List of 2000 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 2000.

Overview[edit]

  • Fantasia 2000 is released in IMAX theaters on January 1 becoming the first animated feature-length film shown in the format with six channel Dolby Digital surround sound.
  • The opening weekends for Mission: Impossible 2 (57.84 mil), X-Men (54.47 mil) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (55.08 mil) became the 3rd, 6th and 5th biggest opening weekends, respectively, at that time.
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon became the highest-grossing foreign film of all time, earning over $128 million.

Opening weekends[edit]

# Date Film Gross[1] Notes Other openings
1 January 9, 2000 Stuart Little $11,214,503
2 January 16, 2000 Next Friday $14,465,156 Supernova (#8)
3 January 23, 2000 Next Friday $8,009,943 Down to You (#2)
4 January 30, 2000 Eye of the Beholder $5,959,447
5 February 6, 2000 Scream 3 $34,713,342 Scream 3 broke The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition)'s record ($22 million) for the highest weekend debut in February and Scream 2's record ($32.9 million) for highest weekend debut for a slasher film. It also broke Wild Wild West's record for the widest release ever at 3,467 theaters.
6 February 13, 2000 Scream 3 $16,318,053 The Beach (#2), Snow Day (#3), The Tigger Movie (#4)
7 February 20, 2000 The Whole Nine Yards $13,731,070 Hanging Up (#2), Pitch Black (#3)
8 February 27, 2000 The Whole Nine Yards $9,563,311 Reindeer Games (#3), Wonder Boys (#7)
9 March 5, 2000 The Whole Nine Yards $7,174,183 The Next Best Thing (#2), Drowning Mona (#4)
10 March 12, 2000 Mission to Mars $22,855,247 The Ninth Gate (#2)
11 March 19, 2000 Erin Brockovich $28,138,465 Erin Brockovich broke Waterworld's record ($21.2 million) for the highest weekend debut for an environmentalist film. Final Destination (#3)
12 March 26, 2000 Erin Brockovich $18,545,755 Romeo Must Die (#2), Here on Earth (#5), Whatever It Takes (#6)
13 April 2, 2000 Erin Brockovich $13,798,460 The Road to El Dorado (#2), The Skulls (#3), High Fidelity (#5)
14 April 9, 2000 Rules of Engagement $15,011,181 Return to Me (#4), Ready to Rumble (#6)
15 April 16, 2000 Rules of Engagement $10,933,627 28 Days (#2), Keeping the Faith (#3), American Psycho (#7)
16 April 23, 2000 U-571 $19,553,310 U-571 broke Crimson Tide's record ($18.6 million) for the highest weekend debut for a submarine film. Love & Basketball (#2)
17 April 30, 2000 U-571 $12,203,655 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (#2), Frequency (#3), Where the Heart Is (#4)
18 May 7, 2000 Gladiator $34,819,017 I Dreamed of Africa (#9)
19 May 14, 2000 Gladiator $24,645,129 Battlefield Earth (#2), Center Stage (#6), Screwed (#8), Held Up (#10)
20 May 21, 2000 Dinosaur $38,854,851 Dinosaur broke Tarzan's record for the widest release for a Disney film. Road Trip (#3), Small Time Crooks (#7)
21 May 28, 2000 Mission: Impossible 2 $57,845,297 Mission: Impossible 2 broke Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me's record ($54.1 million) for the highest weekend debut for a spy film and Mission: Impossible's record ($45.4 million) for the highest weekend debut for a film based on a TV show and a Paramount film. It had the highest weekend debut of 2000. It also broke Scream 3's record for the widest release ever at 3,653 theaters. Shanghai Noon (#2)
22 June 4, 2000 Mission: Impossible 2 $27,016,029 Big Momma's House (#2)
23 June 11, 2000 Gone in 60 Seconds $25,336,048
24 June 18, 2000 Shaft $21,714,757 Titan A.E. (#5), Boys and Girls (#6)
25 June 25, 2000 Me, Myself & Irene $24,209,385 In second place, Chicken Run's $17.5 million opening weekend broke Antz's record ($17.2 million) for the highest weekend debut for a DreamWorks Animation film. Chicken Run (#2)
26 July 2, 2000 The Perfect Storm $41,325,042 The Patriot (#2), The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (#5)
27 July 9, 2000 Scary Movie $42,346,669 Scary Movie broke Air Force One's record ($37.1 mil) for the highest weekend debut for an R-rated film & Runaway Bride's record ($35.0 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist. Disney's The Kid (#4)
28 July 16, 2000 X-Men $54,471,475 X-Men broke Men in Black's record ($51.1 million) for the highest weekend debut in July and Batman Forever's record ($52.7 million) for highest weekend debut for a superhero film.
29 July 23, 2000 What Lies Beneath $29,702,959 Pokemon: The Movie 2000 (#3), Loser (#8)
30 July 30, 2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps $42,518,830 Thomas and the Magic Railroad (#9)
31 August 6, 2000 Hollow Man $26,414,386 Space Cowboys (#3), Coyote Ugly (#4)
32 August 13, 2000 Hollow Man $13,048,132 The Replacements (#3), Autumn in New York (#4), Bless the Child (#7)
33 August 20, 2000 The Cell $17,515,050 The Original Kings of Comedy (#2)
34 August 27, 2000 Bring It On $17,362,105 The Art of War (#2), The Crew (#8)
35 September 3, 2000 Bring It On $11,447,495 Highlander: Endgame (#3), Whipped (#8)
36 September 10, 2000 The Watcher $9,062,295 Nurse Betty (#2), The Way of the Gun (#9)
37 September 17, 2000 The Watcher $5,805,680 Bait (#2), Almost Famous (#8), Duets (#10)
38 September 24, 2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut $8,505,513 The Exorcist (2000 Director's Cut) (#2), Woman on Top (#10)
39 October 1, 2000 Remember the Titans $20,905,831 Beautiful (#10)
40 October 8, 2000 Meet the Parents $28,623,300 Meet the Parents broke Antz's record ($17.2 million) for the highest weekend debut in October. Get Carter (#3), Digimon: The Movie (#5)
41 October 15, 2000 Meet the Parents $21,168,385 Lost Souls (#3), The Ladies Man (#4), The Contender (#5), Dr. T & the Women (#7)
42 October 22, 2000 Meet the Parents $16,015,185 Bedazzled (#2), Pay It Forward (#4), The Legend of Drunken Master (#5)
43 October 29, 2000 Meet the Parents $15,048,475 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (#2), The Little Vampire (#6), Lucky Numbers (#7)
44 November 5, 2000 Charlie's Angels $40,128,550 The Legend of Bagger Vance (#3)
45 November 12, 2000 Charlie's Angels $24,606,860 Little Nicky (#2), Men of Honor (#3), Red Planet
46 November 19, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $55,082,330 How the Grinch Stole Christmas holds the record for highest weekend debut for a Christmas-themed film, breaking Home Alone 2: Lost in New York's record ($31.1 million). Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (#2), The 6th Day (#4), Bounce (#5)
47 November 26, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $52,118,445 How the Grinch Stole Christmas broke Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace's record ($51.4 million) for the highest second weekend gross. In second place, Unbreakable's $30.3 million opening weekend broke Sleepy Hollow's record ($30.0 million) for the highest weekend debut for a film that did not open in first place. Unbreakable (#2), 102 Dalmatians (#3)
48 December 3, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $27,096,630
49 December 10, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $18,646,520 How the Grinch Stole Christmas became the first film since The Sixth Sense to top the box office for four consecutive weekends. Vertical Limit (#2), Proof of Life (#3), Dungeons & Dragons
50 December 17, 2000 What Women Want $33,614,543 What Women Want broke Scream 2's record ($32.9 million) for the highest weekend debut in December. Dude, Where's My Car (#2), The Emperor's New Groove (#4)
51 December 24, 2000 Cast Away $28,883,406 The Family Man (#4), Miss Congeniality (#5)
52 December 31, 2000 Cast Away $30,977,869

