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Biggest December Days at the Domestic Box Office

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The chart below contains figures for the Biggest December Days at the Domestic Box Office.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Rank       Date       MovieGrossTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1 Dec 18, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $119,119,282 4,134 $28,815 $119,119,282 1
2 Dec 19, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $68,294,204 4,134 $16,520 $187,413,486 2
3 Dec 20, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $60,553,189 4,134 $14,648 $247,966,675 3
4 Dec 26, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $56,731,532 4,134 $13,723 $496,913,249 9
5 Dec 25, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $49,325,663 4,134 $11,932 $440,181,717 8
6 Dec 27, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $43,145,665 4,134 $10,437 $540,058,914 10
7 Dec 21, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $40,109,742 4,134 $9,702 $288,076,417 4
8 Dec 23, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $38,022,183 4,134 $9,197 $363,460,329 6
9 Dec 22, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $37,361,729 4,134 $9,038 $325,438,146 5
10 Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $37,125,547 4,045 $9,178 $37,125,547 1
11 Dec 17, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $34,450,834 3,703 $9,303 $34,450,834 1
12 Dec 28, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $31,362,029 4,134 $7,586 $571,420,943 11
13 Dec 13, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $31,190,587 3,903 $7,991 $31,190,587 1
14 Dec 14, 2007 I am Legend $30,059,386 3,606 $8,336 $30,059,386 1
15 Dec 29, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $29,528,583 4,134 $7,143 $600,949,526 12
16 Dec 15, 2007 I am Legend $28,795,114 3,606 $7,985 $58,854,500 2
17 Dec 26, 2009 Avatar $28,274,406 3,456 $8,181 $188,463,503 9
18 Dec 30, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $28,085,057 4,134 $6,794 $629,034,583 13
19 Dec 15, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $27,739,815 4,045 $6,858 $64,865,362 2
20 Dec 20, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $27,492,053 3,703 $7,424 $100,774,423 4
21 Dec 24, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $27,395,725 4,134 $6,627 $390,856,054 7
22 Dec 18, 2009 Avatar $26,752,099 3,452 $7,750 $26,752,099 1
23 Dec 18, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $26,159,972 3,622 $7,223 $26,159,972 1
24 Dec 19, 2009 Avatar $25,529,036 3,452 $7,395 $52,281,135 2
25 Dec 10, 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $25,326,015 3,616 $7,004 $48,332,871 2
26 Dec 20, 2009 Avatar $24,744,346 3,452 $7,168 $77,025,481 3
27 Dec 25, 2009 Sherlock Holmes $24,608,941 3,626 $6,787 $24,608,941 1
28 Dec 17, 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $24,452,117 3,875 $6,310 $24,452,117 1
29 Dec 14, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $24,430,416 3,903 $6,259 $55,621,003 2
30 Dec 27, 2009 Avatar $24,247,681 3,456 $7,016 $212,711,184 10
31 Dec 21, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $23,326,111 3,703 $6,299 $124,100,534 5
32 Dec 25, 2009 Avatar $23,095,046 3,456 $6,683 $160,189,097 8
33 Dec 9, 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $23,006,856 3,616 $6,363 $23,006,856 1
34 Dec 31, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $22,932,686 4,134 $5,547 $651,967,269 14
35 Dec 21, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $22,752,057 3,622 $6,282 $82,015,081 4
36 Dec 26, 2009 Sherlock Holmes $21,837,175 3,626 $6,022 $46,446,116 2
37 Dec 19, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $21,811,549 3,703 $5,890 $73,282,370 3
38 Dec 20, 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $21,397,014 3,875 $5,522 $72,367,595 4
39 Dec 17, 2005 King Kong $20,105,680 3,568 $5,635 $50,625,420 4
40 Dec 22, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $20,031,131 3,622 $5,530 $102,046,212 5
41 Dec 26, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $19,842,031 3,700 $5,363 $60,445,675 4
42 Dec 16, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $19,751,941 4,045 $4,883 $84,617,303 3
43 Dec 25, 2004 Meet the Fockers $19,542,490 3,518 $5,555 $51,098,360 4
44 Dec 26, 2004 Meet the Fockers $19,419,360 3,518 $5,520 $70,517,720 5
45 Dec 28, 2009 Avatar $19,418,139 3,456 $5,619 $232,129,323 11
46 Dec 20, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $19,224,340 3,622 $5,308 $59,263,024 3
