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List of highest-grossing openings for films

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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. Country-by-country variations in release dates are not taken into account.

Rank Film Year Opening (USD)[1]
1 Avengers: Endgame 2019 $1,223,641,414
2 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 $640,521,291
3 The Fate of the Furious 2017 $541,937,239
4 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 $528,966,675
5 Jurassic World 2015 $524,909,010
6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 $483,189,427
7 Captain Marvel 2019 $456,718,598
8 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 $450,821,889
9 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 $422,507,347
10 Furious 7 2015 $397,627,459
11 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 $394,022,354
12 The Avengers 2012 $392,538,708
13 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 $392,471,109
14 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 $382,425,000
15 Spider-Man 3 2007 $381,660,892
16 Captain America: Civil War 2016 $379,539,142
17 Iron Man 3 2013 $372,553,677
18 Black Panther 2018 $371,367,531
19 Beauty and the Beast 2017 $357,026,593
20 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 $350,653,677
21 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 $343,972,864
22 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 2012 $340,667,634
23 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 $332,715,157
24 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 2010 $330,017,372
25 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 $303,949,700
26 Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 $302,138,390
27 Deadpool 2 2018 $300,386,357
28 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018 $298,924,610
29 Spider-Man: Far From Home 2019 $295,800,000
30 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 2011 $291,022,261
31 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 $290,049,210
32 Justice League 2017 $278,842,239
33 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 $274,939,137
34 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 2014 $273,897,634
35 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 $272,150,927
36 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 $271,809,637
37 Suicide Squad 2016 $266,982,248
38 Deadpool 2016 $264,711,361
39 X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 $262,866,321
40 Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 $256,535,853
41 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 2018 $253,663,104
42 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 $252,522,752
43 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 $250,000,534
44 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 $248,887,295
45 Logan 2017 $247,444,337
46 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 2015 $247,158,007
47 The Lion King 2019 $245,953,703
48 Toy Story 4 2019 $244,523,071
49 Transformers: The Last Knight 2017 $243,880,073[nb 1]
50 Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 $242,360,418
  1. ^ Transformers: The Last Knight grossed $44,680,073 in North America over its opening weekend,[2] and $199,200,000 in overseas markets.[3] However, the film is not listed on Box Office Mojo's main chart which includes all films that had an opening in excess of $100 million. This would appear to be an oversight because the film demonstrably had an opening in excess of $200 million according to the same source.

Opening weekend record holders worldwideEdit

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

Year Title Opening (USD in millions)[4]
2002 Spider-Man $125.9
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones $179.3
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $189.9
2003 The Matrix Revolutions $201.4
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $250.0
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith $303.9
2007 Spider-Man 3 $381.7
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $394.0
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $483.2
2015 Jurassic World $525.5
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $529.0
2017 The Fate of the Furious $541.9
2018 Avengers: Infinity War $640.5
2019 Avengers: Endgame $1,223.6

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 (and including Thursday previews). The United States and Canada are treated as a single box office territory in the film industry.[5] The only other territory in the list is China.

Rank Film Year Opening Weekend
(three day)[6]
Territory
1 Avengers: Endgame 2019 $357,115,007 United States and Canada
2 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 $257,698,183 United States and Canada
3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 $247,966,675 United States and Canada
4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 $220,009,584 United States and Canada
5 Jurassic World 2015 $208,806,270 United States and Canada
6 The Avengers 2012 $207,438,708 United States and Canada
7 Black Panther 2018 $202,003,951 United States and Canada
8 The Lion King 2019 $191,770,759 United States and Canada
9 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 $191,271,109 United States and Canada
10 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 $191,034,859[7] China
11 Monster Hunt 2 2018 $187,908,839[8] China
12 The Fate of the Furious 2017 $184,908,284[9] China
13 Incredibles 2 2018 $182,687,905 United States and Canada
14 Furious 7 2015 $182,400,000[10] China
15 The Wandering Earth 2019 $179,892,945[11] China
16 Captain America: Civil War 2016 $179,139,142 United States and Canada
17 Avengers: Endgame 2019 $175,961,330[12] China
18 Beauty and the Beast 2017 $174,750,616 United States and Canada
19 Iron Man 3 2013 $174,144,585 United States and Canada
20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 $169,189,427 United States and Canada
21 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 $166,007,347 United States and Canada
22 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 $160,887,295 United States and Canada
23 The Dark Knight 2008 $158,411,483 United States and Canada
24 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 $158,074,286 United States and Canada
25 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 $155,750,000[13] China
26 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 $155,081,681 United States and Canada
27 Detective Chinatown 2 2018 $154,628,274[8] China
28 Captain Marvel 2019 $153,433,423 United States and Canada
29 The Hunger Games 2012 $152,535,747 United States and Canada
30 Dying to Survive 2018 $152,163,428[14] China
31 Spider-Man 3 2007 $151,116,516 United States and Canada
32 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018 $148,024,610 United States and Canada
33 Furious 7 2015 $147,187,040 United States and Canada
34 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 $146,510,104 United States and Canada
35 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 $142,839,137 United States and Canada
36 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 2012 $141,067,634 United States and Canada
37 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 2011 $138,122,261 United States and Canada
38 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 $135,634,554 United States and Canada
39 Finding Dory 2016 $135,060,273 United States and Canada
40 Suicide Squad 2016 $133,682,248 United States and Canada
41 Deadpool 2016 $132,434,639 United States and Canada
42 Hello Mr. Billionaire 2018 $132,218,778[15] China
43 Wolf Warrior 2 2017 $131,773,219[16] China
44 Iron Man 2 2010 $128,122,480 United States and Canada
45 Deadpool 2 2018 $125,507,153 United States and Canada
46 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 2010 $125,017,372 United States and Canada
47 It 2017 $123,403,419 United States and Canada
48 Thor: Ragnarok 2017 $122,744,989 United States and Canada
49 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 2014 $121,897,634 United States and Canada
50 Shrek the Third 2007 $121,629,270 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, defined as between the first Friday and first Sunday of release (and including Thursday previews). The United States and Canada are treated as a single box office territory in the film industry.[5]

