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Movie Records

Total Box Office Records

- All Time Domestic Top 20
- All Time Domestic - Inflation Adjusted
- All Time Worldwide

Weekend Records

- Biggest Weekends for a Single Movie
- Biggest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend
- Smallest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend
- Biggest Opening, 2nd, 3rd etc. Weekends
- Biggest Weekend by Month

Daily Records

- Biggest Single Days
- Biggest Day by Month
- Best Performance by Day of Week

Miscellaneous Records

- Widest Opening Weekend
- Fastest to $100m, $200m etc.
- Highest grossing movies never to reach number 1
- Highest grossing movies never to play in more than 1,000 theaters


Total Box Office Records

All Time North American Domestic Top 20

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie has taken in the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam) over its lifetime.

  Released Film Name Total Box Office
1 2009 Avatar $760,507,625
2 1997 Titanic $658,672,302
3 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $623,279,547
4 2008 The Dark Knight $533,345,358
5 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $474,544,677
6 1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $460,998,007
7 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
8 2004 Shrek 2 $441,226,247
9 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $435,110,554
10 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $424,668,047
11 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812
12 1994 The Lion King $422,780,140
13 2010 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
14 2013 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
15 2012 The Hunger Games $408,010,692
16 2002 Spider-Man $403,706,375
17 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
18 2013 Frozen $399,571,604
19 1993 Jurassic Park $395,708,305
20 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
Complete list of $100m movies

Inflation-Adjusted Top 20 Movies Released Since 1977

Note: This chart is adjusted for ticket price inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie has taken in North America over its lifetime taking into account the cost of tickets.

  Released Film Name Total Box Office
1 1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $1,284,600,464
2 1997 Titanic $1,110,601,190
3 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $1,060,155,772
4 2009 Avatar $805,469,145
5 1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back $761,835,156
6 1994 The Lion King $737,246,722
7 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $736,934,284
8 1993 Jurassic Park $736,267,832
9 1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $733,586,163
10 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark $685,705,118
11 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $638,939,832
12 1994 Forrest Gump $633,678,391
13 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind $587,327,355
14 2008 The Dark Knight $585,975,751
15 1978 Grease $583,630,724
16 2004 Shrek 2 $554,550,157
17 2002 Spider-Man $548,234,646
18 1996 Independence Day $546,452,224
19 1984 Beverly Hills Cop $521,554,398
20 1990 Home Alone $519,397,359
Complete list of $100m movies

All Time Worldwide Top 20

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie has taken globally over its lifetime.

  Released Film Name Total Box Office
1 2009 Avatar $2,783,918,982
2 1997 Titanic $2,185,672,302
3 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $1,514,279,547
4 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $1,328,111,219
5 2013 Iron Man 3 $1,212,692,272
6 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,141,408,667
7 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $1,123,794,076
8 2013 Frozen $1,112,671,604
9 2012 Skyfall $1,108,694,081
10 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $1,079,343,943
11 2010 Toy Story 3 $1,063,759,456
12 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $1,060,615,812
13 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $1,043,663,875
14 1993 Jurassic Park $1,035,626,872
15 2010 Alice in Wonderland $1,024,391,110
16 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $1,014,703,568
17 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $1,007,044,677
18 2008 The Dark Knight $1,002,891,358
19 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $974,755,371
20 2013 Despicable Me 2 $970,370,682
Complete list of $250m worldwide movies

