List of 2008 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 2008.

# Date Film Gross[1] Notes
1 January 6, 2008 National Treasure: Book of Secrets $20,062,684
2 January 13, 2008 The Bucket List $19,392,416
3 January 20, 2008 Cloverfield $40,058,229 Cloverfield broke Star Wars (Special Edition)'s record ($35.9 million) for the highest weekend debut in January, Black Hawk Down's record ($28.6 million) for the highest Martin Luther King weekend debut, and Titanic's record ($30.0 million) for the highest Martin Luther King weekend ever.
4 January 27, 2008 Meet the Spartans $18,505,530
5 February 3, 2008 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert $31,117,834 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert broke When a Stranger Calls's record ($21.6 million) for the highest Super Bowl weekend debut, and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan's record ($26.4 million) for highest opening weekend for a film opening in less than 1,000 theaters.
6 February 10, 2008 Fool's Gold $21,589,295
7 February 17, 2008 Jumper $27,354,808
8 February 24, 2008 Vantage Point $22,874,936
9 March 2, 2008 Semi-Pro $15,075,114
10 March 9, 2008 10,000 BC $35,867,488
11 March 16, 2008 Horton Hears a Who! $45,012,998
12 March 23, 2008 Horton Hears a Who! $24,590,596
13 March 30, 2008 21 $24,105,943
14 April 6, 2008 21 $15,337,418
15 April 13, 2008 Prom Night $20,804,941
16 April 20, 2008 The Forbidden Kingdom $21,401,121
17 April 27, 2008 Baby Mama $17,407,110
18 May 4, 2008 Iron Man $98,118,668
19 May 11, 2008 Iron Man $51,190,629
20 May 18, 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $55,034,805
21 May 26, 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $100,137,835
22 June 1, 2008 Sex and the City $57,038,404 Sex and the City broke Hitch's record ($43.1 million) for the highest weekend debut for a romantic comedy & broke The Village's record ($50.7 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist..
23 June 8, 2008 Kung Fu Panda $60,239,130
24 June 15, 2008 The Incredible Hulk $55,414,050
25 June 22, 2008 Get Smart $38,683,480
26 June 29, 2008 WALL-E $63,087,526
27 July 6, 2008 Hancock $62,603,879
28 July 13, 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army $32,080,560
29 July 20, 2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 The Dark Knight's $18.5 million gross from midnight showings broke Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith's record ($16.9 million) for the highest midnight opening ever. Its $67.1 million gross on opening day broke Spider-Man 3's record ($59.8 million) for the highest single-day tally of all time. The Dark Knight also broke Spider-Man 3's records ($151.1 million) for the highest weekend debut of all time and for a superhero film as well as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest's record ($135.6 million) for the highest weekend debut in July. The Dark Knight had the highest weekend debut of 2008. In second place Mamma Mia!'s $27.7 million broke Hairspray's record ($27.4 million) for the highest weekend debut for a Broadway adaptation.
30 July 27, 2008 The Dark Knight $75,166,466 The Dark Knight broke Shrek 2's record ($72.1 million) for the highest second weekend gross of all time.
31 August 3, 2008 The Dark Knight $42,664,219
32 August 10, 2008 The Dark Knight $26,117,030
33 August 17, 2008 Tropic Thunder $25,812,796
34 August 24, 2008 Tropic Thunder $16,272,195
35 August 31, 2008 Tropic Thunder $11,518,611
36 September 7, 2008 Bangkok Dangerous $7,783,266
37 September 14, 2008 Burn After Reading $19,128,001
38 September 21, 2008 Lakeview Terrace $15,004,672
39 September 28, 2008 Eagle Eye $29,150,721
40 October 5, 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua $29,300,465
41 October 12, 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua $17,502,077
42 October 19, 2008 Max Payne $17,639,849
43 October 26, 2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year $42,030,184 High School Musical 3: Senior Year broke Enchanted's record ($$34.4 million) for highest weekend opening for a musical film.
44 November 2, 2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year $15,316,072
45 November 9, 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $63,106,589
46 November 16, 2008 Quantum of Solace $67,528,882
47 November 23, 2008 Twilight $69,637,740 Twilight broke Van Helsing's record ($51.7 million) for the highest weekend debut for a vampire film & Sex and the City's record ($57.0 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist..
48 November 30, 2008 Four Christmases $31,069,826
49 December 7, 2008 Four Christmases $16,755,478
50 December 14, 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still $30,480,153
51 December 21, 2008 Yes Man $18,262,471
52 December 28, 2008 Marley & Me $36,357,586

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2008[2]
Rank Title Studio Actors Director(s) Domestic Gross
1. The Dark Knight* Warner Bros./Legendary Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman Christopher Nolan $533,345,358
2. Iron Man Paramount/Marvel Robert Downey, Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb and Jon Favreau Jon Favreau $318,412,101
3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount/Lucasfilm Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent and Shia LaBeouf Steven Spielberg $317,101,119
4. Hancock Columbia Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman and Eddie Marsan Peter Berg $227,946,274
5. WALL-E Disney/Pixar voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver and MacInTalk Andrew Stanton $223,808,164
6. Kung Fu Panda DreamWorks Animation/Paramount voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, Dan Fogler and Michael Clarke Duncan John Wayne Stevenson and Mark Osborne $215,434,591
7. Twilight Summit Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner Catherine Hardwicke $192,769,854
8. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa DreamWorks Animation/Paramount voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Bernie Mac, Sherri Shepherd, Alec Baldwin, Elisa Gabrielli, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights and Willow Smith Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath $180,010,950
9. Quantum of Solace MGM/Columbia Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright and Giancarlo Giannini Marc Forster $168,368,427
10. Horton Hears a Who! 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky voices of Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Seth Rogen, Jesse McCartney and Will Arnett Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino $154,529,439

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekend Box Office Index, 2008". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ Box Office Mojo http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2008&p=.htm |url= missing title (help). Retrieved July 9, 2012. 

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