Follow us on


Box Office Records > Domestic > All Movies > Legs > Front-Loaded Opening Weekend

Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend


See also: Front-Loaded Movies - Leggiest Opening Weekend - Leggiest Movies

This list shows movies with the most front-loaded opening weekend, as measured by the percentage of the (3-day) opening weekend at the domestic box office that was earned on Friday. The higher the percentage, the more front-loaded the film. For this chart we consider movies that were released on a Friday, and that opened in at least 1,000 theaters.

Rank Released Movie Friday
Share
Opening
Theaters
Friday Opening
Weekend
Total
Gross
1 2013 One Direction: This is Us 56.1% 2,735 $8,868,530 $15,815,497 $28,873,374
2 2014 Endless Love 55.8% 2,896 $7,428,245 $13,307,125 $23,438,250
3 2011 African Cats 55.4% 1,220 $3,327,053 $6,003,200 $15,428,747
4 2014 The Fault in Our Stars 54.3% 3,173 $26,062,046 $48,002,523 $124,872,350
5 2009 Hannah Montana the Movie 53.9% 3,118 $17,436,095 $32,324,487 $79,576,189
6 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… 53.8% 4,375 $91,071,119 $169,189,427 $381,011,219
7 2012 Paranormal Activity 4 52.1% 3,412 $15,110,106 $29,003,866 $53,900,335
8 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 51.9% 4,061 $71,642,526 $138,122,261 $281,287,133
9 2008 Twilight 51.7% 3,419 $35,978,348 $69,637,740 $192,769,854
10 2015 The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death 51.5% 2,602 $7,746,085 $15,027,415 $26,501,323
11 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 50.9% 4,024 $72,703,754 $142,839,137 $296,623,634
12 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 50.4% 4,070 $71,167,839 $141,067,634 $292,324,737
13 2013 The Host 50.3% 3,202 $5,337,111 $10,600,112 $26,623,701
14 2013 Insidious Chapter 2 50.2% 3,049 $20,231,363 $40,272,103 $83,586,447
15 2014 About Last Night 50.2% 2,253 $12,871,109 $25,649,011 $48,637,684
16 2014 Winter's Tale 50.1% 2,965 $3,652,687 $7,297,694 $12,600,231
17 2011 Paranormal Activity 3 50.0% 3,321 $26,305,745 $52,568,183 $104,028,807
18 2015 Paper Towns 50.0% 3,031 $6,328,167 $12,650,140 $32,000,304
19 2012 The Devil Inside 49.7% 2,285 $16,756,764 $33,732,515 $53,261,944
20 2012 Magic Mike 49.5% 2,930 $19,371,387 $39,127,170 $113,721,571
21 2010 Paranormal Activity 2 49.4% 3,216 $20,109,273 $40,678,424 $84,752,907
22 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… 49.3% 4,125 $61,684,550 $125,017,372 $295,983,305
23 2015 Little Boy 49.3% 1,045 $1,355,876 $2,750,356 $6,485,961
24 2009 Saw VI 49.3% 3,036 $6,957,263 $14,118,444 $27,693,292
25 2013 The Purge 49.3% 2,536 $16,775,640 $34,058,360 $64,473,115
26 2000 Pokemon 2000 49.2% 2,752 $9,639,373 $19,575,608 $43,746,923
27 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 49.1% 4,242 $81,558,505 $166,007,347 $330,360,194
28 2015 Magic Mike XXL 48.8% 3,355 $6,269,228 $12,857,184 $66,013,057
29 2016 Suicide Squad 48.5% 4,255 $64,893,248 $133,682,248 $325,100,054
30 2014 Bears 48.4% 1,720 $2,311,688 $4,776,267 $17,780,194
31 2001 Josie and the Pussycats 48.1% 2,556 $2,195,500 $4,562,455 $14,252,830
32 2006 The Grudge 2 48.1% 3,211 $10,018,039 $20,825,300 $39,143,839
33 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens 48.0% 4,134 $119,119,282 $247,966,675 $936,662,225
34 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street 47.8% 3,332 $15,735,956 $32,902,299 $63,075,011
35 2008 Saw V 47.7% 3,060 $14,345,874 $30,053,954 $56,746,769
36 2009 Friday the 13th 47.6% 3,105 $19,293,446 $40,570,365 $65,002,019
37 2014 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 47.5% 2,867 $8,722,144 $18,343,611 $32,462,372
38 2006 Scary Movie 4 47.3% 3,602 $19,017,001 $40,222,875 $90,710,620
39 2008 Sex and the City 47.1% 3,285 $26,771,052 $56,848,056 $152,647,258
40 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 47.1% 4,404 $75,754,897 $160,887,295 $448,139,099
41 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D 47.0% 2,654 $10,227,996 $21,744,470 $34,341,945
42 2009 BrĂ¼no 47.0% 2,756 $14,400,065 $30,619,130 $60,054,530
43 1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 47.0% 2,147 $2,990,000 $6,360,968 $14,271,297
44 2000 Here on Earth 46.7% 1,714 $2,107,000 $4,510,705 $10,494,147
45 2009 Halloween 2 46.6% 3,025 $7,626,723 $16,349,565 $33,392,973
