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$104,400,899Nov 27, 2009Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
4Toy Story 2$300,1631$300,163$245,852,179Nov 19, 1999Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
5A Bug's Life$291,1211$291,121$162,798,565Nov 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$400,738,009Nov 22, 2013Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
8Red State$204,2301$204,230$1,104,682Mar 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$16,377,274Sep 14, 2012The Weinstein Company
14Brother Bear$145,9702$291,940$85,336,277Oct 24, 2003Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
15Parasite$131,0723$393,216$45,416,530Oct 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$183,637,894Dec 25, 2015Twentieth Century Fox
23Brokeback Mountain$109,4855$547,425$83,043,761Dec 9, 2005Focus Features
24Uncut Gems$107,4485$537,242$49,846,668Dec 13, 2019A24
25Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)$106,0994$424,397$42,340,598Oct 17, 2014Fox Searchlight Pictures
26The Favourite$105,6024$422,410$34,366,783Nov 23, 2018Fox Searchlight Pictures
27Precious$104,02518$1,872,458$47,566,524Nov 6, 2009Lionsgate
28Call Me by Your Name$103,2334$412,932$18,095,701Nov 24, 2017Sony Pictures Classics
29Blue Jasmine$102,0106$612,064$33,405,481Jul 26, 2013Sony Pictures Classics
30Inside Llewyn Davis$101,3524$405,411$13,235,319Dec 6, 2013CBS Films
31Moonlight$100,5184$402,075$27,854,932Oct 21, 2016A24
32Midnight in Paris$99,8336$599,003$56,817,045May 20, 2011Sony Pictures Classics
33Aladdin$98,3322$196,664$217,350,219Nov 13, 1992Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
34Evita$97,5422$195,085$50,047,179Dec 27, 1996Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
35The Nightmare Before Christmas$95,6162$191,232$50,003,043Oct 15, 1993Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
36There Will Be Blood$95,3692$190,739$40,222,514Dec 28, 2007Paramount Vantage
37Jay and Silent Bob Reboot$93,5201$93,520$3,412,360Oct 18, 2019Saban Films
38The Tree of Life$93,2304$372,920$13,303,319May 27, 2011Fox Searchlight Pictures
39Don't Think Twice$92,8351$92,835$4,417,667Jul 22, 2016The Film Arcade
40Suspiria$92,0182$184,037$2,483,472Oct 26, 2018Amazon Studios
41Lady Bird$91,1094$364,437$48,958,273Nov 3, 2017A24
42The Farewell$88,9154$355,662$17,695,781Jul 12, 2019A24
43The King's Speech$88,8624$355,450$135,453,143Nov 26, 2010The Weinstein Company
44The Big Short$88,1908$705,527$70,259,870Dec 11, 2015Paramount Pictures
45Spring Breakers$87,6673$263,002$14,124,284Mar 15, 2013A24
46Lincoln$85,84611$944,308$182,207,973Nov 9, 2012Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
47Memoirs of a Geisha$85,3138$682,504$57,490,508Dec 9, 2005Sony Pictures Releasing
48The Big Sick$84,3155$421,577$42,873,127Jun 23, 2017Lionsgate
49Moulin Rouge!$83,7702$167,540$57,386,607May 18, 2001Twentieth Century Fox
50Zero Dark Thirty$83,4305$417,150$95,720,716Dec 21, 2012Sony Pictures Releasing
51The Shape of Water$83,2822$166,564$63,859,435Dec 1, 2017Fox Searchlight Pictures
52Beauty and the Beast$81,0732$162,146$145,863,363Nov 15, 1991Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
53Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri$80,5424$322,168$54,513,740Nov 10, 2017Fox Searchlight Pictures
54Black Swan$80,21118$1,443,809$106,954,678Dec 3, 2010Fox Searchlight Pictures
55Edward Scissorhands$79,8112$159,622$56,362,352Dec 7, 1990Twentieth Century Fox
56Bombshell$79,7894$319,157$31,561,890Dec 13, 2019Lionsgate
57Up in the Air$78,76315$1,181,450$83,823,381Dec 4, 2009Paramount Pictures
58Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy$77,6404$310,562$24,149,393Dec 9, 2011Focus Features
59Corpse Bride$77,6335$388,166$53,359,111Sep 16, 2005Warner Bros.
60Boyhood$77,5235$387,618$25,352,281Jul 11, 2014IFC Films
61Avengers: Endgame$76,6014,662$357,115,007$858,373,000Apr 26, 2019Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
62Honey Boy$75,2664$301,065$3,012,615Nov 8, 2019Amazon Studios
63The Fighter$75,0024$300,010$93,617,009Dec 10, 2010Paramount Pictures
64Syriana$74,9005$374,502$50,824,620Nov 25, 2005Warner Bros.
