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All-Time Opening Weekends By Distributor


The 25 highest grossing opening weekends at the box office by major distributor.
Last Updated on March 27, 2017

Disney

Fox

Lionsgate

Paramount

Sony

Universal

Warner

Disney


Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Disney 12/18 - 12/20/2015 4,134 $59,982 $247.967 M
2 Marvel's The Avengers Disney 05/04 - 05/06/2012 4,349 $47,698 $207.439 M
3 Avengers: Age of Ultron Disney 05/01 - 05/03/2015 4,276 $44,731 $191.271 M
4 Captain America: Civil War Disney 05/06 - 05/08/2016 4,226 $42,390 $179.139 M
5 Beauty and the Beast Disney 03/17 - 03/19/2017 4,210 $41,508 $174.751 M
6 Iron Man 3 Disney 05/03 - 05/05/2013 4,253 $40,946 $174.145 M
7 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Disney 12/16 - 12/18/2016 4,157 $37,306 $155.082 M
8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Disney 07/07 - 07/09/2006 4,133 $32,817 $135.635 M
9 Finding Dory Disney 06/17 - 06/19/2016 4,305 $31,373 $135.060 M
10 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Disney 05/25 - 05/27/2007 4,362 $29,338 $127.973 M
11 Alice in Wonderland Disney 03/05 - 03/07/2010 3,728 $31,143 $116.101 M
12 Toy Story 3 Disney 06/18 - 06/20/2010 4,028 $27,385 $110.307 M
13 The Jungle Book Disney 04/15 - 04/17/2016 4,028 $25,636 $103.261 M
14 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Disney 04/04 - 04/06/2014 3,938 $24,130 $95.024 M
15 Guardians of the Galaxy Disney 08/01 - 08/03/2014 4,080 $23,118 $94.321 M
16 Inside Out Disney 06/19 - 06/21/2015 3,946 $22,919 $90.440 M
17 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Disney 05/20 - 05/22/2011 4,155 $21,697 $90.152 M
18 Thor: The Dark World Disney 11/08 - 11/10/2013 3,841 $22,322 $85.738 M
19 Doctor Strange Disney 11/04 - 11/06/2016 3,882 $21,911 $85.058 M
20 Monsters University Disney 06/21 - 06/23/2013 4,004 $20,587 $82.429 M
21 Oz: The Great and Powerful Disney 03/08 - 03/10/2013 3,912 $20,223 $79.110 M
22 Zootopia Disney 03/04 - 03/06/2016 3,827 $19,614 $75.063 M
23 The Incredibles Disney 11/05 - 11/07/2004 3,933 $17,917 $70.468 M
24 Finding Nemo Disney 05/30 - 06/01/2003 3,374 $20,821 $70.252 M
25 Maleficent Disney 05/30 - 06/01/2014 3,948 $17,586 $69.431 M

Fox


Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 Deadpool Fox 02/12 - 02/14/2016 3,558 $37,222 $132.435 M
2 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith # Fox 05/20 - 05/22/2005 3,661 $29,619 $108.436 M
3 X-Men: The Last Stand Fox 05/26 - 05/28/2006 3,690 $27,846 $102.751 M
4 X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox 05/23 - 05/25/2014 3,996 $22,729 $90.824 M
5 Logan Fox 03/03 - 03/05/2017 4,071 $21,717 $88.412 M
6 X2: X-Men United Fox 05/02 - 05/04/2003 3,741 $22,871 $85.559 M
7 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Fox 05/01 - 05/03/2009 4,102 $20,736 $85.058 M
8 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones # Fox 05/17 - 05/19/2002 3,161 $25,317 $80.028 M
9 Avatar Fox 12/18 - 12/20/2009 3,452 $22,313 $77.025 M
10 The Simpsons Movie Fox 07/27 - 07/29/2007 3,922 $18,877 $74.037 M
11 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Fox 07/11 - 07/13/2014 3,967 $18,304 $72.611 M
12 The Day After Tomorrow Fox 05/28 - 05/30/2004 3,425 $20,071 $68.744 M
13 Planet of the Apes Fox 07/27 - 07/29/2001 3,500 $19,581 $68.533 M
14 Ice Age: The Meltdown Fox 03/31 - 04/02/2006 3,964 $17,163 $68.034 M
15 X-Men: Apocalypse Fox 05/27 - 05/29/2016 4,150 $15,848 $65.770 M
16 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace # Fox 05/21 - 05/23/1999 2,970 $21,825 $64.821 M
17 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Fox 06/15 - 06/17/2007 3,959 $14,663 $58.052 M
18 Fantastic Four Fox 07/08 - 07/10/2005 3,602 $15,564 $56.062 M
19 X-Men: First Class Fox 06/03 - 06/05/2011 3,641 $15,134 $55.102 M
20 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Fox 08/05 - 08/07/2011 3,648 $15,024 $54.806 M
21 X-Men Fox 07/14 - 07/16/2000 3,025 $18,007 $54.471 M
22 The Martian Fox 10/02 - 10/04/2015 3,831 $14,176 $54.309 M
23 The Wolverine Fox 07/26 - 07/28/2013 3,924 $13,536 $53.114 M
24 I, Robot Fox 07/16 - 07/18/2004 3,420 $15,257 $52.180 M
25 Home Fox / DWorks Anim. 03/27 - 03/29/2015 3,708 $14,053 $52.108 M

