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