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

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2011[1]
Rank Title Studio Actors Director(s) Domestic Gross
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson David Yates $381,011,219
2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon Paramount Pictures / Hasbro Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Ken Jeong, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand Michael Bay $352,390,543
3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Summit Entertainment Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed Bill Condon $281,287,133
4. The Hangover Part II Warner Bros. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor, Ken Jeong, Mike Tyson, Bryan Callen, Paul Giamatti, Jamie Chung, Nick Cassavetes Todd Phillips $254,464,305
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Walt Disney Pictures Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Penélope Cruz, Kevin R. McNally Rob Marshall $241,071,802
6. Fast Five Universal Pictures Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Dwayne Johnson, Joaquim de Almeida Justin Lin $209,837,675
7. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Paramount Pictures / Skydance Productions / Bad Robot Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton Brad Bird $209,397,903
8. Cars 2 Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Jason Isaacs, Eddie Izzard, John Turturro John Lasseter, Brad Lewis $191,452,396
9. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Warner Bros. Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry, Geraldine James, Rachel McAdams, Kelly Reilly Guy Ritchie $186,848,418
10. Thor Paramount Pictures / Marvel Studios Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins Kenneth Branagh $181,030,624

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 DOMESTIC GROSSES". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 

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