Adjuster:

Genres

Musical

1974-Present
Live action only.



RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 9 High School Musical 3: Senior Year BV $90,559,416 3,626 $42,030,184 3,623 10/24/08
2 5 Enchanted BV $127,807,262 3,730 $34,440,317 3,730 11/21/07
3 10 The Muppets BV $88,631,237 3,440 $29,239,026 3,440 11/23/11
4 4 Mamma Mia! Uni. $144,130,063 3,194 $27,751,240 2,976 7/18/08
5 6 Hairspray (2007) NL $118,871,849 3,121 $27,476,745 3,121 7/20/07
6 3 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $148,809,770 2,927 $27,281,735 2,814 12/25/12
7 17 Muppets Most Wanted BV $51,183,113 3,194 $17,005,126 3,194 3/21/14
8 31 Annie (2014) Sony $24,635,000 3,197 $15,861,939 3,116 12/19/14
9 25 Rock of Ages WB (NL) $38,518,613 3,470 $14,437,269 3,470 6/15/12
10 20 Jersey Boys WB $47,047,013 2,905 $13,319,371 2,905 6/20/14
11 22 Burlesque SGem $39,440,655 3,037 $11,947,744 3,037 11/24/10
12 11 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Uni. $69,701,637 1,435 $11,874,268 1,400 7/23/82
13 28 Rent SonR $29,077,547 2,437 $10,016,021 2,433 11/23/05
14 15 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street P/DW $52,898,073 1,507 $9,300,805 1,249 12/21/07
15 1 Grease Par. $188,755,690 862 $8,941,717 862 6/16/78
16 19 Popeye Par. $49,823,037 901 $6,310,520 901 12/12/80
17 43 Blues Brothers 2000 Uni. $14,051,384 2,516 $6,129,615 2,507 2/6/98
18 45 Idlewild Uni. $12,571,185 975 $5,745,780 973 8/25/06
19 13 The Blues Brothers Uni. $57,229,890 - $4,858,152 594 6/20/80
20 40 Grease 2 Par. $15,171,476 1,250 $4,645,411 1,250 6/11/82
21 16 The Phantom of the Opera WB $51,268,815 1,515 $4,001,890 622 12/22/04
22 51 Black Nativity FoxS $7,018,189 1,525 $3,669,530 1,516 11/27/13
23 24 Little Shop of Horrors WB $38,748,395 1,183 $3,659,884 866 12/19/86
24 21 Yentl MGM $40,218,899 747 $3,050,219 501 11/18/83
25 48 Cry-Baby Uni. $8,266,343 1,236 $3,004,905 1,229 4/6/90
26 49 The Pirate Movie Fox $7,983,086 757 $2,528,133 757 8/6/82
27 2 Chicago Mira. $170,687,518 2,701 $2,074,929 77 12/27/02
28 41 School Daze Col. $14,545,844 224 $1,802,656 220 2/12/88
29 33 Xanadu Uni. $22,762,571 - $1,471,595 249 8/8/80
30 59 Newsies BV $2,819,485 1,259 $1,232,508 1,223 4/10/92
31 55 Earth Girls Are Easy Vest $3,916,303 317 $892,742 317 5/12/89
32 32 Across the Universe SonR $24,343,673 964 $667,784 23 9/14/07
33 47 Pennies From Heaven MGM $9,171,289 - $520,000 315 12/11/81
34 14 Annie Col. $57,059,003 1,102 $510,632 14 5/21/82
35 8 Dreamgirls P/DW $103,365,956 2,797 $378,950 3 12/15/06
36 44 De-Lovely UA $13,456,633 410 $292,963 16 7/2/04
37 36 Nine Wein. $19,676,965 1,412 $257,232 4 12/18/09
38 63 The Pirates of Penzance Uni. $694,497 91 $255,496 91 2/18/83
39 42 A Chorus Line Col. $14,202,899 680 $222,919 19 12/13/85
40 18 Evita BV $50,047,179 1,045 $195,085 2 12/25/96
41 12 Moulin Rouge! Fox $57,386,607 2,283 $167,540 2 5/18/01
42 58 Hedwig and the Angry Inch FL $3,067,312 101 $156,724 9 7/20/01
43 37 The Producers Uni. $19,398,532 978 $154,590 6 12/16/05
44 29 Victor/Victoria MGM $28,215,453 615 $139,634 3 3/19/82
45 46 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $9,759,200 276 $131,678 3 12/6/96
46 65 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School IDP $349,132 46 $92,668 38 3/31/06
47 54 Dancer in the Dark FL $4,184,036 126 $91,612 3 9/22/00
48 26 All That Jazz Fox $37,823,676 - $86,229 5 12/20/79
