I’ve cherry-picked the dramas. Many of these films held the #1 spot at the box-office for more than 3 weeks. (For obvious reasons, this list sifts out most all the sci-fi, fantasy, raunchy comedies, animated and franchise films that held at #1 for multiple consecutive weeks). It’s a fact that only 4 or 5 films per year pull off box-office champ 3-peats. It almost never happens for a drama. I think those dramas that manage to achieve the feat comprise an interesting list. You might disagree. You’re invited to make lists of your own that prove 3 weeks at #1 for a serious drama means nothing. The Butler The Help The Dark Knight Inception Avatar The Passion of the Christ Black Hawk Down Erin Brockovich The Sixth Sense Saving Private Ryan Titanic (continued after the cut) Toy Story Seven Apollo 13 Legends of the Fall The Fugitive The Firm A Few Good Men Unforgiven The Silence of the Lambs Pretty Woman Born on the Fourth of July Rain Man Fatal Attraction Platoon Aliens Terms of Endearment E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Tootsie On Golden Pond Star Wars Mojo is the source of this larger list. 131 movies over the past 33 years have held onto #1 for 3 or more weeks.