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On This Day - July 4

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on July 4.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2007 Transformers Wednesday $29,073,898 $319,246,193
2013 Despicable Me 2 Thursday $24,546,980 $368,065,385
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Wednesday $23,335,925 $262,030,663
2004 Spider-Man 2 Sunday $21,955,628 $373,524,485
2008 Hancock Friday $18,527,967 $227,946,274
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Monday $18,033,185 $352,390,543
1996 Independence Day Thursday $17,343,388 $306,169,255
2002 Men in Black 2 Thursday $16,493,214 $190,418,803
1997 Men in Black Friday $15,722,315 $250,690,539
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Sunday $13,258,246 $300,531,751

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on July 4.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2001 Cats & Dogs Wednesday $9,023,454 $93,375,151
2001 Scary Movie 2 Wednesday $8,288,130 $71,277,420
1990 Die Hard 2 Wednesday $5,926,700 $117,323,878

Record Weekend

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on domestic revenue recorded on a weekend where Friday, Saturday or Sunday was July 4.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2004 Spider-Man 2 $88,156,227 $373,524,485
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $64,832,191 $300,531,751
2008 Hancock $62,603,879 $227,946,274
1997 Men in Black $51,068,455 $250,690,539
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines $44,041,440 $150,358,296
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $42,320,877 $402,111,870
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $41,690,382 $196,573,705
2010 The Last Airbender $40,325,019 $131,772,187
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction $37,050,185 $245,439,076
1998 Armageddon $36,089,972 $201,578,182

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2018: Untitled Next Purge Chapter

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Colin Welland (1934, died on November 2nd, 2015 at the age of 81), Al Wiggins (1936, died on February 22nd, 2017 at the age of 80), Lembit Ulfsak (1947, died on March 22nd, 2017 at the age of 69), Tracy Letts (1965, turned 52 this year)

Died on this day in history: Paul Apted (2014, turned 52 this year), Abbas Kiarostami (2016, at the age of 76), Ji-Tu Cumbuka (2017, at the age of 77)

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