List of 2011 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 2011.

# Date Film Gross Notes
1 January 9, 2011 True Grit $14,605,135 True Grit reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
2 January 16, 2011 The Green Hornet $33,526,876
3 January 23, 2011 No Strings Attached $19,652,921
4 January 30, 2011 The Rite $14,789,393
5 February 6, 2011 The Roommate $15,002,635
6 February 13, 2011 Just Go with It $30,514,732
7 February 20, 2011 Unknown $21,856,389
8 February 27, 2011 Hall Pass $13,535,374 Initial estimates had Gnomeo and Juliet ahead of Hall Pass.
9 March 6, 2011 Rango $38,079,323
10 March 13, 2011 Battle: Los Angeles $35,573,187
11 March 20, 2011 Limitless $18,907,302
12 March 27, 2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules $23,751,502
13 April 3, 2011 Hop $37,543,710
14 April 10, 2011 Hop $21,298,240
15 April 17, 2011 Rio $39,225,962
16 April 24, 2011 Rio $26,323,321
17 May 1, 2011 Fast Five $86,198,765 Fast Five broke Fast & Furious's record ($71.0 million) for the highest weekend debut in April.
18 May 8, 2011 Thor $65,723,338
19 May 15, 2011 Thor $34,703,035
20 May 22, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $90,151,958
21 May 29, 2011 The Hangover Part II $85,946,294 The Hangover Part II broke The Simpsons Movie's record ($74.0 million) for the highest weekend debut for a comedy. It also broke Austin Powers in Goldmember's record ($73.0 million) for the highest weekend debut for a live-action comedy.
22 June 5, 2011 X-Men: First Class $55,101,604
23 June 12, 2011 Super 8 $35,451,168
24 June 19, 2011 Green Lantern $53,174,303
25 June 26, 2011 Cars 2 $66,135,507
26 July 3, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $97,852,865 Transformers: Dark of the Moon broke Spider-Man 2's record ($88.2 million) for the highest Fourth of July opening weekend.
27 July 10, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $47,103,276
28 July 17, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $169,189,427 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2's $43.5 million gross from midnight showings broke The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's record ($30.1 million) for the highest midnight opening of all time. Its $2 million midnight gross in IMAX broke Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1's record ($1.4 million) for the highest midnight gross in IMAX. Its opening day gross of $91.1 million broke The Twilight Saga: New Moon's record ($72.7 million) for the highest single-day tally of all time. It also broke Alice in Wonderland's record ($116.1 million) for the highest opening weekend for a 3-D film, as well as The Dark Knight's records ($158.4 million) for the highest weekend debut in July, in the summer, and of all time. It had the highest weekend debut of 2011.
29 July 24, 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger $65,058,524
30 July 31, 2011 Cowboys & Aliens $36,431,290 Initial estimates had Cowboys and Aliens tied with The Smurfs.
31 August 7, 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes $54,806,191
32 August 14, 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes $27,832,307
33 August 21, 2011 The Help $20,018,659 The Help reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
34 August 28, 2011 The Help $14,536,118
35 September 4, 2011 The Help $14,594,623
36 September 11, 2011 Contagion $22,403,596
37 September 18, 2011 The Lion King (in 3D) $30,151,614 The Lion King (in 3D) became the first re-release to reach #1 at the box office since Return of the Jedi (Special Edition) in March 1997.
38 September 25, 2011 The Lion King (in 3D) $21,929,332 The Lion King (in 3D) became the first re-release to reach #1 for two weeks at the box office since The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) in March 1997.
39 October 2, 2011 Dolphin Tale $13,912,419 Dolphin Tale reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
40 October 9, 2011 Real Steel $27,319,677 Real Steel broke Rocky IV's record ($20.0 million) for the highest weekend debut for a boxing film.
41 October 16, 2011 Real Steel $16,291,655
42 October 23, 2011 Paranormal Activity 3 $52,568,183 Paranormal Activity 3 broke Paranormal Activity 2's record ($40.6 million) for the highest weekend debut for a horror film. It also broke Jackass 3D's record ($50.3 million) for the highest weekend debut in October and for any fall release.
43 October 30, 2011 Puss in Boots $34,077,439 Puss in Boots broke Saw III's record ($33.6 million) for the highest Halloween opening weekend.
44 November 6, 2011 Puss in Boots $33,054,644
45 November 13, 2011 Immortals $32,206,425
46 November 20, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 $138,122,261
47 November 27, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 $41,683,574
48 December 4, 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 $16,535,465
49 December 11, 2011 New Year's Eve $13,019,180
50 December 18, 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $39,637,079
51 December 25, 2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol $29,556,629 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol reached #1 after one weekend of limited release in IMAX.
52 January 1, 2012 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol $29,421,879

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