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Top Grossing Christmas Day Openings Of All Time

Christmas Day is well known for its family gatherings, turkeys and presents, but it has also seen its fair share of new movies opening as well.  This year 3 new movies are opening on the 25th, two of which are considered to be Oscar contenders.  Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Parental Guidance all open on Christmas Day, and box offices could see a bit of a boost because of it.  We thought it would be interesting to take a look back at which movies have made the most money by opening on the holiday.

RankTitleChristmas GrossYearLifetime Gross
1Sherlock Holmes$24,608,9412009$209,028,679
2Marley and Me$14,380,9802008$143,153,751
3The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$11,871,8312008$127,509,326
4Bedtime Stories$10,578,8172008$110,101,975
5Ali$10,216,6252001$58,203,105
6Catch Me If You Can$9,882,0632002$164,615,351
7Aliens Vs. Predator – Requiem$9,515,6152007$41,797,066
8Dreamgirls$8,726,0952006$103,365,956
9Valkyrie$8,493,9722008$83,077,833
10Patch Adams$8,081,7601998$135,026,902
11Cheaper by the Dozen$7,839,5942003$138,614,544
12War Horse$7,515,4022011$79,884,879
13It’s Complicated$7,174,1952009$112,735,375
14The Talented Mr. Ripley$6,389,0001999$81,298,265
15The Godfather Part III$6,387,2711990$66,666,062

Stats provided by: Box Office Mojo