65Melinda and Melinda$74,2381$74,238$3,826,280Mar 18, 2005Fox Searchlight Pictures
66Free Solo$73,5724$294,288$17,541,090Sep 28, 2018National Geographic Entertainment
67Punch-Drunk Love$73,4405$367,203$17,844,216Oct 11, 2002Revolution Studios
68I Heart Huckabees$73,0444$292,177$12,785,432Oct 1, 2004Fox Searchlight Pictures
69To Rome with Love$72,2715$361,359$16,685,867Jun 22, 2012Sony Pictures Classics
70Café Society$71,8575$359,289$11,103,205Jul 15, 2016Lionsgate
71Guiana 1838$70,9101$70,910$227,241Sep 24, 2004RBC Radio
72Bulworth$70,9082$141,816$26,528,185May 15, 1998Twentieth Century Fox
73An Inconvenient Truth$70,3324$281,330$24,146,161May 26, 2006Paramount Classics
74The Kids Are All Right$70,2817$491,971$20,811,365Jul 9, 2010Focus Features
75Jojo Rabbit$69,9115$349,555$32,194,372Oct 18, 2019Fox Searchlight Pictures
76The Place Beyond the Pines$69,8644$279,457$21,403,519Mar 29, 2013Focus Features
77Sicko$68,9691$68,969$24,540,079Jun 22, 2007Lionsgate
78Sleepwalk with Me$68,8011$68,801$2,266,067Aug 24, 2012IFC Films
79The Darjeeling Limited$67,4692$134,938$11,902,715Sep 28, 2007Fox Searchlight Pictures
80Sicario$66,8816$401,288$46,889,293Sep 18, 2015Lionsgate
81Fantastic Mr. Fox$66,4754$265,900$21,002,919Nov 13, 2009Twentieth Century Fox
82127 Hours$66,2124$264,851$18,335,230Nov 5, 2010Fox Searchlight Pictures
83I, Tonya$66,0384$264,155$30,014,539Dec 8, 2017Neon
84Eighth Grade$65,9494$263,797$13,539,709Jul 13, 2018A24
85Inherent Vice$65,6365$328,184$8,110,975Dec 12, 2014Warner Bros.
86Mid90s$64,5394$258,157$7,362,439Oct 19, 2018A24
87Nine$64,3084$257,232$19,676,965Dec 18, 2009The Weinstein Company
88Manchester by the Sea$64,1244$256,498$47,695,371Nov 18, 2016Roadside Attractions
89Lust, Caution$63,9181$63,918$4,604,982Sep 28, 2007Focus Features
90The Disaster Artist$63,75519$1,211,345$21,120,616Dec 1, 2017A24
91Carol$63,3774$253,510$12,711,491Nov 20, 2015The Weinstein Company
92Revolutionary Road$63,3033$189,911$22,911,480Dec 26, 2008Paramount Vantage
93The Crucible$62,9951$62,995$7,343,114Nov 29, 1996Twentieth Century Fox
94Defiance$61,7562$123,513$28,644,813Jan 2, 2009Paramount Vantage
95Late Night$61,5764$246,305$15,499,454Jun 7, 2019Amazon Studios
96The Aristocrats$60,9494$243,796$6,377,461Jul 29, 2005THINKFilm
97Frost/Nixon$60,2363$180,708$18,622,031Dec 5, 2008Universal Pictures
98Isle of Dogs$60,01027$1,620,294$32,015,231Mar 23, 2018Fox Searchlight Pictures
99Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens$59,9824,134$247,966,675$936,662,225Dec 18, 2015Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
100The Battleship Island$59,3441$59,344$1,104,957Jul 28, 2017CJ Entertainment
101Ex Machina$59,3164$237,264$25,442,958Apr 10, 2015A24
102Juno$59,1247$413,869$143,495,265Dec 7, 2007Fox Searchlight Pictures
103Spotlight$59,0015$295,009$45,055,776Nov 6, 2015Open Road Films (II)
104Echo in the Canyon$58,8252$117,651$3,355,324May 24, 2019Greenwich Entertainment
105The Post$58,4459$526,011$81,903,458Dec 22, 2017Twentieth Century Fox
106Altered States$58,2163$174,650$19,853,892Dec 26, 1980Warner Bros.
