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RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 Avatar Fox $760,507,625 3,461 $77,025,481 3,452 12/18/09
2 Titanic Par. $658,672,302 3,265 $28,638,131 2,674 12/19/97
3 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony $262,030,663 4,318 $62,004,688 4,318 7/3/12
4 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. $260,044,825 3,256 $55,082,330 3,127 11/17/00
5 The Perfect Storm WB $182,618,434 3,407 $41,325,042 3,407 6/30/00
6 The Karate Kid Sony $176,591,618 3,740 $55,665,805 3,663 6/11/10
7 Apollo 13 Uni. $173,837,933 2,347 $25,353,380 2,197 6/30/95
8 A Beautiful Mind Uni. $170,742,341 2,250 $367,151 11 12/21/01
9 Deep Impact Par. $140,464,664 3,280 $41,152,375 3,156 5/8/98
10 Ransom BV $136,492,681 2,768 $34,216,088 2,676 11/8/96
11 Troy WB $133,378,256 3,411 $46,865,412 3,411 5/14/04
12 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids BV $130,724,172 1,498 $14,262,961 1,371 6/23/89
13 Clear and Present Danger Par. $122,187,717 2,433 $20,348,017 2,378 8/5/94
14 The Pelican Brief WB $100,768,056 2,022 $16,864,404 1,993 12/17/93
15 Jumanji Sony $100,475,249 2,530 $11,084,370 2,487 12/15/95
16 Casper Uni. $100,328,194 2,757 $16,840,385 2,714 5/26/95
17 The Mask of Zorro Sony $94,095,523 2,515 $22,525,855 2,515 7/17/98
18 Flightplan BV $89,707,299 3,424 $24,629,938 3,424 9/23/05
19 Aliens Fox $85,160,248 1,454 $10,052,042 1,437 7/18/86
20 Patriot Games Par. $83,351,587 2,396 $18,511,191 2,365 6/5/92
21 Another 48 HRS. Par. $80,818,974 2,721 $19,475,559 2,721 6/8/90
22 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Par. $78,912,963 1,621 $14,347,221 1,621 6/4/82
23 48 HRS. Par. $78,868,508 1,050 $4,369,868 850 12/10/82
24 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Par. $76,471,046 1,966 $16,673,295 1,966 6/1/84
25 Cocoon Fox $76,113,124 1,163 $7,936,427 1,140 6/21/85
26 Braveheart Par. $75,609,945 2,037 $9,938,276 2,035 5/24/95
27 The Spiderwick Chronicles Par. $71,195,053 3,847 $19,004,058 3,847 2/14/08
28 The Forgotten SonR $67,133,509 3,144 $21,022,111 3,104 9/24/04
29 Legends of the Fall Sony $66,638,883 2,038 $101,670 6 12/23/94
30 Field of Dreams Uni. $64,431,625 1,100 $531,346 22 4/21/89
31 Courage Under Fire Fox $59,031,057 2,001 $12,501,586 1,986 7/12/96
32 Bicentennial Man BV $58,223,861 2,767 $8,234,926 2,518 12/17/99
33 Willow MGM $57,269,863 1,209 $8,300,169 1,024 5/20/88
34 Unlawful Entry Fox $57,138,719 1,530 $10,067,609 1,511 6/26/92
35 Radio SonR $52,333,738 3,074 $13,303,724 3,074 10/24/03
36 Sneakers Uni. $51,432,691 2,062 $10,031,145 1,731 9/11/92
37 Enemy at the Gates Par. $51,401,758 1,724 $13,810,266 1,509 3/16/01
38 Apocalypto BV $50,866,635 2,465 $15,005,604 2,465 12/8/06
39 Mighty Joe Young BV $50,632,037 2,559 $10,602,042 2,502 12/25/98
40 The Land Before Time Uni. $48,092,846 1,414 $7,526,025 1,395 11/18/88
41 An American Tail Uni. $47,483,002 1,249 $5,234,446 1,246 11/21/86
42 The Rocketeer BV $46,704,056 1,903 $9,600,754 1,616 6/21/91
43 The Legend of Zorro Sony $46,464,023 3,520 $16,328,506 3,520 10/28/05
44 The Devil's Own Sony $42,868,348 2,504 $14,274,503 2,504 3/28/97
45 Windtalkers MGM $40,914,068 2,898 $14,520,412 2,898 6/14/02
46 Commando Fox $35,100,000 1,504 $7,700,015 1,495 10/4/85
47 Red Heat TriS $34,994,648 1,892 $8,133,822 1,885 6/17/88
