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Movie Records

Cumulative Box Office

- All Time Domestic Top 10
- All Time Domestic - Inflation Adjusted
- All Time Worldwide
- Top Movie Worldwide Each Year

Weekend Records

- Biggest Weekends for a Single Movie
- Biggest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend
- Smallest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend
- Biggest Opening, 2nd, 3rd etc. Weekends
- Biggest Weekend by Month

Daily Records

- Biggest Single Days
- Biggest Day by Month
- Best Performance by Day of Week

Leggiest and Most Front-Loaded

- Leggiest Opening Weekends
- Leggiest Movies
- Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekends
- Most Front-Loaded Movies

Miscellaneous Records

- Widest Opening Weekend
- Fastest to $100m, $200m etc.
- Highest grossing movies never to reach number 1
- Highest grossing movies never to play in more than 1,000 theaters


Cumulative Box Office

All Time North American Domestic Top 10

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie has taken in the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam) over its lifetime.

  Released Film Name Total Box Office
1 2009 Avatar $760,507,625
2 1997 Titanic $658,672,302
3 2015 Jurassic World $624,083,950
4 2012 The Avengers $623,279,547
5 2008 The Dark Knight $533,345,358
6 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $474,544,677
7 1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $460,935,665
8 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $456,612,713
9 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
10 2004 Shrek 2 $436,471,036
Complete list of $100m movies

Inflation-Adjusted Top 10 Movies Released Since 1977

Note: This chart is adjusted for ticket price inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie has taken in North America over its lifetime taking into account the cost of tickets.

  Released Film Name Total Box Office
1 1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $1,322,047,626
2 1997 Titanic $1,105,157,066
3 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $1,091,060,186
4 2009 Avatar $801,520,766
5 1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back $784,043,278
6 1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $754,970,804
7 1994 The Lion King $733,632,759
8 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $733,321,861
9 1993 Jurassic Park $732,825,331
10 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark $682,343,819
Complete list of $100m movies

All Time Worldwide Top 10

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie has taken globally over its lifetime.

  Released Film Name Domestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1 2009 Avatar $760,507,625 $2,023,411,357 $2,783,918,982
2 1997 Titanic $658,672,302 $1,548,943,366 $2,207,615,668
3 2015 Jurassic World $624,083,950 $917,700,000 $1,541,783,950
4 2012 The Avengers $623,279,547 $896,200,000 $1,519,479,547
5 2015 Furious 7 $351,032,910 $1,162,814,490 $1,513,847,400
6 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $456,612,713 $939,300,000 $1,395,912,713
7 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219 $960,500,000 $1,341,511,219
8 2013 Frozen $400,738,009 $873,496,971 $1,274,234,980
9 2013 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272 $806,400,000 $1,215,392,272
10 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $377,845,905 $763,562,762 $1,141,408,667
Complete list of $250m worldwide movies

Top Movie Worldwide Each Year

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie released in that year has taken globally over its lifetime.

