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On This Day - August 16

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on August 16.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2015 Straight Outta Compton Sunday $16,776,345 $161,058,685
2003 Freddy vs. Jason Saturday $12,832,000 $82,622,655
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Saturday $11,618,104 $191,204,754
2009 District 9 Sunday $10,577,398 $115,646,235
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Saturday $10,353,882 $333,172,112
2008 Tropic Thunder Saturday $9,582,941 $110,461,307
2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Friday $8,322,061 $116,632,095
2003 S.W.A.T. Saturday $7,172,930 $116,877,597
2002 xXx Friday $7,080,045 $141,930,000
2014 Let’s Be Cops Saturday $6,864,195 $82,390,774

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on August 16.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Friday $8,322,061 $116,632,095
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Friday $5,835,900 $28,795,985
2002 Blue Crush Friday $5,748,830 $40,118,420
2013 Jobs Friday $2,608,716 $16,131,410
2013 Paranoia Friday $1,308,413 $7,388,654
2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash Friday $727,870 $4,411,102
2002 Possession Friday $491,738 $10,103,647
2002 Mostly Martha (Drei Sterne) Friday $10,865 $4,160,475
2013 Underdogs Friday $9,789 $35,017

Record Weekend

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on domestic revenue recorded on a weekend where Friday, Saturday or Sunday was August 16.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2015 Straight Outta Compton $60,200,180 $161,058,685
2009 District 9 $37,354,308 $115,646,235
2003 Freddy vs. Jason $36,428,066 $82,622,655
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28,523,147 $191,204,754
2008 Tropic Thunder $25,812,796 $110,461,307
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $25,115,564 $333,172,112
2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler $24,637,312 $116,632,095
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra $22,324,341 $150,201,498
2002 xXx $22,111,421 $141,930,000
2002 Signs $19,362,658 $227,969,295

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2019: Untitled Universal Event Film

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Steve Carell (1962, turned 55 this year)

Died on this day in history: Elvis Presley (1977, at the age of 42), Vera Glagoleva (2017, at the age of 61)

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