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1982-Present


Note: This chart top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAverageTheatersWeekend Adj. Gross*Adjusted Gross^Date**
1 The Lion King BV $1,584,856 2 $3,169,700 $623,113,500 6/17/94
2 Pocahontas BV $860,501 6 $5,163,000 $271,768,100 6/16/95
3 Hercules BV $775,060 2 $1,550,100 $180,302,000 6/20/97
4 A Bug's Life BV $518,307 1 $518,300 $285,031,500 11/20/98
5 Toy Story 2 BV $493,378 1 $493,400 $399,435,000 11/19/99
6 Hercules BV $454,005 1 $454,000 $180,302,000 6/13/97
7 The Princess and the Frog BV $431,320 2 $862,600 $113,221,800 11/27/09
8 The Princess and the Frog BV $410,209 2 $820,400 $113,221,800 12/04/09
9 Frozen BV $243,390 1 $243,400 $399,619,100 11/22/13
10 Atlantis: The Lost Empire BV $242,688 2 $485,400 $124,005,600 6/08/01
11 Anastasia Fox $219,285 1 $219,300 $105,777,800 11/14/97
12 Red State SMod $216,962 1 $217,000 $1,166,900 3/04/11
13 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $202,792 4 $811,200 $41,542,000 3/07/14
14 Brother Bear BV $202,131 2 $404,300 $118,018,900 10/24/03
15 Aladdin BV $197,849 2 $395,700 $437,893,600 11/13/92
16 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $192,849 2 $385,700 $100,851,600 10/15/93
17 Evita BV $184,271 2 $368,500 $91,054,200 12/27/96
18 Aladdin BV $174,819 2 $349,600 $437,893,600 11/20/92
19 Dreamgirls P/DW $161,029 3 $483,100 $126,855,600 12/15/06
20 Beauty and the Beast BV $160,798 2 $321,600 $291,963,700 11/15/91
21 The Master Wein. $158,051 5 $790,300 $17,235,500 9/14/12
22 Edward Scissorhands Fox $157,547 2 $315,100 $111,618,900 12/07/90
23 Brokeback Mountain Focus $142,621 5 $713,100 $106,150,500 12/09/05
24 Moulin Rouge! Fox $142,435 2 $284,900 $84,646,400 5/25/01
25 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $134,452 4 $537,800 $48,238,500 5/25/12
26 Victor/Victoria MGM $132,191 3 $396,600 $80,135,700 3/19/82
27 The Crucible Fox $132,013 1 $132,000 $13,446,200 12/06/96
28 Kiss of the Spider Woman IsAl $131,629 1 $131,600 $38,541,800 7/26/85
29 Bulworth Fox $126,243 2 $252,500 $47,230,300 5/15/98
30 On Golden Pond Uni. $125,966 2 $251,900 $338,879,200 1/01/82
31 Moulin Rouge! Fox $123,583 2 $247,200 $84,646,400 5/18/01
32 American Hustle Sony $123,409 6 $740,500 $150,117,800 12/13/13
33 Victor/Victoria MGM $122,961 3 $368,900 $80,135,700 3/26/82
34 The Crucible Fox $119,006 1 $119,000 $13,446,200 11/29/96
35 There Will Be Blood ParV $115,747 2 $231,500 $46,783,200 12/28/07
36 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $114,140 18 $2,054,500 $51,957,400 11/06/09
37 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $112,321 4 $449,300 $251,810,100 1/01/88
38 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $111,133 8 $889,100 $73,857,900 12/09/05
39 Everest (IMAX) MFF $110,973 10 $1,109,700 $138,415,900 3/13/98
40 Blue Jasmine SPC $108,647 6 $651,900 $35,359,500 7/26/13
41 The Joy Luck Club BV $106,902 3 $320,700 $66,358,600 9/10/93
42 After Hours WB $106,868 1 $106,900 $24,954,300 9/13/85
43 Howards End SPC $105,769 1 $105,800 $52,329,700 3/13/92
44 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $105,546 5 $527,700 $25,645,300 10/11/02
45 Maurice Cinc $105,236 1 $105,200 $5,207,100 9/18/87
46 The Blair Witch Project Art. $104,886 31 $3,251,500 $231,004,200 7/23/99
47 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $103,739 4 $415,000 $251,810,100 12/25/87
48 Annie Col. $103,588 14 $1,450,300 $162,055,300 5/21/82
49 Midnight in Paris SPC $103,426 6 $620,600 $59,306,500 5/20/11
