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On This Day - May 23

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on May 23.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Friday $35,511,974 $233,921,534
2004 Shrek 2 Sunday $34,900,541 $441,226,247
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Friday $30,571,275 $317,101,119
1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace Sunday $21,929,334 $474,544,677
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Friday $21,605,385 $229,086,679
2010 Shrek Forever After Sunday $21,145,279 $238,736,787
2003 Bruce Almighty Friday $20,114,325 $242,704,995
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Saturday $20,086,972 $177,243,721
1998 Godzilla Saturday $16,894,040 $136,314,294
2009 Terminator Salvation Saturday $14,532,328 $125,322,469

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on May 23.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Friday $35,511,974 $233,921,534
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Friday $21,605,385 $229,086,679
2003 Bruce Almighty Friday $20,114,325 $242,704,995
2013 The Hangover 3 Thursday $11,789,463 $112,200,072
2014 Blended Friday $4,373,223 $46,290,741
2003 The In-Laws Friday $1,943,000 $20,440,627
2014 Words and Pictures Friday $22,763 $2,171,257
2014 Heropanti Friday $9,915 $63,649
2014 Accident Friday $1,962 $17,161
2008 Insidious Friday $1,580 $5,508

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 23.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2004 Shrek 2 $108,037,878 $441,226,247
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $100,137,835 $317,101,119
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past $90,823,660 $233,921,534
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $72,132,785 $229,086,679
2010 Shrek Forever After $70,838,207 $238,736,787
2003 Bruce Almighty $67,953,330 $242,704,995
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

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Bette Henritze (1924, died on February 22nd, 2018 at the age of 93), Tom Tykwer (1965, turns 53 today), Frank Zieger (1975, died on May 8th, 2017 at the age of 41), Ryan Coogler (1986, turns 32 today)

Died on this day in history: Anne Meara (2015, at the age of 85), John Carter (2015, at the age of 87), Roger Moore (2017, at the age of 89)

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

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