List of 2009 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 2009.

# Date Film Gross[1] Notes
1 January 4, 2009 Marley & Me $24,263,763
2 January 11, 2009 Gran Torino $29,484,388 Gran Torino reached #1 after four weekends of limited release.
3 January 18, 2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop $31,832,636
4 January 25, 2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop $21,623,182
5 February 1, 2009 Taken $24,717,037
6 February 8, 2009 He's Just Not That into You $27,785,487
7 February 15, 2009 Friday the 13th $40,570,365 Friday the 13th broke Freddy vs. Jason's record ($36.4 million) for the highest debut for a slasher film.
8 February 22, 2009 Madea Goes to Jail $41,030,947
9 March 1, 2009 Madea Goes to Jail $16,175,926
10 March 8, 2009 Watchmen $55,214,334
11 March 15, 2009 Race to Witch Mountain $24,402,214
12 March 22, 2009 Knowing $24,813,404
13 March 29, 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens $59,321,095 Monsters Vs Aliens broke Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over's record ($33.4 million) for the highest weekend debut for a 3-D film.
14 April 5, 2009 Fast & Furious $70,950,500 Fast & Furious broke Anger Management's record ($42.2 million) for the highest weekend debut in April and 300's record ($70.8 million) for the highest weekend debut for a spring release.
15 April 12, 2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie $32,324,487
16 April 19, 2009 17 Again $23,722,310
17 April 26, 2009 Obsessed $28,612,730
18 May 3, 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine $85,058,003
19 May 10, 2009 Star Trek $75,204,289 Star Trek broke The Simpsons Movie's record ($74.0 million) for the highest weekend debut for a film based on a television show.
20 May 17, 2009 Angels & Demons $46,204,168
21 May 24, 2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian $54,173,286
22 May 31, 2009 Up $68,108,790 Up broke Monsters Vs. Aliens's record ($59.3 million) for the highest weekend debut for a 3-D film.
23 June 7, 2009 The Hangover $44,979,319 Initial estimates had Up ahead of The Hangover.
24 June 14, 2009 The Hangover $33,412,445
25 June 21, 2009 The Proposal $33,627,598
26 June 28, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $108,966,307 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen broke Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban's record ($93.7 million) for the highest weekend debut in June, and its $62.0 million Wednesday gross broke Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix's record ($44.2 million) for the highest Wednesday gross of all-time.
27 July 5, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $42,320,877 Initial estimates had Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen tied with Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs's $41.6 million broke The Devil Wears Prada's record (27.5 million) for the highest non #1 Independence Day opening weekend
28 July 12, 2009 Brüno $30,619,130 Brüno broke Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan's record ($26 million) for the highest weekend debut for a mockumentary.
29 July 19, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $77,835,727 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's $22.2 million gross from midnight showings broke The Dark Knight's record ($18.5 million) for the highest midnight opening ever.
30 July 26, 2009 G-Force $31,706,934
31 August 2, 2009 Funny People $22,657,780
32 August 9, 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra $54,713,046
33 August 16, 2009 District 9 $37,354,308
34 August 23, 2009 Inglourious Basterds $38,054,676
35 August 30, 2009 The Final Destination $27,408,309
36 September 6, 2009 The Final Destination $12,368,882
37 September 13, 2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself $23,446,785
38 September 20, 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $30,304,648
39 September 27, 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $25,038,803
40 October 4, 2009 Zombieland $24,733,155
41 October 11, 2009 Couples Retreat $34,286,740 Couples Retreat broke Meet The Parents's record ($28.6 million) for the highest Columbus Day opening weekend.
42 October 18, 2009 Where the Wild Things Are $32,695,407
43 October 25, 2009 Paranormal Activity $21,104,070 Paranormal Activity reached #1 after four weekends of limited release.
44 November 1, 2009 Michael Jackson's This Is It $23,234,394
45 November 8, 2009 A Christmas Carol $30,051,075
46 November 15, 2009 2012 $65,237,614
47 November 22, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $142,839,137 The Twilight Saga: New Moon's $26.3 million gross from midnight showings broke Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's record ($22.2 million) for the highest midnight opening ever. Its opening day gross of $72.7 million broke The Dark Knight's record ($67.2 million) for the highest single-day tally of all time. It also broke Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire's record ($102.7 million) for the highest weekend debut in November and Twilight's record ($69.6 million) for the highest weekend debut for a vampire film & the record ($69.6 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist. It had the highest weekend debut of 2009.
48 November 29, 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $42,870,031
49 December 6, 2009 The Blind Side $20,043,181 The Blind Side reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
50 December 13, 2009 The Princess and the Frog $24,208,916 The Princess and the Frog reached #1 after one weekend of limited release.
51 December 20, 2009 Avatar $77,025,481 Avatar broke The Day After Tomorrow's record ($68.7 million) for the highest opening weekend for an environmentalist film. It also broke Up's record ($68.1 million) for the highest weekend debut for a 3-D film.
52 December 27, 2009 Avatar $75,617,183 Avatar broke The Dark Knight's record ($75.2 million) for the highest second weekend gross of all time. In second place, Sherlock Holmes broke Marley & Me's record for the biggest Christmas Day opening.

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  1. ^ "Weekend Box Office Index, 2009". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 13, 2009.