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On This Day - August 17

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on August 17.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2007 Superbad Friday $12,336,202 $121,463,226
2012 The Expendables 2 Friday $10,494,145 $85,028,192
2003 Freddy vs. Jason Sunday $9,495,000 $82,622,655
2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Saturday $9,292,108 $116,632,095
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sunday $8,894,556 $191,204,754
2002 xXx Saturday $8,638,046 $141,930,000
2002 Signs Saturday $8,035,901 $227,969,295
2008 Tropic Thunder Sunday $8,021,055 $110,461,307
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Sunday $7,821,106 $333,172,112
2015 Straight Outta Compton Monday $7,458,960 $161,058,685

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on August 17.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2007 Superbad Friday $12,336,202 $121,463,226
2012 The Expendables 2 Friday $10,494,145 $85,028,192
2012 ParaNorman Friday $4,598,833 $56,003,051
2012 Sparkle Friday $4,521,165 $24,397,469
2001 Rat Race Friday $3,540,000 $56,607,223
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Friday $2,330,000 $25,528,495
2007 The Invasion Friday $2,076,013 $15,074,191
2001 American Outlaws Friday $1,600,000 $13,264,986
2007 The Last Legion Friday $902,009 $5,932,060
2005 Supercross Wednesday $427,674 $3,102,550

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 17.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2003 Freddy vs. Jason $36,428,066 $82,622,655
2007 Superbad $33,052,411 $121,463,226
2012 The Expendables 2 $28,591,370 $85,028,192
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
2002 xXx $22,111,421 $141,930,000
2007 Rush Hour 3 $21,353,361 $140,125,968
2001 American Pie 2 $21,104,656 $145,096,820

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2018: Captive State, Crazy Rich Asians, The Happytime Murders, Three Seconds

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Mae West (1893, died on November 22nd, 1980 at the age of 87), Maureen O’Hara (1920, died on October 24th, 2015 at the age of 95), Robert De Niro (1943, turned 74 this year)

Died on this day in history: Yvonne Craig (2015, at the age of 78), Arthur Hiller (2016, at the age of 92), Sonny Landham (2017, at the age of 76)

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

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