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Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office

The chart below contains all movies that reached $250 Million at the domestic box office, ranked first by the number of days they took to reach the milestone, and second by their total gross on the day they exceeded the milestone.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

← Fastest to $200m Fastest to $300m →
Rank       Date       MovieDays to MilestoneCumulative Gross After Passing Milestone
1 Dec 18, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens 4 $288,076,417
2 Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World 5 $258,493,605
3 May 4, 2012 The Avengers 6 $257,627,807
4 Jul 25, 2008 The Dark Knight 8 $261,847,503
5 May 8, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron 8 $256,887,830
6 Nov 29, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 8 $253,686,504
7 Jul 27, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 9 $267,458,321
8 May 10, 2013 Iron Man 3 9 $264,188,043
9 Jul 22, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 9 $258,934,716
10 Jun 26, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 9 $251,035,008
11 Apr 1, 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 10 $260,408,047
12 Jul 14, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 10 $258,364,766
13 Apr 10, 2015 Furious 7 10 $251,516,400
14 May 27, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith 11 $255,648,711
15 Mar 30, 2012 The Hunger Games 11 $253,006,396
16 Jul 8, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 12 $261,078,700
17 Jul 9, 2004 Spider-Man 2 12 $256,438,326
18 Dec 25, 2009 Avatar 12 $250,419,951
19 May 28, 2004 Shrek 2 13 $260,313,719
20 Jun 25, 2010 Toy Story 3 13 $251,344,663
21 May 11, 2007 Spider-Man 3 13 $250,433,791
22 Feb 19, 2016 Deadpool 13 $250,285,148
23 May 17, 2002 Spider-Man 15 $252,374,308
24 Dec 26, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 16 $261,350,000
25 Mar 19, 2010 Alice in Wonderland 16 $255,505,533
26 Jul 24, 2015 Minions 16 $255,337,150
27 Dec 5, 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 16 $252,704,200
28 Dec 4, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 16 $251,530,186
29 Jul 9, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 16 $251,371,417
30 Jun 1, 2007 Shrek the Third 17 $255,927,783
31 Jun 8, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 17 $253,441,723
32 Apr 29, 2016 The Jungle Book 17 $252,095,800
33 Jul 12, 2013 Despicable Me 2 17 $251,100,035
34 May 21, 2010 Iron Man 2 17 $251,026,061
35 Nov 30, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 17 $250,209,035
36 Jan 3, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 18 $254,290,037
37 Mar 12, 2004 The Passion of the Christ 18 $253,792,087
38 Jun 6, 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 18 $253,014,750
39 Jun 28, 2013 Man of Steel 18 $251,621,616
40 Jul 3, 2015 Inside Out 18 $250,845,401
41 Jul 20, 2007 Transformers 19 $256,587,821
42 Jun 4, 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace 19 $255,758,124
43 Jul 31, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 19 $255,672,245
44 Dec 2, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 20 $250,457,900
45 Dec 10, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I 22 $251,585,745
46 Jan 4, 2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 22 $251,461,852
47 Jul 27, 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 23 $251,505,177
48 May 23, 2008 Iron Man 24 $252,614,669
49 Aug 22, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy 24 $251,456,069
50 Jun 7, 2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones 24 $250,707,578
51 Mar 25, 2016 Zootopia 27 $252,738,048
52 Jun 6, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded 28 $250,730,000
53 Nov 30, 2012 Skyfall 29 $250,620,080
54 Dec 18, 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 29 $250,332,197
55 Dec 16, 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 30 $250,661,379
56 Jun 27, 2003 Finding Nemo 31 $253,991,677
57 Dec 14, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone 31 $253,269,579
58 Jun 26, 2009 Up 31 $250,234,554
59 Aug 13, 2010 Inception 32 $250,001,841
60 Jul 19, 2013 Monsters University 33 $250,940,258
61 Jan 6, 2006 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 34 $250,357,188
62 Aug 3, 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man 35 $250,740,648
63 Jan 23, 1998 Titanic 36 $256,392,349
64 Jan 18, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 36 $250,093,000
65 Jan 21, 2005 Meet the Fockers 37 $250,346,140
66 Jul 16, 1993 Jurassic Park 38 $255,723,520
67 Dec 27, 2013 Frozen 39 $256,016,197
68 Aug 9, 1996 Independence Day 40 $256,756,659
69 Jan 30, 2015 American Sniper 40 $250,397,650
70 Aug 15, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 42 $251,297,000
71 Jan 17, 2014 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 42 $250,178,924
72 Jan 23, 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 42 $250,000,941
73 Jan 25, 2008 I am Legend 43 $250,049,656
74 Dec 29, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas 44 $250,105,000
75 Jul 8, 2011 The Hangover Part II 44 $250,013,174
76 May 16, 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 45 $250,532,304
77 Jan 3, 2003 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 51 $250,720,000
78 Jul 24, 2009 The Hangover 56 $250,696,417
79 Apr 4, 2014 The Lego Movie 58 $250,196,189
80 Dec 31, 2004 The Incredibles 59 $251,657,004
81 Jul 3, 2009 Star Trek 60 $250,088,417
82 Nov 29, 2013 Gravity 61 $250,000,975
83 Jul 20, 2001 Shrek 66 $251,922,192
84 Aug 19, 1994 The Lion King 68 $251,364,916
85 Sep 9, 1994 Forrest Gump 72 $250,194,602
86 Oct 15, 1999 The Sixth Sense 74 $250,208,911
87 Jan 18, 2002 Monsters, Inc. 84 $250,121,379
88 Sep 17, 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 101 $253,549,427
89 Mar 5, 2010 The Blind Side 107 $250,181,633
90 Mar 15, 1991 Home Alone 126 $250,284,978
91 Apr 27, 2007 Night at the Museum 127 $250,027,721
92 Dec 3, 2010 Despicable Me 150 $250,004,040
93 Dec 26, 1997 Men in Black 184 $250,069,629
94 Jan 6, 1984 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi 229 $250,380,055
95 Aug 13, 1982 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope 1,909 $311,092,510
96 Feb 28, 1997 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back 6,130 $262,895,196