Follow us on

Biggest December Weekends at the Domestic Box Office

← Biggest November WeekendsBiggest January Weekends →

The chart below contains figures for the Biggest December Weekends 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 $247,966,675 4,134 $59,982 $247,966,675 3
2 Dec 16, 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $155,081,681 4,157 $37,306 $155,081,681 3
3 Dec 25, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $149,202,860 4,134 $36,092 $540,058,914 10
4 Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84,617,303 4,045 $20,919 $84,617,303 3
5 Dec 14, 2007 I am Legend $77,211,321 3,606 $21,412 $77,211,321 3
6 Dec 18, 2009 Avatar $77,025,481 3,452 $22,313 $77,025,481 3
7 Dec 25, 2009 Avatar $75,617,133 3,456 $21,880 $212,711,184 10
8 Dec 13, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $73,645,197 3,903 $18,869 $73,645,197 3
9 Dec 19, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $72,629,713 3,703 $19,614 $124,100,534 5
10 Dec 9, 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $65,556,312 3,616 $18,130 $65,556,312 3
11 Dec 23, 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $64,033,768 4,157 $15,404 $286,033,442 10
12 Dec 25, 2009 Sherlock Holmes $62,304,277 3,626 $17,183 $62,304,277 3
13 Dec 20, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $62,007,528 3,622 $17,120 $102,046,212 5
14 Dec 19, 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $54,724,334 3,875 $14,122 $89,131,544 5
15 Dec 26, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $50,598,104 3,703 $13,664 $222,268,708 12
16 Dec 16, 2005 King Kong $50,130,145 3,568 $14,050 $66,181,645 5
17 Dec 30, 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $49,609,002 4,157 $11,934 $424,987,707 17
18 Dec 27, 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $48,875,549 3,622 $13,494 $200,058,231 12
19 Dec 25, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $48,875,415 3,700 $13,210 $75,589,048 5
20 Dec 21, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $47,211,490 3,359 $14,055 $74,368,000 5
21 Dec 24, 2004 Meet the Fockers $46,120,980 3,518 $13,110 $70,517,720 5
22 Dec 21, 2007 National Treasure: The Book of Secrets $44,783,772 3,832 $11,687 $44,783,772 3
23 Dec 14, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $44,307,417 3,475 $12,750 $44,307,417 3
24 Dec 17, 2010 Tron: Legacy $44,026,211 3,451 $12,758 $44,026,211 3
25 Dec 30, 2016 Sing $42,896,330 4,029 $10,647 $166,497,820 12
26 Dec 31, 2004 Meet the Fockers $41,741,785 3,524 $11,845 $162,461,370 12
27 Dec 26, 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $40,921,395 3,875 $10,560 $168,017,513 12
28 Dec 16, 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $39,637,079 3,703 $10,704 $39,637,079 3
29 Dec 10, 2004 Ocean's Twelve $39,153,380 3,290 $11,901 $39,153,380 3
30 Dec 25, 2015 Daddy’s Home $38,740,203 3,271 $11,844 $38,740,203 3
31 Dec 28, 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $38,695,582 3,359 $11,520 $174,119,499 12
32 Dec 7, 2001 Ocean's Eleven $38,107,822 3,075 $12,393 $38,107,822 3
33 Dec 21, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $36,888,365 4,100 $8,997 $150,041,265 10
34 Dec 29, 2006 Night at the Museum $36,766,905 3,768 $9,758 $115,822,154 10
35 Dec 28, 2007 National Treasure: The Book of Secrets $36,672,708 3,832 $9,570 $125,075,411 10
36 Dec 26, 2008 Marley & Me $36,357,586 3,480 $10,448 $50,738,566 4
37 Dec 26, 1997 Titanic $35,455,673 2,711 $13,078 $88,425,009 10
38 Dec 23, 2016 Sing $35,258,145 4,022 $8,766 $55,870,785 5
39 Dec 15, 2000 What Women Want $33,614,543 3,012 $11,160 $33,614,543 3
40 Dec 21, 2007 I am Legend $33,503,201 3,620 $9,255 $136,768,494 10
41 Dec 12, 1997 Scream 2 $32,926,342 2,663 $12,364 $32,926,342 3
42 Dec 28, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $31,926,068 4,100 $7,787 $221,626,882 17
43 Dec 16, 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $31,837,683 3,680 $8,652 $113,169,644 10
44 Dec 6, 2013 Frozen $31,616,230 3,742 $8,449 $134,253,666 17
45 Dec 20, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $31,505,278 3,928 $8,021 $127,550,695 10
46 Dec 26, 2014 Into the Woods $31,051,923 2,440 $12,726 $46,141,663 4
47 Dec 29, 2000 Cast Away $30,977,869 2,929 $10,576 $109,689,440 10
48 Dec 24, 2010 Little Fockers $30,833,665 3,536 $8,720 $45,083,800 5
