List of 1962 box office number-one films in the United States

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This is a list of films which have placed number one at the weekend box office in the United States during 1962.

# Date Film Gross Notes
1 January 7, 1962 El Cid $1,567,372
2 January 14, 1962 El Cid $934,673
3 January 21, 1962 El Cid $824,390
4 January 28, 1962 El Cid $728,583
5 February 4, 1962 El Cid $567,392
6 February 11, 1962 Sergeants 3 $1,743,385
7 February 18, 1962 Sergeants 3 $924,573
8 February 25, 1962 Sergeants 3 $735,294
9 March 4, 1962 The Premature Burial $835,935
10 March 11, 1962 State Fair $935,294
11 March 18, 1962 State Fair $835,904
12 March 25, 1962 State Fair $724,384
13 April 1, 1962 Sweet Bird of Youth $792,834 Sweet Bird of Youth reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
14 April 8, 1962 Sweet Bird of Youth $624,384
15 April 15, 1962 Experiment in Terror $1,284,294
16 April 22, 1962 Follow That Dream $1,173,459 Follow That Dream reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
17 April 29, 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance $1,792,583 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
18 May 6, 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance $1,584,284
19 May 13, 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance $1,482,482
20 May 20, 1962 Bon Voyage! $1,724,284
21 May 27, 1962 Lonely Are the Brave $1,000,000
22 June 3, 1962 Lonely Are the Brave $924,392
23 June 10, 1962 Lonely Are the Brave $824,294
24 June 17, 1962 That Touch of Mink $1,632,493
25 June 24, 1962 Boys' Night Out $1,293,632
26 July 1, 1962 Hell Is for Heroes $1,284,204
27 July 8, 1962 Birdman of Alcatraz $1,472,457
28 July 15, 1962 The Music Man $1,329,482 The Music Man reached #1 in its fourth weekend of release.
29 July 22, 1962 The Music Man $1,284,320
30 July 29, 1962 The Music Man $935,375
31 August 5, 1962 The Music Man $923,459
32 August 12, 1962 Kid Galahad $1,734,893
33 August 19, 1962 Kid Galahad $1,000,000
34 August 26, 1962 Kid Galahad $935,395
35 September 2, 1962 The Music Man $964,532 The Music Man reclaimed #1 in its eleventh weekend of release.
36 September 9, 1962 The Music Man $864,366
37 September 16, 1962 The Music Man $832,593
38 September 23, 1962 The Music Man $732,592
39 September 30, 1962 Carnival of Souls $1,472,264
40 October 7, 1962 The Longest Day $1,835,375
41 October 14, 1962 The Longest Day $1,724,478
42 October 21, 1962 The Longest Day $1,524,694
43 October 28, 1962 The Longest Day $1,332,534
44 November 4, 1962 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? $1,735,432
45 November 11, 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty $1,835,384
46 November 18, 1962 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? $1,392,492
47 November 25, 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls! $1,592,693
48 December 2, 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls! $1,390,294
49 December 9, 1963 Girls! Girls! Girls! $1,000,000
50 December 16, 1962 Lawrence of Arabia $1,984,385 Lawrence of Arabia had the highest weekend debut of 1962.
51 December 23, 1962 In Search of the Castaways $1,391,492
52 December 30, 1962 Lawrence of Arabia $1,382,582 Lawrence of Arabia reclaimed #1 in its third weekend of release.

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