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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 Avengers: Age of Ultron 8 $256,887,830
6 Nov 29, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 8 $253,686,504
7 May 13, 2016 Captain America: Civil War 9 $274,901,448
8 Jul 27, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 9 $267,458,321
9 Jun 24, 2016 Finding Dory 9 $264,256,083
10 May 10, 2013 Iron Man 3 9 $264,188,043
11 Jul 22, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 9 $258,934,716
12 Jun 26, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 9 $251,035,008
13 Apr 1, 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 10 $260,408,047
14 Jul 14, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 10 $258,364,766
15 Apr 10, 2015 Furious 7 10 $251,516,400
16 May 27, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith 11 $255,648,711
17 Mar 30, 2012 The Hunger Games 11 $253,006,396
18 Jul 8, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 12 $261,078,700
19 Jul 9, 2004 Spider-Man 2 12 $256,438,326
20 Dec 25, 2009 Avatar 12 $250,419,951
21 May 28, 2004 Shrek 2 13 $260,313,719
22 Jun 25, 2010 Toy Story 3 13 $251,344,663
23 May 11, 2007 Spider-Man 3 13 $250,433,791
24 Feb 19, 2016 Deadpool 13 $250,285,148
25 May 17, 2002 Spider-Man 15 $252,374,308
26 Dec 26, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 16 $261,350,000
27 Aug 19, 2016 Suicide Squad 16 $256,228,719
28 Mar 19, 2010 Alice in Wonderland 16 $255,505,533
29 Jul 24, 2015 Minions 16 $255,337,150
30 Dec 5, 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 16 $252,704,200
31 Jul 22, 2016 The Secret Life of Pets 16 $251,936,695
32 Dec 4, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 16 $251,530,186
33 Jul 9, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 16 $251,371,417
34 Jun 1, 2007 Shrek the Third 17 $255,927,783
35 Jun 8, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 17 $253,441,723
36 Apr 29, 2016 The Jungle Book 17 $253,371,506
37 Jul 12, 2013 Despicable Me 2 17 $251,100,035
38 May 21, 2010 Iron Man 2 17 $251,026,061
39 Nov 30, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 17 $250,209,035
40 Jan 3, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 18 $254,290,037
41 Mar 12, 2004 The Passion of the Christ 18 $253,792,087
42 Jun 6, 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 18 $253,014,750
43 Jun 28, 2013 Man of Steel 18 $251,621,616
44 Jul 3, 2015 Inside Out 18 $250,845,401
45 Jul 20, 2007 Transformers 19 $256,587,821
46 Jun 4, 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace 19 $255,758,124
47 Jul 31, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 19 $255,672,245
48 Dec 2, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 20 $250,457,900
49 Dec 10, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I 22 $251,585,745
50 Jan 4, 2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 22 $251,461,852
51 Jul 27, 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 23 $251,505,177
52 May 23, 2008 Iron Man 24 $252,614,669
53 Aug 22, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy 24 $251,456,069
54 Jun 7, 2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones 24 $250,707,578
55 Mar 25, 2016 Zootopia 27 $252,738,048
56 Jun 6, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded 28 $250,730,000
57 Nov 30, 2012 Skyfall 29 $250,620,080
58 Dec 18, 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 29 $250,332,197
59 Dec 16, 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 30 $250,661,379
60 Jun 27, 2003 Finding Nemo 31 $253,991,677
61 Dec 14, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 31 $253,269,579
62 Jun 26, 2009 Up 31 $250,234,554
63 Aug 13, 2010 Inception 32 $250,001,841
64 Jul 19, 2013 Monsters University 33 $250,940,258
65 Jan 6, 2006 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 34 $250,357,188
66 Aug 3, 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man 35 $250,740,648
67 Jan 23, 1998 Titanic 36 $256,392,349
68 Jan 18, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 36 $250,093,000
69 Jan 21, 2005 Meet the Fockers 37 $250,346,140
70 Jul 16, 1993 Jurassic Park 38 $255,723,520
71 Dec 27, 2013 Frozen 39 $256,016,197
72 Aug 9, 1996 Independence Day 40 $256,756,659
73 Jan 30, 2015 American Sniper 40 $250,397,650
74 Aug 15, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 42 $251,297,000
75 Jan 17, 2014 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 42 $250,178,924
76 Jan 23, 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 42 $250,000,941
77 Jan 25, 2008 I am Legend 43 $250,049,656
78 Dec 29, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas 44 $250,105,000
79 Jul 8, 2011 The Hangover Part II 44 $250,013,174
80 May 16, 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 45 $250,532,304
81 Jan 3, 2003 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 51 $250,720,000
82 Jul 24, 2009 The Hangover 56 $250,696,417
83 Apr 4, 2014 The Lego Movie 58 $250,196,189
84 Dec 31, 2004 The Incredibles 59 $251,657,004
85 Jul 3, 2009 Star Trek 60 $250,088,417
86 Nov 29, 2013 Gravity 61 $250,000,975
87 Jul 20, 2001 Shrek 66 $251,922,192
88 Aug 19, 1994 The Lion King 68 $251,364,916
89 Sep 9, 1994 Forrest Gump 72 $250,194,602
90 Oct 15, 1999 The Sixth Sense 74 $250,208,911
91 Jan 18, 2002 Monsters, Inc. 84 $250,121,379
92 Sep 17, 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 101 $253,549,427
93 Mar 5, 2010 The Blind Side 107 $250,181,633
94 Mar 15, 1991 Home Alone 126 $250,284,978
95 Apr 27, 2007 Night at the Museum 127 $250,027,721
96 Dec 3, 2010 Despicable Me 150 $250,004,040
97 Dec 26, 1997 Men in Black 184 $250,069,629
98 Jan 6, 1984 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi 229 $250,380,055
99 Aug 13, 1982 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope 1,909 $311,092,510
100 Feb 28, 1997 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back 6,130 $262,895,196