Weekend Records

Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office

RankDateMovieGrossTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 $47,698 $207,438,708 3
2 May 3, 2013 Iron Man 3 $174,144,585 4,253 $40,946 $174,144,585 3
3 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427 4,375 $38,672 $169,189,427 3
4 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $160,887,295 4,404 $36,532 $160,887,295 3
5 Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 4,366 $36,283 $158,411,483 3
6 Nov 22, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $158,074,286 4,163 $37,971 $158,074,286 3
7 Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $152,535,747 4,137 $36,871 $152,535,747 3
8 May 4, 2007 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 4,252 $35,540 $151,116,516 3
9 Nov 20, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $142,839,137 4,024 $35,497 $142,839,137 3
10 Nov 16, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $141,067,634 4,070 $34,660 $141,067,634 4
11 Nov 18, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $138,122,261 4,061 $34,012 $138,122,261 3
12 Jul 7, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $135,634,554 4,133 $32,817 $135,634,554 3
13 May 7, 2010 Iron Man 2 $128,122,480 4,380 $29,252 $128,122,480 3
14 Nov 19, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I $125,017,372 4,125 $30,307 $125,017,372 3
15 May 18, 2007 Shrek the Third $121,629,270 4,122 $29,507 $122,536,609 3
16 Jun 14, 2013 Man of Steel $116,619,362 4,207 $27,720 $128,681,486 3
17 Mar 5, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $116,101,023 3,728 $31,143 $116,101,023 3
18 May 3, 2002 Spider-Man $114,844,116 3,615 $31,769 $114,844,116 3
19 May 25, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $114,732,820 4,362 $26,303 $127,972,864 3
20 Jun 18, 2010 Toy Story 3 $110,307,189 4,028 $27,385 $110,307,189 3
Complete list of $20m weekends

Biggest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend

RankWeekendTotal Gross for
all Movies
Number One MovieGross of Number
One Movie
1 Dec 25, 2009 $269,869,249 Avatar $75,617,133
2 Jul 15, 2011 $262,570,633 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427
3 Jul 18, 2008 $260,835,369 The Dark Knight $158,411,483
4 Nov 20, 2009 $258,598,732 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $142,839,137
5 May 4, 2012 $257,958,677 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708
6 May 24, 2013 $254,371,871 Fast and Furious 6 $97,375,245
7 Nov 16, 2012 $249,274,034 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $141,067,634
8 Jun 21, 2013 $240,260,571 Monsters University $82,429,469
9 Jul 20, 2012 $231,492,416 The Dark Knight Rises $160,887,295
10 Jul 5, 2013 $227,608,100 Despicable Me 2 $84,227,980
Top 100

Smallest Combined Gross for All Movies in a Single Weekend

RankWeekendTotal Gross for
all Movies
Number One MovieGross of Number
One Movie
1 Sep 15, 2000 $54,213,664 The Watcher $5,805,680
2 Sep 21, 2001 $59,646,379 Hardball $8,058,338
3 Sep 8, 2000 $61,494,217 The Watcher $9,062,295
4 Sep 22, 2000 $63,242,095 Urban Legends: Final Cut $8,505,513
5 Sep 29, 2000 $65,980,017 Remember the Titans $20,905,831
6 Jan 28, 2000 $66,322,547 Eye of the Beholder $5,959,447
7 Sep 14, 2001 $66,389,469 Hardball $9,386,342
8 Sep 7, 2012 $67,477,382 The Possession $9,317,472
9 Sep 5, 2003 $67,529,353 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star $6,660,540
10 Sep 5, 2008 $67,944,766 Bangkok Dangerous $7,783,266
Top 100

