Movie Records

Cumulative Box Office

- All Time Domestic Top 10
- All Time Domestic - Inflation Adjusted
- All Time Worldwide
- Top Movie Worldwide Each Year

Weekend Records

- Biggest Weekends for a Single Movie
- Biggest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend
- Smallest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend
- Biggest Opening, 2nd, 3rd etc. Weekends
- Biggest Weekend by Month

Daily Records

- Biggest Single Days
- Biggest Day by Month
- Best Performance by Day of Week

Miscellaneous Records

- Widest Opening Weekend
- Fastest to $100m, $200m etc.
- Highest grossing movies never to reach number 1
- Highest grossing movies never to play in more than 1,000 theaters


Cumulative Box Office

All Time North American Domestic Top 10

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie has taken in the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam) over its lifetime.

  Released Film Name Total Box Office
1 2009 Avatar $760,507,648
2 1997 Titanic $658,672,320
3 2012 The Avengers $623,279,552
4 2008 The Dark Knight $533,345,358
5 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $474,544,677
6 1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $460,998,007
7 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,104
8 2004 Shrek 2 $441,226,247
9 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $435,110,554
10 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $424,668,047
Complete list of $100m movies

Inflation-Adjusted Top 10 Movies Released Since 1977

Note: This chart is adjusted for ticket price inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie has taken in North America over its lifetime taking into account the cost of tickets.

  Released Film Name Total Box Office
1 1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $1,330,188,313
2 1997 Titanic $1,111,962,221
3 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $1,097,778,537
4 2009 Avatar $806,456,239
5 1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back $788,871,131
6 1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $759,619,639
7 1994 The Lion King $738,150,203
8 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $737,837,390
9 1993 Jurassic Park $737,337,802
10 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark $686,545,443
Complete list of $100m movies

All Time Worldwide Top 10

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie has taken globally over its lifetime.

  Released Film Name Total Box Office
1 2009 Avatar $2,783,919,005
2 1997 Titanic $2,207,615,686
3 2012 The Avengers $1,514,279,552
4 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $1,328,111,232
5 2013 Frozen $1,254,512,386
6 2013 Iron Man 3 $1,172,805,920
7 2015 Furious 7 $1,167,695,748
8 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,141,408,682
9 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $1,123,794,076
10 2012 Skyfall $1,110,526,992
Complete list of $250m worldwide movies

Top Movie Worldwide Each Year

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie released in that year has taken globally over its lifetime.

Released Film Name Domestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2015 Furious 7 $307,076,768 $860,618,980 $1,167,695,748
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction $245,439,076 $835,700,000 $1,081,139,076
2013 Frozen $400,737,000 $853,775,386 $1,254,512,386
2012 The Avengers $623,279,552 $891,000,000 $1,514,279,552
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,232 $947,100,000 $1,328,111,232
2010 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880 $654,813,349 $1,069,818,229
2009 Avatar $760,507,648 $2,023,411,357 $2,783,919,005
2008 The Dark Knight $533,345,358 $469,546,000 $1,002,891,358
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $309,420,425 $651,576,067 $960,996,492
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812 $637,300,000 $1,060,615,812
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $290,013,036 $606,898,042 $896,911,078
2004 Shrek 2 $441,226,247 $495,781,885 $937,008,132
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $377,845,920 $763,562,762 $1,141,408,682
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $342,548,992 $584,500,000 $927,048,992
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $317,575,552 $657,179,821 $974,755,373
2000 Mission: Impossible 2 $215,409,889 $334,178,627 $549,588,516
1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $474,544,677 $532,500,000 $1,007,044,677
1998 Armageddon $201,578,182 $353,021,818 $554,600,000
1997 Titanic $658,672,320 $1,548,943,366 $2,207,615,686
1996 Independence Day $306,169,255 $511,231,623 $817,400,878
1995 Toy Story $191,780,865 $172,749,283 $364,530,148
1994 The Lion King $422,780,140 $530,100,000 $952,880,140
1993 Jurassic Park $395,708,320 $643,104,279 $1,038,812,599
1992 Aladdin $217,350,219 $286,700,000 $504,050,219
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $204,859,496 $311,956,655 $516,816,151
1990 Ghost $217,631,306 $299,968,694 $517,600,000
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade $197,171,806 $277,000,000 $474,171,806
1988 Rain Man $172,825,435 $239,974,565 $412,800,000
1987 Fatal Attraction $156,645,693 $163,454,307 $320,100,000
1986 Top Gun $179,800,608 $177,000,000 $356,800,608
1985 Back to the Future $210,609,762 $173,265,100 $383,874,862
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom $179,880,271 $153,200,000 $333,080,271
1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $309,205,079 $263,500,000 $572,705,079
1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $435,110,554 $357,854,772 $792,965,326
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark $248,159,971 $141,766,000 $389,925,971
1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back $290,271,960 $243,900,000 $534,171,960
1979 Moonraker $70,300,000 $140,000,000 $210,300,000
1978 Grease $181,813,776 $205,700,000 $387,513,776
1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $460,998,007 $325,600,000 $786,598,007
1976 Rocky $117,235,147 $107,764,853 $225,000,000
1975 Jaws $260,000,000 $210,700,000 $470,700,000

