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Leggiest Movies


See also: Front-Loaded Opening Weekend - Front-Loaded Movies - Leggiest Opening Weekend

This list shows the leggiest movies, as measured by the ratio between their total domestic box office and their largest weekend gross. The higher the ratio, the better the legs. For this chart we consider movies that played in at least 1,000 theaters.

Rank Released Movie Ratio Maximum
Theaters
Max
Weekend
Total
Gross
1 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark 29.88 1,400 $8,305,823 $248,159,971
2 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 25.22 3,010 $17,254,946 $435,110,554
3 1973 The Exorcist 24.69 1,708 $8,197,000 $202,347,346
4 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 21.75 2,016 $11,100,764 $241,438,208
5 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 20.51 1,831 $9,018,121 $184,925,485
6 1983 Flashdance 19.39 1,140 $4,665,930 $90,463,574
7 1986 Top Gun 19.03 1,531 $9,449,432 $179,800,601
8 1985 Back to the Future 18.73 1,815 $11,332,134 $212,259,762
9 1955 Lady and the Tramp 18.61 1,375 $5,030,706 $93,600,000
10 1997 Titanic 18.58 3,265 $35,455,673 $658,672,302
11 1967 The Jungle Book 18.40 1,923 $7,708,029 $141,843,000
12 1998 Life is Beautiful 17.75 1,136 $3,244,284 $57,598,247
13 1990 Ghost 17.38 1,766 $12,523,295 $217,631,306
14 1984 The Karate Kid 17.15 1,111 $5,294,234 $90,815,558
15 2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of … 17.13 1,213 $2,471,471 $42,340,598
16 1993 Schindler's List 16.86 1,389 $5,698,045 $96,067,179
17 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman 16.83 1,050 $7,711,202 $129,795,554
18 1970 The Aristocats 16.81 1,491 $3,312,111 $55,675,257
19 2003 Bend it Like Beckham 16.66 1,002 $1,953,572 $32,543,449
20 1986 Crocodile Dundee 16.55 1,495 $10,560,827 $174,803,506
21 1987 Moonstruck 15.91 1,178 $5,069,508 $80,640,528
22 1984 Ghostbusters 15.84 1,506 $15,287,030 $242,212,467
23 2004 Napoleon Dynamite 15.84 1,236 $2,811,411 $44,540,956
24 1982 Tootsie 15.79 1,222 $11,222,714 $177,200,000
25 1953 Peter Pan 15.57 1,533 $5,611,785 $87,400,000
26 1982 48 Hrs. 15.57 1,050 $4,877,053 $75,936,265
27 1990 Dances with Wolves 15.48 1,636 $11,898,621 $184,208,842
28 1985 The Color Purple 15.18 1,109 $6,165,314 $93,589,701
29 1961 101 Dalmatians 14.88 1,825 $10,279,044 $153,000,000
30 1987 Fatal Attraction 14.84 1,401 $10,554,336 $156,645,693
31 1981 On Golden Pond 14.59 1,015 $8,177,208 $119,285,432
32 1978 Grease 14.31 2,931 $12,705,463 $181,813,770
33 1990 Pretty Woman 14.30 1,811 $12,471,670 $178,406,268
34 1942 Bambi 14.24 1,489 $7,216,741 $102,797,000
35 1996 The English Patient 14.18 1,409 $5,550,565 $78,716,374
36 1999 The Cider House Rules 14.15 1,738 $4,066,251 $57,547,209
37 2006 The Queen 14.06 1,850 $4,013,052 $56,441,711
38 1988 Big 13.99 1,419 $8,216,190 $114,968,774
39 1999 American Beauty 13.68 1,990 $9,505,313 $130,058,047
40 1981 Stripes 13.66 1,117 $6,243,323 $85,300,000
41 1994 Forrest Gump 13.50 2,365 $24,450,602 $330,151,138
42 1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi 13.43 2,111 $23,019,618 $309,205,079
43 2002 Chicago 13.43 2,701 $12,708,956 $170,687,518
44 1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back 13.21 2,322 $21,975,993 $290,271,960
45 1984 Romancing the Stone 13.20 1,101 $5,686,311 $75,078,260
46 1986 Ruthless People 13.18 1,114 $5,434,671 $71,624,879
