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Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office



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This chart contains figures for the highest theater average Opening Weekends at the Domestic Box Office.

Theater Average 2nd Weekend
Rank Date Movie Theater
Average
Theaters Cumulative
Gross
1 Jun 17, 1994 The Lion King $793,377 2 $2,209,030
2 Nov 27, 2009 The Princess and the Frog $393,095 2 $1,216,860
3 Nov 19, 1999 Toy Story 2 $300,163 1 $300,163
4 Nov 20, 1998 A Bug's Life $291,121 1 $291,121
5 Jun 13, 1997 Hercules $249,567 1 $249,567
6 Nov 22, 2013 Frozen $243,390 1 $243,390
7 Mar 7, 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel $202,792 4 $811,166
8 Dec 9, 2016 La La Land $176,221 5 $881,104
9 Jun 8, 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire $164,506 2 $329,011
10 Dec 26, 2014 American Sniper $158,364 4 $873,667
11 Sep 14, 2012 The Master $147,262 5 $736,311
12 Oct 24, 2003 Brother Bear $145,970 2 $291,940
13 May 25, 2012 Moonrise Kingdom $130,749 4 $522,996
14 Oct 9, 2015 Steve Jobs $130,381 4 $521,522
15 Dec 15, 2006 Dreamgirls $126,317 3 $378,950
16 Dec 13, 2013 American Hustle $123,409 6 $740,455
17 Nov 14, 1997 Anastasia $120,541 1 $120,541
18 Nov 28, 2014 The Imitation Game $119,838 4 $479,352
19 Dec 25, 2015 The Revenant $118,640 4 $474,560
20 Dec 9, 2005 Brokeback Mountain $109,485 5 $547,425
21 Oct 17, 2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of … $106,099 4 $424,397
22 Nov 6, 2009 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by … $104,025 18 $1,872,458
23 Nov 24, 2017 Call Me by Your Name $103,233 4 $412,932
24 Jul 26, 2013 Blue Jasmine $102,011 6 $612,064
25 Nov 29, 1996 The Crucible $101,610 1 $101,610
26 Dec 6, 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis $101,353 4 $405,411
27 Oct 21, 2016 Moonlight $100,519 4 $402,075
28 Apr 21, 1995 Wings of Courage $100,442 1 $100,442
29 May 20, 2011 Midnight in Paris $99,834 6 $599,003
30 Nov 13, 1992 Aladdin $98,332 2 $297,848
31 Dec 27, 1996 Evita $97,543 2 $334,440
32 Dec 28, 2007 There Will Be Blood $95,370 2 $314,917
33 May 27, 2011 The Tree of Life $93,230 4 $372,920
34 Jul 22, 2016 Don’t Think Twice $92,835 1 $92,835
35 Nov 3, 2017 Lady Bird $91,109 4 $364,437
36 Nov 26, 2010 The King’s Speech $88,863 4 $355,450
37 Dec 11, 2015 The Big Short $88,191 8 $705,527
38 Mar 15, 2013 Spring Breakers $87,667 3 $263,002
39 Nov 9, 2012 Lincoln $85,846 11 $944,308
40 Dec 9, 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha $85,313 8 $682,504
41 Jun 23, 2017 The Big Sick $84,315 5 $421,577
42 May 18, 2001 Moulin Rouge $83,770 2 $167,540
43 Dec 21, 2012 Zero Dark Thirty $83,430 5 $646,162
44 Dec 1, 2017 The Shape of Water $83,282 2 $166,564
45 Nov 15, 1991 Beauty and the Beast $81,073 2 $178,822
46 Nov 10, 2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Miss… $80,542 4 $322,168
47 Dec 3, 2010 Black Swan $80,212 18 $1,443,809
48 Dec 4, 2009 Up in the Air $78,763 15 $1,181,450
49 Dec 9, 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy $77,641 4 $310,562
50 Jul 11, 2014 Boyhood $77,524 5 $387,618
51 Sep 16, 2005 The Corpse Bride $77,016 5 $385,078
52 May 26, 2000 Hum to Mohabbt Karega $75,446 1 $75,446
53 Dec 10, 2010 The Fighter $75,003 4 $300,010
54 Nov 25, 2005 Syriana $74,900 5 $553,530
55 Aug 28, 1998 A Merry War $74,766 5 $373,830
56 Mar 18, 2005 Melinda and Melinda $74,238 1 $74,238
57 Oct 11, 2002 Punch-Drunk Love $73,441 5 $367,203
58 Oct 1, 2004 I Heart Huckabees $73,044 4 $292,177
59 Jun 22, 2012 To Rome with Love $72,272 5 $361,359
60 Oct 20, 1995 Across The Sea of Time $71,961 1 $71,961
61 Jul 15, 2016 Café Society $71,858 5 $359,289
62 Sep 24, 2004 Guiana 1838 $70,910 1 $70,910
63 May 15, 1998 Bulworth $70,908 2 $141,816
64 May 26, 2006 An Inconvenient Truth $70,333 4 $404,879
65 Jul 9, 2010 The Kids Are All Right $70,282 7 $491,971
66 Mar 29, 2013 The Place Beyond the Pines $69,864 4 $279,457
67 Jun 22, 2007 Sicko $68,969 1 $68,969
68 Aug 24, 2012 Sleepwalk With Me $68,801 1 $68,801
69 Aug 6, 1982 Pink Floyd: The Wall $67,870 1 $67,870
70 Sep 28, 2007 The Darjeeling Limited $67,469 2 $134,938
71 Sep 18, 2015 Sicario $66,881 6 $401,288
72 Nov 13, 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox $66,475 4 $265,900
73 Nov 5, 2010 127 Hours $66,213 4 $264,851
74 Dec 8, 2017 I, Tonya $66,039 4 $264,155
75 Dec 12, 2014 Inherent Vice $65,637 5 $328,184
76 Dec 18, 2009 Nine $64,308 4 $257,232
77 Nov 18, 2016 Manchester by the Sea $64,125 4 $256,498
78 Sep 28, 2007 Se jie $63,918 1 $63,918
79 Dec 1, 2017 The Disaster Artist $63,755 19 $1,211,345
80 Nov 20, 2015 Carol $63,378 4 $253,510
81 Dec 26, 2008 Revolutionary Road $63,304 3 $189,911
82 May 23, 1980 The Shining $62,234 10 $622,337
83 Jan 2, 2009 Defiance $61,757 2 $200,614
84 Jul 29, 2005 The Aristocrats $60,949 4 $243,796
85 Dec 5, 2008 Frost/Nixon $60,236 3 $180,708
86 Jul 15, 1983 Zelig $60,119 1 $60,119
87 Dec 18, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $59,982 4,134 $247,966,675
88 Dec 29, 1995 Twelve Monkeys $59,577 3 $258,895
89 Apr 10, 2015 Ex Machina $59,316 4 $237,264
90 Dec 7, 2007 Juno $59,124 7 $525,155
91 Nov 6, 2015 Spotlight $59,002 5 $295,009
92 Dec 26, 1980 Altered States $58,217 3 $174,650
93 Sep 20, 2013 Enough Said $58,200 4 $286,534
94 Sep 25, 2009 Capitalism: A Love Story $57,991 4 $298,550
95 Jun 23, 2017 The Beguiled $57,323 4 $229,292
96 Sep 21, 2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower $57,090 4 $228,359
97 Nov 11, 2016 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk $57,065 2 $114,129
98 Mar 27, 2015 While We're Young $56,922 4 $227,688
99 Dec 10, 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou $56,543 2 $113,085
100 Jul 16, 1999 The Blair Witch Project $56,002 27 $1,572,173

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.

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