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On This Day - December 29

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on December 29.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Tuesday $29,528,583 $936,662,225
2009 Avatar Tuesday $18,290,628 $760,507,625
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Thursday $16,722,532 $532,177,324
2016 Sing Thursday $15,039,855 $270,329,045
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Sunday $14,774,949 $342,548,984
2006 Night at the Museum Friday $13,543,571 $250,863,268
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Saturday $13,422,000 $315,544,750
2007 National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets Saturday $12,673,395 $219,961,501
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Tuesday $12,532,035 $219,614,612
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Saturday $11,588,637 $303,003,568

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on December 29.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2006 El Laberinto del Fauno Friday $190,000 $37,634,615
1999 The Hurricane Wednesday $76,493 $50,699,241
2010 Blue Valentine Wednesday $47,887 $9,737,892
2010 Biutiful Wednesday $9,629 $5,101,237
2006 Miss Potter Friday $3,000 $3,005,605
2006 The Dead Girl Friday $2,000 $19,875
2006 Tigre e la neve, La Friday $2,000 $10,167

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 29.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $48,875,549 $342,548,984
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $38,695,582 $315,544,750
2006 Night at the Museum $36,766,905 $250,863,268
2007 National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets $36,672,708 $219,961,501
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $31,926,068 $303,003,568
2000 Cast Away $30,977,869 $233,632,142
2012 Django Unchained $30,122,888 $162,805,434
2002 Catch Me if You Can $30,082,000 $164,606,800
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $29,031,732 $258,366,855
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $29,029,898 $217,326,974

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2017: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Dina Merrill (1923, died on May 22nd, 2017 at the age of 93), Mary Tyler Moore (1936, died on January 25th, 2017 at the age of 80), Jon Voight (1938, turns 79 this year), Jon Polito (1950, died on September 1st, 2016 at the age of 65), Brad Grey (1957, died on May 14th, 2017 at the age of 59)

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

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

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