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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 $1,584,856 2 $3,169,700 $623,113,500 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $860,501 6 $5,163,000 $271,768,100 6/16/95
3 A Bug's Life BV $518,307 1 $518,300 $285,031,500 11/20/98
4 Toy Story 2 BV $493,378 1 $493,400 $399,435,000 11/19/99
5 Hercules BV $454,005 1 $454,000 $180,302,000 6/13/97
6 The Princess and the Frog BV $431,320 2 $862,600 $113,221,800 11/27/09
7 Frozen BV $243,390 1 $243,400 $399,481,700 11/22/13
8 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $242,688 2 $485,400 $124,005,600 6/08/01
9 Anastasia Fox $219,285 1 $219,300 $105,777,800 11/14/97
10 Red State SMod $216,962 1 $217,000 $1,166,900 3/04/11
11 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $202,792 4 $811,200 $39,901,400 3/07/14
12 Brother Bear BV $202,131 2 $404,300 $118,018,900 10/24/03
13 Aladdin BV $197,849 2 $395,700 $437,893,600 11/13/92
14 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $192,849 2 $385,700 $100,851,600 10/15/93
15 Evita BV $184,271 2 $368,500 $91,054,200 12/27/96
16 Dreamgirls P/DW $161,029 3 $483,100 $126,855,600 12/15/06
17 Beauty and the Beast BV $160,798 2 $321,600 $291,963,700 11/15/91
18 The Master Wein. $158,051 5 $790,300 $17,235,500 9/14/12
19 Edward Scissorhands Fox $157,547 2 $315,100 $111,618,900 12/07/90
20 Brokeback Mountain Focus $142,621 5 $713,100 $106,150,500 12/09/05
21 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $134,452 4 $537,800 $48,238,500 5/25/12
22 Victor/Victoria MGM $132,191 3 $396,600 $80,135,700 3/19/82
23 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $131,629 1 $131,600 $38,541,800 7/26/85
24 Bulworth Fox $126,243 2 $252,500 $47,230,300 5/15/98
25 Moulin Rouge! Fox $123,583 2 $247,200 $84,646,400 5/18/01
26 American Hustle Sony $123,409 6 $740,500 $150,117,800 12/13/13
27 The Crucible Fox $119,006 1 $119,000 $13,446,200 11/29/96
28 There Will Be Blood ParV $115,747 2 $231,500 $46,783,200 12/28/07
29 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $114,140 18 $2,054,500 $51,957,400 11/06/09
30 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $111,133 8 $889,100 $73,857,900 12/09/05
31 Blue Jasmine SPC $108,647 6 $651,900 $35,359,500 7/26/13
32 The Joy Luck Club BV $106,902 3 $320,700 $66,358,600 9/10/93
33 After Hours WB $106,868 1 $106,900 $24,954,300 9/13/85
34 Howards End SPC $105,769 1 $105,800 $52,329,700 3/13/92
35 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $105,546 5 $527,700 $25,645,300 10/11/02
36 Maurice Cinc $105,236 1 $105,200 $5,207,100 9/18/87
37 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $103,739 4 $415,000 $251,810,100 12/25/87
38 Annie Col. $103,588 14 $1,450,300 $162,055,300 5/21/82
39 Midnight in Paris SPC $103,426 6 $620,600 $59,306,500 5/20/11
40 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $101,353 4 $405,400 $13,235,300 12/06/13
41 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $101,129 5 $505,600 $69,508,400 9/16/05
42 The Thin Red Line Fox $100,602 5 $503,000 $59,919,700 12/25/98
43 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $98,215 4 $392,900 $17,182,400 10/01/04
44 Syriana WB $97,569 5 $487,800 $65,728,300 11/25/05
45 A Room with a View Cinc $96,711 1 $96,700 $44,783,900 3/07/86
46 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $96,706 1 $96,700 $4,984,300 3/18/05
47 The Tree of Life FoxS $96,584 4 $386,300 $13,889,500 5/27/11
48 The Verdict Fox $95,599 3 $286,800 $145,291,700 12/10/82
