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TOP OPENING GROSSES BY DAYS IN RELEASE


(Counting the first 10 days of wide release whenever they occurred, not just weekends.)

RankMovie TitleStudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / AvgTotal GrossRelease
22 Avatar Fox $212,711,184 28.4% 3,456 $61,548 $749,766,139 F, 12/18/09
1 Marvel's The Avengers BV $373,071,647 59.8% 4,349 $85,783 $623,357,910 F, 5/4/12
2 The Dark Knight WB $313,781,677 58.8% 4,366 $71,869 $533,345,358 F, 7/18/08
4 The Dark Knight Rises WB $287,112,810 64.1% 4,404 $65,194 $448,139,099 F, 7/20/12
35 Shrek 2 DW $184,890,392 41.9% 4,223 $43,782 $441,226,247 W, 5/19/04
53 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox $153,726,321 35.7% 3,023 $50,852 $431,088,295 W, 5/19/99
3 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire LGF $296,295,657 69.8% 4,163 $71,174 $424,668,047 F, 11/22/13
8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest BV $258,364,766 61.0% 4,133 $62,513 $423,315,812 F, 7/7/06
14 Toy Story 3 BV $226,889,351 54.7% 4,028 $56,328 $415,004,880 F, 6/18/10
5 Iron Man 3 BV $284,946,699 69.7% 4,253 $66,999 $409,013,994 F, 5/3/13
9 The Hunger Games LGF $248,483,901 60.9% 4,137 $60,064 $408,010,692 F, 3/23/12
18 Spider-Man Sony $223,040,031 55.2% 3,615 $61,698 $403,706,375 F, 5/3/02
7 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen P/DW $269,024,709 66.9% 4,234 $63,539 $402,111,870 W, 6/24/09
6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 WB $273,539,281 71.8% 4,375 $62,523 $381,011,219 F, 7/15/11
11 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox $236,940,421 62.3% 3,663 $64,685 $380,270,577 Th, 5/19/05
32 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $190,822,800 50.6% 3,703 $51,532 $377,027,325 W, 12/17/03
16 Spider-Man 2 Sony $225,116,345 60.3% 4,166 $54,037 $373,585,825 W, 6/30/04
43 The Passion of the Christ NM $174,307,053 47.1% 3,170 $54,986 $370,274,604 W, 2/25/04
31 Despicable Me 2 Uni. $197,933,960 53.8% 4,003 $49,446 $368,061,265 W, 7/3/13
17 Transformers: Dark of the Moon* P/DW $223,318,138 63.4% 4,088 $54,628 $352,390,543 W, 6/29/11
47 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $168,056,221 49.5% 3,622 $46,399 $339,789,881 W, 12/18/02
63 Finding Nemo BV $144,043,789 42.4% 3,391 $42,478 $339,714,978 F, 5/30/03
10 Spider-Man 3 Sony $240,236,828 71.4% 4,252 $56,500 $336,530,303 F, 5/4/07
24 Alice in Wonderland (2010) BV $209,339,432 62.6% 3,728 $56,153 $334,191,110 F, 3/5/10
39 Guardians of the Galaxy BV $176,515,761 53.1% 4,088 $43,179 $332,490,182 F, 8/1/14
27 Shrek the Third* P/DW $202,471,111 62.7% 4,172 $48,531 $322,719,944 F, 5/18/07
37 Transformers* P/DW $178,180,657 55.8% 4,011 $44,423 $319,246,193 T, 7/3/07
42 Iron Man* Par. $174,325,024 54.7% 4,111 $42,405 $318,412,101 F, 5/2/08
33 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB $186,978,892 58.9% 3,672 $50,920 $317,575,550 F, 11/16/01
26 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Par. $202,929,293 64.0% 4,264 $47,591 $317,101,119 Th, 5/22/08
86 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $129,734,559 41.4% 3,359 $38,623 $313,364,114 W, 12/19/01
23 Iron Man 2 Par. $211,200,876 67.6% 4,390 $48,110 $312,433,331 F, 5/7/10
25 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End* BV $204,305,684 66.0% 4,362 $46,838 $309,420,425 F, 5/25/07
