List of 2010 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 2010.

# Date Film Gross Notes
1 January 3, 2010 Avatar $68,490,688 Avatar broke Spider-Man's record ($45 million) for the highest third weekend gross of all time, and Cloverfield's record ($40.1 million) for the highest weekend gross in January.
2 January 10, 2010 Avatar $50,306,217 Avatar broke Titanic's record ($28.7 million) for the highest fourth weekend gross of all time. It also became the first film since The Dark Knight to top the box office for four consecutive weekends.
3 January 17, 2010 Avatar $42,785,612 Avatar broke Titanic's record ($30 million) for the highest fifth weekend gross of all time, and Cloverfield's record ($40.1 million) for the highest Martin Luther King weekend gross ever. It also became the first film since The Sixth Sense to top the box office for five consecutive weekends.
4 January 24, 2010 Avatar $34,944,081 Avatar broke Titanic's record ($25.5 million) for the highest sixth weekend gross of all time. It also became the first film since Titanic to top the box office for six consecutive weekends. With this intake, it became the highest-grossing film of all time.
5 January 31, 2010 Avatar $31,280,029 Avatar broke Titanic's record ($25.9 million) for the highest seventh weekend gross of all time. It also became the first film since Titanic to top the box office for seven consecutive weekends.
6 February 7, 2010 Dear John $30,468,614
7 February 14, 2010 Valentine's Day $56,260,707 Valentine's Day broke Ghost Rider's record ($45.4 million) for the highest President's Day weekend debut.
8 February 21, 2010 Shutter Island $41,062,440
9 February 28, 2010 Shutter Island $22,665,205
10 March 7, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $116,101,023 Alice in Wonderland broke Spider-Man's record ($114.8 million) for the highest weekend debut for a non-sequel, 300's record ($70.9 million) for the highest weekend debut in March, Fast and Furious' record ($71 million) for the highest weekend debut for a spring release, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire's record ($102.7 million) for the highest weekend debut for a live-action fantasy film, and Avatar's record ($77 million) for the highest weekend debut for a 3-D film.
11 March 14, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $62,714,076
12 March 21, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $41,062,440
13 March 28, 2010 How to Train Your Dragon $43,732,319
14 April 4, 2010 Clash of the Titans $61,235,105 Clash of the Titans broke Scary Movie 4's record ($40.2 million) for the highest Easter weekend debut.
15 April 11, 2010 Clash of the Titans $26,633,209 Initial estimates had Date Night ahead of Clash of the Titans.
16 April 18, 2010 Kick-Ass $19,828,687 Initial estimates had How to Train Your Dragon ahead of Kick-Ass.
17 April 25, 2010 How to Train Your Dragon $15,350,213 How to Train Your Dragon reclaimed the #1 spot in its fifth weekend of release.
18 May 2, 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street $32,902,299
19 May 9, 2010 Iron Man 2 $128,122,480 Iron Man 2 had the highest weekend debut of 2010.
20 May 16, 2010 Iron Man 2 $52,041,005
21 May 23, 2010 Shrek Forever After $70,838,207
22 May 30, 2010 Shrek Forever After $43,311,063
23 June 6, 2010 Shrek Forever After $25,486,465
24 June 13, 2010 The Karate Kid $55,665,805
25 June 20, 2010 Toy Story 3 $110,307,189 Toy Story 3 broke Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen's record ($109 million) for the highest weekend debut in June. Its $41.1 million opening day gross broke Shrek the Third's record ($38 million) for the biggest single day gross for an animated film.
26 June 27, 2010 Toy Story 3 $59,337,669
27 July 4, 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $64,832,191 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's $30.1 million gross from midnight showings broke The Twilight Saga: New Moon's record ($26.3 million) for the highest midnight opening ever. It also broke broke Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen's records for the highest midnight gross in IMAX ($959,000) with $1 million as well as the highest Wednesday gross of all time ($62 million) with $68.5 million.
28 July 11, 2010 Despicable Me $56,397,125
29 July 18, 2010 Inception $62,785,337
30 July 25, 2010 Inception $42,725,012
31 August 1, 2010 Inception $27,485,245
32 August 8, 2010 The Other Guys $35,543,162
33 August 15, 2010 The Expendables $34,825,135
34 August 22, 2010 The Expendables $16,968,032
35 August 29, 2010 Takers $20,512,304 Initial estimates had The Last Exorcism ahead of Takers.
36 September 5, 2010 The American $13,177,790
37 September 12, 2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife $26,650,264
38 September 19, 2010 The Town $23,808,032
39 September 26, 2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps $19,011,188
40 October 3, 2010 The Social Network $22,445,653
41 October 10, 2010 The Social Network $15,451,991
42 October 17, 2010 Jackass 3D $50,353,641 Jackass 3D broke Scary Movie 3's records ($48.1 million) for the highest weekend debut in October and for any fall release. Jackass 3D also broke Brüno's record ($30.4 million) for the biggest weekend debut for a docu-comedy.
43 October 24, 2010 Paranormal Activity 2 $40,678,424 Paranormal Activity 2 broke Friday the 13th's record ($40.5 million) for the highest weekend debut for a horror film.
44 October 31, 2010 Saw 3D $22,530,123
45 November 7, 2010 Megamind $46,016,833
46 November 14, 2010 Megamind $29,120,461
47 November 21, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 $125,017,372 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1's $1.4 million midnight gross in IMAX broke The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's record ($1 million) for the highest midnight gross in IMAX. It also broke Alice in Wonderland's record ($116.1 million) for the highest weekend debut for a live-action fantasy film.
48 November 28, 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 $49,087,101
49 December 5, 2010 Tangled $21,608,891 Tangled reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
50 December 12, 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader $24,005,069
51 December 19, 2010 Tron: Legacy $44,026,211
52 December 26, 2010 Little Fockers $30,833,665
53 January 2, 2011 Little Fockers $25,766,485

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2010[1]
Rank Title Studio Domestic Gross
1. Toy Story 3 Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios $415,004,880
2. Alice in Wonderland Walt Disney Pictures $334,191,110
3. Iron Man 2 Marvel Studios / Paramount Pictures $312,433,331
4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Summit Entertainment $300,531,751
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Heyday Films / Warner Bros. $295,983,305
6. Inception Warner Bros. $292,576,195
7. Despicable Me Universal Studios / Illumination Entertainment $251,513,985
8. Shrek Forever After DreamWorks Animation / Paramount Pictures $238,736,787
9. How to Train Your Dragon $217,581,231
10. Tangled Walt Disney Pictures $200,821,936

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 DOMESTIC GROSSES". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 9, 2014.