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On This Day - December 22

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on December 22.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Tuesday $37,361,729 $936,662,225
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Sunday $20,031,131 $342,548,984
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Saturday $17,025,000 $315,544,750
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Thursday $16,773,075 $532,177,324
2009 Avatar Tuesday $16,086,461 $760,507,625
2007 National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets Saturday $15,344,648 $219,961,501
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Saturday $14,160,166 $303,003,568
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Monday $13,563,208 $377,845,905
2007 I am Legend Saturday $12,401,806 $256,393,010
2006 Night at the Museum Friday $12,134,015 $250,863,268

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on December 22.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2006 Night at the Museum Friday $12,134,015 $250,863,268
2004 Meet the Fockers Wednesday $12,066,740 $279,167,575
2000 Cast Away Friday $11,755,000 $233,632,142
2010 Little Fockers Wednesday $7,142,775 $148,438,600
2010 True Grit Wednesday $5,539,010 $171,243,005
2000 Miss Congeniality Friday $4,162,000 $106,807,667
2000 The Family Man Friday $3,890,000 $75,764,085
1999 Any Given Sunday Wednesday $3,623,513 $75,530,832
2006 The Good Shepherd Friday $3,600,000 $59,908,565
2000 Dracula 2000 Friday $2,721,000 $33,000,377

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 22.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $62,007,528 $342,548,984
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $47,211,490 $315,544,750
2007 National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets $44,783,772 $219,961,501
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $36,888,365 $303,003,568
2007 I am Legend $33,503,201 $256,393,010
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $31,505,278 $258,366,855
2006 Night at the Museum $30,433,781 $250,863,268
2000 Cast Away $28,883,406 $233,632,142
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $28,179,556 $217,326,974
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues $26,232,425 $127,352,707

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2017: Pitch Perfect 3, The Six Billion Dollar Man, Untitled PG-13 Comedy, Downsizing, Bastards, The Post, Happy End

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Károly Makk (1925, died on August 30th, 2017 at the age of 91), Ralph Fiennes (1962, turns 55 this year)

Died on this day in history: Carol Burns (2015, at the age of 68), Brooke McCarter (2015, at the age of 52)

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