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Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office


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This chart contains the top 100 movies that reached $250 Million at the domestic box office, ranked first by the number of days they took to reach the milestone, and second by their total gross on the day they exceeded the milestone.

Fastest to $200m Fastest to $300m
Rank Date Movie Days to
Milestone
Cumulative Gross
After Passing
Milestone
1 Dec 18, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens 4 $288,076,417
2 Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World 5 $258,493,605
3 May 4, 2012 The Avengers 6 $257,627,807
4 Jul 25, 2008 The Dark Knight 8 $261,847,503
5 May 8, 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron 8 $256,887,830
6 Nov 29, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 8 $253,686,504
7 May 13, 2016 Captain America: Civil War 9 $274,901,448
8 Jul 27, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 9 $267,458,321
9 Jun 24, 2016 Finding Dory 9 $264,256,083
10 May 10, 2013 Iron Man 3 9 $264,188,043
11 Dec 23, 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 9 $260,168,438
12 Jul 22, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 9 $258,934,716
13 Jun 26, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 9 $251,035,008
14 Apr 1, 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 10 $260,408,047
15 Jul 14, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 10 $258,364,766
16 Apr 10, 2015 Furious 7 10 $251,516,400
17 May 27, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith 11 $255,648,711
18 Mar 30, 2012 The Hunger Games 11 $253,006,396
19 Jul 8, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 12 $261,078,700
20 Jul 9, 2004 Spider-Man 2 12 $256,438,326
21 Dec 25, 2009 Avatar 12 $250,419,951
22 May 28, 2004 Shrek 2 13 $260,313,719
23 Jun 25, 2010 Toy Story 3 13 $251,344,663
24 May 11, 2007 Spider-Man 3 13 $250,433,791
25 Feb 19, 2016 Deadpool 13 $250,285,148
26 May 17, 2002 Spider-Man 15 $252,374,308
27 Dec 26, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 16 $261,350,000
28 Aug 19, 2016 Suicide Squad 16 $256,228,719
29 Mar 19, 2010 Alice in Wonderland 16 $255,505,533
30 Jul 24, 2015 Minions 16 $255,337,150
31 Dec 5, 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 16 $252,704,200
32 Jul 22, 2016 The Secret Life of Pets 16 $251,936,695
33 Dec 4, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 16 $251,530,186
34 Jul 9, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 16 $251,371,417
35 Jun 1, 2007 Shrek the Third 17 $255,927,783
36 Jun 8, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 17 $253,441,723
37 Apr 29, 2016 The Jungle Book 17 $253,371,506
38 Jul 12, 2013 Despicable Me 2 17 $251,100,035
39 May 21, 2010 Iron Man 2 17 $251,026,061
40 Nov 30, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 17 $250,209,035
41 Jan 3, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 18 $254,290,037
42 Mar 12, 2004 The Passion of the Christ 18 $253,792,087
43 Jun 6, 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 18 $253,014,750
44 Jun 28, 2013 Man of Steel 18 $251,621,616
45 Jul 3, 2015 Inside Out 18 $250,845,401
46 Jul 20, 2007 Transformers 19 $256,587,821
47 Jun 4, 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace 19 $255,758,124
48 Jul 31, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 19 $255,672,245
49 Dec 2, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 20 $250,457,900
50 Dec 10, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I 22 $251,585,745
51 Jan 4, 2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 22 $251,461,852
52 Jul 27, 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 23 $251,505,177
53 May 23, 2008 Iron Man 24 $252,614,669
54 Aug 22, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy 24 $251,456,069
55 Jun 7, 2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones 24 $250,707,578
56 Mar 25, 2016 Zootopia 27 $252,738,048
57 Jun 6, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded 28 $250,730,000
58 Nov 30, 2012 Skyfall 29 $250,620,080
59 Dec 18, 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 29 $250,332,197
60 Dec 16, 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 30 $250,661,379
61 Jun 27, 2003 Finding Nemo 31 $253,991,677
62 Dec 14, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 31 $253,269,579
63 Jun 26, 2009 Up 31 $250,234,554
64 Aug 13, 2010 Inception 32 $250,001,841
65 Jul 19, 2013 Monsters University 33 $250,940,258
66 Jan 6, 2006 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch a… 34 $250,357,188
67 Aug 3, 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man 35 $250,740,648
68 Jan 20, 2017 Sing 35 $250,431,160
69 Jan 23, 1998 Titanic 36 $256,392,349
70 Jan 18, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 36 $250,093,000
71 Jan 21, 2005 Meet the Fockers 37 $250,346,140
72 Jul 16, 1993 Jurassic Park 38 $255,723,520
73 Dec 27, 2013 Frozen 39 $256,016,197
74 Aug 9, 1996 Independence Day 40 $256,756,659
75 Jan 30, 2015 American Sniper 40 $250,397,650
76 Aug 15, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Blac… 42 $251,297,000
77 Jan 17, 2014 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 42 $250,178,924
78 Jan 23, 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 42 $250,000,941
79 Jan 25, 2008 I am Legend 43 $250,049,656
80 Dec 29, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas 44 $250,105,000
81 Jul 8, 2011 The Hangover Part II 44 $250,013,174
82 May 16, 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 45 $250,532,304
83 Jan 3, 2003 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 51 $250,720,000
84 Jul 24, 2009 The Hangover 56 $250,696,417
85 Apr 4, 2014 The Lego Movie 58 $250,196,189
86 Dec 31, 2004 The Incredibles 59 $251,657,004
87 Jul 3, 2009 Star Trek 60 $250,088,417
88 Nov 29, 2013 Gravity 61 $250,000,975
89 Jul 20, 2001 Shrek 66 $251,922,192
90 Aug 19, 1994 The Lion King 68 $251,364,916
91 Sep 9, 1994 Forrest Gump 72 $250,194,602
92 Oct 15, 1999 The Sixth Sense 74 $250,208,911
93 Jan 18, 2002 Monsters, Inc. 84 $250,121,379
94 Sep 17, 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 101 $253,549,427
95 Mar 5, 2010 The Blind Side 107 $250,181,633
96 Mar 15, 1991 Home Alone 126 $250,284,978
97 Apr 27, 2007 Night at the Museum 127 $250,027,721
98 Dec 3, 2010 Despicable Me 150 $250,004,040
99 Dec 26, 1997 Men in Black 184 $250,069,629
100 Jan 6, 1984 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi 229 $250,380,055

The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.