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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 Same Kind of Different as Me 52.3% 1,362 $1,354,347 $2,591,985 $6,357,835
8 2012 Paranormal Activity 4 52.1% 3,412 $15,110,106 $29,003,866 $53,900,335
9 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 51.9% 4,061 $71,642,526 $138,122,261 $281,287,133
10 2008 Twilight 51.7% 3,419 $35,978,348 $69,637,740 $192,769,854
11 2015 The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death 51.5% 2,602 $7,746,085 $15,027,415 $26,501,323
12 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 50.9% 4,024 $72,703,754 $142,839,137 $296,623,634
13 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 50.4% 4,070 $71,167,839 $141,067,634 $292,324,737
14 2013 The Host 50.3% 3,202 $5,337,111 $10,600,112 $26,623,701
15 2013 Insidious Chapter 2 50.2% 3,049 $20,231,363 $40,272,103 $83,586,447
16 2014 About Last Night 50.2% 2,253 $12,871,109 $25,649,011 $48,637,684
17 2014 Winter's Tale 50.1% 2,965 $3,652,687 $7,297,694 $12,600,231
18 2011 Paranormal Activity 3 50.0% 3,321 $26,305,745 $52,568,183 $104,028,807
19 2015 Paper Towns 50.0% 3,031 $6,328,167 $12,650,140 $32,000,304
20 2012 The Devil Inside 49.7% 2,285 $16,756,764 $33,732,515 $53,262,945
21 2012 Magic Mike 49.5% 2,930 $19,371,387 $39,127,170 $113,721,571
22 2010 Paranormal Activity 2 49.4% 3,216 $20,109,273 $40,678,424 $84,752,907
23 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… 49.3% 4,125 $61,684,550 $125,017,372 $295,983,305
24 2015 Little Boy 49.3% 1,045 $1,355,876 $2,750,356 $6,485,961
25 2009 Saw VI 49.3% 3,036 $6,957,263 $14,118,444 $27,693,292
26 2013 The Purge 49.3% 2,536 $16,775,640 $34,058,360 $64,473,115
27 2000 Pokemon 2000 49.2% 2,752 $9,639,373 $19,575,608 $43,746,923
28 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 49.1% 4,242 $81,558,505 $166,007,347 $330,360,194
29 2015 Magic Mike XXL 48.8% 3,355 $6,269,228 $12,857,184 $66,013,057
30 2016 Suicide Squad 48.5% 4,255 $64,893,248 $133,682,248 $325,100,054
31 2017 All Eyez on Me 48.5% 2,471 $12,811,328 $26,435,354 $44,922,302
32 2014 Bears 48.4% 1,720 $2,311,688 $4,776,267 $17,780,194
33 2001 Josie and the Pussycats 48.1% 2,556 $2,195,500 $4,562,455 $14,252,830
34 2006 The Grudge 2 48.1% 3,211 $10,018,039 $20,825,300 $39,143,839
35 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens 48.0% 4,134 $119,119,282 $247,966,675 $936,662,225
36 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street 47.8% 3,332 $15,735,956 $32,902,299 $63,075,011
37 2008 Saw V 47.7% 3,060 $14,345,874 $30,053,954 $56,746,769
38 2009 Friday the 13th 47.6% 3,105 $19,293,446 $40,570,365 $65,002,019
39 2014 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 47.5% 2,867 $8,722,144 $18,343,611 $32,462,372
40 2006 Scary Movie 4 47.3% 3,602 $19,017,001 $40,222,875 $90,710,620
41 2008 Sex and the City 47.1% 3,285 $26,771,052 $56,848,056 $152,647,258
42 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 47.1% 4,404 $75,754,897 $160,887,295 $448,139,099
43 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D 47.0% 2,654 $10,227,996 $21,744,470 $34,341,945
44 2009 BrĂ¼no 47.0% 2,756 $14,400,065 $30,619,130 $60,054,530
45 1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 47.0% 2,147 $2,990,000 $6,360,968 $14,271,297
46 2000 Here on Earth 46.7% 1,714 $2,107,000 $4,510,705 $10,494,147
47 2009 Halloween 2 46.6% 3,025 $7,626,723 $16,349,565 $33,392,973
48 2007 Saw IV 46.5% 3,183 $14,755,978 $31,756,764 $63,300,095
49 2003 How to Deal 46.3% 2,319 $2,688,000 $5,809,960 $14,108,518
50 2017 The Fate of the Furious 46.3% 4,310 $45,695,015 $98,786,705 $225,764,765
51 2010 The Last Exorcism 46.2% 2,874 $9,406,821 $20,366,613 $41,034,350
52 2013 Evil Dead 46.2% 3,025 $11,899,350 $25,775,847 $54,239,856
