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Films featuring Dance and Ballet have found great success with audiences around the world. They are so popular even documentaries on dance, such as Ballet Russes have achieved success in limited release. Of the 68 dance films charted by boxofficemojo, their domestic gross total is $1,554,209,256. Dance films average a domestic gross of $22,856,018, one of the highest levels of any genre.

 

Here are just some of the successes over the years.

 

 

Title

Year

Total Gross *

Opening Weekend

Opening Theatres

Distributor

             
Ballets Russes 2005 $1,331,363 $12,230 1 Zeitgeist
Billy Elliot 2000 $21,995,263 $215,681 10 Focus
black swan Black Swan 2010 $106,954,678 $1,443,809 18 Fox Searchlight
Center Stage 2000 $16,864,615 $4,604,621 1,506 Sony
Dance With Me 1998 $15,875,844 $4,507,663 1,467 Sony
Lambada 1990 $4,248,622 $2,031,181 1,117 Warner Bros.
Mad Hot Ballroom 2005 $8,045,365 $345,793 2 Paramount Classics
Mao's Last Dancer 2010 $4,817,770 $199,657 33 Samuel Goldwyn
Moulin Rouge 2001 $57,386,369 $13,718,306 2,279 Fox
Nutcracker, The 1993 $2,119,994 $1,038,481 786 Warner Bros.
Save The Last Dance 2001 $91,038,276 $23,444,930 2,230 Paramount
Shall We Dance? 2004 $57,887,882 $11,783,467 1772 Miramax
Step Up 2006 $65,328,121 $20,659,573 2,467 Buena Vista
Strictly Ballroom 1993 $11,653,364 $816,053 9 Miramax
Take The Lead 2006 $34,742,066 $12,051,277 3,009 New Line
The Turning Point 1977 $25,933,445 N/A N/A Fox
White Nights 1985 $42,160,849 $477,539 21 Columbia

*Domestic

 

 

 

Source: Box Office Mojo