List of box office records in United States and Canada

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Box office is the revenue produced by a film while in theaters. All records here are for the United States and Canada together, a market known as the North American box office and the domestic box office,[1][2][3] and where gross is defined in US dollars.

Due to different ways of measuring film revenue, there are various record holders, depending on the time period over which the revenue was measured, and whether or not the revenue is adjusted for inflation.

Top 5 overall intake records[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)[4]
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 18, 2015 $936,662,225
2 Avengers: Endgame April 26, 2019 $858,373,000
3 Avatar 20th Century Fox December 18, 2009 $760,507,625
4 Black Panther Walt Disney Studios February 16, 2018 $700,059,566
5 Avengers: Infinity War April 27, 2018 $678,815,482

Top 5 overall intake records adjusted for inflation[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release year Inflation-adjusted gross (USD)[5] Unadjusted gross (USD)
1 Gone with the Wind MGM 1939 $1,825,055,106 $198,676,459
2 Star Wars 20th Century Fox 1977 $1,608,419,988 $460,998,007
3 The Sound of Music 1965 $1,286,011,062 $158,671,368
4 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Pictures 1982 $1,280,994,329 $435,110,554
5 Titanic Paramount Pictures 1997 $1,224,033,657 $659,363,944

Top 5 multiple day records[edit]

The opening weekend is the first Friday to Sunday in wide release. The three-day to ten-day records are counted from the first day in wide release.

Opening weekend[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)[6]
1 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios April 26–28, 2019 $357,115,007
2 Avengers: Infinity War April 27–29, 2018 $257,698,183
3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 18–20, 2015 $247,966,675
4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15–17, 2017 $220,009,584
5 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12–15, 2015 $208,806,270

Three-day[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)[7]
1 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios April 26–28, 2019 (Fri–Sun) $357,115,007
2 Avengers: Infinity War April 27–29, 2018 (Fri–Sun) $257,698,183
3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 18–20, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $247,966,675
4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15–17, 2017 (Fri–Sun) $220,009,584
5 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 12–15, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $208,806,270

Four-day[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)[8]
1 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios April 26–29, 2019 (Fri–Mon) $393,989,446
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 18–21, 2015 (Fri–Mon) $288,076,417
3 Avengers: Infinity War April 27–30, 2018 (Fri–Mon) $282,438,300
4 Black Panther February 16–19, 2018 (Fri–Mon) $242,155,680
5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15–18, 2017 (Fri–Mon) $241,565,957

Five-day[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)[9]
1 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios April 26–30, 2019 (Fri–Tues) $427,099,795
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 18–22, 2015 (Fri–Tues) $325,438,146
3 Avengers: Infinity War April 27 – May 1, 2018 (Fri–Tues) $305,864,408
4 Black Panther February 16–20, 2018 (Fri–Tues) $263,013,041
5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15–19, 2017 (Fri–Tues) $261,820,146

Seven-day[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)[10]
1 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios April 26 – May 2, 2019 (Fri–Thurs) $473,894,638
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 18–24, 2015 (Fri–Thurs) $390,856,054
3 Avengers: Infinity War April 27 – May 3, 2018 (Fri–Thurs) $338,332,540
4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15–21, 2017 (Fri–Thurs) $296,602,356
5 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 6–12, 2015 (Fri–Thurs) $296,211,655

Ten-day[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)[11]
1 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios April 26 – May 5, 2019 (Fri–Sun) $621,277,849
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 18–27, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $540,058,914
3 Avengers: Infinity War April 27 – May 6, 2018 (Fri–Sun) $453,107,350
4 Black Panther February 16–25, 2018 (Fri–Sun) $403,613,257
5 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 6–15, 2015 (Fri–Sun) $402,800,065

Top 5 daily intake records[edit]

Non-Specific[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box office intake (USD)[12]
1 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios April 26, 2019 (Friday) $157,461,641
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 18, 2015 (Friday) $119,119,282
3 Avengers: Endgame April 27, 2019 (Saturday) $109,264,122
4 Avengers: Infinity War April 27, 2018 (Friday) $105,978,264
5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15, 2017 (Friday) $104,684,491

Sunday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box office intake (USD)[13]
1 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios April 28, 2019 $90,389,244
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 20, 2015 $60,553,189
3 Black Panther February 18, 2018 $60,096,000
4 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 14, 2015 $57,207,490
5 The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 6, 2012 $57,066,733

