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Biggest movie opening weekends

Highest-grossing debuts at the U.S. box office through April 2018, via Box Office Mojo.

25. "Finding Dory"

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

Opening weekend: May 3, 2013

Domestic weekend gross: $135,060,273

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

Read our review here.

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

Opening weekend: July 7, 2006 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo Credit: AP

Opening weekend: July 7, 2006

Domestic weekend gross: $135,634,554

Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

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

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

Opening weekend: Nov. 18, 2011

Domestic weekend gross: $138,122,261

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene

Read our review here.

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

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

Opening weekend: Nov. 16, 2012

Domestic weekend gross: $141,067,634

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke

Read our review here.

21. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

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

Opening weekend: Nov. 20, 2009

Domestic weekend gross: $142,839,137

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke

20. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"

Opening weekend: May 5, 2017 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo Credit: Disney / Marvel

Opening weekend: May 5, 2017

Domestic weekend gross: $146,510,104

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper

Read our review here.

19. "Furious 7"

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

Opening weekend: April 3, 2015

Domestic weekend gross: $147,187,040

Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

Read our review here.

18. "Spider-Man 3"

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

Opening weekend: May 4, 2007

Domestic weekend gross: $151,116,516

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church

17. "The Hunger Games"

Opening weekend: March 23, 2012 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo 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

Read our review here.

16. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

Opening weekend: Dec. 16, 2016 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo Credit: Giles Keyte

Opening weekend: Dec. 16, 2016

Domestic weekend gross: $155,081,681

Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen

Read our review here.

15. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

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

Opening weekend: Nov. 22, 2013

Domestic weekend gross: $158,074,286

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks

Read our review here.

14. "The Dark Knight"

Opening weekend: July 18, 2008 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo Credit: AP

Opening weekend: July 18, 2008

Domestic weekend gross: $158,411,483

Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman

13. "The Dark Knight Rises"

Opening weekend: July 20, 2012 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo Credit: AP

Opening weekend: July 20, 2012

Domestic weekend gross: $160,887,295

Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy

Read our review here.

12. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"

Opening weekend: March 25, 2016 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo 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

Read our review here.

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

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

Opening weekend: July 15, 2011

Domestic weekend gross: $169,189,427

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter

Read our review here.

10. "Iron Man 3"

Opening weekend: May 3, 2013 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo Credit: AP

Opening weekend: May 3, 2013

Domestic weekend gross: $174,144,585

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce

Read our review here.

9. "Beauty and the Beast"

Opening weekend: March 17, 2017 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo Credit: Disney via AP

Opening weekend: March 17, 2017

Domestic weekend gross: $174,750,616

Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

Read our review here.

8. "Captain America: Civil War"

Opening weekend: May 6, 2016 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo Credit: AP

Opening weekend: May 6, 2016

Domestic weekend gross: $179,139,142

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

Read our review here.

7. "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Opening weekend: May 1, 2015 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo 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

Read our review here.

6. "Black Panther"

Opening weekend: Feb. 16, 2018 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo Credit: AP/Matt Kennedy

Opening weekend: Feb. 16, 2018

Domestic weekend gross: $201,797,000

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker

Read our review here.

5. "Marvel's The Avengers"

Opening weekend: May 4, 2012 Domestic weekend gross:

Opening weekend: May 4, 2012

Domestic weekend gross: $207,438,708

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner

Read our review here.

4. "Jurassic World"

Opening weekend: June 12, 2015 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo 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

Read our review here.

3. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

Opening weekend: Dec. 15, 2017 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo Credit: Lucasfilm / Jonathan Olley

Opening weekend: Dec. 15, 2017

Domestic weekend gross: $220,009,584

Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Read our review here.

2. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Opening weekend: Dec. 18, 2015 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo 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

Read our review here.

1. "Avengers: Infinity War"

Opening weekend: April 27, 2018 Domestic weekend gross:
Photo Credit: Marvel Studios / Chuck Zlotnick

Opening weekend: April 27, 2018

Domestic weekend gross: $250,000,000

Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson

Read our review here.

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