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Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend



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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
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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 $53,262,945
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 2017 All Eyez on Me 48.5% 2,471 $12,811,328 $26,435,354 $44,922,302
31 2014 Bears 48.4% 1,720 $2,311,688 $4,776,267 $17,780,194
32 2001 Josie and the Pussycats 48.1% 2,556 $2,195,500 $4,562,455 $14,252,830
33 2006 The Grudge 2 48.1% 3,211 $10,018,039 $20,825,300 $39,143,839
34 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens 48.0% 4,134 $119,119,282 $247,966,675 $936,662,225
35 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street 47.8% 3,332 $15,735,956 $32,902,299 $63,075,011
36 2008 Saw V 47.7% 3,060 $14,345,874 $30,053,954 $56,746,769
37 2009 Friday the 13th 47.6% 3,105 $19,293,446 $40,570,365 $65,002,019
38 2014 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 47.5% 2,867 $8,722,144 $18,343,611 $32,462,372
39 2006 Scary Movie 4 47.3% 3,602 $19,017,001 $40,222,875 $90,710,620
40 2008 Sex and the City 47.1% 3,285 $26,771,052 $56,848,056 $152,647,258
41 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 47.1% 4,404 $75,754,897 $160,887,295 $448,139,099
42 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D 47.0% 2,654 $10,227,996 $21,744,470 $34,341,945
43 2009 BrĂ¼no 47.0% 2,756 $14,400,065 $30,619,130 $60,054,530
44 1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 47.0% 2,147 $2,990,000 $6,360,968 $14,271,297
45 2000 Here on Earth 46.7% 1,714 $2,107,000 $4,510,705 $10,494,147
46 2009 Halloween 2 46.6% 3,025 $7,626,723 $16,349,565 $33,392,973
47 2007 Saw IV 46.5% 3,183 $14,755,978 $31,756,764 $63,300,095
48 2003 How to Deal 46.3% 2,319 $2,688,000 $5,809,960 $14,108,518
49 2017 The Fate of the Furious 46.3% 4,310 $45,695,015 $98,786,705 $225,764,765
50 2010 The Last Exorcism 46.2% 2,874 $9,406,821 $20,366,613 $41,034,350
51 2013 Evil Dead 46.2% 3,025 $11,899,350 $25,775,847 $54,239,856
52 2015 Insidious Chapter 3 46.1% 3,002 $10,461,496 $22,692,741 $52,218,558
53 2011 Immortals 46.1% 3,112 $14,841,483 $32,206,425 $83,504,017
54 2005 The Ringer 46.1% 1,829 $2,376,983 $5,158,795 $35,428,675
55 2004 Against the Ropes 46.1% 1,601 $1,400,000 $3,038,546 $5,881,504
56 2016 The Purge: Election Year 46.1% 2,796 $14,513,360 $31,515,110 $79,042,440
57 2017 Fifty Shades Darker 46.0% 3,710 $21,444,970 $46,607,250 $114,434,010
58 2015 The Gallows 46.0% 2,720 $4,507,153 $9,808,463 $22,764,410
59 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie 45.9% 2,040 $2,734,591 $5,961,231 $11,862,398
60 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh 45.9% 2,411 $4,350,000 $9,485,494 $19,762,690
61 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 45.8% 4,157 $71,094,394 $155,081,681 $532,177,324
62 2015 Furious 7 45.8% 4,003 $67,407,340 $147,163,560 $351,032,910
63 2008 Prom Night 45.8% 2,700 $9,524,480 $20,804,941 $43,869,350
64 2014 A Haunted House 2 45.7% 2,310 $4,045,237 $8,843,875 $17,329,487
65 2009 Dragonball Evolution 45.7% 2,181 $2,174,663 $4,756,488 $9,362,785
66 2005 The Lords of Dogtown 45.6% 1,865 $2,565,882 $5,623,373 $11,273,517
67 2000 Boys and Girls 45.5% 1,983 $3,187,334 $7,008,950 $21,799,652
68 2003 Holes 45.5% 2,331 $7,409,338 $16,300,155 $67,383,924
69 2010 Charlie St. Cloud 45.4% 2,718 $5,626,995 $12,381,585 $31,206,263
70 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 45.2% 4,151 $55,139,942 $121,897,634 $337,135,885
71 2014 That Awkward Moment 45.2% 2,809 $3,952,358 $8,742,109 $26,068,955
72 2010 Dear John 45.2% 2,969 $13,764,704 $30,468,614 $80,014,842
73 2004 Ella Enchanted 44.9% 1,931 $2,771,000 $6,169,030 $22,913,677
74 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 44.9% 4,163 $70,950,136 $158,074,286 $424,668,047
75 2010 The Last Song 44.8% 2,673 $7,176,919 $16,007,426 $62,950,384
76 2017 Happy Death Day 44.8% 3,149 $11,659,375 $26,039,025 $31,309,365
77 2008 Shutter 44.7% 2,753 $4,666,802 $10,447,559 $25,928,550
78 2012 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 44.5% 2,933 $3,570,011 $8,023,036 $17,530,219
79 2009 Watchmen 44.4% 3,611 $24,515,772 $55,214,334 $107,509,799
80 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 44.4% 4,175 $45,579,056 $102,665,981 $281,723,902
81 2012 Chernobyl Diaries 44.4% 2,433 $3,530,924 $7,955,307 $18,119,640
82 2003 From Justin to Kelly 44.3% 2,001 $1,204,000 $2,715,848 $4,922,166
83 2015 Sinister 2 44.3% 2,766 $4,671,177 $10,542,116 $27,740,955
84 2016 Warcraft 44.3% 3,400 $10,701,750 $24,166,110 $47,225,655
85 2014 Transcendence 44.2% 3,455 $4,813,369 $10,886,386 $23,022,309
86 2006 We Are Marshall 44.2% 2,606 $2,700,000 $6,114,264 $43,545,364
87 2014 Step Up All In 44.1% 2,072 $2,856,245 $6,469,857 $14,904,384
88 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron 44.1% 4,276 $84,424,532 $191,271,109 $459,005,868
89 2010 Remember Me 44.1% 2,212 $3,567,535 $8,089,139 $19,068,240
90 2012 The Hunger Games 44.1% 4,137 $67,263,650 $152,535,747 $408,010,692
91 2011 Scream 4 44.1% 3,305 $8,241,236 $18,692,090 $38,180,928
92 2010 Saw 3D 44.1% 2,808 $10,676,000 $24,230,123 $45,710,178
93 2014 22 Jump Street 44.1% 3,306 $25,144,490 $57,071,445 $191,719,337
94 2015 Fantastic Four 43.9% 3,995 $11,282,868 $25,685,737 $56,117,548
95 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand 43.9% 3,690 $45,102,265 $102,750,665 $234,362,462
96 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 43.9% 4,045 $37,125,547 $84,617,303 $303,003,568
97 2010 Jackass 3D 43.8% 3,081 $22,044,604 $50,353,641 $117,229,692
98 2013 Kick-Ass 2 43.8% 2,940 $5,835,900 $13,332,955 $28,795,985
99 1997 Scream 2 43.7% 2,663 $14,380,000 $32,926,342 $101,363,301
100 2005 Boogeyman 43.6% 3,052 $8,300,000 $19,020,655 $46,752,382

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.