49 62 Absolute Beginners Orion $930,211 4 $83,743 4 4/18/86
50 50 Sarafina! BV $7,306,242 700 $76,488 2 9/18/92
51 57 Zoot Suit Uni. $3,256,082 - $63,356 57 10/2/81
52 69 Repo: The Genetic Opera LGF $146,750 11 $53,684 8 11/7/08
53 64 Annie Brocoli dans les fonds marin TVA $374,360 55 $48,174 55 12/19/03
54 52 Beyond the Sea Lions $6,318,709 383 $45,264 6 12/17/04
55 70 Jack Paradise K $79,974 31 $41,704 31 2/20/04
56 71 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool WB $75,868 23 $40,498 23 2/24/89
57 68 That's Entertainment! III MGM $280,163 6 $36,220 2 5/6/94
58 66 The Singing Detective ParC $337,174 46 $28,324 5 10/24/03
59 67 Love's Labour's Lost Mira. $299,792 14 $24,496 2 6/9/00
60 74 The Fantasticks MGM $49,666 6 $24,176 6 9/22/00
61 75 Very Annie Mary Emp. $46,352 6 $10,867 6 3/29/02
62 76 Colma: The Musical RAtt. $41,131 2 $8,403 1 6/22/07
63 79 The Big Gay Musical N/A $24,140 1 $8,053 1 9/11/09
64 72 Madame Butterfly Arro. $65,196 1 $6,027 1 5/3/96
65 73 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Zeit. $55,365 2 $4,784 1 5/14/03
66 78 Naked Boys Singing TLA $25,526 3 $3,690 1 10/12/07
67 80 Stage Fright (2014) Magn. $7,078 11 $3,562 11 5/9/14
68 77 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Vari. $35,556 5 $3,233 1 11/5/10
69 81 20 Centimeters TLA $6,635 2 $2,177 1 10/27/06
70 82 I Kissed a Vampire Mont. $1,794 11 $1,380 11 3/30/12
71 7 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fox $112,892,319 - n/a - 9/26/75
72 23 Funny Lady Col. $39,000,000 - n/a - 3/9/75
73 27 Tommy Col. $34,251,525 - n/a - 3/14/75
74 30 That's Entertainment! MGM $26,890,200 - n/a - 5/18/74
75 34 The Wiz Uni. $21,049,053 - n/a - 10/1/78
76 35 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Uni. $20,378,470 - n/a - 7/21/78
77 38 New York, New York UA $16,400,000 - n/a - 6/22/77
78 39 Hair MGM $15,284,643 - n/a - 3/14/79
79 53 That's Entertainment! II MGM $4,979,380 - n/a - 5/16/76
80 56 La Traviata Uni. $3,783,329 - n/a - 4/22/83
81 60 Bugsy Malone Par. $2,783,840 - n/a - 9/15/76
82 61 At Long Last Love Fox $1,500,000 - n/a - 3/6/75
TOTAL (All Movies):$2,548,307,923----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$31,076,926896$4,401,732799-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$2,059,697,259----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$55,667,4931,925$13,674,0672,129-



NOTE: This chart is for musicals -- movies where people break out into song with no on or off screen source of music or in settings other than concert venues or recording studios. That's distinctly different from concerts or movies about the music industry a la A Star is Born, The Jazz Singer or Glitter. Additionally, Bollywood masala movies are not being counted as they are a genre unto themselves.

Unfortunately, grosses for Shock Treatment and Rock 'n' Roll High School are unavailable. The record is largely incomplete prior to 1982, as box office wasn't tracked terribly well before then -- it was a stretch just to go back to 1975. Grosses are available for some major pre-1975 musicals, however there are too many holes in regards to other musicals to include in this chart. If there are any movies that you think should be on this list, e-mail us at mail@boxofficemojo.com.




UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Into the Woods BV 12/25/14
The Last 5 Years RTWC 2/13/15