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On This Day - May 18

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on May 18.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2007 Shrek the Third Friday $38,426,991 $322,719,944
2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones Saturday $31,253,618 $310,676,740
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Saturday $26,947,822 $228,778,661
2003 The Matrix Reloaded Sunday $26,054,783 $281,553,689
2014 Godzilla Sunday $22,617,414 $200,676,069
2002 Spider-Man Saturday $20,012,686 $403,706,375
2013 Iron Man 3 Saturday $15,425,978 $408,992,272
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Sunday $15,240,939 $141,621,490
2012 The Avengers Friday $15,236,046 $623,279,547
2001 Shrek Friday $11,541,000 $267,655,011

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on May 18.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2007 Shrek the Third Friday $38,426,991 $322,719,944
2001 Shrek Friday $11,541,000 $267,655,011
2012 Battleship Friday $8,782,225 $65,233,400
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Friday $3,848,774 $41,152,203
2001 Angel Eyes Friday $3,164,500 $24,044,532
2012 Crooked Arrows Friday $119,559 $1,832,541
2014 The Hornet’s Nest Sunday $6,157 $312,706

Record Weekend

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on domestic revenue recorded on a weekend where Friday, Saturday or Sunday was May 18.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2007 Shrek the Third $121,629,270 $322,719,944
2014 Godzilla $93,188,384 $200,676,069
2003 The Matrix Reloaded $91,774,413 $281,553,689
2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones $80,027,814 $310,676,740
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness $70,165,559 $228,778,661
2012 The Avengers $55,644,102 $623,279,547
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $55,034,805 $141,621,490
2002 Spider-Man $45,036,912 $403,706,375
2001 Shrek $42,347,760 $267,655,011
1996 Twister $37,093,440 $241,688,385

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2018: Untitled LAIKA Production, Slender Man

Born and Died

Died on this day in history: Helen Miller (2017, at the age of 93)

Note: The charts on this page are not adjusted for inflation.