List of 2006 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 2006.

# Date Film Gross[1] Notes
1 January 8, 2006 Hostel $19,556,099
2 January 15, 2006 Glory Road $13,594,734
3 January 22, 2006 Underworld: Evolution $26,857,181
4 January 29, 2006 Big Momma's House 2 $27,736,056
5 February 5, 2006 When a Stranger Calls $21,607,203 When a Stranger Calls broke Boogeyman's record ($19.0 million) for the highest Super Bowl weekend debut.
6 February 12, 2006 The Pink Panther $20,220,412
7 February 19, 2006 Eight Below $20,188,176
8 February 26, 2006 Madea's Family Reunion $30,030,661
9 March 5, 2006 Madea's Family Reunion $12,648,954
10 March 12, 2006 Failure to Launch $24,411,322
11 March 19, 2006 V for Vendetta $25,642,340
12 March 26, 2006 Inside Man $28,954,945
13 April 2, 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $68,033,544 Ice Age: The Meltdown broke Ice Age's records ($46.3 million) for the highest weekend debut in March and for the highest weekend debut for a spring release.
14 April 9, 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $33,823,894
15 April 16, 2006 Scary Movie 4 $40,222,875 Scary Movie 4 broke Panic Room's record ($30.1 million) for the highest Easter weekend debut.
16 April 23, 2006 Silent Hill $20,152,598
17 April 30, 2006 RV $16,414,767
18 May 7, 2006 Mission: Impossible III $47,743,273
19 May 14, 2006 Mission: Impossible III $25,008,971
20 May 21, 2006 The Da Vinci Code $77,073,388
21 May 28, 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand $102,750,665 X-Men: The Last Stand broke The Lost World: Jurassic Park's record ($72.1 million) for the highest Memorial Day weekend debut, and Shrek 2's record ($72.2 million) for the highest Memorial Day weekend ever.
22 June 4, 2006 The Break-Up $39,172,785
23 June 11, 2006 Cars $60,119,509
24 June 18, 2006 Cars $33,731,634
25 June 25, 2006 Click $40,011,365
26 July 2, 2006 Superman Returns $52,535,096 In second place The Devil Wears Prada's $27.5 million weekend broke The Patriot's record ($22.4 million) for the highest non #1 Independence Day opening weekend.
27 July 9, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $135,634,554 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest's opening day gross of $55.8 million broke Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith's record ($50.0 million) for the highest single-day tally of all time. It also broke Spider-Man's records ($114.8 million) for the highest weekend debut of all-time, in the summer, as well as Spider-Man 2's record ($88.2 million) for the highest weekend debut in July. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was the first film ever to gross more than $100 million in 2 days, and had the highest weekend debut of 2006.
28 July 16, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $62,345,264
29 July 23, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $35,215,201
30 July 30, 2006 Miami Vice $25,723,815
31 August 6, 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby $47,042,215
32 August 13, 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby $22,126,226
33 August 20, 2006 Snakes on a Plane $13,806,311
34 August 27, 2006 Invincible $17,031,122
35 September 3, 2006 Invincible $12,151,426
36 September 10, 2006 The Covenant $8,852,485
37 September 17, 2006 Gridiron Gang $14,414,630
38 September 24, 2006 Jackass Number Two $29,002,002
39 October 1, 2006 Open Season $23,624,548
40 October 8, 2006 The Departed $26,887,467
41 October 15, 2006 The Grudge 2 $20,825,300
42 October 22, 2006 The Prestige $14,801,808
43 October 29, 2006 Saw III $33,610,391 Saw III broke Saw II's record ($31.7 million) for the highest Halloween opening weekend.
44 November 5, 2006 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan $26,455,463 Borat broke Fahrenheit 9/11's record ($23.9 million) for the highest weekend debut in less than 1,000 theaters.
45 November 12, 2006 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan $28,269,900
46 November 19, 2006 Happy Feet $41,533,432
47 November 26, 2006 Happy Feet $37,038,046
48 December 3, 2006 Happy Feet $17,545,418
49 December 10, 2006 Apocalypto $15,005,604
50 December 17, 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness $26,541,709
51 December 24, 2006 Night at the Museum $30,433,781
52 December 31, 2006 Night at the Museum $36,766,905

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2006[2]
Rank Title Studio Actors Director(s) Domestic Gross
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Disney Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Bill Nighy, Jack Davenport, Kevin R. McNally and Jonathan Pryce Gore Verbinski $423,315,812
2. Night at the Museum 20th Century Fox Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, Jake Cherry, Robin Williams, Mizuo Peck, Steve Coogan, Patrick Gallagher, Ricky Gervais, Brad Garrett, Kim Raver and Pierfrancesco Favino Shawn Levy $250,863,268
3. Cars Disney/Pixar voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Paul Dooley, Richard Petty, Michael Keaton and John Ratzenberger John Lasseter $244,082,982
4. X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Century Fox/Marvel Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones and Patrick Stewart Brett Ratner $234,362,462
5. The Da Vinci Code Columbia/Imagine Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow, Paul Bettany and Jean Reno Ron Howard $217,536,138
6. Superman Returns Warner Bros./Legendary Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint, Parker Posey, Kal Penn, Sam Huntington and Kevin Spacey Bryan Singer $200,081,192
7. Happy Feet Warner Bros./Village Roadshow voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving George Miller $198,000,317
8. Ice Age: The Meltdown 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott and Queen Latifah Carlos Saldanha $195,330,621
9. Casino Royale MGM/Columbia Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen and Judi Dench Martin Campbell $167,445,960
10. The Pursuit of Happyness Columbia/Relativity Media/Overbrook/Escape Artists Will Smith, Thandie Newton and Jaden Smith Gabriele Muccino $163,566,459

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekend Box Office Index, 2006". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ Box Office Mojo http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2006&p=.htm |url= missing title (help). Retrieved June 14, 2010. 

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