53 2015 Insidious Chapter 3 46.1% 3,002 $10,461,496 $22,692,741 $52,218,558
54 2011 Immortals 46.1% 3,112 $14,841,483 $32,206,425 $83,504,017
55 2005 The Ringer 46.1% 1,829 $2,376,983 $5,158,795 $35,428,675
56 2004 Against the Ropes 46.1% 1,601 $1,400,000 $3,038,546 $5,881,504
57 2016 The Purge: Election Year 46.1% 2,796 $14,513,360 $31,515,110 $79,042,440
58 2017 Fifty Shades Darker 46.0% 3,710 $21,444,970 $46,607,250 $114,434,010
59 2015 The Gallows 46.0% 2,720 $4,507,153 $9,808,463 $22,764,410
60 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie 45.9% 2,040 $2,734,591 $5,961,231 $11,862,398
61 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh 45.9% 2,411 $4,350,000 $9,485,494 $19,762,690
62 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 45.8% 4,157 $71,094,394 $155,081,681 $532,177,324
63 2015 Furious 7 45.8% 4,003 $67,407,340 $147,163,560 $351,032,910
64 2008 Prom Night 45.8% 2,700 $9,524,480 $20,804,941 $43,869,350
65 2014 A Haunted House 2 45.7% 2,310 $4,045,237 $8,843,875 $17,329,487
66 2009 Dragonball Evolution 45.7% 2,181 $2,174,663 $4,756,488 $9,362,785
67 2005 The Lords of Dogtown 45.6% 1,865 $2,565,882 $5,623,373 $11,273,517
68 2000 Boys and Girls 45.5% 1,983 $3,187,334 $7,008,950 $21,799,652
69 2003 Holes 45.5% 2,331 $7,409,338 $16,300,155 $67,383,924
70 2010 Charlie St. Cloud 45.4% 2,718 $5,626,995 $12,381,585 $31,206,263
71 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 45.2% 4,151 $55,139,942 $121,897,634 $337,135,885
72 2014 That Awkward Moment 45.2% 2,809 $3,952,358 $8,742,109 $26,068,955
73 2010 Dear John 45.2% 2,969 $13,764,704 $30,468,614 $80,014,842
74 2004 Ella Enchanted 44.9% 1,931 $2,771,000 $6,169,030 $22,913,677
75 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 44.9% 4,163 $70,950,136 $158,074,286 $424,668,047
76 2010 The Last Song 44.8% 2,673 $7,176,919 $16,007,426 $62,950,384
77 2017 Happy Death Day 44.8% 3,149 $11,659,375 $26,039,025 $55,683,845
78 2008 Shutter 44.7% 2,753 $4,666,802 $10,447,559 $25,928,550
79 2012 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 44.5% 2,933 $3,570,011 $8,023,036 $17,530,219
80 2009 Watchmen 44.4% 3,611 $24,515,772 $55,214,334 $107,509,799
81 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 44.4% 4,175 $45,579,056 $102,665,981 $281,723,902
82 2012 Chernobyl Diaries 44.4% 2,433 $3,530,924 $7,955,307 $18,119,640
83 2003 From Justin to Kelly 44.3% 2,001 $1,204,000 $2,715,848 $4,922,166
84 2015 Sinister 2 44.3% 2,766 $4,671,177 $10,542,116 $27,740,955
85 2016 Warcraft 44.3% 3,400 $10,701,750 $24,166,110 $47,225,655
86 2014 Transcendence 44.2% 3,455 $4,813,369 $10,886,386 $23,022,309
87 2006 We Are Marshall 44.2% 2,606 $2,700,000 $6,114,264 $43,545,364
88 2014 Step Up All In 44.1% 2,072 $2,856,245 $6,469,857 $14,904,384
89 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron 44.1% 4,276 $84,424,532 $191,271,109 $459,005,868
90 2010 Remember Me 44.1% 2,212 $3,567,535 $8,089,139 $19,068,240
91 2012 The Hunger Games 44.1% 4,137 $67,263,650 $152,535,747 $408,010,692
92 2011 Scream 4 44.1% 3,305 $8,241,236 $18,692,090 $38,180,928
93 2010 Saw 3D 44.1% 2,808 $10,676,000 $24,230,123 $45,710,178
94 2014 22 Jump Street 44.1% 3,306 $25,144,490 $57,071,445 $191,719,337
95 2015 Fantastic Four 43.9% 3,995 $11,282,868 $25,685,737 $56,117,548
96 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand 43.9% 3,690 $45,102,265 $102,750,665 $234,362,462
97 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 43.9% 4,045 $37,125,547 $84,617,303 $303,003,568
98 2010 Jackass 3D 43.8% 3,081 $22,044,604 $50,353,641 $117,229,692
99 2013 Kick-Ass 2 43.8% 2,940 $5,835,900 $13,332,955 $28,795,985
100 1997 Scream 2 43.7% 2,663 $14,380,000 $32,926,342 $101,363,301

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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