The Summer Movies Winners Losers and Suprises

Summer approaches it’s end and after a record breaking Summer year at the movies let’s look at the numbers and see who were the winners, losers and disappointments of the summer.  In my own kind of way and the help of numbers.com which keeps track of box office numbers.  This is how movies stacked by the numbers in the US yet are the numbers misleading as maybe viewers should rewind and re evaluate our movie trending.

WINNERS

“Harry Potter & The Deathly Hollows Part II”

One of the biggest movies of all time ends an era with making the most box office US dollars this summer with over 370 million total gross earnings.

“Transformers Dark of the Moon” made nearly 350 mil in total gross placing second by US box office numbers.

Placing third “The Hangover 2” with 254 million in total gross.  The Wolfpack certainly did not disappoint at the box office.

SURPRISES

Now these winners did come out in late June and July and did have an advantage with an added month to for collecting money at the movie gates so in fairness here are some movies that are still impressive with over a 100 million in total gross.

“The Help” was a giant movie with a soft story that people enjoyed and this movie could be an award winner come this winter and spring.

“Rise of The Planet of the Apes” certainly was August’s King Kong at the movies and did not disappoint with the numbers at over 150 million.

“Captain America” proves again that the Avenger is back but Thor stole everyone’s thunder as the top dog for super heroes.

In family films another huge Summer but Cars 2 was mightier than Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Smurfs.

The LOSERS

Your Highness was the early favorite for worst of the summer. “Judy Moody and the Not so Bummer Summer” was a bummer while “Conan the Barbarian” couldn’t muster much, just no punching horses Conan.  “The Zookeeper” perhaps under performed, “Fright Night” viewers must of been too frightened to see Collin Ferrel as a vampire, while “30 Minutes or Less,” I want a recount as that was my surprise pick for the Summer.

In conclusion what does all this nonsense mean?  People spend mucho dollars at the movies in the Summer but are they spending it wisely on good films?  I will say that I will not be swayed by the numbers as it doesn’t matter what millions think it matter what you think.  I will go see “30 Minutes or Less” or at least attempt to see an early release on DVD and I also will see movies like “Everything Must Go” with Will Ferrell.  Was it really that bad? I don’t think so and I will see that one for you as well as I don’t mind landing on a few grenades for the rest of all you movie goers and seekers.

Coming soon previews of movies coming soon that are sure to be winners losers or surprises.

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