Originally Posted by hatebox
Just out of curiosity has a May release, which has to contend with the rest of the summer competition, ever made more than $400m domestic?
Spider-Man did it in 2002 and that was with Star Wars II on its tail later in May. Spidey made nearly $404 million in 2002 dollars. That number adjusts to $521 million in 2009 dollars due to inflation. Shrek 2 was a May release that made $441 million in 2004 dollars. That number adjusts to nearly $533 million in 2009 dollars. Star Wars I came out in May and made $431 million in 1999 dollars. That number adjusts to $636 million in 2009 dollars. Here is the adjusted chart: