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On This Day - October 8

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on October 8.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2011 Real Steel Saturday $10,815,610 $85,463,309
2016 The Girl on the Train Saturday $9,537,175 $75,395,035
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Sunday $8,856,061 $91,385,254
2000 Meet the Parents Sunday $8,286,000 $166,225,040
2004 Shark Tale Friday $8,100,000 $161,412,000
2006 The Departed Sunday $7,454,350 $132,384,315
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Saturday $7,105,230 $56,068,547
2004 Friday Night Lights Friday $7,000,000 $61,255,921
2013 Gravity Tuesday $6,638,467 $274,092,705
2016 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Saturday $6,631,979 $87,242,834

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on October 8.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2004 Friday Night Lights Friday $7,000,000 $61,255,921
2010 Life as We Know It Friday $5,227,215 $53,374,681
1999 Random Hearts Friday $4,070,000 $31,054,924
2010 Secretariat Friday $4,040,833 $59,699,513
1999 Superstar Friday $2,719,000 $30,628,981
2010 My Soul to Take Friday $2,649,160 $14,744,435
2004 Raise Your Voice Friday $1,400,000 $10,411,980
2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story Friday $675,287 $6,363,628
1997 Gang Related Wednesday $511,007 $5,906,773
1999 The Limey Friday $47,000 $3,193,102

Record Weekend

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on domestic revenue recorded on a weekend where Friday, Saturday or Sunday was October 8.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2017 Blade Runner 2049 $32,753,122 $91,385,254
2004 Shark Tale $31,330,299 $161,412,000
2000 Meet the Parents $28,623,300 $166,225,040
2011 Real Steel $27,319,677 $85,463,309
2006 The Departed $26,887,467 $132,384,315
2016 The Girl on the Train $24,536,265 $75,395,035
2004 Friday Night Lights $20,269,025 $61,255,921
2000 Remember the Titans $19,209,998 $115,654,751
2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning $18,508,228 $39,517,763
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit $16,025,987 $56,068,547

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Sigourney Weaver (1949, turned 68 this year), Matt Damon (1970, turned 47 this year), Mike “The Miz” Mizanin (1980, turned 37 this year)

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

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