Biggest 40th Weekends at the Domestic Box Office

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The chart below contains figures for the biggest 40th Weekends at the Domestic Box Office.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Rank       Date       MovieGrossTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1 Jan 17, 2003 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $2,173,330 1,171 $1,856 $234,268,965 276
2 Apr 7, 1995 Forrest Gump $1,704,996 1,125 $1,516 $323,602,990 278
3 Mar 12, 1982 Raiders of the Lost Ark $1,243,988 633 $1,965 $196,614,672 276
4 Feb 23, 1996 Braveheart $1,007,119 611 $1,648 $70,260,658 278
5 Feb 24, 1978 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $759,126 144 $5,272 $209,760,454 278
6 Mar 11, 1983 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $749,684 441 $1,700 $341,705,684 276
7 Mar 15, 1996 The Postman $729,550 347 $2,102 $15,250,703 278
8 Dec 4, 1998 Everest $445,380 61 $7,301 $53,472,864 276
9 Apr 29, 1983 An Officer and a Gentleman $438,974 308 $1,425 $125,526,007 278
10 Apr 23, 1999 Saving Private Ryan $431,753 627 $689 $214,955,470 276
11 Jun 25, 1982 Chariots of Fire $377,647 320 $1,180 $53,561,403 276
12 Jul 23, 1999 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $331,783 37 $8,967 $19,074,181 276
13 Apr 12, 1985 The Gods Must Be Crazy $322,568 95 $3,395 $9,157,225 280
14 Nov 5, 2004 What the #$'! Do We Know $312,611 143 $2,186 $7,684,477 276
15 Sep 17, 2010 Avatar $238,180 129 $1,846 $760,083,041 276
16 Jul 4, 2008 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure $201,315 45 $4,474 $15,231,238 276
17 Aug 15, 1997 The English Patient $165,173 318 $519 $78,258,295 276
18 Mar 1, 2002 Brotherhood of the Wolf $159,605 137 $1,165 $10,517,793 276
19 Jan 17, 2003 Space Station $142,905 42 $3,403 $31,138,395 276
20 Jul 19, 1996 Across The Sea of Time $128,016 4 $32,004 $4,589,863 276
21 Nov 9, 2001 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure $122,242 15 $8,149 $4,904,153 276
22 Jun 21, 1985 Amadeus $115,084 103 $1,117 $50,706,016 278
23 Jul 14, 1995 Pulp Fiction $112,259 268 $419 $107,441,566 276
24 Jul 28, 2000 Galapagos $110,895 8 $13,862 $5,963,662 276
25 Feb 6, 2004 The Barbarian Invasions $109,553 56 $1,956 $1,117,128 276
26 Dec 17, 2010 Hubble 3D $101,166 56 $1,807 $19,351,723 276
27 Apr 10, 1998 Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun $93,118 9 $10,346 $5,017,698 276
28 Jan 19, 1996 Wings of Courage $89,889 9 $9,988 $5,060,100 276
29 Sep 24, 2010 The Girl Who Played with Fire $85,290 111 $768 $8,747,682 276
30 Jun 23, 2006 Magnificent Desolation $83,268 17 $4,898 $12,594,754 276
31 Jan 6, 2012 Born to be Wild 3D $82,992 45 $1,844 $15,322,825 276
32 Nov 13, 2009 Under the Sea 3-D $74,118 30 $2,471 $18,640,771 276
33 Jan 18, 2013 To the Arctic 3D $73,623 52 $1,416 $10,860,831 276
34 Feb 24, 1984 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $71,546 67 $1,068 $252,212,411 278
35 Apr 9, 2004 Grande Seduction, La $70,181 12 $5,848 $8,830,602 276
36 Jul 6, 2001 Cyberworld 3D $69,209 21 $3,296 $8,823,503 276
37 Sep 29, 2000 Fantasia 2000 (IMAX) $68,859 30 $2,295 $50,433,962 275
38 Aug 2, 2002 Monsters, Inc. $67,470 123 $549 $255,352,147 276
39 Dec 1, 2006 Deep Sea 3-D $66,286 26 $2,549 $21,356,086 276
40 Aug 29, 2014 Journey to the South Pacific $63,950 17 $3,762 $4,597,878 278
41 Nov 24, 2000 Wonder Boys $63,884 12 $5,324 $19,045,347 278
42 Feb 2, 2001 Michael Jordan to the MAX $62,220 14 $4,444 $14,853,180 276
43 Jan 28, 2000 Island of the Sharks $61,083 7 $8,726 $5,645,665 276
44 Feb 2, 2001 Cirque du Soleil - Journey of Man $59,646 17 $3,509 $9,146,515 276
45 Jan 6, 2006 Wild Safari 3D $48,692 12 $4,058 $6,801,647 276
46 Jun 30, 2000 Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible $47,181 13 $3,629 $3,778,391 276
