List of 2010 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 2010.

# Date Film Gross Notes
1 January 3, 2010 Avatar $68,490,688 Avatar broke Spider-Man '​s record ($45.0 million) for the highest third weekend gross of all time, and Cloverfield '​s record ($40.1 million) for the highest weekend gross in January.
2 January 10, 2010 Avatar $50,306,217 Avatar broke Titanic '​s record ($28.7 million) for the highest fourth weekend gross of all time.
3 January 17, 2010 Avatar $42,785,612 Avatar broke Titanic '​s record ($30.0 million) for the highest fifth weekend gross of all time, and Cloverfield '​s record ($40.1 million) for the highest Martin Luther King weekend gross ever.
4 January 24, 2010 Avatar $34,944,081 Avatar broke Titanic '​s record ($25.5 million) for the highest sixth weekend gross of all time. With this intake, it became the highest-grossing film of all time.
5 January 31, 2010 Avatar $31,280,029 Avatar broke Titanic '​s record ($25.9 million) for the highest seventh weekend gross of all time.
6 February 7, 2010 Dear John $30,468,614
7 February 14, 2010 Valentine's Day $56,260,707 Valentine's Day broke Ghost Rider '​s record ($45.4 million) for the highest President's Day weekend debut.
8 February 21, 2010 Shutter Island $41,062,440
9 February 28, 2010 Shutter Island $22,665,205
10 March 7, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $116,101,023 Alice in Wonderland broke Spider-Man's record ($114.8 million) for the highest weekend debut for a non-sequel, 300 '​s record ($70.9 million) for the highest weekend debut in March, Fast and Furious '​s record ($71.0 million) for the highest weekend debut for a spring release, and Avatar '​s record ($77.0 million) for highest debut for a 3-D film.
11 March 14, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $62,714,076
12 March 21, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $41,062,440
13 March 28, 2010 How to Train Your Dragon $43,732,319
14 April 4, 2010 Clash of the Titans $61,235,105 Clash of the Titans broke Scary Movie 4's record ($40.2 million) for the highest Easter weekend debut.
15 April 11, 2010 Clash of the Titans $26,633,209 Initial estimates had Date Night ahead of Clash of the Titans.
16 April 18, 2010 Kick-Ass $19,828,687 Initial estimates had How to Train Your Dragon ahead of Kick-Ass.
17 April 25, 2010 How to Train Your Dragon $15,350,213 How to Train Your Dragon reclaimed the #1 spot in its fifth weekend of release.
18 May 2, 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street $32,902,299
19 May 9, 2010 Iron Man 2 $128,122,480 Iron Man 2 had the highest weekend debut of 2010.
20 May 16, 2010 Iron Man 2 $52,041,005
21 May 23, 2010 Shrek Forever After $70,838,207
22 May 30, 2010 Shrek Forever After $43,311,063
23 June 6, 2010 Shrek Forever After $25,486,465
24 June 13, 2010 The Karate Kid $55,665,805
25 June 20, 2010 Toy Story 3 $110,307,189 Toy Story 3 broke Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen '​s record ($108.9 million) for the highest weekend debut in June. Its $41.1 million opening day gross broke Shrek the Third '​s record ($38.0 million) for the biggest single day gross for an animated film. It also broke The Incredibles '​s record ($70.4 million) for the highest weekend debut for a Pixar film.
26 June 27, 2010 Toy Story 3 $59,337,669
27 July 4, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $64,832,191 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse '​s $30.1 million gross from midnight showings broke The Twilight Saga: New Moon '​s record ($26.3 million) for the highest midnight opening ever. Its $1 million midnight gross in IMAX broke Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen '​s record ($959,000) for the highest midnight gross in IMAX. Its opening day gross of $68.5 million broke Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen '​s record ($62.0 million) for the highest Wednesday gross of all-time.
28 July 11, 2010 Despicable Me $56,397,125
29 July 18, 2010 Inception $62,785,337
30 July 25, 2010 Inception $42,725,012
31 August 1, 2010 Inception $27,485,245
32 August 8, 2010 The Other Guys $35,543,162
33 August 15, 2010 The Expendables $34,825,135
34 August 22, 2010 The Expendables $16,968,032
35 August 29, 2010 Takers $20,512,304 Initial estimates had The Last Exorcism ahead of Takers.
36 September 5, 2010 The American $13,177,790
37 September 12, 2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife $26,650,264
38 September 19, 2010 The Town $23,808,032
39 September 26, 2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps $19,011,188
40 October 3, 2010 The Social Network $22,445,653
41 October 10, 2010 The Social Network $15,451,991
42 October 17, 2010 Jackass 3D $50,353,641 Jackass 3D broke Scary Movie 3 '​s records ($48.1 million) for the highest weekend debut in October and for any fall release. Jackass 3D also broke Brüno '​s record ($30.4 million) for the biggest weekend debut for a docu-comedy.
43 October 24, 2010 Paranormal Activity 2 $40,678,424 Paranormal Activity 2 broke Friday the 13th '​s record ($40.5 million) for the highest weekend debut for a horror film.
44 October 31, 2010 Saw 3D $22,530,123
45 November 7, 2010 Megamind $46,016,833
46 November 14, 2010 Megamind $29,120,461
47 November 21, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 $125,017,372 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 '​s $1.4 million midnight gross in IMAX broke The Twilight Saga: Eclipse '​s record ($1 million) for the highest midnight gross in IMAX.
48 November 28, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 $49,087,101
49 December 5, 2010 Tangled $21,608,891 Tangled reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
50 December 12, 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader $24,005,069
51 December 19, 2010 Tron: Legacy $44,026,211
52 December 26, 2010 Little Fockers $30,833,665
53 January 2, 2011 Little Fockers $25,766,485