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2000[2]
# Title Distributor Gross Note(s)
1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Universal $260,044,825 How the Grinch Stole Christmas became the 2nd highest-grossing Christmas film, behind Home Alone.
2. Cast Away 20th Century Fox $233,632,142
3. Mission: Impossible 2 Paramount $215,409,889 Mission: Impossible 2 broke The Fugitive's record for the highest-grossing film based on a TV show. It also broke Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me'a record for the highest-grossing spy film.
4. Gladiator DreamWorks $187,705,427
5. What Women Want Paramount $182,811,707 What Women Want broke Pretty Woman's record for the highest-grossing romantic comedy film.
6. The Perfect Storm Warner Bros. $182,618,434 The Perfect Storm became the 5th highest-grossing disaster film.
7. Meet the Parents Universal $166,244,045
8. X-Men 20th Century Fox $157,299,717 X-Men became the 4th highest-grossing superhero film of all time, as well as the 2nd highest-grossing superhero origin film, behind Batman.
9. Scary Movie Dimension Films $157,019,771
10. What Lies Beneath DreamWorks $155,464,351 What Lies Beneath became the 3rd highest-grossing supernatural horror film, behind The Sixth Sense and The Exorcist.
11. Dinosaur Disney $137,748,063 Dinosaur became the 3rd highest-grossing film featuring dinosaurs, behind Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World.
12. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sony Pictures Classics $128,078,872 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon broke Life Is Beautiful's record ($57.6 million) for the highest-grossing foreign language film of all time. It become the 2nd highest-grossing martial arts film, behind Rush Hour.
13. Erin Brockovich Universal $125,595,205 Erin Brockovich broke Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home's record for the highest-grossing enviromentalist film.
14. Charlie's Angels Columbia $125,305,545
15. Traffic USA Films $124,115,725
16. Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Universal $123,309,890
17. Big Momma's House Fox $117,559,438
18. Remember the Titans Disney $115,654,751
19. The Patriot Columbia $113,330,342
20. Chicken Run DreamWorks $106,834,564 Chicken Run is the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time.


Highest-grossing films by MPAA rating of 2000[3]
G Chicken Run
PG How the Grinch Stole Christmas
PG-13 Cast Away
R Gladiator
NC-17 The Cell

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekend Box Office Index, 2000". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 19, 2007. 
  2. ^ "2000 domestic grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ "2000 Yearly Box Office for G Rated Movies". Retrieved June 17, 2017. 

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