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On This Day - April 8

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Record Day

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on daily domestic revenue recorded on April 8.

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Saturday $15,773,985 $195,330,621
2017 The Boss Baby Saturday $11,831,324 $175,003,033
2017 Beauty and the Beast Saturday $10,531,285 $504,014,165
2015 Furious 7 Wednesday $9,187,550 $351,032,910
2006 The Benchwarmers Saturday $8,539,533 $59,843,754
2016 The Boss Friday $8,099,225 $63,077,560
2012 The Hunger Games Sunday $7,294,332 $408,010,692
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Tuesday $6,977,056 $259,746,958
2000 Rules of Engagement Saturday $6,412,120 $61,322,858
2005 Sahara Friday $6,150,277 $68,671,925

Record Opening Day

The chart below contains the top movies based on domestic opening day on April 8.

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2016 The Boss Friday $8,099,225 $63,077,560
2005 Sahara Friday $6,150,277 $68,671,925
2005 Fever Pitch Friday $4,521,644 $42,071,069
2011 Arthur Friday $4,498,436 $33,035,397
2011 Hanna Friday $4,163,040 $40,259,119
2011 Your Highness Friday $3,766,125 $21,596,445
2011 Soul Surfer Friday $3,642,639 $43,853,424
2016 Hardcore Henry Friday $2,004,387 $9,252,038
1998 The Players Club Wednesday $1,360,341 $23,047,939
2016 Demolition Friday $360,513 $1,978,592

Record Weekend

The chart below contains the top 10 movies based on domestic revenue recorded on a weekend where Friday, Saturday or Sunday was April 8.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $33,823,894 $195,330,621
2012 The Hunger Games $33,111,557 $408,010,692
2017 The Boss Baby $26,363,488 $175,003,033
2017 Beauty and the Beast $23,652,605 $504,014,165
2016 The Boss $23,586,645 $63,077,560
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $23,363,079 $330,360,194
2007 Blades of Glory $22,522,330 $118,594,548
2012 American Reunion $21,514,080 $56,758,835
2011 Hop $21,298,240 $108,085,305
2006 The Benchwarmers $19,656,429 $59,843,754

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Hywel Bennett (1944, died on July 25th, 2017 at the age of 73), Kazunari Tanaka (1967, died on October 10th, 2016 at the age of 49), Patricia Arquette (1968, turned 49 this year)

Died on this day in history: David Swift (2016, at the age of 85)

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

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