Movies that spent most weeks at no. 1 | EW.com

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Movies that spent most weeks at no. 1

''The Hunger Games'' topped the box office for four weekends before relinquishing its perch on April 20. It was a good run, but not record-breaking. These movies spent the most consecutive frames on top

1. Titanic (1997)
15 weeks
When James Cameron’s $200 million epic debuted to $28.6 million, Hollywood figured the ship was sunk. Incredibly, though, it earned more than that on each of its next five weekends. Fifteen years later, it’s still raking in cash thanks to a 3-D rerelease. Domestic gross $653.7M*

2. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
13 weeks
The fish-out-of-water police comedy still stands as Eddie Murphy’s highest-grossing live-action movie. (All four Shrek films earned more.) During its December-March run, competing titles like Witness and The Breakfast Club had to settle for No. 2 debuts. Domestic gross $234.8M

3. Tootsie (1982)
13 weeks
The sight of Dustin Hoffman in drag was a delicious alternative to serious awards-season fare like Gandhi and Sophie’s Choice, paving the way for hit cross-dressing comedies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage. Domestic gross $177.2M

4. Home Alone (1990)
12 weeks
Little Macaulay Culkin didn’t just defend himself against a few crooks — he also kept tough guys like Sylvester Stallone (Rocky V), Al Pacino (The Godfather Part III), and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Kindergarten Cop) from reaching No. 1. Domestic gross $285.8M

5. Crocodile Dundee (1986)
9 weeks
The outback comedy and its sequels provided star Paul Hogan with the only box office hits of his career. His highest-grossing non-Dundee title, Flipper, swam away with just $20.1 million in 1996. Domestic gross $174.8M

(*Includes the 2012 3-D rerelease)