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On This Day - December 16

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on December 16.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Friday $71,094,394 $532,177,324
2017 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi Saturday $63,993,205 $620,181,382
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Sunday $19,751,941 $303,003,568
2007 I am Legend Sunday $18,356,821 $256,393,010
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Friday $14,607,982 $186,848,418
2005 King Kong Friday $14,468,240 $218,080,025
2000 What Women Want Saturday $13,250,000 $182,805,123
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks Sunday $12,122,872 $217,326,974
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness Saturday $10,544,653 $162,586,036
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Friday $9,010,075 $291,710,957

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on December 16.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Friday $71,094,394 $532,177,324
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Friday $14,607,982 $186,848,418
2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Friday $6,706,964 $133,107,389
2011 Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol Friday $4,102,843 $209,397,903
2005 The Family Stone Friday $4,033,963 $60,062,868
2016 Collateral Beauty Friday $2,394,692 $31,016,021
2016 Fences Friday $41,254 $57,682,904
2009 Crazy Heart Wednesday $12,657 $39,471,742
2016 Neruda Friday $8,070 $939,099
2011 Cook County Friday $2,785 $17,977

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 16.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2017 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $220,009,584 $620,181,382
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $155,081,681 $532,177,324
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84,617,303 $303,003,568
2007 I am Legend $77,211,321 $256,393,010
2005 King Kong $50,130,145 $218,080,025
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $44,307,417 $217,326,974
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $39,637,079 $186,848,418
2000 What Women Want $33,614,543 $182,805,123
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $31,837,683 $291,710,957
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness $26,541,709 $162,586,036

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2022: Untitled Disney Live Action V

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Patti Deutsch (1943, died on July 26th, 2017 at the age of 73), Steven Bochco (1943, died on April 1st, 2018 at the age of 74), Lisa Spoonauer (1972, died on May 20th, 2017 at the age of 44)

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

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