The highest-grossing musical films in the history of cinema (13 photos)

Category: Movie, PEGI 0+
12 January 2024

Musicals are a special genre in cinema that either the audience really likes or not. As a rule, there is no neutral side here. The genre is mainly associated with American Broadway, but in our area they also love “musical films.” Take, for example, your favorite Soviet films: “Wedding in Malinovka”, “Pokrovsky Gate”, “Sorcerers”, “An Ordinary Miracle”, “D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers” and you can list musicals for a long time! Although this genre is more theatrical than others, it collects “blockbuster” box office. Let's take a look at which musical films have become the highest-grossing films in the history of cinema.

13th place. Chicago (2002)

Box office: $306.7 million

The musical was awarded six Oscars: for best picture, scenery, costumes, sound, editing and best supporting actress (Catherine Zeta-Jones).

12th place. Enchanted (2007)

Box office: $340 million

11th place. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Box office: $349.5 million

10th place. Mamma Mia! 2 (2018)

Box office: $394.7 million

9th place. Grease (1978)

Box office: $396 million

Saturday Night Fever (1977) launched John Travolta's career, but it wasn't until Grease that he achieved star status.

8th place. Les Miserables (2012)

Box office: $442.3 million

The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name gave the film an Oscar for sound and editing and another Oscar for Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress.

7th place. La La Land (2016)

Box office: $471.9 million

The musical became one of the record-breaking films for the number of Oscars: 4 awards, which went to the director (Damien Chazelle), Emma Stone, cinematographer, production designer, and 2 awards for music and song. But he did not receive the main award - for best film.

6th place. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Box office: $474.9 million

5th place. The Little Mermaid (2023)

Box office: $569.6 million

4th place. Mamma MIA! (2008)

Box office: $694.5 million

3rd place. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Box office: $910.8 million

The film received 4 Oscars: for best sound, editing, sound editing and for best actor (Rami Malek).

2nd place. Aladdin (2019)

Box office: $1.054 billion

1 place. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Box office: $1.266 billion

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