Summer Box Office

Summer is the first Friday in May through Labor Day weekend.

Data as of Aug 3, 15:50 PDT
YearCumulative Gross%± LYReleasesAverage#1 Release Gross% of Total
1975$69,725,376-1$69,725,376Jaws$69,725,376100%
1976$60,922,980-12.6%1$60,922,980The Omen$60,922,980100%
1977$257,136,225+322.1%4$64,284,056Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope$133,727,46352%
1978$465,965,898+81.2%5$93,193,179Grease$159,978,87034.3%
1979$555,324,585+19.2%17$32,666,152The Amityville Horror$86,432,00015.6%
1980$739,496,678+33.2%27$27,388,765Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back$203,359,62827.5%
1981$689,091,956-6.8%24$28,712,164Superman II$108,185,70615.7%
1982$1,323,669,598+92.1%55$24,066,719E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial$240,118,85618.1%
1983$1,317,157,447-0.5%66$19,956,931Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi$232,894,13617.7%
1984$1,453,139,426+10.3%61$23,821,957Ghostbusters$189,115,60613%
1985$1,327,693,324-8.6%72$18,440,185Rambo: First Blood Part II$146,011,73811%
1986$1,249,416,119-5.9%74$16,884,001Top Gun$132,351,09310.6%
1987$1,457,102,813+16.6%94$15,501,093Beverly Hills Cop II$153,665,03610.6%
1988$1,518,421,241+4.2%96$15,816,887Who Framed Roger Rabbit$131,273,5288.6%
1989$1,867,367,967+23%89$20,981,662Batman$239,202,20112.8%
1990$1,797,187,641-3.8%82$21,916,922Ghost$126,927,0707.1%
1991$1,729,596,402-3.8%103$16,792,198Terminator 2: Judgment Day$184,146,08810.6%
1992$1,734,285,044+0.3%101$17,171,139Batman Returns$159,751,5109.2%
1993$2,107,460,191+21.5%98$21,504,695Jurassic Park$317,240,20515%
1994$2,195,198,605+4.2%98$22,399,985The Lion King$262,913,41012%
1995$2,230,730,812+1.6%108$20,654,914Batman Forever$181,401,0708.1%
1996$2,334,559,023+4.6%108$21,616,287Independence Day$282,772,24412.1%
1997$2,376,541,872+1.8%116$20,487,429Men in Black$235,507,9849.9%
1998$2,786,857,381+17.3%125$22,294,859Armageddon$192,543,9036.9%
1999$3,232,017,106+16%188$17,191,580Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$421,599,67413%
2000$3,086,297,327-4.5%189$16,329,615Mission: Impossible II$213,984,1946.9%
2001$3,355,826,181+8.7%185$18,139,600Shrek$263,046,7627.8%
2002$3,734,331,337+11.3%287$13,011,607Spider-Man$403,706,37510.8%
2003$3,805,401,190+1.9%356$10,689,329Finding Nemo$333,039,2408.8%
2004$3,900,758,704+2.5%361$10,805,425Shrek 2$438,477,86411.2%
2005$3,548,631,015-9%338$10,498,908Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$379,853,51110.7%
2006$3,769,287,355+6.2%331$11,387,575Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$414,596,57211%
2007$4,185,811,243+11%352$11,891,509Spider-Man 3$336,530,3038%
2008$4,150,160,920-0.8%350$11,857,602The Dark Knight$506,482,53912.2%
2009$4,349,312,941+4.8%308$14,121,145Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$400,757,2359.2%
2010$4,236,123,773-2.6%320$13,237,886Toy Story 3$409,214,0419.7%
2011$4,424,147,268+4.4%346$12,786,552Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$376,103,1018.5%
2012$4,314,825,385-2.5%379$11,384,763The Avengers$620,628,44614.4%
2013$4,782,669,672+10.8%374$12,787,886Iron Man 3$408,913,0368.6%
2014$4,087,341,500-14.5%367$11,137,170Guardians of the Galaxy$284,407,8547%
2015$4,505,972,126+10.2%389$11,583,475Jurassic World$647,728,19614.4%
2016$4,514,540,622+0.2%396$11,400,355Finding Dory$483,131,07710.7%
2017$3,841,878,552-14.9%369$10,411,594Wonder Woman$409,841,14210.7%
2018$4,435,310,491+15.4%425$10,436,024The Incredibles 2$603,113,50513.6%
2019$4,343,004,850-2.1%404$10,750,012The Lion King$524,913,43912.1%
2020$11,056,552-49$225,643The Wretched$1,791,77516.2%