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On This Day - May 6

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on May 6.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2016 Captain America: Civil War Friday $75,502,161 $408,084,349
2012 The Avengers Sunday $57,066,733 $623,279,547
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Saturday $51,304,539 $389,813,101
2007 Spider-Man 3 Sunday $39,937,865 $336,530,303
2011 Thor Friday $25,481,796 $181,030,624
2006 Mission: Impossible III Saturday $18,409,876 $133,501,348
2001 The Mummy Returns Sunday $17,838,000 $202,007,640
2000 Gladiator Saturday $14,174,910 $187,683,805
2013 Iron Man 3 Monday $11,267,610 $408,992,272
2002 Spider-Man Monday $11,034,785 $403,706,375

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on May 6.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2016 Captain America: Civil War Friday $75,502,161 $408,084,349
2011 Thor Friday $25,481,796 $181,030,624
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Friday $7,147,738 $47,398,413
2005 House of Wax Friday $4,852,597 $32,064,800
2011 Something Borrowed Friday $4,792,585 $39,046,489
2011 Jumping the Broom Friday $4,157,470 $37,295,394
2005 Crash Friday $2,820,499 $55,334,418
2011 The Beaver Friday $29,866 $970,816
2011 I'm Not Jesus Mommy Friday $1,680 $12,620
2011 Vito Bonafacci Friday $621 $9,217

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 6.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2012 The Avengers $207,438,708 $623,279,547
2016 Captain America: Civil War $179,139,142 $408,084,349
2007 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 $336,530,303
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 $146,510,104 $389,813,101
2001 The Mummy Returns $68,139,035 $202,007,640
2011 Thor $65,723,338 $181,030,624
2006 Mission: Impossible III $47,743,273 $133,501,348
2000 Gladiator $34,819,017 $187,683,805
2011 Fast Five $32,445,320 $209,837,675
2016 The Jungle Book $24,488,436 $364,001,123

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Orson Welles (1915, died on October 10th, 1985 at the age of 70), George Clooney (1961, turned 56 this year)

Died on this day in history: Marlene Dietrich (1992, at the age of 90)

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