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List of highest-grossing openings for films

The following is a list of the highest-grossing opening weekends for films. The list is dominated by recent films due to steadily increasing production and marketing budgets, and modern films opening on more screens. Another contributing factor is inflation not being taken into account.

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Biggest worldwide openings on recordEdit

This list charts films the 50 biggest worldwide openings. Since films do not open on Fridays in many markets, the 'opening' is taken to be the gross between the first day of release and the first Sunday following the movie's release. Figures prior to the year 2002 are not available.

This list does not take into account country-by-country variations in release dates. Therefore, in some cases opening weekend grosses from many, or even most countries may not be included. All figures are not adjusted for inflation and therefore a direct comparison of the films from different years cannot be made.

Rank Film Year Opening (USD)[1]
1 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 $640,521,291
2 The Fate of the Furious 2017 $541,937,239
3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 $528,966,675
4 Jurassic World 2015 $524,909,010
5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 $483,189,427
6 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 $450,821,889
7 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 $422,507,347
8 Furious 7 2015 $397,627,459
9 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 $394,022,354
10 The Avengers 2012 $392,538,708
11 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 $392,471,109
12 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 $382,425,000
13 Spider-Man 3 2007 $381,660,892
14 Captain America: Civil War 2016 $379,539,142
15 Iron Man 3 2013 $372,553,677
16 Black Panther 2018 $371,367,531
17 Beauty and the Beast 2017 $357,026,593
18 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 $350,653,677
19 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 $343,972,864
20 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 2012 $340,667,634
21 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 $332,715,157
22 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 2010 $330,017,372
23 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 $303,949,700
24 Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 $302,138,390
25 Deadpool 2 2018 $300,386,357
26 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018 $298,924,610
27 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 2011 $291,022,261
28 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 $290,049,210
29 Justice League 2017 $278,842,239
30 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 $274,939,137
31 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 2014 $273,897,634
32 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 $272,150,927
33 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 $271,809,637
34 Suicide Squad 2016 $266,982,248
35 Deadpool 2016 $264,711,361
36 X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 $262,866,321
37 Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 $256,535,853
38 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 2018 $253,663,104
39 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 $252,522,752
40 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 $250,000,534
41 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 $248,887,295
42 Logan 2017 $247,444,337
43 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 2015 $247,158,007
44 Transformers: The Last Knight 2017 $243,880,073
45 Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 $242,360,418
46 Avatar 2009 $241,571,046
47 Incredibles 2 2018 $235,826,976
48 The Da Vinci Code 2006 $232,074,037
49 Thor: Ragnarok 2017 $231,831,205
50 2012 2009 $230,470,474

Opening weekend record holders worldwideEdit

Biggest opening weekends in a single territoryEdit

A list of 50 biggest opening weekends for films. Box office between the first Friday and first Sunday of release. The United States and Canada is treated as a single box office territory in the film industry.[3] The only other territory in the list is China.