Biggest Opening, 2nd, 3rd etc. Weekends

Weekend
Number
DateTop-Grossing MovieGrossTheatersCumulative Gross 
1 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 $207,438,708 Full Chart
2 May 11, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $103,052,274 4,349 $373,071,647 Full Chart
3 Jan 1, 2010 Avatar $68,490,688 3,461 $352,114,898 Full Chart
4 Jan 8, 2010 Avatar $50,306,217 3,422 $430,846,514 Full Chart
5 Jan 15, 2010 Avatar $42,785,612 3,285 $493,252,617 Full Chart
6 Jan 22, 2010 Avatar $34,944,081 3,141 $551,741,499 Full Chart
7 Jan 29, 2010 Avatar $31,280,029 3,074 $595,752,416 Full Chart
8 Feb 6, 1998 Titanic $23,027,838 2,956 $337,355,666 Full Chart
9 Feb 13, 1998 Titanic $32,876,424 3,002 $376,270,721 Full Chart
10 Feb 20, 1998 Titanic $21,036,343 3,006 $402,561,881 Full Chart
11 Feb 27, 1998 Titanic $19,633,056 3,035 $426,983,888 Full Chart
12 Mar 6, 1998 Titanic $17,605,849 3,103 $449,157,395 Full Chart
13 Mar 13, 1998 Titanic $17,578,815 3,116 $471,446,140 Full Chart
14 Mar 20, 1998 Titanic $17,165,239 3,169 $494,514,331 Full Chart
15 Mar 27, 1998 Titanic $15,213,500 3,233 $515,262,530 Full Chart
16 Feb 27, 2009 Slumdog Millionaire $12,026,343 2,943 $115,024,121 Full Chart
17 Apr 10, 1998 Titanic $8,558,241 3,265 $542,853,691 Full Chart
18 Apr 17, 1998 Titanic $7,407,989 3,012 $554,067,203 Full Chart
19 Aug 23, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $7,261,842 1,329 $63,690,730 Full Chart
20 Aug 30, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $11,100,764 1,619 $82,556,992 Full Chart
21 Sep 6, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $10,372,316 1,695 $95,824,732 Full Chart
22 Sep 13, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $10,772,146 1,764 $110,443,668 Full Chart
23 Sep 20, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $9,748,969 1,853 $124,052,987 Full Chart
24 Sep 27, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $9,434,602 1,841 $136,628,662 Full Chart
25 Oct 4, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $8,223,801 1,971 $147,717,828 Full Chart
26 Oct 11, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $8,453,159 2,016 $158,954,054 Full Chart
27 Oct 18, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $7,145,309 2,014 $169,292,979 Full Chart
28 Oct 25, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $6,209,500 1,967 $177,698,447 Full Chart
29 Nov 1, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $5,623,149 1,977 $185,244,976 Full Chart
30 Nov 8, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $5,854,005 1,975 $192,857,165 Full Chart
31 Nov 15, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $4,713,464 1,812 $199,574,370 Full Chart
32 Nov 22, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $3,657,055 1,585 $204,520,221 Full Chart
33 Nov 29, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $3,985,057 1,257 $210,585,352 Full Chart
34 Feb 24, 1995 Forrest Gump $2,355,216 1,105 $306,690,248 Full Chart
35 Apr 2, 1993 Unforgiven $2,538,358 855 $86,008,587 Full Chart
36 Apr 9, 1993 Unforgiven $2,013,242 945 $88,900,163 Full Chart
37 Aug 27, 2010 Avatar $4,007,750 812 $753,773,889 Full Chart
38 Jan 3, 2003 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $2,661,106 1,194 $227,898,505 Full Chart
39 Mar 31, 1995 Forrest Gump $2,650,130 1,135 $321,084,355 Full Chart
40 Jan 17, 2003 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $2,173,330 1,171 $234,268,965 Full Chart
41 Jan 24, 2003 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $1,704,430 1,143 $236,448,697 Full Chart
42 Jan 31, 2003 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $1,538,527 1,076 $238,540,872 Full Chart
43 Jun 15, 1990 The Adventures of Milo and Otis $1,708,915 914 $1,708,915 Full Chart
44 Apr 8, 1983 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $1,606,956 830 $347,339,956 Full Chart
45 Apr 15, 1983 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $1,668,479 729 $349,628,255 Full Chart
46 Apr 22, 1983 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $1,215,874 657 $351,352,874 Full Chart
47 Apr 29, 1983 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $924,484 529 $352,756,484 Full Chart
48 May 6, 1983 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $574,740 407 $353,568,740 Full Chart
49 May 13, 1983 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $616,452 410 $354,394,452 Full Chart
50 May 20, 1983 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $966,148 476 $355,566,148 Full Chart
