List of 1963 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 1963.

# Weekend end date Film Box office Notes
1 January 6, 1963 Lawrence of Arabia $2,573,392
2 January 13, 1963 Lawrence of Arabia $2,385,298
3 January 20, 1963 Lawrence of Arabia $2,185,395
4 January 27, 1963 Lawrence of Arabia $1,937,583
5 February 3, 1963 Lawrence of Arabia $1,836,384
6 February 10, 1963 Lawrence of Arabia $1,273,256
7 February 17, 1963 A Child Is Waiting $2,261,732
8 February 24, 1963 How the West Was Won $2,757,635
9 March 3, 1963 How the West Was Won $2,385,924
10 March 10, 1963 How the West Was Won $2,185,372
11 March 17, 1963 How the West Was Won $1,683,845
12 March 24, 1963 How the West Was Won $1,539,932
13 March 31, 1963 The Birds $2,900,043 The Birds had the highest weekend debut of 1963.
14 April 7, 1963 It Happened at the World's Fair $2,472,533
15 April 14, 1963 Bye Bye Birdie $2,385,822 Bye Bye Birdie reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
16 April 21, 1963 Bye Bye Birdie $2,175,483
17 April 28, 1963 Bye Bye Birdie $1,382,578
18 May 5, 1963 Bye Bye Birdie $945,382
19 May 12, 1963 Dr. No $2,673,277
20 May 19, 1963 Dr. No $2,374,294
21 May 26, 1963 Dr. No $2,187,824
22 June 2, 1963 Hud $2,562,844
23 June 9, 1963 The Nutty Professor $2,472,573
24 June 16, 1963 Donovan's Reef $2,583,578
25 June 23, 1963 Cleopatra $2,735,387 Cleopatra reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
26 June 30, 1963 Cleopatra $2,572,922
27 July 7, 1963 The Great Escape $2,743,673
28 July 14, 1963 Beach Party $1,953,593
29 July 21, 1963 Cleopatra $2,583,244 Cleopatra reclaimed #1 in its sixth weekend of release.
30 July 28, 1963 Cleopatra $2,395,422
31 August 4, 1963 Cleopatra $2,175,274
32 August 11, 1963 Gidget Goes to Rome $2,382,891
33 August 18, 1963 Promises! Promises! $2,371,522
34 August 25, 1963 Flipper $2,175,355 Flipper reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
35 September 1, 1963 Promises! Promises! $1,947,372 Promises! Promises! reclaimed #1 in its third weekend of release.
36 September 8, 1963 Promises! Promises! $932,683
37 September 15, 1963 Shock Corridor $935,385
38 September 22, 1963 X $1,736,924
39 September 29, 1963 The V.I.P.s $2,735,385 The V.I.P.s reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
40 October 6, 1963 Dementia 13 $2,382,582 Dementia 13 reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
41 October 13, 1963 The V.I.P.s $2,391,381 The V.I.P.s reclaimed #1 in its fourth weekend of release.
42 October 20, 1963 Johnny Cool $1,972,577
43 October 27, 1963 The V.I.Ps $1,824,428 The V.I.P.s reclaimed #1 in its sixth weekend of release.
44 November 3, 1963 A New Kind of Love $1,824,385
45 November 10, 1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World $2,826,573
46 November 17, 1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World $2,783,482
47 November 24, 1963 The Incredible Journey $2,673,285
48 December 1, 1963 Fun in Acapulco $2,427,572
49 December 8, 1963 Charade $2,382,278
50 December 15, 1963 Charade $2,184,293
51 December 22, 1963 Charade $1,573,284
52 December 29, 1963 The Sword in the Stone $2,742,466

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