United States box office records

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These records pertain to United States box office, or the revenue produced by a film while in theaters.

With inflation considered, the number one box office intake record is held by Gone with the Wind. The intake for Gone with the Wind adjusted for inflation was $1,329,453,600. Unadjusted the intake was $198,676,459.[1]

Mainstream cinema[edit]

Top 5 overall intake records[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Release Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Avatar 20th Century Fox December 18, 2009 $760,507,625
2 Titanic Paramount Pictures December 19, 1997 $658,672,302[2]
3 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4, 2012 $623,357,910[3]
4 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18, 2008 $534,858,444
5 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 20th Century Fox May 19, 1999 $474,544,677

Top 5 Multiple day records[edit]

Three-day (Non-specific)[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Release Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–6, 2012 (Fri-Sun) $207,438,708
2 Iron Man 3 Walt Disney Studios May 3–5, 2013 (Fri-Sun) $174,144,585
3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 15–17, 2011 (Fri-Sun) $169,189,427
4 The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros. July 20–22, 2012 (Fri-Sun) $161,000,000
5 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18–20, 2008 (Fri-Sun) $158,411,483

Three-day (Fri-Sun)[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Release Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–6, 2012 $207,438,708
2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 15–17, 2011 $169,189,427
3 The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros. July 20–22, 2012 (Fri-Sun) $161,000,000
4 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18–20, 2008 $158,411,483
5 The Hunger Games Lion's Gate March 23–25, 2012 $152,535,747

Four-day (Non-specific)[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Release Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–7, 2012 (Fri-Mon) $226,337,707
2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 15–17, 2011 $187,225,000
3 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18–21, 2008 (Fri-Mon) $182,904,796
4 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures June 24–26, 2009 (Wed-Sat) $166,645,788
5 Spider-Man 3 Sony Pictures May 4–7, 2007 (Fri-Mon) $161,401,784

Five-day (Non-specific)[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Release Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–8, 2012 (Fri-Tues) $244,014,897
2 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18–22, 2008 (Fri-Tues) $203,773,518
3 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures June 24–26, 2009 (Wed-Sun) $200,077,255
4 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox May 19–23, 2006 (Thurs-Mon) $172,802,507
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Walt Disney Studios July 7–11, 2006 (Fri-Tues) $169,506,744

Top 5 daily intake records[edit]

Non-Specific[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 15, 2011 (Friday) $92,100,000
2 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4, 2012 (Friday) $80,813,985
3 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Summit Entertainment November 20, 2009 (Friday) $72,703,754
4 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Summit Entertainment June 30, 2010 (Wednesday) $68,533,840
5 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18, 2008 (Friday) $67,165,092

Sunday[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 6, 2012 $57,066,733
2 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 20, 2008 $43,596,151
3 Spider-Man 3 Sony Pictures May 6, 2007 $39,937,865
4 Shrek the Third DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures May 20, 2007 $36,124,782
5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 17, 2011 $35,703,962

Monday[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Spider-Man 2 Sony Pictures July 5, 2004 $27,661,137
2 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures May 26, 2008 $26,779,538
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Walt Disney Studios May 28, 2007 $25,069,370
4 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 21, 2008 $24,493,313
5 Shrek 2 DreamWorks May 31, 2004 $23,408,002

Tuesday[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Transformers DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures July 3, 2007 $27,851,016
2 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 22, 2008 $20,868,722
3 Avatar 20th Century Fox December 29, 2009 $18,290,628
4 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 8, 2012 $17,677,190
5 Avatar 20th Century Fox December 22, 2009 $16,086,461

Wednesday[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Summit Entertainment June 30, 2010 $68,533,840
2 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures June 24, 2009 $62,016,476
3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Warner Bros. July 15, 2009 $58,175,412
4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros. July 11, 2007 $44,232,338
5 Spider-Man 2 Sony Pictures June 30, 2004 $40,442,604

Thursday[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox May 19, 2005 $50,013,859
2 The Matrix Reloaded Warner Bros. May 15, 2003 $37,508,303
3 The Hangover Part II Warner Bros. May 26, 2011 $31,610,367
4 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 20th Century Fox May 16, 2002 $30,141,471
5 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures June 25, 2009 $29,094,472

Friday[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 15, 2011 $92,100,000
2 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4, 2012 $80,813,985
3 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Summit Entertainment November 20, 2009 $72,703,754
4 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18, 2008 $67,165,092
5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Warner Bros. November 19, 2010 $61,684,550

Saturday[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 5, 2012 $69,557,990
2 Spider-Man 3 Sony Pictures May 4, 2007 $51,336,732
3 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 19, 2008 $47,650,240
4 Shrek the Third DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Pictures May 19, 2007 $47,077,497
5 Iron Man 2 Paramount Pictures/Marvel Studios May 8, 2010 $45,776,170

Top 5 Holiday specific weekend intakes[edit]

Memorial Day Weekend[edit]

Rank Movie Title Distributor Release Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Walt Disney Studios May 25–28, 2007 $139,802,190
2 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures May 23–26, 2008 $126,917,373
3 X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Century Fox May 26–29, 2006 $122,861,157
4 Fast & Furious 6 Universal Pictures May 24–27, 2013 $117,036,995
5 X-Men: Days of Future Past 20th Century Fox May 23–26, 2014 $110,576,604

Animated films[edit]

Record Movie Title Year/number of films Box Office Intake (USD)
Highest grossing animated film Shrek 2 2004 $441,226,247
Highest grossing animated film Adjusted for ticket-price inflation Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1994 $910,150,000
Highest grossing Computer animated film Shrek 2 2004 $441,226,247
Highest grossing Traditional animation film The Lion King 2004 $441,226,247
Highest grossing anime animation film Pokémon: The First Movie 1999 $85,744,662
Highest grossing Stop Motion animation film Chicken Run 2000 $106,834,564
Highest grossing animated film franchise Shrek 5 $1,419,608,493

Top 5 highest-grossing franchises and film series[edit]

Highest-grossing franchises and film series[4]
Rank Series No. of films Total Box Office (in billions of USD) Average of films (in millions of USD) Highest-grossing film
1 Marvel Cinematic Universe 11 $2.9544 $295.4 The Avengers ($623.4 million)
2 Harry Potter 8 $2.3901 $298.8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($381.0 million)
3 Batman 10 $1.9397 $193.9 The Dark Knight ($533.3 million)
4 James Bond 25 * $1.9355 $77.4 Skyfall ($304.4 million)
5 Star Wars 7 $1.9180 $274.0 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace ($431.1 million)

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
  2. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic.htm
  3. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic.htm
  4. ^ "Domestic Franchise Index". Box Office Mojo. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 

(*Box Office Mojo, 2007), [1]. Retrieved July 17, 2007.