47 1987 Dirty Dancing 13.07 1,012 $4,889,239 $63,892,689
48 1998 There's Something About Mary 12.84 2,557 $13,740,644 $176,484,651
49 1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope 12.84 2,375 $35,906,661 $460,998,007
50 1987 3 Men and a Baby 12.78 1,813 $13,123,622 $167,780,960
51 1982 Porky's 12.73 1,605 $8,602,473 $109,492,484
52 1977 The Rescuers 12.61 1,482 $3,868,733 $48,775,599
53 2001 In the Bedroom 12.59 1,103 $2,853,430 $35,930,604
54 2000 Chocolat 12.58 1,928 $5,669,966 $71,309,760
55 2005 Capote 12.55 1,239 $2,291,075 $28,750,530
56 2010 The King’s Speech 12.54 2,584 $11,064,781 $138,797,449
57 1946 Song of the South 12.49 1,529 $5,205,175 $65,000,000
58 1997 L.A. Confidential 12.40 1,625 $5,211,198 $64,604,977
59 1991 Beauty and the Beast 12.33 2,625 $17,751,905 $218,951,625
60 2011 The Artist 12.32 1,756 $3,625,571 $44,667,095
61 1983 Trading Places 12.30 1,387 $7,348,200 $90,400,000
62 2012 Silver Linings Playbook 12.28 2,809 $10,752,836 $132,092,958
63 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 12.24 2,027 $10,462,539 $128,067,808
64 1985 Out of Africa 12.16 1,102 $6,504,397 $79,096,868
65 2016 Lion 12.10 1,802 $4,203,529 $50,879,362
66 1988 A Fish Called Wanda 12.08 1,223 $5,256,304 $63,493,000
67 2016 Moonlight 12.05 1,564 $2,300,940 $27,717,745
68 1988 Rain Man 12.04 1,590 $14,350,610 $172,825,435
69 2010 Black Swan 12.04 2,407 $8,881,595 $106,954,678
70 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral 12.03 1,069 $4,380,640 $52,700,832
71 1992 The Crying Game 12.00 1,097 $5,210,415 $62,546,695
72 2014 Chef 11.99 1,298 $2,621,829 $31,424,004
73 1983 Terms of Endearment 11.97 1,259 $9,058,537 $108,423,489
74 2008 The Reader 11.95 1,203 $2,860,429 $34,194,407
75 1995 Sense and Sensibility 11.89 1,054 $3,615,098 $42,993,774
76 1989 Steel Magnolias 11.87 1,372 $7,053,867 $83,759,091
77 1997 As Good as it Gets 11.78 1,837 $12,606,928 $148,478,011
78 1997 Good Will Hunting 11.77 2,203 $11,757,488 $138,433,435
79 2008 Slumdog Millionaire 11.75 2,943 $12,026,343 $141,319,928
80 1992 Sister Act 11.74 2,087 $11,894,587 $139,605,150
81 1950 Cinderella 11.73 1,657 $7,243,653 $85,000,000
82 1984 Beverly Hills Cop 11.70 2,006 $20,064,790 $234,760,478
83 1994 Pulp Fiction 11.59 1,494 $9,311,882 $107,928,762
84 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes 11.50 1,331 $7,058,930 $81,204,830
85 2014 The Imitation Game 11.49 2,402 $7,932,292 $91,125,143
86 1988 Die Hard 11.45 1,713 $7,105,514 $81,350,242
87 1989 The Little Mermaid 11.37 2,057 $9,814,520 $111,543,479
88 1990 Home Alone 11.36 2,173 $25,148,406 $285,761,243
89 1992 Aladdin 11.27 2,331 $19,289,073 $217,350,219
90 2004 Sideways 11.26 1,787 $6,347,364 $71,502,303
91 2011 The Descendants 11.25 2,038 $7,345,720 $82,624,961
92 2016 Manchester by the Sea 11.22 1,213 $4,246,046 $47,660,579
93 2001 Gosford Park 11.21 2,317 $3,684,621 $41,300,105
94 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off 11.18 1,330 $6,275,647 $70,136,369
95 2005 Brokeback Mountain 11.18 2,089 $7,430,942 $83,043,761
96 1989 Field of Dreams 11.15 1,100 $5,777,360 $64,431,625
97 1998 Shakespeare in Love 11.08 2,030 $9,050,029 $100,317,794
98 2004 Finding Neverland 11.07 1,411 $4,670,177 $51,676,606
99 1988 Beaches 11.05 1,122 $5,160,258 $57,041,866
100 2005 La marche de l'empereur 10.88 2,506 $7,117,206 $77,437,223

The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.