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1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersOpening*Adjusted Gross^Date**
1 The Lion King BV $1,550,691 2 $3,101,400 $609,681,200 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $841,951 6 $5,051,700 $265,909,600 6/16/95
3 A Bug's Life BV $507,134 1 $507,100 $278,887,100 11/20/98
4 Toy Story 2 BV $482,742 1 $482,700 $390,824,400 11/19/99
5 Hercules BV $444,218 1 $444,200 $176,415,200 6/13/97
6 The Princess and the Frog BV $422,022 2 $844,000 $110,781,100 11/27/09
7 Frozen BV $238,143 1 $238,100 $400,664,300 11/22/13
8 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $237,457 2 $474,900 $121,332,400 6/08/01
9 Anastasia Fox $214,558 1 $214,600 $103,497,500 11/14/97
10 Red State SMod $212,285 1 $212,300 $1,141,700 3/04/11
11 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $208,142 4 $832,600 $58,698,100 3/07/14
12 Brother Bear BV $197,774 2 $395,500 $115,474,800 10/24/03
13 Aladdin BV $193,584 2 $387,200 $428,454,000 11/13/92
14 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $188,691 2 $377,400 $98,677,500 10/15/93
15 Evita BV $180,298 2 $360,600 $89,091,300 12/27/96
16 Dreamgirls P/DW $157,558 3 $472,700 $124,121,000 12/15/06
17 Beauty and the Beast BV $157,332 2 $314,700 $285,669,900 11/15/91
18 American Sniper WB $155,884 4 $623,500 $213,691,800 12/26/14
19 The Master Wein. $154,644 5 $773,200 $16,864,000 9/14/12
20 Edward Scissorhands Fox $154,150 2 $308,300 $109,212,700 12/07/90
21 Brokeback Mountain Focus $139,546 5 $697,700 $103,862,200 12/09/05
22 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $131,554 4 $526,200 $47,198,600 5/25/12
23 Victor/Victoria MGM $129,342 3 $388,000 $78,408,300 3/19/82
24 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $128,791 1 $128,800 $37,711,000 7/26/85
25 Bulworth Fox $123,522 2 $247,000 $46,212,200 5/15/98
26 Moulin Rouge! Fox $120,919 2 $241,800 $82,821,700 5/18/01
27 American Hustle Sony $120,749 6 $724,500 $152,129,600 12/13/13
28 The Imitation Game Wein. $117,961 4 $471,800 $61,798,300 11/28/14
29 The Crucible Fox $116,441 1 $116,400 $13,156,300 11/29/96
30 There Will Be Blood ParV $113,252 2 $226,500 $45,774,700 12/28/07
31 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $111,680 18 $2,010,200 $50,837,300 11/06/09
32 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $108,737 8 $869,900 $72,265,700 12/09/05
33 Blue Jasmine SPC $106,305 6 $637,800 $34,617,100 7/26/13
34 The Joy Luck Club BV $104,598 3 $313,800 $64,928,100 9/10/93
35 After Hours WB $104,564 1 $104,600 $24,416,400 9/13/85
36 Birdman FoxS $104,437 4 $417,700 $31,225,100 10/17/14
37 Howards End SPC $103,489 1 $103,500 $51,201,600 3/13/92
38 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $103,271 5 $516,400 $25,092,500 10/11/02
39 Maurice Cinc $102,967 1 $103,000 $5,094,900 9/18/87
40 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $101,502 4 $406,000 $246,381,900 12/25/87
41 Annie Col. $101,355 14 $1,419,000 $158,561,900 5/21/82
42 Midnight in Paris SPC $101,196 6 $607,200 $58,028,100 5/20/11
43 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $99,168 4 $396,700 $13,422,900 12/06/13
44 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $98,949 5 $494,700 $68,010,000 9/16/05
45 The Thin Red Line Fox $98,434 5 $492,200 $58,628,000 12/25/98
46 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $96,098 4 $384,400 $16,812,000 10/01/04
47 Syriana WB $95,465 5 $477,300 $64,311,400 11/25/05
48 A Room with a View Cinc $94,627 1 $94,600 $43,818,500 3/07/86
