Adjuster:

Genres

Musical

1974-Present
Live action only.



RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 62 At Long Last Love Fox $1,500,000 - n/a - 3/6/75
2 61 Bugsy Malone Par. $2,783,840 - n/a - 9/15/76
3 57 La Traviata Uni. $3,783,329 - n/a - 4/22/83
4 54 That's Entertainment! II MGM $4,979,380 - n/a - 5/16/76
5 40 Hair MGM $15,284,643 - n/a - 3/14/79
6 39 New York, New York UA $16,400,000 - n/a - 6/22/77
7 36 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Uni. $20,378,470 - n/a - 7/21/78
8 35 The Wiz Uni. $21,049,053 - n/a - 10/1/78
9 32 That's Entertainment! MGM $26,890,200 - n/a - 5/18/74
10 27 Tommy Col. $34,251,525 - n/a - 3/14/75
11 23 Funny Lady Col. $39,000,000 - n/a - 3/9/75
12 7 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fox $112,892,319 - n/a - 9/26/75
13 82 20 Centimeters TLA $6,635 2 $2,177 1 10/27/06
14 80 The Big Gay Musical N/A $24,140 1 $8,053 1 9/11/09
15 79 Naked Boys Singing TLA $25,526 3 $3,690 1 10/12/07
16 78 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Vari. $35,556 5 $3,233 1 11/5/10
17 77 Colma: The Musical RAtt. $41,131 2 $8,403 1 6/22/07
18 74 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Zeit. $55,365 2 $4,784 1 5/14/03
19 73 Madame Butterfly Arro. $65,196 1 $6,027 1 5/3/96
20 69 That's Entertainment! III MGM $280,163 6 $36,220 2 5/6/94
21 68 Love's Labour's Lost Mira. $299,792 14 $24,496 2 6/9/00
22 51 Sarafina! BV $7,306,242 700 $76,488 2 9/18/92
23 18 Evita BV $50,047,179 1,045 $195,085 2 12/25/96
24 12 Moulin Rouge! Fox $57,386,607 2,283 $167,540 2 5/18/01
25 55 Dancer in the Dark FL $4,184,036 126 $91,612 3 9/22/00
26 47 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $9,759,200 276 $131,678 3 12/6/96
27 30 Victor/Victoria MGM $28,215,453 615 $139,634 3 3/19/82
28 8 Dreamgirls P/DW $103,365,956 2,797 $378,950 3 12/15/06
29 63 Absolute Beginners Orion $930,211 4 $83,743 4 4/18/86
30 37 Nine Wein. $19,676,965 1,412 $257,232 4 12/18/09
31 67 The Singing Detective ParC $337,174 46 $28,324 5 10/24/03
32 26 All That Jazz Fox $37,823,676 - $86,229 5 12/20/79
33 76 Very Annie Mary Emp. $46,352 6 $10,867 6 3/29/02
34 75 The Fantasticks MGM $49,666 6 $24,176 6 9/22/00
35 53 Beyond the Sea Lions $6,318,709 383 $45,264 6 12/17/04
36 38 The Producers Uni. $19,398,532 978 $154,590 6 12/16/05
37 70 Repo: The Genetic Opera LGF $146,750 11 $53,684 8 11/7/08
38 59 Hedwig and the Angry Inch FL $3,067,312 101 $156,724 9 7/20/01
39 83 I Kissed a Vampire Mont. $1,794 11 $1,380 11 3/30/12
40 81 Stage Fright (2014) Magn. $7,078 11 $3,562 11 5/9/14
41 14 Annie Col. $57,059,003 1,102 $510,632 14 5/21/82
42 45 De-Lovely UA $13,456,633 410 $292,963 16 7/2/04
43 43 A Chorus Line Col. $14,202,899 680 $222,919 19 12/13/85
44 72 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool WB $75,868 23 $40,498 23 2/24/89
45 33 Across the Universe SonR $24,343,673 964 $667,784 23 9/14/07
46 71 Jack Paradise K $79,974 31 $41,704 31 2/20/04
