10. "Dreamgirls": Bill Condon's 2006 drama about a fictional girl group rising to stardom in the 1960s scored over $8.7 million when it opened on Christmas Day, then won two Oscars at the 79th annual Academy Awards.
9. "Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem": Sure, the movie was so bad it pretty much ensured the Fox franchise's demise, but it gave the studio a present worth over $9.5 million on Christmas Day in 2007.
8. "Catch Me If You Can": Leonardo DiCaprio's portrayal of teenage con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. running from an FBI agent (Tom Hanks) attracted $9.88 million worth of ticket sales on Dec. 25, 2002.
7. "Ali": Will Smith playing The People's Champion in director Michael Mann's 2001 biopic for Sony scored just over $10.2 million on Christmas.
6. "Bedtime Stories": Adam Sandler's family-friendly comedy made over $10.57 million on Christmas Day 2008 before grossing $212.8 million worldwide.
5. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button": This big-budget drama may not have won director David Fincher or star Brad Pitt any Oscars, but it did go on to make nearly $334 million after opening to $11.87 million on Christmas Day in 2008.
4. "Marley & Me": This tearjerker about the love between a man and his dog opened against "Benjamin Button," but still made a whopping $14.38 million for Sony on Christmas Day in 2008.
3. "Django Unchained": People were in the mood for revenge last Christmas because Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti western starring Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio grossed just over $15 million on Christmas Day in 2012.
2. "Les Miserables": If people weren't in the mood for bloody revenge in 2012, they wanted to feel miserable, or hear other miserable people sing, at least. Tom Hooper's follow up to "The King's Speech" made Universal $18.1 million on Christmas Day.
1. "Sherlock Holmes": The biggest Christmas Day opening ever belongs to Warner Bros.' hit 2009 adaptation of the classic literary detective, as played by "Iron Man" Robert Downey Jr., who may have been part of the reason $24.6 million worth of tickets were sold.