Released Film Name Domestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2015 Jurassic World $624,083,950 $917,700,000 $1,541,783,950
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction $245,439,076 $858,600,000 $1,104,039,076
2013 Frozen $400,738,009 $873,496,971 $1,274,234,980
2012 The Avengers $623,279,547 $896,200,000 $1,519,479,547
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219 $960,500,000 $1,341,511,219
2010 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880 $654,813,349 $1,069,818,229
2009 Avatar $760,507,625 $2,023,411,357 $2,783,918,982
2008 The Dark Knight $533,345,358 $469,546,000 $1,002,891,358
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $309,420,425 $654,000,000 $963,420,425
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812 $642,900,000 $1,066,215,812
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $290,013,036 $606,898,042 $896,911,078
2004 Shrek 2 $436,471,036 $495,781,885 $932,252,921
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $377,845,905 $763,562,762 $1,141,408,667
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $342,548,984 $592,154,195 $934,703,179
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $317,575,550 $657,179,821 $974,755,371
2000 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,409,889 $334,178,627 $549,588,516
1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $474,544,677 $552,500,000 $1,027,044,677
1998 Armageddon $201,573,391 $353,021,818 $554,595,209
1997 Titanic $658,672,302 $1,548,943,366 $2,207,615,668
1996 Independence Day $306,124,059 $511,231,623 $817,355,682
1995 Die Hard: With a Vengeance $99,983,259 $266,089,167 $366,072,426
1994 The Lion King $422,780,140 $564,700,000 $987,480,140
1993 Jurassic Park $395,708,305 $643,104,279 $1,038,812,584
1992 Aladdin $208,577,270 $286,700,000 $495,277,270
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $201,858,746 $311,956,655 $513,815,401
1990 Ghost $206,143,657 $299,968,694 $506,112,351
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade $195,705,225 $277,000,000 $472,705,225
1988 Rain Man $168,106,313 $239,974,565 $408,080,878
1987 Fatal Attraction $148,453,989 $163,454,307 $311,908,296
1986 Top Gun $179,800,601 $177,000,000 $356,800,601
1985 Back to the Future $200,132,594 $173,265,100 $373,397,694
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom $175,083,524 $153,200,000 $328,283,524
1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $309,125,409 $263,500,000 $572,625,409
1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $434,949,459 $357,854,772 $792,804,231
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark $248,159,971 $141,766,000 $389,925,971
1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back $290,158,751 $243,900,000 $534,058,751
1979 Moonraker $70,300,000 $140,000,000 $210,300,000
1978 Grease $181,813,770 $205,700,000 $387,513,770
1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $460,935,665 $325,600,000 $786,535,665
1976 Rocky $117,235,147 $107,764,853 $225,000,000
1975 Jaws $260,000,000 $210,700,000 $470,700,000

Weekend Records

Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office

RankDateMovieGrossTheatersPer TheaterDays
1 Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World $208,806,270 4,274 $48,855 3
2 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 $47,698 3
3 May 1, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $191,271,109 4,276 $44,731 3
4 May 3, 2013 Iron Man 3 $174,144,585 4,253 $40,946 3
5 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427 4,375 $38,672 3
6 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $160,887,295 4,404 $36,532 3
7 Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 4,366 $36,283 3
8 Nov 22, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $158,074,286 4,163 $37,971 3
9 Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $152,535,747 4,137 $36,871 3
10 May 4, 2007 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 4,252 $35,540 3
Complete list of $20m weekends

Biggest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend

RankWeekendTotal Gross for
all Movies
Number One MovieGross of Number
One Movie
1 Jun 12, 2015 $273,752,964 Jurassic World $208,806,270
2 Dec 25, 2009 $269,869,249 Avatar $75,617,133
3 Jul 15, 2011 $262,570,633 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427
4 Jul 18, 2008 $260,835,369 The Dark Knight $158,411,483
5 Nov 20, 2009 $258,598,732 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $142,839,137
6 May 4, 2012 $257,958,677 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708
7 May 24, 2013 $254,371,871 Fast and Furious 6 $97,375,245
8 Nov 16, 2012 $249,274,034 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $141,067,634
9 Jun 19, 2015 $248,061,662 Jurassic World $106,588,440
10 Jun 21, 2013 $240,260,571 Monsters University $82,429,469
Top 100

Smallest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend

RankWeekendTotal Gross for
all Movies
Number One MovieGross of Number
One Movie
1 Sep 15, 2000 $54,213,664 The Watcher $5,805,680
2 Sep 21, 2001 $59,646,379 Hardball $8,058,338
3 Sep 8, 2000 $61,494,217 The Watcher $9,062,295
4 Sep 22, 2000 $63,242,095 Urban Legends: Final Cut $8,505,513
5 Sep 5, 2014 $65,698,590 Guardians of the Galaxy $10,357,345
6 Sep 29, 2000 $65,980,017 Remember the Titans $20,905,831
7 Jan 28, 2000 $66,322,547 Eye of the Beholder $5,959,447
8 Sep 14, 2001 $66,389,469 Hardball $9,386,342
9 Sep 7, 2012 $67,477,382 The Possession $9,317,472
10 Sep 5, 2003 $67,519,910 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star $6,660,540
Top 100

