The Highest-Grossing Madonna Top 10 Films
December 10, 2011 News

The Highest-Grossing Madonna Top 10 Films

In honor of this week’s limited run for her directorial effort “W.E.” this weekend, Indiewire decided to take a trip down Madonna memory lane, counting down her best-performing films at the box office.
While the singer-dancer-actress-filmmaker is not generally revered for her film work, she’s perhaps gotten a bad rap. A simple look at her acting resume makes it clear that for every “Body of Evidence” or “The Next Best Thing,” there’s an “Evita” or “A League of Their Own.”

Her five best films — “Evita,” “League,” “Dick Tracy,” “Desperately Seeking Susan” and doc “Truth or Dare” — are also her highest grossing. Perhaps most impressive of all is “Dare” (directed by her “W.E.” co-writer Alek Keshishian), which grossed a stunning $28.3 million when one adjusts for inflation (making it one of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time).

Not included are the likes of “Shanghai Surprise” and “Swept Away,” largely considered Madonna’s two greatest financial disasters (and both of which she made with her respective husbands at the time). The former grossed $2.3 million in 1986, while the latter managed just $598,645 in the fall of 2002.

Here’s her top ten:

1. A League of Their Own
Release Date: July 1, 1992 Domestic Gross: $107.5 million Adjusted For Inflation Gross: $206.3 million

2. Dick Tracy
Release Date: June 15, 1990 Domestic Gross: $103.7 million Adjusted For Inflation Gross: $195.3 million

3. Evita
Release Date: December 25, 1996 Domestic Gross: $50.0 million Adjusted For Inflation Gross: $86.8 million

4. Desperately Seeking Susan
Release Date: March 29, 1985 Domestic Gross: $27.4 million Adjusted For Inflation Gross: $61.4 million

5. Madonna: Truth or Dare
Release Date: May 10, 1991 Domestic Gross: $15.0 million Adjusted For Inflation Gross: $28.4 million

6. The Next Best Thing
Release Date: March 3, 2000 Domestic Gross: $15.0 million Adjusted For Inflation Gross: $22.1 million

7. Body of Evidence
Release Date: January 15, 1993 Domestic Gross: $13.3 million Adjusted For Inflation Gross: $25.5 million

8. Who’s That Girl
Release Date: August 7, 1987 Domestic Gross: $7.3 million Adjusted For Inflation Gross: $14.9 million

9. Four Rooms
Release Date: December 22, 1995 Domestic Gross: $4.3 million Adjusted For Inflation Gross: $7.7 million

10. Shadows and Fog
Release Date: March 20, 1992 Domestic Gross: $2.7 million Adjusted For Inflation Gross: $5.3 million