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Opening Weekends By Decade - 2000s


The 100 largest 3-day opening weekends of the 2000s at the domestic box office.

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Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. 07/18 - 07/20/2008 4,366 $36,283 $158.411 M
2 Spider-Man 3 Sony / Columbia 05/04 - 05/06/2007 4,252 $35,540 $151.117 M
3 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Summit 11/20 - 11/22/2009 4,024 $35,497 $142.839 M
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Disney 07/07 - 07/09/2006 4,133 $32,817 $135.635 M
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Disney 05/25 - 05/27/2007 4,362 $29,338 $127.973 M
6 Shrek the Third Paramount / DWorks 05/18 - 05/20/2007 4,122 $29,727 $122.537 M
7 Spider-Man Sony / Columbia 05/03 - 05/05/2002 3,615 $31,769 $114.844 M
8 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen # Paramount / DWorks 06/26 - 06/28/2009 4,234 $25,736 $108.966 M
9 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith # Fox 05/20 - 05/22/2005 3,661 $29,619 $108.436 M
10 Shrek 2 # DreamWorks 05/21 - 05/23/2004 4,163 $25,952 $108.038 M
11 X-Men: The Last Stand Fox 05/26 - 05/28/2006 3,690 $27,846 $102.751 M
12 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. 11/18 - 11/20/2005 3,858 $26,616 $102.686 M
13 Iron Man Paramount 05/02 - 05/04/2008 4,105 $24,877 $102.119 M
14 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull # Paramount 05/23 - 05/25/2008 4,260 $23,507 $100.138 M
15 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. 06/04 - 06/06/2004 3,855 $24,303 $93.687 M
16 The Matrix Reloaded # Warner Bros. 05/16 - 05/18/2003 3,603 $25,472 $91.774 M
17 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Warner Bros. 11/16 - 11/18/2001 3,672 $24,590 $90.295 M
18 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Warner Bros. 11/15 - 11/17/2002 3,682 $23,997 $88.357 M
19 Spider-Man 2 # Sony / Columbia 07/02 - 07/04/2004 4,152 $21,232 $88.156 M
20 X2: X-Men United Fox 05/02 - 05/04/2003 3,741 $22,871 $85.559 M
21 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Fox 05/01 - 05/03/2009 4,102 $20,736 $85.058 M
22 The Passion of the Christ # Newmarket 02/27 - 02/29/2004 3,043 $27,554 $83.848 M
23 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones # Fox 05/17 - 05/19/2002 3,161 $25,317 $80.028 M
24 Star Trek Paramount 05/08 - 05/10/2009 3,849 $20,578 $79.204 M
25 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince # Warner Bros. 07/17 - 07/19/2009 4,325 $17,997 $77.836 M
26 I Am Legend Warner Bros. 12/14 - 12/16/2007 3,606 $21,412 $77.211 M
27 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix # Warner Bros. 07/13 - 07/15/2007 4,285 $17,995 $77.108 M
28 The Da Vinci Code Sony / Columbia 05/19 - 05/21/2006 3,735 $20,635 $77.073 M
29 Avatar Fox 12/18 - 12/20/2009 3,452 $22,313 $77.025 M
30 Austin Powers in Goldmember New Line 07/26 - 07/28/2002 3,613 $21,208 $76.625 M
31 The Simpsons Movie Fox 07/27 - 07/29/2007 3,922 $18,877 $74.037 M
32 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King # New Line 12/19 - 12/21/2003 3,703 $19,614 $72.630 M
33 Fast & Furious Universal 04/03 - 04/05/2009 3,461 $20,500 $70.950 M
34 300 Warner Bros. 03/09 - 03/11/2007 3,103 $22,844 $70.885 M
35 Transformers # Paramount / DWorks 07/06 - 07/08/2007 4,011 $17,577 $70.502 M
36 The Incredibles Disney 11/05 - 11/07/2004 3,933 $17,917 $70.468 M
37 Finding Nemo Disney 05/30 - 06/01/2003 3,374 $20,821 $70.252 M
38 Twilight Summit 11/21 - 11/23/2008 3,419 $20,368 $69.638 M
39 The Bourne Ultimatum Universal 08/03 - 08/05/2007 3,660 $18,930 $69.284 M
40 The Day After Tomorrow Fox 05/28 - 05/30/2004 3,425 $20,071 $68.744 M
41 Planet of the Apes Fox 07/27 - 07/29/2001 3,500 $19,581 $68.533 M
42 The Mummy Returns Universal 05/04 - 05/06/2001 3,401 $20,035 $68.139 M
43 Up Disney 05/29 - 05/31/2009 3,766 $18,085 $68.109 M
44 Ice Age: The Meltdown Fox 03/31 - 04/02/2006 3,964 $17,163 $68.034 M
45 Bruce Almighty Universal 05/23 - 05/25/2003 3,483 $19,510 $67.953 M
46 Quantum of Solace Sony / Columbia 11/14 - 11/16/2008 3,451 $19,568 $67.529 M
47 Rush Hour 2 New Line 08/03 - 08/05/2001 3,118 $21,619 $67.408 M
48 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Disney 12/09 - 12/11/2005 3,616 $18,130 $65.556 M
