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On This Day - December 28

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on December 28.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Monday $31,362,029 $936,662,225
2009 Avatar Monday $19,418,139 $760,507,625
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Wednesday $18,021,482 $532,177,324
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Saturday $17,227,061 $342,548,984
2016 Sing Wednesday $15,501,840 $270,329,045
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sunday $14,196,641 $377,845,905
2004 Meet the Fockers Tuesday $12,630,000 $279,167,575
2007 National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets Friday $12,261,261 $219,961,501
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Friday $12,109,000 $315,544,750
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Monday $12,096,892 $219,614,612

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on December 28.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2005 Match Point Wednesday $96,000 $23,089,926
2012 Promised Land Friday $53,453 $7,597,898
2011 Pariah Wednesday $21,824 $769,552
2016 Paterson Wednesday $16,829 $2,141,423
2016 Umi ga kikoeru Wednesday $1,845 $87,737

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 28.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $50,598,104 $377,845,905
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $48,875,549 $342,548,984
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $40,921,395 $255,119,788
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $38,695,582 $315,544,750
2007 National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets $36,672,708 $219,961,501
2008 Marley & Me $36,357,586 $143,153,751
1997 Titanic $35,455,673 $658,672,302
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $31,926,068 $303,003,568
2014 Into the Woods $31,051,923 $128,002,372
2014 Unbroken $30,621,445 $115,637,895

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Stan Lee (1922, turns 95 this year), Maggie Smith (1934, turns 83 this year), Frank Kelly (1938, died on February 28th, 2016 at the age of 77), Denzel Washington (1954, turns 63 this year)

Died on this day in history: Sean Whitesell (2015, at the age of 52), Debbie Reynolds (2016, at the age of 84)

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