Biggest Opening, 2nd, 3rd etc. Weekends

Weekend
Number
DateTop-Grossing MovieGrossTheatersCumulative Gross 
1 Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World $208,806,270 4,274 $208,806,270 Full Chart
2 Jun 19, 2015 Jurassic World $106,588,440 4,291 $402,800,095 Full Chart
3 Jan 1, 2010 Avatar $68,490,688 3,461 $352,114,898 Full Chart
4 Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 3,555 $92,693,844 Full Chart
5 Jan 23, 2015 American Sniper $64,628,304 3,705 $200,400,417 Full Chart
6 Jan 22, 2010 Avatar $34,944,081 3,141 $551,741,499 Full Chart
7 Jan 29, 2010 Avatar $31,280,029 3,074 $595,752,416 Full Chart
8 Feb 6, 1998 Titanic $23,027,838 2,956 $337,355,666 Full Chart
9 Feb 13, 1998 Titanic $32,876,424 3,002 $376,270,721 Full Chart
10 Feb 20, 1998 Titanic $21,036,343 3,006 $402,561,881 Full Chart
Full List from Biggest Opening Weekend to Biggest 100th Weekend

Biggest Weekend by Month

MonthDateTop-Grossing MovieGrossTheaters 
January Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 3,555 Full Chart
February Feb 13, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $85,171,450 3,646 Full Chart
March Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $152,535,747 4,137 Full Chart
April Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 $147,163,560 4,003 Full Chart
May May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 Full Chart
June Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World $208,806,270 4,274 Full Chart
July Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427 4,375 Full Chart
August Aug 1, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $94,320,883 4,080 Full Chart
September Sep 28, 2012 Hotel Transylvania $42,522,194 3,349 Full Chart
October Oct 4, 2013 Gravity $55,785,112 3,575 Full Chart
November Nov 22, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $158,074,286 4,163 Full Chart
December Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84,617,303 4,045 Full Chart

Daily Records

Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office

Rank       Date       MovieGrossTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $91,071,119 4,375 $20,816 $91,071,119 1
2 May 1, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $84,424,532 4,276 $19,744 $84,424,532 1
3 Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World $81,953,950 4,274 $19,175 $81,953,950 1
4 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $80,813,985 4,349 $18,582 $80,813,985 1
5 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $75,754,897 4,404 $17,201 $75,754,897 1
6 Nov 20, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $72,703,754 4,024 $18,068 $72,703,754 1
7 Nov 18, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $71,642,526 4,061 $17,642 $71,642,526 1
8 Nov 16, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $71,167,839 4,070 $17,486 $71,167,839 1
9 Nov 22, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $70,950,136 4,163 $17,043 $70,950,136 1
10 Jun 13, 2015 Jurassic World $69,644,830 4,274 $16,295 $151,598,780 2
Complete list of $15m days

Biggest Days by Month

MonthDateTop-Grossing MovieGrossTheaters 
January Jan 17, 2015 American Sniper $34,547,284 3,555 Full Chart
February Feb 14, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $36,752,460 3,646 Full Chart
March Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $67,263,650 4,137 Full Chart
April Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 $67,407,340 4,004 Full Chart
May May 1, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $84,424,532 4,276 Full Chart
June Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World $81,953,950 4,274 Full Chart
July Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $91,071,119 4,375 Full Chart
August Aug 1, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $37,845,336 4,080 Full Chart
September Sep 13, 2013 Insidious Chapter 2 $20,231,363 3,049 Full Chart
October Oct 21, 2011 Paranormal Activity 3 $26,305,745 3,321 Full Chart
November Nov 20, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $72,703,754 4,024 Full Chart
December Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $37,125,547 4,045 Full Chart

