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BIGGEST WEEKENDS
Aggregated Top 12 Weekend Totals, 1982-Present



Rows #1–127

RowRankWeekend Date / Wknd # Top 12 GrossTheaters / Avg.New
Movies
#1 MovieGross% of Total
1 1,547 Sep. 16–18, 1988 38 $22,811,317 13,558 $1,682 1 A Fish Called Wanda $2,555,291 11.2%
2 1,500 Sep. 9–11, 1988 37 $25,932,420 14,382 $1,803 1 Moon Over Parador $3,268,975 12.6%
3 1,094 Sep. 5–7, 2003 36 $50,540,194 27,972 $1,807 2 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star $6,660,540 13.2%
4 918 Sep. 3–5, 2004 36 $64,965,555 25,289 $2,569 4 Hero $8,807,757 13.6%
5 1,430 Sep. 8–10, 1989 36 $31,719,125 13,988 $2,268 1 Uncle Buck $4,550,887 14.3%
6 1,531 Sep. 5–7, 1986 36 $23,710,169 12,079 $1,963 0 Stand by Me $3,426,615 14.5%
7 1,538 Sep. 14–16, 1984 37 $23,285,289 11,048 $2,108 2 Ghostbusters $3,457,626 14.8%
8 1,574 Sep. 23–25, 1988 39 $20,182,437 12,703 $1,589 3 Dead Ringers $3,012,180 14.9%
9 1,264 Sep. 5–7, 1997 36 $40,394,613 22,736 $1,777 1 Fire Down Below $6,073,094 15.0%
10 1,577 Sep. 12–14, 1986 37 $19,975,151 11,560 $1,728 1 Stand by Me $3,010,922 15.1%
11 1,327 Sep. 13–15, 1996 37 $36,856,659 19,781 $1,863 4 Maximum Risk $5,612,707 15.2%
12 1,280 Sep. 6–8, 1996 36 $39,478,346 21,519 $1,835 2 Bulletproof $6,014,400 15.2%
13 718 Sep. 4–6, 2009 36 $81,118,801 31,355 $2,587 3 The Final Destination $12,368,882 15.2%
14 1,308 Sep. 15–17, 2000 37 $37,851,400 21,165 $1,788 3 The Watcher $5,805,680 15.3%
15 1,098 Sep. 5–7, 2008 36 $50,256,073 28,151 $1,785 1 Bangkok Dangerous $7,783,266 15.5%
16 747 Sep. 1–3, 2006 35 $78,288,318 27,787 $2,817 3 Invincible $12,151,426 15.5%
17 603 Sep. 30–Oct. 2, 2011 39 $89,605,369 31,457 $2,849 4 Dolphin Tale $13,912,419 15.5%
18 1,505 Sep. 7–9, 1984 36 $25,702,141 12,265 $2,096 0 Tightrope $4,018,355 15.6%
19 1,559 Sep. 30–Oct. 2, 1988 40 $21,818,433 11,742 $1,858 2 Gorillas in the Mist $3,451,230 15.8%
20 721 Sep. 3–5, 2010 36 $80,828,304 31,002 $2,607 3 The American $13,177,790 16.3%
21 1,037 Sep. 8–10, 2006 36 $54,010,147 27,054 $1,996 3 The Covenant $8,852,458 16.4%
22 1,490 Sep. 6–8, 1991 36 $26,635,491 15,522 $1,716 0 Dead Again $4,366,330 16.4%
23 962 Sep. 7–9, 2001 36 $61,265,026 27,747 $2,208 3 The Musketeer $10,312,740 16.8%
24 1,587 Sep. 19–21, 1986 38 $19,201,628 11,159 $1,721 1 Top Gun $3,292,817 17.1%
25 1,521 Sep. 11–13, 1987 37 $24,370,696 11,319 $2,153 1 Stakeout $4,202,518 17.2%
26 785 Sep. 21–23, 2012 38 $75,041,617 28,251 $2,656 4 End of Watch $13,152,683 17.5%
27 1,343 Sep. 21–23, 1990 38 $36,111,196 14,263 $2,532 3 Goodfellas $6,368,901 17.6%
28 690 Sep. 2–4, 2011 35 $82,333,071 30,200 $2,726 3 The Help $14,594,623 17.7%
29 1,152 Sep. 22–24, 2000 38 $47,457,118 22,128 $2,145 3 Urban Legends: Final Cut $8,505,513 17.9%
30 1,072 Sep. 7–9, 2012 36 $51,858,635 31,537 $1,644 1 The Possession $9,317,472 18.0%
31 1,067 Sep. 14–16, 2001 37 $52,203,461 26,228 $1,990 2 Hardball $9,386,342 18.0%
