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Biggest 3rd Weekends at the Domestic Box Office

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The chart below contains figures for the biggest 3rd Weekends at the Domestic Box Office.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Rank       Date       MovieGrossTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1 Jan 1, 2010 Avatar $68,490,688 3,461 $19,789 $352,114,898 17
2 May 18, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $55,644,102 4,249 $13,096 $457,665,517 17
3 Jun 26, 2015 Jurassic World $54,532,615 4,198 $12,990 $500,373,420 17
4 May 17, 2002 Spider-Man $45,036,912 3,615 $12,458 $285,573,668 17
5 Aug 1, 2008 The Dark Knight $42,664,219 4,266 $10,001 $393,751,065 17
6 May 15, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron $38,859,900 4,276 $9,088 $372,030,708 17
7 May 24, 1996 Twister $37,966,706 2,808 $13,521 $144,969,158 17
8 Jun 4, 2004 Shrek 2 $37,931,716 4,131 $9,182 $314,523,202 19
9 Jan 10, 2014 Lone Survivor $37,849,910 2,876 $13,161 $38,231,471 19
10 May 17, 2013 Iron Man 3 $35,770,094 4,237 $8,442 $337,661,977 17
11 Aug 3, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $35,737,330 4,242 $8,425 $353,935,094 17
12 Nov 23, 2012 Skyfall $35,502,973 3,526 $10,069 $221,144,122 18
13 Jul 21, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $35,215,201 4,133 $8,520 $321,899,233 17
14 Jul 1, 1994 The Lion King $34,208,876 2,560 $13,363 $104,519,258 19
15 Mar 19, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $34,189,969 3,739 $9,144 $265,433,637 17
16 Jan 2, 1998 Titanic $33,315,278 2,727 $12,217 $157,467,971 17
17 Apr 6, 2012 The Hunger Games $33,111,557 4,137 $8,004 $302,450,722 17
18 Jun 4, 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $32,891,653 3,024 $10,877 $255,758,124 19
19 Mar 12, 2004 The Passion of the Christ $32,130,978 3,221 $9,975 $264,510,209 19
20 Nov 29, 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $32,117,496 3,682 $8,723 $200,159,012 17
21 Dec 28, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $31,926,068 4,100 $7,787 $221,626,882 17
22 May 16, 2008 Iron Man $31,838,996 4,154 $7,665 $223,124,385 17
23 Dec 6, 2013 Frozen $31,616,230 3,742 $8,449 $134,253,666 17
24 Feb 21, 2014 The LEGO Movie $31,305,359 3,890 $8,048 $183,015,455 17
25 Jun 12, 2009 Up $30,762,280 3,886 $7,916 $187,425,989 17
26 Jul 2, 2010 Toy Story 3 $30,280,024 4,028 $7,517 $289,106,193 17
27 Oct 18, 2013 Gravity $30,027,161 3,820 $7,861 $169,563,291 17
28 Jul 3, 2015 Inside Out $29,771,224 4,158 $7,160 $245,891,395 17
29 Jun 23, 1995 Pocahontas $29,531,619 2,569 $11,495 $34,484,978 16
30 Dec 30, 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol $29,421,879 3,455 $8,516 $132,406,086 17
31 Jul 30, 1999 The Blair Witch Project $29,207,381 1,101 $26,528 $36,140,299 19
32 Apr 17, 2015 Furious 7 $29,156,595 3,964 $7,355 $294,510,675 17
33 Dec 27, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $29,031,732 3,928 $7,391 $189,501,278 17
34 Dec 28, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $29,029,898 3,484 $8,332 $141,404,467 17
35 May 18, 2007 Spider-Man 3 $29,022,026 4,324 $6,712 $282,379,655 17
36 Jan 7, 2005 Meet the Fockers $28,498,160 3,527 $8,080 $204,297,870 19
37 Jun 13, 2003 Finding Nemo $28,384,483 3,425 $8,287 $191,487,211 17
38 Jan 2, 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $28,180,378 3,703 $7,610 $290,410,961 19
39 Jun 1, 2001 Shrek $28,172,869 3,661 $7,695 $148,361,421 17
40 Jun 1, 2007 Shrek the Third $28,020,991 4,109 $6,819 $255,927,783 17
41 Dec 3, 1999 Toy Story 2 $27,760,276 3,238 $8,573 $116,781,392 17
42 Jun 25, 1993 Jurassic Park $27,690,520 2,444 $11,330 $171,098,465 17
43 Jul 30, 2010 Inception $27,485,245 3,545 $7,753 $193,313,741 17
44 Dec 28, 2007 I am Legend $27,414,467 3,636 $7,540 $194,489,704 17
45 Dec 1, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $27,096,630 3,138 $8,635 $171,996,090 17
46 Jun 19, 2009 The Hangover $26,753,473 3,545 $7,547 $152,817,015 17
47 Nov 19, 2004 The Incredibles $26,523,852 3,683 $7,202 $177,555,485 17
48 May 21, 2010 Iron Man 2 $26,361,258 4,177 $6,311 $251,026,061 17
49 Dec 6, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $26,185,886 4,163 $6,290 $335,850,842 17
