List of 1974 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 1974.

# Date Film Gross Notes
1 January 6, 1974 The Exorcist $6,875,496 The Exorcist reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
2 January 13, 1974 The Exorcist $6,890,000
3 January 20, 1974 The Exorcist $5,674,579
4 January 27, 1974 The Exorcist $5,309,395
5 February 3, 1974 The Exorcist $4,395,953
6 February 10, 1974 The Exorcist $3,574,757
7 February 17, 1974 Blazing Saddles $4,705,358 Blazing Saddles reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
8 February 24, 1974 Blazing Saddles $3,794,593
9 March 3, 1974 Blazing Saddles $3,646,365
10 March 10, 1974 Blazing Saddles $3,503,956
11 March 17, 1974 Blazing Saddles $3,244,894
12 March 24, 1974 Blazing Saddles $2,483,476
13 March 31, 1974 The Great Gatsby $3,946,395
14 April 7, 1974 The Sugarland Express $3,835,953
15 April 14, 1974 The Conversation $3,853,945 The Conversation reached #1 in its second weekend.
16 April 21, 1974 The Sugarland Express $3,953,395 The Sugarland Express reclaimed #1 in its third weekend of release.
17 April 28, 1974 Blazing Saddles $3,573,684 Blazing Saddles reclaimed #1 in its twelfth weekend of release.
18 May 4, 1974 The Lords of Flatbush $3,832,942
19 May 12, 1974 Monty Python and the Holy Grail $4,310,392
20 May 19, 1974 Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry $2,694,640
21 May 26, 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot $4,593,935
22 June 2, 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot $3,000,000
23 June 9, 1974 Herbie Rides Again $4,305,749
24 June 16, 1974 Herbie Rides Again $2,392,304
25 June 23, 1974 Chinatown $4,034,954
26 June 30, 1974 Chinatown $4,023,403
27 July 7, 1974 Chinatown $3,530,945
28 July 14, 1974 Chinatown $3,120,493
29 July 21, 1974 Chinatown $2,359,496
30 July 28, 1974 Death Wish $6,987,776 Death Wish broke Magnum Force's record (6,87 mil) for highest opening weekend for a crime film.
31 August 4, 1974 Death Wish $5,000,000
32 August 11, 1974 Death Wish $4,657,368
33 August 18, 1974 Death Wish $3,946,955
34 August 25, 1974 The Longest Yard $4,249,686
35 September 1, 1974 The Longest Yard $3,204,395
36 September 8, 1974 Chinatown $3,687,796 Chinatown reclaimed #1 in its twelfth weekend of release.
37 September 15, 1974 Chinatown $2,832,429
38 September 22, 1974 Chinatown $1,456,686
39 September 29, 1974 Chinatown $1,358,568
40 October 6, 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three $4,894,694
41 October 13, 1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre $3,593,395 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
42 October 20, 1974 Airport 1975 $4,800,489
43 October 27, 1974 Airport 1975 $4,183,846
44 November 3, 1974 Airport 1975 $3,574,536
45 November 10, 1974 Airport 1975 $2,357,578
46 November 17, 1974 Earthquake $4,684,496
47 November 24, 1974 Earthquake $3,958,489
48 December 1, 1974 Earthquake $3,289,945
49 December 8, 1974 Earthquake $2,905,946
50 December 15, 1974 Young Frankenstein $5,916,574
51 December 22, 1974 The Godfather Part II $7,000,000 The Godfather Part II broke Death Wish's record (6,98 mil) for highest opening weekend for a crime film. & had the highest weekend debut of 1974.
52 December 29, 1974 The Godfather Part II $4,593,594

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