United States box office records

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Box office is the revenue produced by a film while in theaters. All records here are for the United States and Canada together, a market known as the North American box office and the domestic box office,[1][2][3] and where gross is defined in US dollars.

Due to different ways of measuring film revenue, there are various record holders, depending on the time period over which the revenue was measured, and whether or not the revenue is adjusted for inflation.

Top 5 overall intake records[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 18, 2015 $936,662,225[4]
2 Avatar 20th Century Fox December 18, 2009 $760,507,625[4]
3 Black Panther Walt Disney Studios February 16, 2018 $699,129,850 [4]
4 Avengers: Infinity War April 27, 2018 $676,858,988
5 Titanic Paramount Pictures December 19, 1997 $659,363,944[4]

Top 5 overall intake records adjusted for inflation[edit]

Information taken from Box Office Mojo[5]

Rank Film Distributor Release year Inflation-adjusted gross (USD) Unadjusted gross (USD)
1 Gone with the Wind MGM 1939 $1,685,052,200 $198,676,459
2 Star Wars 20th Century Fox 1977 $1,485,517,400 $460,998,007
3 The Sound of Music 1965 $1,187,744,200 $158,671,368
4 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Pictures 1982 $1,183,065,200 $435,110,554
5 Titanic Paramount Pictures 1997 $1,129,857,100 $658,672,302

Top 5 multiple day records[edit]

Three-day (non-specific)[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)
1 Avengers: Infinity War Walt Disney Studios April 27–29, 2018 (Fri–Sun) $258,184,000
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 18–20, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $247,966,675
3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15–17, 2017 (Fri–Sun) $220,009,584
4 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12–15, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $208,806,270
5 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–6, 2012 (Fri–Sun) $207,438,708

Three-day (Fri–Sun)[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)
1 Avengers: Infinity War Walt Disney Studios April 27–29, 2018 $258,184,000
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 18–20, 2015 $247,966,675
3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15–17, 2017 $220,009,584
4 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12–15, 2015 $208,806,270
5 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–6, 2012 $207,438,708

Four-day (non-specific)[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 18–21, 2015 (Fri–Mon) $288,076,417
2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15–18, 2017 (Fri–Mon) $241,565,957
3 Black Panther February 16–19, 2018 (Fri–Mon) $235,000,000
4 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12–15, 2015 (Fri–Mon) $234,151,090
5 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–7, 2012 (Fri–Mon) $226,337,707

Five-day (non-specific)[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 18–22, 2015 (Fri–Tues) $325,438,146
2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15–19, 2017 (Fri–Tues) $261,820,146
3 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12–16, 2015 (Fri–Tues) $258,493,605
4 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–8, 2012 (Fri–Tues) $244,014,897
5 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1–4, 2015 (Fri–Tues) $217,632,476

Seven-day (non-specific)[edit]

Rank Film[6] Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 18–24, 2015 (Fri–Thurs) $391,051,239
2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15–19, 2017 (Fri–Tues) $296,602,356
3 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 6–12, 2015 (Fri–Thurs) $296,211,655
4 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–10, 2015 (Fri–Thurs) $270,019,373
5 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18–24, 2015 (Fri–Thurs) $238,615,211

Ten-day (non-specific)[edit]

Rank Film[7] Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 18–27, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $544,573,329
2 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 6–15, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $402,800,065
3 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–13, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $373,071,647
4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15–24, 2017 (Fri–Sun) $368,167,854
5 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18–27, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $313,781,677

Top 5 daily intake records[edit]

Non-Specific[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 18, 2015 (Friday) $119,119,282
2 Avengers: Infinity War April 27, 2018 (Friday) $105,978,264
3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15, 2017 (Friday) $104,684,491
4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 15, 2011 (Friday) $91,071,119
5 Avengers: Age of Ultron Walt Disney Studios May 1, 2015 (Friday) $84,424,532

