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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.

Rank Title Christmas Gross Year Lifetime Gross
1 Sherlock Holmes $24,608,941 2009 $209,028,679
2 Marley and Me $14,380,980 2008 $143,153,751
3 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button $11,871,831 2008 $127,509,326
4 Bedtime Stories $10,578,817 2008 $110,101,975
5 Ali $10,216,625 2001 $58,203,105
6 Catch Me If You Can $9,882,063 2002 $164,615,351
7 Aliens Vs. Predator – Requiem $9,515,615 2007 $41,797,066
8 Dreamgirls $8,726,095 2006 $103,365,956
9 Valkyrie $8,493,972 2008 $83,077,833
10 Patch Adams $8,081,760 1998 $135,026,902
11 Cheaper by the Dozen $7,839,594 2003 $138,614,544
12 War Horse $7,515,402 2011 $79,884,879
13 It’s Complicated $7,174,195 2009 $112,735,375
14 The Talented Mr. Ripley $6,389,000 1999 $81,298,265
15 The Godfather Part III $6,387,271 1990 $66,666,062

Stats provided by: Box Office Mojo

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