Best Performance by Day of Week

Day of WeekDateMovieDaily GrossTheatersDays in Release 
Sunday Jun 14, 2015 Jurassic World $57,207,490 4,274 3 Full Chart
Monday Jul 5, 2004 Spider-Man 2 $27,661,137 4,152 6 Full Chart
Tuesday Jul 3, 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man $35,016,884 4,318 2 Full Chart
Wednesday Jun 30, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $68,533,840 4,416 1 Full Chart
Thursday May 19, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $50,013,859 3,661 1 Full Chart
Friday Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $91,071,119 4,375 1 Full Chart
Saturday Jun 13, 2015 Jurassic World $69,644,830 4,274 2 Full Chart

Leggiest and Most Front-Loaded

Leggiest Opening Weekends

RankReleasedMovieOpening
Theaters
FridayOpening
Weekend
Total GrossRatio
1 1998 The Borrowers 1,535 $770,000 $6,075,079 $22,359,293 7.89
2 1999 My Favorite Martian 2,275 $1,810,000 $11,181,043 $36,850,101 6.18
3 2001 Joy Ride 2,497 $1,390,000 $7,347,259 $21,973,182 5.29
4 2000 Rugrats in Paris 2,934 $4,360,332 $22,718,184 $76,501,438 5.21
5 2004 Teacher's Pet: The Movie 2,027 $476,883 $2,461,252 $6,491,350 5.16
6 2000 The Tigger Movie 2,723 $1,900,711 $9,427,532 $45,542,421 4.96
7 1997 Switchback 1,128 $555,000 $2,704,568 $6,482,195 4.87
8 2004 Catch That Kid 2,847 $1,200,000 $5,824,860 $16,703,799 4.85
9 2000 Snow Day 2,664 $2,977,351 $14,331,819 $60,008,303 4.81
10 2000 The Whole Nine Yards 2,910 $3,414,000 $15,915,676 $57,262,492 4.66
Top 100

Leggiest Movies

RankReleasedMovieMaximum
Theaters
Max
Weekend
Total GrossRatio
1 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,016 $11,100,764 $241,438,208 21.75
2 1997 Titanic 3,265 $35,455,673 $658,672,302 18.58
3 1998 Life is Beautiful 1,136 $3,244,284 $57,598,247 17.75
4 2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 1,213 $2,471,471 $42,340,598 17.13
5 2003 Bend it Like Beckham 1,002 $1,953,572 $32,543,449 16.66
6 2004 Napoleon Dynamite 1,236 $2,811,411 $44,540,956 15.84
7 1999 The Cider House Rules 1,738 $4,066,251 $57,547,209 14.15
8 2006 The Queen 1,850 $4,013,052 $56,441,711 14.06
9 1999 American Beauty 1,990 $9,505,313 $130,058,047 13.68
10 2002 Chicago 2,701 $12,708,956 $170,687,518 13.43
Top 100

Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekends

RankReleasedMovieOpening
Theaters
FridayOpening
Weekend
Total GrossFriday Share
1 2013 One Direction: This is Us 2,735 $8,868,530 $15,815,497 $28,873,374 56.1%
2 2014 Endless Love 2,896 $7,428,245 $13,307,125 $23,438,250 55.8%
3 2011 African Cats 1,220 $3,327,053 $6,003,200 $15,428,747 55.4%
4 2014 The Fault in Our Stars 3,173 $26,062,046 $48,002,523 $124,872,350 54.3%
5 2009 Hannah Montana the Movie 3,118 $17,436,095 $32,324,487 $79,559,647 53.9%
6 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 4,375 $91,071,119 $169,189,427 $381,011,219 53.8%
7 2012 Paranormal Activity 4 3,412 $15,110,106 $29,003,866 $53,900,335 52.1%
8 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 4,061 $71,642,526 $138,122,261 $281,287,133 51.9%
9 2008 Twilight 3,419 $35,978,348 $69,637,740 $192,769,854 51.7%
10 2015 The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death 2,602 $7,746,085 $15,027,415 $26,501,323 51.5%
Top 100

