Summer is the perfect time for blockbuster movie releases. School’s out and everyone’s on vacation, and that means more audiences to fill the theaters. Summer blockbusters usually gross very high at the box office and most of them are popular franchises.
Over the past years, we have noticed that the majority of these summer blockbusters are superhero movies, action-adventure films, reboots/remakes, or adaptations of novels. Still, there is no surefire way to tell a movie’s success, but let us look back at the previous top-grossing summer blockbusters from Box Office Mojo:
The Incredibles 2 (2018) – $1.24 Billion
The story picks up from where the last film left off as the incredible family tries to balance a normal life and their superhero alter egos. The movie is a fun-filled family-friendly action that both children and adults have enjoyed through the years. There’s no wonder why this franchise is so popular!
Its appeal to the mass audience is what made it a successful series. The sequel stood on its own while staying true to its predecessor. Plus, the animation is so much better now!
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) – $1.34 Billion
The whole gang is back for the last time as they wrap up the beloved story that fans have loved through the years. There is nothing more bittersweet than watching Harry, Hermione, and Ron give their all for the final duel against Voldemort. This epic finale of the film series definitely did not disappoint!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 gave the fans the happy ending they deserved, and every lingering question was answered. There is no better way to conclude the story – absolutely deserves to be on the list of top-grossing movies!
The Avengers (2012) – $1.51 Billion
The first-ever The Avengers movie paved the way for a bigger cinematic universe and gave us the heroes and villains we all loved. The Earth’s mightiest heroes team up to save the world from an otherworldly threat led by Loki. Little did we know that this event would lead to something even bigger.
The movie was a smash hit at the box office, and the franchise continued churning millions over the years. The warm patronage of the people and the critics’ praises played a huge part in the success of The Avengers, and the rest of the movies.
The Lion King (2019) – $1.62 Billion
The most expensive Disney live-action movie ever graces the roster of the top-grossing movies of all time. The Lion King is the amalgamation of world-class technology and creative storytelling.
While it received mixed reviews, the box office did not exhibit any doubts because it certainly made a lot of profit.
Jurassic World (2015) – $1.67 Billion
Jurassic World is reminiscent of the old and the modern versions of the franchise. The plot has always puzzled the audience about the powers of science and the lengths we would go to master the art of genetic engineering.
It is a stunning movie with spectacular cinematography and visual effects. With a new film coming out this summer, surely fans will line up the theaters again.