50 Nov 23, 2012 Lincoln $25,676,413 2,018 $12,724 $62,840,796 17
51 Apr 18, 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $25,587,056 3,825 $6,689 $200,501,510 17
52 Jun 4, 2010 Shrek Forever After $25,486,465 4,386 $5,811 $183,229,453 17
53 Aug 15, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $25,115,564 3,697 $6,793 $222,661,385 17
54 Jun 3, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $25,088,336 3,650 $6,874 $307,892,961 18
55 Jan 3, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $25,017,279 3,622 $6,907 $261,031,601 19
56 Jul 19, 2013 Despicable Me 2 $24,906,360 3,820 $6,520 $276,006,395 20
57 Apr 9, 2010 How to Train Your Dragon $24,863,535 4,007 $6,205 $133,404,438 17
58 Jul 16, 2004 Spider-Man 2 $24,775,450 4,058 $6,105 $302,287,882 19
59 Dec 30, 2005 King Kong $24,772,410 3,627 $6,830 $168,505,310 19
60 Nov 11, 2011 Puss in Boots $24,726,193 3,903 $6,335 $108,035,359 17
61 Jul 10, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $24,213,875 4,293 $5,640 $339,221,800 19
62 Dec 11, 2009 Princess and the Frog, The $24,208,916 3,434 $7,050 $27,088,786 19
63 Aug 20, 1999 The Sixth Sense $23,950,008 2,688 $8,910 $107,506,281 17
64 Jan 5, 2007 Night at the Museum $23,743,960 3,730 $6,366 $163,840,714 17
65 Jul 23, 2010 Despicable Me $23,689,060 3,600 $6,580 $161,289,905 17
66 Nov 30, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $23,642,327 3,672 $6,439 $219,670,289 17
67 Jun 23, 2006 Cars $23,285,367 3,949 $5,897 $156,664,916 17
68 Jul 25, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $23,136,029 3,416 $6,773 $176,838,155 19
69 Jan 4, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $23,006,447 3,381 $6,805 $205,509,869 19
70 Jul 24, 2015 Minions $22,933,960 4,062 $5,646 $262,454,370 17
71 May 22, 2009 Star Trek $22,892,262 4,053 $5,648 $184,526,281 17
72 Jun 6, 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $22,793,630 4,190 $5,440 $253,014,750 18
73 Mar 16, 2012 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $22,764,760 3,769 $6,040 $158,387,775 17
74 Nov 16, 2001 Monsters, Inc. $22,716,685 3,461 $6,564 $156,341,118 17
75 Jul 13, 2012 Ted $22,410,855 3,303 $6,785 $159,257,250 17
76 Jun 6, 2003 Bruce Almighty $22,358,715 3,549 $6,300 $171,435,525 17
77 Jan 5, 2001 Cast Away $22,220,725 2,948 $7,538 $141,702,072 17
78 Dec 5, 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $22,026,762 4,054 $5,433 $258,153,593 17
79 Oct 15, 2004 Shark Tale $22,005,952 3,948 $5,574 $118,724,863 17
80 Jul 29, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $21,977,093 4,145 $5,302 $318,511,602 17
81 Jun 20, 2008 Kung Fu Panda $21,934,716 4,053 $5,412 $155,830,875 17
82 Jul 22, 1994 Forrest Gump $21,931,425 2,094 $10,473 $109,132,967 19
83 Apr 10, 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens $21,812,253 4,136 $5,274 $140,203,799 17
84 Jan 2, 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $21,732,090 3,875 $5,608 $220,602,017 19
85 Mar 22, 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful $21,568,957 3,805 $5,669 $177,097,090 17
86 Jun 27, 1997 Hercules $21,454,451 2,872 $7,470 $23,658,555 15
87 Jul 15, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $21,328,545 3,917 $5,445 $302,878,797 19
88 Jul 19, 1996 Independence Day $21,274,817 2,972 $7,158 $199,004,369 19
89 Jun 8, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $21,143,905 4,002 $5,283 $253,441,723 17
90 May 31, 2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $21,002,876 3,161 $6,644 $232,324,769 18
91 Dec 30, 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $20,881,420 3,703 $5,639 $130,903,746 17
92 Dec 29, 2000 What Women Want $20,834,205 3,046 $6,840 $115,761,883 17
93 Jun 28, 2013 Man of Steel $20,737,490 4,131 $5,020 $248,577,596 17
94 Apr 5, 2013 The Croods $20,651,694 3,879 $5,324 $125,351,896 17
95 Jun 2, 2006 Over the Hedge $20,647,284 3,993 $5,171 $112,357,940 17
96 Jul 20, 2007 Transformers $20,514,497 3,762 $5,453 $262,978,000 20
97 May 13, 2011 Fast Five $20,444,270 3,793 $5,390 $169,690,470 17
98 Nov 25, 1994 The Santa Clause $20,437,607 2,269 $9,007 $70,326,023 17
99 May 18, 2001 The Mummy Returns $20,435,840 3,452 $5,920 $146,540,900 17
100 Feb 25, 2005 Hitch $20,420,799 3,571 $5,719 $121,429,017 17