Memorial Day Box Office

by Dibyayan_Chakravorty | created - 18 Feb 2016 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

As of Memorial Day weekend 2015, these are 35 US domestic box office winners of Memorial Day opening Weekends (1982-2015). Which of these films is your favorite?

Source: Box Office Mojo.

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1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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50 Metascore

Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 519,321 | Gross: $309.42M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $139,802,190

2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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65 Metascore

Famed archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action, when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

Votes: 362,074 | Gross: $317.10M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $126,917,373

3. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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58 Metascore

An all-out war looms when the discovery of a cure for mutations draws a line between the followers of Charles Xavier and those of Magneto.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen

Votes: 419,352 | Gross: $234.36M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $122,861,157

4. Furious 6 (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 327,568 | Gross: $238.68M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $117,036,995

5. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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74 Metascore

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

Votes: 571,799 | Gross: $233.92M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $110,576,604

6. The Hangover Part II (2011)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.5
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44 Metascore

Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha

Votes: 405,539 | Gross: $254.46M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $103,426,875

7. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 308,508 | Gross: $229.09M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $90,161,880

8. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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47 Metascore

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok

Votes: 360,046 | Gross: $186.74M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $85,807,341

9. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 322,734 | Gross: $242.83M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $85,734,045

10. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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44 Metascore

A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

Votes: 275,027 | Gross: $198.54M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $75,177,654

11. Mission: Impossible II (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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59 Metascore

A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

Votes: 262,849 | Gross: $215.41M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $70,816,215

12. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.9
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42 Metascore

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria

Votes: 145,459 | Gross: $177.24M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $70,052,004

13. Men in Black 3 (2012)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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58 Metascore

Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 285,446 | Gross: $179.02M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $69,254,717

14. Madagascar (2005)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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57 Metascore

Spoiled by their upbringing and unaware of what wildlife really is, four animals from the New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar.

Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath | Stars: Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 298,154 | Gross: $193.60M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $61,012,130

15. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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67 Metascore

Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 205,741 | Gross: $165.25M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $60,871,175

16. The Longest Yard (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

6.4
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48 Metascore

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, Nelly

Votes: 141,115 | Gross: $158.12M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $58,613,245

17. Mission: Impossible (1996)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.1
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59 Metascore

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny

Votes: 326,390 | Gross: $180.98M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $56,811,602

18. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 161,319 | Gross: $136.31M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $55,726,951

19. Terminator Salvation (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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49 Metascore

In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

Director: McG | Stars: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 304,091 | Gross: $125.32M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $51,943,726

20. The Hangover Part III (2013)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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30 Metascore

When one of their own is kidnapped by an angry gangster, the Wolf Pack must track down Mr. Chow, who has escaped from prison and is on the run.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha

Votes: 248,258 | Gross: $112.20M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $50,262,366

21. Epic (2013)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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52 Metascore

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

Director: Chris Wedge | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé, Colin Farrell

Votes: 91,069 | Gross: $107.52M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $42,820,971

22. Tomorrowland (2015)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.5
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60 Metascore

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 149,253 | Gross: $93.44M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $42,679,200

23. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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50 Metascore

A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina

Votes: 239,516 | Gross: $90.76M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $37,813,075

24. The Flintstones (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.8
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38 Metascore

In this live-action feature of the cartoon show, Fred Flintstone finally gets the job he's always wanted, but it may just come at a price.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Halle Berry

Votes: 64,995 | Gross: $130.51M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $37,182,745

25. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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65 Metascore

When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 573,513 | Gross: $197.17M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $37,031,573

26. Sex and the City 2 (2010)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.4
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27 Metascore

While wrestling with the pressures of life, love, and work in Manhattan, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte join Samantha for a trip to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), where Samantha's ex is filming a new movie.

Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 64,295 | Gross: $95.35M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $36,835,353

27. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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57 Metascore

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 366,906 | Gross: $179.87M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $33,936,113

28. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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48 Metascore

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox

Votes: 91,892 | Gross: $153.67M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $33,014,153

29. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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53 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 772,700 | Gross: $309.13M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $30,490,619

30. Notting Hill (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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66 Metascore

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 223,275 | Gross: $116.09M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $27,689,760

31. Poltergeist (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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47 Metascore

A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements, Saxon Sharbino

Votes: 48,017 | Gross: $47.43M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $26,341,432

32. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 237,877 | Gross: $67.36M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $26,068,419

33. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 127,848 | Gross: $150.42M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $25,169,330

34. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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41 Metascore

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo

Votes: 47,152 | Gross: $109.31M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $24,462,976

35. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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55 Metascore

Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 321,103 | Gross: $87.73M

Memorial Day Opening Weekend Gross: $23,703,060