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Hollywood's Highest Grossing Weekends of All-Time

Highest Grossing Movie Weekends
The highly anticipated blockbuster "Avatar" helped set records over the 2009 holiday weekend, generating $75.62 million in revenue, which contributed to the biggest total box office numbers in American history.  Along with revenue from the newly released Sherlock Holmes and Alvin and the Chipmunks, the weekend of December 25-27, 2009 exceeded $259 million for the top 12 films in theaters, according to .In the wake of the record breaking weekend, BoxOfficeMojo compiled a list of the all-time high
Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com

The highly anticipated blockbuster "Avatar" helped set records over the 2009 holiday weekend, generating $75.62 million in revenue, which contributed to the biggest total box office numbers in American history. Along with revenue from the newly released Sherlock Holmes and Alvin and the Chipmunks, the weekend of December 25-27, 2009 exceeded $259 million for the top 12 films in theaters, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

In the wake of the record breaking weekend, BoxOfficeMojo compiled a list of the all-time highest grossing weekends for Hollywood films, which are typically summer or winter weekends with several highly anticipated releases hitting US theaters. The totals include the 12 highest grossing movies from each weekend, which represents a significant majority of total box office revenues in any given weekend.

So, what are the highest grossing box office weekends of all-time? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul Toscano
Posted 30 Dec 2009

10. May 4-6, 2007
Top 12 Gross: $181.32 millionTheaters: 28,224New Releases: 21. Spider-Man 3 - $151.11 million2. Disturbia - $5.84 million3. Fracture - $3.69 million
Photo Courtesy: Sony/Columbia

Top 12 Gross: $181.32 million
Theaters: 28,224
New Releases: 2

Top 3 Movies:
1. Spider-Man 3 - $151.11 million
2. Disturbia - $5.84 million
3. Fracture - $3.69 million

9. June 4-6, 2004
Top 12 Gross: $182.74 millionTheaters: 23,755New Releases: 11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - $93.69 million2. Shrek 2 - $37.93 million3. The Day After Tomorrow - $27.87 million
Photo Courtesy: Warner Brothers

Top 12 Gross: $182.74 million
Theaters: 23,755
New Releases: 1

Top 3 Movies:
1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - $93.69 million
2. Shrek 2 - $37.93 million
3. The Day After Tomorrow - $27.87 million

8. May 28-30, 2004
Top 12 Gross: $185.64 millionTheaters: 24,973New Releases: 31. Shrek 2 - $72.17 million2. The Day After Tomorrow - $68.74 million3. Troy - $11.96 million
Photo Courtesy: Dreamworks

Top 12 Gross: $185.64 million
Theaters: 24,973
New Releases: 3

Top 3 Movies:
1. Shrek 2 - $72.17 million
2. The Day After Tomorrow - $68.74 million
3. Troy - $11.96 million

7. May 26-28, 2006
Top 12 Gross: $188.41 millionTheaters: 25,424New Releases: 21. X-Men: The Last Stand - $102.75 million2. The Da Vinci Code - $34.03 million3. Over the Hedge - $27.06 million
Photo Courtesy: Fox

Top 12 Gross: $188.41 million
Theaters: 25,424
New Releases: 2

Top 3 Movies:
1. X-Men: The Last Stand - $102.75 million
2. The Da Vinci Code - $34.03 million
3. Over the Hedge - $27.06 million

6. June 26-28, 2009
Top 12 Gross: $192.89 millionTheaters: 29,907New Releases: 21. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - $108.97 million2. The Proposal - $18.58 million3. The Hangover - $17.02 million
Photo Courtesy: Paramount

Top 12 Gross: $192.89 million
Theaters: 29,907
New Releases: 2

Top 3 Movies:
1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - $108.97 million
2. The Proposal - $18.58 million
3. The Hangover - $17.02 million

5. May 25-27, 2007
Top 12 Gross: $199.22 millionTheaters: 22,023New Releases: 21. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - $114.73 million2. Shrek the Third - $53.04 million3. Spider-Man 3 - $14.34 million
Photo Courtesy: Buena Vista

Top 12 Gross: $199.22 million
Theaters: 22,023
New Releases: 2

Top 3 Movies:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - $114.73 million
2. Shrek the Third - $53.04 million
3. Spider-Man 3 - $14.34 million

4. July 7-9, 2006
Top 12 Gross: $209.88 millionTheaters: 28,080New Releases: 11. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - $135.63 million2. Superman Returns - $21.81 million3. The Devil Wears Prada - $15.01 million
Photo Courtesy: Buena Vista

Top 12 Gross: $209.88 million
Theaters: 28,080
New Releases: 1

Top 3 Movies:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - $135.63 million
2. Superman Returns - $21.81 million
3. The Devil Wears Prada - $15.01 million

3. November 20-22, 2009
Top 12 Gross: $250.01 millionTheaters: 27,050New Releases: 31. The Twilight Saga: The New Moon - $142.84 million2. The Blind Side - $34.12 million3. 2012 - $26.41 million
Photo Courtesy: Summit Entertainment

Top 12 Gross: $250.01 million
Theaters: 27,050
New Releases: 3

Top 3 Movies:
1. The Twilight Saga: The New Moon - $142.84 million
2. The Blind Side - $34.12 million
3. 2012 - $26.41 million

2. July 18-20, 2008
Top 12 Gross: $253.59 millionTheaters: 32,822New Releases: 31. The Dark Knight - $158.41 million2. Mamma Mia! - $27.75 million3. Hancock - $14.04 million
Photo Courtesy: Warner Brothers

Top 12 Gross: $253.59 million
Theaters: 32,822
New Releases: 3

Top 3 Movies:
1. The Dark Knight - $158.41 million
2. Mamma Mia! - $27.75 million
3. Hancock - $14.04 million

1. December 25-27, 2009
Top 12 Gross: $259.92 millionTheaters: 29,807New Releases: 41. Avatar - $75.62 million2. Sherlock Holmes - $62.39 million3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel - $48.88 million
Photo Courtesy: Fox

Top 12 Gross: $259.92 million
Theaters: 29,807
New Releases: 4

Top 3 Movies:
1. Avatar - $75.62 million
2. Sherlock Holmes - $62.39 million
3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel - $48.88 million