Sunday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 20, 2015 $60,553,189
2 Black Panther February 18, 2018 $60,096,000
3 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 14, 2015 $57,207,490
4 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 6, 2012 $57,066,733
5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 17, 2017 $51,331,888

Monday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Black Panther Walt Disney Studios February 19, 2018 $40,151,729
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 21, 2015 $40,109,742
3 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story December 26, 2016 $32,085,637
4 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 28, 2015 $31,362,029
5 Spider-Man 2 Sony Pictures July 5, 2004 $27,661,137

Tuesday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 22, 2015 $37,361,729
2 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony Pictures July 3, 2012 $35,016,884
3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 29, 2015 $29,528,583
4 Transformers DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures July 3, 2007 $27,851,016
5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Walt Disney Studios December 26, 2017 $27,734,356

Wednesday[edit]

Rank Film 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 July 11, 2007 $44,232,338
5 Spider-Man 2 Sony Pictures June 30, 2004 $40,442,604

Thursday[edit]

Rank Film 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 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 Film Distributor Date Box office intake (USD)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 18, 2015 $119,119,282
2 Avengers: Infinity War April 27, 2018 $105,978,264
2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15, 2017 $104,684,491
3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 15, 2011 $91,071,119
4 Avengers: Age of Ultron Walt Disney Studios May 1, 2015 $84,424,532

Saturday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box office intake (USD)
1 Avengers: Infinity War Walt Disney Studios April 28, 2018 $83,017,000
2 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 13, 2015 $69,644,830
3 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 5, 2012 $69,557,990
4 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 19, 2015 $68,294,204
5 Black Panther February 17, 2018 $65,893,000

Top 5 holiday specific weekend intakes[edit]

Memorial Day weekend[edit]

For the holiday weekend including Memorial Day:

Rank Film 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 Film Year Box office intake (USD)
Highest-grossing animated film Finding Dory 2016 $486,295,561
Highest-grossing computer animated film
Highest-grossing animated film adjusted for ticket-price inflation Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 $910,150,000
Highest-grossing traditional animated film The Lion King 1994 $422,783,777
Highest-grossing anime animated film Pokémon: The First Movie 1999 $85,744,662
Highest-grossing stop-motion animated film Chicken Run 2000 $106,834,564
Highest-grossing animated film franchise Shrek $1,419,608,493

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

Highest-grossing franchises and film series[8]
Rank Series Distributor No. of films Total box office (in billions of USD) Average of films (in millions of USD) Highest-grossing film
1 Marvel Cinematic Universe Walt Disney Studios / Paramount Pictures / Universal Pictures / Sony Pictures 19 $5.2693[9] $290.4[9] Black Panther ($688 million)
2 Star Wars Walt Disney Studios / 20th Century Fox 9 $4.1947[10] $353.3[10] Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.6 million)
3 Harry Potter Warner Bros. 8 $2.3901[11] $298.8[11] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($381.0 million)
4 James Bond Columbia Pictures / MGM 26 $2.1125 $84.5 Skyfall ($304.4 million)
5 Batman Warner Bros. 8 $1.8978 $237.2 The Dark Knight ($533.3 million)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genre and International Box office" (PDF). Film Victoria / Government of Australia. p. 10. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012. North American box office statistics includes figures from both the United States and Canada as industry standard. Separate statistics are not readily available.
  2. ^ Richwine, Lisa (30 April 2012). "Think Like a Man tops North American box office". Reuters via Canada.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012. ...easily beat four new films to win the U.S. and Canadian box office race.... Think Like a Man led domestic charts with...
  3. ^ "Box Office Tracking by Time". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "All Time Domestic Box Office Results". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  5. ^ "All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  6. ^ "TOP OPENING GROSSES BY DAYS IN RELEASE". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  7. ^ "TOP OPENING GROSSES BY DAYS IN RELEASE". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Domestic Franchise Index". Box Office Mojo. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies at the Box Office - Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-12-21.
  10. ^ a b "Star Wars Movies at the Box Office - Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
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