48 * batteries not included Uni. $32,945,797 1,367 $3,326,530 1,328 12/18/87
49 Uncommon Valor Par. $30,503,151 1,076 $3,144,367 989 12/16/83
50 The Missing SonR $27,011,180 2,756 $10,833,633 2,756 11/26/03
51 Glory TriS $26,828,365 811 $63,661 3 12/14/89
52 The Man Without a Face WB $24,760,338 1,332 $4,026,775 865 8/27/93
53 Class Action Fox $24,277,858 1,132 $4,207,923 778 3/15/91
54 Thunderheart TriS $22,660,758 1,101 $4,507,425 1,035 4/3/92
55 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Uni. $22,166,041 1,698 $3,435,625 1,680 11/22/91
56 Dad Uni. $22,103,037 1,188 $540,148 107 10/27/89
57 Volunteers TriS $19,875,740 1,560 $5,184,360 1,560 8/16/85
58 Cocoon: The Return Fox $18,924,919 997 $5,568,143 986 11/23/88
59 Project X (1987) Fox $18,532,286 1,025 $3,309,985 1,022 4/17/87
60 The Four Feathers Par. $18,306,166 2,187 $6,857,879 1,912 9/20/02
61 Krull Col. $16,519,460 1,289 $5,469,415 1,281 7/29/83
62 I Love You to Death TriS $16,186,793 1,095 $4,014,640 1,072 4/6/90
63 Gorky Park Orion $15,856,028 631 $1,290,754 629 12/16/83
64 Once Around Uni. $14,851,083 735 $309,571 16 1/18/91
65 The Pagemaster Fox $13,670,688 1,803 $4,188,399 1,803 11/23/94
66 House of Sand and Fog DW $13,040,288 598 $45,572 2 12/19/03
67 A Far Off Place BV $12,890,752 1,622 $3,522,836 1,610 3/12/93
68 The New World NL $12,712,093 811 $30,864 3 12/25/05
69 The Spitfire Grill Sony $12,658,486 1,247 $150,049 17 8/23/96
70 Balto Uni. $11,348,324 1,433 $1,519,755 1,427 12/22/95
71 Wolfen WB $10,626,725 - $3,037,911 967 7/24/81
72 Brainstorm MGM $10,219,460 498 $1,196,965 169 9/30/83
73 Jade Par. $9,851,610 2,164 $4,284,246 2,164 10/13/95
74 The Journey of Natty Gann BV $9,708,373 362 $490,318 163 9/27/85
75 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Uni. $9,317,021 1,829 $3,707,770 1,822 11/24/93
76 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Mira. $9,046,156 679 $253,085 17 11/7/08
77 Something Wicked This Way Comes BV $8,400,000 817 $2,423,555 817 4/29/83
78 Deadly Blessing MGM $8,279,042 - n/a - 8/14/81
79 Searching for Bobby Fischer Par. $7,266,383 233 $1,121,354 219 8/13/93
80 All the King's Men Sony $7,221,458 1,520 $3,672,366 1,514 9/22/06
81 The Name of the Rose Fox $7,153,487 176 $494,571 42 9/26/86
82 Once Upon a Forest Fox $6,582,052 1,496 $2,206,251 1,487 6/18/93
83 Heaven Help Us MGM $6,070,794 1,003 $2,235,687 1,003 2/8/85
84 For Greater Glory ArcEnt $5,672,846 757 $1,885,608 757 6/1/12
85 Swing Kids BV $5,632,086 544 $1,967,957 542 3/5/93
86 Iris Mira. $5,594,617 220 $23,144 2 12/14/01
87 The Dresser Col. $5,310,748 241 $26,877 3 12/9/83
88 Jack the Bear Fox $5,145,823 1,071 $2,219,891 1,065 4/2/93
89 Off Beat BV $4,842,778 1,127 $2,011,192 1,127 4/11/86
90 Beyond Borders Par. $4,430,101 1,798 $2,076,402 1,798 10/24/03
91 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Sony $4,189,233 807 $77,725 5 10/18/96
92 The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper Uni. $3,702,028 - $1,214,767 867 11/13/81
93 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Gold. $3,603,615 850 $1,361,700 850 3/1/91
94 In Country WB $3,531,971 606 $36,505 4 9/15/89
95 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius FFn. $2,694,071 1,332 $1,233,297 1,332 4/30/04
96 The Hand WB $2,447,576 - $566,736 183 4/24/81
97 Testament Par. $2,044,892 41 $317,996 41 11/4/83
98 Vibes Col. $1,883,811 1,003 $916,482 1,003 8/5/88
