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Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend



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This list shows movies with the most front-loaded opening weekend, as measured by the percentage of the (3-day) opening weekend at the domestic box office that was earned on Friday. The higher the percentage, the more front-loaded the film. For this chart we consider movies that were released on a Friday, and that opened in at least 1,000 theaters.

Rank Released Movie Friday
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Theaters
Friday Opening
Weekend
Total
Gross
1 2013 One Direction: This is Us 56.1% 2,735 $8,868,530 $15,815,497 $28,873,374
2 2014 Endless Love 55.8% 2,896 $7,428,245 $13,307,125 $23,438,250
3 2011 African Cats 55.4% 1,220 $3,327,053 $6,003,200 $15,428,747
4 2014 The Fault in Our Stars 54.3% 3,173 $26,062,046 $48,002,523 $124,872,350
5 2009 Hannah Montana the Movie 53.9% 3,118 $17,436,095 $32,324,487 $79,576,189
6 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… 53.8% 4,375 $91,071,119 $169,189,427 $381,011,219
7 2017 Pitch Perfect 3 53.3% 3,447 $10,625,150 $19,928,525 $104,897,530
8 2018 Super Troopers 2 52.3% 2,038 $7,945,555 $15,181,624 $30,617,396
9 2017 Same Kind of Different as Me 52.3% 1,362 $1,354,347 $2,591,985 $6,423,605
10 2012 Paranormal Activity 4 52.1% 3,412 $15,110,106 $29,003,866 $53,900,335
11 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 51.9% 4,061 $71,642,526 $138,122,261 $281,287,133
12 2008 Twilight 51.7% 3,419 $35,978,348 $69,637,740 $192,769,854
13 2015 The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death 51.5% 2,602 $7,746,085 $15,027,415 $26,501,323
14 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 50.9% 4,024 $72,703,754 $142,839,137 $296,623,634
15 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 50.4% 4,070 $71,167,839 $141,067,634 $292,324,737
16 2013 The Host 50.3% 3,202 $5,337,111 $10,600,112 $26,623,701
17 2013 Insidious Chapter 2 50.2% 3,049 $20,231,363 $40,272,103 $83,586,447
18 2014 About Last Night 50.2% 2,253 $12,871,109 $25,649,011 $48,637,684
19 2014 Winter's Tale 50.1% 2,965 $3,652,687 $7,297,694 $12,600,231
20 2011 Paranormal Activity 3 50.0% 3,321 $26,305,745 $52,568,183 $104,028,807
21 2015 Paper Towns 50.0% 3,031 $6,328,167 $12,650,140 $32,000,304
22 2012 The Devil Inside 49.7% 2,285 $16,756,764 $33,732,515 $53,262,945
23 2012 Magic Mike 49.5% 2,930 $19,371,387 $39,127,170 $113,721,571
24 2010 Paranormal Activity 2 49.4% 3,216 $20,109,273 $40,678,424 $84,752,907
25 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… 49.3% 4,125 $61,684,550 $125,017,372 $295,983,305
26 2015 Little Boy 49.3% 1,045 $1,355,876 $2,750,356 $6,485,961
27 2009 Saw VI 49.3% 3,036 $6,957,263 $14,118,444 $27,693,292
28 2013 The Purge 49.3% 2,536 $16,775,640 $34,058,360 $64,473,115
29 2000 Pokemon 2000 49.2% 2,752 $9,639,373 $19,575,608 $43,746,923
30 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 49.1% 4,242 $81,558,505 $166,007,347 $330,360,194
31 2015 Magic Mike XXL 48.8% 3,355 $6,269,228 $12,857,184 $66,013,057
32 2016 Suicide Squad 48.5% 4,255 $64,893,248 $133,682,248 $325,100,054
33 2017 All Eyez on Me 48.5% 2,471 $12,811,328 $26,435,354 $44,922,302
34 2014 Bears 48.4% 1,720 $2,311,688 $4,776,267 $17,780,194
35 2001 Josie and the Pussycats 48.1% 2,556 $2,195,500 $4,562,455 $14,252,830
36 2006 The Grudge 2 48.1% 3,211 $10,018,039 $20,825,300 $39,143,839
37 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens 48.0% 4,134 $119,119,282 $247,966,675 $936,662,225
38 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street 47.8% 3,332 $15,735,956 $32,902,299 $63,075,011
39 2018 Fifty Shades Freed 47.7% 3,768 $18,407,850 $38,560,195 $100,407,760
40 2008 Saw V 47.7% 3,060 $14,345,874 $30,053,954 $56,746,769
41 2017 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi 47.6% 4,232 $104,684,491 $220,009,584 $620,181,382
42 2009 Friday the 13th 47.6% 3,105 $19,293,446 $40,570,365 $65,002,019
43 2014 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 47.5% 2,867 $8,722,144 $18,343,611 $32,462,372
44 2006 Scary Movie 4 47.3% 3,602 $19,017,001 $40,222,875 $90,710,620
45 2008 Sex and the City 47.1% 3,285 $26,771,052 $56,848,056 $152,647,258