107Enough Said$58,2004$232,800$17,550,872Sep 20, 2013Fox Searchlight Pictures
108Capitalism: A Love Story$57,9914$231,964$14,363,397Sep 25, 2009Overture Films
109Avengers: Infinity War$57,5994,474$257,698,183$678,815,482Apr 27, 2018Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
110The Beguiled$57,3234$229,292$10,709,995Jun 23, 2017Focus Features
111The Perks of Being a Wallflower$57,0894$228,359$17,742,948Sep 21, 2012Lionsgate
112Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk$57,0642$114,129$1,738,477Nov 11, 2016TriStar Pictures
113While We're Young$56,9224$227,688$7,587,485Mar 27, 2015A24
114The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$56,5422$113,085$24,020,403Dec 10, 2004Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
115The Thin Red Line$56,5065$282,534$36,400,491Dec 25, 1998Twentieth Century Fox
116If Beale Street Could Talk$56,1194$224,476$14,915,773Dec 14, 2018Annapurna Pictures
117The Blair Witch Project$56,00227$1,512,054$140,539,099Jul 16, 1999Artisan Entertainment
118Kiss of the Spider Woman$55,9621$55,962$17,005,229Jul 26, 1985Island Alive
119Jackie$55,7435$278,715$13,960,394Dec 2, 2016Fox Searchlight Pictures
120Babel$55,6217$389,351$34,302,837Oct 27, 2006Paramount Vantage
121The Royal Tenenbaums$55,3965$276,981$52,364,010Dec 14, 2001Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
122Fruitvale Station$55,1847$386,291$16,101,339Jul 12, 2013The Weinstein Company
123The Iron Lady$55,1024$220,409$30,017,992Dec 30, 2011The Weinstein Company
124Adaptation.$54,9257$384,478$22,498,520Dec 6, 2002Sony Pictures Releasing
125Sunshine Cleaning$54,7974$219,190$12,062,558Mar 13, 2009Overture Films
126Beautiful Boy$54,7224$218,888$7,649,973Oct 12, 2018Amazon Studios
127Phantom Thread$54,1234$216,495$21,198,205Dec 29, 2017Focus Features
128American Beauty$53,84516$861,531$130,096,601Sep 17, 1999DreamWorks Distribution
129Broken Embraces$53,5552$107,111$5,014,305Nov 20, 2009Sony Pictures Classics
130The Lighthouse$53,4748$427,797$10,867,104Oct 18, 2019A24
131The Motorcycle Diaries$53,2733$159,819$16,781,387Sep 24, 2004Focus Features
132Into the Wild$53,1104$212,440$18,354,356Sep 21, 2007Paramount Vantage
133The Joy Luck Club$53,0033$159,009$32,901,136Sep 10, 1993Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
134Little Miss Sunshine$52,9997$370,998$59,891,098Jul 28, 2006Fox Searchlight Pictures
135Thank You for Smoking$52,5845$262,923$24,793,509Mar 17, 2006Fox Searchlight Pictures
136Howards End$52,5681$52,568$25,966,555Mar 13, 1992Sony Pictures Classics
1371917$52,38311$576,216$147,051,374Dec 27, 2019Universal Pictures
138Talk to Her
2002 Re-release
$52,1982$104,396$9,285,469Nov 22, 2002Sony Pictures Classics
139Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi$51,9874,232$220,009,584$620,181,382Dec 15, 2017Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
140Sideways$51,7604$207,042$71,503,593Oct 22, 2004Fox Searchlight Pictures
141The Admiral$51,4311$51,431$2,589,811Aug 8, 2014CJ Entertainment
142The Artist$51,2194$204,878$44,671,682Nov 25, 2011The Weinstein Company
1432001: A Space Odyssey
2017 Re-release
$50,6894$202,759$3,236,321May 18, 2018Warner Bros.
144The Wrestler$50,6784$202,714$26,238,243Dec 19, 2008Fox Searchlight Pictures
145In Good Company$50,5833$151,750$45,806,659Dec 31, 2004Universal Pictures
146The Godfather$50,3986$302,393$133,698,921Mar 17, 1972Paramount Pictures
147Black Panther$50,2494,020$202,003,951$700,059,566Feb 16, 2018Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
148Match Point$49,8248$398,593$23,151,529Dec 30, 2005DreamWorks Distribution
149Before Midnight$49,3825$246,914$8,114,627May 24, 2013Sony Pictures Classics
150The Spectacular Now$49,3534$197,415$6,854,611Aug 2, 2013A24
151Mystic River$49,29313$640,815$90,135,191Oct 10, 2003Warner Bros.