51 May 27, 1983 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $2,061,108 786 $357,821,108 Full Chart
52 Jun 3, 1983 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $1,241,037 669 $359,197,037 Full Chart
53 Oct 19, 2007 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D $5,330,101 564 $14,030,970 Full Chart
54 Oct 26, 2007 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D $3,446,012 564 $18,801,304 Full Chart
55 Nov 2, 2007 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D $1,525,403 562 $21,526,806 Full Chart
56 Nov 9, 2007 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D $881,033 473 $22,819,964 Full Chart
57 Dec 9, 2005 The Polar Express (IMAX) $931,603 66 $48,821,168 Full Chart
58 Jul 16, 1982 Raiders of the Lost Ark $4,347,101 1,330 $213,909,222 Full Chart
59 Jul 23, 1982 Raiders of the Lost Ark $2,827,413 1,330 $219,081,050 Full Chart
60 Jul 30, 1982 Raiders of the Lost Ark $1,617,938 840 $222,254,556 Full Chart
61 Jul 21, 1978 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $10,166,336 1,750 $0 Full Chart
62 Aug 13, 1982 Raiders of the Lost Ark $804,124 479 $226,124,455 Full Chart
63 Jul 31, 1981 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back $7,001,282 1,364 $188,355,137 Full Chart
64 Aug 7, 1981 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back $4,021,024 1,382 $196,613,195 Full Chart
65 Aug 30, 1985 Gremlins $2,393,775 1,174 $2,393,775 Full Chart
66 Sep 6, 1985 Ghostbusters $1,145,353 864 $6,329,963 Full Chart
67 Oct 18, 1985 The Gods Must Be Crazy $291,832 165 $22,834,443 Full Chart
68 Sep 23, 1994 Jurassic Park $448,800 510 $349,433,610 Full Chart
69 Sep 30, 1994 Jurassic Park $409,590 557 $349,965,705 Full Chart
70 Nov 12, 1999 Mysteries of Egypt $311,436 27 $24,153,186 Full Chart
71 Nov 15, 1985 The Gods Must Be Crazy $317,253 181 $24,457,216 Full Chart
72 Jul 23, 2004 Bugs! $260,565 30 $11,158,439 Full Chart
73 Nov 29, 1985 The Gods Must Be Crazy $353,815 170 $25,291,731 Full Chart
74 Dec 10, 1999 Mysteries of Egypt $246,456 23 $25,949,741 Full Chart
75 Aug 6, 1999 Everest $221,656 58 $69,527,184 Full Chart
76 Aug 13, 1999 Everest $216,442 56 $69,952,325 Full Chart
77 Aug 20, 1999 Everest $202,802 57 $70,369,172 Full Chart
78 Aug 27, 1999 Everest $186,466 57 $70,681,020 Full Chart
79 Sep 3, 1999 Everest $233,333 57 $71,052,887 Full Chart
80 Jan 21, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $177,681 21 $28,154,745 Full Chart
81 Jan 28, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $187,112 21 $28,348,868 Full Chart
82 Feb 4, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $203,312 22 $28,700,734 Full Chart
83 Feb 11, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $191,504 22 $29,015,645 Full Chart
84 May 26, 2000 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $223,702 17 $29,728,728 Full Chart
85 Feb 25, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $227,816 22 $29,714,975 Full Chart
86 Mar 3, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $191,083 22 $30,047,168 Full Chart
87 Mar 10, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $197,312 19 $30,365,691 Full Chart
88 Mar 17, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $174,900 19 $30,674,095 Full Chart
89 Dec 26, 2003 Space Station $182,684 16 $45,995,271 Full Chart
90 Jul 2, 2004 Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk $142,117 17 $6,631,315 Full Chart
91 Apr 7, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $191,734 19 $31,666,665 Full Chart
92 Apr 14, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $183,658 19 $31,988,546 Full Chart
93 Apr 21, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $196,127 19 $32,309,224 Full Chart
94 Apr 28, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $184,732 19 $32,611,956 Full Chart
95 Aug 11, 2000 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $289,154 24 $32,890,552 Full Chart
96 May 12, 2000 Mysteries of Egypt $167,312 18 $33,171,103 Full Chart
97 Mar 29, 1985 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $3,209,056 849 $255,792,673 Full Chart
98 Apr 5, 1985 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $2,041,915 894 $259,085,788 Full Chart
99 Apr 12, 1985 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $1,058,224 673 $261,061,619 Full Chart
100 Sep 15, 2000 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $174,845 19 $34,379,349 Full Chart