Lionsgate


Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Lionsgate 11/22 - 11/24/2013 4,163 $37,971 $158.074 M
2 The Hunger Games Lionsgate 03/23 - 03/25/2012 4,137 $36,871 $152.536 M
3 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Lionsgate / Summit 11/16 - 11/18/2012 4,070 $34,660 $141.068 M
4 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Lionsgate 11/21 - 11/23/2014 4,151 $29,366 $121.898 M
5 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Lionsgate 11/20 - 11/22/2015 4,175 $24,591 $102.666 M
6 Divergent Lionsgate / Summit 03/21 - 03/23/2014 3,936 $13,874 $54.608 M
7 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Lionsgate / Summit 03/20 - 03/22/2015 3,875 $13,487 $52.264 M
8 Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail Lionsgate 02/20 - 02/22/2009 2,032 $20,192 $41.031 M
9 Power Rangers Lionsgate 03/24 - 03/26/2017 3,693 $10,913 $40.300 M
10 The Expendables Lionsgate 08/13 - 08/15/2010 3,270 $10,650 $34.825 M
11 Saw III Lionsgate 10/27 - 10/29/2006 3,167 $10,613 $33.610 M
12 Saw IV Lionsgate 10/26 - 10/28/2007 3,183 $9,977 $31.757 M
13 Saw II Lionsgate 10/28 - 10/30/2005 2,949 $10,758 $31.726 M
14 John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate / Summit 02/10 - 02/12/2017 3,113 $9,777 $30.436 M
15 Saw V Lionsgate 10/24 - 10/26/2008 3,060 $9,822 $30.054 M
16 Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion Lionsgate 02/24 - 02/26/2006 2,194 $13,688 $30.031 M
17 Now You See Me Lionsgate / Summit 05/31 - 06/02/2013 2,925 $10,034 $29.350 M
18 Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? Lionsgate 04/02 - 04/04/2010 2,155 $13,591 $29.290 M
19 The Divergent Series: Allegiant Lionsgate / Summit 03/18 - 03/20/2016 3,740 $7,761 $29.027 M
20 The Expendables 2 Lionsgate 08/17 - 08/19/2012 3,316 $8,622 $28.591 M
21 Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween Lionsgate 10/21 - 10/23/2016 2,260 $12,611 $28.501 M
22 Ender's Game Lionsgate / Summit 11/01 - 11/03/2013 3,407 $7,930 $27.017 M
23 Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection Lionsgate 06/29 - 07/01/2012 2,161 $11,749 $25.391 M
24 Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family Lionsgate 04/22 - 04/24/2011 2,288 $10,957 $25.069 M
25 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lionsgate 06/25 - 06/27/2004 868 $27,558 $23.921 M

Summit (Pre-Lionsgate)

Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Summit 11/20 - 11/22/2009 4,024 $35,497 $142.839 M
2 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Summit 11/18 - 11/20/2011 4,061 $34,012 $138.122 M
3 Twilight Summit 11/21 - 11/23/2008 3,419 $20,368 $69.638 M
4 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse # Summit 07/02 - 07/04/2010 4,468 $14,510 $64.832 M
5 Knowing Summit 03/20 - 03/22/2009 3,332 $7,384 $24.605 M

Paramount


Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 Iron Man 2 Paramount 05/07 - 05/09/2010 4,380 $29,252 $128.122 M
2 Shrek the Third Paramount / DWorks 05/18 - 05/20/2007 4,122 $29,727 $122.537 M
3 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen # Paramount / DWorks 06/26 - 06/28/2009 4,234 $25,736 $108.966 M
4 Iron Man Paramount 05/02 - 05/04/2008 4,105 $24,877 $102.119 M
5 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull # Paramount 05/23 - 05/25/2008 4,260 $23,507 $100.138 M
6 Transformers: Age of Extinction Paramount 06/27 - 06/29/2014 4,233 $23,633 $100.038 M
7 Transformers: Dark of the Moon # Paramount / DWorks 07/01 - 07/03/2011 4,088 $23,937 $97.853 M
8 Star Trek Paramount 05/08 - 05/10/2009 3,849 $20,578 $79.204 M
9 Shrek Forever After Paramount / DWorks 05/21 - 05/23/2010 4,359 $16,251 $70.838 M
10 Transformers # Paramount / DWorks 07/06 - 07/08/2007 4,011 $17,577 $70.502 M
11 Star Trek Into Darkness # Paramount 05/17 - 05/19/2013 3,868 $18,140 $70.166 M
12 World War Z Paramount 06/21 - 06/23/2013 3,607 $18,412 $66.412 M
13 Thor Paramount 05/06 - 05/08/2011 3,955 $16,618 $65.723 M
14 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Paramount 08/08 - 08/10/2014 3,845 $17,055 $65.575 M
15 Captain America: The First Avenger Paramount 07/22 - 07/24/2011 3,715 $17,512 $65.059 M
16 War of the Worlds # Paramount 07/01 - 07/03/2005 3,908 $16,602 $64.879 M
17 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount / DWorks 11/07 - 11/09/2008 4,056 $15,559 $63.107 M
18 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Paramount / DWorks 06/08 - 06/10/2012 4,258 $14,166 $60.317 M
19 Kung Fu Panda Paramount / DWorks 06/06 - 06/08/2008 4,114 $14,642 $60.239 M
20 Monsters vs. Aliens Paramount / DWorks 03/27 - 03/29/2009 4,104 $14,454 $59.321 M
21 Star Trek Beyond Paramount 07/22 - 07/24/2016 3,928 $15,085 $59.253 M
22 Mission: Impossible II # Paramount 05/26 - 05/28/2000 3,653 $15,835 $57.845 M
23 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Paramount 07/31 - 08/02/2015 3,956 $14,034 $55.520 M
24 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Paramount 02/06 - 02/08/2015 3,641 $15,206 $55.365 M
25 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Paramount 08/07 - 08/09/2009 4,007 $13,654 $54.713 M

