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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office

Note: Movies are 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.

Rank       Date       MovieDays to MilestoneCumulative Gross After Passing Milestone
1 May 9, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers 6 $257,627,807
2 Jul 25, 2008 The Dark Knight 8 $261,847,503
3 Nov 29, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 8 $253,686,504
4 Jul 28, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 9 $267,458,321
5 May 11, 2013 Iron Man 3 9 $264,188,043
6 Jul 23, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 9 $258,934,716
7 Jul 2, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 9 $251,035,008
8 Jul 16, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 10 $258,364,766
9 May 29, 2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith 11 $255,648,711
10 Apr 2, 2012 The Hunger Games 11 $253,006,396
11 Jul 10, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 12 $261,078,700
12 Jul 11, 2004 Spider-Man 2 12 $256,438,326
13 Dec 29, 2009 Avatar 12 $250,419,951
14 May 31, 2004 Shrek 2 13 $260,313,719
15 Jun 30, 2010 Toy Story 3 13 $251,344,663
16 May 16, 2007 Spider-Man 3 13 $250,433,791
17 May 17, 2002 Spider-Man 15 $252,374,308
18 Jan 1, 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 16 $261,350,000
19 Mar 20, 2010 Alice in Wonderland 16 $255,505,533
20 Dec 5, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 16 $251,530,186
21 Jul 15, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 16 $251,371,417
22 Jun 3, 2007 Shrek the Third 17 $255,927,783
23 Jun 10, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 17 $253,441,723
24 Jul 18, 2013 Despicable Me 2 17 $251,100,035
25 May 23, 2010 Iron Man 2 17 $251,026,061
26 Dec 1, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 17 $250,209,035
27 Jan 4, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 18 $254,290,037
28 Mar 13, 2004 The Passion of the Christ 18 $253,792,087
29 Jun 8, 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 18 $253,014,750
30 Jul 1, 2013 Man of Steel 18 $251,621,616
31 Jul 21, 2007 Transformers 19 $256,587,821
32 Jun 6, 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace 19 $255,758,124
33 Aug 2, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 19 $255,672,245
34 Dec 7, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 20 $250,457,900
35 Dec 10, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I 22 $251,585,745
36 Jan 4, 2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 22 $251,461,852
37 Aug 2, 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 23 $251,505,177
38 May 25, 2008 Iron Man 24 $252,614,669
39 Jun 8, 2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones 24 $250,707,578
40 Jun 11, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded 28 $250,730,000
41 Dec 6, 2012 Skyfall 29 $250,620,080
42 Dec 17, 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 30 $250,661,379
43 Jun 29, 2003 Finding Nemo 31 $253,991,677
44 Dec 16, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 31 $253,270,000
45 Jun 28, 2009 Up 31 $250,234,554
46 Aug 16, 2010 Inception 32 $250,001,841
47 Jul 23, 2013 Monsters University 33 $250,940,258
48 Jan 11, 2006 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 34 $250,357,188
49 Aug 5, 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man 35 $250,740,648
50 Jan 23, 1998 Titanic 36 $256,392,349
51 Jan 23, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 36 $250,093,000
52 Jan 27, 2005 Meet the Fockers 37 $250,346,140
53 Dec 30, 2013 Frozen 39 $256,016,197
54 Aug 19, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 42 $251,297,000
55 Jan 23, 2014 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 42 $250,178,924
56 Jan 25, 2008 I am Legend 43 $250,049,656
57 Dec 30, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas 44 $250,105,000
58 Jul 8, 2011 The Hangover Part II 44 $250,013,174
59 May 18, 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 45 $250,532,304
60 Jan 4, 2003 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 51 $250,720,000
61 Jul 30, 2009 The Hangover 56 $250,696,417
62 Apr 5, 2014 The Lego Movie 58 $250,196,189
63 Jul 6, 2009 Star Trek 60 $250,088,417
64 Dec 3, 2013 Gravity 61 $250,000,975
65 Jul 22, 2001 Shrek 66 $251,922,192
66 Jan 17, 2005 The Incredibles 74 $256,739,602
67 Oct 18, 1999 The Sixth Sense 74 $250,208,911
68 Mar 6, 2010 The Blind Side 107 $250,181,633
69 Apr 27, 2007 Night at the Museum 127 $250,027,721
70 Dec 5, 2010 Despicable Me 150 $250,004,040
71 Dec 19, 2012 Monsters, Inc. 4,066 $256,649,085
72 Sep 16, 2011 The Lion King 3D 6,303 $337,459,426
73 Mar 22, 2002 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 7,225 $404,509,000
74 Apr 5, 2013 Jurassic Park 7,239 $357,333,005