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On This Day - December 15

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on December 15.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2007 I am Legend Saturday $28,795,114 $256,393,010
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Saturday $27,739,815 $303,003,568
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks Saturday $18,883,832 $217,326,974
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Sunday $18,024,194 $258,366,855
2000 What Women Want Friday $11,115,000 $182,805,123
2001 Ocean's Eleven Saturday $9,321,000 $183,417,150
2001 Vanilla Sky Saturday $9,099,000 $100,614,858
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness Friday $8,951,750 $162,586,036
2006 Eragon Friday $8,742,232 $75,030,163
2013 Frozen Sunday $7,326,112 $400,738,009

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on December 15.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2000 What Women Want Friday $11,115,000 $182,805,123
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness Friday $8,951,750 $162,586,036
2006 Eragon Friday $8,742,232 $75,030,163
2000 Dude, Where's My Car? Friday $5,255,000 $46,729,374
2006 Charlotte's Web Friday $3,425,749 $82,985,708
2012 The Met: Live in HD - Aida Saturday $2,800,000 $2,800,000
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Friday $2,291,000 $89,296,573
1978 Superman Friday $2,187,100 $134,218,018
2006 Dreamgirls Friday $87,000 $103,365,956

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 15.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84,617,303 $303,003,568
2007 I am Legend $77,211,321 $256,393,010
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $73,645,197 $258,366,855
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $44,307,417 $217,326,974
2000 What Women Want $33,614,543 $182,805,123
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness $26,541,709 $162,586,036
2001 Vanilla Sky $25,015,518 $100,614,858
2006 Eragon $23,239,907 $75,030,163
2013 Frozen $22,568,138 $400,738,009
2001 Ocean's Eleven $22,076,664 $183,417,150

Released Today

Movies that were released today: Ferdinand, Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi, Gotti, The Ballad of Lefty Brown, Permanent, Beyond Skyline, Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, Killing For Love, Youth, The Thousand Faces of Dunjia, Desolation, Sundowners

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Stephen Lee Davis (1955, died on January 18th, 2017 at the age of 61)

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

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