Sony


Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 Spider-Man 3 Sony / Columbia 05/04 - 05/06/2007 4,252 $35,540 $151.117 M
2 Spider-Man Sony / Columbia 05/03 - 05/05/2002 3,615 $31,769 $114.844 M
3 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sony / Columbia 05/02 - 05/04/2014 4,324 $21,186 $91.608 M
4 Skyfall Sony / Columbia 11/09 - 11/11/2012 3,505 $25,211 $88.365 M
5 Spider-Man 2 # Sony / Columbia 07/02 - 07/04/2004 4,152 $21,232 $88.156 M
6 The Da Vinci Code Sony / Columbia 05/19 - 05/21/2006 3,735 $20,635 $77.073 M
7 Spectre Sony / Columbia 11/06 - 11/08/2015 3,929 $17,919 $70.403 M
8 Quantum of Solace Sony / Columbia 11/14 - 11/16/2008 3,451 $19,568 $67.529 M
9 2012 Sony / Columbia 11/13 - 11/15/2009 3,404 $19,165 $65.238 M
10 Hancock # Sony / Columbia 07/04 - 07/06/2008 3,965 $15,789 $62.604 M
11 The Amazing Spider-Man # Sony / Columbia 07/06 - 07/08/2012 4,318 $14,360 $62.005 M
12 22 Jump Street Sony / Columbia 06/13 - 06/15/2014 3,306 $17,263 $57.071 M
13 The Karate Kid Sony / Columbia 06/11 - 06/13/2010 3,663 $15,197 $55.666 M
14 Men in Black 3 Sony / Columbia 05/25 - 05/27/2012 4,248 $12,851 $54.593 M
15 Men in Black II # Sony / Columbia 07/05 - 07/07/2002 3,557 $14,661 $52.149 M
16 Men in Black # Sony / Columbia 07/04 - 07/06/1997 3,020 $16,910 $51.068 M
17 Hotel Transylvania 2 Sony / Columbia 09/25 - 09/27/2015 3,754 $12,910 $48.464 M
18 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Sony / Columbia 08/04 - 08/06/2006 3,803 $12,370 $47.042 M
19 Bad Boys II Sony / Columbia 07/18 - 07/20/2003 3,186 $14,602 $46.523 M
20 Angels & Demons Sony / Columbia 05/15 - 05/17/2009 3,527 $13,100 $46.204 M
21 Ghostbusters Sony / Columbia 07/15 - 07/17/2016 3,963 $11,612 $46.019 M
22 Ghost Rider Sony / Columbia 02/16 - 02/18/2007 3,619 $12,542 $45.389 M
23 xXx Sony / Columbia 08/09 - 08/11/2002 3,374 $13,191 $44.506 M
24 Godzilla # Sony / TriStar 05/22 - 05/24/1998 3,310 $13,307 $44.048 M
25 Hitch Sony / Columbia 02/11 - 02/13/2005 3,575 $12,068 $43.142 M

Universal


Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 Jurassic World Universal 06/12 - 06/14/2015 4,274 $48,855 $208.806 M
2 Furious 7 Universal 04/03 - 04/05/2015 4,004 $36,760 $147.187 M
3 Minions Universal 07/10 - 07/12/2015 4,301 $26,905 $115.718 M
4 The Secret Life of Pets Universal 07/08 - 07/10/2016 4,370 $23,879 $104.353 M
5 Fast & Furious 6 Universal 05/24 - 05/26/2013 3,658 $26,620 $97.375 M
6 Fast Five Universal 04/29 - 05/01/2011 3,644 $23,655 $86.199 M
7 Fifty Shades of Grey Universal / Focus 02/13 - 02/15/2015 3,646 $23,360 $85.171 M
8 Despicable Me 2 # Universal 07/05 - 07/07/2013 3,997 $20,895 $83.517 M
9 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal 05/23 - 05/25/1997 3,281 $22,767 $74.700 M
10 Fast & Furious Universal 04/03 - 04/05/2009 3,461 $20,500 $70.950 M
11 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Universal 03/02 - 03/04/2012 3,729 $18,830 $70.217 M
12 The Bourne Ultimatum Universal 08/03 - 08/05/2007 3,660 $18,930 $69.284 M
13 Pitch Perfect 2 Universal 05/15 - 05/17/2015 3,473 $19,930 $69.217 M
14 The Mummy Returns Universal 05/04 - 05/06/2001 3,401 $20,035 $68.139 M
15 Bruce Almighty Universal 05/23 - 05/25/2003 3,483 $19,510 $67.953 M
16 Hulk Universal 06/20 - 06/22/2003 3,660 $16,975 $62.128 M
17 Straight Outta Compton Universal 08/14 - 08/16/2015 2,757 $21,835 $60.200 M
18 Jason Bourne Universal 07/29 - 07/31/2016 4,026 $14,708 $59.215 M
19 Despicable Me Universal 07/09 - 07/11/2010 3,476 $16,225 $56.397 M
20 Snow White and the Huntsman Universal 06/01 - 06/03/2012 3,773 $14,900 $56.218 M
21 The Incredible Hulk Universal 06/13 - 06/15/2008 3,505 $15,810 $55.414 M
22 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Universal 11/17 - 11/19/2000 3,127 $17,615 $55.082 M
23 Ted Universal 06/29 - 07/01/2012 3,239 $16,800 $54.415 M
24 The Bourne Supremacy Universal 07/23 - 07/25/2004 3,165 $16,595 $52.522 M
25 Van Helsing Universal 05/07 - 05/09/2004 3,575 $14,475 $51.748 M