49 2012 Sony / Columbia 11/13 - 11/15/2009 3,404 $19,165 $65.238 M
50 War of the Worlds # Paramount 07/01 - 07/03/2005 3,908 $16,602 $64.879 M
51 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount / DWorks 11/07 - 11/09/2008 4,056 $15,559 $63.107 M
52 WALL•E Disney 06/27 - 06/29/2008 3,992 $15,803 $63.088 M
53 Hancock # Sony / Columbia 07/04 - 07/06/2008 3,965 $15,789 $62.604 M
54 Monsters, Inc. Disney 11/02 - 11/04/2001 3,237 $19,332 $62.577 M
55 Sherlock Holmes Warner Bros. 12/25 - 12/27/2009 3,626 $17,183 $62.304 M
56 Hulk Universal 06/20 - 06/22/2003 3,660 $16,975 $62.128 M
57 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers # New Line 12/20 - 12/22/2002 3,622 $17,120 $62.008 M
58 Kung Fu Panda Paramount / DWorks 06/06 - 06/08/2008 4,114 $14,642 $60.239 M
59 Cars Disney 06/09 - 06/11/2006 3,985 $15,086 $60.120 M
60 Signs Disney 08/02 - 08/04/2002 3,264 $18,418 $60.117 M
61 Monsters vs. Aliens Paramount / DWorks 03/27 - 03/29/2009 4,104 $14,454 $59.321 M
62 Pearl Harbor Disney 05/25 - 05/27/2001 3,214 $18,382 $59.079 M
63 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Fox 06/15 - 06/17/2007 3,959 $14,663 $58.052 M
64 Hannibal MGM 02/09 - 02/11/2001 3,230 $17,958 $58.003 M
65 Mission: Impossible II # Paramount 05/26 - 05/28/2000 3,653 $15,835 $57.845 M
66 Sex and the City Warner / New Line 05/30 - 06/01/2008 3,285 $17,363 $57.038 M
67 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros. 07/15 - 07/17/2005 3,770 $14,901 $56.178 M
68 Fantastic Four Fox 07/08 - 07/10/2005 3,602 $15,564 $56.062 M
69 The Incredible Hulk Universal 06/13 - 06/15/2008 3,505 $15,810 $55.414 M
70 Watchmen Warner Bros. 03/06 - 03/08/2009 3,611 $15,291 $55.214 M
71 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Universal 11/17 - 11/19/2000 3,127 $17,615 $55.082 M
72 Prince Caspian Disney 05/16 - 05/18/2008 3,929 $14,007 $55.035 M
73 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Paramount 08/07 - 08/09/2009 4,007 $13,654 $54.713 M
74 X-Men Fox 07/14 - 07/16/2000 3,025 $18,007 $54.471 M
75 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Fox 05/22 - 05/24/2009 4,096 $13,226 $54.173 M
76 Scooby-Doo Warner Bros. 06/14 - 06/16/2002 3,447 $15,711 $54.155 M
77 Superman Returns # Warner Bros. 06/30 - 07/02/2006 4,065 $12,924 $52.535 M
78 The Bourne Supremacy Universal 07/23 - 07/25/2004 3,165 $16,595 $52.522 M
79 I, Robot Fox 07/16 - 07/18/2004 3,420 $15,257 $52.180 M
80 Men in Black II # Sony / Columbia 07/05 - 07/07/2002 3,557 $14,661 $52.149 M
81 Van Helsing Universal 05/07 - 05/09/2004 3,575 $14,475 $51.748 M
82 8 Mile Universal 11/08 - 11/10/2002 2,470 $20,745 $51.241 M
83 Wanted Universal 06/27 - 06/29/2008 3,175 $16,040 $50.927 M
84 Jurassic Park III # Universal 07/20 - 07/22/2001 3,434 $14,785 $50.772 M
85 The Village Disney 07/30 - 08/01/2004 3,730 $13,605 $50.746 M
86 2 Fast 2 Furious Universal 06/06 - 06/08/2003 3,408 $14,810 $50.472 M
87 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Fox 06/10 - 06/12/2005 3,424 $14,703 $50.343 M
88 King Kong # Universal 12/16 - 12/18/2005 3,568 $14,050 $50.130 M
89 Rush Hour 3 New Line 08/10 - 08/12/2007 3,778 $12,996 $49.100 M
90 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel # Fox 12/25 - 12/27/2009 3,700 $13,210 $48.875 M
91 Batman Begins # Warner Bros. 06/17 - 06/19/2005 3,858 $12,635 $48.745 M
92 The Matrix Revolutions # Warner Bros. 11/07 - 11/09/2003 3,502 $13,842 $48.475 M
93 Scary Movie 3 Miramax / Dimension 10/24 - 10/26/2003 3,505 $13,727 $48.114 M
94 Mission: Impossible III Paramount 05/05 - 05/07/2006 4,054 $11,777 $47.743 M
95 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Paramount 06/15 - 06/17/2001 3,308 $14,430 $47.736 M
96 The Longest Yard Paramount 05/27 - 05/29/2005 3,634 $13,100 $47.606 M
97 Shark Tale DreamWorks 10/01 - 10/03/2004 4,016 $11,854 $47.605 M
98 Madagascar DreamWorks 05/27 - 05/29/2005 4,131 $11,432 $47.225 M
99 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring # New Line 12/21 - 12/23/2001 3,359 $14,055 $47.211 M
100 Die Another Day MGM 11/22 - 11/24/2002 3,314 $14,204 $47.072 M

- Grosses from Thursday evening shows are included in weekend grosses.
- Films that opened during the midweek are indicated with a #
- Films that expanded into wide release after an initial limited release are indicated with an *




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