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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 Jun 16, 2015 Jurassic World 5 $258,493,605
2 May 9, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers 6 $257,627,807
3 Jul 25, 2008 The Dark Knight 8 $261,847,503
4 May 8, 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron 8 $256,887,830
5 Nov 29, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 8 $253,686,504
6 Jul 27, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 9 $267,458,321
7 May 10, 2013 Iron Man 3 9 $264,188,043
8 Jul 22, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 9 $258,934,716
9 Jul 2, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 9 $251,035,008
10 Jul 14, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 10 $258,364,766
11 Apr 10, 2015 Furious 7 10 $251,516,400
12 May 27, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith 11 $255,648,711
13 Apr 2, 2012 The Hunger Games 11 $253,006,396
14 Jul 8, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 12 $261,078,700
15 Jul 9, 2004 Spider-Man 2 12 $256,438,326
16 Dec 29, 2009 Avatar 12 $250,419,951
17 May 31, 2004 Shrek 2 13 $260,313,719
18 Jun 30, 2010 Toy Story 3 13 $251,344,663
19 May 16, 2007 Spider-Man 3 13 $250,433,791
20 May 17, 2002 Spider-Man 15 $252,374,308
21 Jan 1, 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 16 $261,350,000
22 Mar 19, 2010 Alice in Wonderland 16 $255,505,533
23 Jul 24, 2015 Minions 16 $255,337,150
24 Dec 5, 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 16 $252,704,200
25 Dec 4, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 16 $251,530,186
26 Jul 15, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 16 $251,371,417
27 Jun 1, 2007 Shrek the Third 17 $255,927,783
28 Jun 8, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 17 $253,441,723
29 Jul 18, 2013 Despicable Me 2 17 $251,100,035
30 May 21, 2010 Iron Man 2 17 $251,026,061
31 Nov 30, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 17 $250,209,035
32 Jan 3, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 18 $254,290,037
33 Mar 12, 2004 The Passion of the Christ 18 $253,792,087
34 Jun 6, 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 18 $253,014,750
35 Jul 1, 2013 Man of Steel 18 $251,621,616
36 Jul 6, 2015 Inside Out 18 $250,845,401
37 Jul 20, 2007 Transformers 19 $256,587,821
38 Jun 4, 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace 19 $255,758,124
39 Jul 31, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 19 $255,672,245
40 Dec 7, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 20 $250,457,900
41 Dec 10, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I 22 $251,585,745
42 Jan 4, 2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 22 $251,461,852
43 Aug 2, 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 23 $251,505,177
44 May 23, 2008 Iron Man 24 $252,614,669
45 Aug 22, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy 24 $251,456,069
46 Jun 7, 2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones 24 $250,707,578
47 Jun 11, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded 28 $250,730,000
48 Dec 6, 2012 Skyfall 29 $250,620,080
49 Dec 16, 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 30 $250,661,379
50 Jun 27, 2003 Finding Nemo 31 $253,991,677
51 Dec 14, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 31 $253,269,579
52 Jun 26, 2009 Up 31 $250,234,554
53 Aug 16, 2010 Inception 32 $250,001,841
54 Jul 23, 2013 Monsters University 33 $250,940,258
55 Jan 11, 2006 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 34 $250,357,188
56 Aug 3, 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man 35 $250,740,648
57 Jan 23, 1998 Titanic 36 $256,392,349
58 Jan 23, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 36 $250,093,000
59 Jan 27, 2005 Meet the Fockers 37 $250,346,140
60 Jul 16, 1993 Jurassic Park 38 $255,723,520
61 Dec 30, 2013 Frozen 39 $256,016,197
62 Aug 9, 1996 Independence Day 40 $256,756,659
63 Feb 2, 2015 American Sniper 40 $250,397,650
64 Aug 19, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 42 $251,297,000
65 Jan 23, 2014 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 42 $250,178,924
66 Jan 27, 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 42 $250,000,941
67 Jan 25, 2008 I am Legend 43 $250,049,656
68 Dec 29, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas 44 $250,105,000
69 Jul 8, 2011 The Hangover Part II 44 $250,013,174
70 May 16, 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 45 $250,532,304
71 Jan 3, 2003 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 51 $250,720,000
72 Jul 30, 2009 The Hangover 56 $250,696,417
73 Apr 4, 2014 The Lego Movie 58 $250,196,189
74 Dec 31, 2004 The Incredibles 59 $251,657,004
75 Jul 6, 2009 Star Trek 60 $250,088,417
76 Dec 3, 2013 Gravity 61 $250,000,975
77 Jul 20, 2001 Shrek 66 $251,922,192
78 Aug 19, 1994 The Lion King 3D 68 $251,364,916
79 Oct 18, 1999 The Sixth Sense 74 $250,208,911
80 Sep 16, 1994 Forrest Gump 75 $256,260,919
81 Jan 25, 2002 Monsters, Inc. 87 $250,676,747
82 Sep 17, 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 101 $253,549,427
83 Mar 5, 2010 The Blind Side 107 $250,181,633
84 Apr 27, 2007 Night at the Museum 127 $250,027,721
85 Mar 22, 1991 Home Alone 129 $253,061,346
86 Dec 3, 2010 Despicable Me 150 $250,004,040
87 Jan 2, 1998 Men in Black 187 $250,107,128
88 Jan 6, 1984 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi 229 $250,380,055
89 Aug 13, 1982 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope 1,909 $311,092,510
90 Feb 28, 1997 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back 6,130 $262,895,196