32 1,551 Sep. 24–26, 1982 39 $22,465,819 9,320 $2,410 1 Amityville II: The Possession $4,104,277 18.3%
33 1,579 Sep. 30–Oct. 2, 1983 39 $19,828,418 8,520 $2,327 4 The Big Chill $3,662,152 18.5%
34 1,212 Sep. 21–23, 2001 38 $43,530,961 25,001 $1,741 1 Hardball $8,058,338 18.5%
35 887 Sep. 20–22, 2002 38 $68,597,411 25,978 $2,641 4 Barbershop $12,817,223 18.7%
36 1,346 Sep. 9–11, 1994 36 $36,001,358 19,317 $1,864 1 Forrest Gump $6,760,367 18.8%
37 1,598 Sep. 23–25, 1983 38 $16,872,193 8,545 $1,975 1 Mr. Mom $3,207,199 19.0%
38 979 Sep. 6–8, 2002 36 $59,116,904 27,757 $2,130 3 SwimFan $11,326,601 19.2%
39 1,576 Sep. 16–18, 1983 37 $20,064,812 9,786 $2,050 1 Mr. Mom $3,860,064 19.2%
40 1,396 Sep. 15–17, 1995 37 $33,814,224 17,503 $1,932 3 To Wong Foo... $6,544,960 19.4%
41 944 Sep. 26–28, 1997 39 $62,975,468 20,791 $3,029 3 The Peacemaker $12,311,939 19.6%
42 766 Sep. 19–21, 2008 38 $76,408,746 27,820 $2,747 4 Lakeview Terrace $15,004,672 19.6%
43 778 Sep. 30–Oct. 2, 2005 39 $75,283,589 27,448 $2,743 3 Flightplan $14,805,739 19.7%
44 1,492 Sep. 28–30, 1984 39 $26,428,755 11,320 $2,335 4 All of Me $5,258,421 19.9%
45 1,379 Sep. 28–30, 1990 39 $34,477,786 13,979 $2,466 3 Pacific Heights $6,912,637 20.0%
46 1,562 Sep. 17–19, 1982 38 $21,214,498 8,745 $2,426 1 E.T. $4,261,887 20.1%
47 1,200 Sep. 8–10, 2000 36 $45,081,133 24,045 $1,875 3 The Watcher $9,062,295 20.1%
48 1,546 Sep. 9–11, 1983 36 $22,942,548 10,743 $2,136 0 Mr. Mom $4,686,652 20.4%
49 424 Sep. 23–25, 2011 38 $105,921,843 30,812 $3,438 4 The Lion King (in 3D) $21,929,332 20.7%
50 924 Sep. 14–16, 2007 37 $64,363,057 29,317 $2,195 3 The Brave One $13,471,488 20.9%
51 589 Sep. 24–26, 2010 39 $90,791,104 28,189 $3,221 3 Wall Street 2 $19,011,188 20.9%
52 1,270 Sep. 11–13, 1998 37 $40,023,799 21,312 $1,878 2 Rounders $8,459,126 21.1%
53 750 Sep. 2–4, 2005 35 $78,053,732 28,883 $2,702 3 Transporter 2 $16,540,720 21.2%
54 1,487 Sep. 21–23, 1984 38 $27,089,694 12,166 $2,227 3 All of Me $5,803,848 21.4%
55 921 Sep. 7–9, 2007 36 $64,857,048 28,946 $2,241 2 3:10 to Yuma (2007) $14,035,033 21.6%
56 1,455 Sep. 29–Oct. 1, 1989 39 $29,879,475 13,362 $2,236 1 Black Rain $6,503,065 21.8%
57 1,563 Sep. 10–12, 1982 37 $21,026,422 9,241 $2,275 0 E.T. $4,598,728 21.9%
58 1,377 Sep. 18–20, 1987 38 $34,515,967 11,877 $2,906 4 Fatal Attraction $7,602,740 22.0%
59 653 Sep. 12–14, 2008 37 $85,852,055 28,970 $2,963 4 Burn After Reading $19,128,001 22.3%
60 1,432 Sep. 27–29, 1991 39 $31,671,434 13,252 $2,390 2 The Fisher King $7,067,908 22.3%
61 1,466 Sep. 7–9, 1990 36 $29,064,890 14,861 $1,956 0 Ghost $6,510,023 22.4%
62 1,372 Sep. 14–16, 1990 37 $34,669,716 14,038 $2,470 3 Postcards from the Edge $7,871,856 22.7%
63 1,545 Sep. 6–8, 1985 36 $22,944,120 10,790 $2,126 0 Back to the Future $5,214,465 22.7%
64 1,363 Sep. 18–20, 1992 38 $35,050,879 15,910 $2,203 4 Sneakers $8,112,395 23.1%
65 857 Sep. 16–18, 2005 37 $70,644,026 27,223 $2,595 3 Just Like Heaven $16,408,718 23.2%
66 730 Sep. 26–28, 2003 39 $79,827,644 26,066 $3,063 3 The Rundown $18,553,765 23.2%
