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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
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 2: Book of Secrets Monday $9,188,271 $219,961,501
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Thursday $8,732,013 $219,614,612
2011 Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol Saturday $8,731,970 $209,397,903
2009 Sherlock Holmes Thursday $8,691,781 $209,028,679

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
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
2005 King Kong $24,772,410 $218,080,025
2010 True Grit $24,416,515 $171,243,005

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2018: Fast Color, Dark River

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Ben Kingsley (1943, turns 74 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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