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On This Day - August 21

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on August 21.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2009 Inglourious Basterds Friday $14,383,261 $120,774,594
1999 The Sixth Sense Saturday $9,831,000 $293,506,292
2015 Straight Outta Compton Friday $8,274,120 $161,058,685
2010 The Expendables Saturday $6,677,450 $103,068,524
2005 The 40 Year-old Virgin Sunday $6,372,800 $109,449,237
2004 Exorcist: The Beginning Saturday $6,334,532 $41,814,863
2016 Suicide Squad Sunday $6,200,017 $325,100,054
2011 The Help Sunday $6,080,641 $169,705,587
1998 Blade Friday $5,885,000 $70,141,876
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Saturday $5,540,165 $95,149,435

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on August 21.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2009 Inglourious Basterds Friday $14,383,261 $120,774,594
1998 Blade Friday $5,885,000 $70,141,876
2015 Sinister 2 Friday $4,671,177 $27,740,955
2015 Hitman: Agent 47 Friday $3,127,194 $22,467,450
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Wednesday $3,006,254 $31,165,421
2009 Shorts Friday $2,152,810 $20,919,166
2015 American Ultra Friday $2,119,070 $14,439,985
1998 Dead Man on Campus Friday $1,565,000 $15,064,948
1998 Dance With Me Friday $1,435,000 $15,923,354
2009 Post Grad Friday $1,025,777 $6,380,019

Record Weekend

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on domestic revenue recorded on a weekend where Friday, Saturday or Sunday was August 21.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2009 Inglourious Basterds $38,054,676 $120,774,594
2015 Straight Outta Compton $26,364,020 $161,058,685
1999 The Sixth Sense $23,950,008 $293,506,292
2005 The 40 Year-old Virgin $21,422,815 $109,449,237
2016 Suicide Squad $20,855,401 $325,100,054
2011 The Help $20,018,659 $169,705,587
2009 District 9 $18,213,546 $115,646,235
1993 The Fugitive $18,148,331 $183,875,760
2004 Exorcist: The Beginning $18,054,001 $41,814,863
1998 Blade $17,073,856 $70,141,876

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2017: Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: John McMartin (1929, died on July 6th, 2016 at the age of 86), George Odom (1950, died on September 21st, 2016 at the age of 66)

Died on this day in history: Norma Moriceau (2016, at the age of 66)

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