Weekend Records

Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office

RankDateMovieGrossTheatersPer TheaterDays
1 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 $47,698 3
2 May 3, 2013 Iron Man 3 $174,144,585 4,253 $40,946 3
3 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427 4,375 $38,672 3
4 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $160,887,295 4,404 $36,532 3
5 Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 4,366 $36,283 3
6 Nov 22, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $158,074,286 4,163 $37,971 3
7 Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $152,535,747 4,137 $36,871 3
8 May 4, 2007 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 4,252 $35,540 3
9 Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 $147,163,560 4,003 $36,763 3
10 Nov 20, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $142,839,137 4,024 $35,497 3
Complete list of $20m weekends

Biggest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend

RankWeekendTotal Gross for
all Movies
Number One MovieGross of Number
One Movie
1 Dec 25, 2009 $269,869,249 Avatar $75,617,133
2 Jul 15, 2011 $262,570,633 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427
3 Jul 18, 2008 $260,835,369 The Dark Knight $158,411,483
4 Nov 20, 2009 $258,598,732 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $142,839,137
5 May 4, 2012 $257,958,677 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708
6 May 24, 2013 $254,371,871 Fast and Furious 6 $97,375,245
7 Nov 16, 2012 $249,274,034 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $141,067,634
8 Jun 21, 2013 $240,260,571 Monsters University $82,429,469
9 Jul 20, 2012 $231,492,416 The Dark Knight Rises $160,887,295
10 Jul 5, 2013 $227,608,100 Despicable Me 2 $84,227,980
Top 100

Smallest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend

RankWeekendTotal Gross for
all Movies
Number One MovieGross of Number
One Movie
1 Sep 15, 2000 $54,213,664 The Watcher $5,805,680
2 Sep 21, 2001 $59,646,379 Hardball $8,058,338
3 Sep 8, 2000 $61,494,217 The Watcher $9,062,295
4 Sep 22, 2000 $63,242,095 Urban Legends: Final Cut $8,505,513
5 Sep 5, 2014 $65,698,590 Guardians of the Galaxy $10,357,345
6 Sep 29, 2000 $65,980,017 Remember the Titans $20,905,831
7 Jan 28, 2000 $66,322,547 Eye of the Beholder $5,959,447
8 Sep 14, 2001 $66,389,469 Hardball $9,386,342
9 Sep 7, 2012 $67,477,382 The Possession $9,317,472
10 Sep 5, 2003 $67,529,353 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star $6,660,540
Top 100

Biggest Opening, 2nd, 3rd etc. Weekends

Weekend
Number
DateTop-Grossing MovieGrossTheatersCumulative Gross 
1 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 $207,438,708 Full Chart
2 May 11, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $103,052,274 4,349 $373,071,647 Full Chart
3 Jan 1, 2010 Avatar $68,490,688 3,461 $352,114,898 Full Chart
4 Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 3,555 $92,693,844 Full Chart
5 Jan 23, 2015 American Sniper $64,628,304 3,705 $200,400,417 Full Chart
6 Jan 22, 2010 Avatar $34,944,081 3,141 $551,741,499 Full Chart
7 Jan 29, 2010 Avatar $31,280,029 3,074 $595,752,416 Full Chart
8 Feb 6, 1998 Titanic $23,027,838 2,956 $337,355,666 Full Chart
9 Feb 13, 1998 Titanic $32,876,424 3,002 $376,270,721 Full Chart
10 Feb 20, 1998 Titanic $21,036,343 3,006 $402,561,881 Full Chart
Full List from Biggest Opening Weekend to Biggest 100th Weekend

Biggest Weekend by Month

MonthDateTop-Grossing MovieGrossTheaters 
January Jan 16, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 3,555 Full Chart
February Feb 13, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $85,171,450 3,646 Full Chart
March Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $152,535,747 4,137 Full Chart
April Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 $147,163,560 4,003 Full Chart
May May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 Full Chart
June Jun 14, 2013 Man of Steel $116,619,362 4,207 Full Chart
July Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427 4,375 Full Chart
August Aug 1, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $94,320,883 4,080 Full Chart
September Sep 28, 2012 Hotel Transylvania $42,522,194 3,349 Full Chart
October Oct 4, 2013 Gravity $55,785,112 3,575 Full Chart
November Nov 22, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $158,074,286 4,163 Full Chart
December Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84,617,303 4,045 Full Chart

Daily Records

Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office

Rank       Date       MovieGrossTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $91,071,119 4,375 $20,816 $91,071,119 1
2 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $80,813,985 4,349 $18,582 $80,813,985 1
3 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $75,754,897 4,404 $17,201 $75,754,897 1
4 Nov 20, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $72,703,754 4,024 $18,068 $72,703,754 1
5 Nov 18, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $71,642,526 4,061 $17,642 $71,642,526 1
6 Nov 16, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $71,167,839 4,070 $17,486 $71,167,839 1
7 Nov 22, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $70,950,136 4,163 $17,043 $70,950,136 1
8 May 5, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $69,557,990 4,349 $15,994 $150,371,975 2
9 May 3, 2013 Iron Man 3 $68,858,555 4,253 $16,191 $68,858,555 1
10 Jun 30, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $68,533,840 4,416 $15,519 $68,533,840 1
Complete list of $15m days

