List of 2003 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 2003.

# Date Film Gross[1] Notes
1 January 5, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $25,017,279
2 January 12, 2003 Just Married $17,548,993
3 January 19, 2003 Kangaroo Jack $16,580,209
4 January 26, 2003 Darkness Falls $12,024,917
5 February 2, 2003 The Recruit $16,302,063
6 February 9, 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days $23,774,850
7 February 16, 2003 Daredevil $40,310,419 Daredevil broke John Q's record ($20.3 mil) for the highest President's Day weekend debut, and Hannibal's record ($29.7 mil) for the highest President's Day weekend ever.
8 February 23, 2003 Daredevil $18,092,309
9 March 2, 2003 Cradle 2 the Grave $16,521,468
10 March 9, 2003 Bringing Down the House $31,101,026
11 March 16, 2003 Bringing Down the House $22,054,934
12 March 23, 2003 Bringing Down the House $16,204,468
13 March 30, 2003 Head of State $13,503,484
14 April 6, 2003 Phone Booth $15,021,088
15 April 13, 2003 Anger Management $42,220,847 Anger Management broke The Scorpion King's record ($36.1 mil) for the highest weekend debut in April.
16 April 20, 2003 Anger Management $25,005,588
17 April 27, 2003 Identity $16,225,263
18 May 4, 2003 X2 $85,558,731
19 May 11, 2003 X2 $40,032,160
20 May 18, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded $91,774,413 The Matrix Reloaded broke Hannibal's record ($58.0 mil) for the highest weekend debut for a R-rated film. The Matrix Reloaded had the highest weekend debut of 2003.
21 May 25, 2003 Bruce Almighty $67,953,330
22 June 1, 2003 Finding Nemo $70,251,710 Finding Nemo broke Monsters, Inc.'s record ($62.6 mil) for the highest weekend debut for an animated film.
23 June 8, 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious $50,472,480
24 June 15, 2003 Finding Nemo $28,384,483 Finding Nemo reclaimed #1 in its third weekend of release.
25 June 22, 2003 Hulk $62,128,420 Hulk broke Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me's record ($54.9 mil) for the highest weekend debut in June.
26 June 29, 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle $37,634,221
27 July 6, 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines $44,041,440
28 July 13, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $46,630,690
29 July 20, 2003 Bad Boys II $46,522,560
30 July 27, 2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over $33,417,739 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over broke Jaws 3-D's record ($13.3 mil) for the highest weekend debut for a 3-D film.
31 August 3, 2003 American Wedding $33,369,440
32 August 10, 2003 S.W.A.T. $37,062,535
33 August 17, 2003 Freddy vs. Jason $36,428,066 Freddy vs. Jason broke Scream 3's record ($34.7 million) for the highest weekend debut for a slasher film.
34 August 24, 2003 Freddy vs. Jason $13,152,967
35 August 31, 2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 $15,269,324 Jeepers Creepers 2 broke Jeepers Creepers's record ($13.1 mil) for the highest Labor Day weekend debut.
36 September 7, 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star $6,660,540
37 September 14, 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico $23,424,118
38 September 21, 2003 Underworld $21,753,759
39 September 28, 2003 The Rundown $18,553,765
40 October 5, 2003 School of Rock $19,622,714
41 October 12, 2003 Kill Bill Volume 1 $22,089,322
42 October 19, 2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre $28,094,014
43 October 26, 2003 Scary Movie 3 $48,113,770 Scary Movie 3 broke Red Dragon's record ($36.5 mil) for the highest weekend debut in October as well as for any fall release, & broke Lara Croft: Tomb Raider's record ($47.7 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist.
44 November 2, 2003 Scary Movie 3 $20,017,468
45 November 9, 2003 The Matrix Revolutions $48,475,154
46 November 16, 2003 Elf $26,325,613 Elf reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
47 November 23, 2003 The Cat in the Hat $38,329,160
48 November 30, 2003 The Cat in the Hat $24,459,685
49 December 7, 2003 The Last Samurai $24,271,354
50 December 14, 2003 Something's Gotta Give $16,064,723
51 December 21, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $72,629,713 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King broke The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers's record ($62.0 mil) for the highest weekend debut in December & Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace's record for ($64.8 mil) the highest Wednesday gross of all-time..
52 December 28, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $50,598,104

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2003[2]
Rank Title Studio Domestic Gross
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line $377,027,325
2. Finding Nemo Disney/Pixar $339,714,978
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Disney $305,413,918
4. The Matrix Reloaded Warner Bros. $281,576,461
5. Bruce Almighty Universal/Spyglass/Shady Acres $242,829,261
6. X2: X-Men United 20th Century Fox/Marvel $214,949,694
7. Elf New Line $173,398,518
8. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Warner Bros./Columbia/C2 $150,371,112
9. The Matrix Revolutions Warner Bros. $139,313,948
10. Cheaper by the Dozen 20th Century Fox $138,614,544

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekend Box Office Index, 2003". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 19, 2007. 
  2. ^ "2003 DOMESTIC GROSSES". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 

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