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On This Day - December 31

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on December 31.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Thursday $22,932,686 $936,662,225
2009 Avatar Thursday $14,738,136 $760,507,625
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Saturday $14,632,828 $532,177,324
2017 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi Sunday $13,566,649 $620,181,382
2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sunday $12,989,945 $404,508,916
2016 Sing Saturday $12,331,855 $270,329,045
2004 Meet the Fockers Friday $12,000,000 $279,167,575
2006 Night at the Museum Sunday $9,484,970 $250,863,268
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets Monday $9,188,271 $219,961,501
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Thursday $8,732,013 $219,614,612

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on December 31.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2008 Defiance Wednesday $25,237 $28,644,813
2004 Sky Blue Friday $742 $73,653

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 31.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2017 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $52,520,140 $620,181,382
2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $50,051,364 $404,508,916
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $49,609,002 $532,177,324
2016 Sing $42,896,330 $270,329,045
2004 Meet the Fockers $41,741,785 $279,167,575
2006 Night at the Museum $36,766,905 $250,863,268
2000 Cast Away $30,977,869 $233,632,142
2011 Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol $29,421,879 $209,397,903
2010 Little Fockers $25,766,485 $148,438,600
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $25,686,555 $291,710,957

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Ben Kingsley (1943, turns 75 this year)

Died on this day in history: Natalie Cole (2015, at the age of 65)

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

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