List of 1991 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 1991.

# Weekend end date Film Box office[1] Notes
1 January 6, 1991 Home Alone $12,626,851
2 January 13, 1991 Home Alone $9,813,012
3 January 21, 19914-day weekend Home Alone $11,069,157
4 January 27, 1991 Home Alone $7,268,334
5 February 3, 1991 Home Alone $8,215,408
6 February 10, 1991 Sleeping with the Enemy $13,777,943 Sleeping with the Enemy broke Aliens '​s record ($10.0 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist.
7 February 18, 19914-day weekend The Silence of the Lambs $13,766,814
8 February 24, 1991 The Silence of the Lambs $11,947,765
9 March 3, 1991 The Silence of the Lambs $10,616,383
10 March 10, 1991 The Silence of the Lambs $8,893,306
11 March 17, 1991 The Silence of the Lambs $7,656,361
12 March 24, 1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze $20,030,473
13 March 31, 1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze $13,049,622
14 April 7, 1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze $7,812,507
15 April 14, 1991 Out for Justice $10,524,026
16 April 21, 1991 Out for Justice $7,016,331
17 April 28, 1991 Oscar $5,091,027
18 May 5, 1991 Oscar $4,164,218
19 May 12, 1991 F/X2 $5,455,058
20 May 19, 1991 What About Bob? $9,216,334
21 May 27, 19914-day weekend Backdraft $15,723,480
22 June 2, 1991 Backdraft $9,118,395
23 June 9, 1991 City Slickers $13,032,121
24 June 16, 1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves $25,625,602
25 June 23, 1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves $18,289,665
26 June 30, 1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear $20,817,139
27 July 7, 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $31,765,506 Terminator 2: Judgment Day broke Beverly Hills Cop II '​s record ($26,3 million) for highest weekend debut for a R-rated film & had the highest weekend debut of 1991.
28 July 14, 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $20,738,340
29 July 21, 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $14,895,425
30 July 28, 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $11,051,400
31 August 4, 1991 Hot Shots! $10,848,182
32 August 11, 1991 Hot Shots! $8,010,411
33 August 18, 1991 Hot Shots! $6,330,309
34 August 25, 1991 Hot Shots! $4,676,467
35 September 2, 19914-day weekend Dead Again $6,315,869 Dead Again reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
36 September 8, 1991 Dead Again $4,366,330
37 September 15, 1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare $12,966,525 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare broke A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master '​s record ($12.8 million) for the highest weekend debut for a slasher film, Look Who's Talking '​s record ($12.1 million) for the highest weekend debut for a film released during the Friday the 13th weekend and Sea of Love '​s record ($10 million) for the highest weekend debut in September.
38 September 22, 1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare $6,626,378
39 September 29, 1991 The Fisher King $7,067,908 The Fisher King reached #1 after second weekend of release.
40 October 6, 1991 The Fisher King $6,103,250
41 October 13, 1991 The Fisher King $4,993,580
42 October 20, 1991 Other People's Money $5,012,332
43 October 27, 1991 House Party 2 $6,027,105
44 November 3, 1991 The People Under the Stairs $5,522,250
45 November 10, 1991 Curly Sue $4,957,474 Curly Sue reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
46 November 17, 1991 Cape Fear $10,261,025
47 November 24, 1991 The Addams Family $24,203,754
48 December 1, 1991 The Addams Family $20,133,616
49 December 8, 1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country $18,162,837 Star Trek VI: The Undiscoverd Country broke Beverly Hills Cop '​s record ($15.2 million) for the highest weekend debut in December.
50 December 15, 1991 Hook $13,522,535 Hook broke Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare '​s record ($12.9 million) for highest weekend debut for a film released during the Friday the 13th weekend.
51 December 22, 1991 Hook $9,638,615
52 December 29, 1991 Hook $15,218,400

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Rank Title Studio Actors Director(s) Gross[2]
1. Beauty and the Beast* Disney voices of Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Angela Lansbury, David Ogden Stiers, Richard White and Jerry Orbach Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise $218,967,620
2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day Carolco/TriStar/Lightstorm Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong and Joe Morton James Cameron $204,843,345
3. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Warner Bros. Kevin Costner, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater and Alan Rickman Kevin Reynolds $165,493,908
4. The Silence of the Lambs Orion Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald and Diane Baker Jonathan Demme $130,742,922
5. City Slickers Columbia/Castle Rock/Nelson Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance Ron Underwood $124,033,791
6. Hook TriStar/Amblin Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith Steven Spielberg $119,654,823
7. The Addams Family Paramount/Orion Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, Judith Malina, Elizabeth Wilson and Christina Ricci Barry Sonnenfeld $113,502,426
8. Sleeping with the Enemy 20th Century Fox Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin and Kevin Anderson Joseph Ruben $101,599,005
9. Father of the Bride Touchstone Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern and Kieran Culkin Charles Shyer $89,325,780
10. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Paramount Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy and O.J. Simpson David Zucker $86,930,411
11. Fried Green Tomatoes Universal Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker Jon Avnet $82,418,501
12. Cape Fear Universal Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Martin Balsam, Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck Martin Scorsese $79,091,969
13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze New Line Paige Turco, David Warner, Ernie Reyes, Jr., François Chau, Kevin Nash, Toshishiro Obata, Vanilla Ice, Adam Carl, Laurie Faso, David McCharen, Michael McConnohie, Robbie Rist, Brian Tochi and Frank Welker Michael Pressman $78,656,813
14. Backdraft Universal/Imagine Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland and Robert De Niro Ron Howard $77,868,585
15. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Paramount William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Christopher Plummer and Kim Cattrall Nicholas Meyer $74,888,996
16. The Prince of Tides Columbia Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan and Melinda Dillon Barbra Streisand $74,787,599
17. JFK Warner Bros. Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Joe Pesci, Kevin Bacon, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Edward Asner, Donald Sutherland, Jay O. Sanders, Martin Sheen, Laurie Metcalf, Brian Doyle-Murray, John Candy, Wayne Knight, Vincent D'Onofrio and Sissy Spacek Oliver Stone $70,405,498
18. Hot Shots! 20th Century Fox Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino and Lloyd Bridges Jim Abrahams $69,467,617
19. What About Bob? Touchstone Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo and Kathryn Erbe Frank Oz $63,707,829
20. The Last Boy Scout Warner Bros./Geffen/Silver Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Taylor Negron, Danielle Harris and Halle Berry Tony Scott $59,509,925

(*) Includes theatrical reissue(s)

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