49 Guiana 1838 RBC $95,346 1 $95,300 $303,700 9/24/04
50 Crossing Delancey WB $94,899 1 $94,900 $33,039,200 8/26/88
51 Wish You Were Here Atl $93,133 1 $93,100 $7,012,800 7/24/87
52 Gandhi Col. $93,122 4 $372,500 $139,930,900 12/10/82
53 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $92,778 1 $92,800 $27,246,400 1/21/83
54 The King's Speech Wein. $92,635 4 $370,500 $143,595,900 11/26/10
55 Spring Breakers A24 $92,194 3 $276,600 $14,476,800 3/15/13
56 Metropolitan NL $92,113 1 $92,100 $5,800,000 8/03/90
57 The Blair Witch Project Art. $92,051 27 $2,485,400 $231,004,200 7/16/99
58 The Mission WB $90,851 1 $90,900 $36,924,800 10/31/86
59 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $90,568 9 $815,100 $17,012,000 8/12/88
60 Platoon Orion $90,432 6 $542,600 $295,890,600 12/19/86
61 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $89,660 4 $358,600 $30,781,700 5/26/06
62 Dead Poets Society BV $89,509 8 $716,100 $201,620,100 6/02/89
63 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $89,453 3 $268,400 $25,006,100 3/01/85
64 Lincoln BV $89,045 11 $979,500 $189,827,200 11/09/12
65 American Beauty DW $88,505 16 $1,416,100 $208,207,700 9/17/99
66 Night and the City Fox $86,591 1 $86,600 $12,480,200 10/16/92
67 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $86,539 5 $432,700 $99,288,000 12/21/12
68 Up in the Air Par. $86,422 15 $1,296,300 $89,620,200 12/04/09
69 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $85,969 2 $171,900 $26,735,500 10/21/94
70 Dances with Wolves Orion $84,353 14 $1,181,000 $364,889,100 11/09/90
71 Sicko LGF $83,705 1 $83,700 $29,783,400 6/22/07
72 Black Swan FoxS $83,617 18 $1,505,100 $112,847,900 12/03/10
73 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $82,918 3 $248,800 $17,753,700 12/06/96
74 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $82,797 4 $331,200 $25,495,300 12/09/11
75 The Mosquito Coast WB $82,760 3 $248,300 $30,899,700 11/28/86
76 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $82,524 1 $82,500 $3,533,800 4/17/87
77 Kids Mira. $82,260 2 $164,500 $14,228,000 7/21/95
78 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $82,017 4 $328,100 $52,038,500 8/04/89
79 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $81,885 2 $163,800 $14,432,900 9/28/07
80 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $81,724 5 $408,600 $75,375,900 12/14/01
81 Punchline Col. $81,641 4 $326,600 $42,750,900 9/30/88
82 The Killing Fields WB $79,974 1 $80,000 $81,705,600 11/02/84
83 Mask Uni. $79,675 4 $318,700 $113,442,800 3/08/85
84 The Aristocrats Think $79,395 4 $317,600 $8,307,100 7/29/05
85 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $79,027 1 $79,000 $6,230,900 11/13/92
86 Adaptation. Sony $78,937 7 $552,600 $31,314,100 12/06/02
87 The Fighter Par. $78,187 4 $312,700 $97,590,800 12/10/10
88 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $78,161 3 $234,500 $126,964,100 7/15/88
89 A Soldier's Story Col. $77,725 5 $388,600 $53,848,300 9/14/84
90 Lust, Caution Focus $77,575 1 $77,600 $5,583,700 9/28/07
91 Raising Arizona Fox $77,392 1 $77,400 $48,792,100 3/13/87
92 Under the Volcano Uni. $77,039 1 $77,000 $6,353,900 6/15/84
93 Sarafina! BV $76,949 2 $153,900 $14,700,500 9/18/92
94 The Piano Mira. $76,348 4 $305,400 $80,505,300 11/12/93
95 The Kids Are All Right Focus $76,116 7 $532,800 $21,858,500 7/09/10
96 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $76,027 2 $152,100 $31,725,300 12/10/04
97 New York Stories BV $75,777 12 $909,300 $22,638,500 3/03/89