152Maurice$49,2781$49,278$2,438,304Sep 18, 1987Cinecom Pictures
153Bad Education$49,1233$147,370$5,211,842Nov 19, 2004Sony Pictures Classics
154Jurassic World$48,8554,274$208,806,270$652,270,625Jun 12, 2015Universal Pictures
155Absence of Malice$48,8332$97,667$40,716,963Nov 20, 1981Columbia Pictures
156Mary Queen of Scots$48,6944$194,777$16,468,499Dec 7, 2018Focus Features
15712 Years a Slave$48,61619$923,715$56,671,993Oct 18, 2013Fox Searchlight Pictures
158Good Morning, Vietnam$48,5774$194,308$123,922,370Dec 25, 1987Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
159Apocalypse Now Redux
2001 Re-release
$48,4962$96,992$4,626,290Aug 3, 2001Miramax
160Blue Valentine$48,4324$193,728$9,706,328Dec 31, 2010The Weinstein Company
161Michael Clayton$47,99415$719,910$49,033,882Oct 5, 2007Warner Bros.
162The Avengers$47,6984,349$207,438,708$623,357,910May 4, 2012Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
163The Lobster
2016 Re-release
$47,5634$190,252$8,700,374May 13, 2016A24
164Disobedience$47,4785$237,393$3,498,782Apr 27, 2018Bleecker Street Media
165About Schmidt$47,0616$282,367$65,016,287Dec 13, 2002New Line Cinema
166The Danish Girl$46,8294$187,318$11,114,018Nov 27, 2015Focus Features
167Crossing Delancey$46,7111$46,711$16,262,415Aug 26, 1988Warner Bros.
168Metropolitan$46,6631$46,663$2,938,208Aug 3, 1990New Line Cinema
169Victor Victoria$46,5443$139,634$28,215,453Mar 19, 1982Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
170Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters$46,4121$46,412$263,200May 11, 2007Vitagraph Films
171The Death of Stalin$46,2014$184,805$8,047,856Mar 9, 2018IFC Films
172Traffic$46,1814$184,725$124,115,725Dec 29, 2000USA Films
173The Hateful Eight$46,106100$4,610,676$54,117,416Dec 25, 2015The Weinstein Company
174One Hour Photo$45,9307$321,515$31,597,131Aug 23, 2002Fox Searchlight Pictures
175The Ghost Writer$45,7524$183,009$15,541,549Feb 19, 2010Summit Entertainment
176Jane Eyre$45,7214$182,885$11,242,660Mar 11, 2011Focus Features
177Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert$45,560683$31,117,834$65,281,781Feb 1, 2008Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
178Amélie$45,4903$136,470$33,225,499Nov 2, 2001Miramax
179Sorry to Bother You$45,45416$727,266$17,493,096Jul 6, 2018Annapurna Pictures
180Lone Survivor$45,4362$90,872$125,095,601Dec 27, 2013Universal Pictures
181After Hours$45,4351$45,435$10,609,321Sep 13, 1985Warner Bros.
182Cyrus$45,4294$181,716$7,468,936Jun 18, 2010Fox Searchlight Pictures
183Gran Torino$45,2866$271,720$148,095,302Dec 12, 2008Warner Bros.
184No Safe Spaces$45,2361$45,236$1,291,514Oct 25, 2019Atlas Distribution Company
185Foxcatcher$45,1466$270,877$12,096,300Nov 14, 2014Sony Pictures Classics
186Ingrid Goes West$45,1003$135,301$3,024,308Aug 11, 2017Neon
187Down with Love$45,0291$45,029$20,305,251May 9, 2003Twentieth Century Fox
188Black Hawk Down$44,9554$179,823$108,638,745Dec 28, 2001Revolution Studios
189Avengers: Age of Ultron$44,7314,276$191,271,109$459,005,868May 1, 2015Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
190On Golden Pond$44,6062$89,213$119,285,432Dec 4, 1981Universal Pictures
191The Last Temptation of Christ$44,5799$401,211$8,373,585Aug 12, 1988Universal Pictures
192Blade Runner
The Final Cut (2007 re-release)
$44,5752$89,150$1,548,502Oct 5, 2007Warner Bros.
193You Were Never Really Here$44,2763$132,829$2,528,078Apr 6, 2018Amazon Studios
194Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$44,0595$220,297$17,657,973Jun 20, 2008Picturehouse
195Everyone Says I Love You$43,8923$131,678$9,759,200Dec 6, 1996Miramax
196Darkest Hour$43,7514$175,006$56,468,410Nov 24, 2017Focus Features
197Wish You Were Here$43,6111$43,611$3,283,832Jul 24, 1987Atlantic Releasing Corporation
198Her$43,3976$260,382$25,568,251Dec 20, 2013Warner Bros.
199A Most Violent Year$43,1974$172,788$5,749,134Jan 2, 2015A24
200Searching$43,1969$388,769$26,020,957Aug 24, 2018Screen Gems