99 Where the River Runs Black MGM $676,166 - n/a - 9/19/86
100 House of Cards Mira. $322,871 29 $12,753 6 6/25/93
101 The Stone Boy Fox $261,033 - n/a - 4/6/84
102 Bopha! Par. $212,483 26 $88,390 26 9/24/93
103 The Chumscrubber NM $52,597 28 $28,548 28 8/5/05
105 Humanoids from the Deep NW n/a - n/a - 1980
104 Battle Beyond the Stars NW n/a - n/a - 1980
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (103): $6,149,947,905
Average: $59,708,232
Opening Gross Average (76): $13,543,235 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 Titanic Par. $1,131,211,800 $658,672,302 12/19/97
2 Avatar Fox $812,081,500 $760,507,625 12/18/09
3 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. $401,692,000 $260,044,825 11/17/00
4 Apollo 13 Uni. $332,812,100 $173,837,933 6/30/95
5 The Perfect Storm WB $282,906,100 $182,618,434 6/30/00
6 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony $281,228,300 $262,030,663 7/3/12
7 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids BV $274,948,800 $130,724,172 6/23/89
8 Ransom BV $256,836,900 $136,492,681 11/8/96
9 Deep Impact Par. $250,081,000 $140,464,664 5/8/98
10 A Beautiful Mind Uni. $245,612,900 $170,742,341 12/21/01
11 Clear and Present Danger Par. $244,083,100 $122,187,717 8/5/94
12 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Par. $224,123,600 $78,912,963 6/4/82
13 48 HRS. Par. $212,891,700 $78,868,508 12/10/82
14 The Pelican Brief WB $202,220,100 $100,768,056 12/17/93
15 Casper Uni. $192,584,000 $100,328,194 5/26/95
16 Aliens Fox $191,667,900 $85,160,248 7/18/86
17 Jumanji Sony $191,020,000 $100,475,249 12/15/95
18 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Par. $190,039,700 $76,471,046 6/1/84
19 The Karate Kid Sony $185,476,700 $176,591,618 6/11/10
20 Troy WB $179,341,100 $133,378,256 5/14/04
21 Cocoon Fox $179,026,600 $76,113,124 6/21/85
22 Patriot Games Par. $167,707,400 $83,351,587 6/5/92
23 The Mask of Zorro Sony $166,723,700 $94,095,523 7/17/98
24 Another 48 HRS. Par. $159,536,300 $80,818,974 6/8/90
25 Braveheart Par. $144,875,000 $75,609,945 5/24/95
26 Field of Dreams Uni. $135,517,400 $64,431,625 4/21/89
27 Legends of the Fall Sony $127,932,400 $66,638,883 12/23/94
28 Flightplan BV $116,838,700 $89,707,299 9/23/05
29 Willow MGM $116,351,200 $57,269,863 5/20/88
30 Unlawful Entry Fox $114,965,800 $57,138,719 6/26/92
31 Courage Under Fire Fox $111,518,000 $59,031,057 7/12/96
32 An American Tail Uni. $104,643,400 $47,483,002 11/21/86
33 Sneakers Uni. $103,485,000 $51,432,691 9/11/92
34 The Land Before Time Uni. $98,696,800 $48,092,846 11/18/88
35 Bicentennial Man BV $93,160,000 $58,223,861 12/17/99
36 The Rocketeer BV $92,631,600 $46,704,056 6/21/91
37 The Forgotten SonR $90,268,100 $67,133,509 9/24/04
38 Mighty Joe Young BV $85,961,400 $50,632,037 12/25/98
39 The Spiderwick Chronicles Par. $82,796,500 $71,195,053 2/14/08
40 Commando Fox $82,559,100 $35,100,000 10/4/85
41 The Devil's Own Sony $77,984,900 $42,868,348 3/28/97
42 Uncommon Valor Par. $77,414,500 $30,503,151 12/16/83
43 Enemy at the Gates Par. $75,831,200 $51,401,758 3/16/01
44 Radio SonR $72,423,900 $52,333,738 10/24/03
45 Red Heat TriS $71,096,200 $34,994,648 6/17/88
46 * batteries not included Uni. $68,457,400 $32,945,797 12/18/87
47 Apocalypto BV $64,143,400 $50,866,635 12/8/06
48 The Legend of Zorro Sony $60,496,400 $46,464,023 10/28/05
49 Windtalkers MGM $58,800,800 $40,914,068 6/14/02
