United States box office records

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These records pertain to United States box office, or the revenue produced by a film while in theaters.

Mainstream cinema[edit]

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 $916,257,964[1]
2 Avatar 20th Century Fox December 18, 2009 $760,507,625[1]
3 Titanic Paramount Pictures December 19, 1997 $658,672,302[1]
4 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12, 2015 $635,936,805[1]
5 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4, 2012 $623,357,910[1]

Top 5 overall intake records adjusted for inflation[edit]

Information taken from Box Office Mojo[2]

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 20th Century Fox 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 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 18–20, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $247,966,675
2 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12–15, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $208,806,270
3 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–6, 2012 (Fri–Sun) $207,438,708
4 Avengers: Age of Ultron Walt Disney Studios May 1–3, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $191,271,109
5 Captain America: Civil War Walt Disney Studios April 6-8, 2016 (Fri–Sun) $181,791,000

Three-day (Fri–Sun)[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 18–20, 2015 $247,966,675
2 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12–15, 2015 $208,806,270
3 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–6, 2012 $207,438,708
4 Avengers: Age of Ultron Walt Disney Studios May 1–3, 2015 $191,271,109
5 Captain America: Civil War Walt Disney Studios April 6-8, 2016 $181,791,000

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 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12–15, 2015 (Fri–Mon) $234,151,090
3 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–7, 2012 (Fri–Mon) $226,337,707
4 Avengers: Age of Ultron Walt Disney Studios May 1–4, 2015 (Fri–Mon) $204,499,664
5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 15–17, 2011 $187,225,000

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 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12–16, 2015 (Fri–Tues) $258,493,605
3 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–8, 2012 (Fri–Tues) $244,014,897
4 Avengers: Age of Ultron Walt Disney Studios May 1–4, 2015 (Fri–Tues) $217,632,476
5 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18–22, 2008 (Fri–Tues) $203,773,518

Seven-day (non-specific)[edit]

Rank Film[3] 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 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 6–12, 2015 (Fri–Thurs) $296,211,655
3 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4–10, 2015 (Fri–Thurs) $270,019,373
4 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18–24, 2015 (Fri–Thurs) $238,615,211
5 Avengers: Age of Ultron Walt Disney Studios May 1–7, 2015 (Fri–Thurs) $235,655,468

Ten-day (non-specific)[edit]

Rank Film[4] 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 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 18–27, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $313,781,677
5 Avengers: Age of Ultron Walt Disney Studios May 1–10, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $313,402,397

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 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 15, 2011 (Friday) $91,071,119
3 Avengers: Age of Ultron Walt Disney Studios May 1, 2015 (Friday) $84,424,532
4 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12, 2015 (Friday) $81,953,950
5 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4, 2012 (Friday) $80,813,985

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 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 14, 2015 $57,207,490
3 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 6, 2012 $57,066,733
4 Avengers: Age of Ultron Walt Disney Studios May 1, 2015 $50,319,942
5 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. July 20, 2008 $43,596,151

Monday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box Office Intake (USD)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 21, 2015 $40,109,742
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 28, 2015 $31,362,029
3 Spider-Man 2 Sony Pictures July 5, 2004 $27,661,137
4 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures May 26, 2008 $26,779,538
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Walt Disney Studios May 28, 2007 $25,069,370

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 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 16, 2015 $24,342,515

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 Warner Bros. 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 Warner Bros. 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 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 15, 2011 $91,071,119
3 Avengers: Age of Ultron Walt Disney Studios May 1, 2015 $84,424,532
4 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12, 2015 $81,953,950
5 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 4, 2012 $80,813,985

Saturday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box office intake (USD)
1 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 13, 2015 $69,644,830
2 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 5, 2012 $69,557,990
3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 19, 2015 $68,294,204
4 Iron Man 3 Walt Disney Studios May 4, 2013 $62,273,218
5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 26, 2015 $56,586,000

Top 5 holiday specific weekend intakes[edit]

Memorial Day Weekend[edit]

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/number of films Box office intake (USD)
Highest-grossing animated film Shrek 2 2004 $441,226,247
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 5 $1,419,608,493

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

Highest-grossing franchises and film series[5]
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 13 $3.7760[6] $290.4[6] Marvel's The Avengers ($623.4 million)
2 Star Wars Walt Disney Studios / 20th Century Fox 8 $2.8266[7] $353.3[7] Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($908.6 million)
3 Harry Potter Warner Bros. 8 $2.3901[8] $298.8[8] 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)
4 Batman Warner Bros. 8 $1.8978 $237.2 The Dark Knight ($533.3 million)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "All Time Domestic Box Office Results". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "TOP OPENING GROSSES BY DAYS IN RELEASE". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "TOP OPENING GROSSES BY DAYS IN RELEASE". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Domestic Franchise Index". Box Office Mojo. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies at the Box Office - Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  7. ^ a b "Star Wars Movies at the Box Office - Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  8. ^ a b "Harry Potter Movies at the Box Office - Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 

(*Box Office Mojo, 2007), [1]. Retrieved July 17, 2007.