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BIGGEST WEEKENDS
Aggregated Top 12 Weekend Totals, 1982-Present



Rows #1–136

RowRankWeekend Date / Wknd # Top 12 GrossTheaters / Avg.New
Movies
#1 MovieGross% of Total
1 1 Dec. 18–20, 2015 51 $305,556,314 26,686 $11,450 5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $247,966,675 81.2%
2 2 Dec. 25–27, 2015 52 $281,194,490 29,869 $9,414 5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $149,202,860 53.1%
3 4 Dec. 25–27, 2009 52 $259,901,856 29,807 $8,719 4 Avatar $75,617,183 29.1%
4 43 Dec. 26–28, 2014 52 $187,445,382 30,353 $6,176 3 The Hobbit 3 $40,921,395 21.8%
5 154 Dec. 14–16, 2007 50 $151,851,459 24,824 $6,117 3 I Am Legend $77,211,321 50.8%
6 90 Dec. 28–30, 2007 52 $168,613,788 29,010 $5,812 3 National Treasure: Book of Secrets $35,672,708 21.2%
7 152 Dec. 21–23, 2007 51 $152,098,093 27,407 $5,550 5 National Treasure: Book of Secrets $44,783,772 29.4%
8 221 Dec. 13–15, 2013 50 $140,598,962 25,374 $5,541 2 The Hobbit 2 $73,645,197 52.4%
9 97 Dec. 26–28, 2003 52 $165,838,826 29,940 $5,539 4 Return of the King $50,598,104 30.5%
10 64 Dec. 26–28, 2008 52 $179,565,084 32,696 $5,492 5 Marley and Me $36,357,586 20.2%
11 310 Dec. 26–28, 1997 52 $129,505,116 23,783 $5,445 5 Titanic $35,455,673 27.4%
12 56 Dec. 27–29, 2013 52 $181,747,161 33,706 $5,392 4 The Hobbit 2 $29,031,732 16.0%
13 521 Dec. 29–31, 2000 52 $103,889,758 19,541 $5,317 0 Cast Away $30,977,869 29.8%
14 102 Dec. 28–30, 2012 52 $163,825,685 31,009 $5,283 3 The Hobbit $31,926,068 19.5%
15 129 Dec. 27–29, 2002 52 $155,861,795 29,561 $5,273 1 Two Towers $48,875,549 31.4%
16 247 Dec. 20–22, 2013 51 $137,129,793 26,207 $5,233 3 The Hobbit 2 $31,505,278 23.0%
17 175 Dec. 28–30, 2001 52 $147,157,505 28,786 $5,112 2 Fellowship of the Ring $38,695,582 26.3%
18 750 Dec. 22–24, 2000 51 $85,317,632 16,925 $5,041 3 Cast Away $28,883,406 33.9%
19 366 Dec. 16–18, 2005 50 $122,468,337 25,263 $4,848 2 King Kong $50,130,145 40.9%
20 287 Dec. 25–27, 1998 52 $131,769,549 27,211 $4,843 4 Patch Adams $25,262,280 19.2%
21 165 Dec. 31–Jan. 2, 2011 53 $148,620,520 31,411 $4,731 0 Little Fockers $25,766,485 17.3%
22 289 Dec. 30–Jan. 1, 2006 52 $131,437,324 27,977 $4,698 0 The Chronicles of Narnia $25,686,555 19.5%
23 198 Dec. 29–31, 2006 52 $143,639,494 30,789 $4,665 0 Night at the Museum $36,766,905 25.6%
24 270 Dec. 19–21, 2003 51 $133,433,018 28,931 $4,612 2 Return of the King $72,629,713 54.4%
25 227 Dec. 30–Jan. 1, 2012 52 $139,612,276 30,395 $4,593 0 Mission: Impossible 4 $29,421,879 21.1%
