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Opening weekend: May 6, 2016 Domestic weekend gross: (Credit: AP)

Opening weekend: May 6, 2016

Domestic weekend gross: $179,139,142

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson

Biggest movie opening weekends

Highest-grossing debuts at the U.S. box office through August 2016, via Box Office Mojo.

25. "Shrek the Third"

Opening weekend: May 18, 2007 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Getty Images / Gabriel Bouys)


Opening weekend: May 18, 2007
Domestic weekend gross: $121,629,270
Cast: Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas

24. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"

Opening weekend: Nov. 21, 2014 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Lionsgate, Murray Close)


Opening weekend: Nov. 21, 2014
Domestic weekend gross: $121,897,634
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

23. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1"

Opening weekend: Nov. 19, 2010 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: AP)


Opening weekend: Nov. 19, 2010
Domestic weekend gross: $125,017,372
Cast: Warwick Davis, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

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22. "Iron Man 2"

Opening weekend: May 7, 2010 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Francois Duhamel )

Opening weekend: May 7, 2010
Domestic weekend gross: $128,122,480
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson

21. "Deadpool"

Opening weekend: Feb. 12, 2016 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: 20th Century Fox Film / Joe Lederer)


Opening weekend: Feb. 12, 2016
Domestic weekend gross: $132,434,639
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, TJ Miller

20. "Suicide Squad"

Opening weekend: Aug. 5, 2016 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: TNS / Clay Enos)

Opening weekend: Aug. 5, 2016

Domestic weekend gross: $133,682,248

Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman

19. "Finding Dory"

Opening weekend: May 3, 2013 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Disney / Pixar)

Opening weekend: May 3, 2013

Domestic weekend gross: $135,060,273

Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O'Neill, Albert Brooks

18. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

Opening weekend: July 7, 2006 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: AP )


Opening weekend: July 7, 2006
Domestic weekend gross: $135,634,554
Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

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17. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"

Opening weekend: Nov. 18, 2011 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Summit Entertainment)


Opening weekend: Nov. 18, 2011
Domestic weekend gross: $138,122,261
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene

16. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"

Opening weekend: Nov. 16, 2012 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Summit Entertainment)


Opening weekend: Nov. 16, 2012
Domestic weekend gross: $141,067,634
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke

15. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Opening weekend: Nov. 20, 2009 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: AP )


Opening weekend: Nov. 20, 2009
Domestic weekend gross: $142,839,137
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke

14. "Furious 7"

Opening weekend: April 3, 2015 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Universal Pictures)


Opening weekend: April 3, 2015
Domestic weekend gross: $147,187,040
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

13. "Spider-Man 3"

Opening weekend: May 4, 2007 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Columbia Pictures)


Opening weekend: May 4, 2007
Domestic weekend gross: $151,116,516
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church

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12. "The Hunger Games"

Opening weekend: March 23, 2012 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Lionsgate Film/Murray Close)


Opening weekend: March 23, 2012
Domestic weekend gross: $152,535,747
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks

11. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

Opening weekend: Nov. 22, 2013 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Lionsgate)


Opening weekend: Nov. 22, 2013
Domestic weekend gross: $158,074,286
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks

10. "The Dark Knight"

Opening weekend: July 18, 2008 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: AP )


Opening weekend: July 18, 2008
Domestic weekend gross: $158,411,483
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman

9. "The Dark Knight Rises"

Opening weekend: July 20, 2012 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: AP)


Opening weekend: July 20, 2012
Domestic weekend gross: $160,887,295
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy

8. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"

Opening weekend: March 25, 2016 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Warner Bros. Picture / DC Comics / Clay Enos)

Opening weekend: March 25, 2016

Domestic weekend gross: $166,007,347

Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot

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7. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"

Opening weekend: July 15, 2011 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Warner Bros.)


Opening weekend: July 15, 2011
Domestic weekend gross: $169,189,427
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter

6. "Iron Man 3"

Opening weekend: May 3, 2013 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: AP)


Opening weekend: May 3, 2013
Domestic weekend gross: $174,144,585
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce

5. "Captain America: Civil War"

Opening weekend: May 6, 2016 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: AP)

Opening weekend: May 6, 2016

Domestic weekend gross: $179,139,142

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson

4. "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Opening weekend: May 1, 2015 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Marvel / Jay Maidment)


Opening weekend: May 1, 2015
Domestic weekend gross: $191,271,109
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

3. 'Marvel's The Avengers'

Opening weekend: May 4, 2012 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Handout)


Opening weekend: May 4, 2012
Domestic weekend gross: $207,438,708
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner

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2. "Jurassic World"

Opening weekend: June 12, 2015 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment)


Opening weekend: June 12, 2015
Domestic weekend gross: $208,806,270
Cast: Nick Robinson, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson

1. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Opening weekend: Dec. 18, 2015 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: Lucasfilm / Walt Disney Pictures / David James)


Opening weekend: Dec. 18, 2015
Domestic weekend gross: $247,966,675
Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Warwick Davis

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