Winners and Losers this summer. Part I

I wanted to take some time with this post and look at how some movies did this past summer. I will only be looking at a select few. Summer block buster season has become a big money making machine for the movie industry. Right now science-fiction/fantasy and superhero movies are all the rage. Is the enthusiam starting to fade? I am not sure. While science-fiction/fantasy and superhero are the trend right now this trend will not continue forever. We will still have these types of movies, maybe just less of them.

Box Office Mojo reported that the domestic earnings for this summer reached a record high of $4.76 billion. Some of our favorite movies did well some did not. Iron Man 3 did very well. Often the third movie in a franchise will see the law of deminishing returns in effect. However, Iron Man 3 made $408 million domestically and $806 million for a worldwide total of $1.2 billion making Iron Man 3 the fifth all-time box office movie.

Next I will mention a couple of animated movie. First up is Despicable Me 2 . This is another movie that did not suffer from the law of deminishing returns . Domestically, it made $355 million and that was more than $100 million more than ranked Despicable Me 1. Where the movie really made its killing is overseas where it made $467 million so far. Despicable Me 2 should ultimately finish with over $900 million worldwide.

Monsters University also did well. It is Pixar’s fourth all time box office success, making $264 million domestically and $450 million overseas for a grand total of $715 million world wide. Not bad at all. 

Stay tuned for the next entry where I will discuss movies that did not bomb but also did not do nas well as expected.


About liamfoley63

I was born in 1963 and that is relevant to my development of my love for science-fiction and fantasy movies, comic books, superheroes and many other things attributed to Nerd culture. In the 60s I watched all the Saturday afternoon Godzilla and monster movies I could take. In the 70s I became hooked on Star Trek. I am also an artist (in my own mind at least) and a musician. I enjoy learning about physics, astrophysics, chemistry and earth silences such as meteorology, anthropology, paleontology. When I reached my late 30s I began to re-explore my nerd roots. I reconnected with my love of science fiction and fantasy movies along with the other science related topics. For this blog I will focus on movie and TV reviews for science fiction and fantasy and post my thoughts on up coming movies. I will also include some fun facts from the various sciences I enjoy along with weather facts and bits from royalty and history. What I will not discuss is religion and politics. I am married to a beautiful woman named Sarah and have a lovely daughter named Danielle.

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