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On This Day - December 17

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Record Day

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

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Saturday $46,308,115 $532,177,324
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Wednesday $34,450,834 $377,845,905
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Wednesday $24,452,117 $255,119,788
2005 King Kong Saturday $20,105,680 $218,080,025
2010 Tron: Legacy Friday $17,509,781 $172,062,763
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Saturday $14,694,463 $186,848,418
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Saturday $13,003,508 $291,710,957
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Friday $10,500,000 $118,627,117
2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Saturday $9,886,257 $133,107,389
2000 What Women Want Sunday $8,781,000 $182,805,123

Record Opening Day

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

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Wednesday $34,450,834 $377,845,905
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Wednesday $24,452,117 $255,119,788
2010 Tron: Legacy Friday $17,509,781 $172,062,763
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Friday $10,500,000 $118,627,117
2010 Yogi Bear Friday $4,602,095 $100,246,011
1999 Stuart Little Friday $3,688,000 $140,015,224
2004 Spanglish Friday $3,000,000 $42,044,321
2010 How Do You Know? Friday $2,572,546 $30,212,620
1999 Bicentennial Man Friday $2,237,000 $58,220,776
1999 Anna and the King Friday $1,551,000 $39,251,128

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 17.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $155,081,681 $532,177,324
2005 King Kong $50,130,145 $218,080,025
2010 Tron: Legacy $44,026,211 $172,062,763
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
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events $30,061,756 $118,627,117
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness $26,541,709 $162,586,036
2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $23,244,744 $133,107,389
2006 Eragon $23,239,907 $75,030,163

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2021: Avatar 3

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: C.O. Erickson (1923, died on June 28th, 2017 at the age of 93), Julia Meade (1925, turns 92 today), Novella Nelson (1938, died on September 1st, 2017 at the age of 78)

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

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