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On This Day - December 1

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on December 1.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2013 Frozen Sunday $15,207,908 $400,738,009
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Sunday $14,207,894 $424,668,047
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Saturday $10,354,000 $317,575,550
2012 Skyfall Saturday $7,643,379 $304,360,277
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Saturday $7,525,548 $292,324,737
2001 Behind Enemy Lines Saturday $7,507,000 $58,855,732
2007 Enchanted Saturday $7,185,621 $127,706,877
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Sunday $6,712,704 $261,987,880
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Friday $6,345,000 $260,044,825
2012 Rise of the Guardians Saturday $6,258,906 $103,412,758

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on December 1.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2006 The Nativity Story Friday $2,400,000 $37,629,831
2006 Turistas Friday $1,305,115 $7,027,762
2006 Van Wilder Deux: The Rise of Taj Friday $878,892 $4,261,350

Record Weekend

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on domestic revenue recorded on a weekend where Friday, Saturday or Sunday was December 1.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $74,179,601 $424,668,047
2013 Frozen $67,391,326 $400,738,009
1996 101 Dalmatians $33,504,025 $136,189,294
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $32,117,496 $261,987,880
2002 Die Another Day $31,010,183 $160,942,139
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $27,096,630 $260,044,825
1996 Star Trek: First Contact $25,484,402 $92,027,888
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $23,642,327 $317,575,550
1995 Toy Story $20,164,662 $191,796,233
1991 The Addams Family $20,133,616 $113,502,246

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2017: Polaroid, Breaking Brooklyn, The Disaster Artist, Pickings, He’s Out There, Wonder Wheel, The Tribes of Palos Verdes, Another Wolfcop

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Sylvia Kauders (1921, died on May 5th, 2016 at the age of 94), Woody Allen (1935, turns 82 this year), Jinpachi Nezu (1947, died on December 29th, 2016 at the age of 69), Kim McGuire (1955, died on September 14th, 2016 at the age of 60)

Died on this day in history: Don Calfa (2016, at the age of 76)

Note: The charts on this page are not adjusted for inflation.