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The Highest-Grossing Christmas Movie Openings Of All Time


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In the past month, we've seen the highly anticipated Hobbit film, "Skyfall," the final "Twilight" movie, and "Silver Linings Playbook" hit theaters, and the year isn't over yet.

We still have the Christmas Day releases of suspected Oscar front runner "Les Misérables" and Quentin Tarantino's gritty "Django Unchained."

While Box Office Mojo predicts both films will open to more than $100 million this weekend, how will they stack up to previous Christmas releases?

We've taken a look at the top Christmas Day debuts and it looks like this year's movies will blow all others – save possibly one – out of the water.

Source: Box Office Mojo

10. "Patch Adams" (1998): $8.1 million

Robin Williams stars in this true story about the life of Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams. Williams earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role.

9. "Valkyrie" (2008): $8.5 million

Also based on a true story, this film recounts a foiled plot to assassinate Hitler. It went on to gross $200 million worldwide after its opening day.

8. "Dreamgirls" (2006): $8.7 million

"Dreamgirls," based on the Broadway musical, had a star-studded cast that included Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, and Danny Glover. Hudson's role won her an Oscar for best supporting actress.

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