26 303 Dec. 14–16, 2012 50 $129,860,235 28,431 $4,568 1 The Hobbit $84,617,303 65.2%
27 277 Dec. 20–22, 2002 51 $132,666,598 29,061 $4,565 4 Two Towers $62,007,528 46.7%
28 359 Dec. 31–Jan. 2, 2005 53 $123,826,617 27,421 $4,516 0 Meet the Fockers $41,741,785 33.7%
29 304 Dec. 18–20, 2009 51 $129,832,521 28,876 $4,496 2 Avatar $77,025,481 59.3%
30 684 Dec. 27–29, 1991 52 $90,255,671 20,090 $4,493 1 Hook $15,218,400 16.9%
31 332 Dec. 19–21, 2014 51 $126,965,103 28,669 $4,429 4 The Hobbit 3 $54,724,334 43.1%
32 358 Dec. 21–23, 2001 51 $124,010,912 28,071 $4,418 5 Fellowship of the Ring $47,211,490 38.1%
33 1,200 Dec. 31–Jan. 2, 1983 53 $50,541,997 11,545 $4,378 0 Tootsie $11,222,714 22.2%
34 327 Dec. 17–19, 2010 51 $127,681,638 29,824 $4,281 3 Tron Legacy $44,026,211 34.5%
35 428 Dec. 9–11, 2005 49 $115,748,984 27,238 $4,250 1 The Chronicles of Narnia $65,556,312 56.6%
36 406 Dec. 24–26, 2004 52 $118,584,542 27,906 $4,249 4 Meet the Fockers $46,120,980 38.9%
37 1,118 Dec. 27–29, 1985 52 $56,676,687 13,618 $4,162 0 Rocky IV $10,755,123 19.0%
38 282 Dec. 24–26, 2010 52 $132,166,813 31,943 $4,138 3 Little Fockers $30,833,665 23.3%
39 889 Dec. 31–Jan. 2, 1994 53 $74,901,328 18,139 $4,129 1 Mrs. Doubtfire $16,346,568 21.8%
40 1,066 Dec. 26–28, 1986 52 $61,442,811 14,986 $4,100 2 The Golden Child $10,118,277 16.5%
41 809 Dec. 25–27, 1992 52 $81,355,320 20,301 $4,007 2 A Few Good Men $13,608,117 16.7%
42 625 Dec. 27–29, 1996 52 $95,689,768 23,950 $3,995 2 Michael $17,435,711 18.2%
43 650 Dec. 19–21, 1997 51 $93,363,267 23,679 $3,943 3 Titanic $28,638,131 30.7%
44 520 Dec. 31–Jan. 2, 2000 53 $103,932,604 27,036 $3,844 1 Stuart Little $16,022,757 15.4%
45 437 Dec. 23–25, 2011 51 $114,436,028 30,117 $3,800 5 Mission: Impossible 4 $29,556,629 25.8%
46 462 Dec. 16–18, 2011 50 $110,467,433 29,109 $3,795 3 Sherlock Holmes 2 $39,637,079 35.9%
47 558 Dec. 10–12, 2004 50 $100,897,985 27,379 $3,685 2 Ocean's Twelve $39,153,380 38.8%
48 1,123 Dec. 25–27, 1987 52 $56,177,613 15,310 $3,669 0 Three Men and a Baby $10,305,227 18.3%
49 460 Dec. 15–17, 2006 50 $110,863,551 31,384 $3,532 3 The Pursuit of Happyness $26,541,709 23.9%
50 717 Dec. 14–16, 2001 50 $87,913,881 24,994 $3,517 2 Vanilla Sky $25,015,518 28.5%
51 561 Dec. 23–25, 2005 51 $100,661,128 28,847 $3,489 6 King Kong $21,259,320 21.1%
52 584 Dec. 15–17, 2000 50 $98,544,741 28,278 $3,485 3 What Women Want $33,614,543 34.1%
53 1,438 Dec. 7–9, 1984 49 $36,648,627 10,520 $3,484 3 Beverly Hills Cop $15,214,805 41.5%
54 475 Dec. 22–24, 2006 51 $109,289,148 31,676 $3,450 4 Night at the Museum $30,433,781 27.8%