Year Title Opening weekend[17] 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
2019 Avengers: Endgame $357,115,007 United States and Canada

Biggest opening day in a single territoryEdit

A list of the 50 biggest opening days of release, including previews from midnight or the previous evening. The United States and Canada are treated as a single box office territory in the film industry.[5]

Rank Movie name Year Opening day[22][23] Territory
1 Avengers: Endgame 2019 $157,461,641 United States and Canada
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 $119,119,282 United States and Canada
3 Avengers: Endgame 2019 $107,200,000[24][25] China
4 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 $106,334,939 United States and Canada
5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 $104,684,491 United States and Canada
6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 $91,071,119 United States and Canada
7 Monster Hunt 2 2018 $86,194,000[26] China
8 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 $84,424,532 United States and Canada
9 Jurassic World 2015 $81,953,950 United States and Canada
10 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 $81,558,505 United States and Canada
11 The Avengers 2012 $80,813,985 United States and Canada
12 The Lion King 2019 $77,930,758 United States and Canada
13 Black Panther 2018 $75,941,146 United States and Canada
14 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 $75,754,897 United States and Canada
15 Captain America: Civil War 2016 $75,502,161 United States and Canada
16 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 $72,703,754 United States and Canada
17 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 2011 $71,642,526 United States and Canada
18 Incredibles 2 2018 $71,260,321 United States and Canada
19 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 2012 $71,167,839 United States and Canada
20 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 $71,094,394 United States and Canada
21 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 $70,950,136 United States and Canada
22 Iron Man 3 2013 $68,858,555 United States and Canada
23 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 $68,533,840 United States and Canada
24 Furious 7 2015 $67,407,340 United States and Canada
25 The Hunger Games 2012 $67,263,650 United States and Canada
26 The Dark Knight 2008 $67,165,092 United States and Canada
27 Suicide Squad 2016 $64,893,248 United States and Canada
28 Beauty and the Beast 2017 $63,777,443 United States and Canada
29 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 $62,016,476 United States and Canada
30 Captain Marvel 2019 $61,715,051 United States and Canada
31 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 2010 $61,684,550 United States and Canada
32 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 $61,156,000[27] China
33 The Fate of the Furious 2017 $60,547,000[28] China
34 Crazy Alien 2019 $60,410,000[29] China
35 Spider-Man 3 2007 $59,841,919 United States and Canada
36 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018 $58,566,870 United States and Canada
37 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 $58,175,412 United States and Canada
38 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 $56,078,520 United States and Canada
39 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 $55,830,600 United States and Canada
40 Furious 7 2015 $55,785,000[30] China
41 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 2014 $55,139,942 United States and Canada
42 Finding Dory 2016 $54,746,405 United States and Canada
43 Detective Chinatown 2 2018 $53,719,000[31] China
44 Deadpool 2 2018 $53,034,421 United States and Canada
45 Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back 2017 $51,569,000[32] China
46 Iron Man 2 2010 $51,239,677 United States and Canada
47 Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 $50,780,982 United States and Canada
48 It 2017 $50,425,786 United States and Canada
49 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 $50,013,859 United States and Canada
50 Toy Story 4 2019 $47,406,956 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.[18] Current websites only record data for 731 screen with a gross of $6.8 million.[19] 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.[20]
  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.[21]

ReferencesEdit

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  26. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved February 15, 2019. Ұ546,850,000 = $86,194,000
  27. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved February 15, 2019. Ұ387,270,000 = $61,156,000
  28. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved February 15, 2019. Ұ417,090,000 = $60,547,000
  29. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved February 15, 2019. Ұ406,880,000 = $60,410,000
  30. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved February 15, 2019. Ұ346,350,000 = $55,785,000
  31. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved February 15, 2019. Ұ340,760,000 = $53,719,000
  32. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved February 15, 2019. Ұ355,610,000 = $51,569,000