50 Glory TriS $52,989,500 $26,828,365 12/14/89
51 The Man Without a Face WB $49,939,300 $24,760,338 8/27/93
52 Class Action Fox $48,152,000 $24,277,858 3/15/91
53 Volunteers TriS $46,750,000 $19,875,740 8/16/85
54 Dad Uni. $46,488,800 $22,103,037 10/27/89
55 Thunderheart TriS $45,594,500 $22,660,758 4/3/92
56 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Uni. $44,206,800 $22,166,041 11/22/91
57 Krull Col. $43,789,700 $16,519,460 7/29/83
58 Gorky Park Orion $40,197,300 $15,856,028 12/16/83
59 Project X (1987) Fox $39,576,600 $18,532,286 4/17/87
60 Cocoon: The Return Fox $38,745,700 $18,924,919 11/23/88
61 The Missing SonR $37,353,700 $27,011,180 11/26/03
62 I Love You to Death TriS $31,952,700 $16,186,793 4/6/90
63 Wolfen WB $31,918,400 $10,626,725 7/24/81
64 Once Around Uni. $29,455,200 $14,851,083 1/18/91
65 The Pagemaster Fox $27,308,700 $13,670,688 11/23/94
66 Brainstorm MGM $27,089,700 $10,219,460 9/30/83
67 The Four Feathers Par. $26,309,200 $18,306,166 9/20/02
68 A Far Off Place BV $25,999,500 $12,890,752 3/12/93
69 Deadly Blessing MGM $24,866,900 $8,279,042 8/14/81
70 The Spitfire Grill Sony $23,913,600 $12,658,486 8/23/96
71 The Journey of Natty Gann BV $22,835,200 $9,708,373 9/27/85
72 Something Wicked This Way Comes BV $22,266,700 $8,400,000 4/29/83
73 Balto Uni. $21,546,400 $11,348,324 12/22/95
74 Jade Par. $18,910,600 $9,851,610 10/13/95
75 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Uni. $18,791,600 $9,317,021 11/24/93
76 House of Sand and Fog DW $17,537,700 $13,040,288 12/19/03
77 The New World NL $16,208,200 $12,712,093 12/25/05
78 The Name of the Rose Fox $16,100,200 $7,153,487 9/26/86
79 Searching for Bobby Fischer Par. $14,655,600 $7,266,383 8/13/93
80 Heaven Help Us MGM $14,279,200 $6,070,794 2/8/85
81 Once Upon a Forest Fox $13,275,400 $6,582,052 6/18/93
82 The Dresser Col. $13,197,800 $5,310,748 12/9/83
83 Swing Kids BV $11,359,400 $5,632,086 3/5/93
84 The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper Uni. $11,119,400 $3,702,028 11/13/81
85 Off Beat BV $10,899,500 $4,842,778 4/11/86
86 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Mira. $10,520,200 $9,046,156 11/7/08
87 Jack the Bear Fox $10,378,600 $5,145,823 4/2/93
88 All the King's Men Sony $9,206,000 $7,221,458 9/22/06
89 Iris Mira. $8,040,500 $5,594,617 12/14/01
90 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Sony $7,914,000 $4,189,233 10/18/96
91 In Country WB $7,428,700 $3,531,971 9/15/89
92 The Hand WB $7,351,500 $2,447,576 4/24/81
93 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Gold. $7,147,300 $3,603,615 3/1/91
94 Beyond Borders Par. $6,134,600 $4,430,101 10/24/03
95 For Greater Glory ArcEnt $5,833,500 $5,672,846 6/1/12
96 Testament Par. $5,420,600 $2,044,892 11/4/83
97 Vibes Col. $3,827,200 $1,883,811 8/5/88
98 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius FFn. $3,622,500 $2,694,071 4/30/04
99 Where the River Runs Black MGM $1,521,800 $676,166 9/19/86
100 House of Cards Mira. $651,200 $322,871 6/25/93
101 The Stone Boy Fox $648,700 $261,033 4/6/84
102 Bopha! Par. $428,600 $212,483 9/24/93
103 The Chumscrubber NM $68,500 $52,597 8/5/05
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $10,406,427,300
Average: $101,033,300


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
Avatar Fox $2,771.5 $749.8 27.1% $2,021.8 72.9% 2009