98 Talk to Her SPC $75,018 2 $150,000 $12,905,700 11/22/02
99 To Rome with Love SPC $74,319 5 $371,600 $17,884,000 6/22/12
100 1984 Gold. $74,298 1 $74,300 $19,835,400 12/14/84
101 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $73,842 1 $73,800 $2,432,100 8/24/12
102 Revolutionary Road ParV $73,620 3 $220,900 $26,645,000 12/26/08
103 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $73,472 4 $293,900 $21,326,900 3/29/13
104 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $73,022 3 $219,100 $45,479,900 5/07/93
105 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $72,939 4 $291,800 $22,934,600 11/13/09
106 This Is My Life Fox $72,876 2 $145,800 $5,879,400 2/21/92
107 Philadelphia TriS $72,322 4 $289,300 $154,715,400 12/24/93
108 A Handful of Dust NL $72,062 1 $72,100 $3,170,800 6/24/88
109 Orlando SPC $71,955 3 $215,900 $10,728,800 6/11/93
110 Juno FoxS $71,757 7 $502,300 $167,658,200 12/07/07
111 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $71,631 3 $214,900 $22,512,000 9/24/04
112 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $71,544 2 $143,100 $6,825,000 8/03/01
113 Traffic USA $71,542 4 $286,200 $183,112,500 12/29/00
114 Ed Wood BV $71,480 2 $143,000 $11,760,800 9/30/94
115 Good Will Hunting Mira. $70,924 7 $496,500 $246,464,600 12/05/97
116 Babel ParV $70,906 7 $496,300 $42,815,000 10/27/06
117 Brazil Uni. $70,796 1 $70,800 $22,356,100 12/20/85
118 For the Boys Fox $70,755 2 $141,500 $35,423,600 11/22/91
119 Nine Wein. $70,561 4 $282,200 $21,129,000 12/18/09
120 The Paper Uni. $70,118 5 $350,600 $77,555,800 3/18/94
121 The Grifters Mira. $70,110 2 $140,200 $26,669,000 12/07/90
122 A Passage to India Col. $70,063 3 $210,200 $64,007,100 12/14/84
123 Frost/Nixon Uni. $70,052 3 $210,200 $21,656,500 12/05/08
124 Sideways FoxS $69,597 4 $278,400 $93,994,000 10/22/04
125 Bugsy TriS $69,595 4 $278,400 $98,560,500 12/13/91
126 The Official Story ALM $69,213 1 $69,200 $69,200 11/08/85
127 Defiance ParV $69,125 2 $138,200 $33,312,600 1/02/09
128 127 Hours FoxS $69,024 4 $276,100 $19,113,500 11/05/10
129 Miami Rhapsody BV $68,547 2 $137,100 $10,022,500 1/27/95
130 Gothic Vest $68,468 1 $68,500 $1,956,500 4/10/87
131 Unzipped Mira. $68,407 2 $136,800 $5,518,800 8/04/95
132 Mystic River WB $68,258 13 $887,400 $123,332,400 10/10/03
133 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $68,184 1 $68,200 $3,256,900 4/16/93
134 The Freshman TriS $67,732 6 $406,400 $42,363,100 7/20/90
135 About Schmidt NL $67,635 6 $405,800 $90,121,400 12/13/02
136 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $67,564 7 $473,000 $76,322,500 7/28/06
137 To Die For Sony $67,447 11 $741,900 $40,856,500 9/29/95
138 The Commitments Fox $67,268 8 $538,200 $29,591,100 8/16/91
139 Amelie Mira. $67,110 3 $201,300 $48,307,500 11/02/01
140 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $67,035 5 $335,200 $31,607,000 3/17/06
141 Grand Canyon Fox $66,984 2 $134,000 $66,886,600 12/27/91
142 Black Hawk Down SonR $66,321 4 $265,300 $156,133,100 12/28/01
143 Bad Education SPC $66,051 3 $198,200 $6,851,100 11/19/04
144 One Hour Photo FoxS $66,010 7 $462,100 $45,409,700 8/23/02
145 In Good Company Uni. $65,892 3 $197,700 $59,673,200 12/31/04
146 Mountains of the Moon TriS $65,815 2 $131,600 $7,919,300 2/23/90
147 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Uni. $65,753 4 $263,000 $6,114,200 8/26/83
148 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $65,711 54 $3,548,400 $93,618,000 12/31/99
149 Kundun BV $65,578 2 $131,200 $10,122,200 12/26/97
