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Top IMAX Movies

The chart below contains figures for IMAX movies released in the US that have released box office figures. The cost and complexity of collecting data means that many IMAX distributors do not report their box office results. We have collected as much information as we can, but if you have more, please send it to bodata@the-numbers.com; we'll be happy to add it to the database.

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

Top 69 IMAX Movies for which Records are Available
  Released Film Name Total Box Office
1 2004 The Polar Express (IMAX) $194,949,659
2 1985 The Dream is Alive $125,900,000
3 1998 Everest $87,178,599
4 1976 To Fly! $86,600,000
5 2002 Space Station $85,176,561
6 1991 Antarctica $65,000,000
7 1995 The Living Sea $64,800,000
8 2000 Fantasia 2000 (IMAX) $60,507,228
9 1977 In Search of Noah's Ark $55,700,000
10 2000 Dolphins $54,000,000
11 1998 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $53,743,249
12 1989 To the Limit $53,000,000
13 1984 Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets $52,800,000
14 2006 Deep Sea 3-D $44,537,914
15 1998 Mysteries of Egypt $40,593,286
16 2005 Magnificent Desolation $40,144,533
17 2010 Hubble 3D $31,739,864
18 2009 Under the Sea 3-D $30,990,379
19 2002 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) $25,487,028
20 2007 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure $23,746,066
21 2004 NASCAR: The IMAX Experience $21,550,235
22 2003 Bugs! $19,084,280
23 1997 Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun $18,798,682
24 2000 Michael Jordan to the MAX $18,642,318
25 1999 Galapagos $18,082,699
26 2011 Born to be Wild 3D $17,683,776
27 2003 Ghosts of the Abyss $17,093,668
28 2002 Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk $16,933,791
29 2005 Wild Safari 3D $16,621,230
30 1995 Across The Sea of Time $16,015,639
31 2002 The Lion King (IMAX) $15,682,879
32 2000 Cirque du Soleil - Journey of Man $15,626,076
33 2001 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure $15,553,324
34 1995 Wings of Courage $15,057,031
35 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (IMAX) $14,000,000
36 2001 Haunted Castle $13,651,656
37 1998 Africa's Elephant Kingdom $13,485,455
38 1999 Extreme $12,456,958
39 2008 U2 3D $12,273,816
40 2000 Cyberworld 3D $11,243,857
41 1999 Island of the Sharks $10,658,756
42 2006 Roving Mars $10,407,978
43 2002 Santa vs. The Snowman $10,259,134
44 2002 Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey $10,086,514
45 2005 Aliens of the Deep $8,968,684
46 2005 Sharks 3D $8,500,000
47 2002 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (IMAX) $8,494,458
48 2008 Dolphins and Whales Tribes of the Ocean 3D $7,714,996
49 1999 Encounter in the Third Dimension $7,195,792
50 2003 Young Black Stallion $6,751,389
51 1999 Wolves $5,361,306
52 1999 Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible $5,231,283
53 2010 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World $5,198,114
54 2000 Alien Adventure $5,017,383
55 2002 ESPN's Ultimate X - The Movie $4,197,175
56 2001 China: The Panda Adventure $3,708,478
57 1998 Mark Twain's America 3D $2,992,106
58 1999 Wildfire: Feel The Heat $2,378,388
59 2001 N'sync: Bigger than Live $1,808,679
60 2002 Apollo 13 (IMAX) $1,759,075
61 1998 The Nutcracker $1,009,291
62 2001 All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! $995,122
63 2009 Journey to Mecca  
64 2004 Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag  
65 2003 Ocean Wonderland  
66 2004 Sacred Planet  
67 2002 Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West  
68 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (IMAX)  
69 2005 Mystery of the Nile