Adjuster:

Genres

Musical

1974-Present
Live action only.



RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
79 I Kissed a Vampire Mont. $1,794 11 $1,380 11 3/30/12
78 20 Centimeters TLA $6,635 2 $2,177 1 10/27/06
77 The Big Gay Musical N/A $24,140 1 $8,053 1 9/11/09
76 Naked Boys Singing TLA $25,526 3 $3,690 1 10/12/07
75 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Vari. $35,556 5 $3,233 1 11/5/10
74 Colma: The Musical RAtt. $41,131 2 $8,403 1 6/22/07
73 Very Annie Mary Emp. $46,352 6 $10,867 6 3/29/02
72 The Fantasticks MGM $49,666 6 $24,176 6 9/22/00
71 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Zeit. $55,365 2 $4,784 1 5/14/03
70 Madame Butterfly Arro. $65,196 1 $6,027 1 5/3/96
69 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool WB $75,868 23 $40,498 23 2/24/89
68 Jack Paradise K $79,974 31 $41,704 31 2/20/04
67 Repo: The Genetic Opera LGF $146,750 11 $53,684 8 11/7/08
66 That's Entertainment! III MGM $280,163 6 $36,220 2 5/6/94
65 Love's Labour's Lost Mira. $299,792 14 $24,496 2 6/9/00
64 The Singing Detective ParC $337,174 46 $28,324 5 10/24/03
63 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School IDP $349,132 46 $92,668 38 3/31/06
62 Annie Brocoli dans les fonds marin TVA $374,360 55 $48,174 55 12/19/03
61 The Pirates of Penzance Uni. $694,497 91 $255,496 91 2/18/83
60 Absolute Beginners Orion $930,211 4 $83,743 4 4/18/86
59 At Long Last Love Fox $1,500,000 - n/a - 3/6/75
58 Bugsy Malone Par. $2,783,840 - n/a - 9/15/76
57 Newsies BV $2,819,485 1,259 $1,232,508 1,223 4/10/92
56 Hedwig and the Angry Inch FL $3,067,312 101 $156,724 9 7/20/01
55 Zoot Suit Uni. $3,256,082 - $63,356 57 10/2/81
54 La Traviata Uni. $3,783,329 - n/a - 4/22/83
53 Earth Girls Are Easy Vest $3,916,303 317 $892,742 317 5/12/89
52 Dancer in the Dark FL $4,184,036 126 $91,612 3 9/22/00
51 That's Entertainment! II MGM $4,979,380 - n/a - 5/16/76
50 Beyond the Sea Lions $6,318,709 383 $45,264 6 12/17/04
49 Black Nativity FoxS $7,018,189 1,525 $3,669,530 1,516 11/27/13
48 Sarafina! BV $7,306,242 700 $76,488 2 9/18/92
47 The Pirate Movie Fox $7,983,086 757 $2,528,133 757 8/6/82
46 Cry-Baby Uni. $8,266,343 1,236 $3,004,905 1,229 4/6/90
45 Pennies From Heaven MGM $9,171,289 - $520,000 315 12/11/81
44 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $9,759,200 276 $131,678 3 12/6/96
43 Idlewild Uni. $12,571,185 975 $5,745,780 973 8/25/06
42 De-Lovely UA $13,456,633 410 $292,963 16 7/2/04
41 Blues Brothers 2000 Uni. $14,051,384 2,516 $6,129,615 2,507 2/6/98
40 A Chorus Line Col. $14,202,899 680 $222,919 19 12/13/85
39 School Daze Col. $14,545,844 224 $1,802,656 220 2/12/88
38 Grease 2 Par. $15,171,476 1,250 $4,645,411 1,250 6/11/82
37 Hair MGM $15,284,643 - n/a - 3/14/79
36 New York, New York UA $16,400,000 - n/a - 6/22/77
35 The Producers Uni. $19,398,532 978 $154,590 6 12/16/05
34 Nine Wein. $19,676,965 1,412 $257,232 4 12/18/09
33 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Uni. $20,378,470 - n/a - 7/21/78
32 The Wiz Uni. $21,049,053 - n/a - 10/1/78
31 Xanadu Uni. $22,762,571 - $1,471,595 249 8/8/80
30 Across the Universe SonR $24,343,673 964 $667,784 23 9/14/07
29 That's Entertainment! MGM $26,890,200 - n/a - 5/18/74
28 Victor/Victoria MGM $28,215,453 615 $139,634 3 3/19/82
27 Rent SonR $29,077,547 2,437 $10,016,021 2,433 11/23/05
26 Tommy Col. $34,251,525 - n/a - 3/14/75
25 All That Jazz Fox $37,823,676 - $86,229 5 12/20/79
24 Rock of Ages WB (NL) $38,518,613 3,470 $14,437,269 3,470 6/15/12
23 Little Shop of Horrors WB $38,748,395 1,183 $3,659,884 866 12/19/86
22 Funny Lady Col. $39,000,000 - n/a - 3/9/75
21 Burlesque SGem $39,440,655 3,037 $11,947,744 3,037 11/24/10
20 Yentl MGM $40,218,899 747 $3,050,219 501 11/18/83
19 Muppets Most Wanted BV $47,250,553 3,194 $17,005,126 3,194 3/21/14
18 Popeye Par. $49,823,037 901 $6,310,520 901 12/12/80
17 Evita BV $50,047,179 1,045 $195,085 2 12/25/96
16 The Phantom of the Opera WB $51,268,815 1,515 $4,001,890 622 12/22/04
15 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street P/DW $52,898,073 1,507 $9,300,805 1,249 12/21/07
14 Annie Col. $57,059,003 1,102 $510,632 14 5/21/82
13 The Blues Brothers Uni. $57,229,890 - $4,858,152 594 6/20/80
12 Moulin Rouge! Fox $57,386,607 2,283 $167,540 2 5/18/01
11 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Uni. $69,701,637 1,435 $11,874,268 1,400 7/23/82
10 The Muppets BV $88,631,237 3,440 $29,239,026 3,440 11/23/11
9 High School Musical 3: Senior Year BV $90,559,416 3,626 $42,030,184 3,623 10/24/08
8 Dreamgirls P/DW $103,365,956 2,797 $378,950 3 12/15/06
7 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fox $112,892,319 - n/a - 9/26/75
6 Hairspray (2007) NL $118,871,849 3,121 $27,476,745 3,121 7/20/07
5 Enchanted BV $127,807,262 3,730 $34,440,317 3,730 11/21/07
4 Mamma Mia! Uni. $144,130,063 3,194 $27,751,240 2,976 7/18/08
3 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $148,809,770 2,927 $27,281,735 2,814 12/25/12
2 Chicago Mira. $170,687,518 2,701 $2,074,929 77 12/27/02
1 Grease Par. $188,755,690 862 $8,941,717 862 6/16/78
TOTAL (All Movies):$2,472,686,272----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$31,299,826852$4,199,458745-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$1,984,082,686----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$56,688,0771,861$13,594,3642,052-



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
Jersey Boys WB 6/20/14
Annie (2014) Sony 12/19/14
Into the Woods BV 12/25/14