150 Eleni WB $65,565 1 $65,600 $717,600 11/01/85
151 Fool for Love Can. $65,431 2 $130,900 $1,890,100 12/06/85
152 Agnes of God Col. $65,139 8 $521,100 $60,279,600 9/13/85
153 Educating Rita Col. $64,960 3 $194,900 $38,829,000 9/23/83
154 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $64,909 4 $259,600 $15,761,600 9/25/09
155 Stealing Beauty FoxS $64,877 3 $194,600 $8,921,100 6/14/96
156 Everest (IMAX) MFF $64,849 10 $648,500 $138,415,900 3/06/98
157 Deconstructing Harry FL $64,848 10 $648,500 $19,026,700 12/12/97
158 Into the Wild ParV $64,458 4 $257,800 $22,200,400 9/21/07
159 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Mira. $64,449 2 $128,900 $8,068,400 5/04/90
160 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon SPC $64,213 16 $1,027,400 $189,609,800 12/08/00
161 The Whistle Blower Hemd $64,141 1 $64,100 $3,203,300 7/10/87
162 She's Gotta Have It Isld $64,083 1 $64,100 $16,064,200 8/08/86
163 The Last Emperor Col. $63,836 5 $319,200 $89,821,300 11/20/87
164 Sophie's Choice Uni. $63,787 9 $574,100 $79,686,300 12/10/82
165 Match Point DW $63,516 8 $508,100 $29,519,400 12/30/05
166 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Gram. $62,619 7 $438,300 $22,414,500 8/12/94
167 Nell Fox $62,587 2 $125,200 $65,173,500 12/16/94
168 A Civil Action BV $62,383 2 $124,800 $93,235,500 12/25/98
169 Down with Love Fox $62,354 1 $62,400 $28,117,600 5/09/03
170 Trainspotting Mira. $62,028 8 $496,200 $31,154,000 7/19/96
171 Enough Said FoxS $61,986 4 $247,900 $17,574,800 9/20/13
172 The Fisher King TriS $61,814 10 $618,100 $83,094,400 9/20/91
173 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $61,784 16 $988,600 $36,929,900 12/27/96
174 Too Beautiful For You OrionC $61,604 1 $61,600 $3,506,700 3/02/90
175 Sunshine Cleaning Over. $61,336 4 $245,300 $14,028,200 3/13/09
176 The Perks of Being a Wallflower LG/S $61,273 4 $245,100 $18,415,900 9/21/12
177 Defending Your Life WB $61,235 3 $183,700 $32,470,100 3/22/91
178 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey BV $61,185 2 $122,400 $84,374,000 2/05/93
179 Return of the Jedi Fox $60,897 1,002 $61,020,300 $676,211,300 5/27/83
180 Country BV $60,744 1 $60,700 $23,956,500 9/28/84
181 Lost in America WB $60,713 6 $364,300 $23,942,200 3/15/85
182 Boys Don't Cry FoxS $60,587 2 $121,200 $18,122,900 10/08/99
183 Circle of Friends Sav. $60,266 4 $241,100 $44,898,000 3/17/95
184 Broadcast News Fox $60,265 7 $421,900 $105,192,200 12/18/87
185 Immortal Beloved Sony $59,982 4 $239,900 $19,045,800 12/16/94
186 Strange Days Fox $59,625 1 $59,600 $15,278,200 10/06/95
187 A Private Function IsAl $59,586 1 $59,600 $5,944,000 3/01/85
188 Persuasion SPC $59,479 1 $59,500 $10,115,500 9/29/95
189 Frida Mira. $59,210 5 $296,100 $36,879,800 10/25/02
190 The Wrestler FoxS $58,937 4 $235,700 $30,513,800 12/19/08
191 Jefferson in Paris BV $58,880 2 $117,800 $4,748,300 3/31/95
192 High Hopes Skou $58,816 1 $58,800 $2,507,800 2/24/89
193 Fruitvale Station Wein. $58,774 7 $411,400 $17,141,300 7/12/13
194 Broken Embraces SPC $58,764 2 $117,500 $5,340,900 11/20/09
195 Michael Clayton WB $58,249 15 $873,700 $59,005,500 10/05/07
196 Die Hard Fox $58,224 21 $1,222,700 $168,643,300 7/15/88
197 The Iron Lady Wein. $58,094 4 $232,400 $31,627,400 12/30/11
198 Made Art. $58,028 3 $174,100 $7,838,500 7/13/01
199 Jesus' Son Lions $57,457 1 $57,500 $2,017,100 6/16/00
200 Michael Collins WB $57,373 6 $344,200 $20,955,400 10/11/96

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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