49 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $94,622 1 $94,600 $4,876,900 3/18/05
50 The Tree of Life FoxS $94,502 4 $378,000 $13,590,100 5/27/11
51 The Verdict Fox $93,538 3 $280,600 $142,159,600 12/10/82
52 Guiana 1838 RBC $93,291 1 $93,300 $297,100 9/24/04
53 Crossing Delancey WB $92,854 1 $92,900 $32,327,000 8/26/88
54 Wish You Were Here Atl $91,126 1 $91,100 $6,861,600 7/24/87
55 Gandhi Col. $91,115 4 $364,500 $136,914,400 12/10/82
56 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $90,778 1 $90,800 $26,659,000 1/21/83
57 The King's Speech Wein. $90,638 4 $362,600 $140,500,400 11/26/10
58 Spring Breakers A24 $90,206 3 $270,600 $14,164,800 3/15/13
59 Metropolitan NL $90,127 1 $90,100 $5,675,000 8/03/90
60 The Blair Witch Project Art. $90,066 27 $2,431,800 $226,024,500 7/16/99
61 The Mission WB $88,892 1 $88,900 $36,128,800 10/31/86
62 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $88,616 9 $797,500 $16,645,300 8/12/88
63 Platoon Orion $88,483 6 $530,900 $289,512,100 12/19/86
64 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $87,727 4 $350,900 $30,118,200 5/26/06
65 Dead Poets Society BV $87,580 8 $700,600 $197,273,800 6/02/89
66 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $87,525 3 $262,600 $24,467,000 3/01/85
67 Lincoln BV $87,126 11 $958,400 $185,735,100 11/09/12
68 American Beauty DW $86,597 16 $1,385,600 $203,719,400 9/17/99
69 Night and the City Fox $84,724 1 $84,700 $12,211,200 10/16/92
70 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $84,674 5 $423,400 $97,147,600 12/21/12
71 Up in the Air Par. $84,559 15 $1,268,400 $87,688,300 12/04/09
72 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $84,116 2 $168,200 $26,159,100 10/21/94
73 Dances with Wolves Orion $82,534 14 $1,155,500 $357,023,200 11/09/90
74 Sicko LGF $81,901 1 $81,900 $29,141,400 6/22/07
75 Black Swan FoxS $81,814 18 $1,472,600 $110,415,300 12/03/10
76 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $81,131 3 $243,400 $17,371,000 12/06/96
77 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $81,012 4 $324,000 $24,945,700 12/09/11
78 The Mosquito Coast WB $80,975 3 $242,900 $30,233,600 11/28/86
79 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $80,745 1 $80,700 $3,457,600 4/17/87
80 Kids Mira. $80,487 2 $161,000 $13,921,300 7/21/95
81 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $80,249 4 $321,000 $50,916,700 8/04/89
82 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $80,119 2 $160,200 $14,121,800 9/28/07
83 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $79,962 5 $399,800 $73,751,000 12/14/01
84 Punchline Col. $79,881 4 $319,500 $41,829,400 9/30/88
85 Boyhood IFC $78,388 5 $391,900 $25,127,200 7/11/14
86 The Killing Fields WB $78,250 1 $78,200 $79,944,300 11/02/84
87 Mask Uni. $77,958 4 $311,800 $110,997,300 3/08/85
88 The Aristocrats Think $77,684 4 $310,700 $8,128,000 7/29/05
89 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $77,324 1 $77,300 $6,096,600 11/13/92
90 Adaptation. Sony $77,235 7 $540,700 $30,639,100 12/06/02
91 The Fighter Par. $76,501 4 $306,000 $95,487,000 12/10/10
92 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $76,476 3 $229,400 $124,227,200 7/15/88
93 A Soldier's Story Col. $76,049 5 $380,300 $52,687,500 9/14/84
94 Lust, Caution Focus $75,903 1 $75,900 $5,463,300 9/28/07
95 Raising Arizona Fox $75,724 1 $75,700 $47,740,300 3/13/87
96 Under the Volcano Uni. $75,378 1 $75,400 $6,217,000 6/15/84
97 Sarafina! BV $75,290 2 $150,600 $14,383,600 9/18/92
98 The Piano Mira. $74,702 4 $298,800 $78,769,900 11/12/93