Most Front-Loaded Movies

RankReleasedMovieOpening
Theaters
Opening
Weekend
Total GrossOpening Weekend
Share
1 2007 Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour 1,121 $586,283 $817,935 71.7%
2 2015 The D Train 1,009 $447,661 $669,688 66.8%
3 2009 Transylmania 1,007 $263,941 $397,641 66.4%
4 2000 Whipped 1,561 $2,729,625 $4,142,507 65.9%
5 2009 Battle for Terra 1,161 $1,082,064 $1,647,083 65.7%
6 2008 Blindness 1,690 $1,950,260 $3,073,392 63.5%
7 2012 The Devil Inside 2,285 $33,732,515 $53,261,944 63.3%
8 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D 2,654 $21,744,470 $34,341,945 63.3%
9 2005 Undiscovered 1,304 $676,048 $1,069,318 63.2%
10 2007 Slow Burn 1,163 $778,123 $1,237,615 62.9%
Top 100

Miscellaneous Records

Widest Opening

   TheatersWeekend Gross
1 Jul 2, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 4,468 $64,832,191
2 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 4,404 $160,887,295
3 May 7, 2010 Iron Man 2 4,380 $128,122,480
4 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 4,375 $169,189,427
5 Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight 4,366 $158,411,483
6 May 25, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 4,362 $114,732,820
7 May 21, 2010 Shrek Forever After 4,359 $70,838,207
8 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers 4,349 $207,438,708
9 Jul 17, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 4,325 $77,835,727
10 May 2, 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 4,324 $91,608,337
Top 100

Fastest to $100m, $200m, $300m, $400m, $500m, $600m, $700m US Box Office

MilestoneMovieDaysTotal Gross to Date 
$50 million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 1 $91,071,119 Full Chart
$100 million Jurassic World 2 $151,598,780 Full Chart
$150 million Jurassic World 2 $151,598,780 Full Chart
$200 million Jurassic World 3 $208,806,270 Full Chart
$250 million Jurassic World 5 $258,493,605 Full Chart
$300 million Jurassic World 8 $325,326,090 Full Chart
$350 million Jurassic World 9 $364,438,555 Full Chart
$400 million Jurassic World 10 $402,800,095 Full Chart
$450 million Jurassic World 15 $460,533,690 Full Chart
$500 million Jurassic World 17 $500,373,420 Full Chart
$550 million Jurassic World 24 $556,538,010 Full Chart
$600 million Jurassic World 36 $603,031,100 Full Chart
$650 million Avatar 58 $651,346,762 Full Chart
$700 million Avatar 72 $702,621,374 Full Chart
$750 million Avatar 253 $750,999,186 Full Chart

Highest Grossing Movies Never to Reach Number 1 on the Domestic Chart

 Highest
Position
Release
Date
MovieTotal Gross
1 2 Apr 19, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $241,438,208
2 3 Dec 23, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $219,614,612
3 2 Nov 13, 1991 Beauty and the Beast $218,951,625
4 2 Dec 14, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $217,326,974
5 2 Dec 25, 2009 Sherlock Holmes $209,028,679
6 2 Jun 21, 2013 World War Z $202,359,711
7 2 Jul 1, 2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $196,573,705
8 2 Nov 10, 2004 The Polar Express $194,949,659
9 2 Nov 5, 2014 Interstellar $188,017,894
10 2 May 28, 2004 The Day After Tomorrow $186,740,799
Top 100

Highest Grossing Movies Never to Play in More Than 1,000 Theaters

 Most
Theaters
Release
Date
MovieTotal Gross
1 64 Apr 19, 2002 Space Station $89,935,229
2 63 Mar 6, 1998 Everest $87,178,599
3 687 Feb 1, 2008 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour $65,281,781
4 n/a Oct 18, 1991 Antarctica $65,000,000
5 n/a Dec 31, 1995 The Living Sea $64,800,000
6 54 Jan 1, 2000 Fantasia 2000 (IMAX) $60,507,228
7 926 Jul 12, 1991 Boyz n the Hood $56,190,094
8 n/a Oct 20, 2000 Dolphins $54,000,000
9 38 Oct 23, 1998 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $53,743,249
10 999 Dec 14, 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums $52,353,636
Top 100