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