List of 2008 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 2008.

# Date Film Gross[1] Notes
1 January 6, 2008 National Treasure: Book of Secrets $20,062,684
2 January 13, 2008 The Bucket List $19,392,416
3 January 20, 2008 Cloverfield $40,058,229 Cloverfield broke Star Wars (Special Edition)'s record ($35.9 million) for the highest weekend debut in January, Black Hawk Down's record ($28.6 million) for the highest Martin Luther King weekend debut, and Titanic's record ($30.0 million) for the highest Martin Luther King weekend ever.
4 January 27, 2008 Meet the Spartans $18,505,530
5 February 3, 2008 Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert $31,117,834 Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert broke When a Stranger Calls' record ($21.6 million) for the highest Super Bowl weekend debut, and Borat's record ($26.4 million) for highest opening weekend for a film opening in less than 1,000 theaters.
6 February 10, 2008 Fool's Gold $21,589,295
7 February 17, 2008 Jumper $27,354,808
8 February 24, 2008 Vantage Point $22,874,936
9 March 2, 2008 Semi-Pro $15,075,114
10 March 9, 2008 10,000 BC $35,867,488
11 March 16, 2008 Horton Hears a Who! $45,012,998
12 March 23, 2008 Horton Hears a Who! $24,590,596
13 March 30, 2008 21 $24,105,943
14 April 6, 2008 21 $15,337,418
15 April 13, 2008 Prom Night $20,804,941
16 April 20, 2008 The Forbidden Kingdom $21,401,121
17 April 27, 2008 Baby Mama $17,407,110
18 May 4, 2008 Iron Man $98,118,668
19 May 11, 2008 Iron Man $51,190,629
20 May 18, 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $55,034,805
21 May 26, 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $100,137,835
22 June 1, 2008 Sex and the City $57,038,404 Sex and the City broke Hitch's record ($43.1 million) for the highest weekend debut for a romantic comedy & broke The Village's record ($50.7 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist..
23 June 8, 2008 Kung Fu Panda $60,239,130
24 June 15, 2008 The Incredible Hulk $55,414,050
25 June 22, 2008 Get Smart $38,683,480
26 June 29, 2008 WALL-E $63,087,526
27 July 6, 2008 Hancock $62,603,879
28 July 13, 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army $32,080,560
29 July 20, 2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 The Dark Knight's $18.5 million gross from midnight showings broke Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith's record ($16.9 million) for the highest midnight opening ever. Its $67.1 million gross on opening day broke Spider-Man 3's record ($59.8 million) for the highest single-day tally of all time. The Dark Knight also broke Spider-Man 3's records ($151.1 million) for the highest weekend debut of all time and for a superhero film as well as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest's record ($135.6 million) for the highest weekend debut in July. The Dark Knight had the highest weekend debut of 2008. In second place Mamma Mia!'s $27.7 million broke Hairspray's record ($27.4 million) for the highest weekend debut for a Broadway adaptation.
30 July 27, 2008 The Dark Knight $75,166,466 The Dark Knight broke Shrek 2's record ($72.1 million) for the highest second weekend gross of all time.
31 August 3, 2008 The Dark Knight $42,664,219
32 August 10, 2008 The Dark Knight $26,117,030
33 August 17, 2008 Tropic Thunder $25,812,796
34 August 24, 2008 Tropic Thunder $16,272,195
35 August 31, 2008 Tropic Thunder $11,518,611
36 September 7, 2008 Bangkok Dangerous $7,783,266
37 September 14, 2008 Burn After Reading $19,128,001
38 September 21, 2008 Lakeview Terrace $15,004,672
39 September 28, 2008 Eagle Eye $29,150,721
40 October 5, 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua $29,300,465
41 October 12, 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua $17,502,077
42 October 19, 2008 Max Payne $17,639,849
43 October 26, 2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year $42,030,184 High School Musical 3: Senior Year broke Enchanted's record ($34.4 million) for highest weekend opening for a musical film.
44 November 2, 2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year $15,316,072
45 November 9, 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $63,106,589
46 November 16, 2008 Quantum of Solace $67,528,882
47 November 23, 2008 Twilight $69,637,740 Twilight broke Van Helsing's record ($51.7 million) for the highest weekend debut for a vampire film & Sex and the City's record ($57.0 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist..
48 November 30, 2008 Four Christmases $31,069,826
49 December 7, 2008 Four Christmases $16,755,478
50 December 14, 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still $30,480,153
51 December 21, 2008 Yes Man $18,262,471
52 December 28, 2008 Marley & Me $36,357,586

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2008[2]
Rank Title Studio Domestic Gross
1. The Dark Knight DC Comics / Warner Bros. / Syncopy Inc. $533,345,358
2. Iron Man Marvel Studios / Paramount Pictures $318,412,101
3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures $317,101,119
4. Hancock Columbia Pictures $227,946,274
5. WALL-E Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios $223,808,164
6. Kung Fu Panda DreamWorks Animation / Paramount Pictures $215,434,591
7. Twilight Summit Entertainment $192,769,854
8. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa DreamWorks Animation / Paramount Pictures $180,010,950
9. Quantum of Solace Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Columbia Pictures $168,368,427
10. Horton Hears a Who! Blue Sky Studios / 20th Century Fox $154,529,439

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekend Box Office Index, 2008". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ "2008 DOMESTIC GROSSES". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 

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