99 The Kids Are All Right Focus $74,475 7 $521,300 $21,387,300 7/09/10
100 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $74,388 2 $148,800 $31,041,400 12/10/04
101 New York Stories BV $74,143 12 $889,700 $22,150,500 3/03/89
102 Talk to Her SPC $73,401 2 $146,800 $12,627,500 11/22/02
103 To Rome with Love SPC $72,717 5 $363,600 $17,498,500 6/22/12
104 1984 Gold. $72,696 1 $72,700 $19,407,800 12/14/84
105 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $72,250 1 $72,200 $2,379,700 8/24/12
106 Revolutionary Road ParV $72,033 3 $216,100 $26,070,600 12/26/08
107 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $71,888 4 $287,600 $20,867,200 3/29/13
108 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $71,448 3 $214,300 $44,499,500 5/07/93
109 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $71,367 4 $285,500 $22,440,200 11/13/09
110 This Is My Life Fox $71,305 2 $142,600 $5,752,700 2/21/92
111 Philadelphia TriS $70,763 4 $283,100 $151,380,200 12/24/93
112 A Handful of Dust NL $70,508 1 $70,500 $3,102,400 6/24/88
113 Orlando SPC $70,404 3 $211,200 $10,497,600 6/11/93
114 Juno FoxS $70,210 7 $491,500 $164,044,000 12/07/07
115 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $70,087 3 $210,300 $22,026,800 9/24/04
116 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $70,002 2 $140,000 $6,677,900 8/03/01
117 Traffic USA $70,000 4 $280,000 $179,165,200 12/29/00
118 Ed Wood BV $69,939 2 $139,900 $11,507,300 9/30/94
119 Good Will Hunting Mira. $69,395 7 $485,800 $241,151,600 12/05/97
120 Babel ParV $69,378 7 $485,600 $41,892,100 10/27/06
121 Brazil Uni. $69,270 1 $69,300 $21,874,100 12/20/85
122 For the Boys Fox $69,230 2 $138,500 $34,660,000 11/22/91
123 Nine Wein. $69,040 4 $276,200 $20,673,500 12/18/09
124 The Paper Uni. $68,606 5 $343,000 $75,883,900 3/18/94
125 The Grifters Mira. $68,599 2 $137,200 $26,094,100 12/07/90
126 A Passage to India Col. $68,553 3 $205,700 $62,627,300 12/14/84
127 Frost/Nixon Uni. $68,542 3 $205,600 $21,189,700 12/05/08
128 Sideways FoxS $68,096 4 $272,400 $91,967,800 10/22/04
129 Bugsy TriS $68,094 4 $272,400 $96,435,800 12/13/91
130 The Official Story ALM $67,721 1 $67,700 $67,700 11/08/85
131 Defiance ParV $67,635 2 $135,300 $32,594,500 1/02/09
132 127 Hours FoxS $67,536 4 $270,100 $18,701,500 11/05/10
133 Miami Rhapsody BV $67,069 2 $134,100 $9,806,400 1/27/95
134 Gothic Vest $66,992 1 $67,000 $1,914,400 4/10/87
135 Unzipped Mira. $66,932 2 $133,900 $5,399,900 8/04/95
136 Mystic River WB $66,787 13 $868,200 $120,673,800 10/10/03
137 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $66,714 1 $66,700 $3,186,700 4/16/93
138 The Freshman TriS $66,272 6 $397,600 $41,449,900 7/20/90
139 About Schmidt NL $66,177 6 $397,100 $88,178,700 12/13/02
140 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $66,107 7 $462,800 $74,677,200 7/28/06
141 To Die For Sony $65,993 11 $725,900 $39,975,800 9/29/95
142 The Commitments Fox $65,818 8 $526,600 $28,953,200 8/16/91
143 Amelie Mira. $65,663 3 $197,000 $47,266,200 11/02/01
144 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $65,590 5 $328,000 $30,925,700 3/17/06
145 Grand Canyon Fox $65,540 2 $131,100 $65,444,700 12/27/91
146 Black Hawk Down SonR $64,891 4 $259,600 $152,767,400 12/28/01
147 Bad Education SPC $64,627 3 $193,900 $6,703,500 11/19/04
148 Inherent Vice WB $64,609 5 $323,000 $7,425,800 12/12/14
149 One Hour Photo FoxS $64,587 7 $452,100 $44,430,800 8/23/02
150 In Good Company Uni. $64,472 3 $193,400 $58,386,800 12/31/04