55 562 Dec. 21–23, 2012 51 $100,495,363 29,136 $3,449 5 The Hobbit $36,888,365 36.7%
56 1,558 Dec. 9–11, 1983 49 $30,369,574 8,867 $3,425 3 Sudden Impact $9,688,561 31.9%
57 740 Dec. 6–8, 2013 49 $86,418,069 25,456 $3,395 1 Frozen $31,616,230 36.6%
58 1,092 Dec. 4–6, 1992 49 $58,771,583 17,533 $3,352 1 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York $12,425,234 21.1%
59 576 Dec. 17–19, 2004 51 $99,075,123 29,565 $3,351 3 Lemony Snicket $30,061,756 30.3%
60 795 Dec. 7–9, 2001 49 $82,187,895 24,567 $3,345 1 Ocean's Eleven $38,107,822 46.4%
61 1,444 Dec. 6–8, 1985 49 $36,304,678 10,901 $3,330 2 Rocky IV $11,189,102 30.8%
62 682 Dec. 13–15, 2002 50 $90,415,022 27,314 $3,310 4 Maid in Manhattan $18,711,407 20.7%
63 1,494 Dec. 17–19, 1982 51 $34,262,793 10,427 $3,286 6 Tootsie $5,540,470 16.2%
64 656 Dec. 24–26, 1999 52 $92,978,905 28,527 $3,259 4 Any Given Sunday $13,584,625 14.6%
65 1,446 Dec. 14–16, 1984 50 $36,267,384 11,209 $3,236 4 Beverly Hills Cop $11,514,444 31.7%
66 882 Dec. 20–22, 1996 51 $75,184,765 23,837 $3,154 4 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America $20,114,233 26.8%
67 951 Dec. 12–14, 1997 50 $70,943,692 22,565 $3,144 4 Scream 2 $32,926,342 46.4%
68 1,476 Dec. 24–26, 1982 52 $34,781,907 11,084 $3,138 1 Tootsie $7,469,326 21.5%
69 1,217 Dec. 1–3, 1989 48 $49,513,758 15,863 $3,121 1 Back to the Future 2 $12,110,340 24.5%
70 1,215 Dec. 14–16, 1990 50 $49,536,603 16,195 $3,059 3 Home Alone $11,617,249 23.5%
71 691 Dec. 4–6, 2015 49 $89,882,562 29,524 $3,044 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 $18,857,547 21.0%
72 1,129 Dec. 11–13, 1992 50 $55,419,396 18,243 $3,038 2 A Few Good Men $15,517,468 28.0%
73 1,527 Dec. 16–18, 1983 50 $32,347,839 10,720 $3,018 7 Sudden Impact $7,143,953 22.1%
74 701 Dec. 5–7, 2003 49 $89,354,476 29,612 $3,018 2 The Last Samurai $24,271,354 27.2%
75 1,184 Dec. 6–8, 1991 49 $51,553,211 17,134 $3,009 1 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country $18,162,837 35.2%
76 790 Dec. 12–14, 2008 50 $82,278,522 27,385 $3,005 2 The Day the Earth Stood Still $30,480,153 37.0%
77 837 Dec. 3–5, 2004 49 $79,034,937 26,609 $2,970 1 National Treasure $17,004,967 21.5%
78 785 Dec. 1–3, 2000 48 $82,365,505 27,788 $2,964 0 The Grinch $27,096,630 32.9%
79 674 Dec. 4–6, 2009 49 $91,437,807 30,882 $2,961 3 The Blind Side $20,043,181 21.9%
80 1,391 Dec. 2–4, 1988 49 $39,112,163 13,282 $2,945 2 The Naked Gun $9,331,746 23.9%
81 723 Dec. 11–13, 2009 50 $87,317,894 29,661 $2,944 1 The Princess and the Frog $24,208,916 27.7%
