We will present in the following a top 10 of the highest grossing movies of the last summer. This top refers only to grossing and not how good is the movie or why is good.
“Bridesmaids” is the kind of Hollywood movie that you did not expect to be part of this top. It is a small comedy featuring a cast of nearly 100% female. But the movie is authentic and funny and pointed out both men and women, occupying the 10th place among the highest grossing movies from the last summer.
09. Captain America: The First Avenger
“Captain America” may have suffered due to invasion of superheroes on the big screen. It came after Thor, Green Lantern and X-Men. But so far is doing pretty well at the box office.
08. X-Men: First Class
X-Men franchise is now large enough to have sequels. In total, X-Men have brought revenue of 1.9 billion dollars for those from Fox. The most recent was the second worst among collections, but the movie (which included a cast of unknowns) only cost 160 million dollars so it would probably be more profitable.
Thor is not the most popular superhero movie. With a hammer as a weapon and a complicated story involving the anger of gods, Thor almost always played the “second” role, without achieving characters as Batman and Superman like. But the movie performed well enough to show that people are still interested of the new heroes.
06. Cars 2
The first “Cars” movie was an oddity of those from Pixar. In 2006, with $460 million revenue, it seemed simply a movie that could go away quietly. But the movie has attracted a great deal. With incomes of $ 476 million, “Cars 2″ is still one of the top productions of Pixar, but it still has a lot to say in box office.
05. The Hangover Part II - 580 million dollars
The movie did not win the critical acclaim, but fans loved him. The movie won $ 110 million more than the original in box office worldwide. Not to be a surprise – Hangover Part III is already in question.
04. Kung Fu Panda 2
With only 163 million dollars collected, the executive chief of DreamWorks, Jeffrey Katzenberg believes that Panda performance at the box office is “heartbreaking”. But the movie had much higher earned overseas. Since the movie was a sequel and was made in 3D, the expectations are much higher.
03. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Like Harry Potter and Transformers, the last part of Pirates of the Caribbean franchise seems ready to become one that brings the highest earnings. “On Stranger Tides” won less money than the first two movies in the U.S., but it was a huge success and brought a profit of 77% of revenue worldwide.
02. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Due largely to the fact that the price for the hike in 3D, making the third movie Transformers and that who brought the largest collections of the trilogy. Already are discussions if there is already another movie. The star Shia LaBeouf said that will not come back for another movie, but the director Michael Bay has already spoken of his desire to seize it in other projects.
01. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The last part of the Harry Potter series ranks the first position among the highest grossing movies from the last summer. The franchise has gathered a total of 7.6 billion dollars in the global box-office making it the richest franchise of all time. The movie will likely have a pretty long life on DVD once the future generations will continue to discover the world of Harry Potter.