DreamWorks Animation (As DreamWorks)

Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 Shrek 2 # DreamWorks 05/21 - 05/23/2004 4,163 $25,952 $108.038 M
2 Shark Tale DreamWorks 10/01 - 10/03/2004 4,016 $11,854 $47.605 M
3 Madagascar DreamWorks 05/27 - 05/29/2005 4,131 $11,432 $47.225 M
4 Shrek DreamWorks 05/18 - 05/20/2001 3,587 $11,806 $42.348 M
5 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron DreamWorks 05/24 - 05/26/2002 3,317 $5,357 $17.770 M

Warner Bros.


Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Warner Bros. 07/15 - 07/17/2011 4,375 $38,672 $169.189 M
2 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Warner Bros. 03/25 - 03/27/2016 4,242 $39,134 $166.007 M
3 The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros. 07/20 - 07/22/2012 4,404 $36,532 $160.887 M
4 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. 07/18 - 07/20/2008 4,366 $36,283 $158.411 M
5 Suicide Squad Warner Bros. 08/05 - 08/07/2016 4,255 $31,418 $133.682 M
6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Warner Bros. 11/19 - 11/21/2010 4,125 $30,307 $125.017 M
7 Man of Steel Warner Bros. 06/14 - 06/16/2013 4,207 $27,720 $116.619 M
8 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. 11/18 - 11/20/2005 3,858 $26,616 $102.686 M
9 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. 06/04 - 06/06/2004 3,855 $24,303 $93.687 M
10 Godzilla Warner Bros. 05/16 - 05/18/2014 3,952 $23,580 $93.188 M
11 The Matrix Reloaded # Warner Bros. 05/16 - 05/18/2003 3,603 $25,472 $91.774 M
12 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Warner Bros. 11/16 - 11/18/2001 3,672 $24,590 $90.295 M
13 American Sniper * Warner Bros. 01/16 - 01/18/2015 3,555 $25,111 $89.269 M
14 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Warner Bros. 11/15 - 11/17/2002 3,682 $23,997 $88.357 M
15 The Hangover Part II # Warner Bros. 05/27 - 05/29/2011 3,615 $23,775 $85.946 M
16 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner / New Line 12/14 - 12/16/2012 4,045 $20,919 $84.617 M
17 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince # Warner Bros. 07/17 - 07/19/2009 4,325 $17,997 $77.836 M
18 I Am Legend Warner Bros. 12/14 - 12/16/2007 3,606 $21,412 $77.211 M
19 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix # Warner Bros. 07/13 - 07/15/2007 4,285 $17,995 $77.108 M
20 Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Warner Bros. 11/18 - 11/20/2016 4,144 $17,954 $74.403 M
21 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Warner / New Line 12/13 - 12/15/2013 3,903 $18,869 $73.645 M
22 300 Warner Bros. 03/09 - 03/11/2007 3,103 $22,844 $70.885 M
23 The LEGO Movie Warner Bros. 02/07 - 02/09/2014 3,775 $18,291 $69.050 M
24 Clash of the Titans Warner Bros. 04/02 - 04/04/2010 3,777 $16,916 $63.890 M
25 Inception Warner Bros. 07/16 - 07/18/2010 3,792 $16,557 $62.785 M

New Line (Pre-Warner Bros.)

Film

Distributor

Weekend

Locations

Average

Opening

1 Austin Powers in Goldmember New Line 07/26 - 07/28/2002 3,613 $21,208 $76.625 M
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King # New Line 12/19 - 12/21/2003 3,703 $19,614 $72.630 M
3 Rush Hour 2 New Line 08/03 - 08/05/2001 3,118 $21,619 $67.408 M
4 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers # New Line 12/20 - 12/22/2002 3,622 $17,120 $62.008 M
5 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me New Line 06/11 - 06/13/1999 3,312 $17,344 $57.443 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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