50 Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $101,353 4 $405,400 $13,235,300 12/06/13
51 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride WB $101,129 5 $505,600 $69,508,400 9/16/05
52 The Thin Red Line Fox $100,602 5 $503,000 $59,919,700 12/25/98
53 Howards End SPC $99,170 1 $99,200 $52,329,700 3/20/92
54 The Mission WB $99,140 1 $99,100 $36,924,800 11/07/86
55 I Heart Huckabees FoxS $98,215 4 $392,900 $17,182,400 10/01/04
56 Howards End SPC $98,214 1 $98,200 $52,329,700 3/27/92
57 Syriana WB $97,569 5 $487,800 $65,728,300 11/25/05
58 On Golden Pond Uni. $97,374 3 $292,100 $338,879,200 1/08/82
59 Dreamgirls P/DW $96,731 3 $290,200 $126,855,600 12/22/06
60 A Room with a View Cinc $96,711 1 $96,700 $44,783,900 3/07/86
61 Melinda and Melinda FoxS $96,706 1 $96,700 $4,984,300 3/18/05
62 The Tree of Life FoxS $96,584 4 $386,300 $13,889,500 5/27/11
63 The Verdict Fox $95,599 3 $286,800 $145,291,700 12/10/82
64 Guiana 1838 RBC $95,346 1 $95,300 $303,700 9/24/04
65 Crossing Delancey WB $94,899 1 $94,900 $33,039,200 8/26/88
66 On Golden Pond Uni. $93,529 3 $280,600 $338,879,200 1/15/82
67 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $93,461 4 $373,900 $251,810,100 1/08/88
68 Wish You Were Here Atl $93,133 1 $93,100 $7,012,800 7/24/87
69 Gandhi Col. $93,122 4 $372,500 $139,930,900 12/10/82
70 Howards End SPC $92,780 1 $92,800 $52,329,700 4/03/92
71 The Year of Living Dangerously WB $92,778 1 $92,800 $27,246,400 1/21/83
72 The King's Speech Wein. $92,635 4 $370,500 $143,595,900 11/26/10
73 Spring Breakers A24 $92,194 3 $276,600 $14,476,800 3/15/13
74 Metropolitan NL $92,113 1 $92,100 $5,800,000 8/03/90
75 The Blair Witch Project Art. $92,051 27 $2,485,400 $231,004,200 7/16/99
76 Green Card BV $91,753 2 $183,500 $59,278,700 1/04/91
77 The Mission WB $90,851 1 $90,900 $36,924,800 10/31/86
78 The Last Temptation of Christ Uni. $90,568 9 $815,100 $17,012,000 8/12/88
79 Platoon Orion $90,432 6 $542,600 $295,890,600 12/19/86
80 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $89,660 4 $358,600 $30,781,700 5/26/06
81 Dead Poets Society BV $89,509 8 $716,100 $201,620,100 6/02/89
82 The Purple Rose of Cairo Orion $89,453 3 $268,400 $25,006,100 3/01/85
83 Lincoln BV $89,045 11 $979,500 $189,827,200 11/09/12
84 American Beauty DW $88,505 16 $1,416,100 $208,207,700 9/17/99
85 The Thin Red Line Fox $88,204 7 $617,400 $59,919,700 1/01/99
86 Evita BV $88,035 22 $1,936,800 $91,054,200 1/03/97
87 Howards End SPC $87,637 1 $87,600 $52,329,700 4/10/92
88 Night and the City Fox $86,591 1 $86,600 $12,480,200 10/16/92
89 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $86,539 5 $432,700 $99,288,000 12/21/12
90 Up in the Air Par. $86,422 15 $1,296,300 $89,620,200 12/04/09
91 Bullets Over Broadway Mira. $85,969 2 $171,900 $26,735,500 10/21/94
92 Red State SMod $85,360 1 $85,400 $1,166,900 4/08/11
93 The Killing Fields WB $84,365 1 $84,400 $81,705,600 11/09/84
94 Dances with Wolves Orion $84,353 14 $1,181,000 $364,889,100 11/09/90
95 Annie Col. $84,125 14 $1,177,800 $162,055,300 6/04/82
96 Sicko LGF $83,705 1 $83,700 $29,783,400 6/22/07
97 Black Swan FoxS $83,617 18 $1,505,100 $112,847,900 12/03/10
98 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $82,918 3 $248,800 $17,753,700 12/06/96
99 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $82,797 4 $331,200 $25,495,300 12/09/11
100 The Mosquito Coast WB $82,760 3 $248,300 $30,899,700 11/28/86
101 Prick Up Your Ears Gold. $82,524 1 $82,500 $3,533,800 4/17/87