49 Dec 26, 2014 Unbroken $30,621,445 3,131 $9,780 $46,055,845 4
50 Dec 12, 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still $30,480,153 3,560 $8,562 $30,480,153 3
51 Dec 22, 2006 Night at the Museum $30,433,781 3,685 $8,259 $30,433,781 3
52 Dec 28, 2012 Django Unchained $30,122,888 3,010 $10,008 $63,443,153 6
53 Dec 27, 2002 Catch Me if You Can $30,082,000 3,156 $9,532 $48,680,000 5
54 Dec 17, 2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events $30,061,756 3,620 $8,304 $30,061,756 3
55 Dec 23, 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol $29,556,629 3,448 $8,572 $61,993,090 10
56 Dec 30, 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol $29,421,879 3,455 $8,516 $132,406,086 17
57 Dec 27, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $29,031,732 3,928 $7,391 $189,501,278 17
58 Dec 28, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $29,029,898 3,484 $8,332 $141,404,467 17
59 Dec 22, 2000 Cast Away $28,883,406 2,774 $10,412 $28,883,406 3
60 Dec 19, 1997 Titanic $28,638,131 2,674 $10,710 $28,638,131 3
61 Dec 27, 2013 Frozen $28,596,319 3,335 $8,575 $248,117,795 38
62 Dec 2, 2016 Moana $28,270,989 3,875 $7,296 $119,786,319 12
63 Dec 21, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $28,179,556 3,499 $8,054 $84,046,353 10
64 Dec 3, 1999 Toy Story 2 $27,760,276 3,238 $8,573 $116,781,392 17
65 Dec 26, 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen $27,557,647 3,298 $8,356 $35,397,241 4
66 Dec 26, 2008 Bedtime Stories $27,450,296 3,681 $7,457 $38,029,113 4
67 Dec 28, 2007 I am Legend $27,414,467 3,636 $7,540 $194,489,704 17
68 Dec 28, 2012 Les Miserables $27,281,735 2,814 $9,695 $66,720,160 6
69 Dec 1, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $27,096,630 3,138 $8,635 $171,996,090 17
70 Dec 26, 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button $26,853,816 2,988 $8,987 $38,725,647 4
71 Dec 15, 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness $26,541,709 2,852 $9,306 $26,541,709 3
72 Dec 20, 2013 Anchorman: The Legend Continues $26,232,425 3,507 $7,480 $39,456,068 5
73 Dec 6, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $26,185,886 4,163 $6,290 $335,850,842 17
74 Dec 7, 2007 His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass $25,783,232 3,528 $7,308 $25,783,232 3
75 Dec 31, 2010 Little Fockers $25,766,485 3,554 $7,250 $102,576,190 12
76 Dec 30, 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $25,686,555 3,853 $6,667 $217,677,877 24
77 Dec 25, 1998 Patch Adams $25,262,280 2,712 $9,315 $25,262,280 3
78 Dec 28, 1990 Home Alone $25,148,406 2,141 $11,746 $152,103,249 45
79 Dec 19, 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies $25,143,007 2,807 $8,957 $25,143,007 3
80 Dec 14, 2001 Vanilla Sky $25,015,518 2,742 $9,123 $25,015,518 3
81 Dec 24, 2010 True Grit $24,830,443 3,047 $8,149 $36,041,062 5
82 Dec 30, 2005 King Kong $24,772,410 3,627 $6,830 $168,505,310 19
83 Dec 31, 2010 True Grit $24,416,515 3,083 $7,920 $86,670,382 12
84 Dec 5, 2003 The Last Samurai $24,271,354 2,908 $8,346 $24,271,354 3
85 Dec 11, 2009 Princess and the Frog, The $24,208,916 3,434 $7,050 $27,088,786 19
86 Dec 12, 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings $24,115,934 3,503 $6,884 $24,115,934 3
87 Dec 10, 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader $24,005,069 3,555 $6,752 $24,005,069 3
88 Dec 16, 2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $23,244,744 3,723 $6,244 $23,244,744 3
89 Dec 15, 2006 Eragon $23,239,907 3,020 $7,695 $23,239,907 3
90 Dec 13, 2013 Frozen $22,568,138 3,716 $6,073 $164,772,211 24
91 Dec 25, 2009 It's Complicated $22,100,820 2,887 $7,655 $22,100,820 3
92 Dec 14, 2001 Ocean's Eleven $22,076,664 3,075 $7,179 $72,306,190 10
93 Dec 11, 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection $22,052,836 2,620 $8,417 $22,052,836 3
94 Dec 5, 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $22,026,762 4,054 $5,433 $258,153,593 17
95 Dec 22, 2000 What Women Want $21,632,466 3,044 $7,107 $70,199,545 10
96 Dec 3, 2010 Tangled $21,608,891 3,603 $5,997 $96,570,812 12
97 Dec 23, 2005 King Kong $21,259,320 3,576 $5,945 $108,582,050 12
98 Dec 26, 2008 Valkyrie $21,027,007 2,711 $7,756 $29,520,979 4
99 Dec 30, 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $20,881,420 3,703 $5,639 $130,903,746 17
100 Dec 29, 2000 What Women Want $20,834,205 3,046 $6,840 $115,761,883 17