Top 25 Biggest Movie Opening Weekends in the History of July

Historically speaking, five guys have ruled the month of July at theaters: Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Spider-Man, Batman and Harry Potter. The domestic opening-weekend box office totals from the movies starring those three men could fund several Third World countries.

Several movies opening this month have the potential to join this list of titles including Despicable Me 2, The Wolverine and maybe even Grown Ups 2 (the first one opened to $40.5 million).

Here are the top 25 biggest domestic movie openings for the month of July. These totals are courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo (we left War of the Worlds off the list since it opened June 24) Are any of your favorites on the list?

25.) Men in Black

24.) Men in Black II

23.) I, Robot

22. The Bourne Supremacy

21.) X-Men

20.) Fantastic Four

19.) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

18.) Despicable Me

17.) The Amazing Spider-Man

16.) Hancock

15.) Inception

14.) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

13.) Captain America: The First Avenger

12.) Planet of the Apes (2001)

11.) Transformers

10.) Austin Powers in Goldmember

9.) The Simpsons Movie

8.) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

7.) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

6.) Spider-Man 2 (includes June 30 midnight gross)

5.) Transformers: Dark of the Moon

4.) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

3.) The Dark Knight

2.) The Dark Knight Rises

1.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2



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