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On This Day - December 19

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on December 19.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Saturday $68,294,204 $936,662,225
2009 Avatar Saturday $25,529,036 $760,507,625
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Friday $21,811,549 $377,845,905
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Wednesday $18,214,211 $315,544,750
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Monday $17,596,150 $532,177,324
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Friday $16,563,371 $255,119,788
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Thursday $13,878,712 $342,548,984
2010 Tron: Legacy Sunday $11,480,261 $172,062,763
1997 Titanic Friday $8,658,814 $658,672,302
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies Friday $8,570,000 $125,304,276

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on December 19.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Wednesday $18,214,211 $315,544,750
1997 Titanic Friday $8,658,814 $658,672,302
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies Friday $8,570,000 $125,304,276
2008 Yes Man Friday $6,495,077 $97,690,976
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Friday $5,655,945 $113,746,621
2014 Annie Friday $5,289,149 $85,911,262
2008 Seven Pounds Friday $5,199,842 $69,951,824
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Friday $4,300,000 $63,803,100
2008 The Tale of Despereaux Friday $3,538,560 $50,877,145
1997 Mouse Hunt Friday $1,385,000 $61,894,591

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 19.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $247,966,675 $936,662,225
2009 Avatar $77,025,481 $760,507,625
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $72,629,713 $377,845,905
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $54,724,334 $255,119,788
2010 Tron: Legacy $44,026,211 $172,062,763
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events $30,061,756 $118,627,117
1997 Titanic $28,638,131 $658,672,302
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies $25,143,007 $125,304,276
1998 You've Got Mail $18,426,749 $115,821,495
2008 Yes Man $18,262,471 $97,690,976

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2025: Avatar 5

Born and Died

Died on this day in history: Dick Latessa (2016, at the age of 87)

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