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On This Day - May 22

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on May 22.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2004 Shrek 2 Saturday $44,797,042 $441,226,247
2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith Sunday $34,212,468 $380,270,577
2010 Shrek Forever After Saturday $28,890,587 $238,736,787
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Thursday $25,041,072 $317,023,851
1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace Saturday $24,414,123 $474,544,677
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Sunday $23,369,935 $241,063,875
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Friday $15,568,708 $177,243,721
2009 Terminator Salvation Friday $14,813,113 $125,322,469
1998 Godzilla Friday $12,502,990 $136,314,294
2010 Iron Man 2 Saturday $11,505,392 $312,433,331

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on May 22.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Thursday $25,041,072 $317,023,851
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Friday $15,568,708 $177,243,721
2015 Tomorrowland Friday $9,722,075 $93,436,322
2015 Poltergeist Friday $9,347,332 $47,425,125
1996 Mission: Impossible Wednesday $8,358,094 $180,981,886
2009 Dance Flick Friday $3,926,444 $25,662,155
1981 Bustin' Loose Friday $1,253,824 $31,261,000
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Friday $1,135,000 $10,680,275
1981 The Four Seasons Friday $971,396 $42,488,161
1981 Outland Friday $697,000 $20,000,000

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 22.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $108,435,841 $380,270,577
2004 Shrek 2 $108,037,878 $441,226,247
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $90,151,958 $241,063,875
2010 Shrek Forever After $70,838,207 $238,736,787
1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $64,810,970 $474,544,677
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian $54,173,286 $177,243,721
1998 Godzilla $44,047,541 $136,314,294
2009 Terminator Salvation $42,558,390 $125,322,469
2016 The Angry Birds Movie $38,155,177 $107,509,366
2015 Tomorrowland $33,028,165 $93,436,322

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2020: Godzilla Vs. Kong

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Laurence Olivier (1907, died on July 11th, 1989 at the age of 82)

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

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