Biggest Days by Month

MonthDateTop-Grossing MovieGrossTheaters 
January Jan 17, 2015 American Sniper $34,547,284 3,555 Full Chart
February Feb 14, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $36,752,460 3,646 Full Chart
March Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $67,263,650 4,137 Full Chart
April Apr 3, 2015 Furious 7 $67,407,340 4,004 Full Chart
May May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $80,813,985 4,349 Full Chart
June Jun 30, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $68,533,840 4,416 Full Chart
July Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $91,071,119 4,375 Full Chart
August Aug 1, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $37,845,336 4,080 Full Chart
September Sep 13, 2013 Insidious Chapter 2 $20,231,363 3,049 Full Chart
October Oct 21, 2011 Paranormal Activity 3 $26,305,745 3,321 Full Chart
November Nov 20, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $72,703,754 4,024 Full Chart
December Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $37,125,547 4,045 Full Chart

Best Performance by Day of Week

Day of WeekDateMovieDaily GrossTheatersDays in Release 
Sunday May 6, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $57,066,733 4,349 3 Full Chart
Monday Jul 5, 2004 Spider-Man 2 $27,661,137 4,152 6 Full Chart
Tuesday Jul 3, 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man $35,016,884 4,318 2 Full Chart
Wednesday Jun 30, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $68,533,840 4,416 1 Full Chart
Thursday May 19, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $50,013,859 3,661 1 Full Chart
Friday Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $91,071,119 4,375 1 Full Chart
Saturday May 5, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $69,557,990 4,349 2 Full Chart

Widest Opening

   TheatersWeekend Gross
1 Jul 2, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 4,468 $64,832,191
2 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 4,404 $160,887,295
3 May 7, 2010 Iron Man 2 4,380 $128,122,480
4 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 4,375 $169,189,427
5 Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight 4,366 $158,411,483
6 May 25, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 4,362 $114,732,820
7 May 21, 2010 Shrek Forever After 4,359 $70,838,207
8 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers 4,349 $207,438,708
9 Jul 17, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 4,325 $77,835,727
10 May 2, 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 4,324 $91,608,337
Top 100

Fastest to $100m, $200m, $300m, $400m, $500m, $600m, $700m US Box Office

MilestoneMovieDaysTotal Gross to Date 
$50 million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 1 $91,071,119 Full Chart
$100 million Marvel's The Avengers 2 $150,371,975 Full Chart
$150 million Marvel's The Avengers 2 $150,371,975 Full Chart
$200 million Marvel's The Avengers 3 $207,438,708 Full Chart
$250 million Marvel's The Avengers 6 $257,627,807 Full Chart
$300 million Marvel's The Avengers 9 $342,148,409 Full Chart
$350 million Marvel's The Avengers 10 $373,071,647 Full Chart
$400 million Marvel's The Avengers 14 $402,021,415 Full Chart
$450 million Marvel's The Avengers 17 $457,665,517 Full Chart
$500 million Marvel's The Avengers 23 $500,415,495 Full Chart
$550 million Marvel's The Avengers 31 $552,950,398 Full Chart
$600 million Avatar 47 $601,141,551 Full Chart
$650 million Avatar 58 $651,346,762 Full Chart
$700 million Avatar 72 $702,621,374 Full Chart
$750 million Avatar 253 $750,999,186 Full Chart

Highest Grossing Movies Never to Reach Number 1 on the Domestic Chart

 Highest
Position
Release
Date
MovieTotal Gross
1 2 Apr 19, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $241,438,208
2 3 Dec 23, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $219,614,612
3 2 Nov 13, 1991 Beauty and the Beast $218,951,632
4 2 Dec 14, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $217,326,976
5 2 Dec 25, 2009 Sherlock Holmes $209,028,679
6 2 Jun 21, 2013 World War Z $202,359,712
7 2 Jul 1, 2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $196,573,712
8 2 Nov 10, 2004 The Polar Express (IMAX) $194,949,664
9 2 Nov 5, 2014 Interstellar $188,017,888
10 2 May 28, 2004 The Day After Tomorrow $186,740,800
Top 100

Highest Grossing Movies Never to Play in More Than 1,000 Theaters

 Most
Theaters
Release
Date
MovieTotal Gross
1 64 Apr 19, 2002 Space Station $89,935,232
2 63 Mar 6, 1998 Everest $87,178,599
3 687 Feb 1, 2008 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour $65,281,781
4 n/a Oct 18, 1991 Antarctica $65,000,000
5 n/a Dec 31, 1995 The Living Sea $64,800,000
6 54 Jan 1, 2000 Fantasia 2000 (IMAX) $60,507,228
7 926 Jul 12, 1991 Boyz n the Hood $56,190,094
8 n/a Oct 20, 2000 Dolphins $54,000,000
9 38 Oct 23, 1998 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $53,743,249
10 999 Dec 14, 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums $52,353,636
Top 100