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2010[1]
Rank Title Studio Actors Director(s) Domestic Gross
1. Toy Story 3 Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios voices of Lee Unkrich (director); Michael Arndt (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Michael Keaton, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Jeff Pidgeon, John Morris, Jodi Benson, Laurie Metcalf, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Kristen Schaal, Jeff Garlin, Bud Luckey, John Cygan, Jack Angel, Jan Rabson, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Kind, Teddy Newton, R. Lee Ermey, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Jess Harnell Lee Unkrich $415,004,880
2. Alice in Wonderland Walt Disney Pictures Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Paul Whitehouse, Barbara Windsor, Timothy Spall, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Imelda Staunton, Lindsay Duncan, Jemma Powell, Geraldine James, Leo Bill, Frances de la Tour, Eleanor Tomlinson, Eleanor Gecks Tim Burton $334,191,110
3. Iron Man 2 Paramount Pictures / Marvel Studios Robert Downey, Jr, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Munn, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, John Slattery, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Paul Bettany Jon Favreau $312,433,331
4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Summit Entertainment Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Bryce Dallas Howard, Xavier Samuel, Billy Burke, Dakota Fanning, Jodelle Ferland, Gil Birmingham, Cameron Bright, Anna Kendrick, Michael Welch, Sarah Clarke, Chaske Spancer David Slade $300,531,751
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Warner Bros. / Heyday Films Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Jason Isaacs, Helen McCrory, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, Simon McBurney David Yates $295,983,305
6. Inception Warner Bros. Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Michael Caine Christopher Nolan $292,576,195
7. Despicable Me Universal Pictures / Illumination Entertainment voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Russell Brand, Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Jemaine Clement, Ken Jeong, Jack McBrayer, Julie Andrews, Danny McBride, Mindy Kaling, Ken Daurio, Rob Huebel Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin $251,513,985
8. Shrek Forever After Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Animation voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Walt Dohrn, Jon Hamm, Craig Robinson, Jane Lynch, Meredith Vieira Mike Mitchell $238,736,787
9. How to Train Your Dragon Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Animation voices of Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant, T. J. Miller Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois $217,581,231
10. Tangled Walt Disney Pictures / Walt Disney Animation Studios voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Brad Garrett, Ron Perlman, M. C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Paul F. Tompkins, Peter Sallis Nathan Greno (director), Byron Howard $200,821,936

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 DOMESTIC GROSSES". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 

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