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Added by nehocb on 1 Sep 2012 01:33
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2012 Summer Box Office Hits & Misses

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People who added this item 3763 Average listal rating (2592 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
The Avengers (2012)
HIT
Domestic: $617,800,446
Worldwide: $1,491,800,446

Summer started with the superhero team smashing the record for biggest opening ever with a $207 million debut. "The Avengers" is now only $40M away from surpassing "Titanic" to be the #2 highest-grossing film of all time domestically. And with the movie coming back to theaters for Labor Day weekend, there is a chance it could take it.
People who added this item 845 Average listal rating (585 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Battleship (2012)
MISS
Domestic: $65,233,400
Worldwide: $302,836,260

"Battleship" was an enormously expensive misfire (reportedly costing over $200 million). The board-game adaptation was more successful internationally than in the U.S. -- it actually made less here than its star Taylor Kitsch's other high-profile bomb "John Carter" -- but not enough to justify a sequel.
People who added this item 3581 Average listal rating (2350 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
HIT
Domestic: $424,645,743
Worldwide: $959,845,743

Despite the tragic events in Colorado, "The Dark Knight Rises" had an even bigger opening weekend than its predecessor. However, to date the third movie is running about $100M behind the domestic total for "The Dark Knight." Still, odds are good for the film to cross the $1 billion mark worldwide.
People who added this item 979 Average listal rating (643 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Total Recall (2012)
MISS
Domestic: $55,732,192
Worldwide: $135,232,192

The $25.5 million opening of this remake starring Colin Farrell was almost exactly the same amount that the Arnold Schwarzenegger original earned in its debut. Of course, that was in 1990 dollars; adjusted for inflation the original opened to over $48M. The remake has just barely cleared its reported $125M budget.
People who added this item 2347 Average listal rating (1505 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
HIT
Domestic: $258,548,927
Worldwide: $705,048,927

The new take on the Webslinger is the third highest-grossing film of the summer domestically, but it's actually the lowest-performing "Spider-Man" film to date. Even with higher 3D ticket prices, "Amazing" is currently $190 million behind the worldwide total for "Spider-Man 3."
People who added this item 442 Average listal rating (254 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Rock of Ages (2012)
MISS
Domestic: $38,518,613
Worldwide: $50,118,613

After the success of last year's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," it looked like Tom Cruise's career was headed for an upswing. But apparently audiences are more interested in watching him hang from skyscrapers than belt out hair-metal tunes. This musical has no chance of making back its reported $75 million budget.
People who added this item 1036 Average listal rating (638 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
HIT
Domestic: $154,188,683
Worldwide: $816,188,683

The fourth "Ice Age" film did respectable business in the U.S., though it made less than fellow animated films "Brave" and "Madagascar 3." But it pulled in an astonishing $662 million internationally, making it the third highest-grossing film of the year worldwide. Apparently, the rest of the world loves cold furry animals more than Americans do.
People who added this item 505 Average listal rating (339 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.7
The Watch (2012)
MISS
Domestic: $33,518,179
Worldwide: $36,718,179

Comedy heavyweights Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill in a movie co-written by Seth Rogen? It must have seemed like a can't-lose situation. But after changing the film's original title, "Neighborhood Watch," to avoid comparisons to the Trayvon Martin tragedy, the R-rated sci-fi comedy failed to connect with audiences, taking in only half of its estimated $70 million budget.
People who added this item 757 Average listal rating (495 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
Magic Mike (2012)
HIT
Domestic: $113,196,556

In a savvy bit of counter-programming, Warner Bros. released this male stripper drama in the middle of a packed summer season. And it worked. It's earned over 16 times its relatively tiny $7 million budget (to be fair, that would buy a lot of lap dances). Other movies grossed more in total this year, but few saw such a huge return on investment.
MISS
Domestic: $7,078,738
Worldwide: $7,934,025

This semi-comic road movie that found Steve Carell and Keira Knightley connecting as a killer asteroid headed towards Earth was the lowest-grossing wide release of the summer. It opened in 1,600 theaters but only managed to hit #10 place in the weekend rankings. The film was out of theaters in only two weeks without even being able to make back its modest $10 million budget.

This year's summer movie season is coming to a close, and the box office total is actually down about 9% from the record-breaking 2011. But while the combined numbers were off, there were still a few blockbusters that brought fans out in droves. See the biggest hits and misses from May through August.

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