82 1,138 Dec. 18–20, 1992 51 $54,361,431 18,598 $2,923 3 A Few Good Men $11,145,377 20.5%
83 1,067 Dec. 1–3, 1995 48 $61,286,102 20,999 $2,919 2 Toy Story $20,164,662 32.9%
84 898 Dec. 17–19, 1999 51 $74,296,562 25,657 $2,896 3 Stuart Little $15,018,223 20.2%
85 942 Dec. 18–20, 1998 51 $71,301,910 24,623 $2,896 2 You've Got Mail $18,426,749 25.8%
86 954 Dec. 3–5, 1999 49 $70,855,824 24,521 $2,890 0 Toy Story 2 $27,760,276 39.2%
87 727 Dec. 8–10, 2006 49 $87,057,691 30,248 $2,878 4 Apocalypto $15,005,604 17.2%
88 871 Dec. 12–14, 2014 50 $76,150,234 26,464 $2,878 2 Exodus: Gods and Kings $24,115,934 31.7%
89 763 Dec. 10–12, 2010 50 $84,317,830 29,573 $2,851 2 Chronicles of Narnia 3 $24,005,069 28.5%
90 816 Dec. 8–10, 2000 49 $81,053,215 28,496 $2,844 3 The Grinch $18,646,520 23.0%
91 1,306 Dec. 7–9, 1990 49 $45,099,435 16,094 $2,802 1 Home Alone $14,232,156 31.6%
92 1,139 Dec. 15–17, 1995 50 $54,343,896 19,404 $2,801 3 Jumanji $11,084,370 20.4%
93 961 Dec. 10–12, 1999 50 $70,562,103 25,275 $2,792 2 Toy Story 2 $18,249,880 25.9%
94 1,429 Dec. 12–14, 1986 50 $37,059,340 13,278 $2,791 3 The Golden Child $11,549,711 31.2%
95 823 Dec. 12–14, 2003 50 $80,295,437 28,771 $2,791 3 Something's Gotta Give $16,064,723 20.0%
96 1,197 Dec. 24–26, 1993 52 $50,636,810 18,338 $2,761 3 Pelican Brief $11,124,936 22.0%
97 1,654 Dec. 10–12, 1982 50 $22,722,370 8,230 $2,761 4 The Toy $6,322,804 27.8%
98 864 Dec. 5–7, 2008 49 $76,677,578 27,837 $2,755 2 Four Christmases $16,755,478 21.9%
99 820 Dec. 19–21, 2008 51 $80,723,533 29,368 $2,749 3 Yes Man $18,262,471 22.6%
100 1,043 Dec. 13–15, 1996 50 $63,392,612 23,067 $2,748 3 Jerry Maguire $17,084,296 27.0%
101 1,169 Dec. 17–19, 1993 51 $52,403,729 19,111 $2,742 2 Pelican Brief $16,864,404 32.2%
102 1,385 Dec. 18–20, 1987 51 $39,517,863 14,420 $2,740 4 Eddie Murphy Raw $9,077,324 23.0%
103 1,531 Dec. 13–15, 1985 50 $32,170,686 11,785 $2,730 2 Rocky IV $7,208,991 22.4%
104 1,427 Dec. 20–22, 1985 51 $37,094,008 13,725 $2,703 4 Rocky IV $8,445,197 22.8%
105 1,145 Dec. 6–8, 1996 49 $53,917,380 20,074 $2,686 1 101 Dalmatians (1996) $13,944,053 25.9%
106 1,396 Dec. 19–21, 1986 51 $38,824,476 14,472 $2,683 4 The Golden Child $7,877,899 20.3%
107 1,228 Dec. 13–15, 1991 50 $48,969,868 18,281 $2,679 2 Hook $13,522,535 27.6%
108 813 Dec. 1–3, 2006 48 $81,233,099 30,516 $2,662 3 Happy Feet $17,545,418 21.6%
109 1,265 Dec. 10–12, 1993 50 $47,136,506 17,725 $2,659 3 Wayne's World 2 $13,516,699 28.7%
110 1,014 Dec. 11–13, 1998 50 $66,053,356 24,865 $2,656 2 Star Trek: Insurrection $22,052,836 33.4%