Rank Film Year Opening Weekend
(three day)[4]
Territory
1 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 $257,698,183 United States and Canada
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 $247,966,675 United States and Canada
3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 $220,009,584 United States and Canada
4 Jurassic World 2015 $208,806,270 United States and Canada
5 The Avengers 2012 $207,438,708 United States and Canada
6 Black Panther 2018 $202,003,951 United States and Canada
7 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 $191,271,109 United States and Canada
8 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 $191,034,859[5] China
9 Monster Hunt 2 2018 $187,908,839[6] China
10 The Fate of the Furious 2017 $184,908,284[7] China
11 Incredibles 2 2018 $182,687,905 United States and Canada
12 Furious 7 2015 $182,400,000[8] China
13 Captain America: Civil War 2016 $179,139,142 United States and Canada
14 Beauty and the Beast 2017 $174,750,616 United States and Canada
15 Iron Man 3 2013 $174,144,585 United States and Canada
16 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 $169,189,427 United States and Canada
17 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 $166,007,347 United States and Canada
18 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 $160,887,295 United States and Canada
19 The Dark Knight 2008 $158,411,483 United States and Canada
20 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 $158,074,286 United States and Canada
21 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 $155,750,000[9] China
22 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 $155,081,681 United States and Canada
23 Detective Chinatown 2 2018 $154,628,274[6] China
24 The Hunger Games 2012 $152,535,747 United States and Canada
25 Dying to Survive 2018 $152,163,428[10] China
26 Spider-Man 3 2007 $151,116,516 United States and Canada
27 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018 $148,024,610 United States and Canada
28 Furious 7 2015 $147,187,040 United States and Canada
29 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 $146,510,104 United States and Canada
30 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 $142,839,137 United States and Canada
31 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 2012 $141,067,634 United States and Canada
32 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 2011 $138,122,261 United States and Canada
33 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 $135,634,554 United States and Canada
34 Finding Dory 2016 $135,060,273 United States and Canada
35 Suicide Squad 2016 $133,682,248 United States and Canada
36 Deadpool 2016 $132,434,639 United States and Canada
37 Hello Mr. Billionaire 2018 $132,218,778[11] China
38 Wolf Warrior 2 2017 $131,773,219[12] China
39 Iron Man 2 2010 $128,122,480 United States and Canada
40 Deadpool 2 2018 $125,507,153 United States and Canada
41 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 2010 $125,017,372 United States and Canada
42 It 2017 $123,403,419 United States and Canada
43 Thor: Ragnarok 2017 $122,744,989 United States and Canada
44 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 2014 $121,897,634 United States and Canada
45 Shrek the Third 2007 $121,629,270 United States and Canada
46 The Mermaid 2016 $120,481,288[13] China
47 Transformers: The Last Knight 2017 $119,682,298[14] China
48 Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 $117,027,503 United States and Canada
49 Man of Steel 2013 $116,619,362 United States and Canada
50 Alice in Wonderland 2010 $116,101,023 United States and Canada

Opening weekend record holders in a single territoryEdit

These are the films that, when first released, set the opening three-day weekend record after going into wide release.

Year Title Opening weekend[15] Territory
1975 Jaws[nb 1] $7,061,513 United States and Canada
1978 Jaws 2 $9,866,023 United States and Canada
1978 Star Wars (re-release) $10,166,336 United States and Canada
1978 Every Which Way but Loose[nb 2] $10,272,294 United States and Canada
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture $11,926,421 United States and Canada
1981 Superman II $14,100,523 United States and Canada
1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan $14,347,221 United States and Canada
1983 Return of the Jedi $23,019,618 United States and Canada
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom $25,337,110 United States and Canada
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II $26,348,555 United States and Canada
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade $29,355,021 United States and Canada
1989 Ghostbusters II $29,472,894 United States and Canada
1989 Batman $40,505,884 United States and Canada
1992 Batman Returns $45,687,711 United States and Canada
1993 Jurassic Park $47,026,828 United States and Canada
1995 Batman Forever $52,784,433 United States and Canada
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $72,132,785 United States and Canada
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone $90,294,621 United States and Canada
2002 Spider-Man $114,844,116 United States and Canada
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $135,634,554 United States and Canada
2007 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 United States and Canada
2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 United States and Canada
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $169,189,427 United States and Canada
2012 The Avengers $207,438,708 United States and Canada
2015 Jurassic World $208,806,270 United States and Canada
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $247,966,675 United States and Canada
2018 Avengers: Infinity War $257,698,183 United States and Canada

Biggest opening day in a single territoryEdit

A list of the 50 biggest first day of release and previews. Previews from midnight or the previous evening are included in the official opening day gross.

