List of highest-grossing R-rated films

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This is a list of the highest-grossing R-rated films. An R-rated film is a film that has been assessed as having material which may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17 by the Motion Picture Association of America; the MPAA writes "Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian".

Highest-grossing R-rated films[edit]

film currently playing indicates films playing in theaters around the world in the week commencing 21 February 2020.
Rank Peak Film Worldwide gross Year Ref
1 1 Joker film currently playing $1,073,255,159 2019 [1][2]
2 1 Deadpool 2 $785,046,920 2018 [3]
3 1 Deadpool $782,612,155 2016 [4]
4 1 The Matrix Reloaded $741,846,459 2003 [5]
5 3 It $700,381,748 2017 [6]
6 3 Logan $619,021,436 2017 [7]
7 2 The Passion of the Christ $610,061,517 2004 [8]
8 3 The Hangover Part II $586,764,305 2011 [9]
9 4 Fifty Shades of Grey $569,651,467 2015 [10]
10 6 The MermaidNA $553,810,228 2016 [11]
11 4 Ted $549,368,315 2012 [12]
12 5 American Sniper $547,426,372 2014 [11]
13 11 Detective Chinatown 2NA $544,061,916 2018 [11]
14 7 The Revenant $532,950,503 2015 [11]
15 1 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $520,884,847 1991 [11]
16 5 Troy $497,409,852 2004 [11]
17 2 Saving Private Ryan $482,349,603 1998 [11]
18 18 It Chapter Two $473,093,228 2019 [13]
19 6 The Hangover $467,517,116 2009 [11]
20 3 The Matrix $465,343,787 1999 [11]
21 1 Pretty Woman $463,406,268 1990 [14]
22 5 Gladiator $460,583,960 2000 [11]
23 13 Lucy $458,863,600 2014 [15]
24 9 300 $456,068,181 2007 [16]
25 7 The Last Samurai $454,627,263 2003 [17]
26 1 The Exorcist $441,306,145 1973 [18]
27 25 A Star Is Born $434,888,866 2018 [19]
28 7 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines $433,371,112 2003 [20]
29 9 The Matrix Revolutions $427,344,031 2003 [21]
30 6 The IntouchablesNA $426,588,510 2011 [11]
31 18 Django Unchained $425,368,238 2012 [22]
32 14 Sex and the City $415,253,641 2008 [23]
33 23 Kingsman: The Secret Service $414,351,546 2015 [24]
34 17 The King's Speech $414,242,458 2010 [25]
35 4 The Bodyguard $411,006,740 1992 [26]
36 30 Kingsman: The Golden Circle $410,902,662 2017 [27]
37 20 Prometheus $403,354,469 2012 [28]
38 23 The Wolf of Wall Street $392,000,694 2013 [29]
39 39 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood film currently playing $389,314,867 2019 [30]
40 31 Fifty Shades Darker $381,545,846 2017 [31]
41 5 True Lies $378,882,411 1994 [32]
42 16 Slumdog Millionaire $377,910,544 2008 [33]
43 30 Mad Max: Fury Road $375,209,362 2015 [34]
44 38 Fifty Shades Freed $371,985,018 2018 [35]
45 7 There's Something About Mary $369,884,651 1998 [36]
46 28 Gone Girl $369,330,363 2014 [37]
47 6 Die Hard with a Vengeance $366,236,538 1995 [38]
48 44 The Nun $365,550,119 2018 [39]
49 27 The Hangover Part III $362,000,072 2013 [40]
50 2 American Beauty $356,296,601 1999 [41]

NANot American films. They all made less than 3% of their gross in the United States and Canada.

Highest-grossing R-rated films by year[edit]

film currently playing indicates films playing in theaters around the world in the week commencing 21 February 2020.
Year Title Worldwide gross Budget Ref(s)
1973 The Exorcist $441,306,145 ($329,017,945) $11,000,000 [42]
1990 Pretty Woman $463,406,268 $14,000,000 [43]
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $520,884,847 $102,000,000 [44]
1994 True Lies $378,882,411 $115,000,000 [45]
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance $366,236,538 $90,000,000 [46]
1996 The Rock $335,062,621 $75,000,000 [47]
1997 Air Force One $315,156,409 $85,000,000 [48]
1998 Saving Private Ryan $482,349,603 $70,000,000 [49]
1999 The Matrix $465,343,787 $63,000,000 [50]
2000 Gladiator $460,583,960 $103,000,000 [51]
2001 Hannibal $351,692,268 $87,000,000 [52]
2003 The Matrix Reloaded $741,846,459 $150,000,000 [53]
2004 The Passion of the Christ $611,899,420 $30,000,000 [54]
2007 300 $456,068,181 $65,000,000 [55]
2008 Sex and the City $418,765,321 $65,000,000 [56]
2009 The Hangover $465,764,086 $35,000,000 [57][58]
2010 The King's Speech $410,867,243 $15,000,000 [25]
2011 The Hangover Part II $586,764,305 $80,000,000 [9]
2012 Ted $549,368,315 $50,000,000 [59]
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street $392,000,694 $100,000,000 [60]
2014 American Sniper $547,426,372 $59,000,000 [61]
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $569,651,467 $40,000,000 [62]
2016 Deadpool $782,612,155 $58,000,000 [63]
2017 It $700,381,748 $35,000,000 [64][65][66]
2018 Deadpool 2 $785,046,920 $110,000,000 [67]
2019 Joker film currently playing $1,073,255,159 $55,000,000 [68]
2020 Bad Boys for Life film currently playing $373,172,862 $90,000,000 [69]

Timeline of highest-grossing R-rated films[edit]

At least seven films have held the record of highest-grossing R-rated film at a certain time.

film currently playing indicates a new record film is still playing in theaters around the world in the week commencing 21 February 2020.
Title Established Record-setting gross Ref
The Exorcist 1973 $329,017,945 [70]
Pretty Woman 1990 $463,406,268 [71]
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 $520,884,847 [72]
The Matrix Reloaded 2003 $741,846,459 [73]
Deadpool 2016 $782,612,155 [74]
Deadpool 2 2018 $785,046,920 [75]
Joker film currently playing 2019 $1,073,255,159 [68]

Top 25 highest grossing R-rated film series and franchises[edit]

Some of the listed franchises have also released films with other ratings. Only R-rated films are included here. A franchise must have at least two R-rated films to be listed.

film currently playing indicates that at least one film in the series is playing in the week commencing 21 February 2020.
Highest-grossing R-rated film series and franchises (The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show")
Rank Series Total worldwide box office No. of films Average of films Highest-grossing film

See also[edit]

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