Monday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box office intake (USD)[14]
1 Black Panther Walt Disney Studios February 19, 2018 $40,151,729
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 21, 2015 $40,109,742
3 Avengers: Endgame April 29, 2019 $36,874,439
4 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story December 26, 2016 $32,085,637
5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 28, 2015 $31,362,029

Tuesday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box office intake (USD)[15]
1 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures July 2, 2019 $39,255,628
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios December 22, 2015 $37,361,729
3 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony Pictures July 3, 2012 $35,016,884
4 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios April 30, 2019 $33,110,349
5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 29, 2015 $29,528,583

Wednesday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box office intake (USD)[16]
1 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Summit Entertainment June 30, 2010 $68,533,840
2 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures June 24, 2009 $62,016,476
3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Warner Bros. July 15, 2009 $58,175,412
4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix July 11, 2007 $44,232,338
5 Spider-Man 2 Sony Pictures June 30, 2004 $40,442,604

Thursday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box office intake (USD)[17]
1 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox May 19, 2005 $50,013,859
2 The Matrix Reloaded Warner Bros. May 15, 2003 $37,508,303
3 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 $31,610,367
4 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 20th Century Fox May 16, 2002 $30,141,471
5 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures June 25, 2009 $29,094,472

Friday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box office intake (USD)[18]
1 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios April 26, 2019 $157,461,641
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 18, 2015 $119,119,282
3 Avengers: Infinity War April 27, 2018 $105,978,264
4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15, 2017 $104,684,491
5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Warner Bros. July 15, 2011 $91,071,119

Saturday[edit]

Rank Film Distributor Date Box office intake (USD)[19]
1 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios April 27, 2019 $109,264,122
2 Avengers: Infinity War April 28, 2018 $83,017,000
3 Jurassic World Universal Pictures June 13, 2015 $69,644,830
4 Marvel's The Avengers Walt Disney Studios May 5, 2012 $69,557,990
5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 19, 2015 $68,294,204

Top 5 holiday specific weekend intakes[edit]

Memorial Day weekend[edit]

For the holiday weekend including Memorial Day:

Rank Film Distributor Release date Box office intake (USD)[20]
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Walt Disney Studios May 25–28, 2007 $139,802,190
2 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures May 23–26, 2008 $126,917,373
3 X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Century Fox May 26–29, 2006 $122,861,157
4 Fast & Furious 6 Universal Pictures May 24–27, 2013 $117,036,995
5 Aladdin Walt Disney Studios May 24–27, 2019 $116,805,962

Animated films[edit]

Record Film Year Box office intake (USD)
Highest-grossing animated film Incredibles 2 2018 $608,581,744
Highest-grossing computer animated film
Highest-grossing animated film adjusted for ticket-price inflation Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 $982,090,000
Highest-grossing traditional animated film The Lion King 1994 $422,783,777
Highest-grossing anime animated film Pokémon: The First Movie 1999 $85,744,662
Highest-grossing stop-motion animated film Chicken Run 2000 $106,834,564
Highest-grossing animated film franchise Shrek $1,419,608,493

Top 5 highest-grossing franchises and film series[edit]

Highest-grossing franchises and film series[21]
Rank Series Distributor No. of films Total box office (in millions of USD) Average of films (in millions of USD) Highest-grossing film
1 Marvel Cinematic UniverseS Walt Disney Studios / Sony Pictures / Paramount Pictures / Universal Pictures 23 $8,545.0 $371.5 Avengers: Endgame ($858.4 million)
2 Star Wars Walt Disney Studios / 20th Century Fox 11 $4,220.7 $383.7 Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million)
3 Disney live-action remakes of animated films* Walt Disney Studios 13 $3,078.2 $236.8 The Lion King ($540.6 million)
4 Wizarding World Warner Bros. 10* $2,785.4 $278.5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($381.0 million)
5 The AvengersS Walt Disney Studios 4 $2,619.6 $654.9 Avengers: Endgame ($858.4 million)

SMarvel Cinematic Universe is a shared universe. It includes films with The Avengers which also counts as a franchise by itself.

*Box Office Mojo says there are 11 Wizarding World films because they count an IMAX Marathon of the eight Harry Potter films as a ninth film. This is not done here.

*Using the chart from WP, List of Disney live-action remakes of animated films#Box office performance, since BOM uses "Oz the Great and Powerful", which was never a Disney animated film, & "Pete's Dragon", a remake of a live action/animation hybrid film.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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