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On This Day - August 15

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on August 15.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2015 Straight Outta Compton Saturday $19,299,170 $161,058,685
2003 Freddy vs. Jason Friday $13,600,000 $82,622,655
2009 District 9 Saturday $12,613,008 $115,646,235
2010 The Expendables Sunday $9,594,329 $103,068,524
2004 AVP: Alien Vs. Predator Sunday $9,233,792 $80,281,096
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Saturday $8,877,365 $150,201,498
2008 Tropic Thunder Friday $8,208,800 $110,461,307
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Friday $8,010,487 $191,204,754
1999 The Sixth Sense Sunday $7,992,000 $293,506,292
2015 Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation Saturday $7,282,135 $195,042,377

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on August 15.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2003 Freddy vs. Jason Friday $13,600,000 $82,622,655
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Friday $6,228,973 $35,161,554
2014 The Expendables 3 Friday $5,950,169 $39,322,544
2014 The Giver Friday $4,750,489 $45,090,374
2003 Uptown Girls Friday $4,307,689 $37,095,657
2003 Open Range Friday $4,240,671 $58,331,254
2008 Mirrors Friday $4,235,115 $30,691,439
1997 Cop Land Friday $4,208,287 $44,906,632
1997 Event Horizon Friday $3,088,865 $26,673,242
2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Wednesday $2,303,636 $51,853,450

Record Weekend

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on domestic revenue recorded on a weekend where Friday, Saturday or Sunday was August 15.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2015 Straight Outta Compton $60,200,180 $161,058,685
2004 AVP: Alien Vs. Predator $38,291,056 $80,281,096
2009 District 9 $37,354,308 $115,646,235
2003 Freddy vs. Jason $36,428,066 $82,622,655
2010 The Expendables $34,825,135 $103,068,524
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28,523,147 $191,204,754
2008 Tropic Thunder $25,812,796 $110,461,307
1999 The Sixth Sense $25,764,991 $293,506,292
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $25,115,564 $333,172,112
2010 Eat Pray Love $23,104,523 $80,574,010

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: George Martin (1929, died on June 1st, 2010 at the age of 80), Ben Affleck (1972, turned 45 this year), Jennifer Lawrence (1990, turned 27 this year)

Died on this day in history: Julian Bond (2015, at the age of 75), Danny Sembello (2015, at the age of 52)

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

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