Jurassic World is a rare breed indeed, as it has led the box office three weekends in a row. It’s an increasingly difficult feat, what with so many films being distributed throughout the year and tentpole seasons being more crowded. Still, even a couple decades ago, there were some interesting films that managed to hold the top of the box office for more weeks than even the staunchest fan of said films would be able to plausibly believe.

Join us, as we tackle 10 films that you’d never believe actually led the box office with three or more consecutive top finishes. Or, in the case of Tootsie, a staggering 14 weeks in the No. 1 slot!

The First Wives' Club
Release Date: September 20, 1996

Weeks At #1: 3

What happens when you put Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton in a film together? Today you’d probably have a modest Nancy Meyers hit with stamina, but in 1996 Paramount had a three-week champion! With Independence Day in the rear view for audiences that flocked to see Will Smith whup E.T’s ass, audiences apparently wanted to celebrate three jilted ex-wives getting revenge in style. This movie even managed to beat out That Thing You Do! in its last weekend on the top, after which it was dethroned by another Paramount picture – The Ghost And The Darkness.

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