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On This Day - December 18

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on December 18.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Friday $119,119,282 $936,662,225
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Sunday $37,679,172 $532,177,324
2009 Avatar Friday $26,752,099 $760,507,625
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Wednesday $26,159,972 $342,548,984
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Thursday $17,019,987 $377,845,905
2005 King Kong Sunday $15,556,225 $218,080,025
2010 Tron: Legacy Saturday $15,036,169 $172,062,763
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Saturday $11,349,235 $118,627,117
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Sunday $10,334,634 $186,848,418
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Thursday $9,955,093 $255,119,788

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on December 18.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Friday $119,119,282 $936,662,225
2009 Avatar Friday $26,752,099 $760,507,625
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Wednesday $26,159,972 $342,548,984
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Wednesday $8,103,172 $127,352,707
1998 You've Got Mail Friday $6,020,000 $115,821,495
2015 Sisters Friday $4,962,215 $87,044,645
1998 The Prince of Egypt Friday $4,265,000 $101,413,188
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Friday $4,126,717 $85,886,987
2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? Friday $2,338,392 $29,580,087
2015 Dilwale Friday $594,289 $4,871,263

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 18.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $247,966,675 $936,662,225
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $155,081,681 $532,177,324
2009 Avatar $77,025,481 $760,507,625
2005 King Kong $50,130,145 $218,080,025
2010 Tron: Legacy $44,026,211 $172,062,763
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $39,637,079 $186,848,418
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $31,837,683 $291,710,957
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events $30,061,756 $118,627,117
2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $23,244,744 $133,107,389
1998 You've Got Mail $18,426,749 $115,821,495

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2019: Masters of the Universe, 2020: Vivo, Avatar 2

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Rosemary Leach (1935, died on October 21st, 2017 at the age of 81), Harvey Atkin (1941, died on July 17th, 2017 at the age of 75), Steven Spielberg (1946, turns 71 this year), Brad Pitt (1963, turns 54 this year), Neil Fingleton (1980, died on February 25th, 2017 at the age of 36)

Died on this day in history: Zsa Zsa Gabor (2016, at the age of 99)

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

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