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"Beauty and the Beast" landed at No. 7 on the list of biggest opening weekends. See the other movies in the top 25.

Biggest movie opening weekends

Highest-grossing debuts at the U.S. box office through March 2017, via Box Office Mojo.

25. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1"

Opening weekend: Nov. 19, 2010 Domestic weekend gross:
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Opening weekend: Nov. 19, 2010

Domestic weekend gross: $125,017,372

Cast: Warwick Davis, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

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24. "Iron Man 2"

Opening weekend: May 7, 2010 Domestic weekend gross:
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Opening weekend: May 7, 2010

Domestic weekend gross: $128,122,480

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson

Read our review here.

23. "Deadpool"

Opening weekend: Feb. 12, 2016 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: 20th Century Fox Film / Joe Lederer)

Opening weekend: Feb. 12, 2016

Domestic weekend gross: $132,434,639

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, TJ Miller

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22. "Suicide Squad"

Opening weekend: Aug. 5, 2016 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: TNS / Clay Enos)

Opening weekend: Aug. 5, 2016

Domestic weekend gross: $133,682,248

Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman

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21. "Finding Dory"

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

Opening weekend: May 3, 2013

Domestic weekend gross: $135,060,273

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

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

Opening weekend: July 7, 2006 Domestic weekend gross:
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Opening weekend: July 7, 2006

Domestic weekend gross: $135,634,554

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

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

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

Opening weekend: Nov. 18, 2011

Domestic weekend gross: $138,122,261

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

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

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

Opening weekend: Nov. 16, 2012

Domestic weekend gross: $141,067,634

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

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17. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Opening weekend: Nov. 20, 2009 Domestic weekend gross:
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Opening weekend: Nov. 20, 2009

Domestic weekend gross: $142,839,137

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

16. "Furious 7"

Opening weekend: April 3, 2015 Domestic weekend gross:
(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.

15. "Spider-Man 3"

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

Opening weekend: May 4, 2007

Domestic weekend gross: $151,116,516

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

14. "The Hunger Games"

Opening weekend: March 23, 2012 Domestic weekend gross:
(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.

13. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

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

Opening weekend: Dec. 16, 2016

Domestic weekend gross: $155,081,681

Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen

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12. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

Opening weekend: Nov. 22, 2013 Domestic weekend gross:
(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.

11. "The Dark Knight"

Opening weekend: July 18, 2008 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: AP )

Opening weekend: July 18, 2008

Domestic weekend gross: $158,411,483

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

10. "The Dark Knight Rises"

Opening weekend: July 20, 2012 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: AP)

Opening weekend: July 20, 2012

Domestic weekend gross: $160,887,295

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

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

Opening weekend: July 15, 2011 Domestic weekend gross:
(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.

7. "Beauty and the Beast"

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

Opening weekend: March 17, 2017

Domestic weekend gross: $170,000,000

Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

Read our review here.

6. "Iron Man 3"

Opening weekend: May 3, 2013 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: AP)

Opening weekend: May 3, 2013

Domestic weekend gross: $174,144,585

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

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5. "Captain America: Civil War"

Opening weekend: May 6, 2016 Domestic weekend gross:
(Credit: AP)

Opening weekend: May 6, 2016

Domestic weekend gross: $179,139,142

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

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4. "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

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

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3. "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.

2. "Jurassic World"

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

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1. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

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

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