67 1,365 Sep. 23–25, 1994 38 $34,962,501 17,853 $1,958 1 Timecop $8,176,615 23.4%
68 964 Sep. 15–17, 2006 37 $60,965,449 26,044 $2,341 4 Gridiron Gang $14,414,630 23.6%
69 1,304 Sep. 8–10, 1995 36 $37,915,006 17,968 $2,110 4 To Wong Foo... $9,019,180 23.8%
70 1,478 Sep. 20–22, 1991 38 $27,850,958 14,389 $1,936 2 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare $6,626,378 23.8%
71 592 Sep. 19–21, 2003 38 $90,413,325 24,989 $3,618 5 Underworld $21,753,759 24.1%
72 1,599 Sep. 20–22, 1985 38 $16,301,047 9,207 $1,771 1 Back to the Future $3,924,156 24.1%
73 1,597 Sep. 13–15, 1985 37 $17,142,798 9,983 $1,717 0 Back to the Future $4,134,257 24.1%
74 1,161 Sep. 1–3, 2000 35 $47,059,459 21,533 $2,185 2 Bring It On $11,447,495 24.3%
75 1,398 Sep. 10–12, 1993 37 $33,744,838 17,876 $1,888 3 The Fugitive $8,316,440 24.6%
76 941 Sep. 17–19, 2004 38 $63,199,373 25,986 $2,432 3 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow $15,580,278 24.7%
77 1,368 Sep. 17–19, 1993 38 $34,850,898 15,325 $2,274 4 Striking Distance $8,705,808 25.0%
78 1,274 Sep. 30–Oct. 2, 1994 39 $39,658,746 17,367 $2,284 3 The River Wild $10,214,450 25.8%
79 1,234 Sep. 25–27, 1992 39 $41,959,058 15,773 $2,660 3 The Last of the Mohicans $10,976,661 26.2%
80 931 Sep. 28–30, 2001 39 $64,105,618 24,687 $2,597 3 Don't Say a Word $17,090,474 26.7%
81 1,180 Sep. 29–Oct. 1, 1995 39 $46,031,787 16,424 $2,803 5 Seven $12,378,647 26.9%
82 629 Sep. 17–19, 2010 38 $87,322,213 27,314 $3,197 4 The Town $23,808,032 27.3%
83 645 Sep. 29–Oct. 1, 2006 39 $86,501,933 26,371 $3,280 4 Open Season $23,624,548 27.3%
84 1,358 Sep. 22–24, 1989 38 $35,428,270 14,445 $2,453 1 Black Rain $9,677,102 27.3%
85 1,194 Sep. 24–26, 1993 39 $45,292,933 15,132 $2,993 3 The Good Son $12,520,305 27.6%
86 1,483 Sep. 25–27, 1987 39 $27,549,206 11,129 $2,475 2 Fatal Attraction $7,707,763 28.0%
87 623 Sep. 23–25, 2005 38 $87,930,054 27,290 $3,222 2 Flightplan $24,629,938 28.0%
88 818 Sep. 20–22, 2013 38 $73,073,798 27,077 $2,699 3 Prisoners $20,817,053 28.5%
89 900 Sep. 17–19, 1999 38 $67,377,683 24,250 $2,778 3 Blue Streak $19,208,806 28.5%
90 830 Sep. 13–15, 2002 37 $72,335,829 24,847 $2,911 2 Barbershop $20,627,433 28.5%
91 909 Sep. 6–8, 2013 36 $66,071,229 27,896 $2,368 1 Riddick $19,030,375 28.8%
92 1,071 Sep. 19–21, 1997 38 $51,935,507 20,243 $2,566 4 In & Out $15,019,821 28.9%
93 1,378 Sep. 15–17, 1989 37 $34,508,941 14,231 $2,425 1 Sea of Love $10,017,840 29.0%
94 955 Sep. 10–12, 1999 37 $62,158,549 25,362 $2,451 3 Stigmata $18,309,666 29.5%
95 734 Sep. 21–23, 2007 38 $79,553,027 27,360 $2,908 3 Resident Evil: Extinction $23,678,580 29.8%
96 1,543 Sep. 27–29, 1985 39 $23,020,554 8,792 $2,618 3 Invasion U.S.A. $6,891,609 29.9%
97 768 Sep. 28–30, 2007 39 $76,219,578 25,888 $2,944 3 The Game Plan $22,950,971 30.1%
98 677 Sep. 25–27, 2009 39 $83,038,469 28,058 $2,960 3 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $25,038,803 30.2%
