List of 2001 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 2001.

# Date Film Gross[1] Notes
1 January 7, 2001 Cast Away $22,220,725
2 January 14, 2001 Save the Last Dance $23,444,930 Save the Last Dance broke Varsity Blues's record ($15.2 mil) for the highest Martin Luther King weekend debut.
3 January 21, 2001 Save the Last Dance $15,366,047
4 January 28, 2001 The Wedding Planner $13,510,293
5 February 4, 2001 The Wedding Planner $10,605,542
6 February 11, 2001 Hannibal $58,003,121 Hannibal broke Scream 3's record ($34.7 mil) for the highest weekend debut in February, and Scary Movie's record ($42.3 mil) for the highest weekend debut for an R-rated film.
7 February 18, 2001 Hannibal $29,707,947 Hannibal broke Titanic's record ($28.2 mil) for the highest President's Day weekend ever.
8 February 25, 2001 Hannibal $15,767,006
9 March 4, 2001 The Mexican $20,108,829
10 March 11, 2001 The Mexican $12,244,750
11 March 18, 2001 Exit Wounds $18,485,586
12 March 25, 2001 Heartbreakers $11,801,323
13 April 1, 2001 Spy Kids $26,546,881
14 April 8, 2001 Spy Kids $17,079,114
15 April 15, 2001 Spy Kids $12,501,512
16 April 22, 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary $10,184,136 Bridget Jones's Diary reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
17 April 29, 2001 Driven $12,174,504
18 May 6, 2001 The Mummy Returns $68,139,035
19 May 13, 2001 The Mummy Returns $33,741,755
20 May 20, 2001 Shrek $42,347,760
21 May 27, 2001 Pearl Harbor $59,078,912
22 June 3, 2001 Pearl Harbor $29,558,276
23 June 10, 2001 Swordfish $18,145,632
24 June 17, 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider $47,735,743 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider broke Pokémon: The First Movie's record ($31 million) for the highest weekend debut of a video game adaptation & Scary Movie's record ($42.3 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist.
25 June 24, 2001 The Fast and the Furious $40,089,015
26 July 1, 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence $29,352,630
27 July 8, 2001 Cats & Dogs $21,707,617
28 July 15, 2001 Legally Blonde $20,377,426
29 July 22, 2001 Jurassic Park III $50,771,645
30 July 29, 2001 Planet of the Apes $68,532,960 Planet of the Apes broke X-Men's record ($54.5 mil) for the highest weekend debut in July.
31 August 5, 2001 Rush Hour 2 $67,408,222 Rush Hour 2 broke The Sixth Sense's record ($26.7 mil) for the highest weekend debut in August.
32 August 12, 2001 American Pie 2 $45,117,985
33 August 19, 2001 American Pie 2 $21,104,650
34 August 26, 2001 American Pie 2 $12,517,475
35 September 2, 2001 Jeepers Creepers $13,106,108 Jeepers Creepers held the highest Labor Day weekend debut.
36 September 9, 2001 The Musketeer $10,312,740
37 September 16, 2001 Hardball $9,386,342
38 September 23, 2001 Hardball $8,058,338
39 September 30, 2001 Don't Say a Word $17,090,474
40 October 7, 2001 Training Day $22,550,788
41 October 14, 2001 Training Day $13,386,457
42 October 21, 2001 From Hell $11,014,818
43 October 28, 2001 K-PAX $17,215,275
44 November 4, 2001 Monsters, Inc. $62,577,067 Monsters, Inc. broke Toy Story 2's record ($57.4 mil) for the highest weekend debut in November and for an animated film.
45 November 11, 2001 Monsters, Inc. $45,551,028
46 November 18, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $90,294,621 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone broke The Lost World: Jurassic Park's record ($72.1 mil) for the highest weekend debut of all-time, and Monsters, Inc.'s record ($62.6 mil) for the highest weekend debut in November (which had been set 2 weeks earlier). Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone had the highest weekend debut of 2001.
47 November 25, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $57,487,755 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone broke How The Grinch Stole Christmas's record ($52.1 mil) for the highest second weekend gross, and Toy Story 2's record ($57.39 mil) for the highest Thanksgiving weekend ever.
48 December 2, 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $23,642,327
49 December 9, 2001 Ocean's Eleven $38,107,822 Ocean's Eleven broke What Women Want's record ($33.6 mil) for the highest weekend debut in December.
50 December 16, 2001 Vanilla Sky $25,015,518
51 December 23, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $47,211,490 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring broke Ocean's Eleven's record ($38.1 mil) for the highest weekend debut in December (which had been set 2 weeks earlier).
52 December 30, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $38,695,582

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2001[2]
Rank Title Studio Actors Director(s) Domestic gross
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Warner Bros. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson Chris Columbus $317,575,550
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm and Andy Serkis Peter Jackson $315,544,750
3. Shrek DreamWorks voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson $267,665,011
4. Monsters, Inc. Disney/Pixar voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly and Frank Oz Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich $255,873,250
5. Rush Hour 2 New Line Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker Brett Ratner $226,164,286
6. The Mummy Returns Universal Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Freddie Boath, Oded Fehr, Arnold Vosloo, Patricia Velásquez, Alun Armstrong, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Shaun Parkes and Dwayne Johnson Stephen Sommers $202,019,785
7. Pearl Harbor Touchstone Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, Mako and Alec Baldwin Michael Bay $198,542,554
8. Ocean's Eleven Warner Bros. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy García, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts Steven Soderbergh $183,417,150
9. Jurassic Park III Universal/Amblin Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan and Michael Jeter Joe Johnston $181,171,875
10. Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti and Estella Warren Tim Burton $180,011,740

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