Titanic Par. $2,128.9 $600.8 28.2% $1,528.1 71.8% 1997
The Amazing Spider-Man Sony $752.2 $262.0 34.8% $490.2 65.2% 2012
Troy WB $497.4 $133.4 26.8% $364.0 73.2% 2004
The Karate Kid Sony $359.1 $176.6 49.2% $182.5 50.8% 2010
Apollo 13 Uni. $353.5 $172.1 48.7% $181.4 51.3% 1995
Deep Impact Par. $349.5 $140.5 40.2% $209.0 59.8% 1998
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. $345.1 $260.0 75.3% $85.1 24.7% 2000
The Perfect Storm WB $328.7 $182.6 55.6% $146.1 44.4% 2000
A Beautiful Mind Uni. $313.5 $170.7 54.5% $142.8 45.5% 2001
Ransom BV $309.5 $136.5 44.1% $173.0 55.9% 1996
Casper Uni. $287.9 $100.3 34.8% $187.6 65.2% 1995
Jumanji Sony $262.8 $100.5 38.2% $162.3 61.8% 1995
The Mask of Zorro Sony $250.3 $94.1 37.6% $156.2 62.4% 1998
Flightplan BV $223.4 $89.7 40.2% $133.7 59.8% 2005
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids BV $222.7 $130.7 58.7% $92.0 41.3% 1989
Clear and Present Danger Par. $215.9 $122.2 56.6% $93.7 43.4% 1994
Braveheart Par. $210.4 $75.6 35.9% $134.8 64.1% 1995
The Pelican Brief WB $195.3 $100.8 51.6% $94.5 48.4% 1993
Patriot Games Par. $178.1 $83.4 46.8% $94.7 53.2% 1992
The Spiderwick Chronicles Par. $162.8 $71.2 43.7% $91.6 56.3% 2008
Legends of the Fall Sony $160.6 $66.6 41.5% $94.0 58.5% 1994
Another 48 HRS. Par. $153.5 $80.8 52.6% $72.7 47.4% 1990
The Legend of Zorro Sony $142.4 $46.5 32.6% $95.9 67.4% 2005
The Devil's Own Sony $140.8 $42.9 30.4% $97.9 69.6% 1997
Aliens Fox $131.1 $85.2 65% $45.9 35% 1986
Apocalypto BV $120.7 $50.9 42.2% $69.8 57.8% 2006
The Forgotten SonR $117.6 $67.1 57.1% $50.5 42.9% 2004
Sneakers Uni. $105.2 $51.4 48.9% $53.8 51.1% 1992
Courage Under Fire Fox $100.9 $59.0 58.5% $41.8 41.5% 1996
Enemy at the Gates Par. $97.0 $51.4 53% $45.6 47% 2001
Bicentennial Man BV $87.4 $58.2 66.6% $29.2 33.4% 1999
Cocoon Fox $85.3 $76.1 89.2% $9.2 10.8% 1985
An American Tail Uni. $84.5 $47.5 56.2% $37.1 43.8% 1986
The Land Before Time Uni. $84.5 $48.1 56.9% $36.4 43.1% 1988
Field of Dreams Uni. $84.4 $64.4 76.3% $20.0 23.7% 1989
Windtalkers MGM $77.6 $40.9 52.7% $36.7 47.3% 2002
* batteries not included Uni. $65.1 $32.9 50.6% $32.1 49.4% 1987
Commando Fox $57.5 $35.1 61.1% $22.4 38.9% 1985
Radio SonR $53.3 $52.3 98.2% $960k 1.8% 2003
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Uni. $40.8 $22.2 54.4% $18.6 45.6% 1991
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Mira. $40.4 $9.0 22.4% $31.4 77.6% 2008
The Missing SonR $38.4 $27.0 70.4% $11.4 29.6% 2003
The New World NL $30.5 $12.7 41.6% $17.8 58.4% 2005
The Four Feathers Par. $29.9 $18.3 61.3% $11.6 38.7% 2002
Class Action Fox $28.3 $24.3 85.9% $4.0 14.1% 1991
Dad Uni. $27.5 $22.1 80.4% $5.4 19.6% 1989
Cocoon: The Return Fox $25.0 $18.9 75.6% $6.1 24.4% 1988
The Man Without a Face WB $24.8 $24.8 100% n/a 0% 1993
Project X (1987) Fox $21.6 $18.5 85.8% $3.1 14.2% 1987
House of Sand and Fog DW $16.9 $13.0 77% $3.9 23% 2003
Iris Mira. $16.2 $5.6 34.6% $10.6 65.4% 2001
Beyond Borders Par. $11.7 $4.4 37.8% $7.3 62.2% 2003
For Greater Glory ArcEnt $9.6 $5.7 59% $4.0 41% 2012
All the King's Men Sony $9.5 $7.2 76.4% $2.2 23.6% 2006
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius FFn. $2.7 $2.7 99.5% $13.8k 0.5% 2004
The Chumscrubber NM $351k $52.6k 15% $299k 85% 2005
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $13,042.1 million



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