111 1,175 Dec. 20–22, 1991 51 $52,090,616 19,661 $2,649 2 Hook $9,638,615 18.5%
112 870 Dec. 2–4, 2005 48 $76,211,134 28,782 $2,648 1 Harry Potter / Goblet of Fire $19,878,136 26.1%
113 964 Dec. 5–7, 2014 49 $70,241,841 26,560 $2,645 1 Mockingjay Part 1 $22,026,762 31.4%
114 1,425 Dec. 9–11, 1988 50 $37,262,865 14,313 $2,603 2 Twins $11,174,980 30.0%
115 1,190 Dec. 16–18, 1994 50 $51,096,837 19,705 $2,593 2 Dumb and Dumber $16,363,442 32.0%
116 1,308 Dec. 8–10, 1989 49 $45,037,211 17,435 $2,583 2 The War of the Roses $9,488,794 21.1%
117 1,491 Dec. 5–7, 1986 49 $34,298,488 13,334 $2,572 1 Star Trek IV $8,833,818 25.8%
118 1,038 Dec. 4–6, 1998 49 $64,048,098 25,078 $2,554 1 A Bug's Life $17,174,218 26.8%
119 844 Dec. 3–5, 2010 49 $78,305,638 31,022 $2,524 1 Tangled $21,608,891 27.6%
120 1,523 Dec. 11–13, 1987 50 $32,559,557 12,978 $2,509 3 Throw Momma From the Train $7,318,878 22.5%
121 992 Dec. 6–8, 2002 49 $68,544,198 27,458 $2,496 2 Die Another Day $12,843,007 18.7%
122 912 Dec. 2–4, 2011 48 $73,592,780 29,871 $2,464 0 Breaking Dawn Part 1 $16,535,465 22.5%
123 1,345 Dec. 3–5, 1993 49 $41,640,745 17,036 $2,444 0 Mrs. Doubtfire $14,735,459 35.4%
124 937 Dec. 7–9, 2012 49 $72,084,152 29,631 $2,433 1 Skyfall $10,780,201 15.0%
125 1,393 Dec. 16–18, 1988 51 $38,915,575 16,102 $2,417 2 Twins $7,781,130 20.0%
126 1,248 Dec. 2–4, 1994 48 $48,236,328 20,023 $2,409 1 The Santa Clause $11,390,638 23.6%
127 924 Dec. 7–9, 2007 49 $72,815,577 30,338 $2,400 1 The Golden Compass $25,783,232 35.4%
128 975 Dec. 11–13, 2015 50 $69,528,583 29,435 $2,362 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 $11,413,316 16.4%
129 1,557 Dec. 4–6, 1987 49 $30,398,014 13,241 $2,296 0 Three Men and a Baby $8,425,834 27.7%
130 1,238 Dec. 8–10, 1995 49 $48,543,219 21,727 $2,234 1 Toy Story $13,879,803 28.6%
131 1,448 Dec. 15–17, 1989 50 $36,248,513 16,433 $2,206 4 Christmas Vacation $7,233,119 20.0%
132 1,334 Dec. 9–11, 1994 49 $42,532,911 19,764 $2,152 2 Disclosure $10,068,126 23.7%
133 996 Dec. 9–11, 2011 49 $67,833,303 31,768 $2,135 2 New Year's Eve $13,019,180 19.2%
134 1,707 Dec. 2–4, 1983 48 $15,382,962 7,529 $2,043 0 Terms of Endearment $3,125,453 20.3%
135 1,314 Dec. 5–7, 1997 49 $44,097,554 22,969 $1,920 0 Flubber $11,292,933 25.6%
136 1,708 Dec. 3–5, 1982 49 $14,149,299 7,822 $1,809 0 E.T. $2,355,819 16.6%

Rows #1–136

CHART NOTES
Chart shows 3-day weekends only.
Rank indicates rank of all weekends, regardless if a given month is selected.
Highlighted rows indicate weekends ending in the last 52 weeks.

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