46 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 47.1% 4,404 $75,754,897 $160,887,295 $448,139,099
47 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D 47.0% 2,654 $10,227,996 $21,744,470 $34,341,945
48 2009 BrĂ¼no 47.0% 2,756 $14,400,065 $30,619,130 $60,054,530
49 1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 47.0% 2,147 $2,990,000 $6,360,968 $14,271,297
50 2000 Here on Earth 46.7% 1,714 $2,107,000 $4,510,705 $10,494,147
51 2009 Halloween 2 46.6% 3,025 $7,626,723 $16,349,565 $33,392,973
52 2007 Saw IV 46.5% 3,183 $14,755,978 $31,756,764 $63,300,095
53 2003 How to Deal 46.3% 2,319 $2,688,000 $5,809,960 $14,108,518
54 2017 The Fate of the Furious 46.3% 4,310 $45,695,015 $98,786,705 $225,764,765
55 2010 The Last Exorcism 46.2% 2,874 $9,406,821 $20,366,613 $41,034,350
56 2013 Evil Dead 46.2% 3,025 $11,899,350 $25,775,847 $54,239,856
57 2015 Insidious Chapter 3 46.1% 3,002 $10,461,496 $22,692,741 $52,218,558
58 2011 Immortals 46.1% 3,112 $14,841,483 $32,206,425 $83,504,017
59 2005 The Ringer 46.1% 1,829 $2,376,983 $5,158,795 $35,428,675
60 2004 Against the Ropes 46.1% 1,601 $1,400,000 $3,038,546 $5,881,504
61 2016 The Purge: Election Year 46.1% 2,796 $14,513,360 $31,515,110 $79,042,440
62 2017 Fifty Shades Darker 46.0% 3,710 $21,444,970 $46,607,250 $114,434,010
63 2015 The Gallows 46.0% 2,720 $4,507,153 $9,808,463 $22,764,410
64 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie 45.9% 2,040 $2,734,591 $5,961,231 $11,862,398
65 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh 45.9% 2,411 $4,350,000 $9,485,494 $19,762,690
66 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 45.8% 4,157 $71,094,394 $155,081,681 $532,177,324
67 2015 Furious 7 45.8% 4,003 $67,407,340 $147,163,560 $353,007,020
68 2008 Prom Night 45.8% 2,700 $9,524,480 $20,804,941 $43,869,350
69 2014 A Haunted House 2 45.7% 2,310 $4,045,237 $8,843,875 $17,329,487
70 2009 Dragonball Evolution 45.7% 2,181 $2,174,663 $4,756,488 $9,362,785
71 2005 The Lords of Dogtown 45.6% 1,865 $2,565,882 $5,623,373 $11,273,517
72 2000 Boys and Girls 45.5% 1,983 $3,187,334 $7,008,950 $21,799,652
73 2003 Holes 45.5% 2,331 $7,409,338 $16,300,155 $67,383,924
74 2010 Charlie St. Cloud 45.4% 2,718 $5,626,995 $12,381,585 $31,206,263
75 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 45.2% 4,151 $55,139,942 $121,897,634 $337,135,885
76 2014 That Awkward Moment 45.2% 2,809 $3,952,358 $8,742,109 $26,068,955
77 2010 Dear John 45.2% 2,969 $13,764,704 $30,468,614 $80,014,842
78 2004 Ella Enchanted 44.9% 1,931 $2,771,000 $6,169,030 $22,913,677
79 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 44.9% 4,163 $70,950,136 $158,074,286 $424,668,047
80 2010 The Last Song 44.8% 2,673 $7,176,919 $16,007,426 $62,950,384
81 2017 Happy Death Day 44.8% 3,149 $11,659,375 $26,039,025 $55,683,845
82 2008 Shutter 44.7% 2,753 $4,666,802 $10,447,559 $25,928,550
83 2012 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 44.5% 2,933 $3,570,011 $8,023,036 $17,530,219
84 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp 44.5% 4,206 $33,725,082 $75,812,205 $164,624,292
85 2009 Watchmen 44.4% 3,611 $24,515,772 $55,214,334 $107,509,799
86 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 44.4% 4,175 $45,579,056 $102,665,981 $281,723,902
87 2012 Chernobyl Diaries 44.4% 2,433 $3,530,924 $7,955,307 $18,119,640
88 2018 Truth or Dare 44.4% 3,029 $8,283,885 $18,667,855 $40,717,020
89 2003 From Justin to Kelly 44.3% 2,001 $1,204,000 $2,715,848 $4,922,166
90 2015 Sinister 2 44.3% 2,766 $4,671,177 $10,542,116 $27,740,955
91 2016 Warcraft 44.3% 3,400 $10,701,750 $24,166,110 $47,225,655
92 2014 Transcendence 44.2% 3,455 $4,813,369 $10,886,386 $23,022,309
93 2006 We Are Marshall 44.2% 2,606 $2,700,000 $6,114,264 $43,545,364
94 2014 Step Up All In 44.1% 2,072 $2,856,245 $6,469,857 $14,904,384
95 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron 44.1% 4,276 $84,424,532 $191,271,109 $459,005,868
96 2010 Remember Me 44.1% 2,212 $3,567,535 $8,089,139 $19,068,240
97 2012 The Hunger Games 44.1% 4,137 $67,263,650 $152,535,747 $408,010,692
98 2011 Scream 4 44.1% 3,305 $8,241,236 $18,692,090 $38,180,928
99 2010 Saw 3D 44.1% 2,808 $10,676,000 $24,230,123 $45,710,178
100 2014 22 Jump Street 44.1% 3,306 $25,144,490 $57,071,445 $191,719,337

The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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