47 66 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School IDP $349,132 46 $92,668 38 3/31/06
48 65 Annie Brocoli dans les fonds marin TVA $374,360 55 $48,174 55 12/19/03
49 58 Zoot Suit Uni. $3,256,082 - $63,356 57 10/2/81
50 2 Chicago Mira. $170,687,518 2,701 $2,074,929 77 12/27/02
51 64 The Pirates of Penzance Uni. $694,497 91 $255,496 91 2/18/83
52 42 School Daze Col. $14,545,844 224 $1,802,656 220 2/12/88
53 34 Xanadu Uni. $22,762,571 - $1,471,595 249 8/8/80
54 48 Pennies From Heaven MGM $9,171,289 - $520,000 315 12/11/81
55 56 Earth Girls Are Easy Vest $3,916,303 317 $892,742 317 5/12/89
56 21 Yentl MGM $40,218,899 747 $3,050,219 501 11/18/83
57 13 The Blues Brothers Uni. $57,229,890 - $4,858,152 594 6/20/80
58 16 The Phantom of the Opera WB $51,268,815 1,515 $4,001,890 622 12/22/04
59 50 The Pirate Movie Fox $7,983,086 757 $2,528,133 757 8/6/82
60 1 Grease Par. $188,755,690 862 $8,941,717 862 6/16/78
61 24 Little Shop of Horrors WB $38,748,395 1,183 $3,659,884 866 12/19/86
62 19 Popeye Par. $49,823,037 901 $6,310,520 901 12/12/80
63 46 Idlewild Uni. $12,571,185 975 $5,745,780 973 8/25/06
64 60 Newsies BV $2,819,485 1,259 $1,232,508 1,223 4/10/92
65 49 Cry-Baby Uni. $8,266,343 1,236 $3,004,905 1,229 4/6/90
66 15 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street P/DW $52,898,073 1,507 $9,300,805 1,249 12/21/07
67 41 Grease 2 Par. $15,171,476 1,250 $4,645,411 1,250 6/11/82
68 11 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Uni. $69,701,637 1,435 $11,874,268 1,400 7/23/82
69 52 Black Nativity FoxS $7,018,189 1,525 $3,669,530 1,516 11/27/13
70 29 Rent SonR $29,077,547 2,437 $10,016,021 2,433 11/23/05
71 31 Into the Woods BV $27,297,000 2,440 n/a 2,440 12/25/14
72 44 Blues Brothers 2000 Uni. $14,051,384 2,516 $6,129,615 2,507 2/6/98
73 3 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $148,809,770 2,927 $27,281,735 2,814 12/25/12
74 20 Jersey Boys WB $47,047,013 2,905 $13,319,371 2,905 6/20/14
75 4 Mamma Mia! Uni. $144,130,063 3,194 $27,751,240 2,976 7/18/08
76 22 Burlesque SGem $39,440,655 3,037 $11,947,744 3,037 11/24/10
77 28 Annie (2014) Sony $29,235,000 3,197 $15,861,939 3,116 12/19/14
78 6 Hairspray (2007) NL $118,871,849 3,121 $27,476,745 3,121 7/20/07
79 17 Muppets Most Wanted BV $51,183,113 3,194 $17,005,126 3,194 3/21/14
80 10 The Muppets BV $88,631,237 3,440 $29,239,026 3,440 11/23/11
81 25 Rock of Ages WB (NL) $38,518,613 3,470 $14,437,269 3,470 6/15/12
82 9 High School Musical 3: Senior Year BV $90,559,416 3,626 $42,030,184 3,623 10/24/08
83 5 Enchanted BV $127,807,262 3,730 $34,440,317 3,730 11/21/07
TOTAL (All Movies):$2,580,204,923----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$31,086,806914$4,348,699799-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$2,091,594,259----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$55,041,9541,939$13,148,1422,141-



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.




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