady$55,1024$220,409$30,017,992Dec 30, 2011The Weinstein Company
122Adaptation.$54,9257$384,478$22,306,095Dec 6, 2002Sony Pictures Releasing
123Sunshine Cleaning$54,7974$219,190$12,062,558Mar 13, 2009Overture Films
124Beautiful Boy$54,7224$218,888$7,649,973Oct 12, 2018Amazon Studios
125Phantom Thread$54,1234$216,495$21,198,205Dec 29, 2017Focus Features
126American Beauty$53,84516$861,531$130,096,601Sep 17, 1999DreamWorks Distribution
127Broken Embraces$53,5552$107,111$5,014,305Nov 20, 2009Sony Pictures Classics
128The Lighthouse$53,4748$427,797$9,296,779Oct 18, 2019A24
129The Motorcycle Diaries$53,2733$159,819$16,781,387Sep 24, 2004Focus Features
130Into the Wild$53,1104$212,440$18,354,356Sep 21, 2007Paramount Vantage
131The Joy Luck Club$53,0033$159,009$32,901,136Sep 10, 1993Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
132Little Miss Sunshine$52,9997$370,998$59,889,703Jul 28, 2006Fox Searchlight Pictures
133Thank You for Smoking$52,5845$262,923$24,772,457Mar 17, 2006Fox Searchlight Pictures
134Howards End$52,5681$52,568$25,966,555Mar 13, 1992Sony Pictures Classics
135Talk to Her
2002 Re-release
$52,1982$104,396$9,198,380Nov 22, 2002Sony Pictures Classics
136Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi$51,9874,232$220,009,584$620,181,382Dec 15, 2017Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
137Sideways$51,7604$207,042$71,500,193Oct 22, 2004Fox Searchlight Pictures
138The Admiral$51,4311$51,431$2,582,413Aug 8, 2014CJ Entertainment
139The Artist$51,2194$204,878$44,671,682Nov 25, 2011The Weinstein Company
1402001: A Space Odyssey
2017 Re-release
$50,6894$202,759$3,236,321May 18, 2018Warner Bros.
141The Wrestler$50,6784$202,714$26,232,937Dec 19, 2008Fox Searchlight Pictures
142In Good Company$50,5833$151,750$45,806,659Dec 31, 2004Universal Pictures
143The Godfather$50,3986$302,393$133,698,921Mar 17, 1972Paramount Pictures
144Black Panther$50,2494,020$202,003,951$700,059,566Feb 16, 2018Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
145Match Point$49,8248$398,593$23,151,529Dec 30, 2005DreamWorks Distribution
146Before Midnight$49,3825$246,914$8,114,627May 24, 2013Sony Pictures Classics
147The Spectacular Now$49,3534$197,415$6,850,918Aug 2, 2013A24
148Mystic River$49,29313$640,815$90,135,191Oct 10, 2003Warner Bros.
149Maurice$49,2781$49,278$2,438,304Sep 18, 1987Cinecom Pictures
150Bad Education$49,1233$147,370$5,211,842Nov 19, 2004Sony Pictures Classics
151Jurassic World$48,8554,274$208,806,270$652,270,625Jun 12, 2015Universal Pictures
152Absence of Malice$48,8332$97,667$16,296,026Nov 20, 1981Columbia Pictures
153Mary Queen of Scots$48,6944$194,777$16,468,499Dec 7, 2018Focus Features
15412 Years a Slave$48,61619$923,715$56,634,802Oct 18, 2013Fox Searchlight Pictures
155Good Morning, Vietnam$48,5774$194,308$123,922,370Dec 25, 1987Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
156Apocalypse Now Redux
2001 Re-release
$48,4962$96,992$4,626,290Aug 3, 2001Miramax
157Blue Valentine$48,4324$193,728$9,706,328Dec 31, 2010The Weinstein Company
158Michael Clayton$47,99415$719,910$49,033,882Oct 5, 2007Warner Bros.