102 Kids Mira. $82,260 2 $164,500 $14,228,000 7/21/95
103 sex, lies and videotape Mira. $82,017 4 $328,100 $52,038,500 8/04/89
104 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS $81,885 2 $163,800 $14,432,900 9/28/07
105 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $81,724 5 $408,600 $75,375,900 12/14/01
106 Punchline Col. $81,641 4 $326,600 $42,750,900 9/30/88
107 The Killing Fields WB $79,974 1 $80,000 $81,705,600 11/02/84
108 Dances with Wolves Orion $79,676 14 $1,115,500 $364,889,100 11/16/90
109 Mask Uni. $79,675 4 $318,700 $113,442,800 3/08/85
110 The Aristocrats Think $79,395 4 $317,600 $8,307,100 7/29/05
111 Tous les Matins du Monde Oct. $79,027 1 $79,000 $6,230,900 11/13/92
112 Adaptation. Sony $78,937 7 $552,600 $31,314,100 12/06/02
113 The Fighter Par. $78,187 4 $312,700 $97,590,800 12/10/10
114 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $78,161 3 $234,500 $126,964,100 7/15/88
115 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $77,929 3 $233,800 $126,964,100 7/22/88
116 A Soldier's Story Col. $77,725 5 $388,600 $53,848,300 9/14/84
117 The Killing Fields WB $77,690 3 $233,100 $81,705,600 11/23/84
118 Lust, Caution Focus $77,575 1 $77,600 $5,583,700 9/28/07
119 Raising Arizona Fox $77,392 1 $77,400 $48,792,100 3/13/87
120 Under the Volcano Uni. $77,039 1 $77,000 $6,353,900 6/15/84
121 Sarafina! BV $76,949 2 $153,900 $14,700,500 9/18/92
122 Philadelphia TriS $76,846 4 $307,400 $154,715,400 12/31/93
123 The Joy Luck Club BV $76,830 7 $537,800 $66,358,600 9/17/93
124 The Piano Mira. $76,348 4 $305,400 $80,505,300 11/12/93
125 The Kids Are All Right Focus $76,116 7 $532,800 $21,858,500 7/09/10
126 Annie Col. $76,065 14 $1,064,900 $162,055,300 6/11/82
127 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $76,027 2 $152,100 $31,725,300 12/10/04
128 New York Stories BV $75,777 12 $909,300 $22,638,500 3/03/89
129 Syriana WB $75,469 9 $679,200 $65,728,300 12/02/05
130 The Killing Fields WB $75,210 3 $225,600 $81,705,600 11/16/84
131 Talk to Her SPC $75,018 2 $150,000 $12,905,700 11/22/02
132 To Rome with Love SPC $74,319 5 $371,600 $17,884,000 6/22/12
133 1984 Gold. $74,298 1 $74,300 $19,835,400 12/14/84
134 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $74,293 54 $4,011,900 $93,618,000 1/07/00
135 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $73,842 1 $73,800 $2,432,100 8/24/12
136 Revolutionary Road ParV $73,620 3 $220,900 $26,645,000 12/26/08
137 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $73,472 4 $293,900 $21,326,900 3/29/13
138 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $73,022 3 $219,100 $45,479,900 5/07/93
139 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $72,939 4 $291,800 $22,934,600 11/13/09
140 This Is My Life Fox $72,876 2 $145,800 $5,879,400 2/21/92
141 Philadelphia TriS $72,322 4 $289,300 $154,715,400 12/24/93
142 A Handful of Dust NL $72,062 1 $72,100 $3,170,800 6/24/88
143 Grand Canyon Fox $72,049 2 $144,100 $66,886,600 1/03/92
144 Orlando SPC $71,955 3 $215,900 $10,728,800 6/11/93
145 Juno FoxS $71,757 7 $502,300 $167,658,200 12/07/07
146 The Motorcycle Diaries Focus $71,631 3 $214,900 $22,512,000 9/24/04
147 Apocalypse Now Redux Mira. $71,544 2 $143,100 $6,825,000 8/03/01
148 Traffic USA $71,542 4 $286,200 $183,112,500 12/29/00
149 Ed Wood BV $71,480 2 $143,000 $11,760,800 9/30/94
150 Good Will Hunting Mira. $70,924 7 $496,500 $246,464,600 12/05/97
151 Babel ParV $70,906 7 $496,300 $42,815,000 10/27/06
152 Brazil Uni. $70,796 1 $70,800 $22,356,100 12/20/85