151 Mountains of the Moon TriS $64,396 2 $128,800 $7,748,500 2/23/90
152 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Uni. $64,336 4 $257,300 $5,982,400 8/26/83
153 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $64,294 54 $3,471,900 $91,599,900 12/31/99
154 Kundun BV $64,164 2 $128,300 $9,904,000 12/26/97
155 Eleni WB $64,152 1 $64,200 $702,200 11/01/85
156 Fool for Love Can. $64,021 2 $128,000 $1,849,400 12/06/85
157 Agnes of God Col. $63,735 8 $509,900 $58,980,100 9/13/85
158 Educating Rita Col. $63,560 3 $190,700 $37,992,000 9/23/83
159 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $63,510 4 $254,000 $15,421,800 9/25/09
160 Stealing Beauty FoxS $63,478 3 $190,400 $8,728,800 6/14/96
161 Everest (IMAX) MFF $63,451 10 $634,500 $135,432,100 3/06/98
162 Deconstructing Harry FL $63,450 10 $634,500 $18,616,500 12/12/97
163 Into the Wild ParV $63,068 4 $252,300 $21,721,900 9/21/07
164 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Mira. $63,060 2 $126,100 $7,894,500 5/04/90
165 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon SPC $62,829 16 $1,005,300 $185,522,400 12/08/00
166 The Whistle Blower Hemd $62,759 1 $62,800 $3,134,300 7/10/87
167 She's Gotta Have It Isld $62,702 1 $62,700 $15,717,900 8/08/86
168 The Last Emperor Col. $62,460 5 $312,300 $87,885,000 11/20/87
169 Sophie's Choice Uni. $62,412 9 $561,700 $77,968,500 12/10/82
170 Match Point DW $62,147 8 $497,200 $28,883,100 12/30/05
171 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Gram. $61,269 7 $428,900 $21,931,300 8/12/94
172 Nell Fox $61,238 2 $122,500 $63,768,500 12/16/94
173 A Civil Action BV $61,038 2 $122,100 $91,225,600 12/25/98
174 Down with Love Fox $61,009 1 $61,000 $27,511,400 5/09/03
175 Trainspotting Mira. $60,691 8 $485,500 $30,482,400 7/19/96
176 Enough Said FoxS $60,650 4 $242,600 $17,201,700 9/20/13
177 The Fisher King TriS $60,481 10 $604,800 $81,303,100 9/20/91
178 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $60,452 16 $967,300 $36,133,800 12/27/96
179 Too Beautiful For You OrionC $60,276 1 $60,300 $3,431,100 3/02/90
180 Sunshine Cleaning Over. $60,013 4 $240,100 $13,725,800 3/13/09
181 The Perks of Being a Wallflower LG/S $59,952 4 $239,800 $18,018,900 9/21/12
182 Defending Your Life WB $59,915 3 $179,700 $31,770,100 3/22/91
183 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey BV $59,866 2 $119,700 $82,555,100 2/05/93
184 Return of the Jedi Fox $59,584 1,002 $59,704,900 $661,634,300 5/27/83
185 Country BV $59,434 1 $59,400 $23,440,100 9/28/84
186 Lost in America WB $59,404 6 $356,400 $23,426,000 3/15/85
187 Boys Don't Cry FoxS $59,281 2 $118,600 $17,732,200 10/08/99
188 Circle of Friends Sav. $58,967 4 $235,900 $43,930,100 3/17/95
189 Broadcast News Fox $58,966 7 $412,800 $102,924,600 12/18/87
190 Immortal Beloved Sony $58,689 4 $234,800 $18,635,200 12/16/94
191 Strange Days Fox $58,339 1 $58,300 $14,948,800 10/06/95
192 A Private Function IsAl $58,302 1 $58,300 $5,815,900 3/01/85
193 Persuasion SPC $58,197 1 $58,200 $9,897,400 9/29/95
194 Frida Mira. $57,934 5 $289,700 $36,084,800 10/25/02
195 The Wrestler FoxS $57,667 4 $230,700 $29,856,000 12/19/08
196 Jefferson in Paris BV $57,611 2 $115,200 $4,645,900 3/31/95
197 High Hopes Skou $57,548 1 $57,500 $2,453,700 2/24/89
198 Fruitvale Station Wein. $57,507 7 $402,600 $16,771,800 7/12/13
199 Broken Embraces SPC $57,497 2 $115,000 $5,225,700 11/20/09
200 Michael Clayton WB $56,993 15 $854,900 $57,733,500 10/05/07

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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