Movie Records

Cumulative Box Office

- All Time Domestic Top 10
- 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


Cumulative Box Office

All Time North American Domestic Top 10

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 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
Complete list of $100m movies

Inflation-Adjusted Top 10 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
Complete list of $100m movies

All Time Worldwide Top 10

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 $2,207,615,668
3 2012 The Avengers $1,514,279,547
4 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $1,328,111,219
5 2013 Frozen $1,267,837,000
6 2013 Iron Man 3 $1,212,692,272
7 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,141,408,667
8 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $1,123,794,076
9 2012 Skyfall $1,108,694,081
10 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction $1,081,139,076
Complete list of $250m worldwide movies

Weekend Records

Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office

RankDateMovieGrossTheatersPer TheaterDays
1 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708 4,349 $47,698 3
2 May 3, 2013 Iron Man 3 $174,144,585 4,253 $40,946 3
3 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $169,189,427 4,375 $38,672 3
4 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $160,887,295 4,404 $36,532 3
5 Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 4,366 $36,283 3
6 Nov 22, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $158,074,286 4,163 $37,971 3
7 Mar 23, 2012 The Hunger Games $152,535,747 4,137 $36,871 3
8 May 4, 2007 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 4,252 $35,540 3
9 Nov 20, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $142,839,137 4,024 $35,497 3
10 Nov 16, 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 $141,067,634 4,070 $34,660 4
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 5, 2014 $65,698,590 Guardians of the Galaxy $10,357,345
6 Sep 29, 2000 $65,980,017 Remember the Titans $20,905,831
7 Jan 28, 2000 $66,322,547 Eye of the Beholder $5,959,447
8 Sep 14, 2001 $66,389,469 Hardball $9,386,342
9 Sep 7, 2012 $67,477,382 The Possession $9,317,472
10 Sep 5, 2003 $67,529,353 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star $6,660,540
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
Full List from Biggest Opening Weekend to Biggest 100th Weekend

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 1, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $94,320,883 4,080 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

Rank       Date       MovieGrossTheatersPer 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
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 1, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $37,845,336 4,080 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

   TheatersWeekend Gross
1 Jul 2, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 4,468 $64,832,191
2 Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises 4,404 $160,887,295
3 May 7, 2010 Iron Man 2 4,380 $128,122,480
4 Jul 15, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 4,375 $169,189,427
5 Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight 4,366 $158,411,483
6 May 25, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 4,362 $114,732,820
7 May 21, 2010 Shrek Forever After 4,359 $70,838,207
8 May 4, 2012 Marvel's The Avengers 4,349 $207,438,708
9 Jul 17, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 4,325 $77,835,727
10 May 2, 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 4,324 $91,608,337
Top 100

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 (IMAX) $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