Rank Movie name Year Opening day[20] Territory
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 $119,119,282 United States and Canada
2 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 $106,334,939 United States and Canada
3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 $104,684,491 United States and Canada
4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 $91,071,119 United States and Canada
5 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 $84,424,532 United States and Canada
6 Jurassic World 2015 $81,953,950 United States and Canada
7 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 $81,558,505 United States and Canada
8 The Avengers 2012 $80,813,985 United States and Canada
9 Monster Hunt 2 2018 $79,910,000[21] China
10 Black Panther 2018 $75,941,146 United States and Canada
11 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 $75,754,897 United States and Canada
12 Captain America: Civil War 2016 $75,502,161 United States and Canada
13 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 $72,703,754 United States and Canada
14 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 2011 $71,642,526 United States and Canada
15 Incredibles 2 2018 $71,260,321 United States and Canada
16 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 2012 $71,167,839 United States and Canada
17 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 $71,094,394 United States and Canada
18 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 $70,950,136 United States and Canada
19 Iron Man 3 2013 $68,858,555 United States and Canada
20 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 $68,533,840 United States and Canada
21 Furious 7 2015 $67,407,340 United States and Canada
22 The Hunger Games 2012 $67,263,650 United States and Canada
23 The Dark Knight 2008 $67,165,092 United States and Canada
24 Suicide Squad 2016 $64,893,248 United States and Canada
25 Beauty and the Beast 2017 $63,777,443 United States and Canada
26 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 $62,016,476 United States and Canada
27 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 2010 $61,684,550 United States and Canada
28 The Fate of the Furious 2017 $60,950,000[22] China
29 Spider-Man 3 2007 $59,841,919 United States and Canada
30 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018 $58,566,870 United States and Canada
31 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 $58,175,412 United States and Canada
32 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 $56,590,000[23] China
33 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 $56,078,520 United States and Canada
34 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 $55,830,600 United States and Canada
35 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 2014 $55,139,942 United States and Canada
36 Finding Dory 2016 $54,746,405 United States and Canada
37 Deadpool 2 2018 $53,034,421 United States and Canada
38 Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back 2017 $51,970,000[24] China
39 Iron Man 2 2010 $51,239,677 United States and Canada
40 Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 $50,780,982 United States and Canada
41 Furious 7 2015 $50,610,000[25] China
42 It 2017 $50,425,786 United States and Canada
43 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 $50,013,859 United States and Canada
44 Deadpool 2016 $53,034,421 United States and Canada
45 Detective Chinatown 2 2018 $49,800,000[21] China
46 Thor: Ragnarok 2017 $46,470,936 United States and Canada
47 Minions 2015 $46,042,205 United States and Canada
48 The Fate of the Furious 2017 $45,695,015 United States and Canada
49 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 2015 $45,579,056 United States and Canada
50 X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 $45,102,265 United States and Canada

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ According to a contemporaneous report, The Deep opened to $8,124,316 on 800 screens on the weekend of June 17, 1977 beating the record set by Jaws.[16] Current websites only record data for 731 screen with a gross of $6.8 million.[17] Using the lower figure for The Deep, Jaws lost the overall weekend record to Star Wars in 1977 with a gross of $7,195,573 in its eleventh weekend.[18]
  2. ^ Every Which Way but Loose held the opening weekend record until the following year but it lost the overall weekend record on the last weekend in 1978 to Superman, which recorded a gross of $10,363,384 in its third weekend.[19]

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Opening Weekends". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
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  6. ^ a b "China Box Office, February 16-18, 2018". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "China Box Office, April 14-16, 2017". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "China Box Office, April 13-19, 2015". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "China Box Office, May 11-17, 2015". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "China Box Office, July 6-8, 2018". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "China Box Office, July 27-29, 2018". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "China Box Office, July 28-30, 2017". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  13. ^ "China Box Office, February 12-14, 2016". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "China Box Office, June 23-25, 2017". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "Weekend Record Through the Years". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  16. ^ Murphy, A.D. (21 June 1977). "'Deep' Opening a 52-year Col Peak at $8.1 mil". Variety.
  17. ^ "The Deep (1977) – Weekend Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Star Wars (1977) – Weekend Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  19. ^ "Superman (1978) – Weekend Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  20. ^ "Top Single Day Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
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  22. ^ "Daily Box Office > China - 04/14/2017". entgroup.cn. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  23. ^ "Daily Box Office > China - 05/11/2018". entgroup.cn. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  24. ^ "Daily Box Office > China - 01/28/2017". entgroup.cn. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  25. ^ "Daily Box Office > China - 04/12/2015". entgroup.cn. Retrieved August 23, 2018.

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