List of 2013 box office number-one films in the United States

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This is a list of films which placed number one at the weekend box office for the year 2013.

# Date Film Gross Notes
1 January 6, 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D $21,744,470
2 January 13, 2013 Zero Dark Thirty $24,438,936 Zero Dark Thirty reached #1 after three weekends of limited release.
3 January 20, 2013 Mama $28,402,310
4 January 27, 2013 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters $19,690,956
5 February 3, 2013 Warm Bodies $20,353,967
6 February 10, 2013 Identity Thief $34,551,025
7 February 17, 2013 A Good Day to Die Hard $24,834,845
8 February 24, 2013 Identity Thief $14,017,085 Identity Thief reclaimed the #1 spot in its third weekend of release.
9 March 3, 2013 Jack the Giant Slayer $27,202,226
10 March 10, 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful $79,110,453
11 March 17, 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful $41,252,704
12 March 24, 2013 The Croods $43,639,736
13 March 31, 2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation $40,501,814
14 April 7, 2013 Evil Dead $25,775,847
15 April 14, 2013 42 $27,487,144 42 broke The Benchwarmers's record ($19.7 million) for the highest weekend debut for a baseball film.
16 April 21, 2013 Oblivion $37,054,485
17 April 28, 2013 Pain & Gain $20,244,505
18 May 5, 2013 Iron Man 3 $174,144,585 Iron Man 3 had the highest weekend debut of 2013.
19 May 12, 2013 Iron Man 3 $72,525,615
20 May 19, 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness $70,165,559
21 May 26, 2013 Fast & Furious 6 $97,375,245
22 June 2, 2013 Fast & Furious 6 $35,164,440
23 June 9, 2013 The Purge $34,058,360 The Purge broke The Devil Inside's record ($33.7 million) for the highest weekend debut for an original R-rated horror film.
24 June 16, 2013 Man of Steel $116,619,362 Man of Steel broke Toy Story 3's record ($110.3 million) for the highest weekend debut in June.
25 June 23, 2013 Monsters University $82,429,469 In second place, World War Z's opening ($66.4 million) broke Dawn of the Dead's ($26.7 million) record for the highest weekend debut for a zombies film.
26 June 30, 2013 Monsters University $45,607,745
27 July 7, 2013 Despicable Me 2 $83,517,315
28 July 14, 2013 Despicable Me 2 $43,892,895
29 July 21, 2013 The Conjuring $41,855,326 The Conjuring broke The Purge's record ($34.0 million) for the highest weekend debut for an original R-rated horror film.
30 July 28, 2013 The Wolverine $53,113,752
31 August 4, 2013 2 Guns $27,059,130
32 August 11, 2013 Elysium $29,807,393
33 August 18, 2013 The Butler $24,637,312
34 August 25, 2013 The Butler $16,503,812
35 September 1, 2013 One Direction: This Is Us (3-day) $15,815,497 Without the inclusion of the Labor Day holiday, One Direction: This Is Us was #1 for the three-day frame. The Butler was #2 ($14,878,286) for the three-day frame.
The Butler (4-day) $20,201,272 With the inclusion of the Labor Day holiday, The Butler was #1 (for the third consecutive week) during the four-day time-frame. Also, The Butler became the first 2013 film to win three consecutive weekends. One Direction: This Is Us was #2 ($18,472,875) for the four-day frame.
36 September 8, 2013 Riddick $19,030,375
37 September 15, 2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 $40,272,103
38 September 22, 2013 Prisoners $20,817,053
39 September 29, 2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $34,017,930
40 October 6, 2013 Gravity $55,785,112 Gravity broke Paranormal Activity 3's records ($52.0 million) for the highest weekend debut in October and for a fall release.
41 October 13, 2013 Gravity $43,188,256 Gravity's second weekend in IMAX ($9 million) broke The Dark Knight Rises's record ($8.99 million) for the second highest-grossing weekend in IMAX.
42 October 20, 2013 Gravity $30,027,161 Gravity became the first film of 2013 to top the box office for three consecutive three-day weekends.
43 October 27, 2013 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa $32,055,177
44 November 3, 2013 Ender's Game $27,017,351
45 November 10, 2013 Thor: The Dark World $85,737,841
46 November 17, 2013 Thor: The Dark World $36,586,016
47 November 24, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $158,074,286 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire broke The Twilight Saga: New Moon's record ($142.9 million) for the highest weekend debut in November & The Hunger Games's record ($152.2 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist.
48 December 1, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $74,179,601 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's 3-day weekend ($74.1 million) and 5-day weekend ($109.9 million) broke Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone's records for the biggest 3-day ($57.4 million) and 5-day ($82.3 million) Thanksgiving weekend. In second place, Frozen's 3-day opening ($67.4 million) and 5-day opening ($93.6 million) broke Toy Story 2's records for the biggest 3-day ($57.3 million) and 5-day ($80.1 million) opening Thanksgiving weekend.
49 December 8, 2013 Frozen $31,616,230 Frozen reached the #1 spot in its second weekend of wide release.
50 December 15, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $73,645,197
51 December 22, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $31,505,278
52 December 29, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $29,031,732

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