47 Dec 26, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $19,152,196 3,703 $5,172 $190,822,800 10
48 Dec 15, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $18,883,832 3,475 $5,434 $32,184,545 2
49 Dec 23, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $18,801,277 3,656 $5,143 $18,801,277 1
50 Dec 30, 2009 Avatar $18,466,123 3,456 $5,343 $268,886,074 13
51 Dec 16, 2007 I am Legend $18,356,821 3,606 $5,091 $77,211,321 3
52 Dec 29, 2009 Avatar $18,290,628 3,456 $5,292 $250,419,951 12
53 Dec 19, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $18,214,211 3,359 $5,423 $18,214,211 1
54 Dec 25, 2012 Les Miserables $18,111,665 2,808 $6,450 $18,111,665 1
55 Dec 15, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $18,024,194 3,903 $4,618 $73,645,197 3
56 Dec 17, 2010 Tron: Legacy $17,509,781 3,451 $5,074 $17,509,781 1
57 Dec 27, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $17,249,267 3,703 $4,658 $208,072,067 11
58 Dec 28, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $17,227,061 3,622 $4,756 $185,283,282 11
59 Dec 11, 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $17,223,441 3,616 $4,763 $65,556,312 3
60 Dec 22, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $17,025,000 3,359 $5,068 $59,225,000 4
61 Dec 18, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $17,019,987 3,703 $4,596 $51,470,821 2
62 Dec 27, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $16,873,539 3,622 $4,659 $168,056,221 10
63 Dec 21, 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $16,763,949 3,875 $4,326 $89,131,544 5
64 Dec 21, 2007 National Treasure: The Book of Secrets $16,739,339 3,832 $4,368 $16,739,339 1
65 Dec 19, 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $16,563,371 3,875 $4,274 $50,970,581 3
66 Dec 23, 2009 Avatar $16,445,291 3,452 $4,764 $125,943,053 6
67 Dec 21, 2009 Avatar $16,385,820 3,452 $4,747 $93,411,301 4
68 Dec 22, 2009 Avatar $16,086,461 3,452 $4,660 $109,497,762 5
69 Dec 27, 2009 Sherlock Holmes $15,858,161 3,626 $4,373 $62,304,277 3
70 Dec 11, 2004 Ocean's Twelve $15,730,244 3,290 $4,781 $30,469,500 2
71 Dec 25, 2015 Daddy's Home $15,709,618 3,271 $4,803 $15,709,618 1
72 Dec 26, 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $15,608,854 3,875 $4,028 $142,704,972 10
73 Dec 18, 2005 King Kong $15,556,225 3,568 $4,360 $66,181,645 5
74 Dec 8, 2001 Ocean's Eleven $15,500,000 3,075 $5,041 $28,800,000 2
75 Dec 26, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $15,455,171 3,622 $4,267 $151,182,682 9
76 Dec 25, 2014 Unbroken $15,434,400 3,131 $4,930 $15,434,400 1
77 Dec 22, 2007 National Treasure: The Book of Secrets $15,344,648 3,832 $4,004 $32,083,987 2
78 Dec 1, 2013 Frozen $15,207,908 3,742 $4,064 $93,933,226 10
79 Dec 27, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $15,143,373 3,700 $4,093 $75,589,048 5
80 Dec 23, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $15,143,000 3,359 $4,508 $74,368,000 5
81 Dec 25, 2014 Into the Woods $15,089,740 2,440 $6,184 $15,089,740 1
82 Dec 7, 2013 Frozen $15,063,237 3,742 $4,025 $124,424,493 16
83 Dec 18, 2010 Tron: Legacy $15,036,169 3,451 $4,357 $32,545,950 2
84 Dec 25, 2012 Django Unchained $15,011,121 3,010 $4,987 $15,011,121 1
85 Dec 29, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $14,774,949 3,622 $4,079 $200,058,231 12
86 Dec 31, 2009 Avatar $14,738,136 3,456 $4,265 $283,624,210 14
87 Dec 17, 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $14,694,463 3,703 $3,968 $29,302,445 2
88 Dec 16, 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $14,607,982 3,703 $3,945 $14,607,982 1
89 Dec 25, 2010 Little Fockers $14,568,320 3,536 $4,120 $33,768,575 4
90 Dec 26, 2011 Mission Impossible IV $14,562,154 3,448 $4,223 $76,555,244 11
91 Dec 10, 2004 Ocean's Twelve $14,500,000 3,290 $4,407 $14,500,000 1
92 Dec 16, 2005 King Kong $14,468,240 3,568 $4,055 $30,519,740 3
93 Dec 25, 2008 Marley & Me $14,380,980 3,480 $4,132 $14,380,980 1
94 Dec 12, 1997 Scream 2 $14,380,000 3,112 $4,621 $14,380,000 1
95 Dec 27, 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $14,302,456 3,875 $3,691 $157,007,428 11
96 Dec 21, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $14,293,000 3,359 $4,255 $42,200,000 3
97 Dec 1, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $14,207,894 4,163 $3,413 $296,295,657 10
98 Dec 13, 1997 Scream 2 $14,200,000 3,112 $4,563 $28,580,000 2
99 Dec 28, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $14,196,641 3,703 $3,834 $222,268,708 12
100 Dec 22, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $14,160,166 4,100 $3,454 $137,391,893 9