Biggest December Days at the Domestic Box Office

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Rank       Date       MovieGrossTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1 Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $37,125,547 4,045 $9,178 $37,125,547 1
2 Dec 17, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $34,450,834 3,703 $9,303 $34,450,834 1
3 Dec 13, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $31,190,587 3,903 $7,991 $31,190,587 1
4 Dec 14, 2007 I am Legend $30,059,386 3,606 $8,336 $30,059,386 1
5 Dec 15, 2007 I am Legend $28,795,114 3,606 $7,985 $58,854,500 2
6 Dec 26, 2009 Avatar $28,274,406 3,456 $8,181 $188,463,503 9
7 Dec 15, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $27,739,815 4,045 $6,858 $64,865,362 2
8 Dec 20, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $27,492,053 3,703 $7,424 $100,774,423 4
9 Dec 18, 2009 Avatar $26,752,099 3,452 $7,750 $26,752,099 1
10 Dec 18, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $26,159,972 3,622 $7,223 $26,159,972 1
11 Dec 19, 2009 Avatar $25,529,036 3,452 $7,395 $52,281,135 2
12 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
13 Dec 20, 2009 Avatar $24,744,346 3,452 $7,168 $77,025,481 3
14 Dec 25, 2009 Sherlock Holmes $24,608,941 3,626 $6,787 $24,608,941 1
15 Dec 14, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $24,430,416 3,903 $6,259 $55,621,003 2
16 Dec 27, 2009 Avatar $24,247,681 3,456 $7,016 $212,711,184 10
17 Dec 21, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $23,326,111 3,703 $6,299 $124,100,534 5
18 Dec 25, 2009 Avatar $23,095,046 3,456 $6,683 $160,189,097 8
19 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
20 Dec 21, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $22,752,057 3,622 $6,282 $82,015,081 4
21 Dec 26, 2009 Sherlock Holmes $21,837,175 3,626 $6,022 $46,446,116 2
22 Dec 19, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $21,811,549 3,703 $5,890 $73,282,370 3
23 Dec 17, 2005 King Kong $20,105,680 3,568 $5,635 $50,625,420 4
24 Dec 22, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $20,031,131 3,622 $5,530 $102,046,212 5
25 Dec 26, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $19,842,031 3,700 $5,363 $60,445,675 4
26 Dec 16, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $19,751,941 4,045 $4,883 $84,617,303 3
27 Dec 25, 2004 Meet the Fockers $19,542,490 3,518 $5,555 $51,098,360 4
28 Dec 26, 2004 Meet the Fockers $19,419,360 3,518 $5,520 $70,517,720 5
29 Dec 28, 2009 Avatar $19,418,139 3,456 $5,619 $232,129,323 11
30 Dec 20, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $19,224,340 3,622 $5,308 $59,263,024 3
31 Dec 26, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $19,152,196 3,703 $5,172 $190,822,800 10
32 Dec 15, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $18,883,832 3,475 $5,434 $32,184,545 2
33 Dec 23, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $18,801,277 3,656 $5,143 $18,801,277 1
34 Dec 30, 2009 Avatar $18,466,123 3,456 $5,343 $268,886,074 13
35 Dec 16, 2007 I am Legend $18,356,821 3,606 $5,091 $77,211,321 3
36 Dec 29, 2009 Avatar $18,290,628 3,456 $5,292 $250,419,951 12
37 Dec 19, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $18,214,211 3,359 $5,423 $18,214,211 1
38 Dec 25, 2012 Les Miserables $18,111,665 2,808 $6,450 $18,111,665 1
39 Dec 15, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $18,024,194 3,903 $4,618 $73,645,197 3
40 Dec 17, 2010 Tron: Legacy $17,509,781 3,451 $5,074 $17,509,781 1
41 Dec 27, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $17,249,267 3,703 $4,658 $208,072,067 11
42 Dec 28, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $17,227,061 3,622 $4,756 $185,283,282 11
43 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
44 Dec 22, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $17,025,000 3,359 $5,068 $59,225,000 4
45 Dec 18, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $17,019,987 3,703 $4,596 $51,470,821 2
46 Dec 27, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $16,873,539 3,622 $4,659 $168,056,221 10
47 Dec 21, 2007 National Treasure: The Book of Secrets $16,739,339 3,832 $4,368 $16,739,339 1
48 Dec 23, 2009 Avatar $16,445,291 3,452 $4,764 $125,943,053 6
49 Dec 21, 2009 Avatar $16,385,820 3,452 $4,747 $93,411,301 4
