Adjuster:

Genres

Musical

1974-Present
Live action only.



RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 82 20 Centimeters TLA $6,635 2 $2,177 1 10/27/06
2 63 Absolute Beginners Orion $930,211 4 $83,743 4 4/18/86
3 32 Across the Universe SonR $24,343,673 964 $667,784 23 9/14/07
4 26 All That Jazz Fox $37,823,676 - $86,229 5 12/20/79
5 14 Annie Col. $57,059,003 1,102 $510,632 14 5/21/82
6 28 Annie (2014) Sony $29,235,000 3,197 $15,861,939 3,116 12/19/14
7 65 Annie Brocoli dans les fonds marin TVA $374,360 55 $48,174 55 12/19/03
8 62 At Long Last Love Fox $1,500,000 - n/a - 3/6/75
9 72 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool WB $75,868 23 $40,498 23 2/24/89
10 11 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Uni. $69,701,637 1,435 $11,874,268 1,400 7/23/82
11 53 Beyond the Sea Lions $6,318,709 383 $45,264 6 12/17/04
12 80 The Big Gay Musical N/A $24,140 1 $8,053 1 9/11/09
13 52 Black Nativity FoxS $7,018,189 1,525 $3,669,530 1,516 11/27/13
14 13 The Blues Brothers Uni. $57,229,890 - $4,858,152 594 6/20/80
15 44 Blues Brothers 2000 Uni. $14,051,384 2,516 $6,129,615 2,507 2/6/98
16 61 Bugsy Malone Par. $2,783,840 - n/a - 9/15/76
17 22 Burlesque SGem $39,440,655 3,037 $11,947,744 3,037 11/24/10
18 2 Chicago Mira. $170,687,518 2,701 $2,074,929 77 12/27/02
19 43 A Chorus Line Col. $14,202,899 680 $222,919 19 12/13/85
20 77 Colma: The Musical RAtt. $41,131 2 $8,403 1 6/22/07
21 49 Cry-Baby Uni. $8,266,343 1,236 $3,004,905 1,229 4/6/90
22 55 Dancer in the Dark FL $4,184,036 126 $91,612 3 9/22/00
23 45 De-Lovely UA $13,456,633 410 $292,963 16 7/2/04
24 74 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary Zeit. $55,365 2 $4,784 1 5/14/03
25 8 Dreamgirls P/DW $103,365,956 2,797 $378,950 3 12/15/06
26 56 Earth Girls Are Easy Vest $3,916,303 317 $892,742 317 5/12/89
27 5 Enchanted BV $127,807,262 3,730 $34,440,317 3,730 11/21/07
28 47 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $9,759,200 276 $131,678 3 12/6/96
29 18 Evita BV $50,047,179 1,045 $195,085 2 12/25/96
30 75 The Fantasticks MGM $49,666 6 $24,176 6 9/22/00
31 23 Funny Lady Col. $39,000,000 - n/a - 3/9/75
32 1 Grease Par. $188,755,690 862 $8,941,717 862 6/16/78
33 40 Grease 2 Par. $15,171,476 1,250 $4,645,411 1,250 6/11/82
34 78 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Vari. $35,556 5 $3,233 1 11/5/10
35 39 Hair MGM $15,284,643 - n/a - 3/14/79
36 6 Hairspray (2007) NL $118,871,849 3,121 $27,476,745 3,121 7/20/07
37 59 Hedwig and the Angry Inch FL $3,067,312 101 $156,724 9 7/20/01
38 9 High School Musical 3: Senior Year BV $90,559,416 3,626 $42,030,184 3,623 10/24/08
39 83 I Kissed a Vampire Mont. $1,794 11 $1,380 11 3/30/12
40 46 Idlewild Uni. $12,571,185 975 $5,745,780 973 8/25/06
41 41 Into the Woods BV $15,084,000 2,440 n/a 2,440 12/25/14
42 71 Jack Paradise K $79,974 31 $41,704 31 2/20/04
43 20 Jersey Boys WB $47,047,013 2,905 $13,319,371 2,905 6/20/14
44 57 La Traviata Uni. $3,783,329 - n/a - 4/22/83