159The Avengers$47,6984,349$207,438,708$623,357,910May 4, 2012Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
160The Lobster
2016 Re-release
$47,5634$190,252$8,688,080May 13, 2016A24
161Disobedience$47,4785$237,393$3,498,782Apr 27, 2018Bleecker Street Media
162About Schmidt$47,0616$282,367$65,016,287Dec 13, 2002New Line Cinema
163The Danish Girl$46,8294$187,318$11,114,018Nov 27, 2015Focus Features
164Crossing Delancey$46,7111$46,711$16,262,415Aug 26, 1988Warner Bros.
165Metropolitan$46,6631$46,663$2,938,208Aug 3, 1990New Line Cinema
166Victor Victoria$46,5443$139,634$28,215,453Mar 19, 1982Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
167Brand Upon the Brain!$46,4121$46,412$227,064May 11, 2007Vitagraph Films
168The Death of Stalin$46,2014$184,805$8,047,856Mar 9, 2018IFC Films
169Traffic$46,1814$184,725$124,115,725Dec 29, 2000USA Films
170The Hateful Eight$46,106100$4,610,676$54,117,416Dec 25, 2015The Weinstein Company
171One Hour Photo$45,9307$321,515$31,597,131Aug 23, 2002Fox Searchlight Pictures
172The Ghost Writer$45,7524$183,009$15,541,549Feb 19, 2010Summit Entertainment
173Jane Eyre$45,7214$182,885$11,242,660Mar 11, 2011Focus Features
174Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert$45,560683$31,117,834$63,350,115Feb 1, 2008Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
175Amélie$45,4903$136,470$21,127,194Nov 2, 2001Miramax
176Sorry to Bother You$45,45416$727,266$17,493,096Jul 6, 2018Annapurna Pictures
177Lone Survivor$45,4362$90,872$125,095,601Dec 27, 2013Universal Pictures
178After Hours$45,4351$45,435$10,609,321Sep 13, 1985Warner Bros.
179Cyrus$45,4294$181,716$7,468,936Jun 18, 2010Fox Searchlight Pictures
180Gran Torino$45,2866$271,720$148,095,302Dec 12, 2008Warner Bros.
181No Safe Spaces$45,2361$45,236$236,619Oct 25, 2019Atlas Distribution Company
182Foxcatcher$45,1466$270,877$12,096,300Nov 14, 2014Sony Pictures Classics
183Ingrid Goes West$45,1003$135,301$3,024,308Aug 11, 2017Neon
184Down with Love$45,0291$45,029$20,221,765May 9, 2003Twentieth Century Fox
185Black Hawk Down$44,9554$179,823$108,264,894Dec 28, 2001Revolution Studios
186Avengers: Age of Ultron$44,7314,276$191,271,109$459,005,868May 1, 2015Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
187On Golden Pond$44,6062$89,213$119,285,432Dec 4, 1981Universal Pictures
188The Last Temptation of Christ$44,5799$401,211$8,373,585Aug 12, 1988Universal Pictures
189Blade Runner
The Final Cut
$44,5752$89,150$1,548,502Oct 5, 2007Warner Bros.
190You Were Never Really Here$44,2763$132,829$2,528,078Apr 6, 2018Amazon Studios
191Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$44,0595$220,297$17,657,973Jun 20, 2008Picturehouse
192Everyone Says I Love You$43,8923$131,678$9,759,200Dec 6, 1996Miramax
193Darkest Hour$43,7514$175,006$56,361,300Nov 24, 2017Focus Features
194Wish You Were Here$43,6111$43,611$3,283,832Jul 24, 1987Atlantic Releasing Corporation
195Her$43,3976$260,382$25,568,251Dec 20, 2013Warner Bros.
196A Most Violent Year$43,1974$172,788$5,749,134Jan 2, 2015A24
197Searching$43,1969$388,769$26,020,957Aug 24, 2018Screen Gems
198Bullets Over Broadway$43,0362$86,072$13,383,747Oct 21, 1994Miramax
199Night and the City$43,0361$43,036$6,202,756Oct 16, 1992Twentieth Century Fox
200A Room with a View$42,9701$42,970$20,966,644Mar 7, 1986Cinecom Pictures
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