94 Independence Day* Fox $124,248,184 40.6% 2,908 $42,726 $306,169,268 W, 7/3/96
51 Skyfall* Sony $158,741,621 52.2% 3,505 $45,290 $304,360,277 F, 11/9/12
55 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB $150,041,265 49.5% 4,100 $36,595 $303,003,568 F, 12/14/12
44 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Fox $172,654,450 57.1% 3,161 $54,620 $302,191,252 Th, 5/16/02
28 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince WB $201,167,852 66.6% 4,325 $46,513 $301,959,197 W, 7/15/09
21 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Sum. $214,731,017 71.5% 4,468 $48,060 $300,531,751 W, 6/30/10
12 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Sum. $230,947,696 77.9% 4,042 $57,137 $296,623,634 F, 11/20/09
20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 WB $219,056,129 74.0% 4,125 $53,105 $295,983,305 F, 11/19/10
73 Up BV $137,210,701 46.8% 3,818 $35,938 $293,004,164 F, 5/29/09
66 Inception WB $142,883,424 48.8% 3,792 $37,680 $292,576,195 F, 7/16/10
13 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 LG/S $227,366,118 77.8% 4,070 $55,864 $292,324,737 F, 11/16/12
34 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix WB $185,570,955 63.6% 4,285 $43,307 $292,004,738 W, 7/11/07
30 Man of Steel* WB $198,016,029 68.0% 4,207 $47,068 $291,045,518 F, 6/14/13
29 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB $201,010,207 69.3% 3,858 $52,102 $290,013,036 F, 11/18/05
36 The Matrix Reloaded* WB $183,645,514 65.2% 3,603 $50,970 $281,576,461 Th, 5/15/03
19 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Sum. $220,832,009 78.5% 4,066 $54,312 $281,287,133 F, 11/18/11
15 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 LGF $225,680,904 80.5% 4,151 $54,368 $280,389,796 F, 11/21/14
81 Meet the Fockers Uni. $132,859,765 47.6% 3,524 $37,701 $279,261,160 W, 12/22/04
99 Gravity WB $122,323,175 44.6% 3,660 $33,422 $274,092,705 F, 10/4/13
46 Monsters University BV $170,433,193 63.5% 4,004 $42,566 $268,492,764 F, 6/21/13
48 The Amazing Spider-Man* Sony $165,022,247 63.0% 4,318 $38,217 $262,030,663 T, 7/3/12
56 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets WB $148,358,831 56.6% 3,682 $40,293 $261,988,482 F, 11/15/02
65 The Incredibles BV $143,255,844 54.8% 3,933 $36,424 $261,441,092 F, 11/5/04
74 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. $137,095,800 52.7% 3,134 $43,745 $260,044,825 F, 11/17/00
50 Captain America: The Winter Soldier BV $158,883,032 61.2% 3,938 $40,346 $259,766,572 F, 4/4/14
92 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB $127,550,695 49.4% 3,928 $32,472 $258,366,855 F, 12/13/13
85 The LEGO Movie WB $130,149,360 50.5% 3,775 $34,477 $257,760,692 F, 2/7/14
64 Star Trek* Par. $143,645,384 55.7% 3,860 $37,214 $257,730,019 F, 5/8/09
75 I Am Legend WB $136,768,494 53.3% 3,620 $37,781 $256,393,010 F, 12/14/07
100 Monsters, Inc. BV $122,150,373 47.7% 3,269 $37,366 $255,873,250 F, 11/2/01
38 The Hangover Part II WB $177,870,031 69.9% 3,615 $49,203 $254,464,305 Th, 5/26/11
52 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban WB $157,975,042 63.3% 3,855 $40,979 $249,541,069 F, 6/4/04
40 Transformers: Age of Extinction Par. $175,395,954 71.5% 4,233 $41,435 $245,439,076 F, 6/27/14
72 Bruce Almighty Uni. $137,396,070 56.6% 3,492 $39,346 $242,829,261 F, 5/23/03