Biggest Weekend by Month

MonthDateTop-Grossing MovieGrossTheaters 
January Jan 1, 2010 Avatar $68,490,688 3,461 Full Chart
February Feb 27, 2004 The Passion of the Christ $83,848,082 3,043 Full Chart
March Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $152,535,747 4,137 Full Chart
April Apr 4, 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $95,023,721 3,938 Full Chart
May May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 Full Chart
June Jun 14, 2013 Man of Steel $116,619,362 4,207 Full Chart
July Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427 4,375 Full Chart
August Aug 3, 2007 The Bourne Ultimatum $69,283,690 3,660 Full Chart
September Sep 28, 2012 Hotel Transylvania $42,522,194 3,349 Full Chart
October Oct 4, 2013 Gravity $55,785,112 3,575 Full Chart
November Nov 22, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $158,074,286 4,163 Full Chart
December Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84,617,303 4,045 Full Chart

Daily Records

Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office

RankDateMovieGrossTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $91,071,119 4,375 $20,816 $91,071,119 1
2 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $80,813,985 4,349 $18,582 $80,813,985 1
3 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $75,754,897 4,404 $17,201 $75,754,897 1
4 Nov 20, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $72,703,754 4,024 $18,068 $72,703,754 1
5 Nov 18, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 $71,642,526 4,061 $17,642 $71,642,526 1
6 Nov 16, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $71,167,839 4,070 $17,486 $71,167,839 1
7 Nov 22, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $70,950,136 4,163 $17,043 $70,950,136 1
8 May 5, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $69,557,990 4,349 $15,994 $150,371,975 2
9 May 3, 2013 Iron Man 3 $68,858,555 4,253 $16,191 $68,858,555 1
10 Jun 30, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $68,533,840 4,416 $15,519 $68,533,840 1
11 Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $67,263,650 4,137 $16,259 $67,263,650 1
12 Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight $67,165,092 4,366 $15,384 $67,165,092 1
13 May 4, 2013 Iron Man 3 $62,273,218 4,253 $14,642 $131,131,773 2
14 Jun 24, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $62,016,476 4,234 $14,647 $62,016,476 1
15 Nov 19, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I $61,684,550 4,125 $14,954 $61,684,550 1
16 May 4, 2007 Spider-Man 3 $59,841,919 4,252 $14,074 $59,841,919 1
17 Jul 15, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $58,175,412 4,275 $13,608 $58,175,412 1
18 May 6, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $57,066,733 4,349 $13,122 $207,438,708 3
19 Jul 7, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $55,830,600 4,133 $13,508 $55,830,600 1
20 Nov 23, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $52,619,106 4,163 $12,640 $123,569,242 2
Complete list of $15m days

Biggest Days by Month

MonthDateTop-Grossing MovieGrossTheaters 
January Jan 2, 2010 Avatar $25,835,551 3,461 Full Chart
February Feb 28, 2004 The Passion of the Christ $33,077,939 3,043 Full Chart
March Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $67,263,650 4,137 Full Chart
April Apr 4, 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $36,926,192 3,938 Full Chart
May May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $80,813,985 4,349 Full Chart
June Jun 30, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $68,533,840 4,416 Full Chart
July Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $91,071,119 4,375 Full Chart
August Aug 4, 2007 The Bourne Ultimatum $25,290,665 3,660 Full Chart
September Sep 13, 2013 Insidious Chapter 2 $20,231,363 3,049 Full Chart
October Oct 21, 2011 Paranormal Activity 3 $26,305,745 3,321 Full Chart
November Nov 20, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $72,703,754 4,024 Full Chart
December Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $37,125,547 4,045 Full Chart

