List of 2003 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 2003.

# Date Film Gross[1] Notes
1 January 5, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $25,017,279
2 January 12, 2003 Just Married $17,548,993
3 January 19, 2003 Kangaroo Jack $16,580,209
4 January 26, 2003 Darkness Falls $12,024,917
5 February 2, 2003 The Recruit $16,302,063
6 February 9, 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days $23,774,850
7 February 16, 2003 Daredevil $40,310,419 Daredevil broke John Q '​s record ($20.3 mil) for the highest President's Day weekend debut, and Hannibal '​s record ($29.7 mil) for the highest President's Day weekend ever.
8 February 23, 2003 Daredevil $18,092,309
9 March 2, 2003 Cradle 2 the Grave $16,521,468
10 March 9, 2003 Bringing Down the House $31,101,026
11 March 16, 2003 Bringing Down the House $22,054,934
12 March 23, 2003 Bringing Down the House $16,204,468
13 March 30, 2003 Head of State $13,503,484
14 April 6, 2003 Phone Booth $15,021,088
15 April 13, 2003 Anger Management $42,220,847 Anger Management broke The Scorpion King '​s record ($36.1 mil) for the highest weekend debut in April.
16 April 20, 2003 Anger Management $25,005,588
17 April 27, 2003 Identity $16,225,263
18 May 4, 2003 X2 $85,558,731
19 May 11, 2003 X2 $40,032,160
20 May 18, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded $91,774,413 The Matrix Reloaded broke Hannibal '​s record ($58.0 mil) for the highest weekend debut for a R-rated film. The Matrix Reloaded had the highest weekend debut of 2003.
21 May 25, 2003 Bruce Almighty $67,953,330
22 June 1, 2003 Finding Nemo $70,251,710 Finding Nemo broke Monsters, Inc.'s record ($62.6 mil) for the highest weekend debut for an animated film.
23 June 8, 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious $50,472,480
24 June 15, 2003 Finding Nemo $28,384,483 Finding Nemo reclaimed #1 in its third weekend of release.
25 June 22, 2003 Hulk $62,128,420 Hulk broke Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me '​s record ($54.9 mil) for the highest weekend debut in June.
26 June 29, 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle $37,634,221
27 July 6, 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines $44,041,440
28 July 13, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $46,630,690
29 July 20, 2003 Bad Boys II $46,522,560
30 July 27, 2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over $33,417,739 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over broke Jaws 3-D '​s record ($13.3 mil) for the highest weekend debut for a 3-D film.
31 August 3, 2003 American Wedding $33,369,440
32 August 10, 2003 S.W.A.T. $37,062,535
33 August 17, 2003 Freddy vs. Jason $36,428,066 Freddy vs. Jason broke Scream 3 '​s record ($34.7 million) for the highest weekend debut for a slasher film.
34 August 24, 2003 Freddy vs. Jason $13,152,967
35 August 31, 2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 $15,269,324 Jeepers Creepers 2 broke Jeepers Creepers '​s record ($13.1 mil) for the highest Labor Day weekend debut.
36 September 7, 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star $6,660,540
37 September 14, 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico $23,424,118
38 September 21, 2003 Underworld $21,753,759
39 September 28, 2003 The Rundown $18,553,765
40 October 5, 2003 School of Rock $19,622,714
41 October 12, 2003 Kill Bill Volume 1 $22,089,322
42 October 19, 2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre $28,094,014
43 October 26, 2003 Scary Movie 3 $48,113,770 Scary Movie 3 broke Red Dragon '​s record ($36.5 mil) for the highest weekend debut in October as well as for any fall release, & broke Lara Croft: Tomb Raider '​s record ($47.7 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist.
44 November 2, 2003 Scary Movie 3 $20,017,468
45 November 9, 2003 The Matrix Revolutions $48,475,154
46 November 16, 2003 Elf $26,325,613 Elf reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
47 November 23, 2003 The Cat in the Hat $38,329,160
48 November 30, 2003 The Cat in the Hat $24,459,685
49 December 7, 2003 The Last Samurai $24,271,354
50 December 14, 2003 Something's Gotta Give $16,064,723
51 December 21, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $72,629,713 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King broke The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers '​s record ($62.0 mil) for the highest weekend debut in December & Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace '​s record for ($64.8 mil) the highest Wednesday gross of all-time..
52 December 28, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $50,598,104

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2003[2]
Rank Title Studio Actors Director(s) Domestic Gross
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Liv Tyler, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Karl Urban, John Noble, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm and Sean Bean Peter Jackson $377,027,325
2. Finding Nemo Disney/Pixar voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould and Willem Dafoe Andrew Stanton $339,714,978
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Disney Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport and Jonathan Pryce Gore Verbinski $305,413,918
4. The Matrix Reloaded Warner Bros. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Harold Perrineau, Randall Duk Kim and Jada Pinkett Smith Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski $281,576,461
5. Bruce Almighty Universal/Spyglass/Shady Acres Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell Tom Shadyac $242,829,261
6. X2: X-Men United 20th Century Fox/Marvel Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Bruce Davison and Anna Paquin Bryan Singer $214,949,694
7. Elf (film) New Line Will Ferrell, James Caan, Edward Asner, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen and Daniel Tay Jon Favreau $173,398,518
8. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Warner Bros./Columbia/C2 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes and Kristanna Loken Jonathan Mostow $150,371,112
9. The Matrix Revolutions Warner Bros. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith, Harry J. Lennix and Harold Perrineau Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski $139,313,948
10. Cheaper by the Dozen 20th Century Fox Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling, Hilary Duff, Kevin Schmidt, Alyson Stoner, Jacob Smith, Forrest Landis, Liliana Mumy, Morgan York, Blake Woodruff, Brent Kinsman, Shane Kinsman, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Paula Marshall, Alan Ruck, Richard Jenkins, Ashton Kutcher and Frank Welker Shawn Levy $138,614,544

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekend Box Office Index, 2003". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 19, 2007. 
  2. ^ Box Office Mojo http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2003&p=.htm |url= missing title (help). Retrieved September 8, 2009. 

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