90 Maleficent BV $128,175,232 53.1% 3,948 $32,466 $241,410,378 F, 5/30/14
54 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides BV $153,424,261 63.6% 4,164 $36,845 $241,071,802 F, 5/20/11
79 Shrek Forever After P/DW $133,061,414 55.7% 4,367 $30,470 $238,736,787 F, 5/21/10
45 Fast & Furious 6 Uni. $171,003,965 71.6% 3,686 $46,393 $238,679,850 F, 5/24/13
82 Brave BV $131,768,334 55.5% 4,164 $31,645 $237,283,207 F, 6/22/12
62 Oz The Great and Powerful BV $144,056,326 61.3% 3,912 $36,824 $234,911,825 F, 3/8/13
41 X-Men: The Last Stand Fox $175,348,409 74.8% 3,714 $47,213 $234,362,462 F, 5/26/06
61 War of the Worlds Par. $144,222,891 61.6% 3,910 $36,886 $234,280,354 W, 6/29/05
49 X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox $162,020,201 69.3% 4,001 $40,495 $233,921,534 F, 5/23/14
69 The Lost World: Jurassic Park* Uni. $138,977,150 60.7% 3,282 $42,345 $229,086,679 F, 5/23/97
84 Star Trek Into Darkness* Par. $131,235,029 57.4% 3,907 $33,590 $228,778,661 Th, 5/16/13
77 Hancock* Sony $135,556,147 59.5% 3,965 $34,188 $227,946,274 W, 7/2/08
83 The Bourne Ultimatum Uni. $131,552,425 57.8% 3,686 $35,690 $227,471,070 F, 8/3/07
80 Rush Hour 2* NL $132,985,383 58.8% 3,118 $42,651 $226,164,286 F, 8/3/01
93 WALL-E BV $127,196,028 56.8% 3,992 $31,863 $223,808,164 F, 6/27/08
95 National Treasure: Book of Secrets BV $124,075,411 56.4% 3,832 $32,379 $219,964,115 F, 12/21/07
78 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Fox $133,725,546 60.9% 3,747 $35,689 $219,614,612 W, 12/23/09
76 The Da Vinci Code Sony $136,512,707 62.8% 3,754 $36,365 $217,536,138 F, 5/19/06
58 X2: X-Men United Fox $147,677,021 68.7% 3,749 $39,391 $214,949,694 F, 5/2/03
101 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Uni. $121,724,850 56.9% 3,746 $32,495 $214,030,500 F, 3/2/12
71 Austin Powers in Goldmember* NL $138,124,609 64.8% 3,613 $38,230 $213,307,889 F, 7/26/02
87 300 WB $129,165,656 61.3% 3,270 $39,500 $210,614,939 F, 3/9/07
67 Fast Five Uni. $139,779,285 66.6% 3,662 $38,170 $209,837,675 F, 4/29/11
70 Sherlock Holmes WB $138,715,437 66.4% 3,626 $38,256 $209,028,679 F, 12/25/09
68 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Fox $139,207,154 66.8% 3,969 $35,074 $208,545,589 F, 7/11/14
60 Thor: The Dark World BV $145,097,130 70.3% 3,841 $37,776 $206,362,140 F, 11/8/13
59 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sony $146,201,934 72.1% 4,324 $33,812 $202,853,933 F, 5/2/14
98 World War Z Par. $123,696,919 61.1% 3,607 $34,294 $202,359,711 F, 6/21/13
57 Godzilla (2014) WB $148,294,783 73.9% 3,952 $37,524 $200,676,069 F, 5/16/14
96 Superman Returns* WB $123,785,796 61.9% 4,065 $30,452 $200,081,192 W, 6/28/06
89 The Day After Tomorrow Fox $128,478,844 68.8% 3,444 $37,305 $186,740,799 F, 5/28/04
91 The Simpsons Movie Fox $128,060,578 69.9% 3,926 $32,619 $183,135,014 F, 7/27/07
97 Planet of the Apes (2001) Fox $123,740,317 68.7% 3,530 $35,054 $180,011,740 F, 7/27/01
88 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Fox $129,032,435 71.7% 4,102 $31,456 $179,883,157 F, 5/1/09

CHART NOTES
* Indicates that the movie had previews or was in limited release prior to its Wide release date. These grosses are excluded to ensure an apples-to-apples comparison (e.g., The Matrix Reloaded's Wednesday night showings prior to its Thursday release have been sifted out).

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