List of 1994 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 1994.

# Weekend end date Film Box office[1] Notes
1 January 9, 1994 Mrs. Doubtfire $11,536,024
2 January 16, 1994 Philadelphia $13,817,010 Philadelphia reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
3 January 23, 1994 Philadelphia $8,830,605
4 January 30, 1994 Mrs. Doubtfire $7,742,001 Mrs. Doubtfire reclaimed #1 in tenth weekend of release.
5 February 6, 1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective $12,115,105
6 February 13, 1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective $9,673,717
7 February 20, 1994 On Deadly Ground $12,679,573
8 February 27, 1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective $6,512,350 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective reclaimed #1 in its fourth week of release.
9 March 6, 1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective $5,095,449
10 March 13, 1994 Guarding Tess $7,065,213
11 March 20, 1994 Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult $13,216,531
12 March 27, 1994 D2: The Mighty Ducks $10,356,748
13 April 3, 1994 Major League II $7,040,777
14 April 10, 1994 D2: The Mighty Ducks $5,513,111 D2: The Mighty Ducks reclaimed #1 in its third week of release.
15 April 17, 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral $4,162,489
16 April 24, 1994 Bad Girls $5,012,200 Andie MacDowell became the first actress in cinema history to star in two back to back number 1 films as she starred in both Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bad Girls.
17 May 1, 1994 No Escape $4,588,736
18 May 8, 1994 With Honors $3,741,737 With Honors reached #1 in its second week of release.
19 May 15, 1994 The Crow $11,774,332
20 May 22, 1994 Maverick $17,248,545
21 May 29, 1994 The Flintstones $29,688,730 The Flintstones broke Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade's record ($29.4 mil) for the highest Memorial Day weekend debut.
22 June 5, 1994 The Flintstones $18,217,305
23 June 12, 1994 Speed $14,456,194
24 June 19, 1994 Wolf $17,911,366
25 June 26, 1994 The Lion King $40,888,194 The Lion King had the highest weekend debut of 1994.
26 July 3, 1994 The Lion King $34,208,876
27 July 10, 1994 Forrest Gump $24,450,602
28 July 17, 1994 True Lies $25,869,770
29 July 24, 1994 Forrest Gump $21,931,425 Forrest Gump reclaimed #1 in its third week of release.
30 July 31, 1994 The Mask $23,117,068
31 August 7, 1994 Clear and Present Danger $20,348,017
32 August 14, 1994 Clear and Present Danger $15,965,071
33 August 21, 1994 Forrest Gump $11,248,160 Forrest Gump reclaimed #1 in its seventh week of release.
34 August 28, 1994 Natural Born Killers $11,166,687
35 September 4, 1994 Forrest Gump $12,221,147 Forrest Gump reclaimed #1 in its ninth week of release.
36 September 11, 1994 Forrest Gump $6,760,367
37 September 18, 1994 Timecop $12,064,625
38 September 25, 1994 Timecop $8,176,615
39 October 2, 1994 The River Wild $10,214,450
40 October 9, 1994 The Specialist $14,317,765 The Specialist broke Demolition Man '​s record ($14.2 mil) for the highest weekend debut in October.
41 October 16, 1994 Pulp Fiction $9,311,882
42 October 23, 1994 Pulp Fiction $8,389,221
43 October 30, 1994 Stargate $16,651,018 Stargate broke The Specialist '​s record ($14.3 mil) three weeks earlier for the highest weekend debut in October.
44 November 6, 1994 Stargate $12,368,778
45 November 13, 1994 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles $36,389,705 Interview with the Vampire broke Lethal Weapon 3's record ($33.2 mil) for the highest weekend debut for a R-rated film and Dracula '​s record ($30.5 million) for highest weekend debut for a vampire film.
46 November 20, 1994 Star Trek Generations $23,116,394
47 November 27, 1994 The Santa Clause $20,437,607 The Santa Clause reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
48 December 4, 1994 The Santa Clause $11,390,638
49 December 11, 1994 Disclosure $10,068,126
50 December 18, 1994 Dumb and Dumber $16,363,442
51 December 25, 19944-day weekend Dumb and Dumber $15,586,425
52 January 1, 19954-day weekend Dumb and Dumber $14,929,291

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Rank Title Studio Actors Director(s) Domestic Gross[2]
1. The Lion King* Disney voices of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers $422,783,777
2. Forrest Gump Paramount Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field Robert Zemeckis $329,694,499
3. True Lies 20th Century Fox/Lightstorm Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Art Malik, Tia Carrere, Eliza Dushku and Charlton Heston James Cameron $146,282,411
4. The Santa Clause Disney Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz and Peter Boyle John Pasquin $144,833,357
5. The Flintstones Universal/Amblin John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry and Elizabeth Taylor Brian Levant $130,531,208
6. Dumb and Dumber New Line Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and Lauren Holly Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly $127,175,374
7. Clear and Present Danger Paramount Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe and James Earl Jones Phillip Noyce $122,187,717
8. Speed 20th Century Fox Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper, Joe Morton and Jeff Daniels Jan de Bont $121,248,145
9. The Mask New Line Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Amy Yasbeck and Richard Jeni Chuck Russell $119,938,730
10. Pulp Fiction Miramax John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel, Ving Rhames, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Amanda Plummer, Rosanna Arquette, Maria de Medeiros and Christopher Walken Quentin Tarantino $107,928,762
11. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Warner Bros./Geffen Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst Neil Jordan $105,264,608
12. Maverick Warner Bros. Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene and Alfred Molina Richard Donner $101,631,272
13. The Client Warner Bros. Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Anthony LaPaglia and Mary-Louise Parker Joel Schumacher $92,115,211
14. Disclosure Warner Bros. Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Caroline Goodall and Dennis Miller Barry Levinson $83,015,089
15. Star Trek Generations Paramount Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, James Doohan, Walter Koenig and Malcolm McDowell David Carson $75,671,125
16. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Warner Bros. Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc and Dan Marino Tom Shadyac $72,217,396
17. Stargate Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Carolco Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson and Viveca Lindfors Roland Emmerich $71,567,262
18. Legends of the Fall TriStar Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Henry Thomas and Julia Ormond Edward Zwick $66,638,883
19. Wolf Columbia Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan, Richard Jenkins and Christopher Plummer Mike Nichols $65,002,597
20. The Specialist Warner Bros. Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger and Eric Roberts Luis Llosa $57,362,582

(*) Includes theatrical reissue(s).

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