List of 1971 box office number-one films in the United States

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This article is a list of 1971 box office number-one films in the United States.

# Weekend end date Film Box office Notes
1 January 3, 1971 Love Story $4,539,395
2 January 10, 1971 Love Story $4,345,694
3 January 17, 1971 Love Story $3,963,974
4 January 24, 1971 Love Story $3,604,395
5 January 31, 1971 Love Story $3,204,593
6 February 7, 1971 Love Story $2,402,403
7 February 14, 1971 Love Story $2,320,923
8 February 21, 1971 Cold Turkey $3,490,934
9 February 28, 1971 Cold Turkey $2,942,432
10 March 7, 1971 Love Story $3,395,904 Love Story reclaimed #1 in its twelfth weekend of release.
11 March 14, 1971 Love Story $2,932,593
12 March 21, 1971 Get Carter $3,094,305
13 March 28, 1971 Get Carter $2,954,294
14 April 4, 1971 Get Carter $1,493,294
15 April 11, 1971 Summer of '42 $4,765,953
16 April 18, 1971 Summer of '42 $4,398,935
17 April 25, 1971 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song $4,330,024
18 May 2, 1971 Bananas $3,935,035
19 May 9, 1971 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song $3,593,395 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song reclaimed #1 in its third weekend of release.
20 May 16, 1971 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song $3,242,935
21 May 23, 1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes $4,294,942
22 May 30, 1971 Big Jake $4,935,485
23 June 6, 1971 Big Jake $3,000,000
24 June 13, 1971 Big Jake $2,424,853
25 June 20, 1971 Willard $3,823,853
26 June 27, 1971 Klute $4,935,329
27 July 4, 1971 Shaft $4,204,935
28 July 11, 1971 Shaft $3,924,249
29 July 18, 1971 Shaft $3,824,294
30 July 25, 1971 Shaft $2,593,935
31 August 1, 1971 Shaft $1,482,943
32 August 8, 1971 The Omega Man $3,294,924 The Omega Man reached #1 in its second weekend release.
33 August 15, 1971 The Omega Man $2,424,895
34 August 22, 1971 The Omega Man $1,294,924
35 August 29, 1971 And Now for Something Completely Different $3,535,394 And Now for Something Completely Different reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
36 September 5, 1971 And Now for Something Completely Different $2,494,932
37 September 12, 1971 And Now for Something Completely Different $1,932,492
38 September 19, 1971 Kotch $3,935,395
39 September 26, 1971 Kotch $2,000,000
40 October 3, 1971 Kotch $1,893,935
41 October 10, 1971 The French Connection $5,934,294 The French Connection had the highest weekend debut of 1971.
42 October 17, 1971 The French Connection $5,294,193
43 October 24, 1971 The Last Picture Show $4,538,395
44 October 31, 1971 The French Connection $5,189,943 The French Connection reclaimed #1 in its fourth weekend of release.
45 November 7, 1971 Play Misty for Me $3,942,943
46 November 14, 1971 Fiddler on the Roof $5,742,824
47 November 21, 1971 Fiddler on the Roof $4,395,593
48 November 28, 1971 Fiddler on the Roof $3,943,294
49 December 5, 1971 Fiddler on the Roof $3,103,193
50 December 12, 1971 Fiddler on the Roof $2,392,203
51 December 19, 1971 Diamonds Are Forever $5,724,359
52 December 26, 1971 Dirty Harry $5,555,505

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