Every filmmaker wants to see their films firmly ranked first, but this peak is a particularly difficult peak to reach.
Some movies can be the definition of success, earning millions of dollars at the box office, getting positive reviews and attracting a large audience, but never really become the first. Other blockbusters beat them.
Here are the 30 highest-grossing movies that have never ranked first in the US.
sing, An animated film featuring anthropomorphic animals participating in a singing contest, unfortunately was released a week later Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
According to data from IMDb’s Box Office Mojo, although the home movie in 2016 never became the number one, its box office revenue in North America was US$270,395,425.
2. My grand Greek wedding
This 2002 romantic comedy starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett-about a Greek-American woman falling in love with a white Protestant-became popular and became the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time.
Although it earned US$241,438,208 at the box office in the United States, it never reached the number one position and maintained a record of never becoming the number one in 14 years until sing released.
This did not affect its success, and My grand greek wedding Be nominated as Oscar The best original screenplay award.
3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Squeakquel
This excellent 2009 sequel combines live action and CGI Avatar, This is still the highest grossing movie of all time.
Nonetheless, all these chipmunk-The obsessed kid means that its box office revenue is $219,614,612.
4. Alvin and the Chipmunks
Two years ago, the original live version Alvin and the Chipmunks Was released and suffered the same fate.
It was excluded in the first place I am a legend with National Treasure: Book of Secrets, But the box office Mojo data shows that the revenue is $217,326,974.
5. The birth of a star
2018 remake A star is born It has received a lot of attention due to the chemical reaction between its soundtrack and the star Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, But this failed to promote it to No. 1 at the box office.
It was defeated venom But we suspect that someone is complaining. A star is born The U.S. box office earned US$215,288,866 and received eight nominations at the Oscars.
Just one of the pranks against Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey Jr Acting as a detective in the 2009 drama.
It received positive reviews and earned US$209,028,679 at the box office in the United States, but unfortunately it Avatar For the first.
7. Austin Powers: The spy who spy on me
second Austin Powers This movie did not become the number one, but its box office revenue in the United States was US$206,040,086.
It even earned more credit for its premiere weekend revenue than the original movie earned during the entire screening process.
8. Zombie World War
Starring in this 2013 action horror film Brad Pitt As an investigator trying to figure out how to stop the zombie pandemic.
It achieved the second largest premiere weekend of a movie that did not premiere and failed to quit. Monster University Ranked top of the list, with a box office revenue of US$202,359,711 in North America.
9. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Third period Ice Age Franchise did not beat Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Topped the list, but parents bought a lot of tickets for their children.
According to data from Box Office Mojo, movie box office revenue in 2009 was US$196,573,705.
interstellarThe movie starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway was a huge success after it was released in 2014. It received five Oscar nominations and earned US$188,020,017 at the US box office.
However, although it tops the box office elsewhere, it cannot beat The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 with Big hero 6 In North America.
11. The day after tomorrow
This 2004 disaster film earned US$186,740,799 at the box office in the United States and won praise for its special effects, which surprised us to see what impact climate change will have on our planet.
But it can’t be completely from… Shrek 2.
12. Dancing with Wolves
Kevin Costner’s directorial debut was a huge success, winning the Oscar for Best Picture and becoming the fourth highest grossing movie in 1990 with a gross box office of $184,208,848.
However, its November release means it had to get second in the box office after the holiday favorite At home alone.
In 2012, fans lined up to watch Daniel Day-Lewis play Abraham Lincoln in this show, and won the Oscar for it.
However, many movies defeated Lincoln No. 1 at the box office, including box office giants Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2.
According to data from Box Office Mojo, Lincoln still made $182,207,973 and ranked third in the movie charts.
14. How to train your dragon 2
2014 sequel How to train your dragon It received most of the positive reviews and earned US$177,002,924 at the box office in the United States, which brought joy to many families.
Its box office was better than the previous one, but it was excluded from the top of the list by another sequel Jump Street No. 22.
15. The greatest performer
Considering how many songs we have sung Greatest performer With the soundtrack, you may be surprised to find that this musical only ranks fourth in the US box office.
The total box office of this movie starring Hugh Jackman was $174,340,174. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Brave Game: Welcome to the Jungle with Perfect pitch 3.