46 2007 Saw IV 46.5% 3,183 $14,755,978 $31,756,764 $63,300,095
47 2003 How to Deal 46.3% 2,319 $2,688,000 $5,809,960 $14,108,518
48 2017 The Fate of the Furious 46.3% 4,310 $45,695,015 $98,786,705 $171,390,950
49 2010 The Last Exorcism 46.2% 2,874 $9,406,821 $20,366,613 $41,034,350
50 2013 Evil Dead 46.2% 3,025 $11,899,350 $25,775,847 $54,239,856
51 2015 Insidious Chapter 3 46.1% 3,002 $10,461,496 $22,692,741 $52,218,558
52 2011 Immortals 46.1% 3,112 $14,841,483 $32,206,425 $83,504,017
53 2005 The Ringer 46.1% 1,829 $2,376,983 $5,158,795 $35,428,675
54 2004 Against the Ropes 46.1% 1,601 $1,400,000 $3,038,546 $5,881,504
55 2016 The Purge: Election Year 46.1% 2,796 $14,513,360 $31,515,110 $79,042,440
56 2017 Fifty Shades Darker 46.0% 3,710 $21,444,970 $46,607,250 $114,434,010
57 2015 The Gallows 46.0% 2,720 $4,507,153 $9,808,463 $22,764,410
58 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie 45.9% 2,040 $2,734,591 $5,961,231 $11,862,398
59 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh 45.9% 2,411 $4,350,000 $9,485,494 $19,762,690
60 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 45.8% 4,157 $71,094,394 $155,081,681 $532,136,846
61 2015 Furious 7 45.8% 4,003 $67,407,340 $147,163,560 $351,032,910
62 2008 Prom Night 45.8% 2,700 $9,524,480 $20,804,941 $43,869,350
63 2014 A Haunted House 2 45.7% 2,310 $4,045,237 $8,843,875 $17,329,487
64 2009 Dragonball Evolution 45.7% 2,181 $2,174,663 $4,756,488 $9,362,785
65 2005 The Lords of Dogtown 45.6% 1,865 $2,565,882 $5,623,373 $11,273,517
66 2000 Boys and Girls 45.5% 1,983 $3,187,334 $7,008,950 $21,799,652
67 2003 Holes 45.5% 2,331 $7,409,338 $16,300,155 $67,383,924
68 2010 Charlie St. Cloud 45.4% 2,718 $5,626,995 $12,381,585 $31,206,263
69 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 45.2% 4,151 $55,139,942 $121,897,634 $337,135,885
70 2014 That Awkward Moment 45.2% 2,809 $3,952,358 $8,742,109 $26,068,955
71 2010 Dear John 45.2% 2,969 $13,764,704 $30,468,614 $80,014,842
72 2004 Ella Enchanted 44.9% 1,931 $2,771,000 $6,169,030 $22,913,677
73 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 44.9% 4,163 $70,950,136 $158,074,286 $424,668,047
74 2010 The Last Song 44.8% 2,673 $7,176,919 $16,007,426 $62,950,384
75 2008 Shutter 44.7% 2,753 $4,666,802 $10,447,559 $25,928,550
76 2012 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 44.5% 2,933 $3,570,011 $8,023,036 $17,530,219
77 2009 Watchmen 44.4% 3,611 $24,515,772 $55,214,334 $107,509,799
78 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 44.4% 4,175 $45,579,056 $102,665,981 $281,723,902
79 2012 Chernobyl Diaries 44.4% 2,433 $3,530,924 $7,955,307 $18,119,640
80 2003 From Justin to Kelly 44.3% 2,001 $1,204,000 $2,715,848 $4,922,166
81 2015 Sinister 2 44.3% 2,766 $4,671,177 $10,542,116 $27,740,955
82 2016 Warcraft 44.3% 3,400 $10,701,750 $24,166,110 $47,225,655
83 2014 Transcendence 44.2% 3,455 $4,813,369 $10,886,386 $23,022,309
84 2006 We Are Marshall 44.2% 2,606 $2,700,000 $6,114,264 $43,545,364
85 2014 Step Up All In 44.1% 2,072 $2,856,245 $6,469,857 $14,904,384
86 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron 44.1% 4,276 $84,424,532 $191,271,109 $459,005,868
87 2010 Remember Me 44.1% 2,212 $3,567,535 $8,089,139 $19,068,240
88 2012 The Hunger Games 44.1% 4,137 $67,263,650 $152,535,747 $408,010,692
89 2011 Scream 4 44.1% 3,305 $8,241,236 $18,692,090 $38,180,928
90 2010 Saw 3D 44.1% 2,808 $10,676,000 $24,230,123 $45,710,178
91 2014 22 Jump Street 44.1% 3,306 $25,144,490 $57,071,445 $191,719,337
92 2015 Fantastic Four 43.9% 3,995 $11,282,868 $25,685,737 $56,117,548
93 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand 43.9% 3,690 $45,102,265 $102,750,665 $234,362,462
94 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 43.9% 4,045 $37,125,547 $84,617,303 $303,003,568
95 2010 Jackass 3D 43.8% 3,081 $22,044,604 $50,353,641 $117,229,692
96 2013 Kick-Ass 2 43.8% 2,940 $5,835,900 $13,332,955 $28,795,985
97 1997 Scream 2 43.7% 2,663 $14,380,000 $32,926,342 $101,363,301
98 2005 Boogeyman 43.6% 3,052 $8,300,000 $19,020,655 $46,752,382
99 2014 The Purge: Anarchy 43.6% 2,806 $13,006,545 $29,816,675 $71,562,550
100 2004 AVP: Alien Vs. Predator 43.6% 3,395 $16,700,000 $38,291,056 $80,281,096

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.