Summer Scorecard and Beyond

In April we reported that 1st Quarter domestic box office was torrid and that a stream of high profile projects for the summer season was eagerly anticipated.  With the opening of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20, let’s review the summer’s hits, misses and sleepers.  Here is domestic box office as of 7/26:

5/4 The Avengers

5/11 Dark Shadows

5/16 The Dictator

5/18 Battleship

5/18 What to Expect When You’re Expecting

5/25 MIB 3

6/1 Snow White and the Huntsman

6/8 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

6/8 Prometheus

6/15 Rock of Ages

6/15 That’s My Boy

6/22 Brave

6/22 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

6/29 Magic Mike

6/29 Ted

6/29 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection

7/3 The Amazing Spider-Man

7/13 Ice Age: Continental Drift

7/20 The Dark Knight Rises

$615,280,156

$77,411,160

$59,633,753

$65,037,455

$40,993,544

$175,476,727

$152,732,465

$208,147,843

$125,215,555

$38,045,576

$36,931,089

$210,985,777

$36,522,721

$103,501,073

$183,549,005

$60,878,611

$232,198,265

$95,501,317

$198,038,896

MISS

MISS

MISS

MISS

HIT

HIT

HIT

HIT

MISS

MISS

HIT

MISS

SLEEPER

SLEEPER

HIT

HIT

HIT

HIT

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Last year a stunning 31 films crossed the $100 million threshold in domestic box office.  The current number of films for ‘2012 that have reached that bar is 16.  Future contenders are:

8/3                    Total Recall (2012)

8/10                  The Bourne Legacy

8/17                  Sparkle (2012)

9/14                  Finding Nemo (in 3D)

9/14                  Resident Evil: Retribution

9/28                  Hotel Transylvania (in 3D)

10/5                  Frankenweenie

10/26                The Big Wedding

10/26                Cloud Atlas

11/2                  Wreck-It Ralph

11/9                  Skyfall

11/16                The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part Two)

11/21                Rise of the Guardians

12/14                 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

12/14                   Les Miserables (2012)

12/19                  Monsters, Inc. (in 3D)

12/21                  Jack Reacher

12/25                  The Great Gatsby (2012)

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