50 Dec 22, 2009 Avatar $16,086,461 3,452 $4,660 $109,497,762 5
51 Dec 27, 2009 Sherlock Holmes $15,858,161 3,626 $4,373 $62,304,277 3
52 Dec 11, 2004 Ocean's Twelve $15,730,244 3,290 $4,781 $30,469,500 2
53 Dec 18, 2005 King Kong $15,556,225 3,568 $4,360 $66,181,645 5
54 Dec 8, 2001 Ocean's Eleven $15,500,000 3,075 $5,041 $28,800,000 2
55 Dec 26, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $15,455,171 3,622 $4,267 $151,182,682 9
56 Dec 22, 2007 National Treasure: The Book of Secrets $15,344,648 3,832 $4,004 $32,083,987 2
57 Dec 1, 2013 Frozen $15,207,908 3,742 $4,064 $93,933,226 10
58 Dec 27, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $15,143,373 3,700 $4,093 $75,589,048 5
59 Dec 23, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $15,143,000 3,359 $4,508 $74,368,000 5
60 Dec 7, 2013 Frozen $15,063,237 3,742 $4,025 $124,424,493 16
61 Dec 18, 2010 Tron: Legacy $15,036,169 3,451 $4,357 $32,545,950 2
62 Dec 25, 2012 Django Unchained $15,011,121 3,010 $4,987 $15,011,121 1
63 Dec 29, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $14,774,949 3,622 $4,079 $200,058,231 12
64 Dec 31, 2009 Avatar $14,738,136 3,456 $4,265 $283,624,210 14
65 Dec 17, 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $14,694,463 3,703 $3,968 $29,302,445 2
66 Dec 16, 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $14,607,982 3,703 $3,945 $14,607,982 1
67 Dec 25, 2010 Little Fockers $14,568,320 3,536 $4,120 $33,768,575 4
68 Dec 26, 2011 Mission Impossible IV $14,562,154 3,448 $4,223 $76,555,244 11
69 Dec 10, 2004 Ocean's Twelve $14,500,000 3,290 $4,407 $14,500,000 1
70 Dec 16, 2005 King Kong $14,468,240 3,568 $4,055 $30,519,740 3
71 Dec 25, 2008 Marley & Me $14,380,980 3,480 $4,132 $14,380,980 1
72 Dec 12, 1997 Scream 2 $14,380,000 3,112 $4,621 $14,380,000 1
73 Dec 21, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $14,293,000 3,359 $4,255 $42,200,000 3
74 Dec 1, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $14,207,894 4,163 $3,413 $296,295,657 10
75 Dec 13, 1997 Scream 2 $14,200,000 3,112 $4,563 $28,580,000 2
76 Dec 28, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $14,196,641 3,703 $3,834 $222,268,708 12
77 Dec 22, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $14,160,166 4,100 $3,454 $137,391,893 9
78 Dec 25, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $13,986,220 3,703 $3,777 $171,670,604 9
79 Dec 26, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $13,964,000 3,359 $4,157 $107,997,000 8
80 Dec 26, 2008 Marley & Me $13,953,174 3,480 $4,010 $28,334,154 2
81 Dec 27, 2004 Meet the Fockers $13,913,690 3,518 $3,955 $84,431,410 6
82 Dec 25, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $13,890,011 3,700 $3,754 $40,603,644 3
83 Dec 19, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $13,878,712 3,622 $3,832 $40,038,684 2
84 Dec 30, 2006 Night at the Museum $13,738,364 3,768 $3,646 $106,337,184 9
85 Dec 25, 2007 National Treasure: The Book of Secrets $13,656,128 3,832 $3,564 $65,444,195 5
86 Dec 25, 2011 Mission Impossible IV $13,653,650 3,448 $3,960 $61,993,090 10
87 Dec 22, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $13,563,208 3,703 $3,663 $137,663,742 6
88 Dec 29, 2006 Night at the Museum $13,543,571 3,768 $3,594 $92,598,820 8
89 Dec 23, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $13,509,942 3,622 $3,730 $115,556,154 6
90 Dec 26, 2006 Night at the Museum $13,506,030 3,688 $3,662 $55,718,681 5
91 Dec 29, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $13,422,000 3,359 $3,996 $144,643,000 11
92 Dec 14, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $13,300,713 3,475 $3,828 $13,300,713 1
93 Dec 7, 2001 Ocean's Eleven $13,300,000 3,075 $4,325 $13,300,000 1
94 Dec 16, 2000 What Women Want $13,250,000 3,012 $4,399 $24,365,000 2
95 Dec 4, 1999 Toy Story 2 $13,109,000 3,238 $4,048 $108,681,000 16
96 Dec 17, 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $13,003,508 3,680 $3,534 $103,345,544 9
97 Dec 27, 2008 Marley & Me $12,717,753 3,480 $3,655 $41,051,907 3
98 Dec 23, 2007 National Treasure: The Book of Secrets $12,699,785 3,832 $3,314 $44,783,772 3
99 Dec 29, 2007 National Treasure: The Book of Secrets $12,673,395 3,832 $3,307 $113,337,359 9
100 Dec 23, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $12,649,372 4,100 $3,085 $150,041,265 10