List of 1998 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 1998.

# Weekend end date Film Box office[1] Notes
1 January 4, 1998 Titanic $33,315,278
2 January 11, 1998 Titanic $28,716,310
3 January 18, 1998 Titanic $30,010,633 Titanic held the record for the highest Martin Luther King weekend gross of all time.
4 January 25, 1998 Titanic $25,238,720
5 February 1, 1998 Titanic $25,907,172
6 February 8, 1998 Titanic $23,027,838
7 February 15, 1998 Titanic $28,167,947
8 February 22, 1998 Titanic $21,036,343
9 March 1, 1998 Titanic $19,633,056
10 March 8, 1998 Titanic $17,605,849
11 March 15, 1998 Titanic $17,578,815 Early figures for that week end had The Man in the Iron Mask ahead but the final numbers for that week end put Titanic ahead by a few $100,000.
12 March 22, 1998 Titanic $17,165,239
13 March 29, 1998 Titanic $15,213,500 Titanic '​s 15th consecutive weekend at #1 set a new record for the most consecutive weekends at #1.
14 April 5, 1998 Lost in Space $20,154,919 Lost in Space broke Indecent Proposal's record ($18.4 mil) for the highest weekend debut in April. The film took over the top spot from Titanic after the film topped for fifteen consecutive weeks.
15 April 12, 1998 City of Angels $15,369,048
16 April 19, 1998 City of Angels $12,332,194
17 April 26, 1998 The Big Hit $10,809,424
18 May 3, 1998 He Got Game $7,610,663
19 May 10, 1998 Deep Impact $41,152,375
20 May 17, 1998 Deep Impact $23,266,622
21 May 24, 1998 Godzilla $44,047,541 Godzilla had the highest weekend debut in 1998.
22 May 31, 1998 Godzilla $18,020,444
23 June 7, 1998 The Truman Show $31,542,121
24 June 14, 1998 The Truman Show $20,010,580
25 June 21, 1998 The X-Files $30,138,758
26 June 28, 1998 Doctor Dolittle $29,014,324
27 July 5, 1998 Armageddon $36,089,972
28 July 12, 1998 Lethal Weapon 4 $34,048,124
29 July 19, 1998 The Mask of Zorro $22,525,855
30 July 26, 1998 Saving Private Ryan $30,576,104
31 August 2, 1998 Saving Private Ryan $23,601,801
32 August 9, 1998 Saving Private Ryan $17,398,000
33 August 16, 1998 Saving Private Ryan $13,157,819
34 August 23, 1998 Blade $17,073,856
35 August 30, 1998 Blade $10,925,976
36 September 6, 1998 There's Something About Mary $10,920,201 There's Something About Mary reached #1 in its eighth weekend of release.
37 September 13, 1998 Rounders $8,459,126
38 September 20, 1998 Rush Hour $33,001,803 Rush Hour broke The First Wives Club's record ($18.9 mil) for the highest weekend in September.
39 September 27, 1998 Rush Hour $21,202,929
40 October 4, 1998 Antz $17,195,160 Antz broke Stargate's record ($16.7 mil) for the highest weekend in October.
41 October 11, 1998 Antz $14,713,918
42 October 18, 1998 Practical Magic $13,104,694
43 October 25, 1998 Pleasantville $8,855,063
44 November 1, 1998 Vampires $9,106,497
45 November 8, 1998 The Waterboy $39,414,071 The Waterboy broke Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls's record ($37.8 mil) for the highest weekend debut in November.
46 November 15, 1998 The Waterboy $24,431,129
47 November 22, 1998 The Rugrats Movie $27,321,470
48 November 29, 1998 A Bug's Life $33,258,052
49 December 6, 1998 A Bug's Life $17,174,218
50 December 13, 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection $22,052,836
51 December 20, 1998 You've Got Mail $18,426,749
52 December 27, 1998 Patch Adams $25,262,280

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 1998[2]
Rank Title Studio Actors Director(s) Domestic Gross
1. Saving Private Ryan DreamWorks/Paramount Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon and Tom Sizemore Steven Spielberg $216,540,909
2. Armageddon Touchstone Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Will Patton, Keith David, Michael Clarke Duncan and Steve Buscemi Michael Bay $201,578,182
3. There's Something About Mary 20th Century Fox Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Chris Elliott, Lee Evans, Lin Shaye and W. Earl Brown Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly $176,484,651
4. A Bug's Life Disney/Pixar voices of Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Ranft, Denis Leary, Jonathan Harris, Madeline Kahn, Bonnie Hunt, Brad Garrett and Mike McShane John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton $162,798,565
5. The Waterboy Touchstone Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler and Jerry Reed Frank Coraci $161,491,646
6. Dr. Dolittle 20th Century Fox Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt, Peter Boyle, Kristen Wilson, Norm Macdonald and Raven-Symoné Betty Thomas $144,156,605
7. Rush Hour New Line Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker Brett Ratner $141,186,864
8. Deep Impact DreamWorks/Paramount Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell and Morgan Freeman Mimi Leder $140,464,664
9. Godzilla TriStar Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Michael Lerner and Harry Shearer Roland Emmerich $136,314,294
10. Patch Adams Universal Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bob Gunton, Daniel London and Peter Coyote Tom Shadyac $135,026,902
11. Lethal Weapon 4 Warner Bros. Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li Richard Donner $130,444,603
12. The Truman Show Paramount Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone and Holland Taylor Peter Weir $125,618,201
13. Mulan Disney voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, B. D. Wong, Miguel Ferrer and Harvey Fierstein Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft $120,620,254
14. You've Got Mail Warner Bros. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Dave Chappelle, Jean Stapleton and Steve Zahn Nora Ephron $115,821,495
15. Enemy of the State Touchstone Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Regina King, Loren Dean, Jake Busey, Barry Pepper, Jason Lee, Scott Caan and Gabriel Byrne Tony Scott $111,549,836
16. The Prince of Egypt DreamWorks voices of Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Goldblum, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart and Helen Mirren Simon Wells, Steve Hickner and Brenda Chapman $101,413,188
17. The Rugrats Movie Paramount/Nickelodeon voices of E.G. Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Cheryl Chase, Tara Strong and Cree Summer Norton Virgien and Igor Kovalyov $100,494,675
18. Shakespeare in Love Miramax/Universal Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck and Judi Dench John Madden $100,317,794
19. The Mask of Zorro TriStar Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stuart Wilson and Matt Letscher Martin Campbell $94,095,523
20. Stepmom Columbia Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone and Liam Aiken Chris Columbus $91,137,662

(*) Includes theatrical reissue(s)

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