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

Top 5 overall intake records

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

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

Three-day (non-specific)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Non-Specific

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial Day Weekend

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

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

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

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  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. 6.0 6.1 "Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies at the Box Office - Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Star Wars Movies at the Box Office - Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
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(*Box Office Mojo, 2007), [1]. Retrieved July 17, 2007.