Best Performance by Day of Week

Day of WeekDateMovieDaily GrossTheatersDays in Release 
Sunday May 6, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $57,066,733 4,349 3 Full Chart
Monday Jul 5, 2004 Spider-Man 2 $27,661,137 4,152 6 Full Chart
Tuesday Jul 3, 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man $35,016,884 4,318 2 Full Chart
Wednesday Jun 30, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $68,533,840 4,416 1 Full Chart
Thursday May 19, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $50,013,859 3,661 1 Full Chart
Friday Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $91,071,119 4,375 1 Full Chart
Saturday May 5, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $69,557,990 4,349 2 Full Chart

Widest Opening


Fastest to $100m, $200m, $300m, $400m, $500m, $600m, $700m US Box Office

MilestoneMovieDaysTotal Gross to Date 
$50 million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 1 $91,071,119 Full Chart
$100 million Marvel's The Avengers 2 $150,371,975 Full Chart
$150 million Marvel's The Avengers 2 $150,371,975 Full Chart
$200 million Marvel's The Avengers 3 $207,438,708 Full Chart
$250 million Marvel's The Avengers 6 $257,627,807 Full Chart
$300 million Marvel's The Avengers 9 $342,148,409 Full Chart
$350 million Marvel's The Avengers 10 $373,071,647 Full Chart
$400 million Marvel's The Avengers 14 $402,021,415 Full Chart
$450 million Marvel's The Avengers 17 $457,665,517 Full Chart
$500 million Marvel's The Avengers 23 $500,415,495 Full Chart
$550 million Marvel's The Avengers 31 $552,950,398 Full Chart
$600 million Avatar 47 $601,141,551 Full Chart
$650 million Avatar 58 $651,346,762 Full Chart
$700 million Avatar 72 $702,621,374 Full Chart
$750 million Avatar 253 $750,999,186 Full Chart

Highest Grossing Movies Never to Reach Number 1 on the Domestic Chart

 Highest
Position
Release
Date
MovieTotal Gross
1 2 Apr 19, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $241,438,208
2 3 Dec 23, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $219,614,612
3 2 Nov 13, 1991 Beauty and the Beast $218,951,625
4 2 Dec 14, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $217,326,974
5 2 Dec 25, 2009 Sherlock Holmes $209,028,679
6 2 Jun 21, 2013 World War Z $202,359,711
7 2 Jul 1, 2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $196,573,705
8 2 Nov 10, 2004 The Polar Express $194,949,659
9 2 May 28, 2004 The Day After Tomorrow $186,740,799
10 2 Nov 9, 1990 Dances with Wolves $184,208,842
Top 100

Highest Grossing Movies Never to Play in More Than 1,000 Theaters

 Most
Theaters
Release
Date
MovieTotal Gross
1 64 Apr 19, 2002 Space Station $89,935,229
2 63 Mar 6, 1998 Everest $87,178,599
3 687 Feb 1, 2008 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour $65,281,781
4 n/a Oct 18, 1991 Antarctica $65,000,000
5 n/a Dec 31, 1995 The Living Sea $64,800,000
6 54 Jan 1, 2000 Fantasia 2000 (IMAX) $60,507,228
7 926 Jul 12, 1991 Boyz n the Hood $56,190,094
8 n/a Oct 20, 2000 Dolphins $54,000,000
9 38 Oct 23, 1998 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $53,743,249
10 999 Dec 14, 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums $52,353,636
Top 100