On the other hand, its soundtrack ranked first in the UK for 11 consecutive weeks.
16. The Return of Mary Poppins
In 2018, Emily Blunt put on the shoes of her beloved nanny Mary Poppins in this cheerful sequel-and borrowed her handbag, which is the history of the movie One of the longest sequel intervals, 54 years later.
Although its completion was lower than expected, Return of Mary Poppins The total income is US$171,958,438, ranking second Neptune.
17. Beautiful Mind
Beautiful mind It only entered the 12th place in the US box office when it was released in December 2001, but to be fair, it has a lot of competition in film format, including Lord of the Rings: The Lord of the Rings, eleven of the ocean with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
However, it continued to rank second, earning $170,742,341, and won the Best Picture Award. Oscar.
Chicago, The big screen adaptation of the classic musical starring Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta Jones was a sensation and won the Oscar for Best Picture.
However, although it earned $170,687,518 at the North American box office, it only reached third place, lagging behind Lord of the Rings: Two Towers with If you can, grab me.
Bridesmaid It broke new ground in comedies featuring women, and with a box office revenue of $169,106,725, it became Judd Apatow’s highest-grossing work.
However, another ensemble comedy topped the list: the second movie the Hangover Franchise.
20. Royal Casino
At the time, Daniel Craig made his debut as 007 Highest box office James Bond the film, The US box office revenue was $167,445,960.
However, Bond cannot defeat sheer power Happy feet, At the top of the list.
21. Knife Out
Knife out It has breathed new life into the murder mystery genre and has commissioned Daniel Craig to star in two sequels of Benoit Blanc.
Box Office Mojo data shows that it earned $165,363,234 at the North American box office, but it was ranked first by the animation giant Freeze 2.
22. Kung Fu Panda 2
Jack Black returns as a master of wave in this 2011 computer animation sequel, with a North American box office revenue of $165,249,063.
It entered the third place at the box office Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with Hangover part 2, And peaked in second place.
23. Catch me if you can
Leonardo DiCaprio (Leonardo DiCaprio) played Frank Abagnale Jr. (Frank Abagnale Jr) accused of being a liar in the 2002 crime biopic. The film’s revenue after the release was 164,615,351 US dollars.
It peaked in second place, and considering that it has Lord of the Rings: Two Towers Against it, we think the staff will be very satisfied with it.
24. Django Unchained
For such a controversial and violent movie, you may be surprised to find The liberated Jiang Ge Released on Christmas Day.
Quentin Tarantino’s film is excluded from the top of the list Pathetic, But the box office in the United States is still $162,805,434.
25. Polar Express
This Tom Hanks The led modern Christmas classic movie is notable because it is the first fully digital capture movie and won a record-breaking US$162,775,358 (animated movie) at the time.
It ranks second after another family favorite, Superman Agents.
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider played five high school friends in this 2010 comedy. They played five high school friends decades later. Poly.
It became Sandler’s highest grossing movie with a gross box office of $162,001,186, and the actor expressed his gratitude by purchasing a Maserati sports car for his co-star.
It was excluded in the first place Toy Story 3.
Originally released in 1978, grease -The legendary musical starring Olivia Newton John and John Travolta as unmatched high school students in love-still one of the 10 highest-grossing musicals in history.
Although its total revenue is US$159,978,870, grease Only ranked second in the US box office and has been stagnant Great White Shark 2 At the time of its initial release.
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s partner police movie is ranked first Monster University When it was released in 2013.
However, it still achieved considerable results at the North American box office, with a total box office of $159,582,188.
29. The longest yard
In 2005, Adam Sandler played a tired quarterback in the remake of this 1974 film starring Burt Reynolds. He founded a prison The rugby team in exchange for a reduced sentence.
Despite mixed reviews, the comedy earned $158,119,460 at the box office in the United States and ranked second in the box office.
Quite impressive considering it has Star Wars: Episode Three-Revenge of the Sith Contend with it.
30. Over the hedge
This family movie was dubbed by Bruce Willis, Gary Sandling, Steve Carell, William Shatner, Wanda Sykes, and Nick Nolte, and won after its release in 2006 Positive reviews and good box office.
Although it did not live up to other DreamWorks works, its revenue in the United States was US$155,019,340, only lagging behind The Da Vinci Code.