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.
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
20.) Fantastic Four
19.) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
18.) Despicable Me
17.) The Amazing Spider-Man
14.) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
13.) Captain America: The First Avenger
12.) Planet of the Apes (2001)
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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