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On This Day - May 21

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Record Day

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

Year Title Day of
Week
Day Domestic
Box Office
2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith Saturday $40,693,760 $380,270,577
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Saturday $31,921,474 $241,063,875
2004 Shrek 2 Friday $28,340,295 $441,226,247
2006 The Da Vinci Code Sunday $21,125,768 $217,536,138
2010 Shrek Forever After Friday $20,802,341 $238,736,787
1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace Friday $18,467,513 $474,544,677
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Saturday $15,876,962 $107,509,366
2016 Captain America: Civil War Saturday $14,623,025 $408,084,349
2009 Terminator Salvation Thursday $13,372,491 $125,322,469
2006 Over the Hedge Sunday $12,037,112 $155,019,340

Record Opening Day

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

Year Title Day of
Week
Opening
Day
Domestic
Box Office
2010 Shrek Forever After Friday $20,802,341 $238,736,787
2009 Terminator Salvation Thursday $13,372,491 $125,322,469
2010 MacGruber Friday $1,569,025 $8,525,600
1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back Wednesday $1,333,305 $290,271,960
1999 The Love Letter Friday $810,000 $8,322,608
2010 Kites Friday $346,947 $1,685,269
2010 Solitary Man Friday $23,265 $4,360,548
2010 Racing Dreams Friday $3,606 $615,028

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 21.

Year Title Weekend Domestic
Box Office
2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith $108,435,841 $380,270,577
2004 Shrek 2 $108,037,878 $441,226,247
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $90,151,958 $241,063,875
2006 The Da Vinci Code $77,073,388 $217,536,138
2010 Shrek Forever After $70,838,207 $238,736,787
1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $64,810,970 $474,544,677
2000 Dinosaur $38,854,851 $137,748,063
2006 Over the Hedge $38,457,003 $155,019,340
2016 The Angry Birds Movie $38,155,177 $107,509,366
2017 Alien: Covenant $36,160,621 $74,262,031

Future Releases

Movies to be released on this date in the future: 2021: Untitled Warner Brothers Event Film #3

Born and Died

Born on this day in history: Alice Drummond (1928, died on November 30th, 2016 at the age of 88), Brent Briscoe (1961, died on October 18th, 2017 at the age of 56), Taylor Sheridan (1970, turned 47 this year)

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

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