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On This Day - January 2

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on January 2.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2016 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Saturday $34,368,250 $936,662,225
2010 Avatar Saturday $25,835,551 $760,507,625
2017 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Monday $15,913,674 $532,177,324
2017 Sing Monday $14,394,090 $270,329,045
2010 Sherlock Holmes Saturday $14,373,564 $209,028,679
2010 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Saturday $14,373,273 $219,614,612
1998 Titanic Friday $11,698,861 $659,363,944
2016 Daddy’s Home Saturday $11,518,854 $150,357,137
2005 Meet the Fockers Sunday $11,329,665 $279,167,575
2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Friday $10,602,130 $377,845,905

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on January 2.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2015 The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Friday $7,746,085 $26,501,323

Record Weekend

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on domestic revenue recorded on a weekend where Friday, Saturday or Sunday was January 2.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2016 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $90,241,673 $936,662,225
2010 Avatar $68,490,688 $760,507,625
2004 Meet the Fockers $41,741,785 $279,167,575
2010 Sherlock Holmes $36,612,481 $209,028,679
2010 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $35,189,653 $219,614,612
1998 Titanic $33,315,278 $659,363,944
2016 Daddy’s Home $29,205,583 $150,357,137
2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $28,180,378 $377,845,905
2010 Little Fockers $25,766,485 $148,438,600
2010 True Grit $24,416,515 $171,243,005

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Cuba Gooding, Jr. (1968, turned 50 this year)

Died on this day in history: Michel Delpech (2016, at the age of 69)

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

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