45 3 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $148,809,770 2,927 $27,281,735 2,814 12/25/12
46 24 Little Shop of Horrors WB $38,748,395 1,183 $3,659,884 866 12/19/86
47 68 Love's Labour's Lost Mira. $299,792 14 $24,496 2 6/9/00
48 73 Madame Butterfly Arro. $65,196 1 $6,027 1 5/3/96
49 4 Mamma Mia! Uni. $144,130,063 3,194 $27,751,240 2,976 7/18/08
50 66 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School IDP $349,132 46 $92,668 38 3/31/06
51 12 Moulin Rouge! Fox $57,386,607 2,283 $167,540 2 5/18/01
52 10 The Muppets BV $88,631,237 3,440 $29,239,026 3,440 11/23/11
53 17 Muppets Most Wanted BV $51,183,113 3,194 $17,005,126 3,194 3/21/14
54 79 Naked Boys Singing TLA $25,526 3 $3,690 1 10/12/07
55 38 New York, New York UA $16,400,000 - n/a - 6/22/77
56 60 Newsies BV $2,819,485 1,259 $1,232,508 1,223 4/10/92
57 36 Nine Wein. $19,676,965 1,412 $257,232 4 12/18/09
58 48 Pennies From Heaven MGM $9,171,289 - $520,000 315 12/11/81
59 16 The Phantom of the Opera WB $51,268,815 1,515 $4,001,890 622 12/22/04
60 50 The Pirate Movie Fox $7,983,086 757 $2,528,133 757 8/6/82
61 64 The Pirates of Penzance Uni. $694,497 91 $255,496 91 2/18/83
62 19 Popeye Par. $49,823,037 901 $6,310,520 901 12/12/80
63 37 The Producers Uni. $19,398,532 978 $154,590 6 12/16/05
64 29 Rent SonR $29,077,547 2,437 $10,016,021 2,433 11/23/05
65 70 Repo: The Genetic Opera LGF $146,750 11 $53,684 8 11/7/08
66 25 Rock of Ages WB (NL) $38,518,613 3,470 $14,437,269 3,470 6/15/12
67 7 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fox $112,892,319 - n/a - 9/26/75
68 51 Sarafina! BV $7,306,242 700 $76,488 2 9/18/92
69 42 School Daze Col. $14,545,844 224 $1,802,656 220 2/12/88
70 35 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Uni. $20,378,470 - n/a - 7/21/78
71 67 The Singing Detective ParC $337,174 46 $28,324 5 10/24/03
72 81 Stage Fright (2014) Magn. $7,078 11 $3,562 11 5/9/14
73 15 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street P/DW $52,898,073 1,507 $9,300,805 1,249 12/21/07
74 31 That's Entertainment! MGM $26,890,200 - n/a - 5/18/74
75 54 That's Entertainment! II MGM $4,979,380 - n/a - 5/16/76
76 69 That's Entertainment! III MGM $280,163 6 $36,220 2 5/6/94
77 27 Tommy Col. $34,251,525 - n/a - 3/14/75
78 76 Very Annie Mary Emp. $46,352 6 $10,867 6 3/29/02
79 30 Victor/Victoria MGM $28,215,453 615 $139,634 3 3/19/82
80 34 The Wiz Uni. $21,049,053 - n/a - 10/1/78
81 33 Xanadu Uni. $22,762,571 - $1,471,595 249 8/8/80
82 21 Yentl MGM $40,218,899 747 $3,050,219 501 11/18/83
83 58 Zoot Suit Uni. $3,256,082 - $63,356 57 10/2/81
TOTAL (All Movies):$2,567,991,923----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$30,939,662914$4,348,699799-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$2,079,381,259----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$54,720,5591,939$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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