99 881 Sep. 14–16, 2012 37 $69,008,858 28,227 $2,445 3 Resident Evil: Retribution $21,052,227 30.5%
100 769 Sep. 11–13, 2009 37 $76,214,151 29,290 $2,602 4 I Can Do Bad All By Myself $23,446,785 30.8%
101 1,211 Sep. 22–24, 1995 38 $43,661,627 17,040 $2,562 2 Seven $13,949,807 31.9%
102 1,437 Sep. 11–13, 1992 37 $31,240,015 16,817 $1,858 3 Sneakers $10,031,145 32.1%
103 824 Sep. 12–14, 2003 37 $72,736,650 26,772 $2,717 3 Once Upon a Time in Mexico $23,424,118 32.2%
104 913 Sep. 25–27, 1998 39 $65,781,983 22,709 $2,897 2 Rush Hour $21,202,929 32.2%
105 1,319 Sep. 16–18, 1994 37 $37,130,901 18,902 $1,964 1 Timecop $12,064,625 32.5%
106 854 Sep. 24–26, 1999 39 $70,801,644 22,800 $3,105 3 Double Jeopardy $23,162,542 32.7%
107 871 Sep. 3–5, 1999 36 $69,599,886 25,063 $2,777 2 Sixth Sense $22,896,967 32.9%
108 628 Sep. 26–28, 2008 39 $87,725,731 27,100 $3,237 4 Eagle Eye $29,150,721 33.2%
109 1,237 Sep. 12–14, 1997 37 $41,732,454 23,117 $1,805 1 The Game $14,337,029 34.4%
110 1,536 Sep. 26–28, 1986 39 $23,353,648 10,622 $2,199 1 Crocodile Dundee $8,038,855 34.4%
111 919 Sep. 9–11, 2011 36 $64,923,397 29,820 $2,177 2 Contagion $22,403,596 34.5%
112 631 Sep. 18–20, 2009 38 $87,259,753 28,361 $3,077 4 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $30,304,648 34.7%
113 649 Sep. 16–18, 2011 37 $86,262,954 28,055 $3,075 4 The Lion King (in 3D) $30,151,614 35.0%
114 1,216 Sep. 27–29, 1996 39 $43,456,113 21,119 $2,058 2 First Wives Club $15,314,530 35.2%
115 696 Sep. 22–24, 2006 38 $82,256,494 26,240 $3,135 4 Jackass: Number Two $29,002,002 35.3%
116 540 Sep. 27–29, 2013 39 $95,688,143 27,701 $3,454 3 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $34,017,930 35.6%
117 981 Sep. 24–26, 2004 39 $58,986,697 25,858 $2,281 3 The Forgotten $21,022,111 35.6%
118 940 Sep. 10–12, 2004 37 $63,276,686 26,202 $2,415 2 Resident Evil: Apocalypse $23,036,273 36.4%
119 1,370 Sep. 13–15, 1991 37 $34,766,529 15,909 $2,185 1 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare $12,966,525 37.3%
120 577 Sep. 27–29, 2002 39 $91,795,628 27,319 $3,360 2 Sweet Home Alabama $35,648,740 38.8%
121 1,056 Sep. 29–Oct. 1, 2000 39 $52,739,441 21,202 $2,487 2 Remember the Titans $20,905,831 39.6%
122 416 Sep. 28–30, 2012 39 $106,717,424 28,317 $3,769 4 Hotel Transylvania $42,522,194 39.8%
123 1,164 Sep. 20–22, 1996 38 $46,843,502 20,770 $2,255 2 First Wives Club $18,913,411 40.4%
124 912 Sep. 10–12, 2010 37 $65,789,020 29,851 $2,204 1 Resident Evil: Afterlife $26,650,264 40.5%
125 812 Sep. 9–11, 2005 36 $73,470,971 28,952 $2,538 2 The Exorcism of Emily Rose $30,054,300 40.9%
126 607 Sep. 13–15, 2013 37 $89,454,579 27,300 $3,277 2 Insidious Chapter 2 $40,272,103 45.0%
127 907 Sep. 18–20, 1998 38 $66,099,642 21,595 $3,061 2 Rush Hour $33,001,803 49.9%

Rows #1–127

CHART NOTES
Chart shows 3-day weekends only.
Rank indicates rank of all weekends, regardless if a given month is selected.
Highlighted rows indicate weekends ending in the last 52 weeks.

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