With football season right around the corner we thought it would be cool to share with you some of the highest grossing football movies of all-time. These numbers are based on domestic box office totals for when the movie was in theaters. I cannot believe that Rudy didn’t make the list!
The Blind Side: $256 million
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
The Waterboy: $161.5 million
A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.
The Longest Yard: $158.1 million
Prison inmates for a football team to challenge the prison guards.
Remember the Titans: $115.7 million
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
Any Given Sunday: $75.5 million
A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.
Friday Night Lights: $61.3 million
Based on H.G. Bissinger’s book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.
Invincible: $57.8 million
Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.
Varsity Blues: $52.9 million
In small-town Texas, high school football is religion. In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer tries to lead his team to their 23rd division title.
Radio: $52.3 million
The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man whom he took under his wing.
The Replacements: $44.7 million
During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.