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On This Day - September 17

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Record Day

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

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2017 It Sunday $15,105,428 $228,383,639
2011 The Lion King Saturday $11,933,562 $422,780,140
2016 Sully Saturday $9,556,921 $125,070,033
2010 The Town Friday $8,348,436 $92,186,262
2005 Just Like Heaven Saturday $7,002,081 $48,318,130
2010 Easy A Friday $6,787,163 $58,401,464
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Saturday $6,449,818 $75,072,454
2011 Contagion Saturday $6,441,955 $75,658,097
1999 Blue Streak Friday $6,359,000 $68,208,190
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Friday $5,100,000 $37,760,080

Record Opening Day

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

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2010 The Town Friday $8,348,436 $92,186,262
2010 Easy A Friday $6,787,163 $58,401,464
1999 Blue Streak Friday $6,359,000 $68,208,190
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Friday $5,100,000 $37,760,080
2010 Devil Friday $4,803,390 $33,679,655
1999 For Love of the Game Friday $4,398,000 $35,188,640
2004 Mr. 3000 Friday $2,900,000 $21,800,302
2004 Wimbledon Friday $2,700,000 $16,862,585
2010 Alpha and Omega 3D Friday $2,288,773 $25,107,267
2010 Catfish Friday $87,032 $3,237,343

Record Weekend

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on domestic revenue recorded on a weekend where Friday, Saturday or Sunday was September 17.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2017 It $60,103,110 $228,383,639
2011 The Lion King $30,151,614 $422,780,140
2010 The Town $23,808,032 $92,186,262
2016 Sully $21,653,017 $125,070,033
1999 Blue Streak $19,208,806 $68,208,190
2010 Easy A $17,734,040 $58,401,464
2005 Just Like Heaven $16,408,718 $48,318,130
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow $15,580,278 $37,760,080
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose $14,851,719 $75,072,454
2017 American Assassin $14,846,778 $17,933,137

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Roddy McDowall (1928, died on October 3rd, 1998 at the age of 70), David Huddleston (1930, died on August 2nd, 2016 at the age of 85)

Died on this day in history: Nelo Risi (2015, at the age of 95), Charmian Carr (2016, at the age of 73)

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