153 For the Boys Fox $70,755 2 $141,500 $35,423,600 11/22/91
154 The Last Emperor Col. $70,734 6 $424,400 $89,821,300 11/27/87
155 Nine Wein. $70,561 4 $282,200 $21,129,000 12/18/09
156 Philadelphia TriS $70,422 4 $281,700 $154,715,400 1/07/94
157 The Paper Uni. $70,118 5 $350,600 $77,555,800 3/18/94
158 The Grifters Mira. $70,110 2 $140,200 $26,669,000 12/07/90
159 A Passage to India Col. $70,063 3 $210,200 $64,007,100 12/14/84
160 Frost/Nixon Uni. $70,052 3 $210,200 $21,656,500 12/05/08
161 Sideways FoxS $69,597 4 $278,400 $93,994,000 10/22/04
162 Bugsy TriS $69,595 4 $278,400 $98,560,500 12/13/91
163 Black Hawk Down SonR $69,351 4 $277,400 $156,133,100 1/04/02
164 The Official Story ALM $69,213 1 $69,200 $69,200 11/08/85
165 Defiance ParV $69,125 2 $138,200 $33,312,600 1/02/09
166 127 Hours FoxS $69,024 4 $276,100 $19,113,500 11/05/10
167 A Soldier's Story Col. $68,920 6 $413,500 $53,848,300 9/21/84
168 Miami Rhapsody BV $68,547 2 $137,100 $10,022,500 1/27/95
169 When a Man Loves a Woman BV $68,518 19 $1,301,800 $99,924,200 5/06/94
170 Gothic Vest $68,468 1 $68,500 $1,956,500 4/10/87
171 Unzipped Mira. $68,407 2 $136,800 $5,518,800 8/04/95
172 Mystic River WB $68,258 13 $887,400 $123,332,400 10/10/03
173 Wide Sargasso Sea NL $68,184 1 $68,200 $3,256,900 4/16/93
174 The People Vs. Larry Flynt Sony $67,955 16 $1,087,300 $36,929,900 1/03/97
175 The Killing Fields WB $67,764 3 $203,300 $81,705,600 11/30/84
176 The Freshman TriS $67,732 6 $406,400 $42,363,100 7/20/90
177 About Schmidt NL $67,635 6 $405,800 $90,121,400 12/13/02
178 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $67,564 7 $473,000 $76,322,500 7/28/06
179 To Die For Sony $67,447 11 $741,900 $40,856,500 9/29/95
180 The Commitments Fox $67,268 8 $538,200 $29,591,100 8/16/91
181 Black Hawk Down SonR $67,228 16 $1,075,700 $156,133,100 1/11/02
182 Amelie Mira. $67,110 3 $201,300 $48,307,500 11/02/01
183 Thank You for Smoking FoxS $67,035 5 $335,200 $31,607,000 3/17/06
184 Talk to Her SPC $66,988 2 $134,000 $12,905,700 11/29/02
185 Grand Canyon Fox $66,984 2 $134,000 $66,886,600 12/27/91
186 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou BV $66,414 2 $132,800 $31,725,300 12/17/04
187 Black Hawk Down SonR $66,321 4 $265,300 $156,133,100 12/28/01
188 Bad Education SPC $66,051 3 $198,200 $6,851,100 11/19/04
189 One Hour Photo FoxS $66,010 7 $462,100 $45,409,700 8/23/02
190 In Good Company Uni. $65,892 3 $197,700 $59,673,200 12/31/04
191 Alice Orion $65,836 3 $197,500 $14,540,500 1/04/91
192 Mountains of the Moon TriS $65,815 2 $131,600 $7,919,300 2/23/90
193 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Uni. $65,753 4 $263,000 $6,114,200 8/26/83
194 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $65,711 54 $3,548,400 $93,618,000 12/31/99
195 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $65,641 5 $328,200 $99,288,000 12/28/12
196 Kundun BV $65,578 2 $131,200 $10,122,200 12/26/97
197 Eleni WB $65,565 1 $65,600 $717,600 11/01/85
198 Fool for Love Can. $65,431 2 $130,900 $1,890,100 12/06/85
199 Agnes of God Col. $65,139 8 $521,100 $60,279,600 9/13/85
200 Educating Rita Col. $64,960 3 $194,900 $38,829,000 9/23/83

CHART NOTES
* Weekend equals Fri-Sat-Sun. Movies that do not have a 3-day opening gross are not included on this chart.
^ Total Gross does not include additional releases, if any.
** Date is the beginning date of the 3-day weekend.
Movies are in wide release when playing in 600 or more theaters.

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