47 Mar 28, 2003 Rivers and Tides $44,816 15 $2,988 $1,240,140 276
48 Jan 3, 1997 Wallace & Gromit $42,555 17 $2,503 $959,699 275
49 Jun 20, 1997 When The Cat's Away $40,903 2 $20,452 $247,804 276
50 Nov 26, 1999 Wolves $40,093 13 $3,084 $2,618,031 276
51 Mar 7, 2008 La Vie en Rose $38,841 31 $1,253 $10,189,568 276
52 May 5, 2000 The Sixth Sense $35,943 91 $395 $293,476,912 276
53 Dec 24, 1999 Extreme $31,258 13 $2,404 $6,861,660 279
54 Aug 25, 2006 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont $31,079 15 $2,072 $1,343,695 276
55 Oct 27, 2006 Roving Mars $28,732 21 $1,368 $4,934,773 276
56 Mar 17, 1995 The Lion King $28,144 86 $327 $312,803,512 278
57 Jun 13, 2014 Jerusalem $25,393 15 $1,693 $4,434,488 276
58 Nov 14, 2008 Dolphins and Whales Tribes of the Ocean 3D $23,106 11 $2,101 $5,055,805 276
59 Oct 26, 2001 Escanaba in Da Moonlight $22,663 24 $944 $2,246,554 276
60 Jun 7, 1985 The Brother from Another Planet $22,236 6 $3,706 $3,162,690 276
61 Jul 19, 1985 Stop Making Sense $21,815 19 $1,148 $4,661,771 276
62 Sep 30, 2011 Sea Rex 3D $19,212 10 $1,921 $4,271,367 276
63 Dec 12, 2003 Bugs! $18,782 17 $1,105 $4,230,484 276
64 Oct 28, 2005 Aliens of the Deep $18,520 18 $1,029 $7,418,324 276
65 Oct 15, 2004 The Corporation $18,287 21 $871 $1,805,104 275
66 May 15, 2009 Fly Me To the Moon $18,260 6 $3,043 $13,752,637 276
67 Oct 13, 2000 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg $16,796 21 $800 $1,638,918 278
68 Apr 2, 1999 Mark Twain's America 3D $16,282 4 $4,071 $1,315,427 276
69 Dec 10, 2004 NASCAR: The IMAX Experience $14,752 20 $738 $19,439,332 276
70 Sep 18, 1998 Titanic $14,003 49 $286 $600,779,824 276
71 May 6, 2005 Saints and Soldiers $13,814 12 $1,151 $1,292,427 276
72 Dec 10, 1999 Wildfire: Feel The Heat $13,453 9 $1,495 $1,447,937 276
73 Jun 22, 2001 Left Luggage $12,716 7 $1,817 $1,113,208 276
74 Jan 28, 2011 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest $12,185 22 $554 $5,407,311 276
75 Nov 30, 2001 Haunted Castle $12,166 6 $2,028 $3,297,670 276
76 Jan 9, 2004 Ghosts of the Abyss $11,591 6 $1,932 $15,301,687 276
77 Mar 9, 2001 Catfish in Black Bean Sauce $11,283 5 $2,257 $1,315,573 276
78 Feb 15, 2002 Moulin Rouge $11,087 11 $1,008 $57,185,390 276
79 May 4, 2001 I'm the One That I Want $10,678 4 $2,670 $996,390 276
80 Mar 2, 2012 The Women on the 6th Floor $10,576 6 $1,763 $631,932 276
81 May 16, 2008 Caramel $10,418 12 $868 $1,008,545 278
82 Nov 26, 1999 Encounter in the Third Dimension $10,039 5 $2,008 $4,204,474 276
83 Mar 14, 2014 20 Feet From Stardom $9,853 18 $547 $4,929,609 276
84 May 11, 2007 The Page Turner $9,845 11 $895 $184,611 276
85 Feb 17, 2012 Midnight in Paris $9,791 16 $612 $56,553,416 276
86 Jun 12, 2009 Enlighten Up! $9,558 6 $1,593 $207,677 276
87 Mar 11, 2011 Heartbeats $9,002 6 $1,500 $32,003 276
88 Oct 24, 2008 U2 3D $8,872 8 $1,109 $9,593,061 278
89 Oct 17, 2003 City of God $7,568 3 $2,523 $4,676,802 276
90 Jun 9, 1995 Arizona Dream $6,887 1 $6,887 $9,733 276
91 Jan 12, 2001 Alien Adventure $6,350 2 $3,175 $3,287,725 276
92 Jun 20, 2003 Apollo 13 (IMAX) $6,234 3 $2,078 $1,599,792 276
93 Dec 28, 2001 Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef $6,208 4 $1,552 $2,389,475 276
94 Apr 26, 2013 Searching for Sugar Man $5,287 8 $661 $3,648,145 276
95 Apr 26, 2002 China: The Panda Adventure $5,232 4 $1,308 $2,251,061 276
96 Jul 22, 2005 Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela $4,967 3 $1,656 $317,374 276
97 Jan 28, 2000 The King of Masks $4,924 3 $1,641 $1,069,951 276
98 Jul 27, 2001 George Washington $4,798 3 $1,599 $225,141 276
99 Jul 31, 2009 One Day You'll Understand $4,700 1 $4,700 $